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State wants to recall witness in Sebolai trial

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As the defence concluded its case in the trial of alleged killer DJ Donald Sebolai, the State indicated it wanted to recall a pathologist to take the stand when the case resumes.

2 killed when car hits tree

2015-08-29 10:24

Two men have died after their car crashed into a tree near Stanger, KwaZulu-Natal emergency medical services say.

Joburg firefighters allege poor working conditions, maladministration

2015-08-29 09:43

Gauteng officials have expressed disappointment at allegations of poor working conditions and maladministration made by Johannesburg firefighters.

Woman killed by car while crossing highway

2015-08-29 08:06

A woman has died after being hit by a car while crossing the Golden Highway in Vanderbijlpark, paramedics say.

SABC confirms security audit at KZN office

2015-08-28 21:22

The South African Broadcasting Corporation has admitted that a security audit has been conducted at its KwaZulu-Natal offices, but says there is nothing ominous or untoward in the process.

McBride 'could be back in office tomorrow'

2015-08-28 19:36

Independent Police Investigative Directorate head Robert McBride could be back in his office "tomorrow", without ever answering to the grave charges of misconduct against him, counsel for the police minister has argued in the High Court in Pretoria.

 
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Man, 20, dies, father critical after bakkie rolls

2015-08-29 07:42

A 20-year-old man has died and his father is critically injured after their bakkie rolled outside Fochville, Gauteng paramedics say.

Mpumalanga businessman shot in 'assassination' attempt

2015-08-28 21:22

A Mpumalanga businessman is fighting for his life after he was shot in front of his employees, in what police are calling an "assassination" attempt.

Girl, 12, dies as KZN shack fire rages

2015-08-28 19:36

A 12-year-old girl has died in Bester, near Inanda, in a shack fire, KwaZulu-Natal emergency medical services say.

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Govt acts to stem SA’s R7bn water leaks

2015-08-28 21:15
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President Jacob Zuma has launched a campaign to train 15 000 young people to fix leaking taps in their communities.

Man gets 3 years' for Marine's death

2015-08-28 17:29

Blayne Shepard, 25, has been sentenced to three years in prison for the culpable homicide of former Royal Marine Brett Williams, the NPA says.

CCTV footage of murder accused shown in court

2015-08-28 17:39

CCTV footage of murder-accused Brain Treasurer near the scene where Dr Bhavish Sewram was shot dead has been shown in the Pietermaritzburg High Court.

Ethekwini municipality workers injured as driver loses control

2015-08-28 17:01

Three eThekwini municipality workers have been injured after a driver allegedly lost control of a vehicle and pinned them to a brick wall.

The DA and its bag of charges

2015-08-28 16:28
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The Democratic Alliance is known for laying criminal charges against other political parties, government officials, organisations, and even President Jacob Zuma. But what has happened to these cases once they have been filed?

DA questions Tshwane bus fare collection contract

2015-08-28 15:15

The Democratic Alliance has accused the City of Tshwane of not following procedure in awarding a bus fare collection contract worth R15m.

Ex-reservist nabbed for impersonating cop

2015-08-28 14:21

A former police reservist is to appear in the Bela-Bela Magistrate’s Court on charges of corruption and impersonating a police officer.

Stop senseless cop killings - Cabinet

2015-08-28 12:43

Cabinet has called on members of the public to help police track down cop killers, saying officials are working around the clock to ensure that the perpetrators of these killings are arrested.

Defence minister: Everything done by the book

2015-08-28 12:07
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Correct procedures were followed in chartering a plane which happened to be owned by the Gupta family to take Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to Japan, the defence minister has said.

Neighbour allegedly hacks granny to death in KZN

2015-08-28 12:07

A 68-year-old grandmother has died after she was allegedly hacked to death with an axe. She is the second woman to have died in this manner in KwaZulu-Natal this week.

Case of super-spy machine sensitive - Hawks

2015-08-28 10:37

The investigation into how a highly restricted cellphone "grabber" came into the possession of normal citizens is a sensitive matter, the Hawks have said.

