Ipid investigates 49 cases of police brutality during hard lockdown

7 March 2021, 7:05 AM
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has confirmed that it is investigating 49 cases of alleged police heavy-handedness against members of the public during the first two months of the hard lockdown in March and April last year.
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SA National Day of Prayer to bring unity among citizens 26 November 2017, 7:18 PM

The Motsepe Foundation and various religious and faith based organisation hosted a National Day of Prayer. South Africans from all walks of life gathered at the FNB stadium in unity. Praying for guidance, leadership and blessing for a bright future of all South Africans. A prayer calling on a higher power to bless the country, […]

N West officials suspended for R1.2 million fraud 26 November 2017, 5:27 PM

The North West health department has officially suspended, with immediate effect, five officials who allegedly defrauded the Klerksdorp, Tshepong hospital complex of more than R1.2 million from May to November this year, the department said on Sunday. “All the officials, except for one who is apparently on vacation leave outside the province, have been issued […]

Michael Sachs joins Gauteng Health 26 November 2017, 4:04 PM

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has confirmed that former Deputy Head of Budget at National Treasury, Michael Sachs will be joining the Gauteng Health department with effect from Friday.

UN working to ensure voices of ordinary people feature prominently: Mohammed 26 November 2017, 3:44 PM

United Nations Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed says the world body is working to ensure that the voices of ordinary people feature prominently in the search for solutions to their own problems.

Lack of interest in SA’s Constitution a concern 26 November 2017, 3:23 PM

Political analyst Sethulego Matebesi says lack of understanding and interest in the Constitution of the country is a concern to him.

Tutu prays about unequal incomes at National Day of Prayer 26 November 2017, 2:44 PM

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has prayed about unequal incomes while taking part in the National Interfaith Prayer meeting at the FNB stadium near Nasrec in Johannesburg.

W Cape govt allocates R680 million to fight children, women abuse 26 November 2017, 2:18 PM

The Western Cape Social Development Department says it has allocated more than R680 million in the current financial year for programmes aimed at ending women and child abuse.

MEC vows to ensure safety of women, children in W Cape 26 November 2017, 11:47 AM

Western Cape Community Safety Minister, Dan Plato, says his department will work with police to ensure the safety of women and children in communities across the province.

Death toll rises to seven in Limpopo crashes 26 November 2017, 10:22 AM

The death toll in road crashes in Limpopo has risen to seven. Five people have been killed in two separate road crashes on Saturday night.

WATCH: The National Day of Prayer 26 November 2017, 9:55 AM

Motsepe Foundation and faith-based organisations host a National Day of Prayer at the FNB Soccer Stadium in Soweto. The aim is to pray for the unity of all South Africans of all races.

Motsepe Foundation hosts National Prayer Day at FNB Stadium 26 November 2017, 9:50 AM

A National Day of Prayer is underway at the FNB stadium near Nasrec in Johannesburg. It is hosted by the Motsepe Foundation and faith-based organisations.

ANC members must reject expansion of Top Six: Makwetla 26 November 2017, 7:41 AM

ANC NEC member Thabang Makwetla says delegates at the party’s national elective conference next month must be brave enough to reject the proposal of expanding the party’s leadership from the current top six. Makwetla was addressing ANC members near Thohoyandou in Limpopo at the memorial lecture for activist George Ramadzuli, who was killed when an […]

Toll-free number for abuse victims 26 November 2017, 7:04 AM

Government’s campaign of 16 Days of Activism of No Violence against Women and Children officially starts today. Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has urged victims of Gender Based Violence to use the department’s toll-free helpline for support.  Dlamini says victims of abuse who call the toll-free 24 hour line will get immediate counselling from social […]

Govt unveil Masemola’s monument 25 November 2017, 8:11 PM

A monument honouring the martyred Manche Masemola has been unveiled in Limpopo.

Rustenburg residents, police partner to curb crime 25 November 2017, 7:44 PM

Boitekong residents in Rustenburg in the North West are fed up with rising crime. To this end they're partnering police and the Social Department to prevent violence against women and children.

Shembe faction rebukes congregants over Vela Shembe’s death celebrations 25 November 2017, 5:00 PM

Members of the Ebuhleni faction of the Nazareth Baptist Church have been reprimanded by their leaders for embarking on a celebratory parade after the news of the death of Shembe leader Vela Shembe was made public.

Gender-based violence costs billions yearly 25 November 2017, 3:47 PM

Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Susan Shabangu says gender-based violence costs the country about R42 billion annually, according to police statistics.

KZN disaster teams on high alert following heavy rains warning 25 November 2017, 2:37 PM

The KwaZulu-Natal Cooperative Governance Department say their disaster management teams are on high alert after warnings that the province will experience heavy rains.

WATCH: The 15th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture 25 November 2017, 2:12 PM

Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Amina J Mohammed delivers the 15th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on Saturday.

WATCH: The Albert Luthuli Memorial Lecture 25 November 2017, 1:32 PM

The Albert Luthuli Annual memorial lecture is hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal and is being delivered by former Botswana President  – His Excellency Festus Mogae, on Saturday.

Cardiac specialists scarcity a worry at public hospitals 25 November 2017, 11:20 AM

A number of cardiac specialists have expressed concern about the dire shortage of specialists and resources to treat patients with heart-related illnesses at public hospitals.

WATCH: 16 Days of Activism Launch 25 November 2017, 10:50 AM

Minister of Women in the Presidency Susan Shabangu, launches the 16 Days of Activism against Women and Children Abuse at Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.  

PPC satisfied with SABC board progress in Public Protector report 25 November 2017, 10:22 AM

The Portfolio Committee on Communications says they are satisfied with the progress made by the SABC board on the implementation of the recommendations in the "When Governance and Ethics Fail" report.

MKMVA wants burning of South African flag investigated 25 November 2017, 8:57 AM

Umkhonto Wesizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) members want more to be done about the killing of farmers and farm workers.

AfriForum to protest against farm murders 25 November 2017, 8:29 AM

Lobby group AfriForum will lead a protest march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Saturday morning to draw attention to farm murders and attacks throughout the country.

Zuma set to launch 16 Days campaign 25 November 2017, 7:08 AM

President Jacob Zuma launches the 16 Days of Activism Against Women and Children Abuse at the Missionvale campus of the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Festus Mogae visits Luthuli’s graveside ahead of lecture 24 November 2017, 8:56 PM

Former Botswana President Festus Mogae visited Albert Luthuli’s grave on Friday, a day before delivering the keynote address at the annual Chief Albert Luthuli Memorial lecture.

Wouter Basson challenges HPCSA’s decision 24 November 2017, 8:33 PM

Former apartheid chemical warfare expert Wouter Basson was in the Appeals Court on Friday. He wants the court to overturn a finding by the Health Profesional Council of South Africa (HPCSA) that stripped him of his license to practice medicine.

Manamela disputes findings of ill patients transported on bakkies 24 November 2017, 7:12 PM

Suspended Gauteng Mental Health Director Makgabo Manamela has disputed Health Ombudsman Malegapuru Makgoba's findings that some mentally ill patients were transported on open bakkies.

KwaZulu-Natal police launch campaign to protect people with albinism 24 November 2017, 6:14 PM

The police have launched a campaign in Manguzi, in far northern KwaZulu-Natal, to protect people with albinism.