Locals, some wearing protective masks, are seen returning from work, as South Africa starts to relax some aspects of a stringent nationwide coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown, in Soweto, South Africa, May 11, 2020.
Image: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
May 13 2020 – 06:00
Mess-up in safety gear orders a blow to school reopening plan
Teachers in almost all nine provinces may not return to school on Monday because provincial education departments are still awaiting personal protective equipment.
Thanks to the “non-performance” of one firm, five departments have to restart the procurement process.May 13 2020 – 06:00
Thieves wipe out spinach patch that feeds poor Capetonians
Callous thieves have wiped out a field of spinach used to feed vulnerable people during the lockdown in Cape Town’s southern peninsula.
Generous farmers from across the province provided “Money for Jam – Shelter from the Storm” with the various products they need for the meals – but the theft had dampened the spirits said founder of the self-help community project. May 13 2020 – 05:57
South Africans call for President Ramaphosa to officially move the country into level 3 of the lockdown
Although no official statement has been made yet, President Cyril Ramaphosa and his ministers have hinted that level 3 may soon be on the cards.