Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says he is concerned about a report that more than 23,000 teenage pregnancies were reported in Gauteng between April last year and March 2021.
Jolidee Matongo has been appointed as the new mayor of Johannesburg. This follows the passing of his predecessor, Geoff Makhubo, due to Covid-19 related complications last month. Some residents of Johannesburg have however spoken out against his appointment.,
Following the recent looting unrest in parts of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and Gauteng , numbers calling for the government to introduce a Basic Income Grant are growing.
It appears that citizens throughout the country have found themselves having to spend more money on fewer products and services. This comes as a result of factors such as several job losses due to Covid19, the recent unrest and the rapid rise in e-tariff prices while the cost of living continues to rise.
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.
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.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) in partnership with the South African Defence Force (SANDF) are conducting stop and search operations in parts of the country where looting of businesses took place. Read further for more.
Minister of Justice, Ronald Lamola, is considering looting arrests be charged for Act of Terrorism. The Minister says the burning of national installations and blockading of roads fall under the act.
The National Consumer Commission has issued a stern warning to suppliers to refrain from inflating prices of essential items that are listed under the Consumer and Customer Protection and National Disaster Management Regulations and Directions. These suppliers could receive fines.
Three people have been arrested for allegedly instigating the violent riots that recently broke out in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. The suspects are due to appear in court in the next few days.
After a week of looting and destruction of businesses, some residents from looting hotspots began to make their way to the looted business centres and help with cleaning.
The economy experts have spoken loudly against the ongoing looting in South Africa that targets businesses and shopping malls. It is said that further continuation of the looting scenes will weaken the rand even more compared to other currencies, read further to learn more.
Taxi owners who form part of the South African National Taxi Council in KwaZulu-Natal are geared up to save what is left of the looted businesses. The taxi organisation is said to mobilise its members as looting continues to disrupt law and order in the country, read further for more.
The Gauteng Department of Education has been ordered to reinstate a teacher who was suspended following allegations of sexually abusing a pupil and smoking drugs in the class. The charges now appear to have been false.
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