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COPE questions arrest of alleged “coup plotter”

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The Congress of the People (COPE) has questioned the arrest of the alleged "coup plotter".

Zuma signs FICA bill into law

2017-04-29 08:47

The President has signed the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment (FICA) bill into law. The act aims to combat money laundering and financial terrorism.

Great White sharks spotted in Plettenberg Bay

2017-04-29 07:20

The National Sea Rescue Institute has warned the public to be vigilant when heading to the beach on the Southern Cape coastline after a large number of Great White sharks were spotted in Plettenberg Bay.

Rescuers abseil from cable car to get to stuck hiker

2017-04-28 22:32

Rescuers are set to abseil from the Table Mountain Cable Way to get to a man who got stuck above India Venster.

Dirk Prinsloo not deported after court refuses parole

2017-04-28 19:05

A judge has cancelled Dirk Prinsloo's plans to return to SA from Belarus when he denied Prinsloo release on parole.


IN THE DOCK:  Elvis Ramosebudi, suspected for planning the assassinations of 19 people, including President Jacob Zuma, appears in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court. (Gulshan Khana, AFP)

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Zuma’s birthday highlights South Africa’s disparities – Mandela’s granddaughter

2017-04-28 22:16

Former president Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter, Ndileka Mandela, has sharply criticised President Jacob Zuma, saying she became uncomfortable with the ANC government when she started her foundation in 2014.

Don't use children to fight violent protest battles - Cabinet

2017-04-28 20:03

Cabinet has called on South African communities not to use children and schools as negotiation tools in various violent protests around the country.

Popcru in a panic about Saftu - Vavi

2017-04-28 18:34

Saftu leader Zwelinzima Vavi says Popcru is desperately trying to divert attention from the crisis in the tripartite alliance by making defamatory statements against him.

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Zuma honours SA's greats at National Orders awards

2017-04-28 18:33

Peter Magubane’s struggle has finally been acknowledged, the world-renowned photographer said after he received the Order of Luthuli.

Heated exchanges in Panayiotou case

2017-04-28 17:28

A heated exchange between Christopher Panayiotou's defence council and investigating officer, Captain Kanna Swanepoel, has continued in the High Court.

Kgosana belonged to a special generation - Makhura

2017-04-28 16:43

Former PAC leader Philip Kgosana belonged to a special generation of South Africans who sacrificed their youth for the country, Gauteng Premier David Makhura has said at his funeral.

No new renovations at Nkandla - Dlodlo

2017-04-28 15:43

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says no new renovations are being done at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead.

Zuma will attend Cosatu May Day rally - ANC

2017-04-28 15:09

President Jacob Zuma will attend Cosatu's worker's day celebrations in Bloemfontein, despite calls from some of the union federations affiliates that he not go.

Bakkie carrying 14 men overturns in Pretoria

2017-04-28 14:12

A bakkie carrying 14 men has overturned after the driver lost control on the Garsfontein Road Bridge, opposite Menlyn Mall in Pretoria.

KZN driver caught with 20-ton overweight truck, arrested

2017-04-28 11:01

A KwaZulu-Natal truck driver has been arrested after his vehicle was found to be 20 tons overweight, the Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) has said.

High Court to hear former KZN judge president lawsuit

2017-04-28 09:31

The gloves will come off in the Durban High Court trial in which former KwaZulu-Natal Judge President Chiman Patel is suing the state for as much as R3m for malicious prosecution.

Panayiotou back in PE court

2017-04-28 07:51

The trial of Christopher Panayiotou and his co-accused – Sinethemba Nenembe and Zolani Sibeko – will resume in the Port Elizabeth High Court.

Alleged ‘coup plotter’ set to make first appearance

2017-04-28 06:40

A man who allegedly plotted to assassinate officials perceived as state capture beneficiaries is set to make his first appearance in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court

Gordhan praises Ramaphosa, backs state capture inquiry

2017-04-27 22:15

Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has told CNN that a judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture would “clear the air”.

Hawks and Ipid to work closer to fight corruption

2017-04-27 21:29

The Hawks and the Independent Police Investigative Directorate have realised they need to work more closely in order to win the fight against corruption.

Zuma congratulates Mogoeng as the new African judicial congress president

2017-04-27 19:04

President Jacob Zuma has “heartily” congratulated Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, following his election as the President of the Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa.

Durban church’s minibus stolen

2017-04-27 17:36

KwaZulu-Natal police are investigating a case of motor vehicle theft after a minibus taxi belonging to a church in Phoenix was stolen on Thursday morning, police said.

Teen airlifted from Lion’s head after fall

2017-04-27 16:08

A 13-year-old boy has been airlifted from Lion’s head, Cape Town and transported to hospital after he fell about 10 metres.

WRAP - Calls for a Zuma-free SA on Freedom Day

2017-04-27 15:29

Freedom Day has been marked by the jokes and jeering of a defiant President Jacob Zuma, as various detractors continued a chorus of calls for his political demise.

