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Reclaim the City vows to fight Tafelberg sale

2017-03-23 22:59

Reclaim the City intends fighting the Western Cape government’s decision to sell the Tafelberg property, in defiance of calls to develop it into low-income housing.

Protect Cape Flats aquifer, says campaigner

2017-03-23 22:59

The Cape Flats has a secret weapon against drought - an aquifer in Philippi that has been watering the city's vegetables for more than 200 years.

Taxi alliance concerned owners could be punished for bad drivers

2017-03-23 22:59

The National Taxi Alliance is concerned that a new amendment bill currently before Parliament could penalise taxi owners for the behaviour of individual drivers.

Alleged Uber attackers head to High Court for trial

2017-03-23 21:54

Four men who allegedly attacked, robbed, and raped several Uber commuters will go on trial in the High Court in Johannesburg.

Charges against all three R17m SSA theft accused withdrawn

2017-03-23 20:46

Charges against all three men accused of stealing R17m from the State Security Agency between Boxing Day and New Year in December 2015 have been withdrawn.

Boy, 12, critically injured in Verulam hit-and-run

2017-03-23 19:53

A 12-year-old boy who is deaf and mute is in a serious condition after a car knocked him down in Verulam, Durban.

 
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Police release photo of woman missing on Table Mountain

2017-03-23 20:09

Western Cape police have released a photo of a 50-year-old Ghanaian woman who went missing on Table Mountain on Human Rights Day.

Intruder killed during North West farm attack

2017-03-23 19:24

An alleged intruder was killed during an apparent farm attack in Roodekraal, Potchefstroom, North West police said.

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Paragliders crash into Lions Head

2017-03-23 18:59

A German tourist and a South African man have crashed into Lions Head while tandem paragliding in Cape Town Wilderness Search and Rescue said.

Driver demerit system, tracking offenders... Transport Dept speaks on AARTO

2017-03-23 17:33

Tracking habitual road traffic law infringers, points demerit system... Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters, speaks on AARTO and its roll-out in South Africa.

Big drop in 2016 school pregnancies - Motshekga

2017-03-23 17:03

Thousands of primary and high school pupils fewer became pregnant in 2016, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has said in response to a parliamentary question.

More arrests imminent in KwaMashu principal's robbery

2017-03-23 16:34

Police are still searching for the remaining suspects in connection with the robbery of a school principal in KwaMashu.

'What's your price?' Top cops asked in court

2017-03-23 14:18

A top official in the SAPS legal department has asked two senior Western Cape police officers what it would take for them to drop their case against their demotions in the Labour Court.

Breakthrough in municipal internal audit manager's murder

2017-03-23 13:18

KwaZulu-Natal police believe that they have made a breakthrough in the murder investigation of a Nongoma municipality internal audit manager who was gunned down last year.

Slow start for ANCYL Ballito Junction Mall march

2017-03-23 12:49

ANCYL demonstrators are slowly gathering in Shakas Head in preparation for their march to the Ballito Junction Mall ahead of its grand opening.

Delft may be declared high-risk area for public transport

2017-03-23 10:32

Western Cape transport MEC Donald Grant intends declaring Delft in Cape Town a high-risk area for public transport following recent minibus taxi violence.

No South Africans injured in London attack

2017-03-23 09:28

The Department of International Relations and Co-operation says that as far as it can ascertain, no South Africans were injured in the attack in the British capital.

Despite violence, Eldorado Park unites

2017-03-23 07:54

The mob justice killing of an Eldorado Park man accused of involvement in a young man’s death has prompted locals to hold prayer vigils and meetings.

Hawks boss Ntlemeza fights for his job

2017-03-22 21:28

Evidence presented in court does not conclusively prove that disgraced Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza is unfit for office, he and Police Minister Nathi Nhleko argue in court papers.

Heatstroke suspected in PE man's death

2017-03-22 20:55

An unidentified man in his sixties has collapsed and died on the side of a road in Port Elizabeth, possibly due to the heatwave in the Eastern Cape.

NSFAS needs to be more efficient - Pandor

2017-03-22 19:43

The NSFAS needs to become more efficient and have better administration, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has said.

Talks end protest at Kruger Park's Pafuri gate

2017-03-22 18:46

An 11th-hour meeting between protesting residents of Ha-Mutele and the Kruger National Park’s management has put the brakes on a protest at the park’s Pafuri gate.

Judge has difficulties with accused's roles in Maties graduate's murder

2017-03-22 18:21

The Western Cape High Court is grappling with the difficulty of two men choosing not to testify on their role in Stellenbosch student Carl Schoombie's death in 2015.

Police to investigate why former DG could not open a case after break-in

2017-03-22 18:01

The police will be investigating why former social development department director general Zane Dangor could not open a case following a break-in at his home.

