SA's unemployment stats by province and sector
On 24 August 2021, Stats SA released the results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the second quarter of the year. It said that the official unemployment rate went up by 1.8 percentage points from the 32.6% recorded in the first quarter of 2021 to 34.4% in the second quarter.
‘Gauteng has suffered enough’ - law enforcement on high alert amidst national shutdown threats
Gauteng law enforcement agencies were on high alert amidst threats of a national shutdown on 23 August 2021.
Inside SA's soaring crime statistics
Police Minister Bheki Cele announced crime statistics for the first quarter of the 2021 financial year, revealing that contact crimes such as murder, rape and assault had all registered double-digit increases.
Do's and don'ts before and after your COVID-19 jab
Dr Daniel Israel explains the do's and don'ts before you decide to take the COVID-19 vaccine and after you have taken it.
Vaccine passports in SA: It’s an evolving discussion and process
Dr Nicholas Crisp, deputy director-general in the National Department of Health, outlines the pros and cons related to the possibility of vaccine passports in South Africa.
Phaahla: More vaccinations can mean a better Christmas and an even better 2022
Health Minister Joe Phaahla held a briefing to provide an update on South Africa's COVID-19 numbers.
INFOGRAPHIC: New Parly Speaker Mapisa-Nqakula's career highlights
Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has on 19 August 2021 been elected new National Assembly Speaker.
Medupi explosion: Eight suspended
The Department of Public Enterprises briefed Parliament on the recent explosion at the Medupi Power Station in Lephalale in Limpopo.
Biden on US withdrawal from Afghanistan: 'The buck stops with me'
US President Joe Biden defended the withdrawal of US military from Afghanistan after the Taliban's takeover.
Transnet reform processes: 'We are on track'
Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan provided an update on the reform processes currently underway at Transnet. This comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced the establishment of the Transnet National Ports Authority as an independent subsidiary of Transnet.
Fourth wave: We don't know when or how severe but it will happen
The department of health updated on government's efforts in fighting COVID-19 in South Africa. Western Cape is now the leading with the highest daily infections and active cases.
Defend Our Democracy: Ramaphosa admissions prove state capture was not fiction
The Defend Our Democracy campaign said on Thursday that some of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s admissions during his 11 August 2021 testimony showed that state capture was real.
Ramaphosa: state capture was ‘nicely hidden’
President Cyril Ramaphosa at the commission of inquiry into state capture chats to Eyewitness News briefly during the lunch break on 11 August 2021.
POSTPONED: Jacob Zuma corruption trial pushed to 9 September
The Pietermaritzburg High Court has postponed former President Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial until 9 September.
The ins and outs of Ramaphosa's Cabinet reshuffle
President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday announced a Cabinet reshuffle, which included two resignations from Zweli Mkhize as Health Minister and Tito Mboweni as Finance Minister.
'I will never hear him call me King again because he's in heaven' - Shona's grandson
The family of Shona Ferguson paid tribute to him at his funeral on 4 August 2021.
‘Love, what you and I have does not die’ - Connie Ferguson bids Shona farewell
Connie Ferguson paid tribute to her husband Shona Ferguson as he was laid to rest on 4 August 2021 in a private ceremony. The 47-year-old passed away due to COVID-19 related complications.
Phoenix update: 36 deaths, 22 arrested
Police Minister General Bheki Cele, together with KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala, gave an update on the law enforcement and social cohesion interventions in Phoenix. This briefing follows the looting and violence in July in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.