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The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal is set to meet with eThekwini Councillor, Sfiso Mngadi, following his utterances, blaming 5G network for the second wave of Covid-19 infections. Ward 24 councillor , Mngadi, also alleges that vaccines have already been distributed to White people. He is also is of the opinion that the virus is being deliberately […]

Eskom has announced that it will implement stage two loadshedding from 10 o’clock at night until five in the morning for two nights. This was necessitated by the planned shutdown of Koeberg Unit one and other units whose return to service has been delayed. Eskom Spokesperson, Sikonathi Matshantsha, says loadshedding is necessary in order to […]

The South African passport has been ranked 54th in the first quarter of the 2021 Henley Passport Index. The Index ranks the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. It specifies that South African citizens are able to access 101 countries without having to obtain a […]

The African National Congress has announced that the National Executive Committee (NEC) will meet today. Party spokesperson Pule Mabe says the first virtual NEC meeting for the year will deliberate on the up-coming January 8th statement to be delivered by the party’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa. Last month, the ANC said it will cancel its January […]

A South African bank’s approach to providing helpful financial solutions to support business customers has been accorded an international award. First National Bank has been named Global Small and Medium Enterprises Bank of The Year at the Global SME finance awards ceremony. The chief executive of the bank, Jacques Celliers, says their team is proud […]

Trade union, Solidarity,  has demanded that the government accelerates the provision of the COVID-19 vaccines to healthcare workers. The union says despite the private sector helping South Africans, it is still imperative that working towards agreements to supply vaccinations to front line workers remain the first priority of the government. The union’s Chief Executive Officer, […]

Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi says only people with proof of COVID-19 certificates are allowed to cross at borders posts and ports of entry. Motsoaledi says those who came with no COVID-19 certificates were given a repeat antigen test at the border and if it was found positive,  they were sent back. During his visit […]

A severe weather warning has been issued for KwaZulu-Natal with scattered showers, thundershowers, strong winds and hail expected across the province this afternoon. The South African Weather Service is urging the public to stay indoors and away from windows. They further say people seeking refuge from the storm outdoors should stay clear of trees, telephone […]

EThekwini Municipality mayor, Mxolisi Kaunda, has tested positive for COVID-19. The City says following positive COVID-19 results, Kaunda is currently isolating at home and remains in good health. In a press statement, Mayoral Spokesperson, Mluleki Mntungwa says the Mayor has cautioned those who continue to paddle conspiracy theories about the pandemic to desist from spreading […]

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the whole of England will move back onto the highest possible Covid-19 alert level. The move follows advice from the country’s chief medical officers after the sharp increase in infections has put severe pressure on the country’s health system. It is expected the new lockdown, the third […]

Metalworkers’ union Numsa says the ANC government is worsening the suffering of the working class during the COVID-19 pandemic. Union’s National Spokesperson, Phakamile Hlubi-Majola, says government failed to deliver the critical fundamentals for hospitals, including oxygen tanks, personal protective equipment and support staff. Hlubi-Majola says what this government has mastered is to successfully blame the […]

World Braille Day today again celebrates the birth of the inventor of the language for blind and visually impaired people. Louis Braille was born on this day in 1809 and developed braille in 1824. The French educator became blind after an accident in his father’s harness shop when he was only three. According to reports, […]

Owesifazane waseWillowfontein ePietermaritzburg osinde ngokulambisa ehlaselwa ubaba wezingane zakhe omgwaze amanxeba awu – 14, uthi namanje uhlalele ovalweni. U-Sizani Ngcobo, ona 36, uthi lomlisa wasendaweni yaseSnathing, kumanje akaziwa ukuthi ukuziphi izinkalo ubalekile. Uthi uyesaba ukuthi angabuya noma yinini azomqedela neyingane zakhe njengoba engakatholakali. UNompendulo Ngubane uyabika:  

The National Teacher’s Union has confirmed the death of its President, Allen Thompson. Details around Thompson’s death are still sketchy at this moment. Thompson was elected President of the second biggest teacher’s union in South Africa, NATU, in 2018 where he succeeded then president, Siphosethu Ngcobo. NATU’s General Secretary Cynthia Barnes says the union currently […]

