South African youth speaks out on what June 16th means to them and how they are giving back in their respective fields. It’s been 45 years since the Soweto youth revolted against the poor quality of education in South Africa. South Africa pays homage to these young people every year[…]
The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) has released the latest coronavirus statistics that show close to 9000 new cases in the latest reporting period and 127 COVID-19 deaths. The latest high numbers seem to confirm that South Africa is entering the third wave of the pandemic. The NICD says[…]
There are fears that the record high unemployment statistics in South Africa are forcing children to become breadwinners. On Tuesday, Stats SA released its latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey for the first quarter of 2021. It indicates a marginal increase in the number of unemployed people in the country, to[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa says the rise in the number of coronavirus infections and COVID-19- related deaths in India as well as the looming crisis in Brazil make a strong and an urgent case for developing countries to produce vaccines themselves. Ramaphosa was speaking in his capacity as the ANC President[…]
Efforts to evacuate people trapped after an attack by rebel fighters in Palma, Mozambique, are continuing despite the tense situation. Rebel fighters attacked the town of Palma in Cabo Delgado province near the border with Tanzania on Wednesday, killing dozens and injuring scores of others. Several people are still unaccounted[…]
A South African study of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine trial has indicated that the vaccine does not have the required 60% efficacy against the variant of the coronavirus found in South Africa. The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. This is the first study to raise the[…]
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says that South Africa is now experiencing the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Mkhize says the country now meets second wave criteria that is formulated by scientists and modelling teams. “It is also important to highlight that four provinces, that being, Western Cape, Eastern Cape,[…]
The Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services has submitted an extradition request for Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church leader Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary. While the law provides for the extradition request to be submitted within 30 days, the Justice Department said it submitted its application within two weeks.[…]
The total number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Africa has reached 796 472 after a further 4 173 people were confirmed to have the virus in the most recent period. The Department of Health says in a statement that 65 people have died in[…]
South Africa has recorded 2 888 new coronavirus cases bringing the total number to 757 144. In a statement, the Department of Health also reported 123 new COVID-19 related deaths. “Regrettably, 123 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 35, Free State 31, Gauteng 4, KwaZulu-Natal 3, Limpopo[…]
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