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MK council meeting 'outside ANC structures' - Mantashe

2016-12-09 20:13

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says the council meeting by former Umkhonto weSizwe members is an event "outside ANC structures".

UCT welcomes community service sanction for students who contravened interdict

2016-12-09 20:13

The University of Cape Town says it welcomes the community service sanction imposed on three students in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court for contravening an interim interdict.

SABC board must walk the talk - Radebe

2016-12-09 20:09

The SABC needs to walk the talk and abide by the Constitution in respect to the inquiry into the board's fitness to hold office, says Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.

WATCH: Vessels collide in Port of Cape Town dry dock

2016-12-09 20:09

Two vessels have collided in the Sturrock Dry Dock in the Port of Cape Town after the caisson, the watertight chamber, breached and the dry dock flooded.

No such thing as a 20% maths pass mark – education dept

2016-12-09 18:41

The Department of Basic Education has moved to clear up confusion over reports that it will allow junior high school pupils to pass maths if they achieved 20% in the subject.

Franziska fought back in Tokai Forest attack, court hears

2016-12-09 18:40

Seven versions of what happened on the afternoon Kalk Bay teenager Franziska Blöchliger was murdered have been given by the main accused in the matter, the investigating officer has testified.

 
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PE education dept's power cut over unpaid bills

2016-12-09 17:55

Electricity supply to the Eastern Cape education department in Port Elizabeth has been cut because of outstanding bills.

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Motsoeneng 'squatting' at SABC - former board member

2016-12-09 16:38

Former SABC board member Krish Naidoo says Hlaudi Motsoeneng is "squatting" at the broadcaster, and can't understand how so many professionals are afraid of a "high school dropout".

Government walking the talk on corruption - Radebe

2016-12-09 14:34

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe has praised government’s work in fighting corruption, saying it is walking the talk.

Zuma urges public servants to respect Parliament

2016-12-09 13:27

President Jacob Zuma has called on public servants to respect Parliament, after the SABC board’s decision not to co-operate with Parliament’s inquiry into it.

Young boy's body found in KZN river

2016-12-09 13:07

The body of a 9-year-old boy has been recovered from a river north of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal police have said.

SABC bosses fly in style with R5.6m travel bill in two years

2016-12-09 13:04

Despite cost curbing calls from the Finance Ministry entities that report to the Communications Department spent a whopping R19m on travel over two years.

Castle of Good Hope commemoration a chance to rewrite colonial history - Zuma

2016-12-09 12:26

The 350th commemoration of the founding of the “bastion of colonialism”, the Castle of Good Hope, is an opportunity to rewrite colonial history, President Jacob Zuma has said.

ALERT: Parts of Southern Cape declared fire disaster area

2016-12-09 12:57

Parts of the Garden Route National Park have been declared a fire disaster area, after a week long fire razes some 3000 hectares of park land.

Fransman suffers another blow in the high court

2016-12-09 12:04

Suspended ANC Western Cape head Marius Fransman's urgent application to access documents attached to the ANC’s integrity commission report on him has failed.

'We don't do well with rain in Cape Town' and other tweets about the traffic

2016-12-09 12:04

The weather conditions have not only led to an increase in traffic, but also in Uber fare.

As it happened: Maswabi vs Zuma postponed indefinitely

2016-12-09 11:28

The civil suit about the involvement of President Jacob Zuma, State Security Minister David Mahlobo and government intelligence agents in the formation of a labour union aimed at destabilising anti-ANC Amcu has been postponed indefinitely.

Treasury: Sugary beverages tax is not a stealth tax

2016-12-09 11:49

A director at National Treasury tells Fin24 the government isn't sugar coating the proposed tax on beverages to escape raising the Value-Added Tax rate.

Boys in trouble over hairstyles on last day of school

2016-12-09 10:46

Five Cape Town Grade 7 boys were prevented from taking part in their school's end-of-year celebrations because of their unacceptable hairstyles.

