COVID-19: SA Medical Association wants tougher lockdown as 3rd wave looms

The South African Medical Association (Sama) has warned that people may still be suffering from COVID-19 fatigue, despite a resurgence across the country. The body wanted tougher regulations than the lockdown level 2 restrictions introduced this week. Sama said that it was already a bit difficult to get a bed for a COVID-19 patient in […]

Sassa promises residents smoother service at new Ga-Rankuwa offices

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has promised residents a smoother running service as its Ga-Rankuwa offices have officially been relocated from the Odi-District owned by the North West Development Co-operation (NWDC). Nandi Mosia, Sassa Gauteng spokesperson, said the department was pleased to inform the communities of Ga-Rankuwa, Winterveldt, and surrounding areas that their […]

Actress Nomzamo Mbatha to deliver 1 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to vulnerable communities

Nomzamo Mbatha took to Instagram to announce that 1 million vaccine doses will be will delivered to the vulnerable communities. The star expressed how excited she is to be part of something this big. Nomzamo also went ahead to say that Covid-19 is not over for anyone until it is over for everyone. “I am […]

Parliament committee backs decision to fully open primary schools from 3rd term

Parliament’s portfolio committee on Basic Education has backed the decision to fully open primary schools from the start of the third term. The Department of Basic Education over the weekend announced that all primary school learners would return to the classroom on 26 July. Officials on Tuesday briefed the committee on the preparedness of schools […]

SA needs to play their part to stave off COVID-19 3rd wave – NICD

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said that South Africa could still delay the third wave of the pandemic as it moved through the county. Experts said that four provinces – the Northern Cape, Free State, North West and Gauteng – had already entered the third wave. According to the national Health Department, 3,614 […]

Veteran actor MacDonald Mathunjwa’s cause of death revealed

The talented actor who is best known for his role as Vusi in Home Affairs and Rev Phiri in Bone of Bones died in the early hours of Tuesday morning, 1 June. The passing of the 72-year-old actor was confirmed to Daily Sun by his daughter Zanoxolo Mathujwa who said the actor died of covid-19 […]

COVID-19: Cape Town’s Tweede Nuwe Jaar celebrations cancelled

Cape Town’s famous Tweede Nuwe Jaar celebrations that was rescheduled for 16 June has been cancelled due to Covid-19. This is a double blow for the troupes who had already postponed the traditional January parade usually held on the second day of the new year. They have their sights set on January 2022 now. “The […]

Education department working to prioritise teachers for COVID-19 vaccine

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says they are working with other government departments to ensure teachers are prioritized for vaccination. Motshekga says the lack of certainty around the availability of a vaccine is giving them sleepless nights. She was briefing the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the readiness of schools for a possible third […]

SA COVID-19: Sadtu urges caution around pupil safety

COVID-19 infections at schools are increasing as the country goes deeper into the third wave. The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) says a careful balancing act must remain in place to minimize outbreaks at schools, but make sure learning and teaching continue with minimal disruption. Sadtu says it will approach the education department if […]

Ex-NW premier Supra Mahumapelo booted from parliamentary meeting

Former North West premier, Supra Mahumapelo, was on Monday asked to leave a virtual parliamentary meeting. The meeting dealt with the governance challenges in the once-troubled province. The ad hoc committee, on the Section 100 intervention in the North West, met with the inter-ministerial task team and the National Treasury for an update. After an […]