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 2020-04-01 04:13 

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Coronavirus and local stores: 'When a customer sneezes, cashiers freeze'...

A supermarket owner News24 spoke to on condition of anonymity said the fear and anxiety were becoming so bad that he decided to introduce a new rule: anybody wanting to shop at the store must put something over their mouth....

 2020-04-01 03:29 

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Covid-19: 'We can't stay inside when we have no toilets'...

Joshua Matshidiso, 68, had both legs amputated due to an infection in 2010. On Monday 30 March, he joined other social grant beneficiaries who rose before sunrise to collect their grants at a nearby retailer pay point in Dunoon, Milnerton, Cape Town....

 2020-03-31 22:12 

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Coronavirus claims life of decorated scientist Professor Gita Ramjee...

The coronavirus has claimed the life of an influential, decorated and award-winning South African scientist....

 2020-03-31 20:51 

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Mbalula and the taxi industry find common ground...

The government is set to announce amended regulations allowing taxi drivers to carry more passengers. They will also be provided with sanitisers and protective equipment for commuters....

 2020-03-31 20:14 

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First coronavirus victim in Gauteng was a well-known marketing guru...

The first Covid-19 casualty in Gauteng has been identified as Louis Wilsenach, a well-known marketing guru....

 2020-03-31 19:54 

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One person wins Daily Lotto jackpot draw...

One person walked away with the Daily Lotto jackpot in Tuesday's draw....

 2020-03-31 19:17 

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ANALYSIS | 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 19:09 

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Govt working hard to bring home almost 1 500 stranded South Africans - Pandor...

According to Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor about 1 471 citizens have appealed to the government to return home....

 2020-03-31 19:03 

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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 18:42 

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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 17:58 

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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 

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

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

 2020-03-31 17:33 

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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 17:23 

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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 16:59 

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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 

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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 16:36 

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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 

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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 16:24 

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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 

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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 16:10 

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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 16:09 

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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 15:59 

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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 

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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....

 2020-03-31 15:32 

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ConCourt orders corruption proceeds be paid back from deceased former ANC official's estate...

The Constitutional Court last week ordered the full proceeds from corruption be recovered from the deceased estate of Yolanda Botha, who was an ANC official in the Northern Cape....

 2020-03-31 15:25 

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Wearing masks and gloves inappropriately puts you at greater risk, warns health dept...

The Gauteng health department says members of the public who wear personal protective equipment unnecessarily put themselves at risk and could spread the novel coronavirus....

 2020-03-31 15:23 

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Gauteng lockdown shooting: Metro cop free for now as IPID investigation continues...

An Ekhurhuleni Metro Police Department officer - who was arrested for allegedly shooting a man to death in Vosloorus on Sunday during the lockdown - is a free man, for now....

 2020-03-31 15:05 

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From isolation to lockdown: 50 people in Cape Town have recovered from coronavirus...

Fifty people, who previously tested positive for Covid-19 in Cape Town, have recovered and their period of self-isolation lifted. The lockdown, however, still applies to them....

 2020-03-31 15:01 

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Water crisis could sabotage Zimbabwe's coronavirus lockdown...

The water-short southern African country is starting to enforce a 21-day lockdown to try contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus....

 2020-03-31 15:00 

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Hunt is on for members of a religious gathering which became a 'coronavirus hotspot' in India...

A large religious gathering in New Delhi has sparked a manhunt across India for suspected coronavirus cases after being linked to dozens of infections and several deaths....

 2020-03-31 14:50 

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Taxi strike called off, Mbalula, Santaco to brief the nation...

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula, the South African National Taxi Council and National Taxi Alliance will brief the nation on Wednesday after the nationwide taxi strike was called off....

 2020-03-31 14:28 

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Europe delivers medical goods to Iran in first sanction-bypass deal to help combat coronavirus...

European nations have delivered medical goods to Iran in the first transaction under the Instex mechanism set up to evade American sanctions on Tehran, the German foreign ministry has said....

 2020-03-31 14:11 

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Corruption has crippled SA's capacity to fight coronavirus, lives will be lost - Corruption Watch...

