Mangaung instructed to halt implementation of metro police unit

20 October 2021, 8:08 PM
The Free State Department of Cooperative Governance says the Mangaung Metro defied advice from Deputy President David Mabuza and COGTA MEC Mxolisi Dukwana by going ahead in setting up the Metro police unit.
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Residents invade Mahikeng municipal offices, demand withdrawal of eviction notices 18 October 2021, 5:00 PM

Batho Pele flats committee members in Mahikeng have invaded the municipal offices demanding that eviction notices issued to illegal tenants last week be withdrawn and not suspended.

Fraud case against former CEO of Lepelle Water Board in Limpopo postponed to January 18 October 2021, 2:36 PM

Phineas Legodi and his co-accused, including four board members, a businessman and two companies, are alleged to have irregularly awarded a R45 million tender to a company belonging to one of the accused, Matome Sefalafala.

Investigations continue into shooting in Clare Estate informal settlement that left eight dead 18 October 2021, 11:45 AM

Investigations into a shooting that claimed the lives of eight people including two children at an informal settlement in Clare Estate in Durban at the weekend, are continuing.

Two Johannesburg rival taxi associations interdicted 18 October 2021, 8:05 AM

The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport has obtained an order interdicting violence between the Witwatersrand African Taxi Owners Association (WATA) and the Nancefield Dube West Taxi Association.

Nzimande is still studying the leaked Unisa report 18 October 2021, 6:13 AM

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says he is still studying the leaked ministerial report highlighting problems at the University of South Africa.

Rescue operations commence after Nuttaboy Mine collapse 17 October 2021, 4:20 PM

Executive Mayor of Namakhoi Municipality Marvin Cloete says the operation to rescue an unknown number of illegal miners trapped underground at Nattaboy mine near Klenziee outside Springbok in the Northern Cape, has commenced.

Calm returns to Korsten in Gqeberha 17 October 2021, 4:01 PM

Calm has returned to Korsten in Gqeberha after the violent clashes between taxi operators and foreign national shop owners. During the clashes eight taxis and two vehicles were set alight.

Five suspects arrested in the Western Cape for alleged scamming activities 17 October 2021, 1:26 PM

Police at Swellendam, in the Western Cape , have arrested five suspects for alleged scamming activities after they were found in possession of speed point machines.

Two arrested in KZN for illegal possession of firearms, ammunition 17 October 2021, 12:30 PM

The police have arrested two people in the Bergville area in western KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) for the illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.

Taxi operators open cases of malicious damage to property following torching of taxis in Johannesburg 17 October 2021, 8:21 AM

Police say some taxi operators have opened cases of malicious damage to property after four taxis were torched and six others damaged in the Johannesburg CBD on Saturday.

Santaco calls for government’s urgent intervention to the ongoing taxi routes violence 16 October 2021, 5:04 PM

The South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) says government has to intervene regarding the taxi routes matter.

Eastern Cape traditional leader accused of selling community land 16 October 2021, 4:01 PM

Residents of Mpindweni outside Mthatha in the Eastern Cape are accusing their traditional leader of selling their land.

Gauteng Transport MEC to meet representatives of two feuding taxi associations 16 October 2021, 2:03 PM

Gauteng Transport MEC, Jacob Mamabolo says he will meet with representatives of two feuding Johannesburg taxi associations on Sunday. This was after one person was injured and four taxis set alight in the Johannesburg CBD on Saturday morning.

Namakhoi Municipality Mayor calls residents to report missing family as illegal miners trapped underground 16 October 2021, 1:50 PM

The Executive Mayor of the Namakhoi Municipality, Marvin Cloete is appealing to the residents of Namaqualand to report to the nearest police station if they have missing family members who mine at Nattaboi mine dump, near Kleinzee, in the Northern Cape.

Taxis set alight in JHB CBD, one person injured 16 October 2021, 12:22 PM

Police in Johannesburg have confirmed that four taxis were set alight in the Johannesburg CBD on Saturday morning.

Gift of the Givers founder calls on the media to hold those in power accountable 16 October 2021, 11:12 AM

Gift of the Givers founder, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman says it's up to the media to hold those in power to account. Sooliman was speaking about "The role and importance of independent journalism and active citizenry in a weak state" at a SANEF event.

SA reaches COVID-19 vaccination milestone 16 October 2021, 10:18 AM

South Africa has reached a vaccine milestone of over 20-million vaccinations having been administered in the country.

Eastern Cape Health Department opens College of Emergency Care in Gqeberha 16 October 2021, 7:01 AM

The Eastern Cape Health Department has opened a College of Emergency Care in Gqeberha in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela University.

[GRAPHIC CONTENT] North West ‘Prophet’ accused of sexually exploiting women ” 15 October 2021, 9:24 PM

SABC News has been alerted to a so-called "Prophet" who preys on rural women around Taung, Vryburg and Mahikeng in the North West. The Prophet allegedly targets and lures women, promising to heal them by removing snakes in their wombs.

Actions of military veterans at Pretoria hotel indicate relations gone horribly wrong: SACC 15 October 2021, 9:07 PM

The South African Council of Churches (SACC) says the actions of the military veterans are an indication that relations have gone horribly wrong, for them to choose to take people hostage as a form of communication.

SA records 733 new COVID-19 infections, 56 related deaths 15 October 2021, 8:21 PM

South Africa has recorded 733 new COVID-19 cases, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed infections to 2 915 560. This increase represents a 2.3% positivity rate. A further 56 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 88 562 to date.

Suspect arrested for kidnapping after 50 Ethiopian nationals rescued in Lenasia, Johannesburg 15 October 2021, 7:19 PM

A 49-year-old man has been arrested for kidnapping after 50 Ethiopian nationals were rescued from a house in Zacharia Park near Lenasia, south of Johannesburg.

VIDEO | SANEF celebrates 25 years 15 October 2021, 6:21 PM

South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) is celebrating 25 years of advocating for media freedom in the country. To commemorate this milestone, the body of media bosses has invited Gift of the Givers founder, Imtiaz Sooliman to deliver a key note address at a fundraiser gala dinner.

Poor service delivery in Rustenburg under the spotlight 15 October 2021, 3:40 PM

 Rustenburg is the most populous municipality in the North West with mining as the main economic activity. But -- the local authority has been lambasted for poor service delivery.

Grade 12 learners at Limpopo school could miss writing final exams 15 October 2021, 3:14 PM

There are concerns that over 100 grade 12 learners from the Lemana Secondary School at Elim outside Louis Trichardt in Limpopo, may not be able to write their final exams.

‘Nathaniel Julies’ blood speaks from the ground’ 15 October 2021, 1:49 PM

“Nathanial Julies’ blood speaks from the ground” – that was the message from one of the leaders of protest action outside the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court on Friday morning.

LIVE | Nathaniel Julies murder trial | 15 October 2021 15 October 2021, 9:00 AM

The Nathaniel Julies murder trial will continue in the High Court, sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court.

Durban businessman Max Mqadi shot and wounded 15 October 2021, 8:00 AM

Durban businessman and owner of Max's Lifestyle Max Mqadi has been shot and wounded by unknown people.

Nine arrested in Free State for copper cable theft 15 October 2021, 7:24 AM

Nine people have been arrested for being in possession of copper cables worth more than R200 000.

Cross-examination of officers accused of killing Nathaniel Julies continues 15 October 2021, 6:45 AM

The cross-examination of the three police officers accused of killing Nathaniel Julies will continue in the High Court sitting in Palm Ridge, Ekhuruleni, on Friday.