Date set for Zille legislature snap debate

2017-03-22 17:30

The Western Cape legislature speaker has approved the ANC's request for a snap debate on Premier Helen Zille's views on colonialism.

Chief Justice Office robbery leads to Parliament meeting cancellation

2017-03-22 17:13

A meeting between the Office of the Chief Justice and Parliament’s justice committee has been cancelled following the robbery at the Office of the Chief Justice.

We need to change how we use water - World Bank

2017-03-22 16:29

The world needs to transform the way it manages its water, Professor Patrick Verkooijen of the World Bank has said.

'Springs house of horrors' child handcuffed, pepper-sprayed

2017-03-22 15:48

One of the children in the "Springs house of horrors" was handcuffed between two pillars and pepper-sprayed when he asked to be untied, the High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Police seek man to solve Chief Justice Office break-in - Phahlane

2017-03-22 15:17

Police are looking for a man they believe might have valuable information that could lead to the recovery of computers that were stolen from the Office of the Chief Justice.

ANC gives Lungisa ultimatum to step down as Nelson Mandela Bay leader

2017-03-22 14:37

The Eastern Cape ANC has told Andile Lungisa to step down as Nelson Mandela Bay chairperson, or face the consequences.

Woman sues cops after assault, being called 'white bitch'

2017-03-22 14:24

A woman is claiming almost R160 000 from the minister of police after she allegedly had to undergo emergency surgery after being manhandled by members of the SAPS in June 2016.

Spur: Child was grabbed in restaurant confrontation

2017-03-22 14:03

Spur Corporation says CCTV footage shows that a man who verbally abused a woman in one of its Johannesburg restaurants had grabbed her child in an aggressive manner.

Apartheid-era police officers 'decorated' for violent acts - ex-Mandela cop

2017-03-22 13:05

Certain apartheid-era police officers were lauded for the bombing of Community House in Salt River and the killing of activists in Gugulethu in the 1980s, the High Court has heard.

Date set for first step in possible Zille disciplinary inquiry

2017-03-22 11:29

The DA has set a date for the first steps of a possible disciplinary inquiry into Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's comments about colonialism, the chairperson of the party's federal executive says.

Boy, 6, killed by bus in Durban

2017-03-22 11:04

A 6-year-old boy has been killed in Durban after he was hit by a bus, according to paramedics.

Boy's body retrieved from North West dam

2017-03-22 08:19

The body of a 12-year-old boy who went missing after a recreational day on a dam in Geysdorp at the weekend has been found, police say.

We will intensify strike, says Nehawu after baby dies

2017-03-22 09:19

Nehawu says it can't be blamed for the death of a six-month-old baby girl who died after she was moved out of a Gauteng state child care centre to an NGO because of a healthworkers' blockade.

Andile Lungisa gets a little more time

2017-03-23 18:24

Newly elected Nelson Mandela Bay ANC chairperson Andile Lungisa is standing his ground and has not resigned from his position.

Zuma sculpture scrapped, monument planned instead

2017-03-23 18:20

The North West government has cancelled plans to erect a R6m, life-sized sculpture of President Jacob Zuma, but now intends to build a monument in his honour instead.

15 school kids hurt in Durban taxi crash

2017-03-23 17:44

Fifteen primary school children have been injured when their school transport collided with a pole in Cato Manor, Durban.

Boarding school corporal punishment claim being investigated

2017-03-23 17:32

The Western Cape education department is investigating an allegation that a Mossel Bay primary school principal beat a 7-year-old boy with a plank because he did not fold his clothes properly.

Marius Fransman's ode to Andile Lungisa

2017-03-23 14:36

Suspended Western Cape ANC chairperson Marius Fransman has thrown his weight behind embattled Nelson Mandela Bay ANC chairperson Andile Lungisa.

Cattle herder finds decomposed body in open field

2017-03-23 13:18

Police in Pietermaritzburg have appealed to families that have a missing family member to contact them following the discovery of a decomposed body in Ashburton.

Coffin assault case postponed

2017-03-23 11:39

The case against two Mpumalanga men who allegedly forced Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin and threatened to pour petrol over him has been postponed.

ANC must be convincing in its remorse over Nkandla - Motlanthe

2017-03-23 10:33

ANC supporters will continue to support the ANC if the party shows remorse over some of the mistakes it's made in the past, former president Kgalema Motlanthe has said.

PE lift hit floor with 'earth-shattering noise' after plunging from 4th floor

2017-03-23 10:32

A Port Elizabeth police officer says a lift with seven SAPS employees in it sounded like an iron trolley hurtling down a flight of stairs at high speed as it plunged from the 4th floor.

