Gauteng health dept plans to open up more vaccine sites this week

Johannesburg – The Gauteng Department of Health plans to open more Covid-19 vaccination sites this week. Officials have so far administered 16,800 jabs to healthcare workers at the Steve Biko and Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospitals. The national Department of Health has received another 80,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccines at the weekend, […]

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Two new Covid-19 vaccination sites for Gauteng

Johannesburg – Dr George Mukhari Hospital and Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital have been added as vaccination sites in Gauteng. Gauteng Premier David Mukhari and Health MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi were on the walk-about at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital on Friday. The two officials were there to monitor the progress of the vaccination programme.

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Heavy rains: 3 die in KZN, province on high alert

Johannesburg – KZN disaster management services remain on high alert for more bad weather in the province. In Siyanda, outside KwaMashu two men Simo Mkhize (28) and Nathi Mbatha (25) died following a wall falling collapsing on their shack on Thursday. An IPSS Medical Rescues’ Search and Rescue responder reported that three dwellings were engulfed […]

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East London woman arrested for evading tax worth R1.5million

Cape Town – A woman has been arrested for evading tax to the tune of R1.5-million. Neliswa Tantsi was apprehended on Wednesday by the Hawks in the East London area. It is alleged that between 2014 and 2015, Tantsi under-declared her profits but still claimed inflated value-added tax. The tax collector and other authorities will […]

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SIU to probe claims of tender irregularities against Mkhize, health dept

Johannesburg – The Special Investigating Unit has received a formal complaint regarding tenders awarded by the national Health Department to a company linked to Minister Zweli Mkhize’s close associates and will investigate. The SIU on Wednesday said that the complaint was recently lodged anonymously. On Tuesday night, the Daily Maverick reported that a small KwaZulu […]

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Cosatu blames govts ‘bad policy choices’ for high unemployment figures

Johannesburg – The Congress for South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said it was not surprised that the unemployment rate increased to 32.5% in the fourth quarter of 2020, and it has blamed government’s bad policy choices. Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) released the results from the Quarterly Labour Force Survey for the fourth quarter of […]

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Makhura says corrupt officials will face consequences

Johannesburg – Gauteng Premier Daid Makhura says those involved in PPE corruption will be held responsible and face consequences. Makhura delivered his State of the Province Address on Tuesday. “The corruption allegations and irregularities pertaining to COVID-19 procurement and delays in the delivery of some of the health infrastructure revealed substantial governance weaknesses. “Above all, […]

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State capture commission wants Zuma jailed

Johannesburg – The State Capture Commission of Inquiry is to lay contempt charges against former President Jacob Zuma in the Constitutional Court. The commission wants the former president jailed for two years and wants Police Minister Bheki Cele and National Police Commissioner Khehla Sithole to make the arrest. Zuma disobeyed a summons to appear before […]

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Contralesa remembers Chief Thandisizwe Diko II

Johannesburg – The Congress of Traditional Leaders (Contralesa) says it’s sad that Chief Thandisizwe Diko II died before he could clear the matter linking his company to alleged corruption. Royal Bhaca Projects got a R125-million PPE tender by the Gauteng Health Department. Contralesa in the Eastern Cape has paid tribute to Diko, who passed away […]

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Gauteng Health Dept assures healthcare workers no one will be denied vaccine

Johannesburg – The Gauteng Health Department has assured healthcare workers that no one will be refused Covid-19 jabs. On Sunday, there was chaos at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital, with doctors saying they were refused Covid-19 vaccines at the hospital in Pretoria despite having appointments. Since Gauteng kicked off its immunisation campaign, more than 2,000 […]

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