Police of the KwaThema area confirmed the murder of a 35-year-old man by his alleged girlfriend on Wednesday afternoon.  A witness said that he noticed the man running towards him and realised he was being chased by a woman wielding a knife.  The man fell to the ground and the witness saw bloodstains on the …

Sipho Skosana with his slain son Bandile Skosana. Bandile was found crushed under a boulder in Rethabiseng, Bronkhorstspruit PIC: SUPPLIED

The body of 4-year-old Bandile Skosana was found on Sunday after he was reported missing on Saturday.  He was stabbed 14 times and then crushed with a boulder.  The sweet 4-year-old boy from Rethabiseng  in Bronkhorstspruit, celebrated his birthday last Tuesday and went missing on Saturday.  The gruesome scene of his murder was discovered on …

Charl Muller, the owner Candy’s, a gentleman’s club in Port Elizabeth, decided to use 3rd level of lockdown to his advantage.  With the ban on alcohol sales now officially lifted but pubs, bars and similar establishments still closed, he decided to create a drive through option at the club.  Scantily clothed, masked, girl, will be …

The sudden last minute U-turn by the department of basic education regarding the return of grade 7 and 12 pupils came as a shock to unions.  In a meeting on Saturday involving the department, unions and other interested parties, the reopening was still set to go ahead.  DBE spokesperson Elihaj Mhlanga released a statement on …

Grades 7 and 12 were set to return to school on Monday.  Many schools are still waiting for PPE’s to be delivered and 8 of the 9 provinces are still not ready to reopen on Monday 1 June 2020.  Johan Kruger, the operational director for SAOU used the North West Province as an example of …

According to professor Shabir Moosa, a family physician with the Johannesburg Health District and University of the Witwatersrand, 80% of people will only experience mild symptoms should they contract the virus, but it is still important to plan for the possibility of hospitalisation.  Professor Shahana Rasool, from the Department of Social Work at the University …

Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, was emphatic on Thursday during the media briefing – social visits will not be allowed during lockdown level 3.  Bheki said that certain activities would remain prohibited during the 3rd level.  “I hope you will read regulation 33 very closely.  All categories permitted appear there, and visiting your friends, your …

Collins Khosa’s family lawyers will be lodging a review of the SA National Defence Force report that cleared the troops of any wrongdoing.  Khosa was allegedly killed by soldiers in the early days of the lockdown.  In the report the SANDF board found that the confrontation between Khosa, his brother-in-law and soldiers in Alexandra on …

After initially announcing that it would be entering into discussions with the government regarding tobacco sale during level 4, tobacco giant British American Tobacco, have announced that they will be challenging government’s decision to continue the ban during lockdown level 4 in court.  BAT made the announcement on Friday morning.  Government has been facing widespread …

Most schools in the country will be opening on Monday for grade 7 and grade 12 learners, but the department of basic education under minister Angie Motshekga admitted to facing several setbacks in their plans to resume the academic year.  Motshekga visited three schools in Gauteng to assess their state of readiness.  Amidst vandalism of …