August 24, 2017

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Ngcobo's appointment follows the termination of Major General Pat Mokushane’s acting role at the division.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 7:10 pm
Nearly 500 people were killed and about 3,000 have been left homeless after the side of Sugar Loaf mountain collapsed onto a community.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 6:55 pm
Roosevelt Park and surrounds are currently without power due to the fire which has affected electricity supply.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 6:42 pm
The Dinokeng Game Reserve said goodbye to two of four elephants bulls on Wednesday as the bulls headed to their new home at a park in Mozambique. Dinokeng donated elephants Charles and Lumpy to the Zinave National Park in Mozambique as they have learnt how to break fences, causing significant damage to property and possibly endangering human lives.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 6:34 pm
It emerged in Parliament on Wednesday that Treasury was looking to sell its stake in Telkom to fund SAA
Posted: August 23, 2017, 6:20 pm
The President asked the court to set aside the State of Capture report because he disagrees with the remedial action ordering the Chief Justice to select a judge for the inquiry.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 6:16 pm
The death toll for the infamous KwaZulu-Natal hostel has risen to 93.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 6:04 pm
Four men appeared in the Estcourt Magistrates Court this week on charges of cannibalism and murder.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 5:50 pm
It’s understood the school has been functioning with mobile container-like classrooms for 17 years.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 5:47 pm
Joseph Menge claims Ramatlhodi and his guards assaulted him because they failed to agree on how much rent he would pay.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 5:44 pm
Leaked emails appear to indicate the Gupta family was sent Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane’s CV a month before he was appointed.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 5:29 pm
The 53-year-old Jerome Petersen was arrested about three weeks ago in connection with the rape of a six-year-old girl.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 5:24 pm
The "Mother City" is South Africa's capital of violent crime. The report was authored Urban Safety Reference group.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 5:18 pm
Officials nabbed a 22-year-old man in the process of vandalising a train carriage on Tuesday night.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 4:59 pm
According to Stats SA data, July's inflation rate came in at 4.6% down from 5.1% the previous month.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 4:55 pm
A Stats SA report shows that more than 55% of the population is effectively living below the poverty line.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 4:35 pm
Committee chairperson Francois Beukman says the role of community-based safety groups is vital.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 4:27 pm
In the Western Cape, the SAPS has made more than 3,800 gang-related arrests between April last year and July 2017.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 4:21 pm
The inquiry has yet to start because the committee is worried that its probe will be hampered by funding and resource constraints.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 3:54 pm
An overnight fire at Primrose informal settlement destroyed 50 shacks and left more than 100 residents without shelter.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 3:19 pm
Business Leadership South Africa says it will not stand by and watch state capture.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 3:13 pm
De Villiers took over the captaincy from Graeme Smith after the 2011 cricket World Cup and guided the team to the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 2:53 pm
The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Alf Lees put the question to Cyril Ramaphosa in the National Assembly on Wednesday afternoon.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 2:51 pm
Deputy finance minister Sfiso Buthelezi was answering questions at a meeting of Parliament’s watchdog over government spending, the standing committee on public accounts.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 2:43 pm
The Dinokeng Game Reserve said goodbye to bull elephants Charles and Lumpy as they headed to their new home at a park in Mozambique.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 2:43 pm
IFP MP Liezl van der Merwe asked Cyril Ramaphosa whether he supported the decision to grant Grace Mugabe immunity
Posted: August 23, 2017, 2:28 pm
The Panama Papers reveal that Ronald Alfred Beau is linked to 11 companies set up in Panama or the British Virgin Islands.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 2:24 pm
The city says the reblocking in Imizamo Yethu will take time because a meticulous process is being followed to ensure the desired objectives are achieved.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 2:20 pm
Seven departments, including the Office of the Premier, achieved clean audits.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 2:09 pm
Thirty-four-year-old Kgomotso Tiro picked up a cash client in Northcliff who allegedly poured acid on him.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 1:44 pm
Mugabe was allowed to leave the country while she was being investigated for the alleged assault of a South African woman in Johannesburg.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 1:30 pm
The Exclusive Books Jozi Cats have signed a memorandum of understanding, taking a stand against homophobia in rugby.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 1:26 pm
The Deputy President addresses Parliament in the first meeting of the House since it has resumed from a more than a month long July recess.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 1:14 pm
Anchen Muller was found in Bishop Lavis late on Tuesday night and has been reunited with her mother.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 1:09 pm
It’s understood the truck the prisoners were travelling in was ambushed by a group of armed men near the Southgate train station on Tuesday.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 12:50 pm
It's understood the drugs were hidden in the truck they were travelling in.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 12:43 pm
The FF Plus is up in arms over the construction of a school in the town that caters for English and isiXhosa-speaking learners.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 12:41 pm
Sipho Ngwema says the Competition Commission has initiated the inquiry because it believes there are features in the market that prevent, distort or restrict competition.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 12:26 pm
Deputy Finance Minister Sfiso Buthelezi is attending a meeting of Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 12:22 pm
Hundreds of people left homeless by a massive fire in March are still living in temporary homes provided by the City of Cape Town.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 12:16 pm
On Tuesday, construction of the 235 houses commenced in the area.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 11:46 am
This bust follows a separate one last weekend in which perlemoen worth about R5 million was seized near Somerset West.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 11:43 am
The Mineral Resources committee is one of four parliamentary committees instructed by House chairperson Cedric Frolick to probe state capture allegations.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 11:42 am
