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Family of murdered woman say police never responded to distress calls

Jaillian Chenoves van Staden was stabbed multiple times and succumbed to her wounds in her Booysens home two weeks ago.

Monday 17 January 2022

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At least 70 people left homeless due to flooding in Ladysmith

Local rivers including the Tugela have burst their banks, flooding the town's CBD. Businesses and some homes were flooded.

Monday 17 January 2022

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Gungubele assumes political responsibility for State Security Agency

Back in August 2021, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the State Security ministry would be scrapped and rather brought under the control of the Presidency.

Monday 17 January 2022

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Geleza: The affordable scientific calculator brand

Founder of Kgopa Foundation for Mathematics, Mothupi Kgopa, believes Geleza would be a gamechanger for African children learning maths.

Monday 17 January 2022

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Thulsie twins case postponed to Tuesday for media broadcasting application

The twins are accused of planning to bomb the US Embassy, the UK High Commission and Jewish institutions in South Africa, among others.

Monday 17 January 2022

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Ramaphosa appoints Gungubele as new State Security Agency head

Back in August 2021, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the State Security ministry would be scrapped and rather brought under the control of the Presidency.

Monday 17 January 2022

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Casac, Judge Sachs weigh in on Sisulu's opinion piece

Casac said President Cyril Rampahosa's silence over Minister Lindiwe Sisulu's controversial opinion piece calling for the Constitution to be amended was concerning.

Monday 17 January 2022

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ANC staffers embark on stay-away over unpaid salaries, broken promises

The ANC failed to honour its commitment to pay all monies owed to staff by 15 December 2021.

Monday 17 January 2022

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Ex-Eskom manager Mazibuko’s appeal bid of R11.5m forfeiture order dismissed

Petrus Mazibuko was dismissed by Eskom last year after SIU investigation revealed that he illegally received over R11 million from Eskom suppliers.

Monday 17 January 2022

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ANALYSIS: Namaqualand daisies are flowering earlier: why it’s a red flag

Jennifer Fitchett looks at how the changing climate is affecting the Namaqualand daisies and the impact that it will have on the industries that have sprung up around the flowers.

Monday 17 January 2022

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Ex-Gauteng health official says Life Esidimeni's closure came as a surprise

Hannah Jacobus, now retired, appeared before the inquiry into the tragedy where 144 mentally ill patients lost their lives in 2016.

Monday 17 January 2022

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Dept relying on court's final decision on publishing matric results

The Department of Basic Education is facing legal action over its sudden decision not to publish the latest matric results on media platforms.

Monday 17 January 2022

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'We have to save lives': Some KZN teachers allowed to miss work due to floods

KZN Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu said the decision to keep some educators away from work on Monday, as staff from coastal schools reported for duty for the start of the 2022 academic year, was taken in the interest of safety.

Monday 17 January 2022

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Nehawu members protest over safety & working conditions at Parliament

Parliament protection services and catering staff have been ordered back to work, but Nehawu members want written guarantees of their safety.

Monday 17 January 2022

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Cape Town could have 16 new trains in service by mid-year

On Monday, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula conducted an oversight visit onboard one of the new, so-called 'people's trains'.

Monday 17 January 2022

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World's 10 richest men doubled wealth during COVID: report

Oxfam said the men's wealth jumped from $700 billion to $1.5 trillion, at an average rate of $1.3 billion per day, in a briefing published before a virtual mini-summit of world leaders being held under the auspices of the World Economic Forum.

Monday 17 January 2022

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Alleged Parliament arsonist Zandile Mafe tests positive for COVID-19

Zandile Mafe's lawyer Luvuyo Godla will represent him in absentia on Tuesday to argue that the move to put him under psychiatric evaluation was unlawful.

Monday 17 January 2022

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Scrambling towards December, ANC leaders already jostling for number two seat

A number of ANC members are becoming clearer on their intentions to fight for the party's deputy presidency ahead of its national conference this December.

Monday 17 January 2022

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Ramaphosa: South Africans must guard against efforts to diminish democracy

President Cyril Ramaphosa said that South Africans needed to protect the Constitution, the democratic state and electoral process from those seeking to weaken democracy and hard-won freedom.

Monday 17 January 2022

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Cape Town set to get new trains soon - Mbalula

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said that four more new train sets were expected to be rolled onto the city's railway lines in the coming months.

Monday 17 January 2022

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Police man accused of murdering Natasha Booise expected back in court

Richard Smit has already made two court appearances in the Piketberg Magistrates Court.

Monday 17 January 2022

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Mthokozisi Ntumba murder trial set to get under way

Four police officers are expected to stand trial for killing Mthokozisi Ntumba during a Wits student protest in Braamfontein last year.

Monday 17 January 2022

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Terror charge trumped up and cheap ploy to make bail onerous, says Mafe

His lawyer, Luvuyo Godla, said that the State had not been playing open cards.

Monday 17 January 2022

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YONELA DIKO: Lindiwe Sisulu and the mischief of failed ANC leaders

Lindiwe Sisulu's attack on the judiciary is widely unreasonable. In multiple seminal court cases, our judges have proven to be ideologically sound, politically mature and deeply invested in redressing the injustices of the past, writes Yonela Diko.

Monday 17 January 2022

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CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: Parly fire showed how strongly citizens feel about democracy

In his first newsletter for 2022 and in the wake of the fire at Parliament President Cyril Ramaphosa said that South Africa's democratic institutions were not defined by the buildings that housed them but by the work they did and the confidence they inspired.

