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Staff Reporter. File:Rhythm City' actor Dumisani Masilela was shot in an attempted hijacking in August 2017.@GalloImages. Two of the men convicted of murdering Rhythm City actor, Dumisani Masilela, have refused to show remorse, maintaining their innocence. Bongani Masombuka, 34, Sfundo Nkosi, 30, Khumbudzo Mukhuba, 27, Brian Makhubedu, 24, and Mashudu…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former ANC parliamentarian Vincent Smith's assets and those belonging to his company, Euro Blitz 48, as well as his family trust, will be restrained, pending the finalisation of the fraud and corruption case against him. Today, the Gauteng High Court confirmed the restraint order. Investigating Directorate (ID)…
Staff Reporter. The South African Revenue Service (SARS) will implement tax relief measures in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and recent civil unrest. At the weekend, the revenue collector said the relief measures, which were announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa a week ago, are to assist affected and tax…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has announced a truce among taxi associations following several weeks of engagements to stem the ongoing violence. The Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (CATA) and the Congress of Democratic Taxi Association (Codeta) have been embroiled in an ongoing deadly taxi war over routes. It’s…
Staff Reporter. Skukuza Section Ranger – Kally Ubisi perform the wreath laying ceremony. Photos supplied. Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister, Barbara Creecy, has paid tribute to field rangers for the incredible work they do daily to keep National Parks and the country’s iconic species safe. "In the battle to conserve…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to appear at the State Capture Commission on 11 and 12 August, the commission has said. "[The] President will first complete his evidence relating to the ANC in his capacity as the current President and former Deputy President of the party and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is encouraged that many South Africans see the need to be vaccinated against Coronavirus. "Vaccines are safe. They are our best protection against this disease and the national vaccination programme is our surest guarantee of a swift health and economic recovery, "Ramaphosa…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The last of Eskom’s six-generation units of the Medupi Power Station project have attained commercial operation status and have been handed over to the generation division. In a statement on Monday, the power utility said the milestone marks the completion of all building activities on the 4 …
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The basic education department has gazetted new regulations ahead of the return of full-time classes on Monday (2 August). While all government schools reopened on 26 July as part of the country’s move to an adjusted level 3 lockdown, the basic education department also instructed primary schools…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Gauteng department of education has clarified that the "vaccination report" listed as one of the documents required for prospective Grade 1 learners during the 2022 online admissions application period does not refer to Covid-19 vaccinations. "The 'vaccination report' mentioned in the 2022 online admissions presentation does…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @EPA. US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has urged Tunisian President Kais Saied to outline a swift return to the "democratic path", days after his shock seizure of governing powers, the White House said. On July 25, Saied invoked a national emergency over the coronavirus pandemic and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File Photo:Adv.Ndumisa Ntsebeza (Left) and Judge Lutendo Sigogo (Right). Acting Judge of the High Court in Mpumalanga and a member of the Judicial Service Commission, Lutendo Sigogo, has passed away due to COVID-19 complications. Forty-nine-year-old Sigogo died at a hospital in Polokwane on Saturday. Family spokesperson Lindelani…
Staff Reporter. The Department of Employment and Labour’s Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) in the North West will from Monday embark on a service delivery drive aimed at reducing long queues at Labour Centres, and to reach out to areas that are far from the centres. The service delivery drive is…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Chief of Mission at US Embassy in South Africa Todd Haskell joins acting health minister Mmamoloko Kubayi to receives 2.8 Million Pfizer vaccine doses at the OR Tambo International Airport on behalf of the SA government | Picture: Twitter. Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi received 2.8 million…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Higher Education and Training Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, has dismissed claims that he has wanted the department’s Director-General (DG) Gwebinkundla Qonde to leave the department since 2019. The claims follows the precautionary suspension of Qonde, pending a forensic investigation into the National Skills Fund (NSF). "The decision…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Thousands of schools across South Africa will not be able to resume full-time classes on Monday (2 August), as they do not meet the physical distance requirements for learners and staff, the Sunday Times reports. While all government schools reopened on 26 July as part of the…
