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Paul Kruger next to go?

2015-03-30 20:55

Tshwane's executive mayor has put his support behind the ANC Youth League’s call for the removal of the statue of former president Paul Kruger from Church Square, Pretoria.

ANC national general council postponed

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The ANC national general council which was scheduled to take place in June has been postponed to October, secretary general Gwede Mantashe has announced.

R400 000 reward offered for info on cop killing

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Police are offering a reward of up to R400 000 for information that could lead to the arrest of a group of people who shot dead two police officers in Modderfontein, Johannesburg.

Gauteng health workers sacked for fake qualifications

2015-03-30 20:49

Ten Gauteng health department employees have been found to have fraudulent qualifications.

Man gets life for rapes in KZN

2015-03-30 20:49

A man was sentenced to life imprisonment for three rapes by the Esikhawini Regional Court, KwaZulu-Natal police have said.

Gauteng has been robbed of dedicated cops - MEC

2015-03-30 17:37

Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane has condemned the shooting of three police officers, which left two of them dead and one wounded.

Cop shot by suspected hijackers in Kempton Park

2015-03-30 15:21

A group of people shot and wounded a police officer and hijacked his official car in Kempton Park, Gauteng police have said.


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SA on the road to dictatorship - Malema

2015-03-30 20:08

EFF leader Julius Malema says the country is on a "road to a dictatorship," accusing the President Jacob Zuma of manipulating state security departments.

Madonsela clears Mbalula of impropriety

2015-03-30 16:50

There is no impropriety regarding the many trips undertaken by Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula and his deputy, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has announced.

Pandor appointed acting president

2015-03-30 15:21

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor will be acting president while Jacob Zuma is away on a working trip, the presidency has announced.

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Highway shooters had no fear - witness

2015-03-30 13:44

A witness to the fatal shooting of two police officers on the N3 highway in Johannesburg has described how the suspects brazenly walked up to the police car and began raining down bullets.

Man killed in shoot-out with KZN police

2015-03-30 13:25

A man was killed in a shoot-out with police in Newlands, near Durban, KwaZulu-Natal police have said.

Road closed as 2 die in horror crash

2015-03-30 12:15

Two men have been killed after a car and a delivery vehicle collided near Moreleta Park, Pretoria, paramedics say.

Gauteng police: Cop injured in highway shoot-out stable

2015-03-30 10:12

Gauteng police have denied rumours that an officer injured in a shoot-out on the N3 highway, in which two other officers died, has succumbed to his injuries.

Easter weekend warning: DUI accident deaths equal murder

2015-03-30 12:33

The Minister of Transport has warned drivers that law enforcement officers will be out in droves, doing their best to ensure road safety this long weekend.

4 die in fiery head-on crash near Tulbagh

2015-03-30 08:22

Four men have died after two cars collided head-on near Tulbagh and one of the cars caught alight, Western Cape paramedics say.

Speedster has no luck with plane excuse

2015-03-30 05:00

A man has been arrested for driving 204km/h on the N12 westbound between the R59 and Comaro turnoffs, Ekurhuleni metro police say.

DA wants answers from Ramaphosa on Eskom

2015-03-29 21:10

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa must provide the country and Parliament with a comprehensive report on the state of Eskom, the Democratic Alliance has said.

Back on the job after being paid R3m for 4-year leave

2015-03-29 20:14

A chief director in government – who was suspended for almost four years on full pay and cost the taxpayer more than R3m without doing any work during that period - is now back on the job.

Tavern preacher gets the nod

2015-03-29 19:15

An Mpumalanga pastor has gained popularity after hosting church services at a well-known township tavern.

Limpopo official racks up R100k porn bill

2015-03-29 17:04

The deputy speaker in the Limpopo legislature, Lehlogonolo Masoga, has racked up a whopping R125 000 cellphone bill in one month - a huge chunk of which was allegedly watching porn.

Cops shot in dramatic highway shoot-out

2015-03-29 14:03

A section of the N3 south in Modderfontein has been blocked off completely after three SA police service officers were shot at by unknown suspects.

