Public urged to be transparent when providing information to census field workers

25 January 2022, 11:42 AM
Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Thembi Siweya, has called on the public to be transparent when providing information to census field workers.
KZN tertiary institutions encourage students to apply online 25 January 2022, 12:21 PM

Tertiary institutions in KwaZulu-Natal are encouraging students to apply online for the 2022 academic year.

South Africa failing in its anti-corruption fight: Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 25 January 2022, 12:12 PM

The latest Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index shows that South Africa's fight against corruption has stagnated over the last ten years.

Black Sash proposes extension to COVID-19 social relief grant 25 January 2022, 11:22 AM

Civil society organisation, Black Sash, says it has provided a proposal to government in hopes to continue the COVID-19 social relief of distress grant.

eThekwini Municipality’s preparedness to deal with fires is a concern for environmental groups 25 January 2022, 10:26 AM

Environmental groups in Durban have raised concerns about the eThekwini Municipality's preparedness to deal with fires and the measures in place to mitigate against the events.

Eastern Cape teacher unions threaten strike action over stationary shortages 25 January 2022, 9:18 AM

Teacher unions in the Eastern Cape are threatening to embark on a strike following what they say is the failure of the Eastern Cape Education Department to deliver Learner Teacher Support Material on time.

Mandatory vaccination policy not yet implemented at University of Venda 25 January 2022, 6:29 AM

The University of Venda in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, has not yet implemented its mandatory vaccination policy. In December last year, management decided to adopt a policy that it will only allow people who are fully vaccinated to enter its premises.

The Tshegofatso Pule murder trial continues on Tuesday morning 25 January 2022, 6:24 AM

The Tshegofatso Pule murder trial is expected to continue on Tuesday at the Johannesburg High Court. On Monday, the State wrapped up the testimony from its first witness Tshepiso Tsita who was friends with Pule.

The hopes of an Eastern Cape learner to go to tertiary looks bleak 25 January 2022, 6:17 AM

The hopes of an 18-year-old learner from St James Senior Secondary School at Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape to go to a tertiary institution this year looks bleak. Sibabalwe Dubela failed to write his Geography Paper One last year due to a medical condition, but passed six other subjects with distinctions.

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Operations not disrupted at Waterkloof Airforce Base: SANDF 24 January 2022, 9:43 PM

SANDF says operations at Waterkloof Airforce Base in Pretoria have not been disrupted. This comes as investigations are continuing to determine the cause of Sunday's fire.

Mavhunga, Ramabulana families struggling to cope since the deaths of their daughters 24 January 2022, 9:12 PM

The families of Lufuno Mavhunga at Nzhelele and Precious Ramabulana at Maname village, outside Thohoyandou in Limpopo, say that they have been struggling to cope since the deaths of their loved ones.

South Africa on the path to fixing its immigration laws: Minister Pandor 24 January 2022, 9:02 PM

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor says South Africa is on the path to fixing its immigration laws. This comes after cabinet discontinued the Zimbabwean Special Permit. But eligible Zimbabweans have been given a 12 month grace period.

Correctional Service class of 2021 obtains 89.83% pass rate: Lamola 24 January 2022, 7:48 PM

The class of 2021 who wrote exams at Correctional Service Centres has obtained an 89.83% matric pass rate. Justice Minister Ronald Lamola released the 2021 matric results at the Barberton Correctional Centre in Mpumalanga.

Families of trapped Lily Mine workers mark one thousand days camping outside the mine on Monday 24 January 2022, 7:37 PM

The families of the three mineworkers, whose bodies were trapped underground at Lily Mine more than five years ago, say they are marking one thousand days camping outside the mine's premises at Louville near Barberton in Mpumalanga.