Staff Reporter. The Department of Justice and Correctional Services said on Saturday that 1068 newly appointed correctional officers will report for duty on Monday after they completed a learnership programme. "The 1 068 new recruits will commence their duties on Monday. They are a second group of learners to be…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File:Johan van Zyl, president of Toyota in South Africa and the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa, says that government support has been critical for the expansion of the industry. Photo Credit: John Fraser/IPS. Dr Johan van Zyl, the executive chairperson of Toyota South Africa…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has accused the Johannesburg high court of "actual and/or perceived bias" in its judgment that dismissed his application to set aside his suspension from the party. In his application for leave to appeal, filed on Friday, Magashule said the judgment was "littered…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize's son said he's never denied receiving money from Digital Vibes director Tahera Maher. Dedanimabhunu Mkhize said in a Facebook post those financial exchanges had nothing to do with the controversial contract the company got under his father's watch. "It is unfortunate to find…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Motorists will see yet another big increase in the fuel price in August, as a result of rising oil prices, and a softer local currency against the dollar over the last month. The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy said in a statement that August also includes…
Staff Reporter. Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, has called on all government departments and the private sector to give 40% of procurement to women owned businesses. "Women economic inclusion and access to the mainstream of the economy should be a priority," Nkoana-Mashabane…
Staff Reporter. A government commissioned report has painted a grim picture of occupational health and safety standards in South Africa. The report, themed "A new beginning – launch of the South African state of OHS", was on Friday launched by Employment and Labour Deputy Minister Boitumelo Moloi during a webinar.…
Staff Reporter. Transnet said on Friday afternoon it will lift the force majeure it declared on 22 July at its ports' container terminals after it experienced a cyberattack, causing operations to be conducted manually. The force majeure will come to an end on Monday 2 August at the container terminals…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Special Investigating Unit (SIU), which is seeking to recoup millions of rand spent on the controversial Digital Vibes contract, has accused health minister Zweli Mkhize of unlawful and improper conduct for his role and wants his family to repay about R4m. This week, the Special Investigating…
By Tania Broughton,GroundUp. The Constitutional Court on Friday ruled that an anti-gay column penned by the late broadcaster and ambassador Jon Qwelane was hate speech. The unanimous ruling by the the apex court, overturned a previous decision in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA). The SCA had said that although…
Staff Reporter. Three bodies were found in a burnt out building in Durban's Monty Naicker Street on Friday. According to police spokesperson Colonel Brenda Muridili, the bodies were discovered around noon. "We can confirm the discovery of the remains of three people that were found in a burnt building earlier…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Seasoned broadcaster Robert Marawa has confirmed his departure from the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Marawa in a tweet said that he was informed via WhatsApp text that he must not to report to work for his show on Friday. It's the second time that Marawa has been…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. With the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccine batches in the coming days, South Africa will soon be able to vaccinate one million people in three days. Addressing the media on government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, acting Minister of Health, Mmamoloko Kubayi, said vaccination is expected to…
Staff Reporter. Special Investigating Unit (SIU) investigators, with the assistance of the Hawks, have raided the offices of the Ratlou Local Municipality in the North West, after the municipality failed to cooperate with a SIU investigation. The Atamaleng Magistrate’s Court granted the SIU a warrant to raid the offices of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. An earth tremor that measured 4.2 on the Richter scale has been tracked to Boksburg where the epicentre hit 10 kilometers underground. Residents in parts of Gauteng said that they woke up to what felt like a tremor on Friday morning. 4.2 magnitude #earthquake. 15 km from…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Department of Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel said on Thursday that they had set up a R3.9 billion package to assist businesses to rebuild following recent looting and destruction. The DTIC and the Department of Small Business Development are working together to deal with damage caused…
Staff Reporter. Acting Minister of Health, Mammoloko Kubayi and Deputy Minister Dr. Joe Phaahla give an update on the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination rollout plan in the country. They is joined by a panel of experts. The country is currently under adjusted level 3 lockdown, to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South African finance minister Tito Mboweni wants to forge ahead with long-touted plans to establish a state bank and suggested the government take up the central bank’s stake in African Bank Holdings Ltd and use it as a building block for the new lender. The state bank…
