Closed roads in Soweto as residents protest over lack of electricity

6 December 2019, 4:12 PM
Motorists are warned about closed roads at Mofolo North in Soweto after residents took to the streets protesting over a lack of electricity in the area.
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WATCH: Life Esidimeni Arbitration hearings 14 November 2017, 9:39 AM

The Life Esidimeni Arbitration hearings into the deaths of 141 mentally ill patients will resume in Parktown, Johanesburg this morning.

Saftu to take to streets for free education 14 November 2017, 9:27 AM

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) has expressed disappointment on the Heher Fees Commission report's recommendation that free education is not feasible.

HIV stigma remains a global challenge 14 November 2017, 9:24 AM

Glenda Gray of the Medical Research Council says the stigma surrounding HIV remains a global challenge. She was speaking during an HIV conference that is currently taking place in Cape Town. Hundreds of Aids researchers from more than 50 countries gathered for the 13th Aids Impact Conference, which ends Wednesday. About 7-million people live with […]

Joburg mayor applauds arrest of JMPD assaulters 14 November 2017, 9:21 AM

Johannesburg mayor, Herman Mashaba, has commended the police for their swift arrest of a suspect in connection with the assault of a Metro Police Officer at the weekend.

Spotlight on Glebelands killings in parliament 14 November 2017, 9:19 AM

A progress report into the killings at Glebelands hostel in KwaZulu-Natal will come under scrutiny in Parliament on Tuesday morning. The SAPS is expected to brief the Police Portfolio Committee on how it’s dealing with the problem. There will also be a briefing on the recent stolen firearms at two Western Cape Police stations. The […]

Patel back for bail plea 14 November 2017, 8:52 AM

Polokwane businessman and double murder accused Rameez Patel will continue his bail application in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Manana apologises for women assault 14 November 2017, 6:25 AM

Former Higher Education deputy minister, Mduduzi Manana, has apologised to the women that he assaulted in August this year.

20 year limit on sexual abuse case back in court 14 November 2017, 6:09 AM

The Constitutional Court, in Johannesburg, is on Tuesday, expected to hear a case involving the 20 year time limit on reporting sexual abuse from the time it was committed.

Fees Commission Report widely rejected 13 November 2017, 7:21 PM

Students at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein have rejected the Fees Commission Report.

Psychologist describes how mentally-ill patients were tortured 13 November 2017, 3:37 PM

Clinical psychologist Carolie Trotter alleges the 143 deceased mentally-ill patients were tortured to death after being transferred to unlicensed and ill-equipped NGO’s.

12 months or R100 000 for Manana 13 November 2017, 3:21 PM

Former Higher Education Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana has been sentenced to 12 month in prison or a R100 000 fine by the Randburg Magistrate’s Court north of Johannesburg

Fees Commission Report recommends more spending on tertiary education 13 November 2017, 2:04 PM

President Jacob Zuma has finally released the Fees Commission report which recommends that South Africa increase spending on tertiary education, especially for poor students.

WATCH: Life Esidimeni hearings 13 November 2017, 11:57 AM

The Life Esidimeni Arbitration hearings into the deaths of the 143 mentally-ill patients are continuing.

D Day for Mduduzi Manana 13 November 2017, 11:29 AM

Former Higher Education deputy minister, Mduduzi Manana, will know his fate following his assault convictions, on Monday. 

WATCH: Life Esidimeni Arbitration hearings 13 November 2017, 9:24 AM

The Life Esidimeni Arbitration hearings into the deaths of the 143 mentally-ill patients has resumed.

Hospersa threatens to halt services 13 November 2017, 9:21 AM

Emergency Medical Services union Hospersa is considering withdrawing their members from the Department of Health.

Durban shack fire leaves scores homeless 13 November 2017, 6:49 AM

Two children and their parents are fighting for their lives at a Durban hospital after they were injured when their shack burnt down at Forman informal settlement near Springfield in Durban.

Lesufi slams critics of Education Amendment Bill 13 November 2017, 6:29 AM

The Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says he cannot understand why some people are resisting the Education Amendment Bill which promises equal admissions and opportunities to all scholars.

Churchgoers beat up metro police officer 13 November 2017, 6:11 AM

The City of Johannesburg's Mayoral Committee Member for Public Safety, Michael Sun, says the mob of church congregants who attacked a JMPD officer in Hillbrow on Sunday must face the full might of the law.

Van Breda case back in court 13 November 2017, 6:07 AM

The High Court in Cape Town is on Monday expected to decide whether to allow a psychologist to testify on behalf of triple murder accused, Henri van Breda.

R100 000 reward for Joburg cable theft info 12 November 2017, 9:43 PM

An unknown number of criminals broke into the offices, stealing 50 meters of copper cable worth 2 million rand.

North West communities resort to mob justice 12 November 2017, 9:36 PM

Incidents of mob justice continue unabated in many communities around Rustenburg in the North West, despite calls by the police to allow the law to take its course.

Limpopo children die after eating snacks from the street 12 November 2017, 7:39 PM

The community of Sekgakgageng outside Mokopane in Limpopo is shocked and saddened by the deaths of three children who were allegedly poisoned by snacks they picked up from the street.

Pressure mounts on Zuma to release fees report 12 November 2017, 5:05 PM

Acu has called on President Jacob Zuma to immediately release the Commission report on the feasibility of no-fee education.

Mpumalanga families accused of witchcraft left homeless 12 November 2017, 4:49 PM

Police in Acornhoek Bushbuckridge Mpumalanga are investigating cases of arson and intimidation amongst others a residents of Arthur City in Acornhoek went on a rampage on Saturday and attacked five families.

E Cape police launch manhunt for escaped prisoners 12 November 2017, 3:53 PM

The police in the Eastern Cape police are searching for three awaiting trail prisoners who escaped from police custody at the Elliotdale Police Station.

UCT management, SRC meet to discuss ‘military environment’ on campus 12 November 2017, 3:29 PM

Members of the Student Representative Council (SRC) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) say they will meet on Monday to discuss what they call a militant environment on campus.

No plans to announce free education says Zuma 12 November 2017, 2:46 PM

Jacob Zuma has no plans to announce a programme for free higher education until he reviews the report of a commission studying the feasibility of such a programme, his office said in a statement on Sunday.

Missing boy found dead in Durban 12 November 2017, 1:23 PM

One of the two pupils who went missing last Thursday has been found dead at the railway station near the Bluff in Durban. Police spokesperson Thembeka Mbhele says the two ten-year-olds did not return from Clairwood Primary School on Thursday afternoon and were reported missing on the following day. Mbhele says one of them was […]

Gordhan denies writing Pauw’s book 12 November 2017, 1:08 PM

Former Finance Minister and ANC MP Pravin Gordhan have rubbished claims that he wrote the book by Jacques Pauw, “The President's Keepers".