COVID-19: These are all the countries on lockdown

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of a 21-day lockdown of the country adds South Africa to a list of other countries around the world who have done the same to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Ramaphosa is concerned that if these extraordinary measures are not put in place, we could face a human catastrophe, with the numbers of… Continue reading COVID-19: These are all the countries on lockdown

Afro-jazz legend Manu Dibango dies due to coronavirus

Cameroonian Afro-jazz legend Manu Dibango, real name Emmanuel N’Djoke Dibango, died after he contracted the coronavirus. The 86-year-old “Big Blow” musician died on Tuesday morning at a hospital outside Paris, France, according to AFP. The musician’s family, who is best known for the 1972 hit “Soul Makossa”, announced on his Facebook page last week that… Continue reading Afro-jazz legend Manu Dibango dies due to coronavirus

These businesses can operate during the coronavirus 21-day SA lockdown

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday announced a countrywide lockdown, part of which is that only certain categories of businesses can remain open. Ramaphosa said: “All shops and businesses will be closed, except for pharmacies, laboratories, banks, essential financial and payment services, including the JSE, supermarkets, petrol stations and health care providers. ESSENTIAL INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES 1.… Continue reading These businesses can operate during the coronavirus 21-day SA lockdown

Southern Sun Hotel Group and Sun International founder Sol Kerzner dies at 84

Cape Town – Sol Kerzner, the founder of the Southern Sun Hotel Group and Sun International, has died. He was 84 years old. Kerzner died on Saturday night surrounded by family members at the family home, Leeukoppie Estate in Cape Town. He had been suffering from cancer. The son of Russian immigrants, Kerzner was born… Continue reading Southern Sun Hotel Group and Sun International founder Sol Kerzner dies at 84

Three killed in three vehicle fiery crash in KZN

Three people were killed in a horrific crash involving three vehicles on R616 just a few kilometres from the N3 on Saturday night. One of the vehicles burst into flames on impact trapping the driver and his passenger inside. The two were burnt beyond recognition, and a third person passed away in another vehicle. The… Continue reading Three killed in three vehicle fiery crash in KZN

BREAKING: 8 local coronavirus transmissions confirmed as SA tally hits 85

Johannesburg – South Africa’s total confirmed coronavirus infections jumped to 85 on Tuesday night, with eight of the confirmed 23 new cases being local infections with no recent travel history. The youngest positive case was that of a 2-year-old in the Western Cape and a 5-year-old in KwaZulu-Natal, where a Richards Bay primary school had… Continue reading BREAKING: 8 local coronavirus transmissions confirmed as SA tally hits 85

Coronavirus: Gauteng health tracks down family that refused to be quarantined after testing positive

The Gauteng Department of Health was forced to turn to a court of law when a mother and daughter refused to be quarantined after testing positive for Covid-19. The pair, who could not be identified, tested positive after undergoing tests. The woman’s husband refused to be tested. The woman, her husband and daughter were traced… Continue reading Coronavirus: Gauteng health tracks down family that refused to be quarantined after testing positive

Cape traffic officer shot dead after allegedly arresting taxi driver – video

Cape Town – A traffic officer has been shot and killed after he allegedly arrested a taxi driver in Kensington, Cape Town, on Tuesday morning. According to statement by Western Cape police, the 49-year-old officer was killed in Acre Road in Kensington by a suspect who he had arrested for disobeying the rules of the… Continue reading Cape traffic officer shot dead after allegedly arresting taxi driver – video

Tributes pour in for former Olympic canoeist killed in KZN plane crash

The canoeing fraternity was in a state of shock after it was confirmed the pilot who was killed in a light-aircraft crash near the Umkomazi River Valley in the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday was Olympic canoeist and former Dusi Canoe Marathon champion, Mark Perrow. He was 54. Apart from winning the Dusi, Perrow… Continue reading Tributes pour in for former Olympic canoeist killed in KZN plane crash

Man arrested after KZN woman is suffocated, burnt while daughter looks

A man has been taken into custody for the murder of a KwaZulu-Natal woman who was suffocated with clothing and burnt as her daughter looked on. On Saturday night, 40-year-old Delisile Ngongoma was alleged accosted by two people who entered her house in Jolivet. According to provincial police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala, Highflats detectives embarked… Continue reading Man arrested after KZN woman is suffocated, burnt while daughter looks