The cumulative infection rate now stands at 177,124 cases.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 7:07 pm
Cogta MEC Lebogang Maile said he would be taking the matter up for discussion at the exco meeting which will be held on Saturday.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 6:04 pm
The MEC paid the center a surprise visit on Friday, as part of his support visits to hospitals in the province, as COVID-19 cases increase.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 5:14 pm
Tens of thousands if residents in the township have been left without electricity from Wednesday night when criminals attempted to steal copper cables.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 4:26 pm
There are 382 active cases which includes educators and non-teaching staff.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 4:23 pm
Makhura met with religious leaders, mayors, and political parties for his weekly consultation before Saturday's executive meeting to discuss the province's proposed remedies to the rising number of COVID-19 cases.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 3:52 pm
The Ekurhuleni food bank was launched in April, just three weeks after the national lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus was declared by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 3:49 pm
The High Court in Pretoria last month dismissed Fita's application to overturn the ban on cigarette sales, saying that the organistion's argument had no merits, among other things.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 3:45 pm
The department on Thursday announced revised plans to phase in remaining grades to allow schools to reach normality by August.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 3:40 pm
Jules Stobbs and his partner Myrtle Clarke, best known as The Dagga Couple, were asleep in their home located just outside Joburg when intruders entered their home in the early morning hours of Friday.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 3:37 pm
The move reverses what was known as an upward referral policy introduced during the tenure of former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 3:26 pm
Bulelani Qholani was forcibly removed from his shack while naked by the City of Cape Town's law enforcement officers during an eviction operation this week.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 3:19 pm
Labour and Employment Minister Thulas Nxesi said that the UIF had been able to identify 75 cases of suspicious transactions.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 2:50 pm
It's understood the South African National Police Service's (SAPS) national intervention unit received a tip-off regarding an imminent cash-in-transit heist at the shopping mall on Thursday.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 2:26 pm
Samke Mzukwa said she was raped by a childhood friend in the early hours of Saturday morning and was manhandled at the Langa Police Station where she had gone to report the alleged crime.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 2:23 pm
The KwaZulu-Natal Education Department has decided that grade R pupils in the province will not return to school on Monday in line with the rest of the country.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 2:19 pm
Law enforcement officers removed Bulelani Qholani from his home while he was naked and later allowed him to put on some clothing.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 1:57 pm
Earlier in the week the Klerksdorp and Rustenburg police stations were also temporarily closed due to members testing positive for COVID-19.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 1:52 pm
Many of these firms pay business interruption insurance to cover costs for when an event like a global pandemic hits, but now some insurers are not coming through.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 1:45 pm
Cosatu in KZN has staged a picket outside the offices of the provincial Treasury in Pietermaritzburg – among their demands is for vacant positions within the state to be filled.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 1:42 pm
Bridgenay Slingers, aged 18, was found dead in Blompark in Gansbaai on Saturday.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 1:37 pm
Groote Schuur Hospital's professor Marc Mendelson was speaking on a panel of expert, giving insight into the treatment of infected patients in a hospital setting.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 12:59 pm
Iain Williamson's appointment ends over a year of uncertainty over who will lead one of the country's biggest insurers following the abrupt dismissal of former CEO Peter Moyo in June 2019 after a conflict of interest dispute.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 12:49 pm
The organisation had argued that the ban should be overturned on the basis that tobacco products were addictive and therefore should be declared essential.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 12:39 pm
The department has come under fire for not continuing with the initiative after schools shut their doors due to the coronavirus lockdown back in March.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 12:31 pm
National Treasury said that it could not spend more money as the country faced a debt crisis.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 12:25 pm
Samwu said that the African National Congress' Nasrec resolution that said officials implicated in corruption must step aside.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 12:13 pm
Ithuba, the National Lottery operator announced that the winner of the Tuesday, 30 June PowerBall jackpot has won R77,474,036.40.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 12:01 pm
The school had to be closed after 204 pupils and staff at the school tested positive for the coronavirus.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 11:45 am
As of 2 July 2020, the total number of coronavirus cases in South Africa is at 168,061.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 11:26 am
Western Cape police are yet to make an arrest and establish the motive for the attack.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:52 am
Mpumalanga has registered among the lowest number of COVID-19 infections with just over 1,400 cases.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:49 am
At 0650 GMT, the rand traded at 16.9350 versus the dollar, around 0.3% firmer than its previous close.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:44 am
This is one of the details that emerged during a webinar on Thursday, co-hosted by the South African Medical Research Council.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:39 am
Maimela Mailula was dressed in his police uniform when he was pulled over by a colleague on Tuesday.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:15 am
Previously, the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among healthcare workers emanated from Netcare's St. Augustine's Hospital in Durban.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:02 am
The City of Cape Town is well-known for its brutality and mostly ill-conceived plans to deal with those who occupy land, writes Judith February.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:00 am
Former Prasa board chair Popo Molefe appeared before the state capture commission of inquiry this week to give his account of corruption at the state-owned entity.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 9:51 am
Pickets have been taking place outside schools throughout the province this week as parents and teachers call for schools to be closed at least until the COVID-19 peak was over.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 9:41 am
According to the department's spokesperson Tebogo Lekgethwane, there are currently 435 beds – with 33 high care beds and 55 intensive ICU beds for COVID-19 patients in the province.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 9:16 am
A video, which has been shared widely, shows the officers removing Bulelani Qholani from his home in the Empolweni while he was washing himself.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 8:44 am
The South African government wants creditors to back a restructuring plan for SAA but did not allocate new bailouts for the loss-making state airline in an emergency budget last week.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 8:20 am
On Thursday, the state capture inquiry heard details about how Lucky Montana bought property allegedly through a shell company while he was the head of the state-owned company.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 8:10 am
