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Social media fuming over racist sports transformation post

2016-05-02 20:25

Matthew Theunissen's name is now trending on social media platform Twitter following a racist comment he made about Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula.

7 Wits students killed in Limpopo crash

2016-05-02 19:24

Seven students from the University of Witwatersrand were killed and six others were injured when the minibus taxi they were travelling in collided with a trailer along the N1 south near Mokopane.

Nyanda dismisses Malema's army claims

2016-05-02 16:04

Former SANDF chief Siphiwe Nyanda has denied claims that he held any sway over the army which had allegedly turned its loyalties to the EFF.

Cronin's comments on Zuma charges 'misrepresented' - SACP

2016-05-02 13:30

The SA Communist Party's first deputy secretary general Jeremy Cronin's comment that the arms deal corruption charges be reinstated against President Jacob Zuma were "misrepresented", the party says.

Hawks probe Mitchells Plain mall heist

2016-05-02 12:15

The Hawks are investigating an armed robbery in which a gang hit the Liberty Promenade shopping centre in Mitchells Plain, the unit confirmed on Monday

KZN robbery gang nabbed with cop's gun

2016-05-02 08:29

A gang police believe to be behind a spate of house and business robberies in Inanda will appear in the Ntuzuma Magistrate’s Court after being nabbed at the weekend.

 
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Sanco slams Western Cape cop ‘smear campaign'

2016-05-02 12:17

Criminal allegations against top Western Cape police official Jeremy Vearey are a "smear campaign", the SA National Civic Organisation has claimed.

31 injured as taxi collides with 2 bakkies

2016-05-01 21:19

A total of 31 people have sustained minor to serious injuries after a taxi and two bakkies collided in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, paramedics say.

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Fight exploitation by standing together, EFF tells workers

2016-05-01 20:00

The only way workers could bring their exploitation to an end was if they stood together, the EFF said on Workers' Day.

Zuma slams opportunists, 'desperate elements' promoting anarchy and chaos

2016-05-01 19:00

In what could be seen as response to EFF leader Julius Malema’s threats to take up arms against the ANC-led government, President Jacob Zuma has criticised "political opportunists" who would wreak havoc on the country.

Murder most foul?

2016-05-01 18:08

A film documenting the life of slain struggle activist Ashley Kriel is up for release as his cold case is being reopened by the Hawks.

Beware the anarchists – Zuma warns

2016-05-01 17:00

Political opportunists who promote anarchy and thuggery must be shunned, President Jacob Zuma has said at a Workers' Day rally in Mamelodi.

New union federation not for the lazy – Vavi

2016-05-01 16:30

A proposed new labour federation to rival Cosatu would not be for the lazy, the union’s former general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has warned.

DA questions Nelson Mandela Bay safety appointment

2016-05-01 15:30

The Democratic Alliance has demanded the Nelson Mandela Bay council releases within seven days the CVs of those who applied for the position of head of the metro's safety and security.

Dlamini-Zuma legitimised the Guptas – Malema

2016-05-01 14:00

AU Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's dealings with the Gupta family are worse than those of her ex-husband, EFF leader Julius Malema has claimed.

No future without ANC - Sanco

2016-05-01 13:27

South Africa has no future without the ANC, the SA National Civic Organisation has said.

Slow start to May Day rally ahead of Zuma's address

2016-05-01 11:52

People were trickling into Moretele Park for a Workers' Day rally on Sunday, where President Jacob Zuma, SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande, and Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini were expected to speak.

OR Tambo customs, airline staff held after coke passes through

2016-05-01 09:06

Two customs officials, an airline employee and a foreign national are set to appear in court next week over cocaine that passed through OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

Zuma in Tshwane for Workers' Day

2016-05-01 07:26

President Jacob Zuma is expected to attend a Cosatu Workers' Day rally at Moretele Park in Mamelodi, Tshwane.

More than R20k raised for ObzCafe waitress

2016-04-30 22:35

More than R20 000 has been raised within a 24 hour period for a waitress that was allegedly reduced to tears by a #RhodesMustFall activist this week.

'He is so funny and when he talks I listen' - 12-year-old EFF supporter on Malema

2016-04-30 19:00

EFF supporters, including some as young as 12, made their way to Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Saturday, where Julius Malema launched the party's election manifesto.

Municipalities should be people-centred - Malema

2016-04-30 15:02

Municipalities should be people-centred and free of corruption in order to properly serve the people, EFF leader Julius Malema has told thousands of supporters at Orlando Stadium.

