Mboweni pushes for workers to allowed to access retirement funds

Johannesburg – Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said workers should be allowed to access a portion of their retirement funds. Mboweni said he is pushing for the matter to be finalised, but he warns the money taken out must be used responsibly. “There is a matter which seems to be stuck somewhere in the system it […]

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Residents in eThekwini warned of possible water interruptions

Durban – Residents in eThekwini have been warned of water interruptions in parts of the city following a major leak at the Shallcross reservoir. The municipality projects that the repairs will take up to a week, with the water supply only likely to be fully restored on Friday. The municipality’s Water and Sanitation head Ednick […]

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Mboweni to unpack relief packages on Wednesday

Johannesburg – Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, will on Wednesday, unpack the relief packages announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The relief packages are to help businesses and individuals recover from a week of civil unrest and the impact of Covid-19. Mboweni is expected to speak about reinstating the monthly welfare grant of R350 until the end […]

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Prisons overcrowded after looting arrests

Johannesburg – Correctional Services is struggling to isolate Covid-19 positive inmates. Many of the people arrested for alleged looting have tested positive. According to the department, this is putting strain on an already overburdened system. “Every newly admitted person must be isolated. As they come in in big numbers, we have to put them in […]

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Kubayi: More than 47,000 Covid vaccine doses lost to looting in KZN, Gauteng

Johannesburg – Acting Health Minister Mmaboloko Kubayi-Ngubane said that the country had lost more than 47,000 vaccine doses due to the looting in KwaZulu- Natal and Gauteng. During the deadly riots last week, looters vandalised 120 pharmacies where vaccines were stored, although most of the public sector sites were not affected. Kubayi-Ngubane said that the […]

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Eskom warns grid at risk as cold weather, WC taxi violence pile on pressure

Johannesburg – As an “intense cold front” hits the country, Eskom has warned that the increasing demand for electricity, compounded with the taxi violence in Cape Town is putting the national grid at risk. The Western Cape, the Eastern Cape and the Northern Cape can expect rainy and windy conditions on Wednesday. Temperatures are expected […]

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