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Two rescuers die at Sibanye Stillwater in Westonaria

2021-09-22 05:19:18


Sibanye Stillwater says it is saddened by the passing of two of its mine rescue team members who died at the Thuthukani Shaft in Westonaria in Ga ...View Article

NW deteriorating fire stations raise concern

2021-09-22 05:23:59

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) has raised concerns about the state of deteriorating fire stations in Ngaka Modiri Molema District Mu ...View Article

Matongo funeral on Friday

2021-09-21 01:06:32

The late City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor, Jolidee Matongo, will be laid to rest on Friday in Johannesburg. This was confirmed by ANC Greater Johannesburg ...View Article

DA loses bid to halt candidate submission reopening

2021-09-21 04:55:18

The Constitutional Court has dismissed the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) bid to reverse the reopening of the candidate registration process for the November lo ...View Article

Mkhize to be honoured with Official Funeral

2021-09-21 04:57:14

The late Deputy Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize, will be honoured with an Official Funeral Cat ...View Article

Political parties up in arms over Olivenhoutbosch voters' roll ‘mess’

2021-09-20 05:16:45

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) must sort out the voters' roll issues identified in two wards in Olivenhoutbosch in Gauteng before the election dat ...View Article

Joburg mayor Matongo dies

2021-09-20 05:17:01

City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor, Jolidee Matongo, has died aged 46. Matongo died in a car crash on Saturday night.

City of Johannesburg said in a s ...View Article

IEC impressed with first day of voter registration

2021-09-18 05:47:30

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) said despite several problems it encountered during the first day of the weekend voter registration on Saturday, it ...View Article

Zuma takes legal battle to an African Court

2021-09-18 05:53:05

Former president Jacob Zuma is challenging his imprisonment at the African Court on Human and People’s Rights.

The Jacob Zuma Foundation revealed this ...View Article

City Power to take over Soweto power supply

2021-09-18 05:58:12

City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor, Jolidee Matongo, has assured some residents of Soweto that City Power will start supplying them with electricity, taking ...View Article

Gauteng Human Settlements rebuilds unlawfully demolished house

2021-09-17 05:21:02

Gauteng Department of Human Settlements has finally rebuilt a house in Atteridgeville that was unlawfully demolished over three years ago.

The house was ...View Article

CET lecturers want permanent contracts, better salaries

2021-09-17 01:25:03

Community Education and Training (CET) lecturers demand that they be given permanent employment contracts that will see them working normal hours.

The l ...View Article

Mamabolo condemns attacks on e-hailing taxi operator

2021-09-17 01:26:41

Gauteng MEC for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure, Jacob Mamabolo, says he will on Monday meet taxi associations in Gauteng - together with all their ...View Article

Zuma’s rescission application dismissed

2021-09-18 05:58:33

The Constitutional Court on Friday dismissed former president Jacob Zuma’s application to have his 15-month prison sentence rescinded.

Zuma filed the ...View Article

Municipal workers accept 3.5% salary increase

2021-09-17 05:03:51

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has signed off on a 3.5% salary hike for municipal workers after negotiations deadlocked earlier this yea ...View Article

Mbalula: Protests against ANC sponsored

2021-09-17 01:14:49

African National Congress (ANC) Head of Elections, Fikile Mbalula, has warned that the party would deal with members who want to use criminal activities to el ...View Article

Ramaphosa mourns Hlengiwe Mkhize

2021-09-17 04:56:49

President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent condolences to the family of the late Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities,"Pro ...View Article

DA insists IEC wrong to reopen candidate submission

2021-09-16 06:34:11

Democratic Alliance (DA) mayoral candidate for City of Tshwane, Randall Williams, is adamant that the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is wrong for reop ...View Article

Niehaus lays charges against ANC national officials

2021-09-16 05:45:59

Suspended African National Congress (ANC) member and spokesperson for the disbanded uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA), Carl Niehaus, says ...View Article

Gauteng chases 4m million COVID-19 vaccination

2021-09-16 05:41:20

Gauteng MEC for Health, Nomathemba Mokgethi, says the province is expecting to have surpassed 4 million vaccination mark by the end of Wednesday.

