South Africa

With the country experiencing a second wave of COVID-19, government has decided to delay the reopening of both public and private schools by two weeks, to 15 February 2021.

The Department of Health has reported 18 507 new Coronavirus infections, which brings the nation's total to 1 296 806 since the outbreak.

The Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) has expressed sadness at the passing of its Chief Executive (CEO), Dr Bongumenzi Emmanuel Mpungose.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has made four senior appointments in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth, and Persons with Disabilities, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhizhe, has called on managers at the South African Post Office (Sapo) to ensure that COVID-19 protocols are adhered to.

Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has congratulated the newly appointed CEO of Thebe Tourism Group (TTG), Jerry Mabena and wished him success in their new venture.

Minister of Small Business Development, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, says she is appalled at the misinformation peddled by the Democratic Alliance (DA) about the expenditure of the small business COVID-19 relief funds.

South Africa’s Information Regulator has announced that it met Facebook South Africa on Wednesday to discuss its revised WhatsApp privacy policy.

Eskom has announced it will implement Stage 2 loadshedding from Thursday midday until Sunday evening.

The Department of Transport has clarified that the announcement of the extension of licenses did not include vehicle licenses and license disc.

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister, Thoko Didiza, says she is greatly saddened to learn about Professor Mohammad Karaan’s passing.

COVID-19 is showing no signs of slowing down in South Africa, with the death toll now exceeding 35 000.

The African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) has confirmed the acquisition of a provisional 270 million vaccine doses for African countries, with at least 50 million being available for the crucial period of April to June 2021.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has honoured BaPedi King Victor Thulare III with a Special Official Funeral Category 1.

The King passed away on Wednesday, 6 January 2021 at the age of 40.

Three officials in the Office of the Master in Pretoria face arrest after they allegedly solicited a bribe from a citizen seeking a Letter of Authority.

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