The SACP in Limpopo has joined the ANCVeterans League in that province to condemn the decision to reinstate two officials.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 7:50 am
The utility said it was part of its efforts to avoid the network overloading in high-density areas where illegal connections were rife.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 7:42 am
Premier David Makhura announced on Thursday that Gauteng has been hit by the COVID-19 storm.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 6:40 am
A team from the office of Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku visited the family on Thursday and gave an assurance that they would find out exactly what happened.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 6:36 am
The department said it had given everything it could to the voluntary severance packages and would not consider the union's demands, which it called unreasonable.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 6:01 am
Ramaphosa first deployed 2,820 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) a few days before enforcing a nationwide lockdown in late March. The number was increased to 76,000 in April as the health threat grew.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 5:21 am
The department has come under fire after deciding to re-open schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 4:33 am
The death toll has also risen to 2,844 with 95 deaths over the past 24-hour cycle.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 4:22 am
Premier Alan Winde says the province's coronavirus peak will likely be flatter, later, and longer, according to epidemiological evidence.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 5:47 pm
The family wants answers from the health ministry after a tweet by the patient said he was not fed in 48 hours.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 5:43 pm
Authorities said that at the moment there were no fatalities or injuries.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 4:53 pm
SAA's business rescue plan published last month proposed that over 3,000 workers at SAA be retrenched.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 3:57 pm
A WhatsApp message has been making the rounds that Gauteng hospitals have started turning COVID-19 patients away.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 3:28 pm
The Constitutional Court dismissed the DA's court bid, saying it was not urgent nor in the interest of justice.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 3:08 pm
Only one of the province's 54 municipalities received a clean audit.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 2:47 pm
Siyabulela Siswana's wife was seriously injured in the attack on the family on Wednesday night.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 2:26 pm
Premier Alan Winde, joined by health experts, has revealed that the pandemic's peak is now likely to be flatter, longer and later.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 2:23 pm
The latest infections bring the number of its workers who've contracted the virus to 45, with one fatality.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 1:53 pm
"This decision honestly it has shocked us. We are disappointed but we are ready for those engagements."
Posted: July 2, 2020, 1:46 pm
The department said that the decision followed lengthy consultations with the Council of Education Ministers.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 1:39 pm
Gauteng has seen a surge in infections over the past few weeks, sparking fears that the province may be well on its way to becoming the epicenter of the virus in South Africa.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 1:30 pm
The men were sentenced in the Hermanus Regional Court this week after they pleaded guilty in March.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 1:14 pm
They claim that about 100 health workers have been infected and want all staff members to be tested.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 12:54 pm
Qholani said that his body is still in pain after Cape Town law enforcement officers manhandled him.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 12:12 pm
In a statement, government said that the National Transport Movement, South African Transport and Allied Workers Union, the Aviation Union of Southern Africa and Solidarity had stepped forward to take up the deal.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 11:39 am
Western Cape Local Government Department spokesperson James-Brent Styan said that there had also been injuries.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 11:29 am
The country's economic hub has seen a surge in infections over the past few weeks sparking fears that the province may be well on its way to becoming the epicenter of the pandemic again.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 11:18 am
Mkhuseli Boto was sentenced in the Port Elizabeth Regional Court on Wednesday.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 10:56 am
Irregular expenditure among the country's municipalities has increased to R32 billion in the 2018/19 financial year.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 10:55 am
The circumstances surrounding Wednesday night's attack at a house in the area are unclear.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 10:55 am
The tourism ministry has confirmed that leisure travel is not allowed under level 3 lockdown despite earlier claims to the contrary.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 10:38 am
The appeal was brought by lobby group AfriForum after the High Court in Pretoria ruled in favour of Unisa's English-only language policy.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 10:14 am
There's outrage after a man was roughed up by law enforcement officers who were tearing down illegally erected shacks in Empolweni on Wednesday.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 10:13 am
Premier David Makhura and his team are expected to give details on the province's readiness as the country gears up for the coronavirus infections peak.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 10:08 am
The blaze broke out early on Thursday morning at the facility, which is managed by Astron Energy.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 9:57 am
Service delivery was also affected in these municipalities, with the Makwetu adding that cost-containment measures and recovery plans were introduced in the hope of recovering from the 'huge financial loss'.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 9:48 am
Only freelance, contract or permanently employed journalists who have been retrenched or had their contracts cancelled since the implementation of the national lockdown will be eligible to apply.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 9:18 am
At 0704 GMT, the rand traded at 17.00 versus the dollar, around 0.3% stronger than its previous close.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 9:12 am
He said the ANC had confidence in its deployees in government to get the loans but only if conditions were favourable to the country.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 9:10 am
On 1 July 2020, South Africa reported 8,124 new COVID-19 cases, marking the highest single-day surge since the outbreak in early March.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 8:50 am
Telita Snyckers, the author of 'Dirty Tobacco,' - an expose on the dark underbelly of the tobacco industry, presented a virtual address to the Cape Town Press Club on Wednesday.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 8:39 am
In a statement on Thursday morning, the Department of Public Enterprises stresses that if SAA was to be liquidated, it would potentially lead to even more financial implications for employees.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 8:29 am
It's being reported that the officer was aiming at criminals and mistakenly shot and killed his female colleague.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 8:16 am
Under the lockdown regulations, taxi drivers are only allowed to load their vehicles to 70% capacity but many are now ignoring the rules in order to make more money.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 7:45 am
The party's NEC met virtually over the weekend and made resolutions on internal party matters, government response to COVID-19, job losses and international relations.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 6:28 am
The city dismantled four homes in the Khayelitsha community of Empolweni leaving the families that had been living there with nowhere else to go.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 5:58 am