Social Development Deputy Minister Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu has tested positive for COVID-19.
Her department said she is currently in self-isolation at home and in good spirits.
“I feel fine and will continue fulfilling my functions from home over the next 14 days. I have shown no symptoms so far.
“I would like to appeal to South Africans to wear their masks, practice social distancing and wash their hands regularly,” Bogopane-Zulu said.
Meanwhile, the Gauteng Premier David Makhura and North West Premier Job Mokgoro have also tested positive for COVID-19. Both Premiers are now under self-quarantine.
In a statement, Makhura said he was in self-isolation, in line with the WHO protocols and will work from home, while monitoring his health.
In the North West province, COVID-19 has claimed the life of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC, Gordon Kegakilwe.