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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Former Eskom Chair calls on previous directors to turn SOE around 11 November 2019, 6:11 AM

Former Eskom Chairperson and Business man Reuel Khoza says Eskom could perform better if all the directors who proved their capabilities at the power utility could be asked to come back.

Eskom warns of a high risk of loadshedding 8 November 2019, 12:37 PM

Eskom warns of a high risk of load shedding later on Friday. The power utility says its system remains constrained and there's a need to continue to replenish its reserves. 

Bok players meet Durban fans 8 November 2019, 11:06 AM

Springbok Captain, Siya Kolisi has stepped out of the team's Umhlanga hotel in Durban to interact with the scores of fans that have been waiting, some for hours, to see their Rugby World Cup heroes.

Cele refutes reports that Meyiwa’s murder docket is missing 8 November 2019, 9:06 AM

Police minister Bheki Cele has refuted reports that the case docket into Senzo Meyiwa's murder is missing. The Minister says he's noted with concern the false statements attributed to him that the murder docket of Senzo Meyiwa is missing.

Springboks victory tour goes to Durban 8 November 2019, 6:32 AM

Various roads in Durban will be closed to traffic as the Springboks Victory Tour arrives in Durban on Friday. The procession is expected to start at Umhlanga then head to KwaMashu township, the City Hall and to end at the Moses Mabhida stadium.

Ramaphosa warns against late payments to SMEs 7 November 2019, 1:06 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned that any failure by organs of state to pay small to medium enterprises SMEs within the 30 stipulated days will be viewed as financial misconduct.

Thousands gather at Tshwane House for Boks trophy tour 7 November 2019, 12:01 PM

Scores of people are already gathering in front of the City of Tshwane headquarters, Tshwane House in the Pretoria CBD to wait for the Springboks trophy tour.

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams
Communications department working on lowering data costs 7 November 2019, 10:33 AM

South Africa has some of the most expensive data in the world and due to limited spectrum because of television broadcasting still hogging frequencies.

Ramaphosa salutes Boks victory 7 November 2019, 10:12 AM

The Springboks have left the Union Buildings in Pretoria where President Cyril Ramaphosa hosted them. The President has hailed the Boks victory against England in the 2019 Rugby World Cup. 

R363 billion made in investment commitments for SA 7 November 2019, 8:27 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that R363 billion in investment commitments have been made at the  SA Investment conference. He says the investments are expected to create over 400 000 jobs in the next five years.

Ramaphosa to welcome Boks at the Union Buildings 7 November 2019, 6:32 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday welcome the Springboks to the Union Buildings in Pretoria after their 2019 Rugby World Cup win in Japan.

On-time performance of Metrorail has improved: Mbalula 4 November 2019, 12:38 PM

Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula, has announced an improvement in Metrorail's on-time performance. He was speaking at a media briefing in Johannesburg on PRASA's War Room Progress report.

Sports, arts can foster social cohesion: Ramaphosa 4 November 2019, 9:07 AM

In the letter from the President's Desk, President Cyril Ramaphosa has lauded the victory of the Springboks this weekend saying it confirmed that South Africa is a nation determined to find unity in its diversity.

Investigation into Free State crash underway 4 November 2019, 7:02 AM

An investigation is under way into the cause of a crash in which nine people including foreign nationals were killed on the R74 road between Harrismith and Qwaqwa in the Free State on Sunday.

Siya Kolisi has been a successful captain of the Boks: Bryan Habana 4 November 2019, 5:42 AM

 Former Springbok wing Bryan Habana says Siya Kolisi has been a successful captain of the Boks not because of the colour of his skin but his rugby playing ability.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi.
Soweto District parents anxious over school placements 3 November 2019, 1:41 PM

Parents at the Soweto District have expressed anxiety over the placement of their children for the 2020 academic year. Over 800 parents say the Soweto District has allegedly not begun the process of placing their children.

UNHCR reaches impasse with foreign nationals 3 November 2019, 11:09 AM

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in South Africa says it has reached an impasse with foreign nationals demanding to leave the country. The UNHCR has disputed claims by some that it is not assisting them.

Springboks thank South Africans for their support 3 November 2019, 9:22 AM

The Springboks have sent a special message home thanking their fellow South Africans for their unwavering support during the Rugby World Cup tournament.

Economists warn of investment downgrades 3 November 2019, 7:03 AM

Some economists have warned that unless South Africa puts its economic house in order soon, it faces the possibility of an investment downgrade.

South Africa's man of the moment Siya Kolisi celebrates.
Siya Kolisi – “I am so grateful…” 2 November 2019, 1:54 PM

The Springboks have taken the Webb Ellis Cup for the third time, after crushing England 32-12 in the final at the Yokohama stadium.

The Springboks dominated in the scrums but there were no tries in the opening stanza’s of the match.
SA beats England to win 2019 Rugby World 2 November 2019, 1:02 PM

The Springboks led the match against England to win the Rugby World Cups 32 – 12 at Yokohama Stadium in Japan. The Springboks dominated the game even though there were no tries in the first half.

Siya Kolisi
South Africans rally behind the Boks 2 November 2019, 10:47 AM

With kick-off time fast approaching in the 2019 Rugby World Cup finals, South Africans have rallied behinds the Boks. They have come out to support the National team at venues around the country.

President CyrilRamaphosa departing from South Africa for Yokohama, Japan where he will lead the nation’s support for the Springboks in their Rugby World Cup final against England.
SA getting to the Rugby finals is already a great achievement: Ramaphosa 2 November 2019, 9:11 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has met with the Springboks ahead of their Rugby World Cup Final against England on Saturday. Ramaphosa travelled to Japan on Friday to support the national team and express the country's support.

Moody’s changes SA outlook to negative 2 November 2019, 7:03 AM

Moody's Investors Service has changed its outlook on South Africa's credit ratings from stable to negative but has affirmed the B-aa3 long-term foreign and local currency issuer ratings.

Mixed reaction to Mboweni’s Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement 30 October 2019, 9:43 PM

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said in his Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement in Parliament on Wednesday, that the number of public servants earning R1 million a year has doubled in the last three years.

South Africans outraged at Mboweni’s e-toll announcement 30 October 2019, 6:44 PM

South Africans have taken to social media to express their outrage regarding the announcement by Minister Tito Mboweni on the e-toll system.

Tito Mboweni
SOEs with outdated business models should be closed: Mboweni 30 October 2019, 5:09 PM

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has told parliament in his medium term budget policy statement that some State Owned Enterprises with out-dated business models are a fiscal risk, and should be closed.

Tito Mboweni
Time for SA to make preparations for economic prosperity: Mboweni 30 October 2019, 3:19 PM

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says now is the time for South Africa to make preparations for economic prosperity in the future. Mboweni has told Parliament in his Mid-Term Budget Policy Statement that South Africa's expenditure continues to exceed revenue, and debt continues to increase.

Tito Mboweni
All eyes on Mboweni ahead of Medium-Term Budget Speech 29 October 2019, 9:32 PM

The Parliamentary Budget Office estimates that 2019's revenue shortfall will amount to R48,9 billion - the worst in the past five years.

Discussions underway to investigate reduction of electricity price 29 October 2019, 7:27 PM

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says discussions are underway with industry players to find a way to reduce electricity prices.