With several businesses facing the bleak prospect of shutting down as a direct consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged that such decisions be carefully taken.

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) says it has been receiving many grievances about the declined R350 grant applications, which did not meet the approval requirements.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government has started a process of implementing an economic recovery plan, which is coupled with preserving the livelihoods of South Africans and saving lives.

Saturday, 13 June 2020 04:53

Gauteng COVID-19 cases double in one week

Over the past seven days, COVID-19 cases in Gauteng have doubled, with hospital admissions increasing and 20 more people dying as a result of COVID-19.

Some Driving License Testing Centres (DLTC) and the Motor Vehicle Registering Authority (MVRA) in Gauteng have reopened their doors while others will do so next week.

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, will this morning visit the Tshwane University of Technology, Ga-Rankuwa Campus to assess its state of readiness for the phased return of students to the university.

South Africa recorded its deadliest 24 hours with 82 new COVID-19 deaths reported on Monday.

Schools in Gauteng recorded an 85% attendance of learners and educators for the first day of reopening of schools on Monday.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 in South Africa is 37 525, while the death toll has spiked to 792. 

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