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Bail for man who pocketed R150k in Covid-19 funds meant for preschool

Bail for man who pocketed R150k in Covid-19 funds meant for preschool

A 45-year-old man from Pretoria who was arrested after receiving R150,000 in Covid-19 UIF funds in May this year was granted bail on Tuesday.

SA records 1,000 new Covid-19 cases in past 24 hours

SA recorded slightly about 1,000 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said on Tuesday.

State capture: Witness breaks down explaining how Guptas captured Denel

Former contracts manager at Denel Land Systems, Celia Malahlela, was in tears at the state capture inquiry on Tuesday when she recalled how the Gupta family captured the state-owned company.

Hawks arrest three home affairs officials on corruption charges

Three home affairs officials including one who demanded a R10 000 bribe from an undocumented foreign national in Jane Furse, Limpopo were arrested by the Hawks on Tuesday.

Two Gauteng brigadiers join 26 other suspects on firearms charges

Two Gauteng police station commanders, both with the rank of brigadier, were arrested for fraud and corruption related to multiple dockets on Tuesday.

Political parties lambaste ANC 'hyenas' over Covid-19 corruption

Political parties have slammed the ruling ANC and its handling of Covid-19 relief funds, which were allegedly looted by connected party leaders.

Leaked NPA doc links Kelly Khumalo to suspect in Senzo Meyiwa murder

A confidential NPA document — which has been confirmed as authentic — has linked Senzo Meyiwa’s girlfriend Kelly Khumalo to a suspect in the Bafana Bafana captain’s murder.

Man bust dragging woman's lifeless body charged with three murders

Siyamnkela Sobambela, 32, has been described as a quiet person who kept to himself but was often in the company of young girls. He appeared in the Wolseley magistrate's court on Tuesday.

Cyril Ramaphosa dismisses lockdown talk, but will address SA next week

President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed that he would be addressing the country next week, but that there was 'no need to be alarmed'

'There was a vacuum of leadership' - ANC KZN backs Mtubatuba power grab

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has rallied behind the power grab that took place in Mtubatuba, despite claiming they did not know and did not endorse the ANC councillors' decision to take over the local municipality.

Pathologist takes stand at trial of nanny accused of murdering Daveyton toddler

After a year behind bars, Mannana Tsabane, the nanny alleged to have murdered the child she was hired to take care of, is finally on trial at the Benoni magistrate’s court in Ekurhuleni.

ANC MP Bongani Bongo to appear in court over R124m Mpumalanga farm fraud

Bongo told TimesLIVE he was 'still busy with the process you are calling me about' when asked for comment.

WATCH | 'Kidnapped' Durban peacock rescued from boot of overturned car

A kidnapped peacock is set to be reunited with its owner after it was discovered in the boot of an overturned vehicle driven by suspected car thieves in Umhlanga on Monday.

WATCH | Zane Kilian charged alongside alleged members of Terrible West Siders gang

Former rugby player Zane Kilian allegedly found himself in a pack with an alleged notorious Cape Town gang - and now the state wants him to account for its activities.

Ligwalagwala FM DJ 'Kingdom' Mkhabela dies in car crash

The family of the late Ligwalagwala FM presenter and DJ, Sifiso “Kingdom” Mkhabela, has described him as an "angel" who loved his work, family and friends.  Mathebula died in a road crash on the R40 road between Mbombela and White River in the early hours of Monday. According to the the department of community safety, security and liaison, Mathebula’s accident happened at 12.

Court proceedings against KZN gender activist's alleged killer postponed

Family and friends seeking justice for the murder of well-known Durban gender activist Lindokuhle Cele were disappointed when court proceedings against his alleged killer were adjourned on Tuesday.

ANC has paid for flight to Zimbabwe, says SANDF

The SA National Defence Force has confirmed that the ANC has paid the R105,000 bill it received for the controversial lift its members were given with defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on an air force jet to Zimbabwe.

Minimal dropout of grade 12s writing exams despite Covid-19 disruptions

The department of basic education is on track with its preparations for the largest ever matric exams, which start next Thursday.

SCA judgment overturns decision to put Tshwane under administration

The DA has vowed to ensure that Gauteng cooperative governance MEC Lebogang Maile is personally held liable for legal costs for the SCA matter in which the appointment of administrators in Tshwane was declared invalid and set aside.

Spared early on, 'Trump country' now leads in coronavirus cases, deaths

In the early days of what became a historic public health crisis, the novel coronavirus was, in the lexicon of U.S. politics, a "blue state" problem - centered in East and West Coast areas.

Thales SA says there is no evidence to charge it for scheme to bribe Jacob Zuma

The Pietermaritzburg high court must rule on whether Thales SA is an "unfortunate unfair casualty" of the more than decade-long process to prosecute Jacob Zuma, or if there is enough evidence to charge the French arms company.

Western Cape changes focus to TB, still the country's biggest killer

After a huge decline in the number of people testing for tuberculosis during the lockdown, Western Cape health authorities are now turning their attention to the killer disease and will soon be offering self-screening at home.

'We must nail them like the Hawks': Nzimande defends NSFAS decision to defund 5,000 students

Higher education minister Blade Nzimande says the government will not tolerate corruption of any kind - and students are not excluded from this.

Magalies robbery suspects nabbed after police & community track down clues

Former Comrades winner Nick Bester, who was severely injured in an attack in the Magalies mountains, has praised the police for their swift action in dealing with a spate of attacks in the area.

Hurricane Zeta menaces Mexico's Yucatan, sets course for U.S. Gulf Coast - NHC

Heavy winds pounded Mexico's Caribbean coast overnight, with Hurricane Zeta set to cause havoc on the Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday before moving towards the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Miners face new TB threat as pandemic disrupts treatment

Vama Jele's heart dropped every time he heard that another migrant miner home from South Africa had died from tuberculosis (TB) due to skipping treatment under lockdown.

Senzo Meyiwa murder accused deny killing shot stopper

Three of the five men accused of murdering Senzo Meyiwa refused to stand in the accused dock at the Boksburg magistrate's court after telling the court that they do not why they were being charged for the goalkeeper's murder.

KZN police uncover foetus in shallow grave

A foetus was uncovered in a shallow grave on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast on Tuesday morning.

Wolseley murders place spotlight on social ills in tiny Western Cape town

A 33-year-old suspect linked to the murder of a young woman in Wolseley is expected to appear at a local magistrate’s court on Tuesday – three days after he was bust while dragging her body.
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