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Public Protector Mkhwebane to appear in court on perjury charges today
on 21st Jan 2021 at 5:50 am
The under-fire advocate faces three counts of perjury when she appears the North Gauteng High Court this morning.
DA demands that police arrest officers seen in sjambok assault video
on 21st Jan 2021 at 5:42 am
A video circulating on social media shows two police officials, one using a sjambok on a man and another slapping a second man earlier this week.
Calls for permanent, specialised facility to destroy illegal firearms in WC
on 21st Jan 2021 at 5:19 am
When police confiscate weapons, they're first stored before being shipped to Gauteng to be crushed and melted down.
DA backs calls to ease lockdown restrictions in WC
on 21st Jan 2021 at 5:16 am
Provincial health authorities said active cases in the Western Cape were on the decline.
Relief in sight for over 200k Sassa disability grant applicants
on 21st Jan 2021 at 5:02 am
Sassa officials told Parliament they expect all the medical assessments to be completed by the end of March, after bringing more doctors on board to conduct them.
Without guidelines, ANC's step aside resolution could be abused - Mathabatha
on 21st Jan 2021 at 4:59 am
In a wide-ranging interview with Eyewitness News, Limpopo ANC chair Stan Mathabatha has defended ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa, warning that those making claims against him have to provide evidence to that effect.
SA records 12,710 more COVID-19 infections, 566 more fatalities
on 21st Jan 2021 at 4:20 am
These fatalities have pushed the national death toll to 38,854.
Surgeon Peter Beal now facing murder, fraud charges
on 20th Jan 2021 at 7:04 pm
He is accused of being responsible for the death of 10-year-old Zayyaan Sayed.
Wines of South Africa: Wine exports increased by 7.7% in 2020
on 20th Jan 2021 at 6:35 pm
Wine exports hit almost 320 million litres - despite a five-week ban on exports and huge challenges at the Cape Town Port terminal due to COVID-19.
No one should be as rich as Elon Musk
by Kiri Rupiah on 20th Jan 2021 at 5:08 pm
The reactions to Elon Musk’s billionaire status are evidence that far too many South Africans have not fully grasped the destructive consequences of inequality. Entrepreneur Musk was recently crowned the richest man in the world. The founder and chief of Tesla Motors sits on a total net worth of $195-billion. The rapid swelling of Musk’s The post No one should be as rich as Elon Musk appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Mkhize: We're working to identify weaknesses in provinces' COVID efforts
on 20th Jan 2021 at 4:54 pm
Mkhize has been assessing hospitals in the Vhembe district in Limpopo on Wednesday along with Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba, among other officials.
Public Protector Mkhwebane due to appear in court tomorrow on perjury charge
on 20th Jan 2021 at 3:58 pm
Busisiwe Mkhwebane will appear in court on Thursday morning on a charge of perjury.
Extend UIF TERS support scheme, Maynier tells Nxesi
on 20th Jan 2021 at 3:49 pm
David Maynier said the tourism and hospitality industry were already hard-hit, and jobs were being lost as a result of the continued closure of the beaches, the curfew and the alcohol ban.
Welcome 'Bhodloza' Nzimande laid to rest, TVET college to be renamed after him
on 20th Jan 2021 at 3:45 pm
The 73-year-old former Ukhozi FM station manager and veteran presenter passed away last week from COVID-19 related complications.
SABC workers march to Union Buildings over retrenchments
on 20th Jan 2021 at 3:38 pm
Workers embarked on a full-blown strike over retrenchments at the public broadcaster.
Business, civil society weigh in on COVID-19 vaccine funding
on 20th Jan 2021 at 3:25 pm
The South African Chamber of Commerce said the failed R200 billion and COVID-19 loan guarantee scheme should be repackaged to finance the vaccine rollout.
I can never ask police to water spray people - Zulu on Sassa incident
on 20th Jan 2021 at 2:58 pm
Lindiwe Zulu and Sassa officials briefed the committee after being called to account for the lengthy queues and violent incidents that unfolded at the agency's offices this past week.
