Mpho Mohapi


While the loss of life remains the greatest of all losses, the loss of revenue due to the pandemic is highly concerning to South Africans.

President Cyril Ramaphosa extended level 4 of the lockdown with a further 14 days due to an increase in covid-19 cases.

Right To Care Chief of Party Dr. Ntombi Sigwebela introduced the organization as a 20-year-old non-profit organization (NPO) in South Africa.

Following the arrest of former President Jacob Zuma on 7 July 2021, protests and violence broke out in Nkandla and some parts of the KwaZulu-Natal province. The protests started as a “free Zuma” campaign.

The continued ban on the trade of alcohol has left liquor traders pleading with government once again. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on 11 July 2021. The briefing was to update the country on new lockdown regulations.

Western Cape accounts for 26 000 active covid-19 cases, with 2 521 new cases reported in the past 24 hours.
Cases have reportedly increased since the outbreak of the Delta varient, which is highly contagious.

The pandemic has affected households most households financially, leaving the most vulnerable with the need for intervention. The has been an increase of approximately R250 in food prices over the past 10 months.

The Hospitality industry has felt the heavy impact of the covid-19 pandemic due to regulations that restrict full productivity. Many restaurants are battling survival, while others have been forced to permanently shut their doors.

Western Cape Province has opened the CTICC Vaccination Centre of Hope, a new Mega Vaccine site at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

The government has been concerned over the number of people interested in the vaccine rollout, and are working on strategies to encourage more people to participate.

South African Liquor Brand owners Association (SALBA) is unable to afford taxes when lockdown regulations restrict them from trading. The effect of this is that they cannot afford to pay excise tax.

Panic in workplaces over the spread of covid-19 may lead to breach of Basic Conditions of Employment Act and Occupational Health and Safety Act.

The pandemic has seen the most vulnerable households desperate for survival. The South African govenment is called to assist its people.

International Petroleum prices have increased significantly, as a result South Africans anticipate an increase in for this internationally imported resource.

As more vaccine doses become available, government is concerned over the unwillingness of people to get vaccinated