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More than 97 000 additional healthcare workers are needed by 2025 in SA.

Govt wants SARS to withhold your tax return until you have paid your utility bills. According to the SA Local Government Association, one measure to improve municipal revenue collection across SA is amending the Tax Administration Act so that before SARS pays tax refunds, they first check if the particular taxpayer does not have outstanding municipal debt.

SA will need R3.4 trillion to recover after COVID-19 in the next 3 years, according to Martin Kingston, Business for SA chairperson. Undercollection in tax revenue and sharp contraction in the economy are worse than predicted.

Cristiano Ronaldo made history when he became the first European soccer player to reach 100 goals, and only the second player behind Iranian Ali Daei (109 goals) worldwide.

SA tv users are not paying for tv licences – and the SABC has new plans: It will continually pursue TV licence fees on a monthly basis by marketing campaigns and settlements of outstanding fees, and plans are underway to minimise the shortfalls.

Minister of Employment and Labour, Mr Thulas Nxesi, introduced the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Amendment Bill to include domestic workers. In seeking compensation, domestic employees are currently only able to claim against the Unemployment Insurance Fund or a civil claim against the employer. The new bill aims to introduce regulations to prevent dismissal of employees on the basis of occupational injuries and diseases.

Transport minister, Mr Fikile Mbalula stated that the conduct of mini-bus taxi operators on roads – displaying flagrant disregard of laws and rights of other road users – remains a pervasive problem. He stated that government hopes to improve driving through the new Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act. The Act will do this through the new demerit system for SA drivers, and disqualifications and suspension of licences are expected.

SAPS officers are searching for several armed men who stormed the Badplaas police station in Mpumalanga and stole State weapons. Reports state that the suspects overpowered the officers and disarmed them of their service firearm. Then forced the officers to open the safe, where they stole a R5 rifle. No shots were fired, no injuries reported

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