covid-19

Police minister, Bheki Cele, says he’s concerned that some businesses are breaking lockdown regulations and exposing their patrons to Covid-19. Cele had been briefing media on law enforcement plans for lockdown level-1 in Pretoria. Since the coronavirus outbreak, more than 310 000 people have been arrested and charged with contraventions of the Disaster Management Act. […]

The World Health Organisation says almost 200 coronavirus vaccines are currently in clinical and pre-clinical testing. There are more than 963-thousand Covid-19 deaths globally. WHO director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, says the overarching goal of the Covax facility that has been launched is to ensure that all countries have access to vaccines at the same time, […]

Teachers Unions Sadtu and Natu in the province have applauded the provincial Education department for the borehole programme in schools. The department has launched the programme in Khulani special school in uMkhanyakude district north of KZN. The project will assist more than 1000 schools that have no water infrastructure. Sadtu provincial secretary, Nomarashiya Caluza, says […]

Premier Sihle Zikalala says he expects all government departments to open fully and service the community as the country descends to level-1 of the lockdown. Zikalala had been briefing media on the province’s latest Covid-19 developments in Durban. Listen here: Podcast stream by Fabrik.fm Zikalala also touched on GBV, he says men and communities should […]

The United Nations says the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic has resulted in major social, political and legal challenges globally. UN secretary-general, António Guterres, says as states adopt emergency measures, it is critical that they continue to uphold the rule of law, protect and respect international standards and basic principles of legality, and the right to access […]

Cabinet has extended the national state of disaster to the 15th of next month. There was, however, no mention of taking the county to alert level one, as was hinted about by president, Cyril Ramaphosa, this week. At their latest virtual meeting, ministers welcomed the drop in the number of new confirmed Covid-19 cases over […]

Umengameli, uCyril Ramaphosa, uthi yize izibalo zikhomba ukuthi kuyehla ukusabalala kwegciwane iCovid-19 kulelizwe kodwa lokhu akusho ukuthi seliphelile noma ngeke lisagulisa muntu. Usho kanjena ephendula imibuzo yabahleli bezindaba esithangamini se-SANEF ngezobuchwepheshe. Lesithangami sinikeze abezindaba ithuba lokumbuza ngezinkinga ezahlukene ezikhona ezweni okubalwa ezomnotho, Covid-19, inkohlakalo, ezempilo, kanjalo nesihlava sokuhlukunyezwa kwabantu besimame nabantwana. URamaphosa uthi izakhamuzi kuzomele […]

Ungoti wezomnotho, uJabulani Khanyile, uthi umnotho walelizwe usazothwala kanzima ngisho izwe lingehlela kuLevel 1. Izolo ungqongoshe wezempilo, uZweli Mkhize, utshele abezindaba ukuthi lelizwe selingehlela esigabeni esilandelayo seLockdown njengoba isbalo sabantu abatheleleka ngeCovid-19 sehla. Kusukela ekuqaleni kwalenyanga isbalo sabantu abatheleleka ngaleligciwane siyehla. uKhanyile uthi into ezokwenza kubenzima yilemali elahleke ngesikhathi kuliwa neCoronavirus. Listen here: Podcast stream […]

South Africa’s confirmed number of Covid-19 deaths have reached 14 028 after another 47 people died of the virus in the 24 hours until last night. The country now has a total of 625 056 cases most of them in Gauteng, followed by KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape. But the country has a recovery rate […]

Umengameli, uCyril Ramaphosa, uzoba ngumengameli wokuqala ngqa walenhlangano ukuvela phambi kwekomidi layo elibhekele ukuziphatha kwamalungu. URamaphosa uzivumele yena ukuthi uzovela phambi kwalelikomidi kulandela ukuthi kunabanye abaholi balenhlangano akade sebethi kumele ehle eskhundleni bemsola ngokwehluleka ukuqeda inkohlakalo kuhulumeni. Kulomhlangano kuzodingidwa kabanzi ngomnikelo ka R500 000 awuthola enkampanini eyenza amabhizinisi nohulumeni nesisolwa ngenkohlakalo iBosasa ngenkathi eqhuba umkhankaso […]

