Coronavirus watch

17 March 2020 - 11:05
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‘Gauteng is ready, we did not request a hard ...

The Gauteng government said it did not ask national government to allow it to introduce an “intermittent” hard lockdown ...

By Iavan Pijoos

PPEs delay phase two of school reopening

Pupils in three grades are returning back to school nationwide today amid chaos, frustration and confusion as some ...

By Yoliswa Sobuwa and Isaac Mahlangu

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R1.5bn budget cut to electrification of SA homes after Covid-19 adjustment

MPs have slammed a proposed R1.5bn budget cut aimed at the department of energy and mineral resources' programme for ...

By Aphiwe Deklerk

Kenya declares school year 'lost', classes back in 2021

Kenya on Tuesday declared that its school year was considered lost because of the coronavirus pandemic, and primary and ...

By AFP

WHO monitoring China bubonic plague situation

The World Health Organization said Tuesday it was monitoring a case of bubonic plague in China after being notified by ...

By AFP

City of Tshwane's head administrator concerned about increasing Covid-19 ...

Lebogang Mahaye said her team of administrators had been working from home since some members tested positive for ...

By Nomahlubi Jordaan

Company accused of overcharging for sanitisers pays R500,000 no-fault fine

The Competition Tribunal has confirmed three settlement agreements in relation to companies accused of charging ...

By Ernest Mabuza

Court orders insurer to pay losses incurred by restaurant during lockdown

Insurance Claims Africa (ICS) has welcomed the judgment of the Western Cape high court in which it compelled insurance ...

By Ernest Mabuza

Dis-Chem fined R1.2m for overpricing masks

Dis-Chem has been ordered to pay a fine of R1,2m after being found guilty of charging excessive prices for face masks.

Wolvaardt hopes Women’s Cricket World Cup will not be scuppered by the ...

Laura Wolvaardt has said that the Momentum Proteas have put in a lot of work over the last couple of years in ...

By Tiisetso Malepa

Southern hemisphere rugby Tests possible later this year, say Sanzaar

Southern hemisphere rugby remains optimistic they will be able to play the Rugby Championship later this year and that ...

By Reuters

Restaurants trading massively down one week after reopening due to alcohol ...

Restaurant owners have doubts about their ability to turn any profits, or pay off huge debts accumulated in the past ...

By Ernest Mabuza

300 extra nurses to help with Gauteng's serious cases, more ventilators ...

Gauteng has boosted its health care services with an additional 300 nurses to help arrest the surge in Covid-19 cases.

By Iavan Pijoos

Hundreds of jobs to go as Covid-19 forces Media24 to fold two newspapers ...

Media24 is considering the closure of five magazines and two newspapers and staff cuts in a restructuring shake-up ...

By Staff Reporter

'A positive mindset is essential,' says nurse who beat Covid-19

A sense of hope and faith pulled an asthmatic nurse out of ICU, where she was being treated for Covid-19 health ...

By Kgaugelo Masweneng

Delight for some PSL teams, others wait for approval

Baroka and Chippa United are among a few clubs still waiting for the Premier Soccer League (PSL) to approve their ...

Sihle Ndebele
Journalist

Conflicting reports on full hospitals in the Eastern Cape

The worst fear of people in the Eastern Cape is now a reality - hospitals in the province are full, while the Covid-19 ...

By Mfundo Piliso

More pupils resume classes despite readiness warnings

The government went ahead with the reopening of schools to more grades yesterday despite being warned that more than ...

By Isaac Mahlangu, Peter Ramothwala and Yoliswa Sobuwa

SOWETAN | Safety at schools can't be assured

In an opinion article two weeks ago, basic education minister Angie Motshekga likened the decision to reopen schools ...

By Sowetan

Bheki Cele mum on number of officers used in lockdown

Police minister Bheki Cele has declined to say how many police officers are deployed to enforce the Covid-19 lockdown ...

By Sisanda Aluta Mbolekwa

Pretoria school reports smooth, trouble-free return

Wearing their masks, some looking anxious and others sanguine as they listened to their teacher addressing them, it was ...

By Shonisani Tshikalange

200,000 Covid-19 cases confirmed in SA, as 8,975 new infections recorded

South Africa marked another sombre Covid-19 milestone on Monday night, as cases passed the 200,000 mark.

By sowetanlive

North West MEC dies of 'Covid pneumonia'

North West cooperative governance, human settlement and traditional affairs MEC Gordon Kegakilwe has died of a Covid-19 ...

By Andisiwe Makinana

Another win for government as FF+ challenge to Disaster Act is dismissed

The full bench of the high court in Pretoria has dismissed a challenge brought by the Freedom Front Plus against the ...

By Ernest Mabuza

Six accused of Covid-19 UIF fraud get R5,000 bail

The six people accused of stealing R5.7m in a UIF fraud and money-laundering scam over Covid-19 relief payments were ...

By Kgaugelo Masweneng

Doctors in Nigeria state strike over Covid-19 test results

Doctors in Nigeria's Cross River state began an indefinite strike on Monday in protest over allegations the authorities ...

By AFP

Roger Federer 'missing' Wimbledon but aiming to be back next year

Roger Federer on Monday said he is "missing" Wimbledon after the grass-court Grand Slam was cancelled, but hopes to ...

By AFP