‘Our decisions are expert-driven’ - Lesufi at Helpmekaar Kollege after school reopening confusion
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi visited Helpmekaar Kollege in Johannesburg on Monday after reports that the school had begun classes after the announcement that all schools would delay reopening until 15 February 2021.
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Justice is not only money’ - Enock Mpianzi’s mother a year after his death
In an exclusive interview, Enock Mpianzi’s parents break their silence as they remember their son’s last moments and clarify their demands in the call for his justice. The 13-year-old drowned on an unauthorised school orientation camp in the North West a year ago.
2021 school reopening to be delayed by two weeks
Deputy Minister of Basic Education Reginah Mhaule briefed the media on Friday on the state of readiness by the Basic Education Department. The deputy minister announced that due to increased COVID-19 cases, schools had to delay reopening by two weeks.
WHO: SA to be among the first to get vaccine rollout in Africa
Dr Matshidiso Moeti, director of the WHO Regional Office for Africa, has indicated that South Africa may have to be one of the first African countries to see a vaccine rollout as soon as they are available as it could be one of the hardest hit by the second wave of COVID-19. Dr Moeti was speaking during a virtual bi-monthly media briefing, the first for the organisation for 2021.
Trump condemns violence, ignores impeachment in new message
Outgoing US President Donald Trump delivered a message condemning previous and upcoming protests at the Capitol - but completely disregarded his impeachment process.
Foreign nationals stranded after SA shuts down borders
Foreign nationals were left stranded at the Lebombo border on Tuesday, 12 January, after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that all ports of entry would be closed until 15 February 2021.
Gauteng health facilities facing COVID-19 strain
Gauteng Premier David Makhura stressed how the province's health system is beginning to feel the strain of the second wave of COVID-19 infections. Makhura was speaking during a visit to the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria on Monday after images of patients being treated in makeshift tents at the hospital emerged.
COVID-19, GBV, economic recovery and party renewal - ANC’s January 8 Statement
The ANC’s president Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the party’s January 8 Statement on Friday evening in a different style as South Africa grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘This moment calls for healing and reconciliation’ - Trump finally concedes
Outgoing US President Donald Trump has promised a smooth transition of power to president-elect Joe Biden after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Wednesday.
‘The words of a president matter’ - US politicians condemn Capitol chaos
US President-elect Joe Biden and other politicians spoke out against the violent protest that erupted at the Capitol on Wednesday.
‘We weren’t hurting anybody’ - Witness describes woman’s shooting at US Capitol
John Sullivan describes what he witnessed when a woman was shot by the police inside the US Capitol when Trump supporters stormed the building on Wednesday.
Trump ahead of Capitol chaos: You’ll never take back our country with weakness
Outgoing US president Donald Trump is heard addressing followers and encouraging them to head to the Capitol in support of senates and congressmen ahead of protests erupting in the Capitol on Wednesday.
In the search for enhanced activism, Google employees unionise
A group of employees at Google announced the unprecedented move to unionise in the effort to strengthen employee activism within the tech giant.
Security to be beefed up at SA’s borders
Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi assured citizens that the department intended tightening security at the border posts ahead of people returning into the country during and after the festive season.
‘Only one truck driver died at Beitbridge’ - Aaron Motsoaledi
According to Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, the department was only aware of one truck driver who died amid the Beitbridge congestion that lasted for almost three days.
Trucks the major cause of Beitbridge congestion
Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi addressed media on Wednesday regarding the Beitbridge congestion that lasted almost three days, where he explained that the main cause for this was trucks.
The political spectacle that was 2020
From developments in Parliament to party politics, 2020 saw an array of political woes. Here's a look at those that caught our attention, all in under 4 minutes.
Alcohol, beaches and restaurants: Dlamini-Zuma outlines level 3 rules
During an address by the National Coronavirus Command Council on Tuesday, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma explained how restaurants and casinos may continue to operate even with the sale of alcohol banned after President Ramaphosa moved the country back to alert level 3. The minister added that beaches in all identified hotspots were to remain closed.