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Jobs not jets - Maimane

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DA leader Mmusi Maimane marched to ANC headquarters on Thursday to demand that plans to buy a R4bn presidential jet be scrapped.

DA lays charges against Mti

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The DA on Thursday opened three cases of fraud and two of corruption against former 2010 World Cup security chief and prisons boss Linda Mti.

Sanef to join protests over SABC practices

2016-06-30 21:17

The SA National Editors’ Forum will join planned pickets against censorship outside the SABC’s offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Man who viciously cut child's throat loses appeal

2016-06-30 21:17

A 22-year-old man cut the throat of a 4-year-old boy so viciously the child will have to live with a tracheostomy for the rest of his life, the Pietermaritzburg High Court has heard.

Stay away from 'blessers' - Social development MEC

2016-06-30 21:17

'Blessers' should not be allowed to rob young people of their futures, the North West government said on Thursday.

NFP's disqualification could spark violence - KZN official

2016-06-30 20:50

NFP members will be 'uncontrollable' should the Electoral Court rule that the party cannot contest the elections, its KwaZulu-Natal chairperson says.

 
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Illegal Chinese vessels leave SA shores

2016-06-30 21:17

Three Chinese fishing vessels caught in South African waters without permits have been released after paying a R1.3 million fine, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said on Thursday.

'Any of our children could have died in that cell'

2016-06-30 20:39

Mourners at a memorial service for a Beaufort West pupil killed in a police holding cell, on Thursday vowed to prevent such deaths in future.

Mother, son killed in head-on collision in Western Cape

2016-06-30 20:50

A mother and her 17-year-old son were killed when their car collided head-on with a truck in Durbanville, Cape Town, paramedics have confirmed.

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Cape Town promises first affordable housing in CBD since 1994

2016-06-30 20:39

A six-hectare portion of land under and between the unfinished freeways on the northern edge of Cape Town's CBD is to become affordable housing.

'Red tide' gathering strength across Cape Town - EFF

2016-06-30 19:19

The Economic Freedom Fighters say the "red tide" in the Western Cape is gathering strength daily and they have a fighting chance of claiming some municipalities.

Prominent Gauteng Christian school under fire for 'Islamophobia'

2016-06-30 18:05

A prominent Christian school in Sandton has come under fire for being “Islamophobic” after writing a letter to parents in which it was stated that missionaries reach out to Muslims, “often at risk of their lives”.

Nehawu calls truce at Parliament

2016-06-30 18:05

Parliament's disgruntled Nehawu workers have called a truce with management by going back to work.

Trevor Manuel, Max du Preez honoured with doctorates by UFS

2016-06-30 16:30

Former Minister of Finance Trevor Manuel and world renowned author and columnist Max du Preez have been awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Free State.

Stolen mushroom owner loses his Shiitake

2016-06-30 16:30

The theft of a prop mushroom, which stands as tall as a man and is adorned with lights, has angered the owners of a Durban events company after the toadstool was pilfered two weeks ago.

EFF claims DA defection victory in Cape Town

2016-06-30 14:25

About 100 people, said to be former supporters or members of the DA in Cape Town, have joined the EFF, the party claims.

3 more SABC journalists charged - reports

2016-06-30 13:43

Three SABC journalists have been charged by the public broadcaster, following the suspension of three other journalists last week, reports say.

ANC list is start of a new battle

2016-06-30 13:28

Eighteen ANC ward councillors in Msunduzi are set to be axed after the August 3 elections.

Let the NFP participate in elections - EFF

2016-06-30 12:09

Disqualifying the NFP from participating in the elections in KwaZulu-Natal would be a violation of the voters' constitutional right to vote for a political party of their choice, says the EFF.

Domestic worker dismissed for 'stealing tea bag'

2016-06-30 11:30

A 29-year-old shop owner in Mpumalanga has admitted dismissing his domestic worker for allegedly stealing a tea bag.

