IS COVID-19 BACK? Health Department clarified

By Mashamba Media The Department of Health has noted with concern an old fake news about Covid-19 Omicron XBB variant circulating on social media platforms advising people to wear face masks because of an alleged deadly and not easy to detect variant. The ministry says the news is a misleading message which first resurfaced … Read more

Gauteng schools should close early to avoid further transmissions in the midst of the fourth wave of Covid-19

By Staff Reporter   Education Activist Hendrick Makaneta has called on the Gauteng Department of Education to consider closing schools early in the midst of the fourth wave of Covid-19.   Makaneta pointed out that there were high numbers of infections and that the fourth wave of the pandemic is with us,.   He … Read more

19-year-old boy with autism vaccinated 

By Jonk wa Mashamba A 19-year-old Tadiwa Matetakufa became the 20 000th person to be jabbed at the Zwartkops Drive Thru Vaccination Site in Centurion. “Yes…Yes…it’s done,” said the teenager who has autism. His mother, Susan Njanji, from Johannesburg said: “We were taken by surprise when we were told that Tadiwa was number 20 … Read more

More than 2000 community members risked their lives in Alexandra

By Jonk wa Mashamba The civil unrest that discredited the entire country and made its leaders a laughing stock, has led Alexandra CBD to become a waste, following a massive looting. The violent attacks on businesses, which started in KZN with some members demanding the release of former President Jacob Zuma, spread to many … Read more

10,000 teachers refuse to take the vaccine

By Jonk wa Mashamba The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) is extremely alarmed that 9 113 educators and support staff – some with comorbidities – are refusing to take the life-saving COVID-19 vaccination jabs. MEC Panyaza Lesufi said they were very worried that nearly 10 000 of “our personnel in the Gauteng education sector … Read more


Religious and social gatherings during Easter have the potential to be major super-spreader events: committee chair Dr Mary Kawonga By Staff Reporter   The Gauteng premier’s advisory committee (PAC) has warned of a third wave of Covid-19 infections in the next few months due to the slow start to the vaccination programme and relaxed … Read more

Mask-less premier apologizes to the public

I have noted social media and media reports revealing moments where I was walking around without a mask.   2. I have since reflected deeply on this momentarily lapse, which I regret profusely.   3. I wish to take this opportunity once again apologise to His Excellency, President Cyril Ramaphosa, the Deputy President of the … Read more

Mask-less Mpumalanga premier insulted Jackson Mthembu’s memory: Zizi Kodwa

State security deputy minister Zizi Kodwa has called out Mpumalanga premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane for not wearing a mask at the funeral of late minister in the presidency Jackson Mthembu. Kodwa said the premier’s actions were an insult to Mthembu’s memory, as he had encouraged people to adhere to government’s Covid-19 regulations.   Kodwa was speaking … Read more