Health Department unclear on when third wave will hit SA – Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize

Amid growing fears of a third wave of Covid-19 infections amongst South Africans, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize on Friday said that his department did not know when the third wave could hit the country, but said maintained it remained a big risk. The Department of Health (DoH) also announced that South Africans would be […]

Food poisoning kills 4-year-old and 1-year-old Kaizer Chiefs supporters

The community of Samora Machel in Philippi has been left in shock and mourning following the death of two children due to food poisoning. Four-year-old Maria Vedala and her little brother Mzwandile, one, had just eaten supper with their family on Tuesday night when they got sick. Their devastated father Elias Vedala, 50, says his […]

AA says Minister Mbalula’s Easter road safety stats don’t add up

The Automobile Association (AA) says the transport department’s 2021 Easter road safety statistics do not add up. Earlier this week Minister Fikile Mbalula announced that 235 people were killed on the country’s roads during the Easter break. Mbalula says this is a 9.6% decline from 2019. However, the association said the figure of just over […]

The ANC should change the way it operates: Limpho Hani

The widow of the late struggle icon, Chris Hani, says the African National Congress should change the way it operates. Limpho Hani says that many voices speaking on behalf of the party have caused confusion. She was speaking at the wreath-laying ceremony, during an event to mark 28 years since the assassination of her husband […]

Cops hunt suspects behind the murder of Elsies River taxi boss Angelo Kube

Police are investigating the murder of an Elsies River community leader and taxi owner. Forty-four-year-old Angelo Kube was shot in front of his two young daughters, in Connaught Estate, on Thursday. The motive for the attack is unknown, while those responsible have still not been caught. The brazen suspects opened fire on the taxi owner […]

Doctor Sindisiwe van Zyl has died

Former Kaya FM host and celebrity Dr Sindisiwe van Zyl has died. The passing of the 45-year-old doctor was announced by her family through a statement. She died in hospital on Saturday, 10 April, after she was admitted with Covid-19 complications in February. In the statement, the family thanked Mzansi people for their support with […]

MUT suspends commencement of classes over battles with SRC & workers

The Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) has postponed the commencement of classes to resolve outstanding labour and student issues. Lectures were expected to start on Monday but have now been moved to a later date due to an ongoing impasse between the SRC and management. Workers at the institution are also on strike over salary […]

Well-known businessman kidnapped

The police in Makhado are appealing for urgent information after a well-known local businessman, Shama Premjee (36), was allegedly kidnapped at about 7.50am on Friday, 9 April, by unknown suspects driving in two cars. Limpopo police spokesman Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said Premjee had just left his home, driving in a white Mercedes Benz GLC 250 […]

Panyaza Lesufi condemns violent Parktown Boys High altercation captured on video

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said he would not tolerate any kind of violent behaviour in the province’s schools. Lesufi strongly condemned a violent altercation that occurred between a group of matriculants at Parktown Boys High School this week. In a video that has been widely shared, a grade 12 pupil can be seen attacking […]