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Friday 3rd April
Covid-19 and Local News & Updates
A Call for Food Parcels – A donation of R200 will buy one food parcel and 100% of all donations will go to the Covid-19 cause.
Kouga Service Emergency Numbers – Residents can phone the Kouga Call Centre 24/7 during lockdown for municipal service emergencies, including, water, sewer, electricity and refuse.
Covid-19 Update #12 – Disaster Volunteer Group showing the way – The members of the Disaster Volunteer Group in St Francis have been working quietly and tirelessly with the people of Sea Vista and in so many other areas around the village.
Could a basic universal income grant work? – In an open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Cabinet earlier this week, 76 South African economists, academics and business analysts asked government to urgently assist those hardest hit by the novel coronavirus crisis.
‘Quite an increase’ as number of Covid-19 cases jumps to 1,462 – Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize gave the update at the Universitas Hospital in the Free State after a visit on Thursday.
South Africa’s ruthlessly efficient fight against coronavirus – One week into South Africa’s nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and it is tempting – dangerously tempting – to breathe a sigh of relief.
South Africa now has a coronavirus database which tracks all your personal information – what you need to know – Government has published updated regulations for South Africa’s 21-day coronavirus lockdown
Govt to use cellphone numbers to trace those with Covid-19, global cases hit 1 million – Stay up to date with the latest news, views and analysis as the number of coronavirus cases in SA increases.
SAA evacuation flights to take stranded foreigners home – Despite the start of the evacuation flights from SA, hundreds of South Africans still stranded aboard remain uncertain if they will be able to come home soon.
Other interesting news, articles & opinions
Gender Based Violence:
SAPS received 87 000 gender-based violence calls during first week of lockdown – Cele – Police Minister Bheki Cele says police have received more than 87 000 gender-based violence complaints during the first week of the 21-day national lockdown
Hundreds of refugees finally evicted from CT church – Dozens of policemen broke down the wooden church doors with a hammer and stormed the building.
American celeb’s coronavirus tweet about SA angers local Twitter users – South Africans were left mortified by a three-tweet thread on Twitter that said South Africa received a one million body bag delivery because many South Africans suffered from AIDS and TB.
Simple, timeless priorities for business people during Covid-19 – How should entrepreneurs and business people in general respond to the Covid-19 calamity?
Lockdown conundrum for auditors – As legislation does not allow for a delayed audit.
Half of all jobs in Africa imperiled by virus fallout – Africa may be two to three weeks away from the height of a coronavirus outbreak, but its impact is already wreaking havoc
Vodacom, MTN confirm – You cannot port your cellphone number during the 21-day lockdown – South Africa’s mobile networks are not allowed to port cellphone numbers during the national 21-day lockdown.
Traffic records smashed amidst coronavirus outbreak in South Africa – Many online publications in South Africa have seen a dramatic increase in readership as people look for reliable news
‘Fizzling’ Newlands farewell a concern for Stormers – One of the most iconic venues in South African rugby history, Newlands is threatening to limp towards the finish line.
Today in sports history – 2 April – A teenage girl bamboozles two of the greatest baseball players of all time as Corrie Sanders roars on his debut as a professional boxer.
Love in the time of Corona (Podcast) – he coronavirus pandemic is already taking a significant toll on human relationships. In this episode, we look at the separations between loved ones created by the South African lockdown,
UN secretary general: recovery from the coronavirus crisis must lead to a better world – We must ensure a sufficiently global and coordinated response to the pandemic, then build resilience for the future