SABC News - Johannesburg


Families still unclear on how their loved ones died at Esidimeni

Sunday 26 February 2017 21:18

More than a hundred mentally-ill patients died at ill-equipped NGO's with invalid licences, but only three cases have been opened according to police.


Let us strengthen our unity in action: Nzimande

Sunday 26 February 2017 17:12

SACP General Secretary Blade Nzimande says the Finance Minister was correct to remind the country of the 1969 ANC strategy and tactics document.


Gigaba condemns xenophobic attacks

Sunday 26 February 2017 16:03

Malusi Gigaba has called on South Africans and immigrants to respect each other's dignity and human rights and not to label each other indiscriminately.


Sundowns send Wits packing with 2-0 drubbing at Loftus

Sunday 26 February 2017 12:14

Goals from Hlompho Kekana and Sibusiso Vilakazi downed Bidvest Wits 2-0 as they lost their Absa Premiership tie against Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday night at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.


Metro FM Music Awards criticized

Sunday 26 February 2017 07:42

There has been a mixed reaction following the 16th annual Metro FM Music Awards.


Pirates share the spoils under new coach

Saturday 25 February 2017 21:13

The spotlight was fixed on Orlando Stadium where Orlando Pirates players were looking to impress newly-appointed coach Kjell Jonevret.


Govt acknowledges foreigners being involve in criminal activities

Saturday 25 February 2017 15:19

Gauteng MEC for community safety, Sizakhele Nkosi-Malobane has acknowledged that some foreigners are involved in criminal activities.


Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane.
People have a democratic right to hold protests: Phahlane

Saturday 25 February 2017 08:00

The Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane has insisted that people have the democratic right to hold a protest march.


Fichardt followed his first round 66 with another round of 66 to finish on 11-under par.
Fichardt holds one shot lead in Joburg Open

Friday 24 February 2017 20:37

Darren Fichardt holds a one shot lead after the second round of the Joburg Open at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington golf club.


The Reds beat the Sharks 28-26 in a thriller in Brisbane on Friday afternoon.
Sharks Super Rugby campaign begins with defeat

Friday 24 February 2017 20:24

Durban-based franchise, the Sharks, started their Super Rugby campaign with a defeat against the Reds, who beat them 28-26 in Brisbane.


Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.
Gigaba meets African diplomats to quell tensions

Friday 24 February 2017 19:17

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba on Friday met diplomats from across the African continent to assure them that South Africa remains proudly Pan African.


The SACP is concerned about the rumours that the Finance Minister may have presented his last budget speech.
SACP threatens to leave govt should Gordhan be axed

Friday 24 February 2017 17:55

The SACP says it may be forced to reconsider its participation in government, should Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan be removed.


The price of diesel will cost two cents less while paraffin will be 10 cents a litre cheaper.
Petrol price to drop by 8 cents

Friday 24 February 2017 15:20

The retail price of petrol will come down by eight cents a litre from next week.


There are calls for Premier David Makhura to resign following the Esidimeni tragedy.
Esidimeni tragedy dominates Gauteng SOPA debate

Thursday 23 February 2017 19:35

Political parties called for David Makhura to resign and rejected assertions that he would not have approved the ill-advised transfer of the patients from Life Esidimeni.


Mayor Herman Mashaba is accused of discontinuing projects from the previous ANC administration.
March against Mashaba turns violent

Thursday 23 February 2017 16:02

Police have used stun grenades to stop members of the Jo'burg Social Movement from storming the offices of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba in Braamfontein.


45% tax increase described as a good thing

Thursday 23 February 2017 12:30

Economist Gilad Isaacs has welcomed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's announcement that those who earn more than R1.5 million annually will be taxed 45% of their personal income.


Experts say the Air Cargo sector remains weakened by red tape and lack of proper policies.
Africa air cargo continues to struggle, says experts

Wednesday 22 February 2017 14:41

The 4th edition of Air Cargo Africa trade and expo kicked off this week in Ekurhuleni.


Mashaba condemns spread of xenophobic violence

Wednesday 22 February 2017 12:02

Johannesburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba, has cautioned South Africans that the city has been built by and made up of migrants from all over the world.


Flash floods, wet conditions to persist

Tuesday 21 February 2017 21:14

The South African Weather Service has warned of flash floods as wet weather conditions are expected to persist throughout the week.


HRC condemns violence directed at foreign nationals

Tuesday 21 February 2017 18:48

The Human Rights Commission has appealed to communities across the country to refrain from taking the law into their own hands.


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