The health department said 1,387 new cases have been recorded in the same day, pushing our known caseload to one million 544,000.
The country’s COVID-19 death toll has increased to 52,648 after 46 succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours. The health department said 1,387 new cases have been recorded in the same day, pushing our known caseload to one million 544,000. Our recovery rate stood at 95% meaning at least one million 471,000 people […]
As potential tighter restrictions ahead of the upcoming Easter weekend loom, the restaurant industry said its spaces should remain open to trade.
This comes as South Africa tries to delay the arrival of the looming third COVID-19 wave. Tighter lockdown restrictions over the last year have resulted in many restaurants crumbling under financial pressure. The Restaurant Association of SA’s Wendy Alberts said: “We are advocating for a fair and viable proposition of being able to trade. We […]
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has accused South African Airways (SAA) pilots of running the airline into the ground.
For official information about COVID-19 from the Department of Health, please visitHe blames the SAA Pilots Association for adding to the airline’s woes. Gordhan and SAA business rescue practitioners (BRPs) briefed the standing committee on public accounts on Thursday on the restructuring process. Members of Parliament (MPs) heard how SAA pilots were issued a lock-out […]
FIVE students were stabbed in a series of violent altercations at the Durban University of Technology’s campus in the Berea area this morning.
In a video clip, which has gone viral on social media, students from the EFF and South African Student Congress (Sasco) can be seen assaulting each other. Sasco’s Malwande Ndobe said one of its members was taken to hospital in a critical condition. Ndobe said Sasco holds a right to learn campaign every year, during […]
Zandile Gumede, Mondli Mthembu and 20 others face corruption, fraud and money laundering charges linked to a 2017 waste collection tender amounting to R430 million.
The State has alleged that former eThekwini mayor, Zandile Gumede, and the city’s former executive council member, Mondli Mthembu, were involved in corruption that also benefited the African National Congress (ANC) and its political deployees. Gumede, Mthembu and 20 others face corruption, fraud and money laundering charges linked to a 2017 waste collection tender amounting […]
The new Political Party Funding Act comes into effect on 1 April. What does the act aim to achieve and what are the implications for political parties, individual party members and donors?
The new Political Party Funding Act comes into effect on 1 April. According to the legislation, political parties cannot receive funds from foreign governments or their entities, South African government departments and state-owned entities, among others. Last week the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) addressed a workshop on the new act. The IEC explained that it […]
AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is 80% effective at preventing the disease in the elderly and does not increase the risk of blood clots, the biotech firm said Monday, following its US phase III efficiency trials.
It was 79% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in the overall population and 100% effective at preventing severe disease and hospitalisation, it said. Several countries had advised against administering the jab to older people due to a lack of data among elderly participants in previous trials. Earlier this month, several countries also paused use of […]
Arsenal hit a new low and then a new high in their bewildering 3-3 draw at West Ham as Jesse Lingard justifies his England recall, while Tottenham restored some much-needed hope with their 2-0 win at Aston Villa
Tottenham, meanwhile, are three points off the Champions League places. Drink that in for a moment because it takes some swallowing after a week in which their miserable European exit to Dinamo Zagreb was labelled as a disgrace by their own captain Hugo Lloris. But a workmanlike performance in beating a dangerous Aston Villa side […]
Aguero’s City future is in major doubt with his contract expiring at the end of the season and identifying his replacement has become one of the Premier League leaders’ top priorities. Their search has included all of the world’s top centre-forwards, including Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund. But with Haaland also wanted by Real Madrid, […]
An announcement is expected this week on the succession of the late AmaZulu King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu
AmaZulu Traditional Prime Minister Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi said on Sunday that a follow-up meeting will be held with senior members of the Royal Family on Wednesday to discuss the will of the King who passed on earlier this month of COVID-19-related complications. The King’s remains were interred on Thursday. According to sources close to the […]