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Staff Reporter. Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, says Home Affairs offices throughout the country will be opened this weekend to assist those who will be applying for IDs and temporary IDs to enable them to register to vote. Motsoaledi said during the voter registration weekend, assistance will also be…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Health minister Joe Phaahla says South Africa is seeing a decline in the third wave of its Covid-19 cases, and the government is now considering the further easing of lockdown restrictions. Addressing media on Friday (17 September), Phaahla said that when compared to the previous seven days,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, says the planned COVID-19 vaccine certificates will not be used to deny unvaccinated citizens access to public services. "I want to emphasise that this certificate will not prevent people from accessing essential services, especially public services. You will not be required to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Constitutional Court has dismissed former president Jacob Zuma's application to have the contempt of court judgment against him rescinded. In its majority judgment on Friday, the apex court ruled that Zuma did not meet the requirements of a rescission application and sought to reopen the merits…
Staff Reporter. Former police constable Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu has pleaded not guilty to charges of killing six of her relatives to cash in on funeral and insurance policies. Alistair Russell. Nomia Ndlovu is accused of killing six people, including her lover and relatives. When former police officer Ndlovu took to…
Staff Reporter. Constitutional Court rules on Former President Jacob Zuma rescission application. Livestream Video Below: Video Courtesy of SABC.
Staff Reporter. The Department of Higher Education and Training, through Higher Health, is rolling out stakeholder engagement programmes in response to gender-based violence and mental health incidents in the Post-School Education and Training (PSET) sector. The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, has hailed stakeholder engagement…
Staff Reporter. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has welcomed the report of the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) for the unqualified audit opinion with findings for the year ended March 2021. "This is a significant achievement and a step in the right direction. The unqualified audit opinion is…
Staff Reporter. Government’s funding through the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA) to a small and developing small businesses, has provided a much needed lifeline for these companies. For Bizrocket Trade and Projects, the assistance came at a time when it was most needed. In a recent address to the nation,…
Staff Reporter. Despite positioning himself as an anti-corruption leader, a new poll conducted by Afrobarometer shows that South Africans perceive corruption as increasing under president Cyril Ramaphosa. Three years into his tenure, not only do South Africans believe that corruption is getting worse, but they also see large portions of…
Staff Reporter. The Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) says it is ready for this weekend's voter registration drive as it opens up more than 23 000 stations across the country. At a press briefing on Thursday, IEC chief executive Sy Mamabolo said new voter management devices (VMDs) would be used…
Staff Reporter. The Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture has launched an urgent application in the North Gauteng High Court for yet another extension. Chairperson of the commission, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo reportedly wants the hearings to be extended until 31 December. The commission is expected to…
Staff Reporter. The Special Tribunal is expected to hear an application by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to review and set aside R11 million worth of contracts awarded to companies allegedly linked to Eskom senior manager Petrus Shaka Mazibuko. According to a statement by the tribunal, it is alleged that…
Staff Reporter. Securing and restoring livelihoods should be top of the agenda in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, an African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) has resolved. It is against this backdrop that an online platform for the African Green Stimulus Programme has been launched to provide an…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the public to nominate South Africa's next chief justice to promote transparency. Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng's term will come to an end on 11 October. The Presidency announced anyone would able to nominate a candidate. A nomination should be accompanied by…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) has announced that it will launch its manifesto in Tshwane ahead of the local government elections. Briefing the media on Thursday, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula, who is the party’s head of elections, confirmed the launch would take place on 27 September. "In…
Staff Reporter. The Independent Electoral Commission is briefing the media about its readiness. Voters will have one last chance to register to vote in the November municipal elections. More than 23,000 voting stations will be open between 8am and 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Livestream Video Below: Video Courtesy of…
Staff Reporter. Gauteng Premier David Makhura says collaboration between law enforcement agencies and private security companies is critical for crime fighting. He was speaking during the Operation O Kae Molao road safety and crime prevention blitz in Soweto. "The police have been working with private security companies… on specific crimes…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent his condolences on the passing of Professor Hlengiwe Buhle Mkhize, the Deputy Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities. Mkhize passed away today at the age of 69. The President extended his condolences to the family, friends, colleagues,…
Staff Reporter. The National Treasury has commissioned a study to determine what long-term plan can be devised to narrow the country’s current poverty gap. Addressing Parliament’s Select Committee on Appropriations (SCOA), Treasury said it was considering five options. These included evaluating the current R350 grant; the Basic Income Grant; the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. ANC national executive committee (NEC) member and Deputy Minister in the Presidency Hlengiwe Mkhize has died. She was 69 years old. Mkhize was first elected to the National Assembly in 2009 as a member of the ANC and served as Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services…
Staff Reporter. The African National Congress is holding a media briefing on its readiness for the local government elections. There have been protests outside Luthuli House over the alleged rigging of candidates' lists. Livestream Video Below: Video Courtesy of ENCA.
