There was cautious optimism on Wednesday as religious leaders welcomed the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that places of worship can open under level three of the national lockdown. Ramaphosa addressed the nation after consulting with religious leaders last week and called on the country to join in a national[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Saturday chair a meeting of the President’s Coordinating Council (PCC) to deliberate preparations for moving most of the country to the coronavirus (Covid-19) alert level three, the presidency said. Co-chaired by the president and Deputy President David Mabuza, and comprising of cabinet ministers, all nine[…]
The South African government will begin consultations on a proposal to ease lockdown restrictions in most of the country to level 3 by the end of the month, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday. However, it envisions that parts of the country with a high concentration of Covid-19 infections will[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday welcomed Cuban health professionals who arrived in Pretoria to support ongoing efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) across South Africa. The 217 Cuban health specialists and workers landed in South Africa on Monday, as the country commemorated Freedom Day. “Their arrival[…]
Alcohol traders will have to wait until the end of the nationwide lockdown to resume trade like most other businesses, the office of the state attorney has said in response to the Gauteng Liquor Forum. The state attorney, acting for President Cyril Ramaphosa, emphasised on Friday that the sale of[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa will make “serious decisions” about the lockdown after considering all options based on scientific modelling and advice as well as the possible economic repercussions of the nationwide shutdown. Jackson Mthembu, the minister in the presidency, told News24 Ramaphosa had not yet taken a decision whether the current[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced government will roll out a comprehensive screening, testing, tracing and medical management programme in the coming days as the number of people infected with Covid-19 increased to 1 326. Ramaphosa made this announcement in an address to the nation on Monday evening. He also said[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has on Human Rights Day called on all South Africans to unite behind national efforts to curb and combat the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. “We observe Human Rights Day at an extraordinary time for our country and the world, as we battle to contain the spread[…]
While concerned South Africans find ways to safeguard themselves from the novel coronavirus, it’s not that simple for commuters. Having to take various modes of transport to work and home, commuters find themselves a little too close for comfort to fellow passengers in usually overcrowded taxis, trains and buses. Many[…]
At a recent dinner hosted by the presidency and attended by a small group of invited guests – including Awqaf SA – President Cyril Ramaphosa was gifted a copy of Shafiq Morton’s From the Spice Islands to Cape Town, the Life and Times of Tuan Guru. The book, which reveals[…]
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