Woman, child killed by tipper truck in Tongaat

2016-06-30 10:40

A women and a child have been killed after being hit by a tipper truck in Tongaat's central business district, north of Durban, paramedics say.

EXCLUSIVE: Durban pupil suspended over Instagram rape post

2016-06-30 10:34

A pupil from one of Durban’s premier private schools has landed himself in hot water after an Instagram post making light of rape.

ANC 'felt pressure on candidate selection'

2016-06-30 08:47

The ANC felt a lot of pressure across the country over its selection of candidates for this year’s local government elections, a City of Johannesburg official says.

Police informant fears for his life after being exposed

2016-06-30 07:24

A police informant who wanted to fight crime claims he is now living on the streets and fearing for his life after his identity was revealed during a drug raid in Cape Town.

Four alleged West Rand killers to apply for bail

2016-06-30 06:06

Four people accused of killing an estate agent and two insurance brokers are expected to appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court.

Dead man walks... into court

2016-06-30 05:58

A man believed to have burnt to death in December last year has walked into the Krugersdorp Magistrate’s Court.

Zille sets DA sights on Beaufort West

2016-06-29 22:19

The DA is hoping to win the Beaufort West and Central Karoo municipalities for the first time in the upcoming elections, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille said on Wednesday.

Two arrested for allegedly robbing motorists during Cape Town protests

2016-06-29 21:37

Two people were arrested during protests on the N2 highway in Cape Town on Wednesday night for allegedly robbing motorists with knives and a "replica firearm", said the City of Cape Town's JP Smith.

In case you missed it: Wednesday's top stories

2016-06-29 21:09

In case you missed it, find all Wednesday's top stories right here.

Students must ask what must rise, before saying what must fall – Nzimande

2016-06-29 19:51

Students cannot demand that reminders of the country’s colonial past be removed, without stating what they want to put in their place, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says.

Hyena attack victim recovering

2016-06-29 19:51

The 15-year-old boy who was grabbed by a hyena and dragged by his face in the Kruger National Park is making 'remarkable progress'.

Buses burnt in protest on N2 near Cape Town airport

2016-06-29 19:30

The N2 highway near the airport has been closed to traffic in both directions due to protest action in which at least two buses were completely gutted.

My son's killer should rot in jail - Mother of slain ANC man

2016-06-29 18:14

The mother of the man shot and killed outside the Tshwane Events Centre during an ANC meeting says the man who pulled the trigger should rot in jail.

KZN guesthouse owner: Bible says black people should be servants

2016-06-29 16:50

Sodwana Bay guesthouse owner Andre Slade has refused to back down from his racist comments and says the Bible states black people should be servants.

Ipid to probe teen's brutal cell death

2016-06-29 17:02

Police watchdog Ipid is investigating the brutal murder of a teenager in the holding cells of the Beaufort West police station.

Disqualified NFP 'confident' electoral court will rule in its favour

2016-06-29 17:02

The National Freedom Party will know whether or not it will be allowed to contest the August 3 local government elections after it appears at the Electoral Court.

We are here to end your problems - Ramokgopa to Hammanskraal residents

2016-06-29 15:36

The ANC is working hard to solve some of the problems plaguing Hammanskraal, the ANC's regional chairperson in Tshwane Kgosientso Ramokgopa has told residents.

Cape Town man gets 10 years in jail for rape

2016-06-29 16:02

A man has been jailed for 10 years for robbing and raping a woman while she was on her way to work in 2010, Western Cape police say.

South African in Turkey airport attack 'safe', on her way home

2016-06-29 14:05

A South African woman who hid under counter during a terror attack at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul is “safe” and on her way home, her employers have said.

Defiant ‘Lazarus’ gets 22 yrs

2016-06-29 13:53

Moments before being led to the cells to start serving a 22-year jail term on Tuesday, the man nicknamed “Lazarus” ­insisted again he was the dead Maskandi musician “Mgqumeni”.

