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Tuks medical students man helpful Covid-19 hotline – Independent Online

Pretoria – Final-year medical students from the University of Pretoria have volunteered to man a hotline for people with questions around Covid-19. Some of them returned from Cuba for training, and the university’s family medicine department, senior lecturer Dr Owen Eales, said it was impressed with their commitment. Eales said the university partnered with Sediba […]

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Parly asks Ipid for ‘detailed analysis’ following ‘concerning reports’ of police brutality – The Citizen

The parliamentary portfolio committee on police has asked the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) to provide a “detailed analysis of the incidents and statistics relating to” its investigations. The chairperson of the committee, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, said in a statement on Thursday that this was in light of concerning reports of murders and assault cases against […]

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Tshwane District Hospital turned into a designated Covid-19 facility – The Citizen

Speaking during the Gauteng Provincial Command Council update briefing on the province’s approach to the Covid-19 pandemic, health MEC Bandile Masuku confirmed that his department had successfully decanted Tshwane District Hospital and turned it into a designated Covid-19 facility. According to Masuku, the hospital had 240 beds and was ready for usage. This is in […]

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WATCH: SANDF’s General Solly Shoke tells soldiers in Tshwane ‘do your work, no matter what’ – Independent Online

Pretoria – General Solly Shoke of the SANDF didn’t mince his words when he told soldiers to perform their duties thoroughly despite negative publicity.  He was speaking at the parade briefing and a prayer session at the Tshwane Regiment in Thaba Tshwane. Shoke told the soldiers who will be sporadically deployed around Pretoria to “do […]

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Coronavirus: No construction yet at Pretoria showgrounds temporary treatment site – News24

The Gauteng health department has not yet started construction at the Pretoria showgrounds where Covid-19 patients are expected to be treated, Health MEC Bandile Masuku said. “We have not started building or putting up anything because we are still starting with our own facilities, preparing our facilities,” Masuku told News24. The MEC was responding to […]

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University of Pretoria’s 11 000 in virtual graduation – Independent Online

Pretoria – The University of Pretoria (UP) awarded 11000 degrees, diplomas and certificates during a virtual graduation ceremony on Monday. During the online ceremony 234 doctorates and 1492 master’s degrees were conferred by vice-chancellor and principal Professor Tawana Kupe. He said he conducted the virtual graduation in the context of a Covid-19 global pandemic to […]

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Tshwane requests donations as finances are ‘stretched’ – Centurion Rekord

The Tshwane metro has requested donations and other relief from the private sector to help its effort to combat the spread of Covid-19. Metro spokesperson Selby Bokaba said this was to particularly assist the vulnerable and downtrodden communities. “The metro has been working with other spheres of government in an effort to respond to the […]

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Varsities to rework academic year if lockdown continues beyond 21 days – IOL

Johannesburg – University vice-chancellors have committed themselves and the universities to completing the 2020 academic year despite the interruptions caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.  The board of Universities South Africa (USAf) said in a statement that following a virtual meeting which included 26 vice-chancellors on March 25, it was decided that April 20 would be […]

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UIF: COVID-19 benefit fund only applicable during lockdown period – EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The Unemployment Insurance Fund said on Wednesday that the allocated National Disaster Benefit Fund would only pay workers whose salaries had been docked until the end of the lockdown.The UIF has received about 22,000 claims through its COVID-19 email address so far. But that number will rise, as more companies cut employee salaries […]

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Syndicate of arsonists behind torching, vandalising of 22 Gauteng schools – Lesufi – News24

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has issued a warning to a criminal syndicate that he says is running amok, vandalising, torching and stealing from schools in the province, adding that their days are numbered. A furious Lesufi said the syndicate had left the department with a bill of millions of rands to settle.  So far, […]