In-fighting in Western Cape ANC continues

ANC Western Cape Election head, Ebrahim Rasool. Picture: Courtney Africa/African News Agency(ANA) Cape Town – Barely two weeks after the elections, the ANC in the Western Cape has been beset with challenges. The past week saw a surprise decision by former Western Cape premier, Ebrahim Rasool, who declined a post in the provincial legislature. The... Read More

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    Lesego Tlhabi, best known for her satirical character Coconut Kelz. Picture: Supplied Johannesburg – In this week’s A-Typical interview we feature South African comedian and screenwriter Lesego Tlhabi, best known for her satirical character Coconut Kelz, a young white woman trapped in a black woman’s body. Tlhabi is now making waves on the small screen... Read More

Silent killer prowling SA’s roads

Driving under the influence of marijuana is likely to increase, with law enforcement battling to deal with the problem. Picture: 3dman_eu /Pixabay Johannesburg – There is a silent killer stalking South Africa’s roads that is difficult to trace and, for the most part, slips under the radar. Drunk driving is easily detected through a breathalyser... Read More

Another shooting in PE’s northern areas leaves man wounded

File picture: Pexels PORT ELIZABETH – Eastern Cape police are investigating a case of attempted murder after another shooting in the northern areas of Port Elizabeth. Police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu said a 37-year-old man was walking in Esterhuizen Street in Arcadia on Friday when a known person started walking towards him.  Naidu said the... Read More

Durban neurosurgeon back in the dock over conspiracy to kill relative

Neurosurgeon at Inkosi Albert Luthuli hospital Dr Anand Rapiti, 43, has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Rapiti allegedly hired one of his patients to kill his brother-in-law, who is also a doctor at the facility. Picture: Leon Lestrade: African News Agency (ANA). Durban – A case where a senior Durban neurosurgeon is accused... Read More

Post-mortem results of Free State journo inconclusive

File picture: Supplied Bloemfontein – Police investigations continues after a post-mortem of a journalist who was found dead on Wednesday returned inconclusive. A Bloemfontein-based community newspaper Dumelang News journalist, Thamsanqa Junior Bonase’s body was recovered on Tuesday, May 21 on the side of the road on the N1 near Heuningspruit, North of Kronstad Bonase’s lifeless... Read More

Sheffield ‘incident’: ‘Rescued’ children leave hospital

Image copyright PA Image caption Floral tributes and balloons have been left at the scene in Shiregreen, Sheffield Four children “rescued” from a house in Sheffield in the same incident two boys died have been released from hospital, police said. South Yorkshire Police said they received “reports of concerns for safety” of people at an... Read More

Channel migrants: Boat carrying eight men intercepted

Image copyright Leon Neal Image caption The Border Force was alerted at about 06:20 BST and a cutter was deployed Eight migrants have been intercepted off the Kent coast as they crossed the Channel in a small boat. The men were transferred to a Border Force vessel and taken to Dover at about 06:20 BST,... Read More

Western Cape justice head takes on new role as MP

Advocate Hishaam Mohamed spent nearly three decades at the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development in the Western Cape. File picture: Bheki Radebe Cape Town – The former provincial head of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, Hishaam Mohamed, spent Friday packing up 27 years of memories from his time with the department Mohamed... Read More

President Ramaphosa promises #newdawn for SA at #Inauguration2019

Cyril Ramaphosa takes the oath of office at the Loftus Versveld Stadium in Pretoria. Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko, Pool Photo via AP Pretoria – Trade unionist-turned-businessman Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as South Africa’s president on Saturday, vowing to create jobs and tackle deep-rooted corruption that has strangled economic growth. Ramaphosa, who becomes the country’s fourth... Read More