Children’s Institute calls for child grant to be increased to over R500
The Children’s Institute said after a year during which millions were thrust into desperate poverty, the government took the shocking decision to limit the Child Support Grant increase to just R10.
WC cultural affairs dept to submit adjusted initiations plan
While under level 1, the cabinet of the Western Cape took a decision to lift the suspension on initiation practices, which was set to begin on Tuesday. However, the country has now moved to level 2.
More stringent anti-smoking laws coming - Health Dept
The Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill was still being processed and some were calling for the matter to be concluded as speedily as possible.
We don't need more restrictions, we need more vaccines, says CoCT's Vos
City of Cape Town officials said that the current curfew imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus would negatively affect the work they had done to stabilise the city's economy.
World No Tobacco Day: WHO says about 50% of smokers at risk of dying from COVID
The National Council Against Smoking's Sharon Nyatsanza said 21% of South Africans use tobacco products.
National Liquor Traders Council welcomes decision to not ban alcohol sales
The county's been dragged back to level two of the COVID-19 lockdown from Monday.
WC transport dept talks with taxi associations after Golden Arrow buses attacked
The department said 22 buses were stoned by irate taxi drivers on Friday morning, who also intimidated bus drivers and other transport operators in the area.
Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu inaugurates new CDA board members
Board members of the Central Drug Authority are expected to work with the Social Development Department, law enforcement authorities and organisations to address substance abuse and its effects on families and communities.
WC Transport MEC Mitchell condemns latest attacks on Golden Arrow buses
Golden Arrow said that 22 buses were stoned on Friday in the Nyanga area and one company bakkie was torched in Phillipi.
WC authorities urge people to stop jumping vaccine queues, lying about their age
In recent days, there was much talk and confusion around non-healthcare workers or people not 60 years and over-jumping queues at vaccination sites.
CT Mayor Plato tables CoCT’s R56.6bn budget for 2021/22
Cape Town residents will have to fork out more for water and electricity as well as other services as increases are on the cards.
Gun Free SA welcomes proposed scrapping of owning guns for self-defence
The move by government to change the law has been met with criticism from some quarters.
World Bank index ranks Port of Cape Town 347th out of 351 container ports
Cape Town, though, was the best performing South African port as Durban, Gqeberha and Ngqura were placed at the lower end of the Container Port Performance Index 2020.
DA launches petition against proposed firearms bill
It has many fired up as it proposes a ban on owning a gun for self-defence purposes, with the DA saying people must protect gun ownership for self-defence as it was the last line of defence for millions of South Africans.
NPOs to get over R7bn of Dept of Social Development's budget
Minister Lindiwe Zulu presented her department's Budget vote on Tuesday.
Black Sash pushes for COVID relief funds to continue, says no word from govt
The group also recently called on Sassa to pay people who have not yet been paid.
Civil rights groups join mounting calls against changes in the Firearms Act
The Civilian Secretariat for Police Service last week called for public comment on a draft of the Firearms Control Amendment Bill.
CoCT records 94 land grab attempts in April
However, the Western Cape Human Settlements Department on Monday said this was down compared to last year's figures.