Cape Town mayor Dan Plato admits the actions of four law enforcement officials caught on camera manhandling a naked man in Khayelitsha were shameful.Plato has, however, said municipalities across South Africa have a duty to prevent illegal land occupation.Since 2018, 357 hectares of private and public land had been invaded in Cape Town, he said.Cape Town…
Vukile Property Fund's Gugulethu Square. Photo: Vukile Property Fund Vukile says its shopping centres in rural areas have recovered much faster from the lockdown.Footfall in its centres across SA is now at 70% of pre-lockdown levels and spending per head in May was actually ahead of what it was in 2019.FNB economist John Loos says…
Alexander Zverev (Getty Images) Nick Kyrgios let rip at "selfish" fellow tennis star Alexander Zverev on Monday after the German was seen partying despite promising to self-isolate following Novak Djokovic's coronavirus-hit Adria Tour.Zverev was part of the exhibition event organised by the world No 1 where social distancing was minimal, matches took place in front…
Hout Bay has been identified as one of five hotspots in Cape Town.Fishermen in the area explain how Covid-19 has impacted on their industry - and their lives.In Imizamo Yethu, a nearby informal settlement, people are going to bed without food.When Jose de Barros sailed out to sea on February 3, there wasn't a Covid-19…
Protesters march during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in London, England, in the wake of the George Floyd killing. Superbalist had previously said it had no stance on the Black Lives Matter movement.The company has since apologised, saying it would never condone racism or discrimination.The movement has flared up globally after the killing of US…
A man accused of murdering  Tshegofatso Pule has appeared in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court.The case against Muzikayise Malephane, 31, was postponed to 24 June. He told the court that he will not apply for bail during his next appearance. The man accused of killing Tshegofatso Pule has told the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court that he will not apply for…
Conor McGregor waits for the start of his welterweight bout against Donald Cerrone during UFC246 at T-Mobile Arena on 18 January 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images) Mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor announced his retirement from the sport on Sunday.The two-division Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) World Champion said his fighting…
Columnist David Bullard has been sacked as a Daily Friend contributor by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) following a controversial tweet.In his tweet, Bullard seemingly made li…
Tshego Bodibe (middle) Moses Mogashoa (left) and Bongani Radebe (right) protest outside the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Wednesday. Silent protesters carrying placards with messages and images of Tshegofatso Pule stood outside the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court.Among the protesters was Tshepo Bodibe, a resident who found Pule's body.Pule, 28, was eight months pregnant when she was killed.…
Monkeys stole blood samples taken from patients at Meerut Medical College in Delhi, India. A picture of monkeys stealing Covid-19 test samples has gone viral. The blood samples were taken from patients at Meerut Medical College in Delhi, India, and really happened.The monkeys attacked a lab technician walking on the medical college's campus."Coronavirus: Monkeys 'escape with…