Lauren Chawula

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There have been increasing calls for Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize to resign after he has been linked to the happenings surrounding the R150 million Department of Health contract awarded to Digital Vibes which is now under investigation by the Special Investigations Unit.
As South Africa sees a rise in Covid-19 infections amid a looming third wave of the virus many wonder when they can expect a national address from President Cyril Ramaphosa regarding what measures will be taken to get this spread under control.
The Pan South African Language Board has criticised the South African government for using English as the only medium of communication when the country has been conveying important communications regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.
South African Airways Technical which is a subsidiary of South African Airways, has over 2 000 of its employees facing retrenchment after they expressed that that they are undergoing financial distress.
The Gauteng Premier, David Makhura has said that the province is in the early stages of the third wave of the coronavirus.
Recently an investigation done by the Daily Maverick has found that some bus company agents, who operate in Park Station in Johannesburg have been selling fake negative Covid-19 test results to passengers travelling to neighbouring countries.
Areas of Table Mountain National Park which was closed off last week to the public due to the raging wildfire, has now been reopened and activities such as hiking and dog-walking are now allowed to resume.
SAPS has announced that it has commenced the training of over 2000 reservists and security officers at academies around the country, for them to become constables.
Cape Town's Athol Fugard Theatre has shut down after suffering a financial blow due to the 1 year of lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. This has left artists and those who enjoy theatre gutted with many looking towards the lack of funding from the South African government as the reason why the arts industry is suffering financially.
Scientists have found that people who were infected with the new Covid-19 variant found in South Africa, called the 501Y.V2 variant are immune to the first wave variants as well as potential other variants.