Staff Reporter. A new internal ethos of delivering first class customer service will ensure that South African Airways (SAA) is revived to its former glory. This is according to the airline’s interim CEO Thomas Kgokolo. SAA is set to take to the skies next week following a turbulent 16 months…
Staff Reporter. The Department of Water and Sanitation has called on the people of Limpopo to use water sparingly. "Lack of rains and scorching temperatures are affecting water levels in some parts of the country, particularly Limpopo province," the department said in a statement. The provincial water storage levels continually…
Staff Reporter. Gauteng Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela, has welcomed the 25-year sentence imposed on a father who killed his three-year-old daughter. The sentence was handed down at the Gauteng South High Court on Wednesday. In a statement, Gauteng SAPS spokesperson, Captain Mavela Masondo, said: “On 24 January 2017,…
Staff Reporter. The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) has arrested a member of the South Africa National Defence Force (SANDF) for his involvement in cross-border crimes in the Northern Cape. The 30-year-old suspect is expected to appear in the Musina Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, following his arrest on Wednesday…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa will need to meet certain requirements before the country’s state of disaster regulations can be lifted. The president said that the state of disaster will only be lifted if the appropriate Covid-19 prevention regulations are in place in each sector outside…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula says that his department is working on a number of initiatives to improve the experience of drivers, including a number of upgrades to the licensing process. Responding in a written parliamentary Q&A, Mbalula acknowledged a backlog of 500,000 licences waiting in the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The ANC top six Jessie Duarte, Ace Magashule, Gwede Mantashe, Cyril Ramaphosa, David Mabuza and Paul Mashatile at Nasrec, Johannesburg. /Simphiwe Nkwali. Carl Niehaus has laid criminal charges against the top brass of the ANC, excluding Ace Magashule, along with the ANC itself. Niehaus, who was fired…
Staff Reporter. The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has appealed to employers to resolve errors on the COVID-19 TERS portal to enable it to finalise outstanding claims. The UIF said it has done all it needed to and the onus is now on the claimants if they qualify. In a statement…
Staff Reporter. An Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Department (EMPD) officer has been handed a six year prison sentence for corruption. In a statement, Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (Hawks) Gauteng spokesperson, Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu, said the gavel fell on Constable Mazulwandile Wilson Makaula, 49, on Friday at the Vosloorus Magistrates’ court. Mulamu…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Home Affairs is reviewing its IT architecture to improve customer service and reduce overall dependence on the State Information Technology Agency (SITA), says minister Aaron Motsoaledi. Responding in a written parliamentary Q&A, Motsoaledi said the department is in the process of evaluating its internal…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Hawks arrested a 36-year-old suspect in Gauteng on Wednesday (15 September) following an investigation into the data breach at Experian in August 2020. South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) announced that Experian, a consumer credit reporting company, had experienced a data breach, exposing the personal…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Transport plans to introduce a new 'taxi subsidy' as part of a broader focus on making transport more accessible in South Africa, says Transport minister Fikile Mbalula. Answering in a written parliamentary Q&A, Mbalula said that before this subsidy is introduced, the wider taxi…
Staff Reporter. The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is expected to institute civil proceedings in the Special Tribunal against construction company, Aventine CC, to recover financial losses suffered by the State after the unit concluded an investigation into a temporary housing construction tender awarded to the company by the Limpopo Provincial…
