SANDF to deploy more soldiers across the country as fight against COVID-19 intensifies

28 March 2020, 9:05 PM
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) says it will deploy members from its Reserve Force to complement contingents deployed across the country in the battle against the spread of the coronavirus.
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#UniteBehind coalition to stage march pushing for Zuma’s arrest 1 November 2017, 9:38 AM

Activists from the #UniteBehind coalition will on Wednesday march to an undisclosed location to demand the arrest of President Jacob Zuma.

KZN Premier distraught by recent taxi killing 1 November 2017, 9:16 AM

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies Mchunu says he is distraught and saddened by the latest taxi-related killing in the province. In the latest incident, the Deputy Chairperson of the Klipriver Taxi Association and his bodyguards were ambushed and killed in Ladysmith in the midlands. In the last two weeks, 18 people have died in incidents related to […]

Samwu wants Ekurhuleni Municipality to reverse suspension against traffic cops 1 November 2017, 8:57 AM

Municipal workers union SAMWU says it's written to the of the Ekurhuleni city manager to demand that pre suspension hearing against two metro police officers not go ahead.

Pominent sports administrator accused of rape to release statement 1 November 2017, 8:32 AM

A prominent sports administrator accused of rape is expected to break his silence on the matter when he releases an official statement later Wednesday.

KZN Premier distraught by recent taxi killing 1 November 2017, 8:23 AM

KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Willies Mchunu says he is distraught and saddened by the latest taxi-related killing in the province.

“Airport follow” robbers back in court 1 November 2017, 8:22 AM

Four men arrested in connection with robberies in and around the OR Tambo International Airport are on Wednesday expected to appear in the Alexandra Magistrate’s Court, north of Johannesburg.

Mido Macia’s killers appeal conviction 1 November 2017, 7:01 AM

Four of the eight former police officers who were involved in the killing a Mozambican immigrant - Mido Macia - will be appealing their conviction in the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein on Wednesday.

Judgment Day for Panayiotou, co-accused 1 November 2017, 6:42 AM

Judgment in the Panayiotou murder trial is expected in the High Court in Port Elizabeth this Thursday.

Scholar patroller accused of molesting 87 schoolchildren back in court 1 November 2017, 6:40 AM

A 57-year-old scholar patroller, accused of sexually assaulting 87 learners at a primary school in Soweto, is expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Deadline looms for Sassa and Sapo 1 November 2017, 6:32 AM

The Social Security Agency (Sassa) and the South African Post Office (Sapo) will on Wednesday return to the negotiating table after significant pressure from MPs to reach an agreement over the distribution of social grants.

Nigerian televangelist back in court for human trafficking 1 November 2017, 6:01 AM

A controversial Nigerian televangelist is expected to appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Another bail application for Machadodorp truck driver 1 November 2017, 4:10 AM

The driver of the truck that was involved in a crash that claimed 18 lives in Machadodorp, Mpumalanga, four months ago, Sebastian Macuacua has again applied for bail.

Van Breda recounts family killings ordeal 31 October 2017, 4:51 PM

Triple murder accused, Henri van Breda, has told the Cape Town High Court that he had become confused and disoriented after witnessing the killing of his family members. He's on trial for the murder of his parents and older brother in January 2015.

KZN Dept of Edu saddened by teachers’ deaths in Ladysmith shooting 31 October 2017, 3:57 PM

KwaZulu-Natal department of Education MEC Mthandeni Dlungwane has expressed her sadness by the death of five teachers from Ladysmith who died when their taxi collided with Deputy Chairperson of Klipriver Taxi Association's vehicle during an ambush earlier on Tuesday.

Tricks to fight exam stress for matriculants 31 October 2017, 3:57 PM

It's been over a week since nearly 800 000 matriculants began their final exams.

Institute for Communicable Diseases ready to combat Black Death 31 October 2017, 3:23 PM

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases says systems are in place to detect the Black Death plague in South Africa. This follows outbreaks of three types of plague in Madagascar.

New Wits SRC to map way forward 31 October 2017, 2:19 PM

University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) students will not shut down the institution until there has been a mass meeting to decide on a course of action.

‘Sassa must stick to its current service provider’ 31 October 2017, 1:46 PM

Associate Professor at the University of Johannesburg, Tessa Hochfeld says she believes the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) will have no choice but to stick to its current service provider, Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), for now.

Gigaba approves Cape Town’s drought request 31 October 2017, 1:28 PM

Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba has approved the request of the City of Cape Town to make budgetary amendments to assist with their drought relief efforts.

KZN police confiscate over 200 illegal firearms 31 October 2017, 1:18 PM

The police's Safer Festive Season Operation has started to yield positive results in KwaZulu-Natal.

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Ten killed in KZN shooting incident 31 October 2017, 12:48 PM

Ten people have been killed in a shooting incident in Matiwaneskop, near Ladysmith, in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands.

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UCT assures exams will proceed 31 October 2017, 11:57 AM

The majority of classes at the University of Cape Town will remain suspended until further notice.

SABC surprised at strike threat 31 October 2017, 11:36 AM

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says it is concerned after receiving strike notices from two unions.

Parliament meeting to deliberate over Sassa 31 October 2017, 10:12 AM

A joint meeting of Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) and the Portfolio Committee on Social Development will on Tuesday meet with the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa).

‘Sassa needs to stick to its current provider’ 31 October 2017, 8:14 AM

A joint meeting of Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) and the Portfolio Committee on Social Development will on Tuesday meet with the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa).

Reckless driving blamed for Limpopo crashes 31 October 2017, 7:47 AM

Limpopo Department of Transport says motorists who disobey traffic rules are the cause of most road accidents.

SABC management aims to avert strike 31 October 2017, 7:37 AM

SABC management and the newly appointed board says they are willing to enter into wage negotiations with trade unions and staff.

Mahlangu summoned to testify at Esidimeni Arbitration hearings 30 October 2017, 8:27 PM

Former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlanguhas been summoned to testify at the Esidimeni Arbitration hearings on the 6th of December. Department Head, Dr Barney Selebano has been subpoenaed to take the stand two days earlier. A date for the former Mental Health Director Dr Makgabo Manamela has not yet been set, as she’s still appealing the Ombudsman’s findings. […]

Farming community in N.West protests against farm killings 30 October 2017, 7:29 PM

A farming community of the Buhrmansdrift, few kilometres outside Mahikeng in the North West have formed a farm patrol watch due to high number of crime cases and farm attacks in the area.