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By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Nine people have been killed following a head-on collision between two taxis on the N2 between Makhanda and Nanaga. Eastern Cape Department of Transport spokesperson Unathi Binqose says a fully loaded taxi travelling from Tsolo to Mosselbay collided head-on with a taxi travelling from Gqeberha to Mthatha…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The interim board of South African Airways (SAA) says it will implement all of the recommendations of the State Capture report and subsequently go after those who embezzled any monies from the airline. The first tranche of the report – which was released and handed over to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the annual 8 January statement at the ANC’s birthday celebrations, outlining several key regulatory changes which the ruling party plans to push through in 2022. Of most relevance for the economic outlook was the ANC’s view of a 'clear need for some form…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Basic Education has published a list of new subjects implemented in schools in South Africa over the last five years. Many of these subjects are aimed at directly helping those school-leaving pupils who will not necessarily complete Grade 12, or enter university. The subjects…
Staff Reporter. At least four suspects allegedly belonging to a hijacking and armed robbery gang have been arrested by police in Johannesburg over the weekend. Gauteng Police spokesperson,Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo, said the four were arrested during crime prevention and raid operations conducted by police over the weekend. "Police have…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Police have confirmed the Moti family, whose four sons were kidnapped last year, has left the country for Dubai. The family hail from Polokwane in Limpopo. The four brothers Zidan, Zayyad, Alaan, and Zia Moti – aged between 7 and 15 - were abducted at gunpoint in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Parliament has confirmed that Parliamentary staff are not expected to work at the precinct after a fire gutted it last week Sunday. In a statement released on Sunday, Parliament's spokesperson Moloto Mothapo said it had noted Nehawu's instruction to its members. "Parliament wishes to state that, on…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. At least three people died when a car with four occupants was swept away by floodwater following heavy rains near Dutywa in the Eastern Cape on Saturday. The Amathole District Municipality said details of the deceased are yet to be released by the relevant authorities. It further…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Civil action group Outa has slammed the Department of Transport’s (DoT’s) failure to buy a new driver’s licence card machine, despite amassing a surplus of more than R400m from renewals over the last nine years. The two-decade-old driver’s licence card machine broke down on 7 November 2021,…
Staff Reporter. About 95% of phase one of the mega housing project in Vosloorus Extension 9 has been completed while other phases are expected to be completed by June 2022. Member of the Mayoral Committee for Human Settlements in the City of Ekurhuleni, Mabekenyane Thamahane, who visited the Vosloorus Mega…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Taxpayers could end up footing the bill for a fire that destroyed several parliamentary buildings on 2 January, with the Sunday Times reporting that the property is not insured. Public works acting director-general Imtiaz Fazel told the publication that the cost of insuring a R141 billion state…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) says South Africa must finalise a policy on vaccine mandates for certain settings and activities as it seeks to fully reopen its coronavirus-battered economy. "The success of our economic recovery depends to a large measure on our ability to effectively manage Covid-19,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) appears to be swooping in for the kill in KwaZulu-Natal in an attempt to secure some of the ground lost by the governing party during the recent local government elections. As a token of appreciation to its supporters who voted for them…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) has agreed to intensify and accelerate renewal, focusing more energy on implementation of the agreed upon pillars of renewal, which include: - building ANC branches as agents of change with a membership that respects and is respected by…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Buffalo City Metro is on high alert following continuous heavy rains across the region. The Metro said in a statement on Saturday that it had activated its Disaster Management teams - including Fire Services, Traffic Services, and Law Enforcement. Electricity and Water standby teams are also…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The ANC in Limpopo announced at the party's birthday rally on Saturday that all branches in the province endorsed President Cyril Ramaphosa to continue as party president when the party elects new leaders in December. Ramaphosa is currently delivering the January 8 statement at the event which…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Basic Education has published an explainer after repeated complaints about 30% matric pass requirement. When the National Senior Certificate pass rate is announced each year, concerns arise around whether this can be relied on as an indicator of progress in the sector, the department…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Employment and Labour minister Thulas Nxesi is expected to publish an updated minimum wage for domestic workers in South Africa in the coming months. This follows the recently published proposals published by the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Commission which recommend that domestic worker salaries be increased to…
