EWN Reporter

EWN Reporter


Updates from the Eyewitness News team - always factual, sometimes funny, often insightful.

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Nigerian Presient Muhammadu Buhari holds a welcoming ceremony at the State House in Abuja, Nigeria, in honour of President Cyril Ramaphosa. This is a State Visit & Bi-National Commission between the two nations. TM

#SFSA2021 Nzimande highlights the importance of “international collaboration” to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. KB

#SFSA2021  DSI’s Dr Phil Mjawara says “the national system of innovation (govt, industry, civil society..) as a collective has significant depth and great potential to contribute from a research, development and innovation perspective towards socio-economic growth and development.

#SFSA2021  Prof Tulio de Oliviera, also involved with the Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation - CERI - talks about their work In genomics surveillance. KB

#SAHRCJulyUnrestHearing  Lebeya says they've registered 24 matters related to the instigation of the unrest; 12 are still inquiries. He says 7 cases are on the court roll. He says 1 more person was arrested yesterday &this will change the number to 8 once the person is charged. MS

BREAKING Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has dismissed an application by former spy boss Arthur Fraser to cross-examine witnesses who testified against him at the #StateCaptureInquiry 

JUST IN: At least 23 countries have now reported cases of the #Omicron  COVID-19 variant, and the World Health Organisation says it expects that number to grow.

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#Omicron  "WHO takes this development extremely seriously, and so should every country. But it should not surprise us. This is what viruses do. And it’s what this virus will continue to do, as we long as we allow it to continue spreading, " says WHO DG Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

#COVID19SA South Africa has recorded 8,561 new cases of coronavirus, which represents a 16.5% positivity rate. Over 6,100 of these cases are in Gauteng.

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JUST IN: SA DJ Black Coffee has been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Dance/Electronic Album #Grammys 

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[BREAKING] #TshepoTshola  Legendary songwriter and musician Tshepo Tshola has passed away. TK

#NewYear For the first time in its history, the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto says it has had NO trauma case patients coming through its doors on 1 January. The hospital posted photos of an eerily quiet trauma ward on its Facebook Page.

JUST IN: The South African government has withdrawn its support and that of South Africa for Miss South Africa in the Miss Universe pageant set to be held in Israel.

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#ShutdownSA The Black Business Council has confirmed that the worst affected establishments during the looting and destruction are BLACK OWNED Small, Micro or Medium Enterprises. TTM

#BREAKING End of an era as the Ticketpro Dome closes:

A man who, up until shortly before his death, did not see apartheid as a crime against humanity.

#WATCH ] Meet Khangelani Sibiya from Newcastle in KZN. He’s a Maths and Science who was awarded the ‘Best Global Teacher’ title at the weekend in Dubai. He incorporates traditional music and art during teaching and learning. VIDEO SUPPLIED. @NkoRaphael 

BREAKING NEWS: EWN has learnt of the passing of legendary TV, film and theatre actor, Shaleen Surtie Richards.

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#CoronaVirusSA BREAKING : Khayelitsha has become the first township in the Western Cape to confirm a Covid19 infection. LI

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