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Lesufi appeals to private schools to postpone reopening

18th January 2021 Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has appealed to private schools to follow the Department of Basic Education's directive that schools reopen on... 

Covid-19: SA records 12 267 new infections and 254 new deaths

18th January 2021 South Africa recorded 12 267 new Covid-19 infections by Sunday, along with 254 new Covid-19-related deaths, taking the confirmed death toll to 37... 

KZN to work on Covid-19 vaccination sites as it prepares for arrival of vaccines – Zikalala

18th January 2021 KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Premier Sihle Zikalala says the province is planning to get the ball running in working on Covid-19 vaccination sites in all... 


Julius Malema's firearm discharge case postponed

15th January 2021 The firearm discharge case of Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has been postponed. The State will decide on a date for the trial in... 

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on sick leave

15th January 2021 Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is on sick leave. Motshekga was expected to address the media on Friday, however deputy minister Reginah... 

Cost of vaccine 'ridiculously low' compared to damage of lockdowns – Israeli official tells SA

15th January 2021 The head of international relations in the Israeli Ministry of Health Dr Asher Salmon has said the cost of the Covid-19 vaccine is "ridiculously... 

Covid-19: SA records 712 new deaths, taking death toll to 35 852

15th January 2021 South Africa has recorded 712 new Covid-19-related deaths, bringing the latest death toll to 35 852. According to a statement by Health Minister... 

Municipalities should help with Sassa payouts to prevent Covid-19 superspreading: Gungubele

14th January 2021 Municipalities should offer their facilities at South African Social Security Agency pay points to prevent Covid-19 super-spreader events, said the... 

Dramatic scenes at Steve Biko hospital as Covid-19 cases skyrocket

14th January 2021 The Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria has seen a sharp increase in Covid-19 patients, with some coming to the hospital from private... 

Higher debt, lower growth to plague sub-Saharan Africa in 2021 - Moody's

14th January 2021 Sub-Saharan African sovereigns will be battling lower growth and revenue as well as higher debt levels and weaker debt affordability into 2021,... 

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