South Africa

KwaZulu-Natal has declared a provincial state of disaster, the provincial government announced.

Two cases of rabies have been confirmed in jackals from the Cradle of Humankind area in the Mogale City Municipality, Gauteng, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said.

KwaZulu-Natal Finance MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube has conditionally approved and authorised the payment of salaries for workers and other allied municipal needs of Umkhanyakude District Municipality.

Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, has called on all government departments and the private sector to give 40% of procurement to women owned businesses.

An International Labour Organization (ILO) report has made a raft of recommendations to South Africa if it is to improve its Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) standards.

A government commissioned report has painted a grim picture of occupational health and safety standards in South Africa.

Government is working around the clock to get businesses affected by looting and damage to property in parts of the country back on their feet and set South Africa on a path of economic growth.

Although South Africa has reached and passed the peak of the third wave, there are provinces that are still on the upward trajectory particularly the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.

With the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccine batches in the coming days, South Africa will soon be able to vaccinate one million people in three days.

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation has warned the public about job scammers following the arrest of a 35-year-old suspected job scammer in Polokwane on Thursday.

Special Investigating Unit (SIU) investigators, with the assistance of the Hawks, have raided the offices of the Ratlou Local Municipality in the North West, after the municipality failed to cooperate with a SIU investigation.

The Department of Employment and Labour’s Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) in the North West will from Monday embark on a service delivery drive aimed at reducing long queues at Labour Centres, and to reach out to areas that are far from the centres.

Higher Education and Training Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, has dismissed claims that he has wanted the department’s Director-General (DG) Gwebinkundla Qonde to leave the department since 2019.

There were 215 066 people who received their COVID-19 vaccine, while the country detected 13 751 new cases on Thursday.

Sport, Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa, has congratulated Tatjana Schoenmaker for scooping South Africa’s first gold medal of the Tokyo Games in the women’s 200m breaststroke in a world record on Friday morning.


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