Alan Hammond

Alan Hammond currently serves as CEO of Portal Publishing, a company he founded with his mother Sylvia Hammond in 2003.  Before that Alan was a skills development consultant for small businesses.  Before that he was the Managing Editor of - South Africa's first online consumer portal.

One month after the move to level 2, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the country will be moving down to level 1 of national lockdown regulations - including changes to changes to international travel.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced an update on the Covid-19 challenge in the country, and changes to the national lockdown regulations. The whole country will be moving to level 2 of lockdown which will allow most economic activity to resume.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a move down to level 2 of national lockdown. We have the full text of his speech if  you are looking for the details.

Finally Matrics can get some certainty about a year that has been nothing but disruption.  The timetable for the final matric exams has been released. The exams will now be written up until the 15th of December and more than 1 million candidates will be writing.


As Covid-19 is a novel virus that has never occurred before it was not know whether people who were currently battling HIV and TB would have a worse outcome than average if they became infected with this Coronavirus.  Now research has been published by the Abdool-Karim professors who specialise in infectious diseases, and it is good news for those who are HIV positive or infected with TB.

The President has spoken to the country again about the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, just as the nation joined the top 10 of countries with the most confirmed cases.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has addressed the country again to give an update on the status of the Covid-19 outbreak in South Africa and the plans to address the challenge. Further businesses are now able to re-open under strict safety procedures.


Level Three Regulations regarding alcohol, cigarettes and exercise have been released. There was also information on what businesses would be able to go back, what the rules would be for religious services, and what the restrictions would be on the movement of people.

Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa is speaking to the country again about the plans to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. Watch the speech live.

Minister Blade Nzimande has detailed the latest plans for the university and college sector this year as they change their plans to cater for the Covid-19 outbreak.



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