“I w ...View Article

Bishop Zondo fails to get complainants' CRL Commission statements

2021-09-15 05:02:42

The rape case against prominent Bishop Stephen Zondo was postponed to 15 November.

The leader of the Rivers of Living Waters Ministries is accused of ra ...View Article

SIU finds Limpopo TRUs tender fraudulent

2021-09-14 06:25:45

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has found that the R15.3-million tender for the construction of 192 transitional residential units in Limpopo was “frau ...View Article

Three Zandspruit mob justice accused granted bail

2021-09-14 06:25:57

Three of the 14 suspects accused of taking part in the Zandspruit vigilante attacks have been granted bail by the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court.

The two ...View Article

More ANC councillor squabble pickets at Luthuli House

2021-09-14 03:09:09

African National Congress (ANC) members from some wards in Gauteng and Mpumalanga picketed outside the party's headquarters, Luthuli House in Johannesburg, to ...View Article

ANC members decry unfair candidate selection process

2021-09-14 04:19:08

The ANC is facing an uphill battle as it tries to consolidate candidates lists for the November local government elections.

Members from different branc ...View Article

SA Govt: Human trafficking victims lured through Facebook

2021-09-13 08:04:00

Deputy Minister of Justice, John Jeffery, said government's analysis of human trafficking cases has revealed that victims are mostly lured through social medi ...View Article

DA Joburg mayoral candidate promises the best city

2021-09-13 05:19:49

As electioneering gains momentum, political parties are now taking aim at each other as they seek to influence voters to choose them over their opponents.

...View Article

Lockdown restrictions likely to be relaxed

2021-09-13 05:20:03

Government is expected to revise the COVID-19 lockdown to a more flexible level tonight to allow political parties space to campaign ahead of the 2021 Local G ...View Article

Woman sees red over unregistered Mahikeng funeral scheme

2021-09-12 05:00:49

A Mahikeng woman has been left devastated, after finding out that the Go Mary Funeral Society that she has been paying premiums to, is not registered.

N ...View Article

Malema: We will win all metros

2021-09-12 04:22:46

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, is confident that his party has got what it takes to record impressive victories in the country’s met ...View Article

One dead in Lichtenburg protests

2021-09-10 06:57:39

North West have confirmed that one person died this afternoon in the violent protests in Lichtenburg near Mahikeng.

Provincial police spokesperson, Brig ...View Article

ANC fires Carl Niehaus

2021-09-10 04:40:42

The African National Congress (ANC) has fired controversial long standing member, Carl Niehaus, as the party's employee.

ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe conf ...View Article

Herman Mashaba launches ActionSA election manifesto

2021-09-09 06:39:09

ActionSA president, Herman Mashaba, has officially launched the party's local government elections campaign. This is in preparation for the 1 November municip ...View Article

Tembisa man sentenced to 300 years for multiple rapes

2021-09-10 04:41:00

A convicted serial rapist from Tembisa, Gift Mkhwanazi, has been sentenced to 12 life imprisonment plus over 300 years in jail by the South Gauteng High Court ...View Article

DC looming for those responsible for changing ANC candidate lists

2021-09-09 01:33:03

The African National Congress (ANC) Interim Provincial Committee (IPC) of the North West says it will take action against leaders found to have changed the pa ...View Article

Fire forces evacuation of Christiana Hospital

2021-09-08 08:55:35

Another major institution has been engulfed by fire in the North West.

The provincial Department of Health confirmed that a fire broke out at Christiana ...View Article

Man arrest for allegedly killing Soweto teacher girlfriend

2021-09-08 08:29:35

Police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the murder of a 36-year-old female teacher whose body was found in a flat in Jabulani, Soweto.

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Fire damages Mmabatho Palms Hotel

2021-09-08 05:10:50

Guests at Mmabatho Palms Hotel Casino Convention Resort lost all their belongings after a fire broke out at the Mahikeng-based hotel in the North West on Wedn ...View Article

Mabuza launches "Return To Play..." COVID-19 vaccination drive

2021-09-08 05:15:58

Deputy President, David Mabuza, has appealed to South Africans to stop spreading fake news about the COVID-19 vaccines. He said this during the launch of the ...View Article

Local government elections on 1 November

2021-09-08 02:41:40

South Africans will vote for their preferred municipal councillors on 1 November. Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) minister, Nkosazana D ...View Article

SANRAL looking for new CEO

2021-09-08 08:56:07

The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) is on a hunt for a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

SANRAL announced that the employment contract of ...View Article

Marumo Gallants gear up for a CAF competition taste

2021-09-08 04:03:18

It's that time of the season where some Premier Soccer League (PSL) teams gear up to represent South Africa on the African continent.

