Shots, tear gas fired as protests against Beirut explosion grow

8 August 2020, 6:20 PM
Lebanese riot police fired tear gas at demonstrators trying to break through a barrier to get to the parliament building in Beirut on Saturday and shots were heard as protests over this week's devastating explosion grow.
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Being re-infected with COVID-19 is a new phenomenon: Mkhize 5 August 2020, 5:03 PM

Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize on Wednesday described as a new phenomenon the possible re-infection of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Competition Commission contemplates probing state officials and firms in alleged PPE price inflation 5 August 2020, 3:49 PM

The Competition Commission says they are contemplating investigating firms and state officials allegedly involved in heavily inflating the price of personal protective equipment.

GRAPHIC: Eased lockdown rules for Tourism Sector 5 August 2020, 3:00 PM

Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane announced last week that leisure travel is allowed within provinces.

Mkhize would like COVID-19 vaccine to be manufactured in SA 5 August 2020, 2:29 PM

Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize says that while it is still early days they have undertaken to get involved and invest in the development of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Health Minister warns that there’s no room to tolerate corruption 5 August 2020, 12:30 PM

Health Minister Dr.  Zweli Mkhize says that there is no room to tolerate corruption anywhere. He was answering a question on the issue of the procurement of the Personal Protective Equipment during a media briefing on Wednesday.

WHO to send experts to SA: Minister Mkhize 5 August 2020, 10:00 AM

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will be sending 43 senior experts from across the globe to South Africa. The first 17 experts will arrive in South Africa sometime on Wednesday.

Containment measures help to curb COVID-19 5 August 2020, 8:04 AM

Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize says that the containment measures - masks, washing of hands, sanitizing, and social distancing -has helped to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19).

LIVE: Dr Zweli Mkhize holds Health Media Briefing 5 August 2020, 6:52 AM

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize will hold a virtual media briefing on health issues in the country. 

Mkhize to brief media on Wednesday as SA’s COVID-19 cases rise to 521 318 4 August 2020, 10:24 PM

South Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases jump to 521 318 after 4 456 new cases were reported on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize is expected to brief the media on Wednesday.

A ‘pass one, pass all’ policy won’t be applied to 2020 academic year: Education Department 4 August 2020, 9:44 PM

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says only 70% of the curriculum will be covered this year and it may be a tall order.

Supreme Court of Appeal grants FITA leave to appeal tobacco judgment 4 August 2020, 5:16 PM

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein has granted the Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) leave to appeal a judgment of the Pretoria High Court.

ANC commits to fighting corruption 4 August 2020, 4:16 PM

The African National Congress ( ANC ) says it is outraged and embarrassed by corruption allegations leveled against some of its members who are said to have unlawfully benefitted from coronavirus funds. 

Court orders that Implats CEO be reimbursed 4 August 2020, 4:11 PM

The Tlhabane Magistrate's Court in the North West has ordered that the R60 000 bail paid by Impala Platinum Mine Chief Executive Officer, Mark Munroe, be returned to him.

COVID-19 not transferable through breastfeeding: Mkhize 4 August 2020, 1:07 PM

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has assured South Africans that COVID-19 can't be transmitted through breast milk and breastfeeding.

COVID-19 effects in schools to be felt for at least three years: Motshekga 4 August 2020, 12:15 PM

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has warned that the effects of the coronavirus pandemic will be with schools for at least three years.

R350 relief grant accessible at Post Office, bank accounts 4 August 2020, 8:13 AM

The South African Social Security Agency says beneficiaries of the COVID-19 R350 relief grant can now receive their grants at the Post Office or via a bank account of their choice.

SAB dumps R5-billion investment plans after alcohol ban 4 August 2020, 6:51 AM

South African Breweries said on Monday it was cancelling R5-billion of planned investments as a result of revenue losses sustained during a near three-month ban on alcohol sales during the coronavirus crisis.

SA’s confirmed coronavirus cases jump to 516 862 with 173 new deaths 3 August 2020, 10:36 PM

South Africa's confirmed  COVID-19 cases jump to 516 862 after 5 377 new cases  were reported on Monday.

Engineered decoys trap virus in test tube: study 3 August 2020, 10:30 PM

The new coronavirus enters cells by attaching to a protein on the cell membrane called the ACE2 receptor.

Correctional Services records 146 more COVID19 recoveries 3 August 2020, 9:42 PM

The Department of Correctional Services has reported a 76.8% recovery rate of COVID19 infections in its facilities.

ANC in Mangaung comes to Magashule’s defence 3 August 2020, 9:41 PM

The ANC in Mangaung region in the Free State has come out in defence of party Secretary General, Ace Magashule.

DA welcomes Mthethwa’s COVID-19 Relief Fund report 3 August 2020, 8:40 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it welcomes Sports, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa's announcement that his department will open a second wave of applications to the coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief Fund for arts and sports

Murray wants assurance on quarantine issues before US Open 3 August 2020, 8:24 PM

Players need assurance that they would not face mandatory quarantine upon returning to Europe from the US Open before travelling to New York amid the COVID-19 pandemic, former world number one Andy Murray has said.

Mixed feelings on whether 2021 local government elections should go ahead amid COVID-19 3 August 2020, 7:47 PM

It remains unclear whether next year's local government elections will take place or be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Move to reopen intra-provincial nature-based tourism lauded 3 August 2020, 7:18 PM

The move to reopen intra-provincial nature-based tourism as announced by the Minister of Tourism has been lauded as a step in the right direction in revitalising the country's ailing economy.

Free State ANC alliance partners call for tendering system to be abolished 3 August 2020, 5:11 PM

African National Congress (ANC) alliance partners in the Free State have called for the tendering system to be abolished.

Schools
Teaching, learning resume for grade 12 across SA without major challenges 3 August 2020, 5:05 PM

Grade 12 learners across the country are back in class after a one week break. Announcing the closure two weeks ago, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the reopening of schools will be phased in.

Nathi Mthethwa
Sports, Arts and Culture Department pays out R61 million in COVID-19 relief grant 3 August 2020, 3:49 PM

The Ministry for Sports, Arts and Culture intends rolling out the second wave of financial relief for those who have had their income decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Parties express reservations about Mboweni’s call for salary cuts 3 August 2020, 3:38 PM

Some parties in Parliament have expressed reservations about a call by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni for elected public representatives to consider salary cuts due to the prevailing economic situation.

WHO urges mothers to breastfeed even if infected with COVID-19 3 August 2020, 3:25 PM

Mothers should breastfeed their babies even if they have contracted COVID-19, the World Health Organisation’s head said on Monday, as the benefits outweigh the risks of infection.