North West protests cost over R50mln: Cele

18 December 2018, 9:44 PM
Minister Cele is expected to conclude his provincial visit in Rustenburg with a walk-about to assess police visibility.
Motorists urged to be cautious in Johannesburg 19 December 2018, 12:40 PM

Authorities have warned motorists to be cautious when parking their vehicles especially in central Johannesburg.

Ambulance with patients.
Nine killed in two Free State crashes 19 December 2018, 12:00 PM

Nine people have died in two separate crashes in the Free State. In the first one, two people were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in overturned on the N6 between Smithfield and Reddersburg.

Police Minister Bheki Cele deployment of Tactical Response Team.
TRT in Sophiatown area contributes to decrease in crime 19 December 2018, 11:24 AM

Gauteng police say the deployment of the police's Tactical Response Team in Sophiatown has contributed to the decrease in violent crimes in the Johannesburg suburb.

Motorists and police official
Law enforcement agencies urged to be tough on motorists 19 December 2018, 9:38 AM

Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane has urged law enforcement agencies to declare a zero tolerance approach to motorists who display unbecoming behaviour.

E Cape initiate death toll rises to 18 19 December 2018, 8:10 AM

Another initiate has died at Brack Kloof outside Komani in the Eastern Cape.

The new SAASA card as well as the old one
SASSA suspects fraud as beneficiaries don’t collect new cards 19 December 2018, 8:07 AM

The social security agency SASSA says it cannot rule out the possibility that about 370 000 beneficiaries who have not collected the new gold card could have been getting social grants fraudulently.

Foreign nationals evicted from their homes in Alex 19 December 2018, 7:34 AM

Several foreign nationals have been evicted from their homes in Alexandra north of Johannesburg. Some of the locals are accusing them of having illegally obtained the RDP houses they are occupying.

Alex fire
Human Settlements Department calls for halt to donations for Alex victims 19 December 2018, 7:17 AM

The Gauteng Human Settlements Department has request the public to stop sending donations to the Alexandra shack fire victims as they have received enough to help them.

Smoke from burning houses
Smokers suspected to have caused St Francis Bay fire 19 December 2018, 7:02 AM

The fires that damaged luxury houses in the holiday town of St Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape are suspected to have been caused by a group of people smoking in the bush.

Eldos woman stabbed by mother to be laid to rest 19 December 2018, 6:08 AM

The funeral of a woman who died after she was allegedly stabbed by her mother will take place in Eldorado Park, south of Johannesburg on Wednesday.

Smoke seen in the sky
Cape wildfires contained, winds die down 18 December 2018, 9:39 PM

Families who were evacuated from McGregor and surrounding areas in the Langeberg Municipality in the Western Cape on Tuesday because of a fire in the area have returned to their homes.

Pomfret villagers refuse to relocate 18 December 2018, 9:23 PM

Pomfret villagers in the North West are refusing relocation to more habitable areas.

Water drop
Water restored in western areas of Tshwane 18 December 2018, 8:28 PM

The water supply challenges in the western areas of the City of Tshwane have been resolved.

Houses on fire
St Francis Bay wildfire destroys several houses 18 December 2018, 3:46 PM

The Kouga Municipality says it has deployed additional fire personnel to assist in extinguishing the runaway fires.

Metro police on the street
Jo’burg Metro to intensify roadblocks 18 December 2018, 3:43 PM

Johannesburg Metro Police chief, David Tembe, says drunk driving continues to be a major concern and roadblocks will be intensified throughout this period. 

A taxi involved in a crash
Alcohol a major contributor in SA road crashes 18 December 2018, 3:01 PM

The national police management says driving under the influence of alcohol remains a major contributory factor to the country's road carnage

Mawethu Mosery with IEC logo
2019 national election: IEC updates KZN journalists 18 December 2018, 2:00 PM

The Independent Electoral Commission has announced a proposed legislative amendment to allow political parties and South African citizens, to inspect the voters roll ahead of next year's national election.

Mayor Herman Mashaba
Fake goods fund Joburg crime says Mayor 18 December 2018, 1:12 PM

The City of Joburg says more than R80-million worth of counterfeit goods have been confiscated in Johannesburg in a month.

Michael Masutha
TRC recommendations implemented: Masutha 18 December 2018, 12:23 PM

As the government continues on a reconciliatory drive, researchers and philosophers have spent a great deal of time explaining that while justice alone is not enough for reconciliation it seems to be a key element to it.

Suspects to appear in court for burning two women 18 December 2018, 11:34 AM

Five suspects in a case where two women were allegedly burnt to death for practising witchcraft, will appear at Mount Ayliff Magistrates' Court at EmaXesibeni in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday.

Pastor accused of sex crimes seeks bail 18 December 2018, 10:55 AM

The bail hearing of a pastor from Lindelani near KwaMashu, north of Durban, is on Tuesday expected to continue in the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court.

Traffic Cops
RTMC says fatalities a cause for concern 18 December 2018, 10:25 AM

The Road Traffic Management Corporation says it's worrying that there have already been so many fatal crashes since the start of the holiday period with the long weekend just past.  

Family members mourning
N West family reeling in shock following crash 18 December 2018, 9:44 AM

The Molefe family in Lehurutshe village near Zeerust in the North West are still reeling in shock following a tragic crash at the weekend.

Sun City resort
“Events planned at Sun City to go ahead as scheduled” 18 December 2018, 9:04 AM

Sun City's management in the North West says all the events planned for the festive period in the resort, will go ahead as scheduled. 

Over 900 suspects to appear in Gauteng courts 18 December 2018, 8:01 AM

At least 900 suspects are on Tuesday expected to appear in different courts in Gauteng.

Car damaged in accident
Eastern Cape road death toll rises as family is killed 18 December 2018, 5:46 AM

Eastern Cape authorities say six people, believed to be relatives, died in a head-on collision on the R61 road near Mount Nicholas in Libode in the Eastern Cape.

A destroyed mini bus taxi
Death toll on roads rises to over 80 17 December 2018, 9:16 PM

The number of deaths on roads in three coastal provinces over the long weekend has now risen to at least over 80.

Marchers with anti-abuse placards
Fathers and sons against gender-based violence 17 December 2018, 8:45 PM

Fathers and their sons took to the streets of Pietermaritzburg on Monday as part of the campaign against gender-based violence.

Litter on the side of a road
Mangaung Municipality intensifies by-laws against littering 17 December 2018, 7:48 PM

The Mangaung Metro municipality urged the community to keep the city clean, and says it plans to intensify its by-laws to minimise littering.

Police van outside the house
Taxi boss shoots three children, then himself 17 December 2018, 7:15 PM

A 48 year-old taxi boss allegedly shot and killed his three children before turning the gun on himself. It is believed that the mother of the children was not home at the time of the shooting.