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Coronavirus - South Africa: Member of the Executive Council (MEC) Debbie Schäfer on eLearning in the Western Cape duirng Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown

The ePortal houses over 14 400 resources, of which 8 200 are free resources, consisting of video clips, audio clips, digital documents, lessons and lesson plans

Schools are closed – Learning is open! (Part 1) While it is officially school holidays and schools are closed – learning is open! During the lockdown period the WCED would like parents and learners to keep themselves busy. That is why the WCED has updated the e-Portal to ensure that…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: Western Cape Cultural Affairs and Sports on measures to stop Coronavirus COVID-19 spread

2020 winter customary initiation season suspended to stop the spread

In consideration of the magnitude and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, in its meeting of 15 March 2020, Cabinet resolved to declare a National State of Disaster, which was duly declared under Government Gazette No. 43096. This was followed by a National Address by the President of the Republic of…

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Coronavirus - South africa: Minister Fikile Mbalula provides day 3 update on implementation of transport regulations during Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown

National Department of Transport lockdown status update

1. Law enforcement: Law enforcers to increase deployment at Lebombo and monitor all roadblocks towards the borders to ensure that vehicles desist from approaching the port of entry. A monitoring and evaluation team will visit the roadblocks to ensure compliance. Traffic Law enforcement from lockdown to date: 34 roadblocks have…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Minister Fikile Mbalula relaxes hours of Public Transport Vehicles for Grant Beneficiaries

The exercise of social distance by all those using public transport must be observed and enforced

Following the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the days social grants would be paid, a number of industry bodies have made representations on the relaxation of hours public transport vehicles are allowed to operate. A similar request was made by the Minister of Social Development, Minister Lindiwe Zulu. Having…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: As at today, 28 March 2020, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1187

Some of the confirmed COVID-19 cases that involve health workers

Fellow South Africans, as at today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1187. We must outrightly state that these numbers do not indicate a reduction in the number of infections. It is merely a reflection of positive results that were received, verified and ready for today’s reporting. The…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms first deaths due to Coronavirus COVID-19

These two deaths occurred in the Western Cape. One at a Private Hospital and the other at a Public Hospital

This morning, we wake South Africans up with sad news that we now have our first deaths resulting from COVID-19. These two deaths occurred in the Western Cape. One at a Private Hospital and the other at a Public Hospital. We will give more details later on, when we announce…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: Minister Lindiwe Zulu on safety of children during Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown

Minister Zulu encourages parents/caregivers to use the lockdown period to build positive relationships with their children

Minister Zulu urges parents to protect children during the 21-day lockdown. As the coronavirus outbreak spreads across the country, Social Development has been inundated with calls from parents who have joint custody of their children on where their children should stay during the 21-day lockdown period as proclaimed by President…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: President Cyril Ramaphosa has tested negative for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Presidency has deemed it necessary to make the test results public to reassure the nation that the President is in good health and continues with his duties

The President submitted for testing as a precautionary measure upon the advice of his physicians on Tuesday 24th March 2020 and received his results last night. As Head of State and Chair of the National Command Council (NCC) the President has a rigorous public engagements schedule; and has, during the…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: Minister Blade Nzimande on establishment of Coronavirus COVID-19 Departmental Task Teams

These distinct teams are comprised of stakeholders in these two sectors who are critical to the advancement of the sectors’ roles

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, has established COVID-19 Teams for the Department of Science and Technology and the Department of Higher Education and Training respectively. These distinct teams are comprised of stakeholders in these two sectors who are critical to the advancement of the…