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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SARB keeps interest rate at 6.5 percent 21 November 2019, 3:28 PM

The Reserve Bank has left the repo rate unchanged at 6.5 per cent.

ACDP calls for Bongo to stepdown 21 November 2019, 2:28 PM

ACDP Chief Whip Steve Swart has called for Parliament's Home Affairs Portfolio Committee chairperson Bongani Bongo to step down pending the outcome of his corruption case.

Focus on climate change 20 November 2019, 10:19 PM

The devastation caused by heavy downpours and thunderstorms in KwaZulu-Natal has many asking whether South Africa is better prepared to anticipate and mitigate the impact of the effects of climate change. SABC News takes a focus on climate change, from the devasting effects of the recent rains in KwaZulu-Natal to demystifying and debunking the jargon […]

Hain warns of billions being laundered across the globe 18 November 2019, 12:02 PM

British Politician Lord Peter Hain has warned that if State Capture is not tackled sooner, it has a potential to further lead to billions of rand being laundered across the globe.

WATCH: State Capture Inquiry, 18 November 2019 18 November 2019, 10:05 AM

State Capture Inquiry, 18 November 2019.

SAA Flight
SACAA to verify if SAA personnel are qualified to operate aircraft 18 November 2019, 8:33 AM

The South African Civil Aviation Authority says it's due to carry out verification exercises to check if South African Airways' personnel are qualified to operate aircraft.

SAA
SAA resumes international flights 18 November 2019, 6:04 AM

South African Airways resumed its international flights on Sunday. The company says Mango airlines as well as SA Express have increased capacity on domestic flights as part of the contingency plan to help SAA customers.

Unions warn SAA passengers over safety 17 November 2019, 1:22 PM

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) says the safety of South African Airways passengers cannot be guaranteed. This after the union said the airline had deployed interns and temporary technicians who have no experience to fly on SAA aircraft to act as safety officers.

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WATCH LIVE: NUMSA and SACCA brief members on mediation with SAA 17 November 2019, 12:39 PM

The unions affiliated to South African Airways (SAA) employees currently on strike is briefing the media in Johannesburg.

SAA unions expected to brief the media on Sunday 17 November 2019, 11:20 AM

The unions are expected to brief the media in Johannesburg at midday on whether they have made any progress in their negotiations with South African Airways at the CCMA.

Rally a reminder of lives lost leading to Marikana tragedy: COSATU 17 November 2019, 9:18 AM

COSATU says it intends to use the mega rally as a reminder of lives lost on days leading to the August 16, 2012 tragedy. The rally will be held in Marikana near Rustenburg in North West on Sunday.

SAA to reinstate international flights despite strike 17 November 2019, 7:05 AM

South African Airways (SAA) says it will reinstate its international flights that were cancelled this weekend along with domestic and regional flights following a nationwide strike.

KwaZulu-Natal storms death toll increases to 20 16 November 2019, 3:07 PM

The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department says the death toll in KwaZulu-Natal has risen to 20 following inclement weather conditions that started last month.

Numsa calls for govt intervention in SAA strike 16 November 2019, 1:26 PM

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa has called on government to urgently intervene in the ongoing strike at South African Airways.

AmaXhosa council to decide on interim king 16 November 2019, 10:48 AM

The amaXhosa chiefs, elders and subjects will meet on Saturday in Willowvale in the Eastern Cape to decide who will be the interim king of the tribe until a permanent one takes power.

E-tolls won’t form part of Moloto road expansion: Mbalula 16 November 2019, 8:46 AM

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says e-tolls will not form part of the Moloto Road which will be improved and expanded in the near future.

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane
Mkhwebane receives redacted SARS rogue unit report 16 November 2019, 6:46 AM

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane confirmed that she received a redacted version of the SARS Rogue report which was compiled by Inspector-General of Intelligence Setlhomamaru Dintwe.

Satawu may join SAA strike 15 November 2019, 1:37 PM

The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union says it may join the ongoing strike at South African Airways if its members support the decision. This comes after SAA workers downed tools to demand an 8% salary increase.

Uyinene murderer sentenced to three life terms 15 November 2019, 11:55 AM

Luyanda Botha, the man convicted of raping and murdering UCT student, Uyinene Mrwetyana has been sentenced to three life terms in the High Court in Cape Town.

Taxi drivers hit hard by SAA strike 15 November 2019, 10:57 AM

Taxi drivers at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg say they have been hit hard by the South African Airways strike. The airline's workers have downed tools to demand an 8% salary increase.

SAA strike under way countrywide 15 November 2019, 9:15 AM

There is a strong police presence at the SAA headquarters in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg, where striking workers affiliated to Numsa and the Cabin Crew Association have started to picket.

Ramaphosa urges SAA, unions to seek solutions 15 November 2019, 6:13 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on South African Airways management and unions to urgently seek solutions to their labour dispute.

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Planned retrenchments a ploy for workers to drop demands: NUMSA 12 November 2019, 12:35 PM

Labour union NUMSA says the planned retrenchments of some 944 South African Airways  employees are a ploy by the national carrier to get workers to drop their wage demands.

Adam Catzavelos loses second bid to avoid prosecution over racist rant 12 November 2019, 10:53 AM

Businessman Adam Catzavelos has lost his second bid to have the charge of Crimen injuria brought against him dropped. The Randburg Magistrate's Court heard that the National Director of Public Prosecutions has decided to proceed with the case.

UCLG Parks Tau
Local government corruption not unique to SA: Tau 12 November 2019, 8:26 AM

Outgoing president of the United Cities and Local Governments Parks Tau says corruption in local government is a global threat that needs to be urgently eradicated.

Eskom
System constrained, but no loadshedding planned: Eskom 12 November 2019, 6:04 AM

Eskom says the system is still extremely constrained and vulnerable, with generating plants performing at very low levels or reliability.

Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa says Free Trade agreement is a game-changer 11 November 2019, 1:05 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa said the AFTCA will be a game changer for investment and business opportunities in the next ten years for Africa.

Rugby team at parliament
Springbok fanfare hits Parliament 11 November 2019, 11:34 AM

Hundreds of Springbok fans have gathered in the Cape Town CBD where the team has embarked on the final leg of their World Cup trophy parade.

WATCH: Springboks World Cup Trophy Tour – Cape Town 11 November 2019, 9:12 AM

The fifth and final leg of the Springboks Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour will take place in Cape Town on Monday.

Rugby World cup Tour
Springboks embark on final leg of victory tour in Cape Town 11 November 2019, 7:08 AM

The World Champion Springboks will visit parliament in Cape Town on Monday as part of their victory tour of the city. On Sunday the Boks toured Port Elizabeth