Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa believes Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo‚ also known as Khwezi‚ was raped. “I know how difficult and painful it is for a woman to garner up the courage to stand up and say: ‘Yes‚ I was raped.’ “It must...
Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula landed in East London yesterday to be with her family following the passing of her father on Sunday night but managed to avoid both an ANC welcoming committee and the media. It...
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that buying votes is a “new disease” gripping the ANC. “It is concerning to a point where it is going to dilute democracy within our organisation‚” Ramaphosa said on Thursday night on the Karima...
DA provincial bosses, in an effort to garner support in areas presided over by traditional leaders and forge relations with royals ahead of the 2019 general election, met with leaders of the Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders (ECHTL)...
The Hawks yesterday told the Mdantsane Magistrate’s Court that a woman had used her dead husband’s pension fund and life policies to pay a hitman R150 000 for killing him on Valentine’s Day this year. The state’s case was outlined...
The Constitutional Court on Thursday confirmed that a section in the Public Service Act‚ which permitted an employer to make unilateral deductions from an employee’s salary‚ was unconstitutional. The court confirmed the order passed by the Labour Court in January‚...
Large populations of potentially deadly fungi are thriving in central Cape Town.But the microbiolgist who discovered them says the cryptococcal fungi — which cause meningitis — do not pose a risk in people whose immune systems have not been...
The National Treasury has rubbished Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s findings that government failed to recover the R1.1-billion Absa/Bankorp ‘illegal gift’‚ arguing that government had no obligation to recover the funds. Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s lawyer‚ Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi told the High...
A Port St Johns filmmaker received rave reviews at the Sondela Youth Film Festival for being the only producer of a horror movie.   Lucky Ndamase had two films screened at the festival, which was held in Aliwal North last Friday...
It was an emotional sight as one of the wives of the two farm workers convicted of trying to kill Victor Mlotshwa wept silently in the court gallery following her husband’s failed bail bid in the Middelburg High Court...
Mthatha teacher Vukile Genu was only 14 in 1977 when he received a new kidney at Tygerberg Hospital in the Western Cape. At 54, Genu is known as Africa’s longest living recipient, according to Tygerberg Hospital’s Dr Okkie Oosthuizen. As he...
President Jacob Zuma on Thursday said he was happy that his term as ANC president was coming to an end and will work to ensure a seamless handover to the new leadership. Addressing the Energy Indaba at Midrand on Thursday‚...
President Jacob Zuma has commented for the first time about the origin of the term radical socio-economic transformation‚ saying it was a policy of the African National Congress. “We therefore reject the incorrect and patronising assumptions by some sections of...
A woman charged with murdering her husband yesterday denied hiring a hitman to kill him. Nomqondiso Tembu, 50, was testifying in her bail application in the Mdantsane Magistrate’s Court. State prosecutor Nondumiso James told Tembu that the state had lined up...
The Department of Public Enterprises will announce the names of the new Eskom board members on Friday‚ officials said on Thursday. Communications minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said during her post-cabinet briefing on Thursday morning that the names had been discussed during...
The Durban city council has approved a controversial by-law which could effectively ban the media and the public from attending some of its crucial meetings. The approval comes despite strong objection from opposition parties and civil society organisations - and...
A police officer is among four men arrested after a raid at the notorious Glebelands hostel in Durban. Police spokesman Brigadier Jay Naicker said crime intelligence operatives had spent months gathering evidence. “Coordinated predawn raids were conducted in Harding and the...
Kaizer Chiefs’ wastefulness in front of goal has everything to do with confidence that coach Steve Komphela asserts is being eroded by abuse on social media. He say players are taking less risks these days and attempting less innovative moves...
A Bruce Lee-inspired series is kicking Cape Town’s economy into a higher gear.US cable and satellite television network Cinemax is filming the new 10-part series “Warrior” in the Mother City‚ said the Western Cape’s investment promotion agency‚ Wesgro.  Wesgro CEO...
The two farm workers convicted of trying to kill Victor Mlotshwa by forcing him into a coffin and threatening to burn him alive returned to the Middelburg High Court on Thursday to apply for bail. Dressed in brown jerseys and...
The public service is expected to run into service delivery constraints in the next few years as a tenth of posts in national and provincial government departments are vacant and these departments are terminating employment at a faster rate...
Outbreak response teams have been mobilised by the City of Johannesburg to educate residents on how to prevent the spread of the food-borne illness listeriosis. South Africa is experiencing a spike in cases of the illness‚ with 557 reported since...
A carpenter who developed bedsores while in a coma through being left unattended by nursing staff has been awarded R3.3-million by the East London High Court. Judge Bantubonke Tokota granted the order despite the Eastern Cape department of health saying...
Six-year-old Mary* is like any other normal little girl - happy-go-lucky‚ smiling and enjoying playing dress-up with her dolls. But behind her happiness is a horror story that involves an international child sex crime network operating out of the US...
Stray animals on the road in OR Tambo, Chris Hani and Amathole districts will be picked up and impounded this festive season by three dedicated state livestock trucks, which were handed over at the province’s annual road safety launch...
If the Eastern Cape ANC has its way, the governing party should come out of its national elective conference with a clear programme to end the “institutional autonomy” that is enjoyed by universities in South Africa, which frustrates the...
