South Africa

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) says it will oppose a High Court application brought by former Health Minister, Dr Zwelini Mkhize, to review the unit’s findings and recommendations relating to the R150 million Digital Vibes’ Health Department communications contract.

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has received donations of food vouchers and face masks from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Pretoria.

City Power has restored power distribution to at least five suburbs following a fire at the Robertsham substation on Monday evening.

South Africa has now crossed the 11 million mark for adults who are fully vaccinated, as the country gears up to inoculate children aged 12 and older from Wednesday.

Government Communication and Information Systems (GCIS) Director General Phumla Williams and former South African Airways (SAA) Group Treasurer Cynthia Stimpel are expected to share their whistleblower experiences during a webinar this Sunday, October 24.

The Electoral Commission and Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) have joined hands with major social media platforms to fight the spread of disinformation, in the run up to, during and beyond 1 November 2021 municipal elections.

A total of R1.5 billion has been approved to support businesses affected by the looting and unrest in July, says Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel.

The Department of Employment and Labour's Inspection and Enforcement Services has appealed to employers, supported by employees and organised labour to comply with the COVID-19 occupational health and safety direction or face fines.

The registration and the vaccination of children aged 12 and older is officially open from today, the Department of Health said.

Forty-two of the 53 members of the military veterans accused of kidnapping two Cabinet Ministers and a Deputy Minister have been released on R500 bail.

The Department of Correctional Services says education remains a key element in the rehabilitation of inmates at facilities.

A man suspected to be involved in the murder of Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has been convicted for a reign of terror that claimed the lives of six people in 2016.

The African Union Health Commission has committed to establishing a response plan and fund as part of the overall strategy to tackle the risk of impending waves of COVID-19 and future pandemics.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says Africa is in need of “strong democracies, accountable institutions, capable leaders, peace and stability” if the continent is to take advantage of the potential of its vast human capital and mineral resources.

The Electoral Commission has gazetted and published the full list of addresses of the 23 151 voting stations which is now open for inspection across South Africa ahead of the Local Government Elections.


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