Monday 17 January 2022

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WATCH LIVE: Life Esidimeni inquest resumes in Pretoria High Court

The Life Esidimeni inquest resumes in the Pretoria High Court with testimony from its sixth witness.

Monday 17 January 2022

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Casac: Minister Sisulu should be fired for attack on Constitution, judiciary

Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has questioned why poverty was allowed to exist under a globally celebrated constitution while launching an attack on the judiciary and black judges in particular.

Monday 17 January 2022

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DBE won't oppose interdict over move not to publish matric results - AfriForum

AfriForum, Maroela Media and Anlé Spies, a 2021 matriculant, rushed to court last Friday seeking to stop the department from going ahead with its plans not to publish matric results on public platforms.

Monday 17 January 2022

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Life Esidimeni inquest to resume with testimony from sixth witness

The hearings were set up to investigate whether anyone should be held criminally liable for the deaths of over 140 psychiatric patients after they were moved to ill-equipped and illegal NGOs in 2016.

Monday 17 January 2022

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Nersa set for electricity tariff hearings; Koeberg unit 2 down for maintenance

Eskom has applied for an electricity price increase of more than 20% for the 2022/2023 financial year, which starts in April.

Monday 17 January 2022

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Sihle Zikalala calls on ANC party members to fight factionalism

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal said it aims at restoring unity within the party.

Monday 17 January 2022

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KZN police trying to find motive behind drive-by shooting that left six dead

Police said three people opened fire from a vehicle in Inanda, North of Durban last week killing the six men who were sitting behind a store.

Monday 17 January 2022

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DA criticises Parly fire investigations for being secretive

Democratic Alliance leader John Steenhuisen said that there had been warnings about potential risks at the national legislature.

Monday 17 January 2022

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Elderly man drowns at Witsand

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said that the man's lifeless body was spotted in the sea on Sunday.

Monday 17 January 2022

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Cosatu: ANC must assess what went wrong for the party at local government polls

The ANC lost several municipalities in the KwaZulu-Natal the IFP and one to the DA.

Monday 17 January 2022

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Alleged Parliament arsonist Mafe to challenge psychiatric evaluation referral

Zandile Mafe faces five charges, which include two counts of arson, terrorism and possession of an explosive device.

Monday 17 January 2022

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FS ANC concerned about threats against journos, attacks on national key points

This, after the SABC's Bloemfontein offices, including the Lesedi FM studios, were burgled and vandalised on Sunday.

Monday 17 January 2022

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DBE facing legal challenge over decision not to publish matric results

Three organisations, including Afriforum, have approached the courts to reverse the decision which will undoubtedly hit media houses in the pocket.

Monday 17 January 2022

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Wellbeing of pupils in spotlight as coastal schools set to reopen

In the Eastern Cape, workers are still trying to assess the full damage of the recent flash floods and the impact it will have on school reopening while in the Western Cape, Education MEC Debbie Schafer fears that the recent extension of the state of disaster will further affect pupils.

Monday 17 January 2022

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SA records 2,597 new coronavirus infections, 86 fatalities

The majority of these latest fatalities were confirmed during the ongoing audit by the Health Department, meaning that these people died sometime before Friday.

Monday 17 January 2022

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Moti family rubbishes reports they applied for an interdict against the police

Earlier this month police confirmed that the investigations into the Moti brothers kidnapping hit a snag.

Monday 17 January 2022

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KZN NEC convener Mafu call on members to rebuild the party

Nocawe Mafu was speaking at the party's KZN 110 years anniversary at the Mpophomeni Sports Grounds, in Howick.

Sunday 16 January 2022

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Free State ANC condemns break in, shooting at Bloemfontein SABC offices

A suspect was apprehended in the early hours of Sunday morning, after he was found in the Lesedi FM studios.

Sunday 16 January 2022

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Prisons accused of using solitary confinement as torture: Oversight body

Inmates reportedly spend 23 hours locked in a single cell with no human interaction, one hour in a cage for exercise with the initial period of confinement lasting up to six months at a time.

Sunday 16 January 2022

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Millions wasted on stalled government projects: report

This was revealed in the Auditor-General's report in November last year that stated millions were spent on projects that dragged on for years.

Sunday 16 January 2022

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Hawks investigate break-in at SABC's Lesedi FM, death threats against presenters

The Hawks have taken over the investigation into Saturday night's break-in and shooting at the SABC's Lesedi FM radio station in Bloemfontein.

Sunday 16 January 2022

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MMC Echeo-Zonjoku opens assault case against male councillor who elbowed her

Chaos broke out on Thursday at the council meeting ahead of the election of the Chairpersons of Oversight Committee .

Sunday 16 January 2022

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Break-in reported at SABC’s Lesedi FM studios, vandalised

It's reported that the intruder vandalised the Bloemfontein offices, which are a national key point in the city with graffiti threatening the lives of presenters.

Sunday 16 January 2022

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Suspected Parliament arsonist Zandile Mafe’s lawyers 'ambushed'

The defence in the Zandile Mafe arson and terrorism case has stressed that they were ambushed by the State.

Sunday 16 January 2022

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DA slams Eskom’s proposed price hike as ‘unrealistic’ and ‘unachievable’

DA leader John Steenhuisen said given the current state of disaster and economic climate, Eskom's additional revenue application was ludicrous.