Staff Reporter. The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government has declared a provincial state of disaster in the province due to the magnitude of the damage caused by the recent civil unrest. The resolution was taken during a Provincial Executive Council (PEC) meeting, chaired by Premier Sihle Zikalala following deliberations on the state…
Staff Reporter. @123rf. Rioters and looters grabbed as much as R20 million in cash as they destroyed hundreds of ATMs during the wave of unrest that swept through KwaZulu Natal and parts of Gauteng in July. This was the rough estimate given by the Banking Association of South Africa head,…
Staff Reporter. President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his condolences to the families and friends of the people who lost their lives in Phoenix, north of Durban, in the past few weeks. Speaking at the Gallagher Estate vaccination centre on Thursday, President Ramaphosa said the Phoenix matter is being examined. "Obviously,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former Ukhozi FM radio personality Ngizwe Mchunu who is accused of inciting violence linked to recent unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, has been released on R2 000 bail. Mchunu, who is also accused of breaching the Disaster Management Act, appeared in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Acting Health Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi, has reiterated that getting the COVID-19 vaccination is not mandatory in South Africa. This stems from reports of some employers threatening to dismiss staff who choose not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine that is currently being rolled out in the country. "We…
Staff Reporter. The state capture inquiry resumes on Thursday. The Commission will hear law enforcement agencies related evidence. Livestream Video Below: Video Courtesy of ENCA.
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured citizens that the country is not going to run short of COVID-19 vaccines. "We now have a much more confirmed good supply of vaccines. We bringing in quite a lot of innovation in the vaccination process, and one of the innovations in…
Staff Reporter. President Cyril Ramaphosa is today visiting two Gauteng vaccination sites to assess progress in South Africa’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout programme. In a statement, the Presidency said the President’s visit will serve to motivate greater numbers of South Africans to embrace vaccination as the most effective weapon in the…
Staff Reporter. President Cyril Ramaphosa has authorised the employment of over 1 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to support Mozambique. The Presiding Officers, National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise and National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Chairperson Amos Masondo, received a correspondence from the President informing them…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa reported 17,351 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (29 July), which represents a 24.4% positivity rate. The Western Cape saw a spike in new infections as the province reports that it does not have sufficient vaccine numbers to meet current demand. The country recorded 520 new…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @ICC. The 19th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture will be delivered on 25 August 2021 by the outgoing Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, whose term ended on 15 June 2021. Prosecutor Bensouda served the ICC with distinction for nearly two decades. The ICC was…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Public Protector Busisiwe Mkwhebane's application to have the National Assembly's rules for removing a Chapter 9 Institution head declared unconstitutional has been dismissed by the Western Cape High Court. The ruling did, however, have some relief for Mkwhebane. Judges Elizabeth Baartman, Lister Nuku and Mokgoatji Dolamo ruled…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has called for South African workers to have access to a percentage of their retirement fund in times of difficulty. He made the plea during a press briefing on Wednesday in which he and the National Treasury availed the country’s Economic Support Package…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Finance minister Tito Mboweni says Treasury will need at least R27 billion to reinstate the R350 Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant. In a media briefing on Wednesday, Mboweni said that this amount will see the grant extended until the end of March 2022. While the…
Staff Reporter. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni gives update on government's support package announced by president Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday. Support measures were announced amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and recent riots and looting in the country. The three-month plan is aimed at easing the burden on businesses. For unemployed people…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @ThapeloMaphakela. South Africa’s economy has been in a bad shape since 2015, with the situation made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic, says the ANC’s head of economic transformation Enoch Godongwana. While the outlook for 2021 is largely positive, Godongwana says the ANC itself has admitted to 'dropping…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African government says it is "appalled" at the unjust and unwarranted decision of the African Union Commission (AUC) to grant Israel observer status in the African Union (AU). "The African Union Commission has taken this decision unilaterally without consultations with its members. The decision to…
