Coronavirus Update

Covid-19
Nicol Myburg
Worker

It is often said that the elderly and those with impaired immune systems are most at risk due to Covid-19, but small businesses are just as vulnerable, with many who are not going to survive a global economic shutdown. Seraj Toefy, Custodian of Entrepreneurship at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) says that according to The Small Business Association, the average cash safety net for small businesses is estimated to last only 27 days. 

Labour Law

A number of international and local companies have requested that their employees work from home due to the dire consequences of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

With some employees also opting to self-quarantine, there are a number of labour law considerations that South African businesses will have to consider.

SA Health Dept

Covid-19 - Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu has announced the suspension and postponement of all face-to-face training by the National School of Government (NSG) with immediate effect.

SACAP
SAA

South African Airways (SAA) announces the suspension of operations, regionally and internationally, in a continued effort to slow the spread of the deadly Covid-19 virus in the country.

quarantine sites

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia De Lille says the government has identified 37 sites that can be used as quarantine facilities across several provinces as part of government’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

SA Health

Cooperative governance minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, announced on the 19th of March via social media that new regulations on offences and penalties have been put in place to prevent the further spread of the deadly Covid-19 virus as a result of reckless behaviour.

Virus

 COVID-19, which first emerged in Wuhan, China in December 2019, is relentlessly sweeping across the world. Here's how your blood type affects your response and recovery.

Woman wearing a medical mask in the car

Almost immediately after the Covid-19 virus hit SA shores, South Africans began posting on social media. From memes featuring prominent politicians to bad puns, from TikTok video clips to pictures of people posing with silly home-made protective gear, South Africans took to Twitter, WhatsApp and Facebook to make fun of the virus. The question is, will this lead to the further spread of misinformation among citizens?

Covid-19
Remote worker
UCT Logo

With 64 active cases of the COVID-19 (Corona) virus in South Africa, institutions across the globe are taking drastic but necessary steps to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. UCT and Wits university are among these establishments after the news that a Wits medical student and UCT staff member both tested positive for the virus.

Telkom SA logo

Telkom SA announced on Monday that it will be granting South Africa’s tertiary-level students free access to a range of SA’s higher education websites and resources in the wake of the Noval Coronavirus outbreak in the country.

Corona virus
Sick

COVID-19 (Coronovirus Disease 2019) has fuelled fear and panic among many people across the globe – often based on misperceptions and unfortunately often against people from Asian descent. 

Subscribe to Coronavirus Update