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  1. Lockdown to be eased, but levels kick in

    Date: 24 Apr 2020
    President outlines phased reopening of SA WHILE it is yet unclear when exactly the country’s schools will open, President Cyril Ramaphosa has indicated that most regulations restricting the movement of people across the country will continue beyond May 1 when the nationwide lockdown comes to an end. Ramap... See full details

  2. Retailer charged for inflating mask prices

    Date: 24 Apr 2020
    We will spare no effort in protecting the consumer Thembinkosi Bonakele COMPETITION COMMISSIONER RETAILER Dis-Chem has been charged for allegedly inflating prices for facial masks by over 200% shortly after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Yesterday, the Competition Commission anno... See full details

  3. Ramaphosa and Trump have ‘productive phone call’ about Covid-19

    Date: 23 Apr 2020
    The US government this week increased its financial commitment to aid the country’s coronavirus efforts to about R410 million. President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also the African Union (AU) chairperson, revealed on Thursday that he had communicated with US President Donald Trump about the global coronavirus pandemic. He... See full details

  4. Mbalula extends validity of licences, permits for 30 days after lockdown

    Date: 23 Apr 2020
    <img class="img-responsive" src="https://citizen.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/SACAA-4-626x418.jpg" alt="Mbalula extends validity of licences, permits for 30 days... See full details

  5. Lockdown decision today

    Date: 23 Apr 2020
    After his R500bn socio-economic response toCovid-19 pandemic, Ramaphosa expected to ease some rules ALL EYES are on President Cyril Ramaphosa as he prepares to address the nation yet again tonight with interest largely pinned on which lockdown regulations may be eased. <img id="artOb... See full details

  6. Wrongfully held: police have to pay

    Date: 23 Apr 2020
    THE Supreme Court of Appeal has ordered the police ministry to pay R340 000 to two men who were wrongfully arrested and spent nine months in jail for murders that they did not commit. The ruling sends a strong message to the police over the practice of arresting suspects based on forced confessions instead of evidence ga... See full details

  7. Massive military mobilisation

    Date: 23 Apr 2020
    MORE than 73 000 additional SANDF members are soon to be deployed in preparation for some of the worst Covid-19 scenarios &ndash; such as helping to bury bodies &ndash; if it comes to that, Defence Minister Nosiviwe MapisaNqakula said. President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday night informed co-chairperson of the joint-standi... See full details

  8. WATCH: Police open fire during unrest on the R300 in Mitchells Plain

    Date: 22 Apr 2020
    Armed officers on the scene can be seen chasing small groups of people into nearby suburbs. Tension erupted into violence on the R300 between Mi... See full details

  9. ‘Historic’ R500bn response

    Date: 22 Apr 2020
    ? R50bn, 6-month relief for poor? Bonanza for grant beneficiaries? R29bn directed towards health ALL EYES will now be on Finance Minister Tito Mboweni as he is expected to table the country&rsquo;s adjusted Budget in line with the government&rsquo;s interventions following the Covid-19 pandemic. <span id="artObjectWrap" class="art-object art-mainimage" style="heigh... See full details

  10. Violence erupts in prisons due to alleged delay in releasing more than 19 000 inmates

    Date: 22 Apr 2020
    SHOCKING violence has erupted in prisons, owing to alleged government delays in giving the go-ahead for the release of more than 19 000 inmates, as a means to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the correctional centres. <img id="artObjec... See full details

  11. DA welcomes announcement by Ramaphosa of Covid-19 economic stimulus package

    Date: 21 Apr 2020
    <img class="img-responsive" src="https://citizen.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/DA_04-626x418.jpg" alt="DA welcomes announcement by Ramaphosa of Covid-19 econ... See full details

  12. Mbalula says ATM just ‘seeking attention’ with charges against him

    Date: 21 Apr 2020
    <img class="img-responsive" src="https://citizen.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/49429546811_d2201b540b_c-625x418.jpg" alt="Mbalula says ATM just &lsquo;seeking attent... See full details

  13. Ipid urged to investigate after man allegedly shot by police

    Date: 21 Apr 2020
    The young man from Steadville, located in Ladysmith, was allegedly shot on his way to buy a prepaid electricity voucher. The DA in KwaZulu-Natal has lodged a complaint with the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) after a man was allegedly shot by police on his way to a local shop. The young man from Steadvill... See full details

  14. ‘Inhumane conditions’ for guards

    Date: 21 Apr 2020
    Allegations of &lsquo;prison-like&rsquo; accommodation in Lonehill SECURITY guards working as essential staff for a Joburg-based company under Covid-19 regulations have lamented the inhuman conditions they are subjected to after long night shifts. Fidelity security guards in Lonehill yesterday claimed to be sle... See full details

  15. 17 staff, six doctors at facility self-isolate

    Date: 21 Apr 2020
    THE Life Healthcare Group says 17 staff members and six doctors from the Life Eugene Marais Hospital in Pretoria who were exposed to the coronavirus are isolating at home. General manager for emergency medicine at Life Healthcare Dr Charl van Loggerenberg said the exposed staff members were following guidelines as per th... See full details

  16. EFF calls DA’s request for unbanning alcohol ‘a conspiracy for mass murder’

    Date: 20 Apr 2020
    The party says it can only be the DA&rsquo;s racist disregard of black communities that leads it to campaign on such a murderous agenda. The Econonic Freedom Fighters (EFF) called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to dismiss the Democratic Alliance&rsquo;s (DA) &ldquo;murderous proposal to resume the sale of alcohol during weekends&rdquo... See full details

  17. De Lille urges auditor-general to investigate SA-Zim border fence procurement process

    Date: 20 Apr 2020
    Last week, it was reported that the border was vandalised and poles were allegedly stolen. Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure Patricia de Lille requested the auditor-general of South Africa to audit the Beitbridge Border Fence procurement process on Tuesday. &ldquo;I have written to the auditor-general of South Afri... See full details

  18. DA North West wants health MEC to intervene at ‘unhygienic’ Tshepong Hospital

    Date: 20 Apr 2020
    The party says patients were in forced isolation while the hospital did not have clean running water. The Democratic Alliance (DA) in North West called for department of health MEC Madoda Sambatha to intervene at Tshepong Hospital in Klerksdorp due to its unhygienic conditions despite being a Covid-19 designated point. This ... See full details

  19. Parliament concerned over alleged evictions by municipalities

    Date: 20 Apr 2020
    The evictions are allegedly carried out by municipalities in Durban, Johannesburg, and Cape Town.&nbsp;Parliament&rsquo;s chairperson of the portfolio committee on human settlements, water and sanitation, Machwene Semenya, raised concerns over alleged evictions carried out by municipalities in Durban, Lawley in Johannesburg, and in Cape Town. Semenya said the evictions were ... See full details

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