South Africa

A teacher alleged to be involved in the kidnapping of a learner at Laerskool Kollegepark has been placed on suspension.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on South Africans to desist from fuelling tensions in the wake of violence that has gripped the country in the last two weeks.

“Violence against women has become more than a national crisis. It is a crime against our common humanity.”

Police Minister Bheki Cele says there is a need for the police to hold a campus security imbizo to engage students on issues of safety with a view of increasing police visibility at institutions of higher learning.

The Gauteng government is confident of dosing ongoing flare ups of violent attacks against foreign nationals and looting of shops across the province.

There is a need to ensure broadband access for all in order to overcome social, economic and spatial inequality, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said on Thursday.

Delegates attending the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) say it cannot be business as usual while women on the African continent are being raped and murdered.

KwaZulu-Natal Acting Premier Ravi Pillay has warned citizens not to fall prey to the many fake reports that are currently circulating on social media about attacks on foreign nationals.

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has approved mining rights worth R4 billion for Orion Minerals.

Motorists in Cape Town affected by the various road closures have been urged to use alternatives routes.

The Portfolio Committee on Social Development says it is concerned about the ability of the Department of Social Development to meet the deadlines set by the Gauteng High Court on foster care orders.

Public servants in Ugu and King Cetshwayo District Municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal will on Friday have an opportunity to engage with Public Service and Administration Deputy Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga as part of the Integrated Government Wide-Public Service Month (IGW-PSM).

Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Fikile Majola is in China to woo investors as South Africa kicks off its Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Investment Roadshow.

The South African embassy in Lagos, Nigeria, remains temporarily closed after coming under attack, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) said on Thursday.

Police have arrested three suspects allegedly involved in the kidnapping of Amy Lee de Jager in Vanderbijlpark.