June 26, 2017

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The National Sea Rescue Institute says it was unable to assist a local man who suffered a heart attack on the beach in Witsand.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 12:03 pm
Rain has led to an increase of about 1.5 percentage points since last week.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 11:56 am
Acting Commissioner James Smalberger says the department condemns the breach of security and an investigation is under way.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 11:49 am
The first sitting of the inquest is set to begin in the High Court in Johannesburg on Monday after the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) reopened the case.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 11:44 am
A group of community members targeted the newly revamped facility earlier on Monday.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 11:28 am
Rescuers found the girl together with her three friends on the mountain on Sunday night.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 11:21 am
Officials have emphasized that no humans have been affected.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 10:49 am
Two suspects are expected to appear in court soon for allegedly hijacking a truck carrying over R50 million worth of electronic goods.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 10:41 am
It’s understood five men shot the man several times in his home in Kagiso and managed to flee the scene before police arrived.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 10:40 am
The anti-apartheid activist died in police detention 45 years ago.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 10:35 am
Prostate cancer, heart disease, type II diabetes and obesity are named as the culprits of declining health in men worldwide.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 10:19 am
According to Professor Francois Engelbrecht, this phenomenon has made the region more vulnerable to extreme events such as wildfires.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 10:15 am
Metrorail’s Riana Scott says infrastructure on one of its busiest routes has been damaged in an apparent act of vandalism.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 10:10 am
MEC Panyaza Lesufi will deliver his R40 billion budget vote speech at the Provincial Legislature on Tuesday.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 10:07 am
WARNING: The following video contains graphic content. After seeing the #WhatisyourFear campaign an author reached out to EWN to tell her own story of overcoming trauma & violence.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 9:57 am
President Jacob Zuma and his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa have wished the Muslim community a happy Eid as they mark the end of Ramadan.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 9:52 am
Magistrate Wicus Loggernberg postponed the matter to 7 August, saying the prosecutor had asked for extra time to allow for investigations.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 9:30 am
The 10-day festival starts in Grahamstown on Thursday.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 9:20 am
SA’s femicide rate is five times higher than any other country in the world, according to Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 9:18 am
South Africa's Treasury has yet to decide whether it will challenge a recommendation by an anti-graft watchdog to change the central bank's mandate.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 9:02 am
The apartheid government said the activist committed suicide but a private investigation launched by his family uncovered new evidence.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 8:54 am
The fires were brought under control last week after rampaging across Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 8:47 am
The EFF says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba was responsible for aiding the controversial family in spying on Malema when he was a minister at Home Affairs.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 8:44 am
A probe has been underway after three inmates were killed when violence broke out between prisoners and guards in December.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 8:15 am
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the Muslim community has contributed to social cohesion as well as ethical and moral values in the country.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 7:57 am
Residents who are protesting against evictions in the area are behind the attack, which took place on Sunday.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 7:52 am
DA chief whip John Steenhuisen says the country’s rating downgrade and recent unemployment figures show President Zuma and his executive have failed.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 7:25 am
Snake Road, between the N12 and the N17, has been blocked off to traffic.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 7:22 am
Mew Way has been closed to traffic between Steve Biko and Spine Road.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 7:20 am
The incident occurred at the weekend. The motive is unclear.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 7:19 am
Fawu's announced that around 1,000 of its members employed across eight sugar farms in KwaZulu-Natal are preparing to strike.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 7:17 am
Cyril Ramaphosa tells Eyewitness News he supports the Constitutional Court’s ruling and that the Speaker can't hide behind the veil that she doesn’t know what to do.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 7:03 am
At the weekend police announced suspected rhino poacher Sydney Malose, who had been handcuffed to a bed in an East London hospital, had escaped.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 7:03 am
The party concluded its conference on Sunday which was convened to prepare for the national policy gathering later this week.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 6:44 am
After a two-day federal council meeting held in Durban, Mmusi Maimane stated it's possible to unseat the African National Congress.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 6:33 am
Theo Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen are also accused of threatening to douse Victor Mlotshwa with petrol in Mpumalanga last August.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 6:33 am
Provincial chair Sihle Zikalala also says there would not be a need for elections if there was a tradition that the deputy president takes over from the incumbent.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 6:33 am
Panyaza Lesufi He says the province has been successful on its e-learning programme on grade 12 classes and is now working on consolidating other grades.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 6:33 am
Provincial chair Sihle Zikalala confirmed this yesterday during his closing address at the general council held at the University of Zululand.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 6:33 am
Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte are accused of killing 16-year-old Matlhomola Mosweu in April.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 6:33 am
The party has responded to reports that the Gupta family spied on Julius Malema, with claims the controversial family wants the EFF leader dead.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 6:33 am
The area has been at the centre of a dispute between activists and the City of Cape Town.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 4:46 am
Another two teenagers have died during the winter initiation season in the Eastern Cape.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 4:32 am
Last week, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane released the mining charter which increased the black ownership target to 30%.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 4:30 am
President Jacob Zuma says the people of the DRC need to determine and decide their internal political future.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 4:23 am
Mkhize says the family has been in the country for some years now and has invested in a number companies.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 4:17 am
Radebe says ANC members should strive for an equal, non-racial society. he was delivering the Oliver Tambo Memorial Lecture in Sedibeng on Sunday.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 4:13 am
ANC Gauteng chairperson Paul Mashatile says Gauteng will continue to meet with other provinces over leadership.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 4:09 am
Daniel Petersen Jnr has been nominated for his commitment and faithfulness to community work, nation and his philanthropic work.
