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Medical schemes to fund Covid-19 vaccinations for both insured and uninsured South Africans

7th January 2021 As South Africa's battle against increasing Covid-19 cases continues, medical schemes are collaborating to help fund vaccinations for some people... 

Major US business group urges Pence, cabinet to remove Trump

7th January 2021 The head of a significant United States business group that represents 14 000 companies including Exxon Mobil Corp, Pfizer Inc and Toyota Motor... 

‘Disgraceful’: World reacts as Trump supporters storm US Capitol

7th January 2021 Donald Trump’s supporters stormed a session of Congress which was being held to certify Joe Biden’s election win with world leaders following the... 


Biden denounces pro-Trump ‘mob’, Trump says he loves them

7th January 2021 President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden released duelling messages about the violent protesters that descended on the US Capitol... 

More than 800 Gauteng matric exam markers replaced due Covid-related withdrawals

7th January 2021 More than 800 markers have withdrawn from Gauteng's massive exam marking programme this week, mostly for reasons related to Covid-19. Gauteng... 

Cele confirms SANDF will help police patrol Garden Route beaches

6th January 2021 Police Minister Bheki Cele has revealed that South African National Defence Force members have been roped in to assist the police to keep bathers... 

Has SAA's rescue plan become unimplementable?

6th January 2021 The rescue practitioners of South African Airways could still end up having to say that the state-owned airline's rescue plan is not financially... 

Covid-19: SA records 513 deaths and 14 410 new cases

6th January 2021 Another 513 people have died of illnesses linked to contracting Covid-19, the Department of Health said on Tuesday. A further 14 410 new cases were... 

Covid-19 takes toll on Western Cape medics, with more than 90 admitted in past two weeks

6th January 2021 More than 37 000 days of Covid-19-related sick leave have been taken by healthcare workers in the Western Cape since March. The head of the Western... 

Motsoaledi warns of 'humanitarian crisis' as pressure mounts at South Africa's border posts

5th January 2021 Long queues and desperate attempts to enter South Africa have placed a huge strain on the country's border posts with neighbouring countries. And,... 

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