Where South Africa’s fallen statues go to rest

2015-03-29 12:59

Beneath two of Pretoria’s most iconic heritage sites – the Voortrekker Monument and the Ditsong National Museum of Cultural History – are sprawling high-security archives.

Police accuse NPA head of protecting Breytenbach

2015-03-29 10:57

Police are now pointing fingers at the NPA boss Mxolisi Nxasana accusing him of protecting DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach, just days after he accused them of protecting deputy prosecutions boss Nomgcobo Jiba.

Apology to Lumko Mtimde

2015-03-29 08:21

A report by City Press and published by News24 says that Lumko Mtimde, former head of the Media Development and Diversity Agency, had been disqualified as an SABC board candidate for failing to produce proof of his qualifications.

Children in fatal 2 car crash

2015-03-28 22:23

Two children have died in a two car crash in Gauteng, and two children have been hospitalised.

Woman hit by car in Pinetown dies

2015-03-28 16:03

A woman has died in hospital after being hit by a car on Underwood Road in Pinetown, Durban.

Zuma to get Marikana report next week

2015-03-28 12:06

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry was finalising its report into the events at Marikana and would hand it over to President Jacob Zuma before the end of March, it says.

56 children hospitalised for food poisoning

2015-03-28 07:30

Fifty-six children have been taken to Pietermaritzburg hospitals after showing signs of food poisoning while at school.

Tibbetts’ uncle: Time to move on

2015-03-27 22:31

Luke Tibbetts' uncle Lewellyn Valentine says it is time for the family to pick up the pieces now that the 3-year-old's killer had been sentenced.

DA praises prosecutions boss

2015-03-27 21:04

Prosecutions head Mxolisi Nxasana should be commended for taking a stand against his deputy Nomgcobo Jiba and national police commissioner Riah Phiyega, the DA says.

Two killed in Cape Town crash

2015-03-27 19:42

A man in his 50s and woman in her 60s have been killed when the man's motorbike collided with an SUV on Sir Lowry's Pass, Gordon's Bay.

Toddler killer’s sister sobs as he gets life

2015-03-27 15:42

The sister of Lindray Khakhu ran out of the courtroom crying after he was sentenced to two life terms and 25 years in prison for the killing of Westbury toddler Luke Tibbetts.

Phiyega's involvement in Jiba case worrying - NPA

2015-03-27 14:14

The intervention of national police commissioner Riah Phiyega in the case against deputy prosecutions boss Nomgcobo Jiba is worrying, the National Prosecuting Authority says.

Men get life for KZN murders

2015-03-27 13:23

Two men have each each sentenced to life in prison for two murders, including that of a police officer, by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court sitting in the Mthunzini Magistrate's Court.

Triple murder suspect suffers possible stroke in cells

2015-03-27 11:15

The Hertzogville Magistrate’s Court in the Free State was the scene of high drama when a triple murder suspect suffered a possible stroke in the holding cells.

Jiba refused to accept summons - Nxasana

2015-03-27 10:32

Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions, Nomgcobo Jiba, refused to accept a summons for her to appear in court on charges of fraud and perjury, NPA boss Mxolisi Nxasana says.

Police mum on R3m golden handshake for Dramat

2015-03-27 09:27

Police have not confirmed reports that suspended Hawks boss Anwa Dramat was offered a R3m golden handshake to vacate his position.

Elderly woman strangled by thieves in Lenasia

2015-03-26 22:23

A 62-year-old woman was found murdered in her home in Lenasia extension 9, Johannesburg police have said.

Car thief disguised himself as delivery man

2015-03-27 05:00

Three men and two women have been arrested for allegedly stealing two cars in Rustenburg.

Evidence in marine murder case 'does not back conviction'

2015-03-26 20:56

Poor witness testimony and medical evidence that contradicted testimony should not be used to convict the man accused of beating a former Royal Marine to death, the Durban Regional Court has heard.

NPA, police to meet over Jiba summons

2015-03-26 19:46

A senior SA Police Service official is expected to meet the NPA to discuss a summons for deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba.

Pedestrian killed in Joburg crash

2015-03-26 19:02

A pedestrian believed to be in his 20s has been killed when a car knocked him over on the N14 William Nicol off-ramp near Diepsloot.