How Zimbabweans are defying the import ban

2016-12-09 08:03

Zimbabweans working and living in South Africa are getting around the ban on imports of some goods into Zimbabwe by using the informal "malaicha" delivery services.

Muthambi 'usurped' SABC board's powers, MPs hear

2016-12-09 06:08

Former SABC board member Vusi Mavuso has revealed that Communications Minister Faith Muthambi amended key legislation in its memorandum of incorporation that took powers away from the board.

Western Cape clergy rejects Zuma’s advice to 'stay out of politics'

2016-12-08 23:29

Bishops and senior Anglican clergy in the Western Cape have rejected President Jacob Zuma's suggestion that religious leaders "stay out of politics and rather pray for South Africa".

Unisa appoints Thabo Mbeki as chancellor

2016-12-08 22:02

Unisa has named former president Thabo Mbeki as its new chancellor, in a bid to reposition itself as an African university, it said.

More than 20 'collapse and vomit' after drinking mystery liquid provided by Mthatha pastor

2016-12-08 21:29

More than 20 congregants "collapsed and vomited" after drinking a mystery liquid given to them by their pastor in Mthatha, the Eastern Cape health department says.

Hlaudi's COO appointment was 'skop, skiet and donner', MPs hear

2016-12-08 20:02

Former SABC board member Vusi Mavuso has revealed no processes were followed by the board in its appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng to permanent chief operating officer in 2014.

ConCourt recognises NSPCA’s powers to prosecute

2016-12-08 20:02

The NSPCA now has the powers to independently prosecute suspects after the Constitutional Court ruled in favour of the organisation.

Body of missing pilot found in crashed aircraft on Limpopo farm

2016-12-08 19:04

The body of missing pilot Jaco van Rensburg has been found in his wrecked light aircraft at Renosterkloof farm, close to Vaalwater in Limpopo, police have confirmed.

Western Cape government approves Kannaland municipality intervention plan

2016-12-08 19:04

The Western Cape government has announced that it has approved a proposed intervention in the Kannaland municipality following the embattled municipality's failure to balance its books.

Level crossing crash taxi driver's parole suspended

2016-12-08 18:08

Taxi driver Jacob Humphreys, convicted of 10 counts of culpable homicide following a crash at a level crossing, will remain behind bars for now after his parole was suspended.

Talks about Zuma's leadership show progress in ANC - Nehawu

2016-12-08 18:06

Discussions about President Jacob Zuma’s leadership at the ANC NEC’s last meeting are a welcome sign of progress, Nehawu has said.

Maguvhe to be summonsed after failing to appear at SABC inquiry

2016-12-08 17:08

SABC board chairperson Mbulaheni Maguvhe has failed to appear before Parliament’s ad hoc committee which is looking into the fitness of the board, and will now be summonsed.

Teachers oppose 20% pass mark for maths

2016-12-08 16:21

An instruction from the Department of Basic Education that pupils in Grade 7, 8 or 9 who do not achieve 40% in mathematics should be "condoned" if they achieve 20% or above has teachers worried.

Child porn accused discussed how to drug, rape children, court told

2016-12-08 14:50

Two of the three men facing child pornography charges allegedly discussed how to drug and rape children, the Durban Regional Court has heard.

Prison is better than a coffin - ANC

2016-12-08 13:02

The ANC in Mpumalanga says justice has been served after the two men who allegedly forced Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin and threatened to pour petrol over him were denied bail in the Middelburg Magistrate’s Court.

Stellenbosch school bully case postponed to next year

2016-12-08 10:35

The assault case against a pupil from Lückhoff High School in Stellenbosch, who allegedly bullied a fellow pupil, has been postponed until next year..

AS IT HAPPENED: 'Coffin duo' denied bail

2016-12-08 12:00

The two men who forced Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin and threatened to pour petrol on him and shoot him if he ran away, have been denied bail in the Middelburg Magistrate’s Court.

