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News24’s breaking news wire service brings you the latest South African, African and international news reports and press updates from newsrooms across the country. | LIVE | Lockdown: State of Disaster to be extended by another month until 15 July

Stay up to date with the latest news, views and analysis as the number of coronavirus cases in SA increases. | Former lieutenant general, 8 other cops among 15 arrested for allegedly defrauding SAPS

Nine police officers, including a former lieutenant general, and six civilians are expected to appear in various courts for allegedly defrauding the SA Police Service in an alleged vehicle scam involving police vehicle branding. | PPE that went missing in KwaZulu-Natal 'mysteriously reappears' - report

Large quantities of personal protective equipment that "disappeared" in Umlazi, Pinetown and Zululand earlier this week, has mysteriously reappeared, a report says. | Boy, 2, dies from gunshot wounds hours after father killed in drive-by shooting in Cape Town

A two-year-old Cape Town boy, who was shot along with his father in a drive-by shooting, has also died, police say. | Lockdown: Joburg mayor heartened by recovery rate, urges residents to keep adhering to rules

Johannesburg Mayor Geoff Makhubo has pleaded with the city's residents to continue adhering to lockdown regulations to prevent further Covid-19 infections. | North West mines are now Covid-19 infection hotspots, says province's health department

Mines have become the hotspots for Covid-19 in the province, the North West Department of Health says. | Lockdown: AfriForum lays charges with UN human rights body over 'draconic regulations'

AfriForum has laid charges against the government at the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights over "draconic regulations" for the coronavirus lockdown. | Why lockdown judgment opens up the possibility for more lawsuits against government

The Gauteng High Court judgment, which declared most of the Level 3 and 4 lockdown regulations as invalid and unconstitutional, may pave the way for a litany of lawsuits. | AbaThembu royal family members accused of assaulting king's advisor

Babalo Papu, an advisor to AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, has approached police to open a criminal case against some members of the royal family - including acting King Azenathi Dalindyebo. | Lockdown: City of Joburg under-collected about R1.3 billion in revenue for April and May

The City of Johannesburg has under-collected about R1.3 billion from ratepayers between April and May. | Cele 'vindicated' after whistleblower ruling, but Public Protector's office says agreement voluntary

Police Minister Bheki Cele feels the police have been "vindicated" after the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria concluded that the Public Protector's report on witness protection matters involving two KwaZulu-Natal whistleblowers should be declared invalid and set aside following a judicial review. | Level 3: Trauma cases rise at 2 Cape Town hospitals just days after easing of regulations

Trauma cases at two Cape Town hospitals have spiked substantially since the reopening of the economy under Level 3 of the lockdown. | Here is what the High Court said about the various lockdown regulations

Although the country is still on lockdown, the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has declared various regulations governing Alert Level 3 and 4 as unconstitutional and invalid. Here is what the High Court said about the various regulations. | Another 2 killed, 4 injured during more shootings in Cape Town

At least another four shooting incidents have been recorded in the Cape Town area this week since the start of lockdown Level 3 - including three in the Du Noon area and one in Athlone. | 'F***ing blacks' video being investigated by prestigious Pretoria boys' school

Pretoria Boys' High School says it is taking steps after a video surfaced on social media in which some of its pupils make racist comments and jokes. | PIC | Snake catcher to the rescue as 2 massive black mambas 'dance' in KwaZulu-Natal backyard

Veteran KwaZulu-Natal-based snake catcher Nick Evans is chuffed after getting up close and personal with a 2.95m black mamba, his biggest catch ever. | Scopa wants public works to stop paying for 'absolute mess' of a fence at Beitbridge border

Scopa supports the directive from law enforcement agencies that the Department of Public Works pays no further money on the fence at the Beitbridge border post. | Gauteng man dead after girlfriend allegedly chased and stabbed him

A woman from Springs on Gauteng's East Rand has been arrested for allegedly using a knife to stab her boyfriend and chasing him when he attempted to flee. | ANALYSIS | Lockdown judgment a reminder for govt about the fine line between lives and livelihoods

This week's high court judgment on the rationality of lockdown regulations emphasised the necessity for the government to strike a delicate balance, writes attorney Bulelwa Mabasa. | UPDATED: CORONAVIRUS FAQs | All your questions answered

News24 answers some of the most frequently asked questions on coronavirus and level 4 of the lockdown in South Africa.

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