76 years imprisonment for robbers who shot man they followed home from airport

Two men received a combined prison sentence of 76 years for attempted murder on Wednesday after they shot a man they followed home from OR Tambo International Airport on 2 February 2017. According to police spokesperson Colonel Brenda Muridili, Kenneth Ngwenya and Eve Ndlovu followed the victim home to Oaklands in Johannesburg after he had […]

Level 1 lockdown: Cape Town airport welcomes first international plane

Cape Town International Airport has welcomed its first international flight under level 1 of the national lockdown. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula gave an update on new travel regulations on Wednesday, which allow for the resumption of international travel as well as more economic activities. Airport management welcomed passengers on Emirates flight EK772 from Dubai at […]

Cape Town International Airport given green light to resume travel

Cape Town International Airport has been given the green light to reopen for international travel on 1 October. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula made the announcement during his oversight visit there on Thursday. Mbalula did not, however, shed any light on travel regulations, saying the process is taking longer than expected. An announcement is slated for […]

Drugs declared as artwork, teabags, toys, meds and toilet seats seized at OR Tambo airport

The Hawks seized drugs with an estimated street value of R1 million at the OR Tambo International Airport which had been declared as artwork, teabags, baby toys, medication, and toilet seats. Hawks spokesperson Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu said the drugs were seized at the airport’s cargo on Monday and Tuesday and that “investigations [are] ongoing”. According […]

Tyler Perry’s new estate shows exactly how rich the man is, it includes an airport

The estate is reported to have an airport dedicated to the billionaire’s private jet. American movie mogul, Tyler Perry, has a massive estate under construction that includes facilities like an airport. According to TMZ, the billionaire is building a 35,000-square-foot mansion on 1,200 acres near Atlanta. The property includes a grand entrance to the property, […]

6 men charged for deadly OR Tambo International Airport botched robbery

They will be held in custody until their bail application on 4 August. The Kempton Magistrates Court has charged six suspects with murder, attempted murder, and other crimes following a robbery attempt at OR Tambo International Airport on Saturday. According to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), the six accused – Minoltah Mabado, Nkosinathi Madlaso, Sithembile […]

Minister Mbalula welcomes arrest of suspects in OR Tambo airport attempted robbery

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has welcomed the swift action of police after they intercepted nine suspects during an attempted robbery at the O R Tambo International Airport. Officials say suspects held staff hostage at the cargo area just outside the airport. The minister spokesperson Ayanda Allie-Paine said: “Minister has said the brazen act of criminality […]

Private helicopter crashes at Cape Town International Airport, no injuries reported

A private training helicopter has gone down at Cape Town International Airport. Officials said that no one was injured in the incident which occurred on Friday morning. Broader airport operations have not been affected. Spokesperson for Airports Company South Africa, Deidre Davids: “At approximately 10.30 this morning there was an incident involving a small helicopter. […]

Minister Mbalula inspects Lanseria Airport to check adherence to lockdown regulations

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula inspected Lanseria Airport on Saturday to ensure its in adherence to COVID-19 lockdown regulations and directives as some airlines across the country prepared to get their airplanes off the ground. Under level 3 lockdown regulations, domestic flights were allowed for business trips under strict conditions. During his oversight visit at the […]

Mbalula says OR Tambo airport is ready for passengers

The transport minister visited the airport on Wednesday and spelled out ‘the new normal’ for air travel. In what is set to usher an unprecedented change in South Africa’s airline customer service, airline companies, and passengers are expected to abide by stringent rules to contain the spread of Covid-19 through social distancing, baggage wrapping, self-check-in, […]