Thursday, September 19, 2019

WATCH | Publishing the national register of sex offenders: Will it...

https://youtu.be/Pc_xiWEXpA0 The escalation in gender-based violence has sparked a mass mobilisation of South Africans in recent weeks. With many accusing the government of turning a blind eye, President...

Offering mental health support to mothers can help prevent child deaths

Targeted interventions can limit the number of children being killed, as well as their fall into gangsterism. So says Dr Chris Jones from the unit...

ConCourt rules that ‘reasonable chastisement’ is no defence for spanking kids...

Parents no longer have a defence if they are accused of assault for smacking their children at home. The Constitutional Court on Wednesday upheld an earlier...

Nelson Mandela Foundation to appeal old flag tweet court ruling

Timeslive The Nelson Mandela Foundation will appeal the high court’s decision to dismiss its application to hold AfriForum’s Ernst Roets in contempt of court for...

Murder, stabbing at Wild Coast reserve

No sign of forced entry at couple’s chalet in the Hluleka Nature Reserve A romantic birthday celebration at a popular Wild Coast nature reserve has...

Springbok coach Erasmus names the team to face the All Blacks...

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has retained the team that beat Japan for their opening Rugby World Cup match against the All Blacks in Yokohama...

KZN private investigator hired to probe fatal stabbing at EC reserve

A KwaZulu-Natal security specialist was on his way to the Eastern Cape on Tuesday afternoon to investigate an attack on a couple in the...

Post Office fires employee suspected of killing Uyinene Mrwetyana

The man arrested for the rape and murder of 19-year-old UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana has been summarily dismissed from the Post Office. The action came...

That’s not to be sneezed at! Cape Town pollen count hits...

The pollen count in Cape Town has reached a new record, at almost five times the level regarded as "very high". The amount of tree...

Wife stabbed to death, husband wounded at Hluleka Reserve on the...

A woman was killed and her husband gravely wounded in a stabbing incident in the Hluleka Reserve, near Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, in...

R3.7m allocated to EC school after child falls into unfinished pit...

  The Eastern Cape education department has given a Johannesburg-based contractor two weeks to report back to site and finish construction at a rundown school. DispatchLIVE reported...

Naledi Pandor blames media for ‘depicting South Africa as xenophobic’

Zingisa Mvumvu International relations and co-operation minister Naledi Pandor has blamed local media for deliberately pushing a narrative that paints the country as xenophobic. Pandor was...

Teen ‘hijackers’ stopped in their tracks after trying to outrun flying...

Teenagers who allegedly hijacked a car from a motorist at knife point were no match for the flying squad when they tried to speed...

Rapist Nicholas Ninow also guilty of defeating ends of justice and...

Nicholas Ninow has been found guilty of raping a seven-year-old girl in the bathroom of a family restaurant in Pretoria. The judgment was handed down...

Gift of the Givers comes to the rescue of drought-stricken Eastern...

Gift of the Givers will on Monday deliver fodder to and source water for farmers in the drought-stricken town of Adelaide, in the Eastern...

Young talents shine at Imbizo

BUFFALO City Tvet College was packed with young talent from East London and the surrounding areas hoping to showcase their talent at the second...

GBV protest rocks KWT

KING William’s Town was brought to a standstill recently after scores of community and youth members staged a peaceful picketing and prayer session in...

Tiso Blackstar journos win big at 2019 awards

Tiso Blackstar Group staff have won big for their hard-hitting journalism, photography and video stories on current affairs in SA. Their efforts were recognised at...

Adelaide water run success

The current drought in Adelaide and its surrounds is reportedly the worst in 50 years. The town’s primary servicing dam is par- ched, cracked and...

Homeopath makes a meal of value system at Ladies’ Breakfast

The Venue @ Hemingways was packed on Saturday morning as the SPCA hosted their annual Ladies' Breakfast. The event got off to a good start...

Memorial service for murdered women

An emotionally charged and sombre memorial service was held at Downtown Christian Church last Friday in East London by Masimanyane Women’s Rights International, in...

Poor decisions cost Hurricanes in Iqhawe clash

Mdantsane based Hurricanes Rugby Club U15, made up of pupils from various high schools in the area, suffered a loss against Border Iqhawe on...

#SandtonShutdown: Marchers demand 2% from companies listed on JSE

The #SandtonShutdown organisers have demanded 2% from companies listed on the JSE. “We are hoping to achieve some kind of commitment from the private sector...

Robert Mugabe to be buried next to his mother- family source

Zimbabwe’s founding prime minister, Robert Mugabe, will be buried next to his mother Bona at Kutama Village on Monday or Tuesday, a family spokesman...

#CrimeStats | Townships are the hijacking hot spot of SA

Most of the more than 16,000 carjackings that were reported from April 1 2018 to March 31 this year occurred in townships. According to the...

