The Department of Higher Education and Training says Director-General Gwebinkundla Qonde has been suspended. Minister Blade Nzimande said he noted the precautionary suspension. The suspension comes after a disclaimer audit opinion by the Auditor-General of South Africa. The Director-General of the Department of Higher Education and Training Gwebinkundla Qonde has been suspended pending a forensic […]

South Africa’s approach to its COVID-19 vaccine programme has been characterised by a large number of missteps. In aggregate it has left the country behind many others on the continent, and essentially left millions unvaccinated as a savage third wave descends on the country. loading… This has happened despite an established vaccine procurement and distribution […]

Acting Health Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has described the approval of the Sinovac vaccine for use in South Africa as a turning point and much needed relief for the country’s lagging vaccination rollout programme. The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) made the announcement on Saturday, 3 July and the CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine is manufactured […]

Though he occupied several key positions in Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet during peak State Capture years, Malusi Gigaba insisted he knew nothing and offered that he did not possess ‘supernatural powers’ that could predict R57-billion would be wiped off the fiscus by the corrupt Gupta family network. After testifying at the Zondo Commission earlier on Wednesday, […]

Julius Malema received a smackdown from the Supreme Court of Appeal on Wednesday in his R1-million defamation case against former top EFF member Thembinkosi Rawula. Four Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judges made short shrift of Julius Malema’s “bald denials” this week when the court held that it would not declare former EFF member Thembinkosi […]

He left motorsport aged only 25 after fainting during a Formula E weekend in Monaco – which he feels was down to stress and not feeling right within himself. Having moved into focusing on his music career as a DJ, he said his departure from Formula 1 continued to play on his mind long after […]

Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said the two million Johnson & Johnson vaccines at the Gqeberha plant will no longer be used. The acting minister was speaking while on her first leg of her national tour at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Soweto. The announcement comes just hours after the US Food and […]

This comes against the backdrop of dairy company Clover pulling out of Ditsobotla municipality in North West to Durban due lack of service delivery. This is Clover’s biggest cheese factory being relocated from the North West town to hundreds of kilometers away in Durban. In his written reply to a question from DA MP Cilliers […]

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula was on Wednesday drawn into the multibillion-rand powerships controversy when it emerged that the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), Transnet and the Istanbul-controlled Karpowership SA group are apparently attempting to dodge yet another regulatory requirement by getting Mbalula’s office to approve a shortcut to the normal application procedures. Mbalula’s […]

Addressing the ANC Northern Cape provincial conference Ramaphosa applauded the province for hosting its conference, which is the first conference since the Covid19 pandemic. Ramaphosa said the country is going through a number of challenges, another priority is forging ahead with the renewal of the ANC in line with its core mandate and values.. “In […]

Malema was heard saying “I will kill you” and pointing a finger at the fellow MP.Defiant members of the Parliament were refusing to vacate the premises in Midrand, demanding that elections of office bearers be held even though a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. South African MPs including Malema and the African National Congress’ Pemmy Majodina said […]

The Daily News obtained further information last night from highly-placed sources in the party, who revealed that senior ANC NEC member and Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma shook the NEC when she asked Ramaphosa why he had failed to implement the ANC’s RET policies that were officially adopted at the party’s previous […]

Police Minister Bheki Cele on Monday announced that government had to date paid R176 million to compensate families of the people killed when officers opened fire on miners in Marikana. The minister spoke during the release of a report by a panel of experts tasked with looking into policing and crowd management as part of […]

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Something is very wrong with our world when 6 500 migrant workers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lank die in Qatar in the 10 years since the country was confirmed as the 2022 Fifa Soccer World Cup hosts. I am an avid reader of news, arts, sports and whatever else my time allows. […]

According to a highly placed source within Ramaphosa’s camp who spoke to the Daily News, Rupert allegedly summoned Ramaphosa, former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas and Old Mutual Chairman Trevor Manuel, and told them that if Magashule is not removed this week by the National Executive Committee of the ANC, then support for Ramaphosa and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The European Union prepared to impose sanctions on 11 people linked to last month’s military coup in Myanmar on Monday as the number of killings of pro-democracy demonstrators by security forces reached what Germany’s foreign minister called “an unbearable extent”. At least 250 people have been killed so far in the crackdown on the protests, […]

The principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of South Africa (UNISA) Professor Puleng Lenkabula says the institution is finalising its registration process for the 2021 academic year. The process was delayed after Higher Education Minister Blade Ndzimande ordered a decrease in first-year students’ intake and a change in semester arrangements. The High Court in Pretoria […]

