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By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa has joined several countries and global organisations that have condemned the Israeli air attack on tents housing displaced people in Gaza's southernmost city of Rafah that killed at least 40 Palestinians, including many children. In a statement Department of International Relations and Cooperation said, "The…
By Mmangaliso Khumalo. At least 13 people were killed in a crash between a truck and a minibus-taxi on the R521 between Polokwane and Dendron in Kalkpank on Tuesday morning. The provincial police commissioner Thembi Hadebe said the exact number of fatalities is still to be confirmed. "As you can…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Labour Court found that power utility Eskom practised unfair discrimination against a white employee who had been with the company for over 30 years. The case involved AP Erasmus, an Eskom employee since 1988. A new managerial role in the group technology division was created in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Motorists travelling from and to Mpumalanga via N12 are advised to use alternative routes following multiple-vehicle crash on Tuesday morning. The massive accident occurred on the N12 between eMalahleni and Ogies in Mpumalanga. The highway has been closed at the N4 and N12 split. "Motorists who are…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The additional Public Order Policing have been deployed to different parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Mthatha in the Eastern Cape amid disruptive and violent protests in both provinces. This was announced by the National Commissioner Fannie Masemola during a sendoff parade in Harrismith in the Free State. Masemola…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The murder trial of former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa continued on Tuesday, 28 May at the High Court in Pretoria. During the court proceedings, Judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng and defence lawyer Thulani Mngomezulu had a heated argument. This resulted in Mokgoatlheng been accused of…
By Jason Felix. The Democratic Alliance (DA) is hauling President Cyril Ramaphosa before the Electoral Court, accusing him of abusing his office for political gain using a "national address" to the nation via the SABC. Opposition parties have lashed out at Ramaphosa over his address to the nation on Sunday…
Staff Reporter. The City of Tshwane Emergency Services has confirmed a blaze that broke out at Jubilee Shopping Mall in Hammanskraal, North of Pretoria on Monday. Tshwane Emergency Services spokesperson Charles Mabaso said the emergency call centre received the call just after 11 am. "Upon arrival at the scene, firefighters…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Health has advised anyone exhibiting potential mpox symptoms to see their closest healthcare professional for screening and testing. This comes after the nation saw its second instance of mpox sickness that was confirmed by a lab in KwaZulu-Natal, Durban. Department spokesperson Foster Mohale said…
By Lynn Williams. Hundreds of voting stations in Mthatha were prevented from opening, and patients in dire need of medical care were adversely affected due to Monday's large-scale protest by taxi operators who blocked the N2 and the R61 in both directions. By Monday afternoon, Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. SA Police Service (SAPS) in Gauteng have confirmed the arrest of a suspect in connection with the deaths of two uMkhonto weSizwe Party (MKP) members. The MK Party members were shot and killed on Sunday in Katlehong, Ekurhuleni, during suspected political violence. One person died at the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has filed court papers to terminate its agreement with four service providers contracted to carry out the scheme's direct payment system. NSFAS administrator, Freeman Nomvalo, announced this while providing an update on progress made since his appointment last month. He…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Border Management Authority (BMA) has arrested 28 Bangladeshi illegal immigrants at the OR Tambo International Airport just after they landed from Dubai on Saturday. BMA confirmed that they are on high alert and monitoring movements in all ports of entry ahead of Wednesday's elections. The travellers…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. In efforts to fight crime in Gauteng, MEC for community safety Faith Mazibuko launched an e-panic button during the crime Imbizo at Boitumelo Secondary School in Sebokeng. The e-Panic Button is an innovative technological solution designed to enhance the safety of Gauteng residents. It allows users to…
By Lelohonolo Lehana. The Constitutional Court held a special ceremonial court sitting to celebrate and remember retired Constitutional Court Justice, Yvonne Mokgoro, who passed away on 9 May 2024. The sitting took place at the Constitutional Court on Monday, 27 May 2024 at 10h00. The Chief Justice, Deputy Chief Justice,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the South Africans one last time before the 2024 elections praising his government's successes over the past five years. Ramaphosa said that he was addressing the nation to speak on the country's readiness to hold elections – a responsibility deemed as part of…
