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  • Nehawu welcomes securing of Covid-19 vaccine

    Nehawu has welcomed the announcement by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize that the country would receive around one million doses of Covid-19 vaccine by the end...

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    Nehawu has welcomed the announcement by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize that the country would receive around one million doses of Covid-19 vaccine by the end of this month. On Thursday, Mkhize indicated that expected vaccine doses would be accompanied by a further 500 000 doses in February.When we held the press briefing on Sunday, January...
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  • Dr Mkhize praises George Mukhari Hospital staffers’ commitment to fight COVID-19

    Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has applauded health workers at the Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital in Pretoria for their commitment and hard work to fighting...

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    Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has applauded health workers at the Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital in Pretoria for their commitment and hard work to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. More healthcare workers have been brought in to this specific hospital to help the high volume of COVID-19 patients needing assistance. Mkhize earlier did a walk-about of...
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  • African Transformation Movement seeks to prohibit foreigners from certain jobs

    The African Transformation Movement (ATM) has presented a post-Covid-19 economic recovery plan that, if adopted, would see South Africans claiming back all the sectors that...

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    The African Transformation Movement (ATM) has presented a post-Covid-19 economic recovery plan that, if adopted, would see South Africans claiming back all the sectors that are perceived to be unfairly dominated by foreigners. In the plan which was sent to the Presidency and also shared with Independent Media, the party’s leader Vuyo Zungula, wants South...
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  • Former Limpopo water board CEO gets bail in multimillion-rand tender fraud case

    Former Lepelle Northern Water board chief executive Phineas Legodi and six co-accused were released on bail on Monday after appearing in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court...

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    Former Lepelle Northern Water board chief executive Phineas Legodi and six co-accused were released on bail on Monday after appearing in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court in Limpopo on several charges of fraud and theft. Legodi appeared together with Matome Sefalafala, Ngwako Moseamedi, Gumani Ngangashe, Vusi Mhlongo, and Mpho Chokolo. The other accused is a juristic...
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  • Doctors call for relaxed regulations, labelling lockdown’s negative effects innumerable

    ‘Our healthcare system and the economy were already on their knees at the outbreak of COVID-19,’ a letter signed by 27 medical professionals reads. Almost...

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    ‘Our healthcare system and the economy were already on their knees at the outbreak of COVID-19,’ a letter signed by 27 medical professionals reads. Almost 30 doctors have signed a letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa, appealing for him to lift the hard lockdown, arguing that the negative effects are “innumerable”. “Our healthcare system and the...
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  • Covid-19: More than 2 000 new cases recorded in SA

    The cumulative number of detected Covid-19-related cases has risen to 655 572 after 2 128 new cases were identified, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on...

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    The cumulative number of detected Covid-19-related cases has risen to 655 572 after 2 128 new cases were identified, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Thursday. ’’Regrettably, we report 67 more Covid-19-related deaths: 20 from KwaZulu-Natal, 13 from Gauteng, 12 from Western Cape, 3 from Eastern Cape and 19 from Limpopo. This brings the total...
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  • Dis-Chem offering to distribute COVID-19 vaccine

    Dis-Chem will be offering drive-through vaccine shots when they become available in South Africa. The company currently offers COVID-19 testing at nine drive-through sites across...

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    Dis-Chem will be offering drive-through vaccine shots when they become available in South Africa. The company currently offers COVID-19 testing at nine drive-through sites across Gauteng, the Western Cape and Eastern Cape. Dis-Chem says it is currently engaging with government about the distribution procedure. The health chain says it is confident it will be able...
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  • Over 8 000 people screened in Western Cape, COVID-19 infections at 522

    More than 8,000 people have been screened in Western Cape communities since a national door-to-door COVID-19 initiative started over the weekend. Of those, 449 people...

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    More than 8,000 people have been screened in Western Cape communities since a national door-to-door COVID-19 initiative started over the weekend. Of those, 449 people have been tested and are awaiting results. A premier’s briefing has also revealed 522 people are now infected in the province. Head of the Western Cape’s Health Department Dr. Keith...
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  • Delvina Europa’s murder trial delayed due to lockdown

    The case against an Elim man accused of the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl has been postponed to August, adding to the number...

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    The case against an Elim man accused of the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl has been postponed to August, adding to the number of serious court matters that have had to be postponed during the COVID-19 lockdown. Delvina Europa’s murder rocked the Overberg town in March last year. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)...
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  • Ramaphosa meets with premiers as rumours of further restrictions grow

    Provinces concerned with soaring Covid-19 infections and the impact of the lockdown restrictions on their economies met President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday to get some clarity...

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    Provinces concerned with soaring Covid-19 infections and the impact of the lockdown restrictions on their economies met President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday to get some clarity on rumours of further restrictions. The meeting comes after Ramaphosa called for an emergency meeting with the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) last week as the number of deaths continued...
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