Senior Researcher at Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Dr Ridhwaan Suliman says the cases are increasing by 2% week-on-week, with major rises in the Eastern Cape and Northern Cape. Suliman says some localised outbreaks and COVID fatigue are responsible for the increase in cases: “Over the last week, the number of new cases […]

In September, a video was circulated on social media showing the 16-year-old from Mathole High School in Mahlabathini, KwaZulu-Natal beating, kicking and tearing the underwear of another girl while a few others looked on. The parents of the victim then opened a case at a local police station in Mahlabathini. The accused pupil was then […]

Dear Fellow South African, In the last few months, we have had to bid a sad farewell to two of our country’s most respected traditional monarchs. This week, the Zulu people will lay to rest His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini ka Bhekuzulu who reigned for half a century. In January, the Bapedi people buried Kgoshikgolo […]

Pirates come into the match at FNB Stadium in fine form, having put together a 10-game unbeaten run across all competitions. This includes a 1-0 home win over Nigerian giants Enyimba in the CAF Confederation Cup this past midweek. The Buccaneers have also won all three of their matches against Chiefs so far this season, […]

The Department has decided to bring in a third party, appointing an auditing company to investigate a conflict of interest by officials, looking into bribery and manipulation of the booking system. Jacob Mamabolo, Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure MEC – Gauteng We’ve decided to conduct a thorough independent investigation. We’re finalising the procurement process, we […]

These processes could lead to President Cyril Ramaphosa becoming politically stronger over the next few months. Last week, the ANC’s caucus in the National Assembly said it had decided to vote to continue with Parliament’s investigation into the fitness for office of the Public Protector, advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Meanwhile, the ANC’s Treasurer-General, Paul Mashatile, has […]

Chippa missed Bienvenu Eva Nga and gave Peter Maloisane a run, while Swallows had new signing Bantu Mzwakali on the substitutes bench and gave veteran Vuyo Mere a return. It was the visitors who made the perfect start after eight minutes through a clever finish from former Bidvest Wits striker Kgaogelo Sekgota. The Dube Birds […]

Nurkovic: I’m not frustrated Mar 20, 2021 – 08:15 pm By Chad Kelly-Klate PREMIERSHIP Kaizer Chiefs forward Samir Nurkovic has denied being frustrated by his situation at the club as he struggles to replicate his form of last season. Nurkovic announced his arrival on the scene with 14 goals and six assists in 31 appearances […]

Bayern’s Alphonso Davies was sent off after 12 minutes only for Lewandowski to open the scoring five minutes later. Serge Gnabry doubled Bayern’s advantage and Lewandowski completed his hat-trick with two further goals before half-time. The Poland striker has now scored 42 times for Bayern this season. With referee Daniel Schlager showing Davies a straight […]

American and Chinese diplomats were to meet again Friday in Anchorage to discuss relations after a clash in opening statements that laid out the two superpowers’ competing views of the world and spelt a difficult period ahead. The two sides lashed out at each other over human rights and geopolitical ambitions before television cameras in […]

He said the reckless behaviour of some of the people who go partying without adhering to health protocols was a cause for concern.If the third wave struck the country it would be vicious, he said. The Gauteng provincial government already issued a similar warning on Friday. Mboweni’s warning was made in the National Council of […]

Since late January, when he defied the calls of scientists and some in his government to lock the country down, Macron has said he would do whatever it took to keep the euro zone’s second largest economy as open as possible. However, this week he ran out of options just as France and other European […]

Ex-Eskom CFO Anoj Singh on Thursday buckled under pressure at the Zondo commission, and threw his former colleague Matshela Koko under the bus. Singh was being grilled over how he, as the parastatal’s then finance boss, approved a R30m payment to Gupta-linked Regiments/Trillian without a proper contract in place and for no services rendered. The […]

The airline suspended its South African routes in January as a result of pandemic-related directives issued by the German authorities to keep the new COVID-19 variant from South Africa at bay. The airline was obligated to reduce frequencies on its South African routes and refuse passage to South Africans to comply with its government’s rulings.  Lufthansa […]

Senators voted 50 to 49, with one Republican voting yes, to confirm the 63-year-old son of Mexican immigrants to a position in President Joe Biden’s cabinet. The Department of Health and Human Services is a sprawling agency that oversees the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which issues coronavirus […]

With the administration of COVID-19 vaccinations to healthcare workers in South Africa still in its early stages in South Africa, what do we need to do to cope with the arrival of the dreaded third wave of infections? Professor Alex van den Heever, health and social security systems specialist, warned that the world is approaching […]

Government sends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr.Peter Matlare, who passed away yesterday due to COVID-19-related complications. Mr Matlare contributed immensely to the economic development of South Africa in various roles in both the public and private sector. Acting Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, said: “His passing is a great […]

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