• Independent Online

    Law enforcement arrest four men dumping three bodies at Cape beach

    Cape Town - City of Cape Town's Law Enforcement Marine Unit officers were patrolling Lukannon Drive in the Bay View section of Strandfontein when they spotted a suspicious vehicle on the beach opposite Nautilus Way on Tuesday morning. At around 7am, they observed four males walking towards the ocean. They monitored the vehicle and then decided to approach the unknown males. "On checking the vehicle they found the bodies of two adult males covered with blankets. Further investigation revealed another body of a male in the bakkie," said Wayne Dyason, Law Enforcement Inspector. "The four males were immediately arrested. This stretch of coastline is well known for the dumping of bodies. The scene

  • The Citizen

    Covid-19: What happens after the lockdown?

    Although our current three-week lockdown will temporarily suppress transmission in the South African epidemic, it won't eradicate it, and if we just go back to business as usual, we will have endured the lockdown for nothing. The network for transmission becomes thinned, and transmission just can't be sustained. This thinning has many potential contributing factors: for most viral infections, people acquire substantial immunity from infection, so once they recover (sometimes quite quickly) they no longer contribute to spread. This pruning of the transmission tree, however, relies on a substantial fraction of people getting at least a brush with the infection – and it is from the study of seasonal flu and similar viruses that people have been circulating some alarming estimates of how many people might contract the new coronavirus.

  • The Citizen

    Rupert's R1bn for Covid-19 turns out to be a loan, and the EFF are 'disgusted'

    After it was reported on Tuesday that the financial commitment offered by the Rupert family that President Cyril Ramaphosa announced during his 21-lockdown speech last week was, in fact, a loan, the EFF has responded with indignation. They accused “capitalists and captains of industry” of trying to profit from the Covid-19 pandemic, calling it “disgusting”. They incorrectly said that the money pledged by the Rupert and Oppenheimer family had been announced as “donations”, and accused “capital” of using the crisis to “entrap” small and medium enterprises in debt. The party accused billionaire Johann Rupert of trying to be a “loan shark” who would plunge SMEs into debt, and they called on small

  • Independent Online

    Masks won't protect you from being infected by coronavirus, says WHO

    Pretoria - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised against people who wear masks with no coronavirus symptoms saying masks do not offer protection against Covid-19. WHO warned that masks used improperly can be a source of infections. The agency said that people who are healthy should not wear masks, however recommended the use of masks in specific case. “If you have a cough, fever and difficulty breathing, you should wear a mask and seek medical care. If you don't have these symptoms, you don't have to wear a mask. Because there is no evidence that they protect people who are not sick. “However, if you are healthy but you are taking care of a person who may be infected with the new coronavirus,

  • Independent Online

    Ntsiki Mazwai questions Bonang's 'champagne darling' influence

    Ntsiki Mazwai seems to have taken aim at media darling Bonang Matheba once again.  This comes after the controversial poet took to Twitter on Tuesday and questioned whether or not Bonang's famous 'champagne darling' catch-phrase was a good influence on society.  We all know that Bonang Matheba loves her champagne - so much so that she created her very own MCC. She also coined the term "champagne darling" on her reality show, "Being Bonang" and it fast became something many of her fans and ordinary South Africans used when drinking bubbly. 

  • SowetanLIVE

    Metro FM axes Relebogile Mabotja as radio station tweaks line-up

    Relebogile Mabotja has been given the chop at Metro FM. That's the biggest change to come from the radio station's new line-up. Mabotja first joined the station in April 2019 on The Fresh Breakfast Show, before DJ Fresh was fired in July. She then was moved to afternoon drive show  The Kings Suite with Siphesihle "Sphectacula" Ngwenya and Lebogang "DJ Naves" Naves. With Mabotja out, Lindi Sirame will replace her on the show. This comes as a huge surprise as earlier this month she received a nomination at the SA Radio Awards in the category commercial news bulletin reader.  “Relebogile isn't commenting further on this. She has some exciting news about her next journey that she will share in due

  • SowetanLIVE

    Oprah and life partner enjoy "South African bread" during quarantine

    There can be no doubt that Oprah Winfrey has a long-standing love affair with South Africa! The self-made billionaire not only has a school on our shores, but she has also seemingly taken to our way of eating, if her latest post with her life partner Stedman Graham is anything to go by. Graham, who is currently self-isolating as a precaution following extensive travel on airplanes, has been living in the couple's guesthouse for the past 12 days. Oprah, who has been with the businessman for over three decades, has been dutifully delivering food at his door for the duration of his quarantine. In a post shared by the mogul's Oprah Magazine social media account, Oprah is seen taking some banana bread