SA among countries committed to COVID-19 vaccine trials: WHO

19 March 2020, 9:07 AM
South Africa is among a group of countries that have committed to being part of a series of smaller vaccine trials testing different methods and treatments to combat COVID-19.
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Second case of person-to-person coronavirus transmission confirmed in US 3 February 2020, 10:59 PM

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday announced a second case of transmission of the new coronavirus within the United States and provided more detailed plans on how it will handle travelers returning from China as the country works to limit the outbreak.

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Repositioning SOEs within government won’t work, says analyst 20 January 2020, 6:22 AM

A political analyst from the North West University, Professor Andre Duvenhage, says the repositioning of State Owned-Entities (SOEs), will not address the problems these institutions are facing.

Parents of drowned Parktown learner still waiting for answers 20 January 2020, 6:18 AM

The family of 13-year-old Enock Mpianzi says they are still waiting for answers from Parktown High School about the circumstances surrounding his death.

Cape Winelands fire services continue to battle uncontained fire 20 December 2019, 11:36 AM

The Cape Winelands District Municipality says fire services continue to battle the uncontained fire in the mountains above McGregor.

UAE must help extradite Gupta brothers: Expert 20 December 2019, 9:34 AM

International law expert Gary Eisenberg says the United Arab Emirates (UAE) must play its part in helping with the extradition of the Gupta brothers to South Africa.

More people implicated in Eskom fraud case 20 December 2019, 7:02 AM

The National Prosecuting Authority says more people have been implicated in the Eskom fraud case. Eskom's former senior managers, Abram Masango and France Hlakudi appeared in the Johannesburg Regional Court on Thursday.

Metro employees nabbed for cable theft.
City Power losing millions to cable theft 19 December 2019, 12:52 PM

Johannesburg's City Power says it loses roughly R 2 billion per annum due to cable theft. City Power says it has resolved never to replace the streets lights where they are continuously vandalised.

Bobani believes he will be reinstated as mayor 19 December 2019, 12:03 PM

The former Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Mongameli Bobani says he believes he will be reinstated as the mayor when the merits of his case are heard.

Bobani’s application dismissed 19 December 2019, 9:41 AM

Mongameli Bobani’s application has been dismissed in the Port Elizabeth High Court with costs. Bobani, was applying for his removal to be overturned.

WATCH: National Reconciliation Day event: 16 December 2019 16 December 2019, 11:29 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the national Reconciliation Day address in Bergville in northern KwaZulu-Natal today.

WATCH: EFF Elective Conference-Day 4: 16 December 2019 16 December 2019, 10:27 AM

Monday is the final day of the EFF Elective Conference.

Job creation key to alleviating poverty in SA: Zikalala 16 December 2019, 9:28 AM

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala says government is working towards creating jobs to help alleviate poverty and increase unity in South Africa.

Malema not surprised at being elected unopposed 16 December 2019, 7:01 AM

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says he is unsurprised that he was elected unopposed to be the party's president for another five years.

The Education Department was also interdicted from excluding children from schools in any manner, including illegal foreign children.
Schools should not exclude children without documentation: Court 12 December 2019, 1:09 PM

The Grahamstown High Court in Makhanda in the Eastern Cape has ruled in favour of the Centre for Child Law in the application to interdict the Eastern Cape Department of Education from excluding children without any documentation from public schools.

City Power techs reluctant to attend faulty electricity substations 12 December 2019, 10:46 AM

Johannesburg's City Power says its technicians are reluctant to attend to faulty electricity substations out of fear. This after a team of City Power technicians was held hostage by residents on Tuesday.

Six killed in Durban attack 12 December 2019, 8:21 AM

Six people have been killed in an alleged attack at Mpumalanga township west of Durban.

Eskom COO apologises for Stage 6 load shedding 12 December 2019, 6:05 AM

Eskom COO Jan Oberholzer has apologised to South Africans for the embarrassment of having to implement Stage 6 load shedding.

Mantashe denies deliberately deepening energy crisis 11 December 2019, 1:19 PM

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, has denied reports that he is deliberately deepening the country's energy crisis by refusing municipalities to procure energy from Independent Power Producers.

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Eskom is holding the country to ransom: Presidency 11 December 2019, 11:31 AM

The office of the Presidency says President Cyril Ramaphosa has cited major concerns over load shedding in the country as he prepares to be briefed by Eskom.

Two dead in Pretoria floods 11 December 2019, 7:56 AM

The Acting Mayor of Tshwane, Abel Tau, has confirmed that at least two people have died following floods in and around Pretoria. Heavy rains have lashed Gauteng in the last week, causing water to rise in various areas.

Eskom to brief Ramaphosa on power crisis 11 December 2019, 5:48 AM

Eskom board and management will on Wednesday brief President Cyril Ramaphosa on the deepening power crisis in the country.

Loadshedding to continue throughout the week 10 December 2019, 12:37 PM

Eskom's Chief Operations Officer Jan Oberholzer says the outlook for this week is to maintain loadshedding due to the persistent rain because of the coal handling challenges.

Corruption the cause of loadshedding: Expert 10 December 2019, 10:27 AM

Energy experts say one of the reasons of loadshedding is possibly due to Eskom deviating from regulations pertaining to the purchase of fine coal.

‘Current rainfall has had no impact on dam levels’ 10 December 2019, 8:16 AM

The Water and Sanitation Department says the current rainfall has had no impact on the dam levels and some continue to decline.

Economy weakens as Eskom continues loadshedding 10 December 2019, 5:52 AM

South Africa's growth outlook dimmed when utility Eskom announced unprecedented levels of blackouts. The power utility cut up to 6 000 megawatts of power from the national grid after heavy rain and flooding triggered failures at its Medupi power station.

Mbalula dissolves Prasa board 9 December 2019, 12:11 PM

Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula has dissolved Railway Agency Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa's board and put the Institution under administration.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses power crisis 9 December 2019, 11:21 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has addressed the power crisis in the country in his monthly news letter to the nation. Ramaphosa says he has visited Medupi power station for the first time two weeks ago.

Eskom to implement stage 4 loadshedding 9 December 2019, 9:55 AM

Eskom is implementing stage 4 loadshedding from 10:00 on Monday morning. Earlier the power utility said that its systems are still highly constrained.

Systems still highly constrained: Eskom 9 December 2019, 8:04 AM

Eskom says its systems are still highly constrained. The power utility says stage two load-shedding will continue until 23:00 on Monday night due to a shortage in the power generation capacity.

Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss Universe 9 December 2019, 5:56 AM

Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi who hails from the Eastern Cape has won the Miss Universe 2019 competition.