Staff Reporter. Burkina Faso's military rulers will remain in power for another five years after national talks ended in agreeing to extend the transition back to democracy by 60 months from July, according to the text of an approved new charter. "The duration of the transition is fixed at 60…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Caption: ActionSA President, Herman Mashaba at an event held at Newtown Junction to announce the ActionSA Gauteng Premier candidate, Funzi Ngobeni, 29 February 2024. Picture: Neil McCartney. ActionSA president Herman Mashaba says it is possible to achieve Uhuru in South Africa, but only if we take action…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation this evening at 6pm, as the term of the sixth Parliament comes to an end before the elections on the 29th of May 2024. Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation on several issues facing the country. In…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The leader of the official opposition party, John Steenhuisen urged voters on Sunday to vote for his party because it does not offer empty promises, days away from an election which could see the ruling African National Congress (ANC) lose its majority. The Democratic Alliance (DA), which…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) Velinkosi Hlabisa outlined the party's manifesto commitments of providing better basic services, creating jobs, alleviating poverty as well as uplifting the youth. Hlabisa was addressing hundreds of supporters at the party's final rally held at the uMhlathuze Central Sports Complex in Richards Bay,…
By Marvin Charles. The Department of Justice will hold engagements with officials in India following the arrest of Ajay and Anil Gupta on Friday for their alleged involvement in the death of a prominent builder in Dehradun. Department spokesperson Chrispin Phiri said authorities were aware of the reports of the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Thabo Mbeki Foundation, in partnership with the University of South Africa (Unisa) hosted the 14th Annual Thabo Mbeki Africa Day Lecture at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand on Saturday. The Thabo Mbeki Africa Day Lecture is an annual event organised by the Thabo Mbeki Foundation and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) president Julius Malema addressed party supporters at Peter Mokaba stadium during the party's Tshela Thupa rally ahead of Wednesday's elections. Limpopo is significant to the party because this is the home province of the Malema. Not too far from the stadium is…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Four main political parties began the final weekend of campaigning Saturday before a possibly pivotal election that could bring the country's most important change in three decades. Supporters of the African National Congress (ANC) gathered at a soccer stadium in Johannesburg to hear a speech by party…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has temporarily suspended the electronic payment system for third-party funds, including child maintenance. In a statement yesterday, "the department advised the public its electronic payment system for third-party funds, including child maintenance, has been temporarily suspended following attempts to compromise…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Israel bombed the Gaza Strip, including Rafah, on Saturday, despite an order from the UN's top court for it to "immediately halt" its military offensive in the southern city. Judges at the top United Nations court ordered Israel to halt its offensive in the southern Gaza city…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will utilise its election night prediction model for the 2024 national and provincial elections. South Africans will go to the polls on 29 May, to elect the political party to lead the country in the seventh administration. The 2024…
By Moyahabo Mabeba. Joseph "Jossey" Buthane, former EFF leader in Limpopo who rejoined the ANC after falling out with EFF leader Julius Malema was arrested and released on bail on Friday. He faces charges are of serious nature. These include attempted murder and possession of unlicensed firearm and live ammunition.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has ordered the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to resume flighting a controversial Democratic Alliance (DA) election ad that depicts the burning of the South African flag. The public broadcaster said that the advert encourages damage to treasured national symbols.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa is confident of the African National Congress (ANC) victory in the forthcoming general elections scheduled for May 29. Ramaphosa spoke to the community of Soweto after a walkabout in Vilakazi Street on Friday afternoon. He said, having to engage with people in Vilakazi Street…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A 24-hour National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS) Coordination Centre (NCC) was officially opened today at the SAPS Tshwane Academy in Pretoria. The event was attended by key dignitaries, including Police Minister Bheki Cele, his Deputy Minister Cassel Mathale, National Police Commissioner Fannie Masemola, Home Affairs…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The University of Cape Town (UCT) council chairperson Norman Arendse has officially announced Prof Motlagolo Mosa Moshabela as the university's new vice-chancellor on Friday. Speaking during the briefing, Arendse told journalists that when he first looked at Moshabela's credentials and CV, he thought "this was the right…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Judges at the top United Nations court ordered Israel to halt its offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah and withdraw from the enclave, in a case brought by South Africa accusing Israel of genocide, citing "immense