9 moments from EFF’s manifesto launch ahead of 2021 municipal elections
Here are the highlights from the launch of the Economic Freedom Fighters(EFF) manifesto for the 2021 local government elections, which was held at Gandhi Square, in Johannesburg, on 26 September 2021.
EFF names new offices Winnie Madikizela Mandela House
After launching its local government election manifesto, the Economic Freedom Fighters unveiled its new office building in Johannesburg. Named after the late Winnie Madikizela Mandela, her family was present to tour the new building alongside EFF leader Julius Malema.
'She worked until her last days' - Hlengiwe Mkhize’s memorial
The official memorial service for late deputy minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Person with Disabilities, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize, took place in Johannesburg on 23 September 2021.
ANC on UK keeping SA on travel red list: 'It's extremely unfair'
ANC's Jessie Duarte commented on the United Kingdom's decision to keep South Africa on its red list for travel. South African travellers wanting to go to the UK will be subjected to restrictive and expensive quarantine conditions, regardless of vaccination.
Duarte: ANC removed those with serious criminal charges from candidate lists
ANC secretary general Jessie Duarte held a media briefing to confirm that the governing party had met the IEC deadline for submitting its list of candidates.
'He lives in every one of us' - late Joburg mayor Jolidee Matongo remembered
The African National Congress Johannesburg region held a memorial service for the late City of Johannesburg mayor Jolidee Matongo on 21 September 2021.
Ramaphosa on vaccines: We must balance worker rights with safe workspace for all
ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed Cosatu's central committee on 20 September 2021 and spoke to workers about their rights regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.
Ramaphosa: 'We welcome ConCourt decision on candidate registration date'
ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa made his address during COSATU's central committee on 20 September 2021. During the address, he welcomed the Constitutional Court's decision to dismiss the Democratic Alliance application to prevent the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) from reopening the councillor candidate list.
EXPLAINER: How to register to vote this weekend
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will introduce the Voter Management Device (VMD) which will replace the old "zip-zip" devices used for voter registration. It is said to be a technological improvement. Here’s an explainer on how it will be used and also how to register online.
KZN political task team to probe fatal Inanda shooting
Police Minister Bheki Cele visited Inanda after the drive-by shooting that occurred in the area which claimed three lives and injured five.
KZN Premier leads peace walk in Phoenix after July violence
KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala led a peace walk in the Phoenix area in a bid to unite the community. Phoenix was embroiled in violence and racial tension during the July civil unrest which left a number of people dead.
SA has attributed zero deaths to the COVID-19 vaccine
The South African Health Products Authority and the Department of Health held a webinar on 13 September to talk about suspected adverse reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine and how people can report their symptoms.
Inside SA's adjusted alert level 2 rules
President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday announced that the country would move to adjusted alert level 2 as of Monday 13 September. These are the regulations that now apply.
Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics winners rewarded by Toyota
Car manufacturer Toyota has rewarded South Africa’s Olympic and Paralympic medallists after the Tokyo Games 2020.
Jacob Zuma corruption trial postponed to 21 and 22 September
Former President Jacob Zuma's corruption trial has been postponed to 21 and 22 September 2021 for the state to consider his medical evidence.
ANC condemns firing of gun at Kebby Maphatsoe's funeral
ANC's Jessie Duarte condemned firearms being discharged at funerals.
Duarte: We reject the accusation that ANC influenced the IEC
ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte briefed the media on 7 September 2021 on the outcomes of the IEC's latest announcement reopening candidate registrations.
'All I want is my baby’s body so we can bury him' - Search continues for boy who fell into manhole
A six-year-old boy fell into a manhole nearby his home in Orange Farm on 5 September 2021. He still has not been found.