Norma Gigaba, who has been charged with malicious damage to property and crimen injuria, will approach the High Court to challenge her arrest. Gigaba, the wife of former finance minister Malusi Gigaba, briefly appeared in the Hatfield Magistrate’s Court in Pretoria on Monday morning. She was arrested after she allegedly[…]
While the annual crime statistics reveal a substantial increase in violent crimes, including murder and sexual offences, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) said there was a “small silver lining” in the latest figures. Police Minister Bheki Cele presented the annual crime statistics for South Africa on Friday for the[…]
Health department officials are assessing the damage to 11 bodies affected by a fire which broke out at the Salt River Mortuary on Wednesday. City Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Jermaine Carelse says firefighters were called to the scene shortly before 4pm where they received information about a container on[…]
Contact crimes including murder, robbery and sexual offences have increased by 0.7% in the country, according to the 2019/2020 crime statistics. The stats were released by Police Minister Bheki Cele and top brass from the SAPS on Friday morning in Pretoria. The murder rate has increased with 303 cases, to[…]
Cabinet has eased lockdown restrictions around travel which will allow individuals to leave their homes for leisure travel within the province they currently live in. It has also moved the curfew to an hour later at night to allow restaurants more time to serve dinner to their customers. This means[…]
Gauteng Premier David Makhura says the R125 million tender for the COVID-19 personal protective equipment is the biggest financial scandal his government has faced since he became Premier in 2014. Makhura has placed Health MEC Bandile Masuku on a leave of absence over his alleged involvement in the controversial tender[…]
The Paediatrician Management Group and the South African Paediatric Association (SAPA) have condemned the reclosure of public schools in the country. The bodies say cabinet’s decision is not based on scientific evidence and is not in the best interests of children. Last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a four-week long[…]
Efforts to end violence against women and gender equality are expected to be the focus of this year’s women’s month. Under the theme: “Generation Equality: Realising Women’s Rights for an Equal Future”, the 2020 Women’s Month Programme, which takes place amid the COVID-19 global pandemic was launched in Pretoria on[…]
Three-year-old Merilyn Adams was a cheeky little girl who could never be quiet, her sister Meagan says. While sitting with her mom and dad around a fire in front of their home in Heather Park, Eerste River, she played and chatted away for the last time on Tuesday night. The[…]
When questioned about the independence of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID), Police Minister Bheki Cele relied on a law he had contravened for four months. During Wednesday’s virtual sitting of the National Assembly, MPs were allowed to make statements or ask questions on each budget vote. DA MP Andrew[…]
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