SAPS recruitment drive receives over 500 000 applications

3 February 2020, 4:28 PM
The South African Police Service (SAPS) says the screening and selection process for the Basic Police Development Learning Programme (BPDLP) for the 2019/2020 financial year is still under way.
SAPS recruits
SA records 2 563 new COVID-19 cases, 38 deaths 29 November 2020, 10:00 PM

South Africa has recorded 2 563 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of cases to date to 787 702. The number of fatalities has risen to 21 477.

Hamilton wins crash-marred Bahrain Grand Prix 29 November 2020, 9:15 PM

Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday after French driver Romain Grosjean had a miraculous escape from a fiery first-lap crash that ripped his car in two.

Cape Town tourism fears the worst as COVID-19 cases continue to rise 29 November 2020, 8:00 PM

Tourism bodies in Cape Town fear that rising COVID-19 infections in the city may have a devastating impact on the industry this festive season. Although no decision has been made on the possibility of restricting the movement of people, concern abounds.

Mekelle hospitals in Ethiopia low on supplies to treat wounded: Red Cross 29 November 2020, 5:57 PM

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Sunday that hospitals in Mekelle, capital of the Ethiopian region of Tigray, are running low on supplies to care for the wounded, a day after the government announced military operations were complete in the region.

Rape suspect who murdered a police officer before dash for freedom rearrested 29 November 2020, 4:05 PM

Limpopo police have captured the man who escaped from the Mutale Police Station after stabbing to death a 57-year-old police officer. The suspect had been on the run since Friday.

CWU gives the SABC an ultimatum 27 November 2020, 9:53 PM

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has given the SABC until noon on Monday to respond to their demands or face intensified strike action. The union wants an immediate end to the retrenchment of 400 permanent staff and the withdrawal of redundancy letters that have already been issued to some workers.

US hospitalised COVID-19 patient number hits record 90 000 27 November 2020, 8:16 PM

The number of COVID-19 patients being treated in hospitals across the United States reached 90 000 on Friday after nearly doubling in the last month, just as holiday gatherings are expected to propel the next wave of infections.

Injured Pogba doubtful for Man United’s trip to Southampton 27 November 2020, 5:47 PM

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba could miss their Premier League trip to Southampton on Sunday after failing to shake off an ankle injury, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Friday.

OR Tambo official arrested for COVID-19 fraud 27 November 2020, 5:15 PM

An OR Tambo Municipal official in the Eastern Cape has been arrested in connection with the R4 million tender fraud from the COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Biker dog Bogie thrills fans as he cruises Philippine highways 27 November 2020, 4:49 PM

With his black sports jacket, reflective aviator sunglasses and bespoke orange helmet with holes so his ears can stick out, Bogie the dog sure is one suave-looking canine, with an Easy Rider look that would earn him a place in any motorcycle gang.

Petrol price drop likely this festive: Automobile Association 27 November 2020, 4:15 PM

The Automobile Association (AA) has predicted a mixed fuel price outlook as the country heads into the festive season.  

Eastern Cape health authorities to announce stricter lockdown regulations 27 November 2020, 3:15 PM

EasEastern Cape health authorities are expected to announce stricter lockdown regulations on Friday.

Refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray set to run out of food: UN 27 November 2020, 3:00 PM

Nearly 100 000 Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region will run out of food as early as next week if parties to the conflict do not allow humanitarian access, the UN refugee agency said on Friday.

Heavy rains, thunderstorms persist in KZN 27 November 2020, 2:14 PM

The South African Weather Service says KwaZulu-Natal should expect yet another weekend of heavy rains and thunderstorms, which might lead to flooding in some areas

New SABC structure might change as consultation process continues: Ian Plaatjies 25 November 2020, 5:00 AM

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says the new structure at the public broadcaster might change as it continues to engage with unions and staff. The public broadcaster's board has extended the suspension of the retrenchment process until the end of December to allow for further engagements.

