Mmakau family murder accused bail application to be heard on Tuesday

18 January 2022, 8:22 AM
The bail application of a 20-year-old woman and the two hitmen she confessed to hiring to kill her parents and three siblings will be heard in the Brits Magistrate's Court in the North West on Tuesday morning.
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COSAS calls for the school curriculum to be changed 16 January 2022, 7:12 AM

The Congress of South African Students (COSAS) says the school curriculum needs to be changed to ensure that township and rural learners get quality education.

PAC, Azapo protesters vow to continue with hunger strike until alleged Parliament arsonist Mafe is released 15 January 2022, 9:33 PM

A group of protesters from the PAC and Azapo have vowed to continue with a hunger strike until alleged Parliament arsonist, Zandile Mafe, has been released.

Kimberley mother still wants justice for alleged rape of her 6-year-old girl 15 January 2022, 6:35 PM

A mother of a six-year-old girl from Kimberley in the Northern Cape, who was raped allegedly by a 14-year-old boy, says the justice system has failed them.

School learners
SAHRC urges DBE to guarantee the right to decent education 15 January 2022, 5:10 PM

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has called on Department of Basic Education to fulfil its constitutional mandate by making sure that the quality of education in rural, township and suburban schools is equal

Eastern Cape police diver Pierre Marx hailed as ‘rare breed’ and asset to SAPS 15 January 2022, 4:48 PM

Eastern Cape police diver Pierre Marx, who died during flood rescue operations in the Buffalo City Metro last weekend, has been hailed as a rare breed and an asset to the South African Police Service.

Mpumalanga police investigate kidnapping case after two Pakistanis were trafficked to SA 15 January 2022, 4:26 PM

Mpumalanga police are investigating a case of kidnapping after two Pakistanis were trafficked to the county via Malawi and Mozambique.

Family left traumatised after brutal killing of eight people at a homestead in Richmond 15 January 2022, 2:00 PM

The family of the eight people who were killed at Esigcakini in Richmond in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday night say they have been left traumatised by the brutal killings.

Bail application for alleged Parliament arsonist Zandile Mafe postponed 15 January 2022, 12:53 PM

The bail application for the accused Parliament arsonist, Zandile Mafe, has been postponed to next Saturday. The High Court in Cape Town could not proceed with the hearing on Saturday, however, arguments will commence virtually on Tuesday.

Alleged Parliament arsonist’s supporters protest outside the High Court in Cape Town 15 January 2022, 11:42 AM

A group of supporters of the alleged Parliament arsonist, Zandile Christmas Mafe, have staged a protest outside the High Court in Cape Town. The group maintains that Mafe is innocent of the charges against him.

Eight killed in an attack on a homestead in Richmond, KwaZulu-Natal 15 January 2022, 10:23 AM

Eight people have been shot at Esigcakini township in Richmond in KwaZulu-Natal. Two others were wounded in the attack.

Arrest
2 of the 6 inmates who escaped while making their way to court in Vosloorus have been re-arrested 15 January 2022, 10:11 AM

Gauteng police have re-arrested two of the six inmates who escaped while on the way to court at Vosloorus in Ekurhuleni. They were arrested in Olivenhoutbosch, Centurion, yesterday evening.

Pupils encouraged to study agriculture as farming equipment is donated to Free State school 15 January 2022, 9:40 AM

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says agricultural skills play a big role in terms of food security. Motshekga was speaking at an event to hand over Agricultural equipment to three Agricultural schools in the Free State.

Zandile Mafe
An urgent bail application for Parliament arson accused to be heard 15 January 2022, 8:00 AM

An urgent bail hearing of alleged Parliament arsonist, Zandile Christmas Mafe, is expected to be heard in the High Court in Cape Town on Saturday morning.

Study suggests Omicron less severe even for unvaccinated 15 January 2022, 4:09 AM

 Unvaccinated people infected with the Omicron variant of coronavirus may be less prone to severe illness and requiring hospital care or dying than was the case with previous variants, a South African study showed on Friday.

Mkhwebane welcomes Vrede Dairy Farm project handover 14 January 2022, 8:48 PM

Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has welcomed Free State Premier Sisi Ntombela's handover of the Vrede Dairy Farm project to members of the community.

Class of 2021 awaits results after jumping hurdles 14 January 2022, 8:23 PM

The Class of 2021 is eagerly awaiting the announcement of the National Senior Certificate examination results.

North West police still searching for three detainees who escaped from police custody 14 January 2022, 7:45 PM

Police in the North West are still searching for three of the five detainees who escaped from police custody in Lichtenburg in North West, on Wednesday.

SA reports 5 244 new COVID-19 infections 14 January 2022, 7:25 PM

South Africa has reported 5 244 new COVID-19 cases, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed infections to 3 552 043. This increase represents a 13% positivity rate.

Eastern Cape Education head says province on track to welcome learners for 2022 14 January 2022, 6:05 PM

The head of the Eastern Cape's Education Department Dr Naledi Mbude has given assurance that the province is on track to welcome learners back when schools in coastal provinces reopen next week.

Man convicted of robbing, killing priest in the North West sentenced to 30-years 14 January 2022, 5:30 PM

The man convicted of robbing and killing a Roman Catholic church priest has been sentenced to 30-years in jail in the North West High Court in Mahikeng.

Vrede Dairy Farm beneficiaries finally get their shares 14 January 2022, 4:00 PM

After years of struggle and the matter reported to the Public Protector, beneficiaries of the Vrede Dairy Farm project in the Free State have finally received their shares.

“King Khoisan SA” feels violated after being arrested for cultivating cannabis at Union Buildings 14 January 2022, 3:32 PM

The man who was arrested for cultivating cannabis at the Union Buildings says he felt violated by police during his arrest on Wednesday.

National State of Disaster extended for another month 14 January 2022, 3:00 PM

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini -Zuma has extended the National State of Disaster by another month until the 15th of February.

Gauteng police launch manhunt for six escaped inmates 14 January 2022, 2:34 PM

Gauteng police have launched a manhunt after six inmates escaped while on the way to court at Vosloorus in Ekurhuleni.

Parliament protection officials’ schedules changed after COVID-19 pandemic: Tyawa 14 January 2022, 2:08 PM

Parliamentary Protection Service (PPS) officials have not been working on the precinct on weekends and public holidays since the outbreak of COVID-19 in March 2020.

Parliament sprinkler system issues not raised in previous Pre-SONA Inspection Report 14 January 2022, 12:55 PM

The City of Cape Town's Fire Department never raised the issue of the non servicing of the sprinkler system in the previous pre-State of the Nation Address Fire Inspection Report to Public Works.

OUTA urges motorists to still obey rules of the road despite AARTO Act ruling 14 January 2022, 12:00 PM

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse has called on motorists to continue following the rules of the road despite the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Amendment Act having been declared unlawful.

VIDEO | Update on the cause of the Parliament fire and extent of damage 14 January 2022, 10:08 AM

Joint Committee on the Financial Management of Parliament receives a briefing on progress made in the investigation into the cause of the fire at Parliament on 2 January 2022 and an update on the extent of the damage caused.

VIDEO | Briefing on COVID-19 and vaccination rollout programme 14 January 2022, 9:41 AM

The Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla  convenes a virtual media briefing on government efforts in the fight against COVID-19 and the national vaccination rollout programme.

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SAFTU rejects BUSA’s offer to provide resources for NPA to act on State Capture findings 14 January 2022, 7:56 AM

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) says it rejects the offer, made by Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), to provide necessary resources to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to act on the findings of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.