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  1. Quarantine capacity not a problem with returnees, communication is – health dept

    Date: 07 May 2020
    Picture for illustration. SANDF soldiers guarding the entrance to The Ranch Resort where the repatriated South Africans from Wuhan will be quarantined,... See full details

  2. Trapped at OR Tambo airport

    Date: 07 May 2020
    SA citizens left stranded on cold tarmac and some dumped at shocking quarantine site A GROUP of South Africans who were repatriated, mostly from the US, were left stranded and trapped on the cold OR Tambo Airport tarmac for about five hours without quarantine accommodation. <p data... See full details

  3. State to oppose bid to stub out tobacco ban

    Date: 07 May 2020
    THE court application by the Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association (Fita) to set aside the government&rsquo;s decision to ban the sale of cigarettes during Level 4 of the Covid-19 lockdown is set to be opposed by the State. According to the government, while the association&rsquo;s application... See full details

  4. JMPD to suspend officers present at Khosa’s house on day of death

    Date: 06 May 2020
    <img class="img-responsive" src="https://citizen.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/49809650493_0131c7d0dd_k-626x418.jpg" alt="JMPD to suspend officers pre... See full details

  5. DA says many home affairs offices remain closed because of Covid-19

    Date: 06 May 2020
    The party says closures have occurred in Mpumalanga, Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Kwazulu-Natal and the Western Cape. The Democratic Alliance claims many home affairs offices across the country have been closed either due to a shortage of personal protective equipment or Covid-19 infections. Home affairs offices are supposed to re... See full details

  6. Zuma’s corruption trial postponed, warrant of arrest stayed

    Date: 06 May 2020
    The NPA says the warrant of arrest for Zuma will be stayed until 23 June. Former president Jacob Zuma&rsquo;s corruption trial has been postponed to 23 June, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Wednesday. The spokesperson of the NPA in KZN Natasha Kara said in a statement: &ldquo;By agreement, all parties have c... See full details

  7. Police launch manhunt after post office in Limpopo is robbed

    Date: 06 May 2020
    Police say the trio was allegedly armed and after taking a substantial amount of money fled the scene in a white Nissan bakkie. Police have launched a manhunt for three alleged robbers who are believed to be armed following a robbery of a post office at Kutama Village near Louis Trichardt, Limpopo. Police spokesperson Brigad... See full details

  8. Batsa withdraws legal threat against cigarette ban

    Date: 06 May 2020
    The company controls almost 80% of the local cigarette market and has been vocal about the effects of illegal sales on the economy. British American Tobacco South Africa (Batsa) has said it has decided not to pursue legal action against the government over the ban on cigarette sales. &ldquo;We have taken the decision not to ... See full details

  9. Mpumalanga official accused of delivering food parcels to his house

    Date: 06 May 2020
    <img class="img-responsive" src="https://citizen.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/6461ddfa-food-parcel-fraud-1200x858-585x418.jpg" alt="WATCH: Mpumalanga officia... See full details

  10. Tobacco ban war heads to court

    Date: 06 May 2020
    FITA files urgent application, challenging government&rsquo;s Level 4 prohibition &nbsp; President Cyril Ramaphosa <p data-bind="... See full details

  11. Dis-Chem hits back over hiked price claim

    Date: 06 May 2020
    PHARMACEUTICAL retailer Dis-Chem has accused the Competition Commission of deliberately trying to humiliate it as it appeared before the Competition Tribunal yesterday to answer allegations that it inflated prices for Covid-19 essential items by more than 250%. Dis-Chem&rsquo;s referral for prosecu... See full details

  12. Stop treating our officials inhumanely – correctional services

    Date: 05 May 2020
    <img class="img-responsive" src="https://citizen.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/49768694398_dbd59f94db_k-609x418.jpg" alt="Stop treating our officials inhumanely &ndash; correcti... See full details

  13. Criminal case opened against police officers caught on tape ‘stealing cash’ from shop

    Date: 05 May 2020
    <img class="img-responsive" src="https://citizen.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Screenshot-2020-05-04-at-11.30.22-468x418.png" alt=... See full details

  14. Homemade beer suspected to have killed Northern Cape couple

    Date: 05 May 2020
    An inquest docket has been opened to confirm the cause of their death. Police in Port Nolloth in the Northern Cape are investigating the death of a man and a woman suspected to have died after drinking homemade beer. Police spokesperson Brigadier Mohale Ramatseba said: &ldquo;It is alleged a 42-year-old woman was found dead ... See full details

  15. Sisulu puts Amatola Water Board under administration

    Date: 05 May 2020
    The department is still tackling problems experienced at Lepelle Northern Water in Limpopo. Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu, has placed the Amatola Water Board in the Eastern Cape under administration after it was rocked by numerous cases of irregular expenditure. Last week the minister me... See full details

  16. Cyril backs Nkosazana in cigarette ban war

    Date: 05 May 2020
    NKOSAZANA Dlamini Zuma PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa has come out in support of Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, following days of kniv... See full details

  17. Fita fights in court for your right to light up

    Date: 04 May 2020
    The Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association is asking the court to lift the ban on cigarette sales, arguing that the regulations are &ldquo;inexplicable&rdquo; and a violation of their right to trade and smokers&rsquo; right to exercise their freedoms. After weeks of toing and froing, the Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Associatio... See full details

  18. WATCH: The Zumas laugh at Ramaphosa and his face mask troubles

    Date: 04 May 2020
    <img class="img-responsive" src="https://citizen.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Screen-Shot-2020-05-04-at-9.53.53-AM.png" alt="WATCH: The Zumas laugh at Ramaphosa... See full details

  19. Ramaphosa defends constitutionality of lockdown and why he backtracked on cigarettes (part 1)

    Date: 04 May 2020
    The president has made a plea to South Africans to continue to abide by the lockdown regulations amid a rising sense of frustration in many quarters.In his weekly letter to the nation on Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa defended government&rsquo;s decision to impose a harsh lockdown on South Africans, which included a decision to continue with a ban on tobacco sales after Ramaphosa initi... See full details

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