Latest: SA vaccine woes continue

The announcement delays an already sluggish vaccination campaign in Africa’s worst-hit country, which has so far only administered the US-made jab. “We have determined to voluntarily suspend our rollout until the causal relationship between the development of clots and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is sufficiently interrogated,” Mkhize said in an online briefing. We therefore … Read more

Dubai flight with Guptas was due to ‘coincidence’ or ‘divination’ Anoj Singh tells inquiry

Anoj Singh, voormalige finansiële hoof van Eskom en Transnet. Foto: Argief Former Eskom CEO Anoj Singh said ending up on a Gupta flight from Dubai to Johannesburg was something he hadn’t planned. Singh took the stand at the state capture inquiry on Tuesday.  The inquiry spent the latter part of the day on Singh’s 8 … Read more

Australia unlikely to reopen borders fully this year

It could be years until Australia lifts all restrictions that are in place to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.   According to Australia’s channel 7News, economists at Deloitte do not expect Australia’s border restrictions to be fully lifted in the near future. Delays in the national vaccination programme may result in the country … Read more

‘You are nothing but a political activist’ – Malema tells ConCourt judge candidate Dhaya Pillay

Judge Dhaya Pillay faced tough questions from the JSC during her interview. The JSC is currently interviewing ConCourt judge candidates.   Julius Malema accused the judge of being “nothing but a political activist”.  Member of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) Julius Malema accused one of the Constitutional Court judge candidates, Dhaya Pillay, of being “nothing but … Read more

Why Johannesburg’s anti-crime cameras are similar to apartheid-era pass laws – expert

Joburg’s new anti-crime cameras have been criticised. An expert told a webinar that anti-crime cameras can do a lot of damage, similar to the apartheid-era pass laws.  He said pass laws tried to “filter” people who accessed certain neighbourhoods, and such cameras tend to be similar.  Cameras have, in the past, been used to target … Read more

Lift gives man’s best friend wings

According to IOL, the new local airline startup Lift — a joint venture between former Kulula.com CEO Gidon Novick, former Uber CEO Jonathan Ayache and local aircraft leasing company Global Airways — now permits passengers to bring their beloved pooch onboard flights in pet-friendly carrier bags Pets accompanying their owners on holiday trips is not a … Read more