'This is not a Malema manifesto' - Malema

2016-04-30 15:07

"This is not a Malema manifesto, but a people's one," EFF leader Julius Malema has told thousands of supporters attending the party's manifesto launch at Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

Roaring crowd welcomes Malema

2016-04-30 13:13

Thousands of EFF members have given Julius Malema a rousing welcome as he arrived at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto for the launch of his party's election manifesto.

Gauteng legislature sends condolences after horror Randfontein crash

2016-04-30 11:48

The Gauteng legislature has sent out condolences to the families of the 14 people who died in a horrific crash involving a minibus taxi in Randfontein

Zuma: After 13 years, Downer is vindicated

2016-04-30 09:58

More than a decade after he first drafted charges against President Jacob Zuma, Billy Downer is vindicated, says Adriaan Basson.

EFF, IFP welcome high court decision on Zuma

2016-04-29 21:15

The EFF and IFP have welcomed the ruling by the High Court in Pretoria to review and set aside the decision to discontinue the prosecution against President Jacob Zuma.

SALT leaves scientists starry-eyed

2016-04-29 20:15

Astrophysicists attached to the Southern African Large Telescope are observing supernovas "almost weekly", Naledi Pandor, Science and Technology Minister, was told during a tour of the facility on Friday.

MEC warns illegal immigrants that they will 'sh*t themselves'

2016-04-29 20:15

An Mpumalanga MEC has angrily threatened to deport illegal immigrants who participated in a mass protest this week, saying "bazonya", the SiSwati word meaning "they will shit themselves".

PICS: The snow is here!

2016-04-30 09:32

Snow and frost have been seen as far as KwaZulu-Natal, and on the high peaks in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape.

Killer crash in Randfontein to be investigated

2016-04-29 19:19

The Road Traffic Management Corporation will investigate the crash that killed 14 people on the R41 in Randfontein, the Department of Transport has said.

Radebe shocked, heartbroken by Khayelitsha living conditions

2016-04-29 17:26

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Minister Jeff Radebe has expressed shock and heartache at the living conditions in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

Body parts lie scattered after West Rand crash leaves 14 dead

2016-04-29 17:25

A collision between a taxi and a truck in Randfontein that left at least 14 people dead is one of the worst in more than 10 years, the Mogale City Traffic Department says.

Bail denied for Kuils River mom's murder accused

2016-04-29 16:45

One of the men accused of murdering Cape Town mother Zarah-Jane Hector has denied bail when he appeared in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court.

Rhodes Must Fall leader tells waiter: 'We will give tip when you return land'

2016-04-29 15:40

Ntokozo Qwabe, one of the leaders of the Rhodes Must Fall movement at Oxford University, has bragged on Facebook about the way he and his comrades treated a white waiter.

The many reasons given for Zuma's cancelled prayer meeting

2016-04-29 14:18

National Prayer Day and the launch of Africa Month, where President Jacob Zuma was due to speak, was postponed because the ANC failed to mobilise enough people to fill up Kings Park Stadium, sources claim.

Dad gets 52 years in jail for 'slaughtering children like sheep'

2016-04-29 15:00

A father found guilty of killing his four sons by slitting their throats does not deserve the mercy of the court, Limpopo Judge Joseph Raulinga has said as he sentenced Lesiba Kekana to 52 years in prison.

13 killed after taxi and truck collides

2016-04-29 12:58

Thirteen people have died and two have been critically injured after a taxi and truck collided on the R41 in Randfontein, west of Johannesburg, paramedics say.

East Rand man shoots, kills 2 alleged home invaders

2016-04-29 11:19

An East Rand man has shot dead two men who allegedly tried to rob him in his Norkem Park home, Gauteng police say.

Zuma should face criminal charges, court says

2016-04-29 12:28

The High Court in Pretoria on Friday ruled that President Jacob Zuma should face the criminal charges the National Prosecuting Authority dropped.

National prayer day postponed "due to unforeseen circumstances"

2016-04-29 09:29

President Jacob Zuma was on Friday expected to address a National Prayer Day and launch Africa month in Durban but due to unforeseen circumstances, the event has been postponed, the Presidency says.

New director of safety and security for Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

2016-04-28 22:32

The ANC in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has welcomed the decision of the municipal council to appoint Linda Mti as the executive director of safety and security.

