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OneAfrica launches food voucher campaign, calls on S Africans to help

25th May 2020 South African public benefit organisation OneAfrica has kicked off its Food Essentials Platform as part of its relief effort during the coronavirus pandemic and has further donated 1 000 food vouchers to support vulnerable households. Details of OneAfrica’s initiative can be found on its website... 

Africa proactive in implementing measures to flatten Covid-19 curve – Ramaphosa

25th May 2020 As the African continent celebrates Africa Day on Monday amid the global coronavirus pandemic, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledged that despite the resource challenges facing the continent, governments have been swift and proactive in implementing measures in the fight against... 

Covid-19 highlights massive structural inequality – Bonang Mohale

21st May 2020 Bidvest chairperson Bonang Mohale noted on Thursday that the coronavirus has shown that there is indeed huge and deep structural inequality in South Africa. “What Covid-19 has simply done is to demonstrate the huge and deep structural inequality, now laid bare for all to witness. Grotesque and... 

Ramaphosa to meet with party leaders over lockdown measures

20th May 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Wednesday convene his third meeting with leaders of South Africa’s political parties represented in Parliament to discuss the national response to the coronavirus pandemic. In an effort to be inclusive, Ramaphosa has held meetings and consultations with leaders... 

KZN to boost testing, screening capability with Phelophepa train

19th May 2020 Between May 18 and July 24 State-owned Transnet’s ‘clinic on wheels’ will roll out across KwaZulu-Natal to increase the screening and testing capabilities in the province. Transnet’s Phelophepa II train arrived in the Phoenix township on Monday and will visit communities in Empangeni, Ulundi,... 

South Africans have a right to approach courts during lockdown – Ramaphosa

18th May 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday stated that while government would prefer to avoid the need for any legal action against it, South Africans who are unhappy with government regulations guiding the national lockdown have a right to approach the courts for any form of relief they seek. He said... 

Solidarity Fund delivers food relief to 300 000 families, to pilot more interventions

15th May 2020 Government’s pro bono organisation the Solidarity Fund on Friday announced that it had exceeded its target of providing food relief to 250 000 families across the country and had reached 300 000 families. Owing to the success of the relief efforts, it will be piloting a number of more sustainable... 

Dr Sandile Buthelezi appointed as Health DG

15th May 2020 The Department of Health on Friday announced the appointment of South African National Aids Council CEO Dr Sandile Buthelezi as the department’s incoming director-general. The department noted Buthelezi’s 15-year experience in health governance, policy and programme management  and said he was... 

US govt donates 1 000 ventilators to S Africa

12th May 2020 The US government has donated up to a thousand ventilators and accompanying equipment to South Africa, which will be sent to all intensive care units in hospitals that can accommodate them.   US Ambassador Lana Marks said the donation was another example of the “American spirit of generosity” as... 

Ramaphosa urges citizens to prepare for ‘new reality’ where Covid-19 fight is part of daily existence

11th May 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday warned South Africans that they may have to prepare for a new reality in which the fight against coronavirus will be a part of daily life. The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases now stands at 10 015 with a death toll of 194. He added South Africans should... 

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