Mkhwebane finds MEC Bredell guilty of breaching ethics code
on 20th Jan 2021 at 2:47 pm
The Public Protector has found Bredell had indeed breached the Executive Ethics Code when he wrote to the acting mayor of George.
Department of basic education edges closer to releasing matric results
by Kiri Rupiah on 20th Jan 2021 at 1:13 pm
The basic education department has said that it is almost done with the marking process and that the capturing of marks is in progress. The post Department of basic education edges closer to releasing matric results appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
The rare fairytale of Percy Tau
by Eyaaz on 20th Jan 2021 at 1:13 pm
Through much hard work and a bit of good fortune, the South African attacker has converted a potential horror story into magic The post The rare fairytale of Percy Tau appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Mandela Foundation says allegations against CEO, COO taken very seriously
on 20th Jan 2021 at 1:02 pm
A Sunday Times report suggested a report was related to allegations of procurement impropriety, the misuse of company credit cards and the abuse of power.
COVID-19 protocols minimised infections at exam marking centres, says dept
on 20th Jan 2021 at 12:53 pm
Forty-five thousand markers were appointed and just over 300 who tested positive for the coronavirus were released.
Mediclinic explains its association with Wouter 'doctor death' Basson
on 20th Jan 2021 at 12:47 pm
The private hospital group has come under fire after it emerged that Basson, also known as “doctor death”, is still practicing at its facilities.
Those infected with old COVID variant might be susceptible to reinfection - NICD
on 20th Jan 2021 at 11:54 am
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said people who had recovered usually developed neutralising antibodies, which remained in their blood for at least five to six months - sometimes longer.
Sassa CEO apologises for long queues at WC, KZN offices
on 20th Jan 2021 at 11:19 am
Police used water cannon to enforce social distancing by elderly and disabled grant recipients outside Sassa's Bellville offices in the Western Cape on Friday while one person died while queueing in Durban.
Mabuyane: Suspension of certain festive activities helped decrease COVID deaths
on 20th Jan 2021 at 10:58 am
Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane has given an update on the province's COVID-19 resurgence plan.
SA study to trial antiviral Triazavirin as COVID-19 treatment
on 20th Jan 2021 at 10:42 am
A local study will involve 64 people.
9 people arrested after alcohol worth R600k seized in Cape Town
on 20th Jan 2021 at 10:14 am
Crime intelligence operatives and Anti-Gang Unit members had been probing allegations of illegal liquor trading involving a Paarl farm and a premises in the Airport Industria area for some time.
Marking of matric exam scripts to be completed ahead of schedule, says dept
on 20th Jan 2021 at 10:11 am
Director of examinations, Priscilla Ogunbanjo, said that the capturing of marks had now begun.
WC police probing 2 officials after Worcester sjambok assault video emerges
on 20th Jan 2021 at 9:45 am
In a video circulating on social media, one police official is seen using a sjambok on a man and another official is slapping a second man.
Current COVID-19 measures work just as well for new variant - NICD
on 20th Jan 2021 at 9:16 am
The NICD's Professor Penny Moore said that they'd picked up that the new variant, dubbed 501Y.V2, was slightly less sensitive to antibodies than the old variant was but despite these new developments, people should stick to safety measures geared at keeping COVID-19 at bay.
Somali troops may have been drawn into Ethiopia’s civil war
by Eyaaz on 20th Jan 2021 at 8:52 am
The Mail & Guardian spoke to Somalis about their relatives who disappeared after signing up for military training and fear they may have been killed The post Somali troops may have been drawn into Ethiopia’s civil war appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
US-Africa policy can be reset under Biden
by Eyaaz on 20th Jan 2021 at 8:44 am
A lack of nuanced, in-depth analysis has in the past led to policy blunders – with disastrous consequences The post US-Africa policy can be reset under Biden appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Winde asks Mkhize to relax some WC restrictions as COVID-19 cases decline
on 20th Jan 2021 at 8:22 am
There' been a 19% drop in cases in Cape Town and an 18% reduction in rural cases.
