Mthokozisi Ntumba has become a household name in SA after being shot dead during a fees protest by students outside Wits University on Wednesday. He was a bystander who was struck while leaving a nearby clinic in Braamfontein. His death is being investigated by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid).[…]
Deputy President David Mabuza has assured Parliament that the government has taken extensive measures to ensure there is no corruption in the procurement and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. Mabuza says these measures include the centralisation of procurement and distribution. Answering questions in the National Council of Provinces, Mabuza says the[…]
Former Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, has confirmed that AmaZulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, has passed away. The King was being treated for an ongoing diabetes problem. King Zwelithini was admitted to the hospital last week to receive treatment for unstable blood glucose levels. According to Buthelezi, King Zwelithini[…]
Myanmar’s biggest trade unions has begun a widespread strike in the latest attempt to pressure the country’s generals to step down after seizing power in a coup last month. At least 18 labour organisations representing industries including construction, agriculture and manufacturing on Monday called on workers “union and non-union alike”[…]
Explosions rocked the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, as the Saudi-led coalition targeted Houthi rebels on Sunday amid rising tensions. The coalition said it hit military targets after intercepting 12 drones launched by the rebels, in a sharp escalation in cross-border attacks on the kingdom. Meanwhile, the Houthis said they intercepted a[…]
Switzerland has followed France, Belgium and Austria after narrowly voting in a referendum to ban women from wearing the burqa or niqab in public spaces, including on the street, on public transport and in shops and restaurants. The controversial proposal gained the support of 51.21 percent of voters and the[…]
Facing elections for the first time in 15 years, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is battling a growing rift within his powerful Fatah party that poses a new threat to his dominance over Palestinian politics, reports Reuters. A breakaway bid by one of Abbas’s party allies has intensified speculation he might[…]
Education activist Hendrick Makaneta has called on the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to publish all qualifications that will not be funded on its website. Makaneta says this will make it easier for students to know whether they will receive funding or not. He says that it’s disturbing that[…]
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) says students who register for the 2021 academic year will be allowed to apply for payment plans to cover their registration. Students with outstanding debt will also be allowed to register, after they sign an acknowledgment of debt form. UWC Spokesperson, Gasant Abarder,[…]
Phase two of South Africa’s coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine rollout could begin at the end of April. To date, over a hundred thousand healthcare workers have been vaccinated in phase one of the Johnson& Johnson vaccine drive. Deputy Director General at the Department of Health Doctor Anban Pillay explains that the[…]
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