The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, recently declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, has taken the world by surprise. The good news is that tremendous scientific and technological advances have permitted scientists to understand a lot about this virus in a short amount of time.
Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on Sunday evening, some citizens have started stocking up on essentials and food items in big bulks.
The South African Union of Students (SAUS) has called on all universities and other institutions such as TVET Colleges to immediately close, to avoid putting students at risk of contracting the coronavirus.
A group of students at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) have embarked on a protest at the Empire Road entrance where they attempted to block vehicles from accessing the campus.
KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu says an agreement has been reached to end protest action at the university.
The University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) management confirmed that another building at the Pietermaritzburg campus in the midlands has been set alight.
At the start of each new year there’s a global flurry of excitement and attention around education’s new directions.
Seven women are being murdered every day in South Africa.
Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Bavelile Hlongwa and two other people died while trying to assist people who were involved in a crash.
Former president Jacob Zuma has paid tribute to the late deputy minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Bavelile Hlongwa at her memorial service in Durban.