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Woman, 94, attacked on KZN farm

42 minutes ago

A 94-year-old woman has been attacked by two men who stormed into her farmhouse, beating her with the butt of a pistol.

Another delay in Yengeni's drunken driving case

58 minutes ago

A relaxed Tony Yengeni has appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court, where it emerged that his drunken driving case has been postponed for six weeks.

Pets dying from cold at needy animal clinic

2015-06-30 11:30

A welfare organisation in Khayelitsha that treats up to 1 000 sick animals a month has launched a desperate appeal to stop pets from freezing to death.

US doctor and children granted entry into SA

2015-06-30 11:13

A doctor at the Mayo Clinic in the US and her three children have been granted entry into SA after receiving threats of being deported when she arrived without the necessary travel documents.

Illegal arrest: women to get R95 000 each in damages

2015-06-30 10:27

Judges of appeal in Pietermaritzburg have upheld a decision to award R95 000 in damages to each of three women who were illegally arrested, detained and maliciously prosecuted in the Kwandengezi, Pinetown, area in 2009.

Shots and fight might have led to deadly tavern tragedy

2015-06-30 11:13

Shots apparently fired in a Khayelitsha tavern at the weekend are what led to a stampede and the deaths of eight young women, reports have said.

Beerhouse doorman killing was a hit, argues State

2015-06-30 11:03

State prosecutors have argued that the killing of a Cape Town doorman outside a popular bar in Long Street was premeditated, reports say.

 
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MY TURN:   Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota emphasises a point during a panel discussion of the report of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the Marikana massacre. (Mujahid Safodien, AFP)

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Teenage girl confesses to murder

2015-06-30 10:10

The mystery surrounding the burnt and mangled body found in the bush in the France township earlier this month has been solved.

LIVE: Nkandla amphitheatre 'not for entertainment' - Police minister

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Police Minister Nathi Nhelko has stressed that the amphitheatre found at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead is actually a 'soil-retaining wall', and can't be used for entertainment purposes.

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Man, 59, assaulted and killed in Germiston

2015-06-30 09:34

A 59-year-old man has died after being assaulted on a street in Germiston, paramedics say.

Krejcir due in court for Issa murder

2015-06-30 07:29

Czech fugitive and businessman Radovan Krejcir and two other men are expected to appear in the Germiston Magistrate’s Court for allegedly killing Sam Issa.

Ramaphosa urgently deployed to Lesotho

2015-06-30 06:03
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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has been urgently sent to Lesotho to consult with its prime minister following fears of an "apparent explosive security situation" in the country.

Alleged serial rapist drops bail bid

2015-06-29 21:17

A suspected serial rapist has withdrawn his bail application in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court.

Nigerian in court for ephedrine at OR Tambo

2015-06-29 19:09

A Nigerian national has appeared in court for allegedly trying to smuggle ephedrine worth R3m into South Africa via OR Tambo airport.

Staircase collapse victim was celebrating her 15th birthday

2015-06-29 18:03

Anathi Zokufa was celebrating her 15th birthday party at the weekend when an exterior stairway railing collapsed at a tavern, killing her and several others.

TB and HIV are highest causes of death among youth – Stats SA

2015-06-29 17:24

Tuberculosis and HIV-related illnesses were the two leading causes of death among young people in 2013, details released by Statistics South Africa have revealed.

Arms deal: No corruption, fraud was proved, say lawyers

2015-06-29 16:55
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The arms deal inquiry cannot make any finding of impropriety, irregularity, fraud or corruption by members of former president Nelson Mandela’s Cabinet, Advocate Marumo Moerane has told the commission.

Umhlanga hit hard by weekend crime

2015-06-29 15:25

Police say they have made "numerous" arrests after criminals hit the plush KwaZulu-Natal resort town of Umhlanga at the weekend.

ANC, alliance to discuss 'crisis of unity'

2015-06-29 14:37

National leaders of the ANC and its alliance partners attending a summit this week will need to find ways to fix "deep-rooted" problems, especially in the run-up to next year's local government elections.

Lottery gets rebranded

2015-06-29 14:08

The National Lotteries Board has relaunched as the National Lotteries Commission to enhance the national lottery for players and grant applicants.

