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By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The case against four suspects accused of a mass shooting in Soshanguve, Jukulyn – a township in the north of Pretoria has been postponed to 30 January for formal bail application. Tshepo Mosemeni, Sipho Kgomo, and George Nyathi appeared before Soshanguve Magistrate Court this morning, including Sizwe…
By Ntando Thukwana. The US has reached preliminary agreement with African nations to extend their preferential trade access by another decade, pending approval by Congress, South Africa's trade minister said. "We reached broad agreement on the need to extend it for another 10 years," Ebrahim Patel said at a business…
Staff Reporter. State owned power utility Eskom says Stage 3 load shedding would be implemented at 16:00 on Friday after six generation units went offline. Stage 3 will continue until 16:00 on Saturday, 13 January, when stage 4 will be implemented. Stage 3 will then return at 05:00 on Sunday.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) has appointed Professor Ntobeko Ntusi as its new president and chief executive officer, effective 1 July 2024. Ntusi will succeed the esteemed Professor Glenda Gray, who has been the SAMRC president for the past 10 years. Her term concludes on…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. PhotoCredit: Francesca Volpi. Finance minister Godongwana says he isn't expecting economic fallout from South Africa's case against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). South Africa's lawsuit against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague has been criticised by some of its…
Staff Reporter. A statue of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu wearing a Palestinian scarf will be put up in Cape Town from Friday to symbolise his decades-long work championing justice for Palestinians, his foundation said. The late Nobel peace laureate's "life-size statue" will be temporarily on show "until the bombing…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa accused Israel of genocide in an unprecedented case at the United Nations top court, saying the country's leadership was "intent on destroying the Palestinians in Gaza" and calling for the court to order a halt to Israel's military campaign in the enclave. On the first…
By Ntando Thukwana. National Treasury is considering whether a cash injection is needed to fully fix state port and rail company Transnet SOC Ltd., Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana said. Derailments, equipment shortages, vandalism, corruption and poor weather have hobbled Transnet's operations. That's prompted companies to cut thousands of jobs to…
Staff Reporter. @AFPPhoto. Comoros will vote in an election on Sunday that is expected to deliver a fourth term to President Azali Assoumani, a former military officer whose opponents accuse him of muzzling dissent in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation. Nearly 340,000 people are eligible to vote in the country…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday lauded the stance taken by South Africa against Israel in its continued offensive against Palestine in the Gaza strip. Ramaphosa addressed the ANC Women's League event in Mbombela ahead of the January 8 Statement this weekend. "We were…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. City of Johannesburg has appointed a contractor for the Lillian Ngoyi Street rehabilitation and construction, following the gas explosion in Bree street on July 19. The rehabilitation project is being managed by the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) through a seven-stage project management process. Mayor Kabelo Gwamanda gave…
Staff Reporter. The UK government on Thursday announced plans for what it said was the country's "biggest expansion of nuclear power for 70 years" to bolster its energy independence and meet carbon emission targets. The Civil Nuclear Roadmap includes exploring the construction of a major new power station, £300 million…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa says the corruption allegations at the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) should be investigated by the authorities. Ramaphosa addressed a Youth Engagement Session with with ANCYL leader Collen Malatji at the Communion Church in Mbombela on Thursday, ahead of the party's 112th birthday…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Following a recent increase in incidents of violence in Limpopo, Premier Stanley Mathabatha has condemned all forms of violence against humanity, especially women and children. The recent spine-chilling incidents involve the gruesome discovery of the body of an 18-year-old girl on Monday, who was murdered in an…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: International Court of Justice, Peace Palace, The Hague, Netherlands. South Africa presented its arguments Thursday to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague, as it opened its case accusing Israel of committing genocide in Gaza. Lawyers representing South Africa urged the International Court…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed confidence in South Africa's legal team as it prepares to argue its case of genocide against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Ramaphosa was briefed on SA's readiness for its ICJ case against Israel. The president emphasized the significance of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) embattled board chair Ernest Khosa has informed the board that he will take leave of absence to allow inquiry into a series of recordings alleging that there's a corruption scheme operating within the Higher Education Department and NSFAS. The recordings links…
