Pics: Joburg Gets Much-needed Firefighting Vehicles

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has unveiled 10 new firefighting vehicles to be added to the City's Emergency Management Services' fleet.

The vehicles are the first batch to be part of the City's fire and rescue fleet renewal programme.

The strain on the City's firefighting capacity was widely reported in July …

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Trans Prisoner Wins Right To Identify As Female In Men's Jail

The Department of Correctional Services was found to have acted in a discriminatory manner and against the Constitution by not allowing Jade September to express herself as a trans woman in a men's jail, the Western Cape High Court ruled on Monday.

"The respondents have failed in their duty to …

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Update: Ukzn Student, 22, Dies In Hospital After Being Stabbed

A University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) student has died in hospital after being stabbed in Sidakeni, Msinga, in the early hours of Sunday morning, police say.

A close friend of the student - believed to be studying at UKZN - revealed her identity as 22-year-old Sinethemba Ndlovu.

The friend also confirmed that her …

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Fatal Ou Kaapse Weg Crash: Driver 'located' In Hospital, Say Police

The driver of a bakkie which rolled several times, killing 10 people on Ou Kaapse Weg in Cape Town, has been located at a "local hospital", police say.

Police are investigating a culpable homicide case following the early morning accident on Saturday.

Western Cape police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut …

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The Eastern Cape Village Where Women Can't Afford To Report Rape

Sihle* did not report her attempted rape to police for three days because she could not afford to get to the nearest police station, 120km away, GroundUp reported.

Hers is one of many rape cases left uninvestigated because of a shortage of police in the Eastern Cape district where she …

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Pandor To Address 'terrible' Gender-based Violence At Un General Assembly

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor says gender equality and gender-based violence are some of the issues she will be addressing in the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York this week.

Pandor landed in New York on Sunday, where she is leading the South African delegation to the …

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At Least 7 Children Dead⚰ in Nairobi School 💥Collapse, Officials Say

A school collapsed in Kenya’s capital on Monday and killed at least seven children, officials said, while some outraged residents alleged shoddy construction. Two other children were in critical condition.

“We were in class reading and we heard pupils and teachers screaming, and the class started collapsing and then …

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Public Hearings On Nhi Bill To Start In October

With public hearings on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill set to begin in October, the chairperson of the portfolio committee on health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, has written to all parties represented in the National Assembly.

According to a statement released by Parliament on Sunday, the communication was to ensure …

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Ipid Probing Deaths Of Armed Robbers After Shootout With Police In Durban

SAPS watchdog, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID), is investigating the deaths of nine alleged armed robbers who were killed during a shootout with police in Durban on Saturday.

The nine were part of a group of 15 men who, according to IPID, intended to rob Jeena Wholesalers in Durban …

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Joyrider Arrested For Speeding Had Taken Parent's Car Without Permission

The Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) High Speed Unit arrested a 21-year-old caught doing 202km/h on the N3 freeway near the Rand Airport turnoff on Sunday.

He told the unit that he was rushing home.

EMPD spokesperson Kobeli Mokheseng said it was later established that the driver had taken …

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Major Crime Crackdown In Gauteng: Hundreds Arrested

Hundreds have been arrested in Ekhuruleni and Tshwane after a police crackdown over the weekend.

More than 600 arrests were made in Gauteng as part of Operation O Kae Molao.

Among those arrested were gender-based violence suspects, according to a statement released by the police.

"The operation, which typically also …

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Monday's Weather: Cloudy And Cool Across The Republic

Monday's weather across South Africa will be mostly cloudy and cool, according to the SA Weather Service.

News24 reported on Sunday that there was light snowfall in the Eastern Cape and Oudtshoorn.

is expected to be partly cloudy and warm, becoming cloudy with isolated showers and thundershowers in the afternoon …

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Mk Veteran Patrick Mvundla, To Be Reburied In South Africa 31 Years Later

Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) veteran, Patrick Mvundla's body has been returned to South Africa from Botswana to be reburied 31 years after his brutal murder by the apartheid government.

According to a statement released by the ANC Gauteng province, the ceremony will be held on Saturday at Naledi community hall …

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