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PRETORIA, July 9 - The Gauteng Department of Health on Thursday clarified that there were no million graves already dug in the province in anticipation of more deaths in relation to the rising number of coronavirus (Covid-19) infections. “The province does not have over a million already open dug graves. The 'over a million graves' refers to the collective capacity...
By: St Albans Correctional Centre Inmates We are calling President Ramaphosa to give us answers regarding our safety as St Albans Correctional Centre inmates who are serving sentences during the COVID-19 pandemic. The constitution of our country clearly states that as prisoners, we have the right to safe custody, shelter, food and healthcare. As St Albans prisoners we have a...
PRETORIA, May 23 - As of Saturday, the total number of confirmed coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in South Africa is 21,343, which is 1218 more than Friday's figure, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said. "Regrettably we report a further 10 Covid-19-related deaths - this brings the total national deaths to 407. We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of...
By: Independent Media Durban - Sassa has apologised to grantees after a glitch in the payment system left hundreds unable to collect their monies today. According to Sassa director of communications and marketing, Sandy Godlwana, they were able to identify and resolve the glitch.    "Funds will now be released to beneficiaries’ accounts this afternoon after 3pm and can even be accessed from...
Dear Fellow South African, The entire world is in the unrelenting grip of the coronavirus pandemic, whose spread has been rapid. A vaccine has yet to be found. Across the world, over 3.4 million people are known to be infected and more than 240,000 have died. These are indeed desparate times. When the national state of disaster was declared six weeks...
By: Hadebe Hadebe The emergence of the novel coronavirus in SA early in March 2020 put the country in a panic frenzy like most parts of the world. It led to a complete shutdown of the country and its economy, but with the exception of mainly Big Capital (banks, producers and retailers) only allowed to trade. One of the key...
By: Sello Theletsane JOHANNESBURG- The Kenny Kunene Foundation today partnered with Boulevard Cellars in Rivonia to distribute hundreds of food parcels to poor elderly residents of Penniville and New Canada informal settlement south of Joburg. One of the recipients was Cynthia Nontangane(56) from New Canada informal settlement. Nontangane, who is unemployed, takes care of her late sister's five kids aged between...
Dear Cde SG I’m sure you’re preoccupied with the momentous task of ensuring that we deal decisively with the invincible enemy that has ravaged communities throughout the world, namely; Covid-19. This letter does not seek to place additional burden upon you Cde SG, when already our communities and society looks towards the ANC and it’s government for answers and solice. We as...
By: Hadebe Hadebe Everyday SA feels increasingly like a place of monarchs and the notion of the divine right of kings seems to guide and direct conduct behaviour of individuals. There those who are worshipped and worshippers in the national ‘bayede’ (or gat-kruiping) culture whose outcomes could be worse than corruption. Mark Parker, an English professor at James Madison University,...
By: Carl Niehaus This week various universities, among others the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) and University of Pretoria (TUKS), proceeded with study-programs of online lectures. The University of South Africa (UNISA), being a correspondence university, had a bit of a head start in doing so. Apparently UNISA also decided to conduct online mid-year exams next month. On face value...

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