Staff Reporter. Morocco's ambassador in Geneva was elected United Nations Human Rights Council president for 2024 in a rare secret ballot among member states on Wednesday. Omar Zniber won 30 votes in a contest with South Africa's ambassador Mxolisi Nkosi, who received 17 votes. It was Africa's turn to take…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. In light of the recent investigative report by the civil society OUTA and the subsequent remarks by the Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, eZaga Holdings (eZaga) refutes any allegations of its involvement in discussions, reports or recordings related to this matter. This is in response to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa's social grant system, hit a snag in January as over 150,000 beneficiaries encountered delays in receiving their payments. Sassa spokesperson Paseka Letsatsi blamed the latest payment glitch affecting the hard-hit grant recipients on "verification delays". "We are aware of non-payments, and this is a result…
Staff Reporter. Botswana and global diamond giant De Beers have approved a $1 billion investment to dig under the world's richest diamond mine by volume, their joint venture said on Wednesday. The Debswana Diamond Company's board said it has given the go ahead to works that are to extend the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South African Airways (SAA) announced the return of flights between Johannesburg and Perth, Western Australia. The route will recommence on April 28, 2024, with bookings now open. This marks the second interoceanic route to be reopened within six months of the successful launch of the São Paulo,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo: X/@ATNSSA. Poppy Khoza, will lead the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) to a new chapter after being re-appointed by Cabinet to serve another five-year term with the Regulator. This will be Khoza's third term at the helm of the aviation regulator. "Khoza is an aviation…
Staff Reporter. @AndresYepez. Ecuador's president gave orders on Tuesday to "neutralize" criminal gangs after gunmen opened fire in a TV studio and bandits threatened random executions on a second day of terror in the country. At least 10 people have been killed in a series of attacks blamed on gangs…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has on Tuesday, slammed genocide charges against Israel in its war against Hamas as "meritless" but expressed concern over the daily toll of war on civilians in Gaza is far too high. Blinken made the comment at a press conference…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Labour Court in Johannesburg dismissed former NSFAS CEO Andile Nongogo urgent application challenging the termination of his contract by the student funding scheme. Nongogo was dismissed last year following a review of his conduct. He was found to have been "derelict in his duties" regarding the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The world mourned the passing of an iconic figure in photojournalism, Peter Magubane, who was laid to rest at the Fourways Memorial Park Cemetery on January 10. Magubane was afforded a Special Provincial Official Funeral Category Two where President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the eulogy. The renowned photojournalist…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) has admitted to lying in parliament to defend former president Jacob Zuma's R3.9 million "fire pool" at his home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal. The admission was made by the party's secretary general, Fikile Mbalula, at Mjindi Town Hall in Barberton, Mpumalanga, on Sunday.…
Staff Reporter. SA Police Services in Limpopo have confirmed the arrest of suspected holiday swindler Francois Swart, who owns Johannesburg-based travel agency Priority Escapes. A warrant of arrest was issued in December last year for Swart after he allegedly defrauded holidaymakers out of some R130 000. The 39-year-old appeared in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Congress of the People (COPE) leader Mosiuoa Lekota says his party remains a viable alternative to the ruling African National Congress (ANC) as the country prepares to go to the elections. On Tuesday, Lekota addressed a press briefing in Johannesburg, where he accused the current administration of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Competition Appeal Court (CAC) on Monday, dismissed the Competition Commission's eight-year case against three SA banks and most of the foreign banks, leaving just few foreign banks whose traders pleaded guilty in 2015 to charges of colluding to fix the rand in the New York foreign…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Minister in the presidency responsible for electricity says critics of the government's new Integrated Resource Plan need to make official submissions through the public comment process so their voices can be heard. Ramokgopa made the remarks in response to the views put forward by energy experts this…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The management of Impala Bafokeng Mine in Rustenburg has agreed to withdraw the suspension notices that were issued to the 38 employees who were seen to have been involved in coordinating a sit-in underground at the Bafokeng North and South shafts. More than 2 200 platinum miners…