risk" to the Palestinian population. South Africa last week…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African Police Service (SAPS) says it is aware of a video circulating of its Airborne Law Enforcement Officer being dropped off by an SAPS chopper near her home in Dawn Park, Boksburg. In the video, the helicopter is seen landing in a residential area, after…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. SA Police Service (SAPS) Sergeant Moses Mabasa was back in the stand at the trial of the five men charged with the murder of Senzo Meyiwa on Friday, 24 May. In a riveting turn of events Mabasa, was the fifth state witness and cellphone analyst, revealed damning…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Deputy President Paul Mashatile has officially handed over headstones to 21 affected families of fallen former Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) operatives in Soweto on Thursday. The operatives died between 1986 and 1990. Mashatile, was accompanied by Minister and Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Thandi Modise…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa signed into law the National Council on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Bill and the National Prosecuting Authority Amendment Bill in a ceremony at the Union Buildings on Friday. The two signed pieces of legislation will form part of government's efforts to strengthen institutions, develop…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Trade, industry & competition minister Ebrahim Patel announced that he will retire from the national executive, becoming the second minister to announce he will quit. Patel, 62, joins Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan in announcing that he won't be available to serve in the next national executive…
By Lelohonolo Lehana. King Misuzulu KaZwelithini is threatening to take government to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), adding that he would also approach the African Union's African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights over Ingonyama Trust control. About 2.8 million hectares of land in KwaZulu-Natal are under the administration…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Veli Nhlapho. Former South African Airways (SAA) board chairperson, Dudu Myeni's corruption case has been postponed to November 21, 2024 due to her ill health. Myeni and former IT Director of Sondolo, Trevor Mathenjwa, are facing charges of corruption and fraud. A spokesman for the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa is ranked the highest in the African region on the 2024 Travel and Tourism Development Index (TTDI) by the World Economic Forum, the Department of Tourism said in a statement. South Africa was ranked 55th among 119 countries and emerged as the leading country in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed young professionals during a town hall meeting at the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg on Thursday night. Ramaphosa admitted he was "too ambitious" when he announced in his February 2022 State of the Nation Address that he wanted a social compact…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Justice,Crime Prevention and Security Cluster (JCPS) says a planned national strike in the trucking industry has been averted following engagements with the relevant trade unions and associations. The truckers threatened highway closures in protest at the hiring of foreign nationals in what could have been a repeat…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) in the Eastern Cape has welcomed former Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Nqaba Bhanga back to the governing party. Banga was introduced to the public as an ANC member on Thursday after concluding the relevant paperwork at the party's regional headquarters in Nelson…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will deliver its order on South Africa's latest request for a ceasefire in Gaza on Friday. A public sitting is set for 3 pm at the Peace Palace in The Hague, during which Judge Nawaf Salam, President of the Court, will…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Fikile Mbalula says the people are increasingly expressing their confidence in the party, under the leadership of President Cyril Ramaphosa. Mbalula addressed the media on Thursday ahead of their "Siyanqoba Rally" this weekend, declaring it all systems go. He said they…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to sign into law the National Council on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Bill and the National Prosecuting Authority Amendment Bill in a ceremony at the Union Buildings on Friday. According to the Presidency, the National Council on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Bill…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has hailed the late retired Justice of the Constitutional Court, Yvonne Mokgoro, as a champion of human rights, an outstanding jurist and an icon of gender justice. Ramaphosa delivered the eulogy at Mokgoro's Special Official Funeral Category 1 held at the Bryanston Catholic Church…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. SA Police Service data analyst Colonel Gideon Gouws will not be available for cross-examination in the murder trial of former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa on Friday. Consequently, the proceedings have been postponed until Monday, with another witness slated to take the stand. During the proceedings on…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Director-General (DG) in the Presidency Phindile Baleni says Operation Vulindlela has made significant progress in reforming the economy since its announcement nearly four years ago. Baleni spoke at the unveiling of a progress report by the Presidency and National Treasury on the economic reforms through Operation Vulindlela.…
