Blacks riot and loot along Beyers Naudé Drive, Johannesburg

In a fitting tribute to the radical cleric in favour of whom the road’s name was changed, blacks are rioting and looting along Beyers Naudé Drive in Johannesburg. A riot these days in South Africa is called a “service delivery … Read the rest

Teacher saves kids from knife-wielding criminal

A primary school teacher at a school in Mayfair, Johannesburg, risked his life to protect pupils from a knife-wielding criminal on Thursday afternoon.

According to Huguenot Primary school Principal NZ Tilly, the coloured man appeared to be hallucinating and had … Read the rest

Cruel, barbaric murders shock Joburg

A serene, peaceful atmosphere pervaded Rhodes Park in Kensington on Sunday, with many people leisurely walking their dogs, fishing and braaiing – apparently unaware of the tragedy of the night before.

On Saturday, a gang of about 12 men attacked … Read the rest

SA passenger train derailed

The Shosholoza passenger train between Johannesburg to Cape Town derailed early Wednesday morning outside Kimberley, injuring more than 100 people.

The incident happened just after midnight at Modderrivier, a small town next to the N12 highway about 32 kilometres from … Read the rest

Bikers robbed at gunpoint

A warning has been circulating on social media about motorbikers being robbed at the William Nicol off-ramp on the N1 North.

The warning states that bikers are being “robbed at red robots by armed men”.

In the most recent incident, … Read the rest

White victim of hijacking still in ICU

The white woman who was seriously injured on May 27 in a failed hijacking in Dunkeld West is still in ICU.

One week later, police have arrested no one. Warrant officer Moses Makhaphela told police were still investigating the … Read the rest

Bomb scares at two big shopping malls

The police are investigating after bomb scares at two shopping malls in Johannesburg.

Emergency Services and the police’s bomb squad evacuated Cresta in Randburg and Eastgate in Bedfordview.

No devices were found.

Eastgate Mall Spokesperson, Amelia Beattie says, “We receive … Read the rest

Lesotho’s opposition leader flees country

Lesotho’s opposition leader has fled the country for the second time in a year, claiming that he was at risk of assassination after being voted out of power.

Thomas Thabane, the former prime minister, travelled to Botswana on Tuesday night … Read the rest

Church set alight out of spite

Officials at the Central Methodist Church in the Joburg city centre believe that the fire at the building was the work of disgruntled members.

The church’s superintendent minister, Reverend Ndumiso Ncombo, said residents had set a room alight to spite … Read the rest

Joburg building fire probed

An investigation has been launched into a fire that broke out at an abandoned building in the Johannesburg CBD on Tuesday night.

Three floors were destroyed by the blaze that started just after 4pm. The cause of the blaze is … Read the rest

Police round up 200 illegals in Joburg

South African police have arrested 198 illegal immigrants in a raid in Johannesburg, according to officials.

The arrests came after a spate of xenophobic attacks by local mobs which targeted immigrant workers from Zimbabwe, Malawi and other African countries.

The … Read the rest

No water at OR Tambo

There was no water supply at Africa’s biggest airport, OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, on Friday morning due to water pipe connection problems, the Airports Company of SA said.

“This problem has affected one section of the airport, flights … Read the rest

Armed men open fire on Joburg bus

A bus driver was shot and wounded when he tried to protect his passengers during an armed robbery on the bus in Roodepoort, west of Johannesburg, on Wednesday, News24 reported.

Metrobus spokesperson Esther Dryer said a group of six armed … Read the rest

Samaritan also shot on N1

Two men were found dead in separate vehicles along the N1 freeway in Maraisburg, Johannesburg, on Wednesday, Gauteng police said.

Lieutenant Kay Makhubela said it appeared that the first motorist was forced off the road by unknown persons on Tuesday … Read the rest