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Malema blames government for Khosa’s death

2020-06-09 06:10:05

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, blamed government for Collins Khosa's death and promised another court battle to sue the state for the ...View Article

Parents and media discouraged from visiting schools

2020-06-08 05:51:53

Members of the media and parents have been discouraged from visiting schools even if they want to assess the state of readiness readiness as grade 7 and 12 le ...View Article

Human Rights Commission, unions welcome schools reopening

2020-06-08 06:39:06

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and teacher unions finally agreed with the Department of Basic Education to have schools reopened on Monday ...View Article

Mkhize condemns US police racism

2020-06-08 03:43:10

From left Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has described the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in United State as the dark mark in the history of manki ...View Article

It's back-to-school on Monday

2020-06-08 05:51:38

It is  final, the majority of schools in South Africa will reopen tomorrow [Monday 8 June]. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and her team of prov ...View Article

Mokgoro rallies parents for back-to-school

2020-06-07 06:27:36

North West Premier, Job Mokgoro, has appealed to parents to allow their children to return to school on Monday.

Mokgoro said the province's schools have ...View Article

Mining sector new COVID-19 hotspot for NW

2020-06-08 03:42:07

The mines in the North West have been identified as the COVID-19 hotspots areas by the province's Premier, Job Mokgoro.

The premier said this at a media ...View Article

China winning COVID-19 war - Ambassador to SA

2020-06-07 06:27:19

Chinese acting ambassador to South Africa, Li Nan, claims his country has put COVID-19 under control.

He said this on Friday when the Embassy of China w ...View Article

Maimane fails to halt back-to-school

2020-06-07 06:48:40

Mmusi Maimane's attempt to delay the reopening of schools failed on Friday when the Constitutional Court decided his application was not worth an urgent heari ...View Article

Uncertainty for school reopening causes anxiety: Education Prof

2020-06-05 06:11:49

The postponement of the reopening of schools, conflicting messages and lack of clear guidelines are some of the things that cause anxiety and panic as learner ...View Article

NW government inspects liquor stores' COVID-19 compliance

2020-06-04 04:36:33

The Department of Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism in the North West raised concerns about non-compliance of some liquor stores to ...View Article

Taxi operators struggle financially during lockdown

2020-06-05 07:28:32

The taxi industry is concerned that it is losing significant income while it awaits government's financial relief intervention. The multi-million rand informa ...View Article

SA calls on the US to exercise restraint over Floyd murder protests

2020-06-05 07:28:11

The South African government joined other countries and sent a message of support to the family of George Floyd, an African American killed by police in Minne ...View Article

Another devastating blow for government's COVID-19 fight

2020-06-04 12:57:25

Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has suffered another legal blow with the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ruling that people who test positive ...View Article

Fears as NW school principal tests COVID-19 positive

2020-06-04 04:01:40

It's only been three days since teachers and other employees returned to work, but concerns are being raised about the impact educators who test positive for ...View Article

SA's COVID-19 cases on the rise

2020-06-04 12:56:04

There have been 50 more people who died in the 24 hours to Tuesday night due to COVID-19. This is according to Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize.

He announc ...View Article

Babelegi guilty of masks price inflation

2020-06-03 07:47:55

At least one company has been found guilty of excessive inflation of the prices of face masks and has been slapped with a R76000 fine.

The Competition T ...View Article

COVID-19 halts AARTO Act

2020-06-03 03:07:58

The rollout of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences  (AARTO) Act, which includes the demerit system for drivers, has been put on hold ...View Article

Rand Water lends a hand in schools’ COVID-19 fight

2020-06-03 02:01:15

Rand Water will supply more than 3000 schools with water across the country when schools reopen next Monday.

