The Department of Justice and Correctional Services on Monday began to discuss changes to the current parole system. Speaking at the Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria‚ Acting Minister of Justice and Correctional Services‚ Faith Muthambi described the current system‚...
Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said he is expecting teaching to resume at Klipspruit West High School on Tuesday. “I am expecting teaching to resume today . The four teachers who were barred at the school‚ should be allowed to...
The University of Fort Hare East London SRC elections are currently under way. The IEC opened the station at 8am this morning. The Sasco-led campus is still buzzing with campaigns from Daso and Pasma who hope to take advantage of...
Academic activities have ground to a halt at the University of Fort Hare's Alice campus. This comes after students agreed to embark on a protest during a mass meeting that was held last night. Two bookshops located on campus were vandalised...
Lack of food security has been highlighted as a serious issue when looking at how illnesses such as tuberculosis (TB) are treated. This was revealed yesterday at the commemoration of World TB Day in Duncan Village. Speaking at the event yesterday,...
An intervention team has been dispatched to the Bheki Mlangeni District Hospital in Soweto‚ which has seen jobs being sold and a staff member doing private work while on "leave"‚ amid other challenges. The Gauteng health department said in a...
Three men charged with allegedly poaching a rhino near Grahamstown for its massive horn are prepared to pay R35000 in bail between them on any condition. This is according to advocate Terry Price, SC, who yesterday argued the bail appeal...
By ZINE GEORGE, ZINGISA MVUMVU and SIMTHANDILE FORD The election of Oscar Mabuyane as the ANC provincial chairman has boosted the chances of ANC’s presidential hopeful Cyril Ramaphosa. Mabuyane, a known Ramaphosa supporter, was elected to replace his former ally Phumulo Masualle...

JONAS RETURNS

Seasoned ANC activist and former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas could return to provincial politics, that is if his Uitenhage ANC branch has its way. This is after ANC’s Ward 46 in Nelson Mandela Metro nominated Jonas the former deputy finance...
A misunderstanding was at the heart of a tense stand-off between riot police and protesters at Durban’s Kennedy Road informal settlement on Tuesday. It is understood that several shacks‚ built on the banks of a river that runs through the...
Henri van Breda has pleaded not guilty to the murder of his father‚ mother and brother. He has also pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of his sister and obstructing the administration of justice. State advocate Susan Galloway led...
Joyous Celebration singer Ayanda Shange launched his debut album in East London at the weekend. The 15-track album, titled The Praise Altar, was launched at the City Life Church in Quigney on Saturday night. Shange brought fellow Joyous Celebration members Phindile...
Electricity parastatal Eskom has taken action to recover R1-billion and R564-million respectively from McKinsey and Trillian which it says appears to have been unlawfully paid to the two companies in 2016 and 2017. Eskom said on Thursday night that the...
A house leased to the police is becoming a criminal haven and being looted by vagrants. Four months after the house, owned by department of public works in the East London suburb of Beacon Bay, was left vacant, residents want...
A fabulous time was had by all at yesterday’s annual Super Heroes Fun Run. The event, hosted by Vincent Park mall, drew a large group of colourful characters and took the runners from the shopping centre down Devereux Avenue,...
The office of the district public prosecutor has recommended that Elvis Ramosebudi‚ the man accused of plotting a coup by mass assassination‚ should undergo mental evaluation. Ramosebudi‚ who lives with his mother in Soshanguve‚ appeared briefly in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s...
Flooding and driving rain has forced the closure of the N2 freeway near Amanzimtoti as KwaZulu-Natal braces for severe weather on Tuesday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BRfvkHvgHY Occupants of a minibus taxi that was stricken by rising water on the freeway were rescued by paramedics...
Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived at the home of the Prophet of Mduduzi‚ "Unyazilwezulu" Shembe‚ in Empangeni on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast. Ramaphosa was accompanied by former KwaZulu-Natal premier and erstwhile ANC provincial chair Senzo Mchunu on Tuesday morning. At...
Johannesburg resident Mariana Jamnik-Schmidt feels "intense guilt" that she had not seen her 67-year-old brother for a few months before starvation led to his death. Her brother Nicholas stayed at a Life Esidimeni psychiatric home as he had severe schizophrenia....
Amathole  ANC regional secretary Teris Ntutu was given R5000 bail yesterday. Ntutu appeared in the Butterworth Magistrate’s Court alongside Mnquma municipal employee Zanele Mbewu, who was released on R4000, and Durban based businessman Regis Masuku, who was released on R20000. The...
Sisa Dukashe stadium in Mdantsane has got the nod from the  Premier Soccer League to host the match between Chippa United  and   Cape Town City on October 22. This after Chippa earlier this week announced  the match would...
Consumers filling their supermarket baskets with grocery staples this month face a welcome respite from cost of living increases, most notably a steep hike in fuel prices which came into effect this week. The Saturday Dispatch has been monitoring the price...
Leading  Grahamstown contractors CM Heunis and Roy Bowles, whose R80-million construction of student residences at Rhodes university was criticised by the Deputy Minister of labour chief Phathekile Holomisa for allegedly subjecting employees to “life threatening” conditions, have hit back...
One and a half million. That’s the number of small children in South Africa who still have to leave their home every time they need the toilet. According to the South African Early Childhood Review 2017‚ released last week by...
