Alan Hammond

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Alan Hammond is the founder and CEO of Portal Publishing. He has been active in the online publishing industry since 1995 when he worked on an early film and TV industry website. He later worked for South African's first online news portal,, where he was initially the entertainment editor before later being promoted to Managing Editor of the web publication.

Alan contributes articles to all the Portal Publishing websites and manages operations and strategy for the company along with his management team.


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Jacob Zuma
Former President Jacob Zuma's lawyer has said that it is not reasonable to expect him to appear before the Zondo Commission this month and respond to the 30 witnesses who have testified against him in the state capture enquiry.
The girls of the Roedean School choir weren't able to get together to sing, but with the benefit of technology they were able to form a virtual choir which has released in inspiring rendition of the classic Hallelujah, with a wonderful African flavour.
A peaceful demonstration against the high level of violence that women and children in South Africa face, itself turned violent when police used stun grenades against the protesters and made a number of arrests.
Gauteng Premier David Makhura has announced that recoveries from Covid-19 in the province had, "increased dramatically," when giving his daily update on the status of the virus outbreak in the province.
It wasn't a good Friday for 6 families in South Africa who lost loved ones from Covid-19, as the Health Minister announced a jump in fatalities. There was better news however on the number of people who have recovered.
Cyril Ramaphosa
Cyril Ramaphosa told the country that the lockdown will be extended until the end of April.
Cyril Ramaphosa Shameel Joosub
President Cyril Ramaphosa has visited the national Covid-19 Information Centre which has been setup by the Department of Health and the CSIR in Pretoria. Soon 20 000 workers will be going into communities to screen and test for Covid-19.
Mduduzi Manana
President Ramaphosa has suspended the Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams for breaking the national lockdown regulations after photos of her appeared on social media having lunch with Mduduzi Manana.
Union leader Zwelinzima Vavi is to be hospitalised to ensure he is getting the correct treatment for Covid-19. In a video released on Twitter Vavi announced that he was doing well and was just suffering from a heavy chest and heavy lungs.
Superstar Pink took to her social media channels to tell her fans that she and son were tested for Covid-19 and she was found to have the illness. She has now recovered and has slammed the Trump government for the lack of testing available in the US. She will be donating USD1 million to local hospitals to help in the fight against the pandemic.