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Officials at a Jakarta zoo are now looking into how the tigers became infected with Covid-19.
Author: Nica
Posted: August 1, 2021, 10:34 am
While attending to an accident involving an off-duty officer, a suspected drunk driver crashed into them, killing two TMPD employees.
Author: Nica
Posted: August 1, 2021, 10:23 am
This is the second batch of vaccines to arrive in Nigeria, after four million doses were delivered in March under the Covax scheme.
Author: Nica
Posted: August 1, 2021, 9:34 am
Applications for Grade 1 and Grade 8 learners will for the first time be introduced using a phased approach.
Author: Nica
Posted: August 1, 2021, 8:29 am
The YouTube upload features a host claiming that lockdowns have failed, and criticises state authorities for extending stay-at-home orders. 
Author: Nica
Posted: August 1, 2021, 7:32 am
Jabu Zuma called Campbell's opinions 'unsolicited' and 'deluded', and proceeded to break down her father's struggles in South Africa.
Author: Nica
Posted: August 1, 2021, 6:36 am
Here’s your morning news update: an easy-to-read selection of our . Stay up to date with The Citizen – More News, Your Way.
Author: Kaunda Selisho
Posted: August 1, 2021, 3:00 am
Acting health minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane received the first batch of donated vaccines on behalf of the government at OR Tambo Airport.
Author: Kaunda Selisho
Posted: July 31, 2021, 9:38 pm
The DA’s Alf Lees expressed shock at Public Enterprises' decision to push for subsidiary funding after deciding to "wind up" Mango.
Author: Hein Kaiser
Posted: July 31, 2021, 5:45 pm
Boris and Carrie Johnson's son Wilfred was born in April last year, shortly after his father left intensive care treatment for coronavirus.
Author: Kaunda Selisho
Posted: July 31, 2021, 4:22 pm
The added capacity of prison guards comes after Lamola welcomed 158 magistrates after 418 candidates were shortlisted and interviewed.
Author: Kaunda Selisho
Posted: July 31, 2021, 3:28 pm
Climate goals are dictated by the Paris Agreement - a legally binding international treaty on climate change adopted by 196 countries.
Author: Kaunda Selisho
Posted: July 31, 2021, 2:28 pm
Walk-ins will be accepted in Joburg, Tshwane, Sedibeng and Ekurhuleni this weekend, regardless of whether they are registered on the EVDS or not. 
Author: Nica
Posted: July 31, 2021, 10:45 am
68 out of 72 homesteads within the 1.5km x 22km mining area oppose the mine, but some community members support it, leading to bitter fights.
Author: Nica
Posted: July 31, 2021, 10:17 am
Pollution in the Zandvlei Estuary, Zeekoevlei, and Rietvlei has reached dangerous levels, leaving sports clubs in the lurch.
Author: Nica
Posted: July 31, 2021, 9:30 am
Two crew members died after the MT Mercer Street tanker was attacked in the northern Indian Ocean, in what appeared to be a drone strike.
Author: Nica
Posted: July 31, 2021, 9:03 am
The country currently has a recovery rate of 90.7%, with Gauteng making up the vast majority of new cases and deaths.
Author: Nica
Posted: July 31, 2021, 8:36 am
First detected in India, the Delta variant has now reached 132 countries and territories.
Author: Nica
Posted: July 31, 2021, 6:32 am
The cases were confirmed in jackal in June, and earlier this week, a rabies case was also confirmed in a honey badger in the area.
Author: Nica
Posted: July 31, 2021, 6:15 am
I’m turning over a new chapter: I’m curling up with Atwood. Because every love story is a potential grief story…
Author: Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Posted: July 31, 2021, 5:20 am
After all, there’s money to be made and ultimately the extra costs will be carried by the taxpayer and the consumer.
Author: Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Posted: July 31, 2021, 5:01 am
Video clips and whinges won’t save the Boks today. They need to show the Lions why this one country is better than their four.
Author: Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Posted: July 31, 2021, 4:40 am
Tatjana, and the rest of Team SA, effectively performed on the proverbial smell of an oil rag … and many paid out of their own pockets to just be at the Games.
Author: Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Posted: July 31, 2021, 4:20 am
An embarrassing tweet lauds Trade and Industry Minister Ibrahim Patel ‘at work’.
Author: Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Posted: July 31, 2021, 4:01 am
Psoriasis is not contagious, just immensely uncomfortable for the individual who suffers from it. It is also vastly different from eczema.
