South Africa

South Africa: R172 Million Road Upgrade Project Launched

The Gauteng Department for Roads and Transport will upgrade the R42/Potch Road in the south of Johannesburg in...

South Africa: Businessman Sentenced for Defrauding Cogta R7.5 Million

The Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court has sentenced Mex Dhladhla to 12 years direct imprisonment for fraud against...

South Africa: Continued Support for #NaturallySuperior Semenya

South Africans and the internal community have been urged to endorse the #NaturallySuperior campaign as Caster Semenya continues...

South Africa: Bryanston High School Coach Guilty of Sexual Harassment, Dismissed Immediately

A sports coach who stands accused of sexually harassing three learners at Bryanston High School in Johannesburg has...

South Africa: Phahlane Granted Bail, Lawyer Argues Arrest ‘Nothing but a Show for the Media’

Former acting police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane has been granted bail of R20 000. He appeared briefly in the...

South Africa: KZN Water Supply Looks Promising, but Conservation Is a Must – Umgeni Water

After years of poor rains and dry weather, one of KwaZulu-Natal's main dams is overflowing with water, bulk...

South Africa: Momo Challenge Has All the Hallmarks of a Hoax

South Africa’s Film and Publication Board has warned parents to be “vigilant and closely monitor their children’s online...

South Africa: Govt Gets Help Tracking Down Social Media Predators Ahead of Poll

analysis By Martin PlautCan South Africa really hold a general election on the 8th of May in a...

South Africa: Man’s Lucky Escape After Car Ripped in Half in Collision

A man is his 20s had a very lucky escape after an accident left his car wrapped around...

South Africa: Revival of Afrikaans Anti-Apartheid Paper Is Good News. but Change Is in Order

analysis By Herman WassermanFor a generation of Afrikaans-speaking South Africans the relaunch of the alternative weekly Vrye Weekblad...

South Africa: Joburg Tremor Merely a ‘Seismic Disturbance’

The tremor felt by residents of Johannesburg just before 07:00 on Friday morning was a "seismic disturbance" that...

South Africa: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

South Africa's Ladysmith Black Mambazo Capella musical group, which won a fifth Grammy Award in 2018, will today,...

South Africa: Absa Premiership Reaches Home Stretch

By Savious KwinikaJojannesburg — A NUMBER of matches that could decide the destiny of the Absa Premiership as...

South Africa: Successful Arrests in Business Robbery

press release On Wednesday 27 February 2019, members from Sterkspruit SAPS managed to arrest four suspects for business...

South Africa: Teenagers Arrested With Firearms in Separate Cases – Port Elizabeth

press release Police in Port Elizabeth continue to make inroads in recovering illegal firearms and arresting suspects. Two...

South Africa: Illicit Goods Found At Schools

press release Pienaar Cluster Stations, the K9 and POP Units, teams from the Department of Community Safety, Security...

South Africa: Off-Duty Police Officers Chase After Intruders and Make Arrest – Port Elizabeth

press release Two off-duty detective police officers did not hesitate to spring into action when they realised that...

South Africa: ‘My F*k, Marelize’ Talks to Us – ‘I Fall Down Every Day’

Marelize Horn, 19, the Namibian woman who rode her bicycle into rugby poles in a video that has...

South Africa: Public Protector to Only Defend 13 Out of the 21 Cases On Judicial Review Due to Constraints

Public Protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane on Thursday revealed that the institution will only be able to defend 13...

South Africa: SAA, AWA Partner to Deepen West African Operation

By Wole OyebadeSouth African Airways (SAA), and its Ghanaian partner, Africa World Airlines (AWA), have signed a Memorandum...

South Africa: Mum and Toddler Run Over By Their Own Car At Pretoria School After Handbrake Fails

A mother and her young child were knocked over by the mum's own car outside a school in...

South Africa: ‘It’s a Genocide’ – Bullets and Bloodshed Rocks Mitchells Plain

Stop and Drop. This is the lesson a Mitchells Plain father says he has taught his children for...

South Africa: Did You Feel That Tremor, Joburg?

Residents in the Joburg area took to social media on Friday morning in reaction to a tremor that...

South Africa: Dr Malinga Is Building His Own Resort and Has Plans of Taking It Nationwide

Johannesburg — First there was Lingas jumpsuits , then Lingas Water , and now local muso Dr Malinga...

South Africa: Private Healthcare Loses More Than R22-Billion a Year to Fraud, Waste

By Roxy De VilliersThe Special Investigating Unit says it is actively targeting healthcare fraudsters. Fraud, waste and abuse...

South Africa: This Popular Birth Control Shot Is Out of Stock for the Second Year Running. Read Why

By Joan Van DykWomen who have been forced to go without their usual birth control shot are now...

South Africa: Ace Magashule to Lead Tripartite Alliance’s Solidarity Visit to Venezuela’s President Under Siege, Nicolás Maduro

analysis By Peter FabriciusThe ANC is to send a delegation to Venezuela to offer support to embattled President...

South Africa: Rebels and Rage – Navigating a Way Through the #FeesMustFall Campus Turmoil of 2016

analysis By Adam HabibThe book moves between reflecting on the events of the last three years on university...

South Africa: State Capture Wipes Out Third of SA’s R4.9-Trillion GDP – Never Mind Lost Trust, Confidence, Opportunity

analysis By Marianne MertenThe cost of State Capture hovers at around R1.5-trillion over the second term of the...

South Africa: Zuma and ANC NEC Allegedly Ignored Mbalula’s Disturbing Gupta Disclosure

analysis By Jessica BezuidenhoutOn Thursday afternoon, General Siphiwe Nyanda took the witness stand to confirm that former President...

South Africa: D-Day for Mcbride’s Future At IPID

On Thursday the matter of the contract of Robert McBride, executive director of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate...

South Africa: Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers – High-Level Segment of 40th Session of UN High Commission for Human Rights

press release Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers, South African Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation at the high-level...

South Africa: Why a Guaranteed Jobs Scheme Would Pay for Itself

analysis By Andrew LawrenceIn his first State of the Nation Address, President Cyril Ramaphosa posed the key question:...

South Africa: Cape Town Has a Plan to Manage Its Water. but There Are Big Gaps

analysis By Jasper KnightThe City of Cape Town - and southwest Africa more generally - experienced its worst...

South Africa: Hollywood Star Terrence J to Jet to SA for Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo

Johannesburg — Hollywood star Terrence J will partying it up with local celebrities at this year's Veuve Clicquot...

South Africa: North West Pupil, 13, Arrested for Stabbing Fellow Schoolmate to Death

North West police are investigating a case of murder after a 13-year-old pupil allegedly used a pair of...

South Africa: Former Glencore CEO ‘Devastated’ By Molefe’s About-Face On Coal Deal

Former Glencore chief executive Clinton Ephron has told the Zondo commission into state capture that he was devastated...

South Africa: The Strange Gap Between the DA’s Election Posters and Its Manifesto Promises

analysis By Rebecca DavisThe DA has papered South African cities with election campaign posters which make decidedly bold...

South Africa: Lightning Deters Search for 3 Toddlers Who Went Missing While Playing in PE Park

Three children disappeared while playing in a park in Motherwell in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday. A search...

South Africa: Date, Venue Confirmed for Bafana Bafana Afcon Decider

Cape Town — Bafana Bafana has confirmed the date and venue of Stuart Baxter's side's final 2019 African...