Selahle to be laid to rest on Saturday

23 August 2019, 8:52 PM
Thirty-five-year old Tshegofatso Selahle who died while being arrested by metro police in Johannesburg, will be laid to rest in Polokwane on Saturday.
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Nurse wounded by patient at Polokwane Provincial Hospital 23 August 2019, 8:36 PM

The Limpopo Health Department says a nurse who was shot and wounded by a patient earlier Friday evening, is recuperating well.

Busisiwe Mkhwebane
Mkhwebane accuses SABC of being biased in its reporting about her office 23 August 2019, 7:25 PM

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has accused the SABC of being biased in its reporting about her office.

Mbalula gives taxi owners ultimatum to hand in unroadworthy vehicles 23 August 2019, 5:30 PM

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has given taxi owners an ultimatum to hand in unroadworthy vehicles by next week.

Former North West Finance MEC out on bail 23 August 2019, 4:10 PM

Former North West MEC for Finance and Economic Development, Wendy Nelson, has been granted bail of 20 thousand rand by the Mmabatho Magistrate's Court.

Cosatu slams Ramaphosa’s suggestion around using pension funds for SOEs 23 August 2019, 4:02 PM

Cosatu has vowed to prevent government from nationalising pension funds and using them to bail out State-Owned-Enterprises.

Optometrists claim to be unfairly treated by medical aid schemes 23 August 2019, 3:47 PM

South African Optometrists Association (SAOA) says they are being unfairly treated and their claims are being withheld by medical aid schemes based on their race and ethnicity.

Hanekom’s reputation negatively affected by Zuma’s utterances: Lawyer 23 August 2019, 2:57 PM

The lawyer representing ANC NEC member Derek Hanekom, Advocate Carol Steinberg, says the reputation of her client has been negatively affected following remarks made against him by former President Jacob Zuma.

Hendrik Verwoerd High renamed Rietondale High School 23 August 2019, 2:36 PM

The Hendrik Verwoerd High School in Pretoria has been renamed Rietondale High School.

Themba Thubane handed two life sentences for ritual killings 23 August 2019, 11:55 AM

Themba Thumane has been sentenced to two life imprisonments for the double murder of his cousins in what is believed to have been ritual killings.

Ernst Roets
Mandela Foundation to file urgent application against AfriForum’s Roets for displaying apartheid flag 23 August 2019, 11:28 AM

The Nelson Mandela Foundation says it will file an urgent application in the High Court in Johannesburg to declare lobby group AfriForum's Ernst Roets actions in contempt of court.

Phoenix murder case to resume in High Court in Durban 23 August 2019, 8:02 AM

The triple murder case against the accused truck driver Colin Pillay from Phoenix, north of Durban is expected to resume in the High Court in Durban on Friday morning.

St Francis residents traumatised after fire destroys 12 houses 23 August 2019, 7:11 AM

The fire that blazed through St Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape has destroyed 12 houses.

Samwu unhappy over Sol Plaatje Municipality’s failure to table report 23 August 2019, 6:48 AM

The South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) in Kimberley in the Northern Cape has warned that the Sol Plaatje Municipality's repeated failure to table a damning report on the municipality's affairs will have dire consequences.

Rescue efforts underway to curb St Francis Bay fires 22 August 2019, 8:41 PM

At least twelve houses have now been destroyed by a fire in Saint Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape. Many of the houses in the area have thatched roofs. The blaze started in adjacent veld. A back-up team and helicopter from Port Elizabeth has been deployed to help douse the flames. No deaths or injuries […]

Police raid China Mall of counterfeit goods 22 August 2019, 8:30 PM

Law enforcement officials have confiscated a large number of counterfeit goods at the China Mall, in Boksburg on Gauteng's East Rand.

Suspects in Soweto foreign-shops looting out on bail 22 August 2019, 7:05 PM

The seven suspects alleged to be involved in the looting of foreign-owned shops in Soweto have been granted bail of R1 000 each. The six men and one woman were charged with public violence after last week Wednesday’ s looting. The accused will return to the Protea Magistrate Court on the 26th of August. The […]

Accident Scene
Remains of N11 Mpumalanga crash victims handed to families 22 August 2019, 3:00 PM

The remains of seven of the eight victims who were burnt beyond recognition during a horrific accident on the N11near Middleburg in Mpumalanga have been handed over to their families.

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo
Zondo Commission marks one year in existence 22 August 2019, 12:12 PM

The Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, says the commission's team does its best to refrain from using funds unnecessarily in their investigations.

Four killed in multi-vehicle collision on M1 22 August 2019, 11:01 AM

Four people have been killed and at least 15 others were injured in a multi-vehicle collision on the M1 highway near the Xavier off-ramp, south of Johannesburg.

Case against former North West Deputy Police Chief, co-accused continues 22 August 2019, 10:15 AM

The trial of former North West Deputy Police Commissioner and three other senior officials will resume on Thursday after hitting a snag at the North West High Court sitting in Mogwase.

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba giving comment to an SANC News reporter.
Mashaba to know his fate as ANC continues with motion of no confidence 22 August 2019, 8:05 AM

The ANC accuses Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba of being responsible for the poor financial status of the City of Johannesburg since he took over three years ago.

Cape Town by-law proposes fine for swearing on beaches 22 August 2019, 7:01 AM

The City of Cape Town has proposed a by-law that stipulates that no one making use of coastal beaches may use foul language.

Heritage Council hopes old apartheid flag will not re-surface again 22 August 2019, 6:45 AM

The National Heritage Council (NHC) says it hopes the old apartheid flag will not re-surface again in the country.

IPID probes Tshegofatso Selahle’s death 22 August 2019, 6:15 AM

The IPID is investigating the death of Tshegofatso Selahle who died after being arrested by metro police in Johannesburg.

More officials face dismissal over Durban Westville Prison corruption 21 August 2019, 6:45 PM

Acting KwaZulu-Natal Commissioner for Correctional Services, James Smalberger, says more officials and members of senior management at Durban's Westville Prison may be dismissed following investigations into corruption.

Mnikelwa Nxele
KZN Correctional Services Commissioner, Mnikelwa Nxele axed 21 August 2019, 6:15 PM

Suspended KwaZulu-Natal Correctional Services commissioner, Mnikelwa Nxele, has been dismissed.

Mkhwebane says there are questions to be asked of judiciary’s independence 21 August 2019, 6:02 PM

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says certain questions need to be asked around of the independence of the judiciary in South Africa.

Jiba’s case postponed to September 21 August 2019, 4:36 PM

The case brought by former NPA senior official Nomgcobo Jiba in the Western Cape High Court to interdict parliament has been postponed to the 19th of September.

MP condemns killing of women for alleged witchcraft 21 August 2019, 3:50 PM

Member of Parliament Zoleka Capa has condemned the killing of women over allegations of witchcraft. Capa was at Ndzondeni village in the Eastern Cape where two women were attacked for allegedly practicing witchcraft.

Court declares display of apartheid flag hate speech 21 August 2019, 12:22 PM

The Equality Court, sitting in the High Court in Johannesburg, has declared the public display of the apartheid flag as hate speech, saying it constitutes harassment.