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The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has called on Sibanye-Stillwater to shut down operations following the deaths of two miners at its Kloof Mine in Gauteng. The two miners died after they…
A 61 year old man is expected to appear before Motetema Magistrate court in Limpopo on Tuesday on a charge of raping an 11 year old girl. It is alleged that the suspect grabbed the…
The police in Vuwani outside Thohoyandou are appealing for information that can lead to the arrest of suspects responsible for torching an Administration block of Shondoni Secondary School on Monday. The police reacted after the…
The Energy Department has announced a decrease in the fuel price this month. Motorists will pay 30 cents less for petrol, while diesel will be 17 cents cheaper per litre. Illuminating paraffin is also down…
The Police in Ritavi outside Tzaneen have launched a massive manhunt for a group of armed suspects who attacked and robbed a cash-in-transit vehicle on Friday Morning. It is alleged that a group of armed…
Mining company Sibanye Gold on Friday morning said all 955 miners who were trapped underground for more than a day have resurfaced The Sibanye-Stillwater mining company said a massive power outage caused by a storm…
Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe on Wednesday night confirmed to Talk Radio 702 that Koko had received a confirmation of his suspension from the power utility. It is alleged that Koko “committed serious acts of misconduct”…
The South African National Editor's Forum (Sanef) says that the decision by MultiChoice not to renew ANN7's contract needs to be interrogated as it may have serious implications for media freedom. Sanef said that its…
The DA has announced that its federal executive has authorised a motion of no confidence in Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille. The party said this was because for the first time in Cape Town's…
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says he is going directly to the Constitutional Court to appeal the Hoërskool Overvaal judgment. Gauteng Education Department lost the case when the High Court in Pretoria found that the…
The Police in Makhado in Limpopo have opened an inquiry following the discovery of bones believed to be of a human being on a farm. It is alleged that on Monday, a farmer was busy…
Ten traffic police in Polokwane are expected to appear before Polokwane and Mankweng magistrate Courts on Wednesday for alleged corruption. A joint operation between the Hawks and Road Traffic Management Corporation resulted in the arrest…
The chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry into alleged State capture, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, says he is not worried by any attempts to derail proceedings. Justice Zondo is still waiting for President Jacob…
African National Congress (ANC) struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has been admitted to the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg for a kidney infection. In a statement, the Mandela family said before being hospitalised, she was uncomfortable and…
Eight people including four children have been killed and several others injured in a collision between a bakkie and another vehicle on the N2 in Umzumbe on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Provincial EMS spokesperson…
Former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu is expected give testimony about her role in the Esidimeni tragedy. Mahlangu is a key figure in the movement of over 1,700 psychiatric patients from Life Esidimeni facilities. The…
Eastern Cape police on Friday said an 85-year-old woman was hacked to death with an axe at Candu village in Dutywa. Captain Jackson Manatha said it is alleged that a man who was wearing a…
President Jacob Zuma has filed papers to appeal against the Pretoria High Court ruling that he is too conflicted to appoint the National Director of Public Prosecutions. The court ruled that the president should recuse…
Former Bophuthatswana leader Lucas Mangope passed away. Mangope, who led the former homeland during the apartheid era, died on Thursday at the age of 94. He founded the United Christian Democratic Party (UCDP) and later…
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Thursday warned that if Eskom is not dealt with urgently, South Africa's whole economy could collapse by the time Team SA returns from the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.…
A Port Elizabeth policeman, charged with raping a mentally disabled woman, was granted R2 000 bail in the Motherwell Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. A 40 year old sergeant who may not be named as he…
A train derailed in Germiston, Gauteng, on Wednesday, reportedly due to vandalism of the passenger railway system. General Secretary of the United National Transport Union (Untu), Steve Harris, said the train derailed on the route…
The Life Esidimeni Arbitration hearings are expected to resume on Thursday following a six-week adjournment.Some of those who are expected to testify in the next few days include former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu, Gauteng…
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has announced that his department has temporarily found space at a nearby school for 55 English speaking pupils who have not been admitted to Hoërskool Overvaal in Verenneging. Lesufi said…
A minibus taxi carrying pupils to their first day of school in Umlazi in Durban overturned on Wednesday morning. Rescue Care spokesman Garrith Jamieson said that paramedics had rushed to the scene on Sibusiso Mdakane…
Public schools across the country will open for the first day of class for 2018. Nearly 13-million children attend public schools in the country. Gauteng schools are ready to welcome 130 000 grade 1 learners.…
