Amnesty International South Africa has called on government and politicians to publically reaffirm trust in the media as the world marks Press Freedom Day. Amnesty International reiterated the call that independent journalists must be allowed to do their work free of harassment, intimidation, threats and reprisals. When the entire country[…]
The Health Ministry has noted concern on social media about the possible import to South Africa of the variant of the coronavirus found in India – which is battling a massive surge in cases. The ministry has assured South Africans that there are no direct flights from India to South[…]
KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala says the provincial government and Presidency are in agreement that the departed regent of the AmaZulu nation – Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu – be afforded an official provincial funeral. The Regent Queen passed on last week at the age of 65. The Regent of the Zulu[…]
A fire has broken out on the mountain slopes in Simon’s Town in the Cape Peninsula. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Jermaine Carelse says the fire area has been divided into three divisions to make operations more manageable. He says two Oryx helicopters were requested from Ysterplaat Air Force base to[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa says the rise in the number of coronavirus infections and COVID-19- related deaths in India as well as the looming crisis in Brazil make a strong and an urgent case for developing countries to produce vaccines themselves. Ramaphosa was speaking in his capacity as the ANC President[…]
Political analyst Lesiba Teffo says the African National Congress (ANC) step aside resolution is likely to have a devastating impact on the party’s electoral base ahead of the October 27 local government elections. ANC members who were expected to step aside on Friday because of corruption charges against them, have[…]
Allegations that the AmaZulu King Goodwill Zwelithini‘s will may have been forged have reportedly rocked the Zulu Royal Family. The King’s first wife’s decision to interdict the coronation of a new ruler is reported to have worsened the situation. The King’s daughters from his first wife Princess Ntandoyenkosi and Princess[…]
The Honolulu Police Department in the US state of Hawaii has released the 911 tape that initiated a sequence of events that resulted in police shooting dead former South African rugby player Lindani Myeni on April 14. A distraught woman, speaking in broken English, is heard on the phone sounding[…]
South Africa has recorded 1 674 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number to 1 581 210. In a statement, the Department of Health also reported 19 COVID-19 related deaths. “Eastern Cape 3, Free State 1, Gauteng 7, Kwa-Zulu Natal 4, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 3, North West 0, Northern Cape[…]
Today workers around the world are observing Workers’ Day, known as Labour Day in most countries and referred to as May Day in South Africa. This day is observed to celebrate the achievements of the workers and to spread awareness about the exploitation that the workers face. Organised labour has[…]
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