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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

SANCO: No clear policy on food donations

2020-05-05 05:34:08

The South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) in the North West, says lack of clear policies and guidelines are some of the reasons that lead to the a ...View Article

Motorists not adhering to lockdown rules: Mazibuko

2020-05-04 06:16:34

With a number of motorists traveling in and out of Gauteng during the seven-day window period, government is conducting COVID-19 screening at provincial borde ...View Article

COVID-19: Universities and schools remain closed in May

2020-05-06 06:55:44

Schools and university will remain closed in May, even though the country has moved to the relaxed level 4 nationwide lockdown.

This was announced by Mi ...View Article

Gauteng confident it’s winning COVID-19 fight

2020-05-03 06:55:17

Gauteng province is winning the fight against COVID-19, according to its Premier, David Makhura.

He said this on Thursday during a media briefing by the ...View Article

ANC stalwart Denis Goldberg hailed as a freedom hero

2020-05-03 06:55:54

Anti-apartheid activist and African National Congress (ANC) veteran, Denis Goldberg, will be remembered for his constructive criticism in the governing party ...View Article

Documented refugees to benefit from COVID-19 relief

2020-05-01 04:53:38

Refugees and asylum seekers that are in South Africa legally, as well as permanent residents of the country from other countries, would benefit from governmen ...View Article

Western Cape drives spike in SA’s COVID-19 infections

2020-04-30 04:21:29

South Africa has recorded the highest COVID-19 infections in a day with 354 new cases within a space of 24 hours from Tuesday night to Wednesday night. This w ...View Article

Cigarettes sale u-turn for level 4 lockdown

2020-04-30 04:21:09

There would be no sale of cigarettes under level 4 of South Africa's COVID-19 lockdown. This backtracking on the part of government was announced by Minister ...View Article

Schools may reopen carefully - Basic Education

2020-05-01 04:53:05

Some parts of teaching and learning are likely to be reintroduced under COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown.

The Department of Basic Education told Parliament on ...View Article

DA welcomes Tshwane council victory

2020-04-30 02:49:14

The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomed the court order to set aside the decision to dissolve the council of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality.

A full ben ...View Article

More Mamelodi people need food aid

2020-04-30 05:11:50

Leader of Mamelodi Baptist Church, Thembelani Jentile, has pleaded for help in feeding the local community the church is based in.

Jentile's church has ...View Article

29 nabbed for NW schools burglaries

2020-04-30 07:15:40

Police in the North West have arrested 29 suspects for allegedly breaking in at schools across the province.

The department of education in the province ...View Article

More doctors appointed for COVID-19 work

2020-04-29 04:11:16

Government is employing additional healthcare workers, including more local doctors, as it continues to fight the spread of COVID-19.

The recruitment fo ...View Article

Tourism sector benefits from COVID-19 relief

2020-04-29 04:10:49

Minister of Tourism, Mamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says the department has received over 103 000 applicants from employers representing over 1.7 million employees f ...View Article

NW to train funeral parlours on COVID-19

2020-04-30 07:15:20

The Department of Health in the North West will soon conduct training workshops for funeral parlours on how to protect themselves when they are required to ha ...View Article

DA threatens court over government's curfew decision

2020-04-29 07:43:46

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has threatened to head to court to challenge the legality of government imposing a curfew when the country moves from level 5 to ...View Article

Ramaphosa: Our interdependence is key to our survival

2020-04-29 08:01:13

President Cyril Ramaphosa used his Freedom Day message to urge South Africans to unite not only in the fight against the deadly novel coronavirus, but also ag ...View Article

Malema: Prevent Solidarity Fund looting

2020-04-28 04:04:00

EFF leader, Julius Malema, warned that there was a plan to use the Solidarity Fund that collects money to assist the needy get through the COVID-19 pandemic, ...View Article

Political parties mark SA’s Freedom Day under lockdown

2020-04-28 04:08:27

South Africa’s political parties used Freedom Day to look beyond the COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, giving the country’s citizens hope that Mzansi would co ...View Article

Matogo feed the hungry in Mahikeng

2020-04-28 03:55:59

A group of good Samaritans in Mahikeng in the North West has donated food parcels to about 20 disadvantaged families in five villages that include, Tlhabologo ...View Article

Mkhize: SA needs to participate in COVID-19 vaccine trials

2020-04-28 04:04:33

South Africa needs to participate in the ongoing clinical trials to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 in order to guarantee early access to the vaccine to save p ...View Article

Government makes facemasks “mandatory”

2020-04-28 03:39:24

It is now compulsory to wear a facemask every time one leaves home in South Africa.

