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Increased weekend vaccinations bring Gauteng closer to two-million mark

Updated 1 hour 2 minutes ago Weekend vaccinations have helped push Gauteng closer to the two-million vaccination mark, the health department has said. The province clocked... 

Covid-19: Western Cape contributes 32% of new cases

Updated 1 hour 16 minutes ago South Africa, on Monday, recorded 5 575 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total to 2 461 758. According to a statement by the National Institute for... 

Ramaphosa to appear before Zondo Commission next week

2nd August 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to appear at the Zondo Commission on 11 and 12 August, the commission has said.  "[The] President will first... 


More than 15 000 people have succumbed to Covid-19 in Western Cape as daily death toll reaches 104

2nd August 2021 More than 15 000 people have died of Covid-19 in the Western Cape, as the average fatality toll in the province reaches 104 deaths per day. Amid... 

We hope that we do not have to close school early again – basic education department

2nd August 2021 The Department of Basic Education says it hopes schools will not be forced to close again due to Covid-19 as the impact will be devastating.... 

2 govt officials, 5 company directors charged with defrauding Free State health dept of over R8m

2nd August 2021 Two government officials and five company directors have been charged with defrauding the Free State Department of Health out of more than... 

Former State Capture Inquiry secretary denies corruption allegations

30th July 2021 The State Capture Inquiry had its former secretary on the stand on Friday to answer to allegations of corruption and receiving bribes. Dr Kgotso de... 

Donation of 5.6-million vaccine doses to relieve vaccine supply pressure

30th July 2021 South Africa's vaccine supply is expected to get a significant injection over the next week, with about seven-million doses entering the supply... 

Covid-19: SA records 523 new fatalities as death toll passes 71 000

30th July 2021 South Africa recorded 13 751 new confirmed Covid-19 infections on Thursday and 523 deaths, bringing the official death toll to 71 431. According to... 

KZN declares state of disaster due to magnitude of damage

29th July 2021 The KwaZulu-Natal government has declared a provincial state of disaster due to the magnitude of the damage caused by the recent civil unrest. "The... 

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