Sea Point site can be a symbol of healing - religious leaders

2016-06-29 13:10

Religious leaders have added their voice to the call to stop the sale of the Tafelberg school site in Sea Point, saying it can be a symbol of healing, unity and desegregation in Cape Town.

Manhunt launched after policeman killed in Joburg

2016-06-29 11:39

A manhunt has been launched for four suspects after the shooting death of a 31-year-old police constable in Diepsloot, Johannesburg.

Five scenarios how Brexit can impact SA

2016-06-29 12:40

There are five scenarios the UK and the EU are facing post Brexit that could either boost or hamper SA's trade relations, an SA economist and trade consultant has revealed.

Muthambi slams Matthews over SABC resignation

2016-06-29 11:09

The Department of Communications has slammed former acting SABC chief executive Jimi Matthews over the timing of his resignation, labelling it "suspect".

US ambassador bids farewell

2016-06-30 19:19

United States ambassador Patrick Gaspard has bid a provisional farewell to South Africa at the last Independence Day celebrations during his posting in Pretoria.

Police abused us - Krugersdorp murder accused

2016-06-30 18:05

Three of the people accused of the Krugersdorp triple murders have claimed in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court that police abused them in custody.

Western Cape MEC dashes past desperate pupils protesting at her home

2016-06-30 16:30

Pupils and activists from Equal Education say a protest outside the Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer's home in an upmarket area was a "move of desperation" as she had apparently ignored their audit on school safety.

Shifting municipal borders improves service delivery – KZN MEC

2016-06-30 16:30

The demarcation process and merging of municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal is meant to strengthen the management of municipalities and build capacity, says MEC for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nomusa Dube-Ncube.

Dept will provide post-election municipal support – KZN MEC

2016-06-30 14:36

Post-election support will be given to municipalities throughout KwaZulu-Natal, Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube says.

SABC charges against journalists 'unprecedented' - union

2016-06-30 14:55

A union spokesperson says the internal charges brought against three SABC journalists is unprecedented, and is “clearly a case of victimisation and bullying”.

Cape Town taxi driver deserts his minibus, passengers to flee roadblock

2016-06-30 13:25

A taxi driver has deserted his passengers and vehicle, fleeing on foot to duck a police roadblock on the N2 in Cape Town.

2 guards wounded, 1 missing after Centurion cigarette truck hijacking

2016-06-30 11:55

Two security guards have been killed and one is missing after a cigarette truck was hijacked in Centurion, Gauteng police say.

7 years in jail for mall ‘road rage’

2016-06-30 09:54

A KwaZulu-Natal man found guilty of deliberately running down another motorist in the parking lot at Liberty Midlands Mall in 2012 has been jailed for seven years.

City of Cape Town unveils plans for unfinished highways

2016-06-30 12:49

Prospective developers who want to bid for the City of Cape Town’s Foreshore Freeway Precinct, including a solution for the unfinished highways, will have to be self-funding.

Western Cape ANC condemns pre-election violence on N2

2016-06-30 10:12

The ANC in the Western Cape has condemned the pre-election violence which led to two buses being burnt on the N2 in Cape Town.

Ward councillor job not a road to riches says outgoing councillor

2016-06-30 11:23

Being a ward councillor is a thankless job and it does not line the pockets, a well known Johannesburg councillor says.

How to bribe your way to a driver's licence in Johannesburg

2016-06-30 10:34

For a bribe of between R2 500 and R4 300, you can get a learner’s and a driver’s licence from the Randburg Licensing Department.

Councillor's family still traumatised by attacks

2016-06-30 09:50

May 28, 2015 was the day Philippi residents burnt down ANC councillor Mzuzile Mpondwana's house. He retells his story one year on.

Nest egg spent on new wing for women's centre

2016-06-30 08:47

Your old couch or mismatched furniture could be put to better use, as the Saartjie Baartman Centre appeals for donations to kit out the new wing of its Cape Town premises.

