Acting Health Minister: You're risking not only your life, but your loved ones too
Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, held a media briefing on the progress of government efforts in the fight against COVID-19. She expressed concern over Gauteng's rising positive cases and announced that SANDF medical staff will be assisting the province.
Educators and school staff to be vaccinated over a 10-day period
The Department of Health's Nicholas Crisp provided an update on the national vaccination rollout programme during a COVID-19 briefing on 18 June 2021. He outlined the special vaccination programmes that will target educators, police, military and correctional services.
Digital Vibes: SIU investigations should be done by end of June
Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane answered questions from Parliament's health committee on matters regarding the irregular contract awarded to Digital Vibes by the department. #DigitalVibes #ZweliMkhize
'The fires are burning in Gauteng' - SA's third COVID-19 wave
The Department of Health briefed Parliament's portfolio committee on health on the the country's state regarding COVID-19 and more on 17 June 2021. #COVID19news #Thirdwave #CoronavirusSA
President Ramaphosa: Nearly 64% of our youth are unemployed
President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the keynote address commemorating Youth Day.
Mabuza: Pay for water and electricity services to maintain infrastructure
Deputy President David Mabuza answered questions at the virtual plenary sitting of the National Council of Provinces on 15 June 2021. Here he addressed the basic service delivery protest in Maluti-a-Phofung municipality in Harrismith.
The impact of COVID-19 on students: Food insecurity and mental distress
A comprehensive study of the impact of COVID-19 on the youth and students in the post school education sector (PSET) was released during the visit of Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, to Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)
Gordhan: With new equity partner, SAA will no longer need government funding
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan announced on 11 June 2021 that Takatso Consortium will be the new strategic equity partner for South African Airways. The Takatso Consortium will own 51% of the airline and the Department of Public Enterprises 49%.
SA-UAE extradition treaty paves way for Guptas to face criminal charges
Justice Minister Ronald Lamola confirmed that the extradition treaty between South Africa and the United Arab Emirates had been ratified after the National Prosecuting Authority approached Interpol to assist in the execution of warrants of arrests for brothers Atul and Rajesh Gupta, their wives and four others. The treaty comes into effect on 10 July.
IEC launches 2021 local government elections campaign
The Electoral Commission launched its campaign for the 2021 local government elections on 9 June 2021.
ANC on Zweli Mkhize and Ace Magashule
The African National Congress held a media briefing soon 8 June 2021 following the national working committee's regular session.
President Ramaphosa on Africa and climate change
President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke at the committee meeting of African heads of state and government on climate change.
AT A GLANCE: SA's latest quarterly GDP data
Stats SA on Tuesday released the latest gross domestic product (GDP) figures, which showed that the economy grew by 1.1% in the first three months of this year.
Mkhwebane in court to challenge removal of the Public Protector by Parliament
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane returned to the Western Cape High Court on 7 June 2021 in a bid to stop Parliament’s inquiry into whether
she is fit to hold the office of a Chapter Nine institution.
Legal vibes: Zweli Mkhize takes advice to not appear before Parliament
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize was meant to appear before Parliament’s health committee on 4 June to respond to allegations around the irregular Digital Vibes contract, but excused himself following legal advice. The department’s director-general Sandile Buthelezi took his place, but he too said he could not say much as he had been implicated in a charge brought to the SAPS on 3 June 2021.
1 year later: Family remembers Tshegofatso Pule
4 June 2020 marks a year since heavily pregnant 28-year-old Tshegofatso Pule was last seen by her family. Days later, she was found dead, hanging from a tree in Johannesburg. Eyewitness News spoke to Pule’s family who shared their memories as well as their sadness and anger.
Digital Vibes, firearms and load shedding - Ramaphosa answers media questions
President Cyril Ramaphosa held a media briefing following the budget debate in Parliament. Here are the highlights.
After 6-year struggle for water, Soweto school finally gets help
In April 2021, Eyewitness News reported on Goza Primary School, a school in Soweto that has been fighting for six years for access to safe drinking water on its premises. Private funders such as AECI picked up on the story and decided to donate much-needed water services to the school.