March 2021 payment dates for SASSA Social Grants

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

East London to be renamed, and it’s likely to be Gompo

Port Elizabeth is history. The biggest metro in the province is now called Gqeberha. East London is next and metro residents are likely to awake...

‘Kidnapped’ East London man Schalk Van der Merwe withdraws charge, suspect...

A kidnapping case took an unexpected twist this week when the charge was withdrawn and the suspect was released from custody. National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)...

Still plenty tea in Nkandla for those who want to visit‚...

Former president Jacob Zuma on Sunday said there was still plenty of tea available for those who wanted to visit his Nkandla homestead. This as...

Ramaphosa praises soldiers for ‘essential’ Covid deployment

The SA National Defence Force can be relied upon no matter the circumstances, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday. Speaking on Armed Forces Day, Ramaphosa,...

Man charged for kidnapping of East London businessman Schalk van der...

The 30-year-old male who was taken in for questioning by police on Saturday afternoon has been linked to the crime and charged for the...

Fire damages Fort Hare economics building

A fire that broke out at the University of Fort Hare in Alice has left a trail of damage in the economics building. The building,...

Argentina health minister resigns after reports of VIP vaccine access

Argentina's health minister resigned on Friday after reports that people had been able to use connections to get access to Covid-19 vaccines to which...

Kidnapped East London businessman found safe, man taken in for questioning

Schalk van der Merwe, the East London businessman who was kidnapped this week, has been found safe and sound. Van der Merwe, 32, was kidnapped...

Suspects arrested while ‘trying to sell elephant tusks’ at King Shaka...

Six men arrested while allegedly searching for a buyer for elephant tusks at King Shaka International Airport in Durban are expected to appear in...

School no big deal for little ones

The school shoes may have been uncomfortable and not having the time to build Lego was quite an adjustment, but mummy’s yummy mini-burgers and...

Kidnapped East London businessman Schalk van der Merwe’s car found abandoned

The car of kidnapped East London businessman Schalk van der Merwe has been found abandoned in bushes near Ngqamakhwe, outside Butterworth. Schalk van der Merwe was kidnapped...

LISTEN | East London businessman kidnapped in front of Butterworth staff

An East London businessman was allegedly kidnapped in Butterworth, where he runs a workshop, on Thursday afternoon. Schalk van der Merwe, 32, was allegedly forced...

JUST IN | Eastern Cape health MEC Sindiswa Gomba fired

Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane has fired health MEC Sindiswa Gomba. Mabuyane announced he had fired Gomba at a news conference on Thursday. This was...

MK vets head to Nkandla to do what is ‘necessary’ to...

uMkhonto weSizwe military veterans said they are ready to do their “level best” to protect former president Jacob Zuma from being arrested. The members of...

Umalusi gives green light for release of matric exam results

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You must still pay school fees despite Covid-19 breaks, says Angie...

Parents who wonder if they can skip paying school fees in the context of Covid-enforced longer school breaks have been categorically given the answer:...

Special “350 COVID-19 grant” extension

President Cyril Ramaphosa extended the Special 350 COVID-19 Grant, by a further three months, yesterday. SASSA has processed in excess of 9,6 million applications...

Ramaphosa spoke but said nothing at all: opposition parties react to...

The fire that destroyed SA is the ANC government which allowed the looting and stealing of taxpayers' money, says the FF+ The FF+ on Thursday...

Sighs of relief as Cyril Ramaphosa says R350 and TERS grants...

Millions of needy South Africans who were benefiting from the monthly special Covid-19 social relief of distress grant of R350 can breathe a sigh...

Lights out at 10pm! Eskom rolls out stage 2 load-shedding

Load-shedding is back from 10pm on Tuesday. Eskom has announced that it would implement stage 2 rolling blackouts overnight until 5am on Wednesday. The power utility...

‘We will support Zuma until death do us part’: MKMVA heads...

The Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) will visit former president Jacob Zuma at Nkandla on Thursday to show their unwavering support for...

IN QUOTES | From vaccines to Zuma & Ramaphosa: DA’s John...

DA leader John Steenhuisen says there is no good or bad faction in the ANC, but rather South Africans have been misled to believe...

Woman takes police to ConCourt for not finding her or catching...

In December 2010‚ a woman was assaulted‚ dragged into bushes‚ tied up‚ blindfolded and raped‚ apparently by more than one man‚ for more than...

BREAKING | East London business fined R5 000 after video surfaces

Buffalo City Metro on Monday said that the management of an East London establishment had been arrested after a video had surfaced showing patrons...

‘Disappointment’ as experts confirm Covid vaccine that arrived in SA not...

