Dept says Vaal Dam levels falling below 30% does not mean day zero

Prolonged spells of hot weather coupled with a lack of rainfall has led to Vaal Dam falling dramatically. The last update on Friday shows that the Vaal Dam is currently at 29.6%, according to Rand Water. ⚠️ALERT: VAAL DAM BELOW 30% and is sitting at 29.2% full on Saturday morning!!! 🇿🇦 is a water scarce […]

No money to keep state clinics open 24 hours a day, Parliament hears

Financial pressure on the country’s fiscus, staff shortages, and security concerns. These were just some of the reasons the National Department of Health gave as to why most state clinics and primary healthcare facilities cannot operate 24 hours a day. Officials presented their input on the National Health Amendment Bill during a briefing of Parliament’s […]

Isibaya cast and crew celebrates Siyabonga Thwala’s last day on set

All good things come to an end, so they say. Isibaya’s treasure Siyabonga Twala has wrapped up shooting his final scene after a long 8-year-run with the telenovela. He is the 5th lead actor to leave the show and he will be dearly missed. The cast and crew members celebrated what was an incredible journey […]

THE ROTARY FAMILY HEALTH DAY EVENT (speaking notes) #Covid19inSA

SPEAKING NOTES FOR MINISTER OF HEALTH HON. DR ZWELINI MKHIZE THE ROTARY FAMILY HEALTH DAY EVENT Wednesday, 14 October 2020 Programme Directors, Dr Nonhlanhla Makhanya and Dr Thembisile Xulu, Deputy Minister of Health the Honourable Dr Joe Phaahla Director General Department of Health Dr. Sandile Buthelezi CEO of Action Group for Family health and AIDS […]

World Mental Health Day 2020: Reach out, because together we are stronger, says psychiatrist Dr Ajay Makan #Covid19inSA

It’s World Mental Health Day. With the COVID-19 pandemic changing our lives considerably, mental health has become even more important. Reach out, because together we are stronger, says psychiatrist Dr Ajay Makan.  


MEDIA STATEMENT To: Editors & Health Journalists Issued by: Department of Health Date: Thursday, 08 October 2020 WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY COMMEMORATION – 10 OCTOBER 2020 Pretoria: As the country joins the rest of the global community in commemorating the World Mental Health Day on 10 October under the theme “Mental Health for all: Greater […]

Maid who beats up 94-year-old Gogo each and every day exposed by neighbour

Gogo Lenah Mnguni’s helper was arrested last Thursday for allegedly abusing her! The gogo had apparently been mistreated since March. Limpopo police spokesman, Brigadier Leonard Hlathi, said the helper would soon appear in court on a case of assault. This comes after Daily Sun published a story about the gogo’s horrific experience last week. The […]

World Teacher’s Day: Minister Motshekga says teachers are our national treasures

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on Monday said described teachers as national treasures. Motshekga celebrated World Teacher’s Day at the Mamelodi Teachers’ Centre in Pretoria. This year, the Department of Basic Education’s theme for the occasion is: ‘Teachers: Leading in crisis, re-imagining the future’. Motshekga paid tribute to teachers and school staff who died from […]

President Ramaphosa gave Mapisa-Nqakula verbal approval for Zim visit on the day she left

President Cyril Ramaphosa gave “verbal approval” for Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula’s controversial trip to Zimbabwe, where she “ferried” ANC officials along with her on an SA Air Force flight on the same day she left. On Thursday, News24 reported the Presidency only approved the flight on 10 September, a day after Mapisa-Nqakula and Social Development […]

Apple Music celebrates Nigerian Independence Day with month-long Oshe Naija campaign

Johannesburg, 1 October 2020: To celebrate the 60th year of Nigerian independence, Apple Music is launching Oshe Naija (meaning Thanks Nigeria in Yoruba), a month-long campaign to honour Nigeria’s rich musical history. The Oshe Naija collection will feature the hottest new Nigerian releases, classic Nigerian albums, Artist Essentials playlists and music videos, as well as […]