The Democratic Alliance (DA) questioned the role of Parliament in holding Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize to account for allegations of irregularly awarding a contract to communications company Digital Vibes. Opposition parties have accused the African National Congress (ANC) members of Parliament of shielding the executive, this was revealed during[…]
The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) says they are of the view that before sending children to school on a full-time basis, the third wave of COVID-19 needs to be observed. This comes after Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga gazetted and issued directives which state that primary school learners[…]
As South Africa marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution on Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa says it is up to citizens to make the vision contained within it a reality. In his weekly letter to the nation, Ramaphosa says it is only by ensuring that all South Africans[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned that if South Africans are not cautious, the entire country could find itself engulfed in a third wave of the coronavirus. He was addressing the nation on the country’s response to the COVID-19 infections on Sunday evening. Ramaphosa said South Africa will move to adjusted[…]
President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday France would invest in boosting the production of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa, to help close a gap in the availability of the shots between African and Western nations. Speaking at a joint news conference with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in Pretoria, Macron said Africa[…]
Correctional Services Minister, Ronald Lamola, says his department’s self-sustainability model does not include those who are convicted of felonies. He launched the Kuyasa Combined Learning Centre at the Oudtshoorn Correctional facility, in the Little Karoo, under the model earlier this week. The facility boasts a vegetable farm. This is part[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa says he will only make a decision on the fate of Health Minister Doctor Zweli Mkhize’s fate after receiving a report from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU). Pressure is mounting on Ramaphosa to act against Mkhize following his latest admission that the awarding of the R150 million[…]
The South African Post Office has confirmed that it is in the process of closing about 130 of its offices across the country mainly due to financial challenges. It has told Parliament that delays to complete the process have been caused by the current contracts it has entered into with[…]
The City of Cape Town has approved an additional 170-million-rand for additional security to prevent land grabs. Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, Malusi Booi, says they’ve experienced a significant spike in land occupations since the start of the national lockdown last year. He says the occupations have mostly happened[…]
Political analyst Tessa Dooms has raised questions over the veracity of claims made by Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize after he denied any involvement in the awarding of an irregular multi-million rand contract by his department. A Special Investigating Unit (SIU) probe has found that the Department of Health’s dealings[…]
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