Today's Big Stories

Pensioner told to vacate home due to sinking foundations

Residents of two complexes in Mossel Bay, Seemeeuvlug in Hartenbos and Tuscan Village, claim they were served with a seven-day notice on September 23 to vacate their houses by the 29th.

This is due to the municipality declaring a state of emergency after the ground under some of the houses started shifting, causing serious damage and posing a high risk.

Walls are cracking and breaking, driveways are shifting putting the lives of residents in danger.

Property owner Rhoda da Silva, says the had a meeting with the municipality, and says they told her that there is nothing they can do to assist them. The municipality also told them that they don't have to pay rates and taxes.

Da Silva bought her property last year October and noticed before she left for holidays in December that the walls were cracking. When she came back in March this year the crack on the walls had worsened.

A lot of people had to vacate their houses. Some of them are staying in other people's garages. The municipality didn't even offer them tents.

Rhoda da Silva, property owner

There were so many reports warning them that the grounds are unstable...we lost R310 000 which is a lot of money for a pensioner.

Rhoda da Silva, property owner

It has emerged that the site was once a quarry which was never correctly filled, making the grounds unstable and dangerous for the homes built on them over the last 17 years.

Listen to Rhoda da Silva explain a devastating moment of losing their property due to shifting grounds:

Read More
Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

ANC vets want civil society groups present at the consultative conference, which they want held separately from another meeting.

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

EWN's Gaye Davis summarises the evidence of the SABC journalists who appeared before the ad hoc committee in Parliament.

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

A criminal lawyer explains what leg citizens can stand on if they witness a child or pet locked in a vehicle in risky conditions.

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

The DA's James Selfe says it is not clear whether SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng will be either fired or suspended pending an inquiry.

Tweeps throw shade as court shows Motsoeneng the door

Tweeps throw shade as court shows Motsoeneng the door

A judge has ruled that Hlaudi Motsoeneng should not hold any position at the SABC and Twitter has wasted no time reacting.

Why family traditions matter

Why family traditions matter

Whether it's breaking bread or celebrating through song and dance, family rituals and traditions can create a sense of belonging.

Popular articles
Capitec Bank comes out tops

Capitec Bank comes out tops

A new survey shows the not-so-small-anymore bank has the best digital banking offering in South Africa.

Gordhan catching Minister Brown in the lies behind Molefe's return - analyst

Gordhan catching Minister Brown in the lies behind Molefe's return - analyst

ANC MP Pravin Gordhan grilled Minister Lynne Brown over Brian Molefe's re-appointment at Eskom saying several things don't add up.

Parents frantic search for children after 19 killed in alleged suicide attack

Parents frantic search for children after 19 killed in alleged suicide attack

19 people have been killed and 52 injured in blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester Arena on Monday night.

3 best shares to buy right now (by Falcon Crest Asset Managers)

3 best shares to buy right now (by Falcon Crest Asset Managers)

Looking for stock picks? Bruce Whitfield interviews Falcon Crest Asset Managers Chief Investment Officer Farai Mapfinya.

Steam rooms and saunas will be closed from Wednesday at Virgin Actives in CT

Steam rooms and saunas will be closed from Wednesday at Virgin Actives in CT

The gym will be imposing strict measures to save and use water wisely across the city.