CWU letter asking to bounce Zuma from May Day rally emerges

2017-04-27 14:27

A letter in which the CWU requested Cosatu to not allow President Jacob Zuma to attend its May Day celebrations has emerged on social media.

We are not fools - Sadtu on Zuma

2017-04-27 12:15

Western Cape members of the SA Democratic Teacher's Association strongly criticised the way the ANC is handling the controversies around President Jacob Zuma, at a lecture in memory of late party stalwart Oliver Tambo.

SA is still not economically free – KZN ANCYL

2017-04-27 11:00

The ANC Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal celebrates Freedom Day “cautiously because the country is still not economically free”.

Cape Town airport faces land claim

2017-04-27 07:59

A Cape Town family is still waiting for a land claim on Cape Town International Airport to be settled.

Cross examination of captain in Panayiotou case continues

2017-04-26 22:20

The cross examination of the investigating officer in the case against Christopher Panayiotou, Captain Kanna Swanepoel, has begun in the Port Elizabeth High Court.

Kristian dies a day after his 12th birthday following attack by lion

2017-04-26 21:44

Kristian Prinsloo has died a day after his 12th birthday after he was attacked by a so-called tame fully grown lion outside Lephalale.

DA to report Mbalula to SAHRC over Zimbabwean soldier comments

2017-04-26 21:27

The DA wants to report Police Minister Fikile Mbalula to the SA Human Rights Commission for the comments he made about former Zimbabwean soldiers illegally entering the country to rob and kill.

Attorney names murderer before dying

2017-04-26 20:49

The last words of fatally injured Sam Ntsoko was to tell the police, "Nico did it" and before anyone could help, he died in a Pretoria law firm's parking area.

Top Cape cops paid me back in cash - businessman

2017-04-26 19:36

A financial investigator who claims that businessman Salim Dawjee helped high-ranking police officers with expenses would not have seen that they actually reimbursed him in cash, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Coligny boy died jumping off moving bakkie, businessman says

2017-04-26 18:26

The 12-year-old Coligny boy who died after allegedly being caught stealing sunflowers broke his neck jumping off a moving bakkie, a local businessman has said.

Van Breda, NDPP get leave to appeal livestream ruling

2017-04-26 17:33

Murder-accused Henri van Breda and the National Director of Public Prosecutions have been granted leave to appeal against a High Court ruling granting Media24 permission to livestream his trial.

18 injured in taxi crash

2017-04-26 19:19

Eighteen people have been injured after a taxi crashed into a tractor under a railway bridge in Lydenburg, Mpumalanga, paramedics say.

Ntlemeza wipes cellphone clean before handing it back

2017-04-26 16:18

Former Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza has returned his state issued cellphone, but not before erasing all records on it, his lawyer says.

'We never apologised to Zuma over reshuffle' - Mantashe

2017-04-26 15:37

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says he and other senior party members who spoke out against President Jacob Zuma's cabinet reshuffle were never asked to apologise.

Jewish community will remain vigilant following Thulsie twins revelations - SAJBD

2017-04-26 15:27

The Jewish community will continue to be vigilant following revelations that schools and some individuals were listed as targets in a court indictment against twin brothers Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie, SA Jewish Board of Deputies says.

EXCLUSIVE: The 'truth' behind an apartheid-era printing press and counterfeit money

2017-04-26 15:02

A senior police officer has revealed how apartheid-era officials bombed a building in Johannesburg to allegedly cover up the theft of a 25-metre printing press, which they reassembled in police headquarters, and used to churn out counterfeit money.

Girl, 8, found murdered in Free State forest

2017-04-26 13:01

An eight-year-old girl has been found dead in a forest in Namahadi, near QwaQwa, according to Free State police.

Gunmen wearing balaclavas bomb ATMs, shoot at police

2017-04-28 18:19

A group of about ten armed men escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash after they blew up ATMs inside a store in Umzinto, KwaZulu-Natal police have said.

He is not just crazy, he is a cunning businessman - Gupta lawyer on murder plot

2017-04-28 17:04

The lawyer for the controversial Gupta family, Gert van der Merwe, believes that the man who allegedly plotted to assassinate senior government officials that are so-called state capture beneficiaries, is possibly mentally unstable.

Zuma and Guptas top alleged assassination plot list

2017-04-28 14:23

A highly-placed source has confirmed to News24 that President Jacob Zuma and members of the Gupta family are among a list of senior government officials that were the targets of an assassination plot by Elvis Ramosebudi.

Hippo killed in Limpopo taxi crash

2017-04-28 14:05

A taxi has crashed into a hippopotamus, killing it, along the R510 Lephalale and Stockport Road in Limpopo.

AS IT HAPPENED: Alleged ‘coup plotter’ in court

2017-04-28 08:44

A man who allegedly plotted to assassinate officials perceived as state capture beneficiaries is set to make his first appearance in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court today.

