Teacher fired for hitting pupils, insulting female colleague fails to get job back: A Gauteng teacher who was sacked for assaulting two pupils with a pipe, referring to them in derogatory terms, and swearing at a female colleague has had his application…
More than 1 000 arrested across Gauteng in weekend operations
Opposition coalitions stifled by power plays: The DA’s struggle to establish coalition governments two weeks after its mayors were installed in Gauteng’s key metros has left other opposition parties unhappy with the failure to finalise coalition deals.
[COMING UP] It's been a weekend of rain for much of Gauteng, and the South African Weather Service is forecasting rain for much of the week. Robert Mulaudzi will give us an update at 6:45am on the #SouthAfricanMorning . #DStv403
#COVID19SA South Africa has recorded 11 125 new COVID-19 infections. Gauteng still makes up the bulk of new cases, with 7 929 infections in the last 24-hours. ML
NEW: we know cases rising fast in South Africa, but what about severe outcomes? I spent yesterday pulling together hospitalisations for Gauteng province, so we can compare the fledging Omicron wave to those that preceded it. So far admissions following ~same path as past waves.
NEW: today’s update from Gauteng, now on a log scale to better show current trajectories. Steepness of lines shows how much faster the growth in cases and positivity is now vs past waves, and hospital admissions are now steepening too as the acceleration in cases feeds through.
NEW: updated chart showing today’s numbers from Gauteng in South Africa: • Now with test positivity, for those who have asked whether this is driven by increased testing • And stating in the title that hospital admissions are a lagging indicator, as many have requested
BREAKING: Gauteng Liquor Forum - representing 20000 tavern and Shebeen owners - have threatened to go to the Constitutional Court over government’s total ban on alcohol sales. They have told President Ramaphosa that he has until Tuesday to relax the ban, or face court action:
#CoronavirusInSA A Gauteng woman & her daughter who both tested positive for coronavirus previously refused to be quarantined, while the husband refused to be tested at a hospital. This forced the provincial Department of Health to approach a court last night on an urgent basis.