EFF's Buthane believes assault charge won't stick

2015-08-28 07:42

The EFF's Limpopo co-ordinator, Jossey Buthane, says he believes the latest assault charge against him will be withdrawn, as previous assault cases were also thrown out of court.

Defence minister to hold briefing on Ramaphosa Japan plane

2015-08-28 05:47
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Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is expected to shed light on claims that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa used a plane owned by the Guptas for an official visit to Japan.

Suspension unlawful, says McBride

2015-08-27 21:11

The untrammelled powers of the police minister to get rid of the head of IPID was unconstitutional and should be subjected to Parliamentary scrutiny, the High Court in Pretoria has heard.

We are going to get rid of Habib - EFF

2015-08-27 20:00
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Dali Mpofu predicts two things: the EFF will win the University of Witwatersrand SRC elections next year, and when it does, it will remove Vice Chancellor Adam Habib

Alleged killer DJ taken to the scene through hypnosis

2015-08-27 19:31

DJ Donald Sebolai's version of how his girlfriend died was probably truthful because he relayed it while in a hypnotic state.

Family of slain KZN principal devastated

2015-08-27 19:11

Two weeks ago, Nokuthula Magwanyana was allegedly told to step down from her position as the principal of Villa Maria Primary School in Pietermaritzburg - or else.

Political violence at universities disturbing - Parliament

2015-08-27 18:35

Parliament's portfolio committee on higher education has expressed concern at recent incidents of violence at universities ahead of their SRC elections.

IEC receives first batch of municipal ward boundaries for 2016 elections

2015-08-27 17:59

The Municipal Demarcation Board has handed over the first batch of final municipal ward boundaries for the 2016 local government election to the Independent Electoral Commission.

Two journos allegedly assaulted by Soweto teachers

2015-08-27 17:33

Teachers at the Daliwonga Secondary School have allegedly assaulted and robbed two Soweto TV journalists who witnessed pupils being beaten because they arrived late at school.

Cash-in-transit heist at Cape Town mall

2015-08-27 16:42

Five men have escaped with money and guns after they robbed a cash-in-transit vehicle outside the Promenade Shopping Centre in Mitchell's Plain.

Alleged KZN serial rapist in court

2015-08-27 16:42

A suspected serial rapist has appeared in the Empangeni Magistrate’s Court, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

ANCYL Gauteng PEC denies supporting Mabe

2015-08-27 15:40

The ANCYL in Gauteng has denied that it has resolved to support ANC MP Pule Mabe for the position of league president.

Tutu prays for others from hospital bed

2015-08-27 14:46

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s hospital stay has not stopped him from praying for people and causes, his daughter Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu has said.

'Department of Horror Affairs' returns Home

2015-08-27 14:14

'We used to be called the Department of Horror Affairs,' says the Department of Home Affairs spokesperson - but the service is slowly improving, with many having positive experiences.

Alli's 'olive branch' to De Lille over Cape tolls

2015-08-27 14:45
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Sanral CEO Nazir Alli has written to the Cape Town mayor to ask for a 'win-win' solution because he believes citizens will be prejudiced by a delay in the project to upgrade roads.

Court sets aside suspension of Wits EFF students

2015-08-27 13:08

The High Court in Johannesburg has set aside the decision by Wits University to suspend seven students, including six EFF-affiliated students, but the SRC elections must continue without them.

Commonwealth Games delegation getting a 'paid holiday' - DA

2015-08-27 12:16

The DA in KwaZulu-Natal has labelled a recommendation for a multi-party delegation to travel to New Zealand for the Commonwealth Games Host City announcement, at a cost of R300 000, as wasteful expenditure.

Doctors 'incredibly pleased' with Tutu's progress

2015-08-27 11:26

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's daughter hopes that he will be able to return home from hospital by the end of next week.

