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Bad blood fuels a divided ANC caucus in Kimberley council

“There’s still a lot of bad blood between the former mayor and the new mayor."

Level four lockdown: Dlamini-Zuma stubs out South Africa’s hopes for a puff

Some industries will open but the tobacco ban remains in place, contradicting the president’s earlier remarks

Watch it again: National command council briefing on Level 4 lockdown restrictions

The national coronavirus command council will brief the nation of level 4 lockdown regulations

Chinese trawlers bust in SA waters allowed to depart

Vessels were detained and fined — no evidence of illegal fishing was found

How to claim the Covid-19 UIF benefit

In a statement, the fund emphasised that all businesses with workers, “from spaza shops to hair salons” who are registered with the UIF can apply for this relief

Watch it again: Health minister hosts Covid-19 technical briefing

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize maps out the next phase of the Covid-19 lockdown

Khosa case: Going straight to the Constitutional Court isn’t always the right path

Even where the case is a strong one, direct access to the highest court is a route only in truly exceptional circumstances

SA’s richest 3 500 own more than the bottom 32-million

When people call South Africa the most unequal country in the world, they’re talking about income. Now, we have a clear picture of how unequally the country’s wealth is distributed

Shifting patterns in Covid-19 cases leads to redrawing of battle plans

The Western Cape has become the epicentre of the outbreak, and the tardy response of health officials in the Eastern Cape has Minister Zweli Mkhize worried but optimistic

An end to police and army brutality is still urgent – Khosa family

The family of Collins Khosa, who died after police and army personnel assaulted him, says the easing of the lockdown does not spell the end of police abuse of power

Compulsory face masks and curfew kick in as lockdown eases

The easing of SA’s lockdown means more than 40% of the workforce will be back at work, but if Covid-19 cases go up the lockdown will intensify again

200 Cuban medics to help SA fight Covid-19

200 Cubans are flying to South Africa to help the defence force and health department respond to the pandemic

READ IT IN FULL: Ramaphosa’s address to the nation on lockdown easing

Read President Cyril Ramaphosa's full address on the easing of the national lockdown

Ramaphosa announces gradual easing of Covid-19 lockdown in South Africa

Restrictions to vary by province and district, depending on infection rate and ability of health care system

Refugees safe for now but what about after lockdown?

The City of Cape Town has said in a statement that it is working around the clock to keep vulnerable people safe

Lockdown escape: Strained services struggle to rescue abused women

After Easter there was an uptick in domestic violence cases in the country. Shelters have lost income and social workers are having to field as many as 1000 calls a day from women who are now stuck at home with their abusive partners

Gangs profit though guns are silent

The lockdown has seen fewer incidents of gang violence in some dangerous Cape Town areas, but the criminal underworld is still hard at work

Sisulu’s plan threatens water future

With nearly 19 000 tanks needed for emergency water supply, the already broke water department is exhausting its future budget for crucial projects in areas already without water

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