Staff Reporter. Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has urged South African aged 18 and above to visit the country’s 23 146 voting stations at the weekend to register to vote at the 1 November municipal elections. The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) will…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Basic Education has shifted the end-of-year exam timetable for matrics to accommodate the local government elections on 1 November. In a notice published on Wednesday (15 September), the department said that the exams are now scheduled to start on 27 October 2021, four days…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Western Cape Judge President, John Hlophe, has gone to court in an attempt to prevent his suspension and possible impeachment. The Judicial Service Commission in August decided by a majority that Hlophe was guilty of gross misconduct for a 2008 complaint by all the then justices of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa and a host of other countries could soon be taken off the UK’s travel ‘red list’, according to The Telegraph and UK Independent. Citing information from Covid analyst Tim White, UK media outlets report that the nation is currently reviewing the list, and may even…
Staff Reporter. @Istock. The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has informed beneficiaries of child maintenance that payments will be delayed due to departmental systems, including MojaPay, not being accessible. MojaPay is the system the department utilises to administrate maintenance payments. While the department is not able to determine the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File Photo:Activists picket outside the National Department of Social Development (DSD) offices in Pretoria , calling for the extension and increase of the Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant. Photo Credit: Masego Mafata. Government met Tuesday to discuss how to accelerate the country’s economic recovery and consider…
Staff Reporter. The drive-by shooting that claimed the lives of three women in Inanda, Durban, at the weekend was part of intimidation tactics devised to weaken and undermine the country’s Constitution ahead of the 1 November municipal elections. This is the firm position of the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security …
Staff Reporter. Judge Colin Lamont has recused himself from the Marikana massacre civil case. An application was launched for Lamont's recusal after he disclosed that he had shares in Lonmin. The events include the killing of 34 miners by police on 16 August 2012. More than 300 people affected in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) has launched a court application to declare that correctional services department head Arthur Fraser’s decision to grant former president Jacob Zuma medical parole is unlawful and is set aside. This is the second application before the high court in Pretoria challenging the…
Staff Reporter. Businesses affected by the devastating public violence and looting that swept across Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal in July have until 30 September 2021 to apply for government financial relief. This comes after the National Treasury on Monday launched a registration portal for the registration of businesses that suffered losses.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Widows and the partners of deceased men are still being side lined when it comes to inheritance and succession after their partners pass away. This is according to the South African Women Lawyers Association’s Chuma Hlengane. Hlengane was speaking during the Department of Justice’s virtual dialogue marking…
Staff Reporter. The bail hearing for Ntuthuko Shoba, the alleged mastermind behind Tshegofatso Pule’s gruesome murder, has been moved to Thursday, 16 September. Shoba had brought forward a third bail application, claiming that he has been receiving death threats from inside prison. The 32-year-old, who has been denied bail twice,…
Staff Reporter. The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has dismissed Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's bid to appeal the invalidation of her report on Pravin Gordhan's decision to grant SARS official Ivan Pillay early retirement after finding it had "no prospects of success". The court reached its decision without hearing argument…
Staff Reporter. Unemployment, economic recovery and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be top of the agenda during this week’s Cabinet Lekgotla. This is according to Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele, who was briefing the media ahead of the start of the Lekgotla. He said Ministers, Deputy Ministers,…
Staff Reporter. Mauritius has lifted the travel ban on South Africans in what is expected to be a serious tourism boost for the island nation ahead of the December holiday season. The lifting of restrictions means that South Africans can now travel to Mauritius on authorised commercial flights without first…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Finance minister Enoch Godongwana warned leaders of the ruling African National Congress that the party’s project wish list could cost R73.5 billion and funding it will require difficult trade-offs. Big-ticket items that would place pressure on state finances included spending R10 billion on a state bank, Godongwana,…
