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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.

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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

BAT makes a u-turn on tobacco court fight

2020-05-08 07:11:01

British American Tobacco (BAT) is no longer challenging government in court for the right to sell cigarettes. BAT backtracked on its initial threat to haul go ...View Article

ANC councillor suspended for statutory rape

2020-05-06 07:57:13

The African National Comgress (ANC) in the North West province has suspended the membership of its Matlosana Local Municipality ward councillor for allegedly ...View Article

Masuku likens midwives to angels

2020-05-07 03:14:47

Gauteng MEC of Health, Dr Bandile Masuku, has thanked midwives for the important role they play in maternal and newborn health. Masuku said midwives are like ...View Article

COVID-19: hundreds of pensioners at risk as they collect grants

2020-05-06 10:26:24

Hundreds of pensioners and people living with disabilities risked contracting COVID-19 as they queued for hours at Central City mall at Mabopane station, just ...View Article

Coal miner donates COVID-19 equipment to Bronkortspruit hospital

2020-05-05 05:33:46

With South Africa's fight against COVID-19 intensified, the private sector continues to lend a hand to government. On Monday mining company, Makole Group,&nbs ...View Article

Court issues arrest warrant for former MEC Nelson

2020-05-05 05:16:09

A warrant of arrest has been issued for former North West Finance MEC, Wendy Nelson. The North West High Court in Mahikeng issued the arrest warrant on Monday ...View Article

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