Sunday 16 January 2022

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Eskom blames Independent Power Producers for proposed electricity price hike

Despite renewable power from IPPs sometimes costing less than that from coal, Eskom's General Manager for regulations, Hasha Tlhotlhalemaje has justified the price hike by laying blame at their feet.

Sunday 16 January 2022

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161 COVID deaths reported in latest cycle

In the last 24-hour reporting cycles, 161 people have died from COVID-19 related complications, pushing the death toll to 93,278.

Sunday 16 January 2022

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Western Cape Education Department reduces number of unplaced pupils in Province

The number of unplaced learners in the province that applied in 2021 has reduced further to 469 grade 1 pupil and 2,620 Grade 8 learners.

Sunday 16 January 2022

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Mpumalanga police rescue kidnapped Pakistani national

This follows a tip-off regarding a kidnapping that was reported at the Johannesburg Central Police Station involving a human trafficker based in Mpumalanga in Malelane and Valencia.

Saturday 15 January 2022

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Gauteng police shut down illegal gold refinery, confiscate 3000 Mandrax tablets

During the operation 211 suspects were arrested for various crimes such as possession of unlicensed firearms, illegal mining, and murder including 54 undocumented persons.

Saturday 15 January 2022

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EC officials concerned with loss of lives, infrastructure damage due to floods

The damage from last week's flash floods spans across more than 220 kilometers.

Saturday 15 January 2022

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Attempted home invasion an intimidation tactic says State capture whistleblower

Themba Maseko said that he finds the timing of the incident suspicious because it comes a few weeks since the first volume of a report by the Judicial Commission of inquiry was made public.

Saturday 15 January 2022

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City Power scrambles to restore electricity in Lenasia by Monday

City Power said the blaze may have been sparked by lightning. However, the utility is investigating to determine if there was any foul play.

Saturday 15 January 2022

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Serial rapist Johannes Nokeri sentenced to five life terms and 191 years

Johannes Nokeri faced several charges which include 18 counts of rape and 23 of robbery among others for crimes he committed between 2012 and 2017 around Temba and Hammanskraal.

Saturday 15 January 2022

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Traffic officials on alert as the last of SA's holidaymakers head home

Traffic officials across South Africa are on high alert this weekend as the last of the holidaymakers return home.

Saturday 15 January 2022

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WC Premier says more people will suffer and die from COVID-19 lockdown extension

This comes after Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma extended the state of disaster on Friday.

Saturday 15 January 2022

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MCEBO DLAMINI: Sisulu’s op-ed on the derelict state of SA a breath of fresh air

We prayed for justice, equality and freedom but that prayer was never answered. Not by the judiciary, the executive, nor the legislature.

Saturday 15 January 2022

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Bail hearing for suspected Parliament arsonist postponed to next week

An urgent bail hearing of the man implicated in the devastating Parliament fire was heard on Saturday in the Western Cape High Court.

Saturday 15 January 2022

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Six men killed in drive-by shooting in KwaZulu-Natal

Police in KwaZulu-Natal are probing a multiple murder case after six people were shot and killed in a drive-by shooting.

Saturday 15 January 2022

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Two of six men that escaped from prison transport have been rearrested

Authorities say the six fugitives were freed by three men who were armed with assault rifles from a truck they were being transported in on Friday.

Saturday 15 January 2022

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Urgent bail bid for suspected arsonist of Parliament fire

An urgent bail hearing of the man implicated in the devastating Parliament fire will be heard on Saturday in the Western Cape High Court.

Saturday 15 January 2022

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MMC Belinda Echeo-Zonjoku ‘elbowed down’ by male councillor during disruption

MMC for Development Planning at the City of Johannesburg Belinda Echeo-Zonjoku says she was elbowed down by a male councillor during disruptions at the city's first council meeting for the year.

Saturday 15 January 2022

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128 COVID deaths recorded, NICD warns of potential backlog in reporting

The NICD has reported 128 COVID deaths in the last 24 hours but warned that due to an ongoing audit by the Health Department there may be a backlog in cases reported.

Saturday 15 January 2022

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Whistleblowers for Change back Zondo report's call for anti-corruption agency

Earlier this month, President Cyril Ramaphosa made public the first of a three-part report, nearly four years since the start of the commission.

Saturday 15 January 2022

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PowerBall results: Friday, 14 January 2022

Eyewitness News brings you the winning PowerBall results. Have you won?

Saturday 15 January 2022

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Democratic Alliance takes aim at de Lille over Parliament fire

The party said Patricia de Lille should get the boot for trying to stop the release on an independent report that found Parliament was not in compliance with fire regulations.

Friday 14 January 2022

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Whistleblowers for Change calls for overhaul of Protected Disclosures Act

The Whistleblowers for Change group has come out in support of the recommendations in the first part of the commission's report.

Friday 14 January 2022

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MELISSA DU PREEZ: Is COVID South Africa's ultimate horror movie?

There are many reasons why COVID is the perfect horror. We have it all: desperate scientists, stubborn masses and conspiracy theorists, writes Melissa du Preez.

Friday 14 January 2022

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YONELA DIKO: The fall of white domination is not the fall of UCT

Professor David Benatar's book 'The Fall of the University of Cape Town' is a journey of one bitter man who wants his colonial rights back and not a true reflection of what the University of Cape Town is going through.

Friday 14 January 2022

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Sisonke study shows J&J jab offers robust protection against Omicron

Sisonke Programme researchers gave an update on recent findings, saying less than half of the study's first phase participants had been administered booster shots.