This was announced by Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditi ...View Article

ANC Ditsobotla councillor under fire for crashing into a house

2020-04-26 05:51:39

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality in the North West has called on the African National Congress (ANC) to suspend it ...View Article

Ramaphosa vows to protect the R20bn municipal fund

2020-04-25 07:18:56

President Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed that government would ensure that the R20-billion that was allocated to municipalities to assist during the COVID-19 lockd ...View Article

Mboweni: Labour market policies must be pro-South Africans

2020-04-26 05:51:22

Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, said when the lockdown is lifted the country's labour market policies need to be more ‘pro- South Africans’ without dis ...View Article

#Level4Lockdown: What it means for you and me

2020-04-24 06:11:13

In a week's time, government would ease the nationwide lockdown by opening some sectors of the economy, starting with those that can better manage the risk of ...View Article

Police in Boikhutso child death still not charged

2020-04-24 04:23:07

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is investigating a case of culpable homicide after an eight-year-old boy, Rethabile Setlhotlha, was ru ...View Article

Two out on bail for stolen military weapons

2020-04-26 05:50:58

The two suspects accused of stealing military rifles from the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) military base in Pretoria were released on bail on ...View Article

Ramaphosa eases COVID-19 lockdown regulations

2020-04-25 05:25:19

There’ll be some limited easing of lockdown regulations from 1 May, but just enough to ensure South Africans remain careful and still do what’s required t ...View Article

Lesufi urges NGOs, govt pact on food distribution

2020-04-24 01:29:18

Acting MEC for Social Development in Gauteng, Panyaza Lesufi, called on non-governmental organisations (NGO) to work with government in ensuring that food aid ...View Article

Five Gauteng police officers have tested positive for Covid-19.

2020-04-24 01:30:04

This was revealed by provincial police commissioner, Lieutenant-General Elias Mawela, to journalists on the sidelines of a lockdown enforcement campaign at Ba ...View Article

Homeless determined to change lives

2020-04-24 04:42:45

Homeless people that are housed at the Mahikeng Secure Centre in the North West province have expressed gratitude at the provincial government’s decision to ...View Article

Mokgoro’s team to assist bereaved Lichtenburg families

2020-04-23 04:22:04

North West Premier, Job Mokgoro, set up a task team on Wednesday, to facilitate government’s help to families of the two children that died after being hit ...View Article

Thumbs up for Ramaphosa’s COVID-19 relief

2020-04-24 08:51:27

An announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that government would inject R500-billion into the struggling economy received widespread positive reactions.

...View Article

Out with food parcels, in with vouchers

2020-04-23 04:48:13

Following reports of widespread corruption in the distribution of food parcels to poor communities, President Cyril Ramaphosa says a more technology driven di ...View Article

A social relief package for COVID-19

2020-04-22 08:48:20

R500-billion will be injected into the economy as part of government’s attempt to mitigate against the effects of Covid-19, the spread of which has already ...View Article

Criminals involved in Lawley land grabs - Maile

2020-04-22 08:47:33

Gauteng MEC for Human Settlements, Urban Planning and Cogta Lebogang Maile, said the land invasions that have increased since the beginning of the national lo ...View Article

COVID-19: Minerals Council to monitor mining compliance

2020-04-22 08:13:30

The Minerals Council said it is “confident” that it would be able to monitor mining companies' compliance with the standard operating procedures (SOP) agr ...View Article

Angry residents torch killer police van

2020-04-23 06:00:20

A police vehicle ran over and killed an eight-year-old boy in Boikhutso Township outside Lightening in the North West on Tuesday.

