Weather Service warns heavy rains to continue in Gauteng until Monday

Heavy downpours are expected to continue in Gauteng this week, with the South African Weather Service (SAWS) warning the rains could last until Monday. SAWS issued a Yellow level 2 warning for disruptive rain on Wednesday that could lead to localized flooding in low-lying areas. This comes as flooding from heavy rains caused extensive damage […]

Pastor Timothy Omotoso’s trial resumes on Monday

The trial of a Nigerian pastor, Timothy Omotoso, resumes in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Monday after a halt in proceedings the whole of last week. Omotoso and his two co-accused are facing more than 90 sex and human trafficking-related charges. The state alleges that the two co-accused lured young women from the Jesus […]

These are the 20 land borders you can use again from Monday

Borders which were closed to ordinary travel at the beginning of January will be reopened as of Monday. In a statement on Saturday, the Department of Home Affairs said that Cabinet made the decision earlier in the day to reopen the 20 land borders. The borders were closed on 11 January 2021 as part of […]

Unions express mixed feelings about reopening of schools on Monday

With government schools scheduled to open on Monday, unions have expressed mixed feelings about the readiness of institutions across the country. The start of the 2021 academic calendar was pushed back last month by two weeks to deal with the rising COVID-19 cases. Unions said while the education sector had made significant progress, there were […]

Gauteng schools ready to reopen on Monday, says MEC Lesufi

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says all schools are ready to reopen on Monday. He says his department has met with stakeholders and they’ve all agreed on the matter. “We met with all the principals in our province and they gave us the green light to reopen the schools on Monday. “We met with all […]

Meeting to address Nyanga taxi violence to be held on Monday

A meeting to help quell tensions within the Nyanga taxi industry is expected to be held on Monday. On Friday, two men, believed to be taxi owners, were shot dead while sitting in a vehicle. The Nyanga community policing forum (CPF) pleaded with taxi role players not to retaliate or resort to violence when dealing […]

Man arrested for murder of George woman to appear in court on Monday

A man has been arrested following the murder of a woman in George this weekend. It’s believed the 21-year-old woman sought help, after being assaulted, by knocking on the door of a house during the early hours of Saturday, where she collapsed. The Police’s Chris Spies said: “An occupant opened the door when a woman […]

From the Desk of the President (Monday, 1 February 2021) #Covid19inSA

Dear Fellow South African, South Africa’s term as Chair of the African Union comes to an end later this week. As we reflect on our year in this position, I am reminded of the old saying that ‘in crisis lies opportunity’. Ours was a baptism of fire, having assumed the Chairship in the same month […]

High Court to hear Angelo Agrizzi’s bail appeal on Monday

The High Court in Johannesburg will hear former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi’s bail appeal for his fraud and corruption case next week Monday. His bail bid was turned down by the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court after the State argued that he was a flight risk. The former executive is fighting for his life in ICU […]

E-hailing drivers to strike on Monday over exploitation

E-hailing drivers in the Gauteng province, Western Cape and Free State are threatening to go on strike on Monday complaining about being exploited and neglected. They are demanding that the companies they operate under, namely Uber and Bolt, be regulated so that they can be protected from exploitation. They say operations will be suspended from […]