October 17, 2017

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Sinoxolo Mafevuka’s body was stuffed in a communal toilet in the SST Section, Khayelitsha, in March 2016.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 2:48 pm
Hlengiwe Mkhize replaces Blade Nzimande and will now have to deal with the Fees Must Fall movement and free education proposals.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 2:31 pm
Ayanda Dlodlo was replaced in Tuesday's reshuffle by former Energy Minister Mmamaloko Kubayi.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 2:26 pm
SACP's Solly Mapaila says they believe President Jacob Zuma has specifically targeted Blade Nzimande in his Cabinet reshuffle.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 2:21 pm
The consultancy firm says after a four-month-long investigation, it’s decided to suspend all work for SOEs until further notice.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 2:20 pm
The Moerane Commission of Inquiry has heard more details about the murder of Khanyisile Ngobese-Sibisi last year.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 2:16 pm
State witness and SAPS chief forensic analyst Sharlene Otto tested 216 DNA samples that had been found at the Van Breda family home.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 2:12 pm
The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises kicked off its inquiry into the power utility on Tuesday.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 1:43 pm
President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday morning announced a Cabinet reshuffle which included the sacking of Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 1:28 pm
Dan Matjila says the PIC is not closing the door to investment in national airline SAA, but that it needs good governance and a turn-around strategy.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 1:19 pm
Advocate Gerrie Nel announced that this case will be the first his newly formed private prosecutions unit would take on.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 1:15 pm
Sipho 'Brickz' Ndlovu was sentenced to 15 years in prison in the Roodepoort magistrates court earlier on Tuesday.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 12:54 pm
Ethel Ncube, who owns the Precious Angels NGO in Atteridgeville Pretoria, testified at the Esidimeni hearings in Parktown this morning.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 12:38 pm
MPs repeatedly asked GEPF Chairperson Renosi Mokate whether the board held the view that the Public Investment Corporation is vulnerable to state capture.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 12:22 pm
The SACP is this afternoon spelling out its reaction to the latest Cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 12:21 pm
EFF leader Julius Malema says the latest SAAbailout is just one example of how Malusi Gigaba let National Treasury use emergency funds to help a failing parastatal.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 11:44 am
This morning the Presidency announced a Cabinet reshuffle that saw a number of ministers swopping portfolios, while Blade Nzimande was the only one to be axed.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 11:25 am
Sipho Ndlovu was sentenced to 15 years behind bars on Tuesday morning after being found guilty of raping his niece at his Ruimsig home.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 10:52 am
The SACP says President's Zuma's latest move is not a reshuffle but the targeted removal of Blade Nzimande as a direct attack on the party.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 10:52 am
United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa has slammed the reshuffle.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 10:44 am
A total of 1,712 mentally ill people were transferred from Life Esidimeni by the Gauteng Health Department 141 died and 59 are still unaccounted for.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 10:39 am
An associate professor has called for better regulation on SA roads as the country marks Transport Month.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 10:32 am
The EFF leader is briefing the media in Braamfontein.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 10:20 am
Parliament’s Public Enterprises portfolio committee will focus on Eskom before turning the spotlight on Transnet and Denel.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 10:00 am
Education expert Chris van Niekerk says the socio-economic conditions have proven to be the barrier in most cases where some parents can’t perform or carry out these activities given limited resources.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 9:52 am
The man is accused of raping the girl, aged 14, after offering her a lift home from school.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 9:40 am
President Jacob Zuma has announced yet another Cabinet reshuffle.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 9:20 am
Phumzile Dube died in February 2014 when Duduzane Zuma’s Porsche collided with the taxi in which she was travelling.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 9:01 am
The Esidimeni arbitration hearings continue in Parktown, Johannesburg.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 8:58 am
Hlengiwe Mkhize has been announced as the Minister of Higher Education and Training, replacing Blade Nzimande.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 8:40 am
A picture on social media appears to show the warder being intimate with an inmate.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 8:26 am
The committee’s Dereleen James says the children are now in a place of safety but still need medical attention.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 8:24 am
Sipho Ndlovu, known as Brickz, was found guilty in July of raping his 16-year-old niece at his home in November 2013.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 8:18 am
