South Africa

South Africa’s COVID-19 cases have breached the 200 000 mark, while the death toll is now sitting at 3 310.

A Mamelodi West Labour Centre was forced to shut its doors after an officer tested positive for COVID-19.

North West Premier Job Mokgoro has expressed condolences at the passing of the province’s Cooperative Governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs MEC, Gordon Kegakilwe, who on Monday succumbed to a short but serious COVID-19-related illness.

The Department of Social Development says it has noted the High Court ruling on Monday that all private preschools and Early Childhood Development centres (ECD) may open with immediate effect, provided they maintain safety measures.

The Department of Water and Sanitation will conduct a virtual celebration of the Clear Rivers campaign.

The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) has closed its offices in Sandton, Johannesburg, after receiving information that an employee of one of its host tenants came into contact with a COVID-19 positive person.

The Mpumalanga Department of Education has directed the Nkangala District Director to immediately suspend a teacher from Silamba Secondary School in KwaMhlanga for allegedly assaulting two women.

More police stations have been shut down to undergo decontamination, as more members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) test positive for COVID-19.

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture has provided much-needed support to over 2 000 practitioners in the creative industry.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says almost all provinces are currently doing repairs to schools that were vandalised during the national lockdown.

Schools across the country will today welcome back Grades R, 6 and 11 learners to school.

The South African National Parks (SANParks) has not yet opened for overnight accommodation, as per Level 3 lockdown regulations on leisure and interprovincial travel.

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has urged operators of ECD centres and partial care facilities across the country to complete the online self-assessment exercise before reopening.

The Public Service Commission (PSC) has welcomed Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu’s decision to take action against 1 544 public servants, who were involved in doing business with the State.

Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has welcomed the weekend arrests of suspects, who are accused of being part of the enterprise that scammed R5.7 million from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF).

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