Residents of the Brits area have been struggling with water shortages.  This is mostly due to algae in the Hartbeespoort dam, from where the town gets its water supply.  According to Leon Basson, there is still hope.  The water treatment plant is being upgraded and will soon be managed nationally.  A resident said that they …

During normal lockdown operations on Thursday, the Tshwane Metro Police Department responded to a complaint about a shop in Onderstepoort selling cigarettes.  When the TMPD arrived at the shop they found four males, without permits, running the business selling cigarettes.  R55,000 worth of cigarettes were confiscated as well as R20,000 in cash.  The four suspects …

Six members of the pharmacy staff at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital have tested positive for the Coronavirus.  The hospital, which has been a vital facility during the lockdown, confirmed that it had suffered an outbreak of the virus after an intern tested positive last week.  All pharmacy staff was then urged to have …

The former Rhythm City and Uzalo actor suffered from heart disease.  His daughter, Mbali said: “He passed away on Tuesday night at 22:15 at a hospital in Johannesburg.  He suffered from pulmonary hypertension, which caused his heart to fail.  The family is currently discussing details of his burial.” The family has been left grieve stricken …

The minister of co-operative governance and traditional affairs. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said on Tuesday that Gauteng, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal could face another extension of a strict lockdown.  The three provinces account for 65% of SA’s economy. Depending on infection numbers, certain provinces could start seeing a gradual relaxation of lockdown, while others may remain …

Nearly 575 shacks and at least 12 brick structures have been demolished by the Red Ants and JMPD in less than 2 days.  This left 1000 people without a home to stay safe in during the national lockdown.  It appears that the Red Ant Security, Eviction, and Relocation services, a notorious group, are using the …

For those amongst us who cannot work from home, the loss of employment is far more likely.  People who do not perform essential services are also at risk.  The National lockdown has brought the economy to a halt for five weeks.  The economic effects are being felt far and wide, including loss of employment, and …

According to an expert, up to 45 000 South Africans could die over the next 2-3 years.  The country should also prepare for intermittent lockdowns over a long period as the pandemic will come in waves.  Although the number of estimated deaths by the expert, an eminent doctor advising the President, it is much lower …

A crash on the N12 near Aeroton in Johannesburg has left a 36-year-old man with serious injuries.  According to authorities, the victim’s vehicle rolled off the highway on Tuesday morning.  Medics found the man a short distance from the vehicle, presumed to have been ejected during the accident.  Upon assessments, it was found that the …

The Mount Road Detective Trio Task Team in Port Elizabeth arrested an 18-year-old teenager just hours after a café was robbed in Aloes Valley Missionvale. It is alleged that four suspects, of which two were known to the victim, entered the café on Tuesday 21 April and held up the café with firearms.  One of …