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The next term of Parliament resumes on 6 October and healthy party members with no comorbidities were told to return to Cape Town for the final stretch after working remotely during the lockdown.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 11:57 am
Three people are recovering in hospital after they were shot and wounded over the weekend.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 11:26 am
The organisation said the election watchdog's move was based on a perceived similarity with another political party and the use of the South African flag in its logo.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 11:18 am
The utility's officials joined police officers and the red ants in prayer shortly before venturing into the township.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 10:49 am
This is the view of Tygue Theron from Energy Partners a company which helps manage utilities.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 10:26 am
The case relates to the 1999 murder of Oupa Ramogibe, who allegedly had an affair with Mdluli's wife, Tshidi Buthelezi.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 10:16 am
Principal Wesley Neumann faces a number of transgressions.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 10:07 am
The South African economy has lost 2.2 million jobs in the second quarter of 2020, according to the data released by StatsSA.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 9:48 am
Twenty-two current SAPS members as well as six former police officers are among the 42 accused.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 8:59 am
Ouma Katriena Esau from Upington who teaches the San language, N!UU, to youth in her community, globally acclaimed Ndebele artist Dr Esther Mahlangu and indigenous music expert Gogo Madosini Mphahleni, who lives in Langa, have been honoured for their work.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 8:56 am
Large water tanks are emptied in a matter of hours, says community leader.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 8:48 am
Call for state to form compact with civil society to drive land reform.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 8:23 am
The new party was launched by former City of Joburg mayor, Herman Mashaba, at the end of last month.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 8:13 am
Not a single dodgy deal uncovered by reporters has been dealt with by the state watchdog.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 8:07 am
Members of the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union (Sactwu) are demanding increases in wages and night shift allowances, among other demands.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 7:58 am
Africa has weathered the coronavirus pandemic relatively well in terms of infections and deaths, though its economies have been badly ravaged.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 7:42 am
The City of Cape Town's dams are nearly filled to capacity.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 7:29 am
Only 32% of Prasa's 34 corridors are functioning at the moment but the agency aims to reopen three more from next month.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 7:18 am
The Teddy Bear Foundation's director, Dr Shaheda Omar, said that the restrictions on movement trapped many children inside their abusive homes.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 7:08 am
The truck ploughed into the vehicles before it veered off the road in Pinetown on Monday night.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 6:49 am
Ricky Phungula's nephew Mxolisi and five other people were shot on Saturday night after they were forced out of the vehicle they were travelling in.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 6:47 am
The Gauteng Health Department has attributed the increase in active cases to people ignoring social distancing and choosing not to wear masks.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 6:38 am
The grim outlook on the data is based on the GDP's performance in the second half of the year, which saw the country fall deeper into recession with the economy shrinking by 16.4%.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 6:32 am
The hard, nationwide lockdown worsened problems for operators like Mango airlines, which ended up defaulting on its payments to creditors.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 6:13 am
The high ranking member was arrested on Monday in connection with the rape of his two daughters.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 5:54 am
He is yet to confirm or deny that he personally devised a scheme that paid R600 million to building material suppliers before any work was actually done
Posted: September 29, 2020, 5:43 am
Cosatu's planned protest action over corruption will take place in every province on 7 October and are likely to affect the public service more than any other industry.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 5:32 am
The magistrate said that there's enough evidence for the trio to be tried potentially in the High Court.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 5:26 am
The demonstrators are temporary workers employed by contractors and Eskom Rotek Industries.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 5:18 am
Nomfundo Mkhonza (34), her boyfriend Nkanyiso Mthembu and four other people were returning from a party on Saturday night when they were ordered out of their car and shot.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 4:51 am
Former President Jacob Zuma said he has always been prepared to cooperate with the state capture commission in spite of his views about its legality, Zondo's suitability for the job and what he calls their personal relations.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 4:28 am
The number of people worldwide who have died of COVID-19 has passed 1 million, with many regions still reporting surging numbers of new infections.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 4:19 am
Your EWN Weather Watch update for Tuesday, 29 September 2020.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 6:28 pm
Details of the work that went into this year's festival, showcased from the end of June to the beginning of July, were presented during Africa's Webinar on COVID-19 on Monday afternoon.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 6:04 pm
On Saturday, the Metal Theft Unit acted on a tip-off and caught three suspects with three metres of electric cable and 13 bundles of copper wire at a house in Westbank.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 5:59 pm
The demonstrators are temporary workers employed by contractors and Eskom Rotek Industries.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 5:50 pm
Government announced that public funds would be used to inject the money to start a new national carrier.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 5:47 pm
A letter from the former president to the deputy Chief Justice follows a subpoena issued by Raymond Zondo for Jacob Zuma to appear before the commission on a non-negotiable basis.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 5:19 pm
They were apparently told that they would receive only 25% of their pay this month, instead of the 50% they were promised.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 5:06 pm
This comes after South African Airways (SAA) Technical suspended its services to Mango due to non-payment.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 5:02 pm
Nthimotse Mokhesi told the state capture commission on Monday that in hindsight he should not have entered into the deal, which saw businessman Edwin Sodi paying the money for his house.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:59 pm
