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An armed gang dressed in personal protective equipment (PPE) walked into a hospital in Kimberley in the Northern Cape and shot a patient dead in his bed.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 9:23 am
A truck driver who opened a case of crimen injuria against his former employer for calling him a K-word in December says he is still waiting for the justice system to take its course.  Michael Makola, 49, from GaSekgopo village outside Modjadjiskloof in Limpopo,  who worked as a long-distance truck driver for Yankee Trading Pty Ltd for almost two years, said he opened a case against his employer Duncan Hawthorne at Modjadjiskloof police station after he called him a K-word during their teleph...
Posted: September 29, 2020, 9:14 am
Willem Breytenbach, who allegedly sexually abused and raped boys as young as 12 from 1983 to 2019, appeared in the Cape Town regional court on Tuesday.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 9:09 am
The global death toll from Covid-19 rose past 1 million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, a bleak milestone in a pandemic that has devastated the global economy, overloaded health systems and changed the way people live.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 9:05 am
A truck driver has died in what paramedics described as a freak accident in Pinetown, west of Durban, on Monday night.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 9:03 am
The police watchdog has taken over the investigation into the death of former Durban University of Technology SRC leader Phumlani Sithole.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 8:49 am
Another government official in Mpumalanga has been arrested on charges of rape.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 8:36 am
Herman Mashaba's run for political office has hit a snag after the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) yesterday rejected the registration of his political party ActionSA.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 8:29 am
Residents from Lakeview informal settlement, southern Johannesburg have called on MEC Lebogang Maile to come and speak to them about his plans to evict people who have invaded land illegally.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 8:03 am
Active Covid-19 cases have shot up by 6% in Gauteng since the lockdown regulations were dropped to level 1, an increase "noted with concern" by the provincial health department.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 7:36 am
Eskom cut power to parts of four provinces early on Tuesday in a bid to ease the burden  on overloaded networks.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 7:29 am
The body of a four-year-old girl was discovered with multiple stab wounds in KwaMashu, north of Durban, on Friday.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 7:26 am
Former DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko is on a quest to improve the leadership qualities of public officials and politicians.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 7:15 am
The mother of an Eldorado Park teenager who was shot and killed allegedly by police officers believes she is one step towards getting closure after the cops were denied bail yesterday.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 6:50 am
Although student life was no walk in the park for Mutshidzi Ligege, he never allowed indolence to stand in the way of his dream to finish his studies to become a lecturer.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 6:29 am
At least five principals have been displaced from their schools in the past year in Mpumalanga where a teacher union is said to be running amok using violence, threats and intimidation.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 6:18 am
A group of traditional healers have made history by becoming the first to graduate in African medicine at Mhlabuhlangene Herbalist and School of African Medicine.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 5:50 am
Disgruntled parents of the 162 unplaced pupils have threatened to take their children to the Gauteng education department offices to be taught there.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 4:42 am
Former President Jacob Zuma wants deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo to recuse himself as the chairperson of the state capture commission of inquiry. In a letter, dated Monday September 28, sent by his attorney Eric Mabuza, Zuma says Zondo is biased against him and is not impartial when it comes to evidence before the commission that relates to him.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:46 pm
Police minister Bheki Cele has labelled the ruthless murder of nine people in KwaNdengezi, west of Durban, as bizarre as police are yet to establish a motive for the execution-style killings.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:13 pm
Speaking during a visit to the Chris Hani District on Monday, Ronald Lamola said the government would work with all stakeholders in the area to improve service delivery.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:03 pm
Nthimotse Mokhesi, the head of the Free State human settlements department, came under intense questioning at the state capture inquiry on Monday for a commercial transaction he signed with a service provider to his department.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 3:36 pm
A former Mpumalanga MEC and his stepson have appeared in court in connection with the rapes of the former MPL's eight-year-old twin daughters.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 2:29 pm
Romanian villagers have re-elected their mayor by a landslide even though he died two weeks ago from Covid-19 complications, saying he had done a good job and deserved his posthumous victory.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 2:20 pm
Communities in the south of Johannesburg took to the streets on Monday morning to voice their frustration about possible evictions in the area.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 1:58 pm
Although student life was no walk in the park for Mutshidzi Ligege, he never allowed indolence to stand in the way of his dream to finish his studies.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 1:30 pm
Zambia chamber of mines says double taxation hurting investment
Posted: September 28, 2020, 1:24 pm
Japan Airlines said on Monday it would swap "ladies and gentlemen" for gender-neutral greetings, following other global airlines in adopting more inclusive language for passengers.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 12:57 pm
The DA in Gauteng has called on Premier David Makhura to immediately suspend the province's health head, Prof Mkululi Lukhele
Posted: September 28, 2020, 12:51 pm
A warden at St Albans Correctional Centre in Port Elizabeth has raised the alarm over water shortages and overcrowding at the facility.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 12:04 pm
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