Newsflashes

5 April, 2018
The Gauteng education department said it would make sure that a Parktown Boys’ High School teacher is held accountable for an alleged racist rant.
5 April, 2018
A supplier to the police alleged to have bribed former acting police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane threatened to bring the criminal justice system to a halt if he didn’t get paid by midnight on Wednesday.
5 April, 2018
By now, we all know that smoking cigarettes is bad for your health. But it can also be bad for the health of the people that make those cigarettes – especially the farmers that come into close contact with tobacco crops.
3 April, 2018
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who first emerged as the dignified anti-apartheid struggle figure and then came to represent the liberation movement’s worst excesses, has died at the age of 81 after a long illness.
29 March, 2018
Somali police say at least three people are wounded after a bomb attached to their vehicle exploded near the office of the International Committee of the Red Cross in the capital, Mogadishu.
29 March, 2018
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) on Tuesday said it was gearing up to support the holding of highly anticipated presidential elections in its member states -- Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
29 March, 2018
The rise in road fatalities over past Easter holidays has once again prompted massive warnings for motorists to drive with caution this long weekend. Last year, 235 people died on South African roads over this busy weekend in a 51% increase over the previous year’s figure of 156.
28 March, 2018
Robert Mugabe’s allies claimed this week that he was being persecuted and they appealed to former South African president Thabo Mbeki, former UN Secretary-general Kofi Annan, and other African leaders to help protect him. 
28 March, 2018
A group of 11 hikers had a narrow escape after being held at gunpoint and robbed of their belongings near Duiker Island, just off the coast of Hout Bay. They were robbed by three armed assailants. Sunday's incident once again brought the safety of hikers under the spotlight.
28 March, 2018
Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba will be subjected to another inquiry to answer on matters related to the controversial Gupta family’s naturalisation after Parliament’s portfolio committee on home affairs resolved to hold a full inquiry.
22 March, 2018
WhatsApp is giving users 2 new features, the ability to add a description to group chats and allows users to switch between the voice and video call feature, according to reports.  WhatsApp rolled out the group description feature for the beta version of Android last month. 
22 March, 2018
African Union (AU) chairperson Paul Kagame on Tuesday gave a strong indication yet that member states will sign the treaty to create the continental free trade area even if the continent's most-populated country, Nigeria, withdraws from the meeting.
22 March, 2018
Locals are urged to brace for heavy downpour across various parts of the province for the remainder of Thursday and Friday. According to the South African Weather Service (SAWS) rain is expected to fall in KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, North West, Gauteng and the highveld areas of Mpumalanga.
22 March, 2018
Snow is expected to fall on the Drakensberg mountains on Thursday, Snow Watch South Africa said.
22 March, 2018
Breaking more than four days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm.

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