Man in jail for murder of Soweto teen Simphiwe Sibeko as police seek another suspect
on April 7, 2020 at 3:13 pm
Gauteng police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the murder of 14-year-old Simphiwe Sibeko.
Injured Morena draws motivation from the miraculous recoveries of Sheppard and Cissé
on April 7, 2020 at 3:12 pm
Mamelodi Sundowns Thapelo Morena has drawn motivation from the miraculous recoveries of Dillon Sheppard and Djibril Cissé as he continues his rehabilitation programme following a career-threatening ankle fracture injury.
Brace yourself – snow predicted for Easter weekend
on April 7, 2020 at 3:09 pm
On Tuesday a light dusting of snow fell over the Hex River mountains in the Western Cape and possible snowfall has been predicted for parts of the Drakensberg during the Easter weekend.
SA to know ‘in a few days’ how well lockdown has worked: Ramaphosa
on April 7, 2020 at 2:53 pm
South Africans should know soon just how effective the nationwide lockdown has been.
Why Prince understands the reason behind Paterson’s Kolpak-enforced departure
on April 7, 2020 at 2:50 pm
Cape Cobras coach Ashwell Prince has preferred to look at Dane Paterson’s Kolpak-enforced departure from a different perspective mainly due to the bowler’s age.
‘Fragile’ Formula One puts staff on leave while bosses take pay cuts
on April 7, 2020 at 2:45 pm
Formula One has put almost half its staff on furlough until the end of May due to the novel coronavirus with chairman Chase Carey and senior management also taking a pay cut, an F1 spokesman said on Tuesday
News24.com | Coronavirus: Zimbabwe doctors sue over ‘dire shortage’ of protective gear
on April 7, 2020 at 2:43 pm
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.
R1,500 bail for man nabbed for filming himself breaking lockdown rules
on April 7, 2020 at 2:24 pm
The 23-year-old man from Lyttelton, Centurion, who was arrested for allegedly contravening the 21-day Covid-19 lockdown regulations, was reprimanded and released on R1,500 bail.
Cape Town worst hit as Covid-19 cases near 500 in Western Cape
on April 7, 2020 at 2:17 pm
The Western Cape had recorded 490 Covid-19 infections by Tuesday – 15 higher than Monday’s total.
‘I’ve never been scared to check how business is doing’: battle to survive the pandemic
on April 7, 2020 at 2:13 pm
Hairdresser Shaughn Adams said since the start of the lockdown last month, he has been too afraid to open his laptop to check the turnover of his business
SuperSport United goalie Ronwen Williams admits he is missing the changeroom banter
on April 7, 2020 at 2:09 pm
SuperSport United might be keeping up their fitness regime with individual programmes at home but goalkeeper Ronwen Williams admits he is missing the changeroom banter.
‘Ndabeni-Abrahams was picking up masks’: Manana explains lockdown ‘lunch’ photo
on April 7, 2020 at 2:02 pm
Former higher education deputy minister Mduduzi Manana said communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams was picking up masks and protective gear from his home before she sat down for lunch.
Man with prostate cancer becomes SA’s 13th Covid-19 death
on April 7, 2020 at 1:30 pm
A Durban man has become SA’s 13th confirmed Covid-19 related death.
Mass screening in Bo-Kaap after Covid-19 claims elderly resident’s life
on April 7, 2020 at 1:30 pm
Health workers knocked on every door in the Bo-Kaap on Tuesday. This followed the first Covid-19 death in the suburb last week.
Do not follow social media advice if you have tested positive for Covid-19
on April 7, 2020 at 1:16 pm
Medical experts have warned that a widely-circulated What’s App message offering practical tips to Covid-19 patients may contain mistruths.
Pitch a tent in your living room and get ready as Splashy Fen goes online
on April 7, 2020 at 1:10 pm
Fans of the long-running outdoor music festival can still get a piece of the action this week without heading to the southern Drakensberg.
Veteran defender Morgan Gould relishing his father-figure role at Stellenbosch FC
on April 7, 2020 at 1:06 pm
Veteran defender Morgan Gould is relishing his father-figure role at Stellenbosch FC and while he hopes to play on for another 18 months at least‚ admits his responsibility in the squad has changed.
