First case in SA’s poorest region

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Alfred Nzo District in the East Cape, regarded by Stats SA as the poorest region in SA, has recorded its first case of Covid-19.

SANDF rifle robbery

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Two soldiers and a civilian have been arrested for stealing a large number of army weapons from a Pretoria base.  The stolen firearms were hidden or sold on the East Rand. Thirteen R4 rifles and a pistol were recovered in Daveyton.

What about bars, sports?

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Forget it.  When the rules change on May 1, the president announced that some restrictions will remain in place, in all levels of alert, for as long as the risk of virus transmission lasts. - Bars and shebeens will remain closed

More Metro lockdown?

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The country's biggest metropolitan municipalities could stay on maximum lockdown after Friday 1 May. When the new, less tough rules start, Johannesburg, Cape Town, eThekwini and the metropolitan areas of Buffalo City and Mangaung could stay at level 5. These cities have had about...

Presidents at play

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Some presidents love to believe they’re experts on everything, including medicine.

Spur-less

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Bad news if you’re dreaming of ribs and buffalo wings: Spur restaurants won’t be opening after lockdown.

Seven more deaths

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South Africa went from 3,465 to 3,635 Covid-19 cases on Wednesday with 65 deaths and 1055 recoveries. Almost 7,000 people were tested in the last 24 hours.  Worldwide – 2,611,182 cases, with 181,235 deaths.

Lockdown countdown

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All eyes will be on President Ramaphosa on Thursday night for his announcement on the future of the lockdown.

Candy fashions masks for the masses

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When the coronavirus reached South Africa, Candy Maake worried how she could help her community while continuing to make a living. Candy, a professional designer, hit on an idea. She would make affordable, reusable masks for the masses.

Anger as police van runs over child

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Boikhutso Township in North West was covered in smoke on Tuesday afternoon after A K9 police car ran over and killed an eight year old girl. The cops were allegedly in a lockdown chase.