Public protector must personally pay towards legal costs for her ruling...

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane must be held personally liable for a percentage of the legal costs related to her office's Estina report, says the...

South Africans with trust issues stockpile booze

CEBELIHLE BHENGU Some South Africans have stockpiled alcohol despite government squashing fake reports on Tuesday about a reintroduction of the ban on liquor sales. Many were...

President Cyril Ramaphosa among first to get Covid-19 vaccine

President Cyril Ramaphosa and health minister Zweli Mkhize will be among the first citizens to get inoculated with the newly acquired Johnson & Johnson...

Initiative aims to tackle GBV and forced marriages

Gender-based violence is one of the biggest crises facing SA, and in an effort to combat the scourge, Joko has partnered with People Opposing...

WSU student killed over alleged muti remarks

A 24-year old Walter Sisulu University student was fatally stabbed during an altercation by a fellow student at St Patricks Court residence in Southernwood...

Cyril Ramaphosa complicit in nonpayment of municipal workers, says Samwu

The SA Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) on Wednesday accused municipalities of cheating workers out of their hard-earned money. This follows the failure to pay workers...

Stats SA survey reveals dramatic increase in violent crime

South Africans are increasingly feeling unsafe. The latest crime survey, released by Stats SA in Pretoria on Thursday, has revealed dramatic increases in violent crimes,...

Author’s debut novel on gender-based violence

Local resident Sibaphiwe Ndlela published his first book, Nokuthula’s Story, recently. The book took Ndlela three months to complete and is about a girl...

Eskom’s top managers demand pay hike – report

Eskom’s senior managers – who earn R1.5m to R3m a year – are taking the power utility to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and...

Toned-down Sona to cost R100,000 – saving SA millions

NONKULULEKO NJILO President Cyril Ramaphosa's state of the nation address (Sona) on Thursday will cost the country just over R100,000, saving the country millions of...

SA’s total Covid-19 death toll climbs to 33,163

STAFF REPORTER SA recorded 339 deaths related to Covid-19 on Sunday night, bringing the country’s total death toll to 33,163 Health minister Zweli Mkhize said the...

Information regulator says WhatsApp cannot share users’ contact information

Facebook Inc cannot share any contact information it collects from WhatsApp users with its other properties without first obtaining authorisation from South Africa's Information...

Kolbe’s troublesome ankle casts doubt over his availability for the Boks’...

Cheslin Kolbe’s troublesome ankle is casting an ominous shadow over his availability for Sunday’s Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against Wales in Yokohama. Kolbe first pulled...

Youngsters most anxious about ocean pollution, climate change

Younger South Africans are more concerned about the impact of climate change on the world’s ocean’s than their older compatriots‚ a global consumer survey...

South Africans using 40kg of paper each per year

The average South African uses 40kg of paper a year. In 2011, the average was 10kg more. On World Recycling Day on Monday, the Paper Manufacturers...

Chimpanzees in the wild reduced to ‘forest ghettos’

Urban expansion and hunting have pushed chimpanzees, humanity's closest relative in the animal kingdom, into shrinking islets of wildness, top experts said Tuesday after...

Hackers siphoned R250-million in banking-related crimes in 2017

Hackers using state-of-the-art technology stole and defrauded South Africans out of R250-million in a single year. The South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric)‚ in...

Gun Free SA tells police to destroy firearms to keep them...

Gun Free SA on Tuesday urged the South African Police Service (SAPS) to destroy seized and surrendered firearms. The last such destruction took place in...

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...

Cellphone giants doing all they can to keep SA connected during...

Load-shedding doesn’t only mean being in the dark. It also results in the loss of cellphone connection, telecommunication giants MTN and Vodacom have confirmed. Both...

Spirit of giving is helping ‘missing middle’ students

Corporate South Africa and individuals are making a positive difference to the country's student funding crisis, by sponsoring tertiary studies and offering workplace learning. In...

SA power supply ‘constrained and vulnerable’ for the week ahead

The country's electricity supply remains “extremely constrained and vulnerable”, and the probability of load-shedding remains for the week ahead, said Eskom. This was due to...

Twitter curators will block hate speech while allowing users to follow...

Twitter users will soon be able to follow topics that interest them. These will include sports teams and television shows, with a selection of tweets...

Trio shine at Bhisho Games

Three elderly members from the Real View Foundation participated at the Golden Games in Bhisho recently and came back with a number of medals. Nomasomi...

SA men are sexually abused too, but stigmas stop them from...

