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COVID-19 positive cabinet minister discharged from hospital

COVID-19 positive cabinet minister discharged from hospital

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER A South African cabinet minister who spent seven days in hospital after contracting COVID-19, has been discharged. Thembelani “Thulas” Nxesi, the Minister of Employment and Labour, was released from hospital but will not go back to work, the government has announced, revealing that the minister had been confined to a public hospital. “The Minister tested positive for COVID-19 on 17 July 2020 and went into self-quarantine. On 21 July 2020, Minister Nxesi was admitted to hospital for further medical attention and monitoring.  Though he has been discharged from hospital, he will remain in self-quarantine until he fully…
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6th South African cabinet minister gets COVID-19

6th South African cabinet minister gets COVID-19

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER A sixth member of South African president Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet has contracted COVID-19. Ebrahim Patel, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition has gone into self-quarantine and will work from home, the South African presidency has announced. In a statement, the presidency said Patel, who took part in a virtual parliamentary budget vote a day before he got his results, was ok. “Minister Patel is in good spirits and is in self-quarantine, and will continue to work from home. Those that have been in contact with the minister are also in self-isolation and have been encouraged to…
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South Africa recovers $228-million of fraudulent jobless claims – auditor general

South Africa recovers $228-million of fraudulent jobless claims – auditor general

SOUTH Africa has clawed back almost R3.4-billion of irregularly paid COVID-19 jobless claims in an ongoing investigation into corruption linked to relief funds, the auditor general has revealed The TERS payments, a special jobless grant administered by the government's Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), was introduced to provide between 38% and 60% of the salary of employees laid off directly as a result of the pandemic. Minister Thulas Nxesi. Photo: GCIS But the national audit office found that parts of the 500 billion rand pandemic relief package had been exposed to varying scales of fraud, angering the public at a time…
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