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 2020-03-31 19:09 

Daily Nation

82 prisoners freed from Coast jails amid coronavirus crisis...

121 released over the past two weeks....

 2020-03-31 19:03 

News24

Here are the Powerball and Powerball Plus results...

Here are the winning Powerball and Powerball Plus numbers from the Tuesday, 31 March, draw....

 2020-03-31 19:02 

Business Live

SA-born Conway on brink of debut for Black Caps...

International Cricket Council grants batsman exceptional circumstance dispensation to free him for selection...

 2020-03-31 19:01 

Business Live

TeleMasters shares fall despite bet on a new business model...

The company is moving away from the traditional variable billing service to subscription-based services...

 2020-03-31 19:01 

Business Live

We cannot afford to switch SA's economic engine off, says Oppenheimer...

Jonathan Oppenheimer says South Africa doesn't have the luxury of using fiscal stimulus to revive the economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic...

 2020-03-31 19:00 

Mail & Guardian

How the coronavirus pandemic could get Trump re-elected...

US President Donald Trump is good at channelling voters' anger. And anger about the effects of Covid-19 is a factor that could help him win another term The post How the coronavirus pandemic could get Trump re-elected appeared first on The Mail & Guar...

 2020-03-31 19:00 

Mail & Guardian

'My biggest fear was getting the virus and dying in a foreign country'...

South African Wuhan evacuee speaks about his nine-week ordeal The post 'My biggest fear was getting the virus and dying in a foreign country' appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-03-31 19:00 

Mail & Guardian

The insurgency in northern Mozambique has got worse. Why?...

Mozambique needs to restructure its defence force and build an alliance with its neighbour Tanzania in preparation for a drawn-out struggle against 'jihadists' The post The insurgency in northern Mozambique has got worse. Why? appeared first on Th...

 2020-03-31 19:00 

Daily Nation

THE CUTTING EDGE-...

KRA should clarify the tax exemption announced by the government as a cushion against the Covid-19 pandemic....

 2020-03-31 18:42 

News24

Case of public violence opened against protesting FS healthcare workers...

Police spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo said no injuries were reported after police opened fire on the workers, but Nehawu Free State spokesperson Moeketsi Napo told News24 that two workers had been injured and admitted to hospital....

 2020-03-31 18:35 

Standard Digital

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Goats in a ghost town - animals take over deserted UK resort...

With the streets of Llandudno unnaturally quiet, the goats have been free to wander the streets undisturbed...

 2020-03-31 18:32 

Uganda Radio Network

Uganda Records more 11 COVID-19 Cases...

"All these were children of the Watoto choir who are still in quarantine. They picked it from outside where they had gone," Museveni said. He added that yesterday 82 people were tested and all of them were negative....

 2020-03-31 18:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Wind-power industry heads for record year...

Developers are set to boost capacity by 9% this year to 66,422 megawatts, according BloombergNEF....

 2020-03-31 18:06 

Business Live

Government spells out support for spaza shops during lockdown...

Stores to benefit from an R500m fund to support small enterprises, but must meet certain conditions, including a willingness to buy locally made goods...

 2020-03-31 18:06 

Business Live

Sasol share surges despite more rating cuts...

Positive market reaction is due to producer's ability to secure oil hedging above current prices, analyst says...

 2020-03-31 17:58 

News24

A fight to save the pangolin - in an African forest...

The world's pangolin species are listed as either vulnerable or critically endangered....

 2020-03-31 17:58 

News24

'Better than nothing' - Could homemade masks help stop the spread of coronavirus?...

Is a homemade mask better than nothing at all?...

 2020-03-31 17:39 

Mail & Guardian

Retailers and employers nailed in Covid-19 crackdown...

More than 300 complaints have been lodged against unscrupulous suppliers and business owners, who are now under the microscope for violating the Disaster Management Act The post Retailers and employers nailed in Covid-19 crackdown appeared first on The Ma...

 2020-03-31 17:33 

News24

SA's coronavirus death toll now at 5 - latest victims from Free State, Gauteng and Umlazi...

South Africa has registered five Covid-19 deaths, but the rate of new cases seems to have reduced for now, Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize said on Tuesday....

 2020-03-31 17:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Covid-19 and Competition Law: clothes, coffee shops, care services and more...

What businesses in the retail sector need to know about competition law in the time of Covid-19....

 2020-03-31 17:23 

News24

Covid-19: What happens after the lockdown?...

The epidemic in South Africa won't disappear by 17 April. We have merely bought three weeks breathing space to plan for the future....

 2020-03-31 17:11 

Business Live

Josef Zinnbauer is not the only coach to get Bucs off to a flying start...

Roger Da Sa equalled the stellar performance, but honours go to Zimbabwean Roy Barreto...

 2020-03-31 17:11 

Business Live

Spain suffers deadliest day as Europe considers extending lockdowns...

Total Spanish virus deaths rise by 849 to 8,189, while Italy and the Netherlands consider extending coronavirus measures...

 2020-03-31 17:11 

Business Live

MARKET WRAP: JSE has worst month in almost 12 years amid virus worries...

The rand and JSE gained on Tuesday as better-than-expected Chinese PMI data lifted global markets...

 2020-03-31 17:11 

Business Live

Glencore shelves dividend over Covid-19 concern...

Company braces itself for 'risk of material production disruption' due to pandemic...

 2020-03-31 17:10 

Standard Digital

Fiorentina, Torino presidents believe Serie A season unlikely to finish...

Italians have been under lockdown for three weeks and Serie A, like football competitions around the world, is at a standstill with no indication of w...

