INTERNATIONAL Israeli aircraft bombed Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip on Saturday in response to incendiary balloons launched from the Palestinian enclave, Israel’s military said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the attack that targeted what the Israeli military said was a rocket launching site and[…]
COMMUNITY Western Cape Transport Minister, Daylin Mitchell, says all loading lanes at the Bellville Public Transport Interchange have been re-opened except for the Paarl loading lane at the long distance facility. Route B97 for taxis between Mbekweni and Bellville was closed last month following a deadly feud between associations, CATA[…]
NATIONAL Newly-appointed Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla says he’s confident that approving the use of the Sinovac vaccine will accelerate government’s vaccine roll out. The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) approved the use of the vaccine last month. The vaccine will be used to innoculate those who are aged 18 and[…]
INTERNATIONAL Tokyo Olympics organisers said on Saturday they have so far issued severe warnings to 16 individuals and revoked the accreditation of several people for breaking the Games’ COVID-19 guidelines. Hidemasa Nakamura, chief of Tokyo 2020’s main operation centre, told reporters the accreditation of eight individuals had been revoked and[…]
COMMUNITY Nineteen people have appeared in the Goodwood Magistrate’s court on charges of theft after a truck transporting frozen chicken was hijacked. The suspects were arrested following the robbery of a cargo vehicle in Wynberg which was carrying frozen chicken worth more than R600 000. Nine vehicles were also seized[…]
COMMUNITY A mother who abducted her three children from Thailand has until August 20 to send them back after the Supreme Court of Appeal rejected her last-ditch bid to keep them in Cape Town. The SA woman has spent two years trying to keep her 12-year-old daughter and 8-year-old twins[…]
NATIONAL The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will launch an investigation into the violence that swept across KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in July. Among other things, the commission said on Friday it would examine the effectiveness of the state, particularly the police and security cluster as a whole, in maintaining public[…]
NATIONAL Most Covid-19 patients discharged from hospital still have symptoms a month later, according to SA’s first study of “long Covid”. Fatigue was reported by more than two-thirds of the 1,448 people in the study published this week in a National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) bulletin. A quarter of[…]
NATIONAL The Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal both accounted for more new Covid-19 cases than Gauteng in the past 24 hours, a clear indication of the current coronavirus trajectory across SA. While cases are on the decline in Gauteng, the two coastal provinces were showing a worrying upward trend. There were[…]
Update on R350 SRD grant: SASSA’s WhatsApp channel and their website is down due to high volumes of applications. In an effort to correct the matter, SASSA has added two new online channels to the roll-out. This includes govchat (govchat.app/login) and Facebook Messenger (https://www.facebook.com/govchat.org). These digital platforms are now open[…]
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