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.
Herman Mashaba
Alex residents eager to engage with Mashaba 15 April 2019, 9:53 AM

The Alexandra Shutdown Committee says they are looking forward to Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba's visit to the township on Monday.

Police restore calm in two separate protests in Joburg 15 April 2019, 9:12 AM

Police have managed to quell two separate service delivery protests in Hillbrow in the Johannesburg CBD and Ennerdale south of Johannesburg on Monday morning.

Police seize 167 rhino horns worth millions 15 April 2019, 8:22 AM

Two suspects will appear in the Brits Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of being in possession of 167 rhino horns worth millions of rand.

McBride continues testimony at Zondo Commission 15 April 2019, 7:37 AM

Former Executive Director of IPID,  Robert McBride is scheduled to continue testifying at the judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in Parktown, Johannesburg, on Monday morning.

Classes to resume at Freedom Park Secondary School 15 April 2019, 7:04 AM

Classes are expected to resume at Freedom Park secondary school in Soweto on Monday.

Human Rights Commission to visit Alex 14 April 2019, 10:09 PM

The Human Rights Commission says the plight of Alexandra residents shouldn't be used as an elections tool and want their grievances to be addressed by government.

Traffic officials on the road
Mbombela prays for road fatalities, gender based violence 14 April 2019, 7:00 PM

A gospel concert was held in Mbombela to pray for zero fatalities on the roads and to call for an end to gender based violence.

Helen Zille
Zille calls on District Six claimants to reach consensus 14 April 2019, 3:16 PM

Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, has called on District Six land claimants in Cape Town to reach consensus if they want successful restitution.

Watch: 25 years ago today: Mandela and De Klerk square off in final debate 14 April 2019, 2:31 PM

This month marks 25 years of democracy in South Africa. The country's first democractic election took place on 27 April 1994.

District six
Zille urged to ensure land restitution to District six community 14 April 2019, 1:30 PM

The District Six Working Committee has called on Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, to ensure restitution in District Six takes place before her term ends.

Chris Maroleng
SABC COO’s fate in the hands of the new Board 14 April 2019, 10:23 AM

The fate of SABC Chief Operating Officer, Chris Maroleng is in the hands of the SABC's newly appointed board.

KZN Home affairs officials to appear in court on fraud charges 14 April 2019, 8:22 AM

Two home affairs officials are expected to appear in court soon, after they were arrested for fraud at Richmond in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands.

Helen Zille.
Zille to address District Six restitution claimants 14 April 2019, 6:48 AM

Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, will be the keynote speaker on Sunday morning at a meeting of the District Six restitution claimants in Cape Town.

Masindi Mphephu
Limpopo house of traditional leaders calls for resolution to kingship dispute 13 April 2019, 8:15 PM

The house of traditional leadership in Limpopo has called on the Ramabulana family to resolve the kingship dispute that is currently before the courts.

Gift of the Givers
Gift of the Givers brings relief to drought-stricken Garies 13 April 2019, 4:58 PM

There were lots of smiles at Garies in the Northern Cape as the Non-Government Organisation, Gift of the Givers, brought some relief to the drought-stricken area.

Unemployment placard
Nkandla municipality to receive skills training for unemployed youth 13 April 2019, 4:48 PM

The rural Nkandla municipality in northern KwaZulu-Natal has earmarked R2 million for the provision of skills training for unemployed youth in the 2019/2020 financial year.

A CCTV camera
City of Cape Town to install 159 CCTV cameras at public transport interchanges 13 April 2019, 3:33 PM

The City of Cape Town will be installing 159 CCTV cameras at various public transport interchanges and MyCiTi stations across Cape Town to monitor its various transport facilities.

Gavel and handcuffs
Prosecutor facing corruption charges released on bail 13 April 2019, 10:40 AM

A former KwaZulu-Natal public prosecutor who is facing corruption charges at the Durban Specialised Commercial Crimes Court has been released on R3 000 bail.

City of Joburg council meeting
HRC to convene Alexandra inquiry on Thursday 13 April 2019, 9:55 AM

The Human Rights Commission in Gauteng will convene an inquiry next Thursday to find a solution to the issues plaguing residents at the Alexandra township north of Johannesburg.

Police badge.
Police on high alert after scuffle between miners and security guards 13 April 2019, 8:21 AM

Kimberley police remain on high alert following a violent scuffle between artisanal miners and Ekapa Mine security guards.

Mixed reactions to VhaVenda kingship judgement 12 April 2019, 9:48 PM

There have been mixed reactions from residents in Limpopo following the ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on the VhaVenda kingship. 

Lesufi threatens to shut down Eldorado school due to wayward students 12 April 2019, 8:50 PM

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has given Freedom Park Secondary School in Eldorado Park until Monday to resume classes or be shutdown.

Political parties welcome appointment of SABC Board 12 April 2019, 8:49 PM

Political parties have welcomed the appointment of eight new board members to fill vacancies on the SABC board.

Kagiso protest called off 12 April 2019, 8:01 PM

Kagiso residents have called off their protest. This after community leader received feedback from Eskom.

Blame game continues ahead of Mashaba’s visit to Alex 12 April 2019, 6:24 PM

More blame games and pointing of figures in the Alexandra debacle continues between political parties.

David Makhura
Joburg City tenants demand ownership of properties 12 April 2019, 3:49 PM

Members of the Social Housing Tenants Uprising movement have threatened to bring Gauteng province to a standstill if Premier David Makhura doesn't respond to their demands within seven days.

‘Law enforcement heads were targeted for tackling corruption cases’ 12 April 2019, 3:03 PM

Former Independent Police Investigative Directorate boss, Robert McBride, says law enforcement heads were targeted for tackling corruption cases.

Stevens Mokgalapa
Tshwane’s Mokgalapa forced to leave Gomorrah without addressing crowd 12 April 2019, 11:45 AM

Tshwane mayor, Stevens Mokgalapa, has left the Gomorrah informal settlement in Pretoria West without addressing the crowd.

Mcebisi Skwatsha
Knysna fire victims’ houses to be rebuilt 12 April 2019, 11:29 AM

The Deputy Ministers of Land Reform, Human Settlements and Environmental Affairs have assured residents of a forestry community near Knysna in the Southern Cape that their houses will be rebuilt.

Panyaza Lesufi
Lesufi to visit Freedom Park School following learners allegedly attacking police 12 April 2019, 10:22 AM

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi is visiting Freedom Park Secondary school in Soweto after learners allegedly attacked police.