Gauteng MEC for Community Safety Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane says that foreign nationals must respect the laws of the country just as South Africans respect the laws of other countries. The MEC spoke on Monday while marching against crime in Vanderbijlpark after...
A foetus believed to be five to six months old was found dumped in a rubbish bin at the University of Fort Hare's Luke 3 female student residence on Monday evening. The gruesome discovery was made by one of...
Dudu Myeni has been removed as chairperson of SAA board‚ according to reports on Wednesday night. ENCA and Radio 702 reported that Myeni has been removed and would be replaced by JB Magwaza and that Nolitha Fakude would be deputy...
SA’s Catholic bishops are not convinced by President Jacob Zuma’s stated position that he can’t intervene in the standoff between Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and the Hawks. While the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) noted Zuma said last week...
A second woman has accused top soccer administrator and former mayor of the Eastern Cape’s biggest metro Danny Jordaan of raping her‚ according to singer and former MP Jennifer Ferguson. Ferguson said the woman reached out to her after she...
A grim discovery of another body, not far from where a human skeleton was found last month, has baffled police. The human remains are believed to be those of a child aged between four and six. For now, police are investigating whether...
ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa has said he will continue speaking about corruption that is in his party's ranks and state capture despite efforts to silence him by "some".   This he said on Sunday while addressing thousands of party supporters...
If the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) had been fully enacted‚ those responsible for leaking the data of millions of South Africans could have been fined up to R10 million or imprisoned for up to 10 years. The legislation...
Four homesteads belonging to ANC members in the Alfred Nzo district were torched at the weekend in post-election violence. Several families from Nowalala village on the outskirts of Ntabankulu are now living in fear after fighting broke out over Ntabankulu...
In a bid to avoid starting the academic year with parents flocking to the district centre and leaving children without a placement, the department of education has launched an Early Bird campaign that offers parents an opportunity to enrol...
The two men convicted of forcing Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin lied when they said that whilst behind bars pending their bail application‚ they’d had an opportunity to do some introspection and felt remorse for what they had done. This...
The body of a 45-year-old Wild Coast Jikeleza farmworker which was left uncollected for over 12 hours was finally fetched at 10pm last night. The ambulance which was called at 8am to attend to a sick Xolani Gunya only arrived...
Walter Sisulu University’s convocation president Zimncedile Tiya has applauded the Western Cape High Court ruling on legalising dagga for private use. Tiya, who is chairman of the National Association of Democratic Lawyers (Nadel) Transkei branch, told more than 200 graduates,...
Public higher education institutions managed to raise over R21-billion through tuition fees in 2016‚ according to figures released by Statistics South Africa. Public higher education institutions managed to raise over R21-billion through tuition fees in 2016‚ according to figures released...
Teachers and pupils at an impoverished school in one of the most remote parts of Ngqeleni were left shocked when they reported for schooling this morning, only to discover that three classrooms had been blown away by strong winds...
For decades we have imbibed, read and watched the stigmatisation of Africa as a continent of PIDIC – poverty, instability, disease, illiteracy and corruption. For many years, this acronym, coined by an African, the Nigerian journalist and author, Pascal Eze,...
The ministry of women and children and the anti-abuse campaign Not In My Name have expressed shock and outrage at reports of an employer who allegedly raped his domestic worker and forced her to perform acts of bestiality. “It is...
Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters have once again walked out of President Jacob Zuma’s question and answer session in Parliament after delaying the proceedings for just over 30 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVMg52GftE8 In chaotic scenes in Parliament‚ EFF leader Julius Malema shouted...
Slo' Foot King Brothers jazz band founder Samuel Tshiyembe, died on Friday last week at the Bhisho Hospital. His younger brother, Zolile Tshiyembe, said the day before 86-year-old Tshiyembe died they had sung some of the band’s songs, including his...
Men who were publicly ridiculed on a controversial Facebook page which shone the spotlight on alleged deadbeat fathers can sue or even open crimen injuria charges against those who participated in shaming them on social media, said Justice Department...
Teaching is not an easy profession‚ and dealing with troublesome pupils adds to a teacher’s day-to-day stress. While some instances of teachers being attacked by learners in classes have surfaced recently‚ the South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) said teachers...
Just days after he danced a joyous jig during a rapturous welcome back to Eskom‚ Brian Molefe’s position at the helm of the parastatal appears to be in doubt. Senior ANC officials have told the government and public enterprises minister...
The body of an unidentified woman was found floating in the Kariega River in Kenton-on-Sea on Saturday. National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) spokesman Craig Lambinon said a crew had been alerted at 7.39am by police to a suspected drowning in...
A high school pupil sustained a deep gash on his forehead while trying to jump out of a classroom to escape a knobkerrie-wielding mob in Mpindweni village outside Mthatha. This was after a group of youths claiming to be from Mpindweni...
The SA Council of Churches was on Thursday expected to release a report containing information shared by whistleblowers in regards to alleged state capture. The ‘Unburdening Panel’ comprised SACC President‚ Reverand Ziphozihle Siwa‚ Grace Bible Church pastor‚ Mosa Sono‚ social...
The auditor-general‚ Kimi Makwetu‚ releasing national and provincial audit results‚ on Wednesday revealed that his office was under pressure to quash negative outcomes. Makwetu disclosed that the trend of contestation of his office’s audit findings continued and intensified in 2016-17‚...