South African prisoners riot for a ‘mass release’, citing Covid-19

Whereas President Cyril Ramaphosa already released 19 000 inmates out of a total prison population of 155 000 in May this year, prisoners in Gauteng province are rioting for another mass release. They claim that they are at risk of … Read the rest

White woman assaulted for filming an assault by blacks

A heated debate turned into a violent racial altercation when black staff and management at the Centurion licensing centre apparently assaulted a white women filming an assault.

“I went with my father to the Centurion licensing offices. One of the … Read the rest

EFF land grab kicks off in Pretoria

The Economic Freedom Fighters’ land-grab policy kicked off in Pretoria yesterday when local party leaders led an invasion of council-owned land earmarked for low-cost housing.

The executive committee of the party’s Nellmapius ward 86 delivered local people to “Malemaville” but … Read the rest

Black students burn 18 vehicles on Pretoria campus

Protesting students of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), formerly the Pretoria Technikon, have set alight at least 18 cars belonging to the institution, police said on Saturday.

Several campuses shutdown as Tshwane University of Technology clamps down on violence … Read the rest

SA needs to upgrade military equipment says minister

African Aerospace and Defence show drew exhibitors from Russia, China, Germany, the UK, India and the US to Pretoria this week.

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula opened the Pretoria event on Wednesday declaring that South Africa needed to upgrade aging and … Read the rest

Pretoria won’t see US prime cultural export Nicki Minaj

America’s prime cultural export, Nicki Minaj won’t be gracing the inaugural TribeOne Dinokeng Festival with her presence. Her appearance was cancelled on Thursday because of disappointing ticket sales and poor planning.

The festival was to have been held at the … Read the rest

Cops allow looting say Pretoria residents

A vote of no confidence in Mamelodi East police has been passed by local community members as looting of shops, and injuring and killing Somali shop owners entered its third week.

The residents said they had lost all faith in … Read the rest

Brutal attack on 82-year old white woman by 4 young blacks

knife_murder82-year-old Mrs Hannetjie Bezuidenhout was attacked in her bed at 03h30am at her Roodeplaat, Pretoria home by four young black males who tried to cut off her lips and slice through her throat with a knife. However, Mrs Bezuidenhout fought … Read the rest

Irate blacks burn down municipal councillor’s house

fire+flamesResidents of Soshanguve, a black township northwest of Pretoria, have burnt down a municipal councillor’s house, according to the South African Police Service.

“The fight erupted after metro police removed people who were occupying RDP houses illegally,” said Colonel Noxolo … Read the rest

Kleinfontein recognised as cultural community

Although the Gauteng legislature has recognised Kleinfontein, a white Afrikaner-only settlement outside Pretoria, as a cultural community, the City of Tshwane won’t declare it a separate development.

The legislature’s decision comes after an investigation by its portfolio committee on community … Read the rest

Union Buildings will get Mandela statue in December

A statue of Nelson Mandela will be unveiled at the Union Buildings by the end of the year, President Jacob Zuma said on Monday.

This would be part of the marking of the building’s centenary.

Zuma was speaking in Houghton, … Read the rest

Shots fired at protesters at Union Buildings

Shots were fired at protesters at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Tuesday, police said.

“A shooting did take place at the Union Buildings where some people were injured,” said police spokesperson Tsekiso Mofokeng.

No further details were immediately available.… Read the rest