COVID-19: Warning of ‘devastating consequences’ over school closures
Earlier this week President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that all public schools would go on recess for the next four weeks to prevent schools from becoming COVID-19 hot spots as infections peak.
Former acting Tshwane mayor Abel Tau backs Samwu workers after protest
The City of Tshwane caved to the demands of the South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) to pay a 6.25% salary increase.
Pineapple prices surge as S. Africans turn to home brewing in wake of booze ban
With South Africans turning to amateur brewing again, pineapple suppliers and wholesalers are cashing in on their desperation for a drink.
Report reveals nepotism, procurement corruption in public health
According to Corruption Watch's findings, Gauteng has the greatest number of reported cases of corruption in the sector followed by KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga.
Justice Minister: Sentences by suspended Magistrate Bodlani are 'incompetent’
The controversial Umlazi Magistrate gave a man who raped a six-year-old girl a suspended sentence, claiming the victim showed no signs of trauma.
Gauteng taxi rank marshals, managers to receive monthly stipends - MEC Mamabolo
Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo said taxi rank marshals will receive R3,500 and taxi rank managers R5,000 per month.
Gauteng taxi industry gets support committee to curb spread of COVID-19
Speaking in Tshwane, at the Bosman taxi rank, Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo said the committee would be tasked with enforcing full compliance with the revised public transport regulations under lockdown.
Appointment of SA doctor to UNHRC ‘a big win’ for the country
Tlaleng Mofokeng, popularly known as Dr T, was appointed by the global organisation as a special rapporteur for the right of enjoyment and attainable standard of physical and mental care.
Tshwane’s EMS ambulances back in operation after suspension
The service was temporarily suspended earlier this month after the Gauteng Department of Health failed to renew the operating license.
Absa clerk accused of looting R25m from Limpopo govt remanded in custody
Fhatuwani Mudzanani appeared in court on Monday. The clerk was arrested on Friday.
Eskom raises virus concerns over people who ‘surround’ technicians on duty
The power utility said some residents tried to report their electrical faults to technicians on site.
ArcelorMittal using COVID-19 as excuse to retrench, says Numsa
The union said the global steel producing firm was using the COVID-19 pandemic as a scapegoat to leave employees without work.
'KZN is taking over now': Concerns over COVID-19 cases in KZN, Gauteng
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize and Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku on Monday visited the Nasrec field hospital amid the spiralling COVID-19 infections and deaths in the province.
Veld fire damages City Power infrastructure in Mondeor
Residents from several areas in the south of Johannesburg were left without electricity. City Power has urged communities not to start fires near electricity infrastructure.
The release of low-risk offenders has helped ease COVID-19 outbreak in prisons
So far, just under 7,000 of 19,000 prisoners have been released on the special parole dispensation to combat the spread of the coronavirus in prisons.
Mandela Foundation urges S. Africans to be help those in need amid COVID-19
Thousands of South Africans have lost their livelihoods with the pandemic further entrenching pre-existing inequalities during the lockdown.
UN chief Antonio Guterres to deliver 18th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture
The Mandela Day Lecture takes place as part of the commemoration of the birthday of the former president, who would have turned 102 this year.
S. Africans battle power cuts amid icy weather conditions
Eskom has been implementing stage 2 load shedding since Friday and a second cold front is making landfall in the Western Cape on Monday.