More than 530 wanted suspects arrested in Gauteng

17 February 2019, 8:21 AM
More than 530 suspects who featured on the police's wanted list have been successfully traced and arrested during raids on Thursday and Friday.
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Retired Judge Robert Nugent
Nugent reinforces final Sars report recommendations 13 February 2019, 9:43 PM

Retired Judge Robert Nugent re-enforced all the recommendations in his final SARS report when he appeared before the standing committee on finance in Parliament on Wednesday.

School pupils
Judgement in Valhalla teacher’s bail application expected on Thursday 13 February 2019, 8:31 PM

The Pretoria Magistrates' Court will give, on Thursday morning, judgement in the bail application of a primary school teacher accused of sexually assaulting more than 20 learners.

Higher Education Minister, Naledi Pandor
SAUS prepared to call off university shutdown 13 February 2019, 7:53 PM

The South African Union of Students says it is prepared to call off the current shutdown of universities by this weekend. The organisation says it will wait for an announcement from Higher education Minister Naledi Pandor, following a meeting she held with them last week, before it does so.

Cosatu members striking against job losses.
Gauteng Education Dept to apply no work, no pay policy for Cosatu protests 13 February 2019, 5:51 PM

The Gauteng Education Department says it is going to implement the no work no pay policy to all teachers who took part in Wednesday's Cosatu shutdown protests.

Cyril Ramaphosa
Opposition parties censure Ramaphosa in SONA debate 13 February 2019, 4:53 PM

Opposition parties in Parliament have for the second consecutive day criticised President Cyril Ramaphosa for not taking action when things were going wrong in the country in the past few years.

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams
Ndabeni-Abrahams meets with SANEF and apologises for blocking journalists 13 February 2019, 3:36 PM

The South African National Editors’ Forum says it held a constructive meeting with The Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams following an incident covered by the SABC where the minister was recorded blocking journalists from covering the ANC manifesto launch in the Eastern Cape.

CPUT protest
Threat of total shutdown at Free State University 13 February 2019, 2:43 PM

The Free Education Movement at the University of the Free State is threatening to embark on action aimed at totally shutting down the institution in support of students who have not registered for the 2019 academic year.

Eskom is technically insolvent 13 February 2019, 12:37 PM

South African power utility Eskom cut electricity for a fourth straight day on Wednesday, as the department of public enterprises warned the struggling state-owned firm needed a cash injection by April to survive.

‘Government needs to do more to curb gangsterism’ 13 February 2019, 12:30 PM

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of the Western Cape, Kelly Gillespie, says though government is taking steps at ending gangsterism, more should be done.

TUT academic activities remain suspended 13 February 2019, 11:23 AM

The university management says it will continue to engage with student leaders and other relevant role players to reach amicable solutions.

Religious leaders hold summit 13 February 2019, 7:15 AM

Religious leaders are expected to gather at the Rhema Bible Church, north of Johannesburg on Wednesday morning for the first ever religious summit.

Eskom loadshedding.
Eskom to resume Stage 3 loadshedding 13 February 2019, 6:28 AM

Eskom says it will resume Stage -3 loadshedding starting from 8:00 to 23: 00 on Wednesday.

DUT student Mlungisi Madonsela’s family calls for swift investigation 13 February 2019, 6:19 AM

The family of 20-year-old Durban University of Technology (DUT) student Mlungisi Madonsela is calling for a swift police investigation into his death.

Court
Case of Limpopo pastor accused of fraud, rape postponed 12 February 2019, 7:54 PM

The Seshego Magistrate's court in Limpopo has postponed the rape and fraud case of a pastor until the 18th of February.

Protest
Police use teargas to disperse Eastern Cape protesters 12 February 2019, 7:42 PM

Police have fired rubber bullets and teargas as hundreds of protesters from four wards of Libode based Nyandeni municipality in the Eastern Cape as protests became violent when Mayor Mesuli Ngqondwana tried to address them

Stella_Ndabeni_Abrahams
Minister says department will lead 4th industrial revolution 12 February 2019, 5:04 PM

The minister of Communications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, says that the Ministry of Communications has been mandated to spearhead and lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution, working with other stakeholders within and outside government. Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams participated in a meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services earlier on Tuesday. This was the first engagement between […]

Crime scene tape and handcuffs
Man accused of killing grandmother charged with murder [Graphic content] 12 February 2019, 4:24 PM

The 42 year old man accused of stabbing his 92 year old grandmother and eating her flesh has been formally charged with murder by the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court.

Makangwane High School container classrooms
Court rules against education dept on unsafe school infrastructure 12 February 2019, 1:32 PM

The High Court in Polokwane has ruled against the Limpopo Education Department in a matter involving Makangwane High School in Senwabarwana whose classrooms have been declared unsafe.

Motsoaledi refutes claims of negligence by medical practitioners 12 February 2019, 9:47 AM

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has rejected reports suggesting that medical negligence claims against the state have gone up due to negligence by medical practitioners.

McBride heading back to court to fight for his job 12 February 2019, 9:41 AM

Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) head Robert McBride is heading back to the high court in Pretoria on Monday morning to fight for his job.

Sadtu members to join Cosatu national strike on Wednesday 12 February 2019, 9:40 AM

Some learners could find themselves without teachers in schools on Wednesday.

Eskom to implement Stage-3 load shedding on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 7:48 AM

Eskom has announced the implementation of Stage-three load shedding nationwide from 8am on Tuesday until 11pm.

Durban hijacking murder trial to begin on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 7:15 AM

The murder trial of a suspect arrested in connection with the killing of a 9-year-old Shallcross girl in a botched hijacking last year starts in the Durban High Court on Tuesday.

Teacher having an argument with pupil.
Union in full support of teacher who slapped pupil 12 February 2019, 6:30 AM

The South African Teacher's Union says they fully support their member at San Souci Girls' High School in Cape Town, who was seen slapping a Grade 9 learner in a video that has gone viral on social media.

Court.
Man accused of killing grandmother, eating her flesh to appear in court 12 February 2019, 6:15 AM

NB: The story contains graphic information that can upset sensitive listeners, including children... A man accused of stabbing his 92-year-old grandmother to death and eating her flesh is expected to appear on Tuesday in the Pietermaritzburg Magistate's Court.

Plato calls for united efforts for District Six claimants 12 February 2019, 5:52 AM

The Mayor of Cape Town, Dan Plato, has called for combined efforts to deal with the issue of the outstanding restitution claimants of District Six.

Govt to ensure independence of the SABC: Ramaphosa 12 February 2019, 5:35 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the government will ensure the independence of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

Hofmeyr to conclude his evidence at Mokgoro Enquiry 12 February 2019, 5:33 AM

The Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions, Willie Hofmeyr will on Tuesday morning conclude his testimony at the Mokgoro Enquiry in Centurion, south of Pretoria.

District Six
We want a “New Dawn” for claimants of District Six- Ajam 11 February 2019, 9:42 PM

The 53rd commemoration of the 1966 forced removals at District Six is underway at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town.

Students with their bags
Demand for accommodation at NMU outweighs supply 11 February 2019, 9:29 PM

The demand for student accommodation at Nelson Mandela University in the Port Elizabeth outweighs the existing supply.