OBITUARY: Jackson Mthembu, a deft politician and defender of the Constitution
Jackson Mthembu’s passing will be mourned across the political spectrum. Eloquent, personable and affable, he will be remembered for his passion, his commitment and his sense of humour.
Relief in sight for over 200k Sassa disability grant applicants
Sassa officials told Parliament they expect all the medical assessments to be completed by the end of March, after bringing more doctors on board to conduct them.
I can never ask police to water spray people - Zulu on Sassa incident
Lindiwe Zulu and Sassa officials briefed the committee after being called to account for the lengthy queues and violent incidents that unfolded at the agency’s offices this past week.
Sassa CEO apologises for long queues at WC, KZN offices
Police used water cannon to enforce social distancing by elderly and disabled grant recipients outside Sassa’s Bellville offices in the Western Cape on Friday while one person died while queueing in Durban.
Economists question govt's failure to plan for COVID-19 vaccine funding
Government has already come under fire for not engaging early enough with vaccine suppliers or planning the roll-out of its vaccination campaign properly.
Economists warn govt against further tax hikes to pay for COVID vaccines
National Treasury has suggested that higher taxes could be one way of financing the vaccines, which are critical for saving lives.
KZN can't increase hospital bed capacity due to specialist shortages, Parly told
KwaZulu-Natal’s provincial head of health, Dr Sandile Tshabalala, spelled out some of the challenges the province is facing, including a shortage of specialist nurses and doctors to allow for more beds for patients needing critical or high care.
Wentworth Hospital was under ‘immense pressure’ when viral video was taken - MEC
The video shows patients in chairs or lying on the floor, with no healthcare workers in sight despite patients calling urgently for help.
COVID-19 second wave is 'five times more intense' that the first in Limpopo
Acting deputy director general for healthcare services Dr Abrey Lekoloana said they were planning for a worst-case scenario where new cases rise to 30,000 a week.
WATCH LIVE: Zondo Commission hears evidence from Trillian whistleblowers
They are Bianca Goodson, a former chief executive of Trillian, and Mosilo Mothepu, the former chief executive of Trillian Financial Advisory.
Zondo left fuming as inquiry own goal sees Singh dodge testimony for now
Anoj Singh was set to spend Wednesday on the witness stand, but his legal team said he wasn’t in a position yet to give evidence.
Anoj Singh has until Monday to submit affidavit to Zondo inquiry
Singh was supposed to have given evidence before the commission of inquiry on Wednesday.
Ex-Eskom CFO Singh’s evidence testimony at state capture postponed
Singh’s legal counsel told the inquiry Singh was not able to testify on Wednesday and submitted an affidavit giving the reasons.
Koko 'shocked' to learn email address he thought was Ngubane's belonged to Essa
Former Eskom CEO Matshela Koko told the Zondo Commission that he had been given the email address by Eskom's former head of legal and compliance, Suzanne Daniels, who said that it was board chair Ben Ngubane’s personal email account.
I kept quiet about meetings with Tony Gupta - former Eskom manager Nteta
Ayanda Nteta said Vusi Mboweni had requested weekly reports on progress with coal contracts but she did not know where the information was going to, or who had asked for it.
Plans are in place but there’s 'no action' to resuscitate SA’s economy
Economist Iraj Abedian said one problem was that divisions within the governing party, the ANC, meant it could not reach agreement on what should be done.
Economist warns it will be some time before SA economy recovers
Iraj Abedian said even if the economic recovery plan was properly implemented, it will be a long time before things are back on track.
Chief whips rise to challenge of keeping MPs in tune with COVID-19 world
Much of the responsibility for ensuring that lawmakers rose to the occasion fell on the shoulders of the chief whips of the different political parties.