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SA's vaccine compensation fund could cost R250-million in first year

SA's vaccine compensation fund could cost R250-million in first year

The South African government's compensation fund to cover potential injuries from Covid-19 vaccines could cost around R250 mln in the first year, the health minister said in response to questions in parliament.

A 'pity' parliament woke up too late on state capture, says Thandi Modise

National Assembly speaker Thandi Modise hass apologised for parliament being slow to act on state capture.

Mashaba delivers on promise to fund artists legal fight

ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba has offered legal assistance to the artists and creatives in sit-in protest at the  National Arts Council (NAC) offices in Newtown, Johannesburg. Mashaba introduced his legal team yesterday afternoon during a meeting with artists who have been camping out at NAC for 49 days demanding answers on how funds from the Presidential Stimulus Employment Programme (PESP) were distributed.

'Had I known, I would've acted differently': mall manager who humiliated activist, Thando Mahlangu

'When I saw Thando’s dress code, he was unusually dressed. There was no cultural event around Midrand... When I noticed that we live in an environment where people are mentally disturbed and I am sorry to use the word crazy, hence I was asking myself if he was normal because I have never seen anything like that,' Jose Maponyane told the CRL Rights Commission on Monday.

KZN teen sentenced to a year's community service for bullying

A 16-year-old schoolgirl was given a community-based sentence of 12 months by the Mahlabathini magistrate's court after she was convicted of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm last month.

Police identify elderly couple found dead in bathtub

An elderly couple found dead in a retirement village were 'private people who kept to themselves' an employee at the village said.

UPDATE | Cape Town fire 'largely contained at this stage'

The fire which has been raging on Devil’s Peak in Cape Town since Sunday morning is “largely contained at this stage”, fire and rescue services said at 3pm on Monday.

Mboweni dismisses Sexwale's claim of a looted heritage fund

'Mr Tokyo Sexwale’s statement about stolen money is untrue, sad and [it] seems that he was a victim of the many scams around,' says finance minister Tito Mboweni.

'The idea that you’re washed up at 70 is a very old idea,' judge vying for top post tells JSC

'People in my generation carry on [working] well into their 80s,' judge Roland Sutherland told the Judicial Service Commission on Monday.

'Zol' hitmaker Max Hurrell evacuates his Devil's Peak home almost engulfed by wildfire

'Zol' hitmaker Max Hurrell - who ignited social media platforms with his "lockdown anthem" last year - was forced to evacuate when the fire spread to within metres of his home.

Five firefighters injured in Cape Town wildfire, extent of blaze revealed

More than 400 hectares of mountainside has been burnt so far and the fire has yet to be contained, SANParks said on Monday morning.

Ringleaders of Cape Town refugee protests kicked out of SA

Home affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi has confirmed a decision to deport 41 people who were part of a group of foreign nationals in Cape Town who wanted to be taken to Canada.

Security officer hurt in petrol bomb attack in Muizenberg

A female security officer was hospitalised after the City of Cape Town vehicle she was hiding under was petrol bombed at the Coastal Park landfill site in Muizenberg on Sunday night.

Namibian court rules against gay couple in fight to take newborn daughters home

Namibia’s high court on Monday ruled against a gay couple battling to obtain travel documents for their twin daughters, born to a surrogate in SA, after authorities refused to do so on the basis the infants were not citizens.

Fire hydrants at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital were fine at last inspection, says health department

An inspection at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital was done in October/November last year and there were “no findings”, said Gauteng health spokesperson Kwara Kekana.

Joburg seeks court order to evict squatters from Kaserne building

The City of Johannesburg is planning to approach the high court in order to get an eviction order allowing it to remove all the people living the Kaserne building which caught fire last week.

Some MPs reluctant to scrutinise wrongdoing by executive

National Assembly speaker Thandi Modise has described it as “a pity” that parliament’s portfolio committees had to be woken up by public revelations of state capture to try and hold the executive to account.

Truck driver caught smuggling cigarettes worth more than R1m in Springs

A truck driver from Zimbabwe was arrested for smuggling illicit cigarettes worth more than R1m in Springs in Ekurhuleni at the weekend.

Couple found dead at Eastern Cape retirement village, wife stabbed

An elderly couple found dead at the Carriage Way retirement village in Gqeberha on Sunday were private people who kept to themselves, an employee at the village said.

15 injured in KZN taxi crash

Fifteen people were injured when a minibus taxi overturned on the N2 near Esikhawini, in northern KwaZulu-Natal, on Monday.

Violence flares up outside court as farmers accused of killing the Coka brothers apply for bail

Stun grenades had to be used to disperse hundreds of protestors outside the Piet Retief magistrate's court on Monday morning where five men accused of murdering two  brothers – Zenzele and Mgcini Coka – are appearing.

Zondo vows commission of inquiry into state capture won't be bullied

Deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo has warned that the commission of inquiry into state capture would not allow itself to be bullied and intimidated into not finishing up its work following break ins and theft of a computer and a monitor at its premises in Parktown, Johannesburg.

J&J jabs expected to resume this week

The suspension of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccinations is expected to be lifted soon, Prof Glenda Gray said on Monday morning.

WATCH | Hiker manages to ‘outrun’ raging Cape Town fires

Lisette Lombard was trail running on Table Mountain when she noticed the fire was spreading fast and heading her way.

WATCH | Video timelapse of raging Cape Town fire spreading towards city

Fires in Cape Town spread rapidly overnight on Sunday due to high winds in the area.

Durban shack fire leaves one dead and more than 45 families destitute

A mother of two lost her life in a fire that ripped through the Marikana informal settlement in Cato Crest on Sunday, leaving more than 45 families homeless.

Cape Town fires: Suspect being questioned as city probes arson link

A suspect was taken into custody on Sunday night as the City of Cape Town investigates reports about the original blaze being due to arson and of additional fires being started.

Coding gives kids creative skills through fun and games

A coding app has exposed thousands of pupils from disadvantaged areas to computer programming without the need of a computer or a teacher.

Wind fans Cape Town mountain blaze, residents near Devil’s Peak on high alert

Cape Town's City Bowl residents are on high alert on Monday morning as strong winds fan the fires that ignited on Sunday.
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