As the Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 sweeps across the world, fear has risen amongst people during this very sensitive time. In many cases, this fear comes from people feeling like they do not understand or know enough about the dangers of this virus, and what it is exactly that they need to do to keep themselves safe. For this reason, we have decided to create this page to keep all South Africans updated about everything related to COVID-19, both locally and worldwide, so remember to keep checking this page for live updates!
Coronavirus in South Africa: What’s the Current Situation?
As of April 3rd, there have been 1462 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Africa, 31 full recoveries and 5 deaths.
Cases have been confirmed across all provinces: • Eastern Cape – 17 • Free State – 84 • Gauteng – 663 • Kwazulu-Natal – 206 • Limpopo – 16 • Mpumalanga – 13 • North West – 9 • Western Cape – 353 • Northern Cape – 7 • Unknown – 94
South Africa has taken some of the most radical steps in all of Africa in a bid to combat the spread of COVID-19. The country is well aware that an increasing number of confirmed cases could be a challenge for South Africa’s healthcare system, which is already overburdened.
For a while, it was believed that the African continent would be able to somehow come out unscathed by the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept across the world. But with numbers and deaths rising at a frightening pace, drastic measures have already been put in place by African governments in countries such as South Africa and Kenya.
Practically every industry in these countries has felt the impact of the coronavirus, not excluding the betting industries. Casinos have had to shut their doors as the public goes into lockdown, or at the very least avoids congregating. Major sports leagues have been cancelled; something which has dealt a blow to the sports betting industry.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa put the country into a three-week lockdown. From this Friday, all racing fixtures will be stopped, until at least April 17th. Casino groups such as Sun International and Tsogo Sun have stopped all operations and will not open their facilities until the government gives the green light once more.
From Koeksisters to Braaibroodjies, South African’s love their native South African Food and Goodies. This month Springbok Casino shares some of their favourite treats. Until the end of the month, they’re also giving free spins on Sweet 16, one of their yummiest slots.
“The foods we love are part of what makes us who we are,” said Springbok Casino manager Daniel van Wyke. “It would be hard to find a South African who doesn’t love most of the foods we’re sharing in this month’s feature!”
Braaibroodjie – the staple dish of any braai (barbeque) — may look like an ordinary grilled cheese sandwich, but it’s filled with tomatoes and onions as well as cheddar cheese. Braaibroodjies are toasted over coals until they’re golden brown and the cheese is oozing.