Ramaphosa appoints committee to deal with COVID-19 corruption

The South African President Cyril Ramaphosa stated on Thursday that he has appointed a committee to deal with the corruption of all procurement, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), sourced for the purpose of containing and responding to COVID-19 pandemic.

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Call for independent probe into KZN patient’s death in a makeshift structure

The Health MEC, Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu has instructed the head of department that an independent team of experts from the University of KwaZulu-Natal probe the death of 67 – year old Sibusiso Khumalo at the Northdale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg.

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Mkhize embarks on two-day KZN visit amid expected COVID-19 peak

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize is on a  two-day visit to KwaZulu-Natal ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic reaching an expected peak in the province in the coming weeks.

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Provinces miss deadline to present progress plan for feeding scheme reintroduction

Eight provincial Education MECs have reportedly missed the deadline to provide the High Court in Pretoria, with their progress to reintroduce the school feeding scheme.

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UDM calls for dissolution of government amid looting allegations

UDM has called for the government to be dissolved and replaced by a caretaker administration until the 2024 National and Provincial elections following looting allegations by officials. UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has proposed a caretaker administration, which would consist of representatives from civil society and the judiciary, with no political party representation.

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Educators should assist learners cope with backlog: Metcalfe

Education Expert Professor Mary Metcalfe says educators will have to assist learners to cope with catching up on the backlog of the 2020 academic year, following delays to the calendar due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Mboweni to meet health MECs over alleged PPE tender irregularities

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will this morning hold a meeting with all provincial Health MECs to discuss the procurement of COVID-19 related equipment, following allegations of impropriety in the awarding of some tenders for PPE. Mbowneni, his deputy David Masondo and Treasury’s Director General Dondo Mogajane briefed Parliament virtually about the matter on Wednesday.

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Mathabatha denies distancing himself from R2.4 million shack controversy

The Limpopo government has sought to provide further details on the 40 shacks it has handed to the Talana Hostel dwellers in Tzaneen, which are said to be worth R2.4 million.

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Number of illegal foreigners entering South Africa from Zimbabwe increasing

The illegal movement of undocumented foreigners known as ‘border jumpers’ is worsening around the Beitbridge border between South Africa and Zimbabwe in Limpopo.

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Mboweni calls on law enforcement agencies to probe PPE tender irregularities

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says there is a prima facie case to be made for probing the awarding of some tenders for COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment.

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