LOCAL Three children aged 1, 4 and 9 died in a fire in Wesbank, Cape Town, on Saturday morning. City Fire’s Jermaine Carelse said during firefighting operations, the bodies of the children were discovered in an informal structure. He said the city’s fire and rescue service was alerted at 2.15am[…]
LOCAL Convicted Paralympian Oscar Pistorius met the family of his late girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp for a victim-offender dialogue (VOD) last month. According to a Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp Foundation Facebook post, Reeva’s father, Barry, and Pistorius met on June 22. “A word of sincere gratitude to the department of correctional services,[…]
NATIONAL The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) recently ruled that an employee be compensated a year’s worth salary, after being dismissed for not adhering to the employer’s ‘Mandatory Vaccine Policy’. Several previous cases ruled the contrary, more or less stating that the employee ‘refused to participate in the[…]
LOCAL Western Cape MEC for Police Oversight and Community Safety Reagen Allen says a Neighbourhood Watch will be established in the Marikana Informal Settlement in Tulbagh, following a recent mass shooting. Four people were shot dead last weekend, while a fifth is recovering in hospital. Following his arrest on Tuesday,[…]
There has been no let-up in the investigation into the Enyobeni tavern tragedy since Sunday morning. Members of the investigating team are still on the scene combing it for any clues. The tavern has since been closed and the Eastern Cape liquor board has opened a criminal case against the[…]
Please note this story contains graphic details, which might upset some readers, including children. Information has surfaced that a six-year-old Grade 1 learner from Clermont, west of Durban, who went missing on the way home from school, might have been murdered. The dismembered body of Asanda Mkhize was found a week later[…]
The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) is pleading with South Africans to donate blood amid critical low stocks. With less than two and a half days of blood stocks currently on hand, the SANBS is calling on donors to rally behind the mission to save lives. SANBS National Spokesperson Khensani Mahlangu[…]
All Praises and Thanks are due to Almighty Allah our Creator and Protector who has indeed answered the prayers of our community for the safe return of victims of kidnappings in the Western Cape. For weeks the MJC appealed to the community to intensify their supplications to the Almighty to[…]
LOCAL The decision of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education to extend the period for written comments on the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill, better known as the BELA Bill, has been widely welcomed. The controversial Bill has borne the brunt of opposition from civil society organisations and political parties,[…]
A swimmer who was killed by a shark at Sanctuary Beach in Plettenberg Bay on Tuesday has been named as Bruce Wolov. A family message on Facebook by Galya Wolov shared: “We will remember him as a loving husband, our dad and friend who was taken from us far too soon, while[…]
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