ECD workers slam Social Development’s decision to employ 36 000 youth compliance monitors

8 August 2020, 10:01 PM
Early Childhood Development (ECD) workers have slammed Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu’s decision to employ 36 000 youth compliance monitors for ECD programmes.
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Zweli Mkhize
Temporary management appointed at Northdale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg 8 August 2020, 8:19 PM

A temporary management team has been appointed at the Northdale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg following the suspension of two managers and the redeployment of the acting hospital CEO.

Bathabile Dlamini
Today’s women face struggle of a different kind 64 years after the march to Union Buildings 8 August 2020, 8:16 PM

Throughout the history of South Africa, women have been at the forefront of the country's liberation struggle.

Recent deaths of senior royals devastating for King Zwelithini: Royal Household 8 August 2020, 6:30 PM

The Zulu Royal Household says the recent death of several senior royals from the AmaZulu Royal family has been devastating to King Goodwill Zwelithini.

Water
Women in QwaQwa abandon celebrations as water remains a ‘far-fetched’ commodity 8 August 2020, 6:02 PM

As the country is observing Women's Month, women in QwaQwa in the Free State still have little to celebrate as they continue to struggle for water.

Taxi driver arrested for murder of Cape Town traffic cop 8 August 2020, 4:34 PM

A taxi driver has been arrested for the murder of a Cape Town traffic officer.

VIDEO: WHAT SHE SAID 8 August 2020, 11:56 AM

What She Said is a curated video of women's 'power' soundbites/quotes as they pertain to women's strength, challenges, dreams etc.

Ramaphosa describes late Prince Mandla Zulu as an outstanding leader and community builder 8 August 2020, 8:24 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent a message of condolences to King Goodwill Zwelithini, following the death of his brother Prince Mandla Zulu.

VIDEO | Women in Numbers 8 August 2020, 8:05 AM

It’s been 64 years since thousands of women marched to the Union Buildings in South Africa to protest against the apartheid pass laws for black women on 9 August 1956.

Health Minister, DA’s shadow minister get into war of words over social media comments 8 August 2020, 8:02 AM

The Health Department has refuted allegations that the Democratic Alliance's shadow minister of Health Siviwe Gwarube has made on social media regarding the Maseve Field Hospital in the North West.

‘State of hospitals in Eastern Cape disturbing’ 8 August 2020, 8:01 AM

Deputy Public Protector, Advocate Kholeka Gcaleka has described the state of some hospitals in the Eastern Cape as disturbing.

Professor Lungile Pepeta has passed away 7 August 2020, 8:47 PM

Professor Lungile Pepeta, a renowned paediatric cardiologist and academic from Nelson Mandela University has passed away on Friday.

Two Gauteng health officials will face criminal charges: Makhura 7 August 2020, 7:01 PM

Johannesburg remains the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in Gauteng. But, Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, is also trying to flatten another equally urgent curve, the corruption associated with the procurement of personal protective equipment or PPE, in the province.

Police
Woman wrongfully arrested for selling alcohol seeks answers from police 7 August 2020, 5:14 PM

Family members of a woman who was allegedly wrongfully arrested on a charge of selling alcohol in contravention of lockdown regulations are seeking answers.

Police disperse protesters outside Zimbabwe Embassy in Pretoria 7 August 2020, 3:27 PM

Pandemonium broke out at the Zimbabwean Embassy in Pretoria during an anti-corruption and human rights abuse protest, organised by #NOT IN MY NAME S.A.

Graves
Sol Plaatje municipality, Kimberley resident in dispute over a grave 7 August 2020, 3:20 PM

The Sol Plaatje municipality and a Kimberley resident are in a dispute over a grave. Raymond Louw says the municipality was supposed to remove remains buried in his brother's grave in June last year.

VIDEO: State Capture Inquiry – Part 2 7 August 2020, 1:54 PM

The State Capture Commission of Inquiry continues to hear evidence relating to the 2014 Free State asbestos project. The Director of Black-Head Consulting Edwin Sodi is currently on the stand.

State Security Agency to conduct lifestyle audits on Makhura, MECs 7 August 2020, 1:01 PM

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says the State Security Agency (SSA) will conduct lifestyle audits on him and all MECs in the province.

Mkhize assesses two KZN hospitals for readiness to receive COVID-19 patients 7 August 2020, 12:58 PM

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has visited the Niemeyer Hospital in Utrecht, northern KwaZulu-Natal to assess its state of readiness to receive COVID-19 patients as the province anticipates an increase in coronavirus infections.

Xander Bylsma handed two life sentences for double murder 7 August 2020, 12:30 PM

A 21-year-old man convicted of two murders in Stella has been given two life sentences in the North West High Court in Mahikeng.

VIDEO: Health Minister Zweli Mkhize briefs media, 07 August 2020 7 August 2020, 12:26 PM

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize briefs the media in KwaZulu-Natal.

VIDEO: State Capture Inquiry: 07 August 2020 7 August 2020, 11:12 AM

The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in Johannesburg continues to hear evidence relating to the 2014 Free State asbestos project.

SIU identifies two health officials in PPE tender corruption 7 August 2020, 11:00 AM

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has identified two health officials who allegedly enabled the PPE corruption.

VIDEO: Provincial Command Council gives update on COVID-19 in Gauteng 7 August 2020, 10:20 AM

Provincial Command Council gives update on COVID-19 in Gauteng.

Ramaphosa to deliver 2020 Women’s Day keynote address virtually on Sunday 7 August 2020, 9:58 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to deliver the 2020 National Women’s Day keynote address on Sunday.

It’s unethical for public officials’ families to get government tenders: Corruption Watch 7 August 2020, 8:31 AM

Corruption Watch says it might not be a crime for family members of public representatives to receive government tenders, but it is unethical.

Lamola calls on those with evidence on COVID-19 related corruption to come forward 7 August 2020, 7:30 AM

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has called on all those who have evidence of corruption related to the COVID-19 pandemic to present it to law enforcement officers for them to investigate.

Four suspects to appear in court for murder following 17-year-old’s confession 7 August 2020, 6:11 AM

Four suspects are expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Friday for the alleged killing of three people.

KwaBhaca villagers march to Chief Thandisizwe Diko’s homestead over ‘ill-treatment’ 6 August 2020, 10:27 PM

Villagers from NcuNteni at KwaBhaca in the Eastern Cape have held a march to the homestead of Chief Thandisizwe Diko over what they say is long term ill-treatment by the Chief.

Search continues for more bodies buried in backyard in Olievenhoutbosch 6 August 2020, 8:53 PM

Police forensics in Olievenhoutbosch south of Pretoria are digging for at least three graves after a mother and her teenage son confessed to killing three people and burying them in their backyard.

VIDEO: Minister Lamola briefs media on outcomes of Cabinet meeting 6 August 2020, 5:23 PM

Minister Ronald Lamola briefs media on outcomes of Cabinet meeting.