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Minister Dlamini -Zuma has released a government gazette which dives deep into the new lockdown regulations announced by President Ramaphosa. We've made it simpler for you, here are the new regulations.

The National Professional Teachers Organisation Of South Africa expressed concern about the reopening of schools. They worry about the health and safety of those returning to school as well as the meaningfulness of the academic year for learners. 

Things like birthdays and anniversaries can feel pretty lonely and anticlimactic during lockdown. Being confined to the walls of your home and without your regular circle of friends make celebrating these usually special and exciting events feel almost impossible. But don’t be disheartened!

Minister Motshekga has said she is aware that a number of Eastern Cape schools did not open on Monday 8 June. Schools in the Western Cape and Gauteng follow closely behind the Eastern Cape.

Cyril Ramaphosa engaged in a meeting with the leader of opposition parties and is under massive pressure to open the economy back up as well as go to lower levels of lockdown. 

Along with the daily Covid-19 statistics for the country Health Minister Zweli Mkhize releases, he also announced that the first baby has died from Covid-19 in South Africa. 

#CapeTownWillMoveToLevel6 is trending on social media. This comes as no surprise as Western Cape has over 60% of the total cases in the country as well as deaths. 

As learners are expected to return to school soon, the DBE has called for the help of parents and guardians so no learner is left behind. The Department has made a way forward for learners with existing medical conditions and learners who take public transport. 

Minister Motshekga has given more information about how the Department of Basic Education plans to return learners to school. This includes plans for public schools, private schools and special schools. 

South Africa's Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, has addressed South African citizens' growing concerns about major increases in infection rates and has also commented on lockdown and whether it has done it's job. He encourages South Africans to make moves in adjusting to the 'new normal'. 

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) has launched an app to help students and staff screen for Covid-19. Students, staff and joint appointees working at the Doctor George Mukhari Academic Hospital will have access to this app. 

On Wednesday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that government would ease the restrictions on e-commerce in order to open the economy. This means that all online shopping is now allowed, but some products remain banned. 

Many education unions have been unhappy since Minister Motshekga announced the reopening of the Basic Education sector, which will lead to the return of teachers and learners to classrooms. 

Politically Aweh has launched a new coronavirus series that is dedicated to helping you understand the impact of the coronavirus in South Africa. This unique series tackles real South African issues with sharp wit, in just a few minutes.

Madagascar has announced that they have found a cure to Covid-19 and this has many African countries wanting it. However, is it real? Does it work? What effects does it have exactly?

Selected offenders who have been sentenced will be released in order to fight the spread of Covid-19. This comes as a result of the President's new ruling after many confirmed cases of Covid-19 as well as deaths were found in South African Correctional Facilities. 

A group of South Africans who were expatriated, as part of the South African government's plans to return them to home soil, now want to go back to Saudi Arabia. 

So, you might be thinking, 'If I have a positive lab test result for Covid-19, am I at risk for more severe illness?'. Well, The Health Department has answered this question. 

The Department of Basic Education could find itself in hot water after Minister Motshekga's announcement that the department would start preparing for the reopening of schools. Some have been against this and plan to take legal action. 

Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, strongly encouraged that South Africans wear fabric masks. Now, it is mandatory for us to wear cloth masks during level 4 if we are outside of our houses. Here's why.