Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, says government’s classification of media work as an essential service during the COVID-19 national state of disaster and lockdown is a measure to ensure South Africans and the international community have access to vital information during this time.
The Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation says R12 million has been made available and a further R30 million will be redirected towards COVID-19 interventions.
The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) has welcomed the agreement reached between Telkom and the Competition Commission which, among other provisions, narrows the digital divide in the country by offering zero rated access to essential online government services.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has tested negative for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
All businesses that will be allowed to provide essential services during the 21-day COVID-19 lockdown will be required to seek approval from the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the DTIC).
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