Staff Reporter. Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza, has announced the reduction of the size of the disease management area (DMA) affected by foot-and-mouth diseases (FMD) in KwaZulu-Natal. This follows the conclusion of the second round of serological surveillance, where it was established that the disease, within…
Staff Reporter. Human Settlements Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi, has issued a strong warning to all implementing agents and contractors who perform poorly and do not deliver on housing projects. "We can no longer allow, under such a constrained fiscal environment, project developers and contractors to waste public resources on poorly implemented…
Staff Reporter. The Gauteng Department of Education has confirmed that over 73 000 successful Grade 1 and 8 applications were recorded on day one of the Phase 2 of the 2022 Online Admissions applications. The department said that as of midday, a total of 73 305 successful Grade 1 and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority has approved the study of an orally administered pill for patients with symptomatic Covid-19 who do not require hospital care. The study is already ongoing in the US, with the expansion of study sites underway to further accelerate recruitment, said…
Staff Reporter. A four-year-old girl from Soweto has been raped, allegedly by a man living at the daycare centre. The Gauteng department of social development has since sent a team of investigators to establish if the Silindokuhle Day Care Centre is operating legally. "In terms of the Children’s Act 38…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. No South African has died from the COVID-19 jab, as the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHRPA) continues to investigate the safety of vaccines. This is according to the National Immunisation Safety Expert Committee (NISEC) Chairperson, Professor Hannelie Meyer, who was speaking during a webinar on…
Staff Reporter. Customs officers of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) seized 67 pieces of calcium hydroxide, which is used to produce crystal methamphetamine - commonly referred to as "ice" or "tik". The "party drug", weighing 132.41kg and valued at R40 million, was intercepted at a cargo terminal at the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Western Cape premier Alan Winde has welcomed the government’s move to an adjusted alert level 2 lockdown but raised concerns about the country’s current regulations and what seems to be a never-ending national state of disaster. On Sunday (12 September), Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) minister…
Staff Reporter. KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has called on the police to hunt down the suspects linked to the murder of three women in Inanda on Saturday. According to reports, the women met their untimely death during an African National Congress (ANC) activity, in preparation for the upcoming elections. It…
Staff Reporter. The six men accused of the murder of Gauteng health department official, Babita Deokaran, appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court. Image: Alon Skuy The case of six men arrested in connection with the murder of senior Gauteng Health Department official, Babita Deokaran has been postponed to next month…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa has received at least $2 billion in financial assistance from the New Development Bank since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The New Development Bank is an initiative of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries, which seeks to mobilise resources for…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. African National Congress (ANC)’s embattled secretary general Ace Magashule has lost yet another court bid, this time the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, which has dismissed his application for leave to appeal with cost. Magashule had approached the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg to appeal a judgment…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Restrictions on movements of people and gatherings have been eased in South Africa following a steady decline in new COVID-19 infections. This was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa during an address to the nation on Sunday evening. He announced that the country would move from Adjusted Alert…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa’s adjusted level 3 lockdown regulations will be relaxed as the country sees a decline in its third wave of Covid-19 cases. In a national address on Sunday evening, the president said that a sustained decline in infections has been…
Staff Reporter. President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to ease lockdown regulations as infections decrease. Livestream Video Below: Video Courtesy of ENCA.
