Friday, September 25, 2020

BCM’s 2020/21 budget ‘illegally adopted’, says DA

The controversy surrounding BCM’s 2020/2021 budget has escalated further, with DA councillor Sue Bentley alleging in a recent statement that it had been “illegally...

Novel idea to boost severely depleted SANBS blood stocks

In order to help give back to her community, Skinny G Productions owner Nicole McComb will be organising a blood drive next Thursday, September...

IN FULL | Ramaphosa on the move to lockdown level 1

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Wednesday evening after months of lockdown regulations to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Read his address,...

Scores of Sassa beneficiaries in the dark about their R350 grant...

Four months after the Covid-19 social relief of distress (SRD) grant for unemployed individuals was announced, scores of people have still not received their...

Eskom explains load-shedding and load curtailment

Eskom on Wednesday denied exceeding stage 4 load-shedding limits. This after energy expert Ted Blom said the power utility had exceeded stage 4 load-shedding in...

Covid-19 Ters payouts still on hold while five million IDs are...

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has extended the processing of new claims for Covid-19 temporary employee/employer relief scheme (Ters) benefits — but grant payments...

Level one loading: Cyril Ramaphosa set to lift travel ban tonight

President Cyril Ramaphosa will tell the nation on Wednesday night that he is moving the country to Level 1 of the national lockdown and...

JUST IN: Iran refutes alleged involvement in ‘plot’ to kill US...

The Islamic Republic of Iran has denied it was involved in an alleged plot to assassinate East London-born US ambassador to SA Lana Marks. US...

SASSA Grant Payment in October 2020:

OLDER PERSON’S GRANTS will be paid from 05 October 2020 DISABILITY GRANTS will be paid from 06 October 2020 This includes any grants linked to these...

Jerusalema challenge to rock EL

East London residents looking to get their groove on should be ready, because Saturday September 19 will see venues around the city taking part...

EL protesters join Move One Million demonstrations

On Saturday September 5, East London residents joined with protesters around the country and overseas in Move One Million demonstrations, in a stand against...

Survivor’s family release book on her experiences during Anglo-Boer War

The Anglo-Boer War was a defining moment of South African history, one which would go on to have a lasting effect on not just...

Judge rebukes East London attorney for ‘extreme greed’

East London attorney Frans Maritz has been severely rebuked by the high court for his “questionable integrity” and “extreme greed” in helping himself to...

Approval of breakthrough cancer medicine will offer ‘renewed hope’

The approval of a cancer drug for a wider range of conditions has been hailed as an “offer of renewed hope” for SA patients...

Oxford’s Covid-19 vaccine trial paused after ‘unexplained illness’

The vaccine has been described as probably the world's leading candidate and the most advanced in terms of development BY DEENA BEASLEY AstraZeneca Plc said it has...

Stage 2 load-shedding may be imposed at short notice: Eskom

After two nights free of load-shedding, Eskom has warned the country there is a heightened risk of power cuts on Thursday. “Last night, a conveyor...

Typhoons blow North Korea’s economic plans further off course

After surveying the typhoon damage suffered by his impoverished country, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told party loyalists they would have to rethink...

Sri Lanka to take legal action against tanker’s owner after fire

Sri Lanka will take legal action against the owner of the oil supertanker that caught fire on Thursday as there is a large leakage...

Donald Trump nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

US President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. This comes after Trump helped to broker peace between Israel and the United Arab...

JUST IN | Renowned human rights lawyer George Bizos has died

Renowned human rights activist and lawyer George Bizos has died. Ahmed Kathrada Foundation executive director Neeshan Balton tweeted that a “towering giant” had fallen. His family...

Former SAA board chair Dudu Myeni ‘ran Eskom’ from Jacob Zuma’s...

The state capture inquiry on Tuesday heard how controversial former SAA board chair Dudu Myeni knew intimate details about the inner workings of Eskom,...

Three new GBV bills to ‘restore’ women’s confidence in SA justice:...

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that three bills have been introduced by parliament as part of the government’s fight against gender-based violence (GBV). According to...

Clicks to remove TRESemmé products, close for a day as senior...

Clicks has accepted the resignation of a senior executive responsible for an offensive hair product advertisement and said staff responsible for publishing it had...

SAHRC intervenes in Clicks hair row

The SA Human Rights Commission wants to meet Clicks officials to get a better understanding into the health and beauty retailer's publication of an...

Dams at 18.9%: Water crisis & broken infrastructure in Nelson Mandela...

Gatvol! That is how residents and business owners feel as large parts of Nelson Mandela Bay continue to struggle without water after almost a week. The...

‘The sooner we can get to level 1 lockdown the better’:...

Health minister Zweli Mkhize says the sooner the country can reduce the level of lockdown restrictions, the better. Speaking to media on Monday morning, Mkhize...

