SA adopts single dose HPV vaccine regimen, extends govt-subsidised jabs to private schools

A decade into SA’s HPV vaccination programme, the health department is switching from a two-dose to a single dose vaccine regimen. The move is backed by evidence which shows one-dose regimens provide similar protection against HPV infection as multi-dose regimens. This is the first year that government-procured HPV vaccines will be provided through private and … Read more

‘They thought he was going to sell me out’: Malema pleads with court to release bodyguard co-accused

EFF leader Julius Malema and co-accused Adriaan Snyman at the East London Regional Court. (Sithandiwe Velaphi/News24) EFF leader Julius Malema pleaded with the East London Regional Court to acquit his co-accused bodyguard, Adriaan Snyman, and claimed, without evidence, that he was prosecuted in the hope that he might turn against Malema. Malema and Snyman were … Read more

Sikonathi Mantshantsha | Ramaphosa must grow a spine and make his last presidential term count

President Cyril Ramaphosa and his wife Tshepo Motsepe at the Presidential Inauguration at Union Buildings on 19 June. (Photo: Gallo Images/Frennie Shivambu) Cyril Ramaphosa has been afforded more leeway by the markets, and the country at large, than any leader before him. But he failed to convert it into solid gains for the country. If … Read more

GALLERY | Ramaphosa’s inauguration at the Union Buildings in pictures

On Wednesday, Cyril Ramaphosa was inaugurated as president at the Union Buildings in Pretoria in front of thousands of South Africans and heads of state. This after his re-election by Parliament on Friday.   The swearing-in of the president-elect was conducted by Chief Justice Raymond Zondo at the building’s Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre. The theme for the … Read more

‘The sun is finally shining’: Junior miner Orion says the GNU has already brightened its prospects

Orion Minerals plans to revive the Okiep copper complex was closed down in 2003. (Supplied) When Errol Smart, CEO of Orion Minerals, travels abroad, many people tend to express their enthusiasm for the junior copper mining company and its Northern Cape projects – lamenting, however, that is located in South Africa. Jurisdictional risks have been … Read more

Lancewood owner Libstar shoots up 6% as it defends margins despite volumes fall

Shares in consumer goods group Libstar rose more than 6% on Wednesday after it said it has managed to deliver gross profit margin improvements even as its volumes come under pressure. In a pre-close update for the period to 24 May, the owner of Lancewood cheeses – which has simplified its structure and improved its … Read more

‘DA is no gatekeeper for the ANC’: PA hits back at Zille for wanting consultation on new GNU entrants

DA federal chairperson Helen Zille. (Luke Daniel/News24) The Patriotic Alliance (PA) believes there is no reason for the ANC to seek the DA’s permission before including new parties in the government of national unity (GNU). This comes after DA federal chairperson Helen Zille reiterated that clause 24 of the GNU statement of intent requires the … Read more

Old Mutual-owned private equity fund in talks with BlackRock to sell renewables stake

AIIM has stakes in renewable projects that are generating electricity or building plants that will produce more than 2 800 megawatts of power. (Lameez Omarjee/News24). African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) is in talks with companies including BlackRock to sell a stake in one of the continent’s biggest renewable energy businesses, people with knowledge of the … Read more

‘I have not missed a single inauguration’: South Africans come from far and wide to Union Buildings

South Africans from all parts of the country travelled to Pretoria to witness the presidential inauguration. (GCIS/Facebook) South Africans from across the country have made their way to the Union Buildings in Pretoria for the inauguration of President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa. Some are attending an inauguration for the first time. They were treated to performances from … Read more