Magashule ‘gangster’ book wins award for investigative journalism

Magashule ‘gangster’ book wins award for investigative journalism

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A book exposing the underhanded dealings of ANC secretary general Ace Magashule in the Free State has won a major award for investigative journalism.Journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh's book Gangster State: Unraveling Ace Magashule's Web of Capture won him the 2020 Taco Kuiper award for investigative journalism. He took home a cheque of R200 000.Professor Anton Harber, convener…
Mapimpi rejected R9 million Japanese offer to stay in Durban

Mapimpi rejected R9 million Japanese offer to stay in Durban

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Makazole Mapimpi (Gallo Images) Sibusiso Mjikeliso - Sport24 Springbok World Cup-winning star Makazole Mapimpi turned down a staggering R9-million net offer from Japanese club NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes in a dramatic transfer deadline day on Thursday, according to sources close to the dealmakers.Register your interest for the British & Irish Lions tickets in South Africa…
Covid-19: Staff, patients test positive at Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital, some areas closed

Covid-19: Staff, patients test positive at Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital, some areas closed

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Staff members and patients at Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital have tested positive for Covid-19, the Western Cape Department of Health has confirmed.But it refuses to divulge how many cases had been reported there, claiming this was "in order to uphold both patient and staff confidentiality".Department spokesperson Natalie Watlington said she could "confirm that staff members and…
Overcrowded Dunoon battles rising Covid-19 cases

Overcrowded Dunoon battles rising Covid-19 cases

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In the overcrowded township of Dunoon, Cape Town, dire warnings and the lockdown cannot convince residents to stay indoors or wear masks in public. Here the streets are full.The Dunoon Community Health Centre started community screening on 17 April. By 8 May, 8 816 people from 3 3 306 households had been screened. 320 people…
WRAP | Who’s IN and OUT on SA rugby’s deadline day

WRAP | Who’s IN and OUT on SA rugby’s deadline day

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Pieter-Steph du Toit (Gallo Images) While the dreaded midnight deadline for local players to opt out of their existing contracts with South African franchises might've passed, there still a significant amount of anxiety over what the true extent of clause, part of SA Rugby's Industry Mitigation Plan in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, will be…
JUST IN | Court orders SANDF to suspend members present when Collins Khosa was beaten to death, pending probe

JUST IN | Court orders SANDF to suspend members present when Collins Khosa was...

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The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ruled in favour the family of Collins Khosa in their urgent application.Forty-year-old Khosa was allegedly beaten to death by members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in Alexandra in Johannesburg in March.After the Constitutional Court turned down their application, they turned to the High Court instead.Lawyers…
WATCH | Learning under lockdown: ‘I would prefer to go back to school,’ says Grade 5 pupil

WATCH | Learning under lockdown: ‘I would prefer to go back to school,’ says...

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As South Africa enters its seventh week of lockdown, there is still no clear plan when pupils will return to school. Schools in the meantime have had to resort to innovative methods to continue with the academic programme.News24 visited a Johannesburg family to get a better sense of their lockdown learning experience - how they…
Level 4 lockdown regulations resemble state of emergency, DA argues in urgent court application

Level 4 lockdown regulations resemble state of emergency, DA argues in urgent court application

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President Cyril Ramaphosa should have declared a state of emergency, the DA has argued in its court papers, adding that the regulations enforced under the Disaster Management Act (DMA) are unconstitutional. In a 170-page affidavit filed on Thursday, Democratic Alliance MP Glynnis Breytenbach said the party opposed the "draconian" limitations on the rights of South Africans…
BREAKING | Four new cases of coronavirus confirmed in SA, bringing total to 17

BREAKING | Four new cases of coronavirus confirmed in SA, bringing total to 17

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Stay up to date with the latest news, views and analysis as the number of coronavirus cases in SA increases. Lamola's explanation on daily curfew regulation not good enough - DA Justice Minister Ronald Lamola's response to Parliament that the daily curfew was for police to prepare for social distancing is not good enough, the…
Apple Buys Digital-Fact Streaming Upstart NextVR

Apple Buys Digital-Fact Streaming Upstart NextVR

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Apple Inc. has acquired virtual-reality streaming company NextVR Inc., a signal of the tech giant’s continued ambitions in virtual- and augmented-reality technologies. Apple confirmed the deal Thursday but didn’t disclose the terms of the transaction. In a statement, a company spokesman said, “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do…

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