Eight months after the private prosecution unit was established, Gerrie Nel will announce the first case he’ll sink his teeth into.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 8:03 am
A grade nine learner at Leiden Secondary School in Delft was stabbed to death on Monday during a fight.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 8:01 am
Parliament's ethics committee cleared her of any wrongdoing related to the annual Speaker's Ball Mbete hosted in February.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 7:50 am
The consultancy firm announced on Tuesday that it has suspended its work for state-owned companies in SA until further notice.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 7:39 am
The convicted rapist is appearing in the Roodepoort Magistrates Court for sentencing.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 7:38 am
The members have been appointed for a five-year period with immediate effect.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 6:55 am
Fagan’s been hailed as a hero he managed to fight off two of the assailants who had attacked his teenage daughter and her friend.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 6:50 am
The incident occurred on the grounds of Leiden Secondary School on Monday.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 6:45 am
Daphney Ndhlovu says she was told by her superiors to do a number of things that go against a social worker’s ethics but did them out of fear.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 6:33 am
Matshela Koko's disciplinary hearing was due to start on Monday but it’s now set to begin on Wednesday.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 6:29 am
The call centre workers have been on strike since July over a salary hike dispute.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 6:17 am
Newly elected ANC Veterans League president Snuki Zikalala has warned the ANC leadership that it will be held responsible should it fail to take action when needed.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 6:14 am
DNA expert Antonel Olckers has been facing rigorous cross-examination by the State over her qualifications and her testimony.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 5:52 am
Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane led a march through Vanderbijlpark on Monday after a video emerged of Nigerian nationals assaulting police officers in the area.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 5:46 am
The company says that the decision comes after a four-month investigagtion by its general global council following the scandal surround its dealings with Eskom and Trillian.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 5:35 am
Ramaphosa was speaking at a gala dinner for the South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors last night.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 5:19 am
Dam storage levels are at just over 37% with useable water at 27%.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 4:58 am
The Education MEC says he’s reviewing having scholar patrolmen at schools and even matric dances in the interest of safety.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 4:54 am
Over 100 pilots and other flight crew affiliated to the union are demanding an 8.5% wage hike.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 4:43 am
The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Friday confirmed that the decision to withdraw criminal charges against the President in 2009 was irrational.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 4:23 am
Daphney Ndhlovu works at the Cullinan Care Rehabilitation Centre which is one of the NGOs where most patients from Esidimeni died.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 4:18 am
President Jacob Zuma missed a deadline on Monday to oppose the advocacy group Media Monitoring Africa’s application in the High Court in Johannesburg.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 4:12 am
It follows revelations in leaked emails of influence peddling by the Gupta family to score lucrative state contracts.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 4:01 am
By Dr Jack & Curtis.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 3:22 am
The SABC currently does not have a board after the broadcaster’s interim board concluded its work in September.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 7:08 pm
Windmeul Eggs Managing Director Pier Passerini says about 70% of the retail shelves are soon expected to be empty.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 6:57 pm
It’s understood, the children between the ages of one month and nine-years-old were found by community members at the drug den.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 6:39 pm
Dr Aleksandar Valjarevic says because more and more companies are going digital, there is a greater threat to consumers’ identity.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 6:25 pm
A 28-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly raped a 17-year-old girl at a Pretoria school.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:37 pm
At 1516 GMT, the rand traded at 13.29 per dollar, 0.19% weaker on the day.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:36 pm
Officers are now investigating whether they belong to a woman who disappeared in the same area a week ago.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:23 pm
The experts will test the health of the sea's ecosystem by using a Conductivity Depth Temperature (CTD) device.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:11 pm
Zikalala was speaking to Eyewitness News following his election as the veterans’ league president.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:02 pm
At this time last year dams were 62% full.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 4:53 pm
Over 100 workers affiliated to trade union Solidarity are demanding an 8.5% wage hike while the employer is offering 6%.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 4:50 pm
