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26 injured in KZN pile-up

2014-11-24 22:32

At least 26 people were injured when a bus overturned and collided with multiple vehicles on the N3 near Escourt in KwaZulu-Natal, paramedics have said.

Fraudster deserves prison, court hears

2014-11-24 22:32

Correctional supervision involving a short imprisonment and a suspended prison sentence are "inappropriate" punishment for a mother who embezzled R9m, a court has heard.

Robber killed during shoot out with cops

2014-11-24 22:32

A suspected robber has been shot dead after a robbery at a Spar supermarket in Libode, outside Mthatha.

Makhura meets family of murdered Reiger Park victims

2014-11-24 22:32

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has met the families of three children murdered near Reiger Park on the East Rand.

Burry Stander case postponed

2014-11-24 22:10

The trial of the minibus taxi driver who allegedly knocked over and killed mountain biker Burry Stander has been postponed.

Civil society must fight corruption - Madonsela

2014-11-24 21:04

More action is needed from civil society to fight corruption, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's office says.

Lover killed child to spite mom, court hears

2014-11-24 21:04

An Mpumalanga mother, whose lover is accused of raping and killing her 8-year-old daughter, says the man told her he killed the child to exact vengeance.

 
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Man appears for murder, rape

2014-11-24 21:04

A man accused of rape, murder, kidnapping and robbery has appeared in the Taung Magistrate's Court in the North West.

Reporter escorted off ANN7's premises

2014-11-24 20:20

African News Network 7 would not answer questions about a tweet posted by one of its reporters that she was escorted from the company's premises.

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Worker warned Baby L's mom against abuse, court told

2014-11-24 20:20

A domestic worker warned a mother she would report her if she saw her hitting her 2-year-old daughter, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

20 key questions in the Dewani trial

2014-11-24 20:10

We look at some of the burning questions in the Shrien Dewani murder trial in the Western Cape High Court.

DA wants Joemat-Pettersson suspended

2014-11-24 18:53
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Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has misled Parliament and should be suspended pending an investigation, the DA says.

Slain toddler's family wants justice

2014-11-24 18:24

The family of 3-year-old Cuburne Lavone van Wyk, whose burnt body was found at a mine dump in Ramaphosa, Reiger Park, on the East Rand, is hoping for justice.

Continent battles fake qualifications - SAQA

2014-11-24 17:55

Fraudulent qualifications are a problem on the African continent, the SA Qualifications Authority says.

Parly truce off - Maimane

2014-11-24 16:57
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A deal brokered between Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and opposition parties is off, DA Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane says.

ANC to urge alliance to push for Cosatu unity

2014-11-24 16:43

The ANC's national executive committee has decided to seek input from its alliance partners to help resolve the turmoil in Cosatu.

Magwaza-Msibi likely to leave hospital soon

2014-11-24 16:43

National Freedom Party leader Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi is likely to be discharged from hospital in the next few days, her spokesperson says.

No 'credible evidence' implicating Dewani - as it happened

2014-11-24 14:20

Get the latest updates as Shrien Dewani returns to court for the 23rd day of his trial. He will hear soon if the Western Cape High Court will acquit him of the charge of murdering Anni Hindocha.

Party leaders arrive for Ramaphosa meeting

2014-11-24 14:43
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Political party leaders have started arriving for a meeting with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in Johannesburg.

Water drainage caused Zuma crash - lawyer

2014-11-24 14:37

Lack of water drainage caused an accident involving President Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane, in which a woman died, an inquest has heard.

Man appears for killing wife, bludgeoning children

2014-11-24 13:14

A man accused of killing his wife while she slept and bludgeoning his children to death when they came to investigate, has made a brief appearance in the Durban High Court.

State: Key points disclosure puts security at risk

2014-11-24 13:14

Disclosing the list of South Africa’s national key points will put the country’s security and defence at risk, the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

Ramaphosa to meet opposition after deal falters

2014-11-24 11:30

Opposition parties are expected to meet Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa after a truce between political parties in Parliament fell apart last week.

Complaint against Carte Blanche dismissed

2014-11-24 11:30

A complaint against a Carte Blanche programme about the high fees charged by veterinarians has been dismissed by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA.

