South Africa

The Department of Employment and Labour has appealed to employers to use the prescriptions of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act of 1993 in governing workplaces in relation to Coronavirus (COVID–19).

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has called on the department and its public entities to implement measures to minimise the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a national disaster.

The Speaker of the Limpopo Legislature, Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya, has taken a decision to postpone sectoral parliaments and outreach programmes of the legislature.

The Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu, has directed the department to increase the provision of water and sanitation in high density public areas, informal settlements and rural areas in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is calling on governments to scale up testing of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in response to the outbreak.

A National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) meeting has endorsed various interventions aimed at containing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its impact on the South African economy.

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has denied Janusz Walus parole over the assassination of former South African Communist Party (SACP) leader Chris Hani.

Eskom has announced that no load shedding is expected today.

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has warned the public that it is not withdrawing banknotes and coins due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Three teenagers are to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court after they were found in possession of an unlicensed firearm and two cellphones, said Gauteng police.

The South African Police Services (SAPS) has refuted social media claims that several Cape Town police stations will shut their doors as a result of the Coronavirus.

To compensate for the early closure of schools due to Coronavirus, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the June holidays will be cut short by a week.

Government is set to intensify testing for the Coronavirus in the country in an effort to contain and limit its spread across the country.

In a bid to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, the Department of Home Affairs will revoke about 8 339 visas from China and Iran.


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