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Alberton crash driver in court

2014-10-22 05:39

The driver of a truck that allegedly caused a multi-vehicle pile-up and killed four people on the N12 East near Alberton is expected to apply for bail in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court.

Guardian, Zuma did not talk

2014-10-21 23:11

President Jacob Zuma has not had an interview with British newspaper The Guardian on the Oscar Pistorius trial or any other matter this week.

Post Office workers attacked in Krugersdorp

2014-10-21 22:49

Three Post Office workers have been injured in Krugersdorp when they were attacked while working at the mail centre.

Mthembu recuperating in hosiptal - ANC

2014-10-21 22:49

ANC MP Jackson Mthembu is recuperating and is still in a Witbank hospital's intensive care unit.

State to present ballistic demo in Dewani trial

2014-10-21 20:37

The State has called a ballistic expert to give evidence at the Shrien Dewani murder trial, requesting extra time to set up a demonstration at the Western Cape High Court.

SADC cops to discuss mall robberies

2014-10-21 20:38

Tracing cellphones stolen during a spate of mall robberies across SA will be discussed at talks between SADC police chiefs, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega says.


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Boys crushed by concrete pipes

2014-10-22 05:00

Two children have been killed when concrete pipes rolled over them at a construction site in Braamfischerville, Soweto.

Dewani was neat after hijacking - cop

2014-10-21 19:50

British businessman Shrien Dewani looked neat moments after being kicked out of a hijacked taxi he and his wife Anni were travelling in, a policeman has told the Western Cape High Court.

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ANC councillor gunned down

2014-10-21 19:50

An ANC ward councillor and SA National Civics Organisation member has been killed in Philippi, Cape Town.

Father appears for setting daughter alight

2014-10-21 19:34

A man accused killing of his 1-year-old child by setting her alight has appeared in the Mhala Magistrate's Court in Mpumalanga.

Farmers: Prioritise food during land redistribution

2014-10-21 18:54

Government must ensure that national priorities including food security and economic stability are not jeopardised when land redistribution is rolled out, the Agri-Sector Unity Forum says.

Oscar processed, placed in cell

2014-10-21 18:22

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been processed and placed in his cell in the hospital wing of the Kgosi Mampuru II prison, the facility's area commissioner Zebilon Monama says.

Decision on sentencing is mine alone - Masipa

2014-10-21 17:43

Oscar Pistorius's fate was always going to lie in the hands of one person - Judge Thokozile Masipa.

As it happened: Police officer grilled by Dewani defence

2014-10-21 15:50

Get live updates from the Western Cape High Court where murder accused Shrien Dewani is on trial for plotting the killing of his wife, Anni, in 2010.

Nxasana denies receiving R5m golden handshake

2014-10-21 16:32

Embattled national director of public prosecutions Mxolisi Nxasana has told MPs there is no truth to media reports that he had been offered a R5m golden handshake by President Jacob Zuma.

Anni's cousin left info out - lawyer

2014-10-21 14:38

Anni Dewani's cousin did not tell the British police all the details of a phone conversation she had about a fatal hijacking in Cape Town in 2010, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Prison-breakers still on the run

2014-10-21 14:38

Gauteng police are still searching for a group of prisoners who escaped while they were being transported from the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate's Court.

Oscar's sentence carefully chosen - law expert

2014-10-21 14:38

The five years imposed on Oscar Pistorius is significant, because a longer sentence would not have given him a chance of house arrest, a law expert says.

Pistorius may only spend 10 months in prison

2014-10-21 13:23

In terms of the Criminal Procedure Act, Oscar Pistorius may end up spending only 10 months of his five-year sentence in prison, a justice department spokesperson says.

Media frenzy as Oscar whisked off to prison in Nyala

2014-10-21 12:58

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been driven away from the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria accompanied by wailing police sirens, to begin serving his five-year jail term.

ANCWL 'saddened' by Pistorius sentence

2014-10-21 11:44

The five-year jail sentence handed down to paralympian Oscar Pistorius signals a sad day for women in South Africa, the ANCWL says.

Steenkamp family welcomes Pistorius jail sentence

2014-10-21 11:27

The family of slain model Reeva Steenkamp has welcomed the sentencing of her killer Oscar Pistorius to up to five years in jail.