The incident angered t ...View Article

COVID-19: Unions concerned about mineworkers' safety

2020-04-22 04:58:06

Trade unions have raised safety concerns for their members when they return to work. This after government relaxed some lockdown regulations last week, allowi ...View Article

Mokgoro: Prevent COVID-19 now

2020-04-21 06:04:08

North West Premier, Job Mokgoro, has appealed to residents of the province who still fail to comply with the national lockdown regulations, to adhere to them ...View Article

LockdownSA: Law enforcement firm on taxi industry

2020-04-21 06:38:54

Gauteng Transport MEC, Jacob Mamabolo, has called on taxi operators to comply with Covid-19 regulations or park their taxis.

Mamabolo was speaking on Mo ...View Article

Student bodies concerned e-Learning a disadvantage to the poor

2020-04-22 04:29:40

Students organizations have called on government to implement an academic plan that can accommodate all students for the duration of the nationwide lockdown.< ...View Article

Easter road deaths recorded despite lockdown

2020-04-19 06:47:25

The majority of people who were killed in road accidents this Easter weekend are pedestrians, Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, revealed this week.

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Vandalised schools to affect learners' recovery plan

2020-04-18 02:54:50

The effect of vandalised schools would be felt mostly by learners whose recovery plan would be compromised once government has lifted the nationwide lockdown. ...View Article

Implats Rustenburg CEO nabbed for lockdown

2020-04-19 06:46:58

Chief Executive of Impala Platinum’s Rustenburg Operations, Mark Munroe, was on Friday released on a R60 000 bail by the Bafokeng Magistrates's Court in Tlh ...View Article

ANC councillor probed for selling sanitisers

2020-04-21 06:02:46

Authorities in the North West are investigating allegations that a councillor of the Moses Kotane Local Municipality has been selling sanitizers meant to aid ...View Article

COVID-19 in Gauteng: Over half the patients have recovered

2020-04-18 02:48:13

Half of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Gauteng province have recovered. Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, said while this is satisfying, the cou ...View Article

COVID-19: 2605 infections and 48 deaths

2020-04-17 02:56:04

The number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases has risen to 2605 and 48 of those have died, the Health Department confirmed on Thursday.

The latest 14 ...View Article

Rush for permits for informal traders

2020-04-17 09:03:36

Frustrated informal traders stood in long queues to apply for special permits at the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality offices on Thursday, with hope ...View Article

MISA donates sanitisers to traditional councils

2020-04-17 06:19:09

The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) has donated more than 3000 hand sanitisers and bar soaps to the Department of Cooperative Governance and Tra ...View Article

15 dead, 2 injured in EC taxi and truck crash

2020-04-17 06:14:50

The Department of Transport’s Road Traffic Management Corporation’s Crash Investigation Unit will work with the South African Police Service to investigat ...View Article

Cosatu angry at government's wage deal backtrack

2020-04-17 06:19:28

Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has expressed disappointment that government reneged on the 2018 wage agreement that was supposed to see a sal ...View Article

AMCU threatens court action over Implats lockdown work

2020-04-16 02:02:33

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has threatened to take legal action against Impala Platinum (Implats) mine should it continue to ...View Article

Gauteng increases food parcels for the needy

2020-04-16 05:16:35

The Gauteng provincial government has ramped up its food parcels distribution to try and cushion destitute families struggling with access to food during the ...View Article

183 schools vandalised since lockdown

2020-04-16 04:54:26

Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, said she is horrified at the number of schools that have been vandalized and those broken into and robbed since ...View Article

North West COVID-19 recoveries

2020-04-16 04:55:02

Ten people have recovered from COVID-19 in the North West province.

This was revealed by MEC for Health, Madoda Sambatha, on the sidelines of a provinci ...View Article

Help on the way for waste pickers

2020-04-15 05:26:59

Waste pickers in Johannesburg say life has been hard for them since the national lockdown was implemented to try and reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

...View Article

Women safety top priority at shelters - COSUP

2020-04-15 05:17:02

Community Oriented Substance Use Programme (COSUP) believes women are safer at its shelter at the Lyttelton sports ground outside Pretoria, despite there bein ...View Article

ANCWL NW decries increased GBV cases

2020-04-14 03:01:44

The ANC Women’s League (ANCWL) in the North West has raised concern over domestic violence that is taking place since the nationwide lockdown period was imp ...View Article

SA corporates heed COVID-19 funding call

2020-04-15 05:26:17

More executives of private companies in South Africa have joined the call to donate a portion of their salaries to a government driven Solidarity Fund to assi ...View Article

Mahikeng church members nabbed for illegal gathering

2020-04-13 05:16:07

Police in the North West have arrested 10 people for contravening the coronavirus lockdown regulations, after they were found allegedly holding a church servi ...View Article

26 COVID-19 positive case in East London prison

2020-04-13 05:16:40

There are now a total of 26 people who tested positive for COVID-19 at the East London Correctional Centre, 23 officials and three inmates.

