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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Shembe church leader to be laid to rest 3 December 2017, 10:15 AM

The leader of the Nazareth Baptist Church Vela Shembe will be laid to rest on Sunday at uMthwalume, south coast of Durban.

SANDF eviction of residents draws criticism 3 December 2017, 9:59 AM

The South African National Defence Union (SANDU) has condemned the illegal evictions of residents from the abandoned Marivale military base in Nigel, east of Johannesburg.

Durban road to stimulate economic growth: Zuma 3 December 2017, 7:57 AM

President Jacob Zuma says the construction of the Dumisane Makhaye Drive in Durban is part of government's infrastructure investment efforts aimed at stimulating economic growth.

Selbornians cause a stir on social media 2 December 2017, 9:05 PM

The prestigious Selborne College in East London is at the centre of a social media storm because of the cover art of an invitation to parents for the matric year end function.

Water scarcity increasingly becoming a concern across the country 2 December 2017, 4:05 PM

The National Department of Water Affairs and Sanitation says dam levels across the country continue to decline due to scarcity of rainfall.

Nine killed in Mpumalanga crash 2 December 2017, 6:53 AM

Police are investigating the cause of a crash in which nine people were killed on the R538 and Hazyview in Mpumalanga.

Govt to introduce new HIV/Aids and TB treatment combination 1 December 2017, 9:51 PM

Government intends to introduce a new HIV/Aids and TB treatment combination  in 2018 that will assist in decreasing the spread of the pandemic. This has been announced by Sanac chairperson and deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa at the World Aids Day commemoration held at the Walter Sisulu University Stadium in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape. He […]

Esidimeni witness testifies on the botched transfer 1 December 2017, 9:44 PM

A witness has told the Life Esidimeni arbitration into the botched transfer of mentally ill patients in Gauteng that families of patients were told that their loved ones were being moved to institutions which were comparable to five-star hotels. At least 143 patients died, largely due to starvation and severe neglect at ill-equipped and often […]

Glebelands satellite station means thugs have no place to hide: Mbalula 1 December 2017, 9:12 PM

A long-awaited satellite police station was opened at uMlazi’s crime-ridden Glebelands Hostel on Friday afternoon and Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said thugs at the sprawling complex would now have no place to hide. Housing an estimated 22,000 residents, Glebelands has been linked to political murders and experiences high rates of violent crime, with community activists telling the […]

Khoi-San nation takes recognition fight to Union Buildings 1 December 2017, 8:43 PM

Three members of the Khoi-San nation are camping outside the Union Building in Pretoria, waiting for President Jacob Zuma or his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa to accept their memorandum

Lekota calls for strategy to fight farm murders 1 December 2017, 3:44 PM

The Congress of the People (Cope) leader Mosiuoa Lekota has urged the government to develop a new strategy to protect the remaining commercial farmers.

Eskom warns Emalahleni municipality of power cuts 1 December 2017, 2:26 PM

Residents of Emalahleni in Mpumalanga might experience electricity power supply cuts in the next few weeks.

People living with HIV/AIDS urged to take pills 1 December 2017, 12:28 PM

The Selenium Research Institute in Johannesburg has urged South African’s living with HIV and AIDS to take at least one solinium tablet a day in order to boost the immune system and increase the CD4 count. The Institute participated in Gauteng’s commemoration of World AIDS Day at the Ellis Park sports arena in Johannesburg, under […]

WATCH Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings, 1 December 2017 Part 2 1 December 2017, 12:01 PM

It was yet another emotional day at the Life Esidimeni hearings on Thursday as some family members of the victims were reminded of the state in which they found their loved ones' bodies following the fatal relocations.

Sex workers in Mthatha concerned by ill treatment from police 1 December 2017, 11:11 AM

Sex workers in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape have raised concerns about the ill treatment they allegedly receive from police.

NSFAS receives over 250 000 applications for 2018 1 December 2017, 10:36 AM

Close to 270 000 applicants have applied for study loans from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for the 2018 academic year.

Cape Town Metro hands over 330 title deeds to first time homeowners 1 December 2017, 10:20 AM

The City of Cape Town has handed over 330 title deeds to first time home owners in the city over the past week.

Five bust for robbery in Cape Town 1 December 2017, 9:40 AM

Five people have been arrested after they robbed a liquor store in Parow in the Western Cape.

Mpumalanga crash claims nine lives 1 December 2017, 8:22 AM

Police are investigating the cause of a crash in which nine people were killed on the R538 and Hazyview in Mpumalanga.

Civil society urges govt to educate girls about sexual assault 1 December 2017, 6:25 AM

As South Africa joins other countries in observing World AIDS Day, civil society groups have urged government to do more to educate girl children about issues related to sexual assault.

Zuma submits new representations to NPA 30 November 2017, 7:35 PM

President Jacob Zuma has submitted new representations to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on why he should not face corruption charges.

Sculpture to act as beacon of hope to others at Grootte Schuur Hospital 30 November 2017, 6:22 PM

An Irish based organ donor foundation has donated a sculpture to Grootte Schuur Hospital in Cape Town as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the first heart transplant performed by Dr Chris Barnard.

Boost to SANDF’s fight against border crime 30 November 2017, 6:02 PM

Members of the South African Defence Force (SANDF) have received new specialised vehicles that will be used for joint operational border safe guarding.

Manyaapelo laid to rest 30 November 2017, 5:02 PM

Legendary SABC broadcaster Cebo Clement Manyaapelo has been laid to rest.

Call for an investigation into R14 million NSFAS money to student 30 November 2017, 3:50 PM

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training has called on the Department of Higher Education and Training to urgently conduct a forensic investigation into how R14 million was erroneously paid to a Walter Sisulu University student earlier in 2017.

Lack of funds hamper fight against women, children abuse 30 November 2017, 3:31 PM

Lack of funds has been identified as one of the challenges that hamper the fight against women and children abuse.

Omotoso’s bail appeal dismissed yet again 30 November 2017, 2:39 PM

Judge Glen Goosen has dismissed Nigerian Pastor Timothy Omotoso's bail appeal in the Port Elizabeth High court in the Eastern Cape.

Govt would have paid millions to Esidimeni facilities-Expert 30 November 2017, 2:04 PM

An expert Actuary projects that government would have paid up to R322 million for the 143 mentally-ill patients who died after being moved to unlicensed and ill-equipped NGOs, had they remained at Life Esidimeni facilities.

Omotoso’s bail appeal dismissed 30 November 2017, 11:38 AM

Judge Glen Goosen has dismissed Nigerian Pastor Timothy Omotoso's bail appeal in the Port Elizabeth High court.

Intervention task team to save Gauteng Health Department 30 November 2017, 10:22 AM

The recent announcement of an intervention task team - to save the Gauteng Health Department from total collapse - has been met with mixed reactions.