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Candles lit up the night in Bonteheuwel, where about 50 people gathered for a memorial for a father and son shot and killed while walking from a nearby shop.
Posted: June 4, 2020, 9:07 pm
The Gauteng education department has said it would probe an incident where a teacher reportedly threatened to re-enact the actions that led to led to American George Floyd's death if her pupils did not submit their assignments.
Posted: June 4, 2020, 8:37 pm
In South Africa, 26 years of democracy have not yet ensured that black lives matter as much as white ones, the Nelson Mandela Foundation has said.
Posted: June 4, 2020, 8:29 pm
Stay up to date with the latest news, views and analysis as the number of coronavirus cases in SA increases.
Posted: June 4, 2020, 8:24 pm
The Eastern Cape has overtaken Gauteng as the province with the second highest number of coronavirus infections.
Posted: June 4, 2020, 8:17 pm
While Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has raised concerns about the rapid increase of Covid-19 cases in the Eastern Cape, its largest casualty unit with a dedicated isolation site, Livingstone Hospital, is struggling.
Posted: June 4, 2020, 7:31 pm
Western Cape doctors are feeling hopeful about the early results of using nasal oxygen instead of ventilators to treat serious Covid-19 cases at public hospitals.
Posted: June 4, 2020, 6:57 pm
A group of Capetonians on Wednesday joined a peaceful "walk-by" vigil outside Parliament in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Posted: June 4, 2020, 6:44 pm
The independence of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has been strengthened after President Cyril Ramaphosa enacted the Independent Police Investigative Directorate Amendment Bill.
Posted: June 4, 2020, 6:30 pm
Parliament's defence committee says recommendations by the Defence Force Service Commission are falling on deaf ears, while soldiers continue to work with unserviceable equipment and under "unacceptable" conditions.
Posted: June 4, 2020, 6:12 pm
In an urgent application to the apex court, Mmusi Maimane is challenging the government's decision to reopen schools. He highlighted poor infrastructure, school overcrowding, staff shortages, sanitation and public transport as the motivation behind his application.
Posted: June 4, 2020, 5:52 pm
It will cost the Western Cape government R16 000 a bed for state patients to be treated at a private hospital if government hospitals no longer have space for patients.
Posted: June 4, 2020, 5:40 pm
The national police headquarters in Pretoria has closed temporarily after an employee tested positive for Covid-19.
Posted: June 4, 2020, 4:57 pm
President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the ANC and its alliance partners in the launch of their Black Friday anti-racism campaign.
Posted: June 4, 2020, 4:55 pm
The High Court judgment that declared levels 4 and 3 of the lockdown unconstitutional and invalid has been described by some experts as flawed.
Posted: June 4, 2020, 4:47 pm
The South African Weather Service says the country is in store for another fine and cool day.
Posted: June 4, 2020, 4:45 pm
One person was treated for smoke inhalation after two rooms in an office building in the CBD were damaged in a fire. Watch.
Posted: June 4, 2020, 4:40 pm
A case of child abandonment has been opened after a new-born boy was found alive on a pavement in Chatsworth, Durban.
Posted: June 4, 2020, 4:40 pm
A man recorded goading and getting into a tussle with a security guard at a Richards Bay liquor store has apologised, saying what transpired was "a result of frustration of this whole Covid lockdown".
Posted: June 4, 2020, 4:36 pm
News24 answers some of the most frequently asked questions on coronavirus and level 4 of the lockdown in South Africa.
Posted: May 13, 2020, 7:34 pm