The COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant comes to an end on Friday. Civic groups, Black Sash and #PayTheGrants, will be embarking on a nationwide protest on Friday against the grant’s termination. Representatives from faith-based organisations and trade unions will also take part in the pickets. They are demanding[…]
Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu has been given less than 24-hours to suspend her department’s Cuban engineer programme, or she may have to defend its rollout in court. The programme has courted controversy with trade union Solidarity threatening to go to court on Friday to obtain an[…]
Mango Airlines has denied claims it owes millions to Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), which resulted in their flights being grounded. Analysts said the low-cost airline owes ACSA millions in airport fees. However, the airline says it has a technical problem which it’s trying to resolve and has apologised for[…]
ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa says the issue of state capture has been a matter of great political contestation for several years within the governing party. Ramaphosa has begun testifying before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. His much anticipated two-part appearance is due to focus on – among others[…]
The former DA leader in the Western Cape, Bongkinkosi Madikizela, has resigned as the party’s leader in the province. He recently became embroiled in a controversy by putting forward false qualifications, stating that he had a BCom degree. DA provincial chairperson, Jaco Londt, says they respect Madikizela’s decision to step[…]
South Africa’s government has come under sharp criticism on Freedom Day from international human rights organisation Amnesty International (AI) for the violation of its citizens’ rights under the Covid-19 lockdown. In its 2020/2021 annual report, The State of the World’s Human Rights, the government was rebuked for, among other things,[…]
Uber South Africa pledged to increase safety campaigns for food delivery drivers and review the insurance they provide following a Thomson Reuters Foundation exposé about the mounting risks faced by drivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The exposé published earlier in April, found a lack of training and safety equipment as[…]
Some residents of the Northern Cape say COVID-19 has had a major impact on their freedom. They say although government was compelled to impose a hard lockdown on the country to combat the spread of the coronavirus, they can no longer live normally. Residents say they’ve lost their freedom to[…]
Tomorrow will be four years since the Western Cape High Court found the government’s one-trillion rand nuclear deal and associated energy procurement processes to be “illegal and unconstitutional”. The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute says the deal would have bankrupted the country. Safcei’s Executive Director, Francesca de Gasparis, says[…]
An Ipsos survey has found that almost half of SA households have gone without food due to COVID-19, raising fears that millions of malnourished South Africans may suffer severe illness if the third wave of COVID-19 infections hits SA because of their weaker immune systems. “What was very interesting to[…]
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