Gupta-owned company Oakbay announced the sale of Tegeta Resources to swiss-based Charles King SA on 23 August.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 11:31 am
Provincial Cosatu Secretary Edwin Mkhize says the branch’s alignment with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is not choosing sides with any faction.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 11:13 am
The Standing Committee on Public Accounts is interrogating the irregular, fruitless & wasteful expenditure racked up by the airline during the past financial year.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 10:52 am
The Gupta-owned Oakbay Investments announced it’s selling its mining business, Tegeta Exploration and Resources, to Swiss-based company Charles King SA for nearly R3 billion.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 10:43 am
Kienno Kammies interviews Central City Improvement District chairperson Rob Kane about housing in Cape Town's city centre and developments in the CBD.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 10:18 am
Earlier this week, a KZN man handed himself over to the police because he was tired of being a cannibal.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 10:02 am
The Red Cross's Titus Baloyi says the strong wing in the area may have caused the blaze to spread to a large section of the shacks.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 9:49 am
Professor Anthony Turton of the Free State University chats to EWN's Stephen Grootes about possible solutions to the country's water crisis.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 9:44 am
Parents disrupted learning this week blocking the Braamfischerville Primary School's gates demanding that new classrooms be built.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 9:24 am
Dogs Against Drugs SA was founded by Werner Fichtner in 2009. The team goes out to schools to talk to children about the dangers of using drugs.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 9:02 am
Residents who lost their homes in a shack fire in Primrose on the East Rand have described to Eyewitness News how they battled to sleep in the cold.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 8:52 am
The controversial family made the sale to Swiss-based company Charles King SA for over R2.9 billion.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 8:49 am
Six questions have been submitted by three political parties, including one on the secret ballot on the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma that was defeated earlier this month.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 8:47 am
A Mitchells Plain man suspected of raping a five-year-old girl didn't strike the community as someone capable of such a crime.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 8:23 am
This is the lowest level recorded since September 2015.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 8:16 am
Protesters reportedly threw petrol bombs at police officers, and tried to cut down a tree using last night to block a road.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 8:09 am
Swiss company records reveal that Charles King SA was created in 2011 in order to manufacture and distribute the fashion brand Charles King Paris.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 8:06 am
The SAA board is appearing before Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts to explain its wasteful expenditure.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 7:51 am
MPs have asked National Assembly House Chairperson Cedric Frolick for assurances that their inquiry into Eskom, Denel and Transnet will be well-resourced.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 7:36 am
The police ministry says cost-saving measures by the government shouldn’t affect policing.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 7:24 am
The 2017 State of Urban Safety Report paints a bleak picture of violent crime in the Mother City.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 7:14 am
The Education MEC says this is one of the immediate solutions in dealing with the disruption to learning at the school.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 7:11 am
Earlier this week, the controversial family announced that it had sold ANN7 and The New Age to former government spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi for R450 million.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 6:36 am
Mining union Amcu says the site where the Marikana miners were killed is not a space for political campaigning.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 6:30 am
John Hume is the first rhino breeder to be issued with this permit since the Constitutional Court’s ruling in April, making domestic trade in rhino horn legal.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 6:25 am
The extent of fire damage is still evident in White Location where torched structures can still be seen.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 6:19 am
Cosatu’s Sizwe Pamla says now that the ANC has failed to respond to their call for President Zuma to be ousted, another plan must be made.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 6:14 am
Services are often crippled as a result of vandalism and copper cable theft.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 6:00 am
The hostel has been the subject of the Moerane Commission of Inquiry investigating political killings in the province.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 5:40 am
Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane appeared before Scopa to explain R2,5 billion in irregular expenditure dating back to 2015 and 2016.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 5:29 am
Hundreds of people have been left homeless after a fire ripped through at least 50 shacks at the Primrose informal settlement on the East Rand.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 5:22 am
Manana is now a backbench MP in Parliament and will take a pay cut now that he is no longer a deputy minister.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 5:18 am
The Gupta leaks show that between 2011 and 2013, Sars accepted declarations from three Gupta brothers, stating that they earned personal income of R1 million or less a year.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 5:04 am
The poverty trend report reveals that about 30 million South Africans live in poverty, of which about 11 million are considered to be living in extreme poverty.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 5:00 am
The cold front is expected to cause significant temperature drops around Gauteng.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 4:46 am
In terms of murder rates, Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Bay and Buffalo City top the list of South Africa’s most dangerous cities.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 4:10 am
A report by Parliament’s Legal Services is recommending that Faith Muthambi be investigated for possibly misleading the national legislature during an inquiry into the SABC board last year.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 4:02 am
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Posted: August 23, 2017, 3:29 am
It’s understood the two were burnt beyond recognition in the accident that involved trucks and light motor vehicles.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 7:08 pm
The suspect was nabbed in an operation last on Monday after selling dagga to an undercover police officer.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 7:02 pm
The train hit the vacant parked car at the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, 10 miles west of Philadelphia.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 7:01 pm
