South Africa

South Africa’s death toll due to Coronavirus has now surpassed the 37 000 mark after 254 people passed away on Sunday.

A harmful algal bloom – also known as a red tide - has been building up at Elands Bay on the west coast of South Africa resulting in several marine species washing up on the beach.

The funeral service of BaPedi King Victor Thulare III will be broadcast live on the SABC and other major broadcast channels on Sunday.

The Gauteng Traffic Police have arrested three men for allegedly dealing in dagga in Alberton North near Funny Farm, Ekurhuleni.

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.


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