No influenza outbreak, says National Institute for Communicable Diseases
Earlier this week, a Krugersdorp school closed four days before the end of the school term after at least 25% of the school was absent due to illness.
'I’m here to face the consequences of my actions' - Adam Catzavelos
Racist Adam Catzavelos is now approaching the director of public prosecutions regarding the jurisdiction of South African law in his crimen injuria charge - as he made the inflammatory comment in Greece. Last year a viral video showed Catzavelos on a Greek island giving a parody weather report. He used the k-word as he spoke about how there were no black people on the beach.
Trudeau slips on plastics question
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau was responding to a question about exactly what his family was doing to help the environment, specifically on the use of plastic water bottles. And his response was, well, awkward…
All things lace...for men
There's new lace range for men, and the cheeky garments come in pink, blue, purple, black and white.
Adorable! 6-year-old SA dancer grabs world's attention in viral video
A video of a six-year-old South African girl dancing has gone global after US singer Lizzo posted the clip on social media. After seeing Lizzo's post, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ actor Chris Evans also tweeted the video, marvelling at Ivanah Campbell's skills.
2-year-old and dad give 'Empire' finale analysis, and the word loves it
Proud father, DJ Pryor posted a video of himself and his 2-year-old son having a conversation after they watched the 'Empire' season finale. It's clear the two of them have a language only they can understand.
Meet Ryzhik, the cat who got 4 artificial paws and still has 8 lives
Ryzhik is learning to walk again after being fitted with specially designed titanium implants. The abandoned pet had to have all its paws amputated, due to gangrene after suffering frostbite in his city of Tomsk, Siberia, where temperatures dropped to minus 40°c.
SA Mint launches commemorative coins 'by the people'
The South African Mint launched a series of six new commemorative circulation coins as part of its ‘SA25 – Celebrating South Africa’ series. It launched the series in partnership with the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) on Wednesday.
Tetris: 35 years cleared
Some would argue that Tetris, which turns 35 on 6 June, is the most well-known game of all. Tetris has sold more than 170 million copies across almost every gaming and computer platform.
Caster Semenya free to run, for now...
Caster Semenya’s lawyers have announced that the Swiss Federal Supreme Court has suspended the implementation of the IAAF’s regulations for athletes with 'differences of sex development', meaning she can compete in the 800m events. The IAAF has until 25 June to challenge the ruling.
Proteas battle against Bangladesh
South Africa slumped to another defeat at the Cricket World Cup, this time losing to Bangladesh. South Africa once again elected to bowl first and once again the decision backfired. Bangladesh went on to post 330/6 as South Africa conceded over 300 for a 2nd game in a row.
Health dept intervenes after video of Mamelodi Hospital patient abuse goes viral
The Gauteng Department of Health is expected to receive a preliminary report on Friday morning into the circumstances surrounding the alleged abuse of a pensioner at Mamelodi Hospital. The department launched an investigation after a video went viral showing the 76-year-old woman lying on the hospital floor tied to a bench with a length of cloth.
Proteas wilt against Stokes-inspired England
Ben Stokes proved why he is among the best all-rounders in the world when he scored 89 runs, took two wickets and took a blinder of a catch as World Cup favourites England thrashed the Proteas by 104 runs in the tournament opener.
SA National Blood Service launches drone deliveries
'We believe this will be a milestone in the history of blood transfusion, not only in South Africa, but in the entire world,' said SANBS CEO Jonathan Louw speaking to 702’s Bruce Whitfield. The drone has a range of over 100km and can travel at speeds of up to 180km/h.
Trevor Manuel wins defamation case against EFF
Trevor Manuel has won his defamation case against the Economic Freedom Fighters on Thursday.
Police investigate claims that 8 bodies were buried at a Linksfield home
It's understood that a man was detained by police after noise complaints about the house in Mountain View.
Something new, something old: Makhura names Gauteng Cabinet members
A week after assuming office as Premier of Gauteng, David Makhura has announced his new Cabinet. Makhura retained four MECs, redeploying them to different departments, and appointed six new leaders.
Famous marques unveil new models at 2019 London Motor Show
A number of new vehicles were unveiled at the 2019 London Motor Show, including two new Aston Martins, a special edition Rolls-Royce and Bentley models.