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Madam Speaker,

We are in the midst of a fast‐evolving pandemic.

In South Africa and around the world, we have made the decision to protect each other. We have quickly adapted.

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Fellow compatriots,

Ri perile, Dumelang, Sanibonani, Molweni, Ndi madekwana, Gooie naand, Good evening. It is exactly 10 weeks since we declared a national state of disaster in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Western Cape heading into covid surge, yet should move to Level 3.

Over half of SA’s confirmed active covid cases are in the Western Cape, where the virus is more established than in other parts of the country and is now moving into the phase of rapid growth ahead of the peak. Yet the province has done what it can to prepare for the peak, and should move to level 3. Leading experts predict that many provinces will catch up to the Western Cape’s trajectory in the coming months. They should not be returned to level 4 or 5, regardless of readiness.

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Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has said that South African businesses, regardless of race, should receive state support with “bias towards emerging black business people” as the impact of coronavirus continues to batter the country’s already-struggling economy. 

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The Democratic Alliance’s Policy Unit has been working tirelessly with healthcare and financial experts, policy specialists, and our Shadow Cabinet to devise a sustainable and flexible Smart Lockdown to supplement government’s coronavirus response effort, while protecting the South African economy and the livelihoods which depend on it.

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Fair and Equitable society Chief Executive Office, Nobungcwele, believes the poor are sacrificed for COVID-19

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FAIR AND EQUITABLE SOCIETY (FES) TEMPORARILY WITHDRAWS CASE AGAINST POLICE MINISTER AND OTHERS

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