SAPS recruitment drive receives over 500 000 applications

3 February 2020, 4:28 PM
The South African Police Service (SAPS) says the screening and selection process for the Basic Police Development Learning Programme (BPDLP) for the 2019/2020 financial year is still under way.
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Young nurses’ union calls for more health workers to be hired, boycott of vaccine 7 January 2021, 8:45 PM

Young Nurses Indaba Trade Union (YNITU) is calling for the boycott of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine as it is not yet clear what it does to the body.

Ethiopian general says Eritrean troops entered Tigray: Video clip 7 January 2021, 8:20 PM

A senior Ethiopian general said in a video clip posted on social media this week that Eritrean troops had entered the country uninvited while his soldiers were battling a rebellious force in the northern region of Tigray.

Alleged drug kingpin ‘Teddy Mafia’ laid to rest 7 January 2021, 8:06 PM

Hundreds of people gathered on Taurus Street in Shallcross, Durban, to pay their final respect to suspected drug kingpin Yaganathan Pillay, commonly known as "Teddy Mafia".

Elon Musk leaves behind Amazon’s Bezos to become world’s richest person: Bloomberg News 7 January 2021, 7:43 PM

Tesla Inc chief and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk surpassed Amazon.com Inc’s top boss Jeff Bezos to become the world’s richest man, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.

Communications Minister slates burning of cellphone towers amid bogus COVID-19 claims 7 January 2021, 7:19 PM

Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has condemned the burning of cellphone network tower infrastructure amid bogus claims the coronavirus pandemic is linked to 5G.

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City Tshwane says it’s not yet overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients 7 January 2021, 7:00 PM

The City of Tshwane says it hasn't reached crisis level yet when it comes to he availability of hospital bed space in the metro.

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Calls for the closure of SA’s borders due to coronavirus surge 7 January 2021, 5:31 PM

The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs is calling for the closure of the country's borders due to challenges faced by certain ports of entry amid COVID-19.

South Africa’s Aspen could produce J&J COVID shots by end of March 7 January 2021, 5:30 PM

Aspen Pharmacare could start production of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines in South Africa by late March or early April if all approvals are in place, a senior company executive said.

Soldiers break up scuffle in Ghana parliament before inauguration 7 January 2021, 5:14 PM

 Soldiers entered Ghana’s parliament to break up a scuffle between rival lawmakers at odds over last month’s elections, hours before President Nana Akufo-Addo was due to be sworn in on Thursday.

Condolences continue to pour in for Bapedi king Victor Thulare lll 7 January 2021, 5:00 PM

Messages of condolence continue to pour in after the passing of the Bapedi king Thulare Victor Thulare the Third on Tuesday night. He died after a short illness. The royal family is yet to release an official statement.

SABC nearly halves the number of employees to be retrenched 7 January 2021, 4:19 PM

The  South African Broadcasting Corporation  (SABC) says it has reduced the number of employees who face retrenchment from 600 to 303.

As Olympics loom, Japanese approval of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine unlikely till May 7 January 2021, 3:20 PM

Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine is unlikely to win approval in Japan until May due to requirements for local clinical trials, the distributor said, casting doubt over a nationwide vaccination rollout before the summer Tokyo Olympics.

Kgetlengrivier residents’ group takes over water, sewage provision 7 January 2021, 3:15 PM

The Kgetlengrivier Rate Payers Association has officially taken over water and sewage provision from the troubled Kgetlengrivier Local municipality in the North West.

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Botswana closes three border posts amid rising COVID-19 cases in South Africa 7 January 2021, 3:10 PM

The Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs in Botswana says the Tlokweng Border Post in Botswana has temporarily closed.

World stunned by Trump supporters storming US Capitol, attempts to overturn election 7 January 2021, 3:05 PM

 World leaders expressed their shock as supporters of US President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol building where Congress meets in an attempt to overturn the results of the November 3 election won by Joe Biden.

Free State health accused of failing to adhere to COVID-19 protocols 7 January 2021, 3:00 PM

Nehawu has accused the Free State department of health of failing to adhere to COVID-19 protocols. Nehawu says since the second wave of coronavirus the department has not intensified its measure in health care facilities.

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COVID-19, GBV and femicide to form part of ANC January 8 statement 7 January 2021, 2:08 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa will virtually address the African National Congress (ANC) 109 year celebrations from Luthuli House in Johannesburg on Friday.

Kenya expects 24 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to start arriving next month 7 January 2021, 1:48 PM

Kenya has ordered 24 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and expects them to start arriving in the second week of February, its health minister said.

Discovery Health explains how coronavirus vaccine will be rolled out 7 January 2021, 12:00 AM

Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, at the weekend confirmed that government is in talks with pharmaceutical companies over the procurement of a vaccine by as soon as possible.

As Trump allies challenge his election loss, Pence says he can’t undo the results 6 January 2021, 9:50 PM

United States (US) Vice President Mike Pence opened a joint session of Congress to formally certify Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, rejecting President Donald Trump’s demand that he unilaterally reject electoral votes.

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Chippa United hold Supersport United to a draw 6 January 2021, 8:53 PM

In the only DSTV Premiership match this evening, Supersport United were held to a 2-all draw by Chippa United at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville.

Bapedi king Victor Thulare the third passes away 6 January 2021, 8:50 PM

Bapedi king Victor Thulare the third has died after a short illness in Johannesburg.

Trump says: ‘We will never give up, we will never concede’ 6 January 2021, 8:35 PM

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday told cheering supporters he would never concede the 2020 presidential election to President-elect Joe Biden, asserting without evidence once again that the election involved widespread voter fraud.

PSL suspends DSTV Diski Challenge fixtures 6 January 2021, 7:52 PM

The Premier Soccer League Executive Committee in consultation with MultiChoice has taken a decision to suspend all DSTV Diski Challenge Fixtures with immediate effect. A statement from the organisation does not provide reasons for the suspension.

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DA to probe SAPO golf club membership expenditure 6 January 2021, 7:47 PM

The Democratic Alliance says it will further probe expenditure at the South African Post Office, after a written parliamentary question revealed that the entity paid over half a million rand for corporate membership to an Irene Country Club.

Bulls on top of Currie Cup log following victory over lion 6 January 2021, 7:09 PM

Log leaders the Bulls have consolidated their position at the top of the Currie Cup log and all but secured a home semi-final with a win over the Lions at Loftus Versveld in Pretoria.

More clinical trials needed to establish safety of Ivermectin to treat COVID-19 patients: SAHPRA 6 January 2021, 7:00 PM

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) is encouraging the submission of clinical trials aimed to establish the safety and efficacy of Ivermectin in the management of COVID-19 infections for both treatment and prophylaxis (action taken to prevent a disease).

Heavy rains cut off Zwelisha community in KZN 6 January 2021, 6:30 PM

As heavy rains continue to fall in some parts of KwaZulu-Natal the community of Zwelisha outside the Midlands town of Estcourt has been cut off from the outside world due to floods.

Georgia on cusp of delivering Senate to Democrats as Warnock wins, Ossoff leads 6 January 2021, 6:17 PM

Democrats won one US Senate race in Georgia and led in another on Wednesday, moving closer to a surprise sweep in a former Republican stronghold that would give them control of Congress and the power to advance President-elect Joe Biden’s agenda.

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Education departments replacing markers after more than 1 000 pulled out 6 January 2021, 5:30 PM

The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in markers withdrawing because they are either ill, have been exposed to a positive person, or have cited fear of exposure.