Calls to declare Northern Cape a drought disaster area intensifying

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Calls for Northern Cape premier, Dr Zamani Saul to declare the province a drought disaster area, are intensifying.
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Manamela accused of lying under oath 19 January 2018, 6:57 AM

Deputy Director for Mental Health Services in Gauteng, Hannah Jacobus, has accused her former boss Dr Makgabo Manamela of lying under oath.

DA lambastes Mkhwebane’s state of capture scope request 19 January 2018, 6:45 AM

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has sought to clarify her request for the scope on the inquiry into state capture to be widened.

Judgment to be handed down in the Mandela home dispute 19 January 2018, 5:46 AM

The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein will on Friday hand down judgment in the Mandela home ownership dispute.

I did my best to protect Esidimeni patients: Jacobus 18 January 2018, 8:23 PM

The Deputy Director for Mental Health Services in Gauteng does not believe she should resign over the bungled Life Esidimeni tragedy which resulted in the deaths of 143 psychiatric patients.

NPA says McKinsey meeting was positive 18 January 2018, 7:59 PM

The National Prosecuting Authority says engagements with Gutpa linked consultancy firm McKinsey were positive.

Nelson Mandela Metro dismisses claims of Listeriosis 18 January 2018, 6:20 PM

The Nelson Mandela Bay Metro has strongly condemned allegations that its tap water poses a risk of the Listeriosis bacteria.

Protests turn violent at a Vereeniging school 18 January 2018, 6:17 PM

Fifteen people have been arrested following the petrol bombing of a police vehicle outside Hoerskool Overvaal in Vereeniging.

Life Esidimeni disaster features strongly in Human Rights Watch report 18 January 2018, 5:40 PM

Human Rights Watch (HRW), Southern Africa Director, Dewa Mavhinga says the Life Esidimeni deaths have been the standout issue of human rights violations in the past year.

E Cape officials arrested for fraud 18 January 2018, 3:21 PM

Eight Alfred Nzo District Municipality officials and a businessman have been arrested by the Hawks in an early morning raid.

“Proper procedures not followed in issuing licences to Life Esidimeni NGOs” 18 January 2018, 12:44 PM

A senior official from the Mental Health Services in the Gauteng Health Department has conceded that proper procedures were not followed in issuing licences to NGOs that received mentally-ill patients from Life Esidmeni.

Nine nabbed in E Cape municipal fraud scandal 18 January 2018, 12:10 PM

The Hawks arrested eight officials and a business man from the Alfred Nzo District Municipality in the Eastern Cape on Thursday morning.

Dlamini defends SABC interview payment 18 January 2018, 10:30 AM

Social Development Bathabile Dlamini is adamant that her department has done nothing wrong, accusing the media of demonising her.

Fear stalks Hoërskool Overvaal 18 January 2018, 10:12 AM

Parents of learners at Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging in the Vaal say they fear for the safety of their children. This follows Wednesday’s violent protest in which eight people were wounded and at least 10 arrested.

WATCH: Life Esidimeni Arbitration Hearings 18 January 2018, 9:20 AM

The Life Esidimeni Arbitration hearing has resumed following a six-week long adjournment.

SAPS pushes to restore public confidence 18 January 2018, 8:53 AM

Police spokesperson Vuyo Mhaga says stability will make it possible to restore public confidence in the South African Police Services (SAPS).

Dlamini denies CPS demanded R1.3 billion from Sassa 18 January 2018, 8:53 AM

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has disputed allegations that Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) demanded R1.3 billion from the embattled social security agency Sassa for alleged breach of contract.

Cape Metrorail services still suspended 18 January 2018, 8:43 AM

Metrorail says the planned resumption of its central line service in Cape Town Thursday morning has been postponed due to a train derailment between Heideveld and Netreg near the Epping Industrial Area.

Unisa optimistic of clinching wage deal 18 January 2018, 7:01 AM

Unisa management says it will continue wage negotiations with its workers that are affiliated to trade union, Nehawu, until they reach an agreement.

Life Esidimeni hearings resume 18 January 2018, 6:33 AM

The Life Esidimeni Arbitration hearings are expected to resume on Thursday following a six-week adjournment.

Search for new Hawks boss begins 18 January 2018, 6:27 AM

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula says the position of Hawks head has been advertised.

DUT staff, Vice Chancellor at loggerheads 17 January 2018, 7:41 PM

Employees at DUT in Durban say they have lost confidence in Vice Chancellor Professor Thandwa Mthembu after he failed to engage with them three days into their protected strike.

More than 5000 teachers are under-qualified: Maimane 17 January 2018, 7:03 PM

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says more than 5 000 school teachers have been identified by the Department of Basic Education as being under qualified for their teaching positions.

Suspended Gauteng Mental Health Director Manamela resigns 17 January 2018, 6:04 PM

Suspended Gauteng Mental Health Director Dr Makgabo Manamela has resigned. She was undergoing a disciplinary process after she was charged with gross misconduct for her role in the Life Esidimeni tragedy.

State continues to lead evidence in Ramnarain trial 17 January 2018, 5:52 PM

The State is continuing to call witnesses in the culpable homicide trial of Omesh Ramnarain at the Durban Regional Court.

Hawks head’s position advertised: Mbalula 17 January 2018, 5:38 PM

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula says an advertisement for the position of Hawks head has been published.

Cape Town nightclubs gang appear for a bail hearing 17 January 2018, 4:21 PM

Lawyers of the five men accused of intimidating and extorting restaurant and nightclub owners in Cape Town say further delays in their bail application amount to an infringement of their human rights.

Lesufi cancels Hoerskool Overvaal’s visit amid protests 17 January 2018, 3:47 PM

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, has cancelled his appearance at Hoerskool Overvaal in Vereeniging at the Vaal.

Mdluli relieved of duties with immediate effect 17 January 2018, 2:55 PM

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula says suspended crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect.

NPA confirms summons served to Trillian, McKinsey 17 January 2018, 2:19 PM

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has confirmed those summonses were formally served to two companies Trillian and McKinsey for deals they had with Eskom and Transnet.

Social media abuzz amid first day of schooling 17 January 2018, 1:07 PM

Proud parents of grade R and one learners have taken to Social Media to post pictures of their children as they enter their first day of schooling.