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South Africa crocodiles: Hunt on after mass escape in Western Cape

An unknown number remain at large after escaping a breeding farm in Western Cape province.
Tags: News, South Africa, Western Cape


Shootings on Cape Flats claim 14 lives in less than a week

At least 50 more police and other law enforcement officers were sent to the area in response to the spate of violence The post Shootings on Cape Flats claim 14 lives in less than a week appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Shootings, National, Gangsters, Western Cape, Openaccess, Hawks, Delft, Shotspotter, Cape Flats, Manenberg, Kraaifontein, JP Smith, Top Six, Gang Violence, Hanover Park, City of Cape Town


Parents ‘key to best grade 12 results’

For the past four years, the matric results in Tshwane South has been the leading district in Gauteng. The formula to success has been involving the parents The post Parents ‘key to best grade 12 results’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Western Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Top Six, South Africa (country, Class Of 2020, Grade 12, Tshwane South, 2020 Matric Results, Fezile Dabi District, Hilda Kekana, Metro North district, Motheo district, Thabo Mofutsanyana district, Top Performing District


Class of 2020 produces ‘quality passes’ — Motshekga

The minister of basic education released the 2020 matric results on Monday, announcing that the overall pass rate has declined from 2019 The post Class of 2020 produces ‘quality passes’ — Motshekga appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Results, Western Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Openaccess, Northern Cape, Motshekga, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Top Six, Panyaza Lesufi, Debbie Schafer, Zamani Saul, Basic Education, Matric


Conflicting witness evidence in Bongo graft case — Hlophe

Former state security minister Bongani Bongo has been charged with corruption for allegedly trying to bribe the evidence leader in a parliamentary inquiry into Eskom. The post Conflicting witness evidence in Bongo graft case — Hlophe appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Politics, High Court, Western Cape, Openaccess, ANC, Eskom, Bongo, Top Six, John Hlophe, Bongani Bongo, Hlophe, South Africa (country, Minister of State Security


Tobacco industry argues Dlamini-Zuma’s bid to appeal adverse ruling on the ban is fatally flawed

The Western Cape high court is expected to rule soon on the minister’s bid to seek vindication from the supreme court The post Tobacco industry argues Dlamini-Zuma’s bid to appeal adverse ruling on the ban is fatally flawed appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: National, Western Cape, Supreme Court of Appeal, Western Cape High Court, Dlamini Zuma, Top Six, South Africa (country, Disaster Management Act, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Tobacco Ban, Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association, British American Tobacco SA, Covid-19 restrictions


Concern for safety of Cape Town’s bus commuters intensifies

The City of Cape Town has called on the police and transport ministers to establish a police unit to investigate public transportation crimes The post Concern for safety of Cape Town’s bus commuters intensifies appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Cape Town, National, Public Transport, Western Cape, South African Police Service, Fikile Mbalula, Bheki Cele, Top Six, City of Cape Town, South Africa (country, Bronwen Dyke-Beyer, Dial-a-Ride, Felicity Purchase, Golden Arrow Bus Service, MyCiTi


Sona: Ramaphosa needs to choose state before party — Steenhuisen

DA leader John Steenhuisen has called for Ramaphosa to throw out what he termed an ‘outdated 20th century ideology of state control’ The post Sona: Ramaphosa needs to choose state before party — Steenhuisen appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Energy, Corruption, Politics, Economy, Western Cape, Constitutional Court, Democratic Alliance, Eskom, John Steenhuisen, Ramaphosa, Sona, Budget Speech, Independent Power Producers, Top Six, Cyril Rampahosa, Dondo Mogajane


Almost 2 000 Western Cape health workers training to give Covid jab

The number of people being trained online will steadily increase The post Almost 2 000 Western Cape health workers training to give Covid jab appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Training, National, Vaccines, Western Cape, Top Six, Alan Winde, Healthcare Workers, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Second Wave, Vaccinators


DA goes to court over government’s ‘tardy’ vaccine rollout strategy

Democratic Alliance drags the government to court, demanding a Covid-19 vaccination rollout plan. The post DA goes to court over government’s ‘tardy’ vaccine rollout strategy appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, High Court, Vaccination, Constitution, Vaccines, Western Cape, Openaccess, DA, Democratic Alliance, John Steenhuisen, David Mabuza, Top Six, Zweli Mkhize, Tito Mboweni, South Africa (country, COVID-19


Asked and answered: Six things you need to know about the new Covid-19 variant in South Africa

