Parliament declines DA’s request for ad hoc committee on COVID-19 lockdown

Parliament has declined the request made by the Democratic Alliance for the establishment of an ad hoc committee, to do an extended oversight role, over the executive during the COVID-19 national lockdown.

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ATM calls for special meeting with president Ramaphosa and political parties

The African Transformation Movement (ATM) has written to President Cyril Ramaphosa requesting him to convene a special meeting with all political leaders.

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Viljoen remembered for role he played ahead of first democratic elections

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has conveyed its condolences to the family of the former commander of the South African National Defence Force and co-founder of the Freedom Front Plus, General Constand Viljoen.

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COPE calls on public representatives to test for COVID-19

The Congress of the People (COPE) is calling on all public representatives, who know they had contact with people who tested positive with the coronavirus (COVID-19), to test for the coronavirus. COPE says this will instill confidence in the public and defeat stigmatisation if public representatives take the lead in testing. So far two Members […]

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SAFTU boss Zwelinzima Vavi tests positive for COVID-19

Zwelinzima Vavi

The General Secretary of trade union federation, SAFTU, Zwelinzima Vavi has tested positive for coronavirus. He is one of at least six prominent South Africans who have contracted the virus.

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Political party leaders use time productively as lockdown continues

John Steenhuisen

The number of confirmed coronavirus (C0VID-19) cases in South Africa continues to rise and currently stands at 1 380 cases with five deaths.

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ANC sends condolences to Luthuli House General Manager Ignatius Jacobs’ family

The ANC has sent its deeepest condolences to the Jacobs family on the passing of its former General Manager at Luthuli House Ignatius Jacobs.

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President Ramaphosa’s COVID-19 message in Sesotho

President Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has thanked all the essential service workers during the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus on Monday. Below is the President’s message in Sesotho.

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President Ramaphosa’s COVID-19 message in Nguni

With the number of COVID-19 deaths, infections increasing, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that a massive testing campaign will start soon. Below is President’s lockdown message in Nguni.

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