Although crime in public places has decreased, there has been an increase of crime in residential areas, Tshwane mayor Gwen Ramokgopa said on Friday. Delivering her State of the City address at the council offices in Pretoria, the mayor said that the city is concerned about the increase in ever more violent crimes in residential areas.
About 10 students from the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) were arrested on Wednesday following a protest that turned violent, said Pretoria police. Captain Dumisani Ndlazi said the 10, who were part of a protesting group, were arrested at the university's main campus in Pretoria West.
Unity was the order of the day when African National Congress president Jacob Zuma delivered his January 8 statement at Atteridgeville's Super Stadium in Pretoria on Saturday. Zuma told the crowd of thousands that the unity of the party was ''paramount'', and warned those who threatened it.
Hundreds of men and women, including Cabinet ministers, marched in Pretoria on Wednesday in support of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign. The crowd marched from Sammy Marks Square to the Union Buildings to hand over a memorandum calling for more to be done for gender equality.
Allegations of embezzlement against South African Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande were unfounded, the Young Communist League said on Monday. YCL chairperson David Masondo said: ''We as the youth wing have engaged with Nzimande, and he said the allegations were untrue.''
South African businesses on Sunday said several of their employees were missing following the disappearance of a Kenya Airways aircraft. MTN, confirmed that five of its employees were missing. The 737-800 aircraft left Douala in Cameroon at five minutes past midnight on Saturday but failed to arrive in Nairobi, Kenya.
Luxury, a homeless man, sits on the corner of a street in Rosettenville with only a torn blanket for shelter. He came from the Transkei in search of a better life in Johannesburg, but is now unemployed and is one of many battling the extreme winter conditions, relying only on donations given to him by the public.