Prisons lack conditions conducive to the adherence of COVID-19 protocols: Holomisa

19 October 2020, 5:06 PM
Deputy Correctional Services Minister, Inkosi Patekile Holomisa, says prisons do not have conditions that are conducive to the adherence of COVID-19 protocols.
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Journalist must always strive for the truth: Press Ombudsman 19 October 2020, 4:03 PM

Journalist must always strive for the truth, independent verification and should be loyal to the citizens. This is according to Press Ombudsman Pippa Green during the annual Percy Qoboza memorial lecture.

Basic Education seeks other ways of dealing with social distancing, slates learner rotation system as ineffective 19 October 2020, 2:21 PM

The Department of Basic Education is considering other ways of dealing with social distancing in classrooms. The rotation system where learners have been going to school once or twice a week has proven ineffective with some learners losing two weeks at a time in some schools.

LIVE: State Capture Inquiry, Part 2 – Former Transnet Board Chairperson Mafika Mkwanazi gives evidence 19 October 2020, 2:00 PM

The State Capture Commission will hear Transnet related evidence from the former Transnet Board Chairperson, Mafika Mkwanazi.

Mpumalanga men facing kidnapping, assault, murder charges denied bail 19 October 2020, 1:54 PM

The Carolina Magistrate Court in Mpumalanga has denied bail to three men facing charges that include kidnapping, assault, defeating the ends of justice and murder.

Senekal businessman André Pienaar granted R15 000 bail 19 October 2020, 12:40 PM

The High Court in Bloemfontein has granted businessman André Pienaar bail of R15 000.

DA wants Soweto psychiatric hospital allegded rape investigated 19 October 2020, 11:45 AM

The DA has called on the Gauteng Health Department to investigate an alleged rape of a psychiatric patient at the Bheki Mlangeni hospital in Soweto over the weekend.

SA marks 43rd anniversary of Black Wednesday 19 October 2020, 10:43 AM

Today marks the 43rd anniversary of Black Wednesday when the apartheid government banned 19 Black Consciousness organisations and several anti- government newspapers such as the World and the Weekend World on 19 October 1977.

Deputy National Commissioner Bonang Mgwenya’s suspension welcomed 19 October 2020, 10:03 AM

The South African Police Union (SAPU) has welcomed the suspension of Deputy National Police Commissioner Bonang Mgwenya, saying the Police Ministry cannot move forward if corruption continues.

Live: State Capture Inquiry, 19 October 2020 19 October 2020, 9:09 AM

The commission of inquiry into State Capture continues in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Abahlali Basemjondolo to march against corruption, forced removals 19 October 2020, 9:05 AM

Shack dweller movement Abahlali Basemjondolo is expected to embark on a peaceful march to the KwaZulu-Natal premier's office on Monday.

Eastern Cape Health concerned about non compliant liquor outlets 19 October 2020, 6:20 AM

The Department of Health in the Eastern Cape says it is worried about liquor stores that are not compliant with COVID-19 level 1 lockdown regulations.

South Africa records 1 662 COVID-19 new cases, 63 deaths on Sunday 19 October 2020, 12:52 AM

The South African Health Department has reported that the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases now stands at 703 793 with 1 662 new cases identified since the last report.

Minister Mkhize and wife test positive for coronavirus 18 October 2020, 9:51 PM

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize and his wife have tested positive for coronavirus. In a statement, the Minister says they decided to test yesterday after experiencing mild symptoms. 

More than 120 arrested for drinking and driving over the weekend in Gauteng 18 October 2020, 9:33 PM

Gauteng police have arrested more than 120 people over the weekend for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police officer seriously injured in Umlazi 18 October 2020, 5:30 PM

A police officer has been seriously injured after he was attacked by unknown suspects at K Section in Umlazi, south of Durban.

‘Top-up’ grant will no longer be paid: Sassa 18 October 2020, 4:10 PM

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) says 'top-ups' on old-age, child support and foster grants that applied during the COVID-19 lockdowns will no longer be paid.

Gauteng Health concerned about number of vacancies in health facilities 18 October 2020, 3:18 PM

Acting Gauteng Health MEC Jacob Mamabolo says the high number of vacancies in health facilities should be addressed urgently as they can seriously affect the department's ability to deliver quality services to communities.

VIDEO: Minister Fikile Mbalula hosts taxi industry webinar 18 October 2020, 2:57 PM

October is Transport Month and Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula is hosting a webinar to discuss critical issues related to the taxi industry. The platform is intended to lay the foundation for engagement by stakeholders and civil society on the future of the industry as the largest mover of people in the country.

Firearms
City of Cape Town police commended for apprehending suspect in possession of 12 firearms 18 October 2020, 2:44 PM

Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security in the City of Cape Town, JP Smith, has congratulated traffic officers for arresting a man found in the possession of 12 firearms in the Table View area.

Free State mother, five children die from poison 18 October 2020, 1:56 PM

A Free State family has been left horrified, confused and overwhelmed after a mother poisoned herself and her five children in Phamong village in Qwaqwa. The woman and two children were declared dead on the scene.

Isolation
Fort Hare University has reported close to 30 COVID-19 cases since Alert Level 1 started 18 October 2020, 12:39 PM

Fort Hare University in the Eastern Cape has reported close to 30 coronavirus cases among students since the announcement of Alert Level 1 of the lockdown.

Search and rescue operations to resume to locate bodies in Vaal River 18 October 2020, 12:05 PM

Search and rescue operations are expected to resume today in an effort to locate the bodies of four men presumed to have drowned in the Vaal River.

Lindiwe Zulu unanimously elected as chairperson of the Partners in Population and Development 18 October 2020, 12:00 PM

Social Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu, has been elected the new Chairperson of the Partners in Population and Development (PPD).

Two killed, five injured in Free State crash 18 October 2020, 11:54 AM

Two people have been killed and five others injured when the vehicle they were travelling in overturned on the R30 road between Bothaville and Orkney in the Free State. The driver is suspected to have lost control of the vehicle which then overturned.

Cape Flats residents complaints about lack of basic services justified 18 October 2020, 11:32 AM

Councillor of Ward 33 in Samora Machel in Phillipi on the Cape Flats, Sithembiso Mzobe, says residents' complaints about a lack of basic services in a new area known as the Eyadini informal settlement are justified.

Vacancies
Mamabolo says vacancies in the Health Department can effect service delivery 18 October 2020, 11:12 AM

Acting Gauteng Health MEC Jacob Mamabolo says the high number of vacancies in health facilities can seriously affect the department's ability to deliver quality services to communities if unattended.

ARV Tablets
Police arrest 7 suspects in Kroonstad for being in possession of ARV tablets 18 October 2020, 8:47 AM

Police have arrested seven suspects aged between 31 and 39 after they were found in possession of ARV tablets worth nearly R2-million in Kroonstad in the Free State

Amaxhosa Royal family refutes claims of not following proper procedures 18 October 2020, 12:00 AM

The Amaxhosa Royal family has refuted claims made by Prince Xhanti Sigcawu that proper procedures were not followed in appointing the new king Ahlangene Vulikhaya Sigcawu.

Number of coronavirus cases in SA increases to 702 131 17 October 2020, 9:27 PM

The number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa has risen to  702 131 with 1 928 new cases identified since the last report.

Police in Limpopo searching for Groblersdal Colonel’s killers 17 October 2020, 9:02 PM

Police in Limpopo are still searching for the killers of the station commander in Groblersdal, Colonel Lebyane Jeffrey Seroka.