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Ramaphosa promises SA smoking ban will be lifted at lower levels
President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured the nation's smokers that the current tobacco prohibition will be lifted at lower levels of Covid-19 national lockdown.
25 New deaths reported as South Africa edges closer towards re-opening
The Minister of Health has reported 25 new deaths as SA's coronavirus cases continue to rise by over 1 000 in 24 hours. The Western Cape remains the epicentre.
Covid-19 confusion: Ministers at odds over lockdown family visits
Ministers Jackson Mthembu and Bheki Cele have created confusion over whether or not citizens would be allowed to visit local family members during Level 3.
Back-to-school: Motshekga wants 'effective teaching' by Wednesday
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga wants to see effective teaching taking place by Wednesday and issued a warning to teachers who are hesitant to return.
Covid-19 update: ZCC to remain closed, Level 3 regulations announced
Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma announced the regulations for Level 3 lockdown on Thursday, while the ZCC revealed that all church branches will remain closed.
Explainer: New alcohol regulations for Level 3 national lockdown
Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has announced the new regulations for buying alcohol during Level 3 lockdown.
Level 3: Smoking still banned, alcohol and fast food delivery allowed
Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has had the final say in the debate surrounding tobacco sales confirming that the Level 3 lockdown ban remains firmly in place
Rising mining sector cases see West Rand declared Covid-19 hotspot
The Gauteng Provincial government has officially declared the West Rand District a Covid-19 hotspot. 164 Anglo Gold Ashanti Mponeng Mine workers tested positive
Julius Malema slams move to Level 3: "Many black people will die"
Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has condemned the government's plan to move South Africa to Level 3 lockdown amid the current Covid-19 pandemic.
Chaos in parliament as EFF demands racial breakdown of Covid-19 cases
The EFF has demanded that the health ministry release a racial breakdown of Covid-19 statistics. Dr Zweli Mkhize says race is not as important as other factors.
Covid-19: ZCC announces that it will remain closed during Level 3
The Zion Christian Church has cited health concerns as the biggest factor leading up to the call that all of its branches will remain closed during Level 3.
Attorney takes on state for hairdressers to open: "They need to eat”
Hairdressers across the country are living from hand to mouth due to the lockdown. However, an urgent court application has been submitted for them to reopen.
AfriForum joins tobacco battle: Expert says proof doesn't support ban
AfriForum is the latest organisation to throw its weight behind the legal battle to overturn the current ban imposed on tobacco products amid the lockdown.
Mthembu: Tobacco ban will likely lift at Level 2 of Covid-19 lockdown
Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu says that the government will most likely lift the current controversial ban on tobacco at Level 2 of the lockdown.
SA's latest Covid-19 stats show record number of daily infections
South Africa has recorded the highest number of Covid-19 tests but it has also recorded 1 637 new infections in a 24-hour period. Total infections are 25 937.
Dudu Myeni officially declared delinquent director for her role at SAA
After a three-year legal battle, OUTA and SAAPA have emerged victorious as the courts declare ex-SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni a delinquent director for life.
Mmusi Maimane quotes Malema on regulations: “This will end in tears”
While Mmusi Maimane served as leader of the DA, he and EFF leader Julius Malema rarely saw eye-to-eye. Maimane agrees with Juju’s lockdown sentiments though.
7 Million jobs may be on the line as unemployment rate soars
South Africa's unemployment rate is expected to rise to 50% due to the coronavirus pandemic. 7 millions jobs may be lost as the economy shrinks in response.
Covid-19: Critic claims ministers are 'in civil war' over lockdown
A critic claims ministers are in a 'civil war' over the lockdown. A DA shadow minister revealed that is why there has been a delay in announcing regulations.
Ramaphosa and Dlamini-Zuma going to court over cigarette ban
The Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association's (FITA) case to have the government's controversial ban on cigarettes will be heard during the week of 9 June.
Legal battles loom as political parties, NGOs take government to court
Government is facing a number of challenges as opposition parties, civil rights groups and teacher unions head to court over some of the lockdown regulations.
Government allows congregational worship in Level 3 lockdown
Government has allowed congregational worship in Level 3 lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic. President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement on Tuesday night.