Friday 14 January 2022

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KENNETH MOKGATLHE: Govt owes Miss SA an apology for withdrawing its support

After Miss South Africa Lalela Mswane finished as the second runner-up at the recent Miss Universe pageant held in Israel, Kenneth Mokgatlhe believes that the government owes her an apology for withdrawing its support because of its policy on the Jewish state.

Friday 14 January 2022

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State capture whistleblower Maseko suspicious of attempted home invasion

Themba Maseko said the timing seemed to suggest the attempted home invasion was linked to the newly released state capture report.

Friday 14 January 2022

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Picketberg community opposed bail for Natasha Booise's alleged killer

Piketberg residents again gathered in their numbers at court on Thursday to voice their anger at Natasha Booise’s murder.

Friday 14 January 2022

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Police responsible for access to Parly on night of fire, MPs told

Parliament and the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure on Friday briefed a joint committee on the investigation and extent of the damage.

Friday 14 January 2022

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Loss and grief in the COVID pandemic: More than counting losses and moving on

Complications in death-related losses during the COVID-19 pandemic could have lasting effects which may potentially turn into a variety of mental health issues. This is a look at the effects that COVID-19 has had on the mourning of a loved one.

Friday 14 January 2022

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EXPLAINER: How South Africa’s petrol price is set

At the start of December, South Africa saw its latest fuel price increase push the price of petrol to over R20 a litre in some parts of the country, its highest level yet. This caused an outcry. Energy sector expert Rod Crompton explains how the fuel price is calculated.

Friday 14 January 2022

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Phaahla: Only 40% of SA adults fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Health Minister Joe Phaahla said that the vaccination rate had picked up slightly, but fewer than 100,000 doses a day were being administered.

Friday 14 January 2022

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Six prisoners on the run in Boksburg after escaping from prison transport

It's alleged that the prisoners were released by a gang of armed men from the prison truck that they were being transported in.

Friday 14 January 2022

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Two suspects arrested in Roodepoort for hijacking

Officers from Soweto’s Crime Intelligence and the provincial Traffic Department followed up on information about two hijacked cars at Lindhaven in Roodepoort on Thursday.

Friday 14 January 2022

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Zandile Mafe set for urgent bail hearing on Saturday, NPA confirms

Zandile Mafe is undergoing psychiatric observation. His urgent bail hearing will be heard amid his psychiatric evaluation, which will last a month.

Friday 14 January 2022

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CPUT celebrates successful space launch of nanosatellites

The constellation of satellites will help improve South Africa’s maritime surveillance.

Friday 14 January 2022

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Several areas in Joburg South in the dark after fire at substation

City Power said a preliminary investigation showed that the feeder board on one of the transformers caught fire around midnight.

Friday 14 January 2022

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Gauteng has exited COVID fourth wave - Phaahla

Health Minister Joe Phaahla said that there'd been a 27% drop in the number of new COVID-19 cases being recorded nationally, compared with the previous week.

Friday 14 January 2022

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WATCH LIVE: Health Minister Joe Phaahla gives update on SA's COVID response

Health Minister Joe Phaahla is briefing the media on South Africa's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Friday 14 January 2022

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Sisulu will likely have to explain opinion piece to ANC - Besani

The African National Congress (ANC)'s head of presidency Sibongile Besani said that it made no sense to claim that the Constitution had serious shortcomings when it had not been stretched to its fullest capacity.

Friday 14 January 2022

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WC Health Dept: Data suggests Omicron less severe than Delta

Medical experts said that while there were 14% more cases during the fourth wave, hospital admissions were currently at 63% of the third wave peak.

Friday 14 January 2022

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AA: Govt would be wise to concede defeat on Aarto implementation

The AA said that the judgment vindicated its position stated over many years that the Aarto Act was drafted without sufficient care.

Friday 14 January 2022

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Sisulu's attack on judiciary, Constitution about ANC presidency bid - analyst

Last week, Sisulu wrote an article for IOL about what she said was legitimised wrongdoing under the rule of law that had enabled a sea of African poverty in the country, while she used derogatory language referring to the country’s black members of the judiciary.

Friday 14 January 2022

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Mmakau family murder accused says she can only afford R1,000 bail

Twenty-year-old Onthatile Sebati has been in police custody since last month and faces five counts of murder for allegedly ordering a hit on her parents, her young brother, and pregnant sister in Mmakau in 2016.

Friday 14 January 2022

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Praise singer & COVID lantern ceremony: Sona plans at advanced stage

Parliament had to scramble to find a new venue for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address on 10 February after a blaze gutted the new and old Assembly chambers and offices on 2 January.

Friday 14 January 2022

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Afasa KZN calls on govt to relook at allocation of farm land in wake of floods

The organisation said that some of the land given to farmers was not viable following flooding.

Friday 14 January 2022

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GALLERY: Don't be a drag! King Khoisan let off the hook with a warning

King Khoisan has been camping with his family outside the seat of government for over three years, fighting for the official recognition of their languages and to negotiate land ownership. He was arrested earlier this week and the marijuana plants he'd been growing were confiscated.

Friday 14 January 2022

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Daveyton high school pupil shoots schoolmate before turning gun on himself

The Gauteng Education Department said that the shooting took place on Wednesday, the first day of the 2022 academic year.

Friday 14 January 2022

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Opposition parties welcome court decision declaring Aarto Act unconstitutional

The Democratic Alliance (DA)'s shadow transport minister, Chris Hunsinger, said that they were in favour of such a system, but it was signed off too quickly and there was a problem with this.

