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WATCH | Woman awaits surgery after alleged attack by metro cop

Thalente Ngidi, 35, has been in hospital since Sunday after allegedly being slapped and punched in the face by an Ekurhuleni Metro Police officer, leaving her nose fractured in two places. → Read More

Schools reopening: What still needs to be done to get pupils back in classrooms

Schools across the country are on different levels of readiness, which is what led to the decision to postpone the return of pupils to schools until next week. → Read More

Blanket reopening of schools was risky

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says it was decided not to go ahead with the reopening of schools because not all of them were at the same level of readiness. → Read More

'They just refused to touch me': Patient claims being mistreated by nurses while in quarantine

Sylvia Segers, 61, alleges she was mistreated by staff at Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg while in quarantine awaiting her Covid-19 results. → Read More

Reopening of schools: Gauteng 'almost there but not 100%'

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says schools in the province are almost ready to reopen on 1 June, but there are a few things that still need to be done. → Read More

Man arrested for allegedly poisoning 4 young boys in the Eastern Cape

A 42-year-old Eastern Cape man has been arrested for murder and attempted murder after he allegedly poisoned four boys between the ages of three and eight in Magcakeni locality, Libode, according to police spokesperson Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana. → Read More

Coronavirus: 10 more deaths reported as positive cases climb to 21 343

The number of positive Covid-19 cases has risen to 21 343, with 10 more deaths being reported, according to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. → Read More

Legal battle looms as Frere Hospital in EC is shut down

A legal battle is looming after health and safety inspectors from the labour department shut down Frere Hospital in East London amid concerns that its measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 are inadequate, according to a report in DispatchLive. → Read More

MJC urge Muslim community to practice physical distancing during Eid

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has urged the Muslim community to exercise social distancing and stay at home during the upcoming Eid celebration, saying the day could become a "super-spreading event". → Read More

Gauteng health MEC welcomes Cuban medical experts to fight Covid-19

Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku has welcomed 28 Cuban Medical Brigade doctors to the province , saying he hopes South Africa can learn from the experiences of the Cuban experts. → Read More

Academic community comes out in support of Prof Gray following health department threats

About 50 members of the scientific community have come out in support of Professor Glenda Gray following a request by the health department to launch an investigation into her. → Read More

Home Affairs approves essential travel for South Africans to other countries

Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has allowed essential travel for South Africans who want to return to the countries where they are based. → Read More

Parents, Cosas join forces to stop govt's 'irrational' reopening of schools

The government's approach to reopening schools is 'irrational and arbitrary', and puts into danger the lives of pupils, teachers and families, says the National Association of Parents in School Governance. → Read More

Do not return to schools, Sadtu urges teachers in the Northern Cape

The South African Democratic Teachers' Union in the Northern Cape has urged its members not to return to work on Monday after the provincial Department of Education indicated it was not ready. → Read More

Serial rapist sentenced to 15 life sentence plus 30 additional years

A 66-year-old man was sentenced to 15 life terms and an additional 30 years in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday for rape, abduction and sexual assault, according to the police. → Read More

SABC employee in Cape Town tests positive for Covid-19

An employee at the SABC's Sea Point office in the Western Cape has tested positive for Covid-19, its acting spokesperson, Mmoni Seapolelo, has said. → Read More

St Augustine's probe: Netcare welcomes findings following 119 Covid-19 cases

The investigation, instigated by the Department of Health and Ministerial Advisory Committee, found that between 9 March and 30 April, 39 patients and 80 staff members at the hospital were infected, with 15 patients dying. → Read More

SA records first neonatal death

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed the country's first neonatal death due to Covid-19 - a premature born baby who had lung difficulties. → Read More

Third Tygerberg Hospital nurse dies of Covid-19

Anncha Kepkey is the fifth healthcare worker to die of Covid-19 in the Western Cape. → Read More

Free State journalist forced to flee the country after alleged abuse by SAPS

Ficksburg community journalist Paul Nthoba has been forced to flee the country following his assault and continued intimidation by officers of the South African Police Services, according to the South African National Editors' Forum. → Read More