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WHO experts expected in S Africa to assist with Covid-19 response

5th August 2020 The World Health Organization has deployed 43 global senior experts to South Africa to assist the country with its Covid-19 response, Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize announced on Wednesday. Seventeen experts will touch down in South Africa on Wednesday and will complete a period of quarantine... 

Nzimande opens 2021 NSFAS applications

4th August 2020 Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Blade Nzimande officially opened applications for the 2021 National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) cycle, on Monday. This year, the NSFAS application cycle will run for four months starting from August 3 to November 30, and applications... 

Non-pharmaceutical interventions to be intensified in fight against Covid-19

31st July 2020 Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize announced that government would strengthen non-pharmaceutical interventions to reduce new Covid-19 infections. Speaking during the national Covid-19 virtual conference hosted by the Department of Education on Friday, Mkhize said interventions would require... 

Curfew to move to 22:00 to accommodate restaurants

30th July 2020 Tourism Minister Mamaloko Kubayi-Ngubane has announced that the national curfew will move to 22:00 to assist the restaurant industry. “In our recent discussions with the restaurant sector, two issues were raised with regard to current regulations. One was the crippling effect of the 21:00 curfew... 

Mkhize calls for occupational health and safety committees at every level

29th July 2020 In a bid to ensure continuous engagement with all stakeholders critical to the fight against Covid-19, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has given a directive for occupational health and safety committees to be created at a provincial, district and local hospital level. This was according to a... 

Mpumalanga approves additional R1.6bn for Covid-19 containment measures, service delivery

27th July 2020 The Mpumalanga executive council has approved an apportionment of R1.6-billion to the departments of Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs; Health; and Education to augment the Covid-19 containment measures in the province and improve service delivery. Mpumalanga Premier... 

Tourism sector's recovery to take place in phases, says Minister

22nd July 2020 The tourism sector's recovery will take place in phases, Minister Mamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said in a budget vote speech on July 22. "With regards to interventions, we envisage that Phase 1 of interventions will primarily focus on the protection of the domestic supply side of the sector. In Phase... 

Ramaphosa says coronavirus forums will be rolled out countrywide

3rd July 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa on July 3 said coronavirus forums would be rolled out nationwide and commended the Mpumalanga province for establishing the first such forums. “I commend the Mpumalanga province for establishing coronavirus forums. It is a new approach and it is fantastic coming from the... 

Mpumalanga develops ‘pillared strategy’ to curb Covid-19 spread

3rd July 2020 With Mpumalanga coronavirus infections projected to peak in the latter part of July, the province has developed a pillared strategy to alleviate the spread of the virus. The number of Covid-19 infections in the province is currently at 1 478. Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tshipane said the... 

Mpumalanga province reprioritises funding for Covid-19 fight

29th June 2020 The Mpumalanga province has approved the reprioritisation of R287-million in funding towards the fight against Covid-19 Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tshipane says R32-million has been allocated to the provincial Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs to provide... 

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