Amaphoyisa akwaZulu-Natal asebobhe induna yendawo ngamacala okuthumba nokubulala. Lenduna yaseMsangweni eMelmoth, enyakatho esentshonalanga nesifundaze, isolwa ngokubulala umlisa oneminyaka engu 26, isebenzisana nabanye abasolwa abathathu. Umufi wathunjwa emzini wakubo, nokusolaka ukuthi wathathwa wayiswa esigangeni lapho ashiselwa khona. Okhulumela amaphoyisa kulesifundazwe uNqobile Gwala uthi lona ngumsolwa wesine kulelicala njengoba kukhona nabanye abathathu ababoshwa ngenyanga edlule. U-Gwala uyachaza, […]

KwaZulu-Natal police have arrested six suspects in connection with a burglary at a primary school in KwaJobe eJozini, north of the province, on Sunday midnight. Provincial Police spokesperson Nqobile Gwala says the community mobilised and managed to apprehend a total of six suspects aged between 24 and 43. Gwala says the suspects were assaulted by […]

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has announced that the price of petrol is set to increase by between 40 and 43 cents a litre this week. In a statement on Monday, the (department said the price of 93 (ULP and LRP) will go up by 43 cents, while that of 95 (ULP and […]

Basic Education minister Angie Motshekga has announced new directions and protocols for the marking of matric scripts set to commence today. Department spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga says the purpose of these directions is to provide guidelines to officials, educators and administration staff who are involved in the marking of examination scripts. Mhlanga says the department has […]

African Union Chairperson, President Cyril Ramaphosa says he start of the African Free Trade Agreement will speed up economic integration towards the sustainable development of Africa. This as the AfCFTA has officially been launched by the AU  as announced at the 13th Extraordinary Session of the AU Assembly, last month. This treaty requires members to […]

Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has announced that the South African National Defence Force will be deploying helicopters to watch the Beitbridge border and Limpopo River. This follows government’s implementation of strict measures to stop people entering the country illegally at land port of entries. Motsoaledi says people who are trying to enter South Africa […]

Three people have been arrested at the OR Tambo International Airport, after gold bars worth a street value of R61 million were seized from their hand luggage. Police say these suspected smugglers are expected to appear before the Kempton Park Magistrates’ Court on charges of dealing with precious metal and contravention of the Customs Act […]

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says government is targeting a minimum of 67% of the population to achieve herd immunity during a phased rollout approach of the COVID-19 vaccine. Mkhize says this during a briefing on Sunday evening, where he presented South Africa’s vaccine rollout strategy, and announced that the country’s first batch will become available […]

Transport minister, Fikile Mbalula says there are no changes to the current public transport directions, which includes 70% loading capacity for long distance taxis and buses. Mbalula says this as the country sees the amendment of many regulations following the announcement of moving back to lockdown alert level 3. He says since many people will […]

Sub-Saharan Africa is responsible for only four percent of the annual global greenhouse emissions that cause climate change, but Africa is the continent experiencing some of the worst impacts. Climate Change, Energy and Resilience of the Africa office of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives senior manager, Meggan Spires, says there are signs of […]

The post-Brexit trade deal between the United Kingdom and European Union takes effect at 11 tonight, after it was signed into law. This comes after the House of Lords gave the bill an unopposed third reading on Wednesday evening, hours after MPs had voted it through by 521 votes to 73. This agreement takes the […]

The N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) and the Road Traffic Infringement Agency have urged motorists to take extreme caution passing by Van Reenen’s Pass, between the Free State and KwaZulu-Natal. The N3TC is reporting high traffic volumes as holidaymakers make their way out of KZN following the President’s announcement of putting the country back to lockdown […]

Eskom has confirmed that loadshedding has been suspended after rolling blackouts were introduced for the past two nights. This was possible because the demand for electricity has dropped ahead of the long weekend. Eskom Spokesperson Sikhonathi Matshantsha says the power supplier will use the lower demand period to replenish its emergency generation reserves.

The Department of Economic Development in KwaZulu-Natal warns liquor traders who contravene the lockdown regulations that they will lose their licences. This comes after several outlets have reportedly continued selling alcohol after the ban was announced. According to the Alert Level 3 Regulations night clubs, bars, shebeens and taverns are closed. It also states that […]

Leading experts in South Africa’s vaccine procurement strategy say while securing a COVID-19 vaccine is top of the country’s agenda, it is not a magic bullet that will end the pandemic. Ministerial Advisory Committee chairperson on vaccine development Professor Barry Schoub, together with the Health Department Deputy Director General, Dr Anban Pillay, and South African […]

Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi says his department will deploy an additional 160 officials at six busiest land ports of entry to process returning travellers until 14 January 2021 Motsoaledi says this outlining plans for operations at the ports of entry from 2 January until 14 January that have been approved by the National Joint […]

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