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1:20

Ndabeni-Abrahams apologises for ‘breaching’ lockdown rules

The minister issues a public apology via social media, conveying her “deepest regret” for violating lockdown regulations.

3:50

Ndabeni-Abrahams placed on special leave, ordered to deliver public apology

President Cyril Ramaphosa decides to suspend communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams for two months, after she violates the country’s lockdown regulations.

2:10

Comms minister in hot water for ‘breaking’ lockdown rules

Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will face president Cyril Ramaphosa after a social media post purports her to be breaking lockdown rules. 

2:30

SA makes headway with COVID-19 track and trace system

Telkom partners with the CSIR and Institute of Communicable Diseases to develop a coronavirus track and trace system.

4:10

Merged communications ministry takes shape

It’s taken over a year, but the merger of the communications and telecoms ministries is finally effective, starting today.

3:30

Govt puts mobile tech at centre of COVID-19 mass screening, testing

The South African government leans on mobile technology as it enters a new phase in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

3:40
31 Mar

Google commits $800m to support small businesses, governments

Of the total $800 million, over $200 million will go towards an investment fund that will provide financial support for small businesses amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

2:40

JSE debuts virtual AGMs for shareholder engagements

As the country works to contain COVID-19, the bourse launches what it says is the first fully remote and Web-based shareholder meeting of its kind in SA.

1:40
31 Mar

Naspers pledges R1.5bn for coronavirus fight

The company commits R1.5 billion in emergency aid to government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.

3:00

Essential service providers panic as COVID-19 portal goes offline

The site, which allows companies to apply for exemption to operate during the lockdown, was inaccessible on Thursday due to high volumes of traffic.

2:50

Govt portal allows firms to seek trading approval during lockdown

In order for businesses to trade during the lockdown, they have to apply via a government portal, in terms of the regulations.

3:20
26 Mar

E-taxi services to transport only essential workers during lockdown

While e-hailing services will not be allowed to operate normally for the duration of the 21-day lockdown, they will be permitted to ferry essential services staff.

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