Staff Reporter. The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) has successfully placed a total of 276,564 Grade 1 and 8 online admission applicants in schools, while 1,465 applicants remain unplaced. "To deal with the pressure of placement in high pressure districts, the GDE is investing in more classrooms. We have transferred…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The ANC was founded on 8 January 1912 and for many years the occasion of this anniversary was marked with the release by the National Executive Committee of a major statement for the forthcoming year. The ANC has called on all citizens of the country to continue…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Caption:President Cyril Ramaphosa speaking to a few journalists while leaving the hall after a power outage while he was addressing the Gala Dinner at the Ranch Resort outside Polokwane. President Cyril Ramaphosa's fundraising gala dinner on Friday ended in darkness as a power cut saw him having…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A South African study from the epicenter of the world’s omicron surge offers a tantalizing hint that the acute phase of the Covid-19 pandemic may be ending. The infection wave moved with "unprecedented speed" and caused much milder illness than earlier strains, a study of patients infected…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mauritius is the latest island nation to lift its South African travel ban, three weeks ahead of schedule. In a statement, the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) said the Covid-19 travel ban imposed by Mauritius on South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe will be lifted from Friday (7…
Staff Reporter. The matric class of 2021 was disrupted in their schooling over the last two years, and the impact of the loss of more than 50% of their Grade 11 year presented serious consequences for the class. Speaking at the Umalusi standardisation meeting held on Thursday in Pretoria, the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has approved the deployment of 2700 South African Defence Force in corporation with South African Police Service to combat crime and preserve law and order in the country. Parliament confirmed the employment is done in accordance in Section 201(2) of the constitution of the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. By Magemu, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons. Parliament announced on Friday that this year’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) will now be held at the Cape Town City Hall on 10 February 2022. According to the statement, the Presiding Officers met this morning to consider various…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL)members have been protesting at Jack Botes Hall in Polokwane over accreditation ahead of the Peter Mokaba lecture on Friday. The ANCYL provincial convener said the problem is about the limited number of delegates allowed to enter the hall in compliance…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The man charged with smashing windows and glass doors at the Constitutional Court using a hammer could face an additional charge of contravening the National Key Points Act. Paul Makaula, a 36-year-old from Dobsonville, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon after allegedly taking a hammer to glass doors…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu says a political steering committee on water will be established to deal with various water and sanitation projects around Limpopo province. The steering committee, Mchunu said, will be led by Premier Mathabatha. Mchunu on Friday conducted a site visit to De…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Sport, Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa, has commended the New York-based auction house Guernsey’s for agreeing to suspend the key to former President Nelson Mandela’s prison cell at Robben Island from going under the hammer. According to the department, the key that was scheduled to be…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. The African National Congress (ANC) has distanced itself from a planned visit to Limpopo by suspended secretary-general Ace Magashule on Friday. The party’s Sumbandila branch in the Vhembe district had planned to host Magashule at an event on the sidelines of the ANC’s 110th anniversary celebrations…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The City of Cape Town’s Fire Department has released a report into the Parliament fire that occurred earlier this week. The post-incident report was released on Friday by Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis. He said the city publicly released the report without any additional comment "in the interests of…
Staff Reporter. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has extended its deadline for student financial aid to 21 January 2022. The NSFAS was established to provide financial aid to eligible students from poor and working-class families. It provides fully-subsidised funding for poor and working-class students at public universities. The…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Western Cape premier Alan Winde has reiterated calls to end South Africa’s state of disaster as the country looks to bounce back from the Covid-19 pandemic in 2022. In a media briefing on Thursday (6 January), Winde confirmed that the Western Cape has now passed the peak…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The scene of the Constitutional Court in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, where a 36-year-old man was arrested for allegedly breaking the windows of the building using a hammer.Image: Antonio Muchave. Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has denounced the attack on Constitutional Court building, which took place on Wednesday morning.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Telkom SA SOC Ltd’s attempt to prevent South Africa’s long-awaited release of additional broadband spectrum risks stalling the momentum of president Cyril Ramaphosa’s economic reform agenda. The company has filed an urgent court application to prevent the regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, from auctioning…
Staff Reporter. Cabinet has condemned the numerous social media attacks levelled at Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi over the expired Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP), saying they are misplaced. In a statement issued on Thursday, cabinet said the now expired ZEP, which was initiated in 2017, was deliberated on 24 November…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @WHO. The more infectious Omicron variant of COVID-19 appears to produce less severe disease than the globally dominant Delta strain, but should not be categorised as "mild", World Health Organization (WHO) officials said on Thursday. Janet Diaz, WHO lead on clinical management, said early studies showed there…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @CornellTukiri. ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday had to abruptly leave what was supposed to be a memorial lecture in memory of Lillian Ngoyi at the Lebowakgomo Civic Centre in Ga-Mphahlele in Limpopo. According to ANC Women’s League (ANCWL) secretary, Meokgo Matuba‚ Ramaphosa left because of failure…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has welcomed the release of the first report into state capture and corruption by judge Raymond Zondo, but warned that the hard work done by the commission will be pointless if it is not acted upon by authorities. The…
