Newcastle farm couple’s murder case postponed to October

28 September 2020, 12:57 PM
The case of the man accused of the murder of a couple in Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal has been postponed to October 29, to allow for further investigations into the matter.
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Cash transit heist
Two guards injured in cash-in-transit robbery in Johannesburg 27 September 2020, 8:24 AM

Two security guards were injured during Saturday night's cash-in-transit robbery on the N3 south near London road in Johannesburg.

President Ramaphosa reprimands Mapisa-Nqakula for ANC trip to Zimbabwe 27 September 2020, 7:14 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula will not receive her salary for three months, starting from November 1, 2020.

Tremors felt in Cape Town after earthquake off South African coast 26 September 2020, 10:05 PM

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck offshore from South Africa on Saturday, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

Cash in transit heist in Sandton causes major traffic disruptions 26 September 2020, 9:15 PM

A cash in transit heist on the N3 south at the Marlboro off-ramp in Sandton, Johannesburg, has caused major traffic disruptions. The robbery happened near London road.

Chief Zibi
Amahlubi traditional leadership weighs in on the land ownership debate 26 September 2020, 6:46 PM

The Amahlubi traditional leader, Chief Madoda Zibi, of Khayakhulu near Rustenburg in the North West says land is important for South Africans.

Fiuneral
Frustration over mysterious killer as murdered Orange Farm boys are laid to rest 26 September 2020, 5:07 PM

Two boys have been buried after their bodies were found in Orange Farm, in the south of Johannesburg, last week. The bodies of eight-year-old Mpho Makondo and six-year-old Simphiwe Mncina were discovered metres apart.

Health Dept assures safety of patients after man killed at Kimberley hospital 26 September 2020, 1:48 PM

The Northern Cape Health Department has assured patients of their safety at the Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital in Kimberley after a man was shot dead and killed at the hospital on Friday.

D’Gayle LGBTQI organisation calls out police following a dropped violence case 26 September 2020, 1:20 PM

The D'Gayle LGBTQI organisation says intimate partner violence between queer people is not taken seriously by police and law enforcement agencies.

Funeral service for two Orange farm children under way 26 September 2020, 10:40 AM

The funeral service of two children found murdered in a street in Orange Farm south of Johannesburg is underway. Six-year-old Simphiwe Mncina and nine-year-old Mpho Makondo were reported missing last week Friday.

Accident
One dead in Hammersdale head-on collision 26 September 2020, 10:35 AM

A man has died following a head-on collision at Sibisi Road in Hammersdale west of Durban. Spokesperson for Life Response Paramedics Leon Fourie says three vehicles collided. He says five other people were also injured.

Police
IPID investigating another alleged shooting incident involving police officer 26 September 2020, 9:16 AM

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is investigating yet another alleged shooting incident involving a police officer.

Hospitals
Nehawu expected to give feedback following meeting with President Ramaphosa 26 September 2020, 8:46 AM

Nehawu is expected to report to its members and leadership on Saturday on developments following a meeting with President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday.

COVID-19
WHO concerned by 6 percent rise in COVID-19 infections in SA 26 September 2020, 7:44 AM

The World Health Organisation has expressed concern following a six percent increase in COVID-19 cases in South Africa in the past seven days.

Lizette and Hettie Deacon murder case postponed to October 7th 26 September 2020, 7:18 AM

The kidnapping and murder case against four people accused of killing a businesswoman and her mother has been postponed to October seventh at the Polokwane Magistrate's court in Limpopo.

Nehawu and government agree to engage further on issues 25 September 2020, 9:10 PM

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) and government have agreed that both parties will continue to engage on a number of issues that affect frontline workers in the public sector, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SA records 1 480 new COVID-19 cases 25 September 2020, 9:09 PM

South Africa has recorded 1 480 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of reported cases in the country to 668 529. According to the Department of Health, the cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 117 079 with 14 917 new tests conducted since the last report. […]

Vavi slams SA’s public education system as ‘dysfunctional’ 25 September 2020, 6:50 PM

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) is calling for a complete overhaul of what it terms "a dysfunctional public education system" in the country.

SAA bailout being questioned by more opposition parties 25 September 2020, 5:29 PM

The South African Airways (SAA) bailout debacles now being questioned by other opposition parties in parliament.

Hawks investigate Alfred Nzo District Municipality following alleged fraud activities 25 September 2020, 5:13 PM

The specialised police investigative unit, the Hawks, have conducted a search and seizure operation at the Alfred Nzo District Municipality in the Eastern Cape.

Basic Education worried about matric dropout numbers 25 September 2020, 5:10 PM

The Department of Basic Education says it's worried about the number of matric learners who've dropped out of school this year.

Ramabulana murder case postponed to November 25 September 2020, 12:23 PM

The case against a 29-year-old man accused of killing a Capricorn TVET College student, has been postponed to November 27 at the Morebeng Magistrate's Court in Botlokwa in Limpopo.

Former rugby player charged with murder of Charl Kinnear 25 September 2020, 11:06 AM

Former rugby player, Zane Kilian (39), has been charged with the murder of top cop, Charl Kinnear.

SA records 6% increase in COVID-19 cases despite drop on the African continent: WHO 25 September 2020, 8:50 AM

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says South Africa has recorded an increase of 6% in cases in the past seven days despite there being a 2% decrease in the number of infections on the African continent.

Man arrested for Charl Kinnear murder to appear in court 25 September 2020, 8:20 AM

The man arrested in connection with the murder of top cop Charl Kinnear in Cape Town is expected to appear in the Bishop Lavis Magistrates' Court on Friday.

Man accused of raping and killing Capricorn TVET student to appear in court 25 September 2020, 6:46 AM

Three high profile court cases will be heard in different courts in Limpopo on Friday. The man accused of raping and killing Precious Ramabulana who was a Capricorn TVET student at Botlokwa, will be appearing in the Morebeng Magistrate's Court.

KZN MKMVA PEC distances itself from plans to shutdown province on Friday 24 September 2020, 9:25 PM

The Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) of the Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association in KwaZulu-Natal has distanced itself from tomorrow's planned protest action by a group of disgruntled members.

Four killed in head-on collision in Limpopo 24 September 2020, 8:38 PM

Four people have been killed in a head-on collision between two trucks on the R521 between Mokgwadi and Moletjie outside Polokwane in Limpopo.

Charl Kinnear
Cafe Flats community remembers murdered top cop Charl Kinnear 24 September 2020, 6:45 PM

The community of Bishop Lavis on the Cape Flats has come out in numbers to pay their respects to the family of murdered top cop Charl Kinnear.

Nehawu in North West demands permanent employment of community health workers 24 September 2020, 6:31 PM

Nehawu is demanding the permanent appointment of more than 6 000 Community Health Workers currently employed by the North West Health Department.

Ramaphosa commends those who are turning to traditional medicines for COVID-19 cure 24 September 2020, 3:23 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has commended those seeking traditional medicinal techniques to help find a cure for the coronavirus.