Health Minister Mkhize pleased with vaccination progress in Gauteng

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Thursday said he was happy about the progress with vaccinations in Gauteng. Mkhize is inspecting sites ahead of the phase two vaccination programme. Inspecting the vaccination centre at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital with the Premier and MEC. #IChooseVaccination pic.twitter.com/nj4mcJk028 — Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) April 8, 2021 Mkhize began with a […]

Gauteng provincial department working on governance in Sedibeng

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says his office is working hard on fixing governance problems in the Sedibeng District. Makhura says the Emfuleni Municipality, the biggest in the region, is the cause of the problems. Emfuleni is currently under administration. Makhura said, “the Emfuleni Municipality is not doing its job. When you go into the townships […]

Gauteng Premier David Makhura worried about Easter weekend

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says his office has been hard at work to prepare for the months ahead. He says the Easter Weekend is worrying, while the winter season will bring challenges. “The Easter weekend is a weekend where large numbers of people move out of our province. Increased mobility is always an important risk […]

Makhura remains Gauteng premier after DA loses no-confidence motion

The South African Communist Party (SACP) in Gauteng has welcomed the rejection of the vote of no confidence against Premier David Makhura which was tabled by the DA in the legislature on Tuesday. SACP deputy provincial secretary Sekete Moshoeshoe said his party welcomed the overwhelming and “decisive defeat of the racially polarised, right-wing opposition party, […]

David Makhura remains Gauteng premier after DA loses a vote of no confidence

The South African Communist Party (SACP) in Gauteng has welcomed the rejection of the vote of no confidence against Premier David Makhura which was tabled by the DA in the legislature on Tuesday. SACP deputy provincial secretary Sekete Moshoeshoe said his party welcomed the overwhelming and “decisive defeat of the racially polarised, right-wing opposition party, […]

GP health dept plans to open up more vaccine sites this week

The Gauteng Department of Health plans to open more COVID-19 vaccination sites this week. Officials have already administered 16,800 jabs to healthcare workers at the Steve Biko and Baragwanath academic hospitals. The national Department of Health received another 80,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccines at the weekend, which will be rolled out as […]

GP eyes cannabis industry as one to get economy on a high

The Gauteng government said that it would look at the cannabis industry as one of the many ways to revitalize the province’s economy. The provincial government’s focusing on high growth priority sectors and infrastructure investment projects, in line with the national government’s “economic reconstruction and recovery plan” that was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Some […]

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says corrupt officials will face consequences

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says those involved in PPE corruption will be held responsible and face consequences. Makhura delivered his State of the Province Address on Tuesday. “The corruption allegations and irregularities pertaining to COVID-19 procurement and delays in the delivery of some of the health infrastructure revealed substantial governance weaknesses. “Above all, the irregular […]

DA’s Msimanga: ANC refusing no confidence motion in Premier Makhura

DA Gauteng leader Solly Msimanga on Monday accused the governing ANC of stalling debate on a motion of no confidence in Gauteng Premier David Makhura in the provincial legislature. Speaking at a virtual press briefing ahead of the premier’s State of the Province Address (Sopa) on Tuesday, Msimanga slated Makhura for his running of the […]

Gauteng government could tighten alcohol sales post COVID-19

The Gauteng government wants to tighten regulations around the sale of alcohol beyond COVID-19. That’s according to Gauteng Premier David Makhura. Makhura spoke during the official handover of 55 high-performance vehicles to the South African Police Service in Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon. Premier @David_Makhura together with the Police Minister, General Bheki Cele and MEC @GP_CommSafety […]