Marumo Gallants is ...View Article

Ramaphosa expected to address nation soon

2021-09-08 03:55:17

President Cyril Ramaphosa will soon address the nation on the way forward to achieve population immunity through COVID-19 vaccination, as well as to continue ...View Article

SA economy grows by 1.2%

2021-09-08 03:51:36

South Africa's economy recorded the fourth consecutive growth of 1.2% in second quarter of the year 2021 with activity returning to pre-COVID-19 levels.

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Lesufi mourns the death of a teacher

2021-09-08 03:36:26

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, expressed sadness at the untimely death of a teacher at Mara Primary School, Lerato Mosia. She was found dead in her fl ...View Article

It's Premier Bushy Maape for NW

2021-09-08 03:29:08

African National Congress (ANC) veteran, Bushy Maape, is officially the new premier of the North West province.

He was sworn in on Tuesday afternoon by ...View Article

NW mother blames clinic negligence over twin babies' deaths

2021-09-08 03:29:25

A North West woman wants compensation from the provinvial Department of Health after losing her twin babies at a public clinic in what she believes could have ...View Article

IEC defends reopening of candidate registration process

2021-09-07 04:32:32

The Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) maintains the reopening of election candidate registration process is in line with the Municipal El ...View Article

ANC employees picket over unpaid salaries

2021-09-07 04:27:57

Disgruntled ANC employees continuing to put pressure on the party to pay them outstanding salaries for the months of July and August.

Employees picketed ...View Article

NFP leader Magwaza-Msibi dies

2021-09-06 06:34:24

National Freedom Party (NFP) leader, Zanele KaMagwaza-Msibi has passed away aged 59.

Her party the NFP confirmed that she died in the early hours of Mon ...View Article

Ramaphosa: Police killings an attack on democracy

2021-09-05 05:45:45

President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the killing of police officers as an attack on democracy and the state. He was speaking at the national commemoration ...View Article

Zuma granted medical parole

2021-09-05 04:26:27

Former President, Jacob Zuma, will soon be on his way home He's been granted medical parole after serving less than a third of his 15-month sentence for conte ...View Article

MKMVA boss Kebby Maphatsoe laid to rest

2021-09-05 03:40:57

The late former President of uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA), Kebby Maphatsoe, was laid to rest on Sunday at Westpark Cemetery in Johan ...View Article

Cele, Mathale send stern warning to police killers

2021-09-04 01:15:09

The Police Ministry has hailed police for cracking cases of police officers killed in the line of duty and said it is encouraged that police continued to ...View Article

ConCourt elections judgment largely welcome

2021-09-07 04:32:52

There's been a general positive reaction to the Constitutional Court judgment to have local government elections held by ...View Article

Urgent IEC meetings after ConCourt blow

2021-09-04 02:07:06

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will meet this weekend to decide what the next step is after it failed to convince the Constitutional Court that th ...View Article

Apex court dismisses IEC bid to postpone polls

2021-09-03 05:06:28

The Constitutional Court has dismissed the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC's) application to postpone the upcoming local government elections.  ...View Article

Local government, money problems to dominate ANC NEC meeting

2021-09-03 01:37:33

The embarassing failure to register hundreds of candidates to partake in the next local government elections will form part of ket discussions when the Africa ...View Article

SAHRC speaks tough on Hammanskraal water crisis

2021-09-03 04:51:25

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has frowned upon what it termed the violation of the human rights of the people of Hammanskraal who have bee ...View Article

Govt still targeting 40m COVID-19 vaccinations by December

2021-09-03 04:35:33

Deputy President, David Mabuza, says despite government's COVID-19 vaccination programme moving at a slow pace, they still hope to reach 40 million people by ...View Article

NW woman who hacked husband to death remains in jail

2021-09-03 04:27:27

A woman arrested for brutally murdering her husband in Ledig near Rustenburg, will remain in custody.

