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The President announced yesterday that religious leaders will now be classified as essential service providers. The… https://t.co/7Ii1BUhYtANapier says they are however concerned with government placing the number of people who can be allowed to congregat… https://t.co/bm41JfMC4qNapier: Ministers will have income. When churches were closed -ministers, especially those in the rural areas had n… https://t.co/ZjpXsONzgZThe KZN Christian Council says it welcomes the announcement by President CR that church gatherings will be allowed… https://t.co/hf8GNdka4z#Covid19SA 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… https://t.co/fxZDUMVYMNALERT: #COVID19SA Makhura says Sibanye Stillwater has had 7 COVID19 cases at various operations including some the… https://t.co/4HqL09NWDn#Covid19SA the premier is briefing the media after being in a private meeting with mine representatives and Labour… https://t.co/JWkXRXCLmUMkhize provides clarity on the level 3 lockdown game plan https://t.co/msjGnLA475#COVID19SA #Ventilators Danie du Toit, Denel CEO, says the aim of the Denel Dynamics project is to design, develop… https://t.co/PcFEtNXww9#Covid19SA #Ventilators Project Sabela, an initiative launched by Denel, in collaboration with other SOE’s, researc… https://t.co/0hRkQzw4Te#Covid19SA #Ventilators Arms manufacturer, Denel, says simulation exercises to test the efficacy of two locally man… https://t.co/hPHFv2cIYu#Covid19SA Gauteng Premier David Makhura and Health MEC Bandile Masuku are at the Sibanye Stillwater mine in Carlto… https://t.co/jXXPf7mk22#UIF DA MP’s say UIF Actuaries and Department of Employment and Labour must say how much money has been paid throu… https://t.co/OTnL3yPHuz#COVID19inSA It's still unclear how churches, mosques and temples are expected to turn worshipers away once the num… https://t.co/Ng1nhXBp6o#COVID19inSA With only a few days left before level 3 of the lockdown comes into affect, there are concerns about h… https://t.co/ioFEFHSpNZ#SusanShabangu Water, sanitation and human settlements minister Lindiwe Sisulu has defended her decision to appoint… https://t.co/lrrsh5UcUQ#COVID19inSA Ramaphosa says church services will be allowed to resume next month, but with certain conditions inclu… https://t.co/E8KT7nlaYi#COVID19inSA Ramaphosa says the lockdown has robbed millions of South Africans of their right to attend religious s… https://t.co/me9K36uN2H#COVID19inSA President Cyril Ramaphosa says this Sunday will be a national day of prayer against the Coronavirus.
5/27
2020
#Covid19SA positive cases now stand at 24 264. 43 more deaths bring total to 524 12 741 recoveries recorded… https://t.co/L1StvDh1Hn @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… https://t.co/LKS8ce72PO @BongaDlulane #Covid19SA President Cyril Ramaphosa says the minister of health has advice him that over 20 000 peop… https://t.co/ulN73UTTYJ#Covid19SA SAA says it’s looking forward to resuming some flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town from mid June.… https://t.co/SrX5VQUniD#Covid19SA FYI President Ramaphosa will lead a National Day of Prayer tonight live at 7:30 tonight. Also provide… https://t.co/EPdgyPKrcR#Covid19 #Tygerberg Some of their questions to Tygerberg management were, access to PPE, screening and testing, and… https://t.co/SchXaK3MLw#Covid19 #Tygerberg Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Health conducted an oversight visit at Tygerberg Hospital t… https://t.co/Hu9uwgR9VDMurphy says 77 of the 80 staff members that tested positive for #COVID19 have recovered. The workers are among 119… https://t.co/j4JUy1uXnk#Covid19SA Ngwenya says there's possibly a number of reasons why the WC has more cases and deaths than anyone. One… https://t.co/9du4aATf9eMembers of the portfolio committee on health led by Chairperson Dr. Sibongiseni Dhlomo have arrived in the hospital… https://t.co/kg9p1LxOXU#Covid19SA Head of Policy Gwen Ngwenya says it seems the approach to these stages of #LockdownSA is not based on "s… https://t.co/DCEkrSGHiF#Covid19SA Despite implementation of level three coming into effect next month- DA says its proceeding with its cou… https://t.co/zYRN6CH0V3Murphy says their biggest challenge has been asymptomatic patients. @NkoRaphael https://t.co/mtLAbdCdoNThe hospital was closed by the provincial health department in April after over 60 healthcare workers tested positi… https://t.co/Mo0Rsi8xaQ#Covid19SA DA Parliamentary chief whip Natasha Mazzone says the virtual meetings will be the new normal for SA parl… https://t.co/uLxu8IJxt8#covid19SA 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… https://t.co/MSJAQn1Bf7#Netcare’s Craig Murphy has responded to criticism that the hospital failed to ensure proper screening at their St.