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Protesting truck drivers case postponed to Friday
on 6th Dec 2021 at 1:53 pm
Last week, the KwaZulu-Natal government called on protesting truck drivers to refrain from using violence and disruption to voice their grievances.
Growing calls for Ramaphosa to make COVID vaccines mandatory
on 6th Dec 2021 at 1:52 pm
The National Coronavirus Command Council is expected to meet this week and the matter will be on the agenda.
Africans want consensual democracy – why is that reality so hard to accept?
by Eyaaz on 6th Dec 2021 at 1:26 pm
It is both misleading and patronising to suggest that democracy has somehow been imposed by the international community against the wishes of ordinary people. Instead, it has been demanded and fought for from below The post Africans want consensual democracy – why is that reality so hard to accept? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Armed men rob Hermanus business of alcohol worth R93,000
on 6th Dec 2021 at 1:22 pm
Police said they held a worker at gunpoint and forced him into the safe earlier on Monday morning.
Medical association considers legal action over government’s failure to place junior doctors
by Eunice Stoltz on 6th Dec 2021 at 12:55 pm
More than 2 400 interns and over 2 200 community service doctors are still awaiting placements, which are necessary to complete the statutory requirements so they can practice The post Medical association considers legal action over government’s failure to place junior doctors appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Suspects in Durban court for kidnapping 4-year-old
on 6th Dec 2021 at 12:52 pm
The four suspects appeared briefly at the Durban Magistrate's Court on Monday, among them an old woman who could not even stand in the dock.
Batohi says Cronje's departure is normal leadership transition
on 6th Dec 2021 at 12:28 pm
Shamila Batohi has denied having a fall out with Cronje as suggested by some media reports- saying she had even tried to convince her to stay.
July unrest: SAHRC says findings are binding
on 6th Dec 2021 at 12:28 pm
Proceedings in KwaZulu-Natal have wrapped up following testimony from affected families, politicians, and experts.
MTN staff members who refuse vaccination will be fired
by Eyaaz on 6th Dec 2021 at 12:15 pm
MTN has joined the list of companies that have made vaccines mandatory The post MTN staff members who refuse vaccination will be fired appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Scientists say 4th wave vastly different to previous surges
on 6th Dec 2021 at 10:56 am
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases said 11,125 new COVID-19 cases had been recorded during the last reporting period.
Exporting sonic identity
by Derek Davey on 6th Dec 2021 at 10:27 am
Kooldrink is now signed to Sony’s Epic Records, continuing his upward trajectory The post Exporting sonic identity appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Them/Two: the new kids on the block
by Derek Davey on 6th Dec 2021 at 10:27 am
Them/Two considers the streetwear in downtown Johannesburg — the “Braam kids” — to still be the most exciting fashion to be found locally The post Them/Two: the new kids on the block appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
CoCT willing to go to court to block govt from taking control of metro police
on 6th Dec 2021 at 10:13 am
This past weekend marked the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Cape Town service.
Former Dirco Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim passes away aged 84
on 6th Dec 2021 at 10:12 am
Ebrahim started his political journey as a youth activist and rose through the ranks of the African National Congress (ANC), serving in Parliament and as a deputy minister.
Batohi: NPA is not in crisis and there's no infighting
on 6th Dec 2021 at 9:38 am
Reports of infighting in the prosecuting authority surfaced after Hermione Cronje announced her resignation last week.
Nationwide Massmart strike enters third week
on 6th Dec 2021 at 9:13 am
The parties reopened negotiations last week, but have been mum about whether or not an improved offer has been tabled.
Malema, Ndlozi assault case postponed to April 2022
on 6th Dec 2021 at 9:03 am
Julius Malema and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi made a brief appearance on Monday morning amid heavy police presence.
MTN: Workers not exempted from mandatory vaccine policy may lose their jobs
on 6th Dec 2021 at 7:52 am
MTN said it recognised the right of employees with what it terms “clearly defined grounds” to be exempted from the policy and refuse vaccination.
Gift of the Givers helps out after 3 netball players, 1 official killed in crash
on 6th Dec 2021 at 7:31 am
The bus was carrying two teams from the OR Tambo District when it was involved in an accident in Aberdeen, Eastern Cape around 4 am on Sunday.
WATCH LIVE: NDPP Shamila Batohi briefs media on NPA developments
on 6th Dec 2021 at 6:46 am
National Director of Public Prosecutions Shamila Batohi is briefing the media on the latest developments at the NPA.
Freight association blames illegal trucking companies as 4 drivers due in court
on 6th Dec 2021 at 6:38 am
CEO of the Road Freight Association Gavin Kelly said there were relatively few foreign drivers amongst its members, but illegal trucking companies remained a problem.
Legal battle against Shell's seismic survey is far from over
on 6th Dec 2021 at 6:32 am
After losing last week's court bid, activists believe Shell has begun its seismic survey, which was already set for 1 December.
Jub Jub's family label rape allegations as false, outrageous and irresponsible
on 6th Dec 2021 at 6:28 am
His family is also demanding a retraction and an apology from Maarohanye's former girlfriend, actor and businesswoman Amanda du Pont, as well as government spokesperson Masechaba Khumalo.
Ramaphosa to meet NCCC to have vaccine mandates matter concluded quickly
on 6th Dec 2021 at 6:14 am
The NCCC could meet as early as Wednesday with President Cyril Ramaphosa stressing that there needed to be a report on the table as he wanted the vaccines mandates matter concluded quickly.