Fuel prices are set for another decrease at the end of this month. North Coast Courier is reporting that this is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on mid-month fuel price data…
The United National Transport Union (UNTU) on Monday said that it will be consulting its members about the latest and “absolute final” wage offer tabled by South African freight and logistics group, Transnet. UNTU has…
Civil rights group AfriForum on Monday opened cases of incitement of public violence against leaders of opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), following the vandalism of international clothing stores H&M in South Africa at…
Higher Education Deputy Minister, Buti Manamela says he is satisfied with the way the application process of the Capricorn TVET college in Polokwane is being run. Registration was moved to the Peter Mokaba Stadium after…
Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba on Monday said the MMC of finance in Johannesburg has been suspended after allegations that he tried to influence tender processes to benefit his associates. Mashaba said Cllr Rabelani Dagada had…
Police confiscated a Hawks member’s firearm after he allegedly fired several shots during a funeral at Uitenhage at the weekend. The Herald is reporting that according to police, the allegedly drunk constable was found at…
Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says she will be approaching her lawyers regarding a decision by the DA Federal Executive to strip her of her powers of dealing with any drought issues. De Lille…
ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa has used his first delivery of the NEC’s January 8 Statement to talk tough on corruption and state capture. Ramaphosa addressed supporters at Absa Stadium in East London in the Eastern…
The mother of the three-year-old girl who died at prophet Mboro's church on Christmas Eve has been discharged from hospital after attempting suicide. The Star newspaper is reporting that Nontombi Gwam attempted to take her…
Police are searching for the killer who shot dead a 50-year-old magistrate at his home in Prinsloo Street, Bronkhorstspruit, on Wednesday afternoon. Magistrate Victor Mabunda had just returned home from work at the Cullinan Magistrate’s…
Plans to increase water supply to the Voëlvlei Dam, scheduled to come on stream in 2024, have been fast-tracked to 2019 to help with Cape Town’s water crisis. Spokesperson for the Department of Water Affairs…
Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says the continuous postponements of the case against three men accused of hijacking buildings are robbing the city of the opportunity to provide residents with proper housing. The Johannesburg magistrates court…
Six people have been injured following a stampede ahead of registration at the Capricorn TVET College in Polokwane on Thursday morning. A large number of students arrived on campus earlier on Thursday morning hoping to…
The South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) has sacked its provincial secretary in Gauteng after it found that he has been living in South Africa illegally. In a statement, the Union said last…
Farmers in the Northern Cape have been urged to continue taking precautionary measures to prevent veld fires as hot and strong winds are expected to continue for the next few days. This follows this week’s…
Chaos broke out in Rustenburg in the North West on Wednesday night . Buildings which are believed to be brothels and liquor stores were set alight. A group of armed men accused foreign nationals and…
The Democratic Alliance’S (DA) Cape Metro Executive has recommended the party structures that Patricia de Lille be removed as the Executive Mayor of the City of Cape Town. Cape Metro Chairperson Grant Twigg says De…
A 50-year-old Metrorail security guard was killed in a robbery in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. The parastatal on Wednesday said this resulted in the suspension of the line between Khayelitsha and Bishop Lavis as police are…
Sovereign Foods, a poultry abattoir based in Hartebeespoort ,that was suspected to be the cause of the fatal listeria outbreak, has been granted permission to operate again after it was shut down by the City…
President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday evening announced that he appointed Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo to head the commission of inquiry into state capture. Zuma said that he appealed the cost order and the order…
The South African Students’ Congress (Sasco) has made an urgent plea to the country’s universities to make more space available to accommodate prospective students. Sasco launched the “Right to Learn Campaign” which seeks to assist…
Metrorail has confirmed that a total of 200 people were injured in a train collision in Germiston on Tuesday morning. Spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng said there were no fatalities reported. The incident happened after one train…
The City of Tshwane is experiencing an overwhelming demand for help by drug addicts and their families. Since the launch of the Hopeline, the city has received hundreds of calls, all pleas for help by…
Gauteng Premier David Makhura and officials from the Water Department and Rand Water are set to meet with the Emfuleni Local Municipality on Tuesday to try and resolve its water crisis. Emfuleni owes Rand Water…
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) says family members of those killed in a train crash last week in the Free State will be taken to the Kroonstad mortuary on Tuesday to begin…
Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi on Monday gave an update on the listeriosis death toll which has risen to 61 since the outbreak was announced in early December last year. He delivered an update in…
A 21-year-old woman is expected to appear in the Lehurutshe Magistrate’s Court near Zeerust on Monday in connection with the attempted murder of her newborn baby. Lieutenant Colonel Amanda Funani on Sunday said the suspect’s…
