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Honour Ricardo Mthembu by uniting region: Zikalala

Honour Ricardo Mthembu by uniting region: Zikalala

The only way to honour the late ANC Kwazulu-Natal provincial spokesperson Ricardo Mthembu is to unite the General Gizenga Mpanza region.

Sisulu pleads with protesters to end violent protests

Human settlements minister Lindiwe Sisulu has pleaded with protesters to end violence over the King Cetshwayo District's decision to not renew its contract with a private waster service provider.

Kenyan museum, Mau Mau fighter shed light on British colonial abuses

Nearing 100, Gitu Wa Kahengeri clearly remembers the day when, as a prisoner of Kenya's colonial occupier Britain, he wanted to die.

Police investigate possibility of one killer in murders of KZN women

A KwaZulu-Natal detective has been tasked with investigating if the murders of three women in Mtwalume on the south coast are the work of one killer.

Two dead, eight rescued in Lagos building collapse

A two-storey residential building under renovation collapsed overnight in Nigeria's commercial hub Lagos, killing two and injuring eight, the emergency services said on Saturday.

Five confirmed dead in Zuurbekom 'hostage situation'

At least five people have been killed in what Gauteng police described as a "hostage situation" and shooting at the International Pentecost Holiness Church in Zuurbekom.

Homes demolished as storm hits Cape Town

The City of Cape Town Anti-land Invasion Unit accompanied by law enforcement demolished five shacks at a site called Xakabantu in Vrygrond, in the rain on Thursday afternoon.

Pretoria man falls to death trying to escape fire

A man fell to his death while attempting to escape a fire in a block of flats in Pretoria on Friday morning, paramedics said.

Eskom resumes stage 2 load-shedding

Eskom resumed stage 2 load-shedding from 9am on Saturday. The rotational power cuts are expected to continue until 10pm.

US judge delays federal execution, citing pandemic

A US court halted Friday what would have been the first federal execution in 17 years, yielding to a request from victims' relatives worried about traveling during the pandemic to watch the inmate die.

French bus driver dies after attack over mask-wearing rules

A French bus driver who was badly beaten by passengers after asking them to wear face masks in line with coronavirus rules has died, his family said, sparking tributes from political leaders.

Flags to fly at half-mast for Queen Noloyiso

President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared the funeral of Queen Noloyiso Sandile  Special Official Funeral Category 1.

SA passes 250,000 Covid-19 cases with 12,000 new infections

SA has recorded 12,348 new cases of Covid-19 and 140 deaths in the past 24 hours.

Number of Covid-19 patients in Western Cape hospitals stabilises

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised in the Western Cape has stabilised, the provincial government said on Friday.

Load-shedding will stop tonight ... but it's back in the morning

Eskom said it would implement load-shedding until 10pm on Friday - but that the lights will be switched off again from 9am on Saturday.

Race row at Limpopo school over offensive Black Lives Matter graffiti

An investigation had been launched into offensive and racist graffiti written in a boys' toilet at Ben Viljoen High School in Groblersdal, Limpopo.

KZN primary school principal dies after gunmen unleash hail of bullets

A KwaZulu Natal school principal was killed by a hail of bullets just a kilometre from his school.

NGO slams NPA as brutal murder case is withdrawn on eve of trial

In 2018, Ayanda Simelane, from KwaThema in Gauteng, was hacked to death and her alleged killer was due to appear in court a month ago.

How to keep children safe during lockdown

Wearing face masks, practising social distancing and frequently washing your hands - these are some of the ways you can help your children adapt to the new reality.

New injectable is a boon for HIV prevention

If you want to protect yourself from HIV infection, but popping pre-exposure (PrEP) pills is not something you fancy, then having an injection may be the option in the near future.

Former North West health head will not get his pension pending SIU investigation

The Special Tribunal has restrained the Government Employees Pension Fund from paying out the entire pension benefit to former North West health department head Dr Thabo Lekalakala, pending planned action to be instituted against him by the Special Investigating Unit.

Solidarity fund gives R405m for 'critical medical equipment'

The Covid-19 solidarity fund has set aside a further R405m for “critical health-care equipment” in public hospitals in Gauteng, the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape.

Bail denied for four people accused of killing former top cop's family

Four people accused of murdering family members of former Eastern Cape police commissioner Wilson Toba have been denied bail.

Seven children have died of Covid-19 in Gauteng in just a week

Seven children younger than nine have died of Covid-19 in Gauteng since last week, health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku confirmed on Friday.

How to prepare for isolation or hospital if you contract Covid-19

South Africans should have a household contingency plan and cover their bases in case they contract Covid-19, an expert has said.

Extra hospital beds, nurses for Gauteng: Zweli Mkhize

Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says his department is enabling the provision of additional hospital beds, nurses and oxygen points in Gauteng as Covid-19 admissions surge.

Family of fallen KZN ANC official refute claims of 'lockdown party' linked to his death

The family of the late ANC KwaZulu-Natal spokesperson and former KwaDukuza mayor, Ricardo Methembu, have refuted claims that he had attended a surprise birthday party shortly before contracting Covid-19, which he died from on Wednesday.

Homes of suspect and his mother torched after woman's body found

The community of Roodepan in Kimberley is up in arms after the decomposed body of a 31-year-old woman, who had been missing since June 7, was exhumed from a shallow grave.

Angie Motshekga's team to take on those 'hellbent on disrupting schools'

The Council of Education Ministers, led by basic education minister Angie Motshekga, on Friday condemned ongoing attempts by political and civic organisations to disrupt learning at some schools around the country.
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