3 questioned over Jackson Mthembu shooting

2014-10-21 09:35

Three people have been arrested in Tzaneen and are being questioned over the shooting of ANC MP Jackson Mthembu, Mpumalanga police say.

Glass, stones found in pupils' food - report

2014-10-21 08:33

The Limpopo department of education has launched an investigation after pieces of glass and stones were found in beans meant for the national schools nutrition programme, according to a report.

Cross-examination of Anni cousin continues

2014-10-21 06:02

British businessman Shrien Dewani's trial, for the murder of his wife Anni, continues in the Western Cape High Court.

Oscar's date with destiny

2014-10-20 21:02

After a seven-month trial, Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria for the death of his model and law-graduate girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Ramaphosa concludes visit to Lesotho

2014-10-21 05:00

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has concluded his Southern African Development Community facilitation visit to Lesotho, his office says.

More needs to be done to reduce crime - MEC

2014-10-20 22:04

The shooting of ANC MP Jackson Mthembu in Witbank has shown that a lot of work is still needed to reduce crime, Mpumalanga Community Safety MEC Vusi Shongwe says.

Hotel group's former accountant appears for fraud

2014-10-20 21:01

An accountant who admitted guilt "to a certain degree" on multiple fraud charges involving the Raya Hotel Group has appeared in court in Cape Town.

Anni killed because she screamed - cousin

2014-10-20 19:30

Shrien Dewani believed his wife Anni was killed in a 2010 hijacking in Cape Town because she screamed, her first cousin has told the Western Cape High Court.

Magistrate calls accused a dog

2014-10-20 19:30

An Mpumalanga magistrate has called a man a dog for attacking his cousin with a slasher when she denied him sex.

Man killed in Pretoria by WWII explosive

2014-10-20 19:31

The police bomb disposal unit has removed 15 World War II explosive devices from a scrapyard in Pretoria West after one killed a man after it exploded.

It's been a taxing 20 months - Oscar's brother

2014-10-20 18:29

Oscar Pistorius's brother and sister have given a string of television interviews ahead of the sentencing of the Paralympian for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Opposition condemns Mthembu shooting

2014-10-20 18:50

Opposition parties have condemned the shooting of ANC MP Jackson Mthembu during an armed robbery in Mpumalanga at the weekend.

All systems working during EFF Parly disruption

2014-10-20 17:31

All information and communication technology systems were in working order on the day EFF MPs disrupted National Assembly proceedings, Parliament's powers and privileges committee has heard.

Aimee Pistorius: Reeva was easy to love

2014-10-20 15:53

Reeva Steenkamp was a very special person who “was easy to love”, Oscar Pistorius’s sister has said in an interview.

Court grants order for syndicate's R6m assets

2014-10-20 16:37

An order for the confiscation of R6.2m worth of assets held by members of an unwrought gold syndicate has been granted, the National Prosecuting Authority says.

Mngeni's biggest crime was being poor - NFPYM

2014-10-20 15:28

The National Freedom Party Youth Movement has conveyed its condolences to the family of Xolile Mngeni, one of the men involved in Anni Dewani's murder.

Ill Dewani didn’t want Anni at hospital - cousin

2014-10-20 14:46

Murder-accused Shrien Dewani fell ill a few days before his wedding in India and did not want his wife Anni to come and visit him in hospital, her cousin says.

Arms deal critic slams inquiry, wants out

2014-10-20 14:10

Arms deal critic Hennie Van Vuuren has told the Seriti Commission of Inquiry that he does not want to testify and refused to take an oath.

Complaints against SABC not upheld

2014-10-20 14:10

The SABC was not biased in its news reports on the Israel-Gaza conflict, the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA) says.

ANC: Mthembu shooting not politically motivated

2014-10-20 13:36

The ANC has cautioned those who claimed that the shooting of party MP Jackson Mthembu was politically motivated.

'Huge destruction' in Pretoria blast

2014-10-20 11:43

A man has been killed in Pretoria when a mortar, believed to date back to World War II, exploded when he was dismantling it at a scrap yard.

Derby-Lewis lawyers to push for parole

2014-10-20 10:55

Lawyers for Clive Derby-Lewis will this week file papers in the North Gauteng High Court in an attempt to push Justice Minister Michael Masutha to decide on his medical parole application.

