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Sunday, October 25, 2020
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande. International students wishing to return to universities would be subjected to Covid-19 testing before being readmitted.Minister Blade Nzimande said these students would also need to go into quarantine at their own expense for at least 10 days.As students returned to campus during lockdown Level 1,…
Hawks made arrests in connection with a Free State asbestos tender. Felix Dlangamandla, Gallo Images, Netwerk24 The SIU has clarified the arrests of asbestos audit tender suspects was the result of a year-long joint investigation.Evidence heard before the Zondo commission this week from various implicated businessmen and former government officials would only be added if…
Six people have been killed in Khayelitsha. Darren Stewart, Gallo Images Six people were shot dead and four injured when gunmen opened fire on 10 people at a house in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, on Wednesday. Police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa said details are sketchy, but after being called out at 16:00, police found the horrific scene.The shooting…
Motorists drive through flooded roads during heavy rainfalls. More inclement weather will usher in October on Thursday, according to the South African Weather Service, as strong winds, rain and the possibility of localised flooding and thunderstorms all predicted.Impact-based warnings- Yellow warning for wind with localised damage to infrastructure is possible over the southern part of…
Tiger Brands is disposing of its value added meat products businesss. Food producer Tiger Brands has finalised the sale of its abattoir business in Olifantsfontein, Gauteng after announcing last month that it had reached an agreement with pork producer, Molare for R100 million.Tiger Brands’ disposal of the abattoir is part of its exit out of…
Mosebenzi Zwane's testimony has been postponed. Former Free State Human Settlements MEC Mosebenzi Zwane's testimony before the Zondo comission has been postponed. Zwane will appear before the commission again on 13 October.  His testimony will be on the billion rand Free State housing project. Chairperson of the state capture inquiry, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, has postponed the…
President Cyril Ramaphosa. President Cyril Ramaphosa said Africa needs financing of $100 billion at a UN meeting.The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been described as the worst economic shock since World War II by global bodies.According to the World Bank, more than 100 million people could fall into extreme poverty this year.President Cyril Ramaphosa…
A view of SAA airplanes at Cape Town International Airport on February 18, 2020. Gallo Images/Jacques Stander The business rescue practitioners of the airline are effectively "mothballing" it as they wait for government to come up with funding.Finalising the business rescue process of SAA is being postponed by yet another week.This raises the question of…
The Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital in Kimberley. A man was shot dead in his hospital bed in Kimberley by a group dressed in PPE.The group also robbed patients of their cellphones at the Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital. Health MEC Maruping Lekwene was shocked by the murder, but Nehawu said it had previously sounded the alarm over…
Foreign nationals in South Africa are being blamed for human trafficking. As tension increases between foreign nationals in South Africa and unemployed youths, we are seeing claims that immigrants are responsible for human trafficking. Nkanyiso Ngqulunga questions whether this is, in fact, fair.South African society is reported to have one of the worst levels of…