East Coast Radio Newswatch

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East Coast Radio Newswatch is the independent Durban-based radio station's news team. We are KwaZulu-Natal’s trusted news source with a focus on local, breaking news. Our bulletins run from 6am until 6pm, Monday to Friday. On weekends and public holidays you can catch our news updates from 7am until 12pm. © East Coast Radio.

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28
MAY
11am

Newswatch @ 5pm

Basic Education minister Angie Motshekga says she is comfortable that when Grade 7 and 12s return to school next Monday, there will be enough space for pupils and teachers to operate it in safely.
28
MAY
10am

Newswatch @ 4pm

Eight million employees will return to work on Monday as Level 3 of the lockdown gets underway.
28
MAY
9am

Newswatch @ 3pm

While the entire country will move down to Level 3 of the lockdown next Monday, eThekwini and Ilembe have been identified as hotspots where stricter measures will remain in place.
28
MAY
8am

Newswatch @ 2pm

National police have confirmed that the Chatsworth Police Station has been re-opened.
28
MAY
7am

Newswatch @ 1pm

South Africans are eagerly awaiting more clarity around Level 3 lockdown regulations.
28
MAY
6am

Newswatch @ 12pm

The SA Zionist Church says it has welcomed the decision by the National Coronavirus Command Council to allow churches to open from June 1 when the country moves to level 3 of the lockdown.
28
MAY
5am

Newswatch @ 11am

Drivers at a ride-hailing service in KZN are hoping level 3 of the lockdown, brings more work opportunities for them. We spoke to two Taxify drivers who say their daily income fell by 80% under level 5 and 4 of the lockdown.
28
MAY
4am

Newswatch @ 10am

The Department of Employment and Labour says a technical problem has affected applications from hundreds of thousands of people requesting UIF assistance from TERS - government’s COVID-19 relief scheme.
28
MAY
3am

Newswatch @ 9am

The chairperson of the province's Portfolio Committee on Health has welcomed the continued ban on the sale of tobacco products. President Cyril Ramaphosa said that no one will be allowed to sell tobacco products when the country moves to alert level 3 on the 1st of June.
28
MAY
2am

Newswatch @ 8am

Some KZN teachers say it feels like government’s put them in the firing line of Covid-19. They were supposed to return to school today to prepare for the arrival of some pupils next Monday. They have been advised by their unions not to go back to work just yet.
28
MAY
1am

Newswatch @ 7am

The University of KwaZulu Natal says it’s ready for the next step of the phased reopening of the tertiary institution. Under level 4 of the lockdown, campuses allowed for the controlled return of final year students in programmes that required clinical training.
28
MAY
12am

Newswatch @ 6am

The eThekwini Municipality has asked that residents continue to make payments towards their monthly municipal bills. Residents haven’t received their statements via post - since the start of lockdown – which made it hard for many to settle their accounts.

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