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The President announced yesterday that religious leaders will now be classified as essential service providers. The… says they are however concerned with government placing the number of people who can be allowed to congregat… Ministers will have income. When churches were closed -ministers, especially those in the rural areas had n… KZN Christian Council says it welcomes the announcement by President CR that church gatherings will be allowed… Makhura: With the number of cases now confirmed in the area, the Westrand has been identified as a hotspot. KMALERT: #COVID19SA Makhura: Sibanye Stillwater has had 7 COVID19 cases at various operations including some the on W… #COVID19SA Makhura says Sibanye Stillwater has had 7 COVID19 cases at various operations including some the… the premier is briefing the media after being in a private meeting with mine representatives and Labour… provides clarity on the level 3 lockdown game plan #Ventilators Danie du Toit, Denel CEO, says the aim of the Denel Dynamics project is to design, develop… #Ventilators Project Sabela, an initiative launched by Denel, in collaboration with other SOE’s, researc… #Ventilators Arms manufacturer, Denel, says simulation exercises to test the efficacy of two locally man… Gauteng Premier David Makhura and Health MEC Bandile Masuku are at the Sibanye Stillwater mine in Carlto… DA MP’s say UIF Actuaries and Department of Employment and Labour must say how much money has been paid throu… It's still unclear how churches, mosques and temples are expected to turn worshipers away once the num… With only a few days left before level 3 of the lockdown comes into affect, there are concerns about h… Water, sanitation and human settlements minister Lindiwe Sisulu has defended her decision to appoint… Ramaphosa says church services will be allowed to resume next month, but with certain conditions inclu… Ramaphosa says the lockdown has robbed millions of South Africans of their right to attend religious s… President Cyril Ramaphosa says this Sunday will be a national day of prayer against the Coronavirus.
#Covid19SA positive cases now stand at 24 264. 43 more deaths bring total to 524 12 741 recoveries recorded… @NkoRaphael #Covid19SA Sunday 31 May will be a National Day of Prayer.BREAKING: President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that religious leaders will now be recognized as essential service providers. @NkoRaphael @BongaDlulane #Covid19SA Ramaphosa says we now prepare to level three of lockdown next month, religious leaders need to get back to work. @BongaDlulane #Covid19SA Ramaphosa says we welcome the call made by religious leaders and have agreed on a Day of p… @BongaDlulane #Covid19SA President Cyril Ramaphosa says the minister of health has advice him that over 20 000 peop… SAA says it’s looking forward to resuming some flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town from mid June.… FYI President Ramaphosa will lead a National Day of Prayer tonight live at 7:30 tonight. Also provide… #Tygerberg Some of their questions to Tygerberg management were, access to PPE, screening and testing, and… #Tygerberg Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Health conducted an oversight visit at Tygerberg Hospital t… says 77 of the 80 staff members that tested positive for #COVID19 have recovered. The workers are among 119… Ngwenya says there's possibly a number of reasons why the WC has more cases and deaths than anyone. One… of the portfolio committee on health led by Chairperson Dr. Sibongiseni Dhlomo have arrived in the hospital… Head of Policy Gwen Ngwenya says it seems the approach to these stages of #LockdownSA is not based on "s… Despite implementation of level three coming into effect next month- DA says its proceeding with its cou… says their biggest challenge has been asymptomatic patients. @NkoRaphael hospital was closed by the provincial health department in April after over 60 healthcare workers tested positi… DA Parliamentary chief whip Natasha Mazzone says the virtual meetings will be the new normal for SA parl… DA leader John Steenhuisen on his CoroanaCast says the " easing of the lockdown has come too late for many". BDLast week, a report by UKZN-based researchers concluded that 14% of #COVID19 cases in KZN can be linked to the outb…’s Craig Murphy has responded to criticism that the hospital failed to ensure proper screening at their St.…,000 people to receive R350 special COVID-19 grant this week - Zulu Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says in the Western Cape they only do nine tests before finding a positive… Dlamini Zuma says they could see how the livelihoods of people have been undermined by the virus and loc… Cogta Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma tells members of #NCOP they've managed to achieve slowing of spread… #CTICC Premier Alan Winde says teams are hard at work - to meet the deadline for the completion of the fac… #CTICC This is one of 4 wards at the CTICC, here’s about 350 beds. In total there will be 850 beds set up… #CTICC Western Cape government is finalising plans for the new field hospital at the Cape Town Internation… The Educators Union of South Africa says basic education minister Angie Motshekga is sending teachers… It's alleged the two friends were attacked by four security guards yesterday. Police have arrested two men… One person has been killed and another has been hurt after they were accused of stealing from controversia… South Africa has seen a record number of Coronavirus deaths in a 24 hour cycle, with 52 more people su… Zulu's department has been criticized, because it only managed to pay 10 people in the past two weeks.