Man dies in Durban elevator plunge

2015-06-29 12:46

A man has been killed and another has been critically injured after an elevator plunged three storeys at a business in Durban’s central business district.

Counselling on wheels to come to Khayelitsha

2015-06-29 12:34

A Khayelitsha resident and counsellor has turned his minibus into a mobile psychology clinic in the township to help children deal with psychological trauma.

Wildlife boss recounts brush with buffalo

2015-06-29 11:05

iSimangaliso CEO Andrew Zaloumis has recounted his brush with a buffalo earlier this year – an encounter which left him and his wife Tracey seriously wounded.

AA launches nationwide designated driver project

2015-06-29 09:53

The Automobile Association (AA) has announced a nationwide designated driver service in an attempt to curb the amount of deaths on the country’s roads.

Missing lion spotted 20km from home

2015-06-29 08:34

The 3-year old lion which escaped from the Karoo National Park has been spotted about 20km from home, SANParks says.

Beerhouse doorman killers due in court

2015-06-29 07:20

Two men arrested for the murder of a doorman at the popular Cape Town pub Beerhouse on Long Street are expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

Man due in court for allegedly beating daughter to death

2015-06-29 05:35

A Hanover Park man is expected to appear in the Athlone Magistrate's Court in Cape Town for allegedly beating his 2-year-old daughter to death.

New provincial committee elected for WC ANC

2015-06-28 21:28
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A new provincial provincial executive committee for the ANC in the Western Cape has been elected.

UKZN to build a R70m radio telescope

2015-06-28 18:59
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The University of KwaZulu-Natal is embarking on a cutting edge legacy project to build a R70m radio telescope.

Woman dies in KZN accident

2015-06-28 17:28

A woman has died and six others were seriously injured when a car overturned on the N2 in the Mandini area, KwaZulu-Natal emergency medical services said.

SA needs to be more confident - SKA director

2015-06-28 16:50

The world will continue to underestimate South Africa until the country develops confidence in itself, SKA South Africa project director Bernie Fanaroff has said.

Miners criticise Marikana report's findings against Amcu

2015-06-28 16:03

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry report's has been criticised at a meeting in Wonderkop, Marikana near Rustenburg, for certain findings it made against Amcu.

DA wants compensation fund for Marikana victims

2015-06-28 15:22
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Parliament should be recalled this week for an urgent sitting to discuss the findings of the report on the Marikana killings, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has said.

Zuma appoints ex City Power boss as 'energy advisor'

2015-06-28 14:58
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Presidency Jacob Zuma has appointed Silus Zimu as a special advisor on energy, as South Africa deals with yet another day of load shedding.

Fire Mthethwa, Phiyega over Marikana - Maimane

2015-06-28 14:08
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Former Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa and national police commissioner Riah Phiyega should be held accountable and fired over the Marikana killings, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane says.

Fransman re-elected as Western Cape ANC chair

2015-06-28 11:45
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Marius Fransman will serve for a second term as the ANC’s Western Cape provincial chairperson.

Western Cape ANC wants to win back 'coloured vote'

2015-06-27 22:55

Winning over the coloured working class within Cape Town remains the ruling party’s greatest challenge, outgoing ANC Western Cape chairperson Marius Fransman says.

Two killed in head-on collision on R102

2015-06-27 21:28

Two men have been killed while two others have been injured in a head-on collision on the R102 near Sasko, KwaZulu-Natal.

Teen surfer loses leg in Buffels Bay shark attack

2015-06-27 18:30
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A 19-year-old surfer has been rescued by fellow surfers at Buffels Bay after losing his leg in a shark attack.

Police constable in dock after two colleagues shot

2015-06-27 15:41

A police constable will appear in the Sterkspruit Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of murder and attempted murder of two of his colleagues.

60 shacks gutted in Joburg blaze

2015-06-27 12:50

Around 60 shacks have been burnt to the ground in the Mangolongolo informal settlement in Denver, Johannesburg.

Joburg EMS concerned by city fires as cold front approaches

2015-06-27 11:38

With a cold weekend forecast for Johannesburg, the city's Emergency Management Services says they are concerned about the possibility of fires as people switched on heaters to keep warm.

14 injured in bus, taxi crash

2015-06-27 11:02

A bus and taxi have ollided in Sasolburg in the Free State, leaving 14 people injured, paramedics have reported.