Staff Reporter. Israel and South Africa face off at the UN's top court from Thursday, after Pretoria accused Israel of "genocidal acts" in Gaza, charges the Israelis have dismissed as "blood libel". In an 84-page submission to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), South Africa urged judges to order Israel…
Staff Reporter. The death toll from the powerful earthquake that flattened parts of central Japan on January 1 passed 200 on Tuesday, with just over 100 still unaccounted for, authorities said. The 7.5 magnitude quake destroyed and toppled buildings, caused fires and knocked out infrastructure on the Noto Peninsula on…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday announced that it has laid a criminal complaint with the police against Higher Education Minister Dr. Blade Nzimande. Nzimande alongside National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) board chair Ernest Khosa - are accused of receiving kickbacks for tenders from NSFAS service…
By Ozioma Samuel-Ugwuezi. Inside Synagogue Church of all Nations in Lagos, wey TB Joshua establish, File Photo. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), in a recent investigation, has uncovered evidence of widespread abuse and torture by the founder of one of the world's biggest Christian evangelical churches. In the early hours…
Staff Reporter. Pope Francis called Monday for a universal ban on what he called the "despicable" practice of surrogate motherhood, as he included the "commercialization" of pregnancy in an annual speech listing threats to global peace and human dignity. In his New Year's address to diplomats at the Vatican, the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. In an unprecedented move, Gold One Modder East operation in Springs has dismissed the 401 miners for staging an illegal strike last year. The situation at the mine has been a subject of concern, with instances of violence and intimidation reported during the strike. A labour dispute…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Blade Nzimande, says graft allegations at National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) against him are part of a fightback campaign linked to the success of tackling corruption at the scheme. This comes after civil society Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Image: Rogan Ward A demonstration of the 'fire pool' at Nkandla. File photo. The African National Congress (ANC) has admitted to lying in parliament to defend former president Jacob Zuma's R3.9 million "fire pool" at his home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal. The admission was made by the party's…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Friends, family and veteran photographers gathered at the Regina Mundi Church in Soweto for the memorial service of the late veteran photographer Dr Peter Magubane who died at his home on Monday, 1 January. His art, which portrays the struggle of the black majority under the harsh…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Competition Commission has called on schools to follow uniform guidelines in a bid to curb the exorbitant prices of mandatory school uniforms. In 2021, the commission reached an agreement that schools abandon exclusivity deals with suppliers. But, it seems not all schools have implemented this. The…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa said people who thought that the party would be derailed from power were dreaming. "Those who think the ANC can be airbrushed out of existence, can be booted out easily, are dreaming because it's not going to happen. It's…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Four more people have been arrested in connection with a fatal New Year's Day shooting in Soshanguve's Jukulyn, north of Pretoria. This brings the total number of arrests to six. Two other suspects have already made their first court appearance in connection with the shooting that left…
Staff Reporter. Israel pounded Gaza on Sunday as its war with Hamas raged into a fourth month, while top US diplomat Antony Blinken decried the "tragedy" of civilian deaths and warned the conflict threatened the wider region. US Secretary of State Blinken, speaking in Qatar on the latest leg of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Power utility Eskom said on Sunday load shedding has been suspended until further notice due to a sustained improved generating capacity and sufficient emergency reserves. Earlier on Sunday, the utility had also cited lower-than-expected demand for its decision to extend the suspension of load shedding until Monday…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Presidency has dismissed rumours making the rounds on social media about the President Cyril Ramaphosa's health. Ramaphosa was supposed to attend a church service at Church on the Hill in Mbombela, He couldnt make it. However Deputy President Paul Mashatile stood in for Ramaphosa, who's said to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has called for the immediate resignation of Blade Nzimande after information surfaced on Thursday, suggesting that the Minister of Higher Education and Training has been swindling money from the department that is meant to assist students at tertiary institutions.…
