SA records 331 COVID-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours

16 September 2021, 7:37 PM
South Africa has recorded  331 new COVID-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours. The total related fatalities now stand at 85 779.
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Former President Zuma’s Arms Deal trial postponed 9 September 2021, 1:15 PM

Former President Jacob Zuma's arms deal corruption trial has been postponed to the 21st and 22nd of September at the Pietermaritzburg High Court.

‘Gauteng Health officials occasionally deviated from guidelines’ 9 September 2021, 1:13 PM

The inquest into the deaths of 144 mentally-ill Life Esidimeni patients has been told that Gauteng Health officials occasionally deviated from the guidelines provided by the center, regarding the transfer of patients.

Arrest
Operation ‘O kae Molao’ in Mamelodi to combat crime 9 September 2021, 12:00 PM

Some residents in Mamelodi, east of Pretoria have raised concerns regarding police visibility in the area.

Life Esidimeni Inquest continues to seek answers from senior nurse 9 September 2021, 6:48 AM

The inquest into the deaths of 144 mentally-ill patients will on Thursday morning continue to seek answers from a former Life Esidimeni senior nurse in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

7 338 new coronavirus cases identified in SA 8 September 2021, 8:01 PM

South Africa has recorded 7 338 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 836 773. 

SALGA calls on municipalities to guard against unnecessary use of consultants 8 September 2021, 7:57 PM

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) says mayors and accounting officers must guard against the unnecessary use of consultants in their respective municipalities.

Government launches campaign to get more South Africans vaccinated 8 September 2021, 7:35 PM

The government is determined to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19.

Residents in Salt River in Western Cape win eviction case 8 September 2021, 6:12 PM

The Western Cape High Court has ruled in favour of a group of residents living in the highly sought after property suburb of Salt River in Cape Town following a five year battle.

Nzimande issues stern warning to those who defraud the state 8 September 2021, 3:54 PM

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says the decision by the Johannesburg Labour Court to dismiss with costs an application by suspended Director-General Gwebs Qonde, should serve as a lesson to those who continue to support those who are defrauding the state.

Lack of planning contributed to collapse of Giyani water project: Mchunu 8 September 2021, 2:35 PM

Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has attributed the collapse of the R3 billion Giyani water project to a lack of proper planning.

Fire
North West Health Department confirms fire at Christiana Provincial Hospital 8 September 2021, 12:09 PM

The North West Health Department has confirmed that a fire has broken out at the Christiana Provincial Hospital on Wednesday morning. Earlier, North West police confirmed that there’s a fire at the Mmabatho Palms Hotel in Mahikeng.

A holistic approach is required to reduce teenage pregnancy 8 September 2021, 10:39 AM

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Basic Education has unanimously agreed that a holistic approach is required to deal with reducing teenage pregnancy in South Africa.

Deputy Minister of Agriculture Capa bemoans emergency evacuation process at Mmabatho hotel following fire 8 September 2021, 10:14 AM

Deputy Minister of Agriculture Zoleka Capa has bemoaned a lack of emergency evacuation processes at the Mmabatho Palms Hotel in Mahikeng in the North West. The hotel caught fire in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Fire fighters
Police confirm fire at the Mmabatho Palms Hotel in Mahikeng 8 September 2021, 8:26 AM

North West police have confirmed that there's a fire at the Mmabatho Palms hotel in Mahikeng.

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KZN traditional leaders meet to address brutal attacks on izinduna 8 September 2021, 8:04 AM

Traditional leaders in KwaZulu-Natal have met to address the brutal attacks on izinduna in the province.

President Ramaphosa to address the nation in a few days’ time 8 September 2021, 7:54 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation on the relaxation of adjusted coronavirus lockdown regulations in a few days' time.

