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When lockdown was eased, it allowed religious worshippers to gather in groups of up to 50, but maintained a ban on people assembling to drink alcohol.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 9:56 pm
The embattled Nelson Mandela Bay municipality has hit back at National Treasury after it threatened to withdraw grant funds from the municipality for allegedly not complying with regulations.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 8:16 pm
South Africa has again recorded its highest daily spike in Covid-19 cases this week, with 9 063 new infections recorded in the last 24 hours. The North West also recorded 29 deaths in one day.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 8:02 pm
A high school teacher collapsed and died at her workplace in Gauteng on Friday, the provincial Department of Education has said.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 7:59 pm
Stay up to date with the latest news, views and analysis as the number of coronavirus cases in SA increases.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 7:45 pm
One of South Africa's biggest private hospital groups says it preparing for a surge in Covid-19 cases in the coming weeks - especially in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 7:33 pm
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has recommended that a tribunal be established to investigate gross misconduct claims against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe, lodged by his deputy, Judge Patrica Goliath.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 7:00 pm
Kimberley police officers "emotionally affected" by the case of a 7-year-old girl, alleged to have been raped by her stepfather and two other male relatives, opened up their hearts and wallets to try and alleviate some of the child's trauma.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 6:10 pm
Speaking to the media during a tour with Gauteng Health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku, Seane said there was nothing she could complain about with respect to the facility as it was clean and they were given food regularly.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 5:47 pm
200 shacks in Wynburg, Alexandra, Johannesburg, were destroyed in a fire that raged through the settlement on Thursday night, displacing at least 50 families.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 5:22 pm
While he has ordered an internal and independent investigation into the "unfortunate" eviction of a naked man from his Khayelitsha home, Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato says he doesn't want to throw the law enforcement officials "under the bus".
Posted: July 3, 2020, 4:40 pm
Plans to relocate 1 600 Johannesburg residents in Covid-19 hotspots to safer areas are officially underway, with residents set to move in the next four months, Mayor Geoff Makhubo says.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 4:04 pm
It will be another fine and cool day heading into the weekend, the South African Weather Service says.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 3:52 pm
The case against radio and television presenter Somizi Mhlongo has been postponed for further investigations.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 3:49 pm
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate is probing the death of an alleged getaway car driver who was shot dead at a Cape Town mall on Thursday, just hours after a cash-in-transit heist at the same shopping centre.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 3:20 pm
The SABC launched its reviewed 2020 editorial policy on Friday, signifying a change in who is considered the broadcaster's editor-in-chief.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 2:50 pm
The brewers of Sedgwick’s Old Brown Sherry and the Eastern Cape health department have dismissed reports that the popular drink cures the Covid-19 coronavirus.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 2:45 pm
One man has died and another has been seriously injured after falling roughly 15 metres from a building in Scottburgh, south of Durban.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 1:45 pm
Montana, the rail agency's CEO between 2010 and 2015, said he would be willing to appear before the commission to give his side of the story.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 1:41 pm
The Independent Police Investigative Police Directorate is investigating the death of a police officer who was allegedly accidentally shot by a colleague.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 12:15 pm