PICS: Taxi smashes into 2 cars at Bloem petrol station

2015-08-27 10:51

Seven people, including five children, have been injured after a minibus taxi collided with two cars at a petrol station in Bloemfontein, paramedics say.

Principal hacked to death

2015-08-27 09:05

Police are trying to piece together the mystery surrounding the murder of a principal who was found hacked to death in her car in KwaZulu-Natal.

Defence minister to face media over Gupta jet

2015-08-27 07:36

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is expected to brief the media about a plane owned by the Gupta family being used to transport Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and other officials to Japan.

McBride to challenge Nhleko's powers

2015-08-27 05:59

Robert McBride is expected to start his constitutional challenge regarding Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's powers to suspend him in a case starting at the High Court in Pretoria.

EFF using students as cannon fodder: ANC

2015-08-26 22:19

The ANC has accused the EFF of using students as cannon fodder after stun grenades were fired during a campus clash between rivals for the Student Representative Council.

Taxi driver nabbed for fraud

2015-08-26 21:57

A taxi driver who had been using somebody else's name on his licence has been cornered and arrested in Ivory Park, east of Johannesburg.

Mqwebu made his mark - minister

2015-08-28 19:36

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has sent condolences to actor Roland Mqwebu's family. The actor, known for his role as Mkhize in the sitcom Emzini Wezinsizwa, has died at the age of 78.

ANCYL set to hold provincial general councils

2015-08-28 17:29

The ANC Youth League is set to hold provincial general councils, where delegates will decide who to nominate for leadership positions.

Hotstix's accuser refuses to talk

2015-08-28 15:39

One of the men alleged to have been kidnapped and assaulted by Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse has refused to say why he dropped the charges. The case against the jazz musician has been struck off the roll.

Slain KZN principal kept threats a secret

2015-08-28 15:39

It appears that a slain KwaZulu-Natal principal didn’t tell anyone that her life was in danger - not even her husband.

Mother, I'm already dead - deaf teen's SMS

2015-08-28 14:21

"Mother, I'm already dead," one of three schoolgirls who died in a fire at a North West school for the deaf told her mother, moments before being engulfed by flames.

Contraband worth R150 000 seized in Cape Town raid

2015-08-28 15:14

Three men are expected to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court for the possession of contraband worth R150 000, police have confirmed.

Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse off the hook on assault, kidnapping case

2015-08-28 12:07

Legendary jazz musician Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse has walked out of the Lenasia Magistrate's Court a free man after the assault and kidnapping case against him was struck off the roll.

Zim minister ridicules SA economy on Twitter

2015-08-28 13:34
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Jonathan Moyo, Zimbabwe’s minister of higher and tertiary education, has taken to social media to ridicule the South African rand, saying it is 'falling like any other African currency'.

Cabinet: Ramaphosa's Japan trip 'successful'

2015-08-28 11:20

Cabinet has described Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's visit to Japan as "successful" - despite ongoing controversy about him using a Gupta-owned plane for the trip.

Slain principal faced school threats

2015-08-28 09:05

KwaZulu-Natal officials believe the brutal murder of a primary school principal, who was hacked to death in her car, stems from her appointment nearly two years ago.

Sentencing for marine's death continues

2015-08-28 06:20

Sentencing procedures for Blayne Shepard, 25, who was found guilty of the culpable homicide of former Royal Marine Brett Williams at a rugby match two years ago, will take place in the Durban Regional Court.

94.7 station manager survives robbery

2015-08-27 22:07

Ravi Naidoo, the station manager for 94.7, has been robbed by three armed people in the driveway of friends in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

10 police officers charged with murder, torture

2015-08-27 21:19

Ten policemen have appeared in the Tembisa Magistrate's court on charges of murder and torture, following the death of a man they were questioning for theft, IPID says.

Judiciary not guilty of overreach - Mogoeng

2015-08-27 20:00

The judiciary is not guilty of interfering with the other arms of government, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has said.

