Fees Must Fall activist arrested for allegedly instigating unrest

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By Kaya 959 Reporter Fees Must Fall activist, Bonginkosi Khanyile, has been arrested for his alleged role in instigating last month’s unrest. Family spokesperson, Philani Nduli, said Khanyile was charged with incitement to commit violence and is expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday. “We call on all peace loving people to… Continue reading Fees Must Fall activist arrested for allegedly instigating unrest

Nosicelo Mtebeni murder suspect to appear in court today

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Kaya News Reporter The 25-year old suspect arrested for the alleged murder of Nosicelo Mtebeni, the 23-year old Fort Hare student whose body was found chopped and stuffed in a suitcase is due to appear in court this Monday. Police say they have a water-tight case against the suspect who is accused of brutally murdering… Continue reading Nosicelo Mtebeni murder suspect to appear in court today

Can your employer force you to get vaccinated?

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By Kaya 959 Reporter Can your employer force you to get vaccinated? The answer is ‘Maybe’. While legal and law experts maintain that employees cannot be forced to take vaccines, there is confusion around the issue of mandatory vaccines. Speaking to the Sunday Times, Ministerial Advisory Committee chairperson, Barry Schoub, said there were talks around… Continue reading Can your employer force you to get vaccinated?

Police on high alert amid national shutdown threat

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By Kaya 959 Reporter Law enforcement agencies are on high alert following threats of a national shutdown. Last week, information was shared on a number of social media networks allegedly that there would be protests across the country calling for President Cyril Ramaphosa to step down and for the right to free education. One of… Continue reading Police on high alert amid national shutdown threat

Schools reaction to teen pregnancy is part of the problem

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By: Katleho Sekhotho    The Soul City Institute for Social Justice says part of the problem of teen pregnancy in South Africa is how schools react. The intersectional feminist organisation says it’s up to schools to launch investigations when a child under the age of 16 falls pregnant. Recent figures released by the Gauteng health… Continue reading Schools reaction to teen pregnancy is part of the problem

[EXCLUSIVE] Teen mom regrets falling pregnant

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By: Katleho Sekhotho In an exclusive with Kaya News, one teen mom says she regrets falling pregnant and wants to advise young girls to either abstain from sex or use protection to prevent pregnancy. Teenage pregnancy in South Africa is on the increase with over 23 000 recorded pregnancies reported by the Gauteng Department of… Continue reading [EXCLUSIVE] Teen mom regrets falling pregnant

Police Minister Bheki Cele releases crime stats

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Kaya 959 Reporter Police Minister Bheki Cele released the crime statistics for the 1st quarter. The report reflects the crimes recorded during the Adjusted Lockdown Level 1,2 and 3 for the period 1 April to 30 June 2021. Contact crimes such as murder, attempted murder, sexual offences and all categories of assault registered a 60,… Continue reading Police Minister Bheki Cele releases crime stats

‘Justice for Nosicelo’ trends after women’s chopped body found

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By: Natasha Archary  Justice for Nosicelo trends after a 23-year old woman’s chopped and mutilated body was found in a suitcase in East London. South Africans are left reeling by yet another gender-based violence incident in which a final year LLB student from the University of Fort Hare became the latest victim of femicide in… Continue reading ‘Justice for Nosicelo’ trends after women’s chopped body found

Fatherhood Foundation want men to model responsible parenthood

By: Katleho Sekhotho    The Fatherhood Foundation of South Africa says it’s up to other men to model responsible parenthood.    The foundation says the issue of single-parent and child-headed households is a contributing factor to the high teenage pregnancy rates being recorded in Gauteng.   According to the foundation, many young men are not… Continue reading Fatherhood Foundation want men to model responsible parenthood

Cabinet welcomes R3bn business recovery plan

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By Kaya 959 Reporter Cabinet has called on businesses impacted by last month’s unrest to apply for industrial loan support. Spokesperson Phumla Williams said the loan is provided at zero-percent interest. The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition and its development finance institutions – the Industrial Development Corporation and National Empowerment Fund, have put together… Continue reading Cabinet welcomes R3bn business recovery plan

David Makhura monitors Gauteng’s vaccine drive

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By: Kaya 959 News Gauteng Premier David Makhura spent much of this week visiting vaccine sites across the province. This is part of the province’s plan to ramp up vaccinations in the fight against COVID-19. Makhura was joined by MECs Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi and Jacob Mamabolo, and Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina. “Government continues to implement… Continue reading David Makhura monitors Gauteng’s vaccine drive