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Soweto marathon cancelled due to COVID-19

2020-06-15 07:14:20

The Soweto Marathon has become the latest race event to be cancelled because of the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Monday Soweto Marath ...View Article

New Nation Movement calls for a new electoral system in SA

2020-06-16 08:07:40

South Africa needs to consider a new voting system altogether because the current electoral systems is "Eurocentric” and the country should have a transform ...View Article

Three NW schools closed over COVID-19 cases

2020-06-15 07:28:13

The Department of Education in the North West has confirmed that three schools have been closed after teachers there tested positive for COVID-19.

Since ...View Article

"A dark, shameful week": Ramaphosa on killing of women

2020-06-13 07:37:52

President Cyril Ramaphosa described the killing of several women in the country as disgusting, embarrassing, and said this past week was a dark and shameful w ...View Article

Ramaphosa: SA and Lesotho to improve relations

2020-06-13 05:10:11

President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa and Lesotho have agreed to work together and improve relations between the two countries.

Ramaphosa said thi ...View Article

SANDF delivers water to North West schools

2020-06-13 05:16:20

The South African Defence Force (SANDF) has started delivering water to North West schools that have water and sanitation problems.

This is to ensure th ...View Article

Concern over NW mining town COVID-19 infections

2020-06-13 05:10:35

The national government is concerned about the rise of COVID-19 infections in the North West’s Bojanala Platinum District, which includes the mining town of ...View Article

335 Gauteng public servants test COVID-19 positive

2020-06-13 05:02:23

Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, has revealed that 335 public servants in the province have tested positive for COVID-19 since March.

He was speaking at ...View Article

NW traffic departments 75% ready to open

2020-06-12 07:17:20

Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula, says North West province is 75% ready in terms of compliance status for learner drivers' testing centres to resume service ...View Article

Mahikeng residents decry daily power cuts

2020-06-13 05:02:51

Residents of Mahikeng villages in the North West have criticized Eskom for the power outages that happen in their areas in the evenings.

Villagers in Lo ...View Article

Game Changer: Independent candidates allowed to contest election

2020-06-11 07:15:01

Parliament will start the process of amending the Electoral Act to allow South Africans of voting age to run for election as independent candidates.

Thi ...View Article

North West introduces R40-million COVID-19 relief fund

2020-06-12 07:12:48

The North West Department of Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism has created a COVID-19 relief fund to assist small, medium and micro ...View Article

Concerns over alcohol related injuries and deaths

2020-06-12 07:13:12

 With just over a week since government allowed the sale of alcohol again, South Africa has experienced an increase in the number of vehicle accidents, d ...View Article

Mokgoro expects good results from new schools

2020-06-12 07:13:45

North West Premier, Job Mokgoro, believes the improved learning environment of learners at the newly built schools in the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District w ...View Article

TUT ready for multimodal remote learning and teaching

2020-06-10 02:46:45

Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) will start implementing remote multimodal teaching and learning next week. This is part of government's plans to ensure ...View Article

Mineworker blames employer's non-compliance for positive COVID-19 results

2020-06-10 02:47:05

A Sibanye Stillwater mineworker in the Rustenburg plant in the North West who tested positive for COVID-19 blamed the mining company for failing to comply wit ...View Article

War of words between ANC and EFF over Malema's verbal attack on Ramaphosa

2020-06-10 04:34:33

The ANC hit back at EFF leader, Julius Malema, for his attack on President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday, in which he accused the governing party and country pres ...View Article

Ramaphosa sends condolences for COVID-19 deaths

2020-06-10 02:46:05

With the number of people who died because of COVID-19 pandemic passing over 1000 mark, President Cyril Ramaphosa sent his condolences for all of them on Tues ...View Article

Lesufi concerned about Olievenhoutsbosch water shortages

2020-06-10 04:35:06

Gauteng education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, has expressed concern about the water shortages in parts of Gauteng, which he said may affect the reopening of some sch ...View Article

Gauteng schools happy with a "successful" first day

2020-06-10 04:33:48

Of the 2084 schools in Gauteng that welcomed learners back on Monday, nine did not open.

This was confirmed by MEC for Education in Gauteng, Panyaza Les ...View Article

Sanitation problems cause panic for NW learners

2020-06-09 06:18:08

Some learners at Maselonyane Secondary School in Madibe a ga Kubu Village outside Mahikeng in the North West, fear that they might be exposed to a high risk o ...View Article

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

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