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 2020-04-03 17:50 

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Covid-19 crackdown: President heading to court over SANDF, police actions - report...

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he doesn't believe the South African National Defence Force or the police has acted unlawfully while implementing regulations as part of the government's response to prevent the spread of Covid-19....

 2020-04-03 17:48 

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Nothing 'legally' wrong with sale of cigarettes during lockdown - DA's Glynnis Breytenbach...

Former State prosecutor and current DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach has questioned the legality of the ban against the sale of cigarettes, saying that the regulations on the matter are open to interpretation....

 2020-04-03 17:44 

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Covid-19: SA's confirmed cases break the 1 500 mark, 10 in ICU...

As South Africa's total of positive cases soars to 1 505, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the government is prepared to spend any amount of money it takes to save lives....

 2020-04-03 17:09 

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Constand Viljoen 'played critical role' in peaceful transition to democracy...

Political allies and opponents alike remembered General Constand Viljoen as having played a critical role in the peaceful transition to democracy during 1993 and 1994. Viljoen was chief of the SA Defence Force and came out of retirement to lead the white ...

 2020-04-03 16:45 

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Weather update | Thundershowers expected on what will be a cool to warm Saturday...

Thundershowers are forecast across most of the country on Saturday, but first, there will be cool conditions in most provinces, according to the South African Weather Service....

 2020-04-03 16:21 

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Lockdown: Joburg man arrested after trying to visit his girlfriend...

At least 17 people have been arrested in Johannesburg on Friday for failing to comply with the lockdown regulations....

 2020-04-03 16:12 

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Covid-19: Mass screenings for Zeerust after death of Botswana national...

The North West is rolling out mass screening and testing after a Botswana national, who attended a funeral in Zeerust, died of Covid-19....

 2020-04-03 16:09 

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Five cops, two admin staff in dock on fraud, corruption charges...

Five officers and two police administrative personnel appeared in the Bellville Magistrate's Court on Friday on charges of fraud, corruption and forgery....

 2020-04-03 16:05 

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Covid-19: Corona beer stops brewing for now...

Two Mexican brewers, including the producers of Corona beer, have said they are reducing production because of the health emergency in the country over the Covid-19 pandemic....

 2020-04-03 15:45 

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Two accused of posing as soldiers and raping KZN granny held in custody...

Two men who allegedly posed as SA National Defence Force soldiers to rape and kill a granny have appeared in court and will remain in custody, police said on Friday....

 2020-04-03 15:30 

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Cele: We defend people who cannot defend themselves against themselves...

Police Minister Bheki Cele issued a renewed order to law enforcement agencies on Friday to strongly clamp down on people violating lockdown restrictions as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in the country....

 2020-04-03 15:19 

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Coronavirus claims 3 at St Augustine's Hospital in Durban...

In the last 72 hours, three patients have died from Covid-19 at St Augustine's Hospital in Durban, Dr Richard Friedland, the CEO of the Netcare Group, has said....

 2020-04-03 14:40 

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11 healthcare workers at St Augustine's Hospital in Durban test positive for Covid-19, shut down looms...

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has confirmed that 11 healthcare workers have tested positive for Covid-19 at a private hospital, which News24 understands to be St Augustine's Hospital in Durban after visiting the institution....

 2020-04-03 14:36 

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Covid-19: Nelson Mandela Bay nurse is city's first ICU patient...

A nurse in Nelson Mandela Bay has become the first person to be admitted to the city's designated ICU facility to treat the coronavirus....

 2020-04-03 14:19 

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We tried to buy cigarettes at 4 shops in Cape Town, and were half successful...

While the Western Cape government said cigaarettes could be purchased at supermarkets along with essential goods, Police Minister Bheki Cele said cigarette sales were against lockdown regulations....

 2020-04-03 14:13 

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Lesotho PM Thabane says rivals plotting to oust him, orders probe...

Embattled Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has ordered the security forces and intelligence service to probe his party rivals, whom he accused of plotting to topple his government....

 2020-04-03 14:12 

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Light at coronavirus tunnel's end: Wuhan's cautious reawakening...

Cars are back on city streets and shoppers are strolling in malls again as life slowly returns to Wuhan. But the cradle of the global coronavirus pandemic remains under the shadow of the contagion....

 2020-04-03 14:12 

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Coronavirus wrap: US, Spain deaths surge as global toll hovers around 54 000, US sheds 701 000 jobs and Boris Johnson continues self-isolation...