Corruption Watch received more than 3 600 whistleblower reports in 2019 and it "highlighted how individuals were robbed of access to their fundamental right to safety and security and basic services through corruption in policing, schools, healthcare&...

 2020-03-31 14:04 

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Long queues expose Sassa beneficiaries to coronavirus - Black Sash...

Beneficiaries of social grants are facing exposure to the novel coronavirus which could result in furthering the spread of the virus to vulnerable communities, says human rights organisation Black Sash....

 2020-03-31 13:58 

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Eastern Cape UDM leader gets his wish to be buried in his Mercedes-Benz...

Smartly dressed in a white shirt and suit, the body of Tshekede Bufton Pitso has been lowered into his final resting place in Sterkspruit - in his favourite Mercedes-Benz....

 2020-03-31 13:45 

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Hammanskraal to get much-needed water tanks to improve quality...

The water tanks are a donation from AngloGold Ashanti....

 2020-03-31 12:55 

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Russians face up to five years jail for spreading false coronavirus news...

Russian lawmakers were set on Tuesday to consider legislation imposing severe punishment - including up to five years in prison - for people convicted of spreading false information about the coronavirus....

 2020-03-31 12:48 

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Greek politicians urged to give half their pay to fight virus...

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has called on members of his government and MPs from his party to give up half of their salaries to combat the coronavirus....

 2020-03-31 12:44 

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Race for vaccine tests limits of drug innovation...

From medical workers struggling to care for the rising tide of COVID-19 patients to the billions of people told to stay home to slow the pandemic, everyone is waiting for one thing: a vaccine....

 2020-03-31 12:40 

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Bo-Kaap family hailed for declaring oupa's positive coronavirus status to fight stigma...

The family of a 73-year-old Bo-Kaap man have been hailed for their call to action after they urged the people who have been in contact with him to get tested for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), fearing for their neighbours' health and safety....

 2020-03-31 12:38 

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Two Mpumalanga doctors test positive for coronavirus...

Two doctors at the Mmametlhake Hospital in Mpumalanga have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19)....

 2020-03-31 12:24 

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SAHRC reminds army, police of 'fundamental human rights' during lockdown...

The South African Human Rights Commission says law enforcement must be reminded that the fundamental human rights of everyone in South Africa remain intact during the nationwide lockdown....

 2020-03-31 12:12 

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Millions of Nigerians enter lockdown as Africa tries to halt virus...

More than 20 million Nigerians on Monday went into lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa's biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus....

 2020-03-31 12:07 

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WATCH LIVE | Lockdown day 5: Ministers to provide update on intervention measures...

Members representing the Covid-19 National Command Council will on Tuesday update the nation on the status of the 21-day lockdown in South Africa....

 2020-03-31 12:06 

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WATCH | Sandton SPCA pleads for help to continue its work during Covid-19 lockdown...

The SPCA in Sandton has had to cancel at least three fundraising events following the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that the nation would be under lockdown for 21 days....

 2020-03-31 12:03 

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KZN call centre CEO arrested for allegedly making employees work during lockdown...

The CEO of a popular Umhlanga call centre has been arrested after a large number of his employees were allegedly made to work during the national lockdown....

 2020-03-31 11:47 

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WATCH | Two Free State healthcare workers injured after police fire rubber bullets to disperse protesters...

Two healthcare workers at Bongani Regional Hospital in Welkom, Free State, have been injured after police opened fire with rubber bullets on a group protesting about transportation issues at the facility....

 2020-03-31 11:29 

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Warrants of arrest for Doctors Beale and Munshi, but stayed until next appearance...

The case against two doctors accused of culpable homicide, Peter Beale and Abdulhay Munshi, has been postponed 29 May....

 2020-03-31 11:14 

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WATCH | Cape Town elderly desperately wait hours for grant money...

A group of pensioners grew increasingly frustrated as they waited hours for their Sassa grants in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town. Watch....

 2020-03-31 10:55 

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Lockdown: Langa man shot dead after police threatened with knife during chase - IPID...

A man has been shot dead by police after he allegedly charged at officers with a knife during a chase through Langa in Cape Town during the lockdown, IPID says....

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