Travel survey: 17 million South Africans walk to their destinations

A recent travel survey has found over 17 million South Africans walk to their destinations while over 10.7 million citizens used taxis and about 6 million made use of a car or truck as a driver. Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke released the 2020 National Household Travel Survey on Thursday. The National Household Travel survey has found […]

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 […]

Port Elizabeth woman seeks justice 17 years after a botched operation

A Port Elizabeth woman is still seeking justice 17 years after a botched operation left her paralysed. The 60-year-old blames the Dora Nginza Hospital for negligence after she was incorrectly diagnosed with tubercular meningitis. Zukiwe Mangwane says after doctors performed a lumbar puncture there was a numbness in her legs and the procedure contributed to […]

17 bikers arrested for allegedly setting North West govt offices alight

The group allegedly claimed they were owed for work they had done. Seventeen bikers were arrested after they allegedly stormed a government building in Mahikeng in the North West and set two offices alight. According to police, the bikers forcefully gained entry to the main offices of the North West department of economic development, environmental […]

Gareth Cliff to host new TV show “So What Now?” Starts 17 June

Controversial personality Gareth Cliff’s new show “So What Now?” is on the way to on Wednesday night at 8.30pm on June 17. Cliff will be hosting a weekly discussion show where he will talk to influential thought leaders, opinion-makers, and unheard voices about current affairs in South Africa and beyond. This comes after the […]

Free State ready to put 17 Cuban doctors to work in the province

Free State Department of Health spokesperson Mondli Mvambi said the doctors will be deployed to all five districts in the province. The Free State government has welcomed the deployment of 17 Cuban doctors to assist the province in the fight against the coronavirus. By Sunday evening, the province had recorded 158 cases of infections, with […]

Watch – 17 men arrested for breaking lockdown rules after holding prayers in building

The police’s Tactical Response Team (TRT) have arrested a group of people allegedly contravening the Regulations of the Disaster Management Act. Police were conducting patrols around the Pretoria West area on Friday afternoon when they were alerted about the group which they found converged, preparing for worship in a building at Retief Street. A video […]

17 arrested for alleged looting in Lichtenburg after week of unrest

They were arrested after being found in possession of suspected stolen goods. Seventeen people have been arrested in Boikhutso outside Lichtenburg in North West for alleged looting following a week of unrest sparked by a child’s death after allegedly being hit by a police vehicle. Among the suspects, 11 were male and six were female, […]

17 arrested after police attacked with stones during drug bust in Manenberg

The Anti-Gang Unit and officials from the City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement Unit were part of the operation. Seventeen people have been arrested for throwing stones at police and other law enforcement officials trying to arrest somebody for the alleged possession of drugs in Manenberg, Cape Town. Police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa said intelligence […]