South Africa

The Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crimes Court has remanded Edozie Okobi in custody until 26 April 2021 for a formal bail application after his court appearance on Tuesday on fraud and theft allegations involving approximately R6 million.

A police officer and a security guard were injured in a foiled cash-in-transit robbery in Durban.

Parents and guardians have been urged not to leave their children unattended after an incident where a three-year-old girl died in a house fire.

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, has noted an upsurge in COVID-19 cases in the Northern Cape, North West and Free State Provinces.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has received with sadness, the disturbing news of the death of President of the Republic of Chad Marshal Idriss Déby Itno.

Over the last five years, about R32 billion has been invested through funding initiatives within the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) in nearly 800 black industrialist businesses and black entrepreneurs.

Social Development Deputy Minister, Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, will today continue her drive to get children in Early Childhood Development (ECD) back to school by distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) to ECD centres across the Western Cape.

South Africa recorded 130 more COVID-19 deaths, with 853 people testing positive in the past 24 hours.

The Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES) unit of the Department of Employment and Labour has issued 14 businesses with 33 non-compliance notices during a blitz inspection conducted at Tower Mall, Jouberton, in the North West.

The South African National Parks (SANParks) has praised the bravery and dedication of firefighters in their efforts to contain the fire that caused massive destruction after it started in the Table Mountain National Park on Sunday.

The City of Cape Town has commended businesses who have stepped up to support over 1 000 students affected by the Cape Town fire.

Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has assured the Vaal community and business sector that government is committed to restoring dilapidated infrastructure, which has over the years contributed to the pollution of the Vaal River.

Higher Education and Training Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, has noted a significant increase in the budget allocation by government to fund the children of the working class through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

The Mahlabathini Magistrates Court in KwaZulu-Natal has slapped a pupil with a community-based sentence of 12 months, after she was convicted of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

National Police Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole, has commended the Public Order Police (POP) unit attached to the Qonce policing precinct for the manner in which they handled a violent protest.

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