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SAA aiming to resume domestic flights from mid-June

SAA said that customers who bought tickets for flights that occurred during the lockdown would be able to use their tickets. JOHANNESBURG – South African Airways (SAA) said that it was aiming to resume its domestic line between Johannesburg and Cape Town from mid-June. The embattled airline said that regional …

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NUM raises concerns over increasing COVID-19 cases at mines

NUM raises concerns over increasing COVID-19 cases at mines The gold mine near Carletonville has temporarily closed after the first case was reported last week. FILE: AngloGold Ashanti’s Mponeng Mine in Carletonville. Picture: anglogoldashanti.com JOHANNESBURG -The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said it was concerned about the increasing numbers of …

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Cases up by 649, deaths now at 524

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South Africa’s COVID-19 caseload has increased by 649 since Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 24 264. Health Minster Zweli Mkhize also announced that 43 more South Africans have died from the virus in the last 24-hours, meaning that 524 people have succumbed to the virus in total. …

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Govt consultations on cigarette sale ban a smokescreen

The Black Tobacco Farmers Association (BTFA) claimed that farms were ‘dying’ and so were their livelihoods, complaining that government did not consider the views of the many who supported the sale of tobacco products. JOHANNESBURG – The Black Tobacco Farmers Association (BTFA) has expressed disappointment at government’s move to stand …

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Amen! Congregational worship to be allowed at level 3

Amen! Congregational worship to be allowed at level 3 The president has announced that churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and other recognised places of worship may resume services on level 3, but the congregations will be limited to 50 people. President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the nation on Thursday, 23 April 2020. …

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Back from the dead? SAA will operate flights in June

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Easter may have happened six weeks ago, but we’re now witnessing an entirely different resurrection: South African Airways (SAA) have confirmed that they will be running a domestic flight schedule in June, despite the severe operational challenges blighting the airline. How will SAA operate flights in June? It was feared …

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SA facing COVID-19 testing kit shortage, warns Mkhize

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize warned that they could soon run into problems as the country ramped up its testing and tracing regime. Gauteng healthcare workers screening Alexandra residents for coronavirus (COVID-19) on 31 March 2020 following the roll out of massive community screenings and testing programmes by the provincial executive …

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