South Africa

Labour unions, representatives of non-unionised managers and ground staff have agreed to accept the South African Airways (SAA) voluntary severance packages (VSPs).

The chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, has congratulated Professor Malegapuru Makgoba on his appointment to serve on the 12-member expert panel of the Data and Safety Monitoring Board for the first COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials.

Disability grants that were suspended in March have now been extended to October to cushion the beneficiaries against the crippling effects of COVID-19.

African Union Chairperson, President Cyril Ramaphosa, will on Wednesday participate in the International Labour Organisation (ILO)’s Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work.

Shared global and South African good practices and lessons learned in developing a strategic vision, and management of industrial spaces will form part of discussions at a webinar hosted by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC).

North West Premier Tebogo Job Mokgoro has tested positive for COVID-19 and is effectively in self-isolation.

The National Assembly’s Ad Hoc Committee on the Appointment of the Auditor-General invites suitably qualified South Africans to submit applications to fill the position of the country’s Auditor-General, when the term of the current Auditor-General ends in November.

World Health Organization (WHO) experts have travelled to China where they will work together with their Chinese counterparts to prepare scientific plans to identify the zoonotic source of COVID-19.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has welcomed the arrest of a 17-year-old minor for allegedly raping a Grade 7 learner in Bulwer, KwaZulu-Natal, on Monday.

As of Tuesday, South Africa had 215 855 COVID-19 cases of which 10 134 were reported in the last 24 hours.

The National Joint Operational Structure (NatJoints), consisting of various government departments has issued directives to law enforcement agencies to activate contingency plans ahead of a national truck shutdown.

The Department of Water and Sanitation has called for a speedy resolution to protest action at the King Cetshwayo District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal.

Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane says they are reaching a point where tough decisions will have to be made regarding funerals, in order to try to control the spread of Coronavirus.

Four employees from the National Department of Health have tested positive for COVID-19, the department announced on Tuesday.

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has studied and welcomed the Gauteng High Court judgment on the reopening of early childhood development (ECDs) programmes.

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