Abigail Javier

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Abigail Javier is a multimedia producer at Eyewitness News.

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As Cape Town fire rages on, one person arrested

Firefighters have been struggling to contain a raging fire that started on Table Mountain on Sunday morning and since then has spread to other areas, including the University of Cape Town. One person has been arrested on suspicion of starting one of the fires.

What SA’s first phase of COVID-19 vaccine rollout taught us

Despite the temporary suspension of the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, nearly 290,000 healthcare workers have already received the jab through the Sisonke Phase 3b implementation study. Eyewitness News spoke to co-principal investigator of the Sisonke trial, Professor Glenda Gray, about the lessons learnt from the first phase of the vaccine rollout in South Africa. #COVID19news #Vaccines

Why we suspended the J&J COVID-19 vaccine rollout: SAHPRA

During a World Health Organization (WHO) Africa media briefing, South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) CEO Dr Boitumelo Semete explained why South Africa decided to temporarily pause the rollout of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine.

The Political Party Funding Act in a nutshell

Following years in the legislating process, the Political Party Funding Act, which garnered both support and rejection by political parties and other sections of society, is finally effective. The act will regulate public and private funding of political parties represented in the national and provincial legislatures.

NPA, Hawks senior members appear in court for corruption

Three senior government officials from the Hawks and National Prosecuting Authority made their first appearance in the Pretoria Magistrates Court on 31 March 2021. They were arrested on charges of corruption. #Corruption #Hawks #NPA

Mthethwa: Budget was mismanaged by the National Arts Council

Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa gave an update on the Presidential Employment Stimulus Package (PESP) programme, which is designed to act as an aggressive injection of income into the economy that enables ambitious proposals that create opportunities for employment and collaboration. The National Arts Council (NAC) was entrusted by the department the administer the PESP. #NationalArtsCouncil #PESP