Makhanda water crisis: Gift of the Givers to bring water and expertise

By the time disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers reaches Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) on Tuesday with truckloads of bottled water, large parts of the city will have had dry taps for eight days, Grocott’s Mail reported. Residents queued for hours on Sunday as trucks organised by a municipality-led crisis committee

Setback for severely injured Hoërskool Driehoek teen

One of the pupils who was severely injured during the structural collapse at Hoërskool Driehoek on February 1 suffered a setback on Sunday, Netwerk24 reported. According to that publication, Grade 8 pupil Cheverné Duvenhage, 13, had to be sedated and connected to a respirator after having heart palpitations. On Friday, she could

Gordhan vs Malema, Shivambu: Case moved to High Court

State Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan’s Equality Court challenge against EFF leader Julius Malema and his deputy Floyd Shivambu has been moved to the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg. Angelike Charalambous from Ian Levitt Attorneys, representing Malema and Shivambu, confirmed to News24 that the matter had been moved

Hofmeyr rejects claims of political interference in the dropping of charges against Zuma

Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Willie Hofmeyr has rejected any suggestion that there was political interference on his part in the dropping of charges against former president Jacob Zuma. “I put it to you that the decision not to prosecute the former president amounted to political interference in the

Durban baby rescued from storm drain a ‘miracle’ – doctor

The newborn baby who was rescued from a stormwater pipe in Durban on Monday morning is in good health, her attending physician has said. “She has been awake, responsive and crying. Her glucose and sugar levels are good. She is stable enough for [a] transfer to base hospital so the social aspect can be sorted,” …