Parliament’s public enterprises committee believes that sufficient evidence has emerged from its inquiry into state capture of Eskom to prompt actions by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and the Eskom board "to stop any further abuse of state resources". This...
Former Bafana Bafana and Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Luyolo Nomandela has been suspended with immediate effect at Mthatha Bucks where he is due to appear before a disciplinary hearing today. Nomandela, alongside teammate Sifiso Ntjolo, are due to appear on charges...
A patient was allegedly raped when profoundly mentally ill patients were crammed into the Takalani home for disabled children it emerged during the Life Esidimeni hearing on Wednesday when Section 27 advocate Adila Hassim was speaking. Suspended Gauteng health department...
Consumers should brace themselves for possible fresh egg and fresh chicken shortages as the results of avian influenza filter through. Close to 100 outbreaks have been reported in South Africa, with hundreds of thousands of birds culled as a result. Nigel...
Thandiwe Tokwe, 46, from Nompumelelo township is the second lucky winner of the Daily Dispatch Festive Shopping Spree competition this year. She walked away with a R10000 cash prize yesterday morning. Tokwe, who only entered the competition once, said she was...
Glen Grey police are investigating a case of murder and rape after a 68-year-old woman was found dead in her house in Tsembeyi village on Saturday. Nomayeza Goqi was last seen alive on Friday at her house in the village...
A Durban fashion company has apologised for stripping female workers naked on suspicions of theft when they knocked off duty. RS Fashions’ representative‚ Linda Nxasana‚ told a handful of Cosatu members who marched to the company’s premises on Wednesday that...
A Grahamstown man who was tortured, beaten and burnt had endured extreme pain for a prolonged period, a forensic pathologist testified yesterday. Dr Stuart Dwyer was testifying in the murder trial of four men accused of the vicious torture and...
Mandla Mandela, speaking yesterday on the fourth anniversary of his grandfather Nelson Mandela’s death, said it was ironic that Madiba’s “ardent enemies” were part of the celebration. “One of the great ironies of our time is that Madiba is even...
KwaZulu-Natal transport MEC Mxolisi Kaunda on Wednesday shut down two provincial taxi associations as an "extraordinary" measure to deal with escalating industry violence. The Sizwe Transport and Klipriver taxi associations both had their operating licences revoked due to a spate...
Eighty percent of Grade 4 pupils in South Africa cannot read at the appropriate level. This was revealed by a study conducted by the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), which gauged the reading standards of nine-and 10-year-olds in...
The last thing that SA Rugby boss Jurie Roux wants to do is enter an evaluation process to host a World Rugby event in South Africa after last month’s failed Rugby World Cup 2023 bid. But that’s exactly what is...
Disgraced Cape Town chartered accountant Willem Roux Mouton, found guilty last year of defrauding the Eastern Cape Development Corporation in 2012, after stealing R1.3-million meant to boost a small business, will spend the next eight years in jail.  This  after...
Civil society organisations staged a protest outside Durban’s International Convention Centre on Wednesday against a controversial set of rules proposed by the eThekwini municipality which‚ critics say‚ seeks to ban the public and the media from attending meetings and...
Reacting to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s announcement on Tuesday of a countrywide outbreak of the food-borne disease Listeriosis, department of health spokesman Sizwe Kupelo said there have been reported cases in the Nelson Mandela, OR Tambo, Amathole and Sarah...
Following some years of highly charged debate and wide consultation, the Rhodes Council, the university’s highest decision-making body, made the formal announcement today. The announcement followed a secret ballot of council members at a meeting at the end of...
Former finance deputy minister Mcebisi Jonas says the ANC's elective conference on December 16 is no longer about choosing the party's next president. "It is not about choosing leaders but it has gone beyond that," he said. "Those going to December 16,...
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has‚ through her lawyers‚ decried an attack on her integrity‚ saying such an attack was designed to pave the way for her removal from office. Her lawyer‚ Advocate Paul Kennedy‚ implored the High Court in Pretoria...
More than 100 vacant serviced sites owned by Buffalo City Metro in Breidbach will be donated to the Eastern Cape department of human settlements in an effort to speed up housing delivery in the protest-prone area. This comes after council...
Stokvel social clubs have been targeted in a spate of house robberies ahead of the festive season in Limpopo. Police said that criminals had specifically targeted clubs operated by women which involved large sums of cash. A 26-year-old man was arrested...
The Premier Soccer League has announced that pay-TV channel SuperSport have won the bid to renew their media rights for Sub-Saharan Africa for five years from the 2019-20 season. The PSL made the announcement in a press release on Wednesday...
A bold new programme will train, support and keep track of about 30000 Eastern Cape teachers over the next two years. The education department has teamed up with an NGO, the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT), to extend the innovative...
The two Mpumalanga farm workers convicted of trying to kill Victor Mlotshwa by forcing him into a coffin and threatening to burn him alive will be launching a fresh bid to be freed. TimesLIVE has reliably learnt that Theo Jackson...
A young girl from Butterworth underwent a cochlear implant at Frere Hospital at the weekend after losing hearing in both ears as a result of contracting meningitis earlier this year. Sigcobile Jako, 12, was diagnosed with meningitis in May after...