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Spar Proteas fall short against Australia

  The Spar Proteas suffered a 62-43 defeat World number 1 Australia, on Wednesday, in the first of their three match series held in Sydney. The Origin Australian Diamonds claimed an opening test win over the South Africa, who did their best to fight back but fell short at the Cairns Convention Centre.   Australians were dominant against the Spar Proteas, leading 31-21 at half time. Neither side could get […]

todayOctober 25, 2023 43


Inquiry into deadly Joburg CBD fire to start next week

The Commission of Inquiry into Usindiso Building fire in Marshalltown, which killed 77 people in August, will begin its hearings next week Thursday. Retired Justice Sisi Khampepe revealed this made during a media briefing on the Commission of Inquiry today. On August 31, 77 people tragically died after the building, which had been turned into an informal settlement at Corner Alberts and Delvers streets, caught fire in the early hours […]

todayOctober 17, 2023 152 1


“62 burnt beyond recognition,” say officials as they scramble to identify victims of deadly blaze

Pathologists say 62 bodies have been burnt beyond recognition among the 76 victims of the Joburg CBD fire.This means only 12 of the deceased are identifiable. Earlier today, victims' families gathered at the Diepkloof mortuary where some of the victims' bodies had been taken in the hopes of identifying their loved ones. Pathologist, Thembalethu Mpahlaza, has urged more family members to come forward, as their DNA will prove vital in […]

todaySeptember 1, 2023 34


‘Bring back Sizokuthola or face a boycott’

Pressure continues to mount for pay-channel's Moja Love to bring back its drug-busting show, Sizokuthola. The Put South Africa First Movement has now threatened to boycott the channel should it fail to bring back the popular programme that's hosted by Xolani Khumalo. Earlier this week, the movement along with United Patriotic Front, held a picket outside Moja Love studios in Rosebank demanding that the show be brought back immediately. The programme […]

todayAugust 17, 2023 962 1


Almost 2 years on, justice still seem elusive for whistleblower Babita Deokaran

The six suspects accused of killing whistleblower, Babita Deokaran, will find out this morning, whether or not they will be released for their alleged role in her murder. They made a brief appearance in the Johannesburg High Court last month. The Judge remanded the matter due to all three defense councils requiring more time to address the accused. The men are accused of conspiring to murder, murder and possession of […]

todayAugust 7, 2023 29 1


BRICS youth calls for green solutions to tackle global energy challenges

Young people are calling for green solutions to tackle global energy challenges. More than 200 young delegates gathered at the 5th annual BRICS Youth Energy Summit hosted in Modderfontein, Johannesburg, this week to discuss the future of sustainable energy. With more than 600 million African’s still without clean and reliable energy supply, organisers have encouraged young people to develop innovative energy solutions not just for BRICS countries but for the […]

todayAugust 4, 2023 49


Extreme methods needed to deal with the zama zama crisis, says Joburg MCC for Community Safety

Joburg MCC for Community safety, Dr Mgcini Tshwaku, has conceded that they have not done enough to deal with illegal mining in the country and says more action is urgently needed. Tshwaku on Wednesday visited Riverlea, where five bodies of suspected zama zamas were recently found. He says while different methods have been introduced, through working with the SAPS and JMPD, these syndicates move around frequently. He says one of […]

todayAugust 2, 2023 32


Music festival drops mic on Kelly as the plot thickens in Senzo Meyiwa murder trial

Organisers of the upcoming Tribute To Women Music Festival have defended their decision to drop multi-award-winning singer, Kelly Khumalo, from the event. Festival director, Joe Chakela, says the decision was "solely based on safety and security." Social media has been abuzz after they released a statement on Monday, saying the singer will not be gracing their stage as previously indicated. Chakela says they have communicated with Khumalo’s team, and it […]

todayAugust 1, 2023 48


Call for fast tracking of legalising small-scale mining amid growing safety concerns

Non-governmental organisation and watchdog, Bench Marks Foundation, has added its voice to calls for government to fast-track the regulation of the small-scale mining industry in order to manage the turf wars within the sector. The call comes amid a probe into the death of five people, suspected to be illegal miners, in Riverlea, south of Johannesburg. The bodies were discovered at the Zamimpilo informal settlement on Sunday morning. Police say preliminary […]

todayAugust 1, 2023 28