South Africa

Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, has condemned the torching of the Oval student residence at the Westville campus at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says government is working on a subsidy scheme to empower the taxi industry.

Mpumalanga police have launched a manhunt following the discovery of an 80-year-old woman's body stashed in a freezer in Pankop, near Mmamethlake.

The standard Gautrain train service will resume on Friday after the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) signed a wage proposal with the employer.

Three robbery suspects were fatally wounded in Marlboro on Wednesday in a shootout with members of the Hawks' Tactical Operational Management Section and Gauteng Traffic Police’s Saturation unit, assisted by security companies.

The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has gazetted the extension of the National State of Disaster by another month.

The cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases now stands at 696 414 after 1 877 infections were identified on Wednesday.

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies has assured the nation that the appointment of Basil Ford as the executive caretaker at the Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA) followed the appropriate recruitment process.

Eskom has welcomed what it deems as a landmark judgment after the High Court affirmed the utility’s right to terminate electricity supply to defaulting, non-paying customers.

The Western Cape provincial government has called on youth and business to play their part in staying safe.

Members of Parliament have heard how R44.4 million was channelled from Eskom’s contractors, through sub-contracted companies, to four Eskom officials in a Special Investigating Unit (SIU) probe, which has led to four arrests.

If you are aware of fraud, especially related to the distribution of monies to help workers through the worst effects of lockdown, now is your chance to blow the whistle and help bring fraudsters to book.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has accorded the late South African Human Rights Commission Deputy Chairperson, Ambassador Priscilla Jana, a special category two provincial funeral.

An Amanzimtoti police station officer is today expected to appear in court after he allegedly raped a woman who was being held at the station cells, in September.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has once again reiterated government’s commitment to take on new road infrastructure projects, upgrades and maintenance.


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