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8,895 confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa, as deaths climb to 178

Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has announced that there are now 8,895 positive Covid-19 cases in South Africa. This is up by 663 cases from the 8,232 Covid-19 cases announced on Thursday. Dr Mkhize said in a statement on Friday (8 May), that the total number of deaths have increased by 17, to 178. A […]

WHO calls for clinical trial of Madagascar’s virus cure

UN health agency says it is ready to collaborate with Madagascar ANKARA The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday called for clinical trials of Madagascar’s Covid Organics, a herbal drink that is said to prevent and cure patients suffering from the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. “We are advising the government of Madagascar to take this […]

Western Cape’s Covid-19 infections, deaths have trebled in two weeks

Johannesburg – Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said he would accompany President Cyril Ramaphosa to the Western Cape next week.  This comes as the province has experienced a surge in Covid-19 cases since it overtook Gauteng as the province with the most infections two weeks ago.  Two weeks ago, on April 23, the Western Cape had […]

KZN’s poor starve as food hampers sold, stolen by officials

Durban – Despite many allegations of the “politicisation” and looting of food hampers in KwaZulu-Natal, the Department of Social Development remains adamant that only councillors can provide an authentic report of needy people in the province. However, Durban community activist Mary de Haas and head of Gift of the Givers Imtiaz Sooliman warned that using […]


Due to the challenge faced to get support for food hampers for the Community Support Centre in Belhar, Western Cape, we decided to take the next step and that is to feed the children. We started with 300 children and the demand has increased beyond means of this poor communities, we are now feeding over […]

Have the hope to heal

SANDTON – The Hope to Heal Foundation would like to encourage the community to get involved and collaborate with the foundation so that it is able to extend its reach. Seema Naidoo continues to encourage the community to support the Hope to Heal Foundation. Photo: Supplied The Hope to Heal foundation hopes to extend its helping hand […]

Riverlea Ext, Johannesburg South, one of the poorest communities due to high unemployment.

Riverlea Ext, Johannesburg South, one of the poorest communities due to high unemployment. 80% of the Community is suffering from mental health issues, substance abuse and HIV. Most of the children and adults are physically and sexually abused. Hope to Heal Foundation Community Support Centre distributed food hampers to 50 families in Riverlea Ext. Thank […]

Second outreach and food drive for the month of April 2020 for Riverlea

Today marked our second outreach and food drive for the month of April 2020 for Riverlea. Since we collectively made it our mission to flatten the curb and soften the blow from the impact that Covid-19 is taking our world, communities and this financial year at hostage. We are grateful, through the support from Waverly […]

WATCH: Ramaphosa addresses the nation on COVID-19

Recorded: Thursday 9 April 2020 Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday Help protect your loved ones by sharing this official South African government COVID-19 service with your family, friends and community. Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp. The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and […]