The Lethole line has ended: Shonisani’s family speak out on his death
A family whose son died at the Tembisa Hospital in Ekhuruleni wants answers from the Health Department after he was allegedly denied food for two days. Shonisani Lethole died on Monday, a week after he was admitted to hospital with respiratory issues. Just days before his death, he sent a tweet to the Health Minister to complain about not being fed for 48 hours at a government facility. The facility says it has documents showing Lethole was fed and well taken care of. Lethole's family told Eyewitness News that they want answers from the Health Department.
SA sees record surge in Covid-19 cases - Covid-19 Situation Desk 2 July 2020 AM
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Two ANC members implicated in the VBS scandal to be reinstated
After the African National Congress's national executive council over the weekend, ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule said during a media briefing on Wednesday that the NEC decided its Limpopo treasurer-general Danny Msiza and provincial party chair Florence Radzilani should be reinstated with immediate effect after being suspended for over two years.
SA stands at over 138,000 infection cases - COVID-19 Situation Desk 29 June AM
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Gauteng Education Dept apologises for online admissions glitches
Gauteng Education Department spokesperson Steve Mabona says that grade one and grade eight admissions are open for 2021 and that 44,000 application have been received so far. The department has apologised for glitches that occurred during the online admissions process on 25 June 2020.
FEATURE: Youth Day: A new generation does its part
EWN multimedia reporter Sethembiso Zulu spent a week in and around Gauteng to find members of the COVID-19 brigade and celebrate them as South Africa marks the 44th anniversary of the Soweto student uprising in 1976.
Parents at Soweto school raise concerns about COVID-19 precautions
Parents at Isipho Primary School are demanding clarity from the Soweto school on when it was sanitised and how the teachers planned on keeping it clean throughout the school day. Grade 7 and 12 pupils returned to the classroom on Monday morning after almost three months under national lockdown. Despite assurances from the Education Department and the school, some parents were not convinced that the necessary arrangements had been made to protect their children from contracting COVID-19.
Minister Mbalula assesses readiness of OR Tambo Airport
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula conducted an inspection at OR Tambo International Airport to check adherence to a set of measures put in place by his department to protect those who will be travelling via the airport.
Health MEC Sambatha assesses COVID 19 compliance at NW mines
North West Health MEC Madoda Sambatha visited Impala Mine in Rustenburg to monitor levels of compliance with COVID-19 health and safety regulations.
18,000 food parcels distributed in Ekurhuleni to date
Food parcels packaged at a food storage facility in Springs, Ekurhuleni, east of Johannesburg on 21 May 2020. Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina says 18,000 food parcels have been distributed throughout the metro so far.
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Dr Clarence Mini remembered as champion for health in SA
Colleagues and friends paid their respects to Dr Clarence Mini, chairperson of the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), who died after fighting the coronavirus for weeks. He will be laid to rest on Sunday 17 May 2020. Visuals courtesy of the Council for Medical Schemes.
Meet Lesotho’s new prime minister designate, Moeketsi Majoro
Lesotho’s Finance Minister Moeketsi Majoro has been nominated to become the next prime minister when Tom Thabane retires. The initial four-party coalition government that came into power following the 2017 elections - led by the now embattled Thabane - collapsed in the National Assembly on Monday. The All Basotho Convention has now agreed to form a new coalition with the opposition Democratic Congress.
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New coalition brings Lesotho a step closer to a new PM
The government of Lesotho has passed a constitutional amendment that makes provision for a prime minister to resign before the end of a five-year term. The amendment also strips the prime minister of powers to unilaterally dissolve parliament and call for elections when he loses a vote of no confidence. EWN reporter Nthakoana Ngatane brings you the latest.
Social grants recipients: 'No one cares about us'
Senior citizens queuing for their monthly social grants at a South African Post Office in Vosloorus have called for government intervention to cut down the waiting time for payments on collection day. Some of the elderly waited for more than five hours to collect their grants.
After protests, food parcels handed out in Booysens informal settlement
Angry residents of Booysens informal settlement barricaded Eloff Street in the Joburg CBD with burning tyres and rocks for a second day on Wednesday morning. Under a heavy police presence, roads were cleared for motorists. An hour later, acting Gauteng MEC for Social Development Panyaza Lesufi arrived and calmed the situation by handing out food parcels. The informal settlement is home to about 3,000 people.
Residents of Booysens informal settlement: We live in squalor
Residents of Booysens informal settlement in Eloff Street, Johannesburg, protested on 28 April 2020, claiming they had not received food parcels since the lockdown began.
Owner arrested as expired meat found in Soweto butchery
WARNING: VIDEO NOT FOR SENSITIVE VIEWERS: Gauteng law enforcement officers led a COVID-19 lockdown joint operation in Soweto to enforce regulations and compliance. During the operations, expired meat products were found at a butchery near Bara taxi rank. The owner was arrested and the business closed.
Joburg mayor launches hand washing campaign
City of Johannesburg Major Geoffery Makhubo launched the Hlapa Matsoho hand-washing campaign at the Mangolongolo informal settlement, Ward 65, on 22 April 2020 to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the city. The campaign is aimed at educating communities and residents of Johannesburg, specifically in informal and depressed communities, about the importance of washing hands with soap.