SASSA has suspended more than 210, 000 disability grants following a series of expansions during 2020. Frustrated beneficiaries must now reapply for medical assessments during the height of South Africa’s second wave of coronavirus infections. The sudden suspension of grants has resulted in a dire backlog as those still unable[…]
The National Funeral Practitioners Association of South Africa (NFPASA) says more and more undertakers and burial staff are losing their lives to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The association says the industry also faces challenges of high demand for coffins and an increase in policy cancellations. Tshipi-Noto funeral home started in Delmas,[…]
Teachers’ union the Suid Afrikaanse Onderwysers Unie (SAOU) says it will continue engaging with government to ensure the continuity of the school year amidst the second wave of the coronavirus. Schools are set to reopen on January 27. The SAOU says that so far, 1 059 teachers have lost their[…]
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says there is no evidence that the variant of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Africa is more contagious than the one in the United Kingdom. South Africa and the UK are currently battling different variants of the virus which have fuelled infections. Research is also[…]
The first Covid-19 wards at Lentegeur Hospital in Mitchells Plain on the Cape Flats have been opened and an facility manager appointed to operate 200 beds as a field hospital. The Western Cape Government says 64 patients are currently admitted to the facility. The wards were upgraded for Covid-19 care[…]
Hospitals around the country are under severe strain as the second wave of the coronavirus continues to grow. KwaZulu-Natal is now dealing with almost 67,000 active cases. In the Western Cape, provincial health authorities are bracing for the second wave peak, with more than 44,000 active cases in the province.[…]
The City of Cape Town has called on the police to immediately discontinue the enforcing of Covid-19 hotspot regulations in areas not classified as such by the Presidency. Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities, James Vos, says they’re receiving dozens of calls from local business owners complaining about losing trading[…]
Sea Point businessman, Mark Lifman and the alleged leader of the Sexy Boys gang, Jerome Booysen, have appeared briefly in the Cape Town Magistrates Court on murder charges. They are charged with the murder of Brian Wainstein, who was gunned down at his Constantia home in 2017. Lifman, Booysen and[…]
The High Court in Cape Town has dismissed the DA’s challenge against beach closures along the Garden Route. The Democratic Alliance says its disappointed by the judgment handed down by the High Court. DA Leader John Steehuisen however welcomes the amended hours from 9am to 6pm to 6am to 7pm:[…]
Detectives from the Organised Crime Unit have raided a residence at Mfuleleni near Khayelitsha as part of ongoing efforts to rid communities of drug dealing that lead to serious violent crime. They seized more than a thousand mandrax tablets as well as fraudulent driver’s licenses purportedly issued in Ghana. Police[…]
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