DA calls for those behind Mayibuye Primary School opening delay held accountable

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng wants those responsible for delaying the opening of the multi-million-rand Mayibuye Primary School in Tembisa to be held accountable. In 2015, the Gauteng government promised to build a new school that would accommodate 1,200 pupils who were currently learning in a makeshift school that is reaching a dilapidated state. […]

Former cop sentenced to 17 years for girlfriend’s murder

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has hailed the “harsh sentencing” of former constable Xichavo Makamu for the murder of his girlfriend, Napsadi Thobejane. Makamu who was stationed at Welbekend police station was sentenced to 17 years following his appearance in the Johannesburg high court on Tuesday, 23 February. Ipid national spokesperson Ndileka Cola said […]

Dad arrested for thoroughly beating rapist

His 17-year-old daughter was raped, but the police allegedly dragged their feet in arresting the suspect. So the angry father took the law into his own hands and moered the suspect. He said at the time of the incident their daughter, who lives in Tembisa, was visiting them in Phumula, near Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni. The father […]

Ben 10 in tears after sugar mama denies marrying him, she only wants his big pen!s

He is 28 years old and his girlfriend is 38. And he tries hard to satisfy her, but he claims she doesn’t respect him and tells him she’s only with him for his 4-5. The Ben 10 even wanted to marry his sugar mama, but she doesn’t want to. Ishmael Njinga from Tembisa in Ekurhuleni […]

Gauteng Community Safety Dept says education is key to stop GBV

Education plays a key role in stopping Gender-Based Violence (GBV), and femicide says the Gauteng Community Safety Department. Tembisa on the East Rand, one of South Africa’s identified GBV hotspots, is where the department has launched the first phase of its education programme. In the Winnie Mandela Section, with the help of volunteers from the […]

Mixed reactions over illegal schools in Ivory Park

There has been a mixed reaction from community members in Ivory Park after several schools in the area were shut down for operating illegally. Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on Thursday sent a strong message to those running bogus learning facilities across the province. The MEC visited two schools in Tembisa – one had several […]

About twenty people arrested in connection with illegal schools in Ivory Park

Close to 20 people have now been arrested in connection with illegal schools in Ivory Park next to Tembisa. Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has led a delegation of department officials and police to clamp down on the operations. The MEC visited two schools in Tembisa, with one running several branches in the area. The […]

Level 1 lockdown – Taverns ignore the rules, people spotted k!ssing and hugging

Boozers partied like there was no coronavirus. And a number of taverns and shebeens were packed over the weekend. But there were no masks and social distancing, with some people even hugging, kissing, and sharing booze and cigarettes. The SunTeam visited a few taverns around Soweto and Tembisa in Ekurhuleni, where Covid-19 safety regulations were […]

Ekurhuleni metro police officer dies after being shot at home

An Ekurhuleni metro policeman died after being shot at his home in Ivory Park on Sunday. Const Mopi Johannes Matloa was transported to Zamokuhle Private Hospital in Tembisa, where he died. Ekurhuleni MMC for community safety Phaladi Mmoko said he was saddened by Matloa’s death. Matloa began his career as a traffic warden in 2008 […]

Gauteng housing corruption investigation escalated

The fact-finding mission into corrupt officials within the Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) has been handed over to the Provincial Forensic Audit Service. This comes after the provincial portfolio committee on Cogta and human settlements requested the department to look into corruption allegations linked with the allocation of government houses in […]