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Stay at home: Western Cape government asks residents to avoid braais and gatherings as cases surge

Stay at home: Western Cape government asks residents to avoid braais and gatherings as cases surge

The Western Cape health department said its surveillance teams had picked up that many cluster outbreaks were a result of small social gatherings rather than mass gatherings.

'E-tolls are not part of the way forward': Gauteng transport MEC firm on stance to scrap e-tolls

Gauteng transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo said his department remained “firm” in its call for the scrapping of e-tolls.

Police make more arrests in case involving R400m worth of drugs found in boat on N1 freeway

Police have arrested three more people linked to the discovery of R400m worth of drugs in a boat being transported on the N1 freeway earlier this month.

'First time I held a scalpel and cut into a body sealed the deal': young Dr takes human anatomy by storm

UCT clinical anatomy lecturer Jeshika Luckrajh, 24, talks about her steep trajectory into academia and how having mentors helped her realise her dream.

Covid-19 cases in Gauteng schools continue to rise

There are now 4,700 Covid-19 cases in Gauteng schools, said provincial education department spokesperson Steve Mabona.

Nigeria could launch pilot digital currency by year-end - central bank

CRYPTO-CURRENCY/NIGERIA:Nigeria could launch pilot digital currency by year-end - central bank

Kruger National Park rhino poacher gets 23-year sentence

Three rhino poaching suspects have been arrested in separate incidents in the past seven days in the Kruger National Park.

Malusi Gigaba alleges there's a plot against him, with Norma Mngoma used as part of the conspiracy

Former cabinet minister Malusi Gigaba has alleged that his estranged wife Norma Mngoma was an asset used in a conspiracy against him by organs of state.

POLL - SA's economy seen growing 4.1% in 2021

South Africa's economy is on track to grow 4.1% in 2021, above recent median forecasts for Sub-Saharan Africa as a whole but not enough to make up for last year's huge coronavirus-related contraction, a Reuters poll found on Friday.

‘This was a hit’: Panyaza Lesufi after Joburg principal dies in hail of bullets

'From the video footage it was quite clear that someone was assigned to do what they have done,' the Gauteng education MEC said after visiting Buyani Primary School in Finetown.

Fishermen, oyster farmers fear power-generating ship will kill business

A floating gas-turbine generator meant to alleviate South Africa's crippling power cuts has run into objections by oyster farmers and small-scale fishermen, who fear the environmental damage will destroy their livelihoods.

Mzwanele Manyi appointed as Jacob Zuma’s spokesperson

Mzwanele Manyi, through his communications outfit, will provide spokesperson services for the Jacob Zuma Foundation and Jacob Zuma “on all matters, including the arms deal case”.

Political leaders are contributing to the increase in Covid-19 infections, says acting health minister

Acting health minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says when people take part in mass gatherings, they compromise their health and contribute to a surge in infections.

New bone and tissue bank a boon for transplants in SA

The opening of Vitanova connective tissue bank by Bone SA, a non-profit organisation which distributes bone and tissue products to the medical fraternity, was officiated by the country's health director-general Dr Sandile Buthelezi and transplant experts.

Man arrested for 'stabbing noisy dog with metre-long homemade sword'

A man has been arrested after a gruesome attack on a dog in Nonzamo, Strand.

Elderly lament slow vaccination pace

Pensioner Thabo Lediha said he and his friend Simon Plaatjies had to wait for almost four hours before they could get their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine jab at the Chiawelo Community Health Centre.

Police sergeant arrested for 'raping teen' who was walking to a shop

He allegedly told the teenager he wanted to have sex ... and she refused.

Broke Lekwa gets promise of salvation via Treasury intervention

Lekwa, which has 250,000 residents, has notified NMD of 55mva with Eskom but has been breaching the 67mva mark for years due to illegal connections which add more pressure to the grid.

Joburg primary school principal shot dead

The principal of a primary school in Finetown, Johannesburg, was gunned down early on Friday.

SANDF medics deployed as Covid-19 surges in Gauteng

Acting health minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said on Friday that the SANDF military health service was being deployed in Gauteng to ease the burden on health practitioners as Covid-19 surges in the province.

Late Kenneth Kaunda praised for role in SA's Struggle

Zambia’s first democratically elected president Dr Kenneth Kaunda has been widely hailed for the central role he played in SA’s fight against the apartheid regime.

Ambush, robbery at work leaves mental scars for security guard's

One of the deepest fears harboured by security guard Sipho Mcenjana became reality when he and his colleagues were ambushed, tied up and robbed on duty.

‘Bara turned my uncle away for chemo, he died’

This was the chilling story Ugi Moodley, 46, told Sowetan shortly after her uncle Danny Naidoo, 68, died at his sister’s house in Lenasia, on Monday after he was allegedly turned away from the hospital.

Security guard’s dream is to build a house for his kids

Vhutshilo Mudau finished his shift as a security guard at one of the big retailers in Meadowdale, Germiston, on the East Rand, at 6am when he met up with Sowetan.

Ex-employees take Greyhound to court over ‘unfair dismissal’

Employees of bus company Greyhound have approached the labour court in Johannesburg challenging the company for allegedly dismissing them without following proper processes.

Victim’s family pleased with verdict against security guard

On Thursday, the South Gauteng High Court found security guard Siphiwe George Ndlovu guilty of murder, three counts of attempted murder and unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Gauteng hospitals scramble to prepare for influx of Covid-19 patients

Public hospitals in Gauteng are half-full with Covid-19 patients as infections surge  across the country and admissions increase rapidly.

'All provinces are in trouble,' health department tells parliament

The health department on Thursday painted a bleak picture of what the country’s third wave looks like, with hospital admissions, daily infections and deaths continuing to soar.

Health department asks for patience over SIU's Digital Vibes probe

National health department director-general Dr Sandile Buthelezi on Thursday pleaded with the members of the portfolio committee to allow him not to disclose the names of officials who have been found guilty in the Digital Vibes scandal.
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