Cosatu asks for workers to access retirement funds

Johannesburg –Trade union federation Cosatu has submitted an urgent request to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to allow workers to access a portion of their retirement funds. The union says this can be used as an income replacement for its members. Cosatu’s body requested this in a formal letter sent to the minister. The union says […]

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Some South Africans repatriated from Wuhan now want to go back

Johannesburg – The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) has revealed that some of the South Africans repatriated from Wuhan, in China where the coronavirus outbreak started, have requested assistance to return to the Chinese province. The group of 112 citizens, which included students, was the first to return to South Africa as the […]

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Government only knows us when we go to vote –Iterileng residents

Johannesburg – Residents of the Iterileng informal settlement near Laudium in Centurion lined up on 20 May 2020 to receive hampers that included 10kg maize meal, food, masks, soap, and sanitiser. Eleven thousand hampers were to be distributed from 08:00 am but residents started queuing in the early hours, the queue snaking through a nearby […]

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SADTU: Govt has done little to assure parents, schools will be Covid-19 safe

Johannesburg – The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) on Wednesday said the Basic Education Department has not done enough to assure parents their children will be safe when schools reopen next month. Grade 7s and grade 12s will return to class from 1 June 2020. Sadtu said it conducted its own survey and the […]

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WHO says SA doesn’t qualify to move down lockdown levels – Mkhize

Johannesburg – As most parts of Soth Africa prepare to move to level three lockdown restrictions, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has admitted that according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), South Africa doesn’t qualify to move down the levels just yet. Mkhize said this while at a briefing with health experts on Tuesday night on […]

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Health MEC Tsiu applauds FS’s screening and testing campaign

Johannesburg – Free State Health MEC Montseng Tsiu says their Covid-19 mass screening and testing campaign had proven to be a success. The MEC and Premier Sisi Ntombela had a briefing with media in Bloemfontein on Tuesday on the latest Covid-19 developments in the province. The Free State has 163 confirmed coronavirus cases and six […]

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Dalindyebo paternity battle: Old method was effective, says Azenathi backer

Johannesburg – Acting AbaThembu king Azenathi Dalindyebo and King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo were “positively” linked as father and son using an old method, where elders noticed similarities in the way they looked, laughed and talked. That is according to a statement made this week by a faction of the AbaThembu royal Family aligned to the acting […]

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Soldiers implicated in Collins Khosa’s killing violated his human rights – Court

Johannesburg – The High Court in Pretoria has found that the conduct of the SANDF members implicated in Collin Khosa’s killing was in violation of human rights. The court has ordered that the members be placed on precautionary suspension pending an investigation into the killing. The 40-year-old man from Alexandra was assaulted, allegedly by officers […]

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