As a result, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize confirmed that the vaccination rollout would be halted It’s “largely disappointing news”: the AstraZeneca vaccine that arrived...

‘Nothing left to steal at school — now the criminals have...

Vandalised facilities, a disintegrating structure and now blackened walls as a result of an alleged arson attack  — staff are at their wits’ end...

Driver injured as ambulance collides with Quantum

An ambulance collided with a Quantum just before Ultra City Mthatha on Saturday morning. The ambulance was driving from Mbekweni Health centre, heading to Mthatha...

Police apprehend bogus East London miracle pastor Israel after a two-year...

Controversial fake “miracle” pastor Jay Israel has been nabbed by the police. He was apparently in possession of a fraudulent passport and permit. Israel, 28,...

Parents get two life terms each for raping‚ sexually grooming their...

The Pretoria magistrate’s court has sentenced a couple to two life terms and 22 years’ imprisonment each for various sexual offences‚ abuse of their...

Eskom spent R840m on flats for staff, but no-one can live...

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‘Arrest Zuma’- Mbuyiseni Ndlozi calls for Jacob Zuma’s head after ConCourt...

Former president Jacob Zuma must face arrest for defying the Constitutional Court by refusing to testify before the Zondo commission. This is the view of...

SA to nominate Cuban medics for Nobel prize, says grateful Ramaphosa

SA will nominate the Cuban medical brigade for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for its work around the world to fight Covid-19. President Cyril Ramaphosa...

JUST IN | Booze unbanned and beaches open as Ramaphosa eases...

SA will remain under lockdown level 3, but a number of the restrictions — including the ban on the sale of alcohol and the...

‘I do not fear being arrested’: Jacob Zuma flouts Constitutional Court...

Former president Jacob Zuma has vowed not to co-operate with the state capture commission despite a ruling by the Constitutional Court compelling him to...

February payment dates for SASSA Social Grants

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

President Cyril Ramaphosa to address the nation tonight

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 8pm about the latest developments regarding Covid-19. His spokesperson Tyron Seale confirmed on Monday that the president...

Former SA president Jacob Zuma ordered to appear before judge Zondo

The Constitutional Court has ordered former president Jacob Zuma to abide by a summons to appear before the state capture commission and give evidence...

SA’s first batch of Covid-19 vaccines will be here on February...

  Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said on Wednesday night that 1 million doses of the vaccine — from the Serum Institute of India (SII)...

Jail for Eastern Cape man with 14-year-old ‘girlfriend’

A 28-year-old man convicted for the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl who he claimed was his girlfriend has been sentenced to three years...

Open the beaches and let the wine flow, Winde pleads with...

Thousands of jobs and billions of rand are haemorrhaging from the Western Cape’s economy, premier Alan Winde said on Tuesday as he called for...

Transnet National Ports Authority relocating to Nelson Mandela Bay

A decade after planning to move Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) to one of its ports, it is relocating to Nelson Mandela Bay. This was...

Ngqushwa mayor dies in East London hospital after short illness

Ngqushwa municipality mayor Nombuyiselo Magingxa, 54, has died. Magingxa died on Monday morning after a short illness after being admitted to a private East London...

Roads closed‚ bridges submerged after heavy rainfall in Kruger Park

Heavy rains over large parts of the Kruger National Park on Sunday night have resulted in the Sand‚ Nwasitshaka and Sabie rivers flowing strongly‚...

Ramaphosa, Cele and Mbalula – what Jackson Mthembu said of each...

President Cyril Ramaphosa and police and transport ministers Bheki Cele and Fikile Mbalula were the three politicians the late minister Jackson Mthembu talked about...

Eastern Cape man jailed for life after assaulting three young girls

A man who sexually assaulted two girls aged 9 and 11 and assaulted a 13-year-old girl has been sentenced to life in prison. Eastern Cape...

Bheki Cele orders top cop probe into Mpumalanga premier mask slip

Police minister Bheki Cele has ordered an investigation into the circumstances around Mpumalanga premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane not wearing a mask at the funeral of...

SASSA Social Grant Payment dates for the month of February 2021...

SASSA has recently released a payment schedule for the month of February, and are as follows: Older Person’s Grants will be paid from 3...

Raymond Zondo ‘in good health’ amid Covid-19 fears

The state capture inquiry has assured the public that its chairperson, deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, was in good health and not showing any...

It’s ‘no’ to annual Valentine’s Day weddings on Robben Island

This year would have marked 21 years of celebrating love on the island The annual historic Robben Island Valentine’s Day weddings have been cancelled for...