Tuesday, Oct 31


Ramokgopha baffled by Life Esidemeni saga


Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramakgopa says she is still baffled about how the decision was taken to transfer mentally-ill patients from Life Esidemeni to unlicensed Non-Governmental Organisations.


KZN Dept of Edu saddened by teachers' deaths in Ladysmith shooting


Education MEC Mthandeni Dlungwane has expressed her sadness by the death of five teachers in Ladysmith.

Tricks to fight exam stress for matriculants


It's been over a week since nearly 800 000 matriculants began their final exams.

Employees suffering from mental illness still experience stigma


South African Federation for Mental Health (SAFMH) says employees suffering from mental illness experience stigma.

Van Breda recounts family killings ordeal


Triple murder accused, Henri van Breda, has told the Cape Town High Court that he had become confused and disoriented after witnessing the killing of his family members.


Renowned Durban jazz pianist dies


The funeral service of the renowned Durban jazz pianist Theo Bophela will be held at his Inanda home north of Durban on Saturday.

Gigaba approves Cape Town's drought request


Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba has approved the request of the City of Cape Town to make budgetary amendments to assist with their drought relief efforts.

Institute for Communicable Diseases ready to combat Black Death


The National Institute for Communicable Diseases says systems are in place to detect the Black Death plague in South Africa.

Sars defends Makwakwas return


The South African Revenue Service has defended its decision to allow its suspended Chief Officer for business and individual tax, Jonas Makwakwa, to return to work.


New Wits SRC to map way forward


University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) students will not shut down the institution until there has been a mass meeting to decide on a course of action.

Education to take centre stage at Fundi Forum


Eight former heads of state including Thabo Mbeki will be panellists at the inaugural Fundi Education Forum in Johannesburg this Tuesday.

Ten killed in KZN shooting incident


Ten people have been killed in a shooting incident in Matiwaneskop, near Ladysmith, in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands.


SABC surprised at strike threat


The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says it is concerned after receiving strike notices from two unions.

KZN police confiscate over 200 illegal firearms


The police's Safer Festive Season Operation has started to yield positive results in KwaZulu-Natal.

UCT assures exams will proceed


The majority of classes at the University of Cape Town will remain suspended until further notice.

Council to push for equal distribution of fishing rights


The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Department says it is in the process of establishing a Fisheries Transformation Council that will ensure the equal distribution of fishing rights.


At least 5 killed in east Congo clashes: Human Rights Watch


At least four civilians and a police officer were killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday in clashes between security forces and protesters.


Sassa must stick to its current service provider


Associate Professor at the University of Johannesburg, Tessa Hochfeld, says she believes Sassa will have no choice but to stick to its current service provider, Cash Paymaster Services, for now.


Esidimeni hearing struggles to get key witnesses to testify


Lawyers involved in the Life Esidimeni Arbitration say they are struggling to get three key witnesses to testify within the scheduled three weeks of the hearings.

Watch Sassa hearing in Parliament


A joint meeting of Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) and the Portfolio Committee on Social Development is meeting with Sassa and the South African Post Office.

Pirates' coach wary of wounded Sundowns


Orlando Pirates are preparing to take on Mamelodi Sundowns in an ABSA Premiership match at the Orlando Stadium on Wednesday evening.


Parliament meeting to deliberate over Sassa


A joint meeting of Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) and the Portfolio Committee on Social Development will on Tuesday meet with the South African Social Security Agency.

Reckless driving blamed for Limpopo crashes


Limpopo Department of Transport says motorists who disobey traffic rules are the cause of most road accidents.


Zuma, Ramaphosa to address Parliament


President Jacob Zuma and his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa will be in Parliament this week.

Spacey embroiled in Hollywood's latest sex scandal


Actor Kevin Spacey has apologised for an alleged attempt to seduce a 14-year-old boy more than 30 years ago.


SABC management aims to avert strike


SABC management and the newly appointed Board say they are willing to enter into wage negotiations with trade unions and staff.


Two ex-Trump aides charged in Russia probe, 3rd pleads guilty


Federal investigators probing Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election charged President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and another aide, Rick Gates.

Decision to disband EC leadership to be taken by NEC:ANC


The African National Congress says the decision to disband the newly elected Eastern Cape leadership will be taken by the National Executive Committee.

C Town Court grants interdict against students planning to protest


The Cape Town High Court has granted an interim interdict to the University of Cape Town to prevent students from taking part or attempting to take part in any unlawful protest action.

Hlabisa set to become next IFP president


Fifty two year old Velenkosini Hlabisa is the man set to become the next IFP president his taking the reigns from 89-year-old Inkosi Buthelezi who's led the party since its founding in 1975.