Man killed as car, mielie truck collide

2015-03-26 18:19

A man has been killed and three others injured after a car and a truck carrying mielies collided on the N6 about 5km outside Bloemfontein.

Date set for Maqubela's sentencing

2015-03-26 17:15

Convicted killer Thandi Maqubela is set to be sentenced in the Western Cape High Court.

Tshwane metro to honour boy who lost cancer battle

2015-03-26 14:57

The City of Tshwane says it will honour an 8-year-old boy whose dream it was to become a police officer but sadly lost a months-long battle with cancer.

Protesters loot stalls in Cape Town CBD

2015-03-26 14:02

Protesters with the Ses’khona People’s Rights Movement have looted stalls in Cape Town CBD after protesting in front of the Western Cape legislature.

Woman held for toddler's murder

2015-03-26 14:02

A woman has been arrested for allegedly murdering her 1-year-old baby girl in Dutywa, Eastern Cape.

Missing man's body found 7 weeks later in mortuary

2015-03-30 13:44

The body of a Boksburg father-of-three who went missing on Valentine's Day has been found in a mortuary in Sebokeng.

21 000 pupils pregnant last financial year - report

2015-03-30 12:16

Around 21 000 schoolgirls, including 717 still in primary school, were pregnant in the 2013/14 financial year, a report says.

Forensic backlog reduced by 92% - police

2015-03-30 10:42

The SA Police Service has managed to reduce its forensic backlog by 92%, it says.

Drivers flung out of vehicles in fatal Pretoria crash

2015-03-30 10:12

Three people have died in a Pretoria collision, including the drivers of a car and a minibus taxi who were ejected from their vehicles.

UCT boards up Rhodes statue

2015-03-30 10:13

The statue of Cecil John Rhodes that stands on the steps of the University of Cape Town has been boarded up following weeks of protest.

Zuma to visit Algeria

2015-03-30 05:57

President Jacob Zuma will visit Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika this coming week, the presidency says.

SANDF denies Zuma chopper 'taxi' claims

2015-03-29 22:08

At no point has President Jacob Zuma's family used an SA Air Force helicopter for transport, the SA National Defence Force says.

Elderly woman dies as bakkie rolls

2015-03-29 21:10

An elderly woman has died and another eight people have been injured after the bakkie they were travelling in rolled on the R501, about 20km from Potchefstroom.

Western Cape ANC fights for its survival

2015-03-29 19:15

The clock is ticking for the Western Cape ANC leadership to convince the national leadership not to disband them.

Zuma's family didn't use choppers - Maharaj

2015-03-29 17:04

President Jacob Zuma's family do not use military helicopters to travel between Durban and Nkandla, the presidency says.

Louka 'dying of cancer' - report

2015-03-29 15:50

Cypriot national George Louka has been transferred to another prison hospital section after an urgent plea by the Cypriot high commission that "he was dying".

More complaints of racism in Gauteng - report

2015-03-29 14:24

According to a flood of racism complaints to the South African Human Rights Commission, could Gauteng be SA's most racist province?

Sunday Times apologises to Kasrils for 'spy tapes' headline

2015-03-29 10:57

The Sunday Times has apologised to Ronnie Kasrils for stating as fact in a headline in September last year that he was the mastermind behind the NPA's manipulation ahead of the ANC conference in Polokwane in 2009.

SA faces aviation time bomb - expert

2015-03-29 08:59

Johannesburg - South Africa faces an “aviation time bomb” according to an expert, who says without proper psychological evaluation for pilots a disaster similar to the Germanwings “suicide crash” could not be far off.

Man killed in KZN taxi crash

2015-03-29 07:21

One person has been killed and 16 others injured in an accident involving a minibus on the R603 near Amanzimtoti in KwaZulu-Natal.

Horror R501 crash

2015-03-28 20:15

Two people died and 12 others were injured when a taxi and car collided on the R501, about 25km from Potchefstroom.

Leigh Matthews killer blocks prison transfer

2015-03-28 14:09

Donovan Moodley, convicted for the kidnapping and murder of Leigh Matthews, has blocked an attempt by the correctional services department to move him from the Johannesburg prison, a report says.

