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Ramaphosa urged to ignore calls to lift alcohol sale ban

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How to make your own protective Covid-19 mask

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Uganda president, 75, stars in fitness video to keep citizens indoors

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Court orders police to return alcohol unlawfully confiscated from pub during Level 3

Police who illegally confiscated a huge amount of alcohol from a popular pub and restaurant in Pretoria has been ordered to return the booze within 48 hours. The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria handed down the judgment after the owners of Padstal approached the court in a bid to get their liquor returned. According to …

10 000 inmates given parole to help curb spread of Covid-19

Close to 10 000 inmates have been granted parole by the Department of Correctional Services since President Cyril Ramaphosa authorised the release on parole of certain categories of low-risk inmates to curb the rapid spread of Covid-19 in correctional facilities. The latest statistics provided by the department showed that 107 (prisoners and officials) had died …

Political parties have reacted to the open letter to the ANC that Ramaphosa has published over the weekend.  The letter called on the party to eradicate corruption within its ranks and referred to the ANC as “accused no.1.” Leaders of the opposition however have responded that Ramaphosa should walk the talk and take action against …

Food prices have soared since the beginning of the national coronavirus lockdown and consumers have really been feeling the pinch.  Most essential goods have seen a substantial price increase between January and June this year and consumers are struggling to make ends meet. “On average I would say that it has actually doubled, especially on …

Mangosuthu Buthelezi has recovered from COVID-19, family confirms

Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the founder and former president of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has recovered from Covid-19 and is in good health, his family said on Thursday. The family announced on August 8 that 91-year-old Buthelezi, a diabetic, had been diagnosed with the virus, was asymptomatic, and was self-isolating. In Thursday’s statement, the Buthelezi …

Gyms

by Dan Meyer President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Saturday 15 August that fitness centres and gyms are permitted to open under the new Level 2 Lockdown regulations, which he said would come into effect as soon as they are published in the national gazette on Tuesday 18 August. Among a host of restrictions on businesses …

Tavern owners keen to reopen under Level 2 lockdown

Many tavern owners are happy that customers may once again eat, drink, and be merry. Under level 2 lockdown, booze sales are allowed but many businesses will find it difficult to reopen, having used up their savings to carry them through the dry spell. “It has been really difficult because we actually had to let …

ANCWL president Bathabile Dlamini – Don’t lift bans on alcohol and tobacco

ANC Women’s League president Bathabile Dlamini has reiterated the league’s opposition to the lifting of the ban on alcohol and cigarettes sales as pressure mounts on President Cyril Ramaphosa to open the economy. Dlamini told SowetanLIVE’s sister publication TimesLIVE that the league had not changed its position on the matter and it stood by submission …

What’s the difference between a funeral policy and a life policy?

There is usually confusion when it comes to a life policy and a funeral cover. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our daily lives and one important aspect which has been significantly changed is the way in which funerals are conducted. Financial planner Gerald Mwandiambira clears up the confusion. “A life policy …

Motshekga denies that her husband owns sanitising company

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga has dismissed allegations that her family is involved in Covid-19 tender procurement. Her denial follows after her department was made aware of so-called false news making rounds on various social media platforms, alleging the involvement of the minister’s husband, Dr Mathole Motshekga, in the production of sanitisers for schools. According …