Will Shaik get a game?

2015-06-27 08:21
84 comments

Schabir Shaik has been asked to present details of his parole to an elite Durban country club as a condition for obtaining membership.

‘Phiyega won’t go quietly’

2015-06-27 08:21
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The assumption that the potential sacking of national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega may have any effect on the police leadership throughout the country, including KwaZulu-Natal, may be a stretch, believes a KwaZulu-Natal police analyst.

‘We didn’t hear from a single Marikana police officer’ – analyst

2015-06-26 21:03
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An ISS Africa political analyst says there are two glaring gaps in the Farlam Commission’s report on the Marikana massacre, particularly the lack of first-hand accounts from police officers on the ground.

Don't eat washed up mussels, City of Cape Town warns

2015-06-26 21:03

While some have started tucking in to the mussels which have washed up along the False Bay coast, the City of Cape Town has warned the public against ingesting the seafood collected on the beach.

Masutha to decide on KZN mass graves

2015-06-30 08:11

Justice Minister Michael Masutha is expected to make a decision on what steps will be taken following the discovery of a mass grave on a KwaZulu-Natal farm earlier this year, a report says.

Emmanuel Sithole's alleged killers back in court

2015-06-30 07:19

Three youths and a minor are expected back in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court in connection with the murder of Mozambican national Emmanuel Sithole.

Tony Yengeni back in court

2015-06-30 06:18

ANC NEC member Tony Yengeni is expected back in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court for the continuation of his drunken driving case.

DA criticises govt's al-Bashir appeal

2015-06-29 21:48
115 comments

The DA has criticised the government for wasting money by appealing the High Court in Pretoria's ruling that its failure to arrest Omar al-Bashir was unconstitutional.

Man in court after claiming he was hijacked in rental car

2015-06-29 21:17

A man who claimed he'd been hijacked while travelling in a rental car has appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on 10 counts of fraud, theft of a vehicle and perjury, police say.

Cops catch ex-cop breaking into cop shop

2015-06-29 20:22

A former detective sergeant is expected to appear in the Hertzogville Magistrate’s Court after allegedly breaking into the offices of the detective branch.

Dlamini in hot water again over 'Jews are devils' comment

2015-06-29 18:03
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Former Wits SRC president, Mcebo Dlamini, is in hot water again after he called Jews 'devils'. The SA Jewish Board of Deputies has laid charges of hate speech against him.

US doctor, three children to be deported from SA

2015-06-29 18:19
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A doctor from the US and her three children are going to be deported from OR Tambo International Airport later as a result of not having the children's unabridged birth certificates on hand.

Marikana miners should also be prosecuted for slain officers and guards - AfriForum

2015-06-29 17:22
166 comments

AfriForum says miners involved in the killing of two police officers and two Lonmin security guards in the week before the Marikana massacre should also be prosecuted.

Toddler beaten for six hours by dad, court hears

2015-06-29 15:43
122 comments

A Hanover Park man argued with his wife and then allegedly beat his two-year-old daughter for about six hours, the court has heard.

SA academic in Gaza aid flotilla not on boat seized by Israelis

2015-06-29 15:25
90 comments

A Kwazulu-Natal University academic‚ theologian and activist - who is part of a team of activists attempting to bring aid to the Gaza Strip oby boat - is not on a vessel that has been seized by the Israeli military, the National Coalition for Palestine says.

Two die in Mpumalanga crashes in misty conditions

2015-06-29 15:43

Two people have died and at least 15 others were injured in different collisions along the N12 and the N4 highway near Ogies and Witbank in Mpumalanga due to misty conditions.

Is your councillor worth R1.3m?

2015-06-29 13:50

News24 decided to find out what a typical day looks like in the life of a ward councillor. We randomly picked five councillors to follow around in five different cities across the country. This is what we found in Cape Town.

Over 77 000 SA youths died in 2013 - Stats SA

2015-06-29 12:34

A total of 77 822 South Africans between the ages of 15 and 34 died in 2013, and, of those, less than 30% were unnatural deaths, Statistics SA has revealed.

NFP leader returns

2015-06-29 11:09

NFP leader Zanele Magwaza-Msibi is on the mend and is expected back at work in July, according to the party’s top brass.