The panel overturned an earlier decision that the Huffington Post blog amounted to hate speech, saying the piece did not advocate hatred or incitement to cause harm.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 7:00 pm
Officials worked throughout Tuesday afternoon to free the whale entangled near Clovelly Main Road.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 6:51 pm
The defence has listed numerous factors it says the court needs to take into consideration when sentencing Cameron Wilson.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 6:49 pm
The ConCourt has dismissed the firms' application which supported Nersa's decision, allowing Eskom's application for a tariff adjustment.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 6:37 pm
At 1500 GMT, the rand traded at 13.2125 per dollar, 0.36% weaker than its New York close on Monday.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 6:36 pm
Home Affairs Minister appeared before the Home Affairs Committee to answer questions about Malusi Gigaba’s decision to grant the Guptas early naturalisation.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 6:34 pm
The DA's Henro Kruger says by refusing to consider the merits of the Red Tape Impact Assessment Bill, the ANC is stifling economic growth and job creation.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 6:31 pm
Cosatu says only the federation's special congress next year can give the green light for it to support the SAPS.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 6:25 pm
ANC presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was on Tuesday chased away from the site of the Marikana massacre.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 6:09 pm
They say the racial tensions have badly affected the quality of learning and the pass rate at the school.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 6:06 pm
Unions had threatened a strike last month after talks over their demand for wage hikes of 15%.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 5:59 pm
Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana said government would consider importing fertile eggs to help close a supply gap due to the culling of thousands of birds.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 5:44 pm
Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane's department has had two DGs and two interim DGs since 2014.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 5:41 pm
Ekurhuleni disaster management says no one was hurt or killed in the fire.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 5:23 pm
Overall, the report found that about half of South Africans survive on less than R992 per month.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 5:02 pm
The girl is still recovering in hospital.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 4:59 pm
The ANC says it conducted a performance assessment into the coalition’s promises one year into office.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 4:52 pm
The DA also claims that the Energy Ministry's Director General Thabane Zulu has refused to sign off on the report.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 4:49 pm
The 27-year-old Matthew Breet appeared briefly in the Cape Town Magistrates Court on Tuesday following his arrest on Monday.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 4:46 pm
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and Solidarity have signed a wage agreement with the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 4:40 pm
Vodacom customers' data and airtime mysteriously disappeared overnight, sparking frustration and anger.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 4:00 pm
UCT Investment PhD student Xolani Dhlamini says responsible investment policy for its pension and endowment millions is growing in SA.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 3:34 pm
36 SABC board candidates were shortlisted during a meeting of Parliament's portfolio committee on communications on Tuesday.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 2:56 pm
No injuries have been reported and it's understood residents are trying to salvage their belongings.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 2:48 pm
The man was caught on Monday in possession of 15 meters of core cabling.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 2:42 pm
It’s understood Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was planning to lay a wreath on the koppie where 34 miners were shot dead by police in 2012.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 2:39 pm
The SAPS annual performance plan, released earlier this year, shows the intent to gradually decrease officer numbers.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 2:29 pm
Bonhomme was a veteran ANC MP who died on July 29 at the age of 75 after a battle with cancer.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 1:47 pm
The fire department released its report last week saying human activity may be to blame for the fires.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 1:33 pm
The Weather Service says the dust storm is currently blowing over Ekurhuleni and Johannesburg and will soon move to Tshwane.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 1:18 pm
Khanyisile Kweyama, Mathatha Tsedu, John Matisonn, Febe Potgieter-Gqubule and Krish Naidoo have made it onto the shortlist.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 1:13 pm
Officers are searching for two men who sexually assaulted a 23-year-old woman in Green Haven in Great Brak River on Sunday.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 12:57 pm
The poverty trend report reveals that 47% of black Africans live on less than R647 per person per month.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 12:50 pm
Anchen Muller was last seen on Friday when she went to a sleepover at a friend's house in Table View.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 12:25 pm
Data and airtime belonging to prepaid and top-up customers were depleted for no reason due to technical problems.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 12:02 pm
The South African Police Services’ annual performance plan, released earlier this year, shows the intent to gradually decrease officer numbers.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 11:15 am
Officials will from this week meet with affected residents on an individual basis to narrow down specific needs.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 11:02 am
Netcare911's Nick Dollman says they were transported to hospital for further treatment.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 11:01 am
Forensic scientist Dr David Klatzow says it’s unlikely that the blaze was caused by human negligence or deliberate criminal actions.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 10:51 am
The power utility says the suggestion to pay bonuses to those involved in the generation division has not materialised.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 10:41 am
Scopa has been trying to get to the bottom of irregular and wasteful expenditure in the department since November.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 10:30 am
The planned meeting follows an attack at the Strand Metrorail yard earlier this month in which a female guard was raped and her colleague attacked and robbed.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 10:15 am
Tebogo Padi is facing murder charges after he allegedly shot and killed Tshepo and Tumi Sefolo.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 10:04 am
The girl was hit by a stray bullet and is recovering in hospital.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 9:53 am
The former HuffPost SA editor resigned after a finding by the Press Ombudsman that a blog published on the site was "malicious" and "discriminatory".
