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By: Hadebe Hadebe The emergence of the novel coronavirus in SA early in March 2020 put the country in a panic frenzy like most parts of the world. It led to a complete shutdown of the country and its economy, but with the exception of mainly Big Capital (banks, producers and retailers) only allowed to trade. One of the key...
JOHANNESBURG, December 8 – The Life Esidimeni arbitration committee was left unimpressed on Thursday, with suspended Gauteng health head of the department, Dr Barney Tiego Selebano’s numerous attempts to avoid testifying at the hearings. Selebano’s urgent application to set aside a subpoena ordering him to appear before the arbitration hearing was dismissed by the South Gauteng High Court on Monday. Immediately after...
Zodidi Mhlana As the country’s summer initiation season begins in several regions, communities and parents have been urged to be involved in the process in order to root out mushrooming illegal initiation schools. Even though there has been a reduction in the death toll in provinces such as the Eastern Cape and Limpopo, the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs department (Cogta)...
PRETORIA, November 30 – All orders for additional textbooks made by different provinces across South Africa are being attended to, and deliveries have already commenced, government’s Social Protection, Community and Human Development Cluster said on Thursday. Addressing a press briefing in Pretoria, Director-General of the Department of Basic Education, Mathanzima Mweli, accompanied by director-generals of other government departments, said government is...
JOHANNESBURG, October 23 - The National Treasury and related financial organisations have undertaken what they called a successful campaign to financially educate South African communities. The pilot initiative "Money Smart Week South Africa" went live in the communities of Mamelodi, Tembisa, Alexandra and Soweto from October 8-12 October. This is the first time this adaptation of a similar model in Chicago has...
Karabo Ngoepe PRETORIA- The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) says it will not be accepting any walk-in students seeking to study further. The university said it would only be welcoming first-year students who have already applied and who have been accepted for study with for the year. Spokesperson Willa de Ruyter said TUT supported the call from the Department of Higher Education...
Karabo Ngoepe PRETORIA- Two men have been arrested for assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm after pouring hot water into the ear of a suspected criminal. It is alleged that three suspects took the victim to their place of residence, accusing him of breaking into their home and stealing two television sets. “They allegedly tied his hands and legs, poured...
By: Mzwandile Masina The ANC resolution on the SARB was a capture by a German is the new orthodoxy of those who want to keep to the status quo in the ownership and control of the South African economy, particularly the financial sector. The Sunday Times article is meant to frame and discredit this ANC resolution as something that must...
PORT ELIZABETH, July 19 - NGO Equal Education won a protracted battle in the Bisho High Court on Thursday against the Minister of Basic Education regarding norms and standards for school infrastructure. The court order now will ensure that the country’s law on school infrastructure will be enforced and there will be no more excuses for failure by the nine...
GENEVA - The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to worsen significantly unless the response to it is stepped up, an emergency committee of experts convened by the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. However, it does not yet constitute a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC), the emergency committee said. "The government of the Democratic...


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