School, cops turn blind eye to bullying - report

2014-11-24 10:08

Teachers at an Ekurhuleni school and police officers allegedly failed to intervene when two siblings were bullied and assaulted on the school grounds, a report states.

Aimee Pistorius 'dumbfounded' by prison visit claims

2014-11-24 08:53
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Aimee Pistorius has blasted media reports concerning a visit to her brother Oscar Pistorius in prison for his 28th birthday at the weekend.

All eyes on Dewani discharge application

2014-11-24 07:24

The Western Cape High Court is set to hear arguments on an application for Shrien Dewani's discharge on charges of conspiring to kill his wife.

Tshabalala: Committee distances itself from Davis

2014-11-24 07:23

Parliament's portfolio committee on communications has distanced itself from comments made by committee member Gavin Davis regarding calls for the immediate suspension of SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala.

City evicts land invaders

2014-11-24 06:09

The City of Tshwane has over the weekend been dismantling shacks built illegally on government land in region seven, the office of the regional executive director says.

Zuma must share Nkandla

2014-11-23 22:29
124 comments

When President Jacob Zuma retires from the top office in the land in 2019, he will have to share his multimillion-rand residential complex with the residents of Nkandla.

Three killed in KZN crash

2014-11-23 22:01

Three people were killed in a car accident on the N2 at Maphosa, near KwaMbonambi, KwaZulu-Natal emergency medical services have said.

Nelson Mandela Bay to regain control of old age homes

2014-11-23 22:01

The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality wants to regain control of run-down old age homes in the towns of Korsten and Bethelsdorp in the Eastern Cape, it has said.

Thuli fights for the authority of her office

2014-11-23 19:56

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has turned to the courts in a bid for clarity on what exactly her office’s powers entail.

Education dept raises senior phase pass marks

2014-11-23 19:56

The basic education department said it had raised the pass mark for Grades 7, 8 and 9 for 2014.

Matric 2014 of high standard - experts

2014-11-23 17:51

The matric class of 2014 can be proud when they get their certificate because this year's exams were challenging, education specialists say.

Moodey re-elected DA Gauteng head

2014-11-23 15:47

John Moodey has retained his seat as head of the Democratic Alliance in Gauteng at this weekend's provincial congress.

Families take over from the Marikana dead

2014-11-23 14:06

Forty-one members of some of the miners killed during a wildcat strike at a Lonmin mine in August 2012, have now been employed by the company, a report says.

Suspend SAA acting CEO – DA

2014-11-23 14:06
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The DA has called on SAA to suspend its acting chief executive Nico Bezuidenhout, pending the outcome of an inquiry into his appointment.

SABC's head of technology Masinga suspended

2014-11-23 13:01

The SABC has confirmed reports that its group head of technology Sipho Masinga has been suspended, but declined to detail the reasons behind this.

SAA acting CEO has no degree - report

2014-11-23 12:00
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SAA acting chief executive Nico Bezuidenhout is the latest in a series of high-profile executives and politicians who have been exposed for overstating their qualifications, a report says.

Nkandla fence falling apart - report

2014-11-23 10:00
422 comments

Less than two years after it was erected, the multi million rand high-security perimeter fence around President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home is falling apart, a report says.

Man dies, 3 injured in Pinetown crash

2014-11-23 08:12

One person has been killed and three injured after their vehicle overturned on the M13 in Pinetown, near Durban, paramedics say.

Landmark sentence in human trafficking case

2014-11-22 22:09

A wealthy businessman who held five under-age Mozambican girls captive as sex-slaves for three years, has been sentenced to eight life-terms, believed to be the heaviest sentence ever handed down for human trafficking in South Africa.

Appointment shows media transformation - ANC

2014-11-22 18:09
104 comments

The appointment of Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya as editor of the Mercury newspaper showed Independent Media's commitment to media transformation, the ANC says.

DA eyes coalitions in 2016

2014-11-22 14:20
152 comments

The DA will consider entering into coalitions in municipalities for the 2016 local government elections, party leader Helen Zille says.

