South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his condolences to the family of former Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and struggle veteran, Ebrahim Ebrahim, following his passing on Monday.

The African Union (AU) has condemned and called for the lifting of travel bans on Southern African countries, most notably South Africa, following the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed grave disappointment at rich countries who have hoarded the much-needed COVID-19 vaccines.

Former Gauteng Health senior and executive officials are among nine suspects expected today to appear before court as police pounce on those who allegedly fleeced the department of R221 million between 2006 and 2010.

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s vision of walking in his mentor’s shoes was realised on Monday when he received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Cheikh Anta Diop, during an event held at the university in Dakar, Senegal.

Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has paid tribute to the late former struggle veteran, Ebrahim Ebrahim.

Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has called on the department to plan and identify what is most important and urgent that can be addressed with the available resources within reasonable time.

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), together with the Minerals Council of South Africa and other industry stakeholders, have committed to striving for zero fatalities and injuries in the mining sector.

Marking of the 2021 National Senior Certificate examinations, which concluded without major incidents that could compromise the examination as a whole, will begin on Wednesday.

South Africa has recorded close to 6 400 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said on Monday.

Peace and stability will remain elusive if African countries do not stand in unison and address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic effectively.

The Department of Employment and Labour’s Inspection and Enforcement Services unit in the North West is set to embark on a three-day blitz inspection.

National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Advocate Shamila Batohi has assured the nation that the authority is not in crisis following the resignation of the National Prosecuting Authority’s Investigative Directorate (ID) head, Advocate Hermione Cronje.

National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Advocate Shamila Batohi, says the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is working to make sure that “the taps of corruption are closed”.

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille says the Small Harbours Repairs and Maintenance Programme has brought much needed infrastructure improvements to harbours thereby benefitting coastal communities.

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