Many rape victims hesitant to report sexual assaults

18 October 2018, 1:02 PM
The controversial pastor, Timothy Omotoso's trial - currently under way in the Port Elizabeth High Court has dominated headlines and social media this week, as the first witness Cheryl Zondi was cross-examined.
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Crash scene
Four killed in Mpumalanga crash 13 October 2018, 6:07 PM

Four people have been killed in a crash on the N4 Toll road close to the Sudwala Cave turn-off west of Mbombela in Mpumalanga.

Credo Mutwa makes emotional return to Lotlamoreng Dam in Mahikeng 13 October 2018, 5:21 PM

Well-known spiritual and traditional healer, Credo Mutwa, made an emotional return to the Lotlamoreng Dam in Mahikeng an area from which he was evicted during Apartheid.

Families flee as violence intensifies in Blikkiesdorp 13 October 2018, 5:13 PM

Nine families from Blikkiesdorp in Delft on the Cape Flats have vowed not to return to the area until their safety is guaranteed. 

Glimmer of hope for community fighting drug scourge 13 October 2018, 4:06 PM

The Louisvale community in Upington and surrounding farms is battling with the youth's heavy usage of tik. They say tik, which is a form of crystal meth, is regarded as a cheap drug that is easily accessible in various area.

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Case of public violence opened against Reiger Park community 13 October 2018, 1:22 PM

A case of public violence has been opened after the community of Reiger Park, on Gauteng's East Rand allegedly attacked police with petrol bombs Friday night.

Handcuffs and SAPS logo
Joburg man arrested with millions worth of stolen goods 13 October 2018, 11:20 AM

Police have arrested a man in Wynburg, north of Johannesburg for possession of suspected stolen goods with an estimated value of between R1.5 and R2 million.

Learners in school uniform
Inanda pupils call for return of corporal punishment 13 October 2018, 9:10 AM

Pupils from 20 schools in the Inanda area, north of Durban have staged a protest calling for the reintroduction of corporal punishment in schools.

Mugwena Maluleke
Scourge of violence at schools starts from communities 13 October 2018, 8:43 AM

The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) says the scourge of violence at schools can be partially attributed to the negative attitude in our communities towards educators.

Gavel and handcuffs
Rhino poaching kingpins case postponed 13 October 2018, 8:30 AM

The White River Magistrate's Court in Mpumalanga has heard how two alleged rhino poaching kingpins, Joe Nyalunga and Sydney Mabuza were tracked down through an underground operation by the Hawks.

Cars driving in the rain
Joburg disaster management on high alert 13 October 2018, 7:05 AM

Disaster management monitoring teams from the City of Joburg have been activated and emergency services are on high alert in anticipation of severe thunderstorms this weekend.

SABC withdraws Section 189 notice served on unions 12 October 2018, 9:50 PM

The SABC has been forced to withdraw the Section 189 notice served on broadcast union BEMAWU and the Communication Workers Union regarding retrenchments at the public broadcaster.

City of Ekurhuleni urges govt to create safety around abandoned mines 12 October 2018, 8:04 PM

The City of Ekurhuleni says it hopes the family of a small boy, who fell down an abandoned mine shaft in Jeruselem Informal Settlement in Boksburg at the start of 2017, will find consolation in their new RDP house.

Matric Exams
Umalusi condemns plans to disrupt Matric exams 12 October 2018, 7:22 PM

UMALUSI CEO Mafu Rakometsi has appealed to communities not to disrupt matric exams in order to get government's attention about their service delivery issues.

Eric 'stalin' Mtshali
Ramaphosa pays tribute to Eric Mtshali 12 October 2018, 6:01 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid tribute to the late struggle stalwart Eric 'Stalin' Mtshali.

Children removed from parents at Mancoba Seven Angels Church 12 October 2018, 5:52 PM

The Eastern Cape Department of Social Development has removed seven children from their home in  Hebehebe village in Ngqamakhwe and placed them in a place of safety.

Gauteng govt to look into issues raised by ‘Blood Friday’ marchers 12 October 2018, 5:02 PM

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says an audit is being done of communities neglected both during Apartheid and under the new democratic government.

Crystal meth
Upington struggles with tik addiction 12 October 2018, 4:41 PM

Residents around Upington in the Northern Cape are battling to deal with the heavy usage of drugs - particularly crystal meth - known as TIK.

SABC Building
SABC meets with unions over planned retrenchments 12 October 2018, 2:25 PM

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) says the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board should be removed if it cannot come up with creative ways of stabilising the public broadcaster without retrenching staff.

Suspects shot and killed in KZN police shootout 12 October 2018, 12:29 PM

Provincial police spokesperson Thulani Zwane says the incident happened on Thursday night and said it's alleged that the suspects stole two vehicles in Howick.

Tweets reveal EFF supported VBS bank 12 October 2018, 12:08 PM

As the VBS saga continues to play out, Social media users have been very critical of the alleged involvement of the EFF.

Blood Friday march underway 12 October 2018, 12:00 PM

Communities from predominantly coloured areas across Johannesburg have started marching to the Gauteng Legislature in Johannesburg where they are expected to hand over their memorandum.

Two police officers
Sophiatown police officers appear in court on murder charges 12 October 2018, 11:00 AM

Two police officers from the Sophiatown police station are expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Friday.

KZN readies for possible severe thunderstorms 12 October 2018, 8:52 AM

Cooperative Governance said teams are monitoring the situation, especially in low lying areas following a warning about possible localised flooding.

Shutdown protestors to march to Mary Fitzgerald Square 12 October 2018, 6:16 AM

The Gauteng Shutdown Coordinating Committee says it expects members of 19 predominantly coloured areas to join their Blood Friday commemoration in Johannesburg.

The SABC precinct in Auckland Park
SABC board mum on top salaries 11 October 2018, 8:02 PM

The SABC board chairperson Bongumusa Makhathini, insists that the question on how much the public broadcaster's COO, CFO and CEO earn can be answered at the right time.

Public hearings on section 25 amendments
Parliament extends deadline for submissions on Section 25 11 October 2018, 8:00 PM

Parliament’s Joint constitutional review committee has been granted more time to allow for more submissions on whether section 25 of the South African constitution should be amended or not.

Residents lclearing up after protests
Police officers behind bars in connection with Westbury resident murder 11 October 2018, 7:54 PM

Two Sophiatown police officers are behind bars since Thursday afternoon for alleged murder and defeating the ends of justice.

Culcutta Magistrate's Court.
Court postpones rape case against Mpumalanga Pastor 11 October 2018, 7:53 PM

The Culcutta Magistrate's Court in Mkhuhlu, outside Hazyview in Mpumalanga, has again postponed the rape case against a local pastor, Abednigo Mongwe (28), who is accused of raping a 15-year old girl, who is a member of his church.

Brian Shivambu
Brian Shivambu to sue Reserve Bank for “The Great Bank Heist” report 11 October 2018, 4:40 PM

Economic Freeform Fighters (EFF) deputy president Floyd Shivambu's brother, Brian, says he intends to sue the Reserve Bank for defamation of character.

Prisoners in the grounds of a correctional facility
Suicides on the increase in SA prisons 11 October 2018, 4:00 PM

Suicides by mentally-ill patients are on the increase in correctional centres, nationwide.