Setbacks for traditional leaders

2015-08-27 19:31

The government’s attempts to reinforce the role and power of traditional leaders has been delivered two major setbacks this month.

Only 23 out of 110 posts filled at Tshwane electrical depot

2015-08-27 19:11

There is a severe shortage of staff at the Nokeng Tsa Taemane local municipality's electrical depot in Tshwane, with only 23 out 110 vacant posts filled.

Women play essential role in bringing about social justice - Madonsela

2015-08-27 18:35

Women have an essential role to play in bringing about social justice, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has told a packed Stellenbosch University lecture theatre.

EFF NCOP member removed for being 'disruptive'

2015-08-27 18:34

EFF MP Tebogo Mokwele has been removed from a sitting of the National Council of Provinces by Parliament's protection services because she was being disruptive.

R23m pumped into disaster preparedness plan

2015-08-27 17:59

The City of Cape Town has pumped R23m into the upgrade of a digital radio communications network to ensure its readiness in handling disasters and emergencies.

We'll fight for our metro police - De Lille

2015-08-27 17:33

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille claims the ANC-led government is hell-bent on destroying anything that works, including her metro police.

Cape Town clubs fined for puffing patrons

2015-08-27 15:58

Three nightclubs in Cape Town have been fined a total of R6 000 after environmental inspectors found patrons puffing in public areas.

SSA mum on alleged SABC spy operation

2015-08-27 15:40

The State Security Agency would not be drawn to confirm or deny whether a secret operation was taking place at the SABC’s Durban offices as alleged by the staff.

DJ did not intentionally kill girlfriend - psychologist

2015-08-27 14:57

DJ Donald Sebolai, accused of killing his girlfriend, did not intentionally murder her, a psychologist has told the High Court in Johannesburg.

Pistorius family to lodge complaint over 'diva' article

2015-08-27 14:14

Convicted paralympian Oscar Pistorius's family will lodge a complaint with the Press Ombudsman over an article about the apparent demands Pistorius has made while in prison.

Discontent brewing in PE over 'failed promises'

2015-08-27 14:14

Parents in Port Elizabeth's Northern Areas have vowed their children will not write the annual national assessment exams this year, unless the education department makes good on the promises to ease the plight at schools.

ANCYL presidency race rigged - sources

2015-08-27 13:50

The race for ANC Youth League president has been marred by claims of irregular auditing processes and allegations of interference from top structures within the ruling party.

Mac Maharaj 'recovering well'

2015-08-27 12:59

President Jacob Zuma’s former spokesperson Mac Maharaj says he is recovering well after surgery for lung cancer.

Muthambi in R600 000 junket to US

2015-08-27 13:33
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The Department of Communications has spent almost R600 000 on a nine-day trip to a luxury goods show and folk art festival in the US.

Douglasdale officers not suspended yet - police

2015-08-27 12:02

Two Douglasdale police officers allegedly involved in a police brutality incident have not yet been suspended, Gauteng police have said.

Protests at farm owned by Zuma confidante

2015-08-27 11:29

KwaZulu-Natal farmers have rallied around protesting farmworkers who are alleging ill treatment on a Mooi River farm believed to belong to a business tycoon who has links to President Jacob Zuma.

Gupta plane shows executive's arrogance - EFF

2015-08-27 10:51

President Jacob Zuma's executive using a Gupta-family plane for an official state visit shows their arrogance and immunity to any accountability, the EFF has said.

Zuma to meet with disgruntled judges

2015-08-27 07:05
81 comments

President Jacob Zuma, disgruntled judges and other judicial officers are expected to meet in Pretoria to try to iron out their differences.

ANCYL Gauteng PEC backs Mabe for president

2015-08-26 22:27

The ANCYL Gauteng provincial executive committee has unanimously decided to back ANC MP Pule Mabe for the position of president.

Douglasdale brutality-accused cops suspended

2015-08-26 21:33

Two Douglasdale police officers have been suspended after video footage purporting to show police brutality was widely circulated.

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