The burial space at the Johnston road cemetery in Athlone has reached capacity and there is no space for new bodies. In a statement released on Wednesday, the Vygieskraal Cemetery Board said in light of the increase in fatalities during the Covid-19 pandemic, it is now filled to capacity and[…]
The only additional restriction that will be of any real significance and would have an impact on the resurging COVID-19 infection rate is a ban on mass gatherings.” This was the word from professor of Vaccinology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Shabir Madhi, after South Africa’s health ministry[…]
A Hanover Park family are distraught after their 38-year-old father was killed at the hands of police in circumstances that remain uncertain. According to eyewitness reports, 38-year-old Marlin Fuller was outside of his home in Cascade court when South African Police Service (SAPS) members on patrol asked everyone to drop[…]
By Tauhierah Salie The City of Cape Town said an investigation is underway to determine the “root cause” of streetlights being off in what have become criminal hotspots. It comes as the Westgate Neighbourhood Watch in Mitchells Plain raised concern over an increase in motorists being attacked along Jakes Gerwel[…]
The Moslem Cemetery Board has made a decision to temporarily close the Mowbray Cemetery for visits with immediate effect and until further notice. The Cemetery will be open for the purpose of funerals only subject to Covid-19 protocols. It comes after the cemetery experienced an underground pipe burst located near[…]
Gatvol Capetonian and the Cape Coloured Congress leader Fadiel Adams has taken on an ambitious campaign to bring all rival gangs together in an effort to bring peace to the Cape Flats. Gang violence continues to cause devastation across various communities, with hundreds of people losing their lives daily. Ahead[…]
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced that two National Senior Certificate Examination Papers will be rewritten nationally following an investigation into the leaks of the Mathematics Paper 2 and Physical Sciences Paper 2. The dates of the rewrites will be as follows: -Mathematics Paper 2: 15 December 2020 –[…]
Trade Union SADTU has called on the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to ensure the vetting process for recently employed teaching assistants, does not leave children at risk of being assaulted. Through the Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI), 200 000 education assistants and 100 000 general school assistants will be[…]
The family of slain music icon Taliep Petersen have broken their silence on the unexpected release of one of the convicted murderers Abdoer-Rasiet Emjedi last month, saying they were “blindsided” by the news. Emjedi was sentenced to 24 years imprisonment, however, was placed on parole last month after having served[…]
The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in the Western Cape said it was disturbed by a planned upcoming rugby camp by SAS (Stellenbosch Academy of Sport) Rugby, between the Blitzbokke and Israel, saying it was an unacceptable misuse of the South African sporting team. According to Israeli media, the Israeli 7s[…]
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