Lockdown gave government time to prepare: Patel

29 May 2020, 6:53 AM
Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel says the nationwide lockdown has given government and the health sector time to prepare and also build up stocks in order to combat the increase in coronavirus infections.
Joburg mayor in hot water over illegal initiation schools 26 September 2018, 11:03 AM

Chairperson of the CRL Rights Commission Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva has summoned Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba to appear before the commission over the problem of illegal schools in the city.

National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole
WATCH: SAPS top brass appear in parly 26 September 2018, 10:03 AM

The South African Police Service briefs the Portfolio Committee on Police on matters relating to roles, responsibilities and safety of the National Legislature.

Msimanga defends views on illegal immigrants 26 September 2018, 8:53 AM

Tshwane Metro mayor Solly Msimanga has defended his statement that illegal immigrants are responsible for putting a huge strain on Gauteng's resources.

HRC slams use of force against Cape Town protesters 26 September 2018, 8:36 AM

The Human Rights Commission says authorities should address the complaints of residents of Cape Town townships rather than use force against protesters.

Reigerpark protesters shutdown roads 26 September 2018, 8:15 AM

Protesters have blocked off roads leading in and out of Reigerpark in Ekurhuleni in what they are calling a complete shutdown of the area.

Bongumusa Makhathini
Parliament supports SABC board plan 25 September 2018, 8:40 PM

The SABC says parliament's portfolio committee on communications was very supportive of the board's plans to turn the fortunes of the public broadcaster around.

Dooreward and Schutte
Court hears closing arguments in Coligny murder case 25 September 2018, 4:22 PM

The state and defence have today delivered closing arguments in the trial of Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte in the North West High Court in Mahikeng.

Court Gavel
Zimbabwe bus driver case postponed to Monday 25 September 2018, 3:30 PM

The driver of the bus that overturned and killed nine people on the N1 road outside Polokwane last week Thursday has appeared briefly in the Polokwane High Courton Tuesday.

Malusi Gigaba
SA eases travel regulations for foreign minors 25 September 2018, 12:40 PM

Travel regulations for foreign minors travelling to South Africa have been eased.

Protesters next to a truck
Cape Town roads re-opened 25 September 2018, 12:14 PM

The City of Cape Town says all roads that were previously closed as a result of the shutdown protests have been re-opened.

Last week the suspect appeared in Mthunzini Magistrates Court in absentia.
UniZulu student in court on murder charges 25 September 2018, 11:53 AM

A 25-year-old student from the University of Zululand, accused of killing his roommate is expected to appear at the Mthunzini Magistrate's Court in northern KwaZulu Natal on Tuesday.

Three Limpopo officers to appear on robbery charges 25 September 2018, 10:33 AM

The officers were arrested on Friday by the Hawks after they allegedly robbed a man of R190 000, a fourth officer escaped during the arrest.

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba
Gigaba announces SA visa amendments 25 September 2018, 10:21 AM

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says minors travelling in and out of South Africa will require both parents’ signatures and consent before they can be allowed.

WATCH: Discussion on SABC turnaround strategy 25 September 2018, 10:17 AM

Parliament's Communications Committee is meeting to discuss the turnaround strategy of the SABC

During his previous appearance Ramalepe elected to represent himself.
Grade 12 pupil in court for teacher assault 25 September 2018, 10:15 AM

A grade 12 learner from Modubatse Secondary School is expected to appear in the Bolobedu Magistrate's Court on a charge of assault.

Germiston mortuary strike ends 25 September 2018, 9:20 AM

The Gauteng Pathology services says the more than two-weeks long strike at the Germiston mortuary, east of Johannesburg has ended.

Cape Town shutdown protesters arrested 25 September 2018, 9:17 AM

Police have made several arrests at Bonteheuwel in Cape Town. Police have also used water cannon, stun grenades, rubber bullets and teargas to disperse protesting crowds in townships.

The road is blocked with burning tyres and barricaded with stones.
Violent protests erupt in Durban 25 September 2018, 9:12 AM

Violent protests have erupted in Reservoir Hills, west of Durban Tuesday morning.

KZN commuters stranded as Prasa suspends train service 25 September 2018, 8:42 AM

Hundreds of commuters using Passenger rail agency Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (Prasa) Metrorail have been left stranded and forced to seek alternative transport on Tuesday morning.

Joburg veld fires leave three houses burnt 25 September 2018, 8:40 AM

A massive veld fire that partially burnt three houses in Linksfield Ridge east of Johannnesburg has been put out.

Police fire teargas at Cape Town protesters 25 September 2018, 8:11 AM

Police have fired teargas at one of the protest gatherings in Cape Town's townships.

Cape Town shutdown protesters block major roads 25 September 2018, 8:10 AM

The city is reporting that Voortrekker Road in Kensington, Jakes Gerwel and Bluegum Roads in Bonteheuwel and Hanover Park Avenue have been blocked by protesters.

Verulam Magistrate's Court
Man due in court for Phoenix triple murder 25 September 2018, 6:30 AM

A 45-year-old man is due to appear in the Verulam Magistrate's Court north of Durban facing three charges of murder.

SAPS ready for Cape Flats shutdown 25 September 2018, 5:55 AM

The City of Cape Town says a total shutdown planned for Tuesday in various communities on the Cape Flats is an illegal protest.

Gauteng police investigate ‘hit shooting’ in Bedfordview 24 September 2018, 9:29 PM

Gauteng police are investigating a case of murder after a forty-three-year-old man was shot and killed in an apparent hit in Bedfordview, east of Johannesburg, on Monday evening.

Malusi Gigaba
Minister Gigaba set to announce Visa amendments 24 September 2018, 8:53 PM

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba is expected to announce a number of amendments to South Africa's visa regulations on Tuesday.

Khoisan Celebrations
Khoisans demand dignified reburial for their forefathers 24 September 2018, 8:05 PM

Khoisan groups want a dignified reburial for the bones of their forefathers on the West Coast.

King Dalindyebo
No Heritage Day celebration with King Dalindyebo in jail: Protestors 24 September 2018, 7:10 PM

 A large crowd from East London and surrounding areas have marched to the East London Correctional Centre demanding the release of the jailed AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo .

Robert Sobukwe
Kimberley Hospital renamed after Robert Sobukwe 24 September 2018, 4:15 PM

Kimberley Hospital in the Northern Cape has been renamed after struggle icon, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, the founder of the Pan Africanist Congress

Unveiling Nelson Mandela's statue
President Ramaphosa unveils Mandela statue at UN 24 September 2018, 2:54 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has unveiled a Nelson Mandela statue at the United Nations (UN) in New York.