Following TimesLIVE's publication of a story in which a 30-year-old KwaZulu-Natal woman was handed a life sentence for raping her 10-year-old cousin, a string...

After being excluded for two years, Wandile, 8, finally starts school

After being denied his right to education for two years, Wandile Shelembe, 8, of Ntuzuma, north of Durban, started grade 1 on Tuesday. Wandile was...

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...

SA to get first million doses of Covid-19 vaccine this month

MAWANDE AMASHABALALA Health minister Zweli Mkhize on Thursday announced that the country will receive its first million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine this month. Mkhize was...

Inspired activists out to improve youth literacy

Two young activists from Scenery Park are working hard to bring the joy of reading to young children in East London, Komani and Tsholomnqa. Ayabulela...

Here’s what you need to know about the Cape Flats murders

Community leaders, law enforcement officials and members of the public continue to express their shock and concern after the death of 11 people in...

Phumzile van Damme resigns as DA MP

Outspoken DA member Phumzile van Damme has resigned as a MP. In a statement, she said she wrote to National Assembly speaker Thandi Modise on...

ANC to Cyril Ramaphosa: Halve the unemployment rate in five years

The ANC has set an ambitious target for President Cyril Ramaphosa's government: halve the unemployment rate from 27% to 14% in the next five...

Unprecedented spike in cyber attacks since declaration of national disaster

SA has seen an unprecedented increase in attacks on digital networks since President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a state of disaster on March 15, cybersecurity...

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...

President Cyril Ramaphosa defends the judiciary

APHIWE DEKLERK President Cyril Ramaphosa has come out in defence of the judiciary after recent attacks on judges by EFF leader Julius Malema and former...

WATCH | Crocodile attacks leopard trying to steal its food

https://youtu.be/ydWiCzxIb1Y In the bush animals often try to steal food from others, but this crocodile was having none of it. This sighting was captured by Alberto...

Post Office and Nal’ibali promote childhood literacy

In honour of National Literacy Month, the SA Post Office (SAPO) has partnered with NGO Nal'ibali to organise a special commemorative event on Friday...

Superb Stokes century levels Ashes series in dramatic fashion

An extraordinary 135 not out from Ben Stokes earned England an exciting one-wicket victory in the third Ashes test on Sunday to level the...

Covid-19 peaks could overwhelm capabilities of health facilities: expert

ERNEST MABUZA The problem facing SA is preventing a surge in the number of Covid-19 infections which could overwhelm hospitals in Gauteng, a health and...

Extreme weather to become the norm, says UN report

Extreme heatwaves that previously only struck once every 50 years are now expected to happen once per decade because of global warming, while downpours...

Exposing children to smoking is like suffocating them – child health...

SIPOKAZI FOKAZI A leading child health specialist has described the exposure of children to second-hand cigarette smoke and other electronic nicotine delivery devices, such as...

Doctors and hospitals won’t be able to charge what they like...

Health workers, nurses, doctors, dentists, specialists, physiotherapists, paramedics and hospitals will be subject to price control and guidelines if the NHI bill is passed. Theses...

Planned new road rules leave too much to discretion of functionaries:...

A traffic watchdog organisation has cried foul over the short public comment period on draft regulations for the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences...

Unemployment reaches record highs — Stats SA

Unemployment increased by 54,000, according to the latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) released by Stats SA on Tuesday. This puts the number of unemployed...

Only 8% of South Africans speak English at home – report

IsiZulu is South Africa’s most spoken language. This according to StatsSA’s latest General Household Survey (GHS) which released its report at the end of...

DA scores R15m from Oppenheimer’s daughter

NONKULULEKO NJILO In a single payment, Mary Slack, the daughter of industrialist Harry Oppenheimer, gave the DA a R15m donation. The payment, made on May 14,...

Lack of state funding ‘cripples fight against gender-based violence’

A lack of government funding for shelters is halting the fight against gender-based violence in SA. “We are not just talking about gender-based violence. We’re...

Ramaphosa likely to extend Covid-19 lockdown regulations, but some rules could...

Aphiwe Deklerk President Cyril Ramaphosa is likely to announce an extension of the stricter level four lockdown regulations when he addresses the nation on Sunday...

It’s been hard, but we’re going to get things right: new...

Two months into the job, newly-appointed Gauteng health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku says his journey has been a roller-coaster ride so far. "I haven't felt...

Our courts stink, literally, but De Lille promises cash to fix...

The department of public works and infrastructure has set aside more than R260m for the repairs and refurbishment of court buildings across the country. Addressing...