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Trump has been impeached. What happens now?

14th January 2021 Donald Trump made history on Wednesday as he became the only United States president to be impeached twice. The US House of Representatives... 

Covid-19: Just 4 critical care beds available in Eastern Cape's poorest regions

14th January 2021 Hospitals in the Eastern Cape, one of the province's hardest hit by Covid-19, have at present 217 beds for critical care patients. The Sarah... 

People arrested for not wearing masks in public will have criminal records, warns Cele

13th January 2021 Police Minister Bheki Cele has warned that those arrested for not wearing face masks in public will face the prospect of life with criminal... 


There was no alternative to Eskom's R1.68bn prepayment to Tegeta, says Koko Matshela

13th January 2021 Matshela Koko, the former head of generation at Eskom, told the state capture commission of inquiry that there was nothing wrong with a... 

Covid-19: SA records 13 105 new infections and 755 new deaths

13th January 2021 South Africa recorded 13 105 new Covid-19 infections by Monday, along with 755 new Covid-19-related deaths, taking the confirmed death toll to 34... 

Home affairs registers 10 532 deaths during first 5 days of 2021

13th January 2021 The Department of Home Affairs registered 10 532 deaths in the first five days of the new year. Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi fears the... 

Dlamini-Zuma: It is difficult to give certainty on how long regulations will last

13th January 2021 Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says it is difficult to give certainty on how long... 

HPCSA urges 'overburdened' healthcare workers to accept Covid-19 vaccine

12th January 2021 The Health Professions Council of SA has urged healthcare workers to take the Covid-19 vaccine when it arrives in the country. "The announced... 

Eastern Cape MEC asks High Court to declare election of latest Nelson Mandela Bay mayor unlawful

12th January 2021 Eastern Cape Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Xolile Nqatha has approached the Port Elizabeth High Court on an urgent basis,... 

IEC looking at postponing by-elections due to lockdown regulations

12th January 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa's recent announcement of an adjusted Level 3 lockdown has led to the Electoral Commission of South Africa approaching the... 

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