Be responsible when drinking -aware.org.za

While there are many people who are undoubtedly excited about the unbanning of alcohol under the level 2 restrictions, the Association for Alcohol Responsibility...

Japan coastguard suspends search for crew from capsized cattle ship due...

Japan's coastguard on Saturday suspended its search for crew missing from a cattle ship in the East China Sea due to bad weather from...

No repairs, maintenance undertaken at Cambridge flat for years

“They don’t cut the grass, they don’t clean up, nothing. Nothing gets done.” This was the lament of Joan Petzer, a resident of Block A...

Stage 3 load-shedding for Friday

Power utility Eskom will implement stage 3 load-shedding on Friday, as the weather improves and demand decreases. “Due to reduced demand and the much improved...

Eskom restructure will take another two years: David Mabuza

The government only envisages completing the process of restructuring or unbundling Eskom into three separate entities in 2022. This is according to Deputy President David...

WATCH | Dwayne Johnson says he and his family ‘are good’...

The actor says they caught the virus from "very close family friends" Pro-wrestler turned Hollywood actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said in a video message...

Police seek mom and daughter missing since November

Port Elizabeth detectives are appealing to the public for assistance in tracing a mother and her six-year-old daughter who went missing in November. Police spokesperson...

NSPCA claims inspectors were ‘held captive’ by feedlot staff (UPDATE)

This article has been updated to include new allegations from the NSPCA The NSPCA has announced that it will be laying criminal charges of animal...

Lego sales surge as housebound families turn to play

Sales of Lego jumped 14% in the first six months of 2020 as families under coronavirus lockdown spent more time playing together at home,...

Corruption has become SA’s other ‘pandemic’

August saw a surge in anger from South African citizens across the board about corruption related to Covid-19 funds. Several reports on various media...

Load-shedding alert! Eskom rolls out stage 4 power cuts

Eskom provided one hour's notice on Wednesday afternoon that load-shedding would be ramped up to stage 4 as of 3pm. This, said the power utility,...

Brace for strong winds and wet weather to herald arrival of...

Heavy rainfall, severe thunderstorms and gale force winds have been forecast for some parts of the country as spring sets in. “A cut-off low pressure...

SA latest Covid-19 statistics – 1 September 2020

As of last night, Dr. Zwelini Mkhize, SA Minister of Health released the latest Covid-19 statistics. A cumulative total of 627 041 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have...

Ecuadorean couple officially world’s oldest married pair

Ecuadorean couple Julio Cesar Mora Tapia, 110, and Waldramina Maclovia Quinteros Reyes, 104, have made it to the Guinness World Records by becoming the oldest married couple. Cesar...

COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES | SA’s Covid-19 deaths gradually approaching 15,000 mark

September 1 2020 - 07:26 SA's Covid-19 deaths gradually approaching 15,000 mark #COVID19 Statistics in SA as at 31 August. pic.twitter.com/kNFiHbJz5L — Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) August...

Stage 2 load-shedding effective from midday, risk of more cuts this...

Breakdowns in electricity generation have resulted in Eskom announcing an enforced power outage from midday to 10pm on Tuesday. Ten generation units at seven power...

Corruption accused Bongani Bongo to step aside as MP and NEC...

ANC MP Bongani Bongo will take a leave of absence from his position in parliament and the ANC national executive committee (NEC) ahead of...

Pensioner arrested for R4.7m UIF-Ters ‘fraud’

The Hawks on Sunday arrested a 62-year-old man for allegedly pocketing R4.7m from the Covid-19 Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) temporary employer/employee relief (Ters) scheme. Hawks...

Two cops accused of murdering Eldorado Park teen to appear in...

The two police officers who are accused of murdering Nateniel Julies in Eldorado Park,  are expected to appear in the Protea magistrate’s court on...

15 arrested, including cops, for multi-million police car branding tender fraud

Police have arrested 15 people, some of whom are former or serving cops, in connection with fraud, corruption, money laundering and theft. The accused were...

Taxi driver who killed Anni Dewani has parole scrapped on eve...

Zola Tongo, the taxi driver mastermind of the 2010 murder of Swedish honeymoon bride Anni Dewani, had his parole withdrawn a day before he...

DA eyes takeover of four EC municipalities

The DA in the Eastern Cape has set its sights on winning more municipalities in the province. While delivering his keynote address at the DA's...

Covid-19 sees halt in oncology screenings

One of the more drastic sacrifices made during the Covid-19 pandemic, has been having to decide which medical treatments can be postponed to free...

Doctor who treated Nelson Mandela, surgeon-general Vejay Ramlakan, dies

The doctor who penned a tell-all book about statesman Nelson Mandela's final days, Dr Vejay Ramlakan, has died aged 62. The former surgeon general of...