Garden of Remembrance for Cradock Four officially opened

21 March 2019, 9:53 PM
Some widows of the slain anti-apartheid activists known as the Cradock Four have described the official opening of a garden of remembrance for their loved ones as a bitter-sweet moment for their families.
Signage at the garden
EThekwini Municipality continues to safeguard visitors 1 January 2018, 6:35 PM

EThekwini Municipality's Malcolm Canham says despite the Durban beach front being packed to capacity, there have been no major incidents.

2017 in hindsight 1 January 2018, 5:28 PM

Drought in Cape Town and other parts of the country, Knysna fires, economic downgrades, the Life Esidimeni tragedy, and the rise in femicide, are just some of the stories that made headlines in South Africa in 2016.

SA urged to help those affected by storm 1 January 2018, 10:51 AM

Humanitarian and relief organisation, Gift of the Givers, has appealed to South Africans to open their hearts as the New Year kicks off and help those affected by the severe storm that hit Gauteng on Saturday, killing two people.

Four killed in head-on collision with truck 1 January 2018, 6:59 AM

Four people have been killed and two others seriously injured when a truck driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed on the Du Toits Kloof Pass near Worcester in the Boland.

KZN farmer arrested for killing a mourner at a funeral 31 December 2017, 7:24 PM

A farmer from Cramond near Pietermaritzburg has been arrested and charged with murder. He allegedly shot and killed 42-year-old Mothi Ngubane during a funeral held on his farm.

Beachgoers asked to be cautious 31 December 2017, 7:01 PM

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has made an urgent plea to all beach goers to be extremely cautious over the next week. 

KZN disaster management on high alert after heavy thunderstorms 31 December 2017, 6:08 PM

Disaster management teams in KwaZulu-Natal have been put on high alert as four people were killed in heavy thunderstorms overnight in several parts of the province

Fines up to R1 500 for breaking fireworks by-laws 31 December 2017, 5:13 PM

Joburg Metro Police have warned that fines of up to R1 500 will be issued to people who are found breaking by-laws related to fireworks.

SPCA calls on Bloemfontein residents to keep animals safe 31 December 2017, 4:13 PM

The SPCA has pleaded with Bloemfontein residents to keep their animals safe during New Year's celebrations.

Joburg to request funds for disaster relief 31 December 2017, 3:45 PM

The City of Joburg is to request emergency funds from national government to fix the storm damage. Different parts of Gauteng were hit by a severe thunder storm on Saturday. The storm left two dead and properties destroyed. Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba is visiting a number of areas that were affected and says the damage […]

Mamabolo calls on residents to heed weather warnings 31 December 2017, 3:01 PM

At least five people have been killed following harsh weather conditions in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

C Town says it’s ready for New Year’s celebrations 31 December 2017, 2:37 PM

Western Cape traffic authorities have warned motorists to be responsible as they head into the New Year.

Mpumalanga residents urged to use fireworks responsibly 31 December 2017, 10:57 AM

Mpumalanga police have called on members of the public to use fireworks responsibly when celebrating the ushering in of the New Year to prevent traumatising animals.

Alleviating poverty remains top priority 31 December 2017, 8:17 AM

President Jacob Zuma says alleviating poverty remains government's top priority.

Zuma: emphasis on free education 31 December 2017, 6:57 AM

President Jacob Zuma has stressed government's commitment to ensuring free higher education for learners from poor households in his New Year's message.

Joburg storm leaves injuries, damaged property 31 December 2017, 6:53 AM

Several people have been injured and property damaged after a severe storm accompanied by heavy rain, hail and strong winds wreaked havoc in the south of Johannesburg and on the West Rand.

Zuma urges S Africans to work together for a prosperous 2018 30 December 2017, 7:54 PM

President Jacob Zuma has called on all South Africans to work together in order to ensure a prosperous and productive 2018.

Omotoso’s arrest – one of biggest stories in SA in 2017 30 December 2017, 7:21 PM

The arrest of the Nigerian Pastor Timothy Omotoso by the Hawks in Port Elizabeth earlier in 2017 on charges of human trafficking, a schedule 6 offence grabbed the interest of the nation.

Severe thunderstorms hit parts of Gauteng 30 December 2017, 6:57 PM

The South African Weather Service has warned of severe thunderstorms in Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni, on the Gauteng East Rand, Mogale City and Randfontein on the West Rand on Saturday evening.

Police warn students of bogus accommodation advertisements 30 December 2017, 5:00 PM

The South African Police Service (Saps) has urged students who are looking for accommodation for the new academic year to be cautious of bogus advertisements, especially online.

Mpumalanga public hospitals improve delivery of service 30 December 2017, 2:07 PM

The Mpumalanga Health Department says its public hospitals have improved their delivery of services to the public.

Heavy traffic projected for Beit Bridge 30 December 2017, 12:48 PM

Both the Beit Bridge Border Post in Musina and the Kranskop Toll Plaza near Bela Bela in Limpopo have recorded average volumes of traffic by Friday afternoon.

Zuma urges business to invest in education 30 December 2017, 12:12 PM

President Jacob Zuma has urged all business people to make sure that they support the education of the disadvantaged students by sponsoring their education and giving them employment once they are qualified.

Johannesburg police bust suspected property hijackers 30 December 2017, 10:18 AM

Johannesburg's most wanted alleged property hijacking kingpin and two suspected accomplices have been arrested.

Storm wreaks havoc in Mpumalanga 30 December 2017, 7:18 AM

A storm has wreaked havoc in Armsterdam near Ermelo in Mpumalanga. More than ten houses are without roofs following the storm.

North West now almost boasts incident free initiation schools 29 December 2017, 7:58 PM

The North West is celebrating a successful initiation season. All 2000 initiates have returned home.

Police say more than 94 000 people were arrested in the Western Cape alone since the beginning of the festive period for various offences.
Police make more than 94 000 festive season arrests in the W Cape 29 December 2017, 7:34 PM

National Police Commissioner, Khehla Sitole, says more than 94 000 people were arrested in the Western Cape alone since the beginning of the festive period

Robbie Malinga hailed as a musical genius 29 December 2017, 6:26 PM

Friends and family of veteran musician Robbie Malinga have continued to pay tribute to the Afro-pop singer and producer during his memorial service at Grace Bible Church in Soweto.

UFS welcomes new language policy ruling 29 December 2017, 5:57 PM

The University of the Free State's SRC has welcomed the Constitutional Court judgment in favour of the institution's language policy where English is the primary medium of instruction.

Proposed Cape Town drought levy opposed 29 December 2017, 4:53 PM

The City of Cape Town says its' proposed drought levy still has many processes to go through before it's put in place.