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Lockdown didn't work in SA: Why it shouldn't happen again

At the start of October, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Chinese government lauded South Africa’s response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Yet data concerning both the spread of the virus and the indirect consequences of the lockdown suggest that the severe restrictions imposed in South Africa – some of the strictest in the world – were far from effective.

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Calls grow for social relief grants to be extended

There are growing calls to extend the Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress and Caregiver grants. Some civil society organisations also want the R350 grant to be increased to R585. The Institute for Economic Justice warns discontinuation of the grants will lead to a humanitarian crisis. Neil Coleman from the institute speaks with Uveka Rangappa about this issue. Courtesy of #DStv403nto the country. These countries include the UK, US, Russia and France.

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SUMMARY: Transport Minister clarifies COVID-19 regulations

JOHANNESBURG - Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula clarified some international travel regulations on Friday.

International travel resumed on Thursday after an almost six-month ban.

Travellers visiting the country are expected to produce a negative COVID-19 test from an accredited laboratory not older than 72 hours.

Visitors travelling for leisure from 64 countries will not be allowed into the country. These countries include the UK, US, Russia and France.

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How to secure unpaid rent?

South Africa is facing one of its toughest financial challenges in somewhat uncertain times. The impact thereof is that people are struggling to cover all their expenses and in some cases, their monthly rent.

Tenants often find themselves in rental arrears with the only alternative of requesting their landlords for rental relief. If that fails, the next move would be to vacate the property without following the correct procedure as per their lease agreement.

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SA Lockdown: What does level one mean?

JOHANNESBURG - South Africans will have more freedom under Level 1 of the lockdown from Monday.

This means all industries are allowed to open, albeit with some limitations still in place.

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South Africa to move to Lockdown Level 1

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa is moving to Level 1 of the lockdown.

Cabinet decided on Wednesday that the country should move to alert Level 1 as of midnight on Sunday, 20 September 2020.

"This move recognises that levels of infection are relatively low and that there is sufficient capacity in our health system to manage the current need," Ramaphosa said.

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