South Africa will move to lockdown alert level 1 from midnight on 20 September. President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement during a live address to the nation on Wednesday evening.
Cabinet has approved the draft white paper on audio & visual content services policy framework. It the draft during a virtual meeting this week.
Trade, industry & competition minister Ebrahim Patel has briefed parliament on matters related to the Copyright Amendment Bill and Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill.
Due to the unavailability of several generation units, the power system will be severely constrained this week, according to state-owned electricity monopoly Eskom.
Statistics South Africa is set to conduct a trial of the first digital census. The Census 2021 trial will test online and telephonic data collection to prepare for remote data collection in next year’s census.
Higher education, science & innovation minister Blade Nzimande said the 64-dish MeerKAT, the pre-cursor to the Square Kilometer Array, will be expanded by 20 dishes at a cost of R800-million.
As the number of Covid-19 cases continues to increase, South African-made ventilators have gone into production, with the life-saving machines expected to be ready in a few weeks.
With government trying to strike a delicate balance between the loss of lives and saving jobs, President Cyril Ramaphosa says government is not considering returning to a hard lockdown.
The National Council of Provinces has passed the Cybercrimes Bill. The draft legislation will now be sent to President Cyril Ramaphosa for approval.