Staff Reporter. Western Cape MEC for Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, has announced that libraries across the province are now open to the public, which the citizens can also visit to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. This comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa moved South Africa to lockdown Adjusted Alert…
Staff Reporter. With emerging markets requiring an estimated US$3-4 trillion annually in low-carbon investments over the next 15 years, Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Barbara Creecy has called on developed countries to ensure access to long-term, predictable, and affordable finance for developing countries. The Minister made these remarks…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Global economic prospects have diverged further in 2021 with vaccine access emerging as the principal fault line, says the International Monetary Fund. In a briefing on Tuesday (27 July), the group said the global recovery has effectively split into two blocs: Those that can look forward to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 7 773 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 391 223. This increase represents a 21.2% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng…
Staff Reporter. Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu has, on behalf of government, welcomed the conclusion of the collective agreement on wage increases in the public service. The collective agreement was signed by the majority of labour unions, which include the South African Democratic Teacher’s Union (SADTU), the National…
Staff Reporter. Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has appointed 158 new magistrates for courts around the country. The date of assumption of duty for the new magistrates will be 1 October 2021. This is to enable them to give the necessary resignation notices at their current positions and…
Staff Reporter. Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Tuesday welcomed the rollout of the vaccination programme to departmental officials this week. The Minister, who has already taken his two jabs, encouraged officials to vaccinate while ensuring that services are delivered without disruption. "Vaccinations save lives. Even though the vaccination is…
Staff Reporter. Youth-owned enterprises affected by the recent looting and violence have until Friday to submit applications for a fund to assist them during these challenging times. The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has established the Youth Enterprise Rebuilding Fund to assist youth-owned enterprises affected by the recent looting and…
Staff Reporter. The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) will soon receive a donation of 100 000 Orient Gene Rapid Antibody Test Kits. This was made possible by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority’s (SAHPRA) approved Alpha and Omega MedTech, a subsidiary of AOM Group – South Africa’s healthcare…
Staff Reporter. Ten suspects were on Monday remanded in custody for their alleged role in the recent unrest in greater Durban. The suspects, who appeared before the Verulam Magistrate’s Court, face charges ranging from murder, attempted murder, malicious damage to property, possession of stolen goods, as well as the unlawful…
Staff Reporter. Mango Airlines has suspended all flights and services from Tuesday (27 July) until further notice. Acting chief executive William Ndlovu said that the suspension is due to outstanding payments to Air Traffic Navigation Services (ATNS). "Senior management and our shareholder are locked-in in emergency discussions to find an…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Public Servants Association has announced that its members gave the union a mandate to accept the public service wage offer from government. Government, through the Department of Public Service and Administration, is offering an increase of 1.5% in pensionable salaries, as well as a monthly (non-pensionable)…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. EFF leader Julius Malema has criticised President Cyril Ramaphosa and his government for deploying soldiers to the streets to resolve the civilian unrest that gripped the country. An irate Malema was speaking during the party's 8th anniversary on Monday. He accused Ramaphosa of threatening civilians with soldiers,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa says the violence and destruction that engulfed parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng two weeks ago caused much damage to property and livelihoods, but also had a huge impact on the cohesion of communities. This was most evident in the tragic events that took place…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) has gazetted the adjusted lockdown level 3 regulations, giving effect to the new rules laid out by president Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday evening (25 July). The gazette goes into deeper detail on the adjusted lockdown rules, which opens…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Basic Education has gazetted the proposed school calendar for the 2023 academic year for comment and confirmed the school calendar for the 2022 school year. After two years of Covid-19 lockdowns which significantly impacted teaching time, both the 2022 and the 2023 calendar will…
