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Woolworths ‘Mercedes looter’ to plead guilty to theft and public violence

Woolworths ‘Mercedes looter’ to plead guilty to theft and public violence

The 30-year-old Mercedes-Benz driver went viral on social media after being captured on video footage allegedly looting a Durban Woolworths store.

Firearms suspected of being used in the Phoenix killings seized for investigation

About 152 firearms belonging to four private security companies operating in Phoenix, KwaZulu-Natal, have been seized for investigation following last month’s vigilante attacks that resulted in the death of 36 people.

Most Northern Cape primary schools not able to operate at full capacity

Only 79 out of 424 primary schools in the Northern Cape will be able to return to normal timetable attendance, says the provincial department of education.

At least 30 bodies float down river between Ethiopia’s Tigray and Sudan

At least 30 corpses have washed up on the Sudanese banks of a river that abuts Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray, according to two Ethiopian refugees and four Sudanese witnesses who told Reuters on Monday they had retrieved the bodies.

Fire rips through game farm in Krugersdorp

A veld fire ripped through a game farm in Krugersdorp on the West Rand on Monday afternoon.

Missing Belarusian activist found dead in Kyiv park

A Belarusian activist was found dead in a park near his home in Kyiv early on Tuesday, a day after he was reported missing, Ukrainian police said.

Japan to hospitalise only most serious Covid-19 cases in surge

Japan will hospitalise only Covid-19 patients who are seriously ill and those at risk of becoming so while others isolate at home, officials said, as worries grew about a strained medical system amid a surge in Olympics host city Tokyo and elsewhere.

Five arrested for smuggling abalone worth more than R6m

Five suspected abalone poachers were arrested in the Eastern Cape after they were found in possession of abalone worth more than R6m.

Man on murder charge after girlfriend killed with axe

A 26-year-old man who allegedly killed his girlfriend with an axe was arrested at a farm in Balfour in the Eastern Cape on Sunday night.

Octogenarian Julia Albu, who travelled across Africa in an old Toyota Conquest, dies at home

Speaking to  TimesLIVE in February 2018, after completing the adventure, Albu said she decided to go it alone after none of her friends took up her offer to accompany her.

'We had goosebumps': Wits scientist finds tiny, rare chameleons clinging to survival

“When we found it, we had goosebumps and just started jumping around. While we were excited to find these chameleons still clinging to survival, we have no idea how much longer these populations will persist in these tiny patches of forest.”

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | How often should I replace my mask?

Experts have warned that we should be changing our masks like we change our underwear - every time we wear it.

'One Indian, one bullet': Jackie Shandu to appear in court over 'racist' remarks

Jackie Shandu, the convener of a coalition of civic groups under the banner #JusticeForPhoenixMassacreVictims, is expected to appear in the Durban magistrate’s court on Tuesday.

Nigeria receives 4 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines from US government

Nigeria has received 4 million doses of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccines donated by the US government, its health minister said on Monday, as the West African country battles a third wave of infections.

Boy, 3, falls to death at Bloemfontein mall

A three-year-old boy fell to his death at a mall in Bloemfontein on Sunday, police said.

Four officers who responded to US Capitol attack have died by suicide

The District of Columbia's police department on Monday said two more police officers who responded to the January 6 riot at the US Capitol have died by suicide, bringing to four the number of known suicides by officers who guarded the building that day.

Neighbour arrested for rape of mentally challenged woman

The family of a 30-year-old woman with a learning disability who was brutally assaulted, raped and left for dead in a ditch in Finetown, Gauteng, allegedly by her neighbour wants the perpetrator to be sent to jail.

School pit toilets fight resumes in court

The family of five-year old Michael Komape, who died after he fell into a pit toilet at school six years ago, says the government needs to eradicate such toilets as soon as possible before more pupils die.

Return to full capacity causes confusion at schools

Confusion reigned yesterday on the first day of all pupils returning to full classroom capacity as some parents were told that the 100% school attendance was impossible with the one-metre social distancing requirement in class.

Golden Arrow hauls labour minister to court

One of SA's big bus companies has hauled the minister of labour and employment to court to challenge being tied by collective agreements reached in the bargaining council which it's not part of.

'I lost my job... pain of Dumi's death has affected me badly'

Late Rhythm City actor Dumi Masilela's mother has for the first time spoken out about her son's murder, telling the court how she fell into depression and lost her teaching job.

Western Cape taxis back on some routes as rivals return to negotiating table

Taxi operators with valid operating permits may resume services in their operating areas, except for B97 route Mbekweni in Paarl to Bellville which will remain closed.

Covid-19 cases on the rise in Western Cape and KZN, as Gauteng cases decline

There were 5,575 new Covid-19 cases reported in the past 24 hours, with 1,773 in the Western Cape, the current coronavirus epicentre, 981 in KZN and 1,047 in Gauteng.

Police search for men who killed guard and injured others at Mpumalanga farm

The police have launched a manhunt for two men who shot and killed a security guard in Brondal, near Sabie, on Monday.

KZN mayor and daughter get bail after being charged with arms possession

Vincent Mayiboyi Madlala, mayor of the Alfred Duma municipality in Ladysmith, appeared in the Ezakheni district court alongside his daughter on charges of unlawful possession of firearms.

Ramaphosa to appear again before state capture commission next week

President Cyril Ramaphosa will appear for two straight days at the state capture inquiry next week.

Church drive-through gets Soweto Covid-19 jab rollout into high gear

Jemina Levi, from Naturena, got her jab within five minutes of her arrival.

Special Tribunal hears of alleged R4.5m Gauteng health department fraud

The R4.5m fraud trial of the former Johannesburg-based state attorney official and her sister got under way at the Special Tribunal on Monday morning.

Vincent Smith opts not to challenge order freezing his assets

Former ANC MP Vincent Smith‚ his family and company Euro Blitz 48 (Pty) have decided not to oppose a restraint order that froze assets worth R46m pending the outcome of a corruption and fraud case against him.
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