Gauteng’s Grade 1 and 8 online applications to open on August 10

1 August 2021, 12:19 PM
The Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi, says the 2022 applications for Grade 1 and Grade 8 learners will be conducted in two phases.
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City of Tshwane warns some residents about planned power cuts 27 July 2021, 6:41 AM

The City of Tshwane has warned that residents in Capital Park, Les Marais and Innesdale will be without power on Tuesday during the day.

Home affairs
An elderly Limpopo woman wrongfully declared dead wins case against Home Affairs 27 July 2021, 6:10 AM

The family of an elderly Limpopo woman whose identity was altered after she was wrongfully declared dead, has won a case against the Home Affairs Department at the High Court in Pretoria.

PSA finally signs draft public sector wage agreement, marking an end to marathon wage talks 26 July 2021, 10:00 PM

The Public Servants Association has finally signed the draft public sector wage agreement which includes a one point five percent wage increase, bringing an end to the marathon negotiations between the government and unions.

Communities express mixed views about the reinstatement of the R350 social relief grant 26 July 2021, 7:22 PM

While communities have welcome the reinstatement of the R350 social relief grant, many say it is too little and does not go far enough to cover their basic needs.

Phoenix schools resume classes under heavy security presence 26 July 2021, 4:23 PM

Teaching and learning resumed under very heavy security forces at schools around Phoenix north of Durban. 

Court grants prosecution’s request for 7 people linked to Phoenix attacks to appear behind closed doors 26 July 2021, 3:19 PM

The Verulam Magistrate's Court north of Durban has granted the prosecution's application that seven people appear behind closed doors on charges linked to what some describe as racially motivated attacks and deaths in Phoenix during the unrest that gripped parts of the country two weeks ago.

The Patriotic Alliance’s Bruce Nimmerhoudt denies any involvement in inciting public violence 26 July 2021, 1:07 PM

Forty-five-year-old Bruce Nimmerhoudt has denied any involvement in the incitement to commit public violence in recent unrest and looting in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

Police
ANCYL members protests outside the Verulam Court as alleged unrest suspects appear 26 July 2021, 1:06 PM

African National Congress (ANC) Youth League National Task Team spokesperson Sizophila Mkhize along with some party members are protesting outside the Verulam Magistrate's Court north of Durban. This as seven suspects are due to appear in court in connection with the violent unrest two weeks ago.

Street dweller
Street dwellers feel like government has deserted them during COVID-19 pandemic 26 July 2021, 11:49 AM

While South Africa's health authorities are ramping up the country's vaccination programme to contain the spread of the coronavirus, some vulnerable sections of communities seem to have been forgotten.

Money
Black Sash concerned about Social Relief grant amount 26 July 2021, 11:22 AM

Human rights organisation, Black Sash, says while it welcomes the extension of the COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant until March 2022, it remains concerned about the amount of the grant.

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Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi to visit some schools 26 July 2021, 9:45 AM

Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi, will be visiting a number of schools in Gauteng to check on their readiness for the third term.

Taxi violence
Police and traffic officers to maintain high presence at Bellville taxi rank in Cape Town 26 July 2021, 7:22 AM

Police and traffic officials are maintaining a strong presence at the Bellville taxi rank in Cape Town.

Suspects linked to Phoenix killings to appear in court on Monday 26 July 2021, 6:31 AM

Seven suspects are expected to appear in the Verulam Magistrate's Court, north of Durban on Monday, in connection with some of the murders that allegedly took place in Phoenix during the recent unrest in KwaZulu-Natal.

KZN education MEC to visit several schools in Phoenix following recent unrest 26 July 2021, 4:03 AM

KwaZulu-Natal MEC Kwazi Mshengu will on Monday visit several schools around Phoenix north of Durban following last week's civil unrest in the province that led to racial tensions in this area.

Cyril Ramaphosa
President Ramaphosa moves the country to Alert Level 3 25 July 2021, 9:30 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has moved the country to Alert Level 3 of the national lockdown following his meeting with the National Coronavirus Command Council, the Presidential Coordinating Committee, and Cabinet earlier today.

VIDEO: President Ramaphosa’s address to the nation on government’s COVID-19 response 25 July 2021, 8:00 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the nation at 20h30 on developments in the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SA’s new COVID-19 cases drop below 10 000 25 July 2021, 7:25 PM

South Africa has recorded 9 718  new COVID-19 cases, taking the total since the outbreak of the pandemic to 2 377 823.

Mpumalanga schools ready to resume academic year 25 July 2021, 6:12 PM

The Mpumalanga Department of Education says it is ready to resume the third quarter of the academic year in all the public schools in the province.

Families appeal for financial help to bury loved ones who passed away during KZN riots 25 July 2021, 5:04 PM

Families who lost their loved ones in the recent riots in KwaZulu-Natal are pleading for financial assistance to cover burial costs.

Cyril Ramaphosa
Northern Cape residents call for lockdown relaxations  25 July 2021, 4:33 PM

In anticipation of President Cyril Ramaphosa's address tonight, Northern Cape residents have called for lockdown relaxations to allow for more economic activity.

Western Cape Education appeals to taxi organisations to stop violence ahead of schools reopening 25 July 2021, 4:04 PM

Western Cape Education Minister Debbie Schäfer has appealed to warring taxi factions to stop the ongoing violence ahead of the reopening of schools tomorrow.

Members ready to go back to classrooms: SADTU 25 July 2021, 3:00 PM

Teachers union SADTU's general secretary Mgwena Maluleke says their members are ready to go back to classrooms tomorrow.

Chiawelo residents threaten not to vote after being without electricity for a year 25 July 2021, 1:10 PM

As Gauteng experiences chilly weather conditions, Chiawelo residents in Soweto, south of Johannesburg, have been without electricity for a year.

Church leaders call for relaxed COVID-19 lockdown regulations 25 July 2021, 11:08 AM

Gauteng church leaders have gathered in Pretoria on Sunday morning calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to allow religious gatherings to be permitted. This is ahead of the President's address to the nation on Sunday evening.

UNICEF calls on government to reopen schools on Monday 25 July 2021, 10:15 AM

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in South Africa has advised the government to reopen schools on Monday saying failure to do will continue to disadvantage the poor.

SA’s COVID-19 positivity rate declines to 24.3% 25 July 2021, 7:20 AM

The COVID-19 positivity rate in South Africa has declined to 24.3%  with 12 056 cases new cases reported in the last 24-hour cycle. This is significantly lower than the more than 30% reported at the beginning of the month.

Families still reeling from deadly unrest that rocked KZN 24 July 2021, 9:10 PM

As the dust settles following the deadly unrest in KwaZulu-Natal, some families are left with deep painful scars.

 Sun City launches COVID-19 workplace vaccination centre 24 July 2021, 8:42 PM

Sun City has availed one of its properties to be used as a workplace vaccination centre. The North West resort, aims to vaccinate over seven thousand employees, service providers and their families at the site

SA records 12 056 new COVID-19 cases 24 July 2021, 7:33 PM

South Africa has recorded 12 056 new COVID-19 cases in the 24-hour reporting cycle. This takes the country's total cases to 2 368 105.

SAPS says news relating to shooting of man linked to Phoenix killings is fake 24 July 2021, 5:05 PM

Police says hoax social media posts falsely claiming the fatal shooting of a man purportedly linked to the recent murders in phoenix north of Durban are fake.