Soweto


Eskom rebuilds collapsed pylons

2014-07-31 07:49

Eskom says the electricity pylons that collapsed in Soweto as a result of the theft of structural components have been rebuilt, with damage estimated to have cost R2.5m.

Teen stabbed to death in Gauteng

2014-07-27 17:27

A 16-year-old girl has been killed when she was stabbed several times in Dobsonville, Soweto, Gauteng police say.

DJ murder case back in court

2014-07-16 05:45

A radio DJ accused of killing his girlfriend is expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court in Soweto.

DJ on the run for murder arrested

2014-07-08 12:04

A radio DJ who had been on the run since last week after being suspected of killing his girlfriend has been arrested, Gauteng police say.

Man’s body found days after slaying wife

2014-07-03 10:45

The body of a husband and father of three has been identified days after he threw himself in front of a bus after hacking his wife to death with an axe, a report says.

Soweto woman stabbed to death

2014-06-29 15:47

A 32-year-old woman has been stabbed to death, allegedly by her boyfriend in Jabulani, Soweto police say.

Man hacks wife to death with axe

2014-06-25 07:17

Gauteng police are searching for a man who allegedly killed his wife with an axe after their children had left the house to go to school.

7 awesome Jozi activities!

2014-06-24 09:18

Jozi has grown a fierce yet inviting attitude - proving that it has much to offer.

Protesters in Johannesburg throw rocks at passing vehicles

2014-06-17 11:42

Johannesburg metro police have advised Soweto residents to use alternative routes after residents of Mofolo started burning tyres and throwing rocks at passing vehicles.

SA commemorates Youth Day

2014-06-16 07:24
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South Africa is set to mark the 38th anniversary of the 1976 Soweto student uprising amidst ongoing questions about the quality of education in the country.

Shot twins still alive, but critical

2014-06-08 15:47

The two sisters, who were shot by a police constable in Emdeni, Soweto, are still alive after being resuscitated, police say.

Cop shoots 2 sisters to death, kills self

2014-06-08 09:04

A 27-year-old police constable has shot and killed two sisters, one of them his girlfriend, before shooting himself in Emdeni, Soweto, police say.

Murder suspect linked to 2 other killings

2014-05-31 08:23

Gauteng police say a man arrested in connection with the murder of a 16-year-old girl has been linked to two other murders.

Robber shot during botched heist

2014-05-26 13:18

A suspected robber has been shot and wounded during a botched cash heist at a supermarket, Gauteng police say.

Neighbours apprehend teen robber

2014-05-16 12:19

An 18-year-old robber has been apprehended by neighbours after he and two others robbed a family of a TV and cash, Gauteng police say.

Vmswenko pop up market: 17 May 2014

2014-05-13 16:52

What are you up to this weekend? We think this event is one worth checking out.

Man bust with dagga, nyaope

2014-05-06 08:10

A man has been arrested in Diepkloof, Soweto, for possession of and dealing in drugs, Johannesburg metro police say.

Man who killed girlfriend dies in hospital

2014-04-23 10:02

A man who shot and killed his girlfriend during an argument and then turned the gun on himself has died in hospital, Gauteng police say.

Maimane: Nkandla funds could have paid for services

2014-04-16 13:44

Security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home were paid for with money meant for housing and basic services in Soweto, DA Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane says.

Hundreds of DA supporters march through Soweto

2014-04-12 14:48

Hundreds of DA supporters have marched through the streets of Soweto.

Zille, Maimane campaign in Soweto

2014-04-10 15:33

DA leader Helen Zille and DA Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane held a door-to-door election campaign in Jabulani, Soweto, south of Johannesburg.

Soweto man shot after threatening women

2014-04-07 07:49

Police have shot and wounded a man after he threatened to shoot his girlfriend and her mother in Soweto. He tried to force his girlfriend to leave the house with him.

2 open fire on cops during robbery

2014-04-01 11:00

Two men have been arrested after firing on police officers who were investigating a business robbery in Soweto, Gauteng police say.

Woman held for biting man's penis

2014-03-25 07:04
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A woman has been arrested in Gauteng after she allegedly bit off a portion of a man’s penis, police have said.

Soweto men arrested for rape

2014-03-21 20:22

Two men have been arrested for allegedly raping and kidnapping a woman in Moletsane, Soweto, Gauteng police say.

