Safety

Lockdown Bozza app expands with Shop-Safe feature

CAPE TOWN - Lockdown Bozza is a Proudly South African web app created to help South Africans keep up-to-date with the Covid-19 lockdown. It features threat levels and restrictions, it's in an easy to navigate user interface that has recently expanded its useful services. Lockdown Bozza app offers a simple ...
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Photographers donate work to raise funds for African Parks

CAPE TOWN - Prints for Wildlife together with around 100 photographers will raise funds by selling wildlife photograph prints. All proceeds will be donated to the conservation of African wildlife parks and surrounding communities who are struggling during the Covid-19 pandemic. Prints for Wildlife is an initiative by African Parks ...
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Gyms protest prolonged lockdown closure

CAPE TOWN - Gym and fitness centers held a silent protest in the week with closures of facilities continuing throughout the lockdown. As these facilities remained closed, growing pressure affects the industry with FitSA’s Grant Austin said that the continued closure may lead to a significant amount of job losses ...
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“We are the champions” re-released to raise funds

DURBAN - One of rock’s most recognisable anthems “We are the Champions” by British rock band Queen is set to be re-released with all proceeds going towards the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO) powered by the United Nations Foundation to support frontline workers. The song ...
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Effects of Covid-19 on South African gyms

CAPE TOWN -South African gyms have been closed since the start of the national lockdown and the industry now faces a significant number of job losses. Industry leaders Virgin Active and Planet Fitness froze their membership to stop monthly debit orders from members and FitSA’s Grant Austin said close to ...
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SPAR joins the fight against GBV

CAPE TOWN - As lockdown continues, the gender-based violence has persisted and increased leaving many victims vulnerable to abuse with SPAR identifying the increase in gender-based violence forming their own campaign with Women's Day approaching. Reports have found a surge in gender-based violence cases since the beginning of national lockdown ...
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These countries are battling a resurgence of Covid-19

DURBAN - A resurgence of Covid-19 in countries which ‘defeated’ the deadly virus, has set off alarm bells across the world. In a move to curb this resurgence lockdown and new health regulations have been reimposed. Amid continued debates over what constitutes a second wave, a resurgence or seasonal return ...
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These lockdown violations could see you pay a fine

CAPE TOWN - The pandemic has come with a new way of life with lockdown and all its restrictions put in place to protect everyone from the Covid-19 outbreak, however, with the easing of restrictions and the extent of the lockdown, many find it hard not to break the rules ...
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Ithala bank to assist Grade 12 learners

DURBAN - The outbreak of the Coronavirus and the national lockdown has resulted in school learners from disadvantaged communities losing a substantial amount of their school academic year.  Ithala Bank in partnership with GoDigitalSA Foundation and Ukhozi FM have introduced the Ithala Edu Platform, an initiative aimed at providing curriculum ...
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WATCH: Here’s what a drive-thru wedding looks like

CAPE TOWN- South Africa has been in lockdown for 125 days, well over four months, which has impacted almost every sphere of life in one way or another. One in particular is the wedding industry as many engaged couples have had to postpone or cancel their weddings due to the ...
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WATCH: Pupils use broom in Covid-19 ‘langarm’

CAPE TOWN- Pupils from a high school in the North West were filmed in a spontaneous moment dancing with a broom between them, adding new meaning to 'langarm' whilst also maintaining physical distance. At the Hoërskool Klerksdorp (KHS) Open Day last week Thursday, grade 11 Mieke van der Merwe and grade 10 ...
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Disney delays ‘Mulan’, ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Avatar’ due to pandemic

CAPE TOWN- Disney has announced the indefinite postponement of the widely anticipated film “Mulan” and the delay of the “Star Wars” and “Avatar” movies by one year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The live-action remake of the animated hit Mulan was set to be released next month after ...
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FITA’s bid to High Court to overturn cigarette ban fails

CAPE TOWN -The Gauteng High Court dismissed the application by the Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) to challenge the ban on cigarette sales on Friday. The court also found that minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma acted rightfully to contain the spread of the virus. “In the face of a global ...
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SA public schools to ‘take a break’ for 4 weeks

CAPE TOWN- All South African public schools will be “taking a break for the next four weeks,” and the current academic year will be extended beyond the end of 2020. President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement on Thursday evening during a live address. Here’s when schools will close and reopen: ...
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WATCH LIVE: President Ramaphosa addresses the nation at 8pm

CAPE TOWN- President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address the nation at 8pm on Thursday regarding the developments in South Africa’s risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of Covid-19. The President’s address follows a number of meetings of the Cabinet and the National Coronavirus Command Council. With the constant debate ...
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WATCH: Government to decide on school closure this week

CAPE TOWN –With the constant debate around whether schools should close due to the continued rise in Covid-19 infections, the Department of Education has been in consultation with various stakeholders and is expected to announce their decision this week. A proposal was made by the Education union Naptosa to close ...
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Driver’s licence & vehicle disc validity extension

DURBAN - Licencing centres across the country may have been in operation for several months, services have been greatly impacted as a growing number of employees test positive for Covid-19 and centres are forced to close. In KwaZulu-Natal, 13 Driving Licence Testing Centres (DLTCsl have been affected by Covid-19 outbreaks ...
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Facebook’s new feature: Messenger Rooms

CAPE TOWN - Facebook has launched it's latest addition feature to the social network services called 'Messenger Rooms'.video conferences have become essential during the pandemic with Messenger Rooms is a video conferencing application, that is easy to use for getting everyone together. The feature can be found in the Facebook ...
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10 -18 year-olds most likely to transmit Covid-19, study highlights

CAPE TOWN - A recent study conducted in South Korea found that patients between the ages of 10 to 18 years of age showed higher rates of Covid-19 transmission. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a recent study report focusing on the transmission of Covid-19 in South Korea ...
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Does Covid-19 divert resources for HIV in SA?

CAPE TOWN- While global Covid-19 cases near 15 million, scientists have expressed concerns that the pandemic has diverted resources away from people living with HIV/AIDS who are more vulnerable with compromised immune systems. There are an estimated 38 million people living with HIV worldwide. According to educational HIV and AIDS ...
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