While South Africans must deal with the gravity of death every day during the coronavirus pandemic, the cost of a janazah has been another daunting reality. Muslim burial societies have been overloaded with burials due to the surge in COVID-19 deaths recently and the added burden of handling an infected[…]
Several pickets have taken place outside of schools throughout the province this week as parents and teachers continue their call for schools to be closed until the coronavirus peak has passed. There are grave concerns that since learners were reintegrated into the classroom last month, both teachers and learners have[…]
The Western Cape Social Development MEC, Sharna Fernandez, has welcomed the court’s ruling that private kindergartens where Covid-19 security measures are in place, may reopen immediately. This includes day mothers, playgroups and pre-school centres. Judge Hans Fabricius of the High Court in Pretoria said the decision taken by National Minister[…]
Former Anglican reverend June Dolley-Major has ended her week long hunger strike for now, but will not be deterred in her pursuit of justice. The ordained minister staged a hunger strike to draw attention to her alleged rape by a priest in Grahamstown in 2002, after accusing the church of[…]
The City of Cape Town is inviting the public to comment on the proposed draft informal trading plans for Gatesville and Athlone. The public has until Friday, 31 July 2020 to submit their comments. The coronavirus pandemic has prompted changes in trading dynamics and the need to review the current[…]
Calls have heightened for top City of Cape Town officials to be suspended for their involvement in a recent eviction in Khayelitsha which has raised questions around police brutality. It comes after eThembeni informal settlement resident Bulelani Qholani was forcefully evicted from his illegally erected shack by City law enforcement[…]
For many within the education fraternity, the haphazardness within the education department and its management is a cause for concern. Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga briefed the media yesterday on the updated approach by the department to re-introduce learners to school. Motshekga also announced since the return of the[…]
After a four hour meeting on Thursday, the Basic Education Department announced that it has revised its decision to allow almost 6 million students back to school from next week. This decision was made in light of the rising number of COVID-19 infections in the country. In a statement released,[…]
The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] has called on the government to ensure that healthcare workers are fully protected from the coronavirus at the hospitals they serve. Members visited workplaces in the Western Cape this week as the number of frontline workers to be infected with the[…]
Trains are back on their rails at the Cape Town railway station where the first batch of locomotives moved to and from Retreat to Cape Town station for essential travel on Wednesday morning during the three day COVID-19 trial run. Acting regional manager Raymond Maseko said it is a historically[…]
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