Reporter: Dewani emotional during interview

2014-10-20 12:59

Murder-accused Shrien Dewani was highly emotional during an interview he gave shortly after his wife's murder in 2010, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Correctional services denies preparing a cell for Pistorius

2014-10-20 07:26

The correctional services department has denied reports that it has already prepared a cell for Oscar Pistorius at the Kgosi Mampuru II prison - in the same section that houses Radovan Krejcir.

Mthembu shot in the face during robbery - cops

2014-10-20 12:24

African National Congress MP Jackson Mthembu was shot in the face while withdrawing money at an ATM in Witbank at the weekend, Mpumalanga police have said.

Dewani back in court

2014-10-19 22:51

The murder trial of of British businessman Shrien Dewani is to resume after being postponed last week, but without the testimony of the man who pulled the trigger.

No free housing for under 40s - Sisulu

2014-10-21 19:34

Anyone younger than 40 will not get a free house from the government, Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says.

Oscar 'biggest news story in the world'

2014-10-21 19:09

The sentencing of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is the biggest news story in the world, media monitoring group ROi Africa says.

University serial killer case postponed

2014-10-21 18:54

A university student linked to four murders, a rape and an assault in and around the University of Venda has appeared in the Thohoyandou Magistrate's Court.

Oscar deserved life - NFPYM

2014-10-21 17:43

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius should have been given a harsher sentence, the National Freedom Party Youth Movement says.

AS IT HAPPENED: Families happy with Pistorius's 5 year sentence

2014-10-21 11:53

Oscar Pistorius will embrace the opportunity to pay back to society, his uncle Arnold has said on behalf of the family outside the North Gauteng High Court.

Lawyer: Dewani is a perfectionist

2014-10-21 17:28

Murder-accused businessman Shrien Dewani is a perfectionist who focused on making everything just right even after his wife Anni's death in 2010, his lawyer says.

Zuma criticises Oscar's defence team

2014-10-21 15:36

President Jacob Zuma says that Oscar Pistorius’s disability was no basis for him to escape prison time, according to reports.

ANC praises police after Mthembu shooting

2014-10-21 14:38

The ruling party has praised police for their response after ANC MP Jackson Mthembu was shot and wounded in an armed robbery in Witbank.

NPA to discuss Pistorius sentence with prosecutors

2014-10-21 14:38

The head of the NPA has told Parliament he will discuss the five-year prison sentence handed down to Oscar Pistorius, and a possible appeal, with prosecutors.

Oscar will embrace sentence - uncle

2014-10-21 13:23

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will embrace the five-year prison sentence handed down by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, his uncle Arnold says.

Anni wanted a baby - defence

2014-10-21 13:22

Anni Dewani went to a doctor before her honeymoon in November 2010 because she was planning to fall pregnant, her husband's lawyer has told the Western Cape High Court.

Main points of Pistorius sentencing

2014-10-21 11:44

Here are some of the main points of the five-year jail sentence handed down to paralympian Oscar Pistorius in the North Gauteng High Court.

Virgin Active dumps Tim Osrin

2014-10-21 11:41

Local health club Virgin Active has announced that it has terminated its contract with well-known athlete and coach Tim Osrin.

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in jail

2014-10-21 10:35

Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years behind bars for culpable homicide after a seven month trial for the death of Reeva Steenkamp at his luxury Pretoria home.

Mixed emotions ahead of Pistorius sentencing

2014-10-21 09:18

Oscar Pistorius's supporters and others who have gathered outside the North Gauteng High Court have expressed mixed emotions ahead of his sentencing.

IEB matrics set to start writing

2014-10-21 07:24

Matric examinations for Independent Examinations Board candidates are set to start, the body says. The board has introduced an electronic locking system to control the distribution and collection of examination materials.

4 wounded in Bonteheuwel shooting

2014-10-21 05:41

Four people have been shot and wounded in Bonteheuwel, Cape Town, the SABC reports..

Zuma backers must help needy - IFP

2014-10-20 22:00

The IFP says President Jacob Zuma's backers should rather donate money to the needy than attempt to bail him out.

