South Africa

Acting Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, says an estimated 150 000 jobs are at risk in the aftermath of looting and destruction of property that swept through KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

The Electoral Commission says it will urgently study the final report of the Inquiry into Ensuring Free and Fair Elections during COVID-19 before making a final decision on the implications of the report.

Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Communications, Boyce Maneli, has called for members of the public and organisations to nominate suitably qualified people to fill four vacancies at the council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA).

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Tuesday chair a meeting with more than 90 CEOs and business leaders of key industries that have been impacted by last week’s civil unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

A five-year assessment of provincial municipalities in the North West Province has revealed that 13 of the 22 municipalities are in financial dire straits, with service delivery on the brink of collapse.

Transnet’s port and rail operations in KwaZulu-Natal have normalised following last week’s unrest in the province.

National Treasury has published the gazetted amendments to the Carbon Offset Regulations of the Carbon Tax Act.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has received and processed 839 130 online and manual applications for funding.

Eskom has urged the public to reduce their usage of electricity, as cold weather conditions persist.

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola has appealed to both officials and inmates to get vaccinated as government rolls out the COVID-19 vaccination programme at the country’s correctional facilities.

The South African Weather Services (SAWS) has predicted a week of very cold temperatures across the majority of South Africa from Tuesday and lasting well into the weekend.

The Joint Standing Committee on Defence and the Portfolio Committee on Police will today undertake an oversight visit to KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng to assess the impact of police and soldiers deployed in the provinces.

The South African Post Office has warned the public of email and text messages meant to convince the receiver to pay money into a fraudulent account.

The Public Service Commission (PSC) has paid tribute to its former Deputy Chairperson, Phelele Tengeni, who passed away on 16 July 2021.

South Africa has administered a total of 5 328 110 vaccine doses, of which 223 969 were administered yesterday.


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