Posted: June 25, 2017, 7:32 pm
The MEC says he will focus on the acceleration of proper education and building more infrastructure to create a conducive environment for learning.
Posted: June 25, 2017, 7:16 pm
Paul Mashatile delivered a closing address at the provincial party's policy conference on Sunday evening.
Posted: June 25, 2017, 6:35 pm
Councillor Barbara Ras says media reports on the incident made it sound like a gang war was brewing in the area.
Posted: June 25, 2017, 5:31 pm
The EFF have reacted to reports of alleged espionage by the Guptas on its leader, linking it to Malusi Gigaba.
Posted: June 25, 2017, 5:18 pm
Newspaper reports suggest that new intelligence boss was arrested for being in possession of stolen property in 1993.
Posted: June 25, 2017, 5:06 pm
Speaking at the KZN ANC general council Sihle Zikalala said Zuma is under attack because outside want the ANC out of power.
Posted: June 25, 2017, 3:52 pm
The sports car was sent into a spin by a Mazda which had allegedly skipped a red light in Sandton on Saturday.
Posted: June 25, 2017, 3:30 pm
Fires raged along the garden route, killing seven people and burning down several Knysna homes in June.
Posted: June 25, 2017, 2:36 pm
The 10-day festival officially starts on Thursday and features hundreds of performances, including theatre, music and art exhibitions.
Posted: June 25, 2017, 2:14 pm
Ten other initiates have been treated for smoke inhalation after the school caught alight earlier on Sunday morning, officials say.
Posted: June 25, 2017, 1:26 pm
The EFF says most of the trips made by Malema which have been reported in the media were never publicly announced.
Posted: June 25, 2017, 12:09 pm
The ruling party says it’s confident Makhura will contribute significantly to the repositioning of the Gauteng province at a global level.
Posted: June 25, 2017, 10:51 am
Workers affiliated to the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) say eight employers from Illovo farms across the province have failed to meet their demands.
Posted: June 25, 2017, 10:26 am
Eyewitness News asked you if it was time to drop English and use isiZulu as SA’s official language?
Posted: June 25, 2017, 8:48 am
The Sunday Times is reporting that the family has been at the forefront of an attack on South African banks after many closed the Gupta’s accounts.
Posted: June 25, 2017, 8:14 am
Last year, the Acsa requested law firm, Norton Rose Fulbright, to provide it with guidance on how to deal with the parastatal’s supply chain management.
Posted: June 25, 2017, 8:06 am
Presidents Jacob Zuma and Joseph Kabila are meeting for the 10th bi-national commission between the two countries.
Posted: June 25, 2017, 6:43 am
The trust fund says if the victims of Marikana were important to the state much more assistance would have been given by now.
Posted: June 25, 2017, 5:47 am
This comes after the Constitutional Court last week confirmed that she has the power to decide on the appropriate voting method in a motion of no confidence.
Posted: June 25, 2017, 5:27 am
The CPF’s Cheslyn Steenberg has urged an angry community to allow justice to take its course.
Posted: June 25, 2017, 5:10 am
The police’s Moatshe Ngoepe says the men are heavily armed and considered to be dangerous.
Posted: June 25, 2017, 5:03 am
The departments has asked that people not eat any dead or sick birds and avoid buying bird meat from flea markets.
Posted: June 25, 2017, 4:55 am
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Posted: June 25, 2017, 4:25 am
Dirco spokesman Nelson Kgwete says the 10th session of the South Africa-DRC bi-national commission will go ahead.
Posted: June 25, 2017, 4:18 am
Following the Marikana massacre in August 2012 Amcu, established a trust fund to address the three key pillars of housing, education and skills development.
Posted: June 24, 2017, 5:27 pm
The Springboks have beaten France 35-12 at Emirates Airlines Park in Johannesburg in the third and final test match of the series on Saturday night.
Posted: June 24, 2017, 5:03 pm
Government denies knowledge of any reports that members of the Congolese community in SA will disrupt the visit.
Posted: June 24, 2017, 4:16 pm
Lusikisiki is faced with enormous challenges relating to huge service delivery backlogs in infrastructure, high levels of poverty, crime and underdevelopment.
Posted: June 24, 2017, 3:41 pm
The high-speed chase ended when the car with the suspected robbers collided with a truck between Lainsburg and Touwsrivier on Friday night.
Posted: June 24, 2017, 2:44 pm
Warren Whiteley was forced to withdraw from the team due to a groin injury which he has been carrying throughout the season, but was aggravated in training this week.
Posted: June 24, 2017, 2:16 pm
Masixole Mangethe and his uncle Sithembele Mangethe were sentenced to 23 years in jail in the Willowvale Regional Magistrate Court this week.
Posted: June 24, 2017, 1:36 pm
The department encourages people not eat any dead or sick birds and avoid buying bird meat from flea markets.
Posted: June 24, 2017, 1:20 pm
Motorists are urged to avoid the highway which has been closed off to all north-bound traffic after two trucks and five cars collided.
Posted: June 24, 2017, 12:39 pm
The party says the former home affairs minister broke the Executive Members Act by failing to declare his decision to Parliament.
Posted: June 24, 2017, 12:19 pm

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