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says he is communicating with Afrikaans schools which are still using the language to exclude certain pupils. Lesufi said he already spoke to three Krugersdorp schools that will be taking…
Limpopo police have confirmed that a man is in a critical condition after he allegedly shot himself in the face in an effort to avoid arrest. It is understood that the suspect was running away…
Security is expected to be tightened at some institutions of higher learning where the registration process will start this week.Senior police officers will also meet on Monday to discuss the issue of security at tertiaries.…
Uitenhage police in the Eastern Cape on Friday said they were investigating a case of murder after the body of a 32-year-old man was discovered by community members. Police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart said the…
Lily Gold Mine in Barbeton in Mpumalanga has approached the Independent Development Corporation (IDC) for a loan .This is part of the mine’s efforts to raise funds to continue the mission to retrieve the remains…
City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has until the end of Friday to make submissions, explaining why she should not resign. The Democratic Alliance (DA) extended the time for her to respond and…
The United National Transport Union has raised serious concerns around rail safety following the deadly Free State train crash. Eighteen people have died while 254 people have been injured after a Shosholoza Meyl locomotive travelling…
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced the 2017 National Senior Certificate matric results on Thurday evening. The 2017 National Senior Certificate pass rate is 75.1% with progressed learners, and 76.5% without progressed pupils. Motshekga said…
Approximately 100 people have been injured in an apparent passenger train accident near Kroonstad on Thursday morning. The incident occurred on the line between Hennenman and Kroonstad in the Free State. ER24’s Russel Meiring said…
Residents of Protea Glen extension 16 in Soweto on Wednesday barricaded roads with burning tyres and rocks . They claim they were not helped at all after their houses were damaged by a huge storm…
Four people died on Wednesday when a bakkie and a car on the N1 collided towards Paarl from Worcester. According to ER24’s Russell Meiring, Western Cape paramedics found the occupants of the cars scattered around…
Tributes continue to pour in for struggle stalwart and poet Keorapetse Kgositsile who died at the Milpark hospital on Wednesday. He was 79-years-old. Kgositsile was a sharp writer, cutting his teeth as contributing poet and…
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is expected to announce the 2017 National Senior Certificate (NSC) matric results at the SABC's Auckland Park offices on Thursday evening. The previous year’s overall pass rate stood at 72.5%.…
Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has announced a new chief for the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD). David Tembe, started his duties as the new chief of JMPD on Tuesday. Mashaba thanked the previous leadership of…
Limpopo Provincial Commissioner Nneke Ledwaba has condemned acts of mob-attacks which erupted in Ga-Mphahlele area outside Lebowakgomo. This condemnation follows the incident which occured on Tuesday at Maijane village in the Ga-Mphahlele area outside Polokwane.…
Eskom has confirmed that it has reinstated senior executives Prish Govender and Matshela Koko after they were cleared of wrongdoing. The two succesfully fought off charges instated against them during separate disciplinary hearings. Govender was…
Gauteng Police say three kids aged twelve, four and three were found inside a car burned beyond recognition at Bosplaas West Mathabe stand in Temba north of Pretoria on Tuesday. Police spokesperson Lieutenant Kay Makhubela…
The Congress of South African Students (Cosas) has threatened to fight back if newspapers continue what it calls the invasion of student privacy by publishing the names of those who pass matric. The national senior…
A foreign official was arrested on Tuesday after 21 bags of an expensive ingredient used in the production of drugs was found in his room at a guest house in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg.…
Two security guards were killed on Tuesday during an attempted cash-in-transit robbery in Modderfontein‚ Johannesburg. Fidelity CEO Wahl Bartmann said the money truck and a back-up vehicle were ambushed by a group of about 15…
Universities South Africa (USAf) says it is deeply concerned by the call made by some political leaders for students to simply turn up at universities without previously being admitted. USAf said that public universities will…
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) on Tuesday stated that it is consulting with its lawyers after the City of Cape Town failed to meet last Friday’s deadline to respond to their demand to scrap…
The Department of Energy has confirmed that fuel prices will decrease at midnight on Tuesday. The price of 93 octane petrol will go down by 29 cents a litre and 95 octane petrol by 34…
Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says he will know by Friday whether the Gauteng government will agree to declare parts of the city affected by Saturday’s hailstorm disaster areas. Two people were killed and several others…
Limpopo Police say two suspects have been arrested for the murder of two men during a fight in Green Side, Polokwane, on Monday. In a statement, police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said two groups of…
KwaZulu Natal police have confirmed that a South African Police Service (SAPS) helicopter crashed in Drakensberg near Cathedral Peak on Monday afternoon while searching for a missing hiker. Police spokesperson Nqobile Gwala said the aircraft's…
