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,[…]
Israel’s opposition parties reached an agreement on Wednesday to form a new coalition government that would bring an end to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-years in power. Yair Lapid, leader of the centrist Yesh Atid party, informed President Reuven Rivlin that a unity coalition of eight parties had been formed,[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Over 19 000 young people, who have been employed as education assistants, have received a temporary life-line after their contracts were extended by a month. The assistants were employed in December last year, as part of the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme. The aim is to mitigate job losses in light[…]
Business lobby group, Business for South Africa, B4SA, has called on government to shift the emphasis of its vaccine programme to target the elderly and vulnerable sooner, to prevent hospitals being overrun during the expected third wave of COVID-19 infections. South Africa is in the midst of its vaccination campaign[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Social Development minister Lindiwe Zulu has extended the dates for South Africa’s disability and social relief grants. In a gazette published on Monday (2 November), Zulu said that the temporary disability grants which lapsed in July 2020. or are due to lapse during the months of August to December 2020,[…]
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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