3 men due in court after guard killed during robbery

Three men are expected to appear in court for allegedly killing a security guard during a robbery at a farm in the North West. The incident took place at a smallholding in Remhoogte, Hartbeespoortdam, on Wednesday, where the lifeless body of Samuel Maposa, 41, was discovered by his colleagues. Maposa’s body was found in a […]

IEC plans one voter registration weekend due to budget cuts

Budget cuts have compelled the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to hold one voter registration weekend instead of two ahead of the municipal elections to be held between August and November. This was revealed by chief electoral commissioner Sy Mamabolo when he briefed the co-operative governance and traditional affairs portfolio committee on Tuesday night. We all […]

Residents without water due to emergency repairs on major pipeline in Tshwane

Some residents in Tshwane will be without water for at least 28 hours following an emergency shutdown of a pipeline at Klipfontein reservoir. Rand Water cut supply to large parts of Centurion late last night to repair a leak at its 02 pipeline. The emergency repair is expected to affect areas including Tembisa, President Park, […]

Waste collection delayed in Tshwane due to service contract dispute

Customers in the capital, Tshwane, have had their waste collection services disrupted since Friday. Local councillor Marnette Sutherland said the disruption is caused by a dispute between the city and waste management service contractors working for the city. The protest action was held in the Pretoria CBD, yesterday. “The city’s waste collection services were not […]

Woman due to appear in court for allegedly boiling her newborn baby to death

A 29-year-old woman allegedly boiled her newborn boy and buried him in a shallow grave, North West police said on Thursday. Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Amanda Funani said the incident occurred at her residence in Sunway about 20km outside of Brits. It is alleged that the suspect placed the newborn baby on boiling water, then […]

Woman due in court for allegedly boiling her newborn baby to death

A 29-year-old woman allegedly boiled her newborn boy and buried him in a shallow grave, North West police said on Thursday. Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Amanda Funani said the incident occurred at her residence in Sunway about 20km outside of Brits. “It is alleged that the suspect placed the newborn baby on boiling water, then […]

No Employee Relief Scheme after March due to lack of government funding

Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has confirmed in Parliament that they will not extend the Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) beyond March, as government did not have money. Nxesi told members of the National Council of Provinces on Thursday that after they extended TERS from January to March, they will not go beyond this […]

Nkandla residents sad as they cannot bid farewell to the King in Nongoma due to COVID-19

Residents of Nkandla in Northern KwaZulu-Natal say they are sad they will not be able to attend the memorial service of the late AmaZulu King Goodwill Zwelithini KaBhekuzulu. Nkandla has rich historical links with the Royal family through Inkosi Sgananda Shezi who served four AmaZulu kings. The grave of King Zwelithini’s great-great-grandfather King Cetshwayo lies […]

7 suspects in VBS corruption case due in court

Seven suspects arrested for their alleged involvement in the looting of VBS Mutual Bank are expected to appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court on Friday. The suspects were nabbed by the Hawks during early dawn raids in Gauteng and Limpopo on Thursday. They face charges on a combined 188 counts which include theft, fraud, […]

Robben Island Museum cancels bursary programme due to COVID-19

The Robben Island Museum said it has canceled its annual bursary programme for 2021 due to financial strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Steeped in history, Robben Island usually draws thousands of visitors every year however, it has seen a significant decline over the festive season. The museum’s Melany Kühn said it’s unable to sustain […]