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.
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Police during Joburg Raid
Police officers arrested after Joburg raid maintain their innocence 19 August 2019, 3:15 PM

Five of the ten police officers who were arrested after the raid on traders of counterfeit goods in Johannesburg have maintained their innocence.

Qondile Khedama
Bloemfontein schools left without water as Metro acts on defaulters 19 August 2019, 2:55 PM

A large number of schools in Bloemfontein have been without running water since last week, after the struggling Mangaung Metro began to take action against those who default in paying their rates.

Mpumalanga Premier to lead march against killing of people living with albinism 19 August 2019, 8:31 AM

Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane will on Monday morning lead a march against the killing of people living with albinism at the High Court Division sitting in Middelburg.

Nxasana to continue his testimony at State Capture Inquiry 19 August 2019, 5:57 AM

The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture Inquiry will continue on Monday morning in Parktown, Johannesburg with testimony from former NPA head Mxolisi Nxasana.

Mbalula sends condolences to families of N1 crash victims 18 August 2019, 9:21 PM

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has sent condolences to the families of the victims of a horrific crash on the N1 in Johannesburg, which claimed the lives of ten people.

Ndlovu family demand remains of their son 18 August 2019, 8:21 PM

The parents of a man who died at Kranskop in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands almost a year ago have demanded that police release the body for burial.

JMPD to investigate cause of N1 crash 18 August 2019, 7:30 PM

The JMPD says an investigation will be launched to determine the cause of the crash that claimed ten lives on the N1 south near Midrand.

AARTO demerit system will help reduce road carnage: Mbalula 18 August 2019, 4:52 PM

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says government is determined to win the battle against disobedient motorists and persistent road fatalities.

Nine killed in JHB crash 18 August 2019, 4:11 PM

Nine people have been killed in a crash on the N1 South in Johannesburg.

Sombre mood as another maiden buried following fatal KZN crash 18 August 2019, 3:50 PM

KwaZulu-Natal Arts and Culture MEC Hlengiwe Mavimbela have urged road users to exercise caution on the roads.

Anti-gang unit member shot and killed in Western Cape 18 August 2019, 12:55 PM

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate is probing the death of a 40-year-old member of the anti-gang unit in the Western Cape.

Advocacy groups concerned by lack of progress in Marikana case 18 August 2019, 12:48 PM

Advocacy organisations have raised questions over the progress of the National Prosecuting Authority's (NPA) investigations into the Marikana tragedy.

Search for Soweto robbery suspects continues 18 August 2019, 10:31 AM

Gauteng police are still looking for an unknown number of suspects following a business robbery at a Shoprite in Bram Fisherville in Soweto on Saturday.

Cape Town addressing plight of people in informal settlements 18 August 2019, 7:42 AM

The City of Cape Town says it's doing all it can to address the plight of people living in informal settlements.

Two die after small plane crashes near Hartbeespoort Dam 17 August 2019, 8:39 PM

Two people have been killed after a small plane crashed near the Hartbeespoort Dam, west of Akasia, north of Pretoria.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
Winnie’s Brandfort house to be restored 17 August 2019, 6:53 PM

The house to which Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was banished by the apartheid government in the 70's will soon put the sleepy town of Brandfort in the Free State on the tourism map.

Nelson Mandela Museum to be upgraded 17 August 2019, 6:45 PM

A steering committee has been established to effect a turnaround at Nelson Mandela Museum in Qunu in the Eastern Cape.

Primrose Sonti
Documentary highlighting the plight of Marikana widows airs in Maboneng 17 August 2019, 6:29 PM

A documentary on Marikana titled "Strike a Rock" aired on Thursday night in Maboneng, Johannesburg.

Law firm begins process for silicosis victims’ compensation 17 August 2019, 6:23 PM

A private law firm representing victims and their families in the silicosis and tuberculosis class action case has begun the process to prepare applications for compensation for mineworkers.

Concerns growing over the number of informal settlements in Cape Town 17 August 2019, 5:47 PM

Cape Town is one of the South Africa's fastest growing cities with tens of thousands of people moving to the region annually in search of opportunities.

Gauteng family reeling as son is found dead on school grounds 17 August 2019, 4:43 PM

A playground mystery has left a grieving family baffled; seven-year-old Vuthlari Khubisa was found unresponsive at Mayfair Convent Primary school's playground.

State making good progress in Carletonville crèche investigation 17 August 2019, 2:30 PM

The organisation, Women and Men Against Child Abuse says it is encouraged that the state seems to be making good progress in its investigation into alleged child abuse at a creche in Carletonville, west of Johannesburg.

Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane
‘Court ruling on Mkhwebane should not be viewed in isolation’ 17 August 2019, 12:30 PM

The office of the Public Protector says it will challenge a ruling by the High Court in Pretoria which found that Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane failed the people of the country, in the manner in which she dealt with her investigation into the Estina Dairy Farm project.

Govt urged to improve lives of Marikana victims 17 August 2019, 10:36 AM

Government has been urged to do more to improve the lives of those who've been left destitute following the deaths of their husbands and fathers in the 2012 Marikana tragedy.

MTN shuts down 56 cellphone towers in Gauteng 17 August 2019, 9:00 AM

Cellular firm, MTN, has shut down 53 cellphone towers in Gauteng - due to, what it says, is severe damage and vandalism.

Life Esidemini
SIU wins case against two Life Esidimeni caregivers 16 August 2019, 8:34 PM

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has won its court case against two NGOs that were service providers for the Gauteng Health Department in caring for former Life Esidimeni patients.

Cele promises to address issues facing Hazyview residents 16 August 2019, 8:17 PM

Police Minister Bheki Cele has told community of Mganduzweni and surrounding areas, near Hazyview in Mpumalanga, that unsolved cases that were reported at the Masoyi police station will be revisited.

Marikana incident ‘should never occur again’: Government 16 August 2019, 4:54 PM

The government has released a statement marking the seventh anniversary of the Marikana tragedy, saying that such an incident should never occur again and that authorities are working on improving the lives of mining communities. 

Panyaza Lesufi
Gauteng Education takes bold stand against school bullying 16 August 2019, 3:58 PM

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the learners that were involved in a bullying incident at Monument High School in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg will have to write to the department in the next 48 hours explaining why they shouldn't be suspended.

Marikana
WATCH: Marikana Commemoration 16 August 2019, 1:54 PM

Marikana commemoration activities are taking place in North West on Friday.