The Constitutional Court has ruled that the National Assemebly has failed to hold President Jacob Zuma accountable after the Nkanlda ruling, which found that he failed to uphold and respect the Constitution. The court made…
A legal battle over a platinum-rich land in Brits in the North West will be heard next month at a High Court in Pretoria. The owners of the land, members of the Bapo Ba Mogale…
Four people were killed when a minibus taxi and a bus collided on Howick’s Main Road in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands on Thursday. Netcare911 spokesman Shawn Herbst said when paramedics received a report of the crash,…
The Department of Water and Sanitation has warned those engaging in illegal water use activities in the Western Cape, that they will face prosecution. The department says that several unlawful cases have been brought to…
Prophet Paseka Motsoeneng better known as Mboro is expected to appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate Court on Thursday on a charge of common assault. Mboro allegedly assaulted a female paramedic who was attending to…
Free State police on Wednesday said 1 873 suspects had been arrested in the province between the 18th and 25th of December. In a statement, Free State police spokesperson Motantsi Makhele said 540 people were…
Cape Town police are searching for the killer of a Kalksteenfontein woman. A 19 year old Ismah Hills was gunned down on Tuesday. She sustained a single gunshot wound to the head and died on…
A detective, police officer and two members of the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crimes unit, who face theft charges for allegedly stealing R1-million from a Norwood driver in September, have been released on bail. A 49…
Paramedics on Wednesday said a 21-year-old man was stabbed to death at a Durban beach on Tuesday. They found the man lying on the promenade. Rescue Care operations director Garrith Jamieson said the incident took…
President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to host the 16th annual senior citizens Christmas party in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday. The event will be held at Mnyakana High School in Nkandla. Zuma is expected to host more…
A legal battle looms after a sickly child, brought to Prophet Paseka Motsoeneng’s church to be prayed for, died in front of congregants at the weekend. Police have confirmed that a 3 year old girl…
A man who was arrested by Northern Cape Police for being in possession of Sassa pension cards and different bank cards is expected to appear at the Prieska Magistrate Court on Wednesday for money laundering‚…
Approximately 400 drunk drivers have been arrested in Johannesburg as officials put in place a zero-tolerance approach this festive season. The Johannesburg Metro Police Department said most motorists will spend the day of Good Will…
A 21-year-old man from Butterworth, in the Eastern Cape has been arrested for murdering his father. Police said the suspect allegedly stabbed his 60-year-old father over the weekend. Spokesperson Jackson Manatha said the motive behind…
One of the men involved in a mall robbery at a jewellery store in Pretoria on Thursday was arrested while seeking medical attention at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital . Francois Jewellers at Grove Mall…
The South African Commercial‚ Catering and Allied Workers Union (Saccawu) says around 30,000 of its members will stage marches and protests on Friday morning. They are demanding a revision of the working hours and safe…
An application by a leading bank group to have one of the companies of former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste liquidated is expected to be heard in the High Court in Cape Town on Friday. ABSA…
A senior Port Elizabeth police officer is being investigated for alleged rape, sexual harassment and bullying of policewomen. The Herald is reporting that the claims are listed in internal reports alleging that the lieutenant-colonel was…
The Netshituni traditional leadership and the Makhado Municipality in Limpopo have been embroiled in dispute over a piece of land at Nzhelele outside Louis Trichardt. The traditional leadership filed notice at the High Court in…
The High Court has set aside the decision by National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams to withdraw charges against his deputy Nomgcobo Jiba. The effect of the judgment means Jiba is once again an…
The Water and Sanitation Department says that Gauteng dams continue to climb to higher levels and are much healthier than the same period last year. The 14 dams which form part of the integrated Vaal…
President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Cyril Ramaphosa and his leadership collective elected by the 54th national conference held in Nasrec this week. In a statement on Thursday morning, Zuma said the ANC was the clear…
The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (Casac) has asked the National Director of Public Prosecutions' (NDPP) Advocate Shaun Abrahams to assure them that he will not withdraw charges against President Jacob…
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases says South Africans shouldn't panic over the 647 cases of listeriosis reported this year. More than 60 patients have died from the disease since January. Head of the Centre…
A 26-year-old man has been arrested for the murder of his 75-year-old grandmother in the Mphephu outside Thohoyandou at Tshikuwi village. Limpopo Police Spokesperson Lt-Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said Elsie Makhokha was seated in the lapa…
Newly-elected African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa has pledged to fight corruption and revitalize the economy. Ramaphosa was delivering his speech as head of the ANC at the close of the party’s 54th national…
