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 2020-04-01 19:06 

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JUST IN | EFF's Mandisa Mashego resigns as caucus leader in Gauteng legislature...

Gauteng EFF leader Mandisa Mashego has resigned as party's caucus leader in the provincial legislature....

 2020-04-01 19:00 

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Here are your Lotto and Lotto Plus results...

Here are the winning Lotto and Lotto Plus numbers from the Wednesday, 1 April draw....

 2020-04-01 18:55 

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Covid-19: Increase of 27 cases may be 'calm before a devastating storm', says Mkhize...

The number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in South Africa has risen to 1 380....

 2020-04-01 18:39 

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Four jailed in Belgium for international child pornography case...

Four men have been sentenced in Belgium for taking part in a vast child pornography case that has already identified a total of 90 suspects and 110 victims worldwide....

 2020-04-01 18:03 

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Emirates flight carrying 8 South Africans lands at OR Tambo, ACSA confirms...

An Emirates flight carrying eight South Africans has landed at OR Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park, says the Airports Company South Africa....

 2020-04-01 16:54 

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Coronavirus in SA: 'Significant progress' on modelling - but, for now, we won't know what it shows...

Projections and modelling are being widely used to inform the response to Covid-19 by governments around the world....

 2020-04-01 16:42 

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Coronavirus death: KZN family open up after death of patriarch...

A KwaZulu-Natal family are now in isolation after their patriarch, Moulana Yusuf Tootla, 80, died of Covid-19 on Tuesday....

 2020-04-01 16:40 

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Your Thursday weather: Severe thunderstorm warnings for parts of SA...

It will be another wet day for parts of South Africa on Thursday, the South African Weather Service has said....

 2020-04-01 16:19 

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From roof-hoppers to bar burglars: 15 arrested in Cape Town CBD crackdown...

Fifteen people have been arrested for breaking into bars and businesses in Cape Town during the lockdown....

 2020-04-01 16:07 

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Sri Lanka police make record $65 million drug bust...

Sri Lanka's navy has seized $65 million worth of crystal methamphetamine and ketamine in the country's biggest drugs bust....

 2020-04-01 15:26 

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ANALYSIS | Lockdown: Police kill three people in three days - this is normal for South Africa...

Abuse by law enforcement during the national lockdown have outraged South Africans, but it only exposes what has always gone on. What we are seeing is just a consequence of a deeply rooted culture of impunity within the police....

 2020-04-01 15:18 

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EXCLUSIVE | 200 Homeless people escape Tshwane temporary lockdown shelter due to bad conditions...

At least 200 homeless people have managed to escape from the Caledonian Stadium in Pretoria where City of Tshwane law enforcement had placed them for the lockdown....

 2020-04-01 15:10 

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His life was a struggle until the end - Mokonyane on the death of ex-ANC leader Ignatius Jacobs...

The ANC has confirmed former Luthuli House general manager and MEC Ignatius Jacobs has died....

 2020-04-01 15:09 

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WATCH | SANDF vehicle overturns avoiding taxi driving on wrong side of the road...

A soldier is recovering in hospital after a speeding taxi caused a military troop carrier to crash, according to the South African National Defence Force....

 2020-04-01 15:02 

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Lockdown: Mbalula amends travel hours and passenger numbers for taxis...

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has amended public transport regulations to accommodate concerns from the taxi industry around regulations implemented to minimise the spread of Covid-19 during a 21-day lockdown....

 2020-04-01 14:57 

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Coronavirus: African countries reach for malaria medicine...

Despite loud appeals for caution, Africans are rushing to embrace chloroquine, the venerable anti-malaria drug touted as a possible treatment for coronavirus....

 2020-04-01 14:43 

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Coronavirus: Gauteng health dept plans to use Nasrec for 2 000-bed temporary treatment site...

Gauteng health MEC Bandile Masuku has confirmed the provincial government is negotiating with conferencing venue Nasrec to turn it into a temporary treatment site for Covid-19 patients in need of urgent care....

 2020-04-01 14:17 

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Coronavirus: Latest KZN victim was a teacher, several more diagnosed...

Several people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus in KwaZulu-Natal after coming into contact with a 45-year-old teacher who died of Covid-19....

 2020-04-01 14:00 

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Coronavirus wrap: Global death toll passes 43 000, Kenya sorry for cop violence and girl, 11, Indonesia's youngest fatality...

The worldwide number of officially confirmed fatalities from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has risen to 43 082, according to a tally compiled by AFP from official sources....

 2020-04-01 13:54 

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In Gita Ramjee, we've lost 'a champion', says David Mabuza...

The death of Professor Gita Ramjee, who was diagnosed with Covid-19 before she died, is a huge blow to the healthcare sector, says Deputy President David Mabuza....

 2020-04-01 13:54 

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OPINION: Army, police may help stop the spread of Covid-19, but we must stay watchful of Big Brother...

