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Nurse confirms rape of 11-year-old girl

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A man accused of raping an 11-year-old mentally ill girl has rejected a nurse's medical report confirming the rape of the victim.

Bakkie driver 'must exorcise fear of black people' - ANC Western Cape

46 minutes ago

The Western Cape ANC has described an incident in which a woman was transported in a cage on the back of a bakkie in Cradock as offensive.

We are used to sitting at the back - woman in cage

2017-01-19 17:09

A woman seen in a photo sitting in a cage on the back of a bakkie in the Eastern Cape says she was not forced into the cage but sat in it because "we are used to sitting at the back".

Fees Must Fall protester to spend another month in jail

2017-01-19 18:23

Bonginkosi Khanyile, possibly the only Fees Must Fall student still behind bars since protests ended last year, will spend another month in jail.


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Pastor guilty of rapes 'did not leave a good impression'

2017-01-19 17:09

A retired pastor who was found guilty of raping an 8-year-old girl 46 years ago did not leave a good impression, says the Cape Town magistrate who convicted him.

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My husband would not have killed himself - cop's wife

2017-01-19 17:09

Anne Greeff says her police officer husband would not have shot himself after dropping off a colleague, because he was cheerful on the day he died and looking forward to his daughter’s matric farewell.

WATCH - IPID conducts raid on acting top police chief's home

2017-01-19 16:46

Police watchdog IPID has conducted a search and seizure raid on the private residence of Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane.

Retired pastor found guilty of raping girl in 1970

2017-01-19 15:48

A retired Pinkster pastor has been found guilty of raping an 8-year-old girl congregant 46 years ago in a judgment handed down by the Parow Regional Court.

Limpopo parents storm MEC's office over lack of space at schools

2017-01-19 14:34

Angry parents have stormed the offices of the Limpopo department of education for failing to place their children in schools, saying they have been sent from pillar to post.

Finally! SA children could learn how to drive at school again

2017-01-19 10:48

South African children will be able to learn to drive through a new road safety school project, according to the Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters. Is this a good idea?

KZN municipality Speaker was at Sandton shooting scene

2017-01-19 12:38

The speaker of KwaZulu-Natal’s uMzumbe municipality was at the scene where a man claiming to be her driver and bodyguard allegedly shot two men, killing one and injuring the other.

Biker makes mincemeat of racist on Facebook

2017-01-19 12:31

Racism in South Africa is unlikely to end anytime soon, biker Carola Trummer has posted on Facebook, in response to a comment about photos of herself with a black man.

ANC comrades must lead by example - SACP

2017-01-19 11:48

The ANC must lead by example when calling for help in strengthening and deepening unity in the tripartite alliance, the SACP has said.

Support outside court for EFF student

2017-01-19 10:31

A small group of supporters has gathered outside the Durban Magistrate's Court for the pre-trial conference of Fees Must Fall student Bonginkosi Khanyile.

Jews urged not to meet Tafelberg activists

2017-01-19 07:57

An email sent to Jews in Cape Town urges them not to participate in a public meeting to discuss the future of the controversial Tafelberg property in Sea Point.

Mandela family member in dock over child support

2017-01-19 05:38

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

2017-01-18 23:33

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.

Results of students implicated in matric leak released

2017-01-18 22:12

The Department of Basic Education says the results of students implicated in the 2016 matric exam leak have been collected by the school.

KZN ex-premier's Zuma comments show he's ready to back Ramaphosa - analyst

2017-01-18 21:08

Former KwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu's statements about his loss of confidence in President Jacob Zuma are a signal that he is ready to back Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, says an analyst.

Leak of Absa report politically motivated - Cope

2017-01-18 21:08

The leaking of the report into Bankorp’s (now Absa) apartheid-era loan is intended to divert attention from former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report, Cope has said.

Trial of man accused of killing pregnant mom in front of kids postponed

2017-01-18 20:09

A man who allegedly killed a pregnant mother in front of her young children has appeared in the High Court sitting in Palm Ridge.

Parents battle to keep Cape Town's Uitsig High School open - Ehrenreich

2017-01-18 20:09

The families of the remaining 200 pupils at Cape Town's Uitsig High School are determined to get the school up and running again, says Cosatu's Tony Ehrenreich.

Authorities warn against sharing, viewing Facebook sex tape involving Cape minors

2017-01-18 19:09

The sharing and viewing of a sex tape recorded by a teenager could lead to charges of production and distribution of child pornography, says the Western Cape Department of Social Development.

Muthambi failed to ease fears over Hlaudi appointment - leaked document

2017-01-18 17:03

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi failed to allay suspicions over the 2014 appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as the SABC’s permanent chief operating officer, according to a leaked parliamentary document.

Joburg Theatre probe reveals 8 illegal workers - Mashaba

2017-01-18 17:03

Six Joburg Theatre employees had fraudulent asylum permits, while the permits of another two are expired, Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says.

Prison boss makes appeal to reduce overcrowding in jails

2017-01-18 16:42

Correctional Services National Commissioner Zach Modise has appealed to government security agencies to reduce overcrowding in the country’s correctional facilities.

