South Africa’s government has come under sharp criticism on Freedom Day from international human rights organisation Amnesty International (AI) for the violation of its citizens’ rights under the Covid-19 lockdown. In its 2020/2021 annual report, The State of the World’s Human Rights, the government was rebuked for, among other things,[…]
Uber South Africa pledged to increase safety campaigns for food delivery drivers and review the insurance they provide following a Thomson Reuters Foundation exposé about the mounting risks faced by drivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The exposé published earlier in April, found a lack of training and safety equipment as[…]
The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in the Western Cape said it was disturbed by a planned upcoming rugby camp by SAS (Stellenbosch Academy of Sport) Rugby, between the Blitzbokke and Israel, saying it was an unacceptable misuse of the South African sporting team. According to Israeli media, the Israeli 7s[…]
Increasing job losses and the overall negative impact on the economy of the nationwide lockdown has seen South Africa’s ’s expanded unemployment rate accelerate to 42% for the second quarter of 2020. The latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey Quarter 2: 2020 results show that a shocking 2.2 million jobs were[…]
As of Friday, the number of confirmed coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in South Africa was 688,532, with 1641 new cases identified. The number of Covid-19-related deaths increased by 139, bringing the total to 17,547, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said. The provincial breakdown was as follows: Eastern Cape – 90,479 (13.1 percent)[…]
The South African Police Service has warned against the peddling of fake stories about human trafficking or the kidnapping of women and children. The caution came amid a rise in such reports on social media, with “human trafficking” among the top trends in South Africa. However, speaking on the VOC[…]
The South African Council of Churches (SACC) hosted a silent protest against COVID-19 corruption outside St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town on Tuesday, September 15. The protest is under the banner “Corruption is not our heritage” and forms part of a countrywide campaign for Heritage Month. “We are calling it[…]
Police are reluctant to divulge details after the rescue operation of a kidnapped foreign businessman in an early-morning raid in Johannesburg and the arrest of nine people, including several foreign nationals. On Sunday afternoon, officers conducting follow-up operations arrested four people, including a woman, who are allegedly linked to a[…]
South Africa’s government will work with social partners in the coming weeks to finalise an economic recovery programme whose key target will be to protect and create jobs as the economy is buffeted by the Covid-19 pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday. In a weekly newsletter, Ramaphosa said the[…]
South Africa’s Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Tuesday told the National Council of Provinces it was President Cyril Ramaphosa’s instruction that the economy be reopened slowly from a lockdown as the country continues to battle the Covid-19 pandemic. “As we eased the lockdown, the president said we must not[…]
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