Today’s latest news and headlines, Monday 16 May 2022


A lot can change overnight, but we’ll keep you in the know with the latest news stories and headlines in South Africa on Monday 16 May.

Eskom has announced it will implement stage 3 load shedding on Monday and Tuesday. 

The SA Weather Service issued a level 10 weather warning for the Northern and Western Cape on Monday. 

More bad news, SARS has introduced new regulations for pensioners that could see those with more than one source of income going into a higher tax bracket.

Rather than commiserating, local representatives of this Cape Town suburb are celebrating the ‘elimination’ of two gangsters.

Meanwhile, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the government would review its disaster management and contingency plans in the wake of the KZN floods.

Lastly, a reward of R90 000 is offered for information that could lead to the successful arrest and conviction of the murderers of the young father.


JUST IN: Stage 2 load shedding on Sunday, Stage 3 on Monday

Eskom has announced it will be implementing stage 2 of load shedding on Sunday afternoon, 15 May 2022, from 17:00 until 22:00. This will be followed by stage 3 on Monday and Tuesday. The embattled parastatal has attributed the move to a continued loss of generating capacity.

“Due to a further loss of generating capacity, Stage 2 load shedding will be implemented from 17:00 until 22:00 tonight. On Monday and Tuesday evenings, at the same time, load shedding will be implemented at Stage 3. Thereafter load shedding will be reduced to Stage 2 for the rest of the week. Eskom will continue to closely monitor the system, adjust and communicate any changes as may be necessary,” said Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha in a statement on Sunday morning.

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Level 10 SEVERE weather warning issued for NC and WC on Monday

A level 10 severe weather warning for veld fires has been issued for parts of the Northern Cape and Western Cape for Monday by the South African Weather Service (SAWS).

It warned of veld fire conditions from as early as 08:00 in the morning until late in the evening on Monday.

“Conditions are such that the Fire Danger Index (FDI) is above 75. Under these conditions, fires may develop and spread rapidly, resulting in damage to property and possible loss of human and/or animal life.”

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SARS introduces NEW pension tax change, generates concern for many

New regulations for pensioners in South Africa have been introduced by the South African Revenue Service (SARS). The regulations have brought about a rise in concern given the change in payments proposed.

Head of Corporate Consulting Strategy at Alexander Forbes Belinda Sullivan explained how SARS would be introducing its new regulations. According to Sullivan, a pensioner who receives their income from one source will have the correct PAYE deductions made by SARS from their monthly pension.

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Cape Town suburb ‘celebrates’ the deaths of TWO local gangsters

Sympathies have been in short supply from the community of Bonteheuwel, after two prominent gangsters from the Cape Town suburb were gunned down in separate incidents over the weekend.

A member of the Funky Gangsters, and a rival from the Fancy Boys gang both lost their lives in shootings – the latter of which involved an exchange of fire with police officers. However, no condolences have been offered by the local ward councillor.

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Reward increased to R90 000 to help find murderers of young father killed on N4

The family of the young father who was brutally murdered in front of his wife and baby on the N4 said the initial reward of R50 000 was increased and a reward of R90 000 is now offered for information that could lead to the successful arrest and conviction of the three murderers.


This comes after the family of the young father killed in front of his wife and baby on the N4 demanded answers from Cele on why some murder cases were getting preferential treatment.

Juandre Kidson (29) from Brits was shot and killed in front of his wife and baby on the N4 while begging for mercy for his family. His wife, Johanette, was shot in the shoulder as she fought the robbers off, who tried to grab their baby from her arms.

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Ramaphosa: KZN floods proved government ‘not as ready as it should be’

President Cyril Ramaphosa has admitted that government should have been better prepared for the devastation spurred by the KwaZulu-Natal – and that the disaster highlighted the need for them to be “disaster ready” in the event of a similar occurence.

Ramaphosa spoke at the Presidential meeting with the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Durban on Sunday, 15 May 2022.

In April, heavy downpours in parts of KZN left behind a trail of destruction – destroying key infrastructure and washing away thousands of homes. More than 440 people have lost their lives in the floods while others remain unaccounted for.

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