#COVID19SA Social development minister Lindiwe Zulu is calling for patience around the distribution of the unemploy… The Western Cape is also expecting snow on the mountains, with heavy downpours due in Cape Town, accompanied by gale-force winds.#ColdFront The mercury could drop to minus one degree in Joburg this week, with snowfall forecast in Lesotho and the Free State.#ColdFront Gauteng residents can expect a plunge in temperatures today, as the cold front moves into the province.#Lehae The police's Mavela Masondo says the man is expected to appear in the Lenasia magistrates court today.#Lehae The circumstances around Saturday's shooting are not yet known.#Lehae The firearm will now be send for ballistic tests.#Lehae A firearm belonging to the suspect was found near house where the shooting took place at the weekend.#Lehae A Joburg man has been arrested for allegedly killing his 9-year-old son and 10-y
#Coldfront The SA Weather Service says there’s going to be a cold front in Gauteng and other parts of the country from tomorrow.Soldiers instructed to ignore people drinking alcohol inside their yards Municipality workers hold a protest due to unpaid benefits such as overtime. Video: Supplied. Municipality workers hold a protest due to unpaid benefits such as overtime. Pics: Supplied. weather service has forecast a cold front from Tuesday, with temperatures expected to drop to -1 degree in Joha… Vinpro represents more than 3 000 South African wine producers and cellars. It's CEO Rico Basson says… The industry has welcomed the announcement that it will be allowed to resume trade from next Monday, h… The liquor industry is concerned about the limitations that will be placed on the sale of alcohol under level three lockdown.TRENDING: From 1 June there's no more curfew, your kids who are in grades 7 and 12 are going back to school... Here… Conferences and gatherings are prohibited, meaning you still can't visit your family and friends.#COVID19inSA Things that remain off-limits under level three, include: hotels and accommodation, cinemas and entert… The country's national borders remain closed for travel, as well as domestic air travel, with some exc… Government is finalizing plans with interfaith religious communities on their proposals to partially re-open to the public.#COVID19inSA The legal sale of tobacco products is still forbidden, the reason given is once again the health risks… From next week, people will be allowed to exercise outdoors, at any time, with strict social distancin… Restaurants may now open for collection, drive-through and delivery, but meals are still not allowed t… The long wait is over for "thirsty" South Africans. They'll be allowed to buy alcohol for home consum… The number of confirmed Coronavirus cases have since escalated to 22 583, of which 429 people have succumbed to the virus.#COVID19inSA Yesterday marked 10 weeks since president Cyril Ramaphosa declared a state of disaster to respond to the COVID19 pandemic.#COVID19inSA South Africa is preparing to re-open more sectors of the struggling economy in a week's time, with the…
@BongaDlulane #Covid19SA Ramaphosa says alcohol will be sold only on certain days and under strict conditions. To… @BongaDlulane #Covid19SA Ramaphosa says the opening of the economy means that more public servants will be going back to work. @BongaDlulane #Covid19SA Ramaphosa says Tshwane, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Bay, Buffalo City, Ekhuruleni are all hotspots. @BongaDlulane #Covid19SA Ramahosa says the whole country will move to level three on June first. @BongaDlulane #Covid19SA Ramaphosa says the lockdown has been effective but cannot be sustained for a long time. @BongaDlulane #Covid19SA Ramaphosa says he has met with various leaders in all sectors to find a way forward as we… @BongaDlulane #Covid19SA Ramaphosa says we have known all along that the lockdown would slow done the rates of infe… @BongaDlulane #Covid19SA Ramaphosa says the next phase of the lockdown is up to South Africans to ensure we don't s… President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is sorry that the lockdown measures have curtailed the rights of peopl… Gauteng Police says they have arrested 1430 suspects for various crimes in the province over the weekend. BDUpdate: #Covid19SA 164 workers have tested positive for the corona virus at Anglo Gold Ashanti's Mponeng mine in Me… #WC The team of 26 consisting of epidemiologists, family physicians, biostatisticians is being welcomed… #WC A delegation of Cuban medical professionals has arrived in the Western Cape to assist the province w… IN: KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala says teachers in the province will no longer be expected to report to schools t… Sihle Zikalala says the number of #COVID19 case recoveries is encouraging. @NkoRaphael gov officials, led by Premier Sihle Zikalala, have started addressing the media on the province’s readiness to… Neo Rathebe says: every Christian should know the importance of Sunday fellowship.... those who want to sta…