Staff Reporter. The first national Migration and Urbanisation Conference, which seeks to bring together stakeholders interested in the study of migration, kicks off today. Hosted by the Department of Social Development and Statistics South Africa, the five-day virtual conference will establish a knowledge base of issues related to various aspects…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has unveiled plans to assist businesses caught up in the recent unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, and those SMMEs that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic that has ravaged the country’s economy. The president eased lockdown restrictions in an address to the nation…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Listed speciality pharmaceutical company Aspen Pharmacare confirmed the release of the first supplies of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines to South Africa, from its flagship site in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape. The vaccines, from a new API source located in Europe, will be released to Johnson &…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa’s vaccine rollout will open for people aged 18 to 34 from 1 September 2021. Vaccine sites will also open for walk-ins, he said, where people will be able to present themselves without an appointment, and they will be registered…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that a number of South Africa’s lockdown regulations will be relaxed as the country moves to an adjusted level 3 lockdown with immediate effect. In a national address this evening, the president said that the country is making progress in its fight…
Staff Reporter. President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation on Sunday at 8.30 pm. He's expected to provide an update on lockdown regulations. The tourism sector has been calling for the easing of restrictions while the alcohol sector wants the booze ban lifted. Two weeks ago, the president announced further…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 20h30 on Sunday evening (25 July) to discuss developments in the country’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The president’s address will follow meetings of the National Coronavirus Command Council, the President’s Coordinating Council and Cabinet which are taking place…
Staff Reporter. One person was seriously injured when a section of the Cradlestone Mall roof collapsed on Sunday. Three others sustained minor injuries. According to Netcare 911's Shawn Herbst, the collapse took place shortly after midday on Sunday. Reports indicate that a large portion of a roof and surrounding structure…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has applied for a rescission of the Constitutional Court's decision regarding her investigation into President Cyril Ramaphosa's CR17 funding. In a statement on Sunday, Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane confirmed that she had applied to the Constitutional Court for the "rescission, varying and/or…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to ease some of South Africa’s lockdown restrictions on Sunday evening. Rosemary Anderson, chair of Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa (FEDHASA), told the Sunday Times that it expects the president to ease the country’s travel and alcohol bans to help get…
Staff Reporter. The Director-General of the Department of Higher Education and Training Gwebinkundla Qonde has been suspended pending a forensic investigation into the National Skills Fund. The suspension comes after a disclaimer audit opinion by the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA). "The suspension of the DG is in terms of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala in a briefing on Saturday afternoon said there were encouraging signs amid the ongoing struggles to rebuild the economy of his province following last week’s rioting, sabotage and looting, which left more than R20 billion in damage in eThekwini alone. He expressed the…
Staff Reporter. North West Agriculture and Rural Development MEC, Desbo Mohono, has welcomed the completion of the first departmentally-owned poultry abattoir in the province. The facility is situated at Kgora Farmers Training Centre near Mahikeng, and it is the first of many projects currently ongoing at Kgora. The new abattoir…
Staff Reporter. Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, has outlined the funding allocations for universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges in relation to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). "To date, NSFAS has disbursed allowances to a total of 623 386…
Staff Reporter. The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has reinforced its commitment to monitor work being carried out by its entities in communities affected by water shortages. Speaking during a recent Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Portfolio Committee meeting, the department’s acting Director-General, Deborah Mochotlhi, said water entities contribute…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Presidency confirmed that President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation on Sunday night. Ramaphosa, had two weeks ago, promised to review the regulations including the ban on the sale of alcohol and attendance of religious services pending the conduct of the people towards the Covid-19 pandemic.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga,this morning provided clarity on the plans for schooling in South Africa after weeks of uncertainty during the ongoing lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19. Motshekga said her department is ready for schools to reopen, depending on a planned announcement from President…