… https://t.co/d3oU2Uxrs7140,000 people to receive R350 special COVID-19 grant this week - Zulu https://t.co/HHfyXnROqk https://t.co/2F3R0hwUOt#Covid19SA Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says in the Western Cape they only do nine tests before finding a positive… https://t.co/ycgWZhrJSH#Covid19SA Dlamini Zuma says they could see how the livelihoods of people have been undermined by the virus and loc… https://t.co/9y3xYP8qlb#COVID19 Cogta Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma tells members of #NCOP they've managed to achieve slowing of spread… https://t.co/rOf7w0oUJw#COVID19 #CTICC Premier Alan Winde says teams are hard at work - to meet the deadline for the completion of the fac… https://t.co/reDisBDoLA#COVID19 #CTICC This is one of 4 wards at the CTICC, here’s about 350 beds. In total there will be 850 beds set up… https://t.co/ebiaWLzfwz#COVID19 #CTICC Western Cape government is finalising plans for the new field hospital at the Cape Town Internation… https://t.co/NYXon6PD1i#COVID19inSA The Educators Union of South Africa says basic education minister Angie Motshekga is sending teachers… https://t.co/BkmGIESLnn#Bushiri It's alleged the two friends were attacked by four security guards yesterday. Police have arrested two men… https://t.co/Q1UOHbwSKm#Bushiri One person has been killed and another has been hurt after they were accused of stealing from controversia… https://t.co/2f5OhFUtIZ#COVID19inSA South Africa has seen a record number of Coronavirus deaths in a 24 hour cycle, with 52 more people su… https://t.co/6c9Km2T94M#COVID19inSA 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… https://t.co/BmbDC2W2Xp#ColdFront 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
5/26
2020
#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 https://t.co/4lkPKbHHql https://t.co/b13mMH3yJdMogale Municipality workers hold a protest due to unpaid benefits such as overtime. Video: Supplied. https://t.co/gIHJWwgkjtMogale Municipality workers hold a protest due to unpaid benefits such as overtime. Pics: Supplied. https://t.co/EsW57BZoCAThe weather service has forecast a cold front from Tuesday, with temperatures expected to drop to -1 degree in Joha… https://t.co/nt4EB0oHIT#COVID19inSA Vinpro represents more than 3 000 South African wine producers and cellars. It's CEO Rico Basson says… https://t.co/LiEjE68c9L#Covid19inSA The industry has welcomed the announcement that it will be allowed to resume trade from next Monday, h… https://t.co/MVupyQiXio#COVID19inSA 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… https://t.co/S0wnjPL0MP#COVID19inSA 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… https://t.co/cGJzyIlyxt#COVID19inSA The country's national borders remain closed for travel, as well as domestic air travel, with some exc… https://t.co/OvRwNdzVUO#COVID19inSA 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… https://t.co/wyEKERf6BO#COVID19inSA From next week, people will be allowed to exercise outdoors, at any time, with strict social distancin… https://t.co/8fggBUUmrX#COVID19inSA Restaurants may now open for collection, drive-through and delivery, but meals are still not allowed t… https://t.co/iIgMkcjl7f#COVID19inSA The long wait is over for "thirsty" South Africans. They'll be allowed to buy alcohol for home consum… https://t.co/gE2zP61TbC#COVID19inSA 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… https://t.co/JvmwHfWjgU
5/25
2020
@BongaDlulane #Covid19SA Ramaphosa says alcohol will be sold only on certain days and under strict conditions. To… https://t.co/IrjwGQkFOh @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… https://t.co/j0KrQB27aS @BongaDlulane #Covid19SA Ramaphosa says we have known all along that the lockdown would slow done the rates of infe… https://t.co/fvQqxo9dAP @BongaDlulane #Covid19SA Ramaphosa says the next phase of the lockdown is up to South Africans to ensure we don't s… https://t.co/TzJw05S5Ns#Covid19SA President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is sorry that the lockdown measures have curtailed the rights of peopl… https://t.co/YeuqK2G2Ls#LockdownSA 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… https://t.co/7tS9rYu4pH#Covid19SA #WC The team of 26 consisting of epidemiologists, family physicians, biostatisticians is being welcomed… https://t.co/TN7YfqSPnR#Covid19SA #WC A delegation of Cuban medical professionals has arrived in the Western Cape to assist the province w… https://t.co/bBe73PyVYCJUST IN: KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala says teachers in the province will no longer be expected to report to schools t… https://t.co/tYJ9lPMC2EPremier Sihle Zikalala says the number of #COVID19 case recoveries is encouraging. @NkoRaphael https://t.co/n31scGl2o8KZN gov officials, led by Premier Sihle Zikalala, have started addressing the media on the province’s readiness to… https://t.co/AtxB9qLXBHApostle Neo Rathebe says: every Christian should know the importance of Sunday fellowship.... those who want to sta… https://t.co/E6xcZifrrP#KZNChristianCouncil https://t.co/3USnvGQYUA
5/24
2020

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