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Pressure mounts as another teacher union calls on Motshekga to close schools Pressure mounts as another teacher union calls on Motshekga to close schoolsDate: 15/07/2020

Another teacher union, the National Professional Teachers' Organisation of SA (Naptosa), on Tuesday night added its voice...

SA ambassador to Denmark Zindzi Mandela dies SA ambassador to Denmark Zindzi Mandela diesDate: 13/07/2020

SA’s ambassador to Denmark, Zindzi Mandela, has died, a close family member has confirmed...

South Africans knitted thousands of scarves to leave in public places for those in need South Africans knitted thousands of scarves to leave in public places for those in needDate: 09/07/2020

Because even in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, Carolyn Steyn and her KnitWits have been hard at work making sure the...

Africa’s first cannabis academy launches its online courses Africa’s first cannabis academy launches its online coursesDate: 06/07/2020

The burgeoning legal cannabis industry is tipped to hold much promise for South Africa, not least in the form of jobs...

Encouraging figures for recycling of SA’s plastic bottles Encouraging figures for recycling of SA’s plastic bottlesDate: 01/07/2020

New statistics show that 62% of all PET plastic beverage bottles produced in the country in 2019 were collected for recycling...

Young Capetonian takes initiative to fight plastic pollution on beaches Young Capetonian takes initiative to fight plastic pollution on beachesDate: 29/06/2020

Jade Bothma and a group of volunteers from the Sentinal Ocean Alliance and Sea the Bigger Picture undertook a beach pollution...

The Smile Foundation has come up with a way to help more children in Lockdown The Smile Foundation has come up with a way to help more children in LockdownDate: 25/06/2020

Every child deserves a smile and “The Smile Foundation” is finding new ways to help raise funds for children in need...

Minister Kubayi-Ngubane once again confirms to Parliament that she doesn’t understand tourism Minister Kubayi-Ngubane once again confirms to Parliament that she doesn’t understand tourismDate: 24/06/2020

The comments by the Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane made during a National Assembly plenary session held on...

Art helping to support those fighting gender-based violence Art helping to support those fighting gender-based violenceDate: 23/06/2020

The national lockdown has placed a spotlight on those who are vulnerable to domestic abuse and gender-based violence in South...

Tough times ahead, no quick economic fixes – Ramaphosa Tough times ahead, no quick economic fixes – RamaphosaDate: 22/06/2020

In his weekly newsletter, the president said while there are no quick-fixes and we need to understand the economy will take...

‘67 Blankets’ movement busily knitting secret scarves for needy ‘67 Blankets’ movement busily knitting secret scarves for needyDate: 19/06/2020

As the lockdown lingers and winter begins to bite, South Africans who find themselves in need will require warmth and kindness...

South Africa is looking to move to ‘advanced level 3 lockdown’ – here’s what could change South Africa is looking to move to ‘advanced level 3 lockdown’ – here’s what could changeDate: 17/06/2020

Minister of Small Business and Development Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says that government is looking to open more sectors as part...

Six bursaries up for grabs for aspiring chefs Six bursaries up for grabs for aspiring chefsDate: 15/06/2020

Six aspiring chefs from South Africa will get the chance to enter the culinary world thanks to study opportunities from cooking...

Take a virtual tour of The Nelson Mandela Capture Site Take a virtual tour of The Nelson Mandela Capture SiteDate: 11/06/2020

The Nelson Mandela Capture Site is offering a virtual tour of its visitor centre and sculpture while it remains closed under...

Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund needs your 67 kilometres Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund needs your 67 kilometresDate: 09/06/2020

This Mandela Day will be the first-ever marked amongst a global pandemic. As both the sports and eventing industries are...

'Pupils are scared but so are staff': Back to school during Covid-19Date: 08/06/2020

Shared anxiety and determination united pupils and teachers at Johannesburg schools on Monday, the first day of class during...

Miss South Africa 2020 top 3 will represent SA at three illustrious competitions Miss South Africa 2020 top 3 will represent SA at three illustrious competitionsDate: 02/06/2020

For the first time in the history of the Miss South Africa pageant, the top three finalists will represent the country at the...

Parents fume at school delay as pupils already dropped off at hostels Parents fume at school delay as pupils already dropped off at hostelsDate: 01/06/2020

Parents have expressed their frustration at the basic education ministry’s last-minute U-turn on grade 7 and 12 pupils...

Workers whose employers did not register them for UIF can now apply for funding Workers whose employers did not register them for UIF can now apply for fundingDate: 28/05/2020

Amendment to the UIF regulations has seen as a victory for domestic and farm workers who can now access funding during...

SA to move to Level 3 lockdown SA to move to Level 3 lockdownDate: 25/05/2020

South Africa will be moving to Covid-19 alert Level 3 on June 1 but coronavirus hotspots could slip back to more restrictive...

South Africa records first neonatal coronavirus death, toll rises to 339 South Africa records first neonatal coronavirus death, toll rises to 339Date: 21/05/2020

South Africa recorded its first neonatal coronavirus death on Wednesday, as the death toll rose by 27 to 339, the health ministry

It’s final: Schools will reopen on 1 June for grades 7 and 12 It’s final: Schools will reopen on 1 June for grades 7 and 12Date: 20/05/2020

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced 1 June as the definite date for grades 7 and 12 to return to school...

50 days in lockdown then 30 days out could be SA 50 days in lockdown then 30 days out could be SA's golden cycleDate: 20/05/2020

An 18-month cycle of 50 days of strict lockdown followed by 30 days of easing could peg SA's Covid-19 fatalities to just over...

The disintegration of RSA water and sanitation services holds a threat to community health The disintegration of RSA water and sanitation services holds a threat to community healthDate: 18/05/2020

The effects of the novel COVID-19 pandemic are sending shockwaves through the world on many levels, and in South Africa, many...

Covid-19: School on alternate days or morning, afternoon division mooted Covid-19: School on alternate days or morning, afternoon division mootedDate: 18/05/2020

The department of basic education is proposing that the school timetable be rearranged to allow different grades to attend...

Provinces Provinces 'need more time' on the reopening of schools, verdict due after MondayDate: 14/05/2020

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga is expected to convene a meeting to consider the progress made towards reopening...

Most parts of the country could move to Level 3 by month-end Most parts of the country could move to Level 3 by month-endDate: 14/05/2020

The government will begin consultations with the intention of seeing most of the country, except areas with high rates of Covid...

National Arts Festival unpacks new digital format National Arts Festival unpacks new digital formatDate: 13/05/2020

The National Arts Festival announced in March that this year’s edition of the popular arts showcase would be a virtual rather

DA Leader Steenhuisen addresses the nation on the lockdown crisis DA Leader Steenhuisen addresses the nation on the lockdown crisisDate: 08/05/2020

Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader John Steenhuisen MP made an announcement of national importance, Friday 8 May 2020 relating to...

'Most will get it': Top SA virologist's warning on Covid-19Date: 08/05/2020

Most people will catch Covid-19 but the majority will not get seriously ill, says one of SA’s top virologist...



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