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Pretoria, GP, South Africa

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Recent articles by Alex:

High court rules Covid-19 patients cannot be forced into state quarantine

The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ordered that any person who has tested positive for Covid-19 cannot be forced to quarantine or be isolated at a state facility, if that person is able to successfully self-quarantine. → Read More

Level 3: People queue for booze in Pretoria, afraid that ban will return

Many shoppers in Pretoria say they expect government may change the regulations and reintroduce the ban on the sale of alcohol. → Read More

Covid-19 testing stations to be opened at malls around Pretoria

The Gauteng Department of Health has partnered with Rebosis Property Fund and Faith Care Medicals to set up Covid-19 testing stations at malls owned by the company in the Pretoria area. → Read More

EXPLAINED | You don't have to tell a police officer where you got your smokes

The possession of cigarettes during the lockdown is not a crime, and police officers may not compel you to give an explanation on why you have it on your person, despite comments made by Police Minister Bheki Cele. → Read More

Almost 230 000 people charged for contravening lockdown regulations

Almost 230 000 people have been charged for contravening lockdown regulations since they were enforced on 26 March, Police Minister Bheki Cele has revealed. → Read More

Cele: Illicit cigarettes, alcohol existed long before the lockdown

Police Minister Bheki Cele has said while organised crime syndicates have taken advantage of the lockdown regulations by illegally selling alcohol and cigarettes, the illicit trade existed long before measures were taken to curb the spread of Covid-19. → Read More

6 cops have died from Covid-19, while 611 have tested positive, says Cele

Police Minister Bheki Cele says there have been six Covid-19-related deaths of police officers, while 611 have tested positive for the virus. → Read More

Retired cop handed life sentence for raping granddaughter 18 years ago

A 78-year-old retired police captain has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the Sterkspruit Regional Court for raping his then-10-year-old granddaughter more than 18 years ago. → Read More

Infectious diseases expert Prof Anton Stoltz dies after complications from surgery

Professor Anton Stoltz, a top infectious diseases expert, who had dedicated his time to the fight against Covid-19, died on Wednesday evening from complications arising from surgery. → Read More

Covid-19 death toll increases to 369 as 30 more fatalities reported

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced 30 new Covid-19-related deaths, with the toll now standing at 369 as of 21 May. → Read More

SCA dismisses Jacob Zuma's appeal in Derek Hanekom defamation judgment

Former president Jacob Zuma loses his appeal against a high court ruling that he defamed ANC veteran Derek Hanekom, who he accused of being a "known enemy agent". → Read More

Tattoo artists and studio owners the latest to petition government to let them work

As the lockdown enters its eighth week, tattoo artists and studio owners, who are on their knees as the financial impact deepens, have started a petition to lobby the government to allow their sector to reopen. → Read More

SA science organisation lauds govt for its response to coronavirus pandemic

Despite the fast-moving and uncertain context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the strong, science-based governmental leadership has saved many lives in South Africa, according to the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). → Read More

Limpopo prosecutor arrested for allegedly soliciting R6 000 bribe to make case 'disappear'

A Limpopo prosecutor appeared in the Thohoyandou Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of corruption after he allegedly solicited a R6 000 bribe in exchange for making a case disappear, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said. → Read More

Coronavirus: 183 new cases in prison system, taking total to 571

The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in prisons across the country has increased to 571, after 183 new cases were reported by the Department of Correctional Services. → Read More

1 000 temporary residential units to be built to reduce congestion at Mamelodi hostels

Tshwane administrator Mpho Nawa said the plan is to remove around 1 000 people from each block. Willing participants will then be moved into the temporary residential units, which are being erected on the same property as the hostels. → Read More

Social Development Dept to deploy over 1 800 additional social workers

As Covid-19 continues to impact individuals and families across South Africa, Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu has announced the recruitment of over 1 800 additional social workers. → Read More

Divorced parents have once-off chance to move children between districts or provinces

Children of separated or divorced parents will now be allowed a once-off move to different metropolitan areas, district municipalities or provinces, provided they meet certain legal requirements. → Read More

WATCH | Tshwane businesses navigate working under Level 4 lockdown

Going into Level 4 of the lockdown, many companies have opened shop, albeit at a reduced capacity. But businesses, big and small, are still coming to terms with this new way of working. → Read More

Releasing of inmates amid Covid-19 can lead to 'greater humanitarian crisis'

The Democratic Alliance believes that the placing of almost 19 000 inmates on parole in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19 in prisons, may lead to a "greater humanitarian crisis". → Read More