Drought-ridden Makhanda declared a state of disaster

The Sarah Baartman District Municipality in the Eastern Cape, which includes drought-stricken Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown), has been declared a local state of disaster. The declaration was made in terms of the Disaster Management Act 57…

Outrage as George dentist gets 3 years for…

Non-profit organisation Women and Men Against Child Abuse is appalled by the "inappropriately short sentence" of just three years handed down to a George dentist for a sexual assault of a minor. Dr Ian Venter,…

My f*k, Marelize – mom thought shed stopped…

The woman who uttered the phrase "My fok, Marelize" says she thought she had stopped recording before she said the now-famous words. She also never expected such an overwhelming reaction to a video she took…

Thousands march against Algeria presidents bid for 5th…

Algiers — Thousands of protesters marched through Algeria's capital Friday against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term, undeterred by volleys of tear gas fired by police during the tense demonstration. Such anti-government…

Presidency to wait for Zondo report before acting…

A parliamentary reply from the Office of the President has indicated President Cyril Ramaphosa's intention to wait for the report from the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture before he takes action against any…

Aviation authority looks at how SAA pilot got…

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (Sacaa) says it is conducting its own investigation to establish the loopholes that allowed a senior pilot to fly commercial airplanes for more than 20 years when his licence…