Friday 14 January 2022

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COVID-19 admissions in WC significantly lower than third wave peak

Provincial Head of Health Dr Keith Cloete said this was due to high levels of protection among the general population as a result of vaccines and prior infection.

Friday 14 January 2022

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Man accused of starting Parly fire, Zandile Mafe, begins mental evaluation

He appeared in the Cape Town Magistartes Court on Thursday where the magistrate made an order for him to be admitted for mental observation.

Friday 14 January 2022

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Flood damage to KZN farms estimated to cost billions of rands

Farmers in some parts of the province are reeling at the loss of infrastructure, crops and livestock due to severe rains.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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KZN farmers badly affected by floods, desperate for help

Farms in KwaZulu-Natal’s midlands have been devastated by heavy rains that hit the province, destroying property.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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South Africa’s King Khoisan released on warning

The leader of a local activist group has been released on bail after his dramatic arrest for growing marijuana outside the president's office in a years-long protest.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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SA needs a new standalone anti-corruption body, says expert

There has been varied reaction to moves by the NPA to form a task force to deal with the findings of the state capture inquiry.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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Former Health Minister Zweli Mkhize distances himself from financial scam

In a short statement, Mkhize said he had been notified of an email sent to some of his associates and government officials, purported to be from him.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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About time the judiciary stood up for itself, says legal expert

Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo on Wednesday heavily criticised Sisulu, saying she insulted the judiciary in an opinion piece published on IOL..

Thursday 13 January 2022

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Nehawu members ‘won’t step foot’ in Parliament without safety guarantee

The National Education Health and Allied Workers Unions says its members won't be setting foot in Parliament until their safety is guaranteed.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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Yengeni on Zondo briefing: Judges must 'grow up' and stop being 'cry babies'

ANC subcommittee Chairperson of Peace and Stability Tony Yengeni said politicians received worse insults every day without complaint.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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HAJI MOHAMED DAWJEE: The curse of the Christmas carol

Trying to limit your Christmas carol listening will help your mental health this holiday, writes Haji Mohamed Dawjee.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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Sisulu's opinion piece a 'miscalculated mistake' in ANC presidency shot - expert

Lindiwe Sisulu may be a long-standing member of Parliament and a veteran member of the cabinet, but political experts said the move was miscalculated.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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Nehawu Parliament workers demand their safety be guaranteed before returning

The union has written a letter to Presiding Officers Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula and Amos Masondo informing them of their decision.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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Sebati undergoes mental evaluation following family murder

The trio face five counts of murder relating to the 2016 killing of her parents and two siblings in Mmakau near Brits.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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Zandile Mafe starts mental observation at Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital

Zandile Mafe appeared in the Cape Town Magistrates' Court, where the presiding officer made the order for him to be admitted for observation.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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Cop accused of killing Natasha Booise hires high-profile lawyer William Booth

The matter has been postponed until Monday, 17 January, for Wiliam Booth to come on record and for a new date to be set for a formal bail application.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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Sebati undergoes psychiatric evaluation following family murder

The trio face five counts of murder relating to the 2016 killing of her parents and two siblings in Mmakau near Brits.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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Aarto court ruling sends government back to the drawing board - Outa

Outa challenged the constitutional validity of the act and asked the court in October 2021 to declare both the main act and the amendment act unconstitutional.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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WC seeing steady decline in COVID-19 infections, hospitalisations

The Western Cape is seeing a steady drop in daily COVID-19 cases but the province has not reached the end of the fourth wave.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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Manenberg residents want justice for murdered Elene Lino

Elene Lino was stabbed to death, allegedly by her boyfriend, and her body was found dumped in a black wheelie bin on Sunday.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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3 nabbed at Beitbridge border post for smuggling explosives into SA

The trio was handcuffed in the early hours of Thursday morning as they crossed into South Africa from Zimbabwe.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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SCI wants apology from MEC for 'open your books and close your legs' comment

Limpopo Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba visited Gwenane Secondary School in Sekgakgapeng on Wednesday to monitor the first day of the new academic year. During her visit, she told the pupils to focus on their studies and not on sexual activities.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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Ocean monitoring in SA set for major boost with launch of 3 nanosatellites

The project will see the satellites, weighing just over two kilograms each, launched into orbit from the Cape Canaveral facility in the US on Thursday.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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Aarto declared invalid and unconstitutional

The Act was meant to be the basis for government's planned demerit system for traffic offences.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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Health Dept reiterates that COVID-19 vaccines are safe

This was in response to a picture was posted on social media by someone claiming to have suffered adverse effects from the COVID-19 vaccine

Thursday 13 January 2022

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Fake will & secret coronation: Judgment reserved in Zulu royals court battle

Two matters are linked with the late King Goodwill Zwelithini’s will, the other matter involves an interdict to prevent an alleged secret coronation of Misuzulu kaZwelithini, who was announced as king.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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WC Education MEC Schafer wants social distancing at schools to be scrapped

Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer explained that only about 12% of the province's primary schools could comply with COVID-19 guidelines.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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Manenberg residents wants justice for murdered Elene Lino

Elene Lino was stabbed to death, allegedly by her boyfriend, and her body was found dumped in a black wheelie bin on Sunday.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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Lesufi asks parents to be patient as GDE sorts out school placement backlog

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said that all grade 1 and 8 pupils whose parents applied online but were not allocated space at schools, should be placed in a classroom by Friday.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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Sam Mbatha's family won't speculate on reasons behind his murder

