Over 92 000 healthcare workers vaccinated since start of rollout, says Dept

Less than a month after South Africa launched its vaccination programme against COVID-19, the Health Department said that more than 92,000 healthcare workers in the country had been vaccinated. The department hosted a joint briefing on the progress of the national vaccine rollout. The department said that thousand of healthcare workers had been immunized in […]

Man gets 20 years for burying child alive

Lai Phepheng buried his 5-year-old boy alive in his yard after taking him from his grandmother’s home while the mother was at work. What had provoked him to commit this deed, because he had time to reconsider while transporting the child from his grandmother’s home in Germiston, Gauteng, to Limpopo? The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) […]

Environment Department not sure about why Joburg still stinks

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) says it cannot isolate the main source of the sulphur stench experienced in parts of Gauteng and Mpumalanga following investigations. In a statement, the department said the stench was likely a combination of elevated levels of sulphur dioxide and hydrogen sulphide. This is after the department, along […]

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, […]

Gauteng driving school operators to march against online booking system on Friday

Operators of driving schools in Gauteng are planning to take their fight against the online booking system to the offices of the Transport Department and Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC). Members of the National Driving School Association said that all seven regions in the province would be marching to transport authorities in Tshwane and Johannesburg […]

Investigation underway into recent foul air in Gauteng

The government has promised to release the findings into its probe of the recent stink that hovered between Gauteng and Mpumalanga. The stink is believed to have been a combination of elevated levels of sulphur dioxide and hydrogen sulphide. Officials from the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) and the Gert Sibande district municipality […]

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 […]

DA calls for those behind Mayibuye Primary School opening delay held accountable

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng wants those responsible for delaying the opening of the multi-million-rand Mayibuye Primary School in Tembisa to be held accountable. In 2015, the Gauteng government promised to build a new school that would accommodate 1,200 pupils who were currently learning in a makeshift school that is reaching a dilapidated state. […]

Gauteng driving school operators vow to continue protest until demands met

There have been further calls on Saturday, from Gauteng driving schools, for the scrapping of the online drivers’ licence booking system implemented in the province. Owners of independent driving schools from Alexandra protested outside the Marlboro licencing centre earlier this week, blocking motorists from entering or leaving the premises. The driving school operators say they […]

If I didn’t pray, it would have been worse – Pastor Mboro speaks on hailstorms that hit SA

Incredible Happenings church leader Mapaseka “Mboro” Motsoeneng says if it wasn’t for his prayers, the hailstorm that battered Gauteng on Friday would have been much worse. According to the South African Weather Service (SAWS), hail hit Benoni, Johannesburg South, and other areas in Ekurhuleni on Friday. The weather service issued a Level 2 warning for […]