First district-based coordination model unveiled in E Cape

17 September 2019, 3:02 PM
President Cyril Ramaphosa officially launched the first pilot site of the district-based coordination model dubbed "Khawuleza” at a Presidential Imbizo in OR Tambo District Municipality in the Eastern Cape Province on Tuesday.
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Santaco protests against xenophobia, drug trafficking 17 September 2019, 4:12 PM

Taxi organisations that used a large motorcade to protest through the Pretoria CBD say their aim is to show that their industry is not xenophobic.

Nelson Mandela Foundation accepts ruling on old flag 17 September 2019, 1:02 PM

The Nelson Mandela Foundation says it accepts Tuesday's court judgement in their case against Afriforum CEO Ernst Roets regarding his display of the old South African flag.

RDP houses
Gauteng to introduce biometric system for RDP applicants 17 September 2019, 12:53 PM

MEC Lebogang Maile also announced that they will soon be blacklisting a number of construction companies after billions worth of building projects were abandoned.

SABC met most preconditions set by National Treasury to receive bailout 17 September 2019, 12:35 PM

The SABC says it has met almost all the preconditions set by the National Treasury for it to receive the three billion rand injection it has requested.

Nzimande aware of challenges at University of Zululand 17 September 2019, 11:20 AM

The Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, says he is aware of challenges at the University of Zululand on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal.

PTA taxi strike seeks to clear false perceptions about the industry 17 September 2019, 11:06 AM

The South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) in Tshwane says Tuesday's motorcade by taxi associations through the Pretoria CBD is to set the record straight regarding false perceptions towards the taxi industry.

Roets flag post not in contempt of court 17 September 2019, 10:38 AM

The High Court in Johannesburg has found that lobby group Afriforum's CEO Ernst Roets was not in contempt of court for posting a picture of the old South African flag on twitter.

DUT campus building.
DUT denies claims of lax security controls 17 September 2019, 10:28 AM

The Durban University of Technology (DUT) has dismissed claims that there are poor security controls on its campuses.

Pandor slams media over xenophobia 17 September 2019, 9:26 AM

South Africa's delegation to the United Nations General Assembly in New York will be at pains to dispel views that South Africa is xenophobic.

Scales
Government given two years to amend RICA Act 17 September 2019, 9:17 AM

The Court ordered the state to stop mass surveillance activities and ensure extra safeguards when the state applies for authorisation to intercept communications of journalists or lawyers.

High court rules RICA is unconstitutional 17 September 2019, 9:05 AM

The South Gauteng High Court has found parts of the RICA act inconsistent with the constitution.

Cape Town dam levels 10 percent higher than last year 17 September 2019, 8:22 AM

The City of Cape Town says water levels are about 10 percent higher than last year.

Western Cape govt welcomes extension of army deployment 17 September 2019, 8:20 AM

The Western Cape government has welcomed the extension of the deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to crime-ridden areas of the province until March 31, 2020.

Oscar Mabuyane speaking at Lusikisiki College of Education.
Eastern Cape premier urges rural women to report abuse 17 September 2019, 6:12 AM

It has been reported that some rural women do not report gender-based violence for fear of being judged by their communities.

Ruling on posting of old South African flag expected on Tuesday 17 September 2019, 6:02 AM

Judgment in the Nelson Mandela Foundation's urgent case against the lobby group AfriForum's CEO Ernst Roets, is expected to be handed down on Tuesday in the Equality Court sitting in the High Court in Johannesburg.

SA needs new approach to combating gender-based violence: Ramaphosa 16 September 2019, 9:07 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for a joint sitting of the National Assembly to discuss a new approach to combating gender-based violence in the country.

UniZulu students protest over high crime rate on campus 16 September 2019, 7:21 PM

Police had to use tear gas to disperse University of Zululand students who were trying to block the N2.

Ramaphosa extends army stay in crime-ridden Cape Town 16 September 2019, 4:45 PM

The Presidency has confirmed that President Cyril Ramphosa has extended the deployment of the SANDF forces to crime-affected areas in the Western Cape. The deployment of the army to the Western Cape was scheduled to officially end on Monday.

The death penalty debate rages on 16 September 2019, 3:21 PM

Many South Africans have recently called upon the reinstatement of the death penalty to curb violent crime, such as murder and sexual assault.

Sam Holdings owner granted R200 000 bail 16 September 2019, 2:01 PM

The Witbank Magistrate's Court in Mpumalanga has granted R200 000 bail to Mpumalanga businessman, Sam Shabalala.

Decision to call minor in Ninow’s rape trial to testify was correct: NPA 16 September 2019, 1:52 PM

The state says their decision to call the girl who was raped at a Dros Restaurant in Pretoria when she was seven years old, to testify, was the right call to make as the judge rejected Nicholas Ninow's version that he acted impulsively.

Asylum seekers face backlogs, corruption at Home Affairs 16 September 2019, 1:11 PM

Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa, Maluti Phiri says refugees seeking to have their papers processed at the Desmond Tutu Refugee Reception Centre in Marabastad in Tshwane encounter a lot of challenges.

Metrobus management locked in meeting to end strike 16 September 2019, 1:10 PM

Johannesburg's Metrobus management is locked in a meeting with union DEMAWUSA in an effort to end the workers' strike.

Santaco welcomes decision on inquiry into taxi violence 16 September 2019, 12:20 PM

The South African National Taxi Council(SANTACO), says it welcomes the commission of inquiry appointed by Gauteng Premier David Makhura to look into the taxi violence in the province.

Ninow found guilty of rape 16 September 2019, 11:57 AM

The High Court in Pretoria has found Nicholas Ninow guilty of rape, possession of drugs and defeating the ends of justice.

‘Hewitt’s victims deserved due consideration in parole decision’ 16 September 2019, 10:42 AM

Attorney at TGR Attorneys Justin Ramages says there was no consideration given to the victims of convicted rapist Bob Hewitt, in the decision to grant him parole.

Mahlobo to meet Sebokeng residents over water treatment plan 16 September 2019, 9:51 AM

Residents living near the Sedibeng Regional Sewer Scheme in Sebokeng, in the Vaal area, will meet with the Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation, David Mahlobo, on Monday.

President Ramaphosa to engage with Lusikisiki women 16 September 2019, 9:26 AM

The women of OR Tambo District in the Eastern Cape are to hold a Women's Dialogue with President Cyril Ramaphosa in Lusikisiki on Monday.

Nicholas Ninow
Judgement in Dros rape trial expected on Monday 16 September 2019, 8:45 AM

The High Court in Pretoria is expected to deliver judgement in Dros Rape case on Monday.

DEMAWUSA has distanced its members from acts of intimidation 16 September 2019, 8:37 AM

Municipal workers union - DEMAWUSA - has distanced its members from any acts of intimidation against non-striking Metrobus workers.