Western Cape Premier Helen Zille’s tweets on colonialism were in the spotlight for more than four hours during a “tense and emotional” DA caucus meeting, sources say.

In The News

Van Breda axe murder house sold

The luxury Stellenbosch home in which the Van Breda couple and their son were murdered with an axe two years ago has been sold for R5.8m.

Legality of Muslim marriage a religious, human rights issue - divorcee

Nasrin Hoosain* has joined a class action case calling for Muslim marriages to be declared legally valid, to ensure women like her will not be left destitute if the union dissolves.

Reclaim the City vows to fight Tafelberg sale

Reclaim the City intends fighting the Western Cape government’s decision to sell the Tafelberg property, in defiance of calls to develop it into low-income housing.

CRL complaint laid against 'Afrikaans only' residence

A complaint has been lodged with the CRL Rights Commission about an Afrikaans-only University of Pretoria residence.

Mugabe allies hint they could ditch his party

Zimbabwean war veterans, who have given President Robert Mugabe key support in past, have vowed to rally behind "competent" candidates in next year's elections even those from the opposition.


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While You Were Asleep

Trump ultimatum: Pass health bill today or Obamacare stays

US President Donald Trump warned Republicans that he is done negotiating and wants a vote on replacing Obamacare, warning that if the effort fails, his predecessor's health care reforms will stand.

London attacker: 'A nice guy' turned extremist

The man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman in the deadly assault outside Britain's parliament has been identified by police as 52-year-old former convict Khalid Masood.

Antwerp driver 'had no history of radicalisation'

A French source says a Tunisian resident in France who was arrested for driving a car into a crowd in Belgium had not been flagged as being radicalised.


Home Affairs deputy minister to announce special window for married name changes

Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Fatima Chohan is expected to announce a window period initiative to allow women to have their surnames changed to their preferred choice after marriage.

Scott-Crossley back in court for alleged racist attack

Mark Scott-Crossley, who allegedly drove over a man in an apparent racist attack is expected to appear in the Lenyenye Magistrate’s Court. He handed himself over to police in December last year in connection with the alleged attack on Silence Mabunda

Accused in multi-million rand OR Tambo heist appear in court

Mosiwa Steven Motani and Khululekai Sibanda are expected to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate's court in connection with the multi-million rand heist at OR Tambo International airport.

“This is the power and risk of social media: those as active as Zille is on Twitter will, sooner or later, reveal their true opinions..."

- Arthur Christopher