Ramaphosa pays tribute to SA women and their role in fighting COVID-19

8 March 2021, 10:25 AM
President Cyril Ramaphosa says the women of South Africa have played a pivotal role in the country's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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RTMC defends release of booking slots in a staggered manner 8 March 2021, 11:21 AM

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) says it has decided to release the online driver's license booking slots in a staggered manner in an effort to make them available to as many people as possible.

Teen to appear in court for murder of Khune’s sister 8 March 2021, 9:19 AM

A 17-year-old boy is expected to appear in the Ventersdorp Children's Court in the North West on Monday in connection with the murder of 27-year-old Mapula Khune - the sister of Kaizer Chiefs' goalkeeper, Itumeleng Khune.

Motsepe Foundation to host gender equality summit as world celebrates women’s achievements 8 March 2021, 8:30 AM

Monday is International Women's Day, which is aimed at celebrating the achievements of women across the globe.

Students can apply for payment plans to cover registration fee: UWC 8 March 2021, 6:45 AM

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) says students who register for the 2021 academic year will be allowed to apply for payment plans to cover their registration.

Phase two of COVID-19 vaccine rollout could begin at the end of April 8 March 2021, 2:33 AM

Phase two of South Africa's coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine rollout could begin at the end of April. To date, over a hundred thousand healthcare workers have been vaccinated in phase one of the Johnson& Johnson vaccine drive.

862 new coronavirus cases reported in SA 7 March 2021, 9:55 PM

The number of coronavirus cases in South Africa has increased to  1 521 068 with 862  new cases since the last report.

Drowning of two Mamelodi children near road construction site to be investigated 7 March 2021, 9:29 PM

The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport has appointed senior counsel to lead an independent investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the drowning of two children near a road construction site in Mamelodi, Tshwane, last Saturday.

Matlare was a pillar of strength and consummate professional, says family 7 March 2021, 9:14 PM

Peter Matlare's relatives have described the late Deputy CEO of Absa as a pillar of strength around whom the family connected.

Holistic gender equality needed to realise future hopes for SA: Prof Lenkabula 7 March 2021, 7:20 PM

Unisa's first female principal and vice-chancellor, Professor Puleng Lenkabula, says South Africa as a society must tackle gender inequalities in spaces of work and in family relations.

Former SABC GCEO Peter Matlare passes on 7 March 2021, 6:27 PM

At the time of his passing, Matlare had been working as the Deputy CEO and Executive Director at Absa Group, tasked with overseeing the company's business on the continent.

Free State to hold SGB elections 7 March 2021, 5:26 PM

The call comes as the province prepares to hold School Governing Body (SGB) elections.

More than 200 people arrested for vandalism at Goedehoop Mine in Mpumalanga 7 March 2021, 3:37 PM

Police in Mpumalanga have arrested more than 200 people for trespassing, possession of stolen goods and contravention of the Illegal Immigration Act. The arrests follow the vandalising and theft of equipment, reportedly amounting to millions of rands at the disused Goedehoop Mine in Blinkpan near Middelburg.

Universities helping students register as academic year kicks off 7 March 2021, 2:39 PM

Wits University has pledged support to its 37 500 students as the academic year kicks off on Monday.

NSFAS should publish qualifications it no longer funds: Education activist 7 March 2021, 11:21 AM

Education activist Hendrick Makaneta has called on the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to publish all qualifications that will not be funded on its website.

Pressure for Judge President Hlophe to resign grows 7 March 2021, 7:52 AM

There's growing pressure on Judge President John Hlophe to resign. This after he threw out the corruption charges against African National Congress Member of Parliament Bongani Bongo.

Ipid investigates 49 cases of police brutality during hard lockdown 7 March 2021, 7:05 AM

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has confirmed that it is investigating 49 cases of alleged police heavy-handedness against members of the public during the first two months of the hard lockdown in March and April last year.

SA records 81 new COVID-related deaths 6 March 2021, 9:30 PM

The number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa has increased to  1 520 206.

Truck driver arrested following accident in Florida, Johannesburg 6 March 2021, 8:44 PM

The driver of a truck that crashed on William Nicol Street in Florida, Roodepoort earlier today has been arrested and charged with reckless and negligent driving, as well as transporting chrome without a permit.

Robben Island Museum cancels bursary programme 6 March 2021, 7:40 PM

The Robben Island Museum says it has cancelled its annual bursary programme for 2021 due to financial strain caused by COVID-19.

Nhlangwini Tribal Authority’s iNkosi Melizwe Dlamini passes on 6 March 2021, 7:09 PM

Inkosi Melizwe Dlamini of the Nhlangwini Tribal Authority in Highflats in southern KwaZulu-Natal has passed away.

Rest of Eshowe massacre victims laid to rest 6 March 2021, 7:01 PM

Four of six family members, who were murdered in Eshowe two weeks ago, have been laid to rest in Inanda, KwaZulu-Natal.

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Police intensify search for two missing Free State boys 6 March 2021, 5:05 PM

The police have intensified a search for two 14-year-old boys who went missing in the Bohlokong township in Bethlehem in the Free State.

Six killed in separate accidents in the Eastern Cape 6 March 2021, 4:27 PM

Six people, including two pedestrians, have been killed in separate road accidents in the Eastern Cape in the last 24 hours.

Government should prioritise youth development: Deputy Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize 6 March 2021, 2:55 PM

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its second year, government and leaders must step up to help minimise the emotional and physical strain of South Africa's already struggling youth.

King Cetshwayo District in KZN gets tankers to help with water shortages 6 March 2021, 2:44 PM

Residents from the King Cetshwayo District in northern KwaZulu-Natal, which has been battling water shortages, have welcomed the delivery of water tankers.

Afriforum calls on NPA to arrest mastermind behind Senzo Meyiwa’s murder 6 March 2021, 10:53 AM

Lobby group Afriforum says it has written to the National Prosecuting Authority to ask them to act swiftly to ensure the arrest of the alleged mastermind in the killing of former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa.

7 killed in a multi-vehicle pile-up near Modimolle 6 March 2021, 10:30 AM

The Limpopo Transport Department has advised motorists to drive carefully after seven people were killed and one seriously injured in a multiple-vehicle pile-up on the N1 near Modimolle in Limpopo.

SA warned against bystander syndrome on issues of women leadership 6 March 2021, 8:34 AM

South Africa has been warned against embracing a bystander syndrome when it comes to issues of women’s leadership and countering the scourge of femicide and other forms of violence against women. That was the message from the Executive Director of UNWOMEN as the world marked International Women’s Day this Monday, March 8.

Senzo Meyiwa’s murder trial postponed to October 5 March 2021, 9:00 PM

The family of  Senzo Meyiwa says it had hoped the identity of the mastermind behind the killing of the late Bafana Bafana captain, would be revealed in court on Friday.

University of Limpopo reduces intake of first year students 5 March 2021, 9:00 PM

The University of Limpopo says it only admit a total of 5 175 first year students for the 2021 academic year. All registration and application processes were conducted online.