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Lockdown level 3 is enough, up to citizens to prevent spread of COVID-19: Prof Mlisana

COVID-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee Co-chairperson Professor Kholeka Mlisana has welcomed. Prof Mlisana on Morning Live: Mlisana says they also wish to see enough vaccines being administered, particularly among educators. She says the rising number of new infections can be reduced by adhering to non-pharmaceutical interventions including the wearing of masks,[…]

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Amnesty International calls on state to reaffirm trust in media

Amnesty International South Africa has called on government and politicians to publically reaffirm trust in the media as the world marks Press Freedom Day. Amnesty International reiterated the call that independent journalists must be allowed to do their work free of harassment, intimidation, threats and reprisals. When the entire country[…]

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Salary increase talks between gov, PSA at deadlock

The Public Servants Association says government has not made any improvements on its previous offers for public sector salaries. This after wage negotiations broke down on Friday night, paving the way for unions to declare a dispute. Government and public sector unions have deadlocked over the employer’s proposal to increase[…]

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Cosatu members stage a sit-in at Union Buildings

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) members led by General Secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali and First Deputy President Mike Shingange are staging a sit-in at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. The picket seeks to defend the system of collective bargaining and demand a response to the memorandum submitted by[…]

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Bribery, intimidation claims ‘not formally reported’

Bribery and intimidation claims in the allocation of state-owned farms have been brought to the attention of the department of agriculture, land reform and rural development, but Minister Thoko Didiza has said that no case had been formally reported. The minister said there have been allegations that government officials have[…]

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Government wants to change how police, security and neighbourhood watches work – but there are problems

The Western Cape’s head of Community Safety Albert Fritz has raised concerns with provisions of the South African Police Service (SAPS) Amendment Bill – specifically around neighbourhood watches and changes to the police service. Fritz said that the bill wants to integrate law enforcement officers into a municipal police service,[…]

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