The worldwide number of officially confirmed fatalities from the novel coronavirus has risen to 53 693, according to a tally compiled by AFP from official sources....

 2020-04-03 13:05 

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John Steenhuisen: The Bill of Rights is under assault while Thandi Modise drags her feet...

Timidity, complacency and reticence in a time of crisis are enemies that, left unchecked, will ravage us far deeper and longer than even the virus itself, writes John Steenhuisen ....

 2020-04-03 13:04 

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Ethiopia races to bolster ventilator stockpile for coronavirus fight...

In four years as a doctor in Ethiopia, Rediet Libanos has used a mechanical ventilator just once: on a patient who suffered a haemorrhagic stroke a few months ago....

 2020-04-03 13:04 

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Under-fire UK government rushes to build field hospitals as virus death toll surges...

The UK government has said it was rushing to build more emergency field hospitals ahead of an expected surge in coronavirus cases, hours after recording a record 569 deaths from the disease....

 2020-04-03 13:03 

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BREAKING | General Constand Viljoen, former SADF commander and political leader, dies at 86...

General Constand Viljoen, a former commander of the South African Defence Force (SADF) and the founding leader of the Freedom Front Plus, has died at the age of 86. He was considered "a soldier's soldier" and is credited with helping to defuse...

 2020-04-03 13:02 

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Lockdown: Number of deaths from police action rises to 8 - surpasses SA's Covid-19 casualties...

Eight deaths have allegedly occurred at the hands of police since the start of the nationwide lockdown on 26 March, according to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID)....

 2020-04-03 12:26 

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Lockdown: Shack demolitions continue in Durban despite moratorium plea...

Several people have been seriously injured in an eThekwini municipality demolition in Cato Manor and Mariannhill that turned violent....

 2020-04-03 12:13 

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Coronavirus wrap: Spain suffers over 900 more deaths, Iran death toll spikes and Germany's Merkel returns to office after quarantine...

More than 900 people have died in Spain over the past 24 hours for the second day running, government figures have shown, although the rate of new infections and deaths continued to slow....

 2020-04-03 12:04 

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Lockdown: South Africans abroad are now allowed to return home - but the how is unclear...

South Africans abroad who want to return during the lockdown are allowed to do so, Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu says. But there's no clarity about how....

 2020-04-03 11:45 

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Panic, confusion in DRC amid fears of virus explosion in Kinshasa...

Lack of resources, a muddle over confinement and incipient panic are hobbling the response to coronavirus in DR Congo, fuelling fears especially for Kinshasa, one of Africa's largest and most chaotic cities....

 2020-04-03 11:39 

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EXPLAINER | What is Covid-19 contact tracing and how does it work? We ask an expert...

News24 spoke to the Red Cross' George Mamabolo, the acting national programmes manager in charge of contact tracing, to find out how this essential tool is contributing to locating and isolating those who have been in contact with people who have test...

 2020-04-03 11:13 

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WATCH | Trump announces he tested negative on new coronavirus test...

US President Donald Trump has announced that he has taken his second coronavirus test at the White House since the outbreak began and it was again found to be negative....

 2020-04-03 11:13 

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Premier Winde asks Ramaphosa for clarity on 'vague' regulations after Cele's cigarette sales warning...

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has appealed to President Cyril Ramaphosa for clarity on the proper interpretation of the lockdown regulations, after Police Minister Bheki Cele lambasted the provincial administration for allowing the sale of cigarettes....

 2020-04-03 10:43 

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WATCH | No social distancing in long queue outside busy Khayelitsha shopping centre...

Long queues, such as this one outside Makhaza Shopping Centre in Khayelitsha, are an area of concern for high-density communities as residents struggle to adapt to regulations imposed under the 21-day lockdown in effect in the country....

 2020-04-03 10:25 

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Nigerian man shot dead for flouting virus lockdown...

A Nigerian man has been shot dead for allegedly flouting a stay-at-home order aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus, police and a lawmaker says....

 2020-04-03 10:11 

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Google to publish user location data to help governments tackle virus...

Google will publish location data from its users around the world from Friday to allow governments to gauge the effectiveness of social distancing measures put in place to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, the tech giant said....

 2020-04-03 10:02 

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Coronavirus wrap: Nigerian man shot dead for flouting lockdown, UK rush to build field hospitals and Germany to issue social distancing fines...