Possible Ponzi scheme link in horror Kraaifontein shooting

2017-01-18 16:26

A Kraaifontein mother may have killed her eldest son and herself after losing all her money in an investment scheme that the Hawks are investigating.

Trial of Tokai forest murder accused sent to High Court

2017-01-18 15:09

Howard Oliver, one of the four men arrested for the murder, rape, and robbery of teenager Franziska Blöchliger, will soon go on trial in the Western Cape High Court.

Police arrest several for Limpopo public violence

2017-01-18 13:51

Several people have been arrested for allegedly torching schools and other buildings during protests in Tshitale and Mphephu.

ANC's Mantashe, Duarte slate rating agencies over political bias

2017-01-18 12:28

The ANC has accused rating agencies of not being fair, and says they are politically slanted and funded by groups that push a particular ideological outlook.

WATCH: Robbers thwarted by pepper spray alarm, again

2017-01-18 13:45

A pepper spray alarm has thwarted a group of robbers who broke into a Botha's Hill shop, outside Durban.

Vredehoek pupils roll up sleeves to clean up school after fires

2017-01-18 12:30

While the City of Cape Town investigates the cause of a fire in Vredehoek, pupils at the United Herzlia school have started cleaning away the ash and soot.

UCT student activist's trial delayed as State asks for more time

2017-01-18 12:30

UCT student and Fees Must Fall activist Masixole Mlandu will have to wait another month for clarification on his intimidation case in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court, after the State was given more time to complete its investigation.

Court case against alleged 'Ponzi pastor' postponed

2017-01-18 12:12

Parow 'Ponzi pastor' Colin Davids has made a quick, low-key appearance in the Bellville Magistrate's Court on a fraud charge.

'We are paralysed with worry' – family of Shiraaz Mohamed

2017-01-18 11:10

The family of a South African photojournalist, Shiraaz Mohamed, who was kidnapped in Syria last week, say they are paralysed with worry.

Swimmer goes extra Mile to make sick children smile

2017-01-18 10:54

A Pietermaritzburg man will once again brave the cold waters at one of South Africa’s most prestigious aquatic events, the annual aQuellé Midmar Mile in February, in aid of charity.

Limpopo protests called off after government promises tar road

2017-01-18 11:08

Residents of Tshitale in Limpopo have called off their protest to demand a tar road after government agreed to start constructing it in April.

Journalism committee calls for release of SA photographer in Syria

2017-01-18 09:49

The Committee to Protect Journalists has called for the immediate release of South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed, who was kidnapped in Syria.

No proof of politics behind Cape fires - provincial disaster head

2017-01-19 16:09

There is no proof that any political party was involved in starting fires in the Western Cape, the province’s disaster management head has said.

AS IT HAPPENED: IPID inside estate to raid acting top cop's home

2017-01-19 15:17

Police watchdog IPID has conducted a raid on acting national police commissioner General Khomotso Phahlane's home in the exclusive Sable Hills Waterfront Estate, north of Pretoria.

Former analyst adamant he deserved Parliament position

2017-01-19 14:34

A former parliamentary employee claims he was unfairly overlooked for a promotion and is adamant he was the highest-scoring internal candidate and should have been given the job.

IPID inside estate to raid acting top cop's home

Police watchdog IPID is inside the exclusive estate where they are set to raid acting national police commissioner General Khomotso Phahlane's home. News24 is on the scene.

Bakkie driver was 'giving woman in cage a lift'

2017-01-19 13:42

A picture of a woman sitting in a cage on the back of a bakkie has sparked outrage on social media, but the driver says he was just giving her a lift.

Tensions at SABC inquiry over Motsoeneng appearing

2017-01-19 12:42

Former SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng will not appear before Parliament's inquiry into the broadcaster’s board to respond to allegations against him.

Stilbaai blaze destroys 3 farmhouses

2017-01-19 12:31

Wildfires have damaged three buildings in Stilbaai since flaring up, while several homes have been evacuated, according to Working on Fire.

Keep Lim345 officials away, Vuwani resident warn

2017-01-19 11:48

A group of Vuwani residents opposed to the area’s incorporation into a new municipality do not want to see its officials in their area, they have warned.

US tourists hijacked, tied up and robbed in PE

2017-01-19 10:41

Two American tourists have been hijacked and robbed in Port Elizabeth after stopping to admire the scenery.

Meet Mthatha beekeeper Thoko Njemla

2017-01-19 09:01

Thoko Njemla, 51, who took up beekeeping 15 years ago after struggling to find work, now has five people from her village working for her and harvests tons of honey every year.

Trash busters use money to study

2017-01-19 06:02

Six youths from Khayelitsha are cashing in on trash, by cleaning bins after the garbage truck has long gone.

SABC inquiry MPs to begin drafting report

2017-01-19 07:11

The ad hoc committee looking into the fitness of the SABC board is set to begin deliberations on its draft parliamentary report.