Author: Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Posted: July 31, 2021, 3:40 am
Here’s your morning news update: an easy-to-read selection of our top stories. Stay up to date with The Citizen – More News, Your Way.
Author: Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Posted: July 31, 2021, 3:20 am
Access Chapter 2, a human rights organisation working with the LGBTQI community, welcomed yesterday’s ruling.
Author: Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Posted: July 31, 2021, 3:01 am
While Zikalala declared a state of disaster in KZN, Gauteng premier David Makhura has ruled out following suit.
Author: Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Posted: July 31, 2021, 2:20 am
Spokesman Frank Mba said in the statement that the Nigerian police was committed "to the pursuit of justice".
Author: Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Posted: July 31, 2021, 1:03 am
Dos Santos had consistently denied any wrongdoing and denounced all accusations as a politically motivated witch hunt.
Author: Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Posted: July 31, 2021, 12:03 am
Bouquet was found guilty of criminal damage and possession of a knife. 
Author: Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Posted: July 30, 2021, 11:15 pm
President Joe Biden stopped short of a vaccination mandate for federal workers but on July 29 marked a dramatic return to virus restrictions.
Author: Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Posted: July 30, 2021, 10:01 pm
World's rich countries blamed for an unjust distribution of vaccines.
Author: Siyanda Ndlovu
Posted: July 30, 2021, 10:00 pm
Saps is currently restructuring to trim its personnel to meet budget requirements.
Author: Siyanda Ndlovu
Posted: July 30, 2021, 9:58 pm
Eskom only load-shed the country once during the cold snap, and surprising as it was, it is still reason enough to send a thank you mail to De Ruyter and company. But let us not jinx our recent good fortune. Rather count our blessings. Lights on, looting stopped, booze came back for now and state capture’s godfather Jacob Zuma will stay behind bars.
Author: Hein Kaiser
Posted: July 30, 2021, 9:26 pm
Government says unrests happened at a time when the province was beginning to accelerate the reconstruction of economy.
Author: Siyanda Ndlovu
Posted: July 30, 2021, 8:40 pm
Magashule suffered a blow when the High court ruled that the ANC constitution was consistent with that of the country in his suspension.
Author: Siyanda Ndlovu
Posted: July 30, 2021, 6:48 pm
Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane raised concerns about the spike in the number of new Covid-19 infections in the Western Cape.
Author: Siyanda Ndlovu
Posted: July 30, 2021, 5:51 pm
The application which was heard by the tribunal on Monday last week was dismissed on Friday (today) with costs by Judge Lebogang Modiba.
Author: Siyanda Ndlovu
Posted: July 30, 2021, 5:17 pm
'You can’t just wake up in the morning, declare lockdown and send soldiers and police to try and enforce it', says UJ Professor Ngepah.
Author: Cheryl Kahla
Posted: July 30, 2021, 4:34 pm
A mom took to TikTok to share her struggles with postpartum depression, and the video has gone viral.
Author: Karabo Mokoena
Posted: July 30, 2021, 4:32 pm
ActionSA announced that it will approach the SAHRC to report Jackie Shandu for his 'racist remarks'.
Author: Molefe Seeletsa
Posted: July 30, 2021, 3:57 pm
The diamond will likely be sold at an upcoming tender in September.
Author: Cheryl Kahla
Posted: July 30, 2021, 3:22 pm
26-year-old Sichelesile Dube died unattended at the Helen Joseph Hospital sitting in her wheelchair with her mouth and eyes wide open.
Author: Siyanda Ndlovu
Posted: July 30, 2021, 3:17 pm
The Ferguson Foundation confirmed to 'The Citizen' that Shona had died on Friday afternoon from Covid-related complications.
Author: Sandisiwe Mbhele
Posted: July 30, 2021, 2:48 pm
According to reports, Mkhize and his son have been referred to the NPA to consider charging them for corruption.
Author: Thapelo Lakabe
Posted: July 30, 2021, 2:46 pm
Another incitement case crumbles in court. Magistrate says police work is incomplete.
Author: Narissa Subramoney
Posted: July 30, 2021, 2:12 pm
The investigation had to be cut short when the building was deemed as structurally unsafe.
Author: Siyanda Ndlovu
Posted: July 30, 2021, 1:39 pm
Suspects arrested during intelligence-driven operation by various police units.
Author: Thapelo Lakabe
Posted: July 30, 2021, 1:31 pm
The Patriotic Alliance mayoral candidate has been ordered to not leave Gauteng without the permission of the investigating office.