Mpumalanga Department of Safety Security and Liaison says it is worried that people continue to drive while under the influence of alcohol. The number of people who are arrested for drunk driving in the province…
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has accused the commissioner of the South African Revenue Service Tom Moyane of engaging in intimidation tactics by launching legal action against the author of The President's Keepers. Moyane is seeking…
A truck driver has been killed in a collision between two trucks on the N2 road near Sheepmore in Mpumalanga. The two trucks caught fire following the collision which happened Wednesday morning. Community Safety and…
Police in Limpopo have shut down a dagga plantation worth at least R250 000 following an intelligence driven operation. Police spokesperson Constable Tshifhiwa Radzilane said police uprooted thousands of dagga trees and arrested a 25-year-old…
The Ugu District Municipality in Port Shepstone in KwaZulu-Natal has paid workers in its water and sanitation department R5 million to settle a year-long dispute about a group life scheme. The problem led to widespread…
The Hawks arrested two of its own officers in Johannesburg this week following the theft of R1m in September. Gauteng Hawks spokesperson Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu said two members from the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crimes unit…
KwaZulu-Natal police are investigating a double murder case after a 30 year-old mother and her five year-old child were found in a shallow grave in Tongaat. Police Spokesperson Nqobile Gwala said they are now appealing…
Former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has filed papers to the Constitutional Court appealing his 13-year sentence for murder. It is reported that the papers were filed on Monday Last month, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA)…
It has been confirmed that a meeting of the ANC's steering committee is underway to probe the "disappearance" of 68 delegates’ votes. The total number of voting delegates attending conference is 4776, but only 4708…
The South African Revenue Service (Sars) will collect the Sugary Beverages Levy (SBL) as from the 1st of April 2018. The levy falls under the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Revenue Laws Amendment Bill, 2017,…
A 53-year-old Port Elizabeth man has been arrested for possession and dealing in dagga oil. The man was arrested by the Port Elizabeth Flying Squad and K9 Unit members at a house in Lakeside Road…
Major business bodies have welcomed the newly elected African National Congress (ANC) leadership. The Chamber of Mines said it is hoping to see a renewed focus by the governing party following the election of a…
The ANC has named Cyril Ramaphosa as its new president at the party’s 54th national conference at Nasrec. Ramaphosa is the party’s 14th president and replaces Jacob Zuma who has held the position since 2012.…
Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has been granted an extension until the new year to defend her job as mayor. Last week, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said an investigation had revealed sufficient grounds to…
Police have confirmed the arrests of six men for possession of a stolen firearm outside Nasrec where that African National Congress national conference is underway. The men were arrested in the parking lot at the…
The death toll among initiates in the Eastern Cape has risen to 12. This follows the death of an initiate in the Chris Hani District Municipality on Saturday. Details surrounding his death are still not…
Suspended City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says she will consider legal action if the Democratic Alliance (DA) decides to remove her from her position. The DA's federal executive announced on Thursday that…
Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) head Robert McBride is expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday for allegedly assaulting his daughter. McBride has been charged with child abuse, after he allegedly assaulted…
Presidential hopeful Cyril Ramaphosa or Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will need 2 389 votes to become the next ANC president. It has been announced that 4 776 delegates will vote for ANC president. ANC deputy secretary general…
President Jacob Zuma opened the party's national elective conference in Nasrec, Johannesburg, on Saturday with his political report. This was Zuma's last public address as ANC President. He alluded that Economic growth of one point…
Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union ( Bemawu) has accepted a revised increase from the SABC and has called off its strike. In a short statement on Saturday, SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said a…
President Jacob Zuma has announced that government will subsidise free higher education for poor and working class students. In a statement on Saturday, Zuma that the definition of poor and working class students will now…
Matshela Koko was on Friday reinstated by the board of Eskom to his role as acting CEO of the state owned power utility. Koko was suspended and an internal probe was asked to be conducted…
The KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg has granted an application for leave to appeal by the provincial executive committee (PEC) of the ANC, led by chairperson Sihle Zikalala. However, Judge Rishi Seegobin effectively ruled that…
The N3 at Van Reenan in KwaZulu Natal was closed on Friday morning following two multi-vehicle crashes on the highway. Over three people including a baby were killed and several people injured. According to Con…
The African National Congress (ANC) has issued a stern warning to delegates attending its 54th national conference to be highly disciplined, regardless of who is elected to its new leadership. Delegates will descend on Nasrec…
