Eastern Cape government concerned as initiation death toll increases

7 December 2019, 4:07 PM
Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane is calling on those looking after initiates to ensure the youngsters drink enough water and are provided with medication where necessary amid the continued rise in initiate deaths.
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Bodies of three trapped miners at Tau Lekoa mine found 7 December 2019, 8:19 PM

Three bodies of the four people trapped at the Tau Lekoa mine shaft have been recovered.

Desmond Tutu
Tutu continues to receive treatment in a Cape Town hospital 7 December 2019, 4:12 PM

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu continues to receive treatment in a Cape Town hospital for a recurring infection. The 88-year-old clergyman was hospitalised earlier this week.

Anele Hoyana laid to rest 7 December 2019, 3:35 PM

The man, who was murdered allegedly by his friend in the Eastern Cape, has been buried at his home in Kwelerha in East London.

Miners
Efforts under way to extract trapped Tau Lekoa miners 7 December 2019, 2:58 PM

Tau Lekoa mine management near Klerksdrop in the North West says they are still working to extract the remaining four workers trapped underground.

Power disrupted after substation explosion in Joburg 7 December 2019, 1:09 PM

An explosion at the Brynorth substation has left a number of areas in the North of Johannesburg without power

Manhunt under way following Olievenhoutbosch taxi rank killing 7 December 2019, 12:36 PM

Police are searching for two suspects after yet another taxi killing at Olievenhoutbosch taxi rank in Pretoria. Authorities say a taxi official belonging to the ARMSTA taxi association was shot by two men who fled on foot.

Miners trapped in Orkney 7 December 2019, 12:27 PM

A systemic tremor at the Orkney mine, Tau Lefa, near Klerksdorp in North West has left five people trapped underground.

Hopes high for Tutu’s discharge from hospital next week 7 December 2019, 12:22 PM

Chairperson of the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, Niclas Kjellstrom-Matseke, says they hope Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu will be discharged from hospital early next week.

Anele Hoyana’s funeral under way 7 December 2019, 11:53 AM

Forty-year-old Anele Hoyana is being buried in East London on Saturday.

Load shedding continues on Saturday 7 December 2019, 11:45 AM

Eskom says it has made some progress in reducing unplanned breakdowns but stage 2 load shedding will continue until 11pm Saturday.

Suspect killed, officer wounded in shootout 6 December 2019, 8:35 PM

A suspect has been killed and another wounded after a shootout with JMPD officers in Hillbrow, Johannesburg on Friday evening.

Busisiwe Mkhwebane
North West municipalities still disregard Public Protector’s recommendations: Mkhwebane 6 December 2019, 8:16 PM

The Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane says even though her office works hard investigating cases to root out corruption, some municipalities in the North West are still disregarding the recommendations given out by her office.

Workers at former Bosasa-controlled property uncertain about future of their jobs 6 December 2019, 8:09 PM

Workers at the former Bosasa-controlled Lindela Repatriation Centre and Youth Development Centre say they are uncertain about the future of their jobs.

Closed roads in Soweto as residents protest over lack of electricity 6 December 2019, 4:12 PM

Motorists are warned about closed roads at Mofolo North in Soweto after residents took to the streets protesting over a lack of electricity in the area.

Mbalula reopens upgraded N2 road between Mtunzini Toll Plaza, Empangeni 6 December 2019, 3:03 PM

Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula, has reopened the newly-upgraded N2 road, between Mtunzini Toll Plaza and Empangeni just south of Richards Bay on the KwaZulu Natal north coast.

Eskom implements Stage 4 load shedding on Friday 6 December 2019, 1:32 PM

Eskom has announced that it will implement Stage 4 rotational load shedding from 14:00 on Friday afternoon.

Licensing officials arrested for selling drivers licenses 6 December 2019, 11:57 AM

Ten licensing officials have been arrested at Malamulele and Mutale testing stations in Limpopo for allegedly selling drivers licenses.

Limpopo man arrested in connection woman’s murder 6 December 2019, 11:33 AM

A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a woman whose body was found in her boyfriend's yard at Senwamekgope outside Modjadjiskloof in Limpopo on Tuesday morning.

WATCH LIVE: State Capture Inquiry 6 December 2019, 10:12 AM

The hearings of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture continue in Parktown, Johannesburg.

Bosasa properties sell for over 80-million-rand 6 December 2019, 8:12 AM

Properties belonging to the African Global Group formerly known as Bosasa have been sold for a combined value of 85-point-five-million-rand at an auction in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg.

Stage 2 load shedding to continue on Friday and Saturday 6 December 2019, 7:46 AM

Eskom has announced that stage two load shedding will continue on Friday and Saturday from 9am to 6pm.

Section 25 Bill will be open for public comment 6 December 2019, 7:33 AM

The Ad Hoc Committee Amending Section 25 of the Constitution has reached consensus that the draft Constitution 18th Amendment Bill should be published in the government gazette for public comment no later than December 13.

Eskom to give update on load shedding on Friday 6 December 2019, 6:09 AM

Eskom will hold a meeting on Friday to determine whether load shedding will continue. On Thursday, the power utility implemented stage two load shedding from 16:00 due to a shortage of capacity and a highly constrained system.

‘Tutu responding well to medication’ 5 December 2019, 7:52 PM

The Anglican Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, Njongonkulu Ndungane says he is pleased with Archbishop Desmond Tutu's response to his medication in hospita

Eastern Cape Cogta MEC visits families affected by tornado 5 December 2019, 7:13 PM

Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) MEC Xolile Nqatha has visited families affected by a  tornado in the Raymond Mhlaba Municipality in the Eastern Cape. 50 families in 10 villages were affected by the tornado that hit late in November.

Western Cape launches festive period road safety plan 5 December 2019, 7:00 PM

Motorists in Cape Town have welcomed plans to tighten security on the roads in the Western Cape this festive period

Hospital surgery
(Warning Graphic Content) Women in critical condition after being violently attacked 5 December 2019, 6:57 PM

A 35-year-old woman is in a critical condition in hospital after her arms were cut off and her skull cracked during an attack, allegedly by her partner, at uMkhuze on the far north of KwaZulu-Natal.

Loadshedding
Eskom to implement stage two loadshedding 5 December 2019, 4:41 PM

Eskom says it will implement stage two loadshedding nationwide from 4pm until 11pm Thursday evening.

Mamabolo meets with taxi associations 5 December 2019, 2:57 PM

Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo says he has met with concerned rival taxi associations following renewed taxi violence that has claimed the lives of seven people in the past two weeks in the province.

SANDF
SANDF hands over Lekgoathi’s remains to his family 5 December 2019, 2:32 PM

The remains of South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Corporal, Sello Lekgoathi were handed over to his family on Thursday morning at the Air Force Base in Waterkloof in Pretoria.