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Migrants in South Africa face hunger, xenophobia during virus lockdown

JOHANNESBURG – The car approaches the gates of the small parish church, where an army of hands await. The precious food is swiftly taken from the car boot and back

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Millions expected to apply for govt relief grant

JOHANNESBURG – The labour department estimates some 4.6 million people could apply for the R350 social relief grant. This is the number of job seekers it has registered on its

Undocumented migrants escape from Lindela as guards refuse to work without protection

A group of undocumented foreigners awaiting deportation have escaped from the Lindela Repatriation Centre in Krugersdorp. Home affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi visited the centre on Wednesday after reports that the

Seven arrested as police seize 91 Sassa cards and nearly R200,000 cash

Tshwane metro police arrested seven people for alleged Sassa card fraud. Police seized 91 Sassa cards and R191,671 in cash from the men. They are expected to appear in court

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SA’s richest 3,500 own more than the bottom 32 million

Since the coronavirus showed its proclivity for transmission across borders and made its way to South Africa in early March, the figures on everybody’s lips have been the regular announcements

Protest over food parcels erupts in Johannesburg

A protest over food parcels has erupted at Booysens informal settlement in Eloff Street, Johannesburg, according to Johannesburg Metro Police Department spokesperson Wayne Minnaar. Residents say they have not received

Nigerian Consulate suspends passport processing till further notice

The Nigerian consulate in Johannesburg released a press release to notify the general public, and Nigerians in particular, that effective Wednesday 18th March 2020, the Consulate General of Nigeria Johannesburg

Omotoso Sex Trafficking Trial Postponed As State Changes Prosecutor

CAPE TOWN – There has been another twist in the sex trafficking trial of Pastor Timothy Omotoso. The State is changing prosecutors and therefore the matter has been postponed to

Suspect arrested for dealing in drugs in Bishop Lavis

WESTERN CAPE – Partnership policing in the Bishop Lavis area stopped a suspect in his tracks on Wednesday morning, 04 March 2020. Visible police members working with Operation Lockdown forces

Nigerian literary icon, Harry Garuba, is dead

Renowned Nigerian academic and poet, Harry Garuba, is dead. He was 61. Mr Garuba passed away on Friday evening in South Africa, following a long illness. A statement on Saturday