Wednesday, November 13, 2019

DA slams health department over strike

The DA has condemned the failure of the department of health to deal with an ongoing strike by state forensic pathology employees in the BCM...

Shoprite helps bring drought-relief to communities

As record-breaking drought ravages the country, the Shoprite Group is stepping in to help alleviate affected communities in the Eastern and Northern Cape, alongside...

‘Apartheid killed rugby culture of the Xhosa nation’ – Zakes Mda

The Springbok win against England in the 2019 Rugby World Cup last Saturday continues to spark conversation on social media among some of the...

SA power supply ‘constrained’ but no rolling blackouts – for now

Embattled power utility Eskom says load-shedding is unlikely on Friday but the country's power supply is still constrained. The power utility implemented stage 2 rolling...

No progress on Gonubie roadworks, two months later

In September this year, the Daily Dispatch reported that roadworks taking place on Gonubie Main Road had been brought to a standstill following “labour...

Student artwork will be on display at ‘woke’ university, now being...

A selection of fine art students' political, socio-economic and spiritual artworks will go up on all four campuses of the Eastern Cape's Walter Sisulu...

Illegal connections removed but Stoney Drift residents still in the dark

Last month, the GO! & Express reported how Stoney Drift residents have had to put up with sewage leaks, high crime rates and dangerous...

Prehistoric ape from Germany was a pioneer of two-legged walking

Fossils unearthed in southern Germany of a remarkable ape that lived about 11.6 million years ago may dramatically alter the understanding of the evolutionary...

It’s official: Arena Holdings is the new owner of Sunday Times,...

Lebashe Investment Group chairman Tshepo Mahloele on Wednesday unveiled the new name of the company that will house the media assets of the company...

Parents close down Port Elizabeth school

There has been no teaching at Inkqubela Primary School in Kwazakhele, Port Elizabeth, since Monday, where angry parents have closed roads to the school...

Thieves mar Springbok arrival at OR Tambo airport

Two suspects have been arrested after spoiling what was supposed to be a momentous occasion welcoming home the Springboks at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International...

D-day approaches for community radio stations fearing the axe

Some community radio stations may learn of their closure on Friday, when the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) is set to publish a...

Father shot outside Port Elizabeth school was taxi boss

A 43-year-old taxi boss was shot dead in Fairview in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday morning. This is the second incident in which a taxi boss...

SA motorists will get a fuel-price reprieve on Wednesday

SA motorists will pay a little less for fuel on Wednesday, as lower oil prices offset a depreciating rand in October. In Gauteng, 95 and...

Insults fly as man accused of raping, killing Uyinene Mrwetyana appears...

Insults were hurled at a former Post Office employee accused of raping and murdering UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana when he appeared in court on...

Man shot dead outside PE school

A man has been shot dead outside Brylin school in Overbaakens, in Port Elizabeth. The shooting happened shortly after 8am, reports HeraldLIVE. The road in the area...

Premier wants ‘responsible’ name change for Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane is committed to changing the name of the province, but wants to do it “responsibly”. The premier has indicated that...

MEC ‘outraged’ after KZN nurse raped in hospital consulting room

The KwaZulu-Natal health department wants answers after a nurse was allegedly raped at a hospital in Mahlabathini, in the north of the province. According to...

Electricity system ‘vulnerable’, but no load-shedding expected

Power utility Eskom said on Monday night that the country's electricity was “constrained and vulnerable”, but that it didn't expect load-shedding. In a tweeted statement...

People with albinism march for skin cancer awareness

Sunscreens are available free at state hospitals for people with albinism Members of the National Albinism Society (NAS) in Amajuba marched in Osizweni township, Newcastle,...

The rousing singing of the Gwijo Squad fast becoming synonymous with...

Captain Siya Kolisi may not have been able to hear them when he ran onto the field with his teammates in Tokyo on Saturday‚...

Schools’ blanket ‘no refund’ policy is illegal

Deposits or enrolment fees paid to private schools can't be non-refundable: Ombud Is it legal for private schools to force prospective parents to pay a...

Take care when shopping online

The Southern African Fraud Prevention Service are warning citizens to exercise caution when shopping during Black Friday and Cyber Monday in November. “We are all...

UIF to start paying out parental benefits from Friday

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) will start processing claims for the new parental benefits from Friday. Payment is for a maximum of 10 days and...

KwaZulu-Natal hit by ‘massive tremor’

Hundreds of KwaZulu-Natal residents from Umhlanga to Underberg were left shaken, literally, on Thursday when they experienced what has been described as a tremor. The...

