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  • One dead, up to 500 homes destroyed in Khayelitsha blaze

    20 October 2018 7:13 AM 21

    One person has died and up to 500 homes have been destroyed in blaze which broke out in Khayelitsha in the early hours of Saturday, the City of Cape Town has confirmed. Mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith said a suspicion of a second fatality had not yet been confirmed. “The fire is just about contained now,” he said at 09:00. “[Firefighters]

  • PICS: Images of Limpopo accident that left 27 dead, among them 2 children

    19 October 2018 6:25 PM 52

    Two children are among the 27 people who died in a horror multi-vehicle collision on the N1 in Mookgopong outside Modimolle, Limpopo, on Friday. Four people survived the crash and were taken to various hospitals for medical treatment, said police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe. "At about 14:30, a truck that was carrying cement was travelling along

  • Egypt, Saudi conclude Tabuk-4 joint military drills

    19 October 2018 4:42 PM 23

    Egypt's military says its forces have concluded drills with Saudi Arabia held in Egypt's southern military zone. The armed forces' statement on Friday said the Tabuk-4 exercises were held with the participation of observers from the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain. Also this week, Egyptian and Russian paratroopers began joint training, running

  • Kenya's ex-sports minister Wario charged over Olympic corruption

    19 October 2018 4:42 PM 22

    Former Kenyan sports minister Hassan Wario and two other officials were on Friday formally charged with corruption relating to the 2016 Rio Olympics on Friday. Wario pleaded not guilty to six charges levelled against him of abuse of office and was released on a $10 000 bond. However, Kipchoge Keino, a two-time Olympic gold medallist on the track and a former

  • 'More than 20 people' killed in horror crash in Limpopo

    19 October 2018 4:34 PM 26

    Between 10 and 22 people have perished in a horrific car accident on the N1 north near Kranskop, Limpopo on Friday. Limpopo Department of Transport spokesperson Matome Moremi Taueatsoala told News24 that a driver lost control of his truck when the front tyre burst. "When the tyre burst, the truck swerved into oncoming traffic. He swerved in a 22-seater

  • Former police reservist, teen shot dead in Bishop Lavis

    19 October 2018 10:58 AM 31

    A former police reservist and an 18-year-old man have been shot dead in Bishop Lavis, Cape Town, police said on Friday morning. The shooting took place on the corner of Kasteelberg Road and Barracuda Crescent, just before 18:00 on Thursday, according to police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana. The 56-year-old man had once been a reservist for the Bishop

  • 2 people killed, burnt beyond recognition in Hout Bay fire

    19 October 2018 8:30 AM 59

    Two people have died and two others were injured in a massive fire along the mountain slopes of Hout Bay, Cape Town in the early hours of Friday morning, a City of Cape Town fire official said. The fire, which started after 02:00, razed 30 wood and iron structures, said divisional commander Edward Bosch. It took five hours to bring the fire at Salamander

  • Pensions of more than 80 000 security guards at risk

    19 October 2018 4:13 AM 34

    The Private Security Sector Provident Fund (PSSPF) is fighting 315 court battles against employers who are failing to comply with rules, putting the pensions of more than 80 000 security guards at risk, reports GroundUp. The PSSPF has more than 242 600 registered members, more than 2 500 of whom are not complying with the rules, GroundUp reports. As a last resort

  • 4 dead, 15 injured in Randburg car accident

    18 October 2018 5:06 PM 29

    Four people died, and 15 others were critically injured in a collision in Malibongwe Drive in Randburg, Johannesburg on Thursday. Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said two heavy vehicles were involved in the collision. "Three helicopter Air Ambulances were called to the scene to airlift the critically injured patients," Herbst added. Gauteng MEC for Roads

  • MyCiTi strikers, City of Cape Town at impasse over EFF's inclusion in talks

    18 October 2018 3:39 PM 35

    The impasse over the unprotected strike by MyCiTi workers continued on Thursday, as the City of Cape Town said it would only meet with union representatives, while the strikers pressed for the EFF to be included in the talks. The "wildcat" strike by MyCiTi employees entered its fourth day on Thursday, with multiple routes disrupted in Cape Town. About