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has postponed the briefing that was intended to outline the processes involved in the appointment of a new head for the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation. A briefing was scheduled to…
The federal executive of the Democratic Alliance has confirmed its suspension of City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille from party activities pending the outcome of ongoing investigations into a series of reports. An…
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula is on Friday expected to outline the processes involved in the appointment of a new head for the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation. A briefing is scheduled to take place at…
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is meeting several stakeholders on Friday about the Steinhoff matter. Gigaba is meeting with the CEO Initiative‚ Manufacturing Circle‚ Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)‚ Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF)‚ Public Investment Corporation…
Gauteng police have welcomed the 13-year sentence handed to a man who attacked his ex-girlfriend with acid. The police said David Khoza kidnapped his former partner in 2015 and broke into her house the following…
Sibanye-Stillwater has agreed to buy platinum producer Lonmin in an all-share deal, valuing the troubled platinum producer at about R5-billion. Sibanye-Stillwater is making an all-share takeover offer for the company to be carried out via…
The Broadcast, Electronic Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) says its strike at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has already affecting news bulletins and other programming. Bemawu spokesperson Hannes du Buisson confirmed that Ukhozi…
President Jacob Zuma's legal team has now filed a notice of appeal after a High Court decision that deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa be the one to appoint a new National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDDP).…
A Port Elizabeth man has been sentenced to 196 years for a series of crimes including 11 counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances. A 24 year old Mkhuseli Matima, faced 26 charges. Port Elizabeth Regional…
The MEC of Health in Limpopo Phophi Ramathuba has outlined the department’s state of readiness during the festive season. Voortrekker Hospital in Mokopane is among the health facilities located closer to the N1 road. This…
Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says R300 million has been recovered so far from defaulting municipalities. Mokonyane announced last month that her department had issued notices to 30 defaulting municipalities to pay up their…
The Midvaal municipality is appealing for donations such as clothing, blankets and canned food for those affected by the tornado that ripped through the Mamello informal settlement in Vaal Marina, on Monday. People were left…
President Jacob Zuma has been told to cover the legal costs of his frivolous attempts to stop the Public Protector’s state capture report from making it to court. The judgement, handed down by Jugde Dunstan…
The Eastern Cape Traditional Affairs Department has urged parents to ensure their teenage boys go to legal initiation schools. The summer traditional initiation season has already seen six deaths in that province, caused by dehydration…
A Rhodes University activist expelled for life for her actions during a protest against rape culture on campus will turn to the courts. Two students banned last month have now been banned for life. It's…
The South Gauteng High Court sentenced two men to four life sentences each after committing a series of murders and robberies in the Zandspruit informal settlement in Northern Johannesburg. According to the poloice, a 28…
Deputy Police Minister Bongani Mkongi says should the army be deployed to crime-stricken areas in Gauteng and the Western Cape, there won't be an announcement on the precise date. Police Minister Fikile Mbalula sent a…
Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says there's a need to better support local development offices to ensure small businesses survive the tough economic times. Zulu was speaking at a briefing in Pretoria where she…
A traffic official has been arrested in Potchefstroom in the North West Province for allegedly soliciting bribes from motorists on the N12 route between Klerksdorp and Potchefstroom. The official was arrested by the Hawks on…
The High Court sitting is Grahamstown has dismissed with costs a bid by disgruntled African National Congress members to nullify the Eastern Cape ANC provincial elective conference. The case was brought by 11 party members…
The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) and the South African Revenue Service (Sars) are set to release the Tax Statistics Bulletin for 2017, indicating whether they reached their targets. Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba announced in…
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says it doesn’t have money for salary increases as the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) prepares to go on strike on Thursday. This after wage talks…
The Gauteng Health Department is appealing for calm after confirmation that a woman has died of listeriosis in the province, bringing the national death toll to 37. A pregnant woman died at the weekend after…
The High Court in Pretoria will on Wednesday deliver judgment on President Jacob Zuma’s application to set aside former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s remedial action on alleged state capture. Madonsela released a report in November…
The Western Cape Local Government Department has thanked organisations that have been assisting with drought alleviation in the province. The average dam levels for the province currently stands at 32%, this is 20% less than…
