This week in 1994: Democracy 25

7 August 2019, 1:55 PM
This week we focus on arms control in South Africa. Gun smuggling at the international border between South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique was a norm during the armed struggle in the 80 and early 90s.
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CORONAVIRUS: Your daily update 3 March 2021, 9:36 PM

The Health Department has reported 1 447 new cases of coronavirus, taking the number of total infections to 1 516 262 on Wednesday. There have been a further 95 COVID-19-related deaths in the country, bringing the national toll to 50 366.

Parts of the Vaal still drowning in raw sewage 10 January 2021, 9:31 PM

Several areas in the Vaal are still drowning in raw sewage, putting people and animals at risk.

No need yet to reconstruct field hospitals: Ramaphosa 9 January 2021, 7:05 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says there's no need as yet to reconstruct field hospitals to deal with the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

SA to receive 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine this month 7 January 2021, 2:15 PM

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has announced that the country will be receiving the first batch of vaccine this month and another next month.

PODCAST: Laws regulating COVID-19 vaccine in SA 6 January 2021, 5:00 PM

Senior Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Health, Law and Bioethics research group, Dr Marietjie Botes, speaks about key regulatory frameworks to ensure vaccine is safe before roll out.

Government’s COVID-19 immunisation plan unattainable: Prof Madhi 4 January 2021, 7:15 PM

The Progressive Health Forum of South Africa has on the other hand slammed the government's plan to procure vaccines in about a month's time, saying it is both inexcusable and unforgivable and will have far-reaching repercussions.

SA expediting delivery of vaccine, pushing for February rollout: Mkhize 3 January 2021, 8:00 PM

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says they are expediting the delivery of a coronavirus vaccine in South Africa and are pushing for a rollout in February. He was addressing an online media conference amid calls for government to rapidly make a vaccine available in South Africa.

Dr Mokoape will always be remembered as a powerful fighter against apartheid: Mkhize 1 January 2021, 3:11 PM

Dr Aubrey Mokaope will always be remembered as a powerful fighter against apartheid who dedicated his life to serving the ordinary people of our land, says the Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize.

South Africa’s COVID-19 infections breach 1 million mark 27 December 2020, 8:10 PM

South Africa’s COVID-19 cases have breached the one million mark, after recording 9 502 new cases. A total of 214 new deaths have also been recorded, bring total COVID-19 related deaths to 26 735.

Artists, musicians urged to adapt to COVID-19 27 December 2020, 2:46 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic caught many industries off guard, and forced those in the creative sector to do things differently. For months live events and social gatherings were halted, which meant no income for artists who rely on live performances as their main stream of income. Most of them slowly moved their craft to digital platforms.

Beitbridge border congestion cleared: Home Affairs 26 December 2020, 8:00 PM

The Department of Home Affairs says that traffic congestion at the Beitbridge border post between South Africa and Zimbabwe has been cleared.

Ramathuba
15 family members test positive for COVID-19 in Limpopo 26 December 2020, 5:00 PM

Provincial Health MEC, Dr Phophi Ramathuba, revealed this during an interview with SABC News on Saturday.

COVID-19 results no longer a requirement for travellers leaving SA through Beitbridge 26 December 2020, 3:10 PM

The Health Department has stopped requesting 72-hour COVID-19 test results from travellers leaving the country through the Beitbridge border post in Musina, Limpopo.

Truck drivers frustrated as they remain stuck at Beitbridge border 25 December 2020, 7:00 PM

Eight people have been confirmed to have died at the Beitbridge Border post in Musina Limpopo in the period starting December 14th. Hundreds of truck drivers spent their Christmas on the densely congested N1 road outside the port of entry.

Judge Desai dismisses DA’s claims that he will serve the ANC as Legal Services Ombud 25 December 2020, 5:40 PM

Retired High Court Judge Siraj Desai has scoffed off the DA's insinuation that he will serve the ANC in his new position as the Legal Services Ombud. DA Member of Parliament's Justice and Correctional Services Committee, Glynnis Breytenbach, earlier said Desai was a political appointment who was open about his support for the governing ANC.

Seven killed in Eastern Cape alleged taxi associations’ dispute 25 December 2020, 3:30 PM

The Eastern Cape government has strongly condemned a fight between two groups of men from Mpheni and Nokhatshile villages in Mount Ayliff.

UK travel ban on SA unfortunate: Mkhize 25 December 2020, 2:50 PM

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has described the travel ban that the United Kingdom has imposed on South Africa as unfortunate. The UK's move follows the detection of a new variant of the coronavirus in South Africa.

Churches must follow COVID-19 protocols: Makgoba 24 December 2020, 7:05 PM

Anglican Archbishop of Southern Africa Thabo Makgoba says COVID-19 regulations and protocols must be followed by churches to save lives. The church moved its annual midnight mass held every Christmas Eve at the St George's Cathedral to 5pm today, which Makgoba says, is in line with lockdown restrictions.

SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux ordered to repay Stellenbosch University R37 mln 24 December 2020, 6:15 PM

Rugby Union CEO, Jurie Roux, has been ordered to repay R37 million to Stellenbosch University. Roux has been found to have breached the terms of his contract while still at the university by allocating millions from the institution's coffers in unbudgeted expenditure to the Maties rugby club.

More South Africans are testing for coronavirus: Laboratories 24 December 2020, 3:05 PM

An increasing number of South Africans, including young people, are going out to test for coronavirus as new cases escalate. 

Motsepe’s campaign for CAF presidency in full swing 20 December 2020, 8:57 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe has started canvassing for support to ensure he takes over as president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) next year.

13 people die daily in KZN due to COVID-19: Zikalala 20 December 2020, 7:00 PM

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala says 13 people are dying everyday from the coronavirus in the province. He was briefing the media on how the virus is progressing during the festive season.  

Government called to reconsider new curfew 20 December 2020, 5:30 PM

The City of Cape Town is calling on National Government to reconsider the new curfew introduced by President Cyril Ramaphosa last week. The City says the curfew has led to the cancellation of scores of flights as many airlines had late night operations.

SAFA pays homage to members of the football fraternity who lost their lives in 2020 20 December 2020, 3:16 PM

As this year wraps up  - the South African Football Association (SAFA) has paid homage to members of the football fraternity who lost their lives in 2020.

Sisulu calls on South Africans to assist Masiphumelele residents following devastating fire 19 December 2020, 8:10 PM

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has also called on South Africans to donate to the people of Masiphumelele after a devastating fire. At least 1 000 structures were destroyed, while 4 000 people have been left without a roof over their heads.

Ukhozi FM urges listeners to vote for favourite song of the year 19 December 2020, 6:00 PM

The public broadcaster's top radio station - Ukhozi FM - has encouraged its listeners to vote for their favourite song of the year.

Cape Town deploys ground teams to monitor COVID-19 compliance 19 December 2020, 4:05 PM

The City of Cape Town has deployed various ground teams to monitor COVID-19 compliance within communities and at its beaches. Mayco member for Safety and Security, JP Smith, says adhering to safety regulations is important amid the second surge of infections.

Pride Month
Discrimination serves as a catalyst to continue living without fear: LGBTQI+ Northern Cape community 19 December 2020, 4:00 PM

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI+) community in the Northern Cape says 2020 been a tumultuous year.

SA records 9 126 new COVID-19 cases, 184 deaths 17 December 2020, 8:48 PM

COVID-19 infections continue to climb in South Africa, with the Health Department reporting 9 126 cases overnight.

Contralesa appeals to all South Africans to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 17 December 2020, 8:28 PM

Traditional leaders' organisation, Contralesa, is appealing to all South Africans to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.