Posted: August 22, 2017, 9:46 am
Bongani Bingwa speaks to UJ Professor Mary Metcalfe on proposed drug testing by Gauteng MEC Panyaza Lesufi.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 9:42 am
Mauritian police spokesperson, Shiva Coothen, says detectives require more time for the investigation.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 9:39 am
This involves using recycled plastic to replace the component called bitumen in the construction of roads, which is derived from crude oil.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 9:33 am
Spokesperson Byron Kennedy says out-of-bundle charges will also be refunded and depleted data bundles will be reinstated.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 9:21 am
Stats SA's poverty trends report shows that one in two South Africans live under the poverty line.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 8:40 am
The Portfolio Committee on Communications is holding a briefing on the roadmap for appointing the SABC board, as well as the shortlisting of candidates.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 8:32 am
Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says that the family's investments in South Africa played a major role in the decision to grant them citizenship.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 8:26 am
Manyi says despite what is being said about the Gupta’s the high court ruling last week gave him confidence that he made the right decision.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 8:14 am
Premier Helen Zille established the commission in 2012 to investigate police inefficiency in the township.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 8:02 am
A female security guard was raped in an attack earlier this month at a strand train yard.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 8:00 am
The six-month term of an interim board appointed in March to stabilise the cash-strapped broadcaster ends next month.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 7:54 am
It was damaged in the fire but almost three months on, the facility is once again running at full capacity.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 7:23 am
Cosatu has described government’s decision to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity as disgraceful, a camouflaged surrender and a mockery of the country’s rule of law.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 7:17 am
The trial of Ronaldo van Rooyen and Tawfeeq Ebrahim started in the Western Cape High Court on Monday.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 7:13 am
Bheki Cele spoke passionately about the Gupta family saying he personally did not join the struggle to have it destroyed by a few people.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 7:04 am
The young victim was sexually assaulted at the weekend.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 6:55 am
In a recent article run in online medical journal, 'The Lancet', Van der Merwe states the transplant has restored man’s 'normal physiological functions'.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 6:51 am
Authorities say the situation is tense, with community members blocking the roads with burning tyres and rocks.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 6:13 am
It emerged on Monday that acting National Police Commissioner Lesetja Mothiba had terminated Major General Pat Mokushane’s acting role at the division.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 5:57 am
Earlier this year, the organisation's budget was slashed by 13% as part of government's cost-cutting measures.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 5:50 am
The High Court in Pretoria recently granted rhino breeder John Hume a permit as instructed by the High Court on Sunday.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 5:48 am
More water management devices are to be installed at repeat transgressors' homes in the coming weeks.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 5:45 am
Affected Vodacom users vented their frustration on social media after receiving depletion notifications.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 5:26 am
ANC NEC member Bheki Cele says that the party does not belong to anyone and it is a movement for the people by the people.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 5:04 am
Officials have implemented measures to get the town’s economy back on its feet following the devastating fires that hit the area and say they're starting to bear fruit.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 4:47 am
Harare councillor Anele Gabuza says chaos erupted during a land invasion in the area.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 4:43 am
DA MP Phumzile Van Damme says that National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete must open criminal cases against those named in a report for possibly misleading an inquiry into the SABC.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 4:35 am
The ANC’s tripartite alliance partners are seething, yet again slamming the governing party for targeting individuals who are speaking out against corruption.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 4:16 am
Mzwanele Manyi says he takes offence to the notion that his purchase of the two media companies is a front.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 4:01 am
The State Theatre says in the four-week run, it was only in the final week that attendance numbers for 'Marikana the Musical' went up. While there are ambitions to tour locally and internationally, poor funding has limited the show to Pretoria.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 3:33 am
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