Report: Nigeria DNA samples difficult to match

2014-11-22 14:15

Genetic testing to identify the remains of 84 South Africans killed in the Nigerian building collapse is extremely difficult, a report says.

Guptas intend listing uranium mine on JSE

2014-11-22 11:35
91 comments

The controversial Gupta family intends listing a uranium mine on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange to raise R800m, a Johannesburg newspaper reports.

Power cuts continue

2014-11-22 10:18
153 comments

Eskom says there will be no relief for consumers as load shedding continues across the country.

8 names submitted for IEC post

2014-11-22 08:29

The names of eight candidates for the post of IEC commissioner have been submitted to the Parliament, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says.

Modise's Marikana order unlawful - Malema lawyer

2014-11-24 20:20

Counsel for EFF leader Julius Malema has argued that his eviction from Parliament by Thandi Modise for saying the ANC "murdered" miners at Marikana is unlawful.

Hired 'witch hunter' jailed

2014-11-24 18:54

A 20-year-old hired killer who received R1 250 for murdering a suspected witch has been jailed for 22 years by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg.

No credible evidence against Dewani - lawyer

2014-11-24 18:24

British businessman Shrien Dewani should be discharged of the killing of his wife Anni Hindocha because there is no credible evidence against him, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

IPID must probe cop in assault investigation - DA

2014-11-24 17:55

The DA has asked IPID to investigate the alleged criminal conduct of a detective responsible for investigating the assault of a 52-year-old woman.

Malema in scuffle with guard at Ramaphosa meeting

2014-11-24 17:16
169 comments

EFF leader Julius Malema and a security officer had a scuffle in Parktown, Johannesburg, when opposition parties met Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Meeting between Ramaphosa, parties under way

2014-11-24 16:45

A meeting between Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and political party leaders have started in Johannesburg in another bid to restore peace in Parliament.

Mother, gran appear for toddler's death

2014-11-24 16:42

A 31-year-old woman and her 55-year-old mother have appeared briefly in the Chatsworth Magistrate's Court following the death of the younger woman's 3-and-a-half-year-old daughter.

Key points disclosure not defence risk, court hears

2014-11-24 15:43

Disclosing the list of SA's national key points will not put the country's security and defence at risk, and ministers had even named some in Parliament, the South Gauteng High Court has heard.

State failed to prove their case - Dewani lawyer

2014-11-24 15:43

British businessman Shrien Dewani has argued that he should be cleared of the honeymoon murder of his bride because prosecutors had failed to prove their case.

Defence: Tongo was a poor witness

2014-11-24 14:43

The only person that British businessman Shrien Dewani spoke to directly about an alleged plan to kill his wife had revealed himself as a poor witness, the British businessman’s defence has told the Western Cape High Court.

Dewani 'improbabilities' highlighted

2014-11-24 13:55

Western Cape High Court Deputy Judge President Jeanette Traverso has been asked to look at all the improbabilities surrounding the evidence presented during the trial of Shrien Dewani.

Zuma’s son responsible for crash death - State

2014-11-24 13:14

President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane should be held criminally liable for an accident in which a woman was killed, an inquest has heard.

State has not amended indictment - Dewani defence

2014-11-24 12:21

The State has not amended the indictment of British businessman Shrien Dewani to include the admittedly bigger role that the alleged middleman played in his wife Anni’s murder, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Protesters gather over toddler death

2014-11-24 11:30

Hundreds of protesters have converged on the Chatsworth Magistrate's Court in Durban to demand that the grandmother of a dead 2-year-old girl be denied bail.

UCT students charged for allegedly beating mom

2014-11-24 10:08
109 comments

Five university students are facing charges after allegedly assaulting a 52-year-old woman outside a club in a mall in Cape Town.

Fana Hlongwane to testify at arms deal inquiry

2014-11-24 10:08

Fana Hlongwane, who served as an arms consultant and adviser to late defence minister Joe Modise, is set to testify before the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

NFP leader on the mend after op

2014-11-24 08:53

National Freedom Party president Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi may be discharged from hospital next week after undergoing successful surgery, according to a report.

