South Africa

Those who have had COVID-19 may be reinfected more easily with the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, currently spreading across the world.

The Board of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has unanimously resolved to terminate with immediate effect the employment contract of its Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO), Zolani Kgosietsile Matthews.

With the Gauteng province experiencing a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, the provincial government will open more vaccination sites in an effort to reach young people.

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) expects to hold public interviews for the four nominees for the position of Constitutional Court Chief Justice during February next year.

Head of Project Management in the Presidency, Rudi Dicks, says the first phase of the Basic Education Employment Initiative is one of the biggest public employment programmes South Africa has seen.

Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, says South Africa is working tirelessly to tackle both HIV and the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.

Children in South Africa were most affected by the ongoing COVID‑19 pandemic, the 2020 General Household Survey (GHS) has found.

Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, says he has asked his United States counterpart to reverse the travel ban imposed following the detection of the new Omicron variant.

The 2021 National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) guidelines make provision for beneficiaries to utilise their learning material allowances for the purchase of a digital learning device (laptop or tablet).

South Africa’s COVID-19 caseload has jumped by a whopping 8 561 new infections in the past 24 hours, an increase of 16.5% positivity rate.

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) says it will be conducting investigations into two fatal mining incidents at the Impala Platinum mine in Rustenburg.

Unemployed residents of Germiston and the surrounding areas will no longer have to travel far to receive the free services provided by the Department of Employment and Labour.

President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in Abidjan, Côte d’ Ivoire, on Wednesday evening for a two-day State Visit which will see the signing of bilateral agreements between the two countries.

Two ground-breaking initiatives have been launched during the 10th Bi-National Commission between South Africa and Nigeria.

“Excellent and successful” is how President Cyril Ramaphosa described his state visit to the Federal Republic of Nigeria which concluded on Wednesday following bilateral discussions between the two economic giants on the continent.


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