Safety

Hard lockdown to return if reckless behavior continues, warns Zikalala

CAPE TOWN - With nearly 200 new Covid-19 deaths in the past two weeks and a 28 percent increase of new cases in KwaZulu-Natal, Premier Sihle Zikala has warned that the government could be forced to implement a hard lockdown, if reckless behaviour continues. “There are strong indications that Covid-19 ...
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4 tactics to keep lockdowns short and effective

CAPE TOWN- Since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, the majority of the world’s population have experienced some degree of lockdown or severe restrictions to slow the spread of the outbreak.  While lockdowns have in some cases proven to be a good tactic in lowering transmission and preparing healthcare systems, ...
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Drop & Swap: exchange old bread bags for fresh loaves

CAPE TOWN - As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, many are still left struggling and in need of assistance with basic needs such as food with a surge in unique initiatives and campaigns aiming to assist those less fortunate. Blue Ribbon had launched its 'Drop & Swap' initiative aiming to assist ...
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UK needs 3-week lockdown to stop spiraling cases

CAPE TOWN- Britain might face a three-week national lockdown to stop Covid-19 transmissions from spiraling as government scientific adviser Jeremy Farrar said current regional measures would not be effective. Farrar's recommendations come after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced last week that there would be a new series of local lockdown restrictions ...
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Meals on Wheels providing 2 million lockdown meals a month

CAPE TOWN - Meals on Wheels is an organisation that looks to create a 'Hunger Free South Africa' working hard throughout the lockdown with the NPO looking to further extend their reach. The Covid-19 pandemic left many vulnerable to hardships such as hunger and unemployment leaving many families going to ...
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Germans could get legal right to work from home

CAPE TOWN- The German government is set to push forward with a draft law that will give people the legal right to work from home when possible.  Labour Minister Hubertus Heil had previously advocated for remote work in 2019, and has since seen how successfully it operated during the coronavirus ...
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WHO official discourages lockdowns as primary Covid-19 control method

CAPE TOWN- The World Health Organization’s special envoy on Covid-19, Dr. David Nabarro, has urged world leaders to avoid using lockdowns as a primary control method for Covid-19 and that countries should develop better systems for containing virus outbreaks. In an online interview with The Spectator last week, Nabarro said ...
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Virtual Event: Cape Town International Kite Festival

CAPE TOWN - The Cape Town International Kite Festival goes virtual for its 26th event with the theme of  ‘Hope on the Rise – Invest in Mental Health’ with the goal of raising R250 000 to support free and essential mental health services. The Cape Town International Kite Festival is ...
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Students welcome news to return to campus

CAPE TOWN - Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Blade Nzimande on Wednesday announced that universities are in the position to welcome 100 percent of students back on campus. Students who have been waiting for months to receive laptops and data, welcomed the news saying the delay may have impacted ...
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More homeless people completed TB treatments during lockdown

CAPE TOWN - The impact of the Covid-19 national lockdown has been devastating for many South Africans, with around 2.2 million people having lost their jobs.  However, the Denis Hurley Centre which looks after the homeless in Durban, says there have been some positive silver linings to take away from ...
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CAN to raise over R1 million for 22 soup kitchens in Khayelitsha

CAPE TOWN - Constantia CAN aims to raise over R1 million by hosting an auction in efforts to aid and supplement 22 soup kitchens in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, the hardships faced by so many continue to increase with a growing number of children and families ...
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President’s desk: The UN played a pivotal role in tackling Covid-19

CAPE TOWN - President Cyril Ramaphosa used his weekly letter, on Monday to recognise the role the United Nation (UN) has played supporting the World Health Organization (WHO) to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic. In any other year, heads of state and government would travel to the UN headquarters in New ...
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School trades matric dance to help the less fortunate

CAPE TOWN - The St Johns College 2020 Matric class used funds raised for their matric dance to assist those left most vulnerable in the Covid-19 pandemic. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to put a strain on the South African economy leaving many vulnerable and struggling on a day-to-day just ...
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Libraries & museums to reopen under these new guidelines

CAPE TOWN -  Three hundred libraries and museums in KwaZulu-Natal are getting ready to reopen their doors. From the 1st of October the  facilities will be opened after being closed for almost six months due to Covid-19. After a risk assessment conducted across the 300 facilities. The National Sport, Arts and ...
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SA borders to reopen soon for international travel- Mbalula

CAPE TOWN- South Africans may soon be permitted to travel internationally as Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) is considering to open national borders. Mbalula was inspecting OR Tambo International Airport and King Shaka International Airport over the weekend following complaints on lack of compliance to ...
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Remote workers are “semigrating” to these areas

CAPE TOWN- Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and the national lockdown, many remote workers have been actively moving away from large South African cities to smaller towns or areas. "Semigration", according to Chas Everitt International property group, has become a de-urbanisation movement, which sees people moving away from ...
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SAPS launches dedicated quarantine facility for its members

CAPE TOWN - The South African Police Service (SAPS) has recently launched its own quarantine and isolation centre for its infected members in Pretoria. SAPS had recently launched quarantine and isolation facility located within their Tshwane academy with the 45-bed facility dedicated to its members. The project was a joint ...
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Wesgro launched Cape Export Network

CAPE TOWN -Western Cape tourism and trade company, Wesgro, and Wines of South Africa (WOSA) teamed up to launch the Cape Export Network (CEN) to help connect local wine producers to the international market. CEN is a digital matchmaking platform where wine producers can advertise their products to importers who ...
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First Thursdays returns tomorrow after 6 months absence

CAPE TOWN - Popular First Thursdays event hosted every first Thursday of the month is set to return tomorrow in Cape Town. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of many social events, but as restrictions begin to ease, some are making their return with limited programmes and with many ...
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Cape Town school shares their matric exams procedure

CAPE TOWN- As the matrics of 2020 prepare for their final examinations to take place in just over two months, many schools are preparing operational plans and procedures to ensure the learners are able to write under safe conditions.  Curro Durbanville has released its Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which will ...
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