Former analyst's CCMA case against Parliament continues

2017-01-19 05:38

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration is expected to continue a case between former analyst Dr Sean Muller and Parliament regarding a deputy director of economics post.

'F**k White People' artwork vandalised at Cape museum

2017-01-18 23:33

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".

Call for Scott-Crossley to be denied bail

2017-01-18 21:08

The South African National Civic Organisation has called for Mark Scott-Crossley, who allegedly ran over a Limpopo man in an apparent racist attack, to be denied bail.

Man mauled by lion died from unrelated complications - dept

2017-01-18 21:08

A man who died days after being mauled by a lion did not succumb to his wounds, says the Mpumalanga health department.

3 children burn to death in shack fire tragedy

2017-01-18 20:09

Three children have been burnt to death in a shack fire in Soweto, police say.

16 KZN school kids stung by bees, 2 critical

2017-01-18 20:09

Sixteen children have been stung by bees at a school in Umkomaas on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, say local paramedics.

Police arrest 9th man accused of raping girl, 13

2017-01-18 19:09

A ninth man has been arrested for participating in the gang rape of a 13-year-old girl in Nyanga.

Zuma signs Higher Education Amendment Act

2017-01-18 18:13

President Jacob Zuma has signed the Higher Education Amendment Act, which gives Minister Blade Nzimande greater powers to intervene in university matters.

7 900 pupils still need to be placed in Western Cape schools - MEC

2017-01-18 18:00

Places for 7 900 pupils still need to be found in Western Cape schools, Education MEC Debbie Schäfer says.

Girl, 6, drowned trying to get water from hole - DA

2017-01-18 17:03

The DA has blamed the death of a 6-year-old Free State girl, who drowned in an uncovered hole which was filled with water, on the non-delivery of basic services.

Tokai Forest rape, murder charges dropped against 3 men

2017-01-18 16:46

Only one of four men initially arrested will now face charges of raping and killing teenager Franziska Blöchliger.

Counselling for witnesses of firecracker suicide

2017-01-18 16:42

A Pretoria widow who applied for a protection order against a man who was harassing her, has been left traumatised when she saw him kill himself by putting a firecracker in his mouth and light it.

Nelspruit police recover crucial heart medicine

2017-01-18 16:01

Three Mozambican nationals employed by the Maputo Heart Institute have appeared in a Nelspruit court for alleged possession of suspected stolen prescription medicines.

Joburg official arrested for massive devaluation fraud

2017-01-18 15:09

A former city property valuer has been arrested for allegedly devaluing properties in the city, Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has said.

Swiss tourist hijacked while husband was in hospital

2017-01-18 15:09

An elderly Swiss couple’s holiday in South Africa turned into a nightmare after the husband fell ill a few days after their arrival and his wife was hijacked on her way to see him in hospital.

Double murderer escapes from prison near Paarl

2017-01-18 13:51

A convicted double murderer has escaped from the Groot Drakenstein Prison, between Paarl and Franschhoek, Western Cape police say.

Ex-premier Senzo Mchunu a bitter attention seeker – KZN ANC

2017-01-18 13:45

Former KwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu is just "desperate for attention", the ANC in the province has said after Mchunu criticised President Jacob Zuma and the current leadership.

SABC inquiry chair 'dismayed' by document leak

2017-01-18 13:45

The chairperson of the parliamentary ad hoc committee looking into the SABC board is "dismayed" that a working document from the inquiry has been leaked.

Severe fire warning issued for Western Cape as blazes continue

2017-01-18 12:56

The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre has issued a severe fire warning, saying that extremely hot and dry windy conditions are expected across the province.

Alleged Gupta, SABC deals should be canned, if true - leaked document

2017-01-18 12:30

Alleged improper deals between the SABC and the Gupta-owned TNA Media should be probed and, if there has been wrongdoing, be terminated, according to a leaked document.

SABC, Multichoice deal must be probed - leaked Parliamentary inquiry document

2017-01-18 12:12

The deal between the SABC and pay-TV channel company MultiChoice is suspicious according to the leaked working document from the Parliamentary inquiry into the SABC board’s fitness to hold office.

Franziska murder accused denied bail

2017-01-18 11:55

One of the four men arrested for the murder, rape and robbery of teenager Franziska Blöchliger has denied bail in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court in Cape Town.

Firefighters up against hot, dry weather as Paarl blazes continue

2017-01-18 11:08

Firefighters are contending with hot, dry and windy conditions in Paarl, where blazes are burning along mountain slopes, officials say.

UJ registrations steaming ahead smoothly

2017-01-18 11:08

Registrations by new and returning University of Johannesburg students for the 2017 academic year are going smoothly.

PICS: 24 children injured as taxi smashes into house

2017-01-18 11:08

Twenty-four children have been injured after the minibus taxi they were travelling in crashed into a house in Cato Manor, Durban, paramedics say.

Dramatic shootout, car chase in Umhlanga

2017-01-18 08:53

Five suspected business robbers have been arrested in Umhlanga following a shootout and car chase during a crime prevention operation.

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