 2020-03-31 17:02 

Standard Digital

The rise of digital economy in COVID-19 era...

Since the outbreak of coronavirus, commonly referred to as Covid-19, in Wuhan, China in December, the world has focused on little else....

 2020-03-31 17:00 

Business Report (IOL)

12L Tax Incentive delivers billions of rand in energy savings rebate...

At the forefront of the incentive's energy savings were the mining and manufacturing industries, both rolling out 69 certified projects each since 2015....

 2020-03-31 16:59 

News24

Coronavirus: French doctor jailed for coughing at police...

A French doctor who claimed to have coronavirus and coughed at police responding to a domestic violence callout has received an effective two-year jail sentence....

 2020-03-31 16:54 

News24

Coronavirus: 79-year-old man is Gauteng's first Covid-19 death...

Gauteng has recorded its first coronavirus casualty, while the number of deaths in the country has risen to five....

 2020-03-31 16:50 

Uganda Radio Network

Panic, Confusion In Kitgum As Residents Rush to Beat Curfew...

In several parts of Kitgum municipality, armed soldiers deployed to effect the directives started chasing traders and motorists off the markets, shops and streets as early as 5:20pm....

 2020-03-31 16:38 

Uganda Radio Network

COVID-19: IMC Clinics to Close During Curfew Hours...

In a message to its clients issued on Tuesday IMC said, "due to the COVID19 situation in the country and the presidential directive, IMC has decided to close the night shift till Further notice but we will be happy to serve you between 8am-5pm everyda...

 2020-03-31 16:37 

The New Humanitarian

ICYMI: Burkina Faso's spiralling crisis...

Watch this conversation exploring the crisis in Burkina Faso from the needs on the ground to the dynamics of the conflict, the new threat of coronavirus, and the challenges of reporting....

 2020-03-31 16:36 

News24

Your wet Wednesday weather: It's going to be a perfect day... to stay indoors...

It will be another rainy day, the South African Weather Service says, but then you probably weren't planning on going out anyway....

 2020-03-31 16:33 

News24

Elderly pastor dies after contracting coronavirus at Bloem Church gathering...

The third confirmed Covid-19 death in South Africa is an elderly pastor who was at the Bloemfontein Church gathering attended by five international guests who later tested positive for the coronavirus, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize revealed in a briefing o...

 2020-03-31 16:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Snapchat's new filter advises people on how to stay safe during coronavirus pandemic...

Snapchat will be doing their part in joining the larger public health efforts to help slow the spread of the coronavirus....

 2020-03-31 16:24 

News24

Lockdown: Family of pensioner clarifies how she died while on her way to collect her social grant...

The family of a pensioner who died outside a post office has called on the public to refrain from publishing false information about her death....

 2020-03-31 16:17 

News24

Govt urged to amend hours of shopping at malls, spazas and tuck shops from 09:00 to 13:00...

Cape Town mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith is urging national government to amend the regulations to limit the hours of shopping at malls, as well as spaza and tuck shops, to 09:00 until 13:00 daily....

 2020-03-31 16:16 

Business Live

Thando Ntini has huge promise as a Proteas all-rounder, says Titans coach...

The son of legendary fast bowler Makhaya has signed with the Pretoria team, leaving the Cobras in Cape Town...

 2020-03-31 16:15 

Business Live

MTN reducing stake in Nigerian business slowed by Covid-19...

The fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic doesn't change the importance of selling part of the 79% shareholding to local investors, says CFO...

 2020-03-31 16:15 

Business Live

Trump pivots from the coronavirus to US infrastructure...

The US president called on Congress for $2-trillion for infrastructure because interest rates are close to zero — due to Covid-19...

 2020-03-31 16:15 

Business Live

Letter: SA's debt precipice beckons...

IMF may not care for our begging bowl once the government sees the fallout from Moody's downgrade...

 2020-03-31 16:15 

Standard Digital

Sports events around the world hit by coronavirus pandemic as of March 31...

Major sports events around the world that have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic:...

 2020-03-31 16:10 

News24

Man charged with murder and arson after girlfriend, baby among five killed in fire...

A man has been arrested on five counts of murder and arson after he allegedly set alight a house in Seymour in the Eastern Cape, resulting in the deaths of his girlfriend and four others on Tuesday....

 2020-03-31 16:10 

Uganda Radio Network

Woman Gives Birth to Twins on Roadside...

Mudondo and her little sister had walked on foot for over 15 kilometers from Butebo district to Mbale Regional Referral hospital because of the ban on public transport....

 2020-03-31 16:09 

News24

Govt addresses physical distancing, long Sassa queues...

The government has conceded the first round of social grant collections during the lockdown had teething problems as there was no enforcement of social distancing in the long queues....

 2020-03-31 16:06 

Daily Nation

Nakuru MCAs fault county's preparedness to fight Covid-19...

The county plans to spend Sh250 million to mitigate against the effects of the virus....

 2020-03-31 16:00 

Business Report (IOL)

Responding to a disaster doesn't give National Treasury more alternatives...

Tito Mboweni gives a rich picture of the government's financial position and its inability to respond to the economic challenges and the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-03-31 15:59 

News24

Kenyan teen shot during coronavirus curfew...

Kenyan police ordered a probe into the shooting of a 13-year-old boy on his balcony in Nairobi as officers allegedly opened fire to enforce a nighttime curfew....

 2020-03-31 15:57 

News24

Lockdowns may have saved 59 000 lives in Europe, study says...

Strict containment measures might have already saved up to 59 000 lives across 11 European countries battling the spread of the new coronavirus, experts in Britain say....

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