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Silence in Johannesburg: 21 pics capturing how a virus forced a boisterous and brash city indoors

2020-03-27 17:40

On Friday, Johannesburg, the city established along the main gold reef on the Witwatersrand, the city that built South Africa and the city that remains at the centre of commerce and industry, went silent. This is a record of Day 1 of the national lockdown in the country's most important city.

Lives shattered by forced sterilisations: 'I don't even know why I don't have a uterus'

2020-03-10 20:02

Four years ago, Bongekile Msibi consulted a doctor after trying unsuccessfully to have a second child. She was shocked, shattered and bewildered when the doctor told her that she could not conceive because she did not have a uterus.

Palesa Madiba's alleged killer to go on trial in April

2020-03-05 13:36

The trial of the man believed to be behind the murder of University of Johannesburg (UJ) student Palesa Madiba will commence in April, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has confirmed.

Parents, three kids kidnapped during house robbery in Gauteng found unharmed

2020-02-27 14:39

Armed robbers kidnap a family of five during a house robbery in Brakpan in Gauteng and later drop them off in Cleveland.

SABC board realised Hlaudi was 'a dangerous man' but their hands were tied, inquiry hears

2020-02-26 14:49

The commission of inquiry into state capture hears that there were two camps in the infamous agreement between SABC and MultiChoice which scored the public broadcaster R500m.

RICA fails to provide lawyers and journalists with 'special protection', ConCourt hears

2020-02-25 15:55

The Regulation of Interception of Communication Act (RICA) fails to provide any special protection in two categories: Where the subject of surveillance is a lawyer or journalist, the Constitutional Court has heard.

PODCAST | THE STORY: More questions than answers after release of report into Enock Mpianzi’s death is delayed

2020-02-21 11:05

It's been a difficult start to the 2020 school calendar for Gauteng, with several pupils dying in various tragic accidents. We speak to News24 reporter Sesona Ngqakamba about 13-year-old Enock Mpianzi's drowning. Listen.

ANC member shot dead during branch meeting in the Vaal

2020-02-20 13:50

An ANC member has been shot and killed in Rustervaal, outside Vereeniging, at a meeting held to elect a candidate for the upcoming by-elections.

PICS | Joburg school closed over smelly sewage in classrooms, maggots in toilets

2020-02-19 12:53

A primary school in Orange Farm, Johannesburg, is temporarily closed because raw sewage was flowing into classrooms and clogged toilets, some riddled with maggots.

Mr X tells Zondo commission that Mhlathuze Water engineer used his company to move funds

2020-02-18 12:37

An engineer at Mhlathuze Water, whose board was chaired by former SAA head Dudu Myeni, used the bank accounts of a company that provided JoJo Tanks to Nkandla to move funds, the state capture commission of inquiry has heard.

 

Coronavirus in SA: Train commuters fear the spread of the virus in overcrowded carriages

2020-03-20 14:21

South Africans who use trains, the cheapest form of public transport in the country, say they fear the spread of the novel coronavirus while travelling to and from work - often in overcrowded and unhygienic carriages - daily.

Coronavirus in SA: Gauteng health dept enhances app to help with screenings

2020-03-10 11:40

The Gauteng health department hopes that the addition of a new icon to its mobile app, Mpilo, will help it in its fight against the coronavirus.

EFF march to Eskom: Motorists warned to avoid some routes, coal trucks block roads

2020-02-28 13:43

The Johannesburg Metro Police Department has urged motorists to avoid several roads in Sandton and be on the lookout for coal trucks blocking roads during the EFF's protest action against Eskom.

We do not wish the pain and trauma on any parent, says parents of 'kidnapped' Joburg pupil

2020-02-26 17:46

The parents of a Grade 8 pupil from Queens High School in Johannesburg are still in disbelief that their son was returned home safely after allegedly being kidnapped on Monday.

Joburg mayor says he'll take Soweto blackout fight to Gordhan, Mantashe

2020-02-26 14:18

Joburg mayor Geoff Makhubo has vowed to escalate Soweto residents' complaints over continuous blackouts to ministers Gwede Mantashe and Pravin Gordhan.

WATCH | Police fire rubber bullets as Soweto residents protest over electricity cuts

2020-02-25 13:50

Police fire rubber bullets to disperse residents of Soweto who took to the streets and barricaded parts of the busy Sofasonke Street in Orlando East to protest against electricity cuts.

ANC murder: Grieving husband wants answers after his wife was shot dead at branch meeting

2020-02-21 09:13

Seated on a plastic chair inside his single-room family shack in Rustervaal, Vereeniging, Cassim Omar, 38, wiped away tears as he recounted how he was called to the scene to find his wife's lifeless body lying in a pool of blood.

Counterfeit notes: Joburg woman gets jail time, accomplice gets suspended sentence

2020-02-20 13:06

A Johannesburg woman has been sentenced to an effective six years behind bars for peddling counterfeit money in Mpumalanga and Gauteng.

Liquidators subpoena Watson children to appear before Bosasa insolvency inquiry

2020-02-19 06:12

The children and nephew of late Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson - Lindsay, Roth and Jared Watson - have been subpoenaed to appear before a confidential insolvency inquiry where they are set to be interrogated about the corruption accused company's affairs.

UPDATE: Melville New Year's shooter: Police clarify that sketch has not been released of suspect

2020-02-17 12:01

Gauteng police have moved to clarify that they have, as yet, not released any sketches in connection with the New Year's Eve shooting in Melville, Johannesburg.

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