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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Plans underway to place City of Tshwane under administration 6 December 2019, 12:25 PM

The Gauteng Department of Human Settlements and Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs are finalising plans to move forward with placing the City of Tshwane under administration.

SAA workforce will remain employed: Board 6 December 2019, 9:38 AM

South African Airways board member, Martin Kingston has outlined the implications of the national carrier being placed under business rescue, saying the workforce will remain employed.

Section 25 Bill will be open for public comment 6 December 2019, 7:33 AM

The Ad Hoc Committee Amending Section 25 of the Constitution has reached consensus that the draft Constitution 18th Amendment Bill should be published in the government gazette for public comment no later than December 13.

Eskom to give update on load shedding on Friday 6 December 2019, 6:09 AM

Eskom will hold a meeting on Friday to determine whether load shedding will continue. On Thursday, the power utility implemented stage two load shedding from 16:00 due to a shortage of capacity and a highly constrained system.

16 Days of Activism
National Assembly debates 16 Days of Activism 3 December 2019, 12:27 PM

 The National Assembly will on Tuesday hold a debate on 16 Days of Activism of No Violence against Women and Children. This comes as the country marks the 16 Days of Activism which ends on the 10th of December.

WATCH | State Capture Inquiry, 03 December 2019 3 December 2019, 10:13 AM

The former Ministers of Labour and Public Service will appear before the State Capture Commission of Inquiry on Tuesday.

Oliphant to testify at State Capture Inquiry 3 December 2019, 8:21 AM

The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture will continue on Tuesday in Parktown Johannesburg.

Police mobilise maximum resources following Pretoria taxi violence 3 December 2019, 6:32 AM

The police have mobilised maximum resources to Olivenhoutbosch in Pretoria after five people were killed on Monday and nine injured, including a policeman, in three separate incidents in what is allegedly a dispute over taxi routes.

‘Water insecurity could be biggest developmental challenge in SA’ 2 December 2019, 12:24 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned that unless drastic measures are taken, water insecurity will become the biggest developmental and economic challenge facing South Africa - dwarfing the country's current energy challenges.

SAA Flight
SACCA calls for SAA to root out corruption at management level 2 December 2019, 10:05 AM

The South African Cabin Crew Association has called for South African Airways to begin a process of rooting out corruption at management level saying it is crucial for the survival of the national carrier.

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United Climate Change Conference, COP 25 kicks off on Monday 2 December 2019, 8:09 AM

The United Climate Change Conference, COP 25 kicks off on Monday in Madrid Spain. Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has called on countries to bring definite action plans on how they will combat climate change.

Pravin Gordhan
SAA committed to remain open for business: Gordhan 2 December 2019, 6:31 AM

Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan has assured South Africans that SAA is committed to remain open for business.

Prevention is the key says Mabuza, at AIDS day event 1 December 2019, 1:48 PM

Deputy President David Mabuza says government is committed to fight the scourge of HIV and AIDS. He says more outreach programmes need to be conducted to educate people about the disease.

Hawks arrest alleged domestic terrorist and accomplices 1 December 2019, 11:16 AM

The Hawks have confirmed that they have arrested suspected domestic terrorist Riana Heymans, along with two people who are believed to have been harbouring her.

SA should reduce new HIV infections and focus on populations at risk: Aurum Institute 1 December 2019, 9:28 AM

Leading healthcare organisation The Aurum Institute says the impact of the country's HIV/AIDS response would be greater if the number of new HIV infections was reduced and the focus put on key populations which are most at risk.

World Aids Day commemoration focuses on high prevalence rates in the North West 1 December 2019, 6:53 AM

The North West is expected commemorate World Aids Day on Sunday at the James Motlatsi Stadium in Orkney in the North West. The event will be led by Deputy President David Mabuza.

Sheila Lynn Senkubuge
DA drops internal charges against Senkubuge, after she resigns 30 November 2019, 1:24 PM

The Democratic Alliance in Gauteng says internal charges against former member of the Tshwane Mayoral Committee and PR Councillor Sheila Senkubuge will be dropped, following her resignation.

Young people receiving @myNSFAS application assistance at the NYDA West Rand Branch.
NSFAS applications – offices close at 12:00 30 November 2019, 10:01 AM

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme says students wishing to apply should do so at the offices of the National Youth Development Agency before until 12:00 on Saturday.

Forensics officers work near the site of an incident at London Bridge in London, Britain.
London attacker previously convicted of terrorism offenses 30 November 2019, 7:05 AM

Britain’s top counter-terrorism police officers said this individual was known to authorities, having been convicted in 2012 for terrorism offenses.

Ramaphosa describes King Sigcawu as a visionary leader 29 November 2019, 12:44 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa has lost a visionary leader who advanced social cohesion. The President was speaking at the funeral service of King Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu at the Ngqadu Royal Palace in the Eastern Cape.

Court dismisses Zuma’s appeal 29 November 2019, 10:28 AM

The application for leave to appeal by former President Jacob Zuma and his co-accused Thales has been dismissed with costs. The order of the court has been handed down by the full bench of judges in the Pietermaritzburg High Court.

WATCH: Various Kingdoms expected to attend AmaXhosa King funeral 29 November 2019, 7:51 AM

Delegations from various Kingdoms in South Africa and beyond the borders have arrived at Nqadu Great Place in the Eastern Cape for the funeral of the late AmaXhosa King Zwelonke Mpendulo Sigcawu.

WATCH LIVE | AmaXhosa king to be laid to rest today 29 November 2019, 5:53 AM

Preparations are in place for the special official funeral of the late AmaXhosa king Zwelonke Sigcawu at Nqadu Great Place in Willowvale in the Eastern Cape on Friday morning.

If SAA won’t come to us, we’ll go to them: Scopa 27 November 2019, 9:36 PM

The Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts Mkhuleko Hlengwa says if national airliner, South African Airways, cannot come to Parliament, the Parliament will go to the SAA.

Heatwave expected to hit Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Free State 27 November 2019, 7:15 PM

The Weather Service has issued an advisory for a heatwave that is expected to spread to Gauteng.

Cyril Ramaphosa and Dr Tom Thabane
Ramaphosa in Lesotho for the conclusion of the land reform process forum 27 November 2019, 5:19 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa is visiting Lesotho's capital Maseru this afternoon to witness the conclusion of the multi-stakeholder forum which agreed on the reform process needed to be undertaken in the mountain Kingdom.

Jacob Zuma
WATCH: Zuma lawyers request permission to take appeal to SCA 22 November 2019, 12:06 PM

Former President Jacob Zuma's lawyer Advocate Muzi Sikhakhane has requested that the Pietermaritzburg High Court allow Zuma and his co-accused Thales to appeal a recent court judgment with the Supreme Court of Appeal.

WATCH LIVE: Jacob Zuma back in court 22 November 2019, 10:08 AM

Former President Jacob Zuma returns to the High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Friday to argue his application for leave to appeal a permanent stay of prosecution judgment against him.

Concern over introduction of Comprehensive Sexuality Education in schools 22 November 2019, 8:22 AM

There is growing concern about the introduction of Comprehensive Sexuality Education in schools from 2021.

Zuma back in Pietermaritzburg court on Friday 22 November 2019, 6:05 AM

Former President Jacob Zuma will return to the High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Friday to argue his application for leave to appeal a permanent stay of prosecution judgment against him.