Deadly weekend on South Africa’s roads

20 October 2019, 7:12 PM
Twenty four learners are still in a critical condition after seven fellow learners were killed in a crash in the North West province, and more than 10 other people have lost their lives in separate car crashes in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
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Dros rapist sentenced to life imprisonment 17 October 2019, 3:43 PM

Convicted child rapist Nicholas Ninow has been sentenced to life imprisonment for rape and five years for possession of drugs. He also received another five years in prison for defeating the ends of justice.

Concerns as load shedding leaves matric learners in the dark, disrupts exam 17 October 2019, 2:23 PM

The department of Education has raised concerns over the possibility that grade 12 learner's exams might be disrupted.

Zuma unable to attend State Capture hearings next week 17 October 2019, 2:04 PM

Former President Jacob Zuma will resume his testimony at the State Capture Inquiry on the 11th of November and won't appear next Monday as scheduled.  

Load shedding affects Grade 12 technology exam 17 October 2019, 10:12 AM

The Basic Education Department is considering rescheduling the Grade 12 technology exam which could not be written in many parts of the country due to power cuts.

WATCH: Dros rapist sentencing 17 October 2019, 9:57 AM

The pre-sentencing proceedings of convicted child rapist, Nicholas Ninow, is continuing in the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday morning.

Load shedding could cost W Cape up to R150 million per day: Maynier 17 October 2019, 9:12 AM

The impact of load shedding is currently estimated to be R75 million per stage, per day for the Western Cape.

Two Limpopo residents in court for murder 17 October 2019, 8:10 AM

Two suspects accused of the killing of two children in separate incidents in Limpopo, will on Thursday appear in the Nebo Magistrate's Court.

Nicholas Ninow sentencing to continue on Thursday 17 October 2019, 5:36 AM

The pre-sentencing proceedings of convicted child rapist, Nicholas Ninow, will continue in the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday morning.

Joburg suburbs hit hard by load shedding 16 October 2019, 8:07 PM

Several Johannesburg suburbs are still without power following Wednesday's load shedding, but technicians are on-site trying to resolve the matter

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Ninow not a paedophile, psychologist testifies in Dros case 16 October 2019, 4:10 PM

A psychologist has told the High Court in Pretoria that the self-confessed child rapist, Nicholas Ninow, is not a paedophile. The psychologist, who asked not to be named, testified in mitigation of sentencing in Ninow's rape trial.

KZN communities urged not to disrupt matric exams with protests 16 October 2019, 2:41 PM

KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu has urged communities not to disrupt school examinations with protests.

Watch: Dros rapist sentencing Part 2 16 October 2019, 2:34 PM

A psychologist has told the High Court in Pretoria that the self-confessed child rapist, Nicholas Ninow, is not a paedophile.

No blanket amnesty for activists: Lamola 16 October 2019, 12:51 PM

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says #FeesMustFall activist Kanya Cekeshe's application for leave to appeal his conviction means the Department cannot help him apply for a presidential pardon.

Nicholas Ninow
Ninow asks for a second chance to lead a better life 16 October 2019, 12:48 PM

Convicted child rapist Nicholas Ninow has told the Pretoria High Court that he would like to be given a chance to work towards leading a better life.

Nicholas Ninow
Ninow says he was 13 when he started using drugs 16 October 2019, 11:07 AM

Convicted child rapist Nicholas Ninow has told the North Gauteng High Court that he was 13 when he started using drugs and that he was on anti-depression medication his whole life.

Load shedding may last for a week – Eskom 16 October 2019, 11:05 AM

Eskom Chief Operations Officer Jan Oberholzer says South Africans may have to endure a week of load shedding due to a shortage of capacity.

Shamila Batohi makes a speech after being named the country's new chief prosecutor by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Financial constraints impeding proper functions of NPA 16 October 2019, 11:01 AM

The NPA said the organisation has been placed in a very precarious position and is under immense strain due to financial constraints which are impeding its functions.

WATCH: Sentencing procedures in Dros rape case 16 October 2019, 10:09 AM

Sentencing procedures are expected to take place at the High Court in Pretoria on the Dros rape case

WATCH LIVE: State Capture Inquiry 16 October 2019, 10:04 AM

The Commission will hear testimony from Former MEC of Finance Free State Province: Ms Elizabeth Cornelia Rockman on Wednesday 16 October 2019.

Eskom announces possible load shedding on Wednesday 16 October 2019, 9:23 AM

Power utility Eskom says there is a possibility of rotational load shedding across the country from 9 o'clock on Wednesday morning.

New Breathalyser test has led to high conviction rate: JMPD 16 October 2019, 8:30 AM

Johannesburg Metro Police say the launch of the Evidential Breathalyser Alcohol Test (EBAT) system has led to a high conviction rate in cases of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Prison
Troublesome Pretoria youths experience a day as a prisoner 16 October 2019, 8:12 AM

A group of 15 troublesome boys in Pretoria had a first-hand experience of what it is like to be a prisoner after spending a day in the Atteridgeville Correctional Centre.

Two Eastern Cape teachers, administration clerk charged with rape 16 October 2019, 7:40 AM

Two teachers and an administration clerk have appeared in the Dalasile periodic court outside Ngcobo in the Eastern Cape for the alleged rape of three male learners.

Matric Learners
Crunch time for SA’s matriculants 16 October 2019, 5:50 AM

This year's National Senior Certificate Examinations officially get under way on Wednesday with Computer Applications Technology Paper One.

SABC seeking ways to reduce wage bill 15 October 2019, 9:24 PM

SABC CEO Madoda Mxakwe has told Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Communications that the public broadcaster is seeking ways of reducing its huge wage bill.

Cogta to oversee district development model 15 October 2019, 8:30 PM

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says her department is expected to oversee the district development model that will boost projects at local level. 

CRL Rights Commission hosts dialogue on xenophobia 15 October 2019, 7:22 PM

A dialogue in Pretoria has heard that South Africans are not xenophobic but the high unemployment rate in country and competition for resources create opportunities for some people to use xenophobia as an excuse to commit crime.

Taxi
Cape Town taxi operators unhappy with high fines being issued by police 15 October 2019, 7:16 PM

It appears the conflict between taxi operators and police in Cape Town is due to unhapiness over exorbitant fines imposed on their vehicles.

Bodies
Govt to intervene in Durban mortuary issues 15 October 2019, 6:22 PM

Government is considering relocating the controversial Gale Street Mortuary in Durban to Phoenix north of the city in an effort to address delays in releasing bodies.

SABC reduces net losses by 35% 15 October 2019, 5:42 PM

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has reduced its net losses by 35 % in the 2018/2019 financial year.