By Masechaba Sefularo. The case against the latest suspects that police say are linked to the murder of five-year-old Ditebogo Junior Phalane has been postponed to the end of this month. Phalane died in hospital after he was shot outside his family home in Soshanguve when assailants hijacked his father.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Norway, Ireland and Spain announced on Wednesday that they would recognise a Palestinian state on May 28, prompting an angry response from Israel which said this amounted to a "reward for terrorism" and recalled its ambassadors from the three capitals. Officials in Dublin, Madrid and Oslo painted…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. City of Johannesburg waste management entity Pikitup has outlined plans to address the recent strike that disrupted services in parts of the city. CoJ's city manager Floyd Brink and Pikitup managing director Bukelwa Njingolo briefed the media, hoping to clarify the ongoing protest and ensure ratepayers that…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The first nuclear medicine research facility on the continent, the Nuclear Medicine Research Infrastructure (NuMeRI) facility in Pretoria, was formally launched on Wednesday. Blade Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education, Science, and Innovation, welcomed guests to the state-of-the-art facility and explained that it was the result of South…
By Terence Creamer. The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has invited comment on Eskom's application to preserve and reserve grid connection capacity for independent power producers (IPPs) participating in public procurement processes implemented in line with Section 34 of the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA). In its application, Eskom…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)'s application to the North West High Court to revoke bail of the ANC Member of Parliament (MP), Sibusiso Kula, will be heard on Wednesday. Kula is accused of stabbing his wife at their home in Kanana in November 2022 and is currently…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Two Johannesburg metro police department (JMPD) officers who responded to an armed robbery at a spaza shop at Cornelius and Delvers streets in Marshalltown were wounded after a shootout with suspects. The shootout happened on Tuesday evening. JMPD says in a statement the two officers were conducting…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) has signed the Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) with the Department of Defence to strengthen the nation's ability to prevent, respond to and recover from disasters. CoGTA Minister Thembi Nkadimeng announced that key areas of collaboration outlined in the MoC include the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. SA Police Services data expert Gideon Gouws was back on the stand in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial at the Pretoria High Court to clarify the cellphone evidence. Five men are on trial for the murder of Meyiwa. Meyiwa was tragically killed on 26 October 2014 at…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Deputy President Paul Mashatile, together with the Department of Defence and the Department of Women, Youth, and Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD), unveiled the South African National Service Institution (SANSI) in Pretoria on Tuesday. Speaking at the launch of the South African National Service Institute on Tuesday,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Engen and Vivo Energy have announced the completion of the transaction to combine these respective businesses, with Petronas selling its 74% shareholding in Engen to Vivo Energy. In the announcement made today, the parties said this transaction was creating a Pan-African energy champion. The combined Vivo Energy…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Guy Orlik. The Democratic Alliance (DA) has confirmed the death of party stalwart, James Selfe, who passed away on Tuesday afternoon. Selfe was 68. He died peacefully, surrounded by family and loved ones, following a lengthy battle with illness, read the party statement. DA leader…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. City of Johannesburg Waste Management Entity Pikiup has obtained a court interdict against striking workers disrupting operations at their depots. It has been more than a week since the workers began a tools-down operation. And numerous locations in Johannesburg are still littered with uncollected rubbish. Protesters have…
By Jessie Yeung and Simone McCarthy, CNN. @ReutersPhoto. Funeral ceremonies are set to begin on Tuesday for the late Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi following his death in a helicopter crash, as authorities probe what caused the aircraft to smash into the side of a remote mountainside during foggy weather on…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has confirmed that O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is experiencing network-related challenges with its baggage sortation system in the domestic terminal. "Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) can confirm that OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is this morning (May 21, 2024)…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Electoral Court will today hear the case of the man who registered the uMkhonto weSizwe Party (MKP), Jabulani Khumalo, and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). Khumalo wants the court to declare invalid the commission's registration of Jacob Zuma as the party leader. In an affidavit filed…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The trial of five men accused of murdering former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa continued at the Pretoria High Court on Tuesday. During the trial of the late Bafana Bafana goalkeeper on Monday, 20 May, cellphone data analyst Gideon Gouws provided a crucial testimony.