This will be the second attempt to get President Cyril Ramaphosa’s attention on lifting the restrictions on the sale of tobacco products.  A group of smokers, calling themselves Dear Mr President, plan to picket at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Saturday afternoon (1pm). The group hopes their silence while at the Union Buildings on …

There was a rumour that was circulated via WhatsApp that Old Brown Sherry cured a woman in the Eastern Cape’s son.  This made South Africans believe they found the “cure” while scientists all over the world are working on developing a vaccine for the COVID 19 virus. On a cold winter’s night nothing warms you …

As Covid-19 cases have spiked in Gauteng, it was confirmed by the Gauteng Department of Health today that all government hospitals in the province have reached maximum bed capacity. Philani Mhlung, spokesperson of the department said that patients who needed to be admitted would be diverted to other hospitals where beds had opened up. On …

Police minister Bheki Cele says those caught buying or selling cigarettes will be prosecuted and, if found guilty, would have a criminal record. “It is not just the regulations, not just the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma) or Minister of Police (who are saying that buying cigarettes is illegal) it’s a …

From 1 July, residents would have to pay 4.9% more for provincial hospitals, mortuaries, and ambulance services. The Provincial legislature approved the new tariff hike for public health services on Monday, 29 June 2020.  This happened due to the latest surge in COVID-19 infections in Gauteng.  Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said that the Economic …

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Transport minister Fikile Mbalula pleaded with the taxi industry to reconsider its announcement that taxis would operate at full capacity from Monday. The SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) announced earlier on Sunday afternoon that taxis would run at 100% capacity, long-distance taxis would resume operations and it also rejected the government’s offer of R1.315bn in …

Friday, 26 June 2020: We are implementing load reduction from 17:00 – 22:00 to avoid network overloading in high-density areas that are prone to illegal connections, meter bypasses and vandalism of electricity infrastructure. #EskomGauteng

Just a few days after a social media storm erupted following Showmax’ announcement that they have removed 6 Leon Schuster movies from their streaming platform, Leon Schuster said that Netflix has shown very real interest in his new Mr Bones movie. The South African filmmaker approached Showmax, Netflix and other entities within Multichoice to fund …

A 65-year-old pensioner from Hammanskraal, received an astronomical R4.7 million payment into his bank account on the 25th of April.  The retired bus driver thought it was from the decades of UIF contributions made during his career.  By the time the UIF managed to track him down, he already spent R100,000 of the money.  The …