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Performing an essential service requires a permit

People performing essential services must carry permit according to the regulations governing South Africa's Covid-19 lockdown.

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BREAKING: First 2 #Covid19 deaths in SA

South Africa has recorded its first two deaths from #Covid19 and confirmed cases in country has topped the 1,000 mark, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced in a statement.

1 day ago

Covid-19 lockdown: How it will affect your employer's finances
Covid-19 lockdown: How it will affect your employer's finances

With South African businesses facing an unprecedented crisis, many are worried about whether they will be able to afford to pay their employees when they close down operations for the 21-day national shutdown. Some employers are concerned about the morale of employees in these difficult times.

By Yolandi Esterhuizen 2 days ago

Consumer behaviour intensifies as Covid-19 outbreak forces new shopping patterns
Consumer behaviour intensifies as Covid-19 outbreak forces new shopping patterns

As the world grapples with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and African countries such as South Africa and Kenya announce their country-specific responses to the outbreak, Nielsen has found that global consumers are adapting their purchase behaviour to cope with this rapidly evolving situation.

2 days ago

Watch: Pick n Pay discourages panic buying in song with top SA artists
Watch: Pick n Pay discourages panic buying in song with top SA artists

Pick n Pay has released a song featuring some of South Africa's most popular artists, to encourage consumers to shop responsibly during the Covid-19 lockdown.

3 days ago

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#Covid19: Brands get creative promoting social distancing

#NEWSWATCH: Brands around the world are spreading the word, encouraging people to follow important guidelines set out by the government like washing hands and staying home to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.

24 Mar 2020

SA lockdown - assistance to small businesses and employees through tax system
SA lockdown - assistance to small businesses and employees through tax system

On 23 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa would go into 21-day national lockdown, from midnight, Thursday 26 March 2020 to midnight, 16 April 2020.

By Jana Botha 24 Mar 2020

A reimagined South Africa: Opportunities offered by the coronavirus pandemic
A reimagined South Africa: Opportunities offered by the coronavirus pandemic

The crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic offers our country an opportunity to recapture the spirit of ubuntu demonstrated by empathy, responsibility and solidarity.

By Mamphela Ramphele and George Lindeque 24 Mar 2020

Regulations issued relating to the Disaster Management Act and the Covid-19 virus
Regulations issued relating to the Disaster Management Act and the Covid-19 virus

The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has published regulations relating to the current national state of disaster surrounding the #Covid-19 virus.

Issued by Sabinet 24 Mar 2020

Food processing is exempt from the Covid-19 lockdown
Essential services and businesses allowed to operate under lockdown

In a bid to contain and slow down the spread of the coronavirus in the country, South Africa will go on a nationwide lockdown at the stroke of midnight on Thursday for 21 days, with the exception of essential services.

24 Mar 2020

How to help Gift of the Givers support medical staff on Covid-19 frontline
How to help Gift of the Givers support medical staff on Covid-19 frontline

Gift of The Givers is crowdfunding via the BackaBuddy platform in support of the medical staff and facilities on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic, who will be treating the affected. The funds will empower doctors, nurses and medical staff across South Africa with the supplies and equipment needed for them to carry out this vital work.

24 Mar 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa announces nationwide lockdown

South Africa will enter a nationwide lockdown for 21-days with effect from midnight on Thursday 26 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

24 Mar 2020

Why a one-size-fits-all approach to Covid-19 could have lethal consequences
Why a one-size-fits-all approach to Covid-19 could have lethal consequences

Suppose you had the choice between two health policies, A and B. Policy A would result in the death of a lot of elderly people. Policy B would result in the death of a lot of children, especially infants. Which would you choose?

By Alex Broadbent and Benjamin T H Smart 23 Mar 2020