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'We’ve got to control the virus where it is': Prof Salim Abdool Karim

'We’ve got to control the virus where it is': Prof Salim Abdool Karim

Enforcing lockdown regulations already in place on social distancing and the wearing of masks will be critical to slowing the spread of Covid-19 in the Eastern and Western Cape.

Japan prosecutors seek to query former PM Shinzo Abe in political funding case

Prosecutors have asked Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to report for voluntary questioning in a case they are building against his secretary over unreported political funds involving as much as 40 million yen ($382,848), media said on Thursday.

Athol Trollip slams ‘drama queen’ Nelson Mandela Bay council speaker

Athol Trollip called Buyelwa Mafaya “a drama queen of the highest order”.

Masango cycles from Beitbridge to Cape on fatherhood cause

Harsh weather conditions and burst tyres were some of the challenges experienced by Nyiko Masango, who is currently cycling from Beitbridge to Cape Town as part of a campaign to encourage fathers to play an active role in the lives of their children.

Girl, 4, raped, stabbed and dumped: Lengthy jail term for killer

A 35-year-old man lured a girl, just four years old, to his shack where he brutally ended her life. Now he must serve 55 years in jail for his cruelty.

Liquor traders see red over mooted sales limits

Liquor traders and restaurants have slammed recommendations aimed at restricting liquor trading and reducing congregations in covid-19 hotspots as likely knockout blow to their already weakened industries.

NPA to decide whether to appeal in sunflower murder case

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is expected to make a decision on whether to appeal against the acquittal of two men last Friday in the sunflower murder case in Coligny, North West.

Councillor wannabe decries ANC delaying tactics

An ANC member who successfully challenged a decision by the party to overlook him when a vacancy was declared in council says the party is playing for time by appealing the court judgment.

Youth league tells members not to make way for Tau in Gauteng legislature

The Gauteng cabinet reshuffle was preceded by political drama after ANCYL instructed its members in the legislature to refuse to step way to make way for the appointment of Parks Tau.

Shock as bullets rain down on taxi patrol car

More than 20 bullets were pumped into an Alexandra-Randburg-Midrand-Sandton Taxi Association (Armsta) patrol car yesterday, killing two occupants instantly while another person was left critically injured.

More than 4,000 new Covid-19 cases recorded in 24 hours

SA recorded more than 4,000 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

NICD corrects Covid-19 test data

The NICD has clarified inconsistencies in recorded Covid-19 tests reported at the end of last week.

Saga over Ramaphosa no-confidence vote continues with last-minute court battle

Just hours before President Cyril Rampahosa is set to face a vote of no confidence in parliament, the saga will play out in the Cape Town high court.

Force the state to comply with R37.8bn wage deal, unions urge labour appeal court

Public sector unions asked the labour appeal court on Wednesday to force the government to implement the last year of its three-year salary increase agreement between the parties, amounting to R37.8bn.

Jury out on closure of beaches in Nelson Mandela Bay

No decision has been made on whether beaches in Nelson Mandela Bay will be closed.

Beware of Covid resurgence in January and February, Gauteng government warns

Gauteng's Covid-19 command council has issued a dire warning: the infection rate might increase during the festive season.

George sheds top officials after forensic investigators point finger

Two senior officials at George municipality in the Western Cape have quit after a forensic investigation into allegations of maladministration, fraud and corruption recommended disciplinary action against them.

Western Cape to welcome visitors, but will clamp down on Covid-19 violators

The province is facing its biggest balancing act to date: reviving the economy over the festive season while holding back a wave of Covid-19 resurgence.

Court reserves judgment on public sector wage dispute

The court's judges did not say when they would hand down their judgment.

Booze restrictions on cards as government considers tighter Covid-19 regulations

The government is likely to implement tighter localised restrictions, including tighter restrictions on the sale of alcohol, to curb the spread of Covid-19 in hotspot areas as infections surge in parts of the Eastern and Western Cape.

Armed bank robbers storm another Brazilian town, battle police in streets

More than 20 armed robbers stormed a bank in a small Brazilian town on Wednesday, taking hostages, exchanging gunfire with police in the streets and killing one person before fleeing in a convoy of vehicles.

Two dead, one critical after car sprayed with bullets in Joburg

Two people were shot dead and another critically injured when a car was riddled with bullets on the Xavier Street off ramp near the M1 highway in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

Alcohol ban may be 'too late' say experts as calls mount amid surge in Covid-19 cases

Experts say it may be too late for government to implement strict alcohol regulations during the festive season due to the increase in Covid-19 cases.

Scientist couple help fight malaria with insect repellent

Scientists Mthokozisi and Sthembile Sibanda have created a natural insect repellant brand that has been critically acclaimed by their peers.

De Lille takes flak over handling of Beitbridge border fence 'corruption'

The department of public works has been criticised over its treatment of Magwa Construction, the company involved in the controversial Beitbridge border fence, and officials implicated in the saga.

Covid-19: 'We are going to be very strict,' Motsoaledi warns Zimbabwean travellers

For many Zimbabweans, the cost of the Covid-19 tests necessary to cross the border will make the annual return home unaffordable.

20 people share 'it's not unusual' R114m PowerBall jackpot

Ithuba has announced 20 people have won the R114m PowerBall jackpot and one person won the R5.8m PowerBall PLUS jackpot in Tuesday’s draws.

Village in Tzaneen up in arms over stalled road project

Angry residents of a remote village in Limpopo have barricaded roads with trees and rocks over an incomplete multimillion-rand  road project.

Coligny marchers call on NPA to appeal acquittal

Dozens of community members have gathered in Tlhabologang township in Coligny to march to the local police station and demand answers from the police following the acquittal of farmers who allegedly killed Matlhomola Moshoeu in 2017.
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