Suspect killed in shootout during police raid in KZN

2016-12-08 09:33

A man has been killed and a police officer and member of the public were injured during an "ambush" of tactical police officers in Bergville, police say.

Man accused of raping, murdering Cape Town teen expected in court

2016-12-08 08:18

The case of a man accused of raping and murdering Cape Town teenager Lekita Moore has been transferred to the Western Cape High Court.

Freedom Charter scribe Beata Lipman dies

2016-12-09 16:07

Beata Lipman, who hand-wrote the original Freedom Charter, has died at the age of 88 in Johannesburg.

Hlaudi's R500k demand, 'Pretoria', Guptas take centre stage in SABC inquiry

2016-12-09 13:29

Former SABC acting CEO Phil Molefe has given an explosive testimony at Parliament's SABC inquiry, saying Hlaudi Motsoeneng threatened to "go to Pretoria" after he refused to give him a R500 000 increase.

Cape Town businessman's alleged kidnappers in court

2016-12-09 13:12

A tearful Khayelitsha woman and two Pakistani nationals accused of kidnapping a Lotus River businessman have appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court.

Mpumalanga rapist sentenced to 22 years

2016-12-09 13:07

A serial rapist who pleaded guilty to raping three young women and blamed liquor for his crimes, has been sentenced to 22 years in jail by the Nelspruit High Court.

Minister got 'too close to the action' at SABC, says former board member

2016-12-09 12:32

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi acted unlawfully when she amended the SABC board's memorandum of incorporation, former board member Krish Naidoo has testified in Parliament.

I have received threats, former SABC boss tells MPs

2016-12-09 12:06

Former SABC CEO Lulama Mokhobo has told MPs that she received threats before testifying at Parliament's ad hoc committee looking to the public broadcaster's board.

Tearful girlfriend says goodbye to murdered student

2016-12-09 12:06

A tearful Ronnel Mashinini has said goodbye to "the love of her life", Mbuso Nyambi, who was stabbed to death in his dorm room at the Tshwane University of Technology.

A new home at last for blind man

2016-12-09 10:46

A blind man’s arduous three-kilometre journey from his rickety one-roomed home to fetch 40 litres of water to share with his sister each day, is finally over.

I won’t mind sitting 'in the opposition benches' - Makhura

2016-12-09 11:39

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has resigned himself to a possible future on opposition benches, even if his government delivers on key projects and clean governance.

Tito Mboweni falls victim to ATM scam

2016-12-09 11:25

Former Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni says he has been scammed out of R5 000 in an ATM scam at a petrol station in Midrand.

YCL backs calls for Ramaphosa to lead ANC

2016-12-09 11:24

The ANC should heed the call for Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to take over the party reins for the 'unity and success of the glorious movement', the Young Communist League has said.

Motorcycle crash victim found alive in morgue fridge

2016-12-09 10:46

The KwaZulu-Natal health department has launched an inquiry after a man, thought to be dead, was found alive in the fridge of a state mortuary.

BREAKING: Zuma, ministers in court over 'covert' workers' union

2016-12-09 09:49

A civil suit involving claims about the involvement of President Jacob Zuma, several ministers and government intelligence agents in the formation of a new labour union is due to be heard in court.

Looming crisis for SA healthcare as specialists face 30% pay cut

2016-12-09 08:42

A new overtime policy introduced by the national Department of Health could see some doctors in the public sector facing a pay cut as high as 30% in January.

Daughter of Stellenbosch farmworkers beats the odds to become doctor

2016-12-09 08:03

After leaving the Eastern Cape more than 20 years ago to live with her farmworker parents at a Stellenbosch wine farm, Yvonne Dyum is going back home – proudly carrying a medical degree.

Judgment due in Fransman, ANC integrity committee matter

2016-12-09 08:03

Judgment is expected to be handed down in the Western Cape High Court in the matter involving Marius Fransman and the ANC’s integrity committee.

