Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu and Gauteng acting MEC for Social Development Panyaza Lusufi are today visiting several social grant payment points across Pretoria, as part of efforts to monitor the payment of grants, under the current 21-day COVID-19 national lockdown.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has confirmed that a Wits University medicine student has tested positive for COVID-19.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a raft of unprecedented interventions to curb the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa, including closing schools from Wednesday, closing 35 ports of entry and imposing a travel ban on foreign nationals from countries hardest hit by the Coronavirus pandemic.
The South African Government continues to help and respond to the urgent needs of its neighbouring countries following the humanitarian disaster left by Cyclone Idai.
As South Africa joins the international community in observing World Diabetes Day, the Department of Health has urged families to help reduce diabetes by promoting healthy lifestyles and supporting family members with diabetes.
Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa says snaking queues for chronic medication at health facilities will soon be a thing of the past with the launch of the Pharmacy Dispensing Unit (PDU).
The Department of Education in Mpumalanga has received the biggest portion of the provincial budget with over R20.97 million, which equates to 43.6% of the total provincial budget for the 2018/19 financial year.
President Jacob Zuma has instructed Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to ensure that the Health Ombudsman's recommendations are wholly and speedily implemented without any reservations.
Gauteng Premier David Makhura has placed the Head of the Department of Health, Dr Tiego Selebano, on precautionary suspension in line with the recommendation of the Heath Ombudsman, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba.