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Joe Biden plans immediate orders on immigration, Covid, climate

20th January 2021 In his first hours as president, Joe Biden will aim to strike at the heart of President Donald Trump’s policy legacy, signing a series of executive... 

Nqaba Bhanga will contest and win mayoral elections again – DA and UDM

20th January 2021 Nqaba Bhanga will contest for the mayoral position and win when the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro convenes elections for the new mayor within the next... 

Mabuza's appointment to lead ministerial committee on vaccines 'nothing more than ANC internal politics' – DA

20th January 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Deputy President David Mabuza as the chairperson of the inter-ministerial committee (IMC) on Covid-19... 


Trump, in farewell address, says movement ‘only just beginning’

20th January 2021 US President Donald Trump has released a farewell video, touting what he described as the success of his “America First” platform and telling his... 

Ramaphosa forms inter-ministerial committee on vaccines, to be led by David Mabuza

19th January 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa has established an inter-ministerial committee to oversee the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines in the country. Ramaphosa... 

Covid-19: Mabuyane calls on govt leaders to vaccinate in public to demonstrate safety of vaccine

19th January 2021 Government leaders should take the Covid-19 vaccine in public in order to debunk myths surrounding the vaccine and to show citizens it is safe.... 

Covid-19: Doctors lobbying for Ivermectin must approach Sahpra to run clinical trials – Zweli Mkhize

19th January 2021 Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says doctors who want to use Ivermectin to treat Covid-19 symptoms should register with the South African Health... 

The new SARS-CoV-2 variant is more transmissible, but no, it is not more severe according to the data

19th January 2021 While the new SARS-CoV-2 variant, which was detected in South Africa, is 50% more transmissible than older variants, there is no evidence it causes... 

DA, national health department in spat over vaccine comments

19th January 2021 The national Department of Health has called on the Democratic Alliance (DA) to apologise for misrepresenting comments by one of its senior... 

ActionSA, EFF square off over immigration

19th January 2021 Herman Mashaba's ActionSA squared off with the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) over its leader Julius Malema's remarks seemingly encouraging... 

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