Education NGO slams proposed early return of teachers to schools

A KwaZulu-Natal national government organisation called the Foundation for English; Mathematics; Sciences; Sports and Innovation of South Africa says it seems as if ‘teachers’ lives don’t matter anymore.’  They were reacting to the news this week that educators are scheduled to return to school on the 1st of February, a full two weeks before learners do.   Organisation Chairperson Vishnu Naidoo, who’s also a former principal, says he does not […]

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Higher health volunteers should also be vaccinated when first batch arrives: Nzimande

The Ministry of Higher Education is engaging its Health counterpart to ensure that workers and volunteers in the sector’s higher health initiative are vaccinated along with healthcare workers in the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

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Amathole Municipality to pay workers’ salaries

The cash-strapped Amathole District Municipality in the Eastern Cape has withdrawn its January 7 circular to withhold payment of salaries to 1641 municipal workers, councillors and traditional leaders for four to five months.

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Sanef welcomes report on Enquiry into Media Ethics and Credibility

The South African Editors Forum (Sanef) has welcomed the report released by the Enquiry into Media Ethics and Credibility on the ethical challenges facing the industry in South Africa.

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Ban on alcohol sales aiding in relieving pressure off hospitals: Mkhize

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says the ban on alcohol sales has assisted in reducing bed occupancy for non-COVID-19 related admissions.

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SA records 9 010 new coronavirus cases, 344 deaths

South Africa has recorded  9 010 new coronavirus cases bringing the total number to 1 346 936. In a statement, the Department of Health also reported a further 344 COVID-19 related deaths.

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Mkhize urges COVID-19 patients to seek medical attention immediately

Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize says COVID-19 patients shouldn’t wait until they are seriously ill before seeking medical attention.

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Any tertiary institution identified with increasing COVID-19 cases will be shutdown: Nzimande

Higher Education Science and Innovation Minister Dr. Blade Nzimande says the ministry is expected to this week receive the statistics on how many university students and staff either tested positive for the coronavirus or succumbed to COVID-19-related complications over the festive period.

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Unions unveil plans for industrial action at the SABC

SABC strike

The Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) and the Communications Workers Union (CWU) have unveiled plans for industrial action at the SABC. It includes a motorcade to the Union Buildings, a go-slow and a 4-hour blackout on Friday. Both unions had virtual meetings with their members on Monday. The public broadcaster is pushing […]

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