SA outraged by murder of Eastern Cape Wits student in Dutywa

An Eastern Cape man tried to take his own life after allegedly killing Wits University student Asithandile “Kwasa” Zozo in Dutywa on Monday. The death...

Eased restrictions will see increase in Covid-19 cases — Prof Salim...

SA will see a slight increase in Covid-19 infections in the next 10 days, according to the chair of the Covid-19 ministerial advisory committee,...

Former first lady takes Jacob Zuma to court over maintenance

Former president Jacob Zuma is reported to be opposing an application for maintenance by his estranged wife, Tobeka Madiba-Zuma. The former first lady was present...

‘It’s like Christmas’: Thirsty South Africans are here for the sale...

The sale of alcohol is allowed again and South Africans are rejoicing, many tweeting memes and hilarious anecdotes about their excitement. On Saturday, President Cyril...

WATCH I Freezing cold in Komani  

  https://youtu.be/c3peXewcBBQ WATCH: Snow falling gently in Komani this morning     Video: SUPPLIED As snow fell during the early hours of Tuesday morning in Komani the minimum...

Restaurant Association of SA cheers while hurt tobacco industry is wary

The tobacco industry has cautiously welcomed the announcement that cigarettes can be sold from Tuesday, but the ban on trade for five months has...

JUST IN | Ban on alcohol & cigarettes lifted from Monday...

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the country will be moving to alert level 2 with bans on travel between provinces and the sale...

Ramaphosa to address nation at 8pm, Covid-19 state of disaster to...

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation about the Covid-19 state of disaster at 8pm on Saturday. Ramaphosa's spokesperson, Tyrone Seale, said the address followed...

WSU student Mani’s theft trial again postponed

A theft trial against a university accounting student has hit yet another snag after it was again postponed in the East London magistrate court...

SA latest Covid-19 statistics – 15 August 2020

As of last night, a cumulative total of 579 140 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded. Case Data Province Total cases for 14 August 2020 Percentage...

BCM breaking law, says DA

The DA has accused BCM of being in contravention of the Municipal Structures Act (No 117 of 1998) due to their failure to provide...

‘Don’t lift bans on alcohol and tobacco’: ANCWL president Bathabile Dlamini

ANC Women's League remains opposed to plans to lift the restrictions 'as SA could be hit by another wave' of Covid-19 infections. ANC Women's League...

Suspected cigarette thief gets R50,000 from police for wrongful detention

DAVE CHAMBERS Back in the days when tobacco was freely available and relatively affordable, rather than only available in the criminal economy at a high...

Applications for Ters benefit extension to open next week

GENEVIEVE QUINTAL The directive allowing for the extended Covid-19 relief scheme has finally been signed and applications are expected to open next week, allowing workers...

SA-born doctor attacked and killed by patient in Canada

A memorial service will be held on Friday night for a 45-year-old SA-born doctor killed in a Canadian clinic this week, allegedly by a...

Gupta lawyer slams ‘incomprehensible’ Eskom and SIU summons for R3.8bn

The Gupta family has slammed a bid by Eskom and the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to sue them for R3.8bn, which the power utility...

JUST IN | SA could move to level two this week...

The country could move to Level 2 this week if Cabinet accepts a recommendation from directors-general to open more sectors of the economy. A forum...

‘Tobacco products kill‚ are not essential’: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

Co-operative governance & traditional affairs (Cogta) minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has dismissed a contention by the Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association (Fita) that the high court...

Police constable in court for ‘raping teen’ on Women’s Day

A 27-year-old police constable who allegedly lured a teenager away from home and raped her on Women's Day was expected to appear in the...

Covid-19 is not spread by breastfeeding, say experts

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has seen a fair share of fake news and conspiracy theories emerge, with the only real result being to sow fear...

How we plan to make women more financially independent: Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says that government is scaling up its support for women to enable them to become financially independent, making them less likely...

Mabuyane meets US ambassador to discuss Covid support

Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane recently hosted a virtual meeting with US amabassador to SA Lana Marks to discuss US support for the province...

Covid-19: 414 new deaths, 8,686 new cases recorded in past 24...

SA has recorded another day of relatively low new Covid-19 infections, with 8,686 cases confirmed in the past 24 hours. But it was a day...

