Gauteng law enforcement out in their numbers as holidaymakers return to the province

26 September 2021, 9:05 AM
Gauteng Traffic Police say law enforcement agencies will be out in full force as holidaymakers return to the province as the heritage weekend draws to an end.
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SAUS against mandatory vaccination at universities 15 September 2021, 2:46 PM

South African Union of Students (SAUS) says universities should not compel students to vaccinate against COVID-19.

Former Life Esidimeni project leader testifies that families were unhappy with transfer of patients 15 September 2021, 1:55 PM

Former leader for the Life Esidimeni Transfer Project, Levy Mosenogi says engagements between former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu and families of Life Esidimeni health care users were at times characterised by anger and dissolution.

Judge Hlophe to interdict National Assembly Speaker to stop impeachment process 15 September 2021, 1:10 PM

Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe says four members of the Judicial Services Commission were automatically disqualified from participating in the JCS process last month.

Protesting residents blockade R61 road that connects KZN, Eastern Cape 15 September 2021, 12:29 PM

Service delivery protesters in Mbizana in the Eastern Cape have blockaded the R61 road that connects KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape.

Former police constable could not sleep after one of her alleged victims died, court hears 15 September 2021, 12:01 PM

The High Court in Johannesburg sitting in Palm Ridge has heard how former police constable, Nomia Ndlovu could not sleep after one of her alleged victims, Madala Homu died.

Zikalala concerned about high number of violent incidents in KZN 15 September 2021, 11:23 AM

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala says he is concerned about the high number of violent incidents that the province has been experiencing since the July civil unrest.

Matric exams to start early in order to accommodate local government elections 15 September 2021, 9:38 AM

The Department of Basic Education has amended the matric exam timetable to accommodate the local government elections.

Alleged serial rapist trial to continue in the North West High Court 15 September 2021, 8:45 AM

The trial against a 25-year-old man from Lehurutshe, near Zeerust in the North West, who is facing several charges of rape, will continue at the North West High Court in Mahikeng on Wednesday morning.

Life Esidimeni Inquest expected to call more witnesses 15 September 2021, 6:38 AM

The inquest into the deaths of 144 Life Esidimeni psychiatric patients is expected to call more witnesses as the hearing enters the third week in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Gunmen on the run after Khayelitsha murders 15 September 2021, 5:47 AM

Three unknown gunmen are still on the loose following the murder of an 18-year-old matric student during a house robbery in Khayelitsha on the Cape Flats last Thursday.

Trial of Nomia Ndlovu accused of family murders to continue on Wednesday 15 September 2021, 5:08 AM

The trial of a Gauteng police woman accused of plotting to kill her sister and five children is expected to continue at the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Judge John Hlophe approaches Johannesburg High Court in bid to have decision by JSC set aside 14 September 2021, 9:37 PM

Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe has approached the High Court in Johannesburg to try and review and set aside the decision of the Judicial Services Commission (JSC).  

DA files petition against renaming of Brandfort to Winnie Mandela 14 September 2021, 8:23 PM

The DA in the Free State has filed a petition with more than 700 signatures against the renaming of Brandfort to Winnie Mandela. 

Residents of Qumrha in the Eastern Cape insist they will not cast their vote 14 September 2021, 7:33 PM

As the day for Local Government Elections (LGE) approaches, residents of Qumrha in the Eastern Cape have reiterated their call to not cast their votes. This after, the Amathole District Municipality's consistent failure to address their water and sanitation woes.

A monument to commemorate victims of the Phoenix massacre to be built 14 September 2021, 6:01 PM

KwaZulu-Natal premier,  Sihle Zikalala has made this announcement at a peace march from Phoenix to the neighbouring township of Bhambhayi in the north of Durban.

Investigations of wrongdoing against SSA under way, Parliament hears 14 September 2021, 5:31 PM

Government says investigations of wrongdoing emanating from a series of complaints against the State Security Agency (SSA) are currently underway, with some being at an advanced stage for completion.

Former police officer accused of plotting to murder family members denies involvement 14 September 2021, 3:19 PM

A former police officer accused of plotting to murder six family members has denied involvement in the crimes.

Bela-Bela residents concerned over ‘incomplete’ projects in the area 14 September 2021, 3:01 PM

Some residents in the Bela Bela local municipality in Limpopo say they are concerned about the lack of progress in the construction of two stadiums and a power station.

Contralesa concerned that government’s silence will lead to illegal initiation schools this summer 14 September 2021, 2:13 PM

President of the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (Contralesa) Kgoshi Lameck Mokoena is concerned that government's silence on initiation schools will lead to illegal schools this summer.

Zikalala leads peace walk in Phoenix 14 September 2021, 10:52 AM

KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala is leading a delegation of local MEC, representatives of community organisations and religious groups on a peace walk in Phoenix north of Durban.

Over 50 families in Orange Farm still waiting for RDP houses 5-years on 14 September 2021, 10:42 AM

 Over 50 families in Orange Farm south of Johannesburg are still waiting to move into their new RDP houses, five years after construction began.

Archbishop Stephen Zondo back in court for rape case 14 September 2021, 9:55 AM

Leader of Rivers of Living Waters in the Vaal, Archbishop Stephen Bafana Zondo, will be back in court on Tuesday morning after firing his legal representative and appointing a new one in August.

‘Police should be subjected to regular competency and integrity tests’ 14 September 2021, 9:27 AM

Director of the African Centre for Security and Intelligence Praxis, Eldred de Klerk says police officials should be subjected to regular competency and integrity tests.

Anti-vaxxers could be left out of important events: Health Department 14 September 2021, 7:37 AM

The Department of Health says although getting the vaccine against COVID-19 is still a personal option, those who choose not to take the vaccine, could be left out of important events.

Richard Lebethe to face another day of questioning at Life Esidimeni inquest 14 September 2021, 6:03 AM

Former Deputy Director-General of Clinical Services in the Gauteng Health Department, Dr Richard Lebethe will this morning face more questions during the Life Esidimeni inquest in the High Court in Pretoria.

South African medical students in Cuba lament lack of support from government 13 September 2021, 9:48 PM

A group of about 150 South African students studying medicine in Cuba has pleaded for donations to acquire basic necessities.

Allegations of PPE tender corruption could have been avoided: Public Service Accountability Monitor 13 September 2021, 9:13 PM

The Public Service Accountability Monitor, based at Rhodes University in the Eastern Cape, says if all spheres of government had maintained adequate checks and balances allegations of widespread corruption in the procurement of Personal Protective Equipment for COVID-19, could have been avoided.

Union slams government for exclusion of police in monthly cash allowance for civil servants 13 September 2021, 8:03 PM

The South African Police Union has slammed government for the exclusion of police officers in the monthly cash allowance to civil servants.

Mpumalanga rape, robbery suspect abandons bail application 13 September 2021, 7:46 PM

A rape and robbery suspect from eSwatini has abandoned his bail application at a Mpumalanga court. 23-year-old Mxolisi Mthombothi appeared before the Matsulu periodical court earlier on Monday.

Bodies of Esidimeni patients only handed to families once postmortems were conducted: Richard Lebethe 13 September 2021, 7:10 PM

Former deputy Director-General of Clinical Services at the Gauteng Health Department, Dr Richard Lebethe says bodies of deceased Life Esidimeni psychiatric patients were only handed to the families for burial once postmortems were conducted.