The agency said this during a media briefin ...View Article

Buyers flock to liquor outlets on day 1 of sale

2020-06-03 11:00:25

Alcohol consumers braved the chilly morning and long queues across the country, as the sale of their favourite beverage was allowed from Monday under level 3 ...View Article

Teacher unions worried the new schools reopening date “too soon”

2020-06-03 03:15:55

Schools may or may not reopen even on the new date of 8 June that Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, announced on Monday. This is the view of teach ...View Article

Motshekga clears the air on schools reopening

2020-06-02 02:33:17

Parents who choose not to send their children back to school must apply for permission from heads of provincial education departments for home schooling. That ...View Article

NW school guards unpaid for four months

2020-06-02 01:48:56

As Grade 7 and 12 pupils are expected to return to school on Monday, security workers of Rashile Security Company at Boitseanape Secondary School hostels in M ...View Article

Opening the economy means extra precautions - Economic cluster ministers

2020-06-02 02:33:03

With South Africa's economy becoming more active from Monday, companies carry the responsibility of working with government to increase screening, testing and ...View Article

Sporting events to resume under strict COVID-19 regulations

2020-05-31 06:04:37

Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has announced that professional non-contact sport training and activities will resume on 1 June as the cou ...View Article

COVID-19: Over 129000 beds for quarantine sites

2020-05-31 06:03:42

South Africa is working on having over 129000 beds specifically for COVID-19 patients. This was revealed by Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Patri ...View Article

Makhura: Gauteng found an COVID-19 approach that works

2020-05-31 06:02:06

Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, announced an enhanced strategy to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The province that has the second largest number of ...View Article

Lisenced taverns and shebeens allowed to sell

2020-05-30 03:36:49

Minister Ebrahim Patel said taverns will be able to sell alcohol, provided they're licenced and no one should be allowed to consume the drinks on the premises ...View Article

Mahikeng informal traders plead for help

2020-05-30 03:59:18

Informal traders in Mahikeng Central Business District in the North West are appealing to government to help them save their struggling businesses. The trader ...View Article

Motshekga satisfied with schools' preparations for reopening

2020-05-30 04:00:19

It is a race against time for senior management of the Department of Basic Education and schools as they prepare for the reopening that will see Grade 7 and 1 ...View Article

Limited interprovincial travel continues under level 3 lockdown

2020-05-30 03:37:50

Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs,Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma saysSouth Africans will continue to have limited interprovincial travel f ...View Article

Malema: Why ban cigarettes and not alcohol?

2020-05-29 06:17:29

The EFF has questioned the rationale behind government’s decision to lift the ban on the sale of alcohol, while continuing to prohibit the sale of cigarette ...View Article

Should SA cricket team be led by an alleged racist?

2020-05-29 07:20:34

Proteas batsman, Dean Elgar, should have known that reference to a ‘garden boy’ in a video posted and swiftly deleted by Cricket SA would be offensive and ...View Article

COVID-19: Gauteng homeless hope for better future

2020-05-28 07:52:22

Scores of homeless people in Gauteng expressed hope that they would be rehabilitated from drug addiction by the time the lockdown is lifted.

It’s 62 d ...View Article

Lack of IDs prevents the poor from getting help

2020-05-28 06:54:55

Some poor residents of Ga-Molema village outside Madibe-Makgabane near Mahikeng in are unable to apply for social grants because they don’t have identity do ...View Article

Rooiwal water plant revival to fix Tshwane’s water woes

2020-05-27 01:15:56

Residents of Hammanskraal outside Pretoria are breathing a sigh of relief that work has finally started to refurbish the Rooiwal Water Plant, increasing their ...View Article

Ramaphosa: church gatherings allowed in level 3 lockdown

2020-05-27 01:17:39

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that church congregations would resume under the COVID-19 level 3 alert lockdown.

Ramaphosa announced this in a ...View Article

VMR accused of evicting Orkney mineworkers from hostels

2020-05-27 10:19:46

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has criticised the management of the Village Main Reef (VMR) mining company for evicting mineworkers from the hostels ...View Article

Second Dr KK health worker tests positive for COVID-19

2020-05-27 10:20:24

Potchefstroom Hospital in the North West has closed the outpatient department after a nurse there tested positive to COVID-19.

This is the second health ...View Article

COVID-19: Unions survey teacher to get statistics for comorbidities

2020-05-25 08:06:48

As part of preparations for the reopening of schools, teacher unions are expected to release statistics for teachers with comorbidities later this week.