In December 2020, scientists announced that a new variant of the Covid-19 — called 501Y.V2 — had been identified in South Africa. Here’s a look at what we’ve learnt in the past month about the new variant that is driving the country’s second wave of infections The post Asked and answered: Six things you need to know about the new Covid-19 variant in South Africa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, South Africa, Western Cape, Openaccess, Top Six, National Health Laboratory Service, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Bhekisisa Centre For Health Journalism, Salim Abdool Karim, KwaZulu-Natal, Tulio de Oliveira, Covid-19 SA Variant


The coronavirus variant in South Africa is 50% more contagious than the original strain, the country's leading infectious disease expert says

Spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in South Africa Reuters The coronavirus variant dominant in South Africa appears to be about 50% more contagious than the original strain. The Western Cape region took 107 days to reach 100,000 cases in the first wave of infections, compared to 54 days in the second wave, when the variant took hold. The variant has spread to 14 countries worldwide, but has not yet been identified in the US. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The...
Tags: Health, UK, US, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, World Health Organization, Kwazulu Natal, Western Cape, Karim, Nelson Mandela Bay, Coronavirus, COVID, Johns Hopkins University More, Salim Abdool Karim, Catherine Schuster Bruce


Admissions soar as second wave tightens its hold

The number of admissions drastically increased in the first two weeks of January, showing the highest numbers since the pandemic reached SA across Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape The post Admissions soar as second wave tightens its hold appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Western Cape, Gauteng, Top Six, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Gauteng KwaZulu Natal, Discovery Health, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, KwaZulu-Natal, Tembisa Hospital, Kwara Kekana, Mark van der Heever, Dr Angelique Coetzee, South African Medical Association


Under the power of the gun

Children in the Cape Flats see violence very early in their lives and many end up in jail or killed. One of them, now a reformed gangster, walks us through his early traumatic experiences The post Under the power of the gun appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Guns, Children, Restore, Violence, National, Gangsters, Western Cape, Cape Flats, Restorative Justice, Top Six, South Africa (country, Gun Wars


Batsa fires back in response to Dlamini-Zuma’s appeal

The tobacco company has counter-filed for leave to appeal December’s tobacco ruling, should the government’s application for leave to appeal be successful The post Batsa fires back in response to Dlamini-Zuma’s appeal appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Tobacco, Western Cape, Openaccess, Dlamini Zuma, Top Six, Pretoria High Court, FITA, Cogta, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Tobacco Ban, Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association, Batsa


Government appeals Covid-19 lockdown tobacco ban ruling

A fresh legal wrangle and jostling at the courts over the ban could run for much of the life span of the pandemic itself The post Government appeals Covid-19 lockdown tobacco ban ruling appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: National, Western Cape, Top Six, Pretoria High Court, FITA, Cogta, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Tobacco Ban, Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association, Batsa, British American Tobacco South Africa


Mogoeng not a devil’s advocate

The Bible-thumping chief justice really does seem to believe the anti-vaxxing nonsense he preaches The post Mogoeng not a devil’s advocate appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Christmas, Vaccine, Beach, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Curfew, Mogoeng Mogoeng, Chief Justice, Mogoeng, Sihle Zikalala, Alan Winde, Oscar Mabuyane, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19


Coronavirus live news: Italy's death toll passes 60,000; UK records another 231 Covid deaths

Italy has sixth highest death toll across the world; Russia reports 29,039 new cases, taking cumulative total to 2,460,770California heads for Covid lockdown as US records 200,000 cases a dayMilitary planes to fly vaccines in to Britain to avoid ports hit by BrexitOne in three ‘unlikely to take Covid vaccine’ in UKThe vaccine miracle: how scientists waged the battle against CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.28pm GMT The South African government has urged school students who attended a ...
Tags: UK, Science, Russia, US, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Britain, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Cyril Ramaphosa, Coronavirus


Tighter Covid restrictions for N. Mandela Bay — other hotspots may follow

With the number of cases spiralling out of control in hotspots in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape, longer curfews and restrictions on alcohol sales are being implemented The post Tighter Covid restrictions for N. Mandela Bay — other hotspots may follow appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Tobacco, Alcohol, National, Western Cape, Openaccess, Eastern Cape, Cyril Ramaphosa, Garden Route, Curfew, Nelson Mandela Bay, Lockdown, Top Six, Mandela Bay, Zweli Mkhize, Alan Winde


Covid-19 info lags as cases shoot up

Vital information apps and websites are outdated as cases begin to mushroom, especially near the coast, just in time for the December holidays The post Covid-19 info lags as cases shoot up appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Western Cape, Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Top Six, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Second Wave, Covid Alert SA app


