South Africa: Many in Johannesburg are going hungry

Johannesburg has been locked down for more than six weeks, along with the rest of South Africa. Many businesses remain closed, leaving families without work and unable to buy food. This has caused a sharp increase in the number of people in dire need of food assistance. Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller reports from Johannesburg, South … Read more South Africa: Many in Johannesburg are going hungry

Chinese businesses in S. Africa donate to local communities

The Chinese business community in South Africa has been assisting those struggling economically amid the coronavirus lockdown. One of the biggest Chinese malls in Johannesburg issued a special appeal for donations. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us … Read more Chinese businesses in S. Africa donate to local communities

Why South Africa is coming out of lockdown – BBC Newsnight

Despite appearing to mirror the UK’s coronavirus trajectory, South Africa appears to have the spread under control and is easing its lockdown. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F In the early stages of the pandemic, Britain and South Africa followed a near identical path of infections. But as things stand only just over 100 South … Read more Why South Africa is coming out of lockdown – BBC Newsnight

Lesotho deploys army to ‘restore peace and order’

Soldiers in Lesotho have returned to their barracks, hours after the country’s embattled prime minister ordered them to “restore peace and order”. Police chiefs say Thomas Thabane was trying to intimidate them after they implicated him in the murder of his former wife. Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller has more from Johannesburg, South Africa. – Subscribe … Read more Lesotho deploys army to ‘restore peace and order’

COVID-19 Frontline Ep.29: Together is the strategy against the virus

Xiao Meng, assistant director from Peking Union Medical College Hospital, has been fighting the novel coronavirus in Wuhan. Xiao talked about the importance of the lockdown in Wuhan in a live show called COVID-19 Frontline. “Together works out the strategy against the virus,” said Xiao. “The basic rule of a lockdown is controlling infected patients … Read more COVID-19 Frontline Ep.29: Together is the strategy against the virus

Lockdown extension will deepen South Africa’s economic crisis

South Africa has extended the lockdown until the end of the month. The government says some gains have been made in slowing down the spread of COVID-19. But there is widespread concern about the devastating effect the crisis and the lockdown are having on the already struggling economy and the jobs of millions. Al Jazeera’s … Read more Lockdown extension will deepen South Africa’s economic crisis

South African health workers sue government over medical supplies

Medics in South Africa are taking the government to court over a lack of personal protective equipment. Tens of thousands of health workers say shortages are putting them at risk. Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller has more from Johannesburg. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: … Read more South African health workers sue government over medical supplies

South Africa’s township residents hold sanitization drive

In South Africa, it’s day 7 of a nationwide lockdown. The Gauteng provincial government has launched a COVID-19 sanitization drive in Alexandra – one of Johannesburg’s poorest and most over-populated townships. CGTN’s Julie Scheier reports. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play … Read more South Africa’s township residents hold sanitization drive

‘Lockdown means lockdown’ | SA police fire rubber bullets to enforce rules

Police were filmed using heavy-handed tactics to enforce the 21-day national lockdown in Johannesburg on Sunday. Footage filmed in the Hillbrow area of the city highlights scores of police descending on crowded areas and enforcing social distancing aggressively. “Lockdown means lockdown,” yells one policeman as he throws a pair of women into the back of … Read more ‘Lockdown means lockdown’ | SA police fire rubber bullets to enforce rules

Police enforce COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa as locals refuse to cooperate

Some people were arrested in the densely populated area of Hillbrow in #Johannesburg as police were deployed to enforce the 21-day nationwide lockdown called by #SouthAfrica’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday to slow down the spread of #coronavirus infections, as seen in the early hours of Friday in the country’s biggest city. Footage shows police … Read more Police enforce COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa as locals refuse to cooperate

Coronavirus lockdown: South Africa orders three-week restrictions

South Africa has announced a 21-day lockdown starting at midnight on March 26, 2020. President Cyril Ramaphosa says it is necessary to “avoid a human catastrophe” and has instructed the army to enforce the restrictions. More than 400 people in South Africa have been infected with the coronavirus. Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller reports from Johannesburg. … Read more Coronavirus lockdown: South Africa orders three-week restrictions

South Africa’s healthcare system threatened by coronavirus crisis

In South Africa, the number of people infected with coronavirus has risen sharply to 240. The country’s healthcare system is already struggling, and people there worry the COVID-19 pandemic could overwhelm it entirely. Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller reports from Johannesburg. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us … Read more South Africa’s healthcare system threatened by coronavirus crisis

South Africa: Gangs refuse to hand in firearms despite amnesty

South Africa has one of the highest crime rates in the world, much of it due to illegal firearms. Now the government is offering an amnesty but many are sceptical that this will make the country any safer. Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller reports from Soweto, Johannesburg. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us … Read more South Africa: Gangs refuse to hand in firearms despite amnesty

The economic cost of South Africa’s rolling blackouts

Electricity blackouts in South Africa not only leave millions in the dark – they cost companies millions of dollars in lost business. The state-owned power utility has money problems of its own – being billions of dollars in debt and mired in corruption allegations. Critics say bureaucratic hurdles are making it impossible to plug in … Read more The economic cost of South Africa’s rolling blackouts

South Africa considers nationalising central bank

South Africa’s governing African National Congress is moving to nationalise the central bank. But many are concerned that could scare away foreign investment. Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from Johannesburg. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #SouthAfrica … Read more South Africa considers nationalising central bank