Paying respects

Collins Khosa - paying respects2020-04-17
South African army representatives have visited the home of Collins Khosa, the man allegedly beaten to death by soldiers in Alexandra on the weekend. The visit to Colllins’ family took place on Tuesday. Collins died in front of his wife after allegedly being beaten for drinking a beer.

Security forces thrash Alex

Alex Victim 1
On the weekend, we reported how Collins Khosa was allegedly beaten to death by soldiers in Alexandra for drinking a beer.But, as one of the other victims below says, Alex has been a “warzone”.Our investigation has identified many other victims of lockdown brutality at the hands of the security...

Laduma lockdown

Alex street soccer
It's game on for some soccer lovers in Alex.Street soccer tournaments are still a favourite ekasi hobby – even with the coronavirus lockdown.

Slim pickings for waste pickers….

Modikwe Modikwe
Each morning, Modikwe Modikwe wakes up wrapped in a dirty blanket.The first thing he does is light a fire to warm himself.As the sun gets warmer, Modikwe, pictured above, usually drags his trolley and heads to the streets of Sandton to collect ...

No condoms

This may be bad news for your 21-day lockdown plans. A global shortage of condoms is looming.The world's biggest producer, Malaysia's Karex, has not produced a single condom from its Malaysian factories for more than a week because the country’s coronavirus lockdown closed factories.That's a global shortfall of 100 million...

SA virus deaths

We now have 1,280 cases of coronavirus in South Africa, with two deaths. Worldwide the toll is 724,201 cases with 34,026 deaths. A case in Khayalitsha in Cape Town is being reported as the first diagnosed in a township.The disease has also spread to health workers, Zweli Mkhize reported: “We...

’Phindile’ – true or false?

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) says reports ‘Phindile’ hacked its systems to rig results and hand out distinctions are false.

SAA job cuts

Nearly 5.000 South African Airways jobs could be cut.

SA corona bulletin

The government has confirmed four new cases, all in the same group that travelled to Italy with the first two cases.


Edible coronavirus — that’s what French chocolate-maker Jean-Francois Pre is spreading throughout France. Those red coronas are made of painted almonds stuck onto the chocolate balls.