Still no word on Hajj 1442 for aspiring South African hujaaj

The South African Hajj and Umrah council said that while Saudi authorities have not issued directives regarding Hajj 1442, their plans for South Africa’s participation has been put on hold. Despite Covid-19 restrictions being eased across many countries globally, international hujaaj including South African’s are unsure about the hajj season[…]

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SA records more than 4 000 new COVID-19 cases

The total number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Africa has reached 796 472 after a further 4 173 people were confirmed to have the virus in the most recent period. The Department of Health says in a statement that 65 people have died in[…]

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Ramaphosa to face first motion of no confidence

The motion was filed by the African Transformation Movement (ATM) leader Vuyolwethu Zungula in February, before the COVID-19 lockdown began. It is linked to the allegations that Ramaphosa misled Parliament about donations made to his CR17 campaign for the position of African National Congress (ANC) president. National Assembly Speaker Thandi[…]

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Schools warned against withholding reports

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has urged parents to report any school that withholds students reports cards due to school fees that are not paid up. Speaking to VOC’s Breakfast on Tuesday, department spokesperson Bronagh Hammond labelled it “unacceptable” and encouraged parents to be open with schools about their[…]

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Tweede Nuwe Jaar Celebrations postponed to June 2021

Cape Town will join numerous cities around the world in cancelling mass events this festive season, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Tweede Nuwe Jaar celebrations are among those that have been postponed to 2021, as a result of an increase in infections recently. Held annually on the second day of[…]

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