Ndabeni-Abrahams apologises for ‘breaching’ lockdown rules
The minister issues a public apology via social media, conveying her “deepest regret” for violating lockdown regulations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.