Archives May 2020

Stellenbosch police station is one of five stations that closed due to COVID-19

Stellenbosch – Five city police stations were closed over the weekend after their officers tested positive for Covid-19.

Police spokesperson Novela Potelwa confirmed that Sea Point, Mowbray, Woodstock, Manenberg and Stellenbosch police stations had been closed.

Sea Point police station was closed on Friday as the station building was being decontaminated after a Covid-19 case at the station. On Friday evening they started operating from the station building after the decontamination process was completed and the facility declared safe for occupation by the service provider in line with Covid-19 protocols,” Potelwa said.

She said that “Police members who were in contact with the infected case are undergoing the necessary screening/testing and quarantined.”

Giving back is the call from Sporting Stars of Worcester


Wocester – The Sporting Stars team took time to go around Essellen Park Community to see and give back those who are in need. Message from the team was clear we support them because they always give us support when we play. We wish all teams can do what we did to our supporters. This is not enough but it’s all what we can provide. We wish we can do more.

Bongani Zongu in hot water about his exclusion in Bafana Squad.

Ntseki named a 25-man Bafana squad for their back-to-back 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sao Tome and Principe in March, with Zungu having been one of the surprise omissions.

This appeared to have left the France-based star bemused as, just hours after the squad announcement, he tweeted ‘Wow’, coupled with a laughing emoji; but following some criticism, the tweet was later deleted.

During an online press conference with The South African Football Journalists Association, Jordaan opened up on the issue and assured that things will be sorted out, with Zungu having asked to be repatriated along with national teammate Lebogang Phiri.

“I phoned Zungu and spoke to him. In fact, I spoke to him on Saturday because he told me his team has been relegated and he wants to come back to the country now – both him and Lebogang Phiri,”

“And he wants us to speak to the government to assist them to come home, because of the lockdown and there’s no international flights, so it’s something that we’ll work on.

“When he arrives in the country, and we have time during the lockdown… I don’t want to tell you what he said but, of course, he did apologise and we will deal with the matter when he’s in South Africa.

“Sometimes players cannot deal with the disappointment once they get dropped, and he was very clear that he did not expect to get dropped, so it was a huge shock for him

“I don’t want to repeat the conversation but, I asked him why? And we had a good conversation and we will continue, but I did give feedback.

It is still illegal to make use of hairdressers.

National Police spokesperson, Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo, says it is still illegal to make use of hairdressers – even at one’s home during lockdown. This comes after alerts surrounding a trend where hairdressers or barbers are operating on a small scale to clients in the comfort of their own homes. Naidoo says according to regulations – this is in direct contravention of social distancing:

“Going to people’s houses as individuals to render this kind of service is unacceptable because in the first place there should be no visiting taking place at all, let alone for the purpose of providing somebody with hairdressing or beautician services. So that would be a gross transgression of the regulations and people can be arrested or fined for that.”