DA calls on Gauteng govt not to take over city ambulance services
The DA wants the Gauteng government to urgently make arrangements to ensure that all city ambulances are in operation as the province continues to dominate the daily COVID-19 infection numbers in the country.
SAMRC concerned about impact of alcohol use on COVID cases in Gauteng
The province has the highest cases of COVID-19 as the country is in the grips of a third wave.
DA: Gauteng govt endangering lives with botched take over of ambulance services
Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni were running their own services before the Gauteng Health Department took over this function.
As COVID cases rise, NLTC urges govt not to tighten alcohol sales restrictions
Several bans on liquor sales imposed since South Africa was placed under a state of disaster more than a year ago helped free up bed space in trauma units but hit the alcohol industry hard.
SAHPRA won't release 2 million J&J vaccines stored in Gqeberha
The US will be sending 300,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines to South Africa as a matter of extreme urgency.
Thousands of lives at risk: DA on Gauteng ambulance crisis
The DA claims the City of Johannesburg suspended its emergency ambulance service last week, because of vehicle insurance and medical supply problems.
Sars officials seize illicit cigarettes worth R2.4 mn in Gauteng
Customs officers raided 22 shops in Kempton Park, Pretoria, and Johannesburg during a joint operation between the revenue service, the department of home affairs, and police this week.
5 killed, 15 others injured in Limpopo multi-vehicle crash
It's understood the driver of a bakkie lost control of his vehicle after a tyre burst and his car collided with several other cars on the road.
Dirco probing more diplomats for allegedly flouting diplomatic privileges
The department has given an undisclosed number of diplomatic staff members and their families 72 hours to leave the country after they were found guiltily of peddling duty-free alcohol.
Ambulance services feel the strain of rising COVID-19 infections
The South African Medical Research Council has called for the government to prioritise and improve emergency medical response.
Diplomats caught in booze selling scandal given 72 hours to leave SA
Eyewitness News last year uncovered a duty-free alcohol ring run by Lesotho diplomats.
Gauteng Education not considering closing schools over COVID-19 cases yet
Concerns were raised about the risk of schools staying open as South Africa officially enters the third wave of infections.
Borehole drilled by GotG provides enough water to meet Rahima Moosa Hosp demand
The intermittent supply affected functioning at the hospitals, with staff simultaneously having to deal with the COVID-19 third wave and load shedding.
Third wave, additional Maxeke patients putting major strain on Bara Hospital
Charlotte Maxeke Hospital has been closed since April after a fire caused a section of the parking garage to collapse, rendering the entire facility unsafe.
300,000 J&J vaccine doses cleared to be shipped to SA as a matter of urgency
As for the vaccines stuck at the Aspen Pharmacare plant in Gqebherha, the department said the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) needed to assess those.
Almost 2,000 pupils tested positive for COVID in Gauteng schools
The province's weekly coronavirus update reported that 1,977 pupils in the province have contracted the virus across more than 2,000 schools.
GOTG given green light to drill for water at Helen Joseph Hospital
The facility was among several affected by intermittent supply due to the power failure of two transformers essential to pump water.
Joburg residents urged to be aware of fire hazards amid power cuts, winter chill
Officials at the Johannesburg Emergency Services (EMS) said that they were concerned that appliances could become fire hazards if left unattended.