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Monday, 16 March 2020 17:16

Wits student tests positive for COVID-19

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has confirmed that a Wits University medicine student has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed that the Ranch Resort in Polokwane will host the 122 repatriated South Africans from Wuhan, Hubei Province, in China.

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Wednesday, 26 February 2020 19:59

Government sets aside R16.4bn for SAA

Government has set aside R16.4 billion to repay guaranteed debt for the struggling airline SAA, the National Treasury said on Wednesday.

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Government will over the next three years attempt to reduce the public sector wage bill by R160 billion, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, 26 February 2020 19:29

SA readies to establish state bank

Government is ready to establish a state bank, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said on Wednesday.

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Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister, Blade Nzimande, says all National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) qualifying students do not have to pay upfront registration fees at universities or colleges.

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The Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, says every effort must be made to empower women economically as part of ending abuse and gender inequality.

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Ronald Lamola swapped his Justice Minister hat for that of call centre agent on Wednesday to assist members of the public at Legal Aid South Africa's call centre in Johannesburg.

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Wednesday, 31 July 2019 09:45

Unemployment rate rises

South Africa’s unemployment rate has risen to 29% during the second quarter of 2019, according to figures released by Statistician General Risenga Maluleke.

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Government has reiterated its condemnation of any form of violence and intimidation during the strike by bus drivers in the City of Tshwane.

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