President, Cyril Ramaphosa, says cabinet has established a ministerial team to compile a report on the detail of contracts awarded by national departments, provincial governments and other public entities. Ramaphosa has been answering questions in the National Assembly. The Special Investigating Unit is investigating 90 companies that received contracts from the Gauteng Health Department. It […]

South African wholesale distributor of medical products, Levtrade International, has agreed to pay a fine of 50-thousand-rand after the Competition Tribunal found it guilty. The company was found to have charged excessive prices for N95 face masks during February and March this year. The Competition Commission’s, Siyabulela Makunga, says Levtrade must also contribute ten-thousand-rand to […]

Inkampani eyakha izimoto iToyota, isinikele ngezimoto ezingu 10 ezingama 4X4 kuhulumeni wesifundazwe ukulekelela empini yeCovid-19, nethi zizonikeza abasebenzi bezempilo izinyawo ezilula ukufinyelela ezindaweni ezahlukene. Undunankulu, uSihle Zikalala, kanye nongqongqoshe wezempilo uNomagugu Simelane-Zulu, bamukele lezimoto emagcekeni alenkampani eProspecton eningizimu yeTheku. Kumanje lesifundazwe sinabantu abangaphezu kuka 104 000, abasuleleke ngeCoronavirus. uZikalala uthi njengoba sebezohambela imindeni eshonelwa ngamalungu […]

Ungqongqoshe obhekelele ezikuvakasha, uMamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, uthi ukuxegiswa kwemigomo yokuvalwa kwezwe ifike esigabeni sesibili kuzoyilekelela kakhulu imboni yezokuvakasha. Uthi lesinqumo sizokwenza amabhizinisi abesedonsa kanzima ngenxa yokuvalwa kusuka ngo Mashi, akwazi ukuqala kabusha agweme nokuwa bhu phansi. uKubayi-Ngubane, usho kanjena ekhuluma esithangamini sabezindaba eGoli ngesikhathi ethula izinhlelo zokusebenza kwalemboni ngaphansi kwa level-2. Uthi abazozama ukukwenza manje ukuqinisekisa […]

Inhlangano yabahlengikazi iDENOSA ithi amalungu ayo akakolulekwa kahle ngokomqondo ukubhekana neCovid-19. Okhulumela iDENOSA kulesifundazwe, uMandla Shabangu, uthi iziguli zeCovid-19 zizodwa, zifake ingcindezi enkulu zashintsha nendlela abahlengikazi abasebenza ngayo. Uthi ke ukuvulwa kokudayiswa kotshwala futhi kuzoletha enye ingcindezi njengoba kuzomele babhekane neziguli ezehlelwe izingozi ezahlukehlukene phezu kwaloku abavele bebhekene nako. Listen here: Podcast stream by Fabrik.fm […]

Petrochemical giant Sasol has reported an annual loss of over 91-billion-rand for the financial year to June. The large loss represents a big turnaround from a profit of 18-point-nine-billion-rand in the previous financial year. The company’s total debt has increased to 189-point-seven-billion-rand. Sasol CEO, Fleetwood Grobler, told Business Day TV they expect oil prices to […]

Ungqongqoshe wakwaCogta, uNkosazane Dlamini-Zuma, usenxuse labo abaphuza utshwala ukuba bakwenze ngokukhulu ukuqaphela. uDlamini Zuma ubethulela abezindaba imigomo okumele ilandelwe njengoba imigomo yeLockdown seyehlele kuLevel-2. Kusukela namhlanje kuya kulwesine utshwala sebuyatholakala. uDlamini Zuma uthi abantu kumele bakuyeke ukuthi uma sebephuze beshayele izimoto baphinde bahlukumeze abasifazane nezingane. Listen here: Podcast stream by Fabrik.fm Khonamanjalo inhlangano yabadayisi botshwala, […]

Supporters and employees in the early childhood development sector are holding protest and poster marches until Friday this week to protest against the minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu’s, Covid-19 recovery plan. According to this plan, she wants to use 1,3 billion Rand from the Covid-19 stimulus package to appoint more than 30-thousand young adults […]

Business Leadership SA CEO Busi Mavuso says the consequences of corruption are now being felt in real time by businesses, but also especially by society’s most vulnerable groups. Mavuso says the looters of the Covid-19 relief funds need to meet much swifter justice for society as a whole to gain confidence in the state: Listen […]