Staff Reporter. The SA Revenue Service’s first commissioner, Trevor van Heerden, has died, the tax body announced on Thursday. "Van Heerden played an instrumental role in the establishment of SARS as we know it today. He was also deeply involved in the development of the taxation of fringe benefits and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The new Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act is expected to become fully operational in July 2022, more than a year after the legislation was officially scheduled to be introduced. The Aarto system will penalise drivers and fleet operators found guilty of traffic offences or…
Staff Reporter. France has removed South Africa from its scarlet red list as ongoing concerns around the Omicron Covid-19 variant subside. In a statement published on social media, the French embassy in South Africa said that the change has already taken effect and that travel restrictions have been eased. Under…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @ANA. The South African Communist Party remembers struggle icon, Joe Slovo at Avalon Cemetery. Slovo dedicated his entire life from the young age of 16 to the cause of liberation, and social emancipation of the working-class. This for him included ending male domination and oppression of women…
Staff Reporter. Over R30 million is needed to rebuild and repair the homes destroyed by the recent heavy rains across the North West province. This is according to North West MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs Lena Miga, who was speaking during the handing over of a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South African excess deaths, regarded as a true indication of the impact of Covid-19, have peaked during the Omicron-driven wave of infections at a fraction of the numbers seen in outbreaks caused by earlier variants. The number of excess deaths, a measure of mortality against a historical…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) will host its 110th birthday celebration this weekend at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, and will pave a way forward for the year ahead. ANC national executive committee (NEC) member Nomvula Mokonyane delivered the state of readiness on Thursday during a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. ANC members join hands with Ramaphosa to slice a cake in Sekhukhune, Limpopo, ahead of the party’s 110th birthday celebration. President Cyril Ramaphosa's backers have used the build-up to the ANC January 8 birthday rally to kick-start his re-election campaign. Ramaphosa is in the province ahead of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former president Jacob Zuma was at the center of a looting spree at state institutions, a judicial inquiry found, upping pressure on authorities to prosecute him. Zuma played a pivotal role in helping the Gupta brothers, who were his friends and business partners of his son, illicitly…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The State Capture Inquiry report has recommended that government introduce or amend existing legislation to strengthen the protection of any person disclosing information to reveal corruption, fraud or undue influence in public procurement activity. According to the recommendation, this should be in line with article 32(2) of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The vessel hired by Royal Dutch Shell Plc to look for potential oil and gas fields is on course to leave South African waters after community groups won a court case to temporarily halt the activity. A judge on December 28 granted local activists an interim interdict…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) has committed to deal with the parts of the State Capture Inquiry report that are about the ANC and its leaders, public representatives or members. This comes as the first part of acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo’s report…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Police have confirmed that one person has been arrested for smashing windows and glass doors at the Constitutional Court. Images show that at least one window has been totally smashed, while double doors and other windows were hit with a hammer. National police spokesperson Lt-Col Robert Netshiunda…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Parliament fire is finally under control. Parliament has confirmed the fire on the roof of the National Assembly is finally under control. The fire flared up on Monday afternoon. A devastating fire ripped through Parliament on Sunday. It is with a great sense of relief that Parliament…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Police have confirmed that an 11-year-old girl kidnapped outside a school has been rescued. The grade 5 learner was waiting to get her temperature screened and sanitized when 3 armed men snatched her. Eyewitnesses then said the men were in a white/silver Toyota Yaris. The girl was…
Staff Reporter. The Department of Water and Sanitation has welcomed newly appointed Director-General, Dr Sean Phillips, who started on Monday. This was after the approval of his appointment late last year by Cabinet. Minister Senzo Mchunu, along with Deputy Ministers Dikeledi Magadzi and David Mahlobo, formally introduced him to senior…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The judicial commission of inquiry that’s been investigating graft identified a litany of failings by the state and made a number of suggestions on how they should be fixed. Evidence presented to the commission showed "South Africa suffers from pervasive corruption in both the public and private…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The first of three parts of the report from the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture was on Tuesday handed over to President Cyril Ramaphosa by the commission’s chairperson, Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. Volume one deals with South African Airways (SAA) and its…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised transparency and accountability in the government’s handling of corruption as he received the first of three parts of a report on state capture. Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo handed the report to the president earlier this afternoon at the Union Buildings. The…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa will today receive the first part of the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture from the Commission’s Chairperson, Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. The second part is anticipated to be handed over at the end of January 2022,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Joint Standing Committee on the Financial Management of Parliament Meeting Re: Preliminary Findings on Fire Damage at the Parliament Building. Livestream Video Below: Video Coutresy of Parliament.