The final countdown! Bok coach Erasmus names the men to face...

Thoroughly emboldened by his players’ performances‚ confident Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus reassembled the men he believes fit for purpose to pluck England’s petals in...

‘We are heading towards a debt trap,’ Mboweni warns

South Africa is set to spend more to service its debt than it does on health care. Figures contained in the medium term budget tabled...

Second body found at East London beach after teenagers’ deadly swim

A second body, suspected to be that of a teenager who drowned at an East London beach at the weekend, has been found, police...

Gender-neutral emojis hit screens in new Apple update

Apple has put out new gender-neutral emojis of most of its people icons - including punks, clowns and zombies - as part of an...

Grey Junior pupil needs surgery after altercation at Port Elizabeth school

A pupil from Grey Junior School in Port Elizabeth has been suspended following an altercation which left his schoolmate seriously injured. Eastern Cape department spokesperson...

SA artist Khaya Sineyile has hit back after Nando’s took down one of his artworks at a new Nando's restaurant in the UK, following...

Higher education institutions in SA spent R40bn on staff in 2018...

South Africa’s 26 higher education institutions spent R40bn on compensation for employees in the 2018 financial year. This figure represents 61% of total spending by...

WATCH | Pravin Gordhan reveals government’s plan for struggling Eskom

https://youtu.be/8DLi2wfuU4c   Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan has announced the dismantling of Eskom's monopoly, which will see its distribution and transmission divisions being separated by March...

Teacher who ‘touched everyone’s heart’ murdered in Clanwilliam flat

A teacher from Clanwilliam in the Western Cape has been stabbed to death in her apartment. A 24-year-old man was arrested in connection with the...

Hippos shot after killing SA ‘border jumper’

Two hippopotamuses, which killed a suspected border jumper trying to illegally cross from Zimbabwe into SA along the Limpopo River, have been shot dead. The...

Township crèches must now register, says government

Formalisation of ECD sector is putting pressure on facilities already working with the bare minimum "I think our problem especially with government … more...

Man killed, five injured in collision on R59 near Vereeniging

A man was killed and five others, including four children, were injured when two vehicles collided on the R59 between Vereeniging and Vaalpark on...

All the deets on SABC’s plan to challenge streaming services

Cash-strapped public broadcaster the SABC says it is planning to leverage online platforms to allow customers to access its content from any device. “The SABC...

Two armed suspects killed in Beacon Bay shoot-out

Beacon Bay in East London turned into a war zone with at least two armed robbery suspects killed after a shoot-out in the early...

Drought drives farmers to commit suicide

"If the river was running, Dad would never have done it." These are the words of an eight-year-old boy at his father's funeral in 2017. Sutherland...

Exhibition unearths hidden talent

Intricate and colourful works adorn the walls of the Ann Bryant Art Gallery Coach House in East London, as part of the ongoing Mosaic...

Groundbreaking journey

Academic shares advances in foetal surgery The East London Health Resource Auditorium was packed with medical practitioners on Tuesday who came to listen to Prof Samad Shaik share ...

Now fraudsters are targeting electronic gift cards

Fraudsters have been shopping at Woolworths using money gifted to others via the retailer’s gift card system. Sharon Lewis spent R1,000 on a gift card...

Helicopter goes down in Pretoria

A helicopter crashed onto a road in Pretoria on Friday afternoon but all three occupants escaped serious injury. Police spokesperson Lt-Col Brenda Muridili said the...

Thabo Mbeki on changes in the DA: ‘They have to do...

Former president Thabo Mbeki has weighed in on recent developments in the DA, calling them concerning. Mbeki said he understood Mmusi Maimane's resignation, in particular,...

Equal Education to march for safer schools in the Cape

Equal Education (EE) members planned to march to the provincial legislature in Cape Town on Friday, despite heavy rains, to deliver a list of...

Sabric assures that denial-of-service attacks on banks are not hacking

Sabric says defensive strategies have been invoked across the industry and it is confident the effects on customers will be minimal The SA Banking Risk...

Boost for hungry pupils

Madakeni Primary School near King William’s Town received a much-needed boost from Woolworths as they commemorated World Food Day last Wednesday. Woolworths employees from the...

Seriously?! Another pole stuck in middle of new road

A newly tarred R10.5m road has an electricity pole stuck right in the middle of it. Sowetan reported that the tarring of the road in Lebowakgomo,...

DA leadership chaos: John Steenhuisen steps aside

The leadership crisis in the DA intensified on Thursday when John Steenhuisen ceased to be its chief whip in the National Assembly. “The chief whip...