Before we begin we’d like to take a moment to explain what is happening here.

“Why is a technology news website covering COVID-19 news,” is a question we’re bound to receive so we’re going to address it right here.

Regulations published by Stella Ndabeni-Abraham states that “all internet sites operating within .zaDNA top level domain name must have a landing page with a visible link to”.

As we fall under that regulation, we are required to link to the Department of Health’s website but we’re taking that a step further.

Every morning and every afternoon we will publish an update regarding COVID-19 in South Africa. For the purpose of these updates we will refer solely to the following sources of information:

We understand that folks are doing amazing things with data-viz and there are comments from experts that can help, but our goal with these updates is to provide you, our reader, with accurate information from trusted sources. If the source is not reliable, it will not be linked here.

We will also be placing a banner on our home page which you can click at any time to be directed to

Our latest update follows on below:

Lockdown level three day two and South Africans may be feeling the sting of a hangover following the first day that alcohol sales have been allowed since lockdown began in March.

With many more businesses being open and the roads getting busier, South Africans should expect the petrol price to increase by R1.18 cents at 00:01. The price of diesel will increase by 22 cents.

Sadly, deaths attributed to COVID-19 have now climbed to 705.

There are also a total of 1 674 new COVID-19 cases throughout South Africa.

The provincial data follows on below.

Province Confirmed Cases Recoveries Active cases Deaths
Western Cape 22 567 11 431 11 136 525
Eastern Cape 4 111 2 123 1 988 82
Northern Cape 82 31 51 1
Free State 285 123 162 8
KwaZulu-Natal 2 565 1 248 1 317 52
North West 187 45 142 1
Mpumalanga 131 86 45 0
Gauteng 4 231 2 060 2 171 33
Limpopo 192 144 48 3
Unknown 6
TOTAL 34 357 17 291 17 066 705


As regards testing, 742 742 tests have been conducted to date. There were 17 617 tests conducted since Sunday’s report.

As always, in order to stay up to date with the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa and abroad, we advise the following materials and platforms:

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