89 people from higher education institutions died from COVID-19: Nzimande

30 September 2020, 11:22 PM
Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande says by 22 September, the higher education community had lost 89 members to COVID-19.
Some universities gearing up for hybrid learning in 2021 30 September 2020, 10:00 PM

Some universities are gearing up for a hybrid curriculum next year. Both Wits University and the University of Johannesburg (UJ) say the COVID-19 pandemic has forced them to rethink their education offerings.

Denosa concerned PPE scandal overshadows achievements in the COVID-19 battle 30 September 2020, 9:33 PM

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) in Gauteng has expressed disappointment that fraud and corruption related to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has overshadowed the work done by health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

AmaXhosa caretaker King Dumehleli Mapasa passes away 30 September 2020, 8:45 PM

The amaXhosa caretaker King at Nqadu Great Place in Willowvale in the Eastern Cape, Nkosi Dumehleli Mapasa has died after a short illness.

NGO launches programme to empower girls from rural areas 30 September 2020, 8:30 PM

The high rate of teenage pregnancy, HIV infections and gender-based violence in rural areas has prompted an NGO in Mthatha to launch a programme to sensitise girls about the social ills.

Jo’burg Emergency Services on high alert amid looming thunderstorms 30 September 2020, 7:42 PM

Johannesburg Emergency Services are on high alert as severe thunderstorms are expected in many parts of the city. Flash flooding is also expected in low-lying areas.

Six suspects nabbed in Free State asbestos roofing scandal 30 September 2020, 5:47 PM

National Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi says a total of six people have now been arrested in connection with the asbestos roofing investigation - three in the Free State and three in Gauteng.

Universities in position to welcome back 100% students: Nzimande 30 September 2020, 5:01 PM

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says universities in the country are now in a position to welcome 100% of students back on campuses as the country has moved to alert Level 1 of the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown.

Suspected gang war claims 5 lives in northern KwaZulu-Natal in two months 30 September 2020, 4:53 PM

A bitter gang war in Newcastle in northern KwaZulu-Natal has claimed the lives of five young men in less than two months. The groups are based in oSizweni and Blaauwbosch.

Long-awaited Vrede Dairy Project report has been completed: Mkhwebane 30 September 2020, 4:49 PM

The long-awaited Vrede Dairy Project probe has been completed. Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says the investigation has identified all implicated parties and they have been served with notices.

Concerns as people’s attitude towards COVID-19 changes in SA 30 September 2020, 4:17 PM

People's attitude towards the coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed since the move to lockdown Level 1and healthcare professionals are concerned.

Western Cape police commissioner describes Kinnear’s death as a great loss 30 September 2020, 4:01 PM

Western Cape Police Commissioner, Yolisa Matakata, has described the death of top cop, Charl Kinnear, as a great loss. Matakata was speaking at Kinnear's memorial service held in Belhar.

VIDEO: COVID-19 lockdown level one update from various departments 30 September 2020, 3:42 PM

Various South African ministries are holding a media briefing to give the latest update on COVID-19 restrictions during lockdown level one.

Popcru supports Cosatu’s National Day of Action 30 September 2020, 2:30 PM

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union supports the Congress of South African Trade Unions National Day of Action which will take place on the October 7th.

Makhura suspends Gauteng Health HOD 30 September 2020, 1:26 PM

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has suspended the province's Head of the Department of Health, Professor Mkhululi Lukhele, with immediate effect.

Hawks make arrest following evidence from State Capture Commission 30 September 2020, 12:35 PM

The Hawks are in the process of arresting several people in Gauteng, Free State and KwaZulu-Natal, following evidence at the State Capture Commission relating to the 2014 Free State Asbestos Project.

VIDEO | Public Protector releases investigation reports 30 September 2020, 12:32 PM

The Public Protector, Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane, releases a number of investigation reports during her office’s second quarterly media briefing for the 2020/21 financial year.

Man accused of killing Samwu leader in Vhembe district appears in court 30 September 2020, 11:56 AM

Scores of people from various structures including South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) , Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the African National Congress (ANC) have arrived at the Thohoyandou Magistrate's Court in Limpopo where a man arrested in the murder case related to VBS saga is due to appear.

SAPS to hold memorial service for Charl Kinnear 30 September 2020, 10:36 AM

The South African Police Service (SAPS) will hold a memorial service for slain top cop Lieutenant-Colonel Charl Kinnear in Belhar on the Cape Flats on Wednesday morning.

Gauteng officials concerned over people not being cautious in gatherings 30 September 2020, 10:06 AM

The Acting Gauteng Health MEC, Jacob Mamabolo, says health officials are concerned over people not being extra cautious when in public gatherings amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

NPA to take stand at Taxi Inquiry 30 September 2020, 9:40 AM

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) will take the stand on Wednesday at the Commission of Inquiry into Taxi Violence in Gauteng.

Busa says unemployment numbers a wake up call for government 30 September 2020, 6:29 AM

Busa says the latest unemployment numbers should be a wake up call for government, labour, and business to work harder and more closely to find a solution to the crisis.

Yellow thunderstorm alert issued for 3 provinces – SAWS 30 September 2020, 3:32 AM

The SA Weather Service has issued a yellow thunderstorm alert for Gauteng as well as parts of Limpopo and Mpumalanga.  

Community in shock following discovery of two women’s bodies in KwaMashu 29 September 2020, 9:22 PM

The community of KwaMashu in KwaZulu-Natal is reeling from shock following the discovery of the bodies of two women at P Section. The grim discovery comes just days after four-year-old Sanelisiwe Mhlongo's remains were found in the same area in M Section on Friday.

Vhembe residents pay for communal borehole after failed multimillion rand water projects 29 September 2020, 7:09 PM

Two multi million rand water projects in Limpopo's Vhembe District Municipality have not been working since they were completed.

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT – Man sentenced to two life terms for rape, murder of two minors 29 September 2020, 6:00 PM

The Polokwane High Court in Limpopo has sentenced a 35-year-old man to two life terms for the rape and murder of two children near Marble Hall in the Sekhukhune district. The families of the minors have welcomed the life sentences handed down to him.

Mdluli loses bid for leave to appeal 5-year sentence, pins hope on SCA 29 September 2020, 4:13 PM

The High Court in Johannesburg has dismissed former Crime Intelligence boss, Richard Mdluli and his co-accused, Mthembeni Mthunzi's, applications for leave to appeal their convictions and sentences. Mdluli and Mthunzi were each sentenced to five years imprisonment, respectively, earlier today.

Mdluli sentenced to 5 years in prison for kidnapping and assault 29 September 2020, 12:16 PM

Former Crime Intelligence Head Richard Mdluli and co-accused Mthembeni Mthunzi have been sentenced to five years in prison for kidnapping and assault at the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

VIDEO: High Court in Johannesburg sentencing of Richard Mdluli, Mthembeni Mthunzi 29 September 2020, 11:26 AM

The High Court in Johannesburg continues sentencing procedures in the case against former Crime Intelligence Head Richard Mdluli and his accomplice Mthembeni Mthunzi on Tuesday.

Nehawu in N Cape calls for termination of outsourced security after hospital shooting 29 September 2020, 11:16 AM

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union - Nehawu - in the Northern Cape has called for the immediate termination of the outsourced security company at the Robert Mangaliso Sobukhwe Hospital in Kimberley.

NPA aims for conviction in ANC member alleged rape case 29 September 2020, 9:25 AM

Editorial Note: This story has been amended. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it has enough evidence to get a conviction in the case of African National Congress (ANC)  member and former MEC who has been accused of rape.