It is the responsibility of each person to remain watchful over their governments; to not be overly distracted by the pandemic to the point where legislation that further advances governments' powers are simply accepted, writes Danielle Hoffmeester ....

 2020-04-01 13:45 

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Nehawu to take Mkhize to court over lack of protective gear for frontline workers...

Nehawu says it is taking Health Minister Zweli Mkhize to court to ask that his department urgently supply its members with much-needed protective resources to deal with the novel coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-04-01 13:41 

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WhatsApp or email the DA to report police or military abuse - John Steenhuisen...

The DA has launched dedicated platforms which the public can use to report transgressions by law enforcement officers....

 2020-04-01 13:40 

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Coronavirus: Gauteng govt hands out sanitiser at densely populated women's hostel in Alex...

The Gauteng government has handed out sanitiser at a densely populated women's hostel in Alexandra in a bid to minimise the spread of Covid-19....

 2020-04-01 12:54 

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Coronavirus crisis: Companies, engineers rally to SA's emergency ventilator cause...

Numerous offers to help South Africa build ventilators have reached News24 from around the country, and the world....

 2020-04-01 12:38 

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Coronavirus numbers will get worse 'before they get better' - UK promises more testing amid criticism...

Britain has said it would soon begin testing 25 000 people daily for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) as criticism of the government grew over low numbers of testing compared to other countries....

 2020-04-01 12:30 

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Coronavirus: Colleagues gutted by death of 'inspiring' HIV scientist Gita Ramjee...

The death of Professor Gita Ramjee who dedicated her life's work to the prevention of one virus HIV has left colleagues and friends gutted....

 2020-04-01 12:23 

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Lockdown | 'Selfish in their nature' - Lesufi slams schools for refusing to accommodate homeless...

The homeless in Gauteng are being sheltered in tents at various sites, as several public schools with boarding facilities have refused to house those who are destitute during the lockdown, Gauteng acting social development MEC Panyaza Lesufi says....

 2020-04-01 12:07 

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Coronavirus wrap: Hard-hit Spain death toll tops 9 000, Iran deaths pass 3 000 and UN calls crisis worst since WWII...

The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) death toll in Spain has surged to over 9 000 after a record 864 deaths in 24 hours, with the number of confirmed cases passing the 100 000 mark, the government has said....

 2020-04-01 12:03 

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WATCH | Alexandra residents screened and tested for Covid-19...

The Gauteng Department of Health embarked on mass screening and testing for the residents of Stjwetla in Alexandra on Tuesday after nine people were placed under quarantine....

 2020-04-01 11:33 

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First outgoing repatriation flight leaves OR Tambo with 321 passengers bound for Brazil...

The first outgoing repatriation flight has departed OR Tambo International Airport, headed for Brazil, Airports Company South Africa has confirmed....

 2020-04-01 11:17 

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Officials raid Durban building to screen people allegedly showing coronavirus symptoms...

KZN officials swoop on a building in Durban that is suspected of housing people who are allegedly showing symptoms linked to the novel coronavirus....

 2020-04-01 11:12 

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Putting Africa in back of queue for ventilators will be detrimental for humanity Pandor...

Countries around the world recognise the potential for disaster in developing African countries amid the coronavirus pandemic. Not doing so would be to the detriment of humanity, says International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor....

 2020-04-01 10:54 

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'Silence that man!' - Covid-19 victim Louis Wilsenach ruffled feathers with 'New South Africa' concept...

Marketing guru and author Louis Wilsenach, 79, who died of Covid-19, was hugely influential in shaping the South African political landscape during the transition to democracy and is credited with coining the term "New South Africa"....

 2020-04-01 10:13 

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New virus, old wounds: Frontline Covid-19 workers demand better pay...

Would you risk your life for R 3 500? These community health workers have been doing just that for years....

 2020-04-01 10:01 

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Coronavirus wrap: Turkey sends aid to Italy and Spain, Russia helps US and Europe death toll tops 30 000...

Turkey has sent health supplies including masks to Italy and Spain, the two European countries worst hit by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), the defence ministry has said....

 2020-04-01 09:30 

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Coronavirus transforms New York as US death toll tops 4 000...

Emergency field hospitals have been readied in New York's Central Park and at the home of the US Open tennis tournament as the number of American deaths from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic surged past 4 000 higher than the toll in China....

 2020-04-01 09:20 

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Lockdown: Alleged perpetrators of petty crime to be released from police holding cells...

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has ordered that alleged perpetrators of petty crimes be released from police holding cells countrywide and warned to appear in court on a future date....

 2020-04-01 08:27 

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PICS | Here is what Cape Town looks like from above, under lockdown...

Following a nationwide lockdown, the usually bustling streets of Cape Town CBD has taken hollow form. Here are images of South Africa's second most populous city captured during lockdown....

 2020-04-01 08:03 

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Aussie Lamborghini driver blames speeding on coronavirus...

An Australian allegedly caught driving a Lamborghini at nearly twice the speed limit in Sydney claims he was rushing to hospital to be tested for coronavirus, police have said....

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