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Gatherings an ‘easy target’ as government looks at new lockdown restrictions for South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa will meet the National Coronavirus Command Council later this week once he concludes a state visit to West Africa. The president is only likely to address the nation on any new developments around lockdown restrictions and ..

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Ramaphosa on new restrictions and vaccine mandates in South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa will hold meetings this week to discuss the possibility of introducing further lockdown restrictions and vaccine mandates in response to the new Omicron variant. Writing in his weekly letter to the public on Monday (6 Decem..

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On This Day: What happened on 4 December?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today. Every day is worth remembering. Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 4 December, throughout history. We remember the news, events, ..

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Regional weather forecast (temperature and uvb index) 04 December 2021

Weather forecast data provided by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forecast of your province, click here. Severe Weather Alerts IMPACT-BASED WARNINGS: Yellow Level 2 warning for disruptive rain with heavy downpours leading to loca..

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Benin soldiers killed in jihadist attack in north: military sources

Two soldiers were killed on Thursday when jihadists attacked a military post in north Benin near the border with Burkina Faso, military sources said, in a rare Islamist militant assault in the West African state. Benin borders three countries battli..

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Police make several arrests in connection to Van Reenen’s Pass blockade

JOHANNESBURG - Police have made several arrests in connection with the blockade of Van Reenen's Pass on the N3 toll route. It's alleged armed men ambushed a number of truck drivers in the area on Friday morning and pulled them out of their ..

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Calata Foundation turns to litigation so NPA can act on ‘Cradock Four’ murders

JOHANNESBURG - The Fort Calata Foundation on Friday said it was turning back to litigation after the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) missed its deadline to provide the families of the ‘Cradock Four’ with a decision on prosecutions regarding thei..

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Ex-NW Premier Mokgoro warns new cohort against making empty promises

JOHANNESBURG - Former North West Premier Job Mokgoro has warned newly installed councillors against making empty promises to the people they serve. During his address at his farewell dinner on Friday, Mokgoro quoted former President Thabo Mbeki, sayi..

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Meeting to decide on new lockdown restrictions for South Africa

Health experts and government officials will meet in the coming week to discuss possible changes to South Africa’s lockdown restrictions, says health minister Joe Phaahla. In a media briefing on Friday morning (3 December), Phaahla said that the gov..

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South Africa to introduce mandatory vaccine policy in early 2022: report

South Africa, which is contending with a massive upsurge in coronavirus infections following the onset of the omicron variant, is readying a mandatory vaccine policy and is set to implement it early next year, a senior labor union official said. Bro..

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ATM wins secret ballot case on appeal

The Supreme Court of Appeal has set aside the decision by the speaker of parliament to reject a request by the minority African Transformation Movement for a secret ballot on a motion of no confidence against President Cyril Ramaphosa. In a unanimou..

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Sars appeals to ConCourt to keep Zuma’s tax secrets

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has approached the constitutional court for direct leave to appeal a far-reaching high court order compelling it to hand over Jacob Zuma’s tax returns for his time as president to two media houses. The deadli..

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