Staff Reporter. Ikosi Sipho Mahlangu has been hailed for advocating and advancing the agenda of land, people in rural areas, women and youth. The late Ikosi, of the Ndzundza Mabusa Traditional Council, served as chairperson of Parliament’s National House of Traditional and Khoi-San Leaders (NHTKL) passed away last week. Cooperative…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Acting Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says five suspects have been arrested in relation to the murders in Phoenix, in KwaZulu-Natal following incidents of unrest in the area a week ago. Ntshavheni said this when she briefed the media to provide an update on the security…
Staff Reporter. The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has welcomed the Pretoria High Court’s dismissal with costs of an application seeking to interdict the SIU from investigating or questioning a woman about R27 million her organisation received from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC). In a statement, the SIU said Liesel Joy…
Staff Reporter. Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, has announced the formal commencement of the COVID-19 vaccination programme for the post-schooling education and training sector (PSET). Addressing the media on the COVID-19 vaccination roll out for the PSET sector, the Minister said government will be rolling…
Staff Reporter. The state capture inquiry continues on Friday. The commission heared law enforcement agencies related evidence from legal representatives of implicated National Prosecutor Authority (NPA) prosecutors and the commission will also hear evidence from the former acting national South African Police Services Commissioner, Lt General Johannes Khomotso Phahlane. Livestream…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The IEC has accepted the recommendations and findings of former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke inquiry into the feasibility of holding this year’s local government elections. The chairperson of the IEC Glen Mashinini made the announcement at a media briefing in Pretoria a short while ago. He…
Staff Reporter. National Assembly (NA) Speaker Thandi Modise has proposed an extraordinary extended debate on the recent civil unrest, looting and destruction of property. Modise made the proposal in a memorandum to political parties represented in the National Assembly. In her memorandum, Modise suggested that the debate be scheduled as…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa’s vaccination programme is picking up pace, as the country aims to surpass the 300 000 target and inoculate at least 400 000 people per day. Acting Health Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi, on Friday said the number of those who have been vaccinated surpassed the six million…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Acting health minister Mmamoloko Kubayi says that indications point to South Africa having passed the peak of a third Covid-19 wave. Kubayi said in a media briefing this morning, that while this is welcome news, there are still concerns that the recent unrest and looting in Gauteng…
Staff Reporter. Although business and the country may be battered by the COVID-19 pandemic, Provincial Human Settlements MECs have made an undertaking to accelerate housing delivery over the next coming months. The MEC made the commitment during a meeting between Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, Water and…
Staff Reporter. The battle against the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The country is currently under adjusted level 4 lockdown, to try and curb the spread of the virus. The Acting Minister of Health Mmamoloko Kubayi gives an update on the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Livestream Video…
By Raymond Joseph and Anton van Zyl for GroundUp. Three forensic reports compiled by a high-profile firm of attorneys commissioned by the National Lotteries Commission to investigate corruption with lottery funding are littered with forged documents. Minister of Justice Ronald Lamola was a director in the firm, Ndobela Lamola Inc…
Staff Reporter. The Social Development sector has increased its vaccination rollout plan across the country with the Northern and Western Cape provinces joining other provinces in starting their vaccination rollout on Wednesday. During a site visit to Tembisa and Thokoza vaccination sites in Gauteng on Monday, Social Development Minister Lindiwe…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GCIS. Acting Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, says the death toll related to the recent unrest has risen to 337 in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. Briefing media in Pretoria on Thursday, Ntshavheni said the revision of the death toll, which stood at 276 on Wednesday, comes after…
Staff Reporter. An East London-based chartered accountant has been released on R10 000 bail after he was arrested for allegedly swindling the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) of R884 000 in fraudulent COVID Ters payments. In a statement, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI/Hawks) said the suspect, Mark Jonathan Vorster,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A firm believer in strong and effective multilateralism, with the United Nations (UN) at the forefront, Nelson Mandela would have pushed for equitable, secure, and affordable access to COVID-19 vaccines for all, says International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Dr Naledi Pandor. Pandor on Wednesday delivered the keynote…
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