“Cape Town sprang into action, reaching roughly double the number of homeless persons compared to the whole of Gauteng” The City of Cape Town achieved South Africa’s highest service reach to the homeless during the national lockdown period levels 4 to 5 when regulations specifically instructed municipalities to immediately shelter homeless people amid health risks. …

Berg River’s sluice open, as dams fill up The Berg River Dam, which can hold 14% of Cape Town’s water capacity, is full, so the sluice has been opened. Photo: Nathan Geffen In May 2017 we took photos of Cape Town’s dam levels at the height of the drought. This is what the Berg River looked like …

Villagers in the rural Eastern Cape struggling to access health services have tried to create their own infrastructure. Villagers of Nquthu, rural Eastern Cape, have built a shack as a base for a clinic. The nearest clinic is hours walk away, across a river, and the mobile clinic stopped coming to the village some time …

Malusi “Beast” Ndlovu, the award-winning rapper, released his new single, Never, on Friday.  The new track is available on digital platforms and has given him even more reason to celebrate his birthday. “This is a motivational track to encourage the youth.  When we grow up we face a lot of challenges, including bad influences and …

Political parties have reacted to the open letter to the ANC that Ramaphosa has published over the weekend.  The letter called on the party to eradicate corruption within its ranks and referred to the ANC as “accused no.1.” Leaders of the opposition however have responded that Ramaphosa should walk the talk and take action against …

A 47-year-old man was arrested on Sunday after he was caught driving 204km/h on the N3 highway with his BMW M5.  According to EMPD spokesperson Kobeli Mokheseng, the man claimed that he was rushing his passenger to hospital after noticing Covid-19 symptoms.“The driver was taken to the Bedfordview police station. A passenger, who was interviewed …

Food prices have soared since the beginning of the national coronavirus lockdown and consumers have really been feeling the pinch.  Most essential goods have seen a substantial price increase between January and June this year and consumers are struggling to make ends meet. “On average I would say that it has actually doubled, especially on …

A mother and her two children died due to rat poison at their home in Mpumalanga on Friday.  While it appears that the woman wanted to commit suicide it does not seem that she had intended for the children to die. Brigadier Leonard Hlathi, police spokesperson, the woman (49) allegedly ate chicken sprinkled with rat …

In a letter addressed to the ANC, president Ramaphosa expressed his concern that the party remains alarmingly implicated in the corruption problem facing South Africa.  The president described the severe problem with corruption during the pandemic as “an unforgivable betrayal”, referred to the party as “Accused No. 1”. “What has caused the greatest outrage is …

Three metro police officers from Tshwane died during a high-speed chase with a suspected drunk driver early on Sunday morning.  The horror crash happened on the N4 between Rebecca Street and Trans Orange Road.  According to the police, the officers spotted a vehicle driving recklessly in the Pretoria CBD, they approached the vehicle and the …