China’s off-roader seeks a niche in SA with its BAIC B40 Plus
by Eyaaz on 6th Dec 2021 at 6:00 am
Beijing is hoping that its BAIC B40 Plus will replicate legendary off-roading on a budget The post China’s off-roader seeks a niche in SA with its BAIC B40 Plus appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Eskom hopes to keep the lights on this week despite 'vulnerable' system
on 6th Dec 2021 at 5:00 am
Eskom said the system remained vulnerable and unpredictable.
Unvaccinated South Africans to pay more for insurance premiums
by Eyaaz on 6th Dec 2021 at 5:00 am
Insurance companies have adjusted their premiums and people who are not vaccinated will pay more for cover The post Unvaccinated South Africans to pay more for insurance premiums appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
The Eyewitness News Breakfast Brief
on 6th Dec 2021 at 4:44 am
Eyewitness News previews a selection of the news that you will find on the website today.
Women are important in the UN’s conflict and peacebuilding missions
by Eyaaz on 6th Dec 2021 at 4:00 am
Resolution 1325 marks a milestone in the UN’s thinking about women: their lives are multilinear and multiple factors affect their participation in public and private life The post Women are important in the UN’s conflict and peacebuilding missions appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
'A pandemic of the unvaccinated': Calls for mandatory jabs grow
on 6th Dec 2021 at 3:57 am
The emergence of the Omicron variant has made the calls even louder because of its rapid transmissibly.
SA records 11,125 new COVID cases and one more death
on 6th Dec 2021 at 3:44 am
Gauteng still makes up the bulk of new cases with 7,929 infections in the latest 24-hour cycle.
Disposable masks are the latest pollution problem
by Eyaaz on 6th Dec 2021 at 3:00 am
Waste management institute says we should wear reusable masks and learn how to responsibly dispose of old masks The post Disposable masks are the latest pollution problem appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
How to track your R350 Covid-19 relief grant
by Eunice Stoltz on 6th Dec 2021 at 3:00 am
All beneficiaries who applied for the R350 relief grant before July 2021, must reapply. Here is how to track your application status The post How to track your R350 Covid-19 relief grant appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Mom and son found murdered in Mbombela home
on 5th Dec 2021 at 4:25 pm
Police attended the crime scene on Sunday morning after being told by members of the community about a bad odour coming from a certain house.
Body of motorist who tried crossing flooded bridge retrieved in Tshwane
on 5th Dec 2021 at 3:03 pm
The man was swept away by stormwater and drowned after attempting to cross a low-lying bridge.
Gauteng Health Department condemns recent attacks on vaccination teams
on 5th Dec 2021 at 2:14 pm
In the latest incident, five armed men robbed healthcare workers at gunpoint in Tshwane on Saturday night at a pop-up vaccination site in Soshanguve.
Upington police seize drugs worth more than R2 million from bakkie
on 5th Dec 2021 at 2:02 pm
The bakkie was spotted in the area but the driver abandoned it and fled on foot when he realised police were onto him.
Jub Jub demands apologies and wants rape accusations retracted
on 5th Dec 2021 at 10:42 am
The entertainer has fired off a warning to his former partner, actress and businesswoman Amanda du Pont as well as government spokesperson Masechaba Khumalo.
Truck drivers to appear in court after blocking N3 toll route
on 5th Dec 2021 at 10:21 am
Police said the suspects blocked the freeway on Friday and stopped other drivers forcing them to park their vehicles on the road and confiscating their keys.
Eskom to suspend load shedding at 9pm on Sunday
on 5th Dec 2021 at 10:11 am
The country has been hit with stage 2 power cuts since Saturday night, but Eskom says power will return on Sunday at 9pm.
Nzimande calls on police to investigate student drownings in North West
on 5th Dec 2021 at 8:31 am
It is understood Madgeline Manyama and KG Melamu were attending a Student Representative Council retreat at country venue hotel where they drowned.
Environmental groups protest Shell's Wild Coast seismic tests
on 5th Dec 2021 at 8:18 am
Several people were marching on Sunday in different parts of the country, calling for the protection of marine life.
Cape Town metro cops a fine example of working together - Hill-Lewis
on 5th Dec 2021 at 7:56 am
Newly elected Mayor Geordin Hill Lewis hosted a gathering in Green Point on Saturday honouring the 20th anniversary since the metropolitan police department was established.
Eskom urges South Africans to use less electricity as load shedding under way
on 5th Dec 2021 at 7:26 am
The utility has lost the ability to generate over 21,000 megawatts at several power plants.
Omicron: Ghana's Akufo-Addo describes travels bans as immigration control
on 5th Dec 2021 at 7:02 am
President Nana Akufo-Addo was speaking during official talks with President Cyril Ramaphosa at Saturday's inaugural bi-national commission between South Africa and Ghana.
Omicron: Hospital admissions not increasing at alarming rate, says Ramphosa
on 5th Dec 2021 at 6:41 am
President Cyril Ramaphosa sought to allay fears of possible heightened dangers of the Omicron variant by sharing the contents of his regular briefings with Health Minister Joe Phaahla.
Education Department joins Vooma Vaccination campaign
on 5th Dec 2021 at 6:26 am
A number of schools will open on Sunday to form part of the Vooma Vaccination campaign to make jabs more accessible.
Heavy rains, possible floods expected in parts of Free State, Gauteng and KZN
on 5th Dec 2021 at 5:33 am
An alert for heavy rainfall and flash floods in parts of the Free State, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal has been issued.
SAMRC urges caution as over 16,000 new COVID infections recorded
on 5th Dec 2021 at 5:15 am
Gauteng still remains the epicentre of the infection rate with more than 11,000 infections reported.
Gender Equality Commission hopes all GBV cases are resolved as fast as Mtebeni's
on 4th Dec 2021 at 4:09 pm
The East London High Court earlier this week sentenced Alutha Pasile to 25 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to murder and defeating the ends of justice.