South Africa

The Department of Correctional Services has granted former President Jacob Zuma permission to attend the funeral of his late younger brother.

There were 257 492 COVID-19 vaccine doses that were administered on Wednesday, the highest number of shots distributed since the start of the inoculation rollout programme.

The eThekwini Municipality and Toyota South Africa have committed to safeguard the motor company’s investment and other businesses in Durban and to continue to create a conducive environment for the car manufacturer and other investors to thrive.

Acting Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says the death toll from the civil unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal has risen to 276 and police are investigating 168 murder cases.

The African Union Champion on COVID-19, President Cyril Ramaphosa, has welcomed the announcement that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be produced in Cape Town by the Biovac Institute.

Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, has visited Ulundi and Nongoma in the Zululand District Municipality, as part of government's outreach programme, following the recent unrest in the province.

Cape Town-based specialist biotech company, Biovac, has reached a deal to manufacture the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for distribution within the African Union (AU).

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) has deployed a team of specialists to KwaZulu-Natal following a fire at the UPL facility in Cornubia.

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has warned the public to be cautious of accepting banknotes that have been stained with traces of blue or green ink.

The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has reminded qualifying candidates to apply for the Coega Global Scholars Programme (CGSP) by Friday.

Parliament has commended the cooperation between the South African Police Service (SAPS) and South African National Defence Force (SANDF), which has led to the quelling of violence, destruction of property and vandalism of infrastructure in KwaZulu-Natal.

South Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout programme is gaining momentum with 221 417 vaccines administered on Tuesday.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has honoured the late Chairperson of the National House of Traditional and Khoi-San Leaders (NHTKL), Ikosi Sipho Etwell Mahlangu by declaring his funeral as a Special Official Funeral Category 1.

Government and business leaders from industries affected by the recent destruction of property and violence, in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, have committed to working together in rebuilding the South African economy.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has wished the Muslim community a blessed Eid-ul-Adha, which will be observed in South Africa on Wednesday.

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