President Cyril Ramaphosa is leading the call for a National Day of Prayer, which will take place on Sunday.
Solly Krok has announced his new venture called ‘Keep the Wolf from the Door’, which refers to having enough money to avert hunger or starvation.
About 100 people from Westville informal settlement in Port Elizabeth marched to the KwaDwesi police station on Sunday demanding that they all be arrested by the station commander.
A spike in alcohol-related problems is expected, such as driving under the influence and the possibility of workers arriving at work intoxicated.
In his announcement of what will be permitted during Level 3 of the national lockdown, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the government is considering proposals to allow the partial reopening of religious activities.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Limpopo has called on MEC for Social Development Nkakareng Rakgoale to increase the provision of food parcels to those in need of food relief in response to Covid-19’s impact on their livelihoods.

Covid-19 Social security agency needs more staff, says DA

The Democratic Alliance (DA) wants the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to extend its office hours, to put an end to long waiting times and an imminent ‘humanitarian implosion’.

Society Disabled Alliance slams dept, Nkoana-Mashabane as ‘out of touch’

The department’s disability unit was staffed by only three people, while the minister announced that people with disabilities should receive food parcels, but this was not happening.

My Small Business Schoolkids now sell illegal cigarettes to help parents make ends meet

Selling cigarettes helps buy food for their families, says one 12-year-old.

Society ‘I slept outside Sassa for two days with my child,’ says mom desperate for help

The line outside the offices in Long Street has been snaking for days as fewer staff are now expected to attend to even more people who need assistance.

Society Infectious diseases expert Prof Anton Stoltz dies after complications from surgery

‘We mourn the loss of this talented hero, who devoted his life to saving the lives of others,’ UP Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tawana Kupe said.

Covid-19 PICS: Queues for kilometres as 11,000 food parcels distributed in Pretoria

About 11,000 food parcels containing maize meal, loaves of bread, food hampers, soap, sanitiser and masks were distributed to residents of the Iterileng informal settlement near Laudium in Pretoria on Wednesday.

Society Tshwane homeless people’s lives change for the better

The positives include cleanliness, social skills, employment and leadership skills.

Society Free State journalist forced to flee country after ‘SAPS abuse’

‘It is unacceptable that a South African citizen must fear the very people who are supposed to protect him,’ the SA National Editors’ Forum said.

Society Maimane, Vernon Philander join forces to distribute food, starting with ‘wors’

According to a pamphlet, the movement said braai wors was an ‘essential part of our culture’ but was missing from many food packs.

Society Presidency tried to shut us up, says advocate who wrote to Ramaphosa

‘If there was proper oversight and scrutiny, we would have had a more rational, less damaging lockdown. This is why the Constitution matters,’ said advocate Erin-Dianne Richards.

Society Tshwane pastor says cops scaled church wall to ‘arrest people’ – report

The cops also allegedly broke a large pot plant worth R1,000 and ‘it’s as though they wanted to catch us in the act’, the pastor said.

Society One in three adults in SA goes to bed hungry, reveals latest research

A large proportion of people are borrowing money from friends, family, employers, or mashonisas.

Society NGO, govt in fight over peanut-butter sandwiches for the poor

Cradle of Hope has been providing children and adults in need with fresh peanut-butter sandwiches every day, but the social development department has stopped them.

Society These are the guidelines to donate or deliver food parcels in Gauteng

Those who wish to distribute directly to communities must first obtain authorisation from the department.

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