Abigail Javier

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Abigail Javier is a multimedia producer at Eyewitness News.

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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.

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.

Medupi explosion: Eight suspended

The Department of Public Enterprises briefed Parliament on the recent explosion at the Medupi Power Station in Lephalale in Limpopo.

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.

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. #Ramaphosa #StateCapture #Zondocommission

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.