ONLY GRADES R, 6, 11 WILL REOPEN ON 6 JULY

Image: Internet / The Minister will host a media briefing at the weekend to spell out the revised plans on how the remaining grades will be phased out to allow schools to reach normality by August 2020. Only Grades 6, Grade 11 and Grade R will now be returning to... read more

UIF EXPLAINS COVID-19 TERS PAYMENTS

Image: Internet / The Commissioner said while the Fund will accept claims for the determined period, the Fund is currently experiencing minor technical glitches with the opening of the system for June submissions.  The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has confirmed... read more

HOPE FOR REJECTED R350 GRANT APPLICATIONS

Image: Internet / The reconsideration process showed that 85% of the UIF cases actually qualify. The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is reassessing rejected applications for the COVID-19 R350 grant, which is meant to help those who are unemployed and... read more

COVID-19 CASES SURPASS 150 000, 128 MORE DEATHS REPORTED

Image: Internet / Minister Mkhize says 1 630 008 tests have been conducted since the outbreak. South Africa recorded its deadliest 24 hours since the Coronavirus outbreak, after 128 people succumbed to COVID-19 on Tuesday. Of the new deaths, 52 are from the Western... read more

PLANS UNDERWAY TO WELCOME BACK MORE GRADES TO SCHOOL

Image: Internet / More grades are set to return to school on 6 July. Plans are underway to welcome back more pupils to schools across the country as the Basic Education Department continues with its phased reopening of schools amid COVID-19. In just five days, pupils... read more

NORTH WEST FROM 62 TO 106 CASES IN SCHOOLS

Image: Archives    The North West Department of Education has registered 44 new cases of Covid-19 from the 62 previously concluded cases earlier in the week which brings the overall number of cases to 106, according to a statement released by the department on Sunday.... read more

TAX FILING SEASON TO OPEN IN AUGUST

Image: Twitter / Amid the pandemic, SARS said it continues to play its critical revenue collection role to ensure that government continues to fund health workers, frontline staff and public servants. The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has announced that the... read more

NW EDUCATION CONFIRMS 30 NEW COVID-19 CASES

Image: Internet / To illustrate The North West Education Department has confirmed 30 new COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, bringing the total to 62 cases. These cases comprise of 22 teachers, six learners, a Deputy Principal and a non-teaching staff. Provincial Education... read more

SAFETY FIRST AS MORE GRADES REOPEN ON 6 JULY

Image: Internet / The department said they would continue to monitor the return of learners to school, with a sharp focus on safety for all. The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has once again put a spotlight on safety in schools as the other grades prepare to go... read more

SA UNEMPLOYMENT REACHES 30.1%

Image: Internet / The official unemployment rate increased to 30.1% Unemployment in South Africa rose to 30.1% in the first three months of 2020, Statistics South Africa has revealed. The results are contained in the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) released by... read more

FIRST COVID-19 VACCINE TRIAL IN SA BEGINS

Image: Internet / The vaccine being used in the South African trial is the same as that being used in the UK and Brazil. The first participants in South Africa’s first clinical trial for a vaccine against COVID-19 will be vaccinated this week. The first clinical... read more

SALONS, NAIL BARS BACK IN BUSINESS

Image: Facebook / Hair salons are now allowed to operate under strict conditions. It’s goodbye to bad hair days as salons and many other personal beauty services are now free to operate, under strict conditions. The Minister of Small Business Development, Khumbudzo... read more

BUSINESSES URGED TO CONSIDER EMPLOYEES BEFORE SHUTTING DOWN

Image: Internet / Businesses, especially small businesses, are closing permanently as a direct consequence of the Covid- 19 pandemic With several businesses facing the bleak prospect of shutting down as a direct consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Cyril... read more

POLICE ARREST ALLEGED FACEBOOK SERIAL RAPIST

Image: Archives / The police urge the public to exercise extreme caution when meeting someone they met through social media. In an effort to bring to book those who perpetrate acts of violence against women, a team made up of the Klerksdorp Family Violence, Child... read more

SCIENTIFIC ADVICE, CONSULTATIONS INFORMED EASING OF LOCKDOWN

Image: Facebook / South African Government  News President Cyril Ramaphosa says the government relied on scientific advice, consultations and the experience of other countries when it made the decision to gradually ease lockdown. The President said this when he... read more