Time running out 'to save the ANC' - stalwarts

2017-03-23 08:01

A group of over 100 ANC stalwarts is divided on its next move after the party rejected their suggestion to separate its national consultative conference from its policy conference in June.

Zille’s 'dumb tweets' biggest headache for Maimane

2017-03-23 06:41

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille must be expelled from the party for her defence of colonialism, several DA leaders have said.

'Coffin' duo expected back in court

2017-03-23 05:20

The case against two men who allegedly forced Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin and threatened to pour petrol over him is expected back in the Middelburg Regional Court.

ANCYL wants universities nationalised

2017-03-22 22:48

All public universities should be state-owned and controlled to increase government revenue and ensure a standardised fee structure, the ANCYL has told the Fees Commission.

Conjoined KZN twins doing well after surgery

2017-03-22 22:48

Conjoined twins Nkosingiphile and Simphiwe Mbuyisa are doing well after they were separated in a 13-hour operation by a team of specialists.

Tafelberg site not for affordable housing – WCape govt

2017-03-22 21:19

The Western Cape provincial government has approved the sale of its Tafelberg property in Sea Point, defying public calls for the property to be redeveloped for low-income housing.

Son suffers emotional trauma - Spur mom

2017-03-22 20:09

The mother involved in a heated argument with a fellow patron at a Spur restaurant, says her son has suffered emotional trauma after video footage of the incident trended online.

7 hurt as lift plummets four storeys in PE

2017-03-22 19:35

Seven people have been injured when a lift at the Mount Road police station in Port Elizabeth plummeted four storeys.

Review application over top cops’ transfer to be heard at later stage

2017-03-22 18:33

An application for the Cape Town Labour Court to review the decision to transfer two high-ranking police officers has been postponed.

Fugitive Durban lawyer gets 6-year sentence for defrauding friends

2017-03-22 17:16

Disbarred Durban attorney Ian Stokes - convicted of stealing more than R5.7m of his friends' money from a trust account - has been sentenced to in effect six years in jail.

State Security Agency boss' 'interference' in ex-Mandela cop's case - more details emerge

2017-03-22 16:31

SSA boss Arthur Fraser's "interference" in a case against the police officer hand-picked by former president Nelson Mandela led the officer to believe his complaints would be futile, court hears.

Two in court not charged with Chief Justice break-in

2017-03-22 16:28

Two people who appeared in the Mamelodi Magistrate's Court are not linked to the robbery at the Office of the Chief Justice, their lawyer has said.

PE furniture-dumping soldiers were acting on orders - defence ministry

2017-03-22 15:26

The soldiers who dumped truckloads of furniture in front of the Nelson Mandela Bay City Hall were doing so on orders from their commanding officer, says the defence ministry.

Giyani-to-Cape Town walker energised by warm welcome in Kimberley

2017-03-22 14:43

The warmth and generosity of strangers in Kimberley has energised Nkosinathi Manganyi, who made a stop in the town on his 1 976km walk from Giyani to Cape Town.

City of Cape Town to try flexi-time, work from home, to reduce gridlock

2017-03-22 14:29

The City of Cape Town will introduce flexi-hours and an option for working from home for some employees, in an attempt to reduce the city's infamous rush-hour gridlock.

KZN cops nabbed with heroin

2017-03-22 14:22

Two police officers have been arrested near Tongaat for being in possession of large amounts of heroin, the KwaZulu-Natal Hawks say.

'Tonight I will beat you to death' - wife in 'Springs monster' trial recounts child's beating

2017-03-22 13:05

The woman charged along with her husband, dubbed the 'Springs monster', has testified in the Pretoria High Court about the abuse she and her children suffered at his hands.

Search continues for woman missing on Table Mountain

2017-03-22 12:25

The search for a woman who went missing while hiking up Table Mountain's Platteklip Gorge is continuing, rescue officials have said.

'Never fall into the trap of defending wrongdoing' - Derek Hanekom

2017-03-22 11:11

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has told a prayer session for Ahmed Kathrada that the ANC must never fall in the trap of defending wrongdoing.

AS IT HAPPENED: 3 arrests confirmed in Chief Justice office burglary

2017-03-22 09:30

Acting national police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane has confirmed that three arrests have been made in Mamelodi in connection with the recent robbery at the offices of the Chief Justice in Midrand, with further arrests expected.

Phahlane to brief media on chief justice office robbery

2017-03-22 06:32

Acting national police commissioner Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane is expected to brief the media on the recent robbery at the offices of the chief justice in Midrand.

'Springs monster' and wife back in court

2017-03-22 06:08

The trial of the alleged "Springs monster" and his wife, who are accused of abusing their five children, is expected to continue in the High Court in Pretoria.

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