Author: Molefe Seeletsa
Posted: July 30, 2021, 1:08 pm
The current Identification Act is outdated and violates constitutional principles, according to activists.
Author: Cheryl Kahla
Posted: July 30, 2021, 12:53 pm
'I don't want to say there are 12 people,' says National Police Commissioners Khehla Sitole.
Author: Molefe Seeletsa
Posted: July 30, 2021, 11:44 am
"The more you talk to the ref, the more the other captain is thinking, 'Why can't I win here?' It's a mind game and Alun Wyn was an absolute genius."
Author: Jacques van der Westhuyzen
Posted: July 30, 2021, 11:26 am
Gauteng will not be declaring a provincial state of disaster.
Author: Thapelo Lakabe
Posted: July 30, 2021, 11:26 am
If we want B-BBEE to be effective, it’s time to leverage the private sector.
Author: Cheryl Kahla
Posted: July 30, 2021, 11:13 am
Premier says the province's positivity rate is coming down, as well as hospital admissions, but deaths remain high.
Author: Thapelo Lakabe
Posted: July 30, 2021, 10:27 am
Here's the renewal deadline and what you will need to apply.
Author: Cheryl Kahla
Posted: July 30, 2021, 10:12 am
Parliament’s portfolio committee on police has raised concern over the instability within Saps.
Author: Molefe Seeletsa
Posted: July 30, 2021, 9:59 am
The health minister has urged vaccine manufacturers to stick to their delivery time frames.
Author: Thapelo Lakabe
Posted: July 30, 2021, 8:44 am
Learnerd has taken on nine tutors and has branched out from just tutoring mathematics, to tutoring other subjects such as physics and biology.
Author: Lerato Maimela
Posted: July 30, 2021, 8:26 am
Mzansi has reacted to the Johannesburg earthquake, saying maybe it's Mother Nature's way of congratulating Olympic gold medalist Tatjana Schoenmaker.
Author: Sandisiwe Mbhele
Posted: July 30, 2021, 8:12 am
Mike Bolhuis says someone close to Yolandi Botes is 'hiding something'.
Author: Cheryl Kahla
Posted: July 30, 2021, 7:52 am
The Western Cape has been recording an average of 2,439 new diagnoses each day, with approximately 307 new hospital admissions per day.
Author: Thapelo Lakabe
Posted: July 30, 2021, 7:35 am
Medals are wonderful, but to me, the memories I am about to make with my son are worth more than gold.
Author: Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Posted: July 30, 2021, 6:00 am
If we want a break, could we burn our old ways of thinking, rebuild our vision and endure each other as we adapt to the current situation and keep looking forward?
Author: Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Posted: July 30, 2021, 5:40 am
It does sometimes feel as though we are playing 16 men on the field – with the rest of the hostile world watching, willing us to fail.
Author: Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Posted: July 30, 2021, 5:20 am
Drawing money out early will inevitably mean there will be less money when retirement finally rolls around.
Author: Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Posted: July 30, 2021, 5:00 am
A 3.6 magnitude earthquake was felt in Johannesburg on Friday morning.
Author: Cheryl Kahla
Posted: July 30, 2021, 4:42 am
More than 1 500 volunteers, comprising doctors, nurses and other health workers, have been brought on board to help with vaccination on weekends at various sites across the country.
Author: Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Posted: July 30, 2021, 4:40 am
The delivery was the largest bilateral vaccine donation to date and enough to vaccinate more than 2.5 million people.
Author: Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Posted: July 30, 2021, 4:20 am
Ramaphosa said the 'Phoenix matter remains front of mind and we want to examine it in all its aspects'.
Author: Cheryl Kahla
Posted: July 30, 2021, 4:09 am
Refusal by a person to take a vaccine when there is no medical reason to do so affects the rights to life, health, dignity, safe work environment, education, safe worship and socialising of other people.
Author: Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Posted: July 30, 2021, 4:00 am
Mkhwebane has issued a statement insisting the process must be halted 'with immediate effect'.
Author: Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Posted: July 30, 2021, 3:40 am
Transnet is accelerating the work on strengthening the weaknesses identified in the IT environment.
Author: Cheryl Kahla
Posted: July 30, 2021, 3:32 am
A day before his death, Sefofa called The Citizen about his deteriorating health which, he said, was not promising.
Author: Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Posted: July 30, 2021, 3:20 am
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