‘Touched By An Angel’ actress dies at 86

22 November 2017, 8:12 AM
Actress and gospel singer Della Reese, best known for her role in the “Touched By An Angel” television series, has died at the age of 86 at her home in California, her family said on Monday.
Former police officer testifies in Neil Aggett inquest 24 January 2020, 8:16 PM

For the first time since the inquest into the death of anti-apartheid activist, Neil Aggett, began this week, a former police officer at the former John Vorster Square police station has testified.

Parent slams aftercare programme at Cape Town school 24 January 2020, 8:06 PM

A parent has criticised the policy of the after school care programme of Milnerton Primary in Cape Town as harsh, drastic, unfair and lacking ubuntu. 

Pierre Nkurunziza
Burundi lawmakers to make president “Supreme Guide” ahead of elections 24 January 2020, 7:54 PM

Burundi is drawing up legislation ahead of May elections to give President Pierre Nkurunziza the title of "Supreme Guide of Patriotism", state television reported, despite widespread rights abuses and an economic meltdown under his leadership.

Donald Trump
House of Representatives Impeachment Managers to press for the removal of Trump 24 January 2020, 7:41 PM

House of Representatives Impeachment Managers will use their final day of opening arguments in the Senate Impeachment trial of United States President Donald Trump to press for his removal from office.

Eben Etzebeth
Out of court settlement possible in Etzebeth’s racism case : SAHRC 24 January 2020, 6:41 PM

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in the Western Cape says there is a possibility of an out of court settlement in the alleged racist assault case of Springbok rugby star, Eben Etzebeth.

Deborah Dugan
Grammy organisers deny claims award nominations are rigged 24 January 2020, 4:46 PM

The organisers of the Grammy Awards denied allegations that nominations for the highest prizes in the music industry are rigged, calling the claims “categorically false and misleading.”

SA enjoys a great deal of interest from international community: Mboweni 24 January 2020, 4:00 PM

Team South Africa says it has held fruitful bilateral engagements with economic leaders at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

SA ups surveillance for all travellers from Asia after coronavirus outbreak 24 January 2020, 4:00 PM

South Africa’s Department of Health said on Thursday port health authorities have enhanced surveillance for all travellers from Asia, especially China, following an outbreak of coronavirus in the country.

EFF ordered to apologise, pay fine in Harber and Gqubule case 24 January 2020, 3:33 PM

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has been ordered to apologise and pay a fine for its comments that journalists Anton Harber and Thandeka Gqubule worked for the apartheid government.

David Makhura
Makhura orders that all school indemnity forms be revised 24 January 2020, 2:55 PM

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has ordered that all school indemnity forms be revised as they are currently being used to protect one party.

Democrats to argue Trump obstructed probe in third day of impeachment trial 24 January 2020, 1:30 PM

Democrats serving as prosecutors in United States President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial will make their case that he improperly interfered in Congress’ probe of his dealings with Ukraine in their final day of arguments on Friday.

Recovery operations underway following aircraft crash 24 January 2020, 12:10 PM

A large contingent of emergency workers have gathered in Friemersheim near Mossel Bay in the Southern Cape, following Thursday's light aircraft crash.

It will be tough against Chippa United – Tembo 24 January 2020, 10:27 AM

SuperSport United will be looking to bounce back when they host Chippa United in a league match at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville on Friday night (kick-off is at 8pm).

Tensions ease in Newcastle following protests 24 January 2020, 9:47 AM

Tensions have eased in Newcastle in northern KwaZulu-Natal following two days of rampant protests and widespread looting at Osizweni and Madadeni townships.

Western Cape needs 88 train sets to run efficiently 24 January 2020, 6:15 AM

The Western Cape needs 88 train sets to run efficiently, but currently only 33 are operating. This has been revealed at a media briefing - the first in Cape Town since the appointment of PRASA administrator Bongisizwe Mpondo last month. 

China virus death toll mounts to 25, infections spread 24 January 2020, 5:59 AM

A new coronavirus has killed 25 people in China and infected more than 800, the government said on Friday, as the World Health Organization declared it an emergency but stopped short of declaring the epidemic of international concern.

Inquest into Aggett’s death to continue 24 January 2020, 5:54 AM

Anti-apartheid activist Neil Aggett's partner at the time Elizabeth Floyd says she doesn't believe he committed suicide.

Students again warned of bogus private colleges 24 January 2020, 5:47 AM

The Department of Higher Education and Training has warned students to check if private learning institutions are accredited before they enroll.

Second edition of Limpopo Golf Championship launched 23 January 2020, 9:07 PM

The Limpopo Tourism Agency (LTA) and the Sunshine Tour launched the second edition of the Limpopo Golf Championship at Euphoria Golf Estate in Modimolle on Thursday.

Traffic officers given recognition for hard work during festive season 23 January 2020, 8:01 PM

The National Department of Transport has for the first time awarded traffic officers and their respective provincial departments trophies and certificates of excellence for their outstanding performance during the festive season’s traffic safety campaigns

Family wants Nyati Bush Campsite to be shut down 23 January 2020, 7:44 PM

The family of another pupil who died at the Nyati Bush Campsite ten years ago wants the lodge to be shut down.

Mosimane named December Coach of the Month 23 January 2020, 7:00 PM

To be announced as the December Coach of the Month when he’s away with his team on continental duty talks to the level Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane is operating at.

SACP says US must stop bullying the Middle East 23 January 2020, 6:47 PM

The South African Communist Party says the United States must stop bullying the Middle East.

Motupa credits Hunt’s hard work for the POM award 23 January 2020, 4:51 PM

Bidvest Wits striker Gift Motupa says his work rate has improved and he’s crediting head coach Gavin Hunt for that.

Extradition hearing for WikiLeaks’ Assange to be split in two parts 23 January 2020, 3:26 PM

The London hearing to decide whether WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange can be extradited to the United States to face charges including spying will be split in two, with the second half delayed until May, a judge ruled on Thursday.

John Steenhuisen
DA to approach the courts following suspension of two councillors 23 January 2020, 2:54 PM

DA Interim Leader John Steenhuisen says the party has instructed its lawyers to approach the courts on an urgent basis following what he calls the bullying tactics of Gauteng Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Lebogang Maile.

Amcu loses ConCourt appeal 23 January 2020, 2:45 PM

Trade Union AMCU has lost an appeal at the Constitutional Court where it was challenging the fairness of Section 189 sub-section 1 of the Labour Relations Act.

Joburg, Tshwane speakers suspended without pay 23 January 2020, 12:20 PM

Gauteng MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Lebogang Maile has called former Speaker of Johannesburg Vasco Da Gama a 'constitutional delinquent'.

Smoking could increase risk of post-surgery complications: WHO 23 January 2020, 10:27 AM

The World Health Organisation says smoking could significantly increase the risk of post-surgery complications.

WATCH: State Capture Inquiry | Mr Zola Tsotsi 23 January 2020, 10:03 AM

Commission will hear Eskom related testimony from Board Chairperson, Mr Zola Tsotsi, and also from the Internal Communications Specialist for Transnet Group Capital.