South Africa

South Africa has recorded 443 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 993 444.

Autopsies have been performed on the 21 teenagers who died in an unexplained incident at an East London pub on Sunday, says the Eastern Cape government.

Minister of Small Business Development, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, has encouraged small business in townships and rural areas to apply for support through the Township and Rural Entrepreneurship Programme (TREP).

The Special Tribunal has ruled that a R103 million Gauteng Health Department personal protective equipment (PPE) tender awarded to Zakheni Strategic Supplies is unlawful and invalid.

Government is going all out to recoup monies misappropriated from municipalities back into the coffers of the State, says Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Deputy Minister, Thembi Nkadimeng.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to attend the seventh annual Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Summit of Heads of State and Government at Gaborone in Botswana on Thursday.

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has assured the community of Ugu District Municipality of improvement of water supply in the area.

South Africa on Tuesday recorded 343 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 993 004.

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has called for the effective policing of clubs and taverns after the tragic death of 21 teenagers at a local tavern in Scenery Park, East London.

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has confirmed the country’s second case of Monkeypox.

Eskom workers are expected back at work this morning following violent industrial strike action, which plunged the country into an electricity supply crunch over the past week.

Eskom says stage 6 load shedding will be implemented from 4pm to 10pm tonight due to “unlawful industrial action” by some of its personnel at its power stations.

The national executive committee of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) has expressed concern at the weaknesses of municipal credit control and debt collection mechanisms in the country’s councils.

Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter says further challenges in generation capacity mean that there is a strong possibility that the country will have to move into stage 6 load shedding from tonight.

South Africa remains an attractive and lucrative investment destination, where the return on investments is high and opportunities abound for both foreign and domestic investors, says International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister, Alvin Botes.

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