Staff Reporter. Israel kept up its bombing of Gaza on Saturday as its war on Hamas approached its fourth month, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowing to achieve "complete victory" over the Palestinian militants. AFP correspondents reported Israeli strikes on the southern city of Rafah, where hundreds of thousands of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South African Revenue Service (SARS) customs officers seized 23 kilogrammes of narcotics disguised as moulded artwork, with an estimated street value of R37-million, at the cargo sheds of the OR Tambo International Airport. Customs officers were doing their inspection rounds when they came across a box headed…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) is optimistic that it will win the upcoming provincial and national elections with an outright majority. The party's NEC is currently holding a meeting in Mbombela, Mpumalanga ahead of the anticipated January 8 statement. The meeting is focusing on a number of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African Communist Party (SACP) General-Secretary, Solly Mapaila has labelled former uMkhonto Wesizwe members illdisciplined for endorsing a new political party under the same name. Mapaila delivered a keynote address at the commemoration of the death of SACP Chairperson, Joe Slovo at the Avalon Cemetary in…
Staff Reporter. Senegal's top opposition leader has suffered major setbacks in his quest to contest the presidency after the Supreme Court upheld a defamation conviction against him and the Constitutional Council later rejected his application to be a presidential candidate. Ousmane Sonko's lawyer, Cire Cledor Ly, said on Friday that…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Kwazulu/Natal (KZN) Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs says the death toll from the heavy rains that wreaked havoc across the province in December has risen to 40, with five others still unaccounted for. The province has witnessed the devastating floods lately, as more rains…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. State owoned power utility Eskom has announced that load shedding will remain suspended until Sunday afternoon, after three generating units returned to service. Eskom acting spokesperson Aubrey Sambo said there has been a lower than expected demand for electricity. Sambo said, "Following the return to service of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former Umhlobo Wenene FM presenter, Mthobeli "KCi" August has been laid to rest in his home in Adelaide, Eastern Cape. KCi (47) was found dead in his Joburg home on Friday, 29 December. His memorial service was held on Thursday, 4 January at the Sandton Assemblies of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has granted the renonwed photographer and anti-apartheid activist Peter Magubane a Special Provincial Official Funeral Category 2. Ramaphosa has ordered that the national flag be flown at half-mast in Gauteng on the day of his funeral. Magubane who passed away on Monday, cut his…
By Antony Sguazzin. Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. announced that it will no longer reserve the transmission capacity it had agreed to set aside for winners of a tender for emergency power provision that didn’t meet a 31 December deadline to complete their financial arrangements. The decision is a blow for…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Defence Minister Thandi Modise has condemned the Patriotic Alliance (PA) for manning the country's porous border along the Limpopo River. The party have taken it upon themselves to prevent returning Zimbabweans from entering South Africa illegally. PA leader Gayton McKenzie and his deputy Kenny Kunene posted a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A number of roads in Gauteng were reported as flooded or with a large amount of standing water on Friday afternoon following a thunderstorm. The South African Weather Service (Saws)'s weather forecast for Friday had predicted scattered showers and thundershowers. The heavy rain caused flooding on the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) national executive committee (NEC) will reflect on former president Jacob Zuma's breach of the party's constitution at the right moment, said secretary general Fikile Mbalula. Mbalula was answering questions at the party's media briefing on preparations for the January 8 Statement at…
By Itumeleng Mafisa. The South African Social Services Agency (Sassa) has paid more than R31m to deceased beneficiaries of Social Grants between 2023 and 2024. This was revealed in a written response to a question asked by the DA in parliament. In the reply, the Minister of Social Development Lindiwe…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Eskom has announced that load shedding will drop to lower stages at the weekend, with the cuts suspended during the day on Sunday. Stage 3 load shedding will be implemented as planned on Friday (5 January) from 16h00 until 05h00 on Saturday. This will be followed by…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Cradock Four Garden of Remembrance. Courtesy: South African Tourism. The Department of Justice and Correctional Services announced on Friday, that it will reopen an inquiry into the murder of four anti-apartheid activists, which became one of the era's most notorious crimes but remains unsolved nearly four decades…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Leaked voice recordings by a whistleblower and a report by the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) have exposed the corruption and mismanagement at National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas). The recordings have implicated the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Blade Nzimande and the Nsfas Board…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has approved an agreement giving Minister in the presidency responsible for electricity Kgosientsho Ramokgopa authority over the board and management of Eskom, while Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan will oversee the utility's restructuring. According to the presidency, the two ministers have agreed to sign…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former President Jacob Zuma says when his newly launched Umkhonto Wesizwe Party' comes into power after winning the 2024 elections, the Electorial laws of South Africa will be changed. Zuma addressed members of the All African Alliance Movement at the June 16 Memorial opposite the Morris Isaacson…
