N3 traffic congestion to last well into Friday night after protests

N3 traffic congestion to last well into Friday night after protests

Management of the N3 Toll Concession said on Friday evening that traffic congestion due to a protest on the highway between Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal will take some time to clear. Truck drivers barricaded the N3 toll route early on Friday, causing major disruptions to traffic at Van Reenen's Pass. A massive traffic build-up was reported…
SA Weather Service issues storm warning for Gauteng

SA Weather Service issues storm warning for Gauteng

The South African Weather Service (Saws) has issued a notice for potential storms this weekend in Gauteng. Saws said it was monitoring a potential risk of flooding for motorists across the road network in Gauteng and other provinces this Saturday and Sunday. Residents of Gauteng, Mpumalanga, the Free State, North West, northern areas of KwaZulu-Natal,…
Batohi confirms Cronje’s departure from NPA’s Investigating Directorate

Batohi confirms Cronje’s departure from NPA’s Investigating Directorate

The National Prosecuting Authority on Thursday confirmed the early departure of the first head of its Investigating Directorate, advocate Hermione Cronje. National director of public prosecutions Shamila Batohi said that after discussions with Cronje, she decided to support her request to be released. Cronje’s resignation will take effect on 1 March next year. “After constructive…
Bangladesh mayor arrested for refusing mural of PM’s father

Bangladesh mayor arrested for refusing mural of PM’s father

A Bangladesh mayor who refused to permit a mural depicting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s father on religious grounds was arrested Wednesday, police said. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was independent Bangladesh’s first leader and since his daughter took power in 2009, authorities have erected more than 1,000 murals and monuments to venerate him. Scores of people have…
Hawks head testifies before SAHRC: Intelligence would have been ‘ideal’

Hawks head testifies before SAHRC: Intelligence would have been ‘ideal’

Although it is not “ideal” that the Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (DPCI, known as the Hawks) did not receive intelligence at the time of the July unrest that rocked KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, that did not stop the elite police unit from taking action, said its head, lieutenant general Godfrey Lebeya. “When we [got] the…
South Africa’s just energy transition: A balancing act

South Africa’s just energy transition: A balancing act

The recent offer made to South Africa by France, Germany, the UK, the US and the EU, called the just energy transition partnership, has raised hopes that the country will finally embark on a comprehensive path towards renewable energy. The partnership aims to disburse $8.5-billion for a first phase of financing through various mechanisms including…
Dutch find 13 Omicron cases among SA travellers

Dutch find 13 Omicron cases among SA travellers

“It is not unlikely more cases will appear in the Netherlands,” health minister Hugo de Jonge said at a press conference in Rotterdam. “This could possibly be the tip of the iceberg.” The Dutch investigation began with testing of all the people who arrived on the two flights from SA at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on…