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Newcastle mayor 'not arrested' in assault case, says he won't step down

Newcastle mayor 'not arrested' in assault case, says he won't step down

The Newcastle municipality has hit back strongly at reports that town mayor Dr Ntuthuko Mahlaba was arrested on Monday.

R350 social relief grant mired in challenges despite its benefits, says Black Sash

The Black Sash said it began monitoring the Covid-19 social relief grant application and distribution process with its partner organisations, including the Community Advice Office of SA (CAOSA) and Social Change Assistance Trust (SCAT).

7,700 Covid-19 cases, 370 deaths recorded in SA in 24 hours: NICD

SA recorded 7,773 new Covid-19 cases and 370 deaths in the past 24 hours, the NICD said on Tuesday.

Public sector unions agree to wage deal, says minister

The majority of public sector unions in South Africa have signed a one-year wage hike deal, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday.

Taxis impounded as police enforce route closure over Cape taxi war

As of the end of last week, brutal taxi violence had claimed the lives of 83 people since the start of the year.

Contingency measures in place after 'dangerous' Musina court closed

The justice and constitutional development department said on Tuesday contingency measures had been put in place to prevent disruptions after the closure of the Musina magistrate's court.

Cargo ships give SA a wide berth in wake of cyber attack

Ships are diverting from Durban and other SA ports as Transnet grapples with a week-old systems outage that has caused chaos with its container handling operations.

About 50 junior doctors still not placed

The government is finally, albeit slowly, placing intern doctors in hospitals.

At R178m, the second-highest PowerBall jackpot is up for grabs

If one punter get its right, they will walk away with the second-highest PowerBall jackpot in the history of the South African lottery on Tuesday.

Zimbabwe orders all government workers to get Covid-19 vaccinations

Zimbabwe has ordered all government workers to get vaccinated against Covid-19 or risk not being covered by insurance if they are infected and become ill.

Sassa warns of fake Covid-19 R350 distress grant post

Recipients of the social relief of distress (SRD) grant can’t seem to catch a break from scammers.

Gqeberha house robbers on the run after stealing woman's ashes

A manhunt is under way for a gang of house robbers who stole an urn containing ashes and electronic goods in Kragga Kamma, Gqeberha.

More than 700,000 entries and exits counted at SA borders in May

Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Lesotho are among the 10 leading Sadc countries in terms of the number of tourists who visited SA in May, according to a report released by Stats SA on Tuesday.

Prisons strained as arrested ‘looters’ test positive for Covid-19

Many suspects arrested during the recent looting are testing positive for Covid-19 in prison, correctional services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said on Tuesday.

Looted blue sofa found! Reward for missing piece after 'extremely rough treatment'

The owners of a Durban furniture store are offering a reward for information about a missing piece of SA's most famous blue couch.

Herman Mashaba calls for commission of inquiry into 'high treason'

Mashaba said only an "independent body" could be trusted to unearth the truth behind the unrest that caused economic devastation and a jobs bloodbath in the affected provinces.

Police confiscate looted groceries in Vosloorus

Police officers retrieved countless food items at the Nguni Hostel in Vosloorus on the East Rand which were stolen during the violent looting protests that took place two weeks ago in Gauteng.

DA wants intelligence report on pro-Zuma protests and looting made public

The DA is pushing for access to a state security intelligence report compiled before protests and looting ignited in SA.

Eligible for the R350 grant? You have to reapply from scratch

People who are eligible to receive the R350 Covid-19 social relief of distress grant are required to start the application process from scratch to receive it until March 2022.

Threatened with dismissal or eviction for refusing Covid-19 jab? The SAHRC wants to know

The SA Human Rights Commission wants people who have been threatened with losing their jobs or rented accommodation for refusing to have a Covid-19 vaccine to come forward.

It's all in the name: No water in Klaarwater and surrounds ... again

Water woes continued to plague Klaarwater, Shallcross and Pinetown due to a major leak from the Northdene pumps.

Musina magistrate's court closed as parts in danger of collapse

The cash hall, Court A District Court and Court B Regional Court 'pose an immediate danger of collapse'.

Store owners to confirm if sofa at Durban police station is SA's famous blue couch

The owners of a a Durban furniture store are making their way to Sydenham Police Station on Tuesday morning to identify recovered furniture, which could be SA's most famous blue couch.

Passengers stranded as Mango Airlines suspends flights

Hundreds of Mango ticket holders were left stranded at Joburg’s OR Tambo and Cape Town international airports on Tuesday, a day after the airline confirmed it will go into business rescue.

Mango briefly suspends flights due to outstanding payment

Mango Airlines temporarily suspended all flights and services on Tuesday until further notice due to outstanding payments to Air Traffic Navigation Services, Mango acting CEO William Ndlovu said.

Tanzanian court charges opposition leader with terrorism-related crimes

A court in Tanzania has charged the leader of the main opposition party with terrorism-related crimes, police said on Monday, following his arrest while preparing for a meeting to discuss proposals for a new constitution.

Zuma's arrest remains painful, says Malema

“We have no prisons in SA, we have correctional services. We correct you and reintegrate you back into society. How will we correct an 80-year-old and reintegrate? So Zuma is going to be a wasteful expenditure,” Malema said

How long does it take after a Covid-19 vaccination before I am protected?

It typically takes two weeks after vaccination for the body to build immunity against Covid-19.

Nelson Mandela Bay municipal staff receiving full benefits despite working from home

The city also lost 80,693 working days between October 2018 and September 2019, with over 70% of the municipality’s workforce being booked off sick at a cost of R86.1m to taxpayers during the period.
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