Government appealing Bashir ruling

2015-06-29 09:50
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Government will appeal the High Court in Pretoria's ruling regarding Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

A race against time to save lives

2015-06-29 09:24

With 1 000 to 1 500 calls a day and several thousand patients transported daily across KwaZulu-Natal, paramedics also have to deal with hoax calls that put real patients in danger.

Man killed in Mpumalanga head-on collision

2015-06-29 09:15

A man has been killed in a head-on collision between a car and a bus on Kamagugu Road outside Mbombela in Mpumalanga, paramedics say.

Woman killed, three injured in KZN accident

2015-06-29 06:24

A woman has died and three others are injured following a single car accident on the N2 in Sezela on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, paramedics say.

Six initiation deaths last week - EC health department

2015-06-28 22:31
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A total of six people have died this week in connection with the current initiation season, the Eastern Cape health department has said.

Eight die in tavern staircase collapse

2015-06-28 20:31
106 comments

Eight people have died at a tavern in Khayelitsha in Cape Town after a staircase collapsed, Western Cape police say.

Lesotho revokes Gupta passports

2015-06-28 16:00
116 comments

The Guptas have been fired as special advisers to the prime minister of Lesotho, and their diplomatic passports have been revoked.

‘Home of horror’ for kids

2015-06-28 15:00
109 comments

“Pack your backpack. Let’s get out of here.” With those words, an 8-year-old boy rescued his 5-year-old sister from the home where their drug-addicted parents allegedly abused them.

Another rental car theft arrest

2015-06-28 15:16

A 36-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a rental car from a company based at the OR Tambo International Airport.

Plett rescuer responds to shark attack call, son the victim

2015-06-28 14:08

A Plettenberg Bay man who has worked as an NSRI rescuer for 41 years was shocked when he was called to a shark attack scene and found his son was the victim, a report says.

Man killed in Pretoria crash

2015-06-28 14:08

A man has died in Lynnwood, Pretoria when the car he was travelling rolled, paramedic have said.

Man falls to death in KZN after surviving car crash

2015-06-28 10:45

A Durban man has died in a freak accident after a bakkie knocked him, causing him to fall over a bridge while he was exchanging details after a car crash.

Cops search for duo in decades-old murder case

2015-06-27 22:55

Almost 20 years after the murder of a young author, police have identified two men who may be able to assist in the investigation.

Two rugby players killed, 13 injured in accident

2015-06-27 20:00

Two community rugby players have died and 13 more have been injured after the vehicle they were travelling in overturned when the driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle.

No foul play suspected in Fordsburg after bus, truck catch fire

2015-06-27 13:10

No foul play is suspected following a large fire at a bus depot in Fordsburg, Johannesburg Emergency Management Services has reported.

Child killed by car while trying to cross N2

2015-06-27 12:21

A 9-year-old child attempting to cross the N2 highway near the Ilfracombe off-ramp in KwaZulu-Natal has been killed after being hit by a car.

Zuma is wrong, Farlam did not clear Mthethwa – expert

2015-06-27 10:22
257 comments

President Jacob Zuma had “misrepresented” the Farlam Commission report by claiming that the former police minister, Nathi Mthethwa, had played no role in decisions leading to the Marikana massacre.

Several fatalities on KZN roads

2015-06-27 09:49

Several people have been killed and injured in various accidents in KwaZulu-Natal, the provincial Emergency Medical Services have reported.

‘Ghosts’ add fuel to the fire

2015-06-27 08:21

The myth that lighting a veld fire helps to escape the clutches of ghostly apparitions while walking alone in the dark, is having devastating effects on farming areas around Umzimkhulu.

Khayelitsha kids encouraged to hit ruck while dreaming big

2015-06-27 07:14

“The next Springbok can come from this field,” Connect Sports Academy co-director and coach Yanga Qinga has told News24 as his young Khayelitsha rugby team practice their passes.

Man gets life for raping niece, killing their son

2015-06-26 21:03

An East Rand man has been sentenced to life, plus two sentences of 25 years each for raping his teenage niece and murdering the child she gave birth to.

Marikana police 'planned for bloodshed' – analyst

2015-06-26 17:57
101 comments

An ISS Africa political analyst says the Farlam Commission’s report on the Marikana massacre shows police ignored their legal responsibility to avoid violence at all costs and "planned for bloodshed".

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