Life Esidimeni inquest to hear evidence from a former senior nurse 8 September 2021, 7:06 AM

The Life Esidimeni inquest into the deaths of 144 mentally ill patients will on Wednesday continue to hear evidence from a former senior nurse in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Land
Ad Hoc Committee to consider and adopt its draft report on the Constitution 18th Amendment Bill 8 September 2021, 6:49 AM

The Ad Hoc Committee to Amend Section 25 of the Constitution to Expropriate Land Without Compensation is this morning expected to consider and adopt its draft report on the Constitution 18th Amendment Bill.

Police investigate an attempted murder case after elderly woman was wounded at Maphatsoe funeral 8 September 2021, 6:27 AM

Police have confirmed that they are investigating several cases including attempted murder and the contravention of the Disaster Management Act, following the funeral service of Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans' Association (MKMVA) former president, Kebby Maphatsoe.

Daily COVID-19 vaccinations in SA still below government’s target 7 September 2021, 9:31 PM

The Health Ministry has released the latest coronavirus (COVI-19) vaccine data which shows the number of  COVID-19 vaccinations in South Africa is still way below the government's target of 30 000 per day.

Search for men allegedly killed and thrown into a river in Cape Town continues 7 September 2021, 7:20 PM

A police search for four men from Mfuleni in Cape Town, who were allegedly assaulted and thrown into a river over the weekend, has entered its fourth day. It’s believed the incident was possibly an act of mob justice.  

AA launches petition against proposed amended registration and licence renewal fees 7 September 2021, 6:01 PM

The Automobile Association (AA) is launching an online petition. It wants to collect signatures to support its formal submission against the proposed amended fees for the registration of motor vehicles, online bookings to renew driving licence cards and the change of vehicle ownership.  

Corruption case involving Richard Mdluli and co-accused postponed to November 7 September 2021, 5:16 PM

The High Court in Pretoria has postponed the corruption matter involving SAPS former Crime Intelligence Head, Richard Mdluli, former Supply Chain Manager, Heine Barnard and former Chief Financial Officer of State Security Agency, Solomon Lazarus to the 23rd of November.

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KZN community surviving on rainwater say they have never had access to clean water 7 September 2021, 4:31 PM

Community members at Nazareth in Umzimkulu, Southern KwaZulu-Natal (KZN),  have joined forces to bring clean water to their village. They are forced to collect water from nearby streams, sharing this water source with livestock. Residents say service delivery is only delivered around elections.

Whistleblower lawyers in Mapisa-Nqakula investigation accuse parliament of trying to unmask their client 7 September 2021, 3:26 PM

Lawyers for the whistleblower who accused former Defence Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula, of corruption say Parliament is breaching the provisions of the Protected Disclosures Act by demanding to unmask their client.

Bonginkosi Khanyile granted bail of R5 000 7 September 2021, 12:11 PM

Fees Must Fall activist, Bonginkosi Khanyile, has been granted bail of R5 000 by the Durban Magistrate's Court. Khanyile is charged with inciting public violence, holding an illegal gathering and not wearing a face mask while in public.

Seven schools in Northern Cape closed due to COVID-19 cases 7 September 2021, 8:34 AM

The Northern Cape Education Department has recorded over 400 COVID-19 cases across provincial schools in the last week. 

Court expected to hand down ruling on Bonginkosi Khanyile’s bail application 7 September 2021, 7:48 AM

The Durban Magistrate's Court is expected to hand down its ruling on Tuesday in the bail application of Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile who is facing five charges in connection with violence and looting in KwaZulu-Natal in July.

Dimakatso Ratselane’s ex-husband to appear in court on Tuesday 7 September 2021, 7:03 AM

The trial of Mackenzie Ratselane, the ex-husband of Lesedi fm current affairs presenter Dimakatso Folotsi Ratselane, is expected to get under way in the Bloemfontein Regional Court on Tuesday.

Life Esidimeni inquest resumes on Tuesday 7 September 2021, 5:54 AM

The Life Esidimeni inquest will resume in the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday morning.