Numsa rejects President Ramaphosa’s claims of sabotage

11 December 2019, 8:15 PM
The National Union of Metal Workers has rejected President Cyril Ramaphosa's contention that sabotage was partly to blame for load shedding.
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Eskom to implement stage 4 loadshedding 9 December 2019, 9:55 AM

Eskom is implementing stage 4 loadshedding from 10:00 on Monday morning. Earlier the power utility said that its systems are still highly constrained.

Man accused of killing girlfriend at MUT back in court 9 December 2019, 8:53 AM

The 23-year-old man who allegedly gunned down his former girlfriend at a Mangosuthu University of Technology residence last year is expected to take the stand in the Durban High Court on Monday.

Systems still highly constrained: Eskom 9 December 2019, 8:04 AM

Eskom says its systems are still highly constrained. The power utility says stage two load-shedding will continue until 23:00 on Monday night due to a shortage in the power generation capacity.

Aaron Motsoaledi
Home affairs to get clarity on auctioning off of Lindela Repatriation Centre 8 December 2019, 9:25 PM

The Department of Home Affairs says it was left reeling by news of the sale by auction of the Lindela Repatriation Centre on Thursday. The centre, which houses undocumented migrants, was auctioned for R60 million, with a starting bid of R30 million.

Police
Port Elizabeth police recover stolen tyres worth R4 million 8 December 2019, 9:05 PM

Port Elizabeth police have recovered tyres valued at four-million rand that were stolen during a business robbery in Sidwell on Friday.

Another ‘holy war’ amongst Shembe congregants 8 December 2019, 7:36 PM

The Thembezinhle faction of the Nazareth Baptist Church at Inanda, north of Durban, has sought to clarify Saturday’s brawl where a delegation from the sheriff of the court was prevented from entering the Ebuhleni church premises to serve court papers ordering the Ebuhleni faction to vacate the area.

Nelson Mandela run turns focus to Gender-Based Violence 8 December 2019, 5:15 PM

The Scourge of Gender Based Violence took centre stage at the 6th annual Nelson Mandela Remembrance Run and Walk in Pretoria.

Water
South African Water Warriors assist drought-stricken farming communities 8 December 2019, 3:46 PM

A group called the South African Water Warriors has facilitated its biggest drought relief effort yet at Prince Albert in the Karoo.

Mine
Tau Lekoa Gold Mine releases names of four deceased miners 8 December 2019, 2:54 PM

The Tau Lekoa Gold Mine management has released the names of the four deceased miners following a rock fall on Friday.

12 killed on Western Cape roads 8 December 2019, 1:23 PM

Twelve people have died on Western Cape roads since the start of the weekend.

Remembrance Run sends strong message against women and children abuse 8 December 2019, 12:38 PM

The Nelson Mandela Remembrance Run and Walk in Pretoria has sent a strong message against women and children abuse.

Rescued miner in stable condition 8 December 2019, 11:49 AM

The Tau Lekoa Gold Mine management says the fifth mine worker who was rescued on Friday following a rockfall that killed four miners is in a stable condition in hospital.

Northern Cape man allegedly drowns himself and his children 8 December 2019, 10:08 AM

A family in Upington in the Northern Cape is searching for answers after a man allegedly drowned himself and his two daughters, aged eight and four, in a local canal.

Train on Fire
Investigation into train fires progressing well: Metrorail 8 December 2019, 8:48 AM

Metrorail says its investigation into the recent train fires at Cape Town Station is progressing well.

Five people killed in Western Cape crash 8 December 2019, 8:35 AM

Five people have died after the driver of the bakkie they were travelling in lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll on the N7, in the Western Cape.

Three missing persons found dead in Mhlahlane River 8 December 2019, 8:00 AM

A kidnapping case in the Eastern Cape has turned into a murder investigation after the gruesome discovery of the bodies of the three people that went missing.

Two killed in KZN accident 8 December 2019, 6:57 AM

Two people were killed in an accident on the N3 in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) on Saturday afternoon.

NUM calls for forensic investigation following death of miners in North West 8 December 2019, 6:28 AM

NUM says an independent forensic investigation should be conducted at the Tau Lekoa Gold Mine in Orkney near Klerksdorp in the North West, where four mine workers died following a rockfall on Friday.

Bodies of three trapped miners at Tau Lekoa mine found 7 December 2019, 8:19 PM

Three bodies of the four people trapped at the Tau Lekoa mine shaft have been recovered.

Desmond Tutu
Tutu continues to receive treatment in a Cape Town hospital 7 December 2019, 4:12 PM

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu continues to receive treatment in a Cape Town hospital for a recurring infection. The 88-year-old clergyman was hospitalised earlier this week.

Initiates
Eastern Cape government concerned as initiation death toll increases 7 December 2019, 4:07 PM

Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane is calling on those looking after initiates to ensure the youngsters drink enough water and are provided with medication where necessary amid the continued rise in initiate deaths.

Anele Hoyana laid to rest 7 December 2019, 3:35 PM

The man, who was murdered allegedly by his friend in the Eastern Cape, has been buried at his home in Kwelerha in East London.

Miners
Efforts under way to extract trapped Tau Lekoa miners 7 December 2019, 2:58 PM

Tau Lekoa mine management near Klerksdrop in the North West says they are still working to extract the remaining four workers trapped underground.

Power disrupted after substation explosion in Joburg 7 December 2019, 1:09 PM

An explosion at the Brynorth substation has left a number of areas in the North of Johannesburg without power

Manhunt under way following Olievenhoutbosch taxi rank killing 7 December 2019, 12:36 PM

Police are searching for two suspects after yet another taxi killing at Olievenhoutbosch taxi rank in Pretoria. Authorities say a taxi official belonging to the ARMSTA taxi association was shot by two men who fled on foot.

Miners trapped in Orkney 7 December 2019, 12:27 PM

A systemic tremor at the Orkney mine, Tau Lefa, near Klerksdorp in North West has left five people trapped underground.

Hopes high for Tutu’s discharge from hospital next week 7 December 2019, 12:22 PM

Chairperson of the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, Niclas Kjellstrom-Matseke, says they hope Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu will be discharged from hospital early next week.

Anele Hoyana’s funeral under way 7 December 2019, 11:53 AM

Forty-year-old Anele Hoyana is being buried in East London on Saturday.

Load shedding continues on Saturday 7 December 2019, 11:45 AM

Eskom says it has made some progress in reducing unplanned breakdowns but stage 2 load shedding will continue until 11pm Saturday.

Suspect killed, officer wounded in shootout 6 December 2019, 8:35 PM

A suspect has been killed and another wounded after a shootout with JMPD officers in Hillbrow, Johannesburg on Friday evening.