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[WATCH] Anxious Joburg: The Inner Lives of a Global South City – Cobus van Staden

[WATCH] Anxious Joburg: The Inner Lives of a Global South City – Cobus van Staden

26th February 2021 Anxious Joburg focuses on Johannesburg, the largest and wealthiest city in South Africa, as a case study for the contemporary global south city.... 

Embattled North West to establish provincial forensic unit to probe mounting cases of corruption

Embattled North West to establish provincial forensic unit to probe mounting cases of corruption  

By: News24Wire      25th February 2021 The North West will establish a provincial forensic investigation unit to probe allegations of corruption in the province. Premier Job Mokgoro... 

South Africa aims to vaccinate 1.1m people by end of March

South Africa aims to vaccinate 1.1m people by end of March 

By: Reuters     25th February 2021 South Africa aims to vaccinate around 1.1-million people against Covid-19 between now and the end of March, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on... 

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South African National Budget Speech Highlights

South African National Budget Speech Highlights

25th February 2021 We would not be surprised if a lot more people took notice of Finance Minister Mboweni's annual budget speech this year, generally to see the state... 

SAA's 'R5m journey' to fetch latest vaccine doses a 'vanity flight', says pilots' association

SAA's 'R5m journey' to fetch latest vaccine doses a 'vanity flight', says pilots' association 

By: News24Wire      25th February 2021 The transportation of vaccines in an empty South African Airways aircraft has come under fire. Saapa chairperson Grant Back has estimated the... 

African Union backs call to waive IP rights on Covid-19 drugs

African Union backs call to waive IP rights on Covid-19 drugs

By: Reuters     25th February 2021 The African Union is backing calls for drugmakers to waive some intellectual property rights on Covid-19 medicines and vaccines to speed up their... 

Daily Podcast – February 25, 2021

Daily Podcast – February 25, 2021

By: Thabi Madiba     25th February 2021 Making headlines: SAA plane departs to fetch more Covid-19 vaccines; Education department makes headway on national rollout of coding & robotics;... 

Protesters clash with police as Niger opposition decries election

By: Reuters     25th February 2021 Supporters of Niger's opposition leader Mahamane Ousmane set up burning barricades and clashed with riot police in the capital Niamey on Wednesday,... 

Implats in final stages of approving R10bn worth of new platinum projects

Implats in final stages of approving R10bn worth of new platinum projects 

By: Martin Creamer     25th February 2021 Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Implats is in the final stages of approving two exciting new platinum projects that tick... 

South African authorities probe deal linked to Health Minister aides

South African authorities probe deal linked to Health Minister aides  

By: Bloomberg     25th February 2021 South African authorities will investigate the awarding of contracts to a company that reportedly has links to two aides of Health Minister Zweli... 

Education dept makes headway on national rollout of coding, robotics curriculum 

By: Yvonne Silaule     25th February 2021 The Department of Basic Education is making headway on the national rollout of coding and robotics, with Grade R to 3 pupils from 200 schools to... 

New permanent exhibition in honour of Tutu

New permanent exhibition in honour of Tutu

By: Thabi Madiba     25th February 2021 The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation announced on Thursday the launch of a first-of-its-kind permanent exhibition, titled Truth to Power, to... 

Implats pursuing renewables, green hydrogen, exploration, carbon neutrality

Implats pursuing renewables, green hydrogen, exploration, carbon neutrality  

By: Martin Creamer     25th February 2021 Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Implats is pursuing green hydrogen, greenfield exploration and carbon neutrality, the... 

SAA plane departs to fetch more Covid-19 vaccines, due back on Saturday

SAA plane departs to fetch more Covid-19 vaccines, due back on Saturday 

By: News24Wire      25th February 2021 A South African Airways flight, scheduled to transport the country's next consignment of Covid-19 vaccines, departed on Wednesday night. The A340... 

Yes, malaria kills more kids under five than in any other age group. Here’s why

Yes, malaria kills more kids under five than in any other age group. Here’s why

By: Africa Check     25th February 2021 The discovery in Africa of a drug-resistant strain of the parasite that causes malaria is a new threat, as the region continues to battle Covid-19.... 

SA records 110 new confirmed Covid-19 deaths and 1 862 new infections

SA records 110 new confirmed Covid-19 deaths and 1 862 new infections

By: News24Wire      25th February 2021 South Africa recorded 1 862 new Covid-19 infections by Wednesday, along with 110 new confirmed Covid-19-related deaths. According to a statement by... 

DA on names changes in Eastern Cape: 'The ANC has gone too far'

DA on names changes in Eastern Cape: 'The ANC has gone too far' 

By: News24Wire      25th February 2021 After Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa gazetted the renaming of Eastern Cape towns and airports, despite opposing submissions, the... 

Covid-19: Extra ID needed after people pretend to be health workers to get the jab

Covid-19: Extra ID needed after people pretend to be health workers to get the jab

By: News24Wire      25th February 2021 Some people have fraudulently tried to pass themselves off as healthcare workers to get the Covid-19 vaccine. The Western Cape Department of Health... 

Implats' earnings soar 328%, record R7.9bn interim dividend declared

Implats' earnings soar 328%, record R7.9bn interim dividend declared

By: Martin Creamer     25th February 2021 Buoyed by the high rand platinum group metals (PGMs) basket price, Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) has posted a 328% increase in... 

Massive education campaign needed on Covid-19 vaccine – Nzimande

Massive education campaign needed on Covid-19 vaccine – Nzimande

By: Sane Dhlamini     24th February 2021 Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Dr Blade Nzimande has said that an education campaign is vital if the South African government is... 

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