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Chris Gilili

Treatment Action Campaign demands Makhura fix Gauteng’s health system ‘mess’ now

The TAC wants the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, closed after a fire in April, to reopen fully as soon as possible, because other hospitals are overburdened.

Sars snatches R16-million worth of illicit cigarettes in two weeks

Tax agency’s custom officials in Durban seize imported cigarettes that were declared as tissue paper

How to apply for the Covid-19 R350 grant

Asylum seekers with valid permits and caregivers will now also be allowed to apply for the reinstituted social relief of distress grant

IEC publishes 27 October election date as required by law, but wants to postpone

A report by former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke opens the possibility of a postponement

Government proclaims 27 October for local elections, but supports IEC postponement bid

The IEC has accepted former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke’s recommendation to postpone the vote to February, but still needs Constitutional Court approval to do so

Life Esidimeni inquest postponed until August 30

The lawyer for the bereaved families argued that Dr Makgabo Manamela’s requests for postponements have a negative impact on the families of the deceased who seek closure

China launches carbon market as it aims to reduce emissions

China’s emissions exceed those of developed countries, in large part because of its population of more than 1.4-billion people

United Phosphorus Ltd cleans up spill after chemical blaze in Durban

Scientists have been sent to handle the fallout from the warehouse fire, which stored about 1 600 hazardous materials that can contaminate the air, sea and rivers

Afforestation can hinder fight against global warming if done wrong, study says

A simplistic approach to tree restoration without not properly accounting for the complexities of plant and atmosphere interactions can cause problems

Joburg’s homeless people miss out on jabs

Gauteng has ‘no plan’ to vaccinate its 10 000 displaced persons

We had no control over rushed and haphazard transfer of Life Esidimeni patients, former director tells inquest

Worried and distraught patients were deeply shaken by the decision to move them to other facilities

Poor government decisions caused Life Esidimeni deaths, inquest hears

Health officials pushed ahead with transferring patients to ill-equipped NGO facilities despite several warnings

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