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'Thank you sister!' Desmond and Leah Tutu kick off Covid-19 jab for the aged

'Thank you sister!' Desmond and Leah Tutu kick off Covid-19 jab for the aged

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah were among the first elderly people to be inoculated as the Western Cape started its second phase of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout.

Government offers 1.5% salary hike for public servants, plus cash gratuity

The government has tabled a revised offer of a 1.5% salary hike and a R978 cash gratuity for a year in a bid to end the stalemate in the public sector wage negotiations.

Joburg mayor Geoff Makhubo had corrupt dealings with suppliers: Zondo lawyer

State capture inquiry evidence leader advocate Matthew Chaskalson will petition chairperson deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo to find that Joburg mayor Geoff Makhubo was in “a corrupt relationship” with city service providers.

ANC to oppose Ace Magashule in court showdown

The ANC announced on Monday that it will oppose the application to lift the temporary suspension of its secretary-general Ace Magashule.

Nafiz Modack bail postponed after magistrate is wounded in shooting

The magistrate was wounded when gunmen purportedly targeted an off-duty police officer from Delft at a car wash on Sunday afternoon.

Activists and government lock horns over coal pollution

Failure to tackle toxic levels of air pollution produced by burning coal is a violation its post-Apartheid constitution, activists and a UN rights expert said in court on Monday.

Redefine Properties expanding further into logistics on e-commerce boom

Redefine Properties is accelerating an expansion into the logistics space in Poland and at home, its chief executive officer said after the company reported a 62.7% decline in half-year headline earnings on Monday.

Man who hacked girlfriend and children to death gets six life terms

Nowa Makula, 32, had earlier been convicted of murdering his girlfriend and the children — three of whom he had fathered — in November 2020.

Teen killed by guard's 'warning shot' as protest turns violent in Mangaung

A security guard was arrested after the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy during violent protests in Mangaung.

Ace vows to 'die in the ANC' at Zuma court case

While suspended SG Ace Magashule vowed to "die in the ANC" outside the Pietermaritzburg high court on Monday, Jacob Zuma reminded supporters that infighting would make the party a "laughing stock".

Smooth start to vaccinations at Ekurhuleni frail care centre

Jill Fraser, one of the first people to receive a Covid-19 vaccine at the Zanele Mbeki Frail Care Centre in Nigel, Ekurhuleni, expressed joy about being vaccinated.

Tshwane doctor confident the vaccine rollout will be a success

With a target of vaccinating 468 people over the age of 60 a day, Dr Mpho Shabangu is confident the programme will be a success.

Protesting artists blockade arts and culture department building

A group of artists and creatives who were scheduled to visit the department of sport, arts and culture in Pretoria on Monday has been refused entry.

Mandela’s relatives, rural families get help to collect drinking water

The long walk to freedom just got a bit shorter in the childhood home village of Nelson Mandela, where some of his relatives have been gifted a device to fetch water more easily.

KZN funeral parlour owner arrested for 'stealing coffin and grave crosses'

A funeral parlour owner has been accused of stealing a coffin and grave anchor crosses in Ulundi.

It's all systems go for vaccination of the elderly at Bertha Gxowa Hospital

It will take an elderly person an estimated one and a half person from start of the vaccination process till the time they leave the premises.

‘We cannot allow our people to live in a war zone’: Alan Winde on Khayelitsha shootings

Western Cape premier Alan Winde has committed to ensuring justice for Khayelitsha residents after mass killings were reported at the weekend.

Clicks and Dis-Chem offering Covid-19 vaccines: what you need to know

SA pharmaceutical groups Dis-Chem and Clicks have announced plans to offer Covid-19 vaccines at their retail outlets.

'I could run a race right now': Tembisa gran after getting Covid-19 vaccine

This granny was elated after getting her Covid-19 jab — and urged other elderly people to register to get vaccinated.

Education officials, businessman still to answer for alleged fraud, corruption

The four current and former senior Eastern Cape education officials and a businessman accused of fraud, corruption and theft will be back in court on July 8. They remain out on bail.

Elderly woman paints a positive picture as she receives vaccine

"I have to live on to see my family grow — I plan to do that," said Ethelwyn van Eck, 84, as she received her Covid-19 vaccine on Monday.

Zuma’s corruption trial postponed

Former president Jacob Zuma will plead not guilty to corruption charges and he wants the state's lead prosecutor, advocate Billy Downer, out.

Turning point in SA's 14-month fight against Covid-19: Vaccine rollout gains momentum

“In respect of Covid-19, vaccination is the best health policy, it is the best social policy, and it is the best economic policy,” says Business for SA's Martin Kingston.

Health officials on hand to monitor for any vaccine side effects

Vaccination for Covid-19 was off to a slow start at the Discoverers Community Health Centre in Roodepoort on Monday, as staff struggled to capture details of those who were to be inoculated.

Mixed bag for June fuel prices as oil continues to battle the Rand

Some up, some down – that’s the picture for the month-end fuel price adjustment, according to the Automobile Association, which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund

Police raid Sea Point hotel, arrest 11 suspects for Khayelitsha murders

Police have arrested suspects in connection with the murders of 13 people in one day in Khayelitsha at the weekend.

'Fix our school for the sake of our kids, community'

Parents have raised concerns about the situation at Riverlea High School in southern  Johannesburg as the school has turned into a den of criminals.

Northern Cape ready for any eventuality during second phase of vaccine rollout, says health MEC

Northern Cape health MEC Maruping Lekwene on Sunday said he was concerned about the increasing number of Covid-19 infections in the province as the country kicks off phase 2 the national vaccination rollout on Monday.

'This is the best way of being safe': Pretoria man, 72, lines up for Covid-19 vaccine

It was all systems go at Pretoria’s FF Ribeiro Clinic, where scores of the city’s elderly and health workers queued for their Covid-19 vaccine on Monday.
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