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Six-year-old Eastern Cape boy found unharmed after being missing for five days

Six-year-old Eastern Cape boy found unharmed after being missing for five days

A six-year-old Eastern Cape boy who was reported missing on Monday has been found alive and unhurt but in a weak state, police said on Saturday.

China reports new virus cases, raising concern globally before key holiday

China reported four more cases of pneumonia believed to be caused by a new coronavirus strain, causing rising concern globally that a disease health officials do not yet fully understand could spread during a key holiday period.

US 'white extremist' trio arrested for anti-government plot

Three alleged members of a US white supremacist group have been arrested on charges of plotting to overthrow the American government and conspiracy to murder two anti-fascist activists.

Brazil minister quits over accusations of Nazi quotes

Brazil's culture secretary Roberto Alvim resigned on Friday over a speech in which he appeared to quote Adolf Hitler's propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.

Police foil ‘potentially violent’ bank-following robbery in Midrand

Gauteng police foiled a bank-following robbery and arrested three suspects in an intelligence-driven operation in Midrand on Friday night.

Sports minister Nathi Mthethwa passes words of condolences to PSL chair Irvin Khoza

Minister of Sport and Recreation Nathi Mthethwa has sent his condolences to the chairman of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) Dr Irvin Khoza following the passing of his wife Mantwa Khoza.

Woman dies after allegedly being flung off Durban bridge by boyfriend

A 19-year-old woman died in hospital on Saturday morning after sustaining critical injuries when she was allegedly thrown off the N3 bridge near Giba Gorge on Friday night.

School shut down after black mamba slithers into classroom

A slithery "pupil" did not make any friends on the first day of school on Wednesday, instead prompting the principal to call the police.

Cape Town elderly woman nabbed after drugs found in ceiling

Heroin, Mandrax, tik and dagga worth an estimated R62,000 were found hidden above the ceiling of a Cape Town home on Friday.

READ IN FULL | School statement on death of Parktown Boys' High pupil

Parktown Boys' High School issued a statement on Friday evening about the death of a grade 8 pupil during a school orientation camp.

Sixth man arrested over murder of police constable in Coffee Bay

Bonginkosi Ndevu, the sixth suspect to be arrested in connection with the murder of a police constable at Coffee Bay in the Eastern Cape, appeared in the Mqanduli magistrate's court on Friday.

SA’s new refugee regulations could have been drafted by Trump, says activist

SA’s new rules governing asylum seekers and refugees could easily have been drafted by the Trump administration, says Sharon Ekambaram of Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR).

Mantwa Khoza, wife of PSL chairman and Pirates owner Irvin Khoza, dies

Mantwa Khoza, the wife of Premier Soccer League (PSL) chairman and Orlando Pirates owner Irvin Khoza, has died.

Enoch Mpianzi never got to wear the black and red Parktown Boys' uniform

A relative of Parktown Boys' High pupil Enoch Mpianzi, who died during a school orientation camp on his first day of grade 8, shrieked and broke down in tears as she entered the school grounds on Friday.

City labels Bheki Cele's comments on slain cop 'irresponsible'

The City of Cape Town rebutted police minister Bheki Cele's “irresponsible” statements at the memorial service of undercover police constable Thando Sigcu who was allegedly shot dead by a city law enforcement officer.

NSFAS assures approved students their registration fees will be paid

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has assured approved applicants it will pay their registration fees for the 2020 academic year and reimburse them if they have already paid the fees themselves.

No clarity around safety precautions in place at Parktown Boys' high school camp

It was not immediately clear whether Enoch Mpianza and other Grade 8 learners from Parktown Boys High who partook in a river-rafting exercise that claimed his life were wearing life jackets at the time.

Parktown High's Enoch Mpianzi wanted to be a lawyer: Panyaza Lesufi

Gauteng MEC for education Panyaza Lesufi says that 13-year-old Enoch Mpianzi, who died during a school orientation camp at a North West lodge this week, had wanted to be a lawyer.

Family baffled after teenage daughter's rape case withdrawn

A family whose 14-year-old daughter was allegedly gang raped by four boys at Mmakau village in North West is distraught after their case was withdrawn without their knowledge.

Vosho dance moves at initiation graduation raises ire of traditional leaders

Eastern Cape traditional leaders have taken issue with a group of young men “disgracefully” performing the popular dance known as ivosho —  which involves squatting and kicking at the same time — while leading a young initiation graduate home.

WATCH | First electric truck launched in SA as SAB plans for greener liquor delivery

SA Breweries' (SAB's) and AB InBev’s renewable-energy campaign has launched the first electric truck on SA shores.

Devi Sankaree Govender bows out after 18 years on 'Carte Blanche'

Investigative journalist Devi Sankaree Govender will bid farewell to Carte Blanche after 18 years.

Parktown schoolboy 'missing for hours' before alarm was raised

It appears activities may have continued as per normal on Wednesday at the Parktown Boys' orientation camp in the North West following the disappearance of Enoch Mpianza.

Thousands in Gambia rally for ex-dictator's return

Thousands of supporters of Gambia's former dictator Yahya Jammeh demonstrated Thursday on the outskirts of the capital Banjul, demanding his return from exile.

R50k reward offered for Durban man on the run after double murder

A bounty of R50,000 is being offered for information on the whereabouts of a Durban man wanted in connection with a double shooting committed last month.

US woman jailed for killing husband with eye drops

A South Carolina woman was Thursday sentenced to 25 years in jail after she admitted poisoning her husband by putting eye drops in his drinking water.

WATCH | Police open fire at ATM fraudsters as they flee mall

An ATM fraud syndicate is suspected of being involved in a shopping mall shootout with police on Thursday in Paarl, in the Western Cape.

KZN off-duty cop caught in crossfire of drive-by shooting at car wash

A KwaZulu-Natal off-duty police officer was caught in the crossfire of an alleged drive-by shooting in Mariannhill, west of Durban, on Thursday

KZN education offices to stay open on Saturday to allow for pupil admissions

The MEC for education in KwaZulu-Natal, Kwazi Mshengu, has instructed all district and circuit offices in the province to remain open on Saturday to allow for registration to continue.
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