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With millions of citizens set to return to work, school and institutions of higher learning when the country moves to COVID-19 lockdown level 3, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has announced that public transport will operate throughout the day.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has gazetted new regulations that will see the phased return of other grades from 6 July 2020.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa reached 29 240 on 29 May, with 1 837 new cases confirmed in the preceding 24 hours.

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture has made significant progress in the disbursement of Relief Funds for athletes and artists, whose livelihoods were affected by the COVID-19 lockdown, Minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Saturday.

Sporting bodies and clubs will have to observe stringent measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when professional non-contact sport training and activities resume on 1 June when lockdown level 3 begins.

As countries across the globe scramble to source much-needed ventilators to treat COVID-19 patients, government is ramping up the production of the critical equipment.

The Eskom Political Task Team has agreed on drastic measures to address the municipal debt owed to the power utility.

Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi says employers who will be reopening their businesses in terms of level 3 are required to appoint COVID-19 compliance officers at their workplaces.

Government is leaving nothing to chance, with the number of COVID-19 infection cases expected to increase, as millions of people return to work on Monday under level 3 lockdown.

After at least eight years as the acting Director-General of the Government Communication and Information System, Phumla Williams has now been given the nod by Cabinet to officially take over the reins at the GCIS.

Distressed small businesses in the North West province are invited to send applications for the COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Religious leaders can now offer counselling to members of society, who are distressed or need comfort during these trying times.

Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu on Friday announced that the National School of Government (NSG) will reopen for limited contact training on 1 June 2020.

Progress continues to be made in the payment of the R350 Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant aimed at supporting the unemployed during the lockdown.

South Africa has recorded a total number of 27 403 confirmed COVID-19 cases, as at 28 May 2020.

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