South Africa

Government will in the coming months expedite the implementation of at least 50 infrastructure projects with a total investment value of more than R340 billion.

The number of public servants contracting COVID-19 in KwaZulu-Natal is increasing at an alarming rate as the province prepares for a peak in infections.

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has called on members of the public to report any acts of corruption in relation to the distribution of government’s COVID-19 social relief.

Cabinet has agreed to ease restrictions around leisure travel, paving the way for citizens to travel within their provinces of residence.

President Cyril Ramaphosa and World Health Organisation Director General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, are expected to address a virtual national conference on COVID-19 on Friday.

As South Africa grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has encouraged tax payers to file their tax returns from home, as the 2020 filing season commences on 1 August 2020.

Parliament has extended the deadline for submission of inputs on Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Amendment Bill to 07 August 2020.

Ending inequality and strengthening women’s organised formations will take centre stage during this year’s Women’s Month.

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) says it can make enough enzyme for one billion chemical reactions that can be applied in COVID-19 testing, and researchers hope to begin supplying reagents for a faster, one-step test by the end of the year.

Members of the public will once again be able to access the country’s botanical gardens to exercise from 3 August 2020.

Preliminary results from a study of 12 987 COVID-19 patients in South Africa indicate that HIV and TB have a modest effect on COVID-19 mortality, scientists Quarraisha Abdool Karim and Salim Abdool Karim said.

After a two-day streak of cases below the 10 000 mark, South Africa’s new COVID-19 cases were at 11 362 on Wednesday.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today chair the inaugural meeting of the newly constituted Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission Council (PICCC) for the 6th Administration.

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister, Thoko Didiza, has commended the swift arrest of suspects linked to the murder of three family members on a farm in Magogong in the Northern Cape.

Director General at the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure, Advocate Sam Vukela, has been placed on precautionary suspension, with effect from today.

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