Truck driver arrested for negligent driving

A truck driver has been arrested and charged with reckless and negligent driving in Johannesburg. The driver was transporting chrome without a permit. It is understood the truck failed to stop on the downhill side of William Nicol Drive behind Flora Clinic, north of Johannesburg. The truck collided with a bakkie and several other vehicles, […]

Boyfriend who had Tshegofatso Pule killed to hide her pregnancy from his wife fears for his life

The man accused of being the mastermind behind the killing of Tshegofatso Pule has told the Roodepoort magistrate’s court that his life is under threat even as he is in prison. In his bail application before the court, Ntokozo Ntuthuko Shoba, 32, said since Pule’s death his life has been threatened. Shoba’s lawyer Adv Luyanda […]

More than 400k people have contracted Covid-19 in Gauteng, of those 9678 have died

Over 400 000 people have been infected with the novel coronavirus in Gauteng since the virus arrived in South Africa almost a year ago. Since the first confirmed case in the KZN Midlands in March last year, Gauteng has seen over 9678 people die from the virus, while over 391 479 have recovered. According to […]

Gauteng driving school operators to march against online booking system on Friday

Operators of driving schools in Gauteng are planning to take their fight against the online booking system to the offices of the Transport Department and Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC). Members of the National Driving School Association said that all seven regions in the province would be marching to transport authorities in Tshwane and Johannesburg […]

Nathaniel Julies murder case: Trial expected to begin in March

The trial of three Eldorado Park police officers charged with the murder of Nathaniel Julies is expected to begin next month. The officers appeared in the Protea Magistrates Court on Friday where they face charges of murder, possession of illegal ammunition, and defeating the ends of justice. Julies, who was living with Down Syndrome, was […]

Man sentenced to 20 years for setting alight girlfriend

The Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court has sentenced Mpho Thobane to 20 years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend, Viwe Dalingozi, in 2018. Thobane was found guilty of premeditated murder and arson after dousing Dalingozi with petrol and setting her alight in her flat in Johannesburg in November 2018. The murder caused an uproar, with […]

Court provisionally withdraws rape charges against ANC councillor

The rape charges against an African National Congress (ANC) Johannesburg councillor have been provisionally withdrawn by the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court in Cape Town. According to the ANC in Johannesburg, the charges were withdrawn due to “the state not being able to present a case that could stand the scrutiny of a court of law”. Last […]

Water shutdowns are the start of Rand Water’s 5-year maintenance plan

State utility Rand Water is embarking on a five-year plan to replace faulty and ageing infrastructure across its nationwide network, says Rand Water spokesperson Justice Mohale. Rand Water has begun scheduled shutdowns of the supply of water to two metros on Wednesday with planned disruptions to supply expected to affect customers until Sunday. In the […]

Members of Saftu to march over SA’s economic challenges today

Members of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) are heading into the streets on Wednesday morning, to voice their anger at a number of economic challenges the country faced. They are concerned about a number of issues, including the high unemployment rate. On Tuesday, Statistics South Africa released the employment data for the […]

30-hour water shutdown scheduled for large parts of Joburg

Rand Water has announced a 30-hour planned water interruption, which will affect several parts of Johannesburg including Melville and Auckland Park from 27 February to 28 February. Rand Water confirmed that water will be turned off from 1 pm on Saturday to Sunday in order to allow technicians to replace an 800mm valve and bypass […]