Two high-ranking police officers arrested for alleged human trafficking

13 May 2021, 7:50 PM
A brigadier and a captain based in Vereeniging, in the Vaal, are accused of raping a woman who had been kidnapped and taken to a brothel.
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COVID-19 has had devastating effects on 2020/2021 academic calendar: Nzimande 13 May 2021, 7:15 PM

The Minister of Higher Education, Science, and Innovation, Dr. Blade Nzimande, says the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the country's ailing economy have had devastating effects on the 2020/2021 academic calendar.

Limpopo surgical patients complain over waiting period 13 May 2021, 4:05 PM

Surgical patients in Limpopo complain that they sometimes have to wait for months to be operated on due to backlogs at provincial hospitals.

King MisuZulu kaZwelithini begins process of getting married 13 May 2021, 2:30 PM

AmaZulu King MisuZulu kaZwelithini has begun the process of getting married.

State Capture: Zwane denies taking gospel choir from Vrede to India 13 May 2021, 12:44 PM

Former Free State Agriculture MEC, Mosebenzi Zwane, has denied that he took a gospel choir from his home town of Vrede to India instead of the intended beneficiaries of the Vrede Farm Estina Project.

Senekal farm murder case postponed 13 May 2021, 12:35 PM

The murder case against the two men accused of murdering farm manager, Brendin Horner, has been postponed to 4 June 2021 in the Senekal magistrate's court in the Free State.

WC COVID-19 resurgence due to behavioural relaxations: Cloete 13 May 2021, 11:49 AM

 Provincial Head of Health, Dr Keith Cloete, says they will be making recommendations to Parliament regarding gatherings in the province, and avoiding non-essential travel.

Private sector to assist with DNA-evidence sample backlog 13 May 2021, 10:40 AM

Police Minister, Bheki Cele says the private sector has been roped in to help deal with the DNA- evidence sample backlog at the National Forensic Science Laboratory.

SA prison sex scandal: An opportunity for department to interrogate security, code of conduct 13 May 2021, 9:08 AM

Deputy Correctional Services Minister, Phatekile Holomisa, says officials having sex with inmates is a huge embarrassment to the department.

Court
Two accused of murder of Roux to appear in Senekal magistrate court 13 May 2021, 8:33 AM

Two men accused of the murder of 21-year-old Paul Roux farm manager Brandin Horner are expected to appear in the Senekal magistrate court later on Friday.

Zimbabwean national sentenced to five years for selling fake passports 13 May 2021, 8:10 AM

A Zimbabwean national has been sentenced to five years behind bars at the Mothibistad Magistrate's Court near Kuruman in the Northern Cape for fraudulently manufacturing, issuing and selling Zimbabwean and South African drivers licenses as well as asylum seeker temporary permits and passports.

COVID-19
SA COVID-19 infections worrying, not yet in third wave 13 May 2021, 6:00 AM

The National Department of Health says, while the increase in new COVID-19 infections is worrying, South Africa has not yet hit a third wave of infections.

Health Department says prepared for possible COVID-19 third wave 12 May 2021, 8:13 PM

The Health Department says it's prepared for a possible third wave of COVID-19 in South Africa.

Some inmates released in efforts to minimise spread of COVID-19 in prisons, rearrested for serious crimes 12 May 2021, 7:24 PM

Over 100 low-risk inmates who were released in 2020 as part of efforts to minimise and combat the spread of COVID-19, have been rearrested for committing serious crimes such as murder.

Two arrested in Gauteng as three unlicensed firearms and four stolen vehicles recovered 12 May 2021, 5:55 PM

Gauteng police have arrested suspects in two separate cases and recovered three unlicensed firearms, four stolen vehicles and suspected stolen property on the West Rand.

Supporters demand free visa entry to SA for Palestinians 12 May 2021, 5:00 PM

Pro-Palestinian supporters have demanded among others free visa entry to South Africa for people from that country and a total shutdown of the embassy in Israel.

Alleged arson incident leaves hundreds of thousands of rands of damage in Limpopo village 12 May 2021, 3:48 PM

Locals say hundreds of thousands of rands of damage was caused after the house of a chief, community library and a bakery were burnt down at Ha-Tshikonelo village outside Thohoyadou in Limpopo.

Modjadji royal family distances itself from throne ascension issue 12 May 2021, 2:51 PM

The Modjadji royal family has distanced itself from a decision by the royal council to deviate from the matrilineal monarchs of the Balobedu dynasty in Limpopo.

Families struggle to pick up pieces after losing loved ones to COVID-19 12 May 2021, 12:43 PM

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International Nurses Day: COVID-19 highlights critical role of nurses in health sector 12 May 2021, 12:03 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical role nurses play in the health care sector. That's the view of the South African Nurses Council as the world marks International Nurses Day on Wednesday.  

SIU hopes to conclude PPE probe by August 12 May 2021, 10:32 AM

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) says they hope to have concluded their probe into alleged multi-billion rand personal protective equipment (PPE) corruption in the country by the end of August.

JCC to meet next month over complaint against Arms Deal Commission judges 12 May 2021, 6:01 AM

The Judicial Conduct Committee (JCC) will meet next month, following a complaint against the two judges who were appointed to preside the Arms Deal Commission, Willie Seriti and Hendrick Musi.

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Pitso family receives government support following death of five family members 11 May 2021, 9:43 PM

The North West Social Development Department has deployed officials to conduct trauma counselling for the Pitso family in Vaalbank in Coligny.

City of Tshwane plans to convert all households to prepaid electricity within three years 11 May 2021, 9:05 PM

The City of Tshwane says it plans to convert all households from postpaid to prepaid electricity within the next three years.

Cele apologises to GBV victims for DNA evidence sample backlog 11 May 2021, 8:10 PM

Police Minister Bheki Cele has apologised to all gender-based violence (GBV) victims for the delays in the processing of DNA samples at forensic laboratories.

Prince Buthelezi disputes allegations on claims to the Zulu throne 11 May 2021, 6:32 PM

The AmaZulu Traditional Prime Minister Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi has disputed allegations that Prince Simakade Zulu has any claim on the AmaZulu throne.

NPA ready for trial in Lesedi FM’s Ratselane case 11 May 2021, 6:32 PM

The National Prosecution Authority (NPA) in the Free State says it's ready for trial in the case against Mackenzie Ratselane. Ratselane is accused of stabbing his estranged wife, and Lesedi FM Current Affairs presenter, Dimakatso Ratselane, multiple times, in February.

AmaZulu Prime Minister Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s special announcement 11 May 2021, 4:50 PM

AmaZulu Prime Minister, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi,  makes a special announcement.

Refugees
New deadline set to evict refugees rejecting voluntary repatriation 11 May 2021, 2:38 PM

The City of Cape Town says it has spent millions in unbudgetted funds on accommodation and other services for a group of refugees over the past two years.

LRC calls for major overhaul in Children’s Act 11 May 2021, 12:50 PM

The Legal Resource Centre says the Children's Act may need a major overhaul or separate legislation will have to be developed for Early Childhood Development.

Craniopagus twins successfully separated at Cape Town hospital 11 May 2021, 12:43 PM

A set of conjoined twins from the Eastern Cape have been successfully separated following a sensitive operation at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Cape Town.