• Health
    TimesLIVE

    Ramaphosa calls for calm amid rising Covid-19 infections

    Do not panic. This was a call made by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday night in the face of increasing Covid-19 cases in South Africa. I have been in touch with the minister of health about the virus and he said yes, it [the Omicron variant] is more transmissible, it seems, than others.

  • News
    TheVoiceBW

    Three armed robbers shot dead this morning

    MEDIA RELEASE: ARMED ROBBERS DIE IN AN EXCHANGE OF FIRE WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS Three (3) armed foreign nationals died and one sustained serious injuries in exchange of fire with law enforcement officers this morning in Mmopane village following an armed robbery. This follows an incident in which the deceased trio and five others who fled the scene, attached Security Systems Cash-In-Transit motor vehicle near Engen Filling Station in Mmopane. Two pistols were found in their possession.

  • News
    SowetanLIVE

    33 trafficking victims rescued in Midrand, 65 others 'sold for R17k each'

    An Ethiopian national was arrested and 33 alleged Ethiopian human trafficking victims were rescued in Glen Austin in Midrand by the Johannesburg metro police department (JMPD) K9 unit and police highway patrol. JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said after the rescue on Thursday it was discovered that earlier on the same day about 65 victims had allegedly been sold to business owners for R17,000 per person and were fetched before the police arrived. The victims had not eaten in four days.

  • US politics
    The Citizen

    Omicron: When will South Africa go into hard lockdown?

    Despite an alarming upsurge in Covid-19 numbers – complicated by the emergence of the Omicron variant, government is seemingly uneasy about imposing a tighter lockdown due to economic concerns. Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla on Friday 3 December, urged South Africans to vaccinate and adhere to non-pharmaceutical measures. Omicron variant concerns Will SA go into hard lockdown again?

  • Lifestyle
    The Citizen

    Meet the man who saved Maponya Mall from looters

    Who Nhlanhla “Lux” Dlamini is, depends on who you ask. A professional golfer, qualified pilot, community leader and successful entrepreneur: he’s a man of many talents and a broad array of interests. In Soweto I’m known as this very radical guy, who’s always ready to fight for people’s rights.

  • Technology
    TimesLIVE

    Fake car auctions and disappearing data: Wendy Knowler's 'watch-outs of the week'

    For the third time this year, they conducted disappearing airtime and data tests last month on Vodacom, MTN, and Cell C. They used three identical Huawei Mate 20 Pro devices to ensure an equivalent testing environment for all operators and all three devices were updated, and factory reset. My Data Manager” was installed to have a second opinion on data used during the test. All updates were disabled, and all the apps were individually denied mobile network access.

  • US politics
    TheVoiceBW

    Botswana issues only 200 citizenships a year

    With a population of just over 2.5 million citizens, and thousands of square kilometres of land, most of it unoccupied, Botswana government grants only 200 citizenship application per annum. This was confirmed by Minister of Immigration and Citizenship, Annah Mokgethi, this week in response to a parliamentary question, but she said the figure excludes spouses of citizens.