Ramaphosa conveys condolences to families of church collapse victims

19 April 2019, 3:11 PM
President Cyril Ramaphosa has conveyed his condolences to the families and congregants of the 13 people who died Thursday night after a section of a church building collapsed on them at Empangeni on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast.
Limpopo traffic congestion remains high 19 April 2019, 4:10 PM

Traffic congestion remains high on the Chuenespoort-Moria road and at the entrances of the two churches in Moria outside Polokwane in Limpopo.

Church collapse
Search teams still looking for more bodies after church collapse 19 April 2019, 1:05 PM

More details are emerging from the Pentecostal Church in Empangeni on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast where more bodies are suspected to be trapped under rubble.

Church leaders in KZN urge politicians to honour election promises 19 April 2019, 12:54 PM

Church leaders in Kwa-Zulu Natal have urged politicians to honour their election promises ahead of the May 8 vote.

Easter weekend road death toll rises 19 April 2019, 11:03 AM

Four people have been killed in two separate crashes in the Eastern Cape as the Easter long weekend starts.

Blade Nzimande
Nzimande calls for vigilance on the roads ahead of the Easter weekend 19 April 2019, 10:00 AM

Transport Minister, Blade Nzimande, has reiterated government's call for motorists to remain vigilant on the roads over the Easter weekend.

Church Collapse
13 killed in KwaZulu-Natal church collapse 19 April 2019, 6:31 AM

Thirteen congregants of the Pentecostal Church at the Dlangubo area of eMpangeni on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast have been killed.

Award-winning gospel singer Mkabile passes away 18 April 2019, 9:25 PM

The family of well-known Cape Town pastor and award-winning gospel singer, Nkomfa Mkabile, has described him as a peacemaker who liked to see people happy.

Johan Booysen
Booysen dispels Cato Manor death squad existence 18 April 2019, 9:09 PM

Former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks boss, Johan Booysen has dispelled the existence of the so-called Cato Manor death squad in the province as a farce.

Law enforcement will not be lenient on drunk drivers: Nzimande 18 April 2019, 8:39 PM

Transport Minister Blade Nzimande says law enforcement officers will not be lenient on drunk drivers and those who fail to obey the rules of the road over the Easter long weekend.

N14 development in Ventersdorp to bring economic benefits 18 April 2019, 8:02 PM

The troubled community of Ventersdorp in the North West have been handed a lifeline with the start of the construction of the long awaited N14 development project.

A crashed taxi
Department of Transport to scrap RAF for a new scheme 18 April 2019, 6:35 PM

The Department of Transport announced that they are currently in the process of scrapping the Road Accident Fund for a new scheme.

A crashed SANDF helicopter
SANDF personnel critically injured in helicopter crash 18 April 2019, 4:27 PM

Two SANDF personnel have been critically injured and rushed to hospital following a helicopter crash in Centurion south of Pretoria.

Toll free line linking to SAPS, emergency services launched in KZN 18 April 2019, 4:27 PM

Police and emergency services are now equipped to deal with emergencies faster through a 24-hour call centre.

Traffic on the freeway
Traffic volumes pick up on major routes 18 April 2019, 4:04 PM

Traffic volumes are increasing on major routes around the country.

Jhb City manager slated for chemical toilet comment 18 April 2019, 2:45 PM

Johannesburg City Manager Ndivhoniswani Lukhwareni says he doesn't think it is barbaric to expect eleven families to use one chemical toilet.

Family of boy locked in classroom wants teacher arrested 18 April 2019, 2:10 PM

The family of an 8-year-old boy from Donnybrook in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, who was locked in a classroom overnight by his teacher as punishment for not doing his school work, say they want the teacher arrested.

Ten dead in N1 Kranskop head on collision 18 April 2019, 11:20 AM

Limpopo Transport MEC Makoma Makhurupetje has expressed shock at the road crash that claimed the lives of ten people on the N1 near Kranskop.

SAHRC inquiry to seek solutions to Alex issues 18 April 2019, 11:04 AM

The South African Human Rights Commission will convene an inquiry on Thursday in an attempt to find a lasting solution to the issues faced by Alexandra residents, north of Johannesburg.

‘Motorists wont be unfairly arrested’ 18 April 2019, 10:36 AM

The Road Traffic Management Corporation has assured motorists that they won't be arrested unfairly after eating hot cross buns.

Herman Mashaba
Joburg Roads Agency suspends top management over tender irregularities 18 April 2019, 10:02 AM

The Johannesburg Roads Agency has suspended its top management over tender irregularities.

Booysen to continue testimony at State Capture Inquiry 18 April 2019, 6:56 AM

Former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks boss Johan Booysen is expected to continue with his evidence at the commission of inquiry into state capture in Johannesburg on Thursday.

SABC TV building
Sanef concerned by robbery of SABC news crew in Alexandra Township 17 April 2019, 9:13 PM

Sanef is concerned by the attempted hijacking and robbery of an SABC news crew yesterday covering a story in Alexandra Township north of Johannesburg.

Fire fighters
Angry residents shut Koster fire station down 17 April 2019, 8:58 PM

Services at the fire station in Koster in the North West have been halted for over a week.

A running tap
E.Cape municipalities to receive drought relief funding 17 April 2019, 7:58 PM

The Eastern Cape government received a R1.2 billion cash injection from the national treasury of which R880 million is earmarked for a number of municipalities across the province.

A cane on a child's hand
Mkongi wants a discussion on corporal punishment in schools 17 April 2019, 7:36 PM

Deputy Minister of police, Bongani Mkongi, has called on South Africans to begin the discussion on corporal punishment in schools.

Jacob Zuma
Zuma challenges High Court state capture judgment 17 April 2019, 7:36 PM

Former President Jacob Zuma says the High Court in Pretoria has failed to exercise proper judicial discretion when it delivered a damning order against him

A man touching a man in coffin
Alleluia Ministries ‘resurrection’ suspects appear in court 17 April 2019, 6:41 PM

The much publicised story of modern-day resurrection was back in the spotlight on Wednesday.

Bamanaye Matiwane
NMU academic activities disrupted by protest action 17 April 2019, 6:39 PM

Academics at the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth have been disrupted by protest action once again. Small groups of students are demanding accommodation and shuttle services.

SASSA card next to speed point machine
PSA concerned about Sassa employees taking the fall for corrupt activities 17 April 2019, 5:50 PM

The Public Service Association, which represents the majority of employees at SASSA, says it is concerned that employees at the SASSA may have unfairly taken the fall for unscrupulous activities.

Johan Booysen
Highly connected business people got protection from the police: Booysen 17 April 2019, 5:16 PM

Maladministration within law enforcement agencies are still under scrutiny at the State Capture commission of inquiry.