Higher, Basic Education should be declared as frontline departments: DA

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on National Treasury to declare the Departments of Basic and Higher Education as ‘frontline departments’ given the vast quantity of COVID-19 protocols they have to implement for the safety of millions of children and adults at schools and campuses across the country.

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Struggle veteran Tom Manthata’s memorial service to be streamed live on FB

A memorial service for struggle veteran Tom Manthata will be held on Wednesday afternoon. It will be streamed live on FaceBook at 2:30pm. Monthata succumbed to COVID-19 related complications on Friday night at the age of 81. The African National Congress (ANC) has described him as one of those who belonged to that generation of […]

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SA’s consumer inflation falls to its lowest level in nearly 16 years

Statistics South Africa has announced that the country’s Consumer Inflation has fallen to 2.1% in May, its lowest in nearly 16 years. Annual consumer price inflation fell to its lowest reading since September 2004, dragged lower mainly by falling fuel prices.

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LIVE | Justice cluster ministers brief media on COVID-19 measures

Ministers of the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster (JCPS) who serve in the National Coronavirus Command Council brief the media on government’s further plans to combat the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa following President Ramaphosa’s address to the nation on Sunday, 12 July 2020.

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FF+ questions CoGTA Minister’s powers

The Freedom Front Plus (FF+) has questioned why the Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister has the sole powers to extend the national state of disaster without Parliament’s oversight.

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‘Basic Education, unions planned meeting shelved’

The National Professional Teachers’ Organisation of South Africa (Naptosa) says the meeting between teachers’ unions and Basic Education Minister Angie has been postponed to an unspecified date. Motshekga was due to meet with the unions this morning to discuss their call for schools to be closed.

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COVID-19 vaccine developers shouldn’t cut corners: Epidemiologist

Countries around the world which are in a race to develop the first successful COVID-19 vaccine should not cut corners during the trial phase, says one South African scientist.

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Communities with high infections should not open schools: SAMA

The South Africa Medical Association (SAMA) says in principle it agrees with the call to close schools during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it cautions that this should only be done in communities with a high number of infections.

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Madiba’s spirit resonates amid the COVID-19 crisis: Tunzi

Miss Universe says she has felt the spirit of Nelson Mandela through the various displays of humanity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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FITA takes cigarette ban fight back to court

The Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) is taking back the fight against the ban of cigarettes amid the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa to the High Court in Pretoria. FITA wants to appeal the court’s ruling, which dismissed its earlier bid to have the ban lifted.

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