On Friday, Western Cape MEC for Transport Daylin Mitchells announced the closure of a major taxi route, the B97 between Mbekweni in Paarl and Bellville from Monday. This follows weeks of taxi violence in the province. Here is a list of affected taxi ranks and lanes: Closed ranks in Bellville[…]
South Africa has recorded 12,056 new COVID cases in the latest 24-hour cycle, which brought the number of total infections in the country to over 2,368,000. The health department has reported 413 deaths in the same cycle, which pushed the national death toll to 69,488. There are currently 151,449 active[…]
South Africa has recorded 450 more COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours, which has pushed the country’s death toll to 60, 075. The health department also reported that 13,719 new COVID cases were recorded in the same 24 hours, edging the total number of infections in the country[…]
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on Friday endorsed the findings of a panel that looked into the fairness of the October municipal elections, which found that the elections should be postponed. The commission received the final report of the Inquiry into Ensuring Free and Fair Elections during COVID-19 from former[…]
At least 76 people have died in multiple monsoon-related accidents, Indian officials said Saturday, as heavy rains lashed the western state of Maharashtra, triggering landslides, flooding, and a building collapse. “Torrential rainfall in various parts of the state often coinciding with high tides and also discharge from dams led to[…]
The Western Cape province has made an official request for a deployment of more soldiers to quell the ongoing taxi violence in the province. The soldiers are assisting law enforcement officials to bring stability in the affected routes. At least 24 people have been killed in the past two weeks[…]
The Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19 which is expected to meet this weekend says it will advise government to review its current lockdown restrictions because the country has started to see a turnaround in coronavirus infections. The committee says there has been a decline in the number of cases but[…]
The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) says it is conducting a study on 28 people who have died after receiving either the Pfizer or Johnson and Johnson vaccines in South Africa. According SAHPRA, 28 people died after being vaccinated in South Africa as of the seventh of July.[…]
The Institute of Security Studies says the 1.5 one million rounds of ammunition stolen during last week’s looting in Durban could already be in the hands of criminals. The ammunition was looted from a shipping container at a depot in Prospecton in the south of Durban. Senior Researcher at the[…]
The Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is expected to keep the repo rate unchanged at 3.5%. The decision will be made public on Thursday afternoon at the conclusion of the committee’s three-day meeting. The committee has previously said it expected inflation to remain contained at 4.2% this year. In[…]
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