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Civil society hailed for ensuring national stability

Yesterday marked World NGO Day, where all those who play a role in shaping societies, help the vulnerable and hold the powerful to account were honoured and celebrated for their bravery and resilience. The global celebration is observed in over 89 countries across six continents. Phemelo Khaas works for the Budget Justice Coalition, which aims to collaboratively build the public's participation in and understanding of South Africa's budget and planning processes. […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024 27


Six people arrested for AKA’s murder

Six people have been arrested for the murder of Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, known professionally as AKA. The rapper, producer and businessman was fatally shot with his friend and business partner, Tebello "Tibz" Motsoane, outside a Durban restaurant in February last year. KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner, Lieutenant-General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi, says four of the suspects are in custody here in South Africa, while two others are in Swaziland. The announcement by the police top […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024 21


Steenhuisen dares ex-DA leaders to provide evidence of cadre deployment

DA leader, John Steenhuisen, has dared those who accused the party of practicing cadre deployment to come forward with evidence. Various former party leaders, including Herman Mashaba, Bongani Baloyi and Mmusi Maimane, claim that the official opposition is hypocritical in its bid to have the ANC's deployment policy declared unconstitutional. Baloyi, who left the DA last year, was the first politician to put the blue party on blast, saying when […]

todayFebruary 27, 2024 26


Glimmer of hope to end pit toilets?

Youth-led rights group, Equal Education, has cautiously welcomed the Department of Basic Education's commitment to submit a detailed report with timelines on when it plans to rid Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, and Limpopo schools of pit latrines. The department says this will be done within the 60 days' timeline given by Members of Parliament following a portfolio committee meeting last week on basic education in Parliament. The unhygienic and dangerous open […]

todayFebruary 27, 2024 17


‘We can’t be jobless, while patients suffer,’ unemployed doctors take fight to Union Buildings

Young, unemployed doctors say funding in the healthcare system must be prioritised for meaningful job creation in the sector. They were speaking in Pretoria yesterday, at the back of a picket demanding the immediate employment of hundreds of jobless healthcare professionals. The healthcare workers say they cannot remain jobless, while public healthcare workers buckle under pressure due to a shortage of staff at the country's hospitals and clinics. They’ve bemoaned […]

todayFebruary 27, 2024 29


“Free Palestine,” last US soldier’s screams as he burns outside Israel embassy

Tributes are pouring in on social media for 25-year-old US Air Force member, Aaron Bushnell, who lost his life after setting himself on fire in protest against Israel's occupation of Gaza. The bold young man self-immolated outside the Israeli embassy in Washington DC, saying he could no longer be complicit in genocide. In his last words, Bushnell called for a Free Palestine and said his pain could never compare to what […]

todayFebruary 26, 2024 59


Johnson apologises to Chiefs’ faithful

Kaizer Chiefs Head Coach, Cavin Johnson, has apologised to AmaKhosi supporters after they were dumped out of the 2024 Nedbank Cup at the first hurdle by Motsepe Foundation Championship stragglers, Milford FC, at the FNB Stadium on Sunday night. Milford beat Chiefs 5-4 on penalties after holding the Soweto giants to a goalless stalemate after 120 minutes. Johnson's charges had squandered multiple goal scoring opportunities in regulation time as well […]

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Public urged to work with police in ridding society of illegal guns

The official firearm destruction process in Boipatong, Vanderbijlpark, has been hailed as a significant step in the police’s efforts to rid the streets of illegal firearms and make communities safer. Last week, Sedibeng District Police Commissioner, Major General, Nkhensani Lemba, presided over the destruction of over 18 000 guns, firearm parts, and ammunition that had been forfeited to the state or voluntarily handed in by owners across the district. General […]

todayFebruary 26, 2024 13


Bloem school management accused of mismanaging funds

Parents at Olympia Primary School in Bloemfontein have accused the school of mismanaging tens of thousands of rands of the school's budget. They’ve raised the alarm over clogged toilets and urine logged floors, which, they say, has created an unsafe situation for learners at the school. YNews has seen screenshots of an account allegedly belonging to the school, showing that officials had spent school money on Chicken Licken and at […]

todayFebruary 23, 2024 1243 7 3


Enyobeni sentence slammed as a slap on the wrist

The families of the 21 teenagers who died at the Enyobeni Tavern during a ‘pens down’ party in June 2022, in Scenery Park, Eastern Cape, have described the sentence given to the owners of the drinking establishment as a slap on the wrist. Siyakhangela and Vuyokazi Ndevu, who appeared in the East London Regional Court on Friday, were sentenced to a R5 000 fine each or to spend 100 days […]

todayFebruary 23, 2024 48