1. The cigarette ban is still only half-smoked

    Date: 13 May 2020
    Though machines are again rolling at cigarette factories, the local economy will barely benefit and frustrated smokers will have to endure a little longer, following yet another snag in the cigarette ban legal challenge. The Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association’s (Fita) abandoned part of its urgent application scheduled ... See full details

  2. Fatally stabbed in hospital

    Date: 13 May 2020
    Family blames lack of security after relative, 85, attacked by 17-year-old THE FAMILY of an 85-year-old Soweto man brutally stabbed in a medical ward has blamed poor security at the Bheki Mlangeni District Hospital for his death. Grieving family ... See full details

  3. Wits seeks infected for test study

    Date: 13 May 2020
    WITS University is urgently looking for people who tested positive for Covid19, people in close contact with someone who tested positive and those who tested negative for a rapid test study. Wits head of immunology and principal investigator for the study Professor Elizabeth Mayne said there were rising concerns about whether enough testing was being done nationally by the Department of... See full details

  4. Minister warns against fraud

    Date: 13 May 2020
    THE SA Social Services Agency (Sassa) has vowed to act harshly against people who make fraudulent social grant claims while holding full-time jobs. Sassa chief executive Busisiwe Memela-Khambula told the media in Pr... See full details

  5. Calls for intervention to fight virus in the Western Cape

    Date: 12 May 2020
    THE Western Cape has become the epicentre of the coronavirus. |ANC ALLIANCE partners in the Western Cape have called for direct intervention by the national government and stricter lockdown measures amid an escalating number of confirmed Covid-19 infections and deaths. The only DA-controlled province has become the epicentre of the coronavirus accounting for more than 50% of both ... See full details

  6. Trevor Manuel says many of SA’s lockdown measures are basically senseless

    Date: 11 May 2020
    <img class="img-responsive" src="" alt="Trevor Manuel says many of SA&rsquo;s lockdown m... See full details

  7. SACP blasts Western Cape’s handling of Covid-19

    Date: 11 May 2020
    SACP Western Cape Provincial Sec... See full details

  8. Teen arrested for allegedly stabbing two elderly men in Soweto hospital

    Date: 11 May 2020
    Police say a 84-year-old man succumbed to his wounds, while a 72-year-old victim is being treated in hospital. On Friday, police in Soweto, Gauteng, arrested a 17-year-old for allegedly stabbing two elderly men who were admitted in the same ward as him at a hospital in the township. Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo... See full details

  9. Ramaphosa: Coronavirus with us for a year or more to come, and is the new daily reality

    Date: 11 May 2020
    In his weekly letter to the nation, the president says that as the lockdown is gradually eased, we will have to remain extra cautious while accepting the &lsquo;reality&rsquo; that infections will rise. This week, the president has said in his weekly letter that the focus on beating Covid-19 will now have to shift to individual ... See full details

  10. African swine fever outbreak reported in Eastern Cape

    Date: 10 May 2020
    About 50 pigs have perished in the Amathole District. The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development is reportedly investigating, and has quarantined the village. The first outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in three years has been reported in the Eastern Cape&rsquo;s Amathole Distric... See full details

  11. SCA overturns ruling against police in woman’s rape ordeal

    Date: 08 May 2020
    The woman was abducted from Kings Beach in Port Elizabeth on the afternoon of 9 December 2010. She was dragged into sand dunes where she was held captive overnight and repeatedly raped. The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has ruled that the police cannot be held legally responsible for the trauma suffered by a businesswoman who endure... See full details

  12. ‘Broken’ Prasa wants to offer workers severance packages

    Date: 08 May 2020
    <img class="img-responsive" src="" alt="&lsquo;Broken&rsquo; Prasa wants to offer workers severance p... See full details


    Date: 08 May 2020
    THOSE selling masks on Facebook have hit a stumbling block because it is no longer allowing advertisements on certain parts of its site, such as its popular Marketplace. In an updated Covid-19 policy and protection document, Facebook announced that it would be automatically removing posts it deems ... See full details

  14. Mashaba urges Mboweni ‘to save country’ and ‘to hell with ANC political consequences’

    Date: 07 May 2020
    Herman Mashaba addresses the media at a press conference at the Johannesburg city council, 21 October 2019. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark. The People&rsq... See full details

  15. ‘Loan sharks’ caught at ATM with over 200 Sassa cards

    Date: 07 May 2020
    &nbsp; Unscrupulous lenders take Sassa cards from desperate people for loan payments. Two alleged loan sharks were arrested after they were seen at a cash machine at the Thabong Mall in Sebokeng passing through card after card to get cash out. They were spotted by community patrollers from the Gauteng department of community safety, who alerted the polic... See full details

  16. Covid-19 council ‘doing its work’, Presidency defends NCC

    Date: 07 May 2020
    President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the nation on measures the country continues to undertake to contain the spread of the coronavirus. <h2 class="single-excerpt"... See full details

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