Family cries foul after son died at University of Mpumalanga

26 November 2021, 9:22 PM
The family of a 21-year-old student wants answers from the University of Mpumalanga after their son died at the institution.
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SA’s Health Minister says travel bans unjustified 26 November 2021, 10:52 PM

South Africa said on Friday that imposing restrictions on travellers from the country because of a newly identified COVID-19 variant was unjustified, after a British ban on flights from Southern African countries that others have followed.

Witness tells Inquest that Life Esidimeni patients were transferred in a hurry 26 November 2021, 6:06 PM

Another witness has told the Life Esidimeni Inquest in the Pretoria High Court that the transfer of some patients was done in a hurry without due processes being followed.

Police were overwhelmed during July unrest: Makhura 26 November 2021, 3:54 PM

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has echoed the sentiments of other witnesses before the South Africa Human Rights Commission that the police were overwhelmed during the July civil unrest.

At least seven SANDF members allegedly have been involved in bribery relating to smuggling of weapons in 2021: Major-General 26 November 2021, 1:08 PM

The South African National Defence Force's (SANDF) Major-General Siphiwe Sangweni says at least seven members of the defence forces were allegedly involved in bribery relating to the smuggling of weapons from the country earlier this year.

NW Health Department says flooding at Tshepong Hospital severely affected daily operations 26 November 2021, 12:33 PM

The North West Department of Health says flooding at the Tshepong Hospital severely affected the smooth running of the hospital, daily activities.

UK’s decision to temporarily ban South Africans from entering the UK seems rushed: SA Government 26 November 2021, 11:21 AM

The South African government says the United Kingdom was hasty in its decision to put South Africa back on the country's travel ban list. International Relations Minister, Naledi Pandor says government will engage with British authorities to get them to reconsider their decision.

Former Life Esidimeni employee says funding was denied prior to transfer of patients to new facilities 26 November 2021, 10:15 AM

Former Life Esidimeni employee Nonceba Sennelo has told the inquest into the deaths of 144 mentally-ill patients that they were denied funding prior to patients being moved to new facilities.

Water interruptions scheduled for parts of Durban 26 November 2021, 10:00 AM

The eThekwini Municipality has implemented water restrictions in the central, southern and western areas of the city. This is due to ongoing challenges in fixing a shaft pump at the Durban Heights Water Treatment Works.

LIVE | SAHRC hearing into the July unrest in SA: 26 November 2021 26 November 2021, 9:10 AM

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC)  hearing into the July 2021 unrest in South Africa continues on Friday.

Limpopo hitman sentenced to two life terms in prison for the murder of two taxi bosses 26 November 2021, 8:34 AM

A man has been sentenced to two life terms by the High Court in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, for murdering two taxi bosses.

Gift of the Givers assists animal affected by heavy rain in George 26 November 2021, 7:06 AM

Gift of the Givers are still providing relief efforts in the Garden Route town of George for both humans and animals affected by Monday's heavy rains which led to flash floods.

Nearly 20 children are set to undergo facial reconstructive surgeries in Northern Cape 25 November 2021, 7:49 PM

Nearly 20 life-changing facial reconstructive surgeries for children as young as three months will take place in the Northern Cape during the course of this week and next week.

Gauteng Department of Health confirms cluster food poisoning outbreak in the West Rand 25 November 2021, 6:21 PM

The Gauteng Department of Health has confirmed a cluster outbreak of suspected food poisoning in the West Rand. The food poisoning is suspected to have occurred at the funeral of an elderly woman in Kagiso last week.

Life Esidimeni Group was left unfunded prior to move to new facilities, reveals former employee 25 November 2021, 5:50 PM

Former Gauteng Health Department Mental Health Director, Dr Mmakgabo Manamela, didn't reply to funding requests by the Life Esidimeni Group prior to moving patients to other facilities. This is according to the testimony of former Life Esidimeni employee Nonceba Sennelo.

Parents at Siloam Primary School suspect criminal syndicate behind spate of school burglaries 25 November 2021, 4:02 PM

Parents at Siloam outside Thohoyandou in Limpopo believe there is a criminal syndicate behind the spae of school burglaries in the area. This after, the Siloam Primary School was burgled into by unknown suspects.

