Health Department says prepared for possible COVID-19 third wave

12 May 2021, 8:13 PM
The Health Department says it's prepared for a possible third wave of COVID-19 in South Africa.
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A traditional healer in Kimberly faces abuse allegations from initiates 8 May 2021, 9:38 AM

A traditional healer in Kimberley in the Northern Cape is facing allegations of abuse from his initiates.

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AmaMpondomise King Matiwane takes second wife, Princess Langa 8 May 2021, 8:34 AM

The amaMpondomise King Luzuko Matiwane has taken his second wife, Princess Siyonwabele Langa, in a customary marriage, as instructed by his nation.

Chaos breaks as new leader of the Zulu nation is announced 7 May 2021, 8:16 PM

A meeting of the AmaZulu royal family at kwaNongoma, in northern Kwazulu Natal, has descended into chaos after the reading of the will of AmaZulu regent, Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu

Misuzulu Zulu announced new  leader of the Zulu royal family 7 May 2021, 7:38 PM

Prince Misuzulu Zulu has been announced as the new  leader of the Zulu royal family after the will of his late mother, Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu was read out in front of family members.

‘Worrying’ spike in coronavirus cases in Gauteng: Experts 7 May 2021, 6:42 PM

Gauteng is seeing a spike in coronavirus cases with the numbers having doubled this week alone. Health experts believe these are worrying signs.

SABC says it’s all system go for the coverage of 2021 local government elections 7 May 2021, 5:08 PM

The SABC has told Parliament that the recent retrenchments will not have any impact on the broadcaster's election coverage.

Royal family invited to the reading of Queen Mantfombi’s last will on Friday: Buthelezi 7 May 2021, 4:44 PM

AmaZulu Traditional Prime Minister, Inkosi Mangosuthu Buthelezi says the will of the late regent - Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu - will probably map the way forward for the monarchy after the passing of King Goodwill Zwelithini.

Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu played the role of unifier: Dlamini-Zuma 7 May 2021, 2:39 PM

Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says the late Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu was a unifier.

Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu “always put the Zulu people first” : Prince Buthelezi 7 May 2021, 1:20 PM

AmaZulu Traditional Prime Minister, Inkosi Mangosuthu Buthelezi, has described the late Regent of the AmaZulu nation, Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu, as a leader who put the needs of her people first.

Tshegofatso Pule alleged murder mastermind denied bail for the second time 7 May 2021, 1:07 PM

The alleged mastermind behind the murder of 28-year-old Tshegofatso Pule has been denied bail by the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court.

Former rugby player and murder accused Zane Killian appears in court 7 May 2021, 12:37 PM

Former rugby player and murder accused Zane Killian has appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's court alongside alleged underworld boss Nafiz Modack, and two co accused.

VIDEO: Memorial service for AmaZulu Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu 7 May 2021, 9:05 AM

Late AmaZulu Regen,  Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu's memorial service  is being held at the Kwakhangela Palace in northern Kwazulu-Natal,  following her internment in a private ceremony.

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Mthatha traditional leader sentenced to life for rape 7 May 2021, 7:01 AM

A traditional leader in the Mthatha region, in the Eastern Cape, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping two teenagers.

SA notes increase in new COVID-19 daily infections 7 May 2021, 6:10 AM

The Department of Health has expressed concern over an increase in the number of new daily coronavirus cases in Gauteng, the North West, the Northern Cape and the Free State. The department has called on the public to continue adhering to strict COVID-19 health protocols to help avoid a third wave of infections.

Bheki Cele to engage Khehla Sitole further following scathing letter 6 May 2021, 7:48 PM

Police Minister, Bheki Cele, says he will continue to engage with the national police commissioner, Khehla Sitole, after a scathing letter written by Cele to Sitole about high-level appointments, found its way into the public domain.

Hawks arrest three people for stealing R5 million worth of foodstuffs donated to WFP 6 May 2021, 7:07 PM

A woman and two men have been arrested for stealing over five-million rand worth of food that was donated by  the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to the World Food Programme (WFP) for its humanitarian relief work in Malawi.

Office of Chief Justice clarifies Mogoeng’s long leave 6 May 2021, 6:57 PM

The office of the Chief Justice has clarified the issue of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng taking long leave.

Lindani Myeni a ‘gentle giant who loved people’ 6 May 2021, 6:05 PM

Former rugby player Lindani Myeni has been described as a gentle giant who loved people.

SASSA in Limpopo finalising COVID-19 grant as citizens seek other means of living 6 May 2021, 2:44 PM

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) in Limpopo says it is in the process of capturing the details of 350 COVID-19 social relief grant beneficiaries who were not paid before the termination of the grant.

32 learners in Free State school test positive for COVID-19 6 May 2021, 1:04 PM

The Free State Education Department is concerned that schools appear to be super spreaders of the coronavirus in the latest spike in infections.  

President Ramaphosa welcomes US decision to formally back vaccine IP rights waiver 6 May 2021, 11:54 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the decision of the US to formally back the efforts that South Africa and India are leading at the World Trade Organisation to temporarily waive certain intellectual property (IP) rights on COVID-19 vaccines.

SABC ordered to reinstate Palesa Chubisi 6 May 2021, 11:29 AM

The South African Broadcasting Corporation has lost its appeal opposing the reinstatement of former presenter Palesa Chubisi. 

VIDEO: Former rugby player, Lindani Myeni’s memorial service 6 May 2021, 10:53 AM

The memorial service for former rugby player Lindani Myeni, who was fatally shot by police in Honolulu in the US, is being held in KwaZulu-Natal.

Health minister to visit Limpopo hospital gutted by fire 6 May 2021, 8:35 AM

Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, is expected to visit the FH Odendaal hospital in Modimolle, Limpopo, on Thursday. Two patients were killed in a fire incident at the hospital.

Amazulu Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu to be buried on Thursday evening 6 May 2021, 6:07 AM

Mourners have gathered at the KwaKhangelamankengane palace, in KwaZulu-Natal, where the AmaZulu regent Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu will be buried in a private ceremony on Thursday evening.

233 judicial officials have tested COVID-19 positive since outbreak in SA: Office of the Chief Justice 5 May 2021, 8:13 PM

The Office of the Chief Justice says 233 officials including judges tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak of the virus last year, with four fatalities.

Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu’s remains arrive in Nongoma 5 May 2021, 6:20 PM

Members of Zulu regiments, maidens and women in traditional attire have gathered at the Kwakhangelamankhengane royal palace where the remains of the late regent, Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu, have arrived.

Miguel Louw’s family says he can now rest in peace after his murderer was sentenced to 25 years 5 May 2021, 5:50 PM

Judge Jacqueline Henriques has sentenced Mohammed Ebrahim to 25 years imprisonment for the kidnapping and murder of nine-year-old Miguel Louw.

Mpumalanga government concerned about increasing land invasions 5 May 2021, 2:28 PM

The Mpumalanga government has raised concerns about the increasing incidents of land invasions and disputes in the province.

Miguel Louw’s murderer sentenced to 25 years in prison 5 May 2021, 1:19 PM

Judge Jacqueline Henriques has sentenced Mohammed Ebrahim to 25 years imprisonment for the kidnapping and murder of nine-year-old Miguel Louw.