Deadly weekend on South Africa’s roads

20 October 2019, 7:12 PM
Twenty four learners are still in a critical condition after seven fellow learners were killed in a crash in the North West province, and more than 10 other people have lost their lives in separate car crashes in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
Multichoice fire contained 15 October 2019, 3:24 PM

A building is on fire at pay TV Multichoice's headquarters in Randburg, Johannesburg, and staff have been evacuated.

Over 400 shacks destroyed by fire rebuilt 15 October 2019, 1:03 PM

Over 400 shacks destroyed by a fire at the Max informal settlement in Pomona in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg last month, are being rebuilt.

International Day of Rural Women 15 October 2019, 12:19 PM

International Day of Rural Women recognises the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty, according to the United Nations.

Court to hear Zuma’s appeal against stay of prosecution ruling 15 October 2019, 12:12 PM

The Pietermaritzburg High Court is expected to hear an appeal from former President Jacob Zuma against the ruling dismissing his application for a permanent stay of prosecution in his corruption case on the 22nd of November.

Justice dept denies bowing to public pressure after Cekeshe verdict 15 October 2019, 9:16 AM

The Department of Justice and Correctional Services has denied suggestions that it has bowed to public pressure in the case of #FeesMustFall activist, Kanya Cekeshe.

Former South African President Jacob Zuma speaks on the phone during the court appearance.
Zuma, Thales approach PMB High Court 15 October 2019, 7:22 AM

On Friday, the court dismissed their application for a permanent stay of prosecution. It is not yet clear if Zuma and Thales intend to appeal against last week's ruling.

SABC board to appear before parly 15 October 2019, 6:04 AM

The SABC board and executive will on Tuesday appear before Parliament's Communications Committee to brief it about the public broadcaster's annual report and statements for the 2018/2019 financial year.

Justice Dept in process of assisting Cekeshe to get Presidential pardon 14 October 2019, 7:25 PM

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola says his department is in the process of assisting Fees Must Fall activist Kanya Cekeshe with an application to get a pardon from President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Phindi Mjonondwane
NPA welcomes court’s decision in #FeesMustFall activist case 14 October 2019, 5:15 PM

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has welcomed the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court's decision to dismiss the application of Fees Must Fall activist Khanya Cekeshe.

Cele leads march against gender-based violence 14 October 2019, 3:45 PM

Minister of Police Bheki Cele has led an awareness march through the streets of Pretoria to highlight gender-based violence.

Court dismisses Cekeshe’s application for leave to appeal sentence 14 October 2019, 3:25 PM

The Johannesburg Magistrate's Court has denied #FeesMustFall activist Kanya Cekeshe's application for leave to appeal his conviction and sentence.

Magaqa’s family expresses frustration over more delays in his murder case 14 October 2019, 3:17 PM

The trial of four men accused of killing former ANC Youth League secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa has been transferred to the High Court in Pietermaritzburg.

UKZN roommate killer’s bail application postponed 14 October 2019, 2:33 PM

The bail application of the University of KwaZulu-Natal student accused of killing his roommate has been postponed to Monday next week.

US to train NPA, SAPS officials on anti-corruption 14 October 2019, 12:52 PM

The United States sponsored training on anti-corruption and prosecutions has begun at the National Prosecuting Authority's headquarters in Pretoria.

University of KwaZulu-Natal
Lectures suspended at UKZN in remembrance of Zondi 14 October 2019, 12:47 PM

Lectures have been suspended at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Westville campus on Monday.

Panyaza Lesufi
Strict measures in place to curb cheating in matric exams: Lesufi 14 October 2019, 12:41 PM

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, says the Department of Education has put strict measures in place to ensure cheating in the exams is curbed.

Ivan Pillay
SARS ‘rogue unit’ case postponed to February 2020 14 October 2019, 11:44 AM

The case against three senior former South African Revenue Services (SARS) officials accused of their involvement in the so-called SARS rogue unit has been postponed in the High Court in Pretoria.

Traffic disruptions following protest on Malibongwe Drive 14 October 2019, 8:30 AM

Protestors have blocked Malibongwe Drive in Randburg, north of Johannesburg, with burning tyres and rubble.

#FeesMustFall activist Cekeshe back in court 14 October 2019, 8:16 AM

Fees Must Fall activist Kanya Cekeshe will be back in court on Monday for bail application. 

Western Cape road fatalities rise to 25 this weekend 14 October 2019, 7:54 AM

A baby has been killed in yet another crash in the Western Cape. Provincial traffic chief Kenny Africa says two taxis were involved in the crash early Monday morning on the N1, near Touwsrivier.

Murder trial of Sindiso Magaqa to begin on Monday 14 October 2019, 5:31 AM

The trial of four men accused of killing former ANC Youth League Secretary General Sindiso Magaqa is expected to start on Monday at the High Court sitting in Scottburgh on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal.

Seventy four arrested for drunk driving in Free State 13 October 2019, 5:35 PM

Seventy four people have been arrested for drunk driving over the weekend during the Arrive Alive campaign in the Free State.

SAAF’s largest single loss in one day remembered 13 October 2019, 4:08 PM

The South African Air Force’s (SAAF) largest loss of life and aircraft in a single day 75 years ago, has been remembered at a ceremony at the Air Force Memorial at Bays Hill in Pretoria.

Authorities rush to identify deceased as KZN crash leaves eight dead 13 October 2019, 2:30 PM

Eight people have died in a collision on Saturday night on the N11 between Ladysmith and Newcastle in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Faith Mazibuko
Tertiary institutions need centres to deal with gender violence: Mazibuko 13 October 2019, 2:09 PM

Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Faith Mazibuko has called for victim empowerment centres in tertiary institutions. 

Lesufi urges Gauteng Matric learners to use e-learning as exams loom 13 October 2019, 1:34 PM

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, has urged matric learners to use the Department's digital e-learning platform to prepare for their examinations.

Ramaphosa arrives in London for Africa Summit 13 October 2019, 1:11 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has on Sunday, October 13, 2019, arrived in London at the beginning of a two-day working visit. The President will deliver the opening address at the 6th Financial Times Africa Summit on Monday.

11 dead, 9 arrested on Western Cape roads 13 October 2019, 7:35 AM

At least 11 people have died on Western Cape roads since the start of the weekend. Officials also say 9 people have been arrested for drunk driving.

UKZN student arrested for allegedly killing friend 13 October 2019, 6:37 AM

A 25 year student from the University of KwaZulu-Natal has been arrested by police after he allegedly killed and burnt friend. The deceased was also a student at the institution.

Civil society group highlights ripple effects of State Capture 12 October 2019, 9:28 PM

The Civil Society Working Group on State Capture on Saturday gathered at Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg to highlight the deep and wide effects of State Capture.