7.4.2020 09:59 pm
In the video, Nkosinjani Speelman uses the word ‘boesman’ to describe people who violate lockdown rules and go out when they shouldn’t.
The mayor of Welkom had to apologise for a racially offensive word used during an address to soldiers about to enforce lockdown rules in the Free State city.
‘Every province must identify health professionals who can focus on Covid-19. We will seek reinforcements from other countries who want to assist.’
Viewers called out the lack of social distancing and use of personal protective equipment by the crowd of taxi drivers and owners who had gathered to listen to the minister in evident violation of lockdown restrictions.
The professor was the chief specialist scientist and director of the HIV Prevention Research Unit at the South African Medical Research Council.
The health minister has said that the rate of spread has been far lower than anticipated, with expectations having been that SA could be up to 5,000 by now.
The transport minister signed new regulations on Monday raising the limit on the number of passengers in minibuses from 50% to 70%, as demanded by Santaco.
‘We are very disappointed. It looks like this government has planned to kill all of us with the coronavirus,’ said Salphina Letsoalo, a resident.
The minister has also called on members of the public not to ‘provoke’ security personnel.
These measures are over and above the tax proposals made in the 2020 Budget on 26 February 2020.
Independent, non-contract artist, creatives and film and TV workers will be able to claim from a R150 million relief fund.
Dozens of Durban families were evicted from their homes on Friday, despite a national moratorium on evictions due to the national Covid-19 lockdown.
Taxis and buses will be allowed to operate for most of the day this week to allow people to get to Sassa pay points.
He also called on the international community to encourage open trade corridors, especially for pharmaceuticals and other health supplies.
Concerns were raised about the limitation of cargo movements to only essential cargo, and all cargo would now be allowed passage.
An influential ANC member with parliamentary experience was worried that, since parliament was not sitting, it could be a problem unless an urgent session was convened.