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SA's first batch of Covid-19 vaccines will be here on February 1: Mkhize

SA's first batch of Covid-19 vaccines will be here on February 1: Mkhize

The plane carrying SA's first batch of Covid-19 vaccines will arrive in the country on February 1.

Illegal immigrants won't be denied Covid-19 vaccine

The government has revealed that illegal immigrants will also benefit from the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Wine industry heads to court to fight alcohol ban

South Africa's wine industry said on Wednesday it had asked a court to allow the main wine-growing region to exempt itself from a ban on the sale of alcohol that was reinstated last month to ease pressure on hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ANC appoints replacement for Jackson Mthembu and four other MPs who died

The ANC in parliament has moved swiftly to replace former minister in the presidency Jackson Mthembu as an MP.

Trees planted at crash site in honour of fallen healthcare workers

The families of four Netcare healthcare workers and a pilot that died in a helicopter accident last week Thursday were today honored in a private ceremony at the crash site in uThukela district. The medical helicopter which was en route to fetch a patient crashed near Bergville last week Thursday, claiming the lives of all on board.

Siyabonga Cwele, David Mahlobo and Bongani Bongo collapsed SSA, says witness

An unidentified witness says abuse of the agency’s mandate to enrich Jacob Zuma occurred under their leadership

State security minister Dlodlo keeping a close eye on spooks battle playing out at Zondo commission

State security minister Ayanda Dlodlo has vowed to keep a close watch on developments at the Zondo commission after her unsuccessful bid to block her department's acting director-general from leading damning evidence against the institution.

Gynaecologist suspended over 'suicide' tweet boast

A doctor who took to social media to boast that his actions led someone who apparently made homophobic slurs to commit suicide has been suspended.

Thuli Madonsela slams 'shocking' death of Shonisani Lethole at Tembisa Hospital

Social media reacted strongly to the release of the health ombud's report on the death of Lethole in Tembisa Hospital last year.

Parliament looking to spend as little as possible on scaled-down Sona

The budget is R2.2m but National Assembly speaker Thandi Modise says government 'doesn't want to spend a cent of that money'

Ivermectin gets partial greenlight to fight Covid

Decision comes as many doctors call for it, but health products regulatory authority says better data needed to establish safety, doses and efficacy

Police got it wrong, says Bheki Cele over maskless Mpumalanga premier

Police minister Bheki Cele has admitted that police "badly" managed the mask matter involving Mpumalanga premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane.

Nzimande prioritises campus healthcare staff, health sciences students in phase 1 vaccine roll-out

Health science students and frontline campus healthcare workers will be prioritised in phase 1 of  the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out.

Litany of poor medical treatment for Shonisani Lethole at Tembisa hospital

Shonisani Lethole's lifeless body spent 10 hours and 15 minutes on the Tembisa Provincial Tertiary Hospital bed until a doctor certified him dead the next day.

‘Restaurants can’t survive another week’: CEO stages sit-in at Union Buildings

It is imminent that the industry is facing complete and utter destruction, says Wendy Alberts, CEO of the Restaurants Association of SA, on day three of a sit-in at the Union Buildings.

Zim doctors push for Ivermectin in Covid-19 treatment

Doctors in Zimbabwe have formally appealed for permission to use Ivermectin to treat Covid-19 patients, asserting the drug is part of a combination that has proved to be “a game-changer” on the ground.

National coronavirus command council meets amid declining Covid-19 infection rate

SA's national coronavirus command council is holding what government sources have described as a “regular” meeting.

'We've broken no rules': Surf's up for Durban beach ban protesters

A group of Durban surfers defied the government's beach ban by taking to the water to protest against restrictions on Wednesday.

Beauty therapist dismissed after inquiring about her Ters UIF benefits wins her case

A beauty therapist who was unfairly dismissed from a spa in Johannesburg has won her case at the bargaining council and has since started her own beauty spa.

SABC board to discuss alternatives to job cuts – Ndabeni-Abrahams

The SABC board has promised to discuss alternatives to job cuts in their next meeting following a series of consultations with communications and digital technologies minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.

‘If surrounded by water, sit on the roof’ - and other tips to survive Eloise flooding

The SA Weather Service has issued safety tips as heavy rain continues in SA.

Arthur Fraser fights back against R125m claim by SSA's Loyiso Jafta

Former State Security Agency director-general Arthur Fraser has disputed claims made by his successor Loyiso Jafta that R125m disappeared from the agency's coffers under his watch.

NFP threatens legal action against Sahpra over Ivermectin

The National Freedom Party has threatened legal action against the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority if it does not respond to an application to authorise the sale of Ivermectin by Thursday.

Khumbudzo Ntshavheni appointed acting minister in the presidency

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed minister of small business development Khumbudzo Ntshavheni as acting minister in the presidency until further notice.

Deceased was not given food at Tembisa Hospital for over four days – Ombud

Shonisani Lethole, the man who tweeted about his treatment while on a bed at Tembisa Hospital on the East Rand, was not given food for over four days while at the health facility.

Japan's Covid crisis reawakens deflation fears as cash hoarding returns

A spike in coronavirus infections in Japan is driving local households to do what they have always done in times of crisis: spend less and save more, stoking fears of a deeper retail recession and grinding deflation.

Japan PM apologises after lawmakers' nightclub outings

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga apologised on Wednesday after lawmakers from his ruling coalition visited night clubs despite his government's call for people to avoid unnecessary outings to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Jail for Eastern Cape man with 14-year-old ‘girlfriend’

A 28-year-old man convicted for the statuatory rape of a 14-year-old girl who he claimed was his girlfriend has been sentenced to three years behind bars.
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