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation tonight at 20h00 on developments in the country’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The president’s address follows meetings in recent days of the National Coronavirus Command Council, the president’s Coordinating Council, and Cabinet. "As South Africa rolls out its Covid–19…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File Photo. Bantu Stephen Biko, (born December 18, 1946,King William's Town—died September 12, 1977, Pretoria), founder of the Black Conciousness Movement. His death from injuries suffered while in police custody made him an international martyr for South African Black nationalism. After being expelled from high school for…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former Nelson Mandela Bay councillor Andile Lungisa’s suspension has been lifted after he successfully challenged his suspension at the ANC’s national disciplinary committee. Lungisa was placed on 18 months suspension by the ANC in the Eastern Cape following his conviction of assaulting a DA councillor during a…
Staff Reporter. Three children were among six people shot dead by a security guard from Mooi River, in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands on Saturday. The man (26) embarked on a deadly rampage moving between towns to carry out his shooting spree, before he later died in shootout with police. The motive…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Vials of Sinovac Biotech Ltd.'s CoronaVac SARS-CoV-2 vaccine,Photographer: Nicolas Bock. China's Sinovac Biotech is in talks about setting up a vaccine production facility in South Africa to supply the African continent with shots against a range of diseases, the chief executive of its local partner said on…
Staff Reporter. President Cyril Ramaphosa reportedly gave the green light for his predecessor Jacob Zuma to be released on medical parole. The City Press reported on Sunday national commissioner of correctional services, Arthur Fraser, allegedly consulted Ramaphosa before deciding to release Zuma from prison. Fraser admitted this week during an…
Staff Reporter. South Africa has seen a steady decline in commercial farmers over the last decade and increasing concentration levels in certain areas, a new report by the Competition Commission shows. The regulator said that there had been a 73% decline in producer numbers in the dairy sector alone, from…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to announce relief for the hospitality industry and other businesses by easing lockdown restrictions for South Africa, the Sunday Times reports. While no official date and time has been set for the president’s address to the nation, stakeholders who met with Ramaphosa…
Staff Reporter. Western Cape police have confirmed that a truck en route from Somerset West to the Eastern Cape was pulled over carrying 100 bodies. Police spokesperson Colonel Andre Traut said the stop was a routine traffic stop. “The truck was transporting 106 bodies from the undertaker, they did have…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) has boosted efforts to vaccinate children. Sahpra announced they have approved the use of the Pfizer Comirnaty vaccine in terms of Section 21 of the Medicines and Related Substance Act 101 of 1965 (The Medicines Act) to include individuals…
Staff Reporter. The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) has warned the public to tread with caution when doing any financial services with businessman Mandla Lamba. In a statement, the FSCA said it had received information that Lamba was conducting unregistered business and offering shares to members of the public on…
Staff Reporter. The Department of Social development will on Friday officially launch a community-based programme to care for orphaned and vulnerable children. Known as RISIHA, the prevention and early intervention programme will be launched by Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu and the MEC of Social Development in Mpumalanga, Lindiwe Ntshalintshali,…
Staff Reporter. The EFF on Saturday maintained that it did not receive any donations above R100,000, between April and June this year, that needed to be declared to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). The IEC released on Thursday its first quartely report on political parties’ donations received from donors, in…
Staff Reporter. National Treasury has invited the public to participate in pre-Budget consultations. South Africa is one of the five pilot countries that are participating in the Fiscal Openness Accelerator (FOA) project that was launched in 2019 by the International Budget Partnership (IBP) and the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency…
Staff Reporter. Eskom has confirmed a fire that broke out in the early hours of Saturday morning at Kendal Power Station in Mpumalanga. The fire damaged Unit 1 and the cables to the main cooling water system on the west side of the power station. "Unit 2 and Unit 3…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana,Live from Ulundi. The funeral of National Freedom Party (NFP) leader Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi is being held in Ulundi, northern KwaZulu-Natal. Magwaza-Msibi (59) died at a Durban hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest. She had been unwell since 2014 after suffering a major stroke, which severely affected her speech…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday declared a special category two provincial funeral for late National Freedom Party (NFP) leader Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi. KaMagwaza-Msibi died earlier this week due to cardiac arrest. She will be interred during a service to be held in Ulundi on Saturday. The category two…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Democratic Alliance (DA) leader John Steenhuisen has filed court papers to have erstwhile president Jacob Zuma sent back to prison. Steenhuisen announced on Friday that he had applied to the Gauteng High Court to review and set aside National Commissioner of Correctional Services Arthur Fraser’s decision to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Parliament has been informed that it is unable to conduct another investigation into Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe’s charges as it is only limited to a check-and-balance function. National Assembly’s portfolio committee on justice and correctional services on Thursday was briefed by Parliament’s legal advisers Barbara…
