[News24Wire] Two murdered homeless men who are among five suspected victims of the so-called nocturnal prowler - have finally been laid to rest, almost two months after the discovery of the fifth body in Muckleneuk, Pretoria.
[News24Wire] 18 arrests have been made in Soweto in the past four days, following incidents of looting at shops.
[Premium Times] The Director of Finance of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Tony Okecheme, was swept away by a flood in August at Galadimawa Roundabout, Abuja. The incident made headline news, unlike a similar one involving a 17-year-old guard, Tuesday Bala, who died on June 2 as a result of flooding in the same neighbourhood.
[The Conversation Africa] The initial response to the recent deployment of the South African army to areas of Cape Town hit hard by gang violence evoked relief that peace and stability would be restored to the area.
[News24Wire] The City of Johannesburg will be insourcing, or directly hiring 1 879 cleaners, starting with 450 who will go on the metropolitan municipality's books, a statement from Mayor Herman Mashaba's office said on Thursday.
[SAPS] East London Cluster Women painted the area in blue today and they were all operational ready to conduct the duties. The operation started at 10:00 till 16:00 and the on duty parade was conducted at the Environmental Health Department.
South Africa: Police Recover a Firearm and Arrest Eleven Suspects Following Incidents of Looting in Soweto On Wednesday Night
[SAPS] Police have since Wednesday, 14 August 2019, been on high alert monitoring different areas in Soweto following incidents of looting at shops reported to be belonging to foreign nationals in Dobsonville, Meadowlands, Rockville, Naledi, Zola, Emdeni and other parts of Soweto.
[News24Wire] The quick thinking of a firefighter saved lives and property on Friday morning when he left an accident scene to investigate a blaze he could see in the vicinity of Samora Machel, City of Cape Town fire services said.
[GroundUp] Khayelitsha commuters are battling with transport costs
[GroundUp] Families living in a dilapidated church in Nigel fear that their children will be taken from them by social workers who have declared their living conditions unsafe.
[Daily Maverick] With 47 murders recorded on the Cape Flats over the most recent weekend, the South African National Civic Organisation is calling for authorities to face the music over what they say is a clear indication that the deployment of the army is not working. But the question at the heart of this is complicated: how should the 'success' of such an operation be measured?
[Daily Maverick] We are in a state of emergency in Cape Town, but the emergency is that our government (local and national) is clueless about what is going on on the ground on the Cape Flats. We are also in an emergency because the government seems to think it's acceptable to let its people live in a war zone.
[News24Wire] Gauteng MEC for Human Settlements, Urban Planning and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Lebogang Maile held a "groundbreaking and firm" meeting with Human Settlements contractors mandated by provincial government to build houses in the province.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Last year Mozambique held municipal elections, which resulted in new mayors being elected in the cities of Maputo and Chimoio.
[GroundUp] The rezoning application for the Salt River Market site has been approved, allowing the land to be developed for mixed-use. In addition to business and retail space, there will be 216 social housing units, Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato announced on Tuesday. The decision is final.
[News24Wire] The planned development of Cape Town's Salt River Market will go ahead after two appeals against the rezoning of the land failed, the City of Cape Town said on Tuesday.
[GroundUp] "I was a backyarder on the housing list for 33 years before I received this house ... I am so disappointed"
[Daily Maverick] There were no mitigating circumstances for the killing of pregnant mother Sadieka Newman in Manenberg or the brutal murder of young horse rider Meghan Cremer in Philippi. Nor for the nearly 2,000 people killed in Cape Town's gang warfare so far in 2019. Last weekend 47 people died of knife and gunshot wounds. But the situation does have a context. There's no innocent landscape here.
[News24Wire] The City of Cape Town has confirmed it is investigating an alleged assault on what appeared to be a homeless man, which according to a witness saw the person beaten, pepper-sprayed, shoved and thrown to the ground.
[Premium Times] Communities in a local government in Ekiti State have endured years-long non-availabity of grid electricity, which has brought adverse effects on the economy of the people.
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