Cherie Blair to speak at women's event in Joburg

2016-06-30 07:23

Cherie Blair, the wife of former British prime minister Tony Blair, is to speak at an event hosted by her foundation, to provide mentoring to aspiring businesswomen.

Govt urged to dump Rosatom-linked advisory firm

2016-06-30 08:45

Earthlife, who is expected to picket outside the offices of an nuclear advisory firm with links to Rosatom, has urged government to rescind its decision to contract the firm.

ANC worried about Zuma effect on elections - MMC

2016-06-29 22:19

The ANC is worried about the effect President Jacob Zuma will have on the party’s performance in this year’s elections, a Johannesburg city official has said.

Baby Jordan’s family to continue opposing parole for killers

2016-06-29 21:52

The family of murdered Jordan Leigh Norton say they will continue to object to the release on parole of any of the six-month-old baby's killers.

'Pen mightier than the sword' as journalists plan pickets outside SABC

2016-06-29 20:37

Journalists are set to picket outside the SABC’s offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town in solidarity with the public broadcaster's staff.

SAHRC applies for leave to appeal Mangaung evictions

2016-06-29 21:35

The SAHRC has applied for leave to appeal an order granted to the Mangaung metropolitan municipality to evict people illegally occupying land on a Bloemfontein farm.

Search for new UFS rector underway

2016-06-29 19:51

The process of appointing a new vice-chancellor and rector at the University of Free State has started.

No no-go areas identified ahead of vote - IEC

2016-06-29 18:14

The IEC has not identified any no-go areas for elections day, and is working with security agencies to ensure the situation remains that way.

Nzimande calls on students to stop violent protests

2016-06-29 17:46

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has called on students to stop destroying property during protests.

Record number of parties to contest August elections

2016-06-29 17:02

More than twice as many parties are planning to contest the local government elections this year compared to five years ago.

I apologise for poorly chosen words - Pastor Andre Olivier

2016-06-29 16:02

Senior pastor of the Rivers Church in Sandton Andre Olivier has apologised on social media for comments he made during a weekend sermon that has been widely criticised for being racist.

PICS: Mozambique's flipper-powered tube fisherman stuns Durban man

2016-06-29 16:02

A Durban man has told of a bizarre sight while fishing in Mozambique, having spotted a man clad in flippers and sitting in an inner-tube almost 2km out to sea.

Former SA rally champion murdered

2016-06-29 13:34

A former South African cyclist and rally driver has been murdered on his smallholding near Boschkop, police have confirmed.

Teen's 'lips missing, teeth knocked out' in fatal holding cells attack

2016-06-29 13:28

The independent Police Investigative Directorate is probing a case of murder after a teenage detainee was allegedly killed in the Beaufort West police holding cells, authorities have confirmed.

How the Van Breda family members were killed

2016-06-29 12:23

Forensic reports reveal that all three members of the Van Breda family who were murdered last year succumbed to serious cuts to the right side of their skulls.

Taxi drivers assault truck driver after crash

2016-06-29 12:23

A truck driver has allegedly been assaulted by passing taxi drivers after a collision between his truck and another taxi left two people dead in Roodepoort, Johannesburg, paramedics say.

Salaries take up bulk of municipal costs

2016-06-29 13:15

The bulk of municipal expenditure went towards employee costs, which include salaries and benefits, the latest financial census of municipalities shows.

Mystery surrounds Cape Town man's fall from moving train

2016-06-29 11:09

Mystery surrounds the fall of a man from a moving train in Brackenfell as no witnesses have come forward to confirm he was pushed.

At last! Now you can swipe for licence renewals in the Cape

2016-06-29 11:51

Some good news for car licence renewal gripes... The City of Cape Town has rolled out the use of card payment facilities at its motor vehicle registration office in Cape Town.

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