IKAGENG POLICE LOOKING FOR SUSPECT

Police in Ikageng is searching for the suspect in his forties for a rape case.  He has a dark complexion, medium height and 2 skinfolds at the back of his head.  On the day of the Rape, the wanted suspect had dark clothes on.  The wanted suspect speaks Tswana.  The... read more

SA COVID-19 DEATH TOLL RISES TO 21 644

Image: DOC The COVID-19 death toll has now reached 21 644 after 109 more people succumbed to the respiratory disease on Tuesday. Of the latest fatalities, 36 were recorded in the Eastern Cape, 27 in the Western Cape, 17 in the North West, 12 each in the Free State and... read more

NORTH WEST CONSTABLE NABBED FOR DRUNK DRIVING

South African Police Service (SAPS) management has expressed dismay at the behaviour of a constable stationed at Wolmaransstad in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda District, in the North West. This comes after a video captured by members of the community in the area on Saturday... read more

CONSUMERS WARNED ABOUT INSTANT EFT ONLINE PAYMENT SERVICES

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has issued a warning to consumers to be aware of the risks associated with the use of instant electronic funds transfer (EFT) online payment services offered at e-commerce stores. An instant EFT is a payment method offered by a... read more

STAY SAFE THIS BLACK FRIDAY

While Black Friday is a great day to get amazing deals on various items you have had your eye on through the year, it can also be a very dangerous day if you are not careful. Black Friday sales tend to bring out the worst in customers who are all looking to save big... read more

MOTORISTS URGED TO BE VIGILANT ABOUT CAR HIJACKINGS

Motorists travelling in the North West, especially in the Rustenburg area are urged to exercise caution when stopping next to the road or when ordered to stop by other motorists as they could be potential hijackers. This is after a few incidents in which vehicles were... read more

SASSA GRANT PAYMENTS DATES FOR DECEMBER 2020

Sassa has recently released a payment schedule for the month of December, and are as follows: – Older Person’s Grants will be paid from 1 December 2020 ( Including all other grants that are linked to older person’s grants) – Disability Grants will be paid from 2... read more

DBE TIGHTENS SECURITY SYSTEMS FOR GRADE 12 EXAM PAPERS

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) and provinces are working around the clock to implement new security measures meant to protect the ongoing National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. “We want to reassure the public that we are hard at work to ensure that... read more

FREE ONLINE COURSES OFFERED TO UNEMPLOYED YOUTH

Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, has called on unemployed youth to take the opportunity to register for free online courses. The Ministry has collaborated with online-based educational platform Coursera to offer free... read more

SHOPPERS URGED TO BUY LOCAL ON BLACK FRIDAY

With the annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza just under two weeks away, Proudly South Africa has urged shoppers to mainly purchase locally manufactured products. In a statement, Proudly South Africa said: “This year’s Black Friday will almost certainly be... read more

CONSUMERS URGED TO PAY FOR MUNICIPAL SERVICES

Image: Internet / Deputy President David Mabuza The Eskom Political Task Team, led by Deputy President David Mabuza, has urged consumers to pay for municipal services to ensure municipalities meet their debt obligations to Eskom. The task team met on Friday and... read more

SA RECORDS CLOSE TO 92% COVID-19 RECOVERY RATE

South Africa’s COVID-19 recovery rate is edging towards 92%, Heath Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, said on Thursday. According to the Minister, 671 579 patients recuperated since the outbreak which translates to a recovery rate of 91.7%. Meanwhile, the cumulative number of... read more

COVID-19 POSITIVE LEARNERS ALLOWED TO WRITE MATRIC EXAMS

The Basic Education Department has reviewed its COVID-19 exam protocols to allow learners who test positive for the Coronavirus to sit for their final matric examinations. The DBE previously issued a set of guidelines, which indicated that learners who were COVID-19... read more

A GUIDE TO WRITING YOUR MATRIC EXAMS DURING COVID-19

Image: DOC / Matrics are staring their final exams tomorrow, 5 November. The class of 2020 will sit for their English First Additional Language Paper 1 exam on Thursday with a few rules to remember to keep them safe from COVID-19.   With the examinations taking place... read more

GOVERNMENT EXTENDS R350 CORONAVIRUS SUPPORT TO JANUARY 2021

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has extended the dates for South Africa’s disability and social relief grants. In a gazette published on Monday (2 November), Zulu said the temporary disability grants which lapsed in July 2020 or are due to lapse during the... read more

MATRICS: ON THE DAY OF THE EXAM

Image: Internet In just three days the matrics of 2020 will sit for what is undoubtedly one of the most important examinations of their life. From 5 November to 15 December 2020, a total of 1 058 699 candidates will sit for their final National Senior Certificate... read more

PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA WISHES MATRICS WELL AHEAD OF FINAL EXAMS

As just over a million South African Grade 12’s prepare to write their first matric exam on Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa has saluted the learners and educators for persevering through the COVID-19 pandemic, which disrupted the academic year. In his weekly... read more

