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Marikana miners go to court to force Zuma to release report

2015-05-25 08:31

The workers injured and arrested in the Marikana shooting, their families, and labour union Amcu, are to approach the courts to force President Jacob Zuma to release the Marikana report.

Alleged Limpopo wife killer back in court

2015-05-25 07:03

Polokwane businessman Rameez Patel, who is accused of killing his wife Fatima, is expected to continue his bail application.

Derby-Lewis to make new parole bid

2015-05-25 07:00
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Clive Derby-Lewis's bid for medical parole is expected to be heard as a special motion in the High Court in Pretoria. He has been in hospital since last year to receive treatment for cancer.

Cuban engineers land in SA to help with service delivery

2015-05-24 21:31
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The first of a total of forty Cuban engineers have arrived in the Free State to help improve service delivery and infrastructure.

Gigaba: Home Affairs will not go back on visa rules for children

2015-05-25 08:44

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says his department's responsibility is to ensure the safety of children and "South Africa should never relent in protecting children”.

17 arrested for speeding outside Joburg

2015-05-24 19:11

A 60-year-old man from Bramley has been arrested along with 16 other motorists for speeding in Johannesburg, Johannesburg Metro Police say.

 
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Former KZN EMS staff member to appear in court

2015-05-24 21:04

A former Emergency Medical Service staff member will appear in the Durban Regional court in connection with incitement of violence, arson and intimidation of workers.

Fishermen missing after boat capsizes in fog

2015-05-24 16:58

Two Lambert's bay fisherman were lost at sea after dense fog left several boats in distress, the National Sea Rescue Institute has said.

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Workers' rights must be respected - Mkhize

2015-05-24 16:58

ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize has said that the ANC would do everything in its power to ensure the constitutional rights of all workers are respected.

Joburg policeman in court for thwarting arrest

2015-05-24 16:26

A Johannesburg police officer is expected to appear at the Hillbrow Magistrate's Court for allegedly preventing his colleagues from arresting a man.

Rhino poached on North West farm

2015-05-24 14:42

The dehorned carcass of a rhino has been found on a farm near Koster, North West police have said. The carcass had been there for three weeks.

Carte Blanche uncovers tow truck scam

2015-05-24 10:07

Some tow truck drivers are giving crashed vehicles a quick fix so the owners can claim successfully from their insurers, according to a Carte Blanche report.

Dept still assessing 'probable' cancer-causing herbicide

2015-05-24 10:01

The Department of Agriculture is still determining whether a compound in about 100 locally used pesticides, and that has been found by an international agency to "probably" cause cancer, will have to be regulated.

'Prophet' claims to change temperature, turn people into snakes

2015-05-23 22:19

A church that claims to be able to turn people into snakes and allows a 'prophet' to jump on congregants without them feeling pain is being lambasted on Facebook.

Gunfire returns to Cape Flats

2015-05-23 19:33

Gunfire has erupted again in Manenberg, on the Cape Flats, just days after a convoy of SAPS, soldiers and Metro police officers descended on the gang-infested community for a crackdown on drugs and guns.

Child killed, baby injured in head-on collision

2015-05-23 17:04

A 4-year-old child has been killed and a three-month-old baby has been injured in a head-on collision in Cape Town.

Man killed after truck tyre bursts

2015-05-23 15:22

A man has been killed after the tyre of a truck burst as he was trying to change it on the R54 near Fochville, paramedics say.

JMPD cops allegedly beat scrapmetal traders

2015-05-23 13:09

Two metro police officers are being investigated following an alleged assault of a scrap-yard owner and his employees.

Identity theft in SA booming

2015-05-23 10:54

A HILLCREST private investigator believes South Africans’ relaxed lifestyles make them easy targets for identity theft.

Bank 'kite flyer' jailed for R3.5m fraud

2015-05-22 22:43

A building contractor has been jailed for six years, on multiple fraud charges involving a bank “kite-flying” operation that generated fictitious funds running into millions of rands to see him through a financial slump.

'Demon boy' gets 20 years for hacking his family to death

2015-05-22 20:32

A teenage boy who hacked four of his family members to death with an axe, claiming he was possessed by a “demon” when he did it, has been sentenced to 20 years effective imprisonment.

11 children injured when taxi crashes into tree

2015-05-22 19:18

Eleven children have been injured when the taxi they were travelling in veered off the road and hit a tree in New Germany, KwaZulu-Natal.

Jayde's final moments

2015-05-22 18:34

Much loved Riebeek College teacher Jayde Panayitou’s final moments have come to light during the bail application of her husband, Christopher Panayiotou, who stands accused of having organised her murder.

Police still searching for Krugersdorp funeral parlour robbers

2015-05-22 17:53

Krugersdorp police are still investigating after a robbery at a well known funeral parlour in the West Rand town last week.

Panayiotou’s full conversation with 'middleman'

2015-05-22 17:15
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One of the most damning pieces of evidence submitted by the State, opposing the bail of Christopher Panayiotou, was this transcript of a conversation between him and a co-accused, following the murder of his wife Jayde last month.

