Boys rescued from illegal initiation school

Johannesburg – Twelve young boys had been rescued from an illegal initiation school in Sedibeng in a joint operation by the South African Police Service and Cogta. No arrests have been made as yet. The young boys were reported missing by their parents and are now being processed at the nearest police station before they […]

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SABC head of news found guilty of misconduct

Johannesburg – SABC editor-in-chief Phathiswa Magopeni has been found guilty of misconduct for failing to stop the airing of an interdicted episode of Special Assignment. The public broadcaster held a disciplinary hearing from last week and wrapped up proceedings this week. Madoda Mxakwe, SABC Group Chief Executive Officer, instituted disciplinary proceedings against Magopeni accusing her […]

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SAHPRA approves J&J jab as effective second dose or booster shot

Johannesburg – The South African Health Products Authority has approved the Johnson & Johnson jab as an effective second dose or booster shot. SAHPRA has recommended a second dose at least two months after the first injection. It also says that the second shot is effective as a follow-up to other approved vaccines. The J&J […]

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Education Dept’s latest measures to prevent teen pregnancies welcomed by CGE

Johannesburg – The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has welcomed the announcement by the Department of Education to prevent and manage teenage pregnancy which compels schools to open cases of statutory rape. As part of a bid by government to tackle teenage pregnancy, schools will now be obligated to report police when a pupil who […]

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Nelson Mandela Bay runs risk of running dry

Gqeberha – Recent rain has brought some relief to Nelson Mandela Bay’s dams, but it’s not enough as the region faces the real possibility of running dry. The Nelson Mandela Bay metro has introduced strategies to tackle drought conditions and water scarcity issues and encouraged residents to use water sparingly. The region’s dams are nearly […]

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 Auditor-General raised red flags about Digital Vibes says health minister

Johannesburg – Minister of Health joe Phaahla says only after the auditor-general flagged concerns about the Digital Vibes tender, that it was found not to be above board. Earlier this year, the Health Department was rocked by a scandal  when the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) found that a R150-million tender awarded to the company was […]

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Special Tribunal dismisses Ndlovu’s application

Johannesburg – The Special Tribunal has dismissed an application by businessman Hamilton Ndlovu to stop further legal action being taken against him. The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is attempting to recoup R172million from Ndlovu. It’s alleged Ndlovu was awarded a tender to supply Personal Protective Equipment fraudulently. The SIU and the national Health Laboratory Services […]

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Witnesses supporting Magopeni blame technical television team for error

Johannesburg – Witnesses who support SABC News Editor-in-Chief Phathiswa Magopeni have all blamed the airing of an interdicted episode of Special Assignment on the technical television team. Witnesses told the disciplinary hearing there was a duplication of codes on the system which resulted in both the interdicted episode and its replacement being saved under the […]

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President Ramaphosa ends Covid self-isolation, resumes duties

Johannesburg – The Presidency has announced that President Cyril Ramaphosa has ended a week of self-isolation after testing positive for Covid-19. This means that the president has returned to duty and will chair the final Cabinet meeting for the year on Wednesday. Ramaphosa, who is fully vaccinated, went into self-isolation a week ago after testing […]

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