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Some healthcare workers ready to take jab, others want details

Some healthcare workers ready to take jab, others want detailsBy Siboniso Mngadi 21m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareDURBAN - SOME healthcare workers who will test the waters for the Covid-19 vaccine which is expected to be rolled out this month are happy about the vaccine while others have requested more details about it. More than 1,2 million frontline workers, which include doctors and nurses from private and public hospitals, are set to be vaccinated as the virus r..

Gunmen kill two female Supreme Court judges in Afghanistan

Gunmen kill two female Supreme Court judges in Afghanistan By Reuters 12m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareKABUL - Unidentified gunmen killed two female judges from Afghanistan's Supreme Court on Sunday morning, police said, adding to a wave of assassinations in Kabul and other cities while government and Taliban representatives have been holding peace talks in Qatar. The two judges, who have not yet been named, were killed and their driver wounded, in an attack at..

Concerns over Lunar New Year celebrations as China reports 109 new Covid cases

Concerns over Lunar New Year celebrations as China reports 109 new Covid casesBy Reuters 8m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareBEIJING - Worries simmered in mainland China about a potential fresh wave of coronavirus cases ahead of the Lunar New Year next month as authorities on Sunday reported 109 new COVID-19 cases, most of them in Hebei province surrounding Beijing. Though the January 16 tally of new cases was less than the previous day's 130, China has in the past..

Cyril Ramaphosa urged to appear before state capture probe

Cyril Ramaphosa urged to appear before state capture probeBy Manyane Manyane 23m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareJohannesburg - The allegations levelled against President Cyril Ramaphosa by former Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe are serious and place the ANC leader at the centre of decision-making at the embattled power utility. This is according to political analyst Dr Ralph Mathekga, who urged Ramaphosa to also appear before the Zondo Commission and give his versi..

Pupils delayed but staff fearful of their early return to school

Pupils delayed but staff fearful of their early return to schoolBy Nathan Craig 48m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareDurban - School staff and unions are baffled at their early return while pupils stay at home. On Friday Deputy Basic Education Minister Reginah Mhaule announced that pupils enrolled at public schools would return on February 15 and not the originally scheduled January 27. She said the postponement was made given the pressure and strain the country and he..

WhatsApp rivals flourish as consumers seek alternatives

WhatsApp rivals flourish as consumers seek alternativesBy Sam Spiller 37m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareJohannesburg - Popular messaging service WhatsApp’s controversial privacy policy changes led to competitors such as Telegram and Signal seeing a growth spurt as consumers searched for alternatives. WhatsApp’s policy changes have also prompted discussions and action from the government as governments elsewhere in the world scrutinise the policy of the Facebook-owned..

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Mark Barnes rips government over interference with Sapo

Mark Barnes rips government over interference with SapoBy Dineo Faku 14m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareJOHANNESBURG - Former South African Post Office (Sapo) chief executive Mark Barnes has taken to social media to vent about the state of the frail state-owned entity as it emerged that the group chief financial officer (CFO) had quit barely two months into his tenure. Barnes accused the government on Friday of interfering with the institutions' turnaround strate..