Mkhambathini residents in KwaZulu-Natal march against women and children abuse 25 November 2021, 2:04 PM

Mkhambathini residents near Pietermaritzburg in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands have marched against the abuse of women and children allegedly by some religious leaders in the area.

VIDEO | Media briefing on Cabinet meeting outcomes 25 November 2021, 10:49 AM

Media briefing on the outcomes of the Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday, 23 November 2021.

Nkoana-Mashabane emphasises importance of economic participation for women in order to end GBV 25 November 2021, 10:45 AM

The Minister for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, has emphasised the importance of economic participation for women to help end gender-based violence.

Fight against GBV, femicide is a 365 day a year strategy: Mathale 25 November 2021, 8:28 AM

Deputy Police Minister, Cassel Mathale says the fight against Gender-Based Violence and Femicide is a 365 day a year strategy.

LIVE | Launch of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign 25 November 2021, 8:16 AM

The Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth, and Persons with Disabilities, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane launches the 16 Days of Activism Campaign at the Zoe Bible Church, 11764 Nongqawe St in Zone 6, Pimville, Johannesburg.

Former SABC Lesedi FM Station Manager passes away 24 November 2021, 9:39 PM

Former SABC Lesedi FM Station Manager, Dirara Mokoena has passed away. Family Spokesperson Reggie Mmotsi says Mokoena died from cancer in the hospital. 

Police in Western Cape launch 16 Days of Activism campaign of No Violence against Women and Children 24 November 2021, 8:02 PM

Police in the Western Cape have launched the province's 16 Days of Activism campaign of No Violence against Women and Children, calling on each citizen to be an activist against this type of violence.

Durban traditional healer found guilty of raping and kidnapping clients 24 November 2021, 5:01 PM

A 36-year-old traditional healer has been found guilty of raping and kidnapping his female clients at KwaDabeka west of Durban. 

New Ngaka Modiri Molema mayor visits Mmabatho Water Purification Plant 24 November 2021, 4:01 PM

The newly elected Executive Mayor of Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality Councillor Khumalo Molefe together with his counterpart at the Mahikeng Local Municipality, Tshepiso Mphehlo, visited the Mmabatho Water Treatment plant in Mahikeng earlier this morning.

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Kimberley residents blockade streets in protest over lack of electricity and sanitation 24 November 2021, 3:44 PM

Residents from the Riemvasmaak informal settlement in Kimberley in the Northern Cape have blockaded streets in protest over lack of electricity and sanitation

Former Newcastle Mayor fined for incitement to commit assault 24 November 2021, 1:08 PM

Former Newcastle Mayor, Dr Ntuthuko Mahlaba has been sentenced to a fine of R20 000 or two years imprisonment in the Newcastle Regional Court.

Some service providers were paid 27 times more than others to disinfect Gauteng schools: SIU 24 November 2021, 1:04 PM

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has told the Special Tribunal Court that some companies contracted to deep clean and sanitise Gauteng schools were sometimes paid 27 times more than what was previously paid to other service providers.

Grandfather sentenced to life imprisonment for raping granddaughter in KZN 24 November 2021, 12:18 PM

A 63-year-old man from Kwambonambi, in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the rape of his 15-year-old granddaughter.

Bathabile Dlamini pleads ‘not guilty’ to perjury charges relating to her role in the 2017 social grant crisis 24 November 2021, 10:21 AM

Former Minister, Bathabile Dlamini has pleaded 'not guilty' to the perjury charges against her. Dlamini is on Wednesday appearing in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court on charges of perjury related to her testimony at an inquiry established by the Constitutional Court into her role in the 2017 social grant crisis.

NSMSA urges government, corporate to recognise the role that shelters play in disrupting the cycle of GBV 24 November 2021, 10:12 AM

The National Shelter Movement of South Africa (NSMSA) is urging government and corporate decision-makers to recognise the valuable role that shelters play in disrupting the cycle of gender-based violence (GBV).