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Coronavirus in SA: Matrics, teachers back to school

JOHANNESBURG - Matrics and their teachers are heading back to school today following a one week break.

Other grades are to be phased in in the following weeks.

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SUMMARY: Leisure travel allowed within provinces under new regulations

JOHANNESBURG - Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane gave an update on activities in the tourism sector under Risk-Adjusted Level 3 on Thursday and announced intra-provincial leisure travel will be allowed.

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SUMMARY: Ramaphosa's speech on schools closing, corruption

PRETORIA - President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on public schools closing for a month and the management of the resources that government has dedicated towards the fight against COVID-19.

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WATCH: Reserve Bank announces interest decision

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JOHANNESBURG - The South African Reserve Bank announces the interest rate decision on Thursday.

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SARB cuts interest rate by 25 basis points

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Reserve Bank has cut the repo rate by 25 basis points.

Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago announced the Monetary Policy Committee's decision on Thursday.

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SUMMARY: Amended lockdown restrictions explained

PRETORIA - Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma briefed the media on Monday on the amended regulations announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday night.

Dlamini-Zuma spent some time sending condolences to families who have lost people to COVID-19.

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EXPLAINER: Why alcohol sales were suspended

JOHANNESBURG - Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the ban on alcohol restriction is evidence-based.

“We would like to assure South Africans that the alcohol restriction is very much evidence-based. Studies have revealed that we, unfortunately, do not have a healthy relationship with alcohol,” said Mkhize.

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2020 academic year remains on course: Nzimande

JOHANNESBURG - The 2020 academic year will not be written off, according to Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande, despite the possibility of only ending in 2021.

With just a third of the student population allowed to return to university campuses and delivery sites, questions continue to be asked about the future of the academic year.

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