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ANC-led alliance launches COVID-19 framework document to guide SA

The governing party and its alliance partners the South African Communist Party and Congress of South African Trade Unions held a briefing on Thursday afternoon after their meeting.

AngloGold Ashanti's Mponeng mine restarts slowly after COVID-19 closure

The gold miner said it began a phased restart of Mponeng - the world's deepest mine - on Monday with four crews on the first shift, just 9% of the normal full complement of 44 crews.

WATCH LIVE: Mthembu briefs media on Cabinet meeting

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu is briefing the media on the outcomes of the Cabinet meeting.

Groote Schuur Hospital sees spike in trauma cases after alcohol sales resume

With the province trying to reserve as much intensive care unit space as possible to deal with the peak in COVID-19 cases, this extra burden is of particular concern for health authorities.

Social justice groups call on govt to reinstate eviction ban

Lobby group Ndifuna Ukwazi said that even though level 3 regulations provided a prohibition on evictions, it was limited.

Law enforcement agencies deploy in Joburg CBD to ensure level 3 compliance

Officers were also hard at work raiding shops believed to be selling fake goods in Jeppe Street. Several items were confiscated and shops closed down.

SAPS expecting to arrest senior officer involved in fraud, corruption

National Police Commissioner Khehla Sithole set up a task team following serious allegations of corruption dating back to 2017.

Toddler (2), father latest victims of shootings in Bonteheuwel

At least six children have been wounded in gun violence in the Cape Town metro this week.

UCT assures med students of COVID-19 measures in place as some classes resume

Students are back to training at Groote Schuur Hospital and other healthcare facilities across the Cape, but like several doctors and nurses, they are concerned about their safety.

Mboweni to table emergency Budget on 24 June

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to deal with it means that the Budget that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni tabled in February has to be substantially revised.

Parly given power to axe Ipid head as Ramaphosa signs off on 2 amendment bills

The president may have had his hands full with COVID-19 related urgent business, but he did find the time to sign the Independent Police Investigative Directorate Amendment Bill into law.

DA: NSFAS plans to write off historic debt of those who can afford to pay

The party said it wrote to Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Blade Nzimande demanding an explanation about how the process would be handled.

Alleged mastermind in Andile Mbuthu's murder due in court today

Mlungisi Thabethe (28) and six others, including a juvenile male, face charges of murder and kidnapping.

Workers at Far East Rand Hospital threaten to strike over lack of PPEs

The National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers (Nupsaw) said at least six people at the hospital had tested positive for COVID-19.

Water dept's Thami ka Plaatjie on suspension over alleged corruption

The department on Wednesday said Thami ka Plaatjie and two former officials were being investigated after an audio discussing their plans to take the money for their personal enrichment surfaced.

Will govt appeal ruling on invalid lockdown regulations?

On Tuesday, the LFN won its case in the High Court in Pretoria, which found government's lockdown regulations for levels 4 and 3 were unconstitutional and invalid.

Treasury report into Beitbridge border fence 'to be released next week'

The committee believes the fence, valued at R37 million, was not fulfilling the role it was intended to, calling it a waste of money.

Eight cops arrested for fraud, corruption

The eight officers were handcuffed in a Thursday morning operation along with a former lieutenant general and six private citizens.

Absa ends sponsorship for PSL

"While we will no longer be the anchor sponsor for the PSL, soccer will always remain close to our hearts."

Will Masina retract his remarks on economy? ANC says he agreed too

The Ekurhuleni mayor got into trouble when he tweeted an article and agreed with EFF leader Julius Malema's remarks that 'the white economy should collapse'.

Vlakfontein informal dwellers willing to pay for power if legally connected

City Power raided the area along with police and disconnected dozens of homes that had plugged into the grid illegally.

Foreign nationals also deserve assistance with COVID-19 relief funds - NPO

The cente said before taking government to court, it had written to the Department of Social Development, Sassa, and the Presidency.

Labour Court rules in Numsa's favour over Macsteel strike

Numsa members were on strike at the steel company since May, accusing management of reducing workers' salaries by 20% without consulting them.

Child Protection Week: Public urged to stop cycle of abuse & exploitation

Despite the strict COVID-19 lockdown regulations, boys and girls are still being attacked and killed at an alarming rate.