This was revealed by a lawyer representing the families of these patients and has been confirmed by social worker Daphney Ndhlovu.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 4:43 pm
Paramedics say they arrived at the school and were lead to the hall where the children were waiting for medical attention.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 4:42 pm
It’s understood the 51-year-old teacher offered the teenager a lift home from school on Friday and attacked her.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 4:41 pm
Gauteng Education MEC Payaza Lesufi has warned that he will not hesitate to recall all school guards after two more cases of sexual abuse emerged.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 4:38 pm
Back in 2014, the organisation received a tip-off that animals had been abandoned on a farm belonging to the chairperson of the National Council of Provinces in the North West.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 4:36 pm
Clinical psychologist Khosi Jiyane says there are many dynamics that come into play when considering if you should send your child to boarding school.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 4:31 pm
Portion control has been named one of the key factors when it comes to obesity, after the release of the Discovery Vitality OBEcity Index
Posted: October 16, 2017, 4:09 pm
Workers marched to the Union Buildings where they handed over a memorandum directed to President Jacob Zuma, urging him to intervene.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 3:51 pm
Eskom says the various parties will decide on a time to continue the hearing, which was due to start underway on Monday.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 3:33 pm
The 16-year-old was attacked on the school grounds of Leiden Secondary at around 11 am on Monday morning.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 3:27 pm
Doctor Antonel Olckers last week testified that most of the results of the DNA tests conducted by a State forensic expert were invalid.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 3:12 pm
According to the Code of Ethical Conduct and Disclosure of Members' Interests, MPs are obliged to disclose all their interests annually.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 2:53 pm
Following a series of sexual assault cases at Gauteng schools, Panyaza Lesufi says reporting mechanisms now need a complete overhaul
Posted: October 16, 2017, 2:22 pm
The Department of Public Works says it’s working to finalise the cost of fixing almost 30 buildings in KZN, which include 17 state-owned facilities.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 2:15 pm
The High Court in Pretoria on Friday declared a contract between the city and a service provider void on the grounds that it’s constitutionally invalid.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 1:41 pm
If water demand and temperatures rise without good rainfall, Johannesburg Water says it will have to enforce water-saving measures.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 1:34 pm
Paramedics on the scene have confirmed at least one person has been hurt.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 1:10 pm
The number of cases has dropped from 22 in 2016 to 12 during the same period this year.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 12:55 pm
The new president of the ANC veterans league says it has resolved to attend the consultative conference organised by the ANC stalwarts due to take place next week.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 12:53 pm
It is unclear if the man fell in or was thrown into the Holfontein silo.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 12:37 pm
The DA had accused Baleka Mbete of breaching the code of ethical conduct by not acting in a manner that engenders public trust.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 12:28 pm
Dr Antonel Olckers has been testifying on the validity of a report done by SAPS chief forensic analyst Sharlene Otto.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 11:11 am
Between September and December this year, experts set out to perform 110 surgical procedures at Western Cape facilities.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 10:56 am
Sassa cards expire on 31 December, sparking concerns that beneficiaries won't be able to access their money.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 10:50 am
Public Service and Administration Minister Faith Muthambi's office says that steps have been taken to ensure the smooth running of her department after two top officials were suspended.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 10:35 am
A total of 141 patients died after being moved from life Esidimeni facilities by the Gauteng Health Department last year.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 10:25 am
President Zuma was awarded the highest honour during a visit to Nigeria’s Imo State at the weekend. A street has also been named after him.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 9:56 am
Discovery said last year that it would spend R2.1 billion to set up a retail bank based on the “behavioural model”.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 9:45 am
Pink Ladies founder Jacqui Thomas says that missing person cases vary from case to case.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 9:42 am
Anthony Miller CEO at Simply Financial Services says that if people depend on your income then you should think about life insurance.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 9:25 am
It’s alleged the man raped the teenaged girl on Friday after offering her a lift home from school.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 9:22 am
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula's comments come after six suspects were arrested at the weekend following a tip-off from a security vehicle following a car from the airport.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 9:14 am
The Commission for Gender Equality says it’s outraged at the molestation of school pupils and will now be taking the matter forward.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 8:53 am