Staff Reporter. Africa has recorded a 23% decline in new COVID-19 cases over the past week. This is the according to the World Health Organisation’s Regional director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti. Moeti said the decline is the highest since the peak of the third wave in July. She warned,…
Staff Reporter. The South African Special Risks Insurance Association (Sasria) has told Parliament that they will need a further R3.9 billion to strengthen its balance sheet following the July civil unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. The figure, Sasria said during an appearance before the Standing Committee on Appropriations (SCOA), was…
Staff Reporter. The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development says it is working with State agencies to investigate a ransomware attack on the department’s Information Technology systems. Ransomware is often in the form of infectious software unwittingly downloaded by a user, which blocks access to a computer usually until a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The government has commenced with the development of a digital Covid-19 vaccination certificate which will confirm that a person has been vaccinated in South Africa, says health minister Dr Joe Phaahla. Addressing media on Friday (10 September), Phaahla said that the certificate will be available through a…
Staff Reporter. At least 337 cases of alleged corruption in government departments have been reported to the National Anti-Corruption Hotline (NACH) in the period between April and the end of June this year. This is according to a report released by the Public Service Commission (PSC) on Thursday. The report…
Staff Reporter. Minister of Health Dr. Joe Phaahla together with the Deputy Minister Dr. Sibongiseni Dhlomo and a panel of experts, convene a media briefing on government efforts in the fight against COVID-19 and Vaccine Rollout SA programme. Livestream Video Below: Video Courtesy of SABC.
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Action SA president Herman Mashaba on Thursday launched his political campaign to become Johannesburg mayor for a second time. The former DA Johannesburg mayor, who launched his own political party a year ago, has been a strong campaigner to clean up the inner city. "The road to …
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) has fired Carl Niehaus and ordered to collect his personal belongings from ANC security at Luthuli House on Friday between 10am and 11am. This comes after Niehaus earlier on Thursday threatened to file criminal charges against the ANC top six, which includes…
Staff Reporter. The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, says his department is planning to announce the preferred bidder for the procurement of 2 600 megawatts of renewable energy under Bid Window 5 by the end of next month. The Minister said this when Ministers in the Economics…
Staff Reporter. The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) and the Liquor Traders Association of South Africa (LTASA) have published a new report on the impact of the government’s Covid-19 regulations on the liquor industry, with the groups warning that continued restrictions will lead to thousands of job losses.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has once again put the spotlight on the equitable access to COVID-19 life-saving vaccines, as poorer countries continue to battle with obtaining the much-needed jabs. In his opening remarks during the virtual 13th BRICS Summit on Thursday, Ramaphosa called on the five emerging countries…
Staff Reporter. Only three political parties made declarations of qualifying donations received from donors, the Electoral Commission revealed on Thursday. Releasing the 2021/22 first quarter Party Funding Disclosures Report, IEC Deputy Commissioner Janet Love said the political parties funding regime makes it peremptory for all registered political parties to disclose…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. China’s Sinovac Biotech will trial its Covid-19 vaccine in children and adolescents in South Africa as part of a global Phase III study, Sinovac and local partner Numolux Group said on Thursday. The study will evaluate the efficacy, immunogenicity and safety of the CoronaVac vaccine on children…
Staff Reporter. The 2022 phase 2 online admissions for Grade 1 and 8 learners will commence on Monday, 13 September 2021 and end on Friday, 8 October 2021. The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) says phase 2 will be for parents and guardians with children going to Grade 1 or…
Staff Reporter. KwaZulu-Natal Judge President, Achmat Jappie, has paid tribute to senior member of the KwaZulu-Natal judiciary, Judge Bhekisisa Mnguni, who passed away earlier this week. Mnguni - who served at the KwaZulu-Natal Division of the High Court in Pietermaritzburg – passed away on Tuesday after falling ill a few…
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