Youth Month commemorated under the dark cloud of COVID-19 pandemic

It is  the first time in the country’s history Youth Month will be commemorated amid a pandemic. Inequality, poverty, and a high unemployment rate continue to dash the dreams of South Africa’s youth.

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AfriForum lays charges against government over ‘draconic’ lockdown regulations

The civil rights organisation AfriForum has on Thursday laid charges at the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights against the South African government over the draconic regulations and the brutal enforcement of the lockdown to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Western Cape taxi drivers who fail to adhere to COVID-19 regulations could face charges

Western Cape Transport Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela says they are looking at the possibility of charging taxi operators who fail to adhere to COVID-19 safety regulations.

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AngloGold Ashanti’s Mponeng mine aims to gradually ramp up to 50% capacity

AngloGold Ashanti aims to gradually ramp up to 50% capacity at its Mponeng mine in South Africa after a closure of more than a week because 196 workers tested positive for COVID-19.

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More civil servants need to be employed to improve service delivery: Mchunu

The Minister of Public Service and Administration, Senzo Mchunu, says government needs to employ more civil servants to improve service delivery in the country.

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KZN education department expects more than 80% matric pass rate

The Department of Education in KwaZulu-Natal says its matric class of 2020 should achieve nothing less than an 80 %  pass rate for this year’s matric exams.

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FEATURE | Debunking myths on COVID-19 with Professor Shabir Madhi

In this episode of Debunking myths on COVID-19, we address your concerns about South Africa moving to Alert Level 3 Lockdown with Professor Shabir Madhi. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews, #Coronavirus, #COVID19 on Social Media.

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Madonsela says government should adapt regulations to the South African context

Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says government risks reversing major gains against the coronavirus outbreak through the implementation of often unreasonable regulations.

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Kenya private sector up slightly in May, outlook poor: PMI

Kenya’s private sector activity inched up in May after falling sharply a month earlier because of restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus, but conditions are expected to worsen in coming months, a survey showed on Thursday.

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Ramaphosa to visit the Western Cape to assess response to COVID-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to visit Cape Town on Friday  to assess the Western Cape’s provincial response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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