Cape Town women running CPFs in tough areas

2016-04-29 08:11

A group of women have become amateur sleuths and guardians against crime in their regular patrols as the Community Policing Forum of Nyanga, often described as the 'murder capital' of Cape Town.

Anti-rape movements call out varsity management

2016-04-28 22:06

The leader of the Unashamed anti-rape movement has called out management at Stellenbosch University, saying more needed to be done to curb rape culture on campus.

Mandela Foundation lauds National Order for Madikizela-Mandela

2016-04-28 20:50

The Nelson Mandela Foundation says Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dedicated her life to the liberation struggle and had "suffered greatly for it", praising the ANC stalwart after President Jacob Zuma awarded her with a National Order.

Beheader has very strong psychopathic traits - psychiatrist

2016-04-28 20:06

Aljar Swartz - who beheaded a 15-year-old teen - has very strong psychopathic traits and has shown he is capable of coldly calculating a terrible killing, a psychiatrist has told the Western Cape High Court.

Plato denies leaking affidavits on top cop to media

2016-04-28 19:19

Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato says he was merely doing his constitutional duty by handing over affidavits containing allegations that the province's deputy commissioner for detectives, Major General Jeremy Vearey, has criminal ties.

EFF pats itself on the back after painting Soweto red

2016-05-01 21:19

The EFF has patted itself on the back for launching a successful 2016 local government elections. Spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi praised the party and thanked its members and supporters following the launch which took place at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

Don't stray from the path - Duarte

2016-05-01 18:30

The ANC and its alliance partners need to unite and not stray from the path of achieving the national democratic revolution, the party's deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte says.

Durban man arrested for kidnapping 11-year-old son

2016-05-01 17:30

A Durban man has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping his 11-year-old son and holding him hostage for eight days, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Guptas ‘backed’ Oros’ R140k monthly bond

2016-05-01 17:29

Evidence suggests that ANC Youth League president Collen Maine received a generous helping hand from the Gupta family to afford his swanky golf estate home.

Leave Cosatu, join us – Numsa's call to workers

2016-05-01 16:00

Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim has encouraged members of Cosatu to “quickly get out” and join their new rival labour federation.

Tripartite alliance needs unity - Nzimande

2016-05-01 15:30

The tripartite alliance needed to unite and close ranks against the “enemy”, SA Communist Party general secretary, Blade Nzimande, says.

'Legal risk', not politics behind decision not to run Oakbay ads – Independent Media

2016-05-01 14:30

Independent Media has said it decided not to run Oakbay advertisements in its publications based “on the legal risk associated with them”.

Burst tyre causes deadly Cape Town car crash

2016-05-01 12:30

Two people have been killed and three others have been injured when a car lost control in Kraaifontein, Cape Town, Western Cape paramedics say.

Two alleged car thieves killed in shoot-out with police

2016-05-01 11:10

Two people suspected of involvement in housebreakings and car theft were killed in a shoot-out in Pietermaritzburg, the Hawks have said.

Vavi to speak at Mehlareng Stadium on Workers' Day

2016-05-01 08:08

Former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is expected to speak at the Mehlareng Stadium in Tembisa.

Malema rouses capacity crowd at EFF manifesto launch

2016-04-30 17:12

The EFF has put on a red-hot show at their local election manifesto launch in front of a roaring capacity crowd at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

Two children killed after taxi rolls

2016-04-30 22:42

Two children, both under the age of 12 have been killed when a taxi driver allegedly lost control of his vehicle on the N12 just outside Potchefstroom, causing it to roll several times, paramedics say.

Only 2 parties that count in SA - Malema

2016-04-30 16:00

EFF leader Julius Malema says there are only two parties that should contest the elections in South Africa - the ANC and EFF.

No more bicycle lanes until people have houses - Malema

2016-04-30 15:30

"The EFF government will not build bicycle lanes as long as people still live in shacks," Malema has told thousands of supporters at Orlando Stadium during the launch of the party's election manifesto.

Parliament no longer a place to sleep - Malema

2016-04-30 15:00

EFF leader Julius Malema has compared his party's presence in Parliament to that of an alarm clock, while speaking the launch of the party's election manifesto at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

Slow start for EFF mobile app

2016-04-30 16:35

The EFF has launched a new mobile app, but only a very few people have downloaded it so far.

Malema must apologise for divisive comments - DA

2016-04-30 10:45

The DA has called on EFF leader Julius Malema to apologise during his manifesto launch in Soweto for various controversial statements made in the past.

