Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has appealed to the national government to “think carefully” about a possible bailout for South African Airways (SAA). He said all the provinces desperately need everything they can get, to recover from the Covid-19 lockdown and job losses. “Mr President, we don’t need state-funded planes,[…]
The Covid-19 death toll in South Africa has risen by 301, taking the total past the 10 000 mark, according to Saturday’s update from Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. The death toll now sits at 10 210, while the cumulative number of cases is now at 553 188. The latest recorded deaths[…]
After being out of the classroom for more than 70 days in a bid to stop the spread of covid-19 around the country, apprehensive Grade 12 learners were yesterday reintegrated into schools under strict health conditions. For most, it was an entirely new experience that called for some readaptation. Matric[…]
Nationally, May is mental health awareness month, although for South Africans who have experienced more than 40 days under strict lockdown regulations in a bid to curb the spread of the contagious COVID-19 disease, this month could see the breaking point of their mental stability. Two weeks ago, when President[…]
British American Tobacco South Africa, the largest player in the country’s cigarette market, says it will not be pursuing legal action in an attempt to force the state to permit the sale of cigarettes. At the start of May the company described government’s decision to continue the ban on the[…]
In what is surely the government’s most ambitious social spending effort in the democratic era, potentially reaching the pockets of millions of impoverished and vulnerable South Africans, President Cyril Ramaphosa outlined a massive R500 billion social and economic spending plan on Tuesday to buffer some of the effects of the[…]
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