Add your phone to the fight! “He is a soldier who died with his boots on. Johannesburg – KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has expressed shock at the passing away of Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC, … I know it’s not really a big deal but it does bring some comfort and for that I’m grateful. FACES OF COVID | 'I have walked out on my own two feet', Patients are visiting health-care facilities too late: KZN premier Sihle Zikalala on Covid-19 cases, SA's Catholic Church mourns loss of Archbishop Abel Gabuza to Covid-19, Judge Zondo pledges to preserve Solly Bux's legacy by helping others, ATM hygiene safety: Banks ask for practicality on Dlamini-Zuma regulation, WATCH | Kelly Khumalo says victory over Covid-19 needs 'God himself', Dlamini-Zuma set to file response to vaccine challenge by Wednesday, Tributes pour in after KZN transport MEC Bheki Ntuli dies from Covid-related complications, Ntuli, 63, was appointed to the position of MEC in September 2019. Condolences are streaming in for KwaZulu-Natal transport MEC Bheki Ntuli, who died at a Durban hospital on Saturday from Covid-19 related complications. All rights reserved, Please visit the official Government information portal for Coronavirus by clicking HERE. https://t.co/8YKEqaiiRF pic.twitter.com/QAMKvzp06u, Read more at the SA government's online coronavirus portal or use the 24-hour public hotline: 0800 029 999, COVID-19 WRAP | 12,267 new cases recorded in 24 hours. As the Covid-19 fatalities have become more and more personal to people across SA, the number of funerals to attend has gone up, even though the regulations limit the number of attendees. The Provincial government of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) has banned large gathering during the December period. Disagreement over whether KwaZulu-Natal has the resources to cope with Covid-19 patients continued on Thursday as Sama bemoaned a “dire shortage” of … Download the Covid Alert SA app now! Taking to social media this week, Kelly asked people to pray as the difficult times brought about by the global pandemic continue. I’ve been attending memorials and funerals virtually. The Department of Health has reported 13 105 new coronavirus cases and 755 COVID-19-related deaths in the past 24-hours. Covid-19 has claimed the life of the Catholic Church's archbishop coadjutor of the archdiocese of Durban, Abel Gabuza. He also served as a shop steward of the National Union of Metal Workers of SA (Numsa) and was involved in the formation of ANC structures in the then northern Natal region. The 63-year-old Ntuli, who was appointed to the position of MEC in September 2019, died late on Saturday at a Durban hospital. KWAZULU NATAL - The ANC together with the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government are mourning the loss of the transport, community safety and … Rami Chuene thankful for 'small mercy' of virtual funerals: It brings some comfort, Mining industry to support SA's Covid-19 vaccine rollout. Premier Sihle Zikalala said … A post shared by The Voice Of Africa (@kellykhumaloza). Ntuli, 63, was appointed to the position of MEC in September 2019. KZN authorities say they’ve started planning COVID-19 vaccine rollout. That's the finding of a Medscheme hospital admission analysis. Covid-19: KZN study of new strain gets R25m injection 21st December 2020 22nd December 2020 by Melani Nathan Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Blade Nzimande has announced that the organisation at the centre of the study of the new Covid-19 strain identified in South Africa will receive a financial boost from the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI.) "There is a limit and we are very close to it.". He previously served as chairperson of the transport and community safety and liaison portfolio committees for three consecutive terms. President Jair Bolsonaro, a coronavirus skeptic who has refused to take a vaccine himself, is under growing pressure to start inoculations in Brazil, which has lost more than 200,000 to Covid-19 – the worst death toll outside the United States. He was often at the coalface of this epic battle from the time the first case was confirmed in March 2020. The KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP) will receive R25-million in funding to investigate the new COVID-19 variant. That is why actress Rami Chuene is grateful that she is at least able to attend funerals virtually and she's taken to Twitter to explain why that is. READ: Over … Coronavirus recoveries in South Africa Of the four KZN residents now fully-fit again, the first person to contract the disease in South Africa is amongst them. Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, the Catholic Archbishop of Durban, made the announcement on Sunday. They're responding to … Basa said the industry did ensure regular sanitisation of ATMs at branches and provided hand sanitisers for customers while ensuring markers for social distancing. