OnlyFans bans sexually explicit content from 1 October

By: Natasha Archary  OnlyFans, the subscription-based online platform that is popular for its adult content offering, will be banning all sexually explicit content from 1 October. The London-based company made the announcement after mounting pressure from its payment processors. While some content that contains nudity will still be allowed, all sexually explicit or pornographic material… Continue reading OnlyFans bans sexually explicit content from 1 October

Over 18s less thrilled about the COVID-19 vaccine

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By Kaya 959 Reporter While over 18s are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, experts say vaccine hesitancy prevails in all age groups and herd immunity is unlikely. A recent report revealed that younger people are less likely to be vaccinated compared to older age groups. The report, which was released by the Centre for Social… Continue reading Over 18s less thrilled about the COVID-19 vaccine

N3 upgrade expected to lessen travel time between Gauteng and Durban

Minister Patricia De Lille conducts oversight visit on N3 road upgrade infrastructure project/ Public Works and Infrastructure (Facebook)

By Kaya 959 Reporter Travel time between Gauteng and Durban is expected to be drastically reduced once the upgrade of the N3 is completed. Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille on Thursday conducted an oversight visit to get an update on the multi-billion Rand project. Implemented by the SANRAL, the N3 upgrade forms… Continue reading N3 upgrade expected to lessen travel time between Gauteng and Durban

WATCH: Taliban threatens a CNN crew with AK-47s

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By Kaya 959 News Reporter A CNN crew was threatened by Taliban fighters with AK-47s in Kabul. The footage shows Clarissa Ward, CNN’s chief international correspondent, walking down a street in Kabul with her crew, trailed by Taliban members. This is after the group took over Afghanistan.   Here’s the moment that @clarissaward and crew… Continue reading WATCH: Taliban threatens a CNN crew with AK-47s

Call for no further disruptions to the school year

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Kaya 959 News Reporter The Department of Basic Education encourages all stakeholders in the education sector to continue with the remainder of the school year without further disruptions. COVID-19 related learning loses have impacted 50% to 75% of the school year. The findings are the result of comparing the 2020 school year with “normal school… Continue reading Call for no further disruptions to the school year

Lindiwe Zulu proposes compulsory social security fund for all workers 

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By Kaya 959 Reporter Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has proposed that all employees and employers must pay mandatory pension and insurance contributions into a government social security fund. The proposal, which features in a green paper published by the department, could see workers paying up to 12% of their earnings into the state-run fund.… Continue reading Lindiwe Zulu proposes compulsory social security fund for all workers 

Fewer new COVID-19 infections recorded in Gauteng

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By Kaya 959 Reporter Despite more than 1 000 people testing positive for COVID-19 in Gauteng on Wednesday, the province’s number of active cases is on the decline. Health department spokesperson Motalatale Modiba said the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the province stands at 890 969. A total of 18 200 people have… Continue reading Fewer new COVID-19 infections recorded in Gauteng

Four arrested in Ekurhuleni jewellery heist

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By Kaya 959 Reporter Four men have been arrested in connection with a jewellery store robbery. Police have now launched a search for the remaining six men. The men, aged between 29 and 39, allegedly entered a shopping centre in Ekurhuleni on Wednesday where they held the staff up at gunpoint. Gauteng police spokesperson, Captain… Continue reading Four arrested in Ekurhuleni jewellery heist

Six pupils implicated in Glenvista High arson attack

Panyaza Lesufi during a visit to Glenvista High / Gauteng Department of Education

By Kaya 959 Reporter Six Grade 12 learners have been linked to a fire at Gauteng’s Glenvista High School earlier this week. Gauteng SAPS spokesperson, Captain Mavela Masondo, said no arrests had been made and investigations were ongoing. He added that a case had been opened at the Mondeor police station for investigation. It is… Continue reading Six pupils implicated in Glenvista High arson attack

SAPHRA reassures the public that vaccines are safe to use

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Kaya 959 News Reporter The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAPHRA) and the National Immunisation Safety Expert Committee (NICD) reassures the public that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe to use. the report states that the Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines underwent rigorous clinical trials before they were cleared and issued as safe… Continue reading SAPHRA reassures the public that vaccines are safe to use

DBE proposes taking away October school holidays

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By Kaya 959 Reporter The Department of Basic Education is planning to cancel the October school holidays. DBE spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga said they are in talks with stakeholders about the plans. A decision on the matter has not been finalised. Mhlanga said an announcement will be made on any planned changes. The idea is to… Continue reading DBE proposes taking away October school holidays