MOQHAKA executive mayor Lucky Phooko has died

Moqhaka Municipality mayor and SANCO provincial chairperson Lucky Phooko has died. . A municipality member who wished to remain anonymous said the mayor got weaker and was very ill when he was taken to the hospital. “Sadly, he died today (Monday),” said the staff. According to Daily Sun, the mayor’s cellphone number was answered by…

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Gang ‘bombs’ supermarket in Mpumalanga

One person was found dead after 15 suspects allegedly bombed a supermarket in Mpumalanga on Wednesday and made off with cash. According to police, it’s  alleged the suspects bombed the Ehlanzini supermarket in the early hours of the morning. Images on social media showed the extent of the damage to the supermarket. Police spokesperson Brigadier…

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Amapiano loses the God father : Paper 707

Popular Amapiano DJ and dancer Vusi “Papers 707″ Mabuza has died at the age of 42. The star died in hospital on Wednesday morning after being admitted to hospital for gout. Mabuza’s death was confirmed to SowetanLIVE’s sister publication TshisaLIVE by his long-time friend and collaborator, Thapelo “Thabza DA DJ” Ranko, who said he was…

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Ramaphosa’s R500 billion for COVID19 relief looted.

The Special Investigating Unit has confirmed that it will be heading an inquiry into allegations of fraud and corruption relating to Covid-19 relief.Briefly.co.za reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa had announced the establishment of a R500 billion fund intended to fight the virus and the economic devastation that came with the national lockdown.The SIU is now…

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Covid-19 coronavirus: South Africa prepares 1.5 million gravesites in Gauteng

A health official in South Africa’s new coronavirus hot spot of Gauteng province says authorities are preparing over 1.5 million gravesites as confirmed cases rise. Bandile Masuku, a medical doctor and member of the province’s executive council, said it was the public’s responsibility to make sure the gravesites were not needed. “It’s an uncomfortable discussion,”…

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Zuckerberg : Facebook Ads Boycott still going on

CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook—the social media company you may recognize from United Nations accusations of complicity in genocide and its role in recklessly flooding the web with conspiracy theories and extremism—predictably failed to placate a coalition of civil rights groups leading an ad boycott at a meeting on Tuesday, the groups said. As such, the…

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Mining Industry : 14 mine workers have died from COVID-19

At least 14 mineworkers have died from COVID-19, with nearly 3,000 cases within the sector having been recorded so far across the country. The Minerals Council, which represents 385 mines, has been collating the numbers among mineworkers since the coronavirus outbreak. The infection rate shows a steep increase from the 384 which was reported initially…

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Dis-Chem fined R1.2m for price inflation

The Competition Tribunal has slapped pharmacy group, Dis-Chem, with a R1.2 million fine for excessively overpricing surgical masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. This comes after the company was found guilty following complaints registered by the public.    In its order and reasons, the Tribunal found that Dis-Chem contravened the Competition Act for charging excessive prices…

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COVID19: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive

The politician – who has previously dismissed the disease as a “little flu” – said he began feeling unwell on Sunday but insists his condition has improved since having treatment. He said he is taking the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin.Jair Bolsonaro took off his face mask after telling reporters he had COVID-19Mr…

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Business Tech : 5 important things happening in South Africa today

School return: The return to school for kids South Africa has become a confusing mess, with grades 6 and 11 to return today, and grade R learners only if schools are prepared. Other grades are expected to return at unspecified times later in the month. KwaZulu-Natal, North West and Limpopo have announced that grade R…

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COVID19 RELATED CASE: Kroonstad Police Station temporarily closed

Kroonstad police station temporarily closed due to #COVID-19 related incident FREE STATE – All communities serviced by Kroonstad SAPS are advised that the station has been temporarily closed after one member tested positive for Covid-19 virus. The community service centre (CSC) will temporarily operate from Sarel Celliers hall (Old Town hall) situated behind the police station…

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The dept of education has confirmed 775 schools affected by Covid-19

Schools have been temporarily closed and reopened around the country in the past 3 weeks to allow affected areas to be disinfected.The department of education has confirmed that 775 schools have been affected by Covid-19 since grade 7 and grade 12 were allowed to continue with the academic calendar on 8 June. The department said…

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UIF fraud investigated after R5.7 million paid to a single person

CAPE TOWN – The recently uncovered almost R6 million fraudulent transaction involving the Unemployment Insurance Fund’s (UIF) coronavirus (Covid-19) temporary employer/employees relief scheme (Ters) benefit may well be only the “tip of the iceberg”, and the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) should widen its probe into fraudulent transactions involving the UIF Ters benefit, the Democratic Alliance…

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AfriForum V/S Panyaza Lesufi over ‘assassination’ claims

AfriForum has filed papers in its defamation suit against Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi following his televised claim in November that they were trying to “assassinate” him. AfriForum threatened to sue Lesufi over the claims last year, and filed papers this week. In a tweet on Saturday morning, Lesufi implied the court papers were prompted…

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One School Closed in Kroonstad : COVID-19

JSM Setiloane confirms the school`s first case of COVID-19. Currently the school is closed until all test are completed. The principal requested parents to help teach children that, taking care during the pandemic period is not a teacher responsibility but pupils. He said pupils were not the issue serious and risked infecting each other. Pupils…

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Danger in SA economy as Tito Mboweni outlines finances

Where GDP growth showed a steady, albeit erratic, recovery after the global financial crisis of 2008/2009, it started to plummet around 2013. And at that exact moment, unemployment started to spike, recently peaking at its highest levels in two decades. It is at that intersection, in 2013/2014, when state capture was hitting its stride and…

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Covid-19 vaccine trial in South Africa begins Today!

The first participants in South Africa’s first clinical trial for a vaccine against Covid-19 will be vaccinated this week. The South African Ox1Cov-19 Vaccine VIDA-Trial partners’ logos The first clinical trial in South Africa and on the continent for a Covid-19 vaccine was announced today, 23 June 2020, at a virtual press conference hosted by…

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Dlamini-Zuma taken to court over the constitutionality and validity of the lock-down regulations.

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s “reign as the lockdown dictator will come to an end very soon”, according to the Liberty Fighters Network (LFN) as it prepares to head to court over the constitutionality and validity of the lockdown regulations. Dlamini-Zuma filed an application for leave to appeal after the court declared…

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