A Nigerian man has been shot dead for allegedly flouting a stay-at-home order aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus, police and a lawmaker in Nigeria have said....

 2020-04-03 09:38 

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Wilderness father, daughter, dog and kitten found after trying to camp through 21-day lockdown...

A Wilderness father, his daughter, their dog and kitten - who attempted to wait out the 21-day lockdown by camping in a remote area - have been found days after their supplies started running out....

 2020-04-03 09:09 

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No port in a storm: Australia tells virus-stricken cruise ships to go home...

Australia has insisted it would not let the crew of multiple virus-stricken cruise ships into the country, slapping aside suggestions it was falling short on legal and moral obligations....

 2020-04-03 09:09 

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Media watchdog says Algeria using virus to 'settle scores'...

Reporters Without Borders has accused Algeria's government of taking advantage of the coronavirus epidemic to 'settle scores' with independent journalists, including those covering long-running anti-government protests....

 2020-04-03 08:56 

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6 Mpumalanga traffic cops arrested for demanding money from man transporting kids...

Six traffic officers have been arrested for corruption and defeating the ends of justice in Middelburg, Mpumalanga....

 2020-04-03 08:14 

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Coronavirus wrap: US records highest daily fatalities as global deaths pass 50 000, Trump tests negative and Corona halts beer production...

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world has soared past one million and fatalities have topped 50 000 as the United States reported the highest daily death toll of any country so far....

 2020-04-03 08:09 

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The new 9/11: coronavirus and a looming mental health disaster...

The coronavirus pandemic has plunged the world into uncharted territory, leaving people feeling helpless in the face of an invisible threat of unknown duration that could infect any of us....

 2020-04-03 07:53 

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Boy, 9, sees armed robbers force his mom to the ground in Verulam...

A 9-year-old boy has witnessed two men forcing his mother to the ground and robbing her in Moss Street in the Verulam CBD, KwaZulu-Natal....

 2020-04-03 07:41 

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PART 3 | Here are some of the antics South Africans have been getting up to in lockdown...

We asked our readers to send us their best, funniest and most creative videos of what they are getting up to while they are in lockdown - and they certainly delivered!...

 2020-04-03 07:26 

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Burkina Faso frees prisoners to stem virus spread...

Burkina Faso president Roch Marc Christian Kabore has pardoned more than 1 200 prisoners in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus in the poor West African country....

 2020-04-03 07:21 

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PODCAST | ...ONE MORE THING: Inside the Gauteng health department's Covid-19 war room...

Gauteng is now the epicentre of the Covid-19 outbreak in South Africa, with more than 600 recorded cases. This week we speak to Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku about the province's readiness to handle the virus. Listen....

 2020-04-03 07:19 

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Coronavirus: Our sister was harassed by neighbours after testing positive, says JHB family...

A Johannesburg woman is allegedly harassed and victimised after voluntarily disclosing her Covid-19 infection to her neighbourhood....

 2020-04-03 06:46 

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Global virus cases top a million as Spain, Britain see record deaths...

Confirmed coronavirus cases around the world topped one million on Thursday and the number of deaths soared past 50 000 as Europe reeled from the pandemic and the United States reported record numbers of people out of work....

 2020-04-03 06:31 

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About 1 600 of Bloemfontein church gathering contacts traced Mkhize...

The health minister says it is remarkable that 1 600 of the 1 700 people who have come into contact with 859 people who attended a massive church event in Bloemfontein, have been traced....

 2020-04-03 06:23 

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WATCH | New home for hundreds of Cape Town refugees...

"The people are being moved because of Covid-19," SA Human Rights Commissioner Chris Nissen says. Police confirm this is done under the national state of disaster mandate, at national level....

 2020-04-03 06:21 

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ANALYSIS | Bitter harvest: How the Zuma years are catching up with South Africa in the time of Covid-19...

A decade ago, South Africa deftly negotiated the global financial crisis thanks to good governance and effective decision-making. But the spread of Covid-19 has exposed the country, and sees the convergence of three major crises for President Cyril Ramaph...

 2020-04-03 05:45 

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'Don't give us a reason to arrest you' - Cele, as lockdown arrests rise to 2 289...

Police arrest 2 289 people since the beginning of the lockdown to control the spread of the novel coronavirus....

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