Initiation schools remain officially closed under Level 1

23 November 2020, 9:16 PM
The suspension of the male custom of initiation is continuing. The winter initiation season was called off when the coronavirus pandemic hit earlier this year.
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Communications Minister expected to make an announcement on planned retrenchments at SABC 24 November 2020, 4:58 AM

Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams is expected to make an announcement on the planned retrenchments at the SABC on Tuesday.

Heavy downpours leave a trail of destruction in Botshabelo 23 November 2020, 8:33 PM

Heavy down pours and strong winds have left a trail of destruction in a number of households in Botshabelo in the Free State.

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Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams to make announcement on planned SABC retrenchments 23 November 2020, 7:31 PM

Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will on Tuesday make an announcement on the planned retrenchments at the SABC.

Murder case of UJ student Palesa Madiba postponed to Tuesday 23 November 2020, 7:25 PM

The trial of Dumisani Mkhwananzi, who is accused of murdering UJ student, Palesa Madiba, has been postponed to Tuesday by the High Court in Johannesburg.

SABC workers enter second week of protest against planned retrenchments 23 November 2020, 7:04 PM

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) workers enter the second week of protest against management's planned retrenchments of 400 permanent staff.

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CWU vows to continue protests after talks with SABC deadlock again 23 November 2020, 5:22 PM

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has vowed to continue protesting after talks with the SABC deadlocked again.

Omotoso trial postponed to January 2021 23 November 2020, 12:50 PM

The trial of pastor Timothy Omotoso has been postponed to January the 26th next year in the High Court in Port Elizabeth. The postponement follows the death of advocate Zukile Mdolombo who was part of the state's legal team.

Eastern Cape health authorities intensify fight against COVID-19 23 November 2020, 12:30 PM

As coronavirus (COVID-19) infections continue to rise in the Eastern Cape, health authorities are intensifying the fight against the pandemic by meeting with health workers, organised labour, religious leaders, civil society and businesses.

Families of 3 children killed in Limpopo shack fire receiving therapy 23 November 2020, 10:53 AM

The families of the three children, aged five months, two years and five years who died in a fire at their home on Saturday at Northam in Limpopo have been receiving psycho-social counseling.

AmaXhosa Royal family mourning the sudden passing of Queen Nozamile Sigcawu 23 November 2020, 9:09 AM

The AmaXhosa Royal family is mourning the sudden passing of AmaXhosa Queen Nozamile Sigcawu.

Mounting calls for Zondo to deal with Zuma decisively 23 November 2020, 8:02 AM

Calls are mounting from civil society organisations for the Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, to deal decisively with former president Jacob Zuma.

14 arrested for theft at Metrorail facilities in Cape Town 23 November 2020, 7:48 AM

Metrorail says 14 arrests have been made in Cape Town in the last seven days. The passenger rail service in the Western Cape has been the target of vandals for years.

Matjhabeng Municipality in Free State teams up with NFSAS to help students 23 November 2020, 7:25 AM

The distressed Matjhabeng Municipality in the Free State has teamed up with the National Student Financial Aid (NSFAS) Scheme to assist to register the youth from poor communities in the municipality's six towns who need financial assistance to further their studies.

Residents from village in East London demand justice for gender-based-violence victims 23 November 2020, 6:48 AM

South Africa will this week focus on the scourge of Gender-Based Violence when the annual 16 Days of activism campaign kicks off.

Nine expected in court following Brackenfell chaos 23 November 2020, 6:13 AM

Nine people are expected to appear in court on Monday following their arrest in Brackenfell in Cape Town's northern suburbs Friday after chaos broke out in the area. Hundreds of Economic Freedom Fighters' supporters protested against alleged racism at the Brackenfell High school.

NEHAWU in Northern Cape to intensify strike by community healthcare workers 23 November 2020, 5:44 AM

Trade union, NEHAWU, in the Northern Cape says it's intensifying the strike by community healthcare workers.

GCIS accuses Sunday Independent of publishing false claims on Bushiri’s escape 23 November 2020, 1:02 AM

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) has accused the Sunday Independent of publishing false claims from unnamed sources regarding the escape to Malawi of Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary - who had been granted bail in South Africa.

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.

SA records 2 270 new COVID-19 cases, 58 deaths 22 November 2020, 8:34 PM

South Africa has recorded 2 270 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national total of infections to 767 679. In a statement, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says a total of 20 903 deaths have now been recorded in South Africa.

Three pedestrians dead after truck crashed into them near Roodepoort 22 November 2020, 7:16 PM

Three pedestrians have died after a truck overturned and crashed into them at Princess near Roodepoort on the Gauteng's West Rand.

Pandor rubbishes report suggesting government had a hand in the Bushiris’ escape 22 November 2020, 7:00 PM

International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Naledi Pandor, is calling on the Sunday Independent to retract the allegations that the South African and Malawi governments helped Sheperd Bushiri flee to his home country of Malawi.

Bodies of three Hammanskraal boys found in storm water drain 22 November 2020, 6:00 PM

Tshwane Executive Mayor, Randall Williams, has conveyed his condolences to the families of the three boys whose bodies were found in a storm water drain in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria.

KwaSizabantu Christian Mission says it has been vindicated 22 November 2020, 3:15 PM

The embattled KwaSizabantu Christian Mission in Kranskop, northern KwaZulu-Natal, says it has been vindicated in a report by a legal panel the institution appointed to investigate allegations of abuse, rape and money laundering.

Senior prosecutor in Omotoso trial dies 22 November 2020, 10:23 AM

A senior prosecutor in the Timothy Omotoso trial, Advocate Zukile Mdolomba, has died.

WARNING – GRAPHIC CONTENT: Gauteng Community Safety Dept embarks on a campaign against GBV 22 November 2020, 8:33 AM

The Gauteng Department of Community Safety has embarked on an oversight campaign on gender-based violence (GBV) in the province amid reports of more brutal attacks.

Men’s Parliament commits to ending GBV 21 November 2020, 9:15 PM

Men from different communities across the country have committed to working together to end Gender-Based Violence in their communities.

Service delivery grinds to a ‘halt’ in Amathole District as municipal strike drags on 21 November 2020, 5:30 PM

The ongoing strike by South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) members in Amathole District Municipality in the Eastern Cape has dire effects on the delivery of basic services.

Nelson Mandela Bay runs short of beds as COVID-19 cases increase 21 November 2020, 4:15 PM

The continued spread of the coronavirus in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality, in the Eastern Cape, is straining medical services in the metro as hospitals are running out of beds to treat COVID-19 patients.

New correctional facility opened in Tzaneen 21 November 2020, 2:42 PM

A newly-built correctional facility has been opened in Tzaneen, Limpopo.  Tzaneen Correctional Centre, which was opened on Friday, will accommodate about 500 offenders. It is one of 16 highly-equipped prisons built since the dawn of democracy.

SABC denies reports that it is closing down some of its radio stations 21 November 2020, 12:49 PM

The SABC has described as regrettable and unfortunate suggestions that it is planning to close down some of its radio stations.