Sunday, July 5, 2020

President sent me to see you, Bheki Cele tells man dragged...

Police minister Bheki Cele has dismissed the City of Cape Town’s law enforcement unit as a rogue structure. On Saturday, Cele visited Bulelani Qholani, the...

Bad habits go up in smoke under lockdown

She smoked for more than half her life, and while she often considered quitting, a Nelson Mandela Bay woman could never quite muster the...

SA Covid-19 statistics

The Minister of Health, Dr Zwelini Mkhize released the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 177 124   Case Data Province Total cases for 3...

Local woman’s scary wait for surgery

East London resident Sandra Whittal experienced one of the worst affects of the lockdown recently when she needed urgent surgery while theatres across the...

Latest Covid-19 statistics in South Africa

  Minister of Health, Dr Zwelini Mkhize release the latest Covid-19 statistics last night. As of 02 July 2020, the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19...

‘The energy is really special’: Giza pyramids reopen after three-month closure

Dozens of excited tourists snapped selfies as they wandered around Egypt's most iconic ancient site Egypt reopened its famed Giza pyramids to the public on...

How to prepare your young child to go back to school

Here's what you can do to help your little one adjust to 'the new normal' As primary schools and their affiliated nursery schools get ready...

New-car sales improve in June but are still way down on...

With the tourism sector still under lockdown restrictions, there was virtually no contribution by the car rental industry New-vehicle sales in SA in June were...

Milnerton refinery to launch probe into explosion which left two dead

Two people were killed and seven injured after an explosion at an oil refinery in Milnerton, Cape Town, in the early hours of...

JUST IN | Education department halts return to school for some...

The government has decided not to allow all pupils who were scheduled to return to class next week to do so. In a statement on...

SA climbs in global Covid-19 stats, No 4 for new infections

As positive Covid-19 cases in SA surge, the country is also moving up the rankings across the globe with the number of new infections...

Stay home: Education department halts return to school for some grades

The government has decided not to allow all pupils who were scheduled to return to class next week to do so. In a statement on...

Second booze ban not likely

UNATHI NKANJENI Liquor consumers can breathe a sigh of relief as a second ban on alcohol sales is not on the cards because of the...

VWSA on hunt for next big female entrepreneur

Volkswagen Group SAs Lionesses Den initiative is on the hunt for three  winning business pitches that could stand female entrepreneurs  a chance of grabbing...

Covid-19: Scared EC pupils lie about symptoms so they can get...

“I had to lie and say I had a sore throat just so I can get tested. I have seen the news on TV...

Biggest daily jump in Covid-19 cases recorded

SA had its biggest ever single-day increase in Covid-19 cases, with the health ministry reporting on Wednesday that 8,124 new infections were recorded in...

Son jailed for life for raping mother

A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping his mother in Clocolan in the Free State. The Clocolan high court sentenced the...

De La Hoya comes out of retirement

Capping an illustrious boxing career that included 10 titles in six weight divisions and an Olympic gold medal, retired boxer Oscar "Golden Boy" De...

China passes feared Hong Kong security law

China passed a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong on Tuesday, a historic move that critics and many western governments fear will smother...

‘Please Call Me’ inventor Makate scores another court victory against Vodacom

'Please Call Me' inventor Nkosana Makate has won yet another court battle against cellphone giant Vodacom after a court ruled in his favour on...

Historic warship ‘partially sunk’ in Durban harbour

The SAS Durban partially sunk on Tuesday after taking on water overnight. Image: Supplied The historic SAS Durban warship at the city's maritime...

One killed in Pretoria helicopter crash

One person was killed when a helicopter crashed in northern Pretoria on Tuesday afternoon. Netcare 911 spokesperson Shauwn Herbst said one person died on the...

Ventilation not always the best bet for Covid-19 patients: Zweli Mkhize

Health minister also explains why dexamethasone helps Ventilating Covid-19 patients is not always in their best interest, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said on Tuesday. Mkhize...

Covid-19 keeping 200 Eastern Cape schools closed: premier Oscar Mabuyane

There are 200 Eastern Cape schools that remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic‚ premier Oscar Mabuyane said in Bhisho on Tuesday morning. Mabuyane said...

ANC rules to reinstate ‘VBS heist’ officials Msiza and Radzilani

PETER RAMOTHWALA and KGOTHATSO MADISA The ANC's national executive committee has reinstated two top Limpopo party officials who were implicated in the Great Bank Heist...

Makokou the gorilla is doing well after surgery, ‘enjoying time in...

