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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Justice Zondo
Free State Asbestos Project to be focus of Monday’s State Capture Commission 27 September 2020, 10:01 PM

The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture will resume its hearings on Monday. The inquiry will hear evidence relating to the Free State Asbestos Project  from Head of Department (HOD) of Human Settlements in the province, Nthimotse Mokhesi.

Family of murdered KZN man demands justice 27 September 2020, 9:52 PM

The family of a deceased Newcastle man, Sipho Mbatha, says while Mbatha had been illegally hunting on a private farm in Normandien in northern KwaZulu-Natal when he was shot and killed in 2011, they are still waiting for justice. The matter is still in court.

Makhanda residents use Jerusalema Dance Challenge to raise money to fix potholes 27 September 2020, 8:09 PM

Residents from the Eastern Cape are fed up with the lack of service delivery in their respective municipalities.

Mali president names diplomat Moctar Ouane as interim prime minister 27 September 2020, 8:08 PM

Former foreign minister Moctar Ouane was named as Mali's interim prime minister, state television said on Sunday, a move likely to trigger the lifting of sanctions imposed by the West Africa regional bloc in the aftermath of the military coup last month.

Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela nation celebrates Heritage Month with new leadership 27 September 2020, 7:44 PM

The mineral-rich Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela celebrated Heritage Month for the first time with new leadership. It follows the removal of Chief Nyalala Pilane.

Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane
Kubayi-Ngubane calls for reasonable tourism packages for locals 27 September 2020, 7:03 PM

The Tourism Department has appealed to the sector to be more reasonably priced to accommodate locals .The Minister  of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane  hosted a World Tourism Day celebration at the Cradle of Humankind in Gauteng on Suday.

Nosiviwe-Mapisa-Nqakula
Mixed reactions to Mapisa-Nqakula’s sanction 27 September 2020, 7:02 PM

There are mixed reactions to president Cyril Ramaphosa's action against Defence Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

In Paris, a fashion eco-system on edge as shows disappear 27 September 2020, 6:40 PM

When Swedish fashion brand Acne Studios last hosted a catwalk show in Paris in January, it ordered dozens of vegan-friendly rice bowls from cafe owner and caterer Pearlyn Lee for models and crew to pick on backstage.

Court
Five nabbed for human trafficking in two raids 27 September 2020, 5:08 PM

Five suspects have been arrested in connection with human trafficking allegations. The arrests took place after two brothels were raided in Kuruman in the Northern Cape and Rustenburg in North West.

Dr Danny Titus hailed for passion for justice 27 September 2020, 5:02 PM

Friends and family mourned the loss of former Commissioner of the South African Human Rights Commission, Dr Danny Titus. He passed on last Friday.

Gauteng records 18% school dropout rate 27 September 2020, 4:42 PM

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says learners who dropped out of school this year will have to repeat the grade.

French Open gets off to chilly start 27 September 2020, 3:48 PM

Play started at 1100 local time (0900 GMT) on court Philippe Chatrier under the new retractable roof with Belgian 11th seed David Goffin playing Italian Jannik Sinner in front of a few dozen spectators.

Family demands answers after fatal hospital shooting 27 September 2020, 3:35 PM

The family of a man who was shot dead while lying in a ward at the Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital in Kimberley is demanding answers from the provincial Department of Health on how security was breached at the hospital.

US Midwest sees surge in COVID-19 cases as four states report record increases 27 September 2020, 3:20 PM

Four US states in the Midwest reported record one-day increases in COVID-19 cases on Saturday as infections rise nationally for a second week in a row, according to a Reuters analysis.

Anna Van der Breggen wins cycling world championship 26 September 2020, 10:08 PM

Anna Van der Breggen of the Netherlands is the new cycling world champion. The Dutch rider won gold in the elite women's road race at the UCI Road World Championship.

Tremors felt in Cape Town after earthquake off South African coast 26 September 2020, 10:05 PM

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck offshore from South Africa on Saturday, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

Cash in transit heist in Sandton causes major traffic disruptions 26 September 2020, 9:15 PM

A cash in transit heist on the N3 south at the Marlboro off-ramp in Sandton, Johannesburg, has caused major traffic disruptions. The robbery happened near London road.

Castle of Good Hope to hold first public event on Sunday since lockdown 26 September 2020, 9:00 PM

Cape Town based military museum, the Castle of Good Hope, will be holding its first public event on Sunday since the start of lockdown, with the commemoration of the Battle of Square Hill.

School
COVID-19 exacerbated crisis in education system: Prof Msibi 26 September 2020, 8:01 PM

University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) academic, Professor Thabo Msibi, says the COVID -19 pandemic has exacerbated what was already a crisis in education at schools. Msibi says research in recent years shows that about 60% of children in grade 1 will not make it to matric.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
Sisulu thanks Brandfort community for supporting Madikizela-Mandela 26 September 2020, 7:35 PM

African National Congress (ANC) NEC member Lindiwe Sisulu has thanked the community of Brandfort for providing late struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela with support while she was banished to the Free State town by the apartheid government.

Art
Boland art project infuses hope in inmates and ex-convicts 26 September 2020, 7:10 PM

An art project in Wellington in the Boland is breathing renewed hope and transformation into the lives of current and former prisoners.

Chief Zibi
Amahlubi traditional leadership weighs in on the land ownership debate 26 September 2020, 6:46 PM

The Amahlubi traditional leader, Chief Madoda Zibi, of Khayakhulu near Rustenburg in the North West says land is important for South Africans.

Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe accuses Mashaba of trying to score cheap political points 26 September 2020, 6:37 PM

The Minerals and Energy Affairs Minister, Gwede Mantashe, has come out guns blazing against the statement by ActionSA leader, Herman Mashaba.

Medical association concerned over disbandment of COVID-19 advisory committee 26 September 2020, 6:02 PM

The SA Medical Association has raised some concern over the disbandment of government's chief Scientific advisory committee on COVID-19.

PSL sends condolences to Katlego Mojela’s family and GladAfrica club 26 September 2020, 5:20 PM

The Premier Soccer League has conveyed a message of condolence to the family of Katlego Mojela and his GladAfrica club TS Sporting.

Lebanon’s prime minister-designate steps down in blow to French initiative 26 September 2020, 5:08 PM

Lebanon's prime minister-designate quit on Saturday after trying for almost a month to line up a non-partisan cabinet, dealing a blow to a French bid aimed at rallying sectarian leaders to tackle the worst crisis since the nation's 1975-1990 civil war.

Talks under way to keep Mango flights in the sky 26 September 2020, 4:32 PM

Talks are underway between Mango airlines and SAA Technical after it emerged that Mango flights could be grounded from midnight.

Sudan rejects linking removal from US terrorism list with Israel ties 26 September 2020, 3:57 PM

Sudan does not want to link its removal from a US terrorism list that is hindering access to foreign funding for the country's economy with a normalisation of relations with Israel, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Saturday.

Dog owners urged to vaccinate their pets against rabies 26 September 2020, 3:31 PM

The Chiliza family from Umlazi in Durban is calling on the community to make sure that their pet dogs are vaccinated against rabies.

Hospital
Gauteng hospital benefits from COVID-19 facility updrades 18 September 2020, 11:13 PM

The Lenasia South District Hospital, south of Johannesburg has undergone a major refurbishment. The R48 million  facility was upgraded from a clinic to a 103-bed hospital over the past few months to care for COVID-19 patients.