Ikomidi eleluleka umengameli mayelana nobhubhane iCoronavirus selixwayise ngokuthi lelizwe lisengcupheni yokuthi lomkhuhlane uphinde ubheduke futhi. Kumanje kubikwa ukuthi isbalo sabantu abatheleleka ngalesifo nsukuzonke, silokhu sehlile kulamasonto ambalwa edlule. Ushlalo walelikomidi usolwazi uAbdool Karim uthi nakuba lezibalo zehla kodwa kunamazwe abesecabanga ukuthi aselinqobile leligciwane kodwa laphinde labuya ngesivinini. Kanti enanela emazwini ka Karim ungqongqoshe wezempilo, uZweli […]

KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala has confirmed that he together with members of his executive council will be subjected to lifestyle audits. This is in a bid to be transparent and accountable to the public. Zikalala says as of the 27th of last month the province has spent a total of two-point-nine-billion-rand in Covid-19 funds. The […]

Media speculation that President, Cyril Ramaphosa, might soon announce the further down-scaling of the current lockdown regulations, seems to be supported by the Covid-19 numbers of the past week. The daily statistics have shown a steady decrease, with another three-thousand-946 new infections during the past 24 hours. The country now has a total of 572 […]

President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has expressed disappointment that there are people who may be using the Covid-19 crisis to unlawfully enrich themselves. Ramaphosa, who made the remarks in a press statement has also announced that he has given support to law enforcement agencies to investigate all allegations of corruption involved in the awarding of tenders related […]

President, Cyril Ramaphosa, says the country’s economy is in the throes of the anticipated fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, and the predictions of businesses shutting down and jobs being lost are materialising. In April, the International Labour Organisation forecast there would be around 305-million job losses worldwide due to the pandemic. In his weekly newsletter, […]

KwaZulu-Natal premier, Sihle Zikalala, is appealing to restaurants and beauty parlour to take the necessary health and safety precautions ahead of reopening. These businesses, which include casinos, are set to open under the advanced level three lockdown. KZN has over 4000 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 83 deaths. Zikalala says taking precautions will ensure workers and […]

The Health Department says it’s pleased about the results of the affordable life-saving drug used to treat critically ill COVID-19 patients. The news of the drug comes as the number of COVID-19 cases increased to 76 334. Minister, Zweli Mkhize, says the Recovery Trial, based at Oxford University in the United Kingdom, published results on […]

The country’s already strained mental healthcare services are now facing an increase in patients relapsing with their treatment, along with rising new cases due to the stresses of the Covid-19 pandemic. This leaves psychiatric patients at a higher risk of contracting Covid-19 because of co-morbid diseases. There is also a difficulty following preventative measures. The […]

Umholi weEFF, uJulius Malema, uthi uhulumeni ubeka impilo yothisha nabafundi engcupheni ngokuvumela ukuvulwa kwezikole ekubeni sisalokhu sinyuke njalo isibalo sabatheleleka ngecoronavirus. UMalema usho lokhu ngesikhathi edlulisa umbiko wakhe wokubungaza usuku lwabasha obelubungazwa izwe lonke. Uthi bona abakaze kwasekuqaleni basisekela isinqumo sokuvulwa kwezikole. Listen here: Podcast stream by Fabrik.fm UMalema uthi ngokuhamba kwesikhathi kuzoba nokukhala okukhulu […]

At least 1685 police members have tested positive for Covid-19 to date, with 14 who have died. Lirandzu Thema, speaking on behalf of Police minister, Bheki Cele, says in the Eastern Cape, 186 members contracted the virus, 119 in Gauteng and 53 in KwaZulu-Natal. Almost 10 000 members stationed around the country have tested negative […]

Ungqongqoshe wezemfundo kulesfundazwe uKwazi Mshengu uthi usejube inhloko yomnyango ukuba ihambele isikole osekusabalele ivideo yabafundi baso bebiza ungqongqoshe kazwelonke ngegama besho ukuthi bona bazele ukudla nje esikoleni abanendaba nokunye. Laba bafundi babafana ababonakala bedla amasi eskoleni besebenzisa amaruler kanye nezikhwama zamafoni kanti futhi babonakala bengayigcini imithetho yelockdown efaka ukuziqhelelanisa nabanye kanye nokugqoka izifonyo. uMshengu uthi […]


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