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‘I feel powerful’: Trump hits campaign trail after Covid recovery

13th October 2020 US President Donald Trump, who was confined in a hospital and the White House for 10 days due to Covid-19 hit the campaign trail on Monday... 

Marikana massacre: Cop bursts into tears recalling how a colleague was hacked to death

13th October 2020 A police video operator burst into tears on Tuesday at recalling horrific scenes of his colleague being killed by striking mineworkers three days... 

Mabuyane calls out splinter group within the ANC 'parading' as RET

13th October 2020 In a sharply worded address at a special provincial executive meeting, African National Congress Eastern Cape chair Oscar Mabuyane warned that he... 


Latest Covid-19 numbers: 17 863 deaths, 693 359 cases and a 90% recovery rate

13th October 2020 South Africa recorded 83 more Covid-19-related deaths by Monday, bringing the death toll to 17 863. The fatalities have been reported in the... 

Mbalula lashes out at Maphatsoe, Niehaus amid MKMVA protest

12th October 2020 A war of words has erupted between Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula, Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association president Kebby Maphatsoe and... 

You can now report crooked cops to toll-free IPID number

12th October 2020 Police Minister Bheki Cele, together with the executive director of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate, Jennifer Ntlatseng, on Monday... 

SA records 107 deaths and 1 575 new Covid-19 cases as infections reach 692 471

12th October 2020 South Africa recorded 1 575 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday and 107 more deaths, bringing the cumulative infections to 692 471, Health Minister Zweli... 

Gauteng Premier David Makhura fires embattled Health MEC Bandile Masuku

9th October 2020 Gauteng Premier David Makhura has decided to remove embattled Health MEC Bandile Masuku. Makhura met with the African National Congress's top... 

'Fear crimes', including farm attacks, are a priority for cops – Bheki Cele

9th October 2020 Police Minister Bheki Cele said all "fear crimes", which include farm attacks and murders, along with cash-in-transit heists and house robberies,... 

SAA rescue practitioners assessing options of winding down versus liquidation

9th October 2020 No meaningful progress can be made at South African Airways until the Department of Public Enterprises has signed a firm joint venture agreement... 

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