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Mixed reaction ahead of Level 3 lockdown

2020-05-27 01:17:04

Political parties have reacted with mixed emotions to the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that the country will move to Level 3 Lockdown, a phase th ...View Article

Ramaphosa provides guidance on Level 3 Lockdown

2020-05-25 08:07:38

As the country moves to level 3 of the nationwide lockdown from 1 June, South Africans will now be alowed to buy alcohol and exercise anytime of the day, but ...View Article

ANC backs Dlamini-Zuma ahead of President’s address

2020-05-24 03:43:06

Ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa's address to the nation this evening, the ANC has come out strongly in support of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Af ...View Article

Nzimande announces university reopening plan

2020-05-25 08:04:54

A third of South Africa's university students are expected to return to campus on 1 June, so they may resume lessons. This is dependent on the country moving ...View Article

NW SADTU orders teachers not to return to work

2020-05-25 08:06:14

The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) in the North West has urged its members not to return to work on Monday as expected. This after the provi ...View Article

Ga-Khunwana teen drowns in a river

2020-05-25 08:04:24

When matriculants return to school on 1 June, 18-year-old Kagiso Modise will not be joining them.

That's because this Ga-Khunwana Secondary School learn ...View Article

Lisence departments to open on June 1

2020-05-22 07:18:44

Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, on Friday ordered all driving licence testing centres, driving schools and other centres dealing with related matters t ...View Article

COVID-19: Odi Hospital partly closed

2020-05-24 04:06:19

Gauteng Department of Health confirmed that some units at Odi Hospital in Pretoria are closed for disinfecting after a COVID-19 patient visited the hospital.< ...View Article

Mosimane stays at Chloorkop

2020-05-22 02:56:25

Premier Soccer League side Mamelodi Sundowns FC seems to have chosen to believe in the popular saying that "if it's not broken don't fix it".

The 'Brazi ...View Article

Sewer death toddler laid to rest

2020-05-22 07:19:26

A four-year-old who died after drowning in a sewer in Mocoseng village in Mahikeng was laid to rest on Thursday.

Onthatile Ribani was buried at Masutlhe ...View Article

Gauteng SGBs to monitor schools deep cleaning

2020-05-22 06:10:36

Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi, has tasked schools management with the responsibilty of deep cleaning schools in the next eight days ahead of reope ...View Article

Mbalula happy with Rea Vaya COVID-19 compliance

2020-05-22 09:04:38

Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula, expressed satisfaction with how Rea Vaya bus service is making efforts to comply with level 4 national lockdown regulation ...View Article

EFF wants top Ditsobotla leader probed for graft

2020-05-22 02:57:07

The EFF in the North West has called for the Municipal Manager of Ditsobotla Local Municipality to be suspended, amid allegations of fraud and corruption.

...View Article

COVID-19: Makhura talks tough on businesses compliance

2020-05-21 04:26:51

As the country prepares for the easing of the lockdown to level 3, the Gauteng provincial government has started preparing for increased economic activity. Mo ...View Article

COVID-19 causes spike in consumer complaints

2020-05-21 06:25:21

 The Competition Commission said it received 1354 complaints from the public since the beginning of the national lockdown.  Commissioner Tembinkosi ...View Article

Mahikeng creates special COVID-19 gravesite

2020-05-20 07:17:16

Mahikeng Local Municipality in the North West has reserved burial space for 100 graves as it anticipates a spike in COVID-19 related deaths.

This after ...View Article

Schools to reopen on 1 June

2020-05-20 07:16:52

It's back to school on June 1. Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, announced this on Tuesday night two months after schools were closed in a bid to ...View Article

NW mine closed after 2 COVID-19 cases

2020-05-20 01:39:58

The KalGold mine in Kraaipan near Mahikeng in the North West has been closed after two of its employees tested positive for COVID-19.

KalGold mine, owne ...View Article

Mbalula wants a formalised taxi industry

2020-05-20 02:52:04

Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, says professionalising the taxi industry is top of the agenda of goals he wants achieved.