Solidarity takes University of Free State to court over mandatory COVID-19 vaccination 24 January 2022, 3:34 PM

Union, Solidarity, has lodged a high court application against the University of the Free State mandatory COVID 19 vaccine policy

Recent rains result in substantial increase in dam levels in northern KwaZulu-Natal 24 January 2022, 3:18 PM

The recent rains have resulted in a substantial increase in dam levels in areas in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Pupil accused of bullying expelled by parents of learners at John Marubini Primary School outside Thohoyandou 24 January 2022, 1:09 PM

Parents of pupils at John Marubini Primary School at Phiphidi village outside Thohoyandou, in Limpopo, have expelled a Grade 7 pupil accused of bullying. The 17-year-old pupil was allegedly bullying fellow pupils and teachers.

Several roads in the Durban CBD remain closed following a fire at the China Emporium 24 January 2022, 10:30 AM

Several roads in the Durban CBD remain closed to traffic following a fire at the China Emporium on Friday. Motorists are urged to use alternate routes.

SANDF reassures the public that situation at the Waterkloof Air Force Base is under control 24 January 2022, 9:26 AM

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has reassured the public that the situation at the Waterkloof Airforce Base in Pretoria is under control.

Ten men accused of robbing Malamulele police station to appear in court 24 January 2022, 9:25 AM

Ten suspects arrested in connection with the armed robbery at the Malamulele police station are expected to appear in the local Magistrate's Court in Limpopo on Monday.

KwaZulu-Natal police investigate the killing of three people in KwaMakhutha 24 January 2022, 6:34 AM

KwaZulu-Natal police are investigating three cases of murder and seven of attempted murder, following a drive-by shooting in KwaMakhutha south of Durban on Sunday afternoon.

Tshegofatso Pule’s murder trial to resume on Monday 24 January 2022, 6:16 AM

The murder case of the alleged mastermind behind the killing of 28-year-old Tshegofatso Pule will be back in the High Court in Johannesburg on Monday morning.

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Investigations into the cause of fire at the Waterkloof Air Force Base continue: SANDF 24 January 2022, 6:00 AM

The South African Nation Defence Force (SANDF) says investigations will continue on Monday morning to determine what could have caused the fire at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria.

Education expert calls on the department to do more to improve the schooling system 24 January 2022, 5:40 AM

An education expert from the University of Limpopo says the Basic Education Department needs to do more to improve the schooling system, to ensure that Limpopo matric results are comparable to the national pass rate.

SANDF contains fire at Waterkloof Air Force base 23 January 2022, 9:49 PM

The SANDF says it's managed to contain a fire at the Waterkloof Air Force base. Officials say a pipe burst at the bulk fuel area within the base on Sunday evening.

Water supply to be disrupted in northern suburbs of Cape Town on Monday 23 January 2022, 9:42 PM

The City of Cape Town is warning its citizens to use water sparingly because of the shortage of chlorine.

Free State MEC for Education celebrates with Matric class of 2021 with trademark white suit 23 January 2022, 8:44 PM

Free State MEC for Education Tate Makgoe says the Matric class of 2021 performance should not be undermined.

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Three people shot and killed in kwaMakhutha near Durban 23 January 2022, 7:30 PM

KwaZulu-Natal police have confirmed that three people have been shot and killed in kwaMakhutha in Durban in a drive-by shooting.

NICD reports a drop in COVID-19 positivity rate 23 January 2022, 7:04 PM

The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported a decrease in the positivity rate of COVID-19 tests conducted in the last 24 hours. The latest figures show a 8.6% positivity rate, down 0.6 percentage points from the previously reported number.

Buffalo City Metro under criticism for issuing water tank notice 23 January 2022, 6:00 PM

The Buffalo City Metro in the Eastern Cape has come under heavy criticism after it issued a notice to residents that they need to apply to the municipality to install water tanks for rain water harvesting. Residents are fuming, demanding that the notice be scrapped.

Gauteng Health condemns robbery of Tshwane vaccination team 23 January 2022, 5:27 PM

The Gauteng Health Department has condemned the robbery of the Tshwane Health District vaccination team in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria.