More officials face dismissal over Durban Westville Prison corruption

21 August 2019, 6:45 PM
Acting KwaZulu-Natal Commissioner for Correctional Services, James Smalberger, says more officials and members of senior management at Durban's Westville Prison may be dismissed following investigations into corruption.
Unions should work together to fight battles in memory of Marikana victims: Vavi 16 August 2019, 1:10 PM

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) has expressed disappointment at unions not being further united in their fight for workers' rights - post the Marikana tragedy.

Marikana survivors call for August 16 to be declared a holiday 16 August 2019, 9:50 AM

Some survivors of the Marikana tragedy on August 16, 2012, say the day should be declared a holiday to remember their fellow brothers who fought for better working conditions in the Platinum mining sector.

34 workers were shot and killed by police during a protracted wage strike at the then Lonmin operations, now owned by Sibanye-Stillwater
Sibanye-Stillwater hold prayers for those lost in Marikana tragedy 16 August 2019, 8:45 AM

Mining firm Sibanye-Stillwater is currently involved in several activities to assist families of those killed in the Marikana tragedy in August 2012.

Joseph Mathunjwa
AMCU concerned over miners’ employment conditions 16 August 2019, 8:00 AM

AMCU has expressed concern over miners' conditions of employment. This as thousands of AMCU members prepare to commemorate the 7th anniversary of the Marikana tragedy on Friday.

Several shops were looted on Wednesday
Police monitoring situation in Soweto 16 August 2019, 7:21 AM

Gauteng police say at least 11 people have been arrested after foreign-owned businesses were looted and foreign nationals were attacked on Wednesday night in parts of Soweto.

Jason Rohde
Rohde’s lawyers seek leave to appeal refusal of bail 16 August 2019, 7:00 AM

Judge Gayaat Salie-Hlophe refused to set Jason Rohde free pending the outcome of his appeal against his sentence in the Supreme Court of Appeal.

SA commemorates Marikana tragedy 16 August 2019, 5:55 AM

Friday marks the 7th anniversary of the 2012 Marikana tragedy. Thirty four mine workers were shot and killed by police during a protracted wage strike on August 16 at the then Lonmin operations, now owned by Sibanye-Stillwater.

Brown, Rasool part of W Cape interim provincial committee 15 August 2019, 9:41 PM

Former Minister of Public Enterprise Lynne Brown and former Western Cape Premier Ebrahim Rasool are among the 30 members of the interim provincial committee to lead the African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape.

Kruger National Park
SANParks launches free visitations to 21 parks 15 August 2019, 9:14 PM

The South African National Parks (SANParks) has opened the gates of 21 parks to visitors for free for eight days.

Police have to protect everyone including foreign nationals: Cele 15 August 2019, 8:54 PM

Police Minister Bheki Cele says it is the police's responsibility to protect everyone in the country, including foreign nationals who may be in South Africa illegally.

Court judgments against Mkhwebane will do damage to the institution 15 August 2019, 3:45 PM

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has warned that the recent court judgments against her will negatively affect the operations of her office.

Busisiwe Mkhwebane
Mkhwebane ordered to pay legal costs in Vrede matter 15 August 2019, 12:22 PM

The Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says she will seek leave to appeal the ruling of the High Court in Pretoria that she should pay 7.5% of the costs in her personal capacity and her office 85% in the case which relates to her Vrede dairy farm report which was previously set aside as unconstitutional.

Dr Ntuthuko Mahlaba
Murder charges against Newcastle Mayor dropped 15 August 2019, 10:41 AM

The eMadadeni Magistrate's Court in northern KwaZulu-Natal has withdrawn charges against Newcastle Mayor Ntuthuko Mahlaba.

Soweto residents
Seven arrested after the looting of foreign-owned shops in Soweto 15 August 2019, 10:27 AM

Seven people are reported to have been arrested following the looting of foreign-owned shops in Soweto.

A court gavel
Phoenix triple murder trial continues on Thursday 15 August 2019, 10:17 AM

The investigating officer in the Colin Pillay triple murder trial, Kumarasan Pillay, is expected to continue his testimony in the High Court in Durban on Thursday morning.

South African Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has been named the latest "Guardian of Governance" for ethical leadership and adherence to good governance.
Marikana massacre should not have happened: Mogoeng 15 August 2019, 8:54 AM

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says what happened in Marikana in the North West in August 2012 is a typical example of how some leaders handle problems in South Africa.

Mashaba attributes Soweto looting to inefficient border control 15 August 2019, 8:46 AM

City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says the looting of foreign-owned shops in Soweto is a result of the government's failure to secure the country's borders.

Police raid
Law enforcement officials raid Hillbrow 15 August 2019, 8:13 AM

Police and Johannesburg Metro officers have conducted another late night raid in Hillbrow. Last week shops suspected of selling counterfeit goods were targeted.

Jason Rohde
Judgment in Rohde bail plea to be delivered 15 August 2019, 7:27 AM

Judgment will be delivered in the High Court in Cape Town on Thursday in the bail application of convicted murderer Jason Rohde. 

Counterfeit goods
MEC Ramokgopa heads to Soweto to find solutions to looting problem 15 August 2019, 6:10 AM

Gauteng Economic Development, Agriculture and Environment MEC Kgosientsho Ramokgopa will on Thursday head to Soweto following the rampant looting of foreign national-owned shops in the area.

City of Joburg goes ahead with plans to rebuild demolished structures in Alexandra 14 August 2019, 7:15 PM

The City of Johannesburg is going ahead with plans to rebuild demolished structures in Alexandra, north of the city.

Mashaba challenges Maile to put City of Joburg under administration 14 August 2019, 4:21 PM

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has challenged Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Lebohang Maile to put the municipality under administration.

Amathole District Municipality workers back at work 14 August 2019, 3:43 PM

Amathole District Municipality in the Eastern Cape has confirmed that workers have returned to work.

PIC inquiry concludes 14 August 2019, 2:23 PM

The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) Commission of Inquiry has concluded its hearings into alleged impropriety.

Residents in Eastern Cape village want government to prioritise health services 14 August 2019, 2:00 PM

Residents of Zimbaba village outside King William's Town in the Eastern Cape are calling on government to prioritise health services in rural communities.

State Capture adjourned to Thursday 14 August 2019, 11:46 AM

The chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, the Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, has adjourned proceedings to Thursday in Parktown, Johannesburg.

Court dismisses Omotoso’s leave to appeal 14 August 2019, 11:22 AM

The High Court in Port Elizabeth has postponed until October 7th the case of Pastor Timothy Omotoso and his two co-accused and for the defence counsel to petition the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA).

Outrage over controversial Read to Lead campaign tweets 14 August 2019, 11:04 AM

Members of the public have reacted with outrage to the pictures that the Basic Education Department Spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga posted on his Twitter page in an apparent bid to promote reading.

Court to rule in Omotoso indictment appeal 14 August 2019, 10:40 AM

Judge Irma Schoeman is on Wednesday expected to rule in an application to appeal against the indictment and authorised certificate in the sex case of pastor Timothy Omotoso in the High Court in Port Elizabeth.

WATCH: The PIC Commission of Inquiry 14 August 2019, 9:45 AM

The PIC Commission of Inquiry resumes.