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Covid-19: Gauteng appears ready to relax lockdown, but don't let your guard down, committee advises

Covid-19: Gauteng appears ready to relax lockdown, but don't let your guard down, committee advises 

By: News24Wire      13th August 2020 Gauteng appears ready to relax lockdown regulations, according to the provincial government's advisory committee. The committee announced this... 

Seven African countries to start testing for Covid-19 antibodies

Seven African countries to start testing for Covid-19 antibodies

By: Reuters     13th August 2020 Seven African countries will start administering coronavirus antibody tests from next week, a regional body said on Thursday, as part of efforts to... 

Daily Podcast – August 13, 2020

Daily Podcast – August 13, 2020

By: Sane Dhlamini     13th August 2020 Making headlines: Alcohol industry tells govt to lift the ban and they will help with overburdened healthcare system, over 27 000 cases and 230... 

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DMRE calls for engagement over litigation following IPP judgment

DMRE calls for engagement over litigation following IPP judgment 

By: Terence Creamer     13th August 2020 The Department of  Mineral Resources and Energy has urged stakeholders in the electricity industry to engage on an ongoing basis to avoid... 

 'We've done our job, Mr President' - Premier Alan Winde appeals to Ramaphosa to reopen economy

'We've done our job, Mr President' - Premier Alan Winde appeals to Ramaphosa to reopen economy  

By: News24Wire      13th August 2020 Western Cape Premier Alan Winde appealed directly to President Cyril Ramaphosa to reopen the economy to prevent further poverty and job losses... 

South Africans must work together on an accelerated economic recovery plan – Exxaro

South Africans must work together on an accelerated economic recovery plan – Exxaro 

By: Martin Creamer     13th August 2020 South Africans must work together on an accelerated economic recovery plan that focuses on inclusive growth and prosperity for all citizens, Exxaro... 

Awesome new proudly South African face mask kindling international interest

Awesome new proudly South African face mask kindling international interest 

By: Martin Creamer     13th August 2020 An awesome new proudly South African face mask, with a replaceable filtration system at its heart, is attracting international interest. The... 

Covid-19: Over 27 000 cases and 230 deaths among healthcare workers, but SA below global averages

Covid-19: Over 27 000 cases and 230 deaths among healthcare workers, but SA below global averages

By: News24Wire      13th August 2020 Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, over 27 000 healthcare workers have tested positive for the virus with a death toll of 230 in the sector.... 

Mass arrests in Ethiopia raise spectre of repressive past

Mass arrests in Ethiopia raise spectre of repressive past

By: Reuters     13th August 2020 Ethiopia has detained more than 9 000 people after deadly clashes last month, the state-run human rights commission told Reuters, raising fears... 

Nigerian lawyers fight back against police brutality, graft

Nigerian lawyers fight back against police brutality, graft

By: Reuters     13th August 2020 When Divine Umukoro refused to pay police a bribe after breaking Lagos state's night-time curfew, she says they slapped her, slashed her car tyres... 

Public Protector probe report on Eastern Cape health facilities expected in 60 days

Public Protector probe report on Eastern Cape health facilities expected in 60 days 

By: News24Wire      13th August 2020 A report on the findings of Deputy Public Protector, advocate Kholeka Gcaleka, after her tour of four public healthcare facilities in the Eastern... 

 Lift the ban and we will help with overburdened healthcare system - alcohol industry to govt

Lift the ban and we will help with overburdened healthcare system - alcohol industry to govt

By: News24Wire      13th August 2020 The alcohol industry and business representatives met with Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Wednesday, as government prepares to lift the alcohol... 

Exxaro pays dividend on 40%-higher half-year earnings

Exxaro pays dividend on 40%-higher half-year earnings 

By: Martin Creamer     13th August 2020 Black-empowered diversified resources group Exxaro Resources on Thursday declared an interim dividend on posting a 40% increase in earnings before... 

 Eskom to resume rolling power cuts due to generation unit breakdowns

Eskom to resume rolling power cuts due to generation unit breakdowns

By: African News Agency      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

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

By: African News Agency      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... 

Covid-19: There are hopeful signs the virus has peaked, says SAMRC

Covid-19: There are hopeful signs the virus has peaked, says SAMRC

By: News24Wire      13th August 2020 The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) says there are hopeful signs the Covid-19 pandemic reached its peak in all the provinces at the... 

It is in the interest of the public that the Public Protector is held to account - judge

It is in the interest of the public that the Public Protector is held to account - judge

By: News24Wire      13th August 2020 After a judge said it is in the interest of the public that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane be held accountable, her legal counsel, advocate... 

Ramaphosa prepares to ease lockdown restrictions

By: Bloomberg     12th August 2020 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is preparing to ease lockdown restrictions, including the possible scrapping of an alcohol sales ban,... 

Despite Covid-induced demand slump, load-shedding surpasses 2019 levels and risk of more cuts rises

Despite Covid-induced demand slump, load-shedding surpasses 2019 levels and risk of more cuts rises 

By: Terence Creamer     12th August 2020 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) reported on Wednesday that load-shedding during 2020 had already surpassed that of 2019,... 

Matric exams to run from 5 November to 15 December, dept announces final timetable

Matric exams to run from 5 November to 15 December, dept announces final timetable  

By: News24Wire      12th August 2020 The 2020 National Senior Certificate final exams will officially commence on 5 November and conclude on 15 December, the Department of Basic... 

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