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Former President Jacob Zuma says SA is moving from a democracy to a constitutional dictatorship. This after the Constitutional Court on Friday gave its verdict on the former president's rescission application. Zuma had asked the apex court to s
Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni’s buildings are ticking fire bombs, with thousands of the cities’ residents and office workers at risk of being burnt alive. The majority of buildings, which are at risk because fire safety laws are flouted
There is a lot that goes into taking part in SA’s democracy, but fortunately Electoral Commission (IEC) deputy chief electoral officer Mawethu Mosery has agreed to take us through exactly what you need to do to take part in the upcoming local e
The Constitutional Court has upheld its decision to sentence former president Jacob Zuma’s 15-month jail term for being found in contempt of SAs apex court for his refusal to testify on state capture.  Zuma has served only two months of his jai
Calls have been made nationally for a protest against possible plans for Covid-19 vaccine passports.  This comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the government was considering the idea of requiring citizens to produce proof of va
The presidency seems to have had a change of heart regarding the potential implementation of a vaccine passport system. On Sunday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country was considering implementing vaccine passports for cer
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the easing of Covid-19 regulations on Sunday evening, saying there had been a sustained decline in infections over the last few weeks. The decision came after consultations with several organisations, expert
Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, Western Cape minister of health, is not your typical bureaucrat sitting in an office in a stiff suit. Instead, she has rolled up her sleeves and visited every crevice of the province to encourage vaccination. Her latest ro
Chaos broke out in SA in July, when former president Jacob Zuma was sent to prison for contempt of the country’s highest court. He was sentenced to a 15-month jail term, but soon after his incarceration, groups claiming to be Zuma supporters se
South Africans will cast their votes in the local government elections on November 1, co-operative governance minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma announced on Wednesday.
A government gazette outlining proposed amendments to the Road Traffic Management Corporation’s (RTMC) fees has caused outrage among motorists and civil society organisations in recent days. Organisations including the Automobile Association (A
Former president Jacob Zuma has been released from prison on medical parole, the department of correctional services confirmed on Sunday.  This comes 58 days after he was admitted as an inmate at the Estcourt Correctional Services facility in K
In a world first, Western Cape scientists Les Ansley and his wife Paula have created gin made from botanicals extracted from elephant dung. Elephant herds at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve in the Western Cape and Jabulani in Limpopo have bec
In less than two months, nine-year-old Jolizne Bester will be under anesthetic on an operating table while two surgeons - one from Germany - will sculpt a new ear for her out of her ribs. Jolizne was 16 months old when doctors battled to reatta
Former president Jacob Zuma has refused to allow NPA doctors to examine him, his foundation said, accusing the state of “second-guessing” the state of his health. The Pietermaritzburg high court previously ordered that a medical practitioner ap
In Our Ghosts Were Once People, a new anthology about death and dying edited by Bongani Kona, celebrated author Sisonke Msimang writes about the multiple losses faced when her mother passed away. An intimate portrait of grief, it is both though
EFF leader Julius Malema has challenged the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), telling officials to “bring it on” in reference to any potential legal action against him. Malema sparked debate on social media recently when he shared a message al
The University of Fort Hare held a memorial service for slain student Nosicelo Mtebeni on Wednesday. Mtebeni was brutally murdered and her mutilated body parts discovered in a suitcase and a plastic bag last Thursday morning on the corner of Fi
Suspended ANC member Carl Niehaus arrived at the Estcourt magistrate’s court on Wednesday surrounded by comrades, a strong police presence and virtual support from former president Jacob Zuma’s daughter, Dudu Zuma-Sambudla. Niehaus was arrested
A recent survey by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in collaboration with the Developmental, Ethical and Capable State research division of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) suggests that vaccine acceptance across SA has picked up,
Afghan nationals are desperate to leave their country after  Taliban forces entered Kabul on Sunday and the Western-backed president, Ashraf Ghani, fled. The insurgents said they were seeking complete power. A South African contractor described
A leadership battle, a shortage of equipment, and simple apathy are being blamed for the eThekwini Metro Police’s ineffective response to last month’s week-long looting which saw billions of rands’ damage to the city.
A leadership battle, a shortage of equipment, and simple apathy are being blamed for the eThekwini Metro Police’s ineffective response to last month’s week-long looting which saw billions of rands’ damage to the city.
The Jacob Zuma Foundation says it is greatly disturbed by the “callous and insensitive manner” in which the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and certain media outlets have reported on the health concerns of former president Jacob Zuma.
Agriculture entrepreneur Leeko Makoene is encouraging aspiring female farmers, especially young black women, to not be afraid to enter the agriculture sector, saying the industry needs “feminine” creativity and a woman’s touch to help address t
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