EMPLOYERS URGED TO DECLARE WORKERS FOR UIF BENEFITS

Since April, the Unemployment Insurance Fund has disbursed more than R21 billion, benefitting 3 609 161 workers, represented by 314 454 employers. As the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) begins to follow the trail of the money that has been disbursed since April 2020... read more

TWO SUSPECTS BUSTED WITH DAGGA WORTH OVER R250 000

Potchefstroom- The police in Potchefstroom arrested two suspects, aged 33 and 38 respectively, for possession of dagga. It is alleged that on Sunday, 14 June, at about 08:30, members were doing routine patrol when they spotted a suspicious white Volkswagen Polo... read more

DOUBLE LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR CHILD RAPIST

The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, welcomed two life sentences handed down by the Klerksdorp Regional Court to a 28-year-old uncle, who raped his two nieces. The sentences emanate from an incident reported on Tuesday, 1 January... read more

PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA SIGNS NEW LEGISLATION INTO LAW

Image: Facebook / President Cyril Ramaphosa President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law legislation that will improve the safety of navigation in South Africa’s territorial waters, professionalise the country’s diplomatic foreign service and give citizens access to... read more

NORTH WEST FIGHTS TO STOP COVID-19 INFECTIONS IN MINES

Image: Internet / Of the total confirmed cases in the province, the majority are linked to mines in Bojanala Platinum, Dr Kenneth Kaunda and Ngaka Modiri Molema. The North West Health Department has expressed concern about the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the... read more

UIF COVID-19 FUND PAYS OUT R16.5 BILLION

About 3.2 million workers represented by 279 111 employers have benefitted from the UIF’s R16.5 billion. Having already paid out R16.5-billion in Covid-19 Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme (TERS), the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has vowed to ensure that... read more

TYING THE KNOT UNDER LEVEL 3 OF LOCKDOWN

Image: Internet / Couples can now book an appointment at their nearest Home Affairs office to get married During alert level 3 of the nationwide lockdown, lovebirds can officially tie the knot at Home Affairs offices following the resumption of marriage services.... read more

ORIENTATION UNDERWAY AHEAD OF SCHOOLS REOPENING ON 8 JUNE

Image: SANews / Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga briefs on plans to reopen schools. Following the postponed reopening of schools to 8 June 2020, schools around the country are set to use the first week of June to induct and orientate teachers on the COVID-19... read more

TOURISM RESUMES LIMITED OPERATIONS IN JUNE

Image: Internet / The tourism sector, which is largely interactive in nature, has been one of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. South Africans, who have been confined to their homes, will now be allowed to venture out for hikes from 1 June when the country... read more

ALERT LEVEL 3: REBUILDING SA’s ECONOMY

Image: SANews / Under alert level 3, many more economic activities will be permitted with about 8 million workers set to return to work. With just four days to go until South Africa moves to alert level 3 of lockdown, the government is shifting to rebuild the economy... read more

DBE MINISTER ASSESSES READINESS FOR SCHOOL REOPENING

Under the regulations governing the reopening of schools, learners and staff are required to undergo screening every day before entering the school premises and must have PPE’s in the form of face masks. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says while most schools... read more

UIF APOLOGISES FOR NETWORK PROBLEMS

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has apologised for the freak break in its network, which has affected plans to capture the May applications for the COVID-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS). The benefit scheme is expected to provide much-needed... read more

COVID-19 HOTSPOTS TO ALSO MOVE TO LEVEL 3

Image: Internet /Mkhize has clarified the confusion that was created when an old slide was presented stating hotspots would remain at level 4 and was also making rounds on social media.   The whole country will move to level 3 lockdown from 1 June, including areas... read more

PLACES OF WORSHIP TO RESUME SERVICES UNDER LEVEL 3 OF LOCKDOWN

Image: SANews / Worship will now be carried out under strict regulations in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Places of worship may resume their services under level 3 of lockdown, with strict conditions in place. In March, places of worship were forced to... read more

REPORT POLICE BRUTALITY DURING LOCKDOWN AT NEAREST STATION

Image: Internet / The High Court declared that all people in SA are entitled to a number of rights, which cannot be suspended, even during the COVID-19 state of disaster. The public may now report any police brutality during lockdown at their nearest police station.... read more

LEVEL 3 LOCKDOWN ENABLES FASTER PAYMENT OF COVID-19 GRANTS

Level 3 lockdown will increase human resource capacity so that payments are made quicker. The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) says a move to level 3 lockdown, which will commence from 1 June 2020, will enable the agency to accelerate the pace of paying... read more