 

Robber killed in shoot-out with cops

2014-07-28 08:43

A man has been shot dead and two others arrested after they opened fire on police officers who stopped their car after a robbery, Gauteng police say.

DJ claims girlfriend tried to stab him

2014-07-16 13:22

Radio DJ Donald Sebolai has denied stabbing his girlfriend, stating during his bail hearing that she grabbed a knife first and was stabbed while they both struggled for the knife.

Soweto building collapse: 5th body found

2014-07-12 14:10

A fifth body has been recovered in Soweto where a building collapsed last month, Gauteng police say.

Protesters burn cars at Eskom depot

2014-07-03 12:37
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Residents have allegedly damaged 22 cars at Eskom's Soweto depot during a protest over the lack of electricity in the area, police say.

4th body retrieved from collapsed Soweto building

2014-07-02 10:45

The body of a fourth person has been retrieved from the ruins of a collapsed building in Soweto, as police arrested four people for stealing scrap metal from the premises.

Building collapse: 2 more bodies retrieved

2014-06-27 13:10

The bodies of two of the four people killed in a Soweto building collapse have been retrieved from the wreckage, Johannesburg emergency services say.

7 REALLY authentic things to do in Jozi!

2014-06-24 09:16

From bicycle tours, to an abundance of galleries, Jozi has grown a fierce, yet inviting attitude that has proven that there is so much the city has to offer...

Protesters throw rocks at passing vehicles

2014-06-17 06:46
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Johannesburg metro police have advised Soweto residents to use alternative routes after residents of Mofolo started burning tyres and throwing rocks at passing vehicles.

Soweto murder, rape case postponed

2014-06-09 15:16

A man accused of murdering and raping two teenage girls has appeared in the Protea Magistrate's Court, police say.

285 arrested in Soweto

2014-06-08 15:34

A total of 285 people have been arrested around Soweto over the weekend, with at least three being held for rape, police say.

Baby dies as oxygen equipment fails

2014-05-31 19:58

A newborn baby has died at a clinic as a result of non-functioning machinery at the Itireleng Clinic in Dobsonville.

Charges against video gang rape teens withdrawn

2014-05-29 08:52

Charges against five boys accused of gang-raping a mentally impaired girl in 2012 have been withdrawn after a court found there was no evidence of rape.

Road rage shooter still on the run

2014-05-21 11:09

A minibus taxi driver who killed a Soweto woman in a fit of road rage is still on the run three days after the crime, Gauteng police say.

Vmswenko pop up market: 17 May 2014

2014-05-14 09:31

What are you up to this weekend? We think this event is one worth checking out.

Zille on campaign rail in Johannesburg

2014-05-06 11:11

DA leader Helen Zille has arrived at Park Station in Johannesburg on a train from Soweto, accompanied by a group of supporters.

Soweto boys in court for teens' murders

2014-05-02 09:41

Two teenage boys arrested in connection with the murders of two Soweto schoolgirls are expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court.

Spaza shops suffer as big retail rolls in

2014-04-20 11:53

More and more owners of spaza shops barely manage to keep afloat as more of their customers head elsewhere.

Protesters block roads in Gauteng

2014-04-15 11:16

Residents of Olievenhoutbosch in Centurion and Kliptown, Soweto, have blocked roads during protest action, according to Gauteng police.

Crowds gather for Mantashe

2014-04-12 13:43

Hundreds of ANC supporters have gathered at a stadium in Eldorado Park, Soweto, ahead of the party's election campaign.

Soweto boys back in court over 'Satanic' killings

2014-04-10 07:11

Two teenage boys who were arrested in connection with the murder of two Soweto schoolgirls are due to appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court.

School negligent in lawnmower death - probe

2014-04-05 09:19

A Soweto primary school breached safety policy when a Grade R pupil died after being run over by a lawnmower, the Gauteng education department says.

'Penis-biter': He tried to rape me

2014-03-26 10:17
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A Soweto woman who has been charged with attempted murder after she allegedly bit a man’s penis says he tried to rape her.

Man killed in Soweto shebeen fight

2014-03-22 09:40

A 52-year-old man has been stabbed to death in a Soweto shebeen, Gauteng police say, adding that police are searching for a 26-year-old man in connection with the murder.

Man arrested for raping girl, 13

2014-03-19 12:06

A man has been arrested for allegedly taking a 13-year-old girl to a tavern, getting her drunk and then raping her, Gauteng police say.

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