Government calls on Santaco to reconsider decision

Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula has called on the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) leadership to reconsider their decision to incite lawlessness, and place their drivers and passengers on a collision course with law enforcement authorities. This comes after Santaco announced that it has taken a decision to revert to 100% loading capacity in its


Lesedi COVID-19 cases now over 150

The Lesedi Local Municipality in Gauteng has now joined other regions in the province which have seen a dramatic growth in positive COVID-19 cases recently. In the past seven days, the areas has added 53 new infections taking the total to 153. Recoveries in Lesedi are still at 10. Emfuleni COVID-19 epicenter Also seeing a

New grant payment dates for July

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has adjusted payment periods for social grants recipients to avoid congestion and to maintain social distancing at the payment outlets during payment dates. Payment for older persons will be on the 3rd July 2020, to be followed on the 4th July 2020 by Persons with Disabilities. Older Persons

Safety first as more grades reopen on 6 July

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has once again put a spotlight on safety in schools as the other grades prepare to go back to class on 6 July. Schools have been closed since the lockdown was instituted in March to curb the spread of Coronavirus. Schools partially reopened on 8 June for grades 7

COVID-19 deaths increase by 111, with 106 108 infections

South Africa has recorded 111 additional COVID-19 related fatalities on Tuesday, the biggest single-day increase since the outbreak, bringing the death toll to 2 102. Of the new deaths, 78 are from the Western Cape, 28 from the Eastern Cape, four in KwaZulu-Natal and one in Mpumalanga. The number of COVID-19 infections has jumped to

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