11:23 (GMT+2), Sun, 01 May 2016
PIETERMARITZBURG, May 1 (ANA) – Two men have been shot dead and another two were wounded in a shoot-out with police in Montrose, Pietermaritzburg, the Hawks said on Sunday.
Members of the directorate for priority crime investigation (Hawks) followed up on information about suspects involved in housebreakings and theft of motor vehicles in the area, spokesman Lieutenant Simphiwe Mhlongo said.
During the operation, t... read more
08:56 (GMT+2), Sun, 01 May 2016
PRETORIA, April 30 (ANA) – The public enterprises department’s director general will lead talks with the SA Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) on the suspension of SA Express’s Air Operator Certificate (AOC), Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said on Saturday.
Brown said in a statement she had noted the SACAA’s temporary suspension of SA Express’s AOC and was providing “all the necess... read more
06:41 (GMT+2), Sun, 01 May 2016
JOHANNESBURG, April 30 (ANA) – If elected in the August 3 local government elections, the Economic Freedom Fighters will create corruption-free municipalities centred around people’s needs, such as quality education, jobs, and basic services, EFF leader Julius Malema told thousands of supporters at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg, on Saturday.
Over a thousand meetings had been held across the country... read more
10:59 (GMT+2), Sat, 30 April 2016
PRETORIA, April 30 (ANA) – Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has called on motorists to take extra care on the roads this long-weekend.
“During the end of the month of April every year, South Africa experiences increased road traffic in major routes of our country as a result of the commemoration of the international workers’ day on the 1st of May every year,” she said in a statement.
“South A... read more
16:54 (GMT+2), Fri, 29 April 2016
South Africa has one of the world's highest reported homicide rates involving babies.
That's the findings of the first national study by the Medical Research Council of South Africa and the University of Cape Town.
The SA National Child Homicide Study has also declared the annual killing of hundreds of newborns and infants to be a 'serious social and public health problem'.
The study says m... read more
15:54 (GMT+2), Fri, 29 April 2016
JOHANNESBURG, April 29 (ANA) – The African National Congress (ANC) on Friday said it “noted” the judgment handed down by a full bench of the North Gauteng High Court in the matter involving the 2009 decision by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to withdraw corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.
Sitting in the High Court in Pretoria earlier on Friday, Judge Aubrey Ledwaba found that the dec... read more
10:48 (GMT+2), Fri, 29 April 2016
A man in his sixties has been critically injured after being attacked by dogs at a residence in Longmarket Road in Pietermaritzburg.
ER24's Russel Meiring says paramedics were called to the residence by the police Friday morning after responding to an emergency call.
"Paramedics arrived at the house and found the patient seated next to some of the police officials," Meiring said.
"It is ... read more
12:44 (GMT+2), Thu, 28 April 2016
Lesiba Kekana, the Limpopo father who earlier this week was found guilty of the murder of his four young sons by slitting their throats, on Thursday asked the court to be merciful when handing down sentence.
The 37-year-old Kekana told the court during arguments in mitigation of sentence that he would like to return to the community and continue his marriage with his wife.
“I would plead that when the court sentenc... read more
10:41 (GMT+2), Thu, 28 April 2016
Police on Thursday confirmed that a case had been opened by a Democratic Alliance member who was stabbed following a political rally, allegedly by supporters of the African National Congress.
Police spokesman Major Thulani Zwane said: “The incident took place at Welbedacht near Chatsworth yesterday (Wednesday), but the victim opened an assault GBH [with intend to do grievous bodily harm] case at Ntuzuma police station... read more
16:01 (GMT+2), Tue, 26 April 2016
South Africa’s specialised crime-fighting unit, the Hawks, are set to investigate criminal charges against Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko said on Tuesday.
Briefing journalists in Parliament, along with police top brass, Nhleko said Malema’s comment on Al Jazeera at the weekend that the South African government would be removed by the “barrel of a gun” by ... read more
12:39 (GMT+2), Tue, 26 April 2016
The man who came up with the idea for ‘Please Call Me’ won’t have to send anyone a ‘Please Call Me’ after winning his claim on Tuesday for compensation from Vodacom for his role as the mastermind behind the idea.
Nkosana Makate, a former Vodacom employee, had claimed that he had taken the idea, which has rung up millions of extra profits for the company, to Vodacom and sought a multi-million ra... read more
08:47 (GMT+2), Tue, 26 April 2016
A Free State man is expected to appear in the Smithfield Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday for allegedly bludgeoning his girlfriend to death with an iron rod and a wooden pole.
Police spokesman Sergeant Yanga Ngcukana said the murder happened on Monday.
“Police were summoned by an anonymous person due to an incident of family violence on the farm. On arrival at the scene police found the body of the woman with he... read more
08:20 (GMT+2), Tue, 26 April 2016
Two people were killed and a tanker burst into flames in a collision between three vehicles on the N-3 near Pietermaritzburg on Monday.
KwaZulu-Natal provincial Emergency Medical Services spokesperson, Robert McKenzie says the accident happened near the Peter Brown Drive off-ramp at Town Hill.
He says eight people were injured in the collision.
According to ER24's Pieter Rossouw, the truck driver allegedly lost co... read more
08:14 (GMT+2), Tue, 26 April 2016
Hundreds of workers from Gupta family-owned Oakbay Investments will on Tuesday march to the banks in an effort to save their jobs.
The operations of Oakbay were thrown into jeopardy after South Africa’s four main banks closed accounts of businesses owned by the controversial family.
At least 7,500 people work for Oakbay, whose businesses include, Sahara Computers, The New Age newspaper and ANN7, a television news c... read more
07:32 (GMT+2), Tue, 26 April 2016
A Nigerian man, allegedly involved in an online scam in which victims were falsely informed that they had won a Chevrolet Spark, hopes to negotiate a plea bargain agreement, a court in Cape Town heard on Monday.
Ikechukwu Chigbufue, 33, his address given in the charge sheet as Gordon Sands in Gordon’s Bay, appeared in the Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Bellville, before magistrate Sabrina Sonnenberg.
Accordi... read more