Mango spokesperson Sergio dos Santos says all the flights did take off.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 8:46 am
South Africa has joined those countries promising to work with the United Nations and African Union to explore long term solutions to fighting terrorism.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 8:34 am
The SRC says Wits needs to prioritise mental health as many students are at risk of depression due to the pressures of tertiary education.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 8:30 am
It's alleged he stabbed the deceased in the neck after robbing two women in Kloof Street early Saturday morning.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 8:24 am
Week two of the alternative dispute resolution process resumes on Monday morning in Parktown.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 8:03 am
Metro police officers have confiscated eight illegal guns in the past two weeks.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 7:35 am
While this is SA Agulhas 2's first participation in the voyage, SA has already conducted 3 cruises last year, as part of its contribution to the expedition.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 7:26 am
In the Western Cape, 8,079 learners will write their computer applications technology exam.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 7:17 am
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula last week visited Hanover Park and Manenberg where he explained how soldiers will help police.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 7:15 am
The KwaZulu-Natal Education Department says the matter must be investigated further before the school can take disciplinary measures.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 6:59 am
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula says that attempts by some individuals to romanticize, defend and side with suspects of crime is concerning.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 6:32 am
Workers are demanding an 8.5% salary increase but the low-cost airline is offering six.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 6:17 am
Eyewitness News understands that Mahlangu is currently overseas to further her studies making it difficult for her to give evidence.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 6:06 am
Lesufi says his department is now looking at the entire process of the appointment of scholar patrol men at schools.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:52 am
President Jacob Zuma was awarded the highest honour during a visit to Nigeria’s Imo State at the weekend.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:47 am
NPA boss Shaun Abrahams is expected to inform President Jacob Zuma’s legal team this week whether he will consider fresh representations from him on why he should not be prosecuted.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:41 am
The KZN Education Department has also condemned the school’s decision and says it will investigate allegations of racism at the school.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:28 am
Shocking details have been revealed about the conditions of NGOs where Life Esidimeni patients were moved and this week, the accounts of the owners of these NGOs are expected to be heard.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:22 am
ANC presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu also reiterated the importance of eradicating corruption from government.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:19 am
No students were injured during the attack, but Stellenbosch University's SRC has made counselling available to those who were in the Cubana at the time.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 4:45 am
Questions are now being asked about Brown following reports that two people close to her allegedly scored lucrative oil tenders from Eskom.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 4:19 am
The Supreme Court of Appeal reaffirmed on Friday the High Court’s finding that the decision to discontinue the case against Zuma in 2009 was irrational.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 4:12 am
Solidarity members, including flight captains, are to go on strike from Monday morning after wage negotiations with Mango Airlines fell flat on Sunday night.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 3:39 am
The accident also claimed two lives, that of paramedic crew member Jacqueline Coetzee and the occupant of another vehicle.
Posted: October 15, 2017, 7:17 pm
President Jacob Zuma has concluded his visit to Zambia, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo to strengthen socio-economic relations.
Posted: October 15, 2017, 6:45 pm
It’s understood the woman jumped from the sixth floor of a student residence on Saturday night in full view of other students.
Posted: October 15, 2017, 5:43 pm
The City of Cape Town says around 7,000 filming permits have been issued to productions this past year.
Posted: October 15, 2017, 5:37 pm
The next leg of the international Indian Ocean expedition will officially get underway in Durban on Wednesday.
Posted: October 15, 2017, 5:26 pm
The Thabo Mbeki Foundation says the withdrawal of the charges against President Jacob Zuma has caused SA undue and unnecessary strain for more than a decade and a half.
Posted: October 15, 2017, 5:21 pm
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says cameras will also be installed at the Orlando east primary school.
Posted: October 15, 2017, 5:04 pm
In the latest arrest, officials nabbed four suspects in Philippi East after they were found in possession of an illegal firearm and seven rounds of ammunition.
Posted: October 15, 2017, 4:22 pm
Leah Tutu celebrated her 84th birthday with husband Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu at the Granary Building in the Cape Town CBD.
Posted: October 15, 2017, 3:53 pm

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