Portfolio committees to conduct oversight visits

2014-11-24 07:24

Six of Parliament's portfolio committees will conduct oversight visits around the country this week in order to assess service delivery and progress in various projects.

Nkandla fence report 'inaccurate'

2014-11-24 06:09
116 comments

A report in the Sunday Times regarding the security fence around President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home was factually inaccurate, Betafence SA says.

Peters: Research into fiery crashes needed

2014-11-24 05:00

More research is needed to explain why vehicles sometimes catch fire in crashes, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has said.

Two men jailed for life for murder and rape

2014-11-23 22:01

Two Galeshewe men convicted of rape and murder have been handed two life sentences each by the Northern Cape High Court in Kimberley, police say.

Body of missing man found on beach

2014-11-23 22:01

The body of a man was recovered while another man was still missing near St Helena Bay in the Western Cape, the National Sea Rescue Institute has said.

ANC MPs revolt against Cyril Ramaphosa

2014-11-23 19:56
188 comments

ANC parliamentarians have revolted against Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s peace deal with opposition parties, saying he had stepped on Speaker Baleka Mbete’s turf.

No clarity on Meyiwa age report

2014-11-23 19:56
88 comments

Neither Safa nor the home club of slain Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa has been able to provide clarity on a report that he had lied about his age.

Zuma to launch campaign against women abuse

2014-11-23 17:51
161 comments

President Jacob Zuma will launch the 16 days of activism campaign against violence targeted at women and children, the Presidency has said.

ANCYL tries to avert chaos

2014-11-23 15:47

The ANC has ordered its youth league to cancel all provincial general council meetings ahead of its conference, fearing that they will degenerate into fighting and general chaos.

'Farm attack' turns out to be murder by wife

2014-11-23 14:06
423 comments

A Delareyville woman who claimed her husband was killed on their farm by robbers, has been jailed for 18 years after it emerged she was the killer.

Rules flouted for Oscar’s birthday - report

2014-11-23 14:06
188 comments

The correctional services department has denied that Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is receiving special treatment at the Kgosi Mampuru Prison in Pretoria, but says recent claims will be investigated.

Madonsela wants court clarity on her powers

2014-11-23 13:01

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has filed her application to contest a judgement that deemed her findings and remedial actions not binding.

Intelligence not aware of ISIS SA recruitment

2014-11-23 12:00
133 comments

The state security department says while it is not aware of South Africans being recruited for ISIS, it continues to monitor issues of terrorism.

Paramedics urge caution on wet roads

2014-11-23 12:00

Paramedics have urged people to be careful when driving in the rain after a woman was critically injured when she fell off a motorcycle near Clarens in the Free State.

ISIS recruiting in SA - report

2014-11-23 08:01
108 comments

An estimated 140 South Africans have reportedly joined the Islamic State insurgency to fight in Iraq and Syria, with at least three already killed in action, according to a report.

7 killed in Bethlehem taxi crash

2014-11-22 20:07

Seven people have been killed and 12 injured when a taxi collided with a car near Bethlehem, Free State, paramedics say.

Man held for attempted murder

2014-11-22 18:09

A man has been arrested for attempted murder in Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape police say.

Man killed in Northern Cape crash

2014-11-22 16:15

A man has died after the car he was travelling in overturned on the R31 outside Kimberley, paramedics say.

E Cape gears up for festive season

2014-11-22 14:15

Road safety plans are in place ahead of the festive season, the Eastern Cape transport department says.

Seven killed as vehicles burst into flames

2014-11-22 13:49

At least seven people have died after a car and a bakkie burst into flames following a collision on the N2 near the Dokodweni toll gate in KwaZulu-Natal.

KZN crime blackout - claim

2014-11-22 11:53

KwaZulu-Natal police reportedly are at the centre of a wide-scale public relations exercise in what appears to be a well-orchestrated media blackout to keep rampant crime out of the news.

Durban CBD slum lords rake in up to R500 000 a month

2014-11-22 09:53
76 comments

Slum lords who have tapped into a multi-mullion rand trade by housing the poorest of the poor in squalid buildings in Durban's CBD, reportedly are earning as much as R500 000 a month.

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