The department also confirmed that the number of coronavirus cases now stood at 1,170.
Members of the COVID-19 national command council are updating the nation on the coronavirus lockdown situation.
President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement during his virtual G20 Summit address in Pretoria on Thursday.
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that a nation-wide 21-day lockdown would come into effect on midnight on 26 March until midnight on 16 April.
The repo rate is the rate at which the central bank lends money to commercial banks.
The meeting on Wednesday morning formed part of a series of consultations the president is undertaking
There have been 14 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in South Africa, the Health Ministry confirmed.
The third patient is the wife of the KwaZulu-Natal man who was the first to test positive.
The report has recommended that action be taken against the relevant educators and headmaster and that there was liability by the school in the death of the grade 8 pupil while on a school camp.