Six inmates escaped after an armed gang ambushed the police truck they were travelling in en route to court, Gauteng police said on Friday. Police spokesperson Brig Brenda Muridili said the truck was ambushed by three armed suspects driving a silver Audi on the corner of Barry Marais and Rondebult[…]
The Department of Transport in the Western Cape says it fully supports a decision by the George Municipality to interdict members of the Disadvantaged Taxi Association for operating in the Garden Route town. The Cape High Court granted the municipality an interdict to stop the CODETA-affiliated association from operating at[…]
Given the sizzling-hot weather experienced over the weekend, the City of Cape Town said it reported its busiest beach day in over three years on Saturday as thousands of beach-gores flocked to the nearest shores of the Metro to escape the heat. However, Speaking on VOC’s Breakfast show on Tuesday[…]
The National Professional Teachers’ Organisation of South Africa (Naptosa) is calling for schools to return to full-time learning in 2022. The organisation says the damage caused during the pandemic by rotational and online schooling, particularly to learners in early development stages has been significant. The Department of Basic Education last week[…]
Police Minister Bheki Cele says the offices of the Home Affairs Department at points of entry have extended their working hours during the festive season. The extension period is with effect from Monday this week and is aimed at dealing with the high demand for Home Affairs services. The extension[…]
The South African government has said it is distancing itself from a decision by the Miss South Africa pageant organisers to participate in the annual Miss Universe contest, due to be held next month in Israel. The decision on Sunday came after growing calls for the reigning Miss South Africa,[…]
Food prices around the world continue to climb, hitting a fresh decade high last month, according to the latest report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. The FAO Food Price Index climbed for a third straight month in October, jumping 3 percent from the previous month to reach[…]
The South African National Taxi Council says it will not be increasing taxi costs to commuters yet. This is as fuel prices are predicted to increase sharply next week. The Automobile Association has predicted a 99 cents per litre increase in the price of petrol, and a R1,42 per litre[…]
The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) council has in-principle approved a proposal to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for campus access. Vice-chancellor, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, says the proposal requires that all staff- as a condition of being able to perform their duties-and students- as a condition of registration- provide acceptable proof[…]
Top United States envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad is stepping down, the State Department has announced, less than two months after the chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Taliban takeover of the country. Khalilzad will be replaced by his deputy, Tom West, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in[…]
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