Mkhize: Bed capacity in private, public sectors insufficient for COVID-19 storm
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said that South Africa was facing a shortage of hospital beds, with two of the hardest-hit provinces, Gauteng and the Eastern Cape, worst affected.
Zweli Mkhize praises ‘hero’ healthcare workers amid COVID-19
Health Minister Mkhize said the Western Cape accounted for 68% of infected healthcare workers with almost 3,300 confirmed cases.
Zweli Mkhize: The COVID-19 storm has arrived
The Health Minister delivered an executive statement to the National Assembly on Wednesday to give MPs an update on government’s response to the pandemic and its risk adjusted strategy.
COVID-19 lockdown a breeding ground for corruption - Sisulu
Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has now promised that her department is prepared to account for every cent it spends on water provision during the lockdown.
Sisulu: Land invasions, forced removals won’t be tolerated
Lindiwe Sisulu has told the NCOP that as much as illegal occupation would not be tolerated, evictions were equally not allowed during lockdown.
WC still not adhering to COVID-19 regulations on evictions - Sisulu
Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said that all provinces were prohibited from evicting people, according to national coronavirus command council guidelines.
Mkhize to brief MPs on govt's response to COVID-19 pandemic
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize will address a hybrid plenary sitting on Wednesday to give a report on the progress made by government in response to the pandemic.
DA raises alarm on national govt’s proposal for more power over municipalities
DA MP Cilliers Brink released a government document on a letterhead of the Co-Operative Governance Ministry that proposes to make the Command Council system a model for government beyond the lockdown.
Labour Minister Nxesi wants every UIF COVID-19 relief transaction audited
Labour and Employment Minister Thulas Nxesi said that the UIF had been able to identify 75 cases of suspicious transactions.
National Treasury: SA can’t afford to spend more
National Treasury said that it could not spend more money as the country faced a debt crisis.
More rights for same-sex couples as NCOP passes Civil Union Amendment Bill
The Bill aims to repeal Section 6 of the Civil Union Act, which allowed for a marriage officer to object to perform a civil union between people of the same sex on the grounds of conscience, religion and belief.
Enough debating: MPs want bills on GBV finalised urgently
The National Assembly on Tuesday held another debate on gender-based violence following a spate of femicides over the past few weeks.
MPs, Cabinet members accused of not doing enough to curb GBV
MPs on Tuesday held another debate of national importance on femicide and the abuse of women.
Mapisa-Nqakula taken to task over SANDF's heavy-handedness during lockdown
Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula Mapisa-Nqakula has appeared before the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) to answer oral questions as part of the peace and security cluster.
MPs to debate the scourge of GBV
So prevalent is GBV that the parliamentary debate would not be the first of its kind in the space of a year.
Liquidation the only option left for SAA, say some MPs
The Democratic Alliance (DA)’s Alf Lees said that the business rescue process should ideally have ended in December and the rescue team should have applied to court for liquidation back then.
Fraudsters get away with over R10 million from UIF
The UIF said while it had managed to recover most of the money, it was also pursuing criminal cases against certain companies and individuals.
Concerns raised over time period set for Parly to amend electoral laws
The Constitutional Court gave Parliament exactly two years to fix the anomaly forbidding independent candidates from standing for Parliament.