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 2020-04-04 08:27 

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Trump, Macron plan UN Security Council talks on coronavirus...

US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Friday urged top-level UN talks on the coronavirus crisis, with France pushing for a focus on war zones around the world....

 2020-04-04 08:07 

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WATCH | Plans in motion to move thousands from Dunoon, but some residents say they won't go...

The Western Cape government plans on moving thousands of people, living in informal settlements, to temporary sites. The move is part of the City's plan,to space people out and prevent a surge in Covid-19 infections. Watch....

 2020-04-04 07:51 

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Virus crisis shines light on troubled North Africa health care...

The coronavirus pandemic has put the spotlight on shortcomings in health care in several North African countries, even as governments moved quickly to announce restrictions to limit the spread of the virus....

 2020-04-04 07:31 

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Lockdown: City of Joburg kicks out illegal occupants, vows to clamp down on invasions...

The City of Johannesburg has alleged that criminal syndicates are using the national lockdown to take over unoccupied buildings and to invade open land....

 2020-04-04 07:25 

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China pauses in memory of virus victims and 'martyrs'...

China came to a standstill on Saturday to mourn patients and medical staff killed by the coronavirus, as the world's most populous country observed a nationwide three-minute silence....

 2020-04-04 06:56 

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Probe into why cake company remained operational as 'essential service'...

Cape Town police are investigating why a bakery and cake shop is listed as an essential service, which remained operational as recently as Friday....

 2020-04-04 06:54 

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Lockdown: Child abuse advocacy group halts its court monitoring and media engagements...

Advocacy group Women and Men Against Child Abuse has halted its court monitoring and media engagement owing to the Covid-19 lockdown....

 2020-04-04 06:36 

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Germany's Angela Merkel returns to office after quarantine stint...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has left her Berlin home for the first time in almost two weeks, after she was forced into quarantine following contact with a Covid-19-infected doctor....

 2020-04-04 06:00 

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Covid-19: UK company makes about-turn and agrees to help SA with ventilators...

UK-based company Penlon has revised its decision not to assist a group of local businessmen, doctors and engineers who have been working to reverse engineer an old mechanical ventilator it first made nearly 40 years ago....

 2020-04-04 05:24 

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Americans told to wear masks over virus breathing spread fears...

The US government has begun advising people to wear masks if they go outside, pointing to research that shows the coronavirus could be spread just by breathing....

 2020-04-04 05:02 

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Covid-19: Numbers continue to grow as Mkhize warns about coming storm...

Uncertainty over what SA's Covid-19 numbers means is rife, and there are fears that there could be many more infections than what have been reported....

 2020-04-04 03:59 

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Coronavirus: Pietermaritzburg youth donate groceries to street hawkers as lockdown bites...

Some street hawkers sell sweets outside schools, some braai mealies in town, others are recyclers, but now they can't earn a living to buy food due to the Covid-19 lockdown....

 2020-04-03 21:07 

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EMPD officer shot and killed in Reiger Park...

The police are investigating a case of murder after an Ekurhuleni Metro Police (EMPD) officer was killed in Reiger Park....

 2020-04-03 20:33 

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Lockdown: Thieves vandalise 5 schools in the Vaal, steal equipment and groceries...

Criminals have taken advantage of the current lockdown, vandalising and stealing items at four primary schools and a secondary school in the Vaal....

 2020-04-03 19:39 

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One Daily Lotto player just got R324K richer...

One Daily Lotto player walked away with the jackpot of R324 185.00 on Friday....

 2020-04-03 19:39 

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Ramaphosa, Nelson Mandela Foundation pays tribute to General Constand Viljoen...

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his condolences at the death of FF Plus founder General Constand Viljoen....

 2020-04-03 19:30 

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SA Muslim community distributes R7m worth of humanitarian aid...

The Muslim community has distributed more than R7 million worth of welfare and relief aid across the country since the lockdown began....

 2020-04-03 19:27 

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Covid-19: Waste pickers to get some relief from government...

The government is looking at providing relief to waste pickers, who have been left without a livelihood since the national lockdown began....

 2020-04-03 19:26 

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International Covid-19 wrap: France sets grisly deaths record, hope in Italy...

France on Friday reported 588 more coronavirus deaths in hospital, its biggest toll over the last 24 hours since the epidemic began, AFP reported....

 2020-04-03 19:21 

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Lockdown: 56 minibus drivers caught flouting transport regulations...

The 21-day lockdown imposed on South Africa to minimise the spread of Covid-19 has seen tens of taxi drivers flouting the new regulations....

 2020-04-03 19:18 

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WATCH | 2 doctors allegedly forced into quarantine after claim of 'bringing coronavirus to Limpopo'...

Two doctors in Limpopo are living in fear after they were allegedly forced into quarantine at a medical facility by the Limpopo government after testing positive for Covid-19 on Sunday....

 2020-04-03 19:02 

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Here are the Powerball and Powerball Plus results...

Here are the winning Powerball and Powerball Plus numbers from the Friday, 3 April draw:...

 2020-04-03 18:36 

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Over 17 000 people arrested since lockdown kicked off...

More than 17 000 people have been arrested countrywide over the last week for various crimes and contravening lockdown regulations....

 2020-04-03 18:25 

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Lockdown: 16 South Africans who were stranded in Dubai and Doha return home...

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation has welcomed the successful repatriation of 16 South Africans who were stranded in Dubai and Doha....

 2020-04-03 18:24 

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Covid-19: Former ConCourt judge Kate O'Regan to safeguard people's right to privacy...

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola has appointed former Constitutional Court judge, Catherine (Kate) O'Regan, as the Covid-19 designate judge....

 2020-04-03 17:59 

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International Covid-19 wrap: 'Five fold' increase in domestic abuse in Tunisia, EU to assist Africa...

Tunisia is setting up a free helpline to support families after seeing a spike in domestic abuse cases linked to a lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, AFP reports....

 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....

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