Court convicts man who raped woman, tormented her children on Hankey farm-2019

Court convicts man who raped woman, tormented her children on Hankey farm-2019

A man who raped a woman in her farmhouse and tormented her children was found guilty on 17 counts in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Wednesday.The charges against Sebenzile Simane, 32, included two of rape, an attempted rape, four of attempted murder, and compelling a child to witness a sexual act, said regional National…
Thousands in need get free meals on Eid-2019

Thousands in need get free meals on Eid-2019

The holy month of Ramadaan reminds and reinforces the values of self-sacrifice, kindness and charity for many in South Africa, and Muslims in particular.It is in this spirit that every year, after the end of the month of fasting, non-governmental organisations (NGO) and individuals in the larger Muslim community help the poor and needy on…
Here’s the DA’s ‘shadow cabinet’-2019

Here’s the DA’s ‘shadow cabinet’-2019

The DA announced its team of spokespersons – or its "shadow cabinet", as the party likes to call it – on Wednesday, with marching orders from party leader Mmusi Maimane to hold the executive to account at every turn."The people of South Africa re-elected the DA as the country's official opposition in this 6th Parliament,…
Africa Check wins $50K for its ‘What’s Crap on WhatsApp?’ service-2019

Africa Check wins $50K for its ‘What’s Crap on WhatsApp?’ service-2019

Local fact-checking organisation Africa Check, together with audio-production start-up Volume, has been awarded a $50 000 (R736 105.50) grant by the 2019 Fact Forward Innovation Fund of the International Fact-Checking Network for its What's Crap on WhatsApp? service. The service was launched earlier this year and is aimed at debunking fake WhatsApp messages. This is how it…
Joburg city manager denies report that he accepted responsibility for Alexandra demolitions-2019

Joburg city manager denies report that he accepted responsibility for Alexandra demolitions-2019

City of Johannesburg manager Ndivhoniswani Lukhwareni has denied reports that he accepted responsibility for the demolition of alleged illegal structures in Alexandra last week."Dr Lukhwareni did not indicate that he had authorised the demolition of the structures in Alexandra. This must be categorically understood," The City stated in a statement released on Wednesday afternoon."Lukhwareni sought to…
LIVE: Proteas need to defend 227 at Rose Bowl-2019

LIVE: Proteas need to defend 227 at Rose Bowl-2019

Proteas 2019-06-05 17:58 Herman Mostert and Lynn Butler 18:18 36 overs gone, India are 154/3India need 74 to win from 84 balls. 18:10 India are 145/3 after 34 overs.They still require 83 from 96 balls. 18:06 LACKLUSTRE FIELDINGThe Proteas are missing the mark with their fielding, there is just no urgency. A mis-communication between MS…
KZN health dept probing ‘suspicious’ death of pregnant woman, unborn baby at public hospital-2019

KZN health dept probing ‘suspicious’ death of pregnant woman, unborn baby at public hospital-2019

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health has initiated an investigation into the death of a 23-year-old woman and her unborn baby at one of its hospitals.Newly appointed Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu promised stern action over the "suspicious" death, saying anyone found guilty of negligence in connection with the incident would be dealt with. Sithembile Shabane was…
Waitress’s R20 000 tip ‘reduced to R100’ after patron’s wife asks for refund-2019

Waitress’s R20 000 tip ‘reduced to R100’ after patron’s wife asks for refund-2019

A waitress at a Paarl pub was, on Saturday, given a tip of almost R20 000 – until the tipper’s wife asked for a refund the next morning.On Wednesday, Netwerk24 reported that the patron at Breezy Hill had paid his bill of R379 – for several drinks, including brandy, whiskey and Jägermeister – and had included a…
Northern Cape Premier Saul keeps his promise, buys ambulances instead of cars for MECs-2019

Northern Cape Premier Saul keeps his promise, buys ambulances instead of cars for MECs-2019

New Northern Cape Premier Zamani Saul has made good on his promise to cut spending on cars for his provincial executive, instead choosing to direct that money towards buying new ambulances for the province.The premier took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce that "2day 27 new ambulances released (sic). This is a first batch of…
LIVE: #StateCaptureInquiry hears Transnet-related testimony from Multi-Purpose Business Solutions exec-2019

LIVE: #StateCaptureInquiry hears Transnet-related testimony from Multi-Purpose Business Solutions exec-2019

2019-06-05 15:00 The judicial commission of inquiry into state capture has wrapped up Transnet-related testimony from Dr Jonathan Bloom of Multi-Purpose Business Solutions. WATCH LIVE: State Capture Inquiry (Courtesy of SABC)  LIVE NEWS FEED Jump to bottom Last Updated at 18:23 Zondo excuses Bloom from the witness stand, and thanks him for his time and testimony. Zondo…