Mbalula was addressing ...View Article

Golden Arrows player Mngwengwe dies

2020-05-19 06:41:35

Lamontville Golden Arrows defender and former captain, Nkanyiso Mngwengwe, died after suffering from heart failure in the early hours of Monday morning, his f ...View Article

Unions: Govt not ready for schools reopening

2020-05-20 03:46:49

Teacher unions are not keen to allow members to report for duty as yet. This because they say the Department of Basic Education is not even close to complying ...View Article

NW SARS workers boycott work after one COVID-19 case

2020-05-19 05:59:59

Employees of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) in Mahikeng in the North West province boycotted work on Monday, after their one colleague tested positi ...View Article

Mahikeng child drowns in a sewerage

2020-05-19 06:00:26

A community is grieving and a family devastated after a four-year-old boy drowned in an open drainage at Sejankabo Secondary School in Mocoseng village in Mah ...View Article

COVID-19: Record infections for SA

2020-05-19 06:38:33

South Africa recorded 1160 new COVID-19 cases, the biggest daily rise since the pandemic hit the country on 5 March.

The latest statistics released by D ...View Article

Sambatha welcomes 13 Cuban doctors to NW

2020-05-18 09:23:24

The deployment of 13 Cuban medical specialist doctors to the province, will help the province to better fight and manage COVID-19.

This is the view of N ...View Article

NW Agriculture department scolded for poor performance

2020-05-19 06:37:10

The North West Portfolio Committee on Economic Development, Tourism, Agriculture and Rural Development in the North West has raised concerns that the Departme ...View Article

Gauteng COVID-19 farmer relief not cash handovers

2020-05-18 09:24:44

Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development, Morakane Mosupyoe, has made it clear to small farmers that the provincia ...View Article

DA rubbishes claims of financial mismanagement in Tshwane

2020-05-18 09:26:40

The Democratic Alliance (DA) denied allegations of financial mismanagement and spending City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality's money on endless court cas ...View Article

Mamelodi hostel gets temporary residential units

2020-05-17 05:34:46

Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu, has promised to ensure that hostel dwellers at Mamelodi Hostel are provided with 1000 temporary houses in order ...View Article

NW Health top officials suspended over graft

2020-05-15 03:13:37

The Department of Health in the North West has suspended four senior officials over allegations of corruption and tender irregularities. Health MEC Madoda Sam ...View Article

North West Health wants military help

2020-05-16 06:42:25

The Department of Health in the North West says it will ask for help from the South African National Defence Force to assist Mahikeng Provincial Hospital.

...View Article

Tshwane searching for a permanent city manager

2020-05-15 03:13:15

The City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality has started the process of appointing a permanent city manager as part of the administrator's plans to bring sta ...View Article

Mbalula threatens Rea Vaya shutdown

2020-05-16 06:41:58

With the economy slowly opening up, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula on Thursday expressed unhappiness with the Rea Vaya bus services, which he admitted viol ...View Article

NW Health confirms doctor ill with COVID-19

2020-05-15 06:10:35

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) in the North West, has accused the provincial department of health of putting workers' lives ...View Article

Ramaphosa: Partial move to level 3 lockdown

2020-05-15 06:15:01

A large part of South Africa will move to level three national lockdown at the end of May, but areas that are COVID-19 hotspots with higher infection rates, w ...View Article

George Mukhari hospital receives walk-in screener

2020-05-14 03:11:39

As government continues to intensify efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections, Dr George Mukhari Hospital, received a state-of-the-art walk through ...View Article

Sisulu announces steps to root out corruption

2020-05-14 06:55:02

Corruption, maladministration and fraud are some of the biggest reasons the Department of Water and Sanitation was dysfunctional and this led to the departmen ...View Article

More easing to clothes shopping regulations

2020-05-14 06:17:59

You can now buy more clothing items than at the beginning of the level 4 lockdown when clothing shops were allowed to reopen. This after Minister of Trade, In ...View Article

Education Activist advocates for  matric camp

2020-05-13 06:11:23

An education activist believes Grade 12 learners would catch up on lost time quite easily if they're sent on a five-week camp.

