Tembisa protest has ‘elements of political interference’

Ekurhuleni mayor Tania Campbell says while there are Tembisa community members who have genuinely raised concerns with the city, the protest seems to have been overtaken by criminal elements meant to destabilise the coalition government. Angry Tembisa residents blockaded several roads with burning tyres and rocks on Monday, also torching municipal vehicles and offices. Members … Read more

Five children burnt beyond recognition in car accident in Free State

Five children burnt to death after the car they were travelling was hit by a truck in the Free State on Sunday. Netcare 911 spokesperson, Shawn Herbst confirmed that they responded to reports of collision involving a truck and a car on the R721 in Vredefort on Sunday night. Herbst said the driver of the … Read more

Zozi, Devi, Rolene and Madonsela among the Miss SA 2022 judges

With less than two weeks until the Miss South Africa pageant, the judges who will crown the country’s new beauty queen have been announced.  Miss SA 2022 judges is an all-female judging panel with some familiar faces. Miss SA pageant, will take place at SunBet Arena at Time Square, Tshwane, on 13 August.  The panellists … Read more

Boko Haram most wanted gang member nabbed over the weekend

The police arrested 1,655 suspects in Gauteng over the weekend, including a Boko Haram gang member who was on the Saps’ most wanted list. According to the police, the suspect has been terrorising the community of Mamelodi for years. He was wanted by police for crimes that include extortion and aggravated robberies. The suspect has … Read more

Daily Lotto results: Monday, 01 August 2022

Get the Daily Lotto results as soon as they are drawn on The Citizen. While great care has been taken to ensure accuracy, The Citizen cannot take responsibility for any error in the Daily Lotto results. We suggest verifying the numbers on the National Lottery website. The winning Daily Lotto numbers will appear below after the draw. Usually within … Read more

Worker axed for going to initiation school scores bittersweet victory

Ndebele cultural activists have described the re-instatement of a worker who was fired for being absent without consent while attending initiation as a bitter sweet victory, because he hasn’t gotten off from the incident totally scot-free. Vusi Msiza, who had lost his apprenticeship at engineering company FLSmidth in Delmas, Mpumalanga, for absconding to attend the two-month ritual, … Read more

Two ‘desperate’ teams to clash in Rugby Champs opener

Springbok assistant coach Deon Davids believes that both the Springboks and All Blacks will be desperate to get their Rugby Championship campaigns off to a winning start in the first Test at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday. The two teams head into the tournament off contrasting incoming tours, with the Boks having beaten Wales 2-1, … Read more

Marked decline in business activity illustrates true cost of loadshedding

The true cost of loadshedding is represented by a further decline in the seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), which indicates another tough start for the manufacturing sector after a weak second quarter, with the headline index falling from 52.2 points in June to 47.6 in July. PMI indicates the health of the manufacturing … Read more

Tembisa shutdown: Death toll climbs to four

The Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) has confirmed that two more people have lost their lives during the Tembisa service delivery protests on Monday. The two bodies were found near the Customer Care Centre, where the Municipal Centre was set alight. This brings the death toll to four, Newzroom Afrika reported. The cause of the … Read more

Michaela Whitebooi wins judo gold at Commonwealth Games

Judoka Michaela Whitebooi and artistic gymnast Caitlin Rooskrantz kept the nation’s medal count ticking over on Monday, as multiple codes joined the hunt for Team SA on day four of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Whitebooi was superb in the judo competition, coasting through the rounds in the women’s 48kg division. She beat Ashleigh-Anne Barnikel … Read more