The state has vowed to oppose bail for Nancy Majoh ...View Article

Alexandra 'killer' learner remanded in custody

2021-09-02 04:23:45

The case against a 15-year-old Alexandra learner accused of murder has been postponed to 8 September by the Alexandra Magistrate's Court.

The learner wa ...View Article

ANC abandons electoral court bid

2021-09-02 04:20:27

The ANC has withdrawn its legal bid to have the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) reopen its candidate submission process for the 2021 Local Government E ...View Article

Bushy Maape sworn in as North West MPL

2021-09-02 04:10:49

ANC veteran, Bushy Maape, has been sworn in as a member of the North West Provincial Legislature.

The swearing in paves a way for him to be elected the ...View Article

Rand Water puts water restrictions, schooling disrupted

2021-09-02 04:27:01

Rand Water says it might take yet another week for it to recover to sufficient water levels and it will continue to implement water cuts to reduce demand.

...View Article

Social ills behind persisting school violence: Lesufi

2021-09-01 12:21:37

The death of 16-year-old Alexandra learner, Qayiya Mgaye, mirrors societal social ills the government is failing to deal with. This is according to Gauteng ME ...View Article

Khusela Diko axed as presidential spokesperson

2021-09-01 12:21:52

Khusela Diko is getting her government job back, but just no longer as President Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson.

Just hours after news broke that Diko w ...View Article

Gauteng pushes to clear driving license renewal backlog

2021-09-01 06:22:05

Gauteng Transport MEC, Jacob Mamabolo, says the province will intensify its efforts to clear the driving license renewal backlog.

“Request a slot camp ...View Article

Kebby Maphatsoe dies

2021-09-01 06:06:35

President of the disbanded Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA), Kebby Maphatsoe, passed away on Tuesday afternoon.

The association’ ...View Article

Alexandra teen learner in custody over deadly stabbing

2021-09-01 06:07:13

A 15-year-old Grade eight learner, who allegedly stabbed and killed a fellow pupil on school premises in Alexandra, is expected to appear at the Alexandra Mag ...View Article

NW male-founded NGO empowers women

2021-08-31 04:24:07

As the country continues to battle with the surge of gender-based violence (GBV), Ultrapex - a non-profit organization founded by a young man - aims to transf ...View Article

Bishop Zondo rape trial postponed again

2021-08-31 04:16:18

The trial against controversial Rivers of Living Waters Ministries' Bishop Stephen Zondo will only begin on 14 September.

The North Gauteng High court p ...View Article

Twitter user Sphithiphithi Evaluator unmasked as pro-Zuma violence instigator

2021-08-31 04:10:21

Zamaswazi Zinhle Majozi, the woman behind the Twitter account, Sphithiphithi Evaluator, has been granted R3000 bail by the Germiston Magistrate's Court.

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Steenhuisen criticises NW municipal failures

2021-08-31 04:24:40

DA leader, John Steenhuisen, says it's in doubt whether municipalities in the North West can even deliver the most basic of services. Steenhuisen said this du ...View Article

NUM frowns at Sibanye Stillwater wage offer

2021-08-31 04:25:14

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has expressed disappointment at mining giant Sibanye Stillwater’s wage offer.

The union’s National Executive ...View Article

Tourism industry pins hope on vaccination to return to normal

2021-08-30 08:17:33

The Department of Tourism says the sooner South Africa reaches herd immunity the quicker the country will be deemed a safe destination for international trave ...View Article

Mahikeng residents protest over ANC councilor election process

2021-08-29 04:49:01

Residents of Masutlhe village outside Mahikeng are threatening to boycott local government elections if the ANC does not accept the person they chose as a cou ...View Article

Arrests made in GP Health whistleblower

2021-08-28 04:45:27

Seven suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of Gauteng Department of Health Acting Chief Financial Officer, Babita Deokaran (53).

De ...View Article

Mokgoro resigns as MPL

2021-08-29 04:49:26

Professor Job Mokgoro has resigned as a Member of the Provincial Legislature (MPL) after stepping down as North West Premier on Thursday.