Sam Mbatha’s family will now lay him to rest after DNA tests confirmed that the body of a male victim found in the boot of a burned Hyundai i20, was that of the 24-year-old digital marketer.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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ANC's Msimang hits back at Sisulu, says she'll do anything to become president

African National Congress (ANC) veteran Mavuso Msimang was responding to comments made by Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu against him after he responded to an article by her.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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Zulu royals welcome court decision in case questioning late king's marriages

On Wednesday, Judge Isaac Madondo dismissed Queen Sibongile Winifred Zulu’s application where she asked the court to look into the late King Goodwill Zwelithini’s marriages with his other five wives.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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EC govt assessing extent of flood damage after declaring provincial disaster

The Eastern Cape executive council has taken a decision to declare a provincial disaster.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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DA wants PSC to probe all appointments in ANC cadre deployment committee minutes

The DA’s Dr Leon Schreiber said that cadre deployment was at the root of state capture and they would be requesting more information.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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Zondo says Sisulu conduct unacceptable, expects further action against her

Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo said that Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu’s opinion piece attacked the judiciary and that she provided no facts to back up her claims.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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Mthatha Correctional Centre to stay on high alert after fatal stabbing

An inmate was killed and a prison warder and an offender who were injured in the attack remain in hospital.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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Information Regulator backs DBE move to stop publishing matric results

The decades-long practice is now a thing of the past, with the Department of Basic Education citing the Protection of Personal Information Act.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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5 security guards killed by gunmen at Goudkoppies landfill site

Details have now emerged that the on-duty guards were attacked by a gang of unknown gunmen at the Goudkoppies landfill site earlier this week.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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NPA concerned about resources available to take on state capture cases

Although the NPA said that a dedicated task team had been established to review the state capture cases urgently, it was also concerned about the volume of work involved when compared to its capabilities.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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Fire crews monitoring Kleinmond after wildfire extinguished

An investigation has been launched to determine what caused the wildfire that the provincial government said started in Highlands, in an old pine plantation of the National Forestry, Fisheries and Environmental Affairs Department.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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Govt officials to visit Kroondal after protests at Tirelong Secondary School

The community there protested on Wednesday and rejected government’s plans to relocate learners from the school, which was severely vandalised over the December break.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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Two Western Cape post offices robbed within 24 hours

Four suspects were arrested in connection with a post office robbery in De Doorns during which they stole cash and SASSA cards.

Thursday 13 January 2022

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ZAMANI SAUL: 2022 is a year to reach out and rebuild the ANC

After a bruising 2021, there are many opportunities for the ANC to recover lost ground, writes ANC Northern Cape chairperson Zamani Saul.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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NPA's state capture task force will have senior members for quick case reviews

The NPA released a lengthy statement, breaking its silence since the release of the report, which also found that it had failed to respond adequately to state capture.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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Colingy father accused of killing 10-month-old baby due in court

Klaas Kgasi had his case postponed in the Coligny Magistrates Court on Tuesday for legal representation and a formal bail application.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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Acting Chief Justice Zondo delivers stinging rebuke to Sisulu’s opinion piece

Lindiwe Sisulu has noted the comments made by acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, saying they would be engaged with at an appropriate time.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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DA to push for bill to end ANC 'cadre deployment' to government posts

The DA said cadre deployment is the foundation of state capture and has to be abolished if the country is to get rid of corruption.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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800,000 public servants took sick leave during COVID: DPSA

The minister revealed this in a written parliamentary reply when he was asked about normal sick leave and incapacity leave from March 2020 to October 2021.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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Sisulu has launched a completely unwarranted attack on the judiciary, says Zondo

Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo held a briefing on an op-ed piece by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu raising a number of arguments on South African law which was published on IOL.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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Parents, pupils of vandalised NW school reject government's relocation plan

The school has been vandalised at least five times, with the most recent incident seeing the school robbed of electric cables, taps, roofing, books, window frames and doors.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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Transport Department eyes smarter solution to printing drivers' licenses

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says the department has shipped South Africa's outdated driver license printer to Germany for repairs.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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‘You have declared war’: Police uproot pot growing outside Ramaphosa’s office

Police on Wednesday uprooted cannabis plants grown by activists who have camped outside President Cyril Ramaphosa's office for more than three years, AFP reporters saw.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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High Court won't allow amaZulu Queen Sibongile to amend her court papers

Contained in the papers is an application by the queen, wanting to have her late husband's other marriages declared invalid.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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WATCH LIVE: Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo briefs the media

Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo addresses the media in response to an opinion piece attributed to Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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Eastern Cape sets up disaster centre to deal with deadly flash flooding

The Buffalo City Municipality has established a Disaster Operations Centre to coordinate and deal with the aftermath of the flash floods that claimed lives and dispossessed hundreds.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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Authorities investigating deadly Mthatha Prison attack

A brawl broke out among inmates at the Mthatha Prison on Tuesday afternoon, which saw a prison official also being injured.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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GALLERY: Nerves and excitement mark students' return to class

As many thousands of pupils across South Africa made their way to school, many had mixed emotions on day one.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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Gauteng school placements delayed by parents' preferences, says Lesufi

The Department of Education said there are still 126 schools with available spots for children to be enrolled in, but parents don't prefer those schools.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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The new subjects introduced by government in public schools over the years

The Department of Basic Education has over the course of a few years introduced a number of new subjects into the public school curriculum. Here's a list of them.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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NPA announces dedicated task force to respond to State Capture reports