5 killed in KZN crashes

2015-03-28 12:06

Five people have been killed in accidents across KwaZulu-Natal, emergency medical services say.

UCT Senate in favour of statue's removal

2015-03-28 06:30

UCT's Senate has voted in favour of the removal of Cecil Rhodes' statue from its campus.

Tutu foundation proposes Graça Machel statue at UCT

2015-03-27 22:31

A proposal to erect a statue of Graça Machel at UCT has been raised by Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation in the midst of the ongoing protest against the presence of a statue of Cecil John Rhodes on the campus.

Gay dad granted 'maternity' leave - report

2015-03-27 19:41

In a ground-breaking ruling, the Labour Court in Durban has granted a gay father full maternity leave to take care of his baby, according to reports.

Nxesi to attend Singapore's founding father's funeral

2015-03-27 17:10

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi will represent President Jacob Zuma at the funeral of Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew.

Luke Tibbetts killer gets life behind bars

2015-03-27 14:14

Lindray Khakhu has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Westbury toddler Luke Tibbetts.

NPA has no agenda against Jiba - Nxasana

2015-03-27 13:23

Assertions that the NPA is driving an agenda against deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Nomgcobo Jiba are incorrect, NDPP Mxolisi Nxasana says.

Man found guilty of killing Westbury toddler

2015-03-27 12:02

A 22-year-old man has been found guilty of the murder of Westbury toddler Luke Tibbetts.

Rhodes protest an opportunity - UCT ombud

2015-03-27 11:16

UCT Ombud Zetu Makamandela-Mguqulwa has expressed her hope that the current debate raging around the statue of Cecil John Rhodes will provide an opportunity to engage in transformation discussions at the university.

Removal of SABC board members unlawful - DA

2015-03-27 12:32

The ousting of two SABC board members this week did not follow the correct procedures, says the Democratic Alliance.

Navy warship fires on Cape fishing boat

2015-03-27 09:27

The skipper of a fishing boat has told how he and his nine crew members panicked when they were accidentally fired upon by a warship during a naval exercise near Cape Agulhas.

NPA driving a case against Jiba - report

2015-03-27 07:29

Police sources believe the National Prosecuting Authority is driving a case against deputy NPA head Nomgcobo Jiba, according to a report.

Man killed by police after trying to steal 21 sheep

2015-03-26 22:23

A man was shot and killed by police after allegedly attempting to steal 21 sheep in Schweizer-Reneke, North West police have said.

Mop up operation under way following Durban factory fire

2015-03-26 20:55

A mop up operation in under way at the Port of Durban, following a fire at a cooking oil manufacturer.

Randburg road closed due to threat of taxi violence

2015-03-26 19:55

Jan Smuts Avenue in Randburg has been partially closed to traffic due to a threat of taxi violence.

Kekana's death loss to industry - Mthethwa

2015-03-26 19:16

The death of musician and actor Senyaka Kekana is a loss for the entertainment industry, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

Sentencing postponed in taxi murder case

2015-03-26 19:02

Three men convicted of killing a taxi owner will be sentenced by the North West High Court, sitting in Mogwase.

Update: Nelson Mandela Bridge reopens after bomb scare

2015-03-26 18:13

Nelson Mandela Bridge in Braamfontein has been reopened after it was closed following a bomb scare, the Johannesburg metro police department says.

Cops probe counterfeit syndicate

2015-03-26 17:15

Two men have been arrested in Johannesburg for alleged possession of counterfeit goods could be part of a syndicate, Gauteng police say.

American students support #RhodesMustFall Campaign

2015-03-26 16:14

The Black Students Union at the University of California, Berkeley, has come out in support of UCT students currently protesting against the continued presence of a statue of Cecil John Rhodes on the UCT campus.

No clarity on Jiba's whereabouts

2015-03-26 14:47

The NPA would not comment on the whereabouts of Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba.

Government welcomes ruling in ukuthwala case

2015-03-26 14:02

Minister in the Presidency Susan Shabangu has welcomed two recent court rulings that upheld the rights of women and children.


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