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Call to download COVID-19 alert app as restrictions ease

President Cyril Ramaphosa urges citizens to download the COVID Alert SA app to help government identify and contain outbreaks before they spread further.

2:30

Vodacom zero-rates COVID Alert SA app on its network

The mobile operator backs the government-endorsed COVID-19 contact-tracing app by enabling zero-rated access for its customers.

3:10

Govt app looks to prevent second wave of COVID-19 infections

The health department unveils the COVID Alert SA app in the hopes to combat a second wave of infections of the deadly virus.

2:40

COVID-19 centres get high-speed broadband boost

Government partners Internet service providers and telcos to provide 480 critical health centres with fast broadband connectivity.

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Government tweaks COVID-19 track and trace laws

The changes to the database regulations indicate the importance placed on the protection of the public’s right to privacy, says Webber Wentzel.

2:50
May 15, 2020

Citizens turn to GovChat to find COVID-19 resources

The citizen engagement platform sees a spike in use, as citizens search for their closest COVID-19 public or private testing stations, or COVID-19 test results.

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USSD, WhatsApp self-assessment launched to chart coronavirus

The Department of Health introduces HealthCheck, a digital tool for citizens to self-assess their COVID-19 risk.

3:10

Large-scale rollout of pharmacy lockers

The health department and Right ePharmacy fast-track Collect & Go smart lockers, to facilitate chronic medication collection during lockdown.

1:40

SA public can share COVID-19 views online

Stats SA introduces an online survey to determine the impact of the coronavirus on the local population.

2:30
Apr 9, 2020

ACS-Embrace develops, shares free copy and paste link to help SA SMEs comply with COVID-19 Web site regulations

Proudly South African ACS-Embrace develops a free, accessible, responsive banner, enabling users to add the COVID-19 portal to their landing pages.

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Apr 7, 2020

uKheshe, Africa Assist provide COVID-19 hotline

The micro-payments provider collaborates with the medical assistance firm to bring critical information about coronavirus, by phone, to users.

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Government establishes COVID-19 tracing database, quells spying fears

Although it will track and trace, via cellphones, those people who may have been exposed to coronavirus, government says their rights will be safeguarded.

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