Ramaphosa conveys condolences to families of church collapse victims

19 April 2019, 3:11 PM
President Cyril Ramaphosa has conveyed his condolences to the families and congregants of the 13 people who died Thursday night after a section of a church building collapsed on them at Empangeni on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast.
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Bheki Cele holding a firearm
Cele to ensure seized firearms are destroyed regularly 17 April 2019, 3:46 PM

Police Minister Bheki Cele says he will ensure that seized and surrendered firearms will be destroyed regularly, to prevent them from being stolen from police storage facilities.

Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa hands over three new schools in KZN 17 April 2019, 2:48 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says a new model used to build better schools in the country will help in eradicating schools without water, sanitation and electricity.

Opposition blames ANC for poor road infrastructure in Xolobeni 17 April 2019, 11:27 AM

Road infrastructure and development has come under the spotlight in the Eastern Cape. During a Morning Live election debate at Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape, various political parties raised concerns around difficulties encountered in travelling on the road leading to the Theophilus Tshangela Hall where the debate took place.

School principal Nomthandazo Luthuli
Ramaphosa opens new school for Kliproots farm learners 17 April 2019, 11:01 AM

Learning in an old dilapidated mud hut and squatting in a collapsing old shop is a thing of the past for the children of Kliproots farm outside Dannhausser in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

WATCH: The PIC Commission of Inquiry 17 April 2019, 9:44 AM

The PIC Commission of  inquiry continues on Wednesday in Pretoria.

Guns
Gun Free SA welcomes the destruction of unlicensed guns 17 April 2019, 8:20 AM

Gun Free South Africa says the destruction of seized and surrendered firearms should happen more regularly, if police want to curb the flow of unlicensed guns in the country.

Summit to highlight safety in SA schools 17 April 2019, 7:52 AM

Violence and break-ins at schools will come under the spotlight during the Violence in Schools Summit which gets underway in Boksburg on Gauteng's Eastrand on Wednesday. 

University of the Free State.
UFS students’ academic future remains uncertain 17 April 2019, 6:30 AM

The academic future of students who are on the University Access Programme (UAE) at the University of the Free State remains uncertain.

SABC, Sanef condemn attack on journalists 16 April 2019, 9:35 PM

The South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF) has described the robbing of an South African National Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) television news crew in Alexandra township, north of Johannesburg, as extremely worrying.

Fans arrested during Bloemfontein Celtic game granted bail 16 April 2019, 9:35 PM

Nine people who were arrested on Sunday during violent clashes at the Dr Petrus Molemela stadium have been granted bail of R500 each by the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court.

A tap
Khayelitsha residents fight to have water bills scrapped 16 April 2019, 9:11 PM

Residents of Khayelitsha on the Cape Flats are still hoping to have their exorbitant water bills scrapped. The communities of iLitha and Khulani Park showed the SABC bills valued hundreds of thousands of rands.

Protest
amaFengu community up in arms over long-standing land claim 16 April 2019, 8:53 PM

A land claim protest led to a temporary closure of the N2 Garden Route. The amaFengu community blockaded the national road, hoisting placards and calling for President Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene.

Faith Mazibuko
SAHRC rules on Faith Mazibuko “combi court rant 16 April 2019, 8:45 PM

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says the appearance of Gauteng Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation MEC , Faith Mazibuko, before it earlier on Tuesday is a clear indication that it deals with matters of concern without fear or favour.

Legal Aid
Legal Aid SA widens its scope 16 April 2019, 6:05 PM

More South Africans will now be able to access legal assistance. Legal Aid South Africa has amended its means test which assesses whether one can qualify for legal help.

People standing by FNB and Nedbank ATMs
South Africans warned to approach Easter holidays with caution 16 April 2019, 6:02 PM

With almost 195 burglaries and 55 robberies occur in commercial spaces daily; as we approach Easter holidays, cash volumes are expected to rise, making retailers vulnerable to such crimes.

Camera
SABC News crew robbed in Alex 16 April 2019, 5:30 PM

The South African Broadcasting Corporation's (SABC) crew has been robbed in Alex following a near hijacking.

Robert McBride
SAPS runs on patronage system: McBride 16 April 2019, 12:52 PM

Former IPID head, Robert McBride, has testified that the SAPS runs on a patronage system. Testifying before the State Capture Commission of Inquiry in Parktown, Johannesburg, he says officers are promoted to high level positions in exchange for favours from superiors.

Raymond Zondo
Zondo dismisses Moyane’s application to cross examine Gordhan 16 April 2019, 11:23 AM

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has dismissed former SARS boss Tom Moyane's application to cross examine Public Enterprise Minister, Pravin Gordhan.

A line of cars
Road users warned to be cautious ahead of Easter weekend 16 April 2019, 10:50 AM

High traffic volumes are expected on the country's roads as holidaymakers and pilgrims leave for their Easter holiday destinations this weekend. 

Panyaza Lesufi
Lesufi secures budget for Oakdale Secondary school 16 April 2019, 8:46 AM

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the Oakdale Secondary school in Ennerdale south of Johannesburg will under-go a major facelift. 

Faith Mazibuko
MEC Mazibuko to face Human Rights Commission 16 April 2019, 8:09 AM

Gauteng Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation MEC Faith Mazibuko is to appear before the Human Rights Commission on Tuesday, to answer to her utterances wherein she berates her executive managers for failure to deliver sports facilities last month.

Tom Moyane
Zondo to decide whether or not Moyane can cross examine Gordhan 16 April 2019, 6:49 AM

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo will deliver his decision on whether or not former SARS boss, Tom Moyane, can cross examine Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Mashaba abandons Alex meeting 15 April 2019, 8:53 PM

Mayor Herman Mashaba has abandoned his attempt to address the community of Alexandra, north of Johannesburg.

Racism claims surface at Mthatha judiciary 15 April 2019, 6:52 PM

Claims of racism in the Mthatha judiciary have resulted in a protest involving legal professionals. Black lawyers and advocates have downed tools over alleged racism and favouritism in the city.

Strong police presence as Mashaba meets Alex residents 15 April 2019, 6:27 PM

There is a strong presence at the Marlboro Community Centre, north of Johannesburg, where Mayor Herman Mashaba is meeting Alexandra community members.

McBride claims he was falsely implicated in wrongdoing 15 April 2019, 6:20 PM

Former Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID)  boss  Robert McBride says one of his former subordinates was told to implicate him in wrongdoing in exchange for getting his job back.

All spheres of govt must account to Alex residents: SAHRC 15 April 2019, 5:21 PM

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says all spheres of government, from provincial to municipal level, must account to the people of Alexandra.

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Cape Town has highest murder rate: report 15 April 2019, 2:52 PM

According to the report, 63% of the country now lives in cities and this is where most crimes and violence is concentrated.

Nicholas Ninow
Dros rape accused allegedly overdosed on drugs 15 April 2019, 2:21 PM

Dros rape accused Nicholas Ninow has been admitted to hospital. Department of Correctional Services spokesperson, Singabakho Nxumalo says Ninow reported to a medical facility in prison and the doctors then referred him to an external medical facility.

Violent protests flare up across Gauteng 15 April 2019, 12:52 PM

Parents of learners at Oakdale Secondary School in Ennerdale south of Johannesburg say, the dilapidated state of the school is not conducive for learning.