SA confirms 12 deaths due to the coronavirus

Yesterday, the South African Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize, confirmed the country’s 12th death due to the coronavirus. According to the statemement the minister issued, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1686. This is an increase of 31 from the previously reported cases. The twelfth victim to succumb to the widespread virus is a 57 year old male from the Western Cape province, who was admitted on the 5th of April 2020. He is said to have had co-morbidities […]

Coronavirus threatens nearly 20 million African jobs: study

Nearly 20 million jobs, both in the formal and informal sectors, are threatened with destruction on the continent if the situation continues Gallo/Nardus Engelbrecht ADDIS ABABA – Millions of lost jobs, mounting debt woes and plunging remittances are among the economic hardships African countries can expect because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the African Union said in a study published on Monday. “Nearly 20 million jobs, both in the formal and informal sectors, are threatened with destruction on the continent if the situation […]

SA lockdown: Cele not ruling out extension

Police Minister Bheki Cele. Gallo Images JOHANNESBURG – Police Minister Bheki Cele is not ruling out extending the lockdown. Cele says the government’s priority is ensuring people are safe. READ: COVID-19: SA on right track to mitigate job losses – expert “Remember we started with restriction, then we went to the lockdown. People are asking can we go beyond the lockdown and we are saying anything is possible”, said Cele. eNCA ✔@eNCA Police Minister Bheki Cele isn’t ruling out extending the […]

COVID-19: SA on right track to mitigate job losses – expert

A recent African Union study suggests that Africa may lose up to 20 million jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak. Courtesy #DStv403 JOHANNESBURG – A recent African Union study suggests that Africa may lose up to 20 million jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak. However, Labour Analyst, Jonathan Goldberg says South Africa has taken the right measures to curtail even further damage to the economy. READ: COVID-19: SA death toll at 12 “The predictions range from 5 to 14% that I’ve […]

COVID-19: SA death toll at 12

When the results of the test came back positive, the team of tracers from the Health Department and law enforcement agents tracked the person to Limpopo. AFP JOHANNESBURG – The number of South Africans to have died of COVID-19 now stands at 12. The number of confirmed cases has also risen to 1686. READ: COVID-19: Confirmed cases in SA continue to rise Gauteng has the most cases in South Africa with 713 confirmed infections. A 57-year-old man from the Western Cape […]

Makhura wants SIU to probe R30m e-govt tender

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has called on the Special Investigating Unit to probe a controversial e-government communications technology tender. Courtesy #DStv403 JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng Premier David Makhura has called on the Special Investigating Unit to probe a controversial e-government communications technology tender. The R30million contract was allegedly awarded within 24-hours, without following due process. READ: Eskom CEO criticised over potential contractors The premier’s spokesperson, Vuyo Mhaga says the situation is concerning. “The premier is quite concerned of what happened there and […]