EWN says goodbye to comments section

This is a decision we have not taken lightly and we're sure going to miss your interactions, but it is out of our hands.

Another legal blow for Mkhwebane as court sides with Bheki Cele

In August 2018, Mkhwebane found Cele had failed to provide witness protection for two whistle-blowers from KwaZulu-Natal, leaving them open to assassination attempts.

Acsa needs over R11 billion to survive – Mbalula

The minister said Acsa and some major South African airlines could not be allowed to fail because they played a crucial role in the country's economy.

Neighbourhood watches allowed to operate under level 3 lockdown

For weeks, Western Cape Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz had been pleading with national government to allow these structures to support authorities.

Sadtu in KZN calls for further consultations on reopening schools

The union said it had lost confidence that the department would be able to manage the resumption of classes on Monday after reporting that it lost PPE worth millions of rand this week.

Eskom's unbundling process complex and sensitive, says Gordhan

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter on Wednesday told Parliament that while progress was made, the unbundling process was complex, and that caution was needed.

Toddler injured, man killed in Bonteheuwel suspected gang shooting

Police say the suspects fled the scene on Wednesday night and were yet to be arrested.

Zondo commission to zoom in on Parliament when hearings resume

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo said public hearings would resume at the end of June.

COVID-19: Additional attention directed to EC as its cases hit 4,526

The health ministry on Wednesday also confirmed the number of known cases in the country has risen to 37,525.

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Durban man (23) appears in court for murder of 7 men

Reports said that the victims, aged between 21 and 36, were all apparently shot in the head at a local drug den.

Eskom may miss unbundling target date - CEO

Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter said the first phase to divide the huge business into three subsidiaries operating under Eskom Holdings had progressed well but there were legal processes outside its control.

Acsa needs over R11bn to recover from lockdown - Mbalula

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said government was discussing how to assist Acsa and struggling airlines.

Court: COVID-19 patients can't be forced to quarantine if they can self-isolate

The judgment was handed down on Wednesday after an urgent application by lobby group AfriForum, challenging the validity of regulations that forbid self-isolation.

Cosatu calls on govt to support cancellation of student debt for workers

The trade union federation's reasoning is that a large number of young workers enter the labour market already heavily indebted, largely due to student loans.

Masina agreed to be disciplined after tweet row - Ekurhuleni ANC

Masina got into hot water with his party after he tweeted a newspaper article where he agreed with Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema's comments that called for the collapse of the white economy.

Revved up: PE strip club now offering drive-through shows

Residents in PE can now get booze, snacks and a racy show at what is believed to be South Africa's first drive-through strip club.

Healthcare workers speak out on stigma attached to contracting COVID-19

A helpline has been set up, strictly dedicated to help private and public healthcare workers with their mental health and anxiety, especially during the battle against COVID-19 battle but also beyond.

Sisulu calls for probe into DWS official's alleged corruption

Thami ka Plaatjie was suspended after audio emerged of him and two former employees discussing their intensions to siphon from a budget of R200 million.

Four arrested for cable theft in Cape Town

Patrol officers pounced on a bucket shop in Khayelitsha on Tuesday.

Scopa: Beit Bridge border fence anchored in corruption, abuse

Members of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) believe the fence, valued at R37 million, was not fulfilling the role it was intended to, calling it a waste of money.

Police warn Kagiso community members who looted cash-in-transit heist scene

A cash-in-transit vehicle was attacked by armed robbers in Chamdor on Wednesday morning, the suspects managed to flee with an undisclosed amount of money after using explosives to access the cash.

Taxi driver flees accident after 2 passengers killed

The taxi he was driving crashed into a lamp pole and overtuned before Jakes Gerwel Drive on the N2 highway on Wednesday morning.

WC Finance MEC Maynier calls for George Airport to be reopened

Western Cape MEC for Finance and Economic Opportunities David Maynier said that it played a significant role in providing access to the Garden Route District for many business travellers across the country.

Informal settlement near Vlakfontein vows to reconnect illegal power supply

City Power, along with Johannesburg Metro Police and the SAPS, raided the area on Wednesday and disconnected power from 30 houses which were caught selling electricity to those living in the informal settlement.

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital treating 7 kids for COVID-19

So far, 30 children have recovered from COVID-19 at the hospital.

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