Gauteng records 11 malaria deaths and more than a thousand infections | The Citizen

Gauteng Health MEC Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko on Sunday revealed that the province recorded 11 malaria deaths and 1 103 infections between January and September 2022. Malaria Day Sunday, 6 November 2022, marked Southern African Development Community (SADC) Malaria Day. It aims to create awareness about malaria and encourage the community to participate in malaria control programmes.  … Read more

Gauteng police hunting suspect after officer shot at home | The Citizen

A 32-year-old man has been arrested after killing a police officer in Mabopane in Tshwane. Police spokesperson Colonel Athlenda Mathe said the police officer and his family were accosted by a group of criminals at their homestead in the early hours of Sunday morning. “Just after midnight in the early hours of Sunday morning, the … Read more

Prime historic site sold off in Gauteng land deal, no sign of who the owners are | The Citizen

The City of Johannesburg has sold 8 667 square metres of vacant land on Mooki Street, a provincial heritage site in Orlando East, Soweto, for R650 000. Orlando East, particularly the Mooki Street precinct, is regarded as the birthplace of Soweto, with prominent historic sites Orlando Communal Hall and the house of the father of Soweto, James … Read more

Three Gauteng school pupils die during the weekend | The Citizen

The Gauteng Education Department has reported that three of the province’s pupils died in separate incidents this weekend. Ecaleni LSEN pupil dies after health complications An eight-year-old boy from Ecaleni Learners with Special Needs School in Tembisa passed away on Friday, after reportedly falling unconscious in a scholar transport bus a week prior to his … Read more

‘Gauteng doesn’t have a water crisis’ – EFF | The Citizen

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) said Gauteng does not have a water crisis. The party has announced that it will be meeting with Rand Water management and municipalities surrounding the restrictions being imposed in Gauteng. The red berets said it opposed to the current restrictions and that discussions between the utility and municipalities would focus … Read more

ANC plotting to take other Gauteng metros after snatching Joburg from DA | The Citizen

Emboldened after wresting control of Johannesburg, the African National Congress (ANC) is now looking to do the same in the other Gauteng metros. The ANC’s Dada Morero is now the Mayor of Johannesburg, after the Democratic Alliance’s (DA’s) Mpho Phalatse was ousted in a motion of no confidence. The ANC needed the support from other … Read more

Daily news update: Phalatse vs ANC, Lesufi elected Gauteng premier and Babita Deokaran case | The Citizen

Here’s your morning news update: An easy-to-read selection of our top stories. Stay up to date with The Citizen – More News, Your Way. Daily news update: 7 October The African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng has called on former City of Joburg mayor Dr Mpho Phalatse to retract her statement calling the ruling party … Read more

JUST IN: Panyaza Lesufi elected Gauteng premier | The Citizen

ANC Gauteng provincial chairperson Panyaza Lesufi has been elected the next premier of the province. New Gauteng premier elected Lesufi was elected on Thursday during a special sitting of the Gauteng provincial legislature. He contested the position against the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) premier candidate and provincial leader, Solly Msimanga. Lesufi beat Msimanga by 38 votes … Read more

Heatwave to intensify in Gauteng warns weather service | The Citizen

Gauteng Weather has warned that the current heatwave is expected to intensify across the province on Thursday. Gauteng has been experiencing scorching weather with the mercury breaking the 30°C mark since the season kicked in. Temperatures The forecasted temperatures once again soars to excessive levels. The regional weather services forecast that temperatures in Johannesburg and … Read more

Gauteng buckling under weight of load shedding, heatwaves and water restrictions | The Citizen

Following scorching weather in Gauteng, the provinces regional weather said there may be some reprieve for residents who have been struggling in the sweltering heat. On Monday, residents were warned to stay out of the sun and take precaution as extremely hot temperatures and heatwave conditions grip the province. The South African Weather Service also … Read more