Brave little girl's testimony leads to rapist’s conviction

2015-05-22 16:13

A 5-year-old girl's testimony, after witnessing her teenage aunt being raped, has led to the conviction of the rapist.

Health department investigates 'forced' HIV/Aids tests

2015-05-22 16:13

The Gauteng health department is looking into claims of forced HIV/Aids tests at some Johannesburg clinics.

17 arrested after Limpopo 'witchcraft' attack

2015-05-22 15:40

Seventeen people, including four children, have been arrested for public violence in Musina after allegedly attacking a pastor and his family over witchcraft claims.

R3m SABC choir sings Hlaudi's praises

2015-05-22 15:19
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The SABC choir has cost the public broadcaster R3m in its 2014/15 financial year, Communications Minister Faith Muthambi says.

Shocked EFF wants to go to court over overalls

2015-05-22 14:56
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The EFF is seeking legal advice after one of its members of the Free State provisional legislature, Willy Tshabalala, was ejected from a meeting for wearing red overalls.

ANC mum on report it risks losing votes in 2016

2015-05-22 14:15
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The ANC is refusing to comment on an internal report that it could lose "hundreds of thousands of votes" in next year's local government elections.

DA calls for special task team to address SA visa concerns

2015-05-22 14:53

The DA says it plans to ask the Home Affairs Portfolio Committee for a special task team to review the visa regulations set to come into effect on 1 June.

Groenpunt prison break: 5 inmates re-arrested

2015-05-22 12:43

Five of the seven Groenpunt prison inmates who escaped two days ago have been nabbed, the Department of Correctional Services says. Three are serving life sentences.

Army, cops descend on Cape Town suburb

2015-05-22 11:45

Residents of Ottery say it will take more than one major crackdown to clean the crime-ridden suburb, after police, army and metro police officers raided crime hotspots in an integrated operation.

Baby plays with cop’s ‘forgotten’ R5 rifle

2015-05-22 09:38
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Two West Rand police officers are facing disciplinary action after a 1-year-old baby began playing with an R5 rifle one of them left in her parents' home.

News24 makes headlines again, and again, and again

2015-05-22 11:52

News24 took to the streets of Joburg this week to show motorists just how much breaking news they may be missing during the course of a day.

Man, 72, dies after falling 10m through roof

2015-05-22 08:23

A 72-year-old man has died after falling 10 metres through the roof of a building he and his colleagues were inspecting in Johannesburg, paramedics say.

Who's to blame for Joburg firefighter deaths?

2015-05-22 07:22

An investigation will be conducted to determine whether an incident commander is to blame for the deaths of two firefighters killed in a blaze in Johannesburg last weekend.

Zuma concludes 'successful' Mozambique visit

2015-05-21 22:09

President Jacob Zuma has returned to South Africa after completing his two day state visit to Mozambique.

Graveyard rapists sentenced to 19 years each

2015-05-21 20:20

Two men who raped two women near a graveyard in Mpumalanga have been sentenced to 19 years imprisonment each.

Teacher held for allegedly breaking pupil's hand with steel pipe

2015-05-21 19:07

A Krugersdorp teacher has been arrested for allegedly breaking a 12-year-old pupil's hand with a steel pipe after she got a maths question wrong, Gauteng police say.

Police searching for Killarney robbery suspects

2015-05-21 19:07

Police are searching for a group of robbers who shot at and robbed a woman in Killarney, Johannesburg.

Sbu Ndebele settling in well in Canberra

2015-05-21 18:11

South Africa's High Commissioner to Australia, Sbu Ndebele, says life in Canberra is very much like South Africa.

Falsely arrested twin wants R4.9m from police minister

2015-05-21 17:37

A man arrested after being mistaken for his twin brother is claiming R4.9m in damages from the police minister.

Would-be robbers nabbed in N2 sting operation

2015-05-21 17:09

Two men attempting to rob a seemingly stranded motorist on the side of the N2 in Cape Town have got more than they were bargaining for when their target turned out to be a metro police officer.

Zuma: Africans are one people

2015-05-24 16:26
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President Jacob Zuma has said that South Africans had made friends with people from other parts of Africa throughout history.

Petition calls on EU to let white South Africans return

2015-05-24 15:59

A call is being made in an online petition for the European Union to admit white South Africans, who, according to its author, face ethnic cleansing.

No arrests yet in Trevor Noah's cousin's murder

2015-05-24 15:23

KwaZulu-Natal police are still investigating the murder of comedian Trevor Noah's cousin and has not arrested anybody yet, spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane says.

SA 'a pressure cooker of inequality'

2015-05-24 12:23
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Inequality is leading to weaker racial relations and government needs to act, says the Institute of Race Relations.

Trevor Noah’s cousin brutally murdered - report

2015-05-24 10:01

The family of Trevor Noah has again been hit by tragedy following the murder of the comedian’s cousin in Greytown in KwaZulu-Natal.