EL Port assisted by COO

The Port of East London was recently visited by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) acting chief operating officer Captain Rufus Lekala, who visited from...

Cigarette sales ban is a sledgehammer to crack a nut‚ says...

The health-care benefits cited by co-operative governance & traditional affairs (Cogta) minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma for the decision to ban tobacco sales during the lockdown...

Social media rewards honest student who returned accidental cash deposit

Third-year University of KwaZulu-Natal student Wandile Ntuli was confused and surprised when someone sent him R9‚000 via e-wallet. Now he is delighted after social media...

SA Latest Covid-19 statistics – 05 August 2020

As of yesterday, a cumulative total of 521 318 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded. Case Data Province Total cases for 04 August 2020 Percentage total Eastern...

SA Latest Covid-19 statistics – 3 August 2020

As of yesterday, a cumulative total of 511 485 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded with 8 195 new cases identified. Case Data Province Total...

No more lockdowns: World Health Organisation warns that the price is...

The World Health Organisation has urged countries not to reimpose national lockdowns in an attempt to stem the spread of Covid-19 due to social...

Parents mulling home-schooling must comply with these rules

Parents who choose to deregister their child from a school and apply for home schooling must comply with specified legal requirements. This is according to...

Eastern Cape ‘will send patients to other provinces’ as Covid-19 soars

The Eastern Cape will need to send Covid-19 patients to neighbouring provinces. This was the admission from project management unit team leader Dr Sibongile Zungu,...

#CrimeStats | You are most likely to be killed in public...

From the streets, to petrol stations, to parks and parking lots, you are most likely to be killed in public, the crime statistics revealed...

#CrimeStats | School bullying sees murders, hundreds of serious assaults

Nine murders and 19 attempted murders which were recorded by the police between April 2019 and March 2020 were as a result of bullying...

R6m KZN hospital burnt to the ground to protest its use...

A security guard has been injured and a R6m hospital building in northern KwaZulu-Natal burnt to the ground, allegedly to protest the hospital being...

Lockdown changes will push curfew to 10pm, allow intraprovincial travel

The government has resolved to ease the curfew by an hour to enable restaurants to maximise their peak customer-serving time. Tourism minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said...

V&A Waterfront the first ‘Covid-19 safe’ tourist attraction in SA

Cape Town's V&A Waterfront has become the first tourist attraction in SA to be considered Covid-19 safe. The attraction was awarded a “global safety and...

Gauteng health MEC told to take ‘leave of absence’ as PPE...

Gauteng health MEC Bandile Masuku has been instructed to take a leave of absence while he is being investigated in connection with the awarding...

SA Latest Covid-19 statistics – 29 July 2020

As of today, a cumulative total of 471 123 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded. Case Data Province Total cases for 29 July 2020 Percentage total Eastern Cape 75872 16,1 Free...

Fuel prices set to rise in August as oil outperforms rand

Global oil prices strode higher during July, setting the stage for fuel price increases in August despite a surprise fight back from the rand....

Alcohol distributors want review of medical report that advised booze ban

NALEDI SHANGE Alcohol distributors, together with other businesses affected by SA's booze ban, want the Medical Research Council (SAMRC) report which supported the ban reviewed. The...

Police can now access state capture inquiry evidence as Ramaphosa changes...

Evidence and testimony presented at the state capture inquiry can now be accessed by law-enforcement agencies. In a gazette published on Tuesday, President Cyril Ramaphosa effected...

DWS warns all to keep rivers clean

The department of water and sanitation (DWS) is calling on both community members and government officials to not forget the importance of protecting their...

Robert McBride not ready for Zondo inquiry

Former Independent Police Investigation Directorate (Ipid) head Robert McBride yesterday failed to appear before the commission of inquiry into state capture to be cross-examined...

Wearing a mask doesn’t ‘create a false sense of security’, new...

Wearing face masks, especially in indoor public spaces, is now mandated or recommended in more than 160 countries A new review published in BMJ Analysis has found...

Four dead after dagga-laden car crashes into bakkie on freeway

Four people died in a horrific crash after their vehicles, one which was laden with cannabis and cigarettes, collided on the N2 in KwaZulu-Natal...

Man ‘confesses’ to killing his mom over drug money

Violence against women and children in SA took another sinister turn at the weekend when a Free State man allegedly confessed to stabbing and...