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has resolved that Deputy Chief Justice Mandisa Maya is suitable for the position of chief justice after her interview on Tuesday. With current Chief Justice Raymond Zondo retiring in August after a mandatory 12-year term, president Cyril Ramaphosa has nominated Maya as…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) commonly known as Hawks have arrested two more suspects for the murder of five-year-old Ditebogo Junior Phalane. The suspects, aged 29 and 30, were arrested by the Hawks' Pretoria-based (TOMS) team together with the Akasia Crime Prevention Unit and Tshwane…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa says there may be different views on how the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill will be implemented, the reality is that South Africa's current health care system is unsustainable. Ramaphosa wrote in his weekly letter to the nation that access to quality, decent healthcare…
Staff Reporter. The Department of Social Development minister Lindiwe Zulu has launched the annual Child Protection Week campaign saying that while has much has been achieved in protecting the rights of children, challenges remain. "We have come a long way and achieved much as a nation in protecting and promoting…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has applied for arrest warrants against top Israeli and Hamas leaders for alleged war crimes. ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan said on Monday that his office had applied for arrest warrants for Israeli and Hamas leaders for crimes committed…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Two motorists have been declared dead following a collision involving three trucks and 7 light motor vehicles on the westbound N12 freeway in Bedfordview. Preliminary investigations indicate that the truck which was carrying iron steel lost its load. Metro police spokesperson Thabiso Makgato said traffic would be…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Judicial Services Commission (JSC) has been interviewing candidates for appointment to the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Monday. The interviews on 20 and 21 May are crucial to the future of the South African judiciary for the next decade. Ten candidates are shortlisted for three…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @MoshabelaMosa. The University of Cape Town (UCT) is expected to formally announce the appointment of its vice-chancellor (VC) after it emerged that Professor Matlagolo Mosa Moshabela has been selected to take over the helm. UCT spokesperson Elijah Moholola said the recruitment process for the appointment of the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Constitutional Court on Monday overturned the Electoral Court decision, and ruled that Umkhonto weSizwe Party (MKP) leader Jacob Zuma is not eligible to run for parliament in the general election on 29 May. The case before the constitutional court stems from a decision in March by…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Minister in the Presidency responsible for Electricity, Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa says the decision to delay the decommissioning of the power stations (Camden, Grootvlei and Hendrina) had been approved by Cabinet. "Cabinet has given Eskom the green light and they [the Eskom executives] will do an assessment…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Data analyst Gideon Gouws has revealed a damning cellphone evidence in the North Gauteng High Court on Monday, showing critical communication between the accused. Gouws explained how the data showed frequent contact among the suspects around the time of footballer Senzo Meyiwa's murder. Meyiwa was shot and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Newly formed political party RISE Mzansi held its final rally at the Ruimsig Stadium in Roodepoort as it prepares for the upcoming national and provincial elections. The party is for the first time contesting the 2024 elections which kicked off on Friday, opening with voting abroad where,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Constitutional Court will deliver judgement tomorrow, on whether Umkhonto weSizwe party (MKP) leader Jacob Zuma can legally be barred from standing as a candidate in the country's May 29 general election. In a social media post, the court said it would make a judgment at 10.00am…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @ReutersPhoto. Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi has died after a helicopter carrying him and other officials crashed in a mountainous and forested area of the country in poor weather, He was 63. Raisi was travelling with Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and several others. A large search and rescue…