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Democratic Alliance (DA) has applauded the speed and efficiency with which the firefighters reacted to the devastating fire that ravaged large parts of Parliament. The DA leader John Steenhuisen,Chief Whip Natasha Mazzone, Member of Parliament Siviwe Gwarube and Public Works Shadow minister Samantha Graham briefed the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The High Court in Johannesburg has struck of the roll an urgent application to interdict President Cyril Ramaphosa from receiving part one of the State Capture Report. Democracy in Action approached the high court on an urgent basis on Monday with the intention to interdict acting chief…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The State has been granted a seven-day postponement in the case against the man arrested in connection with the fire that's destroyed parts of Parliament. The matter has been postponed for further investigation. Zandile Christmas Mafe's arrest was confirmed by the Hawks on Sunday as firefighters battled…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Employment of Labour has called for comments on a new minimum wage target for South Africa in 2022, with the national minimum wage commission indicating that the national minimum wage of R21.69 should be increased by +1% above CPI inflation. While the final totals…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. One fire engine remains on site and has been monitoring the situation. It has been calm whole day at Parliament following the successful containment of the #ParliamentFire by brave & courageous firefighters. About 9 of the 10 fire engines now withdrawn. One fire engine remains on site…
Staff Reporter. Kenya police officers. Picture: Getty Images. Six people have been killed and homes torched in an attack Monday by suspected Al Shabaab militants in Kenya's coastal Lamu region that borders Somalia, a local government official said. "I confirm that we had an attack suspected to be by Al…
Staff Reporter. The Witwatersrand African Taxi Association (WATA) Chairperson, Shandu Mbatha was shot at in Estcourt in KwaZulu-Natal. It's understood that he and his wife were driving from a funeral over the weekend - along with other passengers - when gunmen traveling in another vehicle opened fire on them in…
Staff Reporter. Three people were killed and at least 70 others were injured in a bus accident this morning, 40km outside Polokwane, Limpopo. The bus was travelling on the N1 north in Matoks when it overturned and rolled. According to a statement by ER24, the provincial medical services arrived at…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has renewed calls to move parliament from Cape Town to the City of Tshwane in Gauteng. The party previously argued that such a move will help reduce costs, with members of parliament expected to maintain additional residences, vehicles and facilities in Cape Town,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. National Council of Provinces Chairperson, Amos Masondo says "we are pained by the damage to the old chamber, and the national chamber, and all the critical offices of parliament, which is a national keypoint...whose value is beyond measure." He said the Parliament building has historical significance and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Emalahleni municipality mayor Linah Malatje. Photo:Caxton. The South African Local Government Association has sent its condolences following the death of Emalahleni Local Municipality Mayor, Linah Malatjie. The mayor and her husband passed away in hospital following a head-on collision. The accident happened along the R544 road between…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @SumayaHisham. President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Tuesday receive the first part of the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture from the Commission’s Chairperson, Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. According to the Presidency, the Commission’s final report will be submitted to the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Windy conditions may have caused embers to reignite. Authorities have deployed drones to ascertain the extent of the damage to the Parliament buildings in Cape Town, while a fire continues to rage on the National Assembly roof. The roof caught fire again on Monday afternoon after firefighters…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Emalahleni municipality mayor Linah Malatje. Photo:Caxton. Emalahleni Mayor Linah Malatjie has been killed in a car accident on Monday morning. It’s unclear where the crash happened but it's understood that Malatjie was travelling in Mpumalanga with her husband at the time. He was also killed. Malatji had…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A man has been arrested after a large fire severely damaged the Houses of Parliament in Cape Town. A police spokesperson said the 49-year-old man was facing charges of arson, housebreaking and theft, and would appear in court on Tuesday. Firefighters have been working for hours to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The ashes of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu were interred at St George's Cathedral in a private family service on Sunday morning.Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town laid the ashes to rest in front of the high altar of the cathedral. He called on South Africans to turn…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Firefighters battled a major blaze at Parliament complex on Sunday that sent a dark plume of smoke and flames into the air above the center of Cape Town and caused some ceilings of the building that houses the national legislature to collapse. The fire has spread and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Statement issued by Parliament’s Presiding Officers: Presiding officers calls for calm. The Presiding Officers of Parliament are assuring the citizens of South Africa that all efforts will be made to limit any disruption of the business of Parliament following the fire that gutted parts of the Parliamentary…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A major fire broke out at South Africa's seat of parliament in Cape Town early on Sunday, sending a thick column of smoke into the sky and threatening the National Assembly building. The fire was believed to have started in