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'You are ready and getting readier' – Ramaphosa is pleased with Mpumalanga's Covid-19 plans

3rd July 2020 Conducting an oversight visit in Mpumalanga on Friday, President Cyril Ramaphosa said he was pleased with the plans the province has put in place... 

Zondo Commission is biased, a 'farce', says letter from ex-Prasa CEO Lucky Montana

3rd July 2020 The former CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, Lucky Montana, has lashed out at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture,... 

Tobacco group lodges leave to appeal ruling that kept cigarettes banned

3rd July 2020 The Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association has lodged an application for leave to appeal a court ruling that dismissed its challenge to... 


Unisa ruling 'enormous victory for Afrikaans' – AfriForum

3rd July 2020 Lobby group AfriForum says a Supreme Court of Appeal ruling in favour of the preservation of Afrikaans as a fully-fledged language of education at... 

Independent schools body asks Ramaphosa to allow all grades to return

3rd July 2020 The Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa has pleaded with President Cyril Ramaphosa to allow all pupils in independent schools to... 

Covid-19: Death toll hits 2 844 as cases rise to 168 061

3rd July 2020 The predicted impacts of coronavirus in Gauteng are becoming visible after the province registered a high number of deaths in the past 24 hours.... 

'Unlawful' home demolitions frustrate SA's objective to curb Covid-19 spread – rights institute

3rd July 2020 The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa says the violent, callous and unlawful demolition of people's homes continue to frustrate the... 

Teacher unions not keen on Motshekga's decision to return more grades to school

3rd July 2020 Teachers unions are against the return of Grades R, 6 and 11 to school next week. Three unions told News24 that they were worried about the safety... 

Western Cape's Covid-19 peak could be 'flatter, longer', but that's good news for bed capacity

3rd July 2020 The Western Cape's Covid-19 "peak" is likely to be flatter than first expected, but will also last for longer, which could mean the Western Cape... 

Less than quarter of the 19 000 inmates eligible for Covid-19 parole released so far

3rd July 2020 Less than a quarter of the 19 000 inmates eligible for early parole to ease overcrowding and alleviate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have... 

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