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Free on a Tree movement lets it all hang out to keep needy people warm

Free on a Tree movement lets it all hang out to keep needy people warm

Groups of participants who collected donated winter clothing put tickets on the items, hung them on trees and walked away, leaving them for people in need.

‘You smashed it,’ Ramaphosa tells SA’s golden girl Tatjana Schoenmaker

President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated Olympic gold medallist Tatjana Schoenmaker and her coach Rocco Meiring on “smashing the world record” at the Tokyo Games.

Gordhan reveals how container terminal truck driver was crushed to death

A Cape Town harbour worker frantically tried to warn a truck driver about a crane falling on his cab, public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan has revealed.

Retirement village ordered to pay up after trying to avoid refunding couple's cash

A retirement village's refusal to refund residents when they left was part of a well-organised scheme to confuse vulnerable older people, a lawyer has told the Johannesburg high court.

Haiti police say former Supreme Court judge suspect in president Jovenel Moise's killing

Haitian police on Friday outlined fresh accusations against a former Supreme Court judge over her links to the assassination of President Jovenel Moise earlier this month.

Sars smokes out illicit cigarettes worth R6m in Cape Town raids

Counterfeit cigarettes valued at R6m have been seized by SA Revenue Service officials in a raid on numerous traders in Cape Town.

SIU hits back at Zweli Mkhize’s son

The Special Investigating Unit has denied that it did not give the son of health minister Zweli Mkhize, Dedani, a chance to clear his name in the controversial Digital Vibes saga.

Study: Black men in SA are going up in the world ... by nearly 1cm every decade

Black men are getting taller thanks to the fruits of democracy. But whites remain 5cm taller than blacks‚ on average.

Five held for murder of cops investigating goat theft to apply for bail

Five men arrested for the murders of two North West police officers have appeared in court.

Kenya suspends in-person meetings to curb Covid-19 spread

Kenya's health minister said the government had suspended all in-person meetings and public gatherings to try to contain Covid-19, whose spread in the country he now attributes to the more infectious Delta.

In one-two punch to Trump, Justice Dept OK's release of taxes, memo

Donald Trump suffered twin setbacks on Friday when the Justice Department cleared the way to release his tax records and disclosed a memo showing he had urged top officials last year to falsely claim his election defeat was "corrupt."

Judges biased, Magashule says in bid to approach appeal court over suspension

Suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has accused the Johannesburg high court of “actual and/or perceived bias” in its judgment that dismissed his application to set aside his suspension from the party.

Sanef saddened by deaths of four journalists from Covid-19 related complications

Four journalists have died in SA of Covid-19 related complications.

Majority of latest Covid-19 cases from Western Cape

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said in an update on Friday evening that 13,025 new Covid-19 cases had been identified in SA.

Transnet to lift force majeure on Monday

Transnet will lift its force majeure declared after port operations were disrupted by a cyberattack.

Five men found guilty for murder of Rhythm City Actor Duminsani Masilela

The five men implicated in the murder of Rhythm City actor Dumisani Masilela were all found guilty for a raft of charges including the actor’s murder.

SGB members, teacher and former principal bust over alleged 'R3m tender fraud'

School governing body members face fraud and corruption charges over a security tender worth R3.1m in the Western Cape.

3 bodies discovered in Durban men's boutique burnt during unrest

The police have opened an inquest docket after the gruesome discovery of three bodies in a Durban men's boutique that was set alight during civil unrest in the province two weeks ago.

‘No doubt’ Jon Qwelane column amounted to hate speech: ConCourt

The highest court on Friday declared Qwelane's 2008 column amounted to hate speech after a 13-year legal battle started in the Equality Court by the SAHRC.

Shona Ferguson has died, foundation confirms

Filmmaker, producer and actor Shona Ferguson has died.

SIU head Mothibi pleased with turnaround of probe against Mkhize and Digital Vibes

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) said it is pleased with the speed and turnaround time it took to conclude its investigation into the controversial Digital Vibes contract.  Speaking at a Black Business Council webinar on ‘The Fight Against Corruption’ on Friday, SIU head Adv Andy Mothibi said they managed to find irregularities with how the contract was procured.

No 'Day Zero' water crisis expected in Nelson Mandela Bay

The department of water and sanitation said on Friday coastal rains had boosted water levels but not made a significant effect in the catchment areas.

Military driver due in dock after SANDF truck stolen in Centurion

A SA National Defence Force (SANDF) driver is expected to appear on Friday before a military judge facing an internal charge of negligent loss of state property.

Special Tribunal dismisses application in school decontamination case

The Special Tribunal on Friday dismissed an application by seven contractors awarded contracts to sanitise schools exposed to the coronavirus in Gauteng.

Mixed reactions as former Ukhozi FM DJ Ngizwe Mchunu is released on bail

Some have criticised the justice system, saying Mchunu's arrest was wrongful, while others have accused him of "chasing clout" by vocalising his support for former president Jacob Zuma.

Bheki Cele denies animosity between him and Khehla Sitole as MPs question police instability

"There are things we do not agree upon, but it's not animosity. We're not fighting. We work together," says the police minister.

R50,000 reward offered in Yolandi Botes murder case

DNA proves Kempton Park guesthouse crime scene is not related, say police.

eThekwini municipality slams 'racist' comments at march against Phoenix killings

The eThekwini municipality on Friday denounced "racist remarks" that were made at the City Hall by a group protesting against the recent killings in Phoenix.
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