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The Department of Basic Education in the Eastern Cape says the number of learners - to have tested positive for the coronavirus at Ethembeni High School in Burgersdorp - has risen to 102. A multi departmental task team from Health, Public Works and Education says it's assisting the learners' families. Provincial Education spokesperson, Loyiso Pulumani.
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Deputy Chief Justice, Raymond Zondo says former President Jacob Zuma has not filed his affidavit before the State Capture Commission answering to certain matters. Zondo says he instructed Zuma to sumbit an affidavit in August on matters related to Eskom, and the testimony of Former board Chair Zola Tsotsi and former SAA Chairperson Dudu Miyeni's advisor Nick Linell about a particular meeting with Zuma in 2015. Zondo says that Zuma may be asked to make affidavits on important matters going forward.
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Chief Justice Deputy Chief Justice, Raymond Zondo has determined that Former President Jacob Zuma appear before the commission on the 9th of October or face being summoned by the Inquiry. This is after Zuma's lawyers informed the Commission that he would be unable to appear this week as scheduled, due to him preparing for his Arms Deal criminal trial due to proceed in December, and his doctors advising that he not move around too much due to the state of his health and his age. Zondo has set down the dates for Zuma to testify for the 16th to the 20th of November.
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The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture has issued new dates for former president Jacob Zuma, to appear. Zuma was due to testify this week - but his lawyers told the Commission that he is unable to appear as he is preparing for his court trial in December. Deputy Chief Justice, Raymond Zondo, says the 9th October 2020 has been set for a decision on a subpoena. Zondo says he has also set the 16th to the 20th of November as the new dates for Zuma's appearance before the commission.
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The Department of Basic Education in the Eastern Cape says the number of learners - to have tested positive for the coronavirus at Ethembeni High School in Burgersdorp - has risen to 102. A multi departmental task team from Health, Public Works and Education says it's assisting the learners' families. Provincial Education spokesperson, Loyiso Pulumani.
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Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, has called on South Africans to ensure all precautionary measures are taken to avoid a resurgence of coronavirus infections in the country. This as South Africa has entewred alert Level One of the lockdown today - with further economic activities resuming. South Africa has recorded over 660-thousand coronavirus cases - of which 590-thousand have recovered. Over 15-thousand people have died from Covid19-related illnesses. Mkhize has called for people to refrain from complacency in prevention measures against the virus…
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The ANC in Gauteng is expected to brief media today on its decision about the recommendations of the Provincial Integrity Commission (PIC) report on the PPE tender scandal. The PIC was investigating alleged involvement of Health MEC Bandile Masuku, his wife MMC for Group Corporate and Shared services Loyiso Masuku and Presidency spokesperson Khusela Diko in PPE tender corruption. The trio took leave of absence as they were being investigated. The Provincial Executive Committee (PIC) met until late last night deliberating on the findings of the report. Speaking to the SABC over the weekend, ANC Provincial Secretary in Gauteng Jacob Khawe said corruption is not the only reason officials are removed…
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The Democratic Alliance has called on Parliament to resume full operations from today as the country has moved to lockdown level 1. The party says the institution should put COVID-19 protocols in place and resume all legislative functions. DA Chief Whip Natasha Mazzone says the national legislature ought to lead by example and stop making excuses.
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South Africa has officially entered alert level-one of the nationwide lockdown. More regulations have been eased from today* to allow South Africans to further start adjusting to the ' new normal '. Only one industry remains banned entirely and that is the night club industry. The overnight curfew will now begin at midnight until 4am. Alcohol will be sold every weekday until 5pm, but will not be sold on a weekend. However, it will be available up to midnight in bars, taverns, restaurants and pubs. The number of people at any venue must not exceed 50-percent of its capacity. Outdoor events are allowed with a maximum of 500 people and indoor gatherings with a maximum of 250 people. However, spectators at sporting events are still not allowed. A maximum of 100 people are now allowed at a funeral but night vigils are still banned. It is still mandatory to wear a mask when in public and adhere to social distancing.
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The Professional Educator's Union says substitute teachers who filled in for teachers with co-morbidities during the hard lockdown should be kept in the system. The Basic Education Department has instructed all teachers who were granted concessions to work from home to return to school today*. The PEU's president Johannes Motona...
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The Regional Expert Committee on Traditional Medicine for COVID-19 hopes that the Phase-3 clinical trials of herbal medicines will begin in October. The committee was formed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and the African Union Commission for Social Affairs.
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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says South Africans and Africans as a whole should look to the struggles and victories of the past in order to forge a stronger future. He was speaking during a virtual prayer service to mark the Anglican Church of Southern Africa's 150th anniversary today. Government has come under great scrutiny and has been marred by allegations of corruption, including during the COVID19 pandemic.

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