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Vaccine update: Kubayi reiterates that COVID vaccinations remain voluntary

Updating the country on the COVID-19 vaccine drive, Acting Minister of Health, Mmamoloko Kubayi, said that at the current rate of vaccinations, the country was administering 1 million doses in four days. Kubayi also reiterated that people could not be forced to take the shot, saying that it was still 100% voluntary.

COVID-19 update: Western Cape infections on the rise

Acting Minister of Health, Mmamoloko Kubayi, said that while the number of new cases were on a downward spiral, government was concerned about the rise of COVID-19 infections in the Western Cape. Kubayi was updating the nation on the country’s infection rate and response to COVID-19 on 30 July 2021.

President Ramaphosa: SA should be heading towards herd immunity soon

President Cyril Ramaphosa visited the Rabasotho Community Centre in Tembisa on 29 July 2021 to monitor how the vaccine rollout was proceeding. He said the progress made in the number of citizens who have chosen to get the jab could get the country to herd immunity soon.

Ngizwe Mchunu back in court for his bail application

Former Ukhozi FM DJ Ngizwe Mchunu appeared in the Randburg magistrate's court on 28 July 2021 to apply for bail in his incitement case. It is alleged that Mchunu is one of the instigators of the violent looting and riots that took place in parts of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. The case has been rolled over to 29 July 2021. .

42 cases of murder opened in Gauteng, 171 in KZN following unrest

Following the unrest that swept through parts of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal last week, acting Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni said police had opened 42 cases of murder and 37 inquest dockets in Gauteng, while 171 cases of murder were opened in KwaZulu-Natal and 87 inquest dockets.

Alleged riots instigator Ngizwe Mchunu appears in court, denied bail

One of the alleged instigators of last week's violence and looting in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, Ngizwe Mchunu, has been denied bail in the Randburg Magistrates Court. Mchunu, a former radio host, appeared briefly in court on 21 July 2021, two days after he handed himself over to police in Durban. #FreeZuma #ShutdownSA #NgizweMchunu

Ramaphosa: Riots a deliberate and planned attack on our democracy

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on 16 July 2021 following a week of rampant looting in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. Ramaphosa said these activities were well-planned and deliberate attacks on the country and promised that instigators would be brought to book.

Family and friends remember chef Lesego Semenya at funeral

Family and friends of celebrated chef Lesego Semenya paid tribute to him at his funeral on 16 July 2021. Semenya, who has hosted various cooking shows and was the author of best-selling cookbook ‘Dijo’, lost his battle to COVID-19 at the age of 39.

Former Intelligence Minister Kasrils on KZN, GP violence & Zuma’s arrest

In a wide-ranging interview with Eyewitness News, former Intelligence Minister Ronnie Kasrils said glaring socio-economic woes and a political agenda dating as far back as the 2005 firing of Jacob Zuma, when he was deputy president, were at play as South Africa continued to go up in flames.