South Africa will receive a donation of Pfizer vaccines on Saturday from the United States of America (USA). The Department of Health has confirmed the arrival of the vaccines this week. Read further for more details.

Over 20 South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) offices were burnt and vandalised during the looting unrest across KwaZulu-Natal. SASSA says the damage will cost billions of rands to fully resume it operations

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South Africa celebrates the two first silver medals won in swimming and Surfing codes at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Read further for more.

The Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula’s, grace with the 2020 driving license extension is coming to an end. The cut off date for when drivers should renew their licenses has now been issued. Read further for more details.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the return of the unemployed relief grant in his speech last Sunday. The R350 grant is announced to resume on a date that will still be communicated up until March 2022.

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The Western Cape Government held a digital press conference on Tuesday to address the taxi violence in the province. This forms part its efforts to ensure the safety of commuters in the greater Cape Town region following disruptions in the taxi industry.

The Restaurant Association of South Africa has called for the curfew hours to be lifted, citing that they can’t operate effectively with curfew restrictions standing in the way. Read further for more.

Over three thousand people were arrested during the looting unrest which took place in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng provinces in the past weeks. The Department of Correctional Services has said that prisons are now overcrowded. 

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa and SAFTU General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi met with warring taxi associations in Cape Town this weekend about the ongoing taxi violence. Holomisa gave an update on the proceeding of their intervention.

A group of protestors gathered outside Verulam Magistrate Court in Durban singing struggle songs. They carried posters written 'no bail for Phoenix murder suspects', as the suspects appeared in court on Monday.

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A group of people took to the streets and marched in Sea Point in Cape Town to protest against the Covid-19 vaccines on Sunday. They say they want their constitutional right to freedom of association respected.

 

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced measures that are set to address the recovery of businesses which were looted in the past few weeks. The issue of the unemployment relief fund is also set to continue. 

Golden Arrow Bus Service has announced that it will deploy more buses to assist commuters who have been affected by the ongoing taxi strike. This follows the closure of certain routes by the Western Cape Transport MEC following a deadlock in negotiations between rival taxi groups on Friday last week.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the ban on the sale of alcohol has been lifted. Ramaphosa made the announcement on Sunday following consultations with the National Coronavirus Command Council.

 

Last night, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the move to alert level 3 of lockdown with new regulations in place. This comes after the country was placed on alert level 4 lockdown rules on 28 June 2021 due to rising infections under third wave of Covid-19 pandemic.

 

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