11:09 (GMT+2), Sun, 14 February 2016
A young Pietermaritzburg who was believed to have been high on drugs has been seriously injured after he jumped off a two storey building.
The drama unfolded in the early hours of Sunday morning, when the man in his twenties, was driving in a car with some friends.
According to a statement from ER24 bystanders reported that the man was on the roof, screaming that someone was chasing him even though there were apparently ... read more
06:52 (GMT+2), Sun, 14 February 2016
Wellington (dpa) – A magnitude-5.7 earthquake hit the New Zealand city of Christchurch Sunday but caused no major damage, Radio NewZealand reported.
The quake struck at 1:13pm (0013 GMT) 15 kilometres east of the city at a depth of 15 kilometres, Geonet said.
The quake was felt between the country’s largest city Auckland on North Island and Dunedin on South Island.
There were reports of mino... read more
06:50 (GMT+2), Sun, 14 February 2016
HARDING, February 13 (ANA) – Three people were killed and 40 injured by lightning in the Machi area, near Harding in KwaZulu-Natal, co-operative governance and traditional affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube said on Saturday.
“The deceased are members of the Shembe Nazareth Baptist Church who are known for worshiping under trees. As the leader of the congregation was about to close the service, a tragedy struck with s... read more
06:48 (GMT+2), Sun, 14 February 2016
BARBERTON, February 13 (ANA) – Three Cabinet ministers have been assigned to provide support to the families of the three mineworkers still trapped underground at Lily Mine in Barberton, Mpumalanga, the presidency said on Saturday.
They are Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane, Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women Susan Shabangu, and Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.
Saturday marked e... read more
11:12 (GMT+2), Sat, 13 February 2016
JOHANNESBURG, February 13 (ANA) – Rescue operations at Lily Mine at Barberton, Mpumalanga, were suspended on Saturday morning after another major ground collapse occurred at 5am, Vantage Goldfields said.
In a statement issued on Saturday, the mining company said all search and rescue teams were safely evacuated as a new geotechnical assessment was needed before the resumption of search and rescue operations could be c... read more
06:55 (GMT+2), Sat, 13 February 2016
An Eastern Cape man has been given three life sentences for murder, rape and robbery.
31-year-old Luthando Qwele was sentenced yesterday in the Mthatha High Court which was sitting at Butterworth.
He as convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing 19-year-old Lutho Qhudalele in August 2014.
In a separate matter in the same court, 28-year-old David Landeni, was also given four life sentences for killing and robbing two ... read more
06:47 (GMT+2), Sat, 13 February 2016
JOHANNESBURG, February 12 (ANA) – Chris Morris played the innings of his life to earn the Proteas a one-wicket victory over England to level the Momentum One-Day Series at 2-2 in the Pink Drive ODI at the Wanderers Stadium on Friday evening.
The two teams now go to the decider at Newlands on Sunday.
It was a wonderful double for South African cricket as the Momentum National Women’s team earlier in the day be... read more
15:15 (GMT+2), Fri, 12 February 2016
PORT ELIZABETH, February 12 (ANA) – A top Port Elizabeth cop appeared in the city’s magistrate’s court on Friday for allegedly tipping off members of a card skimming syndicate about an undercover operation to have them arrested.
Lieutenant Colonel Mhleli Dyonase from Algoa Park appeared briefly in court on a charge of defeating or obstructing the ends of justice. He indicated that he had appointed attorney... read more
13:12 (GMT+2), Fri, 12 February 2016
Mlitary personnel and equipment will continue to arrive in Port Elizabeth on Friday among them there will be a number of the Navy's ships.
The military influx is for Armed Forces Day on Sunday the 21st of February and next week's preceding programme.
Four vessels will arrive today- a submarine, which docked on Friday morning, a figate, and two different types of strike warships.
The Chief of the Navy, Vice Adm... read more
10:54 (GMT+2), Fri, 12 February 2016
A programme aimed at supporting young girls in rural schools in the Eastern Cape has received a R70 000 boost through the annual Algoa Cares Charity Golf Day in East London, that was held in September 2015.
The money was formally handed over to Ngwadi Mzamo, Programme Director of Siyakholwa Development Foundation in East London on Friday, February 12.
It will be used to support the foundation’s “Bright Future... read more
09:33 (GMT+2), Fri, 12 February 2016
PARLIAMENT, February 11 (ANA) – There was mixed reaction to the state-of-the-nation address on Thursday with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) backing their president and his vision for the country, and the official opposition declaring his speech a failure.
ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe heaped praise on Zuma, proclaiming: “We have confidence in President Zuma. He’s the President of the ANC... read more
09:30 (GMT+2), Fri, 12 February 2016
CAPE TOWN, February 12 (ANA) – South Africa President Jacob Zuma has announced that R7 billion has been committed to new port facilities.
Delivering his State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Thursday night, Zuma said government was concerned that South Africa did not own vessels while the country was surrounded by about 3,000 kilometers of coastline.
“Through the oceans economy segment of Operation Pha... read more
09:11 (GMT+2), Fri, 12 February 2016
The State of the Nation Address on Thursday night was once again marked by disruption in Parliament.
It was more than an hour before President, Jacob Zuma took to the podium to deliver his much-anticipated address.
Earlier, proceedings were marked by the expulsion from the House of Cope leader, Mosioua Lekota and members of his party.
Later, it was the turn of the EFF, who's leader Julius Malema, led party m... read more
17:37 (GMT+2), Thu, 11 February 2016
PARLIAMENT, February 11 (ANA) – Public Protector Thuli Madonsela on Thursday confirmed that she had had a private meeting with President Jacob Zuma ahead of the Constitutional Court hearings this week in which he has conceded that her findings have binding force.
Speaking on the red carpet, ahead of Zuma’s ninth state of the nation address, Madonsela confirmed under urging from reporters: “We had a meeting... read more
16:19 (GMT+2), Thu, 11 February 2016
The Eden District Municipality is coducting extensive tests on water samples from the Kaaimans River and estuary in the Wilderness.
This, after an elderly man who swam in the river recently died from a waterborne bacteria identified as Vibrio Vulni-ficus which according to the US Centre for Disease Control the bacteria is in the same family as those that cause cholera and gastro intestinal illness.
The Eden District Muni... read more