Tutu honoured for role in TRC

10 December 2018, 5:59 AM
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been honoured for the important role he played in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission process.
Desmond Tutu
Minimum Wage
National Minimum Wage to be introduced in January 7 December 2018, 6:06 PM

The National Minimum Wage of R20  an hour will become effective on the 1st of next month. The date was officially proclaimed by President Cyril Ramaphosa at a ceremony with stakeholders in Kliptown, Soweto.

SABC Building
SABC suspends alleged sexual perpetrators 7 December 2018, 4:15 PM

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says all the alleged perpetrators identified by the Commission of Inquiry into Sexual Harassment at the public broadcaster have been suspended.

Traffic officer
Officials arrested for allegedly issuing illegal driver’s licence 7 December 2018, 3:12 PM

The Hawks together with the Road Traffic Management Corporation have arrested three officials from the Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Drivers Licence Testing Centre in Underberg in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands.

NGOs raise voice against sexual abuse of minors 7 December 2018, 3:05 PM

Some NGOs have voiced concerns regarding an apparent trend of those accused of sexual offenses against minor.

David Makhura
Makhura addresses Alex community after fire 7 December 2018, 1:00 PM

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has arrived in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg, following a fire that swept through hundreds of informal settlements

Police investigate death of five people in East Rand 7 December 2018, 11:14 AM

Four men have been found murdered inside a room at Phumula Gardens outside Germiston in Gauteng's Eastrand. 

Cash in transit truck
Suspects arrested for allegedly planning cash-in-transit heist 7 December 2018, 10:47 AM

Eight suspects, arrested for allegedly planning a cash-in-transit heist in Rustenburg in the North West, are expected to apply for bail in the local magistrate's court Friday morning.

Over 2000 bodies unclaimed at state mortuaries in Gauteng 7 December 2018, 10:20 AM

Over 2000 bodies remain unidentified or unclaimed at government owned mortuaries in Gauteng.

Alex residents standing with some of their goods
Man accused of starting Alex shack fire dies 7 December 2018, 9:25 AM

The man that the Alexandra community accused of starting a fire that swept through about 150 shacks on Thursday, has died of the wounds he sustained when they attacked him.

Shacks on fire
Police to investigate attempted murder after Alexandra fire 7 December 2018, 8:23 AM

Johannesburg police are investigating the attempted murder of a man blamed by the Alexandra community for starting the fire that swept through about 150 shacks on Thursday.

Buffalo City Metro logo
Buffalo City strike ends 7 December 2018, 7:55 AM

The East London-based Buffalo City Metro in the Eastern Cape and trade union SAMWU has finally reached an agreement to end the three-week long unprotected strike.

SAFTU's General Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi.
SAFTU remains opposed to national minimum wage 7 December 2018, 7:44 AM

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) has reiterated its dissatisfaction with the national minimum wage of 20-rands-an-hour for a 40-hour work week.

A shack on fire
Alex residents moved to safety after fire 7 December 2018, 6:29 AM

Scores of people displaced by Thursday night's fire in Alexandra township north of Johannesburg have been taken to places of safety overnight.

Pravin Gordhan at media briefing about Eskom
Gordhan blames State Capture for Eskom’s current woes 7 December 2018, 6:12 AM

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan blames State Capture for the current state of affairs at Eskom.

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa to announce implementation of Minimum Wage 7 December 2018, 6:10 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Friday morning proclaim the effective date for the implementation of the R20 per hour National Minimum Wage at a ceremony at the Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, Soweto.

SABC waits for Ndabeni-Abrahams after resignations 6 December 2018, 9:46 PM

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says it will wait for the Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams to indicate what needs to happen next, following the resignation of four board members.

Panyaza Lesufi
Boy caught on video fighting teachers has a ‘medical condition’: Lesufi 6 December 2018, 9:26 PM

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says a grade seven learner who was filmed insulting a teacher at a Krugersdorp learner has a medical condition.

An image of Hlaudi Motsoeneng
SABC set to prevent Motsoeneng’s pension fund payout 6 December 2018, 7:30 PM

The SABC wants a total of R21 million from Motsoeneng due to a litany of accusations against him.

Fire leaves scores homeless in Alexandra 6 December 2018, 7:09 PM

A shack fire has broken out in the Alexandra township, north of Johannesburg.

Sibongile Mani
Court case of R14 million NSFAS student postponed 6 December 2018, 6:10 PM

The case of the Walter Sisulu University WSU student who erroneously received a R14 million payment from National Student Financial Aid Scheme NSFAS, has been postponed to January the 18th next year for trial.

Phumzile van Damme
DA says vacancies on SABC Board should be advertised 6 December 2018, 5:40 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says Parliament's Communications Committee must urgently advertise the new vacancies in the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board.

Woman on a wheelchair assisted to get on a game drive vehicle.
Kruger National Park gets vehicles that cater for the disabled 6 December 2018, 1:26 PM

SANParks unveiled four vehicles that will cater for people with disabilities at the Kruger National Park.

President Cyril Ramaphosa
President accepts SABC board members’ resignations 6 December 2018, 12:37 PM

The Presidency has confirmed that four members of the SABC board have resigned. The board was appointed by former President Jacob Zuma in September 2017.

Stop rape sign
E Cape man to appear in court for raping wife 6 December 2018, 12:30 PM

A 46-year-old man will appear at the Centane Magistrate's Court, in the Eastern Cape, after he allegedly raped his wife.

Jobs poster with people working in the background.
DA disturbed at leniency for jobs for sale 6 December 2018, 12:08 PM

The DA in Gauteng says it is disturbed at what it says is the leniency shown to those found guilty in the jobs-for-sale scandal at the Bheki Mlangeni hospital in Soweto.

Two anti-gang unit members to appear in court 6 December 2018, 10:29 AM

Two members of the newly established anti-gang unit in the Western Cape are on Thursday expected to appear in the Mitchell's Plain Magistrate's Court for alleged theft.

Prisoners behind bars.
SAPS urges community to help find escaped prisoners 6 December 2018, 9:40 AM

Police confirmed that the whereabouts of Mongezi Mcunukelwa and Sbonelo Nkosingiphile Thwala are still unknown.

Miguel Louw
Miguel Louw murder suspect to remain in custody 6 December 2018, 9:15 AM

The 43-year-old man re-arrested in connection with the kidnapping and murder of 10 year old Miguel Louw will remain in custody until his next court appearance on December 12th.

Westbury remains calm 6 December 2018, 8:45 AM

The situation remains calm in Westbury, west of Johannesburg Thursday morning following days of protest.

Mogajane being interviewed at the SABC Parliament studio
Documents to back irregular spending not found: Treasury 6 December 2018, 8:23 AM

National Treasury Director General Dondo Mogajane has told Scopa that supporting documents were not found to back some incidents of irregular spending at Treasury.