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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SA records 947 new COVID-19 cases 14 October 2021, 8:11 PM

South Africa has recorded 947 new COVID-19 infections, taking total cases to 2914 827. A further 40 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported by the NICD.

Trial of two men accused of defrauding Limpopo government postponed to 10 November 14 October 2021, 5:12 PM

Bank employee Fhatuwani Mudzanani and his co-accused Dzulani Mashau, allegedly transferred R25 million from two departments into their personal accounts.

Moving tribute in Cape Town for slain SABC technician 14 October 2021, 4:50 PM

A memorial service has been held in Sea Point in Cape Town for slain SABC employee, Patrick Mgoqi.

Community healthcare workers demand to be absorbed into North West Health Dept 14 October 2021, 4:30 PM

In the memorandum directed at provincial Health MEC, Madoda Sambatha, community healthcare workers are demanding to be absorbed in the department of health.

Fraud trial of former Mayor of JB Marks Municipality postponed to next month 14 October 2021, 3:35 PM

The trial was postponed after Khumalo's legal representative told the court that his client was sick. Khumalo is expected to submit a medical certificate in the next court sitting. 

Universities can’t force people to be vaccinated: USAF 14 October 2021, 2:22 PM

Universities South Africa (USAF) CEO Professor Ahmed Bawa says universities can't force people to be vaccinated.

LIVE | Nathaniel Julies murder trial continues in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court 14 October 2021, 1:35 PM

Three police officers are standing trial for the murder of Nathaniel Julies. The 16-year-old boy with Down Syndrome was shot dead allegedly by the police in Eldorado Park in August last year.

Defense tells court state failed to prove Ndlovu is guilty, judgement reserved 14 October 2021, 1:17 PM

Judgement in the murder trial against former police officer, Nomia Ndlovu, has been reserved at the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court.  

State requests guilty verdict against multiple murder accused Nomia Ndlovu 14 October 2021, 12:08 PM

The state has requested a guilty verdict against multiple murder accused, Nomia Ndlovu.

Prof Avinash Govindjee grateful for being shortlisted for the position of a Judge 14 October 2021, 11:04 AM

Professor Avinash Govindjee who is one of three people nominated for the shortlist to become a Judge in the Makhanda High Court in the Eastern Cape says it feels like he is living out a dream.

Two shops belonging to foreign nationals allegedly petrol bombed in Gqeberha 14 October 2021, 7:19 AM

Two shops belonging to foreign nationals in Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape have allegedly been petrol bombed.

Nomia Ndlovu murder trial resumes 14 October 2021, 7:01 AM

The murder trial of former police officer Nomia Ndlovu will continue at the High Court in Johannesburg on Thursday.

Nathaniel Julies murder trial resumes 14 October 2021, 5:47 AM

The Nathaniel Julies murder trial will continue in the High Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court in Ekurhuleni on Thursday morning.

Five people presumed dead after disused diamond mine collapses in Northern Cape 13 October 2021, 11:28 PM

At least five people are presumed dead after a disused diamond mine collapsed in Namaqualand in the Northern Cape.

KZN records 50% decline in new COVID-19 cases 13 October 2021, 8:04 PM

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala says the province has recorded a 50% decline in new COVID-19 infections from week 40 to 42 in 2021.

SA’s total COVID-19 related deaths now at 88 466 13 October 2021, 7:46 PM

South Africa recorded 942 new COVID-19 cases, taking total infections to  2913 880. A further 37 people have succumbed to COVID-19 related complications. The death toll from the pandemic now stands at 88 466.

Taxi violence
At least 12 taxis torched in Gqeberha 13 October 2021, 7:35 PM

At least 12 mini-bus taxis, two cars and a shop have been torched after violence erupted in Korsten, Gqeberha on Wednesday afternoon.

UFS wants all staff and students to be vaccinated by Feb 2022 to gain access to campus 13 October 2021, 7:27 PM

The University of the Free State (UFS) wants all its staff and students to be vaccinated and be able to provide vaccination certificates from the first of February 2022.

Many households at Ngqeleni in Eastern Cape still without electricity 13 October 2021, 5:00 PM

Close to 30 households at Mqwangqweni village in Ngqeleni in the Eastern Cape are still in the dark despite hundreds of fellow villagers having electricity.

ICASA to oppose Telkom’s litigation to prevent the expiry of temporary COVID-19 spectrum 13 October 2021, 3:30 PM

The telecoms regulator says the considerations that informed the issuing of the spectrum never contemplated that the spectrum would be licensed on a long-term or semi-permanent basis.

Business for South Africa calls for more mobile vaccination sites across SA 13 October 2021, 10:41 AM

Social relief organisation Business for South Africa says more mobile vaccine sites are needed to reach herd immunity and to combat vaccination hesitancy.

Wits SRC opposes idea of mandatory vaccination 13 October 2021, 10:35 AM

The Wits SRC has come out strongly in opposition to the idea of mandatory vaccination. They say compelling people to vaccinate goes against people's right to choose, as enshrined in the Constitution.

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LIVE | Nathaniel Julies murder trial continues 13 October 2021, 10:07 AM

The Nathaniel Julies murder trial continues at the High Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court. Three police officers are standing trial for the murder of Julies, who was shot dead allegedly by the police in Eldorado Park in August last year. The killing of the 16-year-old Down Syndrome boy sparked protests. Three police […]

Parly Presiding Officers pay tribute to Mogoeng Mogoeng 13 October 2021, 5:00 AM

National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and National Council of Provinces Chairperson Amos Masondo say former Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng served the country in an outstanding and remarkable way.  

North West EPWP workers up in arms following Sassa’s decision to cut their child support grants 12 October 2021, 9:51 PM

Casual workers employed by the Department of Public Works in the Extended Public Works Programme in the Kagisano-Molopo Local Municipality have shut down Public Works offices at Morokweng and Ganyesa in the North West. They are protesting against Sassa's decision to cut their Child Support grants.

Nataniel Julies court case to resume on Wednesday 12 October 2021, 8:08 PM

The trial of three police officers accused of killing teenager Nathaniel Julies will resume on Wednesday morning in the High Court, sitting in Palm Ridge, Ekhuruleni.

Roman Catholic Church in Limpopo at the centre of land dispute protest in Senwabarwana 12 October 2021, 7:15 PM

Residents at Fatima RDP settlement and housing contractors in Mokgwadi, Limpopo, had blockaded the Senwabarwana-Mokgwadi road with burning tires. They want the local Roman Catholic Church to release a piece of land where low cost has been built to the government.

Mondli Majola’s family ‘bitterly disappointed’ they were not present at his exhumation 12 October 2021, 7:10 PM

The parents of 19-year-old Mondli Majola, who was murdered in Phoenix, north of Durban, during the July unrest, say they are bitterly disappointed that they were not present at the exhumation of his body.

Residents of Beaufort West express their dissatisfaction with poor service delivery 12 October 2021, 4:00 PM

Residents of Beaufort West in the Central Karoo are feeling the impact of years of political instability in the municipality. Many go without basic services like water and refuse removal for weeks on end, as trucks break down and little or no maintenance is carried out. The town is essentially bankrupt as its debt far […]

Nine killed in KwaZulu-Natal bus crash 12 October 2021, 2:25 PM

Emergency teams are at the scene of a fatal bus crash on the N3 near Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal. It is believed that a bus veered off the road and crashed into a bush near the Bergville off-ramp.