Two MECs fail to understand their harmful blunders

The Western Cape’s Debbie Schäfer missed the point about racism and the North West’s Mmaphefo Matsemela undermined the dignity of a young man The post Two MECs fail to understand their harmful blunders appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Eff, North West, Western Cape, Economic Freedom Fighters, Top Six, Debbie Schafer, South Africa (country, Mmaphefo Matsemela, Brackenfell High School


Cape’s lively soil favours olive-oil toil

The local industry makes less than 1% of the olive oil produced around the world every year, but the Western Cape’s climate is perfect for farmers The post Cape’s lively soil favours olive-oil toil appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Environment, Ubuntu, Cape, Western Cape, Top Six, South Africa (country, Emerging Farmers, Paul Makube, Karien Bezuidenhout, Loyiso Manga, South African Olive Oil association, Ubuntu Olive Oil


We honour the teachers who saw the potential in us

On Monday, 5 October — World Teachers Day — we recalled the teachers who helped us become the people we are today The post We honour the teachers who saw the potential in us appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Facebook, Students, Education, Teachers, Western Cape, Top Six, Education Matters, South Africa (country, World Teachers Day


SANDF mum on serial rapist claim

An internal report on sexual offences at a military academy says the defence force failed a deceased rape victim and has called for an internal investigation The post SANDF mum on serial rapist claim appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Rape, National, Western Cape, Saldanha, South African National Defence Force, Top Six, South Africa (country, Nicolene Herbst, South African Military


TRESemmé apologized after a shampoo ad in South Africa called blonde hair 'normal' and Black hair 'frizzy and dull'

Image from a TRESemmé ad campaign that depicted Black women's hair as "dry and damaged," and "frizzy and dull." Business Insider South Africa A TRESemmé shampoo ad that depicted blonde hair as "normal" and the hair of two Black women as "dry," "damaged," "frizzy," and "dull" prompted widespread protests across South Africa. The ad was published on the website of Clicks, a major pharmacy and beauty retailer in the country. The Economic Freedom Fighters, a South African opposition party,...
Tags: News, Life, International, Trends, Unilever, Racism, South Africa, Retail, Eff, Johannesburg, Black, Western Cape, Reuters, Julius Malema, Democratic Alliance, Human Rights Commission


Eat Sleep Do In Camps Bay On The Atlantic Seaboard

Camps Bay is the kind of destination you don’t easily forget. There’s just something so magical about its white beach, the palm trees that sway over the main road, the opulent homes, and the vibey restaurants and cocktail bars on its doorstep. It’s fantastic to explore, unforgettable to visit, and only minutes from the City […] The post Eat Sleep Do In Camps Bay On The Atlantic Seaboard appeared first on South Africa Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Accommodation, South Africa, Western Cape, Camps Bay, Atlantic Seaboard, Ten (10) to Inspire


Western Cape warned not to be complacent about flat-lining Covid-19 cases

The Western Cape, which once had the highest number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa, is seeing a steady decline in active cases The post Western Cape warned not to be complacent about flat-lining Covid-19 cases appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: South Africa, Western Cape


Scores die in Western Cape’s deadly taxi tit-for-tat

Forty-three people were shot dead in the first six months of this year in the Western Cape’s intractable taxi violence, while close to 100 have been arrested and 40 are on court rolls in connection with the conflict The post Scores die in Western Cape’s deadly taxi tit-for-tat appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: National, Western Cape, Taxis, South African Police Service, Top Six, Bonginkosi Madikizela, Taxi Industry, South Africa (country, South African National Taxi Council, Taxi Violence, Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association


KwaZulu-Natal is emerging as a new Covid-19 epicentre

Large groups attending funerals and people delaying being tested and treated because they fear dying in hospital has contributed to a spike in coronavirus infections in KZN The post KwaZulu-Natal is emerging as a new Covid-19 epicentre appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: National, Durban, Kwazulu Natal, Western Cape, Gauteng, Openaccess, Sihle Zikalala, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, The Editors Picks, COVID-19, coronavirus South Africa


Wet worries for Cape Town’s poorest a perennial issue

A fortnight after an early winter downpour, a recently established informal settlement comes to terms with the Cape’s hydromorphology of seasonal floodplains. The post Wet worries for Cape Town’s poorest a perennial issue appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Cape Town, Flooding, National, Cape, Western Cape, Khayelitsha, Top Six, Dunoon, Floodplain, Mitchells Plain, South Africa (country, Malusi Booi, Aditya Kumar, Development Action Group, Development Action Group (Dag, Zwelitsha informal settlement