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MPlain CAN empowering residents ‘one garden at a time’

Laughter echoed from the garage of a Tafelsig home in Mitchells Plain on Friday morning, where an exciting initiative was announced to create a sustainable local food project. In commemoration of World Food Day on 16 October, a collaboration between Tafelsig Mitchells Plain Community Action Network (CAN), Organic Earth Solutions[…]

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Government publishes new lockdown directives

A number of new directives have been published to update South Africa’s lockdown rules. These include the re-opening of old age homes as well as pre-schools. The country is waiting in anticipation to hear whether President Cyril Ramaphosa will announce the move down to lockdown level 1 later this week,[…]

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National State of Disaster extended until October

The National State of Disaster has been extended until October 15. The decision was made by Cabinet on Thursday, September 10. The decision to extend was made to allow for the management of the spread of COVID-19 to continue. “Cabinet welcomes the drop in the number of new confirmed COVID-19[…]

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Ramaphosa on easing more lockdown rules in South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says that the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) is evaluating a number of proposals around the further easing of lockdown restrictions in South Africa. The president told the South African National Editors’ Forum on Wednesday evening (9 September) that one of the requests he received was from[…]

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Virgin says gyms are in talks over 50-person limit

South Africa’s gyms were only told that they would be limited to 50 members at the ’11th hour’, with the decision not part of the protocols discussed with the government, says Mark Field, managing director Virgin Active South Africa. Field said in a webinar hosted by Discovery Vitality, that this[…]

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61% of SA lost income due to Covid-19: research

Five months into the Covid-19 pandemic, financial distress remains a concern among South Africans, with as many as 61% reporting a loss of income. This is according to the latest research results on the socio-economic impact of the coronavirus conducted by the market research company Ask Afrika. The survey also[…]

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Experts welcome reopening of the economy

Economists and industry experts say although President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the country will move from alert Level 3 to 2 of the lockdown, the damage has already been done. They, however, say the further opening up of the economy is welcome news. The ban on tobacco and alcohol[…]

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