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Stop attacking Zimbabwe's first family, Zanu-PF warns

The ruling party in Zimbabwe, Zanu-PF, has warned the public and journalists against “attacking” members of the first family.

More than 1,300 items of litter a day on Cape beaches - during hard lockdown

The scourge of plastic and cigarette butts continues to plague Cape Town's beaches, even in the absence of people during the toughest levels of the Covid-19 lockdown

91-year-old raises more than R2m for poor by walking laps in his Joburg suburb

Krok was inspired to do the walk by British war veteran Tom Moore who raised more thank £4.8m (about R81m).

Cops swoop on top officers in probe over branding of SAPS vehicles

Eight senior police officers and a former lieutenant-general were arrested in a pre-dawn swoop on Thursday, along with six private citizens, in connection with fraud related to the branding of police vehicles

Cameroon government under fire as virus tally rises

Cameroon's government faces mounting accusations that foot-dragging and incompetence have helped coronavirus gain a deadly grip.

Bheki Cele and I agreed to disagree, says Busisiwe Mkhwebane on witness protection court ruling

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane on Thursday suggested that she and police minister Bheki Cele had resolved the issue about him not giving protection to whistle-blowers outside court.

Truckers wait days to cross border into Zimbabwe since lockdown started

Truck drivers using the South African-Zimbabwe Beitbridge border post say that since the Covid-19 lockdown started, it can take them days to get through

Covid-19: Academic warns of groundwater pollution from cemeteries

University of Pretoria (UP) academic Prof Matthys Dippenaar has appealed to municipalities to monitor groundwater close to cemeteries.

Child, 2, dies in dad's arms in apparent targeted hit in Western Cape

Gunmen opened fire on a father and son in Bonteheuwel on Wednesday evening, in what appears to be a targeted hit.

HIV-positive patients who take ARVs 'not at greater risk'

South Africans who are HIV-positive and take antiretrovirals are not at greater risk of contracting Covid-19, a local expert said on Thursday.

MultiChoice partners with YES to bring hope to unemployed youth

A new work readiness youth programme has been launched with an aim of seeing hundreds of youngsters across the country start to earn a living.

Bank offers secure service to protect online shoppers

With the country under lockdown, an escrow service makes sense as people increasingly turn to private purchases to save costs and also want to sell goods privately to raise cash. 

Two men electrocuted at Eskom mini substation in Soweto

A suspected electricity thief has died while a second is in a serious condition after being electrocuted in Soweto

LeBron, NFL players rip Brees after comments about kneeling

NBA superstar LeBron James and even New Orleans Saints teammates Malcolm Jenkins, Michael Thomas and Cameron Jordan took aim at Drew Brees on Wednesday after the quarterback reiterated his objection to those who kneel during the national anthem.

eThekwini municipality warns against scammer using mayor's name to solicit money

The eThekwini municipality has warned social media users about a person allegedly using mayor Mxolisi Kuanda’s name to solicit money from people.

Shackdwellers' vegetable co-op funds new toilets, masks and sanitisers

Two communal vegetable gardens have made a big difference to life in the Khenana informal settlement in Durban, where residents have used the money from sales of spinach and cabbage to buy masks, gloves and sanitisers for everyone during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cecilia Makiwane hospital closes three units after staffers contract Covid-19

Three critical medical units this week were closed at Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in Mdantsane after some staffers tested positive for Covid-19.

KZN's missing PPE worth millions mysteriously reappears

Large quantities of personal protective equipment (PPE), initially reported missing while en route to schools in KwaZulu-Natal, have mysteriously reappeared.

Blood on the walls as violent neighbour kills small-breed dog

A 36-year-old man has been arrested for the "sinister" killing of an old small-breed dog, belonging to a fellow resident in their Johannesburg townhouse complex.

North West man arrested for sexually abusing a dog

Animal protection group the SPCA has taken in a female dog which was reportedly being sexually abused by its owner, who has been arrested.

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