The South African Weather Service has warned of possible localised flooding as yet another cold front is expected to make landfall in Cape Town on Thursday. Thousands of people have been affected by flooding due to the persistent storms last week. The city’s Charlotte Powell says disaster management crews are[…]
Former president Jacob Zuma is in isolation at Estcourt Correctional Centre in KwaZulu-Natal, correctional services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo confirmed on Thursday morning. “As per all new admissions due to Covid-19, he is in isolation.” Nxumalo said he had not checked on Zuma on Thursday morning, therefore he could not give[…]
The highly infectious Delta variant of Covid-19 has been detected in wastewater at 25 treatment plants in the Western Cape. SA Medical Research Council (SAMRC) scientists said they made the discovery after obtaining reagents to test for the Delta variant. “[The team] detected it as the dominant variant in towns[…]
South Africa’s 400 metre world record holder Wayde van Niekerk was missing from the starting line of a scheduled race in Hungary on Tuesday. Van Niekerk took to social media to explain his absence, saying he had discomfort in his lower back during his warm-up, and his coach decided to[…]
Ster-Kinekor which is currently in Business Rescue is appealing to government to open up cinemas to the public. The company says the current lockdown will have a devastating impact on their business. Over 1.3-million customers in South Africa visited the cinema since reopening at the end of August last year.[…]
The police ministry says if it doesn’t receive a response from the office of the Chief Justice by the end of business on Wednesday, police officials will have no choice but to effect the arrest warrant against former president, Jacob Zuma. The Constitutional Court’s ultimatum that the former president hand[…]
Former president Jacob Zuma will face off against the state capture commission in the Pietermaritzburg high court on Tuesday morning, the office of the chief justice confirmed on Monday afternoon. The hearing will be streamed live on the judiciary’s YouTube channel. Zuma has applied to the court for a rescission[…]
The City of Cape Town says it has conducted more than 200 onsite assessments of flood-affected informal dwellings so far. Thousands of residents were affected by the heavy rainfall last week. The City is now continuing with mopping up operations in various areas, including Mfuleni, Kraaifontein and Khayelitsha. Mayoral Committee[…]
Motorists can expect an increase in petrol prices on Wednesday. The Department of Energy says Petrol is set to increase by 29 cents a litre of 93 unleaded petrol. And leaded petrol will increase by 26 cents a litre. Diesel will see an increase of 42 cents and illuminating paraffin[…]
Oxford University Press SA has launched The Brand-New Second Edition of the Oxford First Bilingual Dictionary, available in English, isiZulu, isiXhosa, Afrikaans, Sesotho sa Leboa, Setswana and Sesotho in response to weak language skills and lack of sufficient vocabulary for pupils from grades 1 to 3. On Monday the publishing[…]
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