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Ramaphosa asks all South Africans to help to avoid 50 000 Covid-19 deaths this year

Calling this ‘the gravest crisis in the history of our democracy’, the president said level three lockdown remains, but enforcement will be strengthened

Dlamini-Zuma seeks to appeal the judgment that set aside lockdown regulations

Reyno de Beer had ‘raised an attack … on unidentified regulations, on undisclosed grounds and for unknown reasons’

Judge trashes entire lockdown regime as constitutionally flawed

The high court ruling will delight gatvol South Africans but is unlikely to stand the test of time

Overhaul and align laws on use of force

Guidelines can’t regulate the police and military’s use of lethal force and will, in the end, be subordinate to bad legislation

Khosa judge: Restore people’s trust

The Defence Force and the Independent Police Investigative Directorate now say their inquiries into the death of Collins Khosa are not complete

Covid-19 crisis: Audit offices must rise to the occasion

The government’s good work can easily be undone should the risks of fraud and corruption not be addressed proactively

Lockdown: Why the state has won cases

The state has not done everything right, but much depends on how cases are put together

Inside Strandfontein: Cape Town’s Covid-19 homeless site

The City’s Covid-19 homeless site has been criticised for being inadequate to shelter the most vulnerable from the Coronavirus storm, while drug addicts say they’re being left to suffer due to inadequate medical attention

A moment for responsible active citizenship

Everyone has a moral responsibility and critical role to play in reducing the transmission of the disease

New digital regulations mean the state can track you — no questions asked

The provisions have been introduced to contain the spread of Covid-19, but some may infringe on certain constitutional rights

The rule of law in times of crisis: Covid-19 and the state of disaster

Under a state of national disaster, some rights may be suspended. But it is critical to remember that the Constitution itself is not suspended

Watch it again: Ramaphosa addresses the nation on Covid-19

Earlier on Sunday, the president met with ministers and business about the impact of Covid-19 on the country

South Africa, you really don’t need to stockpile groceries

Experts emphasise that South Africa is a net exporter and there is enough food for us all

Show of political unity as South Africa battles Covid-19 outbreak

The president and political parties put their differences aside as South Africa tackles what has been described as one of its biggest post-apartheid challenges yet

Is Parliament suspended? Political parties in the dark after coronavirus gatherings ban

Hundreds of legislators won’t be able to meet in parliamentary chambers after restrictions on gatherings to curb the spread of Covid-19 disease

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

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Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

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