Matrics on social grants no longer need 'means test' to access Nsfas funds

2016-12-08 22:55

Grade 12 pupils who receive social grants will no longer need to go through a "means test" to qualify for funding from Nsfas if an institution of higher learning has accepted their application.

Maguvhe 'mollycoddled' Hlaudi - former SABC board member

2016-12-08 21:29

Former SABC board member Vusi Mavuso says group executive of corporate affairs Hlaudi Motsoeneng's relationship with board chairpersons down the years undermined the various CEOs.

Man accused of killing Cape Town teen faces at least 5 other murder charges

2016-12-08 22:24

The man accused of stabbing Valhalla Park teen Lekita Moore than 98 times, while he was out on bail, faces at least five other murder charges, it has emerged

Senior police management ordered my arrest - Rhodes Park accused

2016-12-08 20:02

Senior police management in Pretoria ordered he should be caught dead or alive, one of the Rhodes Park murder and rape accused has told the High Court sitting in Palm Ridge.

DA Mogale City mayor resigns, party retains power

2016-12-08 21:16

Mogale City has replaced its recently installed Democratic Alliance mayor Lynn Pannall due to ill health, with the new vote keeping the DA-led coalition in power by a whisker.

2 killed, 23 injured in multiple-car Joburg accident

2016-12-08 20:00

Two people have been killed including a 10-year-old girl and 23 others were injured on Thursday during a multiple vehicle collision along the M1 highway near Booysens.

Education department reiterates commitment to university funding promises

2016-12-08 18:08

The Department of Higher Education and Training says it will keep true to its commitment to fund the fee increases of students from households with an income below R600 000.

KwaDukuza ANCYL wants early provincial congress

2016-12-08 18:08

The ANC Youth League in the greater KwaDukuza region wants an early provincial congress so that it can prepare for ANC conferences in 2017.

Madonsela 'murder plot' whistleblower arrested

2016-12-08 18:06

A self-styled whistleblower, who told former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela that a Cape Town gangster had been paid R740 000 to have her killed, has been arrested for breaking her parole conditions.

10 children dead in Eastern Cape initiations

2016-12-08 16:21

Ten children have died so far in the Eastern Cape during the current summer initiation season, the provincial department of co-operative governance and traditional affairs has confirmed.

6 Limpopo municipalities on verge of collapse

2016-12-08 16:21

Six Limpopo municipalities are on the verge of financial collapse and need urgent bailouts, the provincial government says.

God punishes liars - Rhodes Park prosecutor

2016-12-08 14:50

A prosecutor in the Rhodes Park rape and murder trial has told one of the three accused men that God punishes liars, and has asked him if he is ready to receive this punishment.

Minister told SABC board to appoint Motsoeneng permanently as COO, MPs hear

2016-12-08 13:36

A former SABC board member has told Parliament's ad hoc committee that Communications Minister Faith Muthambi recommended in 2014 that acting COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng's post be made permanent.

Girls in Stellenbosch school bullying attack face expulsion

2016-12-08 12:52

Two girls captured on video assaulting fellow pupils at Lückhoff High School in Stellenbosch have been recommended for expulsion, the Western Cape Education Department has said.

Police investigating Brakpan school assault

2016-12-08 12:04

Police are investigating a case of assault against a pupil at an East Rand school who reportedly attacked another boy.

Lekita Moore murder, rape accused stays behind bars

2016-12-08 11:05

The trial of Cameron Wilson, accused of murdering teenager Lekita Moore in Valhalla Park, is set to take place in February.

Durban child porn trio expect to apply for bail

2016-12-08 09:43

Three Durban men arrested on child porn, sexual assault, and rape charges are expected to apply for bail in the Durban Regional Court.

Taxis come to rescue of injured student

2016-12-08 09:03

Several minibus taxis have formed a circle around an injured Tuks student after he was involved in an accident, ensuring he wasn't hit by another vehicle.

Coffin assault duo back in court

2016-12-08 08:18

The two men who forced Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin and threatened to pour petrol on him are set to find out if they will be granted bail.

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