Many rape victims hesitant to report sexual assaults

18 October 2018, 1:02 PM
The controversial pastor, Timothy Omotoso's trial - currently under way in the Port Elizabeth High Court has dominated headlines and social media this week, as the first witness Cheryl Zondi was cross-examined.
Omotoso court appearance adjourned for lunch 16 October 2018, 12:06 PM

The first witness Cheryl Zondi continued answering gruelling questions from Omotoso's defence lawyer Peter Dauberman, before the case adjourned for launch.

Cheryl Zondi to continue responding to Omotoso’s gruelling defence 16 October 2018, 8:42 AM

The first witness Cheryl Zondi is expected to continue answering questions under a gruelling cross-examination by Timothy Omotoso's defence lawyer.

MyCiti bus
MyCiti routes still suspended due to strike 16 October 2018, 6:34 AM

Several MyCiti bus routes remain suspended in Cape Town as a strike by hundreds of workers enters its second day. The staff, including bus drivers, cleaners and security guards, work for companies which the City uses to operate its MyCiti bus routes.

McBride pursues legal action over Sunday Times blunder 16 October 2018, 6:12 AM

Two reporters, Mzikilikazi wa Afrika and Stephan Hofstatter have since been fired and all rewards and prizes they received for those particular stories are being returned.

Statistics SA kicks off its commercial agriculture census 15 October 2018, 9:31 PM

Statistics South Africa began its countrywide 2018 census for commercial agriculture on Monday.

‘Arrest imminent’ for corrupt officials in the N West health sector 15 October 2018, 9:30 PM

The arrests of officials from the North West Health Department are imminent, following investigations into allegations of corruption.

Charges provisionally withdrawn against Verulam mosque attack suspects 15 October 2018, 8:31 PM

The Verulam Magistrate's Court has provisionally withdrawn charges against seven people who appeared for a formal bail application in connection with the Verulam mosque attack and the planting of incendiary devices around Durban.

Cheryl Zondi
Omotoso’s lawyer claims ‘fabrication’ in Zondi’s testimony 15 October 2018, 5:01 PM

Defence lawyer Advocate, Peter Daubermann has told first witness, Cheryl Zondi that she has fabricated her testimony, as certain details do not match with the verbal and written testimony she gave to the police in 2017.

VhaVenda king offers to pay back the money 15 October 2018, 1:57 PM

The VhaVenda King Toni Mphephu-Ramabulana says he was not aware that some gifts that he received were proceeds of corruption at VBS Mutual Bank.

KZN bomb suspects to appear in court 15 October 2018, 1:04 PM

Demonstrators have gathered outside the Verulam Family Court, north of Durban on Monday.

NUMSA members
Plastic-related industries to embark on a strike 15 October 2018, 12:17 PM

Ten-thousand members of  the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) in the plastic industry will embark on a strike on Monday.

MyCiti bus
MyCiti bus drivers embark on strike 15 October 2018, 11:27 AM

At least 30 MyCiti bus routes have now been affected by the wild cat strike in Cape Town, this after bus drivers on Monday morning embarked on a strike without giving prior notice.

WATCH: Pastor Timothy Omotoso trial 15 October 2018, 10:03 AM

The trial of Pastor Timothy Omotoso resumes in the High Court in Port Elizabeth. Cheryl Zondi continues with her testimony.

Ahmed Timol murder case back in court 15 October 2018, 7:52 AM

Former security policeman Joao Rodrigues will be back in court on Monday, on charges relating to the 1971 murder of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol.

Accident Scene
Thirteen people killed in Eastern Cape car crash 15 October 2018, 6:59 AM

Thirteen people have been killed in a crash near Mqanduli in the Eastern Cape.

VBS Mutual Bank
Limpopo’s top five ANC officials to meet following VBS Bank scandal 15 October 2018, 6:32 AM

The director of an organisation called Open Secrets which focuses on accountability says the VBS Mutual Bank scandal has undermined the public's trust in public institutions.

Sunday Times saga should be a lesson to journalists: Sanef 15 October 2018, 6:18 AM

The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef), says the latest Sunday Times saga should be a lesson to all journalists and editors in the country.

Omotoso trial to resume in Port Elizabeth 15 October 2018, 5:55 AM

The trial of controversial Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso will resume in the High Court in Port Elizabeth on Monday.

Matthews Mabelane
Rodrigues back in court on charges for Timol’s murder 14 October 2018, 9:54 PM

Former security policeman, Joao Rodrigues, is back in court on Monday on charges relating to the 1971 murder of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol. He is expected to apply for a stay of prosecution.

False stamp over article
Sunday Times apologises over false reporting on rogue unit 14 October 2018, 7:58 PM

The Sunday Times newspaper has apologised for its false reporting on allegations of police killings in Cato Manor in Durban, a SARS rogue unit, and the illegal deportation of Zimbabweans.

Albertina Sisulu Primary School
Mama Albertina Sisulu’s Xholobe family feel forgotten 14 October 2018, 7:12 PM

The family of Albertina Sisulu and locals from her place of birth in Xholobe village in Tsomo feel they have been forgotten.

Sewage Picture
Kimberley residents complain of flowing sewage 14 October 2018, 7:03 PM

Residents of Homevale in Kimberley are outraged over the constant stench of sewage flowing in the area. They complain they have been living under such dire circumstances for more than a year.

Heavy rain in country’s interior claims 10 lives 14 October 2018, 4:46 PM

The heavy rain in the country's interior has claimed at least 10 lives, with two people reported drowned in the flooding Apies river, and at least eight killed in separate car crashes.

A train carriage burning
Efforts afoot to tackle metro rail train sabotage 14 October 2018, 1:58 PM

Transport Minister Blade Nzimande says various efforts are currently been made to tackle the sabotage of metro rail train lines, especially in the Western Cape.

WATCH: President Ramaphosa KZN land hand-over 14 October 2018, 12:09 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa hands over 4 586 hectares of land to the community of KwaMkhwanazi in KwaZulu-Natal.

Blade Nzimande
Nzimande urged to probe train vandalism in Cape Town 14 October 2018, 10:45 AM

Civil Society Organisation #UniteBehind is calling on Transport Minister Blade Nzimande and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) Board to institute a thorough investigation into what it calls the deliberate sabotage of trains in the Western Cape.

SABC weather report
Johannesburg Emergency Services on high alert 14 October 2018, 9:55 AM

Johannesburg Emergency Services says disaster monitoring teams remain on high alert as heavy rains have rendered the roads slippery.

Flooding in Pretoria
Flooding reported in Pretoria 13 October 2018, 9:04 PM

Flooding has been reported in many parts of Pretoria after a severe thunderstorm and downpours Saturday afternoon.

Eldorado Community members holding hands
Eldorado Park Community pray, seek divine intervention 13 October 2018, 8:11 PM

In response to the troubles plaguing the Eldorado Park Community, south of Johannesburg, residents gathered to pray and seek divine intervention.

Upington residents cry foul over sewerage spillage 13 October 2018, 6:20 PM

Residents of Louisvale near Upington say they are living under degrading conditions.