South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has informed Parliament of his decision to extend the deployment of 20 000 soldiers, a drop from 76 000,until September 30 to help enforce COVID-19 restrictions as the country reported its biggest single-day jump in coronavirus cases. Ramaphosa first deployed 2 820 members of the[…]
As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa continues to climb, researchers say South Africa’s death toll is still far lower than the global average of 3.4%. According to the latest figures released by the Department of Health, the mortality rate dropped to 1.8%. On Friday, the mortality[…]
South African health Minister Zweli Mkhize has said on Tuesday that the cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 106,108 with 111 deaths (compared with 61 reported on Monday) and 55,045 recoveries. Although the Western Cape still consistently has the highest number of infections at 53,512 it[…]
The number of positive Covid-19 cases in South Africa has risen by 3 478 to 83 890, with 44 920 recoveries. A further 63 deaths have taken the toll to 1 737, as of Thursday. “…we report a further 63 Covid-19-related deaths – six in the Eastern Cape and 57[…]
The Covid-19 death toll rose to 312 on Tuesday after 26 more people were confirmed to have died from the virus, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said. The Northern Cape has reported its first death. The number of cases rose by 767 to 17 200, with the Western Cape still being[…]
South Africa’s coronavirus infection now stands at 7808, just 192 new infections shy of reaching 8 000. An increase of 236 in the last 24-hour-period, while 11 315 tests were done in the same period. The Western Cape remains the epicentre of the pandemic with 3 760 followed by Gauteng[…]
South Africa has amongst the most expensive mobile data in Africa, says a new report, though it is still better of than the US and Canada. According to a report by Cable.co.uk, a UK price comparison website, South Africa ranks 148 out of 228 countries on the price of mobile[…]
South Africa is seeking to acquire R95 billion of funding from global financial institutions to address the coronavirus social and economic crisis. President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a R500 billion stimulus package aimed at cushioning the economic impact of the pandemic. The country moves to level-4 of the lockdown from[…]
Seven more people have died of Covid-19 in the country, with the death toll increasing to 65, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Wednesday evening. In a statement, he said five of the latest deaths occurred in the Western Cape, while the other two were recorded in KwaZulu-Natal. “We express[…]
South Africa has recorded 99 new coronavirus cases and 14 more deaths. The number of coronavirus cases risen to 2605 from 2 506 on Wednesday. Gauteng is still leading with 969 cases. In a statement, the Department of Health has also confirmed that the number of COVID-19 related deaths has[…]
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