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Power system severely constrained for this week ahead as return of generation units delayed, says Eskom

17th August 2020 Embattled State-owned power utility Eskom has warned that the power system will be severely constrained for the week ahead as the return to service... 

Ramaphosa moves SA to lockdown alert level 2, lifts alcohol and tobacco bans

15th August 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday evening announced the lifting of South Africa's much anticipated prohibition on alcohol and tobacco sales and... 

WHO calls for unity in developing Covid-19 vaccine

14th August 2020 The World Health Organization said that six months after first sounding the international alarm over Covid-19, the United Nations is now intensely... 


DA calls for prosecutors to act against Gigaba, Molefe and others after Zondo testimony

14th August 2020 The National Prosecuting Authority must use the explosive testimony before the Zondo commission of inquiry into State capture to act against former... 

Africa doing well to curb spread of Covid-19 – WHO

14th August 2020 Six months after Covid-19 was detected in Africa, countries have made a lot of progress to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. According to... 

SA unemployment fund Covid-19 relief disbursements hit 40bn mark

14th August 2020 South Africa's Unemployment Insurance Fund has now disbursed R40-billion in temporary relief for workers impacted by a lockdown the government... 

Stage 2 load-shedding to continue, Eskom says

14th August 2020 Despite successfully returning four generation units to service, Eskom on Thursday has said this will not stave off load-shedding and has announced... 

Eskom to resume rolling power cuts due to generation unit breakdowns

13th August 2020 South Africa's electricity utility Eskom said on Thursday it would implement rotational powercuts from 8am to 10pm  due to an increase in... 

With 259 new Covid-19 deaths, SA records 568 919 cases

13th August 2020 Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize on Wednesday as announced that South Africa has recorded 568 919 confirmed Covid-19 cases with 259 new deaths since... 

Ramaphosa must 'grow a spine' and end hard lockdown – Steenhuisen

12th August 2020 Democratic Alliance leader John Steenhuisen said on Wednesday that president Cyril Ramaphosa needed to "grow a spine" and end South Africa's... 

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