Parliament calls for public submissions on NHI Bill

Business Live writes that Parliament’s portfolio committee on health has called for public submissions on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, which contains the first concrete proposals for realising the government’s plans for achieving universal health coverage. It proposes extensive reforms to the way healthcare is financed and provided, with a central NHI fund that […]

Violence against women: National moment of silence and prayer to be observed on Sunday

News24 reports that in mourning women who have been killed due to gender-based violence, the Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities has asked South Africans to observe a national moment of silence and prayer on Sunday. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane held an urgent press briefing on Tuesday together with Justice Minister Ronald Lamola. The […]

Students vow UCT shutdown

eNCA reports that UCT students are vowing to shut down the university on Wednesday over security issues. Students disrupted exams, in protest of the murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana and other women. The protesting students are demanding that security on campus be boosted. They have given the university a deadline to respond to the demand. They plan […]

COSATU Post-CEC Media Briefing

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is currently convening an ordinary three-day Central Executive Committee [CEC] meeting starting today 26th until the 28th of August 2019  to discuss Organisational, Political and Socio-economic issues affecting the workers and the working class in general. The meeting will be followed by the usual media briefing to communicate […]

SABC management to appear before Parliament

SABC News writes that SABC management is due to appear before Parliament on Wednesday morning to brief the public enterprises and communication committee on its financial sustainability. The public broadcaster will also give a briefing on any Human Resources issues that may potentially compromise its national mandate. The SABC has been asking government for a […]

Small-scale farmers demand access to land

GroundUp reports that about 60 small-scale livestock farmers in Kouga Municipality picketed in Jeffreys Bay on Thursday, demanding to be recognised. They said the municipality should honour an agreement it signed in 2018 guaranteeing them access to common land and farming equipment. The farmers are members of the Makukhanye Rural Movement, an organisation that represents […]