Staff Reporter. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken headed back to the Middle East Thursday on his fourth trip since the Israel-Hamas war began, expecting tough talks as he presses for immediate new aid for battered Gaza and regional de-escalation. The top American diplomat will visit both Israel and the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to announce the date for the 2024 national and provincial elections. Malema said there is no logical reason or excuse to prolong the election date announcement any longer. "Ramaphosa must accept that his…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Department of Home Affairs said its technicians have managed to restore the State Information Technology Agency's mainframe which was down due to a technical problem. The system has been down since Tuesday. Services were available to citizens and other clients from Thursday midday. Home Affairs spokesperson Siya…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke will sit in the bench of judges that will hear the case of crimes against humanity brought by South Africa to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) said in a statement on Friday. "South…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The internationally acclaimed playwright, composer, director, and singer Dr Mbongeni Ngema has been laid to rest at Chesterville's Hero's Acre cemetery in Durban on Friday. Ngema died last week Wednesday at the age of 68. The Verulam-born legendary playwright and musician perished in a head-on collision while…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been released from prison on parole and is now at home, Department of Correctional Services (DCS) said Friday. "The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is able to confirm that Oscar Pistorius is a parolee, effectively from 5 January 2024. He was admitted into…
Staff Reporter. Three people were killed and at least 28 injured when two trains collided on Indonesia's main island of Java on Friday, officials said. The crash took place at 6:03 am local time (1103 GMT) near rice fields in Cicalengka in West Java province and left numerous train carriages…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa hosted the Sudanese leader of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), General Mohamed Dagalo, at the Mahlamba Ndlopfu official residence in Pretoria on Thursday. In a statement from the Presidency, General Dagalo, who was the deputy chairperson of the Transitional Sovereignty Council of Sudan as…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A Gold Fields employee died in an underground accident at its South Deep mine in Westonaria on January 2, the company said on Thursday. The accident involved self-propelled mining equipment, Gold Fields' statement said. Mining activities at South Deep, which is located west of Johannesburg, had been…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The court case of two men charged with killing four people in Soshanguve on New Year's Day has been postponed to next week Friday, 12 January 2024, for a formal bail application. Tshepo Stompie Masombuka (30) and Sipho Rusty Kgomo (33) appeared on four counts of murder…
Staff Reporter. File Photo: Protest marking the second anniversary of Myanmar's 2021 military coup outside Myanmar Embassy, in Bangkok. Myanmar's junta announced an amnesty for more than 9,000 prisoners on Thursday, part of an annual release to mark the country's Independence Day. The traditional event comes as the army, which…
By Namita Singh, Rachel Sharp and Mike Bediga. Forty court documents containing information on associates of late paedophile Jeffrey Epstein – including former US presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton – have now been made public. The court filings are contained in a defamation lawsuit brought against Ghislaine Maxwell by…
Staff Reporter. More than 50 people were reported missing Thursday as Japanese rescuers battled to reach hundreds still cut off from help three days after a devastating earthquake left at least 78 dead. As the frantic search for survivors continues, more than a dozen communities remained isolated by landslides and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. The City of Cape Town (COCT) said the year of 2023 was a good year for events in the city, providing a R4.4 billion impact to the economy. The City's Events Permit Office permitted over 1 200 events in the calendar year. Among many other events,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Labour Court has ruled in favour of the bus service operator, PioTrans declaring the Rea Vaya bus strike unlawful and unprotected This is after PioTrans headed to court on Thursday in a bid to secure an interdict against striking workers. It's understood their grievances are centred…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A moderate magnitude of 3.7 earthquake was recorded in Orkney near Klerksdorp in North West earlier this morning. According to Volcano Discovery, a global initiative that provides quake information, the magnitude 3.7 earthquake hit 7.4km away from Orkney at about 07:07. The quake had a very shallow…