EXCLUSIVE: Eskom funding may be muffling dissenting voices on nuclear

2017-04-28 08:59

The lure of millions in Eskom funding appears to have muzzled two research institutions previously highly critical of the state-owned utility’s plans to procure a fleet of nuclear power stations.

Two in court in connection with murder of 12-year-old boy in Coligny

2017-04-28 05:56

Two people who were arrested in connection with the death of a 12-year-old boy in Coligny, North West, are expected to appear in the town’s magistrate’s court on Friday.

Suspected Limpopo farm attacker shot dead

2017-04-27 22:15

A suspected farm attacker was shot dead, while several others are still missing after they attacked an elderly couple at a farm in Lith outside Lephalale.

Man swims to shore, hikes, finds phone to save dad in ocean

2017-04-27 21:01

When a boat capsized off Richards Bay on Thursday morning, a man did not hesitate to spring into action to save his dad hanging onto the upturned hull.

We must never apologise for righting the wrongs of apartheid - Premier Mathabatha

2017-04-27 17:36

South Africans must never apologise for wanting to fix the wrongs of apartheid's economic exclusion of black people in the country, Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha says.

It’s Zuma or SA, says Maimane

2017-04-27 16:09

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane challenged ANC parliamentarians to make a choice between President Jacob Zuma and all of South Africa when it comes to an upcoming motion of no confidence vote.

Strike ends at South African Airways

2017-04-27 16:22

South African Airways says cabin crew members whose strike forced some flight cancellations have returned to work after a court order.

While others are throwing insults in Pretoria, we’re celebrating – Zuma

2017-04-27 15:02

President Jacob Zuma took a jibe at the anti-Zuma protestors “who spent lots of money just to insult a certain party and individual instead of celebrating Freedom Day”.

Mandela’s memory evoked at anti-Zuma rally

2017-04-27 13:30

Having failed to implement Nelson Mandela’s vision, President Jacob Zuma must step down, the late president’s assistant Zelda La Grange, said at a freedom movement rally in Pretoria.

Truck driver shot in Pietermaritzburg

2017-04-27 11:40

A truck driver has been rushed to hospital after he was shot in the abdomen in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday morning, paramedics said

Supporters gather for anti-Zuma Freedom Day rally

2017-04-27 10:29

Scores of supporters have started filling up the Caledonian stadium in Pretoria on Freedom Day, in a mass rally against President Jacob Zuma.

Freedom Movement and political parties to hold Freedom Day rally

2017-04-27 07:06

The Freedom Movement and several political parties will hold a mass rally against President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria on Thursday.

Sadtu Western Cape bares all to ANC

2017-04-26 22:00

The SA Democratic Teachers Union in the Western Cape has told ANC national spokesperson Zizi Kodwa they are concerned about problems in the ANC's leadership.

Tears at Cape Town policeman's memorial

2017-04-26 21:36

A memorial service has been held for Constable Christopher Mouton, who was killed when a colleague's firearm allegedly went off by accident.

Chief Justice Mogoeng elected African judicial congress president

2017-04-26 21:13

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has been elected President of the Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa at its fourth congress, held in Cape Town.

Cosatu must bar Zuma from speaking at May Day celebrations - Nehawu

2017-04-26 20:21

Cosatu's biggest affiliate Nehawu has written to the federation, demanding that President Jacob Zuma be replaced as main speaker at its May Day celebrations.

SABC, GCIS, dept must fill vacant executive positions - Comms committee

2017-04-26 19:43

Parliament's communications portfolio committee says the SABC, GCIS, and the department must fill vacant executive-level positions in order to deal with poor performance.

We wanted Zuma to resign over Guptas since 2013 - SACP

2017-04-26 19:03

The South African Communist Party second deputy general secretary Solly Mapaila says the party had started its negotiations with President Jacob Zuma in terms of his resignation as early as 2013.

Entry onto De Zalze estate is possible, defence argues

2017-04-26 17:07

The windows in the Van Breda family’s former dining room are big enough to climb through, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

NMB coalition takes another blow as deputy mayor lays charges

2017-04-26 16:43

The coalition government of Nelson Mandela Bay appears to be in tatters after deputy mayor, Mongameli Bobani, laid charges of fraud and corruption against senior officials.

Buffalo City ex-mayor in court on fraud charges

2017-04-25 19:10

A former Buffalo City metro mayor, four senior municipal employees and a local lawyer have appeared in the East London Magistrate's Court on fraud charges.

SAA granted interdict against striking cabin crew

2017-04-26 13:05

The Johannesburg Labour Court has granted SA Airways (SAA) an interdict against striking SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) members.

Samwu vows not to back down

2017-04-26 15:28

The Bushbuckridge Local Municipality workers who have been on strike say they will not back down.

Police appeal for details on ‘drunk’ policeman

2017-04-26 13:01

Police have appealed to the person who posted the video of an apparently "drunk" policeman in full uniform to provide them with more details to enable them to institute an internal investigation.

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