Gatvol foreign shop owners take on ‘looters’ in Witbank [VIDEO]

Iavan Pijoos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WSmL0qGuHo&feature=youtu.be Several shops were plundered and destroyed when violence broke out in Witbank‚ Mpumalanga‚ but some “looters” were caught and allegedly beaten by store...

DPW, forum take stand for women

Leading the stand against gender- based violence (GBV), the department of public works (DPW) along with the Amathole Men's Forum closed off Woman’s Month...

Two former DoL employees appear in court on fraud charges

Two former employees of the Department of Employment and Labour appeared in East London Court on September 11 for allegedly submitting fraudulent claims to...

Singer and Idols star Thami Shobede dies

Singer and Idols SA runner-up Thami Shobede has died at age 31, his record label Gallo Records confirmed. Shobede died at Kalafong Hospital in Pretoria...

South Africans pay tribute to struggle icon Steve Biko

Cebelihle Bhengu Touching tributes are flooding social media as South Africans remember Steve Bantu Biko‚ who was killed 42 years ago today. As one of the...

Social media reacts to Robert Mugabe’s remains being repatriated for burial

Cebelihle Bhengu The remains of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe arrived from Singapore on Wednesday. On social media‚ the EFF’s Julius Malema‚ Zimbabweans and South...

#CrimeStats | 736 murders committed by children, weekends account for most...

  A total of 21,022 people were murdered in South Africa between April 1 2018 and March 31 this year, while 52,420 were victims of...

Family turns Buffalo Flats home into rehab centre

In what is sure to prove to be a valuable community asset in the long term, the One Day at a Time (ODAAT) Drug...

Fed-up businessman dumps sewage inside Eastern Cape municipal offices

Eastern Cape businessman Nick Mlumbi threw three 25-litre containers of raw sewage into the Amathole district municipality's offices in Fort Beaufort on Tuesday. He said...

‘No excuses’ – All Blacks relish Boks World Cup test

Champions New Zealand underwent a punishing first World Cup training session in Japan on Wednesday before promising to come out firing against South Africa...

Bye madam! Domestic worker wins R70m Power Ball jackpot

Bible in hand, an instant millionaire from Pretoria wants a five-bedroom house in a leafy suburb and will pay for her daughter to become...

Gauteng health boss wants answers after pregnant women sleep on floor...

A new mother has recalled the “nightmare” she suffered after being admitted to an overcrowded maternity ward at Edenvale Hospital in Gauteng. Brigett Hlongwane, 27,...

Wits students join protests against violence against women

On Monday, hundreds of students dressed in black and purple marched through Wits University campus demanding that the administration act against violence against women...

Single socks find ‘sole’ mates in charity drive for the homeless

An unusual project has collected over 16,000 mismatched socks to donate to the homeless around the country. The Odd Sock Project was launched on June...

Father allegedly shoots son, 7, turns gun on himself in Cape...

A 69-year-old man allegedly shot his seven-year-old son before turning the gun on himself in Panorama, Cape Town, in the early hours of Sunday...

Israeli woman gang-raped while holidaying in Mpumalanga

An Israeli tourist was gang-raped while on holiday in Mpumalanga at the weekend, police said on Monday. Two of the woman's companions were robbed during...

Nicholas Ninow pleads guilty to raping girl, 7, at Dros restaurant

WARNING: Not for sensitive readers Shocking details of how Nicholas Ninow raped a seven-year-old girl at a Dros restaurant in Silverton emerged on Monday when...

Drowning student saved in the surf by former lifeguard

A 22-year-old man swept out to sea by a rip current along the Garden Route was saved from drowning after being rescued by a...

Durban student, found after being missing for three weeks, dies in...

UKZN student Natasha Conabeer, who was found on Saturday after she went missing three weeks ago, has died. A family spokesperson confirmed that the 23-year-old...

Lion cub petting stopped as Gauteng park aims to be a...

  Petting of lion cubs has been stopped, with immediate effect, at the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve in the Cradle of Humankind, west of...

‘Unsafe to work’: Johannesburg’s City Power pulls teams out of flash...

City Power withdrew its operators and technicians overnight from Johannesburg areas plagued by xenophobic attacks, for safety reasons. The entity said on Sunday night it...

EC beading it up in Texas

Local crafters were given the opportunity to showcase show off their skills in the 360 Degrees Vanishing Project (360DVP) which took place in Houston,...

Century of loving prayer

Traditional regalia was the theme of the day as Phatiwe Saki celebrated her 100th birthday at the African Methodist Episcopal Church hall in Mdantsane...

ICT integration vital in teaching, learning

Information and communications technology (ICT) practitioners, education professionals and representatives from the private sector and higher education gathered at the Premier Hotel in East...

Petrol heads get fix at GTC champs

The East London Grand Prix Circuit was packed with motor racing enthusiasts from all over the country on Friday and Saturday for the Global...