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Churches concerned about limits to services

Churches concerned about limits to services

You've seen church leaders in other countries preach to congregants while they sit in their cars.

Those yet to receive Covid-19 relief grants have to wait a while longer

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has asked recipients who have not received their R350 Covid-19 relief grant payment for May to wait a little longer.

Supervisor's murder cases deferred to next week

A Hammanskraal security supervisor will appear in court next week in connection with three murder charges after bodies of his colleagues were discovered.

'We'll watch Covid-19 hotspots closely'

Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has detailed measures on how the government will identify Covid-19 hotspots in the country.

'Lab error' means SABC employee who tested positive for Covid-19 was actually negative

After releasing a precautionary communiqué on a possible Covid-19 case at its Durban office, the state broadcaster announced on Wednesday that the employee was in fact negative.

KZN premier calls for further debate before SA accepts money from IMF

KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala has warned that taking an IMF loan could threaten radical economic transformation in SA.

Storm in parliament as EFF demands 'racial breakdown' of Covid-19 stats

The EFF on Wednesday caused a storm in the first National Assembly sitting since the Covid-19 lockdown by demanding that health minister Zweli Mkhize provide a “racial breakdown” of all people who have contracted coronavirus.

Municipalities owe Eskom R30bn, parliaments hears

Municipal debt to Eskom is fast approaching the R30bn mark, after it shot up by more than R8bn in the last 12 months.

WATCH | 'We would never risks your children’s lives' - Lesufi satisfied after school inspection

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi did a routine check of school readiness ahead of their reopening on June 1.

Take your umhlonyane, but no evidence it can cure Covid-19: Mkhize

Health minister Zweli Mkhize has reacted to the use of umhlonyane to defeat flu, saying indeed this was true as he also grew up drinking it. However, he cautioned against beliefs that the plant known as artemisia could cure Covid-19.

Level 3 briefing postponed due to Ramaphosa's church announcement: Mthembu

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that religious gatherings were allowed under level 3 of the lockdown was one of the reasons why a briefing by the national coronavirus command council scheduled for Wednesday was postponed.

Budget woes for SANDF mean defence industry will collapse: Mapisa-Nqakula

The fall of state-owned defence company Denel and budget cuts by the Treasury have led to the collapse of the defence industry in the country, says the defence minister.

Dudu Myeni 'failed abysmally', declared delinquent director for life

Former SAA chair Dudu Myeni has been declared a delinquent director, the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse said on Wednesday.

Lift cigarette ban or we go to court: AfriForum

AfriForum has written to the ministry of cooperative governance and traditional affairs, warning that it will go to court if the government doesn't lift the lockdown ban on the sale of tobacco.

Wife's haircut pushes lawyer to take government to court over salon ban

Many a South African has reached a breaking point during the national lockdown which started two months ago. Criminal law advocate Carlo Viljoen’s came when his wife decided to cut her own hair.

Zimbabwean officials prosecute battered, bruised MDC leaders in hospital

The 'MDC Alliance Three' are accused of taking part in an illegal demonstration on May 13.

'Do not go to school tomorrow,' 5 KZN unions tell teachers

Unions in KwaZulu-Natal have advised teachers not to report to schools on Thursday due to lack of readiness under the Covid-19 protocols.

City Power warns of daily winter 'load rotation' in suburbs hit by overloading

There is an increased likelihood of power outages during the winter, warns City Power.

Abel Sithole appointed new PIC boss

Abel Moffat Sithole has been appointed the new CEO of the Public Investment Corporation

Online booze orders flying in ahead of move to lockdown level 3

South Africans rush to place alcohol orders online

Patients, staff test positive for Covid-19 at frail care centre in PE

A Port Elizabeth frail care centre has recorded 19 patients and 10 staff members with Covid-19, while an 83-year-old woman has already died.

Trump threatens to 'close down' social media companies after tweets tagged

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to close down social media platforms after Twitter labelled two of his tweets "unsubstantiated" and accused him of making false claims.

UIF delaying Ters benefits is 'a ticking time bomb', warns DA

The DA says processing applications for the Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (Ters) for May should have started in the middle of the month, as the UIF apologises for a ‘freak break’ in its system.

Read my lips - a face mask to help the deaf

A Cape Town occupational therapist, who turned her love of sewing into a self-run business, and a Durban entrepreneurial speech therapy student are unmasking lips to help deaf people communicate amid the Covid-19 pandemic in SA.

This is why we banned cigarette sales: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma tells court

The overarching rationale behind temporarily banning the sale of tobacco products during level 4 of the lockdown was to protect human life and health and to reduce the potential strain on the health-care system

KZN education department to hire 6,000 people to conduct screenings at schools

The KwaZulu-Natal education department will deploy 6,000 people to screen teachers and pupils at schools in the province from June 1

Long arm of the law nabs 'computer fraudsters' after R3m stolen a decade ago

The law has finally caught up with two service providers who allegedly stole more than R3m a decade ago from the health department in the Eastern Cape.

Beware the credit shortfall policy on car loans, warns short-term insurance ombud

The large print giveth and the small print taketh away. That line, penned by musician Tom Waits more than four decades ago, is particularly apt in the case of “credit shortfall” insurance.

DA begins retrenchment process so as to 'remain robust and efficient'

SA's official opposition party, the DA, has taken a "painful but necessary decision" to retrench staff to improve its operational effectiveness
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