Can you smoke marijuana before work?

South Africa's Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) ruling suggests you can so long as it doesn’t impair your performance. The CCMA ruled that an employee fired for smoking “zol” at home before coming to work should be reinstated.The commissioner said the employee had been allowed to continue work so his ability to perform … Continue reading Can you smoke marijuana before work?

South African club Kaizer Chiefs terminate contract with Gavin Hunt

South African top-flight outfit Kaizer Chiefs have terminated the contract of head coach Gavin Hunt. Gavin Hunt, Coach of Bidvest Wits during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 football match between AmaZulu and Bidvest Wits at King Zwelithini Stadium, Durban on 03 August 2019 © Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix Assistant Coaches Arthur Zwane and Dillon Sheppard will take over in the … Continue reading South African club Kaizer Chiefs terminate contract with Gavin Hunt

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Ramaphosa: 2020 has been a year of uncertainty, pain, worry and loss

Read the sombre New Year's Day message presented by President Cyril Ramaphosa to South Africans My fellow South Africans, As we reflect on the year that now draws to a close, we see a world that is fundamentally different to anything we have known before. There is no corner of the earth, nor any part … Continue reading Ramaphosa: 2020 has been a year of uncertainty, pain, worry and loss

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South Africa experiencing ‘second wave’ of the coronavirus

South African health minister Zweli Mkhize on Wednesday announced that the country has entered the second wave of COVID-19 infections after 6,079 COVID-19 cases were reported in the past 24 hours. This brings the total case load in the country to 828,592. Up to the last week, the increase was mainly in the Eastern and Western Cape … Continue reading South Africa experiencing ‘second wave’ of the coronavirus

Lioness opens car door to join family on Safari ride

Messing with the king of the jungle can be dangerous, but it could turn life-threatening when it’s in its own territory. In one such video, an inquisitive lion gave a huge shock to holidaymakers after first opening the door of their car. A family was ecstatic to spot a pack of six fully grow lions … Continue reading Lioness opens car door to join family on Safari ride

Spain’s daily death toll declines as restricitions begin to ease

Spain has registered 288 deaths in its latest 24-hour period, the lowest figure since 20 March, as the country finally eased up on lockdown  restrictions to allow children up to 14 years old outside for the first time in six weeks. A further easing of restrictions is set for next week, as Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced … Continue reading Spain’s daily death toll declines as restricitions begin to ease

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How kids can continue learning during a lockdown

Most countries in the world have ordered all schools to close as a measure to stop the spread of COVID-19. Many schools have also asked parents to ensure that learning continues at home. Online learning is an obvious way to keep lessons going; however, only a few schools have well-established online learning systems. Additional challenges … Continue reading How kids can continue learning during a lockdown

South Africa to lockdown for 21 days

South Africa, Africa's most industrialized economy and a nation of 57 million people, will go into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days starting Thursday. The aim is to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, the president said Monday. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the measures in response to the increase of COVID-19 cases … Continue reading South Africa to lockdown for 21 days

Drug addiction endangering lives in South Africa

Drug addiction in South Africa has reached an alarming level. In its last annual Drug Awareness campaign week, the government of South Africa released statistical figures which indicate a rising level of drug addiction, including the health and financial implications. At the event held between, Nathan Rogerson (a representative of Akeso Clinics, a private inpatient … Continue reading Drug addiction endangering lives in South Africa

Air Peace to airlift ‘stranded’ Nigerians in South Africa

Air Peace has postponed the free airlifting of Nigerians in South Africa due to expired travel documents of most citizens in that country. Many Nigerians, who had been scheduled for evacuation back home in the face of attacks on them in South Africa, were said to be unable to tender valid travel documents when asked … Continue reading Air Peace to airlift ‘stranded’ Nigerians in South Africa