South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) has welcomed the announcement that pharmaceutical company, Aspen will within days, provide 300 000 doses of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for South African teachers. It says the doses will come from abroad and won’t be part of the two million doses that[…]
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says her department does not have any plans at the moment to close schools. The Minister says those that are planning to shut down schools forcefully will be dealt with by law enforcement. On the site visit to various schools in Limpopo, Motshekga says parents[…]
Western Cape, the third wave has arrived. The Western Cape has officially entered the third wave of COVID-19 infections. Premier Alan Winde said that there had been a more than 34% increase in COVID-19 cases weekly. The province has been in a resurgence and indicators are now pointing to a[…]
India has reported its highest ever single-day death toll from COVID-19 – 6,148 deaths – after an eastern state sharply raised its figures to account for people who succumbed to the disease at home or in private hospitals. The health department of Bihar, one of India’s poorest states, revised its[…]
As a devastating second wave of COVID-19 ebbs with less than 100,000 new cases reported on Tuesday, India is now battling a new scare: Mucormycosis, commonly referred to as “black fungus”, is a rare fungal disease with a high mortality rate. On Monday, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said the country[…]
The Western Cape Health Department says there has been a 23% on the Garden Route in the last week. Health District spokesperson Nadia Ferreira says all sub-districts had significant increases, except for Bitou and Knysna which have decreased and Kannaland which remained unchanged. The Garden Route was one of the[…]
The Federation of East and Southern African Road Transport Associations says the shortage of port health officials at the Ramatlabama and Skilpadhek border crossings in North West is causing congestion. The two border points close at 6pm instead of the normal 10pm and midnight cut offs. It is reported that[…]
Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille has tested positive for COVID-19. De Lille went for a COVID-19 test after showing symptoms. She is the latest Minister in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet to test positive for the virus. De Lille’s spokesperson Zara Nicholson says, “Minister de Lille tested positive[…]
South Africa’s COVID-19 cases have risen to 1 686 041, with 5 668 new cases reported on Friday. 67 more COVID-19 related deaths have also been reported, taking the total to 56 832. Gauteng has the most cases with 468 654, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 340 629. Stats from Department[…]
Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula, and Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi -Ngubane, will officially welcome the United Airlines’ inaugural flight between New York and Johannesburg on Friday. United Airlines is one of the United States’ dominant domestic and international carriers. The direct flight from Johannesburg to New York will be the first[…]
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