South Africa

The Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation says R12 million has been made available and a further R30 million will be redirected towards COVID-19 interventions.

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) has welcomed the agreement reached between Telkom and the Competition Commission which, among other provisions, narrows the digital divide in the country by offering zero rated access to essential online government services.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has tested negative for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

All businesses that will be allowed to provide essential services during the 21-day COVID-19 lockdown will be required to seek approval from the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the DTIC).

The World Health Organisation has called on all countries who have introduced “lockdown” measures to use this time to attack the Coronavirus.

In his capacity as the African Union Chair, President Cyril Ramaphosa, will today hold a teleconference with the members of the AU Bureau to coordinate the continent’s approach to the Coronavirus pandemic.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has invited all South Africans to take part in a National Day of Prayer wherever they are, in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has confirmed that no jogging or dog-walking will be allowed during the 21-day lockdown.

Home Affairs will only offer limited services during the 21-day nationwide lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Essential transport services will continue to operate during the 21-day nationwide lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

There will be no jogging, dog-walking or sale of alcohol during the government-imposed 21-day lockdown, says Police Minister Bheki Cele.

The Arts and Culture Department has reprioritised its budget allocation from Quarter One to avail over R150 million to provide much needed relief to practitioners in the sector, as the country prepares for 21 days of a national lockdown.

All Directors-General (DGs) and Heads of Departments (HODs) have been directed to identify the minimum critical and essential services that must remain available to the public.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed sorrow at the passing of renowned traditional healer, prophet, author and cultural historian Bab’ Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa.

Courts will operate to a limited extent to deal with urgent matters during the lockdown period.


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