Mental health official shifts blame for Esidimeni onto her superior
South Africa 18 January 2018

Johannesburg, 18 January 2018 -Gauteng’s deputy director for mental health, Hannah Jacobus, has failed to explain the criteria used in deciding which NGOs would receive Life Esidimeni patients.​

ANC’s National Executive Committee is meeting in Irene
South Africa 18 January 2018

Johannesburg, 18 January 2018 - ANC Secretary General, Ace Magashule says President Jacob Zuma is welcome to attend its NEC meeting in Irene. The meeting is likely to discuss Zuma’s future as the country’s president.​

Esidimeni deaths a result of a failure to follow proper procedures
South Africa 18 January 2018

Johannesburg, 18 January 2018 -Gauteng’s deputy director for mental health has acknowledged that patients died as a result of a failure to follow proper procedures. More than 140 mentally ill patients died after being transferred from Esidimeni facilitie

Gauteng mental health deputy director in Esidimeni hot seat
South Africa 18 January 2018

Johannesburg, 18 January 2018 - Former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke says Gauteng’s mental health deputy director, Hannah Jacobus, seemed determined to break the law. He says she shouldn't have participated in an illegal process.​

Car petrol-bombed during protests at Hoërskool Overvaal
South Africa 18 January 2018

Johannesburg, 18 January 2018 - Tensions have escalated outside Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging where scores of people are protesting against the school’s language policy. They're now demanding the school shut down until the issues are resolved. ​

De Lille maintains innocence
South Africa 18 January 2018

Cape Town, 18 January 2018 -​ Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille says she's innocent of any corrupt activities in the city. The DA is charging her with misconduct, but she says she's a victim of a DA witch hunt.

Overvaal protestors resolve to stay put
South Africa 18 January 2018

JOHANNESBURG, 18 JANUARY 2018 – Demonstrators outside Hoerskool Overvaal in Vereeniging have vowed to remain put. They convened outside the school gate on Thursday, toyi-toying, clapping, and whistling.

Cape to be waterless before end of April
South Africa 18 January 2018

The Western Cape Province is fast running out of water. As a result, Mayor Patricia de Lille says punitive charges will be implemented for users who exceed 50 litres of water a day.

Morris 'Captain KGB' Tshabalala makes first appearance in court
South Africa 18 January 2018

eNCA's Michael Appel provides an update on the case involving former crime intelligence officer Morris Tshabalala. The state has asked for a seven day postponement before dealing with his bail application as his employment status needs to be verified.

Protesters outside Hoërskool Overvaal demand answers from police
South Africa 18 January 2018

Protesters have returned for a second day outside Hoërskool Overvaal. A member of the Overvaal Transformation Committee says all they ask is that the school accommodate their children and allow them to learn in a language they understand.