South Africa

The Etwatwa, Ga-Rankuwa, Denysville, Memel, Thabang and Odendaalsrus police stations in Tshwane have been temporarily closed for decontamination, after some SAPS members tested positive for Coronavirus.

Four South African Airways unions and staff representatives have expressed an intention to sign voluntary severance packages (VSPs) offered as part of the airline’s business rescue and restructuring process.

As part of his COVID-19 readiness oversight visits, President Cyril Ramaphosa will head to Mpumalanga on Friday to assess the province’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 rise in South Africa, Social Development Deputy Minister, Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, has appealed to the public to care for older citizens.

Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, has called for the suspension of law enforcement officers involved in the eviction of a naked man in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, with immediate effect.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) says it has been working on innovations to improve the disbursement of students’ allowances to eliminate all third parties from the disbursement chain.

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has confirmed it will continue to accept and process COVID-19 TERS claims submitted for April, May and June.

The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) cautioned South African Airways (SAA) employees, labour unions and creditors that the liquidation of the airline will lead to financial hardship for employees and substantial undervaluation of assets.

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has passed the Cybercrimes Bill, Civil Union Amendment Bill and the Science and Technology Laws Amendment Bill during its sitting on Wednesday.

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has confirmed that children are less likely to die of COVID-19, while the disease is usually mild among school-going kids, aged between five

South Africa recorded its biggest one-day jump in new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday after 8 124 people tested positive.

Gauteng Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure MEC, Jacob Mamabolo, has welcomed the Pretoria High Court decision to dissolve the Mamelodi Amalgamated Taxi Association (MATA) executive committee.

If you’ve been waiting a long time for a parcel from the Post Office, the State-owned postal service says it is experiencing hold-ups due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu says the Western Cape and Gauteng are two out of the nine provinces that developed characteristics of good governance.

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu says government cannot afford to lose money because of neglect, inefficiencies or poor decision making.


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