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 2020-04-09 20:17 

News24

EDITORIAL | Faster, better testing needed to justify Ramaphosa's lockdown 2...

President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement of an extension of the Covid-19 lockdown period to 35 days is devastating news for all South Africans....

 2020-04-09 20:07 

News24

Ramaphosa takes pay cut, calls on MPs, public officials and execs to do the same...

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on public office bearers and executives of large companies to make pay cut sacrifice to contribute to a Solidarity Fund which will go towards mobilising resources to combat the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-09 19:59 

News24

Over 8 000 people screened for coronavirus in Western Cape in less than a week - Winde...

More than 8 000 people have been screened and almost 500 referred for coronavirus testing in less than a week in the Western Cape, the province with the second highest infection rate, Premier Alan Winde has said....

 2020-04-09 19:58 

News24

International Covid-19 update: UN Security Council to finally discuss pandemic, France GDP 'to drop'...
 2020-04-09 19:41 

Business Live

READ IN FULL: President Cyril Ramaphosa's speech...

Read President Cyril Ramaphosa's speech on the extension of SA's lockdown by two weeks...

 2020-04-09 19:34 

News24

Western Cape hit by 4 liquor store lootings in just 24 hours...

Seven people have been arrested following the looting of a liquor store in Elsies River - one of four instances where alcohol was pillaged from businesses across the Western Cape in the last 24 hours....

 2020-04-09 19:32 

News24

Daily Lotto jackpot: One player gets lucky...

One Daily Lotto player won the Thursday night jackpot....

 2020-04-09 19:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Oil's belt-tightening is bad news for clean power, too...

On Tuesday, Exxon Mobil Corp said that it would slash its capital expenditures by $10 billion....

 2020-04-09 19:17 

News24

Boris Johnson out of Covid-19 intensive care...

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has left intensive care after three days of treatment....

 2020-04-09 19:04 

Mail & Guardian

READ IT IN FULL: Ramaphosa's address on the extension of the national lockdown...

This is the full address given by President Cyril Ramaphosa on April 9 The post READ IT IN FULL: Ramaphosa's address on the extension of the national lockdown appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-09 19:01 

News24

IN FULL | 'Struggle is far from over': Read Ramaphosa's statement on 2 week lockdown extension...

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a two week extension to the nationwide lockdown. Read his full statement here....

 2020-04-09 19:00 

Mail & Guardian

Social isolation can mess with the mind...

Our mandatory separation from others could have dire mental and physical consequences, so best to keep some feelings in check... and check on others The post Social isolation can mess with the mind appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-09 19:00 

News24

PICS: Two repatriation flights leave SA for US...

Two repatriation flights for US citizens have departed, with a third expected to leave on Friday....

 2020-04-09 19:00 

Mail & Guardian

Brace yourselves for the worst or act now!...

Revolutions have grown out of less — millions of people without salaries are not going to sit quietly, watching elites live undisturbed The post Brace yourselves for the worst or act now! appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-09 18:59 

News24

IT tender scandal: More than R24m paid in 10 months already, says e-Government MEC...

Gauteng e-Government MEC Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko has raised concerns over lapses in her department in the lead up to the procurement of the controversial R30 million information technology tender....

 2020-04-09 18:59 

Mail & Guardian

'We must not be complacent' — Ramaphosa extends lockdown by two weeks...

President Cyril Ramaphosa extends the national lockdown by another two weeks to curb new Covid-19 infections, assuring South Africans that some businesses will be allowed to operate The post 'We must not be complacent' — Ramaphosa extends lo...

 2020-04-09 18:57 

News24

Lockdown: Remain professional and avoid provocation when executing your duties, soldiers told...

Members of the SA National Defence Force have been warned to execute their tasks during lockdown professionally and to avoid provocation....

 2020-04-09 18:45 

Business Live

BREAKING NEWS: SA's lockdown extended for two more weeks...

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the decision to extend the lockdown was not taken lightly...

 2020-04-09 18:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Takeaway shares soar as orders recover from lockdown dip...

Just Eat Takeaway shares jumped 10 percent, as the online food ordering and delivery company said orders had recovered strongly from a dip in March....

 2020-04-09 17:50 

Business Live

MARKET WRAP: JSE firmer on improved investor sentiment...

There are hopes the Covid-19 pandemic is nearing its peak, with some European countries preparing to ease regulations related to curbing its spread...

 2020-04-09 17:50 

Business Live

Absa Bank Kenya has foreign exchange licence suspended...

The Central Bank of Kenya suspended Absa's licence after it failed to disclose trades it conducted in March...

 2020-04-09 17:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Goldman sees virus causing $75bn funding hole in Africa...

The funding needs of governments in sub-Saharan Africa could rise by $75bn as the coronavirus pandemic hammers their economies....

 2020-04-09 17:21 

News24

ANC wants Winde to intervene in 'unsustainable' homeless site in Cape Town...

The Western Cape ANC has slammed the temporary housing facility for homeless people in Strandfontein, with provincial opposition leader Cameron Dugmore intending to ask Premier Alan Winde to intervene....

 2020-04-09 17:12 

Mail & Guardian

LIVESTREAM: Ramaphosa addresses the nation on containing spread of Covid-19...

The president will update the country on the efforts being made to flatten the curve of the coronavirus The post LIVESTREAM: Ramaphosa addresses the nation on containing spread of Covid-19 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-09 17:08 

News24

2 suspects arrested for alleged involvement in attack on schools in Gauteng...

Two suspects have been arrested for their alleged role in a spate of attacks on 22 schools in Gauteng since the beginning of the 2020 academic year....

