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Gambia vows to name and shame latest COVID-19 quarantine cheats

Forty people in the Gambia confirmed as coronavirus positive in the past week have refused to self-isolate or escaped treatment centers, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday, promising to reveal the identities of those flouting health regulations. It also said large numbers of recent arrivals to the former British colony from COVID-19 hotspots had failed […]

Mkhwebane threatens high court challenge to quash perjury charges

Johannesburg – Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will make representations to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) for the perjury charges against her to be withdrawn. Mkhwebane’s move was revealed by her lawyer, advocate Dali Mpofu SC, in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court, where she appeared briefly to face three counts of perjury for making false statements about […]

Mabuza to lead fight against Covid-19 and provide vaccines to citizens

Johannesburg – President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed his deputy, David Mabuza, to be the face of government in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and to lead a team of high powered people to deliver vaccines to millions of South Africans. Ramaphosa’s decision followed a Cabinet decision on Tuesday after receiving a report from the […]

Zimbabweans saddened after Foreign Affairs Minister succumbs to COVID-19

ZANU-PF Spokesperson Kennedy Mandaza says Zimbabweans are sad after the passing of Foreign Affairs Minister Sibusiso Moyo. Moyo died after contracting COVID-19. The senior government official had tested positive for the viral infection three days ago. He died in hospital on Wednesday morning. Moyo is well known for being the key communicator in the coup […]

DA challenges Ramaphosa over ‘unconstitutional’ COVID-19 vaccine issues

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says its lawyers will write to President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday to set out COVID-19 vaccination issues that the party says are not in line with the constitution. Party leader, John Steenhuisen, says they are giving the President seven days to respond, and if his response lacks details they will take the […]

Union raises concerns over teachers returning to schools early

The National Professional Teachers Organisation of South Africa (Naptosa) says it does not understand why teachers should return to school two weeks before schools reopen. Teachers are expected back at school from February 1 to start with what has been described as administrative duties. Historically, teachers would return two or three days before learners re-open to complete […]

Health authorities concerned about increase in COVID-19 deaths in North West

Health authorities in the North West have raised concerns about the increase in the daily number of deaths in the province due to COVID related complications. The province is also experiencing a daily increase in the number of new cases of COVID-19 infections. In the last 24 hours, the province has recorded another new 26 […]

Egypt expects COVID-19 vaccines from GAVI alliance within weeks: minister

Egypt expects to start receiving COVID-19 vaccines through the Geneva-based GAVI vaccine alliance in the coming weeks, Health Minister Hala Zayed said on Monday. Egypt will get 40 million vials via GAVI for 20 million people or 20% of the 100 million population, Zayed said. “It will give us the urgent needs during the first […]

The sale of alcohol will continue to be prohibited: Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the sale of alcohol will continue to be prohibited under the extension of the adjusted Level three of the lockdown. Ramaphosa made the announcement in an address to the nation on Monday night. He also announced that land ports of entry into the country would be closed, including Beitbridge. The […]

SA remains on Alert Level 3, government to embark on a massive vaccination programme

President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa will remain on Alert Level-3 coronavirus lockdown. This is as the country continues to see an increase in the number of coronavirus cases. The President was addressing the nation on Monday night, during what is now called ‘family meeting’, following an urgent meeting with the National Coronavirus Command Council […]

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