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.
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Mpumalanga premier in hot water for not wearing mask 24 January 2021, 8:23 PM

Mpumalanga premier, Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane, has come under fire after she was seen without a mask during the funeral of Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, at Emalahleni in Mpumalanga, on Sunday afternoon.

Severe winds wreck homes, displace thousands in Mozambique – agency 24 January 2021, 7:28 PM

Severe winds and heavy rains wrecked thousands of buildings, ruined crops and displaced almost 7 000 people in Mozambique over the weekend, officials said in their first detailed report on the disaster.

Tropical storm Eloise wreaks havoc in parts of Limpopo 24 January 2021, 7:13 PM

The Vhembe District has been hard hit by the floods, with several houses and cars submerged.

North West funeral homes buckling under coronavirus strain 24 January 2021, 6:40 PM

Some funeral undertakers in the North West say they can no longer cope with the high number of funerals they are handling daily. They say the pre-COVID weekly number of three to four, has jumped to over five.

KZN authorities gear up to avert shutdown of major transport routes 24 January 2021, 6:19 PM

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport says it is on high alert following threats and allegations of disruptions within the freight industry.

Mthembu’s passing united South Africans in their sorrow: Ramaphosa 24 January 2021, 2:32 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the passing of the Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, has shocked people into stopping the constant bickering that has been dividing the country.

SA records 12 271 new COVID-19 cases, 498 deaths 23 January 2021, 10:30 PM

South Africa has recorded 12 271 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the country’s total cases to 12 271. The death toll has climbed to 40 574 after 498 new deaths were reported.

Gwangwa’s family devastated to lose him 17 days after their mother’s passing 23 January 2021, 8:58 PM

The family of legendary Jazz musician Jonas Mosa Gwangwa, has described the late music maestro as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend and mentor.

Jonas Gwangwa described as kindest and best composer SA ever had 23 January 2021, 8:40 PM

Tributes continue to pour in for jazz musician, Jonas Gwangwa. He has been described as a creative genius, kind and humble.

US eyeing UK COVID-19 variant but SA one more concerning: NIH’s Collins 23 January 2021, 8:10 PM

The United States is closely watching the more infectious variant of COVID-19 after British officials warned that it may also be more deadly, US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins said on Saturday.

Mpumalanga disaster management teams on high alert 23 January 2021, 5:30 PM

Mpumalanga has put measures in place to mitigate the impact of heavy rains expected to hit large parts of the province as a result of tropical storm Eloise.

Legendary jazz musician Jonas Gwangwa passes away 23 January 2021, 3:43 PM

The internationally revered jazz artist, composer and musical director has enthralled audiences around the world with his artistry for over 40 years.

Italy tells TikTok to block users after death of young girl 23 January 2021, 3:00 PM

The Italian data privacy watchdog ordered video app TikTok on Friday to block the accounts of any users in Italy whose age it could not verify following the death of a 10-year-old girl who had been using the Chinese-owned app.

Tributes pour in for late theatre veteran Alvon Collison 23 January 2021, 2:49 PM

Tributes are pouring in for well-known veteran entertainer, Alvon Collison.

Ugandan army says it has killed 189 al Shabaab fighters in Somalia 23 January 2021, 2:48 PM

Ugandan soldiers working as part of a peacekeeping force in Somalia have killed 189 al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab fighters in an attack on one of their camps, the Ugandan army said.

Chairperson of the Ndzundza Mabhoko Tribal Council shot dead 11 January 2021, 12:00 AM

The police in Mpumalanga have appealed to communities to help them track and arrest the murderers of the chairperson of the Ndzundza Mabhoko Tribal Council, Andries Mbangwa Mahlangu. Mahlangu was fatally shot at his parents' home on Saturday evening.

Parts of the Vaal still drowning in raw sewage 10 January 2021, 9:31 PM

Several areas in the Vaal are still drowning in raw sewage, putting people and animals at risk.

State Capture Commission to hear testimony from Alexkor contractor 10 January 2021, 8:30 PM

The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture is expected to resume on Monday and will hear testimony from Gavin Craythorne, a long term contractor to Alexkor and to a mining Joint Venture between Alexkor and the Alexander Bay community.

Traffic flow normalising at Beitbridge border 10 January 2021, 6:49 PM

Traffic flow is normalising at the Beitbridge Border Post following weeks of heavy congestion, even described by some as a humanitarian crisis.

South Africans express mixed feelings about COVID-19 vaccine 10 January 2021, 6:30 PM

Some South Africans, among them health care workers, have mixed feelings about a COVID-19 vaccine. The country is due to receive its first batch of the vaccine this month.

Democrats push toward second Trump impeachment, Republican support uncertain 10 January 2021, 5:20 PM

Democratic-led efforts to impeach United States President Donald Trump for a historic second time gained momentum over the weekend, although it looked far from certain whether enough Republicans would back the move with just days left in his term.

Plans to have ANC’s birthplace declared world heritage site at advanced stage 10 January 2021, 5:11 PM

The Free State government says plans are at an advanced stage to have the iconic Waaihoek Wesleyan Church in Bloemfontein declared the world heritage site. It is where the then South African Native National Congress, now the ANC, was formed in 1912.

EFF to lay criminal charges against Cele 10 January 2021, 4:35 PM

The EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says he will lay a criminal charge against Police Minister, Bheki Cele, on Monday.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights concerned over alleged human rights violations in Uganda 10 January 2021, 4:14 PM

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed concern over, what it terms, the deteriorating human rights situation in Uganda ahead of parliamentary and presidential elections.

Khusela Diko to face a DC 10 January 2021, 2:50 PM

Presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko is facing a disciplinary hearing for alleged failure to disclose all her financial interests.

Ramaphosa condemns human rights violations in Africa 9 January 2021, 9:40 PM

The President of the African National Congress (ANC) and South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has condemned human rights violations in Africa.

Phephisile Maseko hailed as an international leader and voice of traditional leaders 9 January 2021, 9:01 PM

The late National Coordinator of the Traditional Healers Organisation (THO), Phephisile "Temagcamane" Maseko has be laid to rest in Malalane, east of Mbombela, in Mpumalanga.

Pope Francis, speaking of US Capitol assault, condemns people working against democracy 9 January 2021, 8:44 PM

Pope Francis said on Saturday people working against democracy must be condemned whoever they are, and lessons should be learned from this week’s attack on the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.

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Ethiopian women raped in Mekelle, says soldier 9 January 2021, 6:50 PM

Soldiers and police in the northern Ethiopian city of Mekelle have expressed concerns about insecurity, with one saying women were raped this week, after the city fell to federal forces during a war late last year.

‘Vandalism of network infrastructure hurting the economy even further’ 9 January 2021, 6:30 PM

Mobile phone operator, MTN, says the vandalism of network infrastructure towers is hurting the ailing South African economy even further.