Elections 2021: Come get your free electricity, PA tells Saldanha Bay residents | News24

Patriotic Alliance mayoral candidate for Saldanha Bay Sammy Classen. The Patriotic Alliance‘s (PA) Saldanha Bay mayoral candidate, Sammy Classen, launched the party’s manifesto over the weekend.  Classen made some bold promises, among them to scrap high tariffs that residents pay.  The DA won the majority of seats in the council during the municipal elections in 2016.  … Read more

Nateniël Julies: Trainer at police academy testifies over use of firearm to ‘scare people’ | News24

Caylene Whiteboy, Simon Ndyalvane and Foster Netshiangolo. A witness testifying in the trial of three cops charged in connection with the murder of Nateniël Julies says that using a firearm to scare people is against the law. The witness explained that one of the accused was her student at the SAPS academy and was taught how … Read more

Why Cops can’t stop Covid-19 election super-spreaders

The South African Police Service (SAPS) says while it does everything it can, it can’t stop election campaign events from becoming Covid-19 super-spreaders. Free State provincial police spokesperson Warrant Officer Mmako Mophiring has described the large political gatherings which took place around the province this weekend as largely ‘peaceful’ and well-controlled under the circumstances. It … Read more

SA teens, you’re next in the queue for a vaccine — no parental permission required – The Mail & Guardian

South Africa has enough Covid jabs to vaccinate up to half of the country’s 6.5-million children between the ages of 12 and 17 with one dose of Pfizer’s vaccine before they return to school after the December holidays or begin their tertiary education in 2022.   That’s according to the health department’s acting director general, Nicholas … Read more

Western Cape government ‘devastated’ after mass shooting in Mitchells Plain | News24

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde is expected to meet provincial police commissioner Major General Thembisile Patekile for a briefing on the police response following a drive-by shooting on Mitchells Plain. (File image: Gallo Images/Brenton Geach) Western Cape Premier Alan Winde and Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz are expected to meet with provincial police commissioner Major … Read more