WATCH | Avatar robots allow students to attend graduation remotely
on April 7, 2020 at 1:01 pm
Business Breakthrough University in Tokyo held a graduation ceremony for students using avatar robots. This was done remotely and controlled by graduating students in their homes.
10 Joburg suburbs without power after ‘vandal’ electrocuted
on April 7, 2020 at 12:52 pm
Four Johannesburg substations lost power on Tuesday morning after a man was electrocuted at an electricity tower in Hopefield, near Ennerdale.
DA worried about ‘lack of clear and accurate’ Covid-19 stats across SA
on April 7, 2020 at 12:49 pm
The DA has raised concerns about the lack of provincial and regional detailed profiling of coronavirus infections in the country.
Uncertain and gloomy picture predicted for SA football in the aftermath of the coronavirus
on April 7, 2020 at 12:40 pm
Maritzburg United chairman Farook Kadodia has predicted that there might be a reduction in player salaries and transfer fees in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) following the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
MotoGP events in Italy, Catalunya join list of postponed races
on April 7, 2020 at 12:31 pm
The MotoGP season will not begin until mid-June after the Italian and Catalan races were postponed on Tuesday due to the coronavirus pandemic
R50,000 cap for small tourism businesses in government bailout
on April 7, 2020 at 12:15 pm
The tourism department said its R200m tourism relief fund, which provides once-off capped grant assistance to small businesses, is open for applications.
Ramaphosa summons Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams over ‘lockdown violation’
on April 7, 2020 at 12:11 pm
Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams is yet to respond to widely circulated social media post allegedly depicting her “flouting lockdown rules” while having a meal with former higher education minister Mduduzi Manana.
Musical duo lighten up lockdown with RooftopTune: ’21 songs for 21 days’
on April 7, 2020 at 12:09 pm
Armed with a microphone and ukulele, musical duo Eloise Clasen and Tiaan Rautenbach are staging #RooftopTune sessions from their Johannesburg suburb during the coronavirus lockdown.
Swallows FC end R150‚000-a-month deal after sponsor’s government tender worth millions raises eyebrows
on April 7, 2020 at 12:08 pm
Promotion-chasing lower tier side Swallows FC have terminated their three-year R150‚000 a month sponsorship contract with an information company that scored a multi-million tender with the Gauteng provincial government.
Ndabeni-Abrahams and Manana called to order over ‘lunch and drinks photo’
on April 7, 2020 at 12:07 pm
The ANC’s deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte has reprimanded communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams and a former deputy minister, Mduduzi Manana, after a picture of the two ANC NEC (national executive committee) members having lunch at Manana’s home circulated on social media.
Sanitising taxis doesn’t make us feel safe, say drivers and passengers
on April 7, 2020 at 12:00 pm
The efficacy of taxi sanitisation was on Tuesday questioned by some passengers and drivers in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, where government had dispatched teams to disinfect public transport vehicles.
‘Police showed up like we were murderers,’ says groom arrested for violating lockdown
on April 7, 2020 at 11:51 am
For newlyweds Dumisani Zondi, 46, and Thabile Ngcobo, 36, their wedding day will forever be etched in their memory as a day to remember for all the wrong reasons.
IN QUOTES | Thoko Didiza on Covid-19 relief funding for farmers: stop panic buying
on April 7, 2020 at 11:47 am
The minister warned that panic buying may lead to price increases.
Phumzile van Damme to Mzwanele Manyi: ‘You have said and done some crazy and dumb things’
on April 7, 2020 at 11:46 am
Phumzile van Damme slams ATM leader Mzwanele Manyi.
News24.com | Ex-Chad dictator temporarily released from jail due to coronavirus
on April 7, 2020 at 11:37 am
A Senegal judge has granted Chad’s former dictator Hissene Habre two months’ leave from prison, as the jail is being used to hold new detainees in coronavirus quarantine.
News24.com | African bank chief accused of multiple violations
on April 7, 2020 at 8:56 am
The head of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has been accused by bank staff of multiple abuses and breaches of the bank’s code of ethics, charges he flatly denied Monday.
