Government’s new regulations allowing for 100% seating in taxis for short-distance trips cannot be backed up by science and will do nothing to stop the spread of Covid-19, a top scientist has said. Professor Shabir Madhi, professor of vaccinology at the University of the Witwatersrand who will take up the[…]
Political parties have weighed in on the debate about the continued teaching and learning at South African schools amid a rapid rise of COVID-19 infections. The governing African National Congress (ANC) has echoed sentiments of the World Health Organisation (WHO) that schools should only be reopened in the context of[…]
The Health Department has announced that the number of COVID-19 infections in South Africa has risen to 298,292, an increase 10,496 from the previous day. The number of deaths has also increased by 174 bringing the total to 4,346 Gauteng has the most infections with 107,070 followed by Western Cape[…]
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is expected to meet with unions on Wednesday morning to discuss various issues, including the closure of schools ahead of the COVID-19 peak in the country. The meeting comes a day after the largest teacher union South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) called for schools[…]
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde on Monday deplored the renewed alcohol ban imposed by the national government as a “blunt instrument” in the fight against Covid-19. Winde said the after June 1, when the government lifted the initial alcohol ban imposed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, there was an[…]
The Western Cape member of the executive committee for community safety, Albert Fritz has condemned the murder of a young girl in Kraaifontein. In a statement released on Monday, Fritz expressed outrage at the death of six-year-old Gaylin Cupido, from Scottsdene who was struck by a stray bullet during the[…]
This year’s edition of the world’s most comprehensive and widely-read report on startup ecosystems has listed Cape Town as one of the top 100 emerging start-up ecosystems globally, ranking second in Africa after Cairo. In a statement on Tuesday touting the report, the Cape Town council’s member of the mayoral[…]
“But seriously, a cloth mask is not something that is difficult to get. Even your T-shirt, even your scarf, even a piece of your clothing can be put over your nose and your mouth,” President Cyril Ramaphosa gave a stern dressing-down to South Africans. In an unfamiliar tone, Ramaphosa delivered[…]
The second storm in a week which made landfall in the Western Cape on Sunday has caused chaos across the Cape metropole as gale-force winds uprooted trees and rains caused severe flooding. The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management spokesperson Charlotte Powell said despite the heavy rain and flooding[…]
Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of South African anti-apartheid icons Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has died aged 59, local media reported on Monday. Mandela, who was South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark, passed away in Johannesburg in the early hours of Monday after a short illness, public broadcaster SABC reported, citing[…]
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