Former NPA head Mpshe 'respects' Zuma ruling

2016-04-29 21:15

Former National Prosecuting Authority head Mokotedi Mpshe has said he respects the High Court in Pretoria's ruling that his decision not to prosecute President Jacob Zuma be reviewed and set aside.

NPA can decide not to prosecute Zuma again, says expert

2016-04-29 20:52

The National Prosecuting Authority must decide whether it wants the prosecution against President Jacob Zuma to continue or not, former Wits law professor James Grant says.

Hospersa calls for greater safety for health workers

2016-04-29 20:15

The Health and Other Service Personnel Trade Union of South Africa has called for greater safety provisions for health workers, after a nurse was attacked and killed last week.

Spy Tapes: Contradictions in Mpshe's reasoning

2016-04-29 19:19

The High Court in Pretoria has highlighted three contradictory versions it picked up in former acting national director of public prosecutions Mokotedi Mpshe's decision not to prosecute President Jacob Zuma in 2009.

Woman's chopped up body found in shallow grave

2016-04-29 19:19

The chopped up body of a woman has been found in a shallow grave at Soul City in Galeswewe, Northern Cape police say.

Two men arrested for bogus tender offer

2016-04-29 18:20

Two men are expected to appear in the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court on charges of fraud and racketeering after offering another man a fake tender of R158m, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Spy Tapes: What did the court find?

2016-04-29 17:26

The High Court in Pretoria ruled on Friday that the decision to discontinue the prosecution against President Jacob Zuma should be reviewed and set aside. Here are the court's main findings.

NPA studying Spy Tapes judgment

2016-04-29 16:45

The National Prosecuting Authority is studying the judgment in the so-called Spy Tapes matter and will decide on a way forward.

Only 14% of South Africans read books - Motshekga

2016-04-29 15:46

The fact that only 14% of South Africans read books and only 5% of parents read to their children, is a sign of a major crisis in education, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

Spy tapes judgment doesn't mean Zuma is guilty - ANC

2016-04-29 14:00

The High Court in Pretoria's ruling that the decision to drop corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma was irrational does not mean that he is guilty, the ANC says.

Zuma will consider spy tapes judgment

2016-04-29 14:00

President Jacob Zuma has noted the High Court in Pretoria's order that the decision to discontinue the prosecution against him should be reviewed and set aside, the presidency has said.

Decision to drop Zuma corruption charges 'irrational', set aside - As it happened

2016-04-29 09:42

The High Court in Pretoria has said the decision taken by former NPA head Mokotedi Mpshe to drop corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma in 2009 was irrational.

Man dragged by barbed wire for 50m behind truck

2016-04-29 11:52

A man has been seriously injured after he was dragged behind a truck transporting barbed wire in Pietermaritzburg, paramedics say.

Ex Gupta guards tell of VIP visits and bulging bags of bucks

2016-04-29 09:31

Bags “bulging” with cash and visits several times a week to “Number One” are just some of the allegations made by former bodyguards for the notorious Gupta family, a report has stated.

Long-awaited spy tapes judgment expected

2016-04-29 06:22

Every decision to prosecute, or not, must be made without fear or favour, and even 'number one' is not above the law, the DA says ahead of a Pretoria High Court decision on whether its bid to have corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma reviewed is successful.

Woman killed en route to Africa Bike Week in 'freak accident'

2016-04-29 09:03

The partner of a woman killed in a motorcycling crash near Durban has labelled the incident a “freak accident”.

Two killed in Kempton Park shooting

2016-04-28 22:18

Two men, both in their 20s, have been killed night after a shooting at a residence on De Villiers Street in Kempton Park, paramedics say.

Parliament invites submissions on changes to Constitution

2016-04-28 20:50

Members of the public can have their say on which parts of the Constitution they believe should be reviewed after Parliament's joint constitutional review committee extended an invitation for submissions.

Plato, CPF do anti-crime blitz in Philippi

2016-04-28 20:06

Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato has warned people that hurting or killing a police officer is a crime against the state, during an anti-crime walkabout in Philippi.

Cape Town city council backs DA, calls for Zuma's resignation

2016-04-28 19:19

The majority of the City of Cape Town's city council has voted in favour of a motion calling for President Jacob Zuma to resign, but ANC councillors abstained from the vote.

Man in court for allegedly killing girlfriend on Free State farm

2016-04-28 18:18

The case against a man who allegedly killed his girlfriend on a farm near Smithfield has been postponed in the local magistrate’s court, Free State police say.

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