Jenni Evans, News24

Jenni Evans


Cape Town, WC, South Africa

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Recent articles by Jenni:

Covid-19: Why the Western Cape has an 18 000-test backlog

The Western Cape has an 18 000-test backlog for Covid-19, says Premier Alan Winde. → Read More

26 cases of Covid-19 at Mediclinic Cape Town

Twenty-six people have tested positive for Covid-19 at Mediclinic Cape Town in Oranjezicht, the medical facility confirmed on Monday. → Read More

Cape Town homeless group face uncertain future in tents under bridge

A row of domed tents and bundles of mattresses are laid out under a highway that runs between Cape Town's harbour and its CBD, as the fate of a group of homeless people who left the Strandfontein Covid-19 shelter remains uncertain. → Read More

Premature baby's Covid-19 death to be investigated

The cause of death of the baby born prematurely, and said to have died of Covid-19 after a two-day struggle for survival, will be investigated, says the Western Cape government. → Read More

PICS | This is where Cape Town's Covid-19 'hotspots' are

Five areas within the Cape Town metro have been identified as "hotspots" by the Western Cape government. Lit up with red dots on maps of suburbs, the province has revealed where clusters of Covid-19 cases are being detected in the metro. → Read More

Tygerberg's Covid-19 ICU beds situation should not be seen in isolation, says health dept

The Western Cape government says Tygerberg Hospital's ICU Covid-19 department reaching its capacity should not be seen in isolation from the rest of the province's ability to accommodate Covid-19 patients. → Read More

'Continue your lessons from home' - Winde to learners with underlying health conditions

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has advised schoolchildren and teachers with comorbidities to stay at home as the province rides out the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Western Cape braces for 'upward path' of Covid-19 as 28 new deaths recorded

The Western Cape is bracing for peak Covid-19 cases due to community transmissions starting before the other provinces, its head of health said on Wednesday after another 28 new deaths were recorded. → Read More

78 South Africans finally being repatriated from northern African countries

A holiday filled with souks and lantern-lit dinners in Morocco and a contract in Ivory Coast to bolster the family's finances with visits to rainforests on days off all came to a screeching halt as the world closed down due to the coronavirus. → Read More

PICS | Hunt for 4 inmates who escaped from Kgosi Mampuru Prison in Pretoria

The police have asked the public to be on the lookout for four awaiting-trial detainees who escaped from the Kgosi Mampuru Prison in Pretoria. → Read More

More than 800 new cases of Covid-19 diagnosed in SA, as death toll rises to 261

Eight hundred and thirty one new cases of Covid-19 have been detected in South Africa, the health ministry said on Saturday, as the total number of case nudged up to 14 355. → Read More

What happens to Cape Town's homeless as lockdown is eased?

The City of Cape Town says it can no longer force homeless people to live in shelters now that the lockdown has eased from Level 5 to 4, denying it is "dumping" people. → Read More

10 more coronavirus deaths recorded in Western Cape, bringing total to 147

Another 10 people have died of Covid-19 in the Western Cape, as the province revealed that as of 13:00 on Saturday, 147 people, who had contracted the virus, had succumbed. → Read More

Covid-19: EFF calls for Ramaphosa Q&A at special Parliament in Tshwane

The EFF is calling for a special in-person Parliament to post questions to President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Cabinet over the lockdown rules and expenditure. → Read More

Winde calls for Level 3 lockdown for municipalities with few Covid-19 cases

The Western Cape government has asked that municipalities which are not Covid-19 hot spots and only have one or two cases be allowed to go into Level 3 lockdown. → Read More

'This has touched us all' - Covid-19 tragedy hits Bo-Kaap again

"It's quite a different, and sad, Ramadan," says a resident of the historic Bo-Kaap in Cape Town after a 51-year-old man became the second person to die of Covid-19 in the neighbourhood. → Read More

Another Cape Town police station closes over Covid-19

Yet another Cape Town police station has been closed due to exposure to a Covid-19 case - this time in Table View. → Read More

WATCH | Car of man feeding homeless in upmarket Mouille Point torched

The vehicle of a man who was recently told off by police in a viral video for giving food to the homeless in Cape Town's trendy Mouille Point, was burnt to a husk on Wednesday morning. → Read More

Western Cape roads get busier over travel 'grace period'

Road travel in the Western Cape picked up during this week's grace period for a once-off movement of people to go home as the lockdown was eased slightly to Level 4. → Read More

Covid-19: Stores in Gardens, Gugulethu and Western Cape legislature close after cases

Affecting Gardens to Gugulethu and VIP police to provincial parliament officials, Covid-19 cases are shutting down shops, police stations and even a legislature building in the Western Cape. → Read More