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News24.com | LIVE | Lockdown: SA smokers have changed their habits, according to a new survey

Stay up to date with the latest news, views and analysis as the number of coronavirus cases in SA increases.

Sport24.co.za | SAFA issues strong warning: Social soccer games are illegal and unacceptable

SAFA has stressed that no football matches should take place despite the country moving to Level 3 of the national lockdown regulations.

Sport24.co.za | Springbok legend Bryan Habana sympathises with Pieter-Steph du Toit, Malcolm Marx

Springbok legend Bryan Habana has sympathised with Pieter-Steph du Toit and Malcolm Marx after the 2019 Rugby World Cup heroes were offered lucrative overseas deals.

News24.com | 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.

News24.com | 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.

News24.com | 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.

News24.com | 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.

Sport24.co.za | The 9 greatest ever Springbok No 9s

Sport24's Herman Mostert picks his 9 greatest scrumhalves - in order - to have worn the No 9 jersey for the Springboks.

Sport24.co.za | Kyle Abbott: I went through hell after Kolpak decision

Former Proteas bowler Kyle Abbott since the decision to sign a Kolpak deal in 2016 was difficult to deal with.

News24.com | 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.

News24.com | 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.

News24.com | 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.

Sport24.co.za | Former Springbok prop relieved common sense prevailed with scrum laws

Ollie le Roux believes New Zealand's rejection of certain Covid-19 trial laws for Super Rugby Aotearoa is an important development as SA rugby starts returning to training.

News24.com | 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.

News24.com | '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.

News24.com | OPINION | Court throws South Africa’s lockdown exit strategy into disarray. But it got it wrong.

This week’s High Court judgment on the lockdown regulations is unconvincing in many respects and has applied the law incorrectly, writes Richard Calland.

Sport24.co.za | PSL looking for new headline sponsor as Absa ends 16-year relationship

Absa will end their sponsorship of the Absa Premiership when their contract with the Premier Soccer League expires at the end of the current season.

News24.com | 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.

Fin24.com | FIN24 SPEAKS | Anglo American execs on how Covid-19 will affect SA's mining industry

Fin24 editor Ron Derby speaks to the CEOs of Kumba Iron Ore, Anglo Coal and De Beers SA about the impact of the pandemic as thousands of miners return to work.

Sport24.co.za | Proteas v India: Does winter cricket work?

Rob Houwing, with the possible SA-India T20 series in mind, reminds of prior occasions where the country has staged big cricket in winter.

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