STAY SAFE IN THE SUN THIS SUMMER

After a long period of being restricted to mainly indoor activities at home, many are using this school holiday and warm weather as an opportunity to enjoy themselves outside. Whether it be the beach, dam, game park or even your own swimming pool, the sun always poses... read more

DEPARTMENT ISSUES GUIDELINES FOR MATRIC EXAM NEXT WEEK

The Department of Basic Education issued Covid-19 guidelines for matrics who are set to start their National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination next week. The NSC examination, to be written under COVID-19 regulations, is due to commence on 5 November and conclude on... read more

KNOW THE SIGNS OF A STROKE

Image: DOC /World Stroke Awareness Week and World Stroke Awareness Day on 29 October is aimed at raising awareness about the symptoms of stroke, and the importance of taking treatment for recovery. To mark World Stroke Awareness Week, the South African Medical... read more

PRESIDENT DISMISS RUMOURS OF SA MOVING TO LOCKDOWN LEVEL 3

Image: Internet / President Cyril Ramaphosa President Cyril Ramaphosa has told Members of Parliament during a question and answer session that rumours of an imminent move to lockdown alert level three this week are not true.  “I don’t want to be alarmist. I don’t want... read more

SASSA GRANT PAYMENTS DATES FOR NOVEMBER 2020

Sassa has recently released a payment schedule for the month of November, and are as follows: – Older Person’s Grants will be paid from 3 November 2020 ( Including all other grants that are linked to older person’s grants) – Disability Grants... read more

GRANT TOP-UP COMES TO AN END THIS MONTH

All the top-up amounts for the social grants, including Old Age, Disability, War Veterans, Child Support, Foster Child and Care Dependency, will stop from next month. The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) on Monday said the grant amounts, as from November,... read more

OUR NEW MISS SOUTH AFRICA 2020!

Image: Facebook – Miss SA / Miss SA 2020 Shudufhadzo Musida   Shudufhadzo Musida (24) from Ha-Masia in Limpopo was crowned as the 62nd Miss South Africa on Saturday evening. The event, hosted by Nomzamo Mbatha at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, was... read more

LOADSHEDDING RISK TO LOWER AFTER SEPTEMBER 2021

 Image: DOC While Eskom expects to have performed adequate reliability maintenance on its aged power plants to significantly improve reliability by September 2021, the risk of loadshedding will still not be eliminated going forward. This frank admission was made by... read more

HEALTH MINISTER CALLS FOR CAUTION AMID RISING INFECTIONS

Image: DOC / Health Minister Zweli Mkhize Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has urged the public to take precautions to avoid a possible resurgence of high COVID-19 infections in the country. The Minister, who together with his wife recently tested positive for... read more

MUNICIPAL WORKERS URGED TO RESUME THEIR WORK DUTIES

The Senior Management of the City Matlosana Municipality has issued a directive to the workers of the municipality to return to work and resume their duties. This was made after the workers belonging to the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU)... read more

COCA-COLA IS DISCONTINUING TaB AFTER ALMOST 60 YEARS

Image: Internet / TaB will no longer be available in stores from 31 December. Coca-Cola has announced it will discontinue its first sugar-free cooldrink, TaB, in SA along with other “underperforming” products globally. Coca-Cola announced the news in a statement,... read more

HALTED SERVICE DELIVERY OVER SALARY DISPUTE

Yesterday, Matlosana Local Municipality workers embarked on a strike action demanding to be compensated for danger pay for working through the Covid-19 lockdown period. Workers closed the main entrance to the municipal building, burnt tyres and closed off the streets... read more

DEADLINE LOOMS FOR FILING RETURNS AT SARS BRANCHES

Image: Businesstech Individual taxpayers, who wish to file their personal income tax return at a South African Revenue Service branch, has until Thursday to do so. “The South African Revenue Service (SARS) reminds individual taxpayers, who wish to file their personal... read more

5 TIPS FOR WEARING FACE MASKS IN SUMMER HEAT

Image: Internet / United Healthcare South Africa is famous for its warm summers and as the temperature keeps rising, many of us are being faced with a new challenge: Staying cool while wearing face masks. Even under Level 1 lockdown are people still required to wear... read more

HAWKS ARREST SUSPECT DURING R60 000 DRUG BUST IN JOUBERTON

Image: ENCA The Hawks have arrested one person and seized drugs worth more than R60 000 in a raid in Jouberton in North West. On Friday, 16 October, the Hawks’ Serious Organized Crime Investigation team executed a search warrant at a house in Jouberton and found a... read more

COVID-19 FAR FROM OVER AS CASES REACH ALMOST 700 000

President Cyril Ramaphosa has cautioned that the COVID-19 pandemic will not be over soon as the death toll reached 18 309 after 158 more people succumbed to the respiratory disease on Thursday. Of the latest deaths, 70 are from Gauteng, 38 from KwaZulu-Natal, 22 from... read more

“LOCKDOWN” DECLARED SA WORD OF 2020

Image: Internet  ‘Lockdown’ is the South African word of the year. “Lockdown”, alongside “COVID-19” and “Jerusalema” were shortlisted by the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB), in association with media research company, Focal Points, as candidates for SA Word... read more

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