Veteran journalist and political commentator Karima Brown passed away due to COVID-19 complications on Thursday. Brown had been in hospital for several weeks and was on a ventilator. She was 53 years old. She was a seasoned journalist, broadcaster and media executive and had worked for SABC, Independent Group, Primedia[…]
Co-chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19, Professor Salim Abdool Karim, says government is prepared to deal with the expected third wave of coronavirus infections even though challenges still remain. Last night, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country has now moved to alert Level one of the nationwide[…]
The ANC will conduct nationwide pickets against the scourge of racism. They will be picketing at eNCA offices and other centres. The governing party is upset over eNCA management’s defense of the organisation’s political journalist, Lindsay Dentlinger. Dentlinger sparked a public uproar when video footage of her asking Black Members[…]
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says South Africa needs to rethink the current delivery of the curriculum. She was giving her closing remarks at the 2021 Virtual Basic Education Lekgotla, adding that it was both an honour and a privilege to host it. “Clearly, among the critical tasks we must[…]
Another 80 000 Johnson and Johnson vaccines has arrived in the country. This takes the number of the total doses the country has received in the first phase of government’s rollout programme to 160 000.Yesterday, President Cyril Ramaphosa said more J&J vaccines will be arriving in the country in the[…]
“It is a terrible time in the healthcare system. We are making a strong appeal to everybody in society: please help us to protect our health care system. Everybody must work together. This is real.” This was the stark warning by the head of the Western Cape health department, Dr[…]
Amid the second wave of Covid-19 in South Africa, Western Cape health officials have warned parents to be on the lookout for another disease primarily affecting children. The provincial health department this week noted that there have been 35 reported cases of Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) at Red[…]
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has said it will be challenging the latest court ruling, which set aside its decision to have two leaked matric exams re-written. According to the department spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga, the move has plunged the department into “unimagined chaos”. It comes as Sadtu, Afriforum and[…]
The only additional restriction that will be of any real significance and would have an impact on the resurging COVID-19 infection rate is a ban on mass gatherings.” This was the word from professor of Vaccinology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Shabir Madhi, after South Africa’s health ministry[…]
France’s draft law aimed at tackling what the government terms “Islamist radicalism” was unveiled on Wednesday. President Emmanuel Macron has promoted the bill to target what he calls “separatists” undermining the nation, but rights groups have raised concerns over the law, saying it would discriminate against French Muslims. Among notable[…]
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