The National Prosecuting Authority has created a dedicated task force to respond to the first of the three State Capture Inquiry reports.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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WC Sopa moved to Velddrif to bring parliament 'closer to the people'

The Western Cape Legislature said it was part of efforts to take the provincial parliament closer to the people.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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It’s imperative that SA moves fast on state capture prosecutions. Here’s why

Penelope Andrews lays out why prosecutions related to state capture need to happen fast.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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EC Correctional Services Dept probing deadly stabbing at Mthatha prison

The Correctional Services Department said that five prisoners attacked officials and other inmates at the Mthatha prison on Tuesday afternoon. An inmate was killed and a prison warder and an offender who were injured were hospitalised.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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Basic Education Dept confident Gauteng pupil placement backlog will be cleared

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said that over the next few days officials would be able to see where children without schools could be placed.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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Rotational learning at schools not working - Makhura

Gauteng Premier David Makhura said that he was deeply concerned that if the rotational learning programme in schools continued, it would have negative long-term consequences.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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WCED says it's in a better position with pupil placements for 2022

Despite receiving over 32,000 late school applications and counting, the Western Cape Education Department said that it had worked hard to place as many learners as possible ahead of the 2022 academic year.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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Court refuses Zulu queen's bid to amend papers over late king's marriages

Queen Sibongile Winifred Zulu is the first wife of late Zulu monarch King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu. She married him in a civil union and wants to inherit 50% of the late king's estate.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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Activists slam CoCT after law enforcement cop arrested for homeless man's murder

This follows the arrest of a 22-year-old law enforcement officer, who allegedly shot and killed the man over the weekend.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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Zulu queen's bid to have civil marriage with late king recognised continues

The late King Goodwill Zwelithini's first wife, Queen Sibongile Winifred Zulu, is asking the court to recognise her civil marriage with the late monarch.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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Mafe's defence questions terrorism charge as State looks into his mental health

Zandile Mafe is now in custody at the Pollsmoor Correctional Services facility, pending the availability of a bed at Valkenberg Hospital where he’ll undergo a 30-day psychiatric observation.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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'I've been bored at home': For some pupils, the return to school a relief

With the first day of the 2022 academic year under way, one pupil at Curro Waterfall School in Midrand explained what he did during the holidays.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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Manenberg police hunting suspect in Elene Lino murder case

Manenberg residents are reeling following the murder of 19-year-old Elene Lino, calling her death cruel, heartless and shocking.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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Motshekga appeals to parents for patience as schools place pupils

The Basic Education Department is hoping to clear the backlog in Gauteng by the end of this week when it will be able to see where there are openings.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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As inland schools return, rotational learning set to continue

Rotational learning is continuing at some schools because of a lack of space and capacity to abide by COVID-19 protocols which includes social distancing.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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DA urges govt to end state of disaster, says it's no longer necessary

Party leader John Steenhuisen believes that it was doing South Africa more harm than good by undermining the country's social, economic and democratic recovery.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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Buffalo City Municipality awaits disaster declaration in wake of flash floods

Municipality spokesperson Samkelo Ngwenya said that they were still waiting for either the national or provincial government to declare a state of disaster, in order to unlock more emergency funding.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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Mbalula says govt going ahead with plans to subsidise taxi industry

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula was speaking during the launch of the R1.1 billion taxi relief programme, which will see individual operators pocketing R5,000 each.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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IFP concerned about Police Minister Cele's lack of comment on Parliament fire

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) said that the police ministry must take responsibility for the apparent lack of security at Parliament after a fire gutted several parts of the national key point last week.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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Probe to be launched to determine how Kleinmond fire started

The blaze broke out over the weekend and has destroyed 5,000 hectares of land, mainly fynbos and mountain vegetation.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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MPs to be briefed on probe into Parly fire, cost of damages

The meeting of the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces will get also get an idea of the cost of the damage.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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Motshekga calls for social distancing at schools to be reduced

The Basic Education minister said that while children were back in the classroom in inland provinces, negotiations were continuing to reduce the COVID-19 regulations in schools, requiring children to be separated by up to a meter.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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State rejects Mafe's hunger strike threat, says it won't be held to ransom

Zandile Mafe, through his lawyer, Advocate Dali Mpofu, told the court he'll go on a hunger strike if his bail application is not heard.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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17 people killed in collision near Mookgophong off-ramp

A minibus collided with an SUV near the Mookgophong off-ramp on Tuesday.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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Bail granted for CT law enforcement officer accused of killing homeless man

The Cape Town law enforcement officer involved in the deadly shooting of a homeless man has been released on bail.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

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Taxi operators stand to get about R5,000 from government's COVID-19 relief fund

The minister explained that the figure is the outcome of a calculation based on the existing number of minibus taxis, metered taxis and e-hailing partners.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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AmaZulu regiments warn King Misuzulu's detractors against insulting the throne

Regiments, led by leaders, including senior princes Vanana of the KwaMinyamanzi royal palace, say King Misuzulu is the rightful heir.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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DNA tests on remains found in burnt out car confirmed as missing man

Police in the North West say DNA results have confirmed the body of a male which was found inside the boot of a burnt out car in Klipgat outside Pretoria is that of missing Sam Mbatha.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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Steenhuisen: COVID State of Disaster doing more harm than good

The DA believes the State of Disaster is doing South Africa more harm than good, by undermining the country's social, economic and democratic recovery.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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Parliament blaze: Zandile Mafe to undergo psychiatric evaluation