New tool finds best places to build wind farms to protect birds of prey
by Eyaaz on 20th Jan 2021 at 8:14 am
Researchers say the computer model is a ‘win-win’ for eagles and wind farm developers The post New tool finds best places to build wind farms to protect birds of prey appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Soup for the Sick: A bowl of warmth in a time of need
by Eyaaz on 20th Jan 2021 at 8:02 am
Soup for the Sick is nourishing hundreds of people too ill to cook for themselves The post Soup for the Sick: A bowl of warmth in a time of need appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
8 people killed in head-on collision in Eastern Cape
on 20th Jan 2021 at 8:01 am
The tragedy occurred on Tuesday.
Medscheme rejects claims of racial profiling when auditing healthcare claims
on 20th Jan 2021 at 7:51 am
The medical aid company has responded to the interim report of the Section 59 investigation panel that was tasked with probing allegations that black, coloured and Indian practitioners were discriminated against and singled out as likely to commit fraud.
GBV victims still not receiving required assistance from police, says NGO
on 20th Jan 2021 at 7:36 am
According to the National Shelter Movement, the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have seen the rate of abuse increase, with many shelters inundated with requests.
Ramaphosa urges black businesses to participate in COVID-19 vaccine rollout
on 20th Jan 2021 at 7:17 am
President Ramaphosa said that his government wanted to support black businesses but he added that with government taking on the role of leading, not only negotiations, but the purchasing of vaccines, it was likely that most would not benefit from the procurement processes.
Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung: I am not going to let media peddle lies about me
on 20th Jan 2021 at 7:11 am
Sanef is calling for action against Mhlongo after he insulted Sunday World and City Press journalists and published their phone numbers online prompting threats against them from his followers.
Magashule supporters take aim at NEC members calling for him to step aside
on 20th Jan 2021 at 7:08 am
This is ahead of the upcoming NEC meeting this week which is likely to discuss guidelines which should be adopted when members are called to step aside.
MPs to grill Education & Social Development officials on COVID-19 interventions
on 20th Jan 2021 at 6:51 am
Education bosses will brief MPs on the reopening of public and private schools. The return to class has been pushed back due to skyrocketing coronavirus infections. The Social Development Department will also account to MPs about grant payments problems.
Ex-Ukhozi FM station manager Welcome Nzimande to be laid to rest today
on 20th Jan 2021 at 6:23 am
'Bhodloza' as he was popularly known passed away on Friday following COVID-19-related complications.
NW Education Dept says no need to extend marking days after 11 COVID-19 cases
on 20th Jan 2021 at 6:21 am
The province said marking is progressing well despite 11 teachers testing positive for COVID-19.
Hot weather over parts of SA as tropical cyclone forms over Mozambique
on 20th Jan 2021 at 6:13 am
The eastern parts of the Western Cape, western parts of the Eastern Cape as well as the Northern Cape will see temperatures peaking at between 35°C and 40°C.
SAHRC encouraged by Sassa progress in alleviating disability grant issues
on 20th Jan 2021 at 5:59 am
There have been long queues outside various Sassa offices in Cape Town as thousands of beneficiaries reapply for temporary disability grants that were suspended at the end of last month.
Mkhize: Health workers have gained crucial experience in fight against COVID-19
on 20th Jan 2021 at 5:31 am
Clocking in long hours and often having to endure dangerous working conditions, medical personnel have been on the frontline battling the epidemic.
Economists question govt's failure to plan for COVID-19 vaccine funding
on 20th Jan 2021 at 5:29 am
Government has already come under fire for not engaging early enough with vaccine suppliers or planning the roll-out of its vaccination campaign properly.
SANDF, SAPS to guard sites where COVID-19 vaccine set to be administered
on 20th Jan 2021 at 5:13 am
These are just some of the details revealed by the national Health Department's Dr Aquina Thulare during the African National Congress' progressive business forum engagement on Tuesday.