South Africa

ConCourt upholds IEC decision to re-open candidate nomination process

Written by on 20 September 2021

A gavel and a block is pictured at the George Glazer Gallery antique store in this illustration picture taken in Manhattan. The Constitutional Court has upheld the decision of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to re-open the candidate nomination process. In a judgment handed down on Monday the apex court dismissed the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) application to […]

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SA to ramp up efforts to get removed from UK red list

Written by on 20 September 2021

South Africa remains on the UK’s travel red list of countries despite lobbying from the government and business community. Infectious Disease Specialist Dr Jeremy Nel compared the UK COVID-19 data to that of South Africa.  South Africa plans to ramp up efforts to get removed from the UK’s red list. Minister of International Relations, Naledi […]

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Written by on 17 September 2021

Background In 2020, the Cabinet approved the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS), which has become a blueprint for the country in terms of the approach to fight corruption. The NACS has six pillars and one of those pillars emphasize the need to promote and encourage active citizenry, whistleblowing, integrity and transparency in all spheres of society. […]

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Vaccines must become mandatory in some sectors: Karrim

Written by on 15 September 2021

Renowned epidemiologist, Professor Salim Abdool Karim, has suggested that vaccines become mandatory in some sectors, such as healthcare, saying those in the industry who choose not to vaccinate should be required to provide a weekly negative COVID-19 test. Several countries across the globe already have the requirement in place for some sectors. Karim says this […]

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Tshegofatso Pule Murder: Case postponed to Thursday

Written by on 14 September 2021

he bail application of the alleged mastermind behind Tshegofatso Pule’s murder has been postponed to Thursday. This is Ntuthuko Shoba’s third bail attempt. Shoba, who now has a new lawyer, says the man convicted of pulling the trigger is threatening him from prison.   Muzikayise Malephane is already serving a 20-year sentence for his involvement […]

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Political parties urged to comply with COVID-19 protocols ahead of elections

Written by on 13 September 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa is calling on politicians to adhere to COVID-19 protocols when campaigning for the local government elections. South Africans go to the polls on 1 November. Ramaphosa is urging political leaders to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. “In exactly 50 days’ time, South Africans will go to the polls in the local government elections, […]

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Gauteng government takes vaccination to Sedibeng

Written by on 9 September 2021

“As part of improving the vaccination rollout, various pop-up sites will be activated in the district in the coming weeks.” The Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) mobile vaccination team is at the Vaal University of Technology (VUT), Vanderbijlpark campus from today 9 until 11 September 2021, as part of taking the vaccination rollout programme to the […]

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