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. Patients are visiting health-care facilities too late: KZN premier... ATM hygiene safety: Banks ask for practicality on Dlamini-Zuma... Tributes pour in after KZN transport MEC Bheki Ntuli dies from Covid... Rami Chuene thankful for 'small mercy' of virtual funerals: It brings... New mom whose baby fell as she gave birth speaks out about humiliation at ... Counterfeit goods worth R6m found in truck returning from Mozambique, 'It's almost like being at war': Cyril Ramaphosa, India begins world’s largest vaccination drive against Covid-19- In numbers, SA schools reopening delayed as Covid-19 'strains' healthcare system. Just finished watching my cousin’s. South Africa has recorded 1 259 748 infections since the start of the pandemic and over 34 334 fatalities. Mkhize was responding to MPs on the first confirmed coronavirus/COVID-19 in South Africa. We have lost a humble servant of the people, and a true champion of the poor and the downtrodden,” said Zikalala. Eyewitness News | about 2 hours ago JOHANNESBURG - KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu is hosting a webinar on the latest on COVID … KZN Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu and KZN Premier Sihle … That is how deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo aims to preserve the legacy of a KwaZulu-Natal businessman who assisted Zondo and his family with groceries while he was a university student. This comes after co-operative governance and traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma told banks a week ago to provide hand sanitisers at all ATMs or face the might of the law. South Africa's mining companies will support government in the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines as the nation battles a surge in infections, the industry body said on Friday. KwaZulu-Natal is emerging as an epicentre in the Covid-19 pandemic, with more than 3 000 new infections in the province reported daily since the weekend. Mkhize also … Start using this privacy preserving app today. Thank God for small mercies. A church gathering attended by more than 2,000 people has contributed to the increased rate of Covid-19 infections in KwaZulu-Natal. Ntuli served for more than 15 years as the chairperson of the ANC in the Musa Dladla Region. The health system, which prior to the pandemic had the lowest number of critical care beds per 100,000 inhabitants in Europe, can accommodate a maximum of 672 Covid-19 patients in intensive care units, or ICUs, according to health ministry data. DA KZN leader Zwakele Mncwango expressed his shock and described Ntuli as an MEC who was always available to work for the community. It is believed he died of Covid-19 related complications. KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala has slammed Covid-19 conspiracy theorists and non-believers, saying they should invest their time doing research instead of spreading lies. By Sakhiseni Nxumalo 4m ago. DURBAN – The KwaZulu-Natal government is getting the COVID-19 second wave under control, according to some unions. To “give without any expectation, without recognition”. … DURBAN - COVID-19 hospital admissions in KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo have been increasing by more than 10 percent daily. KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala said they were saddened and shocked by Ntuli’s death. According to the National Institute for … Picture: Doctor Ngcobo/African News Agency(ANA) Covid-19 claims life of KZN MEC. The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government is pleading with residents to not “over-rely on homemade recommended solutions” but rather seek medical attention as soon as they show Covid-19 symptoms. AfriForum and Solidarity say co-operative governance & traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has until Wednesday to explain the government’s monopolistic rollout plan for Covid-19 vaccines. On Thursday, … Catch up on the main COVID-19 news from January 6 with our coronavirus blog. KwaZulu-Natal's department of health says it is preparing for the worst should the coronavirus spread to informal settlements. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, on Thursday 7 January, announced that the confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa had risen to 1 170 590. The EFF in KZN said Ntuli’s death came as a shock and further warned people to follow the Covid-19 regulations. © 2021 Independent Online and affiliated companies. Mining companies say they are well placed to support the Covid-19 response thanks to decades of experience combatting tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS among workers, including the creation of on-site treatment facilities. The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 7 613 470 with 54 696 new tests conducted since the last report. Police officers stop men wearing masks during a patrol as a nighttime curfew is reimposed amid a nationwide coronavirus disease lockdown, in Pretoria, South Africa, on January 9, 2021. The two organisations have taken legal action against Dlamini-Zuma and health minister Zweli Mkhizwe to seek clarity on whether the private sector would have access to Covid-19 vaccines. ATMs not attached to branches are cleaned and sanitised by external cleaning companies or landlords, where they are located and by the cash-in-transit companies that service the ATMs. ", Our health system is under a situation of extreme pressure," Health Minister Marta Temido told reporters on Sunday afternoon after a visit to a struggling hospital. CAPE TOWN - Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize says a tracer … At the time of his death, he was also a member of the ANC’s provincial executive committee  (PEC). Zikalala said Ntuli was a team player, who always led from the front, including when it came to fighting Covid-19 in the province. Premier Sihle Zikalala raised the alarm at a media briefing on Sunday about this phenomenon, adding that patients “must try and reach health facilities on time when [treatment] could still be done”. The Minerals Council, which represents mining firms, said its members are developing plans to use the sector's healthcare infrastructure and delivery capability to accelerate the vaccination programme, but did not provide further detail. “The government has appropriated the right to be the sole procurer of vaccines in SA,” said Connie Mulder, head of the Solidarity research institute. Taylor has kept his Twitter followers updated on his Covid-19 journey, which