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A controversial art piece at the National Art Museum in Cape Town has been vandalised by a political party calling for people to "love thy neighbour".

In The News

Fin24 interview: Why Time put SA on risk list of shame

South Africa’s annus horribilis in 2016 was far more worrying to global stakeholders for the impact it could have on Africa’s future than whatever domestic issues locals might imagine.

Gambia crisis: Yahya Jammeh stays on despite deadline

A few minutes after a midnight deadline set by the West African regional bloc Ecowas, to step down, there was no word from Gambian President Yahya Jammeh.

Inaugural speech is Trump's time to rise to the moment

Tradition suggests it's time for Donald Trump to set aside his say-anything speaking style and rise to the inaugural moment.

Mandela family member in dock over child support

A relative of former President Nelson Mandela is expected to apply for bail in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court for allegedly failing to pay child support.

Vigil held for kidnapped photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed

More than 200 friends, family, community members and journalists have gathered for a vigil in support of the release of photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed who is being held in Syria.

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While You Were Asleep

Istanbul nightclub suspect 'received orders from ISIS'

The man suspected of killing 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Eve has claimed he received the order to attack from Islamic State jihadists in Syria, local media reported Wednesday.

Girl, 8, dies after stepdad forces her to sit on tin with boiling water

A 39-year-old Zimbabwean man has been arrested after he reportedly killed his 8-year-old stepdaughter whom he forced to sit on a tin with boiling water.

Xi calls for world without nuclear weapons

Nations should strive for a world where nuclear weapons are prohibited and where existing stocks are destroyed, Chinese President Xi Jinping has said.

Diary

CCMA hearing between PBO employee and Parliament continues

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration will conduct a hearing between Parliament and former PBO employee Dr Sean Muller. Muller alleges he was overlooked for promotion for a deputy director position because he refused to do political favours, including writing speeches.

Motsoaledi to brief media on employment of new doctors, pharmacists

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is expected to brief the media on the employment status of medical doctors and newly qualified pharmacists in South Africa.

Mandela relative in court for allegedly not paying maintenance

A relative of former President Nelson Mandela is expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's court for allegedly failing to pay child support.

"Nobody is talking about the rainbow nation anymore. We are entering into a very scary time".

- Cape Party leader Jack Miller