Staff Reporter. Three people have been reported killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DR Congo) capital following a shootout between armed men in military uniform and guards of a top politician, an incident the army described as an attempted coup. Two police officers and one of the attackers were…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Thandi Modise says the ministry's policy does not allow them to provide legal aid to former minister of Defence and National Assembly Speaker, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula. Modise was speaking during a media briefing on Sunday. The request came as the former speaker…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The death toll in the George building collapse in the Western Cape has risen to 34 after another person succumbed to injuries in hospital. Garden Route District Municipality Disaster Manager, Gerhard Otto, confirmed the passing of the worker. The rescue operation to find missing construction workers trapped…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Caption: Sir Anthony O'Reilly, Photo Credit: Irish Independent. Sir Anthony O'Reilly, the Irish media tycoon and a former rugby international, who first rose to prominence as a record-breaking British and Irish Lions rugby player, died on Saturday at the age of 88. In a statement, O'Reilly's family…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) expressed gratitude to incident free special voting that took place between 17 and 19 May 2024 in 111 countries across the world. The Commission said the arrangements would not have been possible without the support of the Department of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared that the late retired Constitutional Justice Yvonne Mokgoro be honoured with a Special Official Funeral Category 1. Mokgoro, who was an esteemed member of the Order of the Baobab, passed away on 9 May 2024 at the age of 73. She was…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The search continues for 11 fishermen who are missing at sea, after their commercial fishing trawler sank 34 nautical miles (nearly 63km) off the coast of Hout Bay, Cape Town on Friday. The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) spokesperson Craig Lambinon said a distress call was made…
By Loth Makuza. In a celebration of resilience, innovation, and leadership, the recently concluded 2024 edition of the International Woman Leadership Conference (TIWLC) in Dubai provided a platform for women across borders to amplify their voices, share insights, and inspire transformative change. Among the distinguished speakers who took center stage…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Four workers have died and one has been found alive after an embankment collapsed at a construction site in Ballito, Kwazulu-Natal (KZN). Fullview had earlier reported that three workers had died, after five were on site when an embankment collapsed. IPSS Medical Advanced Support Spokesperson, Samantha Meyrick…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico remained in hospital in "serious condition" as a court ruled that the man accused in the assassination attempt will be held in custody. On Saturday, Minister of Health Zuzana Dolinkova said a two-hour surgery on Fico the previous day to remove dead…
Staff Reporter. State owned power utility Eskom takes proactive measures with the launch of its campaign, 'Save Your Transformers, Save Live' ahead of winter season. Eskom reveals a concerning statistic: over 2000 transformers nationwide are struggling under the weight of illegal connections and tampering, leading to overloads and explosions. "Extended…
Staff Reporter. Chad's constitutional council has confirmed Mahamat Idriss Deby as the winner of the May 6 presidential election after dismissing challenges by two losing candidates – cementing a victory that extended his family’s decades-long rule. Deby, who seized power the day rebels killed his father President Idriss Deby in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Three people have been confirmed dead so far, with several contractors been trapped after an embankment collapsed at a construction site in Ballito on Saturday morning. IPPS Medical Rescue Services spokesperson Samantha Meyrick says, that an emergency call was received from neighbours just before 09:00 this morning.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The emotional funeral service for the five-year-old boy Ditebogo Junior Phalane took place at the Kopanong Hall in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria. Phalane was killed during a hijacking outside his home a week ago when four armed men hijacked his father outside their home in Soshanguve. Mourners…
By Molly Quell. The Hague, Netherlands (AP) — Israel strongly denied charges of genocide on Friday, telling the United Nations' top court it was doing everything it could to protect the civilian population during its military operation in Gaza. The International Court of Justice wrapped up a third round of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa received a warm reception from ANC supporters in uMsunduzi, Ward 23 and believes this is a clear indication of an outright electoral victory for the party in the province. Ramaphosa addressed the community of uMsunduzi Ward 23 in Moses Mabhida…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The rescue operation to find missing construction workers trapped in the rubble of a collapsed building in George ended on Friday after nearly two weeks, as authorities released a major revision of their figures. This follows an operation which lasted 260 hours, with personnel working on a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) with the assistance of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, also known as the Hawks, on Friday conducted searches and seized evidence at Home Affairs offices in five provinces. The SIU was granted a search warrant by the Special Tribunal, a judicial…
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