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Daily Covid-19 update: Recovery rate now up at 72% Daily Covid-19 update: Recovery rate now up at 72%Date: 07/08/2020

A total of 306 new Covid-19 deaths were reported, 75 from Gauteng, 78 from KwaZulu Natal, 66 from the Eastern Cape, 46 from...

SA academics helping to identify the cause of elephant die-off in Botswana SA academics helping to identify the cause of elephant die-off in BotswanaDate: 06/08/2020

Their commentary – titled “Mass die-off of African elephants in Botswana: pathogen, poison or a perfect storm?” – was published...

Draft Tourism Recovery Plan open for comment Draft Tourism Recovery Plan open for commentDate: 05/08/2020

The Department of Tourism has issued its draft Tourism Recovery Plan and is calling on industry stakeholders to provide input...

Criminal case opened over R30m PPE procurement, KZN social development officials suspended Criminal case opened over R30m PPE procurement, KZN social development officials suspendedDate: 04/08/2020

The KwaZulu-Natal department of social development says it has opened a criminal case and suspended a number of officials over...

Rhino poaching in South Africa declines significantly! Rhino poaching in South Africa declines significantly!Date: 03/08/2020

This reprieve was specifically welcomed in the Kruger National Park, where during April, no rhino was poached in the Intensive...

Data shows Western Cape Covid-19 cases are dropping Data shows Western Cape Covid-19 cases are droppingDate: 30/07/2020

The Western Cape has not only passed its Covid-19 peak but the dreaded “long plateau” seems to have given way to a steady...

No room for complacency in implementing reforms: Treasury No room for complacency in implementing reforms: TreasuryDate: 29/07/2020

The South African government has no choice but to stabilise debt and implement the identified growth reforms in order to avoid...

Government is listening to unions over scientists - experts say school closures against evidence Government is listening to unions over scientists - experts say school closures against evidenceDate: 27/07/2020

Two of the country's top scientists who serve on the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) have expressed their disappointment...

Today South Africa can celebrate 208 144 COVID-19 recoveries in the country. Today South Africa can celebrate 208 144 COVID-19 recoveries in the country.Date: 22/07/2020

South Africa (22 July 2020) – As of the 22 July 2020, there were 168 286 active cases of COVID-19 in South Africa, tragically...

Doctors confirm big drop in patients at trauma units since booze ban Doctors confirm big drop in patients at trauma units since booze banDate: 21/07/2020

A week after the ban on the sale and distribution of alcohol was reintroduced under level 3 of the lockdown regulations...

Restaurants set to block roads with tables, chairs in protest on Wednesday Restaurants set to block roads with tables, chairs in protest on WednesdayDate: 20/07/2020

The industry wants an urgent meeting with the president over the devastating impact of lockdown restrictions on business...

WATCH LIVE | Zindzi Mandela is laid to rest WATCH LIVE | Zindzi Mandela is laid to restDate: 17/07/2020

Zindziswa “Zindzi” Nobutho Mandela, the youngest daughter of apartheid stalwarts Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela...

Collective agreed on reopening schools, must agree on whether to shut them, suggests Ramaphosa Collective agreed on reopening schools, must agree on whether to shut them, suggests RamaphosaDate: 16/07/2020

This is according to President Cyril Ramaphosa who on Wednesday evening took part in a virtual imbizo, answering questions...

A mapping system for visualizing a post-COVID South Africa A mapping system for visualizing a post-COVID South AfricaDate: 16/07/2020

The Garden Route Environmental Forum (GREF) approached Dr Roy Marcus, a systems and design thinking specialist, to look into...

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...

CemAir to the rescue CemAir to the rescueDate: 09/07/2020

80 South Africans arrived safely home from Iraq and Jordan on Wednesday 08 July 2020...

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...



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