started shortly after a trip to the Garden Route. COVID-19 cases continue to surge around the globe. Subscribe for free: iono.fm | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Pocket Casts | Player.fm, Portugal's public health system is on the verge of collapsing as hospitals in the areas worst-affected by a worrying surge in coronavirus cases are quickly running out of intensive care beds to treat Covid-19 patients. Gabuza died at Hillcrest Hospital on Sunday morning after a week in ICU battling Covid-19. “We are very saddened by his demise and wish to convey our sincerest condolences to his family and to the rest of the provincial executive. I feel that we need God more than ever at this point in time,” Kelly said in the Instagram video. He led many campaigns against the virus as the chair of the Justice, Crime Prevention Cluster with the Provincial Command Council,” said Zikalala. While Mzansi joins the rest of the continent in anticipation of the upcoming rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine, songstress Kelly Khumalo has called on Mzansi to divert their attention to God, whom she believes holds the only true miracle to save the country and the world. Government said it's secured over 20 million vaccine doses to be administered in the first half of the year. Rami has labelled the ability to host and attend virtual funerals a “small mercy” in these difficult times for Mzansi and the rest of the world. Destruction of 5G towers is criminal, warns KZN premier By Mluleki Mdletshe - 16 January 2021 KZN premier Sihle Zikalala visited a 5G tower site at … The department says the pandemic is expected to put a huge strain on the new academic year which is … Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Tumblr Pinterest WhatsApp Telegram Share via Email Print. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews on Social Media. Local news KZN deemed hotspot after 5K Covid-19 daily cases KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala expressed his concern after the province breached the 5 000 mark for daily Covid-19 infections. The KwaZulu Natal government has urged residents to go to hospital as soon as they experience COVID-19 symptoms, this as the province continues to rank first in the country in terms of the number of active cases and fourth highest countrywide in terms of fatalities. Veteran radio personality and former government spokesperson Denzil Taylor has shared his joy at being discharged from hospital after recovering from Covid-19. Up to and including the 7th of June 2020, in our country, the number of… Nothando Mthembu 2 minutes read. KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala says that the province is now ‘in the eye of the storm’ as it faces a surge in coronavirus cases. IFP President Velenkosini Hlabisa described Ntuli as a selfless leader and who, in a short space of time since his appointment as the MEC, had proven to be equal to the task. He described Ntuli as a humble, loyal, dedicated, hard-working and an exemplary servant of the people of KZN. January 17 2021 - 15:54 Patients are visiting health-care facilities too late: KZN premier Sihle Zikalala on Covid-19 cases. #COVID19 Statistics in SA as at 16 January .Use the COVID Alert SA app to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community. Brazilian health regulator Anvisa on Sunday approved emergency use of Covid-19 vaccines from China's Sinovac Biotech and Britain's AstraZeneca, kicking off immunizations as the pandemic enters a deadly second wave. He along with members of the provincial Coronavirus Command Council gave an update on Sunday, 03 January 2021, on the latest figures pertaining … The KwaZulu-Natal Education Department has expressed grave concern over a large number of teachers who have died due to COVID-19 related complications in the province. Durban - The Department of Health in KwaZulu-Natal has confirmed that they are aware of two suspected coronavirus cases in KwaZulu-Natal. Share this article: Share Tweet Share Share Share Email Share. The funds will be provided by the Department of Science and Innovation, as announced by Minister Blade Nzimande on Friday, December 18. In a short statement, the ANC in KZN said that Ntuli - also a member of the provincial executive committee - died on Saturday. DURBAN - TRIBUTES have poured following the death of KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Bheki Ntuli who died this weekend due to Covid-19 complications. Ntuli is a second member of the KZN provincial executive council to die from Covid-19, after ANC KZN spokesperson Ricardo Mthembu died last year. Twenty-five employees at a matric marking centre in Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal, have tested positive for Covid-19 after a marker succumbed to the virus. The Banking Association SA (Basa) says it will engage the government to revise the wording of the latest Covid-19 lockdown regulations so that banks are only responsible for enforcing the regulations “where it is practical, possible, and within their control”. 254 Covid-19 related deaths have been reported: Our recoveries now stand at 1 098 441 representing a recovery rate of 82,1%. © 2021 Arena Holdings (Pty) Ltd. All rights reserved. Born in Mtubatuba in northern KZN, Ntuli worked in the African National Congress (ANC) underground structures and was involved in uMkhonto WeSizwe. Minutes after Anvisa's board voted unanimously to approve both vaccines, Monica Calazans, a 54-year-old Black nurse in Sao Paulo, became the first person to be inoculated in Brazil, receiving the Chinese vaccine known as CoronaVac. Yes, we have to social distance, keep our masks on, and I’m sure with the alcohol ban things are going to go down. 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