WATCH | Moving back to Level 4 or 5 will not necessarily reduce rate of transmission now - Ramaphosa
The National Coronavirus Command Council and Cabinet have considered returning all or parts of the country to a higher alert level, either to level 4 or level 5 President Cyril Ramaphosa said in an address to the nation on Sunday 12 July.
Parks will now be open for exercise, but not for any form of gathering and all auctions will be permitted. This, because these activities pose a lower risk of infection and are important for economic or educational purposes.
President Cyril Ramaphosa in an address on Sunday evening said in order to reduce the rate of transmission, the wearing of cloth masks would be made mandatory.
While the country will remain on Level 3 of the lockdown regulations, the sale and distribution of alcohol was immediately banned. In addition, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that a curfew from 21:00 to 04:00 would take effect from Monday.
An intense cold front turned parts of the Western Cape highlands into a winter wonderland thanks to widespread snow on the weekend. Hundreds of people waited in long queues to play in the snow in the Matroosberg Nature Reserve on Saturday.
A cold front has brought snowfall, low temperatures and heavy rain to the Cape provinces.
Gauteng has officially overtaken the Western Cape as the country's coronavirus hotspot with the highest number of cases cumulatively, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced late on Wednesday.
An emotional Edmund Felix, spoke to News24 about his journey after contracting Covid-19. The correctional official who works at the Warmbokkeveld Correctional Facility, attributed his recovery to his strong faith.
Johannesburg Zoo's beloved silverback gorilla, Makokou turned 35 on Thursday and he had plenty to celebrate this year. He is recovering well from a three-hour surgery to remove polyps in his congested nasal passages last month.
Security company G4S, experienced another blow on Thursday morning after one guard was shot during a cash-in-transit robbery in Vanderbijlpark, south of Johannesburg.
Thursday in Cape Town has been cold and wet as the country braces for a "bitter" cold front over the weekend. The South African Weather Service warned Friday will be another day of cold conditions, strong winds and heavy rains.
Grade 11 pupils at Rondebosch Boys' High raised R 11 000 for their matric dance during an event earlier this year, but instead donated the money to those in need due to Covid-19.
Three people were arrested for public violence on Thursday after buildings were set alight at Monwabisi Resort in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, during a protest. Residents of the informal settlement were said to be disgruntled about toilet services.
A Simba truck driver was left shocked on Thursday when his truck was blown over by excessive winds on the R43, close to Villiersdorp, in the Western Cape. The truck was stationary when it tipped and the driver was not inside the vehicle.
Veteran snake catcher Nick Evans rescued this 2.3m male black mamba from under a bale of hay in a scrapyard in Stranger, North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal.
Cape Winelands firefighters are battling to contain a fire that broke out on Du Toitskloof mountain range in the early hours of Thursday.
The premier of the Western Cape announced on Wednesday that he tested positive for the Covid-19 virus. He will be remaining in social isolation for 14 days at his residence where he will continue to conduct his responsibilities.
South African rider, Brad Binder, gives some insight on what it takes to participate in MotoGP.
A body matching the description of missing Ken Stephens was retrieved by a rescue team and helicopter from the face of Table Mountain on Wednesday evening.
The search continues for trail runner, Ken Stephen, who went missing on Table Mountain on Monday.
Five fire stations around the east of Johannesburg were dispatched on Sunday morning to contain a fire in the yard of Esiltuli Transport Logistics and Recycling.
Proteas spinner Tabraiz Shamsi has taken over the reigns from Imran Tahir has South Africa's premier spinner in white-ball cricket, the 30-year-old opens up on the responsibility.
The search is currently still under way for 36-year-old Ken Stephen, a runner who went missing on Table Mountain on Monday. Volunteers gathered in their numbers after a post on social media, asking interested people to meet at the lower cable car.
A close family acquaintance and religious leader in the Weenen says the community has been left in shock following the brutal murder of four-month pregnant mother of two Zakiyyah Ahmedjan Ismail.
South Africa's first Satanic Church was founded in February this year by Adri Norton and Riaan Swiegelaar, who feel the religion has been misrepresented and misunderstood in the country.
News24's Canny Maphanga asked nurses, doctors and other frontline staff how they are coping during the early stages of what has been dubbed the "Covid-19 storm" that has arrived in Gauteng.
This three-in-one HIV pill was previously linked to birth defects, but scientists have now shown pregnant women can take it safely.
Before it reaches showroom floors, the Ford Ranger is put to the test through some of the toughest real-life simulations and accelerated tests.
Having owned no less than 15 Land Rover Defenders since the early 1970s, Kingsley Holgate shares his thoughts on the latest iteration of the SUV.
Under normal circumstances, you would find 32-year-old Neo Letlape from Soshanguve begging for money in the streets of Tshwane. He tells people the money is for food, but he actually has a nyaope addiction.
When President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster in mid-March, acclaimed author and award-winning publisher Melinda Ferguson says she lay in bed and cried - for two days straight. "I could feel what was going to happen…"
The director of the IHATA shelter for abused women and children, Nuraan Osman, keeps a mattress and a set of pyjamas in her office just in case she has to spend a night at the shelter.
WATCH | Bandile Masuku says intermittent lockdown can help give healthcare workers 'time to breathe'
In a wide-ranging interview with News24 Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku said the option of an intermittent lockdown has come up and that it could help to give healthcare workers time to breathe.
A gang in two luxury vehicles have escaped empty handed after blowing up a cash-in-transit van - and the money - in Johannesburg.
Frightfan.tv Africa's first curated VOD service dedicated to all things frightening brings the best of Korean horror this month.
A senior executive in the VBS Mutual Bank looting case is appearing before the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court, on Monday morning.
South Africa reached its the 100th day of lockdown on the weekend and it's clear that Covid-19 has drastically altered the way we live. We take a look back on the last 100 days in a quick 6-minute video recap.
The Sulaimani mosque in Goodwood, Cape Town, has set up an online registry allowing congregants to book their prayer spots. Worshippers bring a mask and their own mats for congregational prayers.
Statues across the world are being torn down or vandalised in response to legitimate anger about racism and historical oppression. What is to become of the many remaining statues of historical figures from past eras in SA's fraught history?
Police Minister Bheki Cele visited Khayelitsha on Saturday morning where he listened to the concerns of residents after Cape Town law enforcement officers evicted locals, including Bulelani Qolani while he was taking a bath.
An interactive art project where community members are encouraged to text messages of positive change was erected in Woodstock, Cape Town on Tuesday. These messages are then displayed across a 12m LED billboard.
Five nuns died and 17 tested positive at Glen Avent convent in Mthatha, which was then turned into a quarantine site. When News24 visited the convent, Sister Nokwanda Bam said the recovered sisters were in the process of re-integrating with their com
200 shacks in Wynburg, Alexandra, Johannesburg, were destroyed in a fire that raged through the settlement on Thursday night, displacing at least 50 families. It is unclear how the fire started or if anyone was injured.
A nun from Glen Avent convent in Mthatha, who is also a nurse, says Covid-19 stripped her sisters of the human dignity of a proper burial, as the virus spread through their compound, turning it into a quarantine site.
Segopodiso Seane, 41, is one of eight people in quarantine at the Gauteng government's Nasrec field hospital. She spoke to News24 during a visit to the site.
Stormers rugby players swopped their boots for beds on Friday morning, as they helped workers at the newly built Brakengate field hospital in Cape Town. Captain Siya Kolisi and his team made up beds and carried equipment into the facility.