The 16-year-old Eldorado Park boy was shot while returning home from the shops in August.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:13 pm
Among the list of demands which Cosatu will make to government during a strike next week is that the families of politicians should be barred from doing business with the state.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 3:38 pm
Nine people in total were killed in two separate incidents at the weekend.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 2:55 pm
They were attacked by four armed men in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 2:38 pm
EWN will not name the accused to protect the children involved. However, the ANC confirmed on Monday he was suspended.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 1:53 pm
Over the weekend, nine people - comprising two river guides and seven guests - were reported overdue from a paddle on rafts.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 1:26 pm
South African Airways needs more than R10 billion for the restructuring of the embattled airline.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 12:54 pm
A group of activists operating under the name #WeSeeYou have occupied a Camps Bay mansion. But who are these activists and why are they doing this? EWN has put together a fact file on each of them.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 11:47 am
At the core of its fight with the government is the failure to deal with corruption and the public service wage increase dispute.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 11:45 am
Drought is a natural phenomenon. But there's a lot more we can do as government and people to mitigate against the effects of it, writes Yonela Diko.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 11:30 am
Free State Housing HOD Nthimotse Mokhesi said that he agreed with Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo that Blackhead, a company paid R255 million to audit and remove asbestos, misrepresented its expertise to get the job.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 11:14 am
All three accused in the Nathaniel Julies murder case have been denied bail.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 10:59 am
The incident occurred over the weekend when four armed men broke into the house.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 10:29 am
The struggling state-owned entity said it experienced a dramatic reduction in revenue during the lockdown period and is currently looking at ways to improve cash flows.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 10:22 am
The notorious gang has carried out many high-end jewellery heists in Johannesburg over the years.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 9:53 am
Of the 10 charges, one relates to an allegation that he attempted to assault a learner and the other charges relate to him not getting teachers and pupils back to school in August as per the directive of the provincial education department.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 9:49 am
President Cyril Ramaphosa said that improvements were continuing in municipal debt collection and despite load shedding, maintenance work was continuing at power stations.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 9:04 am
Ennerdale residents have joined people from other communities in Lenasia south and Lawley in a demonstration that started in the early hours of Monday morning.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 8:50 am
It's been a week since the group of seven people booked and occupied the luxury house. The group only paid for the weekend but refused to check out. The move is aimed at drawing attention to land and housing issues.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 8:46 am
Police Minister Bheki Cele is expected to visit the affected families on Monday before giving an update on investigations.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 8:21 am
At least 41 people, including several police officers, face charges of money laundering, corruption and theft.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 7:54 am
Clinton Hartnick was arrested shortly after it emerged that a 20-year-old woman had been attacked while quarantining at a facility near Mossel Bay earlier this month.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 7:31 am
Hawks officials said that they had been monitoring human trafficking operations for a year and conducted raids in Kuruman and in Rustenberg.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 7:26 am
Financial experts are extremely concerned that half a year has gone by since President Cyril Ramaphosa first introduced the lockdown and yet there is still no adopted economic recovery plan.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 7:17 am
The president has used his weekly newsletter, to touch on the country's energy crisis and how government plans to stabilise the situation at least in the short-term.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 6:46 am
Over the past few months, several bodies were discovered among bushes along the seaside road between Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain and Strandfontein.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 6:35 am
The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) said that protesters had blocked roads in Lawley, Lenasia south and Ennerdale.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 6:20 am
We can draw encouragement, confidence and hope from the measures we are taking now to address our immediate electricity challenges, writes the president.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 6:16 am
On Saturday night, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck approximately 1,600 kilometres southeast of South Africa. That same evening a tremor measuring 2.5 was felt in Durbanville, Cape Town and another slightly less powerful one on Sunday.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 5:56 am
However, the Vaal Dam in Gauteng has hit a new low, with levels sitting at just under 34%. The same downward trend can be seen at dams across KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the North West.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 5:29 am
The president has suspended the minister's salary for three months instead allocating the money to the solidarity fund to support the country's response to the pandemic.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:57 am
The three women and the two men were gunned down on Saturday in an attack in Kwandengezi.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:43 am
Before the pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa had big plans for the fourth industrial revolution in the country, improving people's lives through technology. But the lockdown has exposed just how far behind South Africa is compared with other countries.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:26 am
The Health Ministry says 1,268 new infections were picked up over the past day, pushing the number of known cases in this country to almost 671,000.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:16 am
Lesufi said the paper has already been set and it should remain the same.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 4:43 pm
Officers described Saturday night's attack in Kwandengezi as an execution-style massacre.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 3:38 pm
The Council of Geoscience urged the public not to panic as the are no imminent threats to public safety.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 3:13 pm
Police said the brothers were drinking with two friends in the Jojweni locality when an argument ensued.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 2:05 pm
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