Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Coronavirus – South Africa: Appropriations Committees - Ministers of Finance, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) and South African Local Government Association (SALGA) to address critical challenges in Local Government

The committees recognise the important role of local government, especially in response to challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic

As part of the processing the 2020 Division of Revenue Amendment and Adjustment Appropriations Bills, joint meetings of the Standing and Select Committees on Appropriations over the past two days have received briefings from the National Treasury (NT), the Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC) and the South African Local Government…

Source: South African Government |

Coronavirus - South Africa: Member of the Executive Council (MEC) Madoda Sambatha updates on North West Coronavirus COVID-19 cases

The 36 number of reported deaths were reported as follows: Bojanala 13, Dr Kenneth Kaunda District 18 and Ngaka Modiri Molema 5.

At the beginning of COVID-19 experience in the country, experts warned that the country is to expect a sudden surge or sharp increase particularly during the winter season.  It is the middle of the winter season and the North West Province has indeed experienced increase in the number of COVID-19…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 10 July 2020 9am EAT

Northern (119,267; 5,062; 49,884): Algeria (17,348; 978; 12,329), Egypt (79,254; 3,617; 22,753), Libya (1,268; 36; 306), Mauritania (5,087; 139; 1,994), Morocco (15,079; 242; 11,447), Tunisia (1,231; 50; 1,055)

African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (541,381) deaths (12,443), and recoveries (264,721) by region:  Central (39,365 cases; 816 deaths; 21,340 recoveries):  Burundi (226; 1; 141), Cameroon (14,524; 342; 11,360), CAR (4,200; 52; 1,142), Chad (873; 74; 788), Congo (2,028; 47; 589), DRC (7,846; 189; 3,513), Equatorial Guinea (3,071;…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Coronavirus - South Africa: Tourism Committee welcomes the Readjusted Budget of the Department of Tourism

Mr Supra Mahumapelo thanked the department for its commitment and effort to save the industry, while balancing pressure both from industry stakeholders and Covid-19 pandemic

The Portfolio Committee on Tourism has expressed its full support for the Department of Tourism’s efforts to reopen the tourism industry. Committee Chairperson, Mr Supra Mahumapelo, thanked the department for its commitment and effort to save the industry, while balancing the pressure both from industry stakeholders and the Covid-19 pandemic.…

Source: The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, South Africa |

Coronavirus: South Africa (SA) and Zambia should formulate Innovative Solutions to manage COVID-19 effects on Economic Relations – Deputy Minister Gina

Gina stressed that the response to this pandemic had to be on par with the challenges and further suggested practical actions that could be considered during the virtual semina

The devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic suffered by our economies compels us to swiftly formulate innovative solutions that will manage and minimise the negative effects of the virus on our respective economic, cultural investment, political and trade relations. This was said by the Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and…

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Source: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) |

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 9 July 2020, 5 pm EAT

African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (523,806), deaths (12,229), and recoveries (255,016) by region: Central (39,058 cases; 815 deaths; 21,171 recoveries): Burundi (219; 1; 128), Cameroon (14,524; 342; 11,360), CAR (4,109; 52; 1,050), Chad (873; 74; 788), Congo (1,821; 47; 525), DRC (7,846; 189; 3,513), Equatorial Guinea (3,071;…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Coronavirus - Africa: WHO calls for equitable access to future COVID-19 vaccines in Africa

WHO and partners launched the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator to speed up the development, production and equitable access to COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines

The World Health Organization (WHO) in Africa joined immunization experts in urging the international community and countries in Africa to take concrete actions to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, as researchers around the world race to find effective protection against the virus. “It is clear that as the international…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Coronavirus – South Africa: Communications Committee welcomes Presentation by Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) on its Adjusted Budget

National Treasury has appropriated to GCIS an additional R60 million to strengthen government communication and to raise awareness about Covid-19 pandemic

The Portfolio Committee on Communications has welcomed a presentation on the special adjustment budget for the 2020/21 financial year by the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). The adjustment budget is presented in line with the 2020 Revised Fiscal Framework and the Adjustments Appropriation Bill, tabled by the Minister of…