Can your employer force you to get vaccinated?

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By Kaya 959 Reporter Can your employer force you to get vaccinated? The answer is ‘Maybe’. While legal and law experts maintain that employees cannot be forced to take vaccines, there is confusion around the issue of mandatory vaccines. Speaking to the Sunday Times, Ministerial Advisory Committee chairperson, Barry Schoub, said there were talks around… Continue reading Can your employer force you to get vaccinated?

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

Health department ramps up COVID-19 vaccine drive

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By Kaya 959 Reporter The Gauteng Health Department has ramped up its vaccination drive efforts. Several vaccine sites including drive-by sites have been opened in a bid to get more people vaccinated. “Government is on a drive to expand the vaccination drive across the province to ensure that no eligible persons are left out and… Continue reading Health department ramps up COVID-19 vaccine drive

Petition launched to remove SA off UK’s travel red list

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By Kaya 959 News A London-based PR firm has set up a petition calling on the UK government to remove South Africa from its “red list”. Set up by Ben Cope of Eterna Partners, the petition has already amassed more than 14 000 signatures. According to the UK Parliament, once a petition has 10 000… Continue reading Petition launched to remove SA off UK’s travel red list

R350 Grant – applicants can use WhatsApp and Facebook to register

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By Kaya 959 News People applying for the R350 COVID-19 grant can now use WhatsApp to register to continue receiving monthly payments. Sassa confirmed that applicants can also use Facebook and the Government Chat app to register. Last month, President Cyril Ramaphosa, announced that the special COVID grant would continue with the first payment expected… Continue reading R350 Grant – applicants can use WhatsApp and Facebook to register

Gauteng reports decrease in COVID-19 cases

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By Kaya 959 News Gauteng recorded a decrease in new COVID-19 infections on Monday. The latest from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) confirmed that the Western Cape recorded the highest number of new infections. A total of 5 575 new COVID-19 cases were recorded across the country. SA has a total of 2… Continue reading Gauteng reports decrease in COVID-19 cases

Gauteng Education clarifies ‘vaccine report’ school enrollment request

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By Kaya 959 News Prospective Grade 1 learners do not need to have been vaccinated against COVID-19. The Gauteng Department has reassured parents that the vaccine is not part of the vaccination report requested for school admissions. “The Gauteng Department of Education wishes to clarify the issue of a ‘vaccination report’ being one of the… Continue reading Gauteng Education clarifies ‘vaccine report’ school enrollment request

One-million 35-49-year-olds register for COVID-19 vaccine in 24 hours

By Kaya 959 News Vaccine registration for the 35-49 age group kicked off on Wednesday night. According to officials, one million people registered for the COVID-19 vaccine in less than 24 hours. “The National Group(35+Cohort), You breaking Record. We have 1 million registration in less than 24hrs,” Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane tweeted. The National Group(35+Cohort),… Continue reading One-million 35-49-year-olds register for COVID-19 vaccine in 24 hours

Geoff Makhubo remembered as a “great dad” at final farewell

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By Kaya 959 News Family, friends, and colleagues gathered at Orlando East Communal Hall in Soweto on Wednesday to bid farewell to Johannesburg mayor Geoff Makhubo. Makhubo passed away last week after losing his battle with COVID-19. The mayor’s daughters, Keitumetse and Relebogile Makhubo, paid tribute to their father at the service. They described him as a… Continue reading Geoff Makhubo remembered as a “great dad” at final farewell

SAPS vaccine drive gains momentum

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By Kaya 959 News Nearly 4,000 police officers have been vaccinated since the launch of the SAPS vaccination drive this week. SAPS spokesperson, Major General Mathapelo Peters, urged more of its police officers and support personnel to voluntarily present themselves at all registered sites across the country. “The provincial vaccination drive of SAPS members and… Continue reading SAPS vaccine drive gains momentum

LeAnne Dlamini’s family test positive for COVID-19

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By Tamlyn Canham The Dlaminis have COVID-19! Singer LeAnne Dlamini opened up about her family’s battle with the virus. She told her Instagram followers that she has been MIA because her family, including her husband Sipho Dlamini, have COVID-19. “This week has been a complete nightmare…. I tested positive for covid [last week] Monday followed… Continue reading LeAnne Dlamini’s family test positive for COVID-19

Gauteng records 12,800 new COVID-19 cases

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By Tamlyn Canham South Africa’s COVID-19 infections continue to climb at an alarming rate. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says the country has recorded 21,584 new cases. South Africa has now recorded a total of 1,995,556 laboratory-confirmed cases. “This increase represents a 28.4% positivity rate. A further 382 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing… Continue reading Gauteng records 12,800 new COVID-19 cases