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.
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Agreement reached with striking North West bus drivers 10 May 2021, 5:15 PM

The North West Transport Investments says it has reached an agreement with the striking North West Star Bus services employees on the 4% increment.

Alleged Western Cape underworld kingpin, police appear in court for money laundering 10 May 2021, 4:45 PM

The case against alleged underworld kingpin, Nafiz Modack, and anti-gang unit policeman, Ashley Tabisher, has been transferred to the Blue Downs regional court.

Tshwane residents urged to allow municipal workers entry to read meters 10 May 2021, 3:15 PM

The City of Tshwane is urging residents to grant meter reading officials access to their properties for the purposes of meter readings and inspections.

Lucky Montana denies buying properties using Prasa funds 10 May 2021, 2:20 PM

Former Prasa CEO, Lucky Montana, has denied allegations that he bought several properties in Johannesburg and Pretoria using the agency's money.

‘Theasen Pillay’s humanitarian work will be remembered for a long time’ 10 May 2021, 1:01 PM

Former eThekwini Deputy Mayor Logie Naidoo says the late attorney Theasen Pillay's legal and humanitarian work will be remembered for a long time by those he interacted with. 

Cape Town anti-gang police officer, alleged gang boss case moved to separate court 10 May 2021, 12:31 PM

The case of alleged underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack and anti-gang unit policeman, Ashley Tabisher, has been transferred to the Blue Downs Regional Court.  

Family of woman fatally shot in Seshego traumatised by her death 10 May 2021, 11:28 AM

The family members of a 32-year-old woman from Seshego near Polokwane in Limpopo who was killed allegedly by her boyfriend, say they are still traumatised.  

King Misuzulu kaZwelithini a unifier of the Zulu nation: Prince Zulu 10 May 2021, 10:43 AM

The newly appointed monarch of the AmaZulu nation - King Misuzulu kaZwelithini - has been described as unifier of the Zulu nation.

No indication yet of tightening COVID-19 lockdown regulations: Mkhize 10 May 2021, 10:33 AM

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says President Cyril Ramaphosa has not yet indicated his intention to tighten the coronavirus lockdown regulations.

Winde urges residents over 60 years to register for Phase Two vaccine rollout 10 May 2021, 10:28 AM

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has urged residents who are 60 years and older to register for Phase Two of the vaccine rollout in the province. 

Mpembe, five co-accused to appear in court on murder charges 10 May 2021, 6:54 AM

Former North West Deputy Police Commissioner William Mpembe and five others are expected to appear in the North West High Court in Mahikeng on Monday morning, on charges of murder.

SA records 1 778 new COVID-19 cases 9 May 2021, 10:00 PM

The cumulative number of COVID-19-related cases identified in South Africa stands at 1 596 595 with 1 778  new cases reported.

drugs
Western Cape police seize drugs worth R13 million in separate busts 9 May 2021, 9:32 PM

Western Cape police have revealed that they seized illegal drugs last week valued at about R13 million in three major busts in two days.

Private EMRS personnel raise concerns about not being prioritised for COVID-19 vaccines 9 May 2021, 8:07 PM

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect communities worldwide, the exposure of Emergency Medical and Rescue Services (EMRS) to the virus has raised many concerns.

One person killed in Eastern Cape crash 9 May 2021, 4:00 PM

One person has died in a collision between a bus and a car near Komani in the Eastern Cape. The deceased was the only occupant of the car. Some of the passengers on the bus were injured in the crash.

SAPS denies removal of security from the AmaZulu royal family palaces 9 May 2021, 1:21 PM

The South African Police Service (SAPS) says the Security for the Royal Family in KwaZulu-Natal has not been withdrawn. The statement was made after widespread allegations at the Khangelamankengane Royal Palace that members of the SAPS VIP Protection Unit had been instructed to withdraw.

Simakade Zulu is the King of the AmaZulu nation: Princess Londiwe Zulu 9 May 2021, 11:50 AM

Senior member of the late King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu's Stakeholder Management, Princess Londiwe Zulu, insists that the son of the late Monarch, Simakade Zulu, is the King of the AmaZulu nation. She was speaking during an exclusive interview with SABC News.

Accident
Four die in a crash in Koue Bokke Veld in the Western Cape 9 May 2021, 11:22 AM

Four people have died on the R303 near Ceres in the Koue Bokke Veld in the Western Cape.

Public and private sector join hands to assist flood victims in the Overberg region 9 May 2021, 6:31 AM

The public and private sectors have joined hands in the Overberg area of the Western Cape to assist flood victims in Struisbaai.

Limpopo police launch a manhunt after man was murdered during a house robbery 9 May 2021, 6:11 AM

Police have launched a manhunt for suspects who strangled a man to death during an armed robbery at Dopeni village outside Louis Trichardt.

SA detects cases of COVID-19 variants first identified in India and the UK 8 May 2021, 10:10 PM

The Department of Health has confirmed that variants of the COVID-19 virus first identified in the UK and India have been detected in South Africa.

Overberg region in Western Cape intensifies humanitarian relief for storm victims 8 May 2021, 8:37 PM

Authorities in the Overberg region of the Western Cape are now concentrating their efforts on humanitarian relief for communities who were affected by the intense storms and heavy rainfall which several towns in the area experienced since Tuesday. At least four people have died in three separate flood-related incidents at Bonnievale and near Riviersonderend. A […]

Prince Buthelezi confirms King Misuzulu kaZwelithini has been put on the throne 8 May 2021, 8:00 PM

AmaZulu Traditional Prime Minister, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, has confirmed that King Misuzulu kaZwelithini has been put on the throne amid support from the royal family. There was commotion on Friday night at the royal palace in Nongoma in northern KwaZulu-Natal after the will of the late regent Queen's Mantfombi MaDlamini Zulu's was read out.

Johannesburg security guards arrested for illegal firearms possession 8 May 2021, 7:07 PM

Three security guards have been arrested for allegedly being in possession of six illegal firearms in Germiston, east of Johannesburg.

VIDEO: AmaZulu Royal family media briefing 8 May 2021, 6:00 PM

AmaZulu Traditional Prime Minister, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi holds a media briefing at the KwaKhangela Palace in Nongoma in northern KwaZulu-Natal on the successor to the AmaZulu Royal throne.

Court
KZN man given three life sentences for murder 8 May 2021, 4:32 PM

A 29-year-old man has been given three life sentences by the Pietermaritzburg High Court in KwaZulu-Natal on three counts of murder.

CRIME
Shoot-out between police and suspects leaves seven dead in KZN 8 May 2021, 4:01 PM

Six suspects and a bystander have been killed in a shoot-out with police during a botched business robbery at Mtubatuba on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast.

Crime
Police hunting for murderers of 3 women in Eastern Cape 8 May 2021, 2:33 PM

Police in the Eastern Cape are still hunting for the murderers of three elderly women from Zingqolweni village in Cacadu.

Lindani Myeni described as a strict and responsible person 8 May 2021, 1:59 PM

Slain former rugby player Lindani Myeni has been described as a strict and responsible person with a promising future. His funeral service has taken place at the Eskhaleni TVET college in Empangeni on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast.

Mdunana family seeks help repatriating daughters remains from China 8 May 2021, 12:16 PM

A family from Lombardy West in Johannesburg is appealing to the public for assistance in repatriating the remains of their 24-year-old daughter, a civil engineering student from China.