This was con ...View Article

EFF rejects calls for alcohol sale

2020-04-13 05:00:19

The EFF has rejected calls to resume the sale of alcohol during the national lockdown put in place by government to combat the spread of COVID-19. The party s ...View Article

Sassa changes grants payment date to respect lockdown

2020-04-10 05:32:23

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) says it will pay disability and old age grants on 4 May while all other social grants will be paid on 6 May.< ...View Article

Mbalula lodges criminal case against celebrity friend Somizi

2020-04-10 02:40:55

Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, says breaching national lockdown is no joking matter and that it is for this reason he saw it fort to lodge a case agai ...View Article

EFF leaders for COVID-19 salary donations, DA wants lockdown lifted

2020-04-10 12:01:17

There’s been mixed reactions to the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that the nationwide lockdown is being extended by two weeks. While the Economi ...View Article

Two extra weeks of Lockdown for SA

2020-04-10 12:01:55

President Cyril Ramaphosa extended South Africa's nationwide lockdown by a further two weeks, beyond the 21 days that was initially announced two weeks ago. H ...View Article

Gauteng takes stock of the COVID-19 burden

2020-04-10 12:02:10

Gauteng – currently the country’s epicentre of COVID-19 with 42% of all the country’s infections, has got seven patients being treated in intensive care ...View Article

Ramaphosa happy with technology to fight COVID-19

2020-04-09 08:08:06

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is impressed with how the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is helping with data capturing and technolog ...View Article

#SALockdown: SASSA extends social relief to the destitute

2020-04-09 04:54:50

Government is using the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to extend a helping hand to the most vulnerable during the 21-day lockdown to curb the sp ...View Article

#LockdownSA: A helping hand for waste pickers

2020-04-09 04:55:16

Being unable to work for 21 days might not sound that bad if you still get paid a full month’s salary. But for waste pickers who depend on the little money ...View Article

16000 inmates screened for COVID-19

2020-04-09 05:18:01

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, said his department plans to test as many inmates as possible for COVID-19, to ensure that they ...View Article

SANTACO sets up taxi industry coronavirus relief fund

2020-04-09 05:18:27

South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) has set up a Taxi Industry Conronavirus Relief Fund (TICRF) to help reduce the negative financial impact of the ...View Article

Religious leaders look to social media for Easter message

2020-04-09 05:23:55

Religious leaders in the North West province said they will make use of social media to spread the Word during the upcoming Easter Weekend.

During this ...View Article

#EkurhuleniLockdown: Informal traders must adhere to rules

2020-04-07 02:50:08

Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) of finance and economic development who is currently acting mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni, Nkosindiphile Xhakaza, unde ...View Article

Tshwane COVID-19 sites empty amid strict testing guidelines

2020-04-07 04:32:55

The Gauteng provincial government opened more testing sites than any other province as the country’s most populated and richest province battles to contain ...View Article

Mokgoro leads COVID-19 screening launch

2020-04-07 03:13:54

North West Premier, Job Mokgoro, led the province’s launch of the COVID-19 screening, testing and tracing programme in Motswedi village near Zeerust on Mond ...View Article

Sambatha denies Botswana resident contracted COVID-19 in SA

2020-04-06 08:08:32

North West Health MEC, Madoda Sambatha, has rubbished claims that a 79-year-old woman from Botswana passed away after contracting COVID-19 or coronavirus in S ...View Article

Family demands justice for murdered Aurora Girls learner

2020-04-07 04:33:44

The family of murdered Aurora Girls High learner, Sphiwe Sibeko, wishes to see her killer found and sentenced to life in prison.

Sphiwe’s grandmother, ...View Article

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