Staff Reporter. South African Police Service (SAPS) in Limpopo has launched a manhunt for unknown suspects following the gruesome discovery of a dismembered body of an unknown man in a shallow grave in Apel. Community members who were collecting firewood in the bushes near Strydkraal alerted police about the body…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Home Affairs has issued an alert to South Africans that its services are not available at the moment due to a technical problem on the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) mainframe which affects access to the National Population Register (NPR). Department spokesperson Siya Qoza…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The national department of health has intensified screening services at all border ports of entry after recent reports of cholera outbreaks in neighbouring countries. Health spokesperson Foster Mohale announced on Wednesday that the department of health has noted the recent cholera outbreak in neighbouring countries, such as…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Sierra Leone's ex-President Ernest Bai Koroma has been charged with four offences including treason for his alleged role in a failed military attempt to topple the West African country’s government in November, a court in the capital Freetown has said. The court’s decision on Wednesday could…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Convicted murderer and former Olympian and Paralympian, Oscar Pistorius will be released from prison on Friday as the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) confirmed his parole as of January 5. The parole was granted around 11 years after he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. In a recent wave of misinformation, Thabo Mbeki, the former President of South Africa is very much alive and in good health, the TM Foundation announced. This follows baseless claims that were disseminated by established media outlets. An unknown person edited the former president's Wikipedia page and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. Ekurhuleni Disaster and Emergency Management Services has confirmed a high-pressure gas line leak on Tuesday evening on the corner of Springs West and Vlakfontein Road. Ward 74 Clr Thulani Simelane said a scene assessment was conducted by Ekurhuleni's Disaster and Emergency Management Services (DEMS) upon arrival.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa has offered its deepest condolences to Japan following a series of deadly earthquakes experienced in the country's west coast region. The death toll from the quake, which affected a wide area around the Noto Peninsula region in Ishikawa prefecture, had reached 55 as of Tuesday…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Government has filed an application for leave to appeal the ruling of the Gauteng Division of the High Court on 1 December last year, that ordered it to to exclude key public institutions from load shedding. The court issued a finding of unconstitutional conduct by government over…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) have dismissed threats led by a "discredited" senior naval officer Sylvester Madala Mangolele who called for president Cyril Ramaphosa to resign or face being removed from office. Mangolele in a video message posted on X said his demand was a…
Staff Reporter. More woes for bus service Rea Vaya, which is one of the biggest in Johannesburg, after news it has suspended its services for the day. The suspension left hundreds of commuters stranded this morning. This due to what the City of Johannesburg described as "labour-related issues" between Piotrans,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Two suspects were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the fatal shooting of four people, on Monday at Block P, Jukulyn, a notorious area in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria. The suspects, aged 30 and 33, are expected to appear in court on Thursday on charges of murder.…
Staff Reporter. Israel will appear before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to contest South Africa's accusation that it is committing genocide against Palestinians in its war with Hamas, an Israeli government spokesman says. South Africa launched the case against Israel on Friday, saying the magnitude of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has announced that the bursary scheme is "determined" to make all its outstanding 2023 disbursements by 15 January. The NSFAS Board held an extraordinary meeting on Sunday, 31 December 2023 to consider reports from NSFAS management on various issues including…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. PhotoCredit: SandileNdlovu. The Nazareth Baptist Church, also known as "Shembe" will from midnight embark on a sacred pilgrimage to Ekhenana Holy Mountain. This annual pilgrimage, steeped in tradition and spirituality, holds immense significance for the members of the Nazareth Baptist Church as it marks a holy start…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Residents are urged to avoid areas around the Shelley Point Hotel & Spa in the Western Cape after a fire broke out, engulfing the entire hotel in flames on Tuesday morning. "We urge residents to avoid the area and keep a clear way for Emergency Vehicles," said…
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