SA records 331 COVID-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours

16 September 2021, 7:37 PM
South Africa has recorded  331 new COVID-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours. The total related fatalities now stand at 85 779.
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Student bodies unite against mandatory vaccinations at higher learning institutions 16 September 2021, 6:48 PM

Student bodies have united to say no to higher learning institutions compelling students to vaccinate for COVID-19.

UCT students say possible mandatory vaccine policy will infringe rights 16 September 2021, 12:29 PM

Some students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) say a possible plan to implement a policy that will require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before registering at the institution will infringe on the rights of students.

Nomia Ndlovu’s mother tells court she never felt her life was under threat 16 September 2021, 12:01 PM

Maria Mushwana, the mother of former police officer accused of the murder of six of her family members, Nomia Ndlovu, has told the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court that she never felt that her life was under any threatened. 

‘It was not my voice’, Nomia Ndlovu’s trial adjourns as she complains of ‘acute pain’ 16 September 2021, 11:56 AM

Former police officer, Nomia Ndlovu, charged with the murder of six of her family members, has denied that she ever took a policy in her sister, Audrey’s name, posing as her on the phone. “I never took policies pretending to be Audrey. I just want to add this, my lord, my voice is very much similar to that of my sister. If she was here and she spoke, you’d swear it was me speaking,” she tells the court. 

Durban families displaced by 2019 floods still without basic needs in temporary shelter 16 September 2021, 11:08 AM

Families that were displaced during the 2019 floods in Durban say they are still without basic needs in their temporary shelter.

Access to decent housing still a dream for Ga-Makua residents in Limpopo 16 September 2021, 10:17 AM

Access to decent housing remains an unattainable dream for residents of the small community of Ga-Makua settlement outside Groblersdaal in Limpopo, 27 years into democracy.

IPID probes death of two men following shootout with police 16 September 2021, 10:06 AM

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is probing the death of two men who were killed in a shootout with police during the early hours of Thursday morning at Phoenix north of Durban.

COSAS disappointed with amendment of matric exam timetable ahead of LGE 16 September 2021, 8:51 AM

The Congress of South African Students (COSAS), has voiced disappointment in the Basic Education Department's decision to amend the matric exam timetable to accommodate the Local Government Elections.

Vryburg residents blame govt for delays in completion of a local housing project 16 September 2021, 7:16 AM

Residents of Bray outside Vryburg in the North West are blaming government for a delay in the completion of a local housing project. The task to build about 1000 housing units, which started in 2013, was abandoned by one contractor in 2016.

Hlophe gives JSC until next week to give notice of intention to oppose his impeachment review application 16 September 2021, 6:35 AM

Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe has given the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) and three other respondents until next week to give notice of their intention to oppose his urgent review application to set aside his impeachment.

Six-year-old Eastern Cape girl rescued from alleged abuse 15 September 2021, 8:41 PM

A six-year-old girl from Cacadu in the Eastern Cape has been placed in a place of safety after she was rescued from a house where she was allegedly abused.

SA COVID-19 positivity rate below 10% for second day in a row 15 September 2021, 7:30 PM

South Africa's COVID-19 positivity rate dipped below 10% for the second day in a row. The country recorded 4 667 new COVID-19 infections, taking total cases to 2 869 201. 

Life Esidimeni inquest adjourned till October 15 September 2021, 5:09 PM

The Pretoria High Court has adjourned the inquest into deaths of 144 Life Esidimeni psychiatric patients until the 4th of October this year. This is to allow some of the role players time to arrange and finalise their legal representation.  

Case of former Tembisa police officer accused of ordering murder of family postponed 15 September 2021, 4:09 PM

The case of former Tembisa Police Station police officer Nomia Ndlovu has been postponed to Thursday by the Johannesburg High Court sitting in Palm Ridge.

HDA in Limpopo places those implicated in shack tender on leave 15 September 2021, 4:00 PM

The Housing Development Agency has placed three officials on pre-cautionary leave who are implicated in the awarding of a R15,3 million contract to build shacks in Tzaneen in Limpopo.

Accused in cases linked to Phoenix murders intimidated at Westville prison 15 September 2021, 3:19 PM

The accused in cases linked to the Phoenix murders in July are being threatened and assaulted in Durban's Westville prison.

SAUS against mandatory vaccination at universities 15 September 2021, 2:46 PM

South African Union of Students (SAUS) says universities should not compel students to vaccinate against COVID-19.

Former Life Esidimeni project leader testifies that families were unhappy with transfer of patients 15 September 2021, 1:55 PM

Former leader for the Life Esidimeni Transfer Project, Levy Mosenogi says engagements between former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu and families of Life Esidimeni health care users were at times characterised by anger and dissolution.

Judge Hlophe to interdict National Assembly Speaker to stop impeachment process 15 September 2021, 1:10 PM

Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe says four members of the Judicial Services Commission were automatically disqualified from participating in the JCS process last month.

Protesting residents blockade R61 road that connects KZN, Eastern Cape 15 September 2021, 12:29 PM

Service delivery protesters in Mbizana in the Eastern Cape have blockaded the R61 road that connects KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape.

Former police constable could not sleep after one of her alleged victims died, court hears 15 September 2021, 12:01 PM

The High Court in Johannesburg sitting in Palm Ridge has heard how former police constable, Nomia Ndlovu could not sleep after one of her alleged victims, Madala Homu died.

Zikalala concerned about high number of violent incidents in KZN 15 September 2021, 11:23 AM

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala says he is concerned about the high number of violent incidents that the province has been experiencing since the July civil unrest.

Matric exams to start early in order to accommodate local government elections 15 September 2021, 9:38 AM

The Department of Basic Education has amended the matric exam timetable to accommodate the local government elections.

Alleged serial rapist trial to continue in the North West High Court 15 September 2021, 8:45 AM

The trial against a 25-year-old man from Lehurutshe, near Zeerust in the North West, who is facing several charges of rape, will continue at the North West High Court in Mahikeng on Wednesday morning.

Life Esidimeni Inquest expected to call more witnesses 15 September 2021, 6:38 AM

The inquest into the deaths of 144 Life Esidimeni psychiatric patients is expected to call more witnesses as the hearing enters the third week in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Gunmen on the run after Khayelitsha murders 15 September 2021, 5:47 AM

Three unknown gunmen are still on the loose following the murder of an 18-year-old matric student during a house robbery in Khayelitsha on the Cape Flats last Thursday.

Trial of Nomia Ndlovu accused of family murders to continue on Wednesday 15 September 2021, 5:08 AM

The trial of a Gauteng police woman accused of plotting to kill her sister and five children is expected to continue at the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Judge John Hlophe approaches Johannesburg High Court in bid to have decision by JSC set aside 14 September 2021, 9:37 PM

Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe has approached the High Court in Johannesburg to try and review and set aside the decision of the Judicial Services Commission (JSC).  

DA files petition against renaming of Brandfort to Winnie Mandela 14 September 2021, 8:23 PM

The DA in the Free State has filed a petition with more than 700 signatures against the renaming of Brandfort to Winnie Mandela. 

Residents of Qumrha in the Eastern Cape insist they will not cast their vote 14 September 2021, 7:33 PM

As the day for Local Government Elections (LGE) approaches, residents of Qumrha in the Eastern Cape have reiterated their call to not cast their votes. This after, the Amathole District Municipality's consistent failure to address their water and sanitation woes.