16 million get social grant - minister

2014-10-20 22:04

Just under 16 million South Africans are receiving some form of social security grant from government last year, according to Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

Mthembu in hospital, doing well - ANC

2014-10-20 21:03

ANC MP Jackson Mthembu, who was shot and wounded during an armed robbery in Witbank, has been in hospital but doing well, the ruling party says.

Former cop in court for attempting to steal R1.2m

2014-10-20 20:37

A former crime intelligence officer and a woman have appeared in the Tzaneen Magistrate's Court after they allegedly attempted to steal more than R1.2m from a businesswoman's bank account.

Zuma raised 'disturbing questions'

2014-10-20 19:31

President Jacob Zuma's reported comparison between the construction of George Airport and money spent on his Nkandla home raises "disturbing questions".

Witnesses shun Seriti inquiry

2014-10-20 19:31

Three key witnesses do not want to give evidence about the 1999 arms deal, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Suspicious cousin secretly recorded Dewani meeting

2014-10-20 18:50

Anni Dewani's cousin has testified that she and Anni's father were suspicious of Shrien Dewani after the murder as his behaviour was not that of someone who was grieving.

Witness warned over refusal to testify in arms deal

2014-10-20 18:51

Legal action will be taken against arms deal critic Hennie van Vuuren for refusing to testify, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry says.

I pleaded with Malema to leave the House: Sergeant-at-arms

2014-10-20 17:45

National Assembly sergeant-at-arms Regina Mohlomi pleaded with EFF leader Julius Malema and his fellow MPs to leave the House during a ruckus on 21 August, MPs have heard.

UJ lecturer makes history

2014-10-20 17:29

A University of Johannesburg lecturer has become the first woman in Africa to be awarded a doctoral degree in experimental physics of highly correlated matter.

Phiyega to be appointed Sarpcco chair

2014-10-20 16:37

Police commissioner General Riah Phiyega is set to be appointed chair of the Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Co-operation Organisation, police say.

Cousin: Anni didn't want to go anywhere with Shrien

2014-10-20 16:01

Get the latest highlights of Shrien Dewani’s murder trial. Dewani appeared in the Western Cape High Court for the sixth day. He is on trial for the murder of his wife Anni in 2010.

Limpopo pupils prevented from attending school

2014-10-20 15:28

Pupils at several Limpopo schools, including matriculants, have been prevented from attending alcasses and writing exams because of a service delivery protest, the DA says.

Limpopo number plate change extended

2014-10-20 14:10

The deadline for adjusting Limpopo's L letter vehicle licence plates has been extended by two years.

NDPP: Brickz rape case to continue

2014-10-20 14:10

The NDPP has ruled that the rape case against musician Sipho "Brickz" Charles Ndlovu will proceed, the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court has heard.

Anni cousin: I thought Shrien was a nice guy

2014-10-20 14:10

The first cousin of slain honeymooner Anni Hindocha says when she first met Shrien Dewani she thought he was a nice guy.

Committee to address foster care system

2014-10-20 12:59

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has announced the establishment of a ministerial committee to address problems facing the foster care system.

ANC shocked by Mthembu shooting

2014-10-20 13:02

The ANC chief whip's office has expressed shock at the shooting and wounding of party MP Jackson Mthembu during an armed robbery.

Batchelor describes mounting tension in Pistorius court

2014-10-20 08:56

Former soccer star Marc Batchelor has described mounting tension between the Steenkamp and Pistorius camps during sentencing proceedings in the North Gauteng High Court, according to a report.

Zuma compares Nkandla with George airport

2014-10-20 10:11

President Jacob Zuma has compared the construction of George airport for apartheid head of state PW Botha, and his own home in Nkandla, a report says.

Arms inquiry continues

2014-10-20 06:02

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry public hearing into alleged corruption in the multi-billion rand arms procurement deal resumes in Pretoria.

Parly committee to resume probe into EFF

2014-10-20 05:36

Parliament's powers and privileges committee will resume disciplinary proceedings against 20 EFF MPs, including party leader Julius Malema, who heckled President Jacob Zuma in the National Assembly.

Media working group established - Zuma

2014-10-19 22:09

President Jacob Zuma has announced the establishment of a presidential communication and media working group to provide a platform for the sharing of ideas between government and media.

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