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 residents face water woes amid COVID-19 10 July 2020, 6:24 PM

 Vandalism and theft have been blamed for the shortage of water in Thulamahashe, Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga. Thulamahashe Extension C residents walk for long distances to access clean water.

Kenyan museum, Mau Mau fighter shed light on British colonial abuses 10 July 2020, 6:06 PM

Nearing 100, Gitu Wa Kahengeri clearly remembers the day when, as a prisoner of Kenya’s colonial occupier Britain, he wanted to die.

Ranjeni Munusamy abandons bid to cross-examine State Capture witnesses 10 July 2020, 4:52 PM

Journalist Ranjeni Munusamy has abandoned her application to cross-examine two witnesses, who implicated her at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.

US election officials warn of November chaos due to budget crunch 10 July 2020, 4:44 PM

A Michigan town wants machines to speed up counting of absentee ballots.

Peter Rabali
Former PSL club boss Peter Rabali to be laid to rest on Sunday 10 July 2020, 4:12 PM

The former chairman of Limpopo PSL club and founder of the defunct NSL club, Rabali Blackpool FC, Peter Rabali will be buried on Sunday at Ha-Rabali village in Nzhelele, outside Louis Trichardt, in Limpopo.

African countries urged to undertake vaccine trials 9 July 2020, 8:00 PM

The importance of undertaking clinical trials for a vaccine in Africa has dominated discussions at a webinar about COVID-19 and vaccine development on the continent.

City of Johannesburg tables budget for 2020/2021 9 July 2020, 6:45 PM

The City of Johannesburg's Finance MMC Jolidee Matongo has welcomed proposals that councillors should not get salary increases this year.

Limpopo ANC veterans want reinstatement of VBS implicated officials reviewed 9 July 2020, 6:45 PM

The African National Congress (ANC) Veterans League in Limpopo has criticised the ANC National Executive Council’s decision to reinstate the two senior officials who had been suspended for their alleged involvement in the looting and collapse of the now-defunct VBS Mutual Bank.

Mining company
Foreign mineworkers return to South African mines after lockdown 9 July 2020, 5:56 PM

Foreign mine workers have begun returning to South African mines, though at a slower rate than hoped, as the industry rebuilds output after the easing of the coronavirus lockdown, the Minerals Council said on Thursday.

Woods ready to return, commits to Memorial 9 July 2020, 5:06 PM

Tiger Woods announced on Thursday that he will compete at next week’s Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, the 15-times major champion’s first PGA Tour event in five months.

Tshegofatso Pule’s murder case postponed 9 July 2020, 3:11 PM

The murder case against Muzikayise Malephane, the man accused of killing 28-year-old Tshegofatso Pule, has been postponed in his absentia at the Roodepoort Magistrates court, west of Johannesburg.

Two Western Cape courts, factories closed due to COVID-19 non-compliance 9 July 2020, 2:55 PM

The Department of Labour in the Western Cape has closed down the George and Thembalethu magistrates' courts in George, in the Southern Cape, for non-compliance with COVID-19 safety regulations. Two factories were also shutdown.

Two Free State police stations closed due to COVID-19 cases 9 July 2020, 2:30 PM

Two police stations in the Free State have been closed after members tested positive for COVID-19.

Eskom warns of delays in restoring power to areas without electricity 9 July 2020, 1:31 PM

Eskom has warned that there may be delays in restoring power to areas without electricity.

Soleimani’s killing violated international law: UN Special Rapporteur 7 July 2020, 9:20 AM

An independent United Nations expert has determined that the United States drone strike that killed a top Iranian Commander in Iraq in January this year represented a violation of international law.

Rhodes University welcomes returning students amid COVID-19 7 July 2020, 9:00 AM

Rhodes University in the Eastern Cape has welcomed the first group of returning students at the institution after months of no schooling on campus due to COVID-19.

Lebohang Maile
City of Joburg promises to pass budget by Friday as per Gauteng EXCO’s directive 7 July 2020, 7:30 AM

The City of Johannesburg has assured the Gauteng Executive Council (EXCO) that it will comply with the council's directive to pass a municipal budget by Friday.

Joburg Metro Police trainees accuse ANC administration of victimising them 7 July 2020, 7:30 AM

Over a thousand Joburg Metro Police who graduated in November 2019 claim they are being used as a political football.

Kenyan protesters set fire to police station after the killing of a man 7 July 2020, 6:59 AM

Kenyan protesters set a police station on fire after an officer allegedly shot and killed a man for hawking fake hand sanitiser, according to a police report seen by Reuters on Monday.

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa urges the nation to protect elderly amid COVID-19 6 July 2020, 12:22 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has focused his weekly letter to the nation on the need to protect the elderly and those with underlying health conditions in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Prosecutors seek Friday court appearance for Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend 6 July 2020, 11:14 AM

Prosecutors have asked a judge to schedule a Friday court appearance in New York for Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend and longtime associate of the late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Former VBS CFO plans to plead guilty: State 6 July 2020, 10:45 AM

The state says it is in negotiations with former VBS Financial Officer, Phillip Truter. The state says he plans to plead guilty and serve his sentence. Truter has been granted R50 000 bail.

Cases of crimen injuria opened against two Durban pastors 6 July 2020, 9:39 AM

Non-profit religious organisation, the South African Hindu Dharma Sabha, has filed cases of crimen injuria against two Durban pastors.

UK’s Royal Mint celebrates singer Elton John with new commemorative coin 6 July 2020, 8:24 AM

Elton John on Monday became the second artist to be honoured by Britain’s Royal Mint with a commemorative coin paying tribute to the decorated British singer-songwriter.

Jimmie Johnson becomes first NASCAR driver to contract COVID-19 6 July 2020, 8:00 AM

Seven-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson has become the first NASCAR driver to test positive for COVID-19 and will miss this weekend’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Hendrick Motorsports said on Friday.

US Independence celebrations marked by contrasting messages from Trump, Biden 6 July 2020, 6:15 AM

As Americans marked their Independence Day Weekend, two sharply contrasting messages emerged from the two leading candidates running for President.

Real Madrid now seven points clear of Barca following win over Bilbao 5 July 2020, 8:13 PM

Real Madrid took a huge step towards the La Liga title, to provisionally move seven points clear of fierce rivals Barcelona.

SANDF medics arrive in the Eastern Cape for COVID-19 combat 5 July 2020, 6:42 PM

The South African National Defense Force (SANDF) says the members deployed to the Eastern Cape come with a variety of skill sets that will assist the province in stemming the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Death toll in Ethiopian protests after killing of singer jumps to 156 5 July 2020, 6:29 PM

The number of people killed in protests in Ethiopia following the slaying of a popular singer has jumped to 156 from the initial tally of 80, a senior regional security official told Reuters on Sunday.

Increasing state expenditure won’t necessarily translate to economic growth: Treasury 5 July 2020, 5:12 PM

The National Treasury says increasing government's expenditure will not necessarily translate into economic growth.