Alan Hammond

Alan Hammond currently serves as CEO of Portal Publishing, a company he founded with his mother Sylvia Hammond in 2003.  Before that Alan was a skills development consultant for small businesses.  Before that he was the Managing Editor of - South Africa's first online consumer portal.

Zweli Mkhize

The Minister of Health has announced details of the exact arrival time of the first doses of Covid-19 vaccines that will be coming to South Africa from their production facility in India. In a evenining webinar the Minister shared the long-awaited details with the public, with many critising the government for moving too slowly in securing the vaccines.

There are over 15 000 people in hospital at the moment for Covid-19 and about a third of them are on oxygen treatment, as the new variant of Covid-19 spread across the country.  The President announced new measures the government has decided on to tackle the pandemic.


Covid-19 vaccine

Cyril Ramaphosa's government is being roundly criticised for not acting fast enough to secure vaccine supplies to protect health workers and other vulnerable groups from Covid-19.


Dr Blade Nzimande

Minister Blade Nzimande has announced what he called a 'huge decline' in skills development levies which are used to fund the Sector Education and Training Authorities.

One month after the move to level 2, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the country will be moving down to level 1 of national lockdown regulations - including changes to changes to international travel.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced an update on the Covid-19 challenge in the country, and changes to the national lockdown regulations. The whole country will be moving to level 2 of lockdown which will allow most economic activity to resume.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a move down to level 2 of national lockdown. We have the full text of his speech if  you are looking for the details.

Finally Matrics can get some certainty about a year that has been nothing but disruption.  The timetable for the final matric exams has been released. The exams will now be written up until the 15th of December and more than 1 million candidates will be writing.


As Covid-19 is a novel virus that has never occurred before it was not know whether people who were currently battling HIV and TB would have a worse outcome than average if they became infected with this Coronavirus.  Now research has been published by the Abdool-Karim professors who specialise in infectious diseases, and it is good news for those who are HIV positive or infected with TB.

The President has spoken to the country again about the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, just as the nation joined the top 10 of countries with the most confirmed cases.



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