News24.com | Guinean president enacts new constitution
on April 7, 2020 at 7:48 am
Guinea’s President Alpha Conde has enacted a new constitution following a referendum on changes that critics fear are aimed at extending his time in office.
News24.com | 20 Mali soldiers killed in jihadist attack
on April 7, 2020 at 7:48 am
Some 20 Malian soldiers have been killed in an apparent jihadist attack, local politicians and a military official have said.
News24.com | Zimbabwe police accused assaulting journalists during lockdown
on April 6, 2020 at 2:55 pm
An African media watchdog accused Zimbabwean police had assaulted a journalist and forced him to delete pictures of them enforcing a Covid-19 lockdown.
News24.com | Boko Haram bombers kill seven in Cameroon
on April 6, 2020 at 9:51 am
Seven people have been killed when two suicide bombers, suspected to be members of Nigeria’s Boko Haram jihadist group, attacked a village in Cameroon.
News24.com | African countries are working together to battle Covid-19: Ramaphosa
on April 6, 2020 at 7:51 am
Africa needs to act swiftly and to undertake extraordinary measures if it is to prevail in the battle against the Covid-19 coronavirus.
News24.com | Morocco to free over 5,000 prisoners to slow virus spread
on April 5, 2020 at 1:24 pm
Morocco’s King Mohammed VI on Sunday pardoned more than 5,600 prisoners and ordered their release in stages to avoid contagion in the country’s overcrowded jails.
News24.com | South Sudan reports first coronavirus case
on April 5, 2020 at 1:01 pm
South Sudan reported its first coronavirus case on Sunday, one of the last African nations to confirm the presence of COVID-19 within its borders.
News24.com | Jailed Ivory Coast opposition leader needs treatment: Amnesty
on April 5, 2020 at 10:18 am
Amnesty International has appealed to the government of Ivory Coast to grant urgent independent medical care to jailed opposition leader Alain Lobognon.
News24.com | Nigeria eyes $1.3bn health fund to tackle virus
on April 5, 2020 at 8:31 am
Nigeria is looking to set up a $1.3 billion (1.2 billion euro) fund to boost its fragile healthcare system for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Saturday.
News24.com | ‘True friend’ China helps Algeria battle coronavirus
on April 5, 2020 at 8:30 am
As adversity strikes in the form of the coronavirus pandemic, Algeria has found a helping hand in China, an old friend and the top exporter to Africa’s largest country.
News24.com | Tunisian parliament grants PM special powers amid pandemic
on April 5, 2020 at 8:29 am
Tunisia’s parliament on Saturday gave the prime minister special powers for two months to allow for the accelerated adoption of measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.
News24.com | Malawi president takes wage cut to fund virus fight
on April 5, 2020 at 7:02 am
Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika said Saturday he was taking a wage cut to help fund the fight against the coronavirus, and ordered his government to the same.
News24.com | DR Congo ‘prepared’ to take part in vaccine testing: official
on April 4, 2020 at 10:15 am
The Democratic Republic of Congo is prepared to take part in testing of any future vaccine against the coronavirus, the head of the country’s taskforce against the pandemic said on Frida
News24.com | Kidnapped Mali opposition leader ‘doing well’ as release talks under way
on April 4, 2020 at 9:05 am
Mali’s opposition leader Soumaila Cisse is “doing well” a week after his kidnapping, his political movement said on Friday, as negotiations were under way with his captors for his release.
News24.com | Virus crisis shines light on troubled North Africa health care
on April 4, 2020 at 7:51 am
The coronavirus pandemic has put the spotlight on shortcomings in health care in several North African countries, even as governments moved quickly to announce restrictions to limit the spread of the virus.
News24.com | Lesotho PM Thabane says rivals plotting to oust him, orders probe
on April 3, 2020 at 2:13 pm
Embattled Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has ordered the security forces and intelligence service to probe his party rivals, whom he accused of plotting to topple his government.
News24.com | Ethiopia races to bolster ventilator stockpile for coronavirus fight
on April 3, 2020 at 1:04 pm
In four years as a doctor in Ethiopia, Rediet Libanos has used a mechanical ventilator just once: on a patient who suffered a haemorrhagic stroke a few months ago.