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Ramaphosa urged to ignore calls to lift alcohol sale ban

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How to make your own protective Covid-19 mask

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Uganda president, 75, stars in fitness video to keep citizens indoors

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Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize

Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhizewas speaking at a webinar hosted by the National Press Club and the GCIS. He said the next wave could be delayed if people continued to keep up social distancing and using of masks. According to Mkhize, the reduction in the severity of the second wave of infections was because of …

According to BusinessDay, Minister of Police Bheki Cele and Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, have made it clear that they believe a return to a level 4 lockdown is merited with the sharp increase in deaths and the persistent high daily increase of infections. The ministers suggested this in a meeting …

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Britain’s health minister warned on Sunday that a strict lockdown imposed on London and southeast England may last for months because a new strain of the coronavirus was “out of control”. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Saturday that millions must cancel Christmas plans and stay at home from Sunday morning because the new strain …

The country is fast approaching a million cases of COVID-19, with the current national tally at 921 922 – this is after 9 445 new infections were picked up, as of Sunday, 20 December 2020. In addition to tighter lockdown restrictions, the second wave of COVID-19 has also seen the death toll rise, now sitting at 24 691, after …

Court orders police to return alcohol unlawfully confiscated from pub during Level 3

Police who illegally confiscated a huge amount of alcohol from a popular pub and restaurant in Pretoria has been ordered to return the booze within 48 hours. The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria handed down the judgment after the owners of Padstal approached the court in a bid to get their liquor returned. According to …

10 000 inmates given parole to help curb spread of Covid-19

Close to 10 000 inmates have been granted parole by the Department of Correctional Services since President Cyril Ramaphosa authorised the release on parole of certain categories of low-risk inmates to curb the rapid spread of Covid-19 in correctional facilities. The latest statistics provided by the department showed that 107 (prisoners and officials) had died …

Political parties have reacted to the open letter to the ANC that Ramaphosa has published over the weekend.  The letter called on the party to eradicate corruption within its ranks and referred to the ANC as “accused no.1.” Leaders of the opposition however have responded that Ramaphosa should walk the talk and take action against …

Food prices have soared since the beginning of the national coronavirus lockdown and consumers have really been feeling the pinch.  Most essential goods have seen a substantial price increase between January and June this year and consumers are struggling to make ends meet. “On average I would say that it has actually doubled, especially on …

Mangosuthu Buthelezi has recovered from COVID-19, family confirms

Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the founder and former president of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has recovered from Covid-19 and is in good health, his family said on Thursday. The family announced on August 8 that 91-year-old Buthelezi, a diabetic, had been diagnosed with the virus, was asymptomatic, and was self-isolating. In Thursday’s statement, the Buthelezi …

Gyms

by Dan Meyer President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Saturday 15 August that fitness centres and gyms are permitted to open under the new Level 2 Lockdown regulations, which he said would come into effect as soon as they are published in the national gazette on Tuesday 18 August. Among a host of restrictions on businesses …