Modimolle-Mookgophong municipality to return R15 million to Treasury after failing to implement projects 24 November 2020, 9:30 PM

The Modimolle-Mookgophong local municipality in Limpopo will return a conditional grant amounting to R15-million  to National Treasury after failing to implement projects.

Human Rights Commission concerned about racial polarisation in SA 24 November 2020, 9:21 PM

The Human Rights Commission has expressed concern over an increase in racial polarisation in South Africa, saying the involvement of political parties in such incidents threatens the sense of social cohesion in the country.

Some foreign nationals in Cape Town plead with UN to assist them to leave SA 24 November 2020, 8:22 PM

A group of foreign nationals who are currently living in a temporary shelter at Wingfield, in Maitland near Cape Town, have called on the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Refugees to urgently intervene and assist them to leave South Africa.

Lawyers for Chris Hani’s killer say he should be released from prison 24 November 2020, 8:10 PM

Janusz Walus' lawyers say he should be released from prison as he has served 27 years of his sentence and has completed all the rehabilitation programmes.

Contralesa not happy with continued suspension of initiations 24 November 2020, 7:39 PM

Traditional leaders and surgeons in the Eastern Cape have expressed disappointment at yet another suspension of the circumcision custom by government. The suspension is due to an increase in coronavirus infections in the province.

Case of men accused of killing two Limpopo businesswomen postponed to Friday 24 November 2020, 7:30 PM

The bail application for five men accused of the murder of two businesswomen at an industrial site in Polokwane, Limpopo, has been postponed to Friday.

We won’t allow multilateral funders to impose policy conditions on SA: Mboweni 24 November 2020, 6:30 PM

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has assured South Africans that government will not accede to any policy condition imposed by multilateral funders to ensure a loan to the country. Speaking during a virtual dialogue organised by Bloomberg, Mboweni said the country was closer to reaching a deal with the World Bank.

Magashule apologises for utterances made about Mahumapelo 24 November 2020, 5:57 PM

African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General, Ace Magashule has publicly apologised for the utterances he made two weeks ago in Bloemfontein while addressing his supporters after his court appearance.

Man City will not rush Aguero back, says Guardiola 24 November 2020, 4:51 PM

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has trained ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash at Olympiakos but the Argentine will not be rushed into action from hamstring and knee issues, manager Pep Guardiola said on Tuesday.

Bushiri is now protected by UN protocols: Mpho Tsedu 24 November 2020, 4:50 PM

Recent developments regarding the case involving Prophet Sheppard Bushiri and his wife Mary have created a diplomatic nightmare, mainly for the Republic of South Africa. Revelations that the Bushiris were issued with diplomatic passports are fuel in the already raging inferno.

Oxford University edges closer to finding coronavirus vaccine 24 November 2020, 4:30 PM

The vaccine has proven to be 70% effective at protecting people from the disease.

Nelson Mandela Bay business community concerned about COVID-19 surge 24 November 2020, 4:00 PM

The business community in Nelson Mandela Bay has expressed concern that little is being done to highlight the rapidly growing number of COVID-19 positive cases.

South Korean hiker turns trash into art with ‘don’t drop litter’ message 24 November 2020, 3:40 PM

When hiker Kim Kang-eun found the slopes of Mount Jiri, South Korea’s largest national park, littered with rubbish during a two-day trip in 2018, she decided it was time to send out a message about taking better care of nature. 

State Capture Commission to hear testimony of money flows at EOH Holdings 23 November 2020, 12:00 AM

The Commisison of Inquiry into State Capture is expected to resume on Monday. The commission will hear evidence from the CEO of EOH Holdings Limited, Stephen van Coller.

First Americans could get COVID-19 vaccine by December 11, top health official says 22 November 2020, 9:53 PM

The first Americans could receive a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as Dec. 11, the chief scientific adviser for the U.S. government’s vaccine program said on Sunday.