Zandile Mafe appeared in the Cape Town Magistrates Court on Tuesday, where a charge of terrorism has been added.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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Opposition MPs push for Parliament’s relocation to Gauteng

Opposition MPs say the permanent relocation of Parliament to Gauteng can’t be ignored and should be at the top of the agenda when they return to kick off the parliamentary year.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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CT woman's body found dumped after being stabbed allegedly by boyfriend

In the latest femicide, a 19-year-old woman was killed in Manenberg over the weekend.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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57 schools in Gauteng vandalised or affected by harsh weather over holidays

The department's Director-General Mathanzima Mweli said most schools are ready to welcome children back from the December holidays.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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Judge in contest over amaZulu throne asked to recuse himself

Judge Isaac Masondo, who is also the Deputy Judge President in KwaZulu-Natal, presided over the marriage of the late amaZulu monarch King Goodwill Zwelithini with Queen Zola Mafu in 2014.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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R1.1 billion relief fund announced to cushion COVID battered taxi industry

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said the intervention is part of a list of priorities meant to address problems in the sector.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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City of Cape Town offers R5,000 reward for information on train vandals

Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis said the city has been without a well-functioning rail service for too long and far too many Capetonians suffer as a result.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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Basic Education Dept estimates up to 700,000 learners dropped out due to COVID

Minister Angie Motshekga said that the department was exploring how to return normality to schooling amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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Eastern Cape on high alert amid fears of further downpours

The death toll from this weekend's flash floods has now risen to 14, eight of which were from the Buffalo City Municipal district.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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Makana Municipality mayor helps students apply for NSFAS funding

Prospective students have just 10 days left to apply for funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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Parliament fire: Alleged arsonist Mafe threatens hunger strike if not released

Zandile Mafe was incarcerated a day after the blaze broke out and gutted the National Assembly Chamber and parts of the Old Assembly.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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'A win for kids' mental health': Scrapping of published matric results welcomed

Matric results will no longer be published in newspapers or online and South Africa is reacting.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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Parly fire: Zandile Mafe now also facing terrorism charge

Zandile Mafe has made a second appearance in the Cape Town Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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Motshekga: Dept exploring ways of returning schooling to normality amid pandemic

Schools in inland provinces reopen on Wednesday, while pupils in the rest of the country go back to class from next week.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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Zulu royal family heads to court over succession

Queen Sibongile Winifred Zulu from the KwaKhethomthandayo royal palace is challenging the matter of her husband’s will, saying that she is the only wife who married the late king in a civil marriage.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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Prosecutors need space to deal with those implicated in Zondo report - Hofmeyr

The Zondo Commission released the first part of its report last week, recommending consideration for prosecutions.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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With vaccines available, teachers hope to see more pupils back in class

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is expected to hold a media briefing on Tuesday morning regarding the opening of schools for this year.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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WATCH LIVE: Minister Motshekga briefs media on reopening of schools

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is briefing the media on the reopening of schools for the 2022 academic year.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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South Africans shouldn't be too concerned about new Deltacron variant - Karim

There is a new COVID-19 variant detected in Cyprus but experts said that this was to be expected and there would be more to follow.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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Dali Mpofu joins defence team of man accused of setting fire to Parliament

Zandile Christmas Mafe is appearing at the Cape Town Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning, where he's expected to apply for bail.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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Jodie Ginsberg named as new president of Committee to Protect Journalists

The South African and British national will succeed Joel Simon, who stepped down at the end of 2021 after leading the organisation for 15 years.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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Basic Education Dept scraps publishing of matric results in newspapers, online

Education authorities said that they recognised the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), which came into effect last year in July.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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Kleinmond fire: Firefighters battle hotspots but town not under threat

Officials said that there was no threat to the town or any infrastructure.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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EC residents in flood-hit areas warned against crossing flooded pathways

The weekend's flash floods in the Eastern Cape spanned over 220 kilometers, from Mdanstane near East London, up to the Mbhashe municipality. It took less than four hours for some 300 people to be displaced, claiming the lives of at least 10 others.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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Joburg police nab robbers after high-speed chase, shootout

Officers acted on a tip-off that robbers were about to target a doctor's office in Roosevelt Park on Monday.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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Parliament fire accused Zandile Mafe expected to make second court appearance

Mafe faces charges relating to arson, possession of an explosive device and housebreaking.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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CT law enforcement officer arrested for killing a homeless man due in court

The officer was arrested after reportedly shooting the man in the face during an altercation on Sunday morning.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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Eskom warns of 4,000MW shortfall, increased risk of power cuts

This week, corporate companies are resuming full operations for the year while inland schools are set to open from Wednesday, resulting in more people consuming electricity again.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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SA records 2,409 new COVID infections as death toll rises to 92,530

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has recorded 77 COVID-19 related deaths.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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SA researchers working towards clinical trials to stop long-term COVID

The head of physiological sciences at Stellenbosch University, Professor Resia Pretorius, said that they needed to test possible treatments.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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Parliament fire suspect Zandile Mafe expected to make second court appearance

Mafe faces charges relating to arson, possession of an explosive device and housebreaking.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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National Assembly sittings to return to Parliament precinct after Sona

Officials have been adamant that despite the devastation caused by the fire, the work of Parliament will resume.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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Few changes predicted in the wake of ANC’s January 8 statement

As South Africans grow more desperate for reforms and action on decades-old challenges, the tone set for this year's pursuits by the government suggest there is little change on the horizon.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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