 2020-04-09 17:08 

Mail & Guardian

More than 900 Americans to be evacuated from South Africa...

Three flights are expected to leave South Africa over two days, embassy spokesperson says The post More than 900 Americans to be evacuated from South Africa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-09 16:55 

Business Live

Cyril Ramaphosa to address the nation about the lockdown...

The lockdown is set to end on April 16, with no mention yet about it being extended...

 2020-04-09 16:55 

Business Live

SA mines await state decision about restarting operations...

The mining industry has warned of permanent damage if the 21-day lockdown is extended...

 2020-04-09 16:55 

Business Live

Opening airports will up pressure on Gauteng's fight against Covid-19, says Makhura...

Closing airports has facilitated work of province's tracing team, premier says...

 2020-04-09 16:55 

Business Live

Ramaphosa gives thumbs-up to department's coronavirus tracking...

Use of technology with CSIR to look at incidence of pandemic in whole country leaves president 'hugely impressed'...

 2020-04-09 16:50 

News24

International Covid-19 update: Nigeria frees 2 600 prisoners, UK lockdown may be extended...

Nigeria will grant amnesty to around 2 600 prisoners to ease congestion in the country's jails as authorities battle to halt the coronavirus pandemic, plus other updates from around the world....

 2020-04-09 16:47 

News24

Your weather update | Partly cloudy and warm Good Friday ahead...

The South African Weather Service forecasts a partly cloudy and warm day across the country on what will be a different Easter Friday with the country's lockdown still in place....

 2020-04-09 16:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Facebook expands Covid-19 Information Centers to 17 sub-Saharan countries...

Facebook's Coronavirus Information Center which was launched in South Africa has now expanded to 17 more countries in sub-Saharan Africa....

 2020-04-09 16:13 

News24

WATCH: Ramaphosa praises 'unsung heroes' at CSIR for helping SA stay ahead of Covid-19 curve...

President Cyril Ramaphosa visited the CSIR's offices in Pretoria which is also where the Department of Health's data centre has been set up....

 2020-04-09 15:59 

Business Live

Opec+ agrees to curb oil output by 10-million barrels a day...

It remains to be seen if the US will commit to a supply curb at a G20 meeting on Friday...

 2020-04-09 15:58 

Business Report (IOL)

Chinese help boosts confidence in the fight Covid-19 in hospitals across Africa...

To alleviate the shortage of medical supplies in Africa, the Chinese government and private sector have stepped up cooperation with African countries....

 2020-04-09 15:46 

News24

You only have your immune system to fight off this virus, says woman who recoverd from Covid-19...

One of the first 50 people to test positive for Covid-19 says only your immune system can fight off the deadly virus....

 2020-04-09 15:31 

News24

'We are going to take major steps' - Zikalala wants thorough probe into St Augustine's...

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala wants the investigation into how Covid-19 spread so quickly through Saint Augustine's Hospital in Durban to be measured and thorough after half of all virus-related deaths in KZN occurred at the facility....

 2020-04-09 15:30 

Business Report (IOL)

World's deepest mines to take weeks to reopen after shutdown...

When South Africa shut down its mining industry to contain the coronavirus, more than 450,000 workers were sent home in 24 hours....

 2020-04-09 15:14 

News24

WATCH: 'We suspect criminality', says Education MEC after classrooms torched at KZN school...

Classrooms at a KwaZulu-Natal school have been torched during the national lockdown, adding further pressure to a Covid-19 burdened government, Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu says....

 2020-04-09 15:04 

Business Live

Extending lockdown in current form will kill economy, says premier...

A leading world economist says blanket lockdowns are not sustainable, but more Covid-19 testing is needed to make localised judgment calls...

 2020-04-09 15:04 

Business Live

EU cautions ratings agencies over Covid-19 knee-jerk downgrades...

The chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority says the 'the timing of ratings actions needs to be carefully calibrated'...

 2020-04-09 15:03 

News24

Coronavirus: No construction yet at Pretoria showgrounds temporary treatment site...

The Gauteng health department has not yet started construction at the Pretoria showgrounds where Covid-19 patients are expected to be treated, according to Health MEC Bandile Masuku....

 2020-04-09 15:01 

News24

Murdered Soweto teen: Second suspect arrested...

Gauteng police have arrested a second suspect in connection with the murder of Aurora Girls High School pupil Simphiwe Sibeko....

 2020-04-09 14:53 

News24

International Covid-19 update: US economy worsens, increase in child abuse during France's lockdown...

Nearly 17 million workers in the US lost their jobs since mid-March, and all the other Covid-19 stories from around the world....

 2020-04-09 14:30 

Business Report (IOL)

How to build resilience during a time of difficulty...

Entrepreneurial businesses both small and medium have been particularly hard hit in these challenging times....

 2020-04-09 14:28 

News24

Coronavirus: Funeral headache for Eastern Cape health dept after mourner tests positive...

The Eastern Cape government is searching for more than 100 people who breached lockdown laws by attending a funeral in Majola in Port St Johns, after one of the mourners tested positive for Covid-19....

 2020-04-09 14:17 

Business Report (IOL)

Cell C helps South Africans stay connected during Covid-19 lockdown...

Cell C is expanding on its extended All-In-One Deals and doubling the speeds of FTTH connections to help South Africans stay connected during the lockdown....

 2020-04-09 14:09 

Business Live

Property firms in talks with JSE over Covid-19 and Reit status...

The bourse is monitoring SA real estate investment trusts and their listing requirements amid the pandemic...

 2020-04-09 14:09 

Business Live

Goldman forecasts pandemic to blow $75bn funding hole in Africa...

Most severe effect of crisis will be on already stretched fiscal balances, economists say...

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