Hendrick Makaneta urged t ...View Article

Nurses appreciated on International Nurses Day

2020-05-13 06:11:46

Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has dedicated this year's International Nurses Day to the nurses who died due to COVID-19 complications as they led the f ...View Article

Social distance impossible for some: MEC Mosupye

2020-05-13 01:09:00

It's almost impossible to expect people in densely populated areas to adhere to COVID-19 regulations of social distancing. This is the view of Gauteng's MEC f ...View Article

Unemployed and need money? Here’s how to get the R350 grant

2020-05-13 07:00:07

Unemployed South Africans who do not receive any form of income, social grant or Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) payment can now apply for the much talked a ...View Article

COVID-19: TUT 2020 academic year to resume in August

2020-05-12 03:41:38

Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) plans to reopen for lessons in August. The university has adjusted its 2020 academic year due to the COVID-19 lockdown ...View Article

NW delays educators’ return amid safety concerns

2020-05-12 07:05:50

The Department of Education in the North West has postponed the return of school management teams to work, because of lack of delivery of Personal Protective ...View Article

NW registers first COVID-19 death

2020-05-11 05:54:56

The North West province has recorded its first death due to COVID-19 complications, the Health Ministry announced on Monday.

Minister of Health, Dr Zwel ...View Article

More hands on deck for social services

2020-05-12 03:27:32

The Department of Social Development is in a process of recruiting just over 1 800 additional social workers, to help speed up service delivery at a time of i ...View Article

Makhura dreams of Level 3 lockdown for Gauteng

2020-05-10 04:10:35

Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, expressed confidence that the province would not need to return to the strictest level 5 of lockdown. He briefed journalists o ...View Article

Don’t panic at the face of death - Health Minister Mkhize

2020-05-10 03:56:26

As South Africa records 525 new positive COVID-19 cases within a 24-hour period, as well as eight more deaths, health minister Dr ZweliMkhize urged the nation ...View Article

Makhura dreams of Level 3 lockdown for Gauteng

2020-05-20 07:15:48

Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, expressed confidence that the province would not need to return to the strictest level 5 of lockdown. He briefed journalists o ...View Article

Covid-19 wreaks havoc in soccer industry worldwide

2020-05-09 10:29:43

The new coronavirus, or COVID-19 as medically known - has proven that it’s a virus that does not discriminate. It infects and affects everyone - the rich an ...View Article

Lockdown creates uncertainty in the real estate market

2020-05-10 04:16:45

The real estate industry contributes significantly to the country's economy, but it is still uncertain whether the industry will be allowed to operate under c ...View Article

NW nurse positive for COVID-19, over 100 contacts traced

2020-05-11 05:56:10

Six members of one family in the North West province have been placed under quarantine after a nurse at the Promosa Community Health Centre in Potchefstroom t ...View Article

Early Christmas as 19000 inmates freed amid COVID-19

2020-05-09 08:03:08

Up to 19 000 prisoners are going home. They’re being released as part of government’s efforts to reduce the spread of novel coronavirus in South Africa’ ...View Article

You FM song channels Brenda Fassie’s energy to fight COVID-19

2020-05-12 03:28:13

There’s nothing better than revoking the memories of an icon to give the country hope. And at a time when South Africa is fighting the invisible, deadly nov ...View Article

Maile to appeal Tshwane court order, DA fights on

2020-05-09 05:07:18

The Gauteng Provincial government will head to the highest court in the land to seek “clarity on the dynamic interplay between provincial and local governme ...View Article

Mokgoro outlines level 4 lockdown plans

2020-05-08 07:05:59

North West Premier, Job Mokgoro, says the provincial government will implement level 4 lockdown adjustment strategy as soon as possible.

South Africa en ...View Article

War over food parcels in Finetown

2020-05-09 05:06:57

What started as a day of giving to selected families became an unpleasant day for other hungry people of Finetown, south of Johannesburg, when they were told ...View Article

SAA: New airline business model work in progress

2020-05-09 04:46:47

A business model for the new national airline is still a work in progress, but the launch is expected soon.

Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordh ...View Article

Afriforum takes Tourism aid fund fight to Concourt

2020-05-07 03:14:15

Lobby group AfriForum and its trade union ally Solidarity have filed an urgent application to the Constitutional Court for it to set aside the Gauteng High Co ...View Article

Presidency staffer tests positive for COVID-19

2020-05-07 03:15:32

A staff member of The Presidency has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Presidency confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that access for members of the p ...View Article

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