The move clear ...View Article

Mashaba hits back at critics over Nathaniel Julies support

2021-08-27 09:51:18

Action SA president and Johannesburg Mayoral candidate, Herman Mashaba, says politics cannot be avoided in a country like South Africa where there’s so much ...View Article

NW appoints finance MEC as acting premier

2021-08-28 04:26:31

North West Leader of Government Business and MEC for Finance, Motlalepula Rosho, has been appointed the province's acting Premier.

The provincial govern ...View Article

Traumatized families want compensation for corpse mix-up

2021-08-27 09:29:46

Two families in Taung in the North West, are demanding compensation from Rekathusa Funeral Parlour, after bodies of their loved ones were swapped at the mortu ...View Article

FS tourism sector upbeat about recovery

2021-08-26 11:26:21

Businesses in the tourism sector are seeing signs of slight recovery and they said they're adapting to the new normal just to keep business afloat.

Stat ...View Article

Mokgoro gives into pressure and resigns as premier

2021-08-26 11:04:38

Professor Job Mokgoro has finally resigned as Premier of the North West province. He announced his resignation on Thursday morning after a week-long stand-off ...View Article

Government condemns increasing GBV cases

2021-08-26 06:13:52

Government has condemned what it's termed the war declared against women in different parts of the country. It described the killings as "senseless and grueso ...View Article

Two NW municipalities fail to submit financials

2021-08-25 05:18:13

North West Provincial Legislature's Standing Committee on Provincial Public Accounts (SCOPA) has ordered Mamusa and Naledi local municipalities to hand over t ...View Article

EFF ready to govern: Malema

2021-08-25 04:48:48

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) believes it is prepared to become a party in government after the 2021 Local Government Elections.

Party leader, Jul ...View Article

Bathabile Dlamini hospitalised with COVID-19

2021-08-25 01:18:56

African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) president and former Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, is admitted in an undisclosed hospi ...View Article

EFF to forge ahead with campaign, lockdown or not.

2021-08-25 01:49:50

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) seems set for a collision course with the government and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) over local government ...View Article

No hope for healing ANC NW factions: Analysts

2021-08-25 05:04:23

Political analysts are warning that factional conflicts within the African National Congress (ANC) in the North West could worsen because of the coming local ...View Article

Close to 300 parties to contest municipal polls

2021-08-25 05:00:07

Nearly 60 000 candidates will contest this year’s local government elections, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) confirmed on Tuesday. 

T ...View Article

Hugo Broos trims Bafana squad down

2021-08-25 04:54:12

Bafana Bafana coach, Hugo Broos, has trimmed down his squad for the upcoming Fifa World Cup qualifiers.

Bafana are set to kick off their qualification c ...View Article

Boots on the ground quell planned shutdown

2021-08-24 05:49:59

Despite a faceless message calling for a national shutdown on Monday, there were no reports of violence or looting.

The National Joint Operational and I ...View Article

Joburg COVID-19 certificate seller out on bail

2021-08-24 05:42:50

A City of Johannesburg employee who allegedly sold false negative COVID-19 certificates with negative results has been released on bail.

Skhumbuzo Manan ...View Article

Ramaphosa impressed by youth embracing COVID-19 vaccine

2021-08-24 04:46:14

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is impressed by the high number of young people who have gone out to get vaccinated since Friday.

In his weekly newsle ...View Article

NW ANC branches challenge party over changed candidates list

2021-08-24 04:30:55

More than 26 wards of the African National Congress (ANC) Moretele sub-region are accusing the party of changing the names of councillor candidates the branch ...View Article

Church leaders demand a return to normality

2021-08-22 08:15:55

A movement called Churches Against Closure wants all churches to operate at full capacity instead if being limited to 50 people as it's currently the case.&nb ...View Article

ANC NEC meets to finalise councilors list

2021-08-22 06:13:02

The African National Congress (ANC) is holding a virtual special extended National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting this weekend, to approve the final list o ...View Article

ConCourt reserves judgment on IEC’s polls postponement prayer

2021-08-22 06:13:20

Will the local government elections be postponed? Well, the Constitution Court will have the final say soon.

The apex court reserved judgment in the Ind ...View Article

Tlokweng residents rise up against GBV and femicide

2021-08-22 06:10:45

The Community of Tlokweng village outside Rustenburg in the North West is outraged by the brutal murder of one of their own in a gender-based violence related ...View Article

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