Makokou the gorrila is well on his way to celebrating his 35th birthday on July 9 following his successful surgery on Saturday last week. The...

SA’s Covid-19 child deaths rise to 10 – but they likely...

Two more children have died from Covid-19 since Friday. The latest statistics, released by the national department of health on Monday night, revealed that the...

Cecilia Makiwane Hospital takes strain with 122 staff members in quarantine

The high rate of Covid-19 infections among health workers at Cecilia Makiwane Hospital is threatening to collapse services at the Mdantsane facility. So far 122...

Four arrested for smuggling cigarettes worth over R1m into SA

IAVAN PIJOOS Four suspects have been arrested for allegedly smuggling illicit cigarettes worth over R1m into SA, police said on Tuesday. Police spokesperson Brig Motlafela Mojapelo...

BMW SA and German government to spend R76m equipping hospitals in...

DAVID FURLONGER BMW SA and the German government are to spend R76m to equip hospitals and clinics in SA to help deal with the Covid-19...

Another cold front on the way

KGAUGELO MASWENENG South Africans can brace themselves for another cold front later this week, short on the heels of two cold fronts that hit the...

Taxis reject Mbalula’s R1.135bn relief offer and vow to start operating...

All taxis will operate at full capacity from Monday, the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) vowed on Sunday, as it rejected the R1.135bn in...

Jessi Combs posthumously recognised as the world’s fastest woman

Guinness World Records says host of 'All Girls Garage' reached over 841km/h in her fatal record attempt Race car driver Jessi Combs has posthumously been...

Safa chief medical officer Dr Ngwenya explains safe return to play...

SA Football Association (Safa) chief medical officer Dr Thulani Ngwenya has explained the second stage of the plan established in conjunction with the Premier...

Root reminds England of Windies’ bowling depth

England batsmen must prepare well if they are to get the better of a "formidable" West Indies bowling attack in the three-test series next...

Covid-19 infections spike by more than 7,000 in one day

The total number of Covid-19 deaths stood at 2,413 on Saturday, with 131,800 confirmed cases. This is a 7,210 jump in the number of confirmed...

How to tell the difference between an allergy and Covid-19

  In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, it may be difficult to tell whether your sniffing, fatigue or dry cough is a sign of...

Somzana overcomes challenges to become new port CMEO

The TNPA Port of East London recently welcomed its new chief marine engineer officer (CMEO), Khayakazi Somzana. As CMEO, Somzana is responsible for the safe...

77-year-old among group arrested for forcefully removing pupils from schools due...

Learners and teachers at Olivenhoutbosch Secondary school have stared with teaching and learning, on the first day of schooling after, on June 8...

Emergency water tanks and sanitation for Eastern Cape schools

Water tanks holding thousands of litres of water are being installed in deprived Eastern Cape schools as part of an effort to combat the...

One killed, another critically injured in industrial accident in Krugersdorp

A 30-year-old man was killed and his co-worker critically injured in an industrial accident at a tanker truck company in Factoria in Krugersdorp on...

Storm accompanied by gale-force winds and flooding wreaks havoc in Cape...

A severe storm accompanied by gale-force winds and flooding wreaked havoc in Cape Town on Saturday morning, as another cold front hit the Western...

Every EC stadium quarantine patient has recovered

With an unblemished recovery rate in two months of operation, the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium coronavirus quarantine facility is bringing hope at a time...

Ubuntu Beds housing frontline workers

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ravage the country, the demand for health care workers on the frontlines remains high. With this increased demand comes...

Slight increase for BCM dams

A rise in provincial dam levels last week from 53.4% to 54% was mirrored by a similar increase in the Amathole Water Supply System,...

Teacher who threatened to kneel on students’ necks fired

A teacher at a private school in Kyalami who allegedly threatened pupils with the same fate that befell George Floyd has been fired. Sonya de...

BAT’s challenge to tobacco ban to be heard only in August

By the time the case is heard, the ban will have been in place for four-and-half months The second big legal challenge to SA’s Covid-19...

BREAKING: Court rules cigarette ban must stay in place

“The application by Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association is dismissed.” With these words, the high court ruled on Friday that the sale of tobacco products would...

Eastern Cape hospitals‚ clinics‚ schools overwhelmed by Covid-19 ‘storm’

The impact of an approaching coronavirus "storm" is being felt in the Eastern Cape as patients overwhelm some public hospitals‚ clinics close as staff...

Toilet paper limits imposed in Australia to stop Covid-19 panic buying

Supermarkets imposed purchase limits on toilet paper across Australia Friday following panic buying by people rattled over a surge in coronavirus cases in the...