National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Shaun Abrahams has granted President Jacob Zuma a deadline extension until the end of January to make representations on why he should not be charged with fraud and corruption. Abrahams…
Metrorail in Western Cape on Monday suspended all trains running on the central line, which services areas such as Khayelitsha, Philippi, Mitchells Plain, Bishop Lavis and Langa. In a statement, Metrorail said stations will be…
South Africa will have to import 60% of its wheat demand as a result of the drought in the Western Cape. This is 10% more than the usual quantity imported. The harvest in the province…
Three people were killed in separate tavern incidents across the Eastern Cape on Sunday. In the first incident, a 30 year old woman was allegedly killed by another woman in a fight that started inside…
The cause of a helicopter crash on the N1 is under investigation. Eight people were injured when the air force chopper plunged to the ground near the Huguenot Tunnel on Sunday. ER24’s Russel Meiring said…
The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng says there must be nothing less than full disclosure, when top politicians appear at the Life Esidimeni Arbitration Hearings next year. Former Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu is due to…
Gauteng Premier David Makhura says that government would work better if corrupt officials are dealt with quickly. He said that he is frustrated by the slow pace of prosecutions. Makhura tabled the fourth political report…
Suspended Gauteng head of health department has told the Esidimeni arbitration hearings that he would rather sell his own life than to put patients in danger. Dr Barney Selebano has admitted he made "terrible mistakes"…
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has labelled Gauteng MEC Panyaza Lesufi the darling of Makhura’s cabinet. This is after Lesufi received seven out of ten for his performance . The score is based on an MEC's…
Police in Motherwell in the Eastern Cape have condemned the mob murder of an 18-year-old man, who was suspected of killing his mother. Police spokesperson Captain André Beetge said the body of a 56 year…
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that, while he accepts that President Jacob Zuma was acquitted of raping Fezekile Kuzwayo , also known as Khwezi , he would believe her allegation. Ramaphosa was on Thursday…
The Passenger Rail Agency (Prasa) has appointed Cromet Molepo as its acting group CEO (GCEO). Molepo is Prasa's third acting GCEO in the last two years. Molepo, was appointed as the rail agency's new acting…
A former attorney and his accomplice have been sentenced to years in prison after they hijacked a building in the Johannesburg inner city. A 43 year old Sinethemba Mkhumbuzi and a 58 year old Kenneth…
The City of Johannesburg says it has activated outbreak response teams across the city to "help educate the public" on preventing the spread of listeriosis, a disease that has so far claimed over 30 lives.…
The City of Cape Town says not enough residents are saving water. It said even more stringent water restrictions are imminent to delay Day Zero. Level six water restrictions will be implemented from the 1st…
ANC veteran and presidential hopeful Mathews Phosa has threatened to go to court on Thursday to have the Mpumalanga provincial general council nomination process nullified ,just 10 days before the ANC is expected to begin…
The Public Servants Association (PSA) said this week it is planning to continue with legal action against Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba to protect public servants’ pension investments. This is despite a letter from Gigaba asking…
Former acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane says that media reports about his home being raided are propaganda. Eye Witness News revealed that Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) raided at least seven properties linked to…
Limpopo police on Wednesday advised stokvel clubs to use electronic banking to distribute their money instead of giving their members cash. The police said this was to prevent robberies that have become common in Tzaneen.…
The South African Reserve Bank’s counsel has argued that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s conduct during the litigation process of the Bankorp-CIEX report was disrespectful to the law and the courts. The hearing continued on Wednesday…
South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) spokesperson Paseka Letsatsi has issued a warning to all social grant beneficiaries to delete or report scam SMS’s sent to their phones. The warning comes after scam sms’s have…
Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) will be subpoenaing Transnet executives and the board to appear before it in January. This after they failed to show up at a specially convened meeting on Wednesday…
Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi has defended his appointment of former South African Airways Board Chairperson Dudu Myeni as his advisor. Myeni landed the top job only months after her term ended as the airline’s Board…
Suspended Gauteng health head of department has told the Esidimeni arbitration hearings that he doesn’t sleep well at night when he thinks about the disastrous project. Dr Barney Selebano has acknowledged that the project was…
The Gauteng education department has threatened to take action against schools that withhold pupils' report cards if they failed to pay their fees. This comes after the department heard that some schools were withholding reports…
Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is dealing with grievances at two schools in the province on Tuesday where parents are demanding the removal of principals. The MEC visited the Bryneven Primary School in Bryanston where…
Tuesday marks the fourth anniversary of the death of South Africa's admired former president Nelson Mandela. A series of events have been organised to commemorate the late struggle hero. Mandela died at the age of…
Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi announced on Tuesday morning more than 30 people have died following an outbreak of Listerious.It is a serious disease, which can be treated with antibiotics. The virus is found in…
The Western Cape government has reallocated R95 million for resources and initiatives to avoid drought. This province has been hit hard by drought ,resulting in farmer workers losing their jobs. On Thursday, members of the…
MultiChoice says it will investigate its total payments to the controversial ANN7 TV channel following media reports of "an irregular relationship" and concerns about corporate governance failures. In a statement on Friday, chair of the…
Civil society groups have urged government to do more to educate girl children about issues related to sexual assault. This is as South Africa joins other countries in observing World AIDS Day on Friday. Civil…
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says a team of advisors will first consult with the police investigating team in the corruption case involving President Jacob Zuma before making recommendations to prosecutions boss Shaun Abrahams. The…
A City of Johannesburg official has been arrested for allegedly defrauding the city out of about R900,000. The operations manager from the refund unit is facing charges of theft, fraud and corruption. In a separate…
Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding a crash in which 21 people were injured on the R21 near Kempton Park on Thursday morning. It is understood a bakkie and a delivery vehicle collided. Passengers seated…
Newly-appointed National Police Commissioner Kehla Sithole says that he is formulating a plan to deal with gang violence in the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape. He said they are hotbeds for the scourge. “In…
Gauteng Police Commissioner Deliwe de Lange highlighted that the increase in the murder and attempted murder statistics in the province remain their biggest challenge. De Lange, together with Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, and other…
Parliament has decided not to institute removal proceedings against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. This is after Democratic Alliance (DA) filed a complaint that she is not fit to hold office following her handling of the…
Energy Minister David Mahlobo and Eskom committed to the Western Cape Town High Court on Wednesday that they will adhere to the court ruling regarding its nuclear procurement programme earlier this year. This means it…
The National Health Education & Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) has promised more protests at the International Relations Department in Pretoria until government completely cuts ties with Israel. Several pro-Palestinian organisations joined a protest in the…
Suspended Gauteng Department Health Head Dr Barney Selebano is expected to find out on Wednesday morning whether he will be forced to testify at the Esidimeni arbitration hearings next week. Selebano is expected to appear…
The Basic Education Department says the marking of scripts for the national senior certificate exams has already begun in Gauteng and Limpopo. The exams for the class of 2017 wrapped up on Tuesday and the…
Eskom says it's confident that the entire Medupi project will be completed by 2021 if it doesn't experience any further delays. The power utility on Tuesday announced that it has linked unit four of the…
The Gauteng Department of Education has called upon Grade 12 candidates to remain focused and to abstain from participating in “pens down parties.” This warning comes just in time as matric students are concluding their…
The Pretoria Magistrate’s court on Tuesday amended IPID head Robert McBride's bail conditions. McBride's bail conditions were amended in order to allow him to be able to spend time with his other daughter over the…
Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in as Kenyan president for a second term at the country's national stadium in Nairobi. Kenyatta took his oath to loud cheers from Kenyans gathered at the stadium a short…
A month-to-month contract of Born To Protect security company, which was providing security services at the Steve Biko Academic hospital has been terminated. The Gauteng Health Department has terminated the contract with immediate effect. The…
The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has applied for a declaratory order from the North Gauteng High Court that Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane abused the office of the Public Protector, and wants her to pay legal…
Thirty municipalities across the country have been given two months to settle their accounts or face water cuts. The defaulting municipalities owe the department R10.7 billlion. Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane announced at…
Three suspects have been arrested for killing three rhinos at the Kruger National Park on Sunday. South African National Parks confirmed that rhino carcasses where found on Sunday. The three suspects are expected to appear…
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi asserted that a task team appointed to help run the Gauteng Health Department will focus on critical areas, including skills development. The four-member team of experts was announced by the minister…
Communications Minister Mamaloko Kubayi-Ngubane says that her department will not fold its arms amid allegations of corruptions implicating MultiChoice and TV channel ANN7. The latest Gupta leaks has revealed how a questionable payment of R25…
The Motsepe Foundation and various religious and faith based organisations hosted a National Day of Prayer on Sunday. South Africans from all walks of life gathered at the FNB stadium in unity to pray for…
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