one of the older buildings in the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Pope Francis urged the world to "roll up our sleeves" for peace in a New Year's message Saturday, while calling violence against women an affront to God. Marking the 55th World Day of Peace, the head of the world's 1.3 billion Catholics devoted his Angelus address to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Western Cape premier Alan Winde says that the national government’s move to end the curfew should go a step further and put an end to the national state of disaster altogether. Winde said that the end of the curfew was a critical move to help ensure that…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A large fire has ripped through the Houses of Parliament in Cape Town. Firefighters were called to the scene just after 5am local time as video footage shows a plume of black smoke filling the sky amid fears parts of the building could collapse. Huge flames have…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Constitutional Court has given women in long-term heterosexual relationships the right to inherit and claim maintenance from the estates of their partners after their deaths. The court handed down its ruling on Friday and the ruling comes after Jane Bwanya, the fiancée and life partner of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Health Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu confirmed that as of 9 am on Saturday, the Province of KwaZulu- Natal had welcomed 33 New Year babies from healthcare facilities across the Province. At the time of writing, the province has recorded the births of 14 boys and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala said the province’s tourism sector had performed exceptionally well despite the challenges presented by Covid-19. The effects are felt especially during the festive season, which in 2021 and 2022 escaped harsh lockdown restrictions, contributing to a positive increase in tourism spending and visitor…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been described as "the spiritual father of our new nation" at his state funeral. President Cyril Ramaphosa said the anti-apartheid hero was a "humble and brave human being who spoke up for the oppressed, the downtrodden and the suffering of the world". Spearheading…
By Alexander Brand. Six people were killed after the minibus they were travelling in rammed into a concrete barrier on the notorious "death stretch" of the N1 highway near Laingsburg in the Western Cape on New Year's Day. The Road Traffic Management Corporation's Simon Zwane said the crash occurred on…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File:Actress Betty White accepts the favourite TV Icon award during the 2015 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California (Image:Mario Anzuoni). Tributes have been paid to veteran actress Betty White who has died less than three weeks before her 100th birthday. The Golden Girls star, whose career…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The requiem mass started at 10:00 at St. George's Cathedral where, for years, Archbishop Desmond Tutu used the pulpit to rail against a brutal white minority regime. Famous for his modesty, Tutu gave instructions for a simple, no-frills ceremony, with a cheap coffin, donations for charity instead…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Desmond Mpilo Tutu rose to prominence as a churchman who berated minority white rule in South Africa and did not spare criticism for the post-apartheid African National Congress (ANC) rulers for failing to deliver for poor Black people. But 90-year-old Tutu, who died on Sunday in Cape…
By Londiwe Xulu. Howick was one of many towns that were affected by the heavy storms on Thursday. Over 50 houses were destroyed at Zuzokuhle informal settlement when trees fell on top of them. The Democratic Alliance’s PR councillor, Kwanele Msimanga, who overlooks the area said there was huge damage.…
Staff Reporter. At least six people have died in the N1 crash. Photo: Arrive Alive. Six people were killed and two injured in a horror crash on the N1 south in Mokopane on Friday. According to Arrive Alive, preliminary reports indicate six people died at the scene, while two sustained…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has wished South Africans a prosperous 2022,for many of us, this is a time to look back at the year we have been through – it is time to reflect on the year that has gone by. It is time to reflect on our…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa will formally receive the first part of the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of State. A statement on the Special Cabinet Meeting that took place on Thursday said…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Minister in the presidency Mondli Gungubele says the state of disaster will remain in place despite the Covid-19 curfew being lifted. Gungubele was speaking at a virtual briefing to media on Friday. He said Cabinet had to weigh the impact of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A preliminary South African government study published Thursday showed a booster of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine was 85% effective in preventing hospitalisation from the Omicron variant, a finding that helps revive the shot’s reputation. The SA Medical Research Council (SAMRC) compared 69,000 health care workers…
Staff Reporter. Twenty-six people were injured when a bus crashed on the N3 Durban-bound after the Mariannhill toll plaza in Pinetown. The accident occurred just after 6am on Friday morning. ALS Paramedics attended to the scene shortly after 6am, where 26 people sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate. "A…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. Russian President Vladimir Putin has told his United States counterpart Joe Biden that any sanctions over Ukraine would be a big mistake, an aide to the Kremlin said on Thursday, after the two leaders spoke by phone ahead of lower-level talks next month. The call, which…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has gazetted amendments to Adjusted Alert Level 1 COVID-19 regulations from midnight last night. This follows a statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa which lifts the curfew, among other things. Changes to the Adjusted Alert Level 1…
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