Oh‚ shivers! Two cold fronts to hit SA from early Thursday...

SA should brace itself for icy temperatures‚ wind and rain as two winter-weather fronts hit the country this week. Snow could fall on high-lying areas...

How Cape Town doctors used an amniotic sac to save a...

A Cape Town doctor’s decision to save a mother’s amniotic sac during a complex C-section birth has saved the life of baby Ephraim Maleho,...

Earthquake of 3.5 magnitude strikes Boksburg

An earthquake struck Boksburg in the east of Johannesburg at 6.32am on Friday. The Council for Geoscience said preliminary data indicated that the earthquake measured...

Olympic gold medal and world record for Tatjana Schoenmaker

Tatjana Schoenmaker scooped SA’s first gold medal of the Tokyo Games as she won the women’s 200m breaststroke in a world record on Friday...

Social grants: Here are SASSA payment dates for August 2021 and...

The schedule for social grants SASSA payment dates for August 2021 is now available, including for disability, older persons and all other grants. Given the...

Why the next 48 hours are critical for Team SA at...

By the time most South Africans wake up on Tuesday morning‚ Tatjana Schoenmaker should have won the country’s first Olympic medal at the Tokyo...

WATCH | ‘You are not alone’: Man braces cold to play...

A Mossel Bay man took his accordion, stood in the cold outside the hospital where his wife is receiving treatment in the Covid-19 wards,...

Curb electricity usage‚ as load-shedding risk is rising‚ warns Eskom

Eskom says it may need to implement load-shedding at short notice on Thursday‚ due to high usage of electricity during the cold snap coupled...

How’s Zuma holding up in prison? Mzwanele Manyi says ‘very serious...

Jacob Zuma’s spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi has shed some light on the former president's condition in prison, saying he is “having serious issues" there. Zuma is...

Elections should be postponed to 2022 or they will be flawed,...

Former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke says local government elections scheduled for October 27 this year will not be free and fair under Covid-19...

Cap that! Mom and daughter graduate together at UCT

A promise that a Cape Town mother made to her daughters — that she will enrol at university with them — came to fruition...

Thulas Nxesi announces extension of Ters applications: here’s who can apply

South Africans still impacted by the lockdown restrictions‚ including those who work in the entertainment industry‚ are eligible to apply for the Covid-19 temporary...

Former SAPS officer who stole docket‚ pawned laptop is jailed for...

Five thousand rand. That’s the sum a warrant officer‚ subsequently dismissed from the force‚ demanded from a suspect charged with reckless and negligent driving in...

WATCH | Jacob Zuma supporter and former Ukhozi presenter leaves police...

Former Ukhozi FM presenter and Jacob Zuma supporter Ngizwe Mchunu left police headquarters in Durban in handcuffs on Monday and is headed to Gauteng...

WATCH | Police recover looted goods including beds‚ electronic goods and...

On Monday police recovered thousands of rands worth of items stolen from warehouses and retail stores in Durban during widespread looting in KwaZulu-Natal last...

Government lifts ban on large gatherings in bid to quell unrest

The government has lifted the ban on gatherings with immediate effect. In a notice published in the government gazette on July 14‚ co-operative governance and...

Grim milestone passed as SA confirms more than 600 Covid-19 deaths...

There were 633 Covid-19 related deaths recorded in the past 24 hours, taking the country past another grim milestone. The deaths — the highest since...

Fuel refinery confirms shutdown amid ongoing violence in KZN and Gauteng

SA's largest crude-oil refinery‚ Sapref‚ has shut down operations amid the ongoing violence in KwaZulu-Natal. The refinery‚ in the South Durban Basin‚ sent out an...

Taxi council distances itself from any possible violence in East Cape

The South African National Taxi Council in the Eastern Cape has distanced itself from any possible riots and looting in the province. SANTACO deputy chair...

Military to be deployed in KZN and Gauteng as looting spreads

The cabinet has taken a decision to deploy members of the military in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in the wake of the protests against the...

Mob sets mall in Vosloorus on fire — several shops looted,...

https://youtu.be/-zYfXaJ78Yc A violent mob on Monday morning set Naledi Mall in Vosloorus alight, Ekurhuleni disaster and emergency management services said. “I can confirm that we have...

Kgothatso Montjane’s loses in Wimbledon wheelchair singles final but makes SA...

Kgothatso Montjane may not have won the Wimbledon wheelchair singles final on Sunday night but the Limpopo-born player's star shone bright as she battled...

Adjusted Alert Level 4 for another 14 days

Cabinet after consultation with the provinces has decided to maintain the country at Adjusted Alert Level 4 for another 14 days.  This means that...

SA’s Kgothatso Montjane makes history reaching Wimbledon final

World No.5 wheelchair tennis star Kgothatso Montjane ousted Momoko Ohtani 7-6(3) 4-6 6-4 to reach her first Wimbledon final at the All England Lawn...

Beleaguered Ace Magashule says ‘no need to study judgment’ but believes...

Suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule says there is no need for him to read the Johannesburg high court full bench ruling dismissing his bid...

Police deployed to Nkandla as protest action grows in KZN

The police were deployed to Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday morning. The deployment came after widespread protests in and around Durban following a viral message...

Lack of rainfall in EC impact water levels negatively

The Department of Water and Sanitation’s weekly status of reservoir indicates that Eastern Cape water storage capacity has recorded a slight decrease, the combined...

Motorcade leaves Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead moments after ambulance allowed in

An eight-vehicle motorcade pulled out of the Zuma family's Nkandla homestead about 11.15pm on Wednesday night, but it was not immediately clear whether former...

Zuma in last-ditch plea to ConCourt to stave off imminent arrest

The former president's lawyers say in a letter to the Constitutional Court that police had informed them that they would make an arrest on...

Police air wing on standby for possible deployment to Nkandla

According to well-placed SAPS sources, members of the air wing unit are on standby in Empangeni, about 130km from Jacob Zuma's homestead The KwaZulu-Natal police's...

ANC suspends ‘very rogue’ Carl Niehaus

The ANC has suspended controversial party member and staffer Carl Niehaus with immediate effect. This comes after Niehaus on Tuesday released a statement defying the...

Police minister Bheki Cele arrives in KZN as Zuma arrest deadline...

Police minister Bheki Cele has arrived in KwaZulu-Natal as the deadline for the arrest of former president Jacob Zuma looms. Cele was mandated by the...

Nelson Mandela Bay becoming EC epicentre with 60% of Covid cases

Nelson Mandela Bay is fast becoming the epicentre of Covid-19 in the Eastern Cape with nearly 60% of cases recorded in the province located...

Organisers of Nkandla event to be brought to book‚ ANC likens...

Organisers of the superspreader event outside former president Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home will be brought to book‚ the ANC said on Tuesday. Scores of ANC...

Thuli Madonsela: ‘How come those organising rallies are not arrested or...

Former public protector Prof Thuli Madonsela says she is “baffled” that some citizens face arrest for the violation of lockdown regulations‚ while those organising...

Interpol red notice issued against Gupta brothers, wives to face charges...

The Investigating Directorate (ID) says efforts to bring the Gupta brothers and their wives back to SA to face charges have intensified, with Interpol...

24,270 Covid-19 cases recorded as SA sees highest ever single-day increase

SA saw its highest ever number of single-day Covid-19 infections on Friday, with 24,270 new cases recorded in 24 hours. This is significantly higher than...

Raymond Zondo appointed acting chief justice

Deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo has taken on the role of acting chief justice. This was announced by the office of the chief justice...

Jacob Zuma’s 11th-hour bid to avoid going to jail

In a last-ditch attempt to save himself from prison, former president Jacob Zuma will file court papers at the Constitutional Court on Friday. Two independent...

Jacob Zuma guilty of contempt of court, sentenced to 15-month jail...

Former president Jacob Zuma is guilty of contempt of court for failure to comply with an order of the Constitutional Court to honour a...

SA moves to alert level 4 for 14 days: Cyril Ramaphosa

All gatherings are prohibited, effectively immediately, except for funerals with a maximum of 50 people, said President Cyril Ramaphosa. The sale of all alcohol...

SA’s third wave: 157 deaths and 17,958 new Covid-19 cases in...

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases says 17,958 new Covid-19 cases have been identified in SA, representing a 25.6% positivity rate. Its report, issued on...

What to expect when Ramaphosa addresses the nation on Sunday

When President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the nation on Sunday, indications are he is likely to ban gatherings and tighten restrictions on alcohol. Acting health minister...

Matric exams to start on November 1 and end on December...

It’s official: the national senior certificate exams for matric pupils will start on November 1 and end on December 7. The exam papers scheduled to...

Cash smuggler forfeits R2m to Sars

A man who tried to smuggle US dollars worth about R2m out of the country has forfeited the money to the SA Revenue Service...

‘I think they stole my iPad’: Ramaphosa puzzled as gadget goes...

Moments before delivering an important announcement in Cape Town on Tuesday‚ President Cyril Ramaphosa‚ who is a stickler for time‚ had a moment of...

Are you 40 and over? Acting health minister wants you to...

Acting health minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says the government is looking at opening the Covid-19 vaccine registration portal for people aged 40 years and older. Kubayi-Ngubane...

July 2021 payment dates for SASSA Social Grants

SASSA Social Grant July 2021 SASSA has recently released a payment schedule for the month of July, and are as follows: Older Person’s Grants will...

Political leaders are contributing to the increase in Covid-19 infections‚ says...

Acting health minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has criticised some political leaders for “irresponsible” behaviour and hosting mass public gatherings amid the surge in Covid-19 infections. She...

Only a court can ‘unsuspend’ ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa‚ Ace Magashule...

Suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule insists that ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa remains “suspended” until a court of law decides otherwise. This was the salvo fired...