5-month-old baby among three killed in Free State crash

2015-05-24 07:49

Three people, including a 5-month-old baby, have died after a bakkie overturned in Ficksburg in the Free State.

Campaign launched after Baby Jordan killers apply for parole

2015-05-23 20:28

Support is expected to stream in via letters and social media as the family of baby Jordan Leigh Norton head to court to contest the parole application of two of the men imprisoned for her 2005 murder.

Mompati a 'towering giant in the struggle' - Zuma

2015-05-23 18:02
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A mother, leader, teacher, gallant fighter, brave warrior and true patriot. This is how President Jacob Zuma described Ruth Mompati at a funeral held for the struggle stalwart in Vryburg.

Pupils piece together the puzzle fragments of Africa

2015-05-23 16:28

The final round of the Jigsaw Puzzle Association of SA's ‘Afrika Day’ Puzzle Challenge has gotten off to an exciting start, with twenty Grade 7 pupils vying to be named winners.

Two killed in Krugersdorp truck crash

2015-05-23 12:06

Two people were killed when a truck crashed into two cars on the N14 at the Pinehaven intersection in Krugersdorp.

Mom tells of the night her daughter was killed

2015-05-23 08:20
144 comments

It never crossed her mind that the two men who had burst into her rondavel with long knives wanted to kill her seven-year old daughter.

Life through the lenses of Durban's street photographers

2015-05-22 22:30

Freelance street photographers around Durban have told News24 of their many tactics used to secure clients and also about their journey into the world of photography.

CCMA faces legal action from employees

2015-05-22 21:15

Durban's CCMA interpreters believe the CCMA is failing to uphold the labour legislation and are threatening to take them to court.

Dirco mum on reports former Lesotho PM fled to SA

2015-05-22 19:45

The Department of International Relations and Co-operation has no comment on a report stating that Lesotho’s opposition leader has fled to South Africa.

K9's Sheeba, Crunchie sniff out ammo stash

2015-05-22 19:18

Two policemen patrolling with their dogs in Muldersdrift have stumbled on a pile of dumped live and used ammunition, Krugersdorp police say.

Controversial Operation Fiela conducted in Kagiso

2015-05-22 18:34

The controversial Operation Fiela continues with police moving into Kagiso on the West Rand.

DA councillor outraged over 'African Bathing Beach' sign in Durban

2015-05-22 17:53
260 comments

A DA councillor is outraged after he stumbled upon an electricity box along the Durban beachfront labelled "African Bathing Beach".

Violence erupts over 'botched' graves relocation

2015-05-22 17:15

Residents have staged a violent protest over an allegedly botched graves relocation project at Angloplat mine in Limpopo.

Man arrested for hit on anti-poaching investigator

2015-05-22 16:13

The Hawks have confirmed that one of three suspected killers of rhino poaching investigator Constable Joseph Baloyi has been arrested.

KFC Africa probes pavement 'knife sharpening'

2015-05-22 15:40
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KFC Africa says that an investigation has been launched into video footage of a worker “sharpening” a knife on a pavement outside an Umhlanga store.

Steel pipe-wielding teacher released on bail

2015-05-22 15:40

A Krugersdorp teacher who allegedly broke a 12-year-old pupil's hand with a steel pipe has been released on bail.

Baby found dumped next to school field

2015-05-22 15:19

A baby is being kept in hospital for mandatory observation after she was found dumped next to a school field in Cape Town.

Paramedic strike cripples KZN health sector

2015-05-22 14:54

Thousands of patients are being affected as hundreds of KwaZulu-Natal paramedics stay away from work as part of an ongoing dispute with the health department over back-pay.

Cape Town mall hit in jewellery store heist

2015-05-22 13:17

Police are on the hunt for three robbers who have held up an American Swiss store at Westgate Mall in Cape Town.

Security firm bust for using illegal immigrants at Cosafa match

2015-05-22 13:14

A North West security company owner has paid a R4 500 admission of guilt fine for employing illegal immigrants as security guards during a Cosafa soccer match.

SAA pilot's road rage murder case postponed

2015-05-22 12:07

The case of an SAA pilot who is accused of killing another motorist during a road rage confrontation has been postponed by the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court.

Major disruptions on Durban's main roads

2015-05-22 11:16

Motorists travelling on some of Durban's busiest routes have been delayed after an accident involving a minibus taxi, four vehicles and an SUV.

Mental toughness needed to be a Joburg traffic pointsman

2015-05-22 09:38

Johannesburg's pointsmen brave angry drivers, minibuses, and power cuts, to make traffic flow. News24 spoke to one such pointsman who has been on the job for over three years.

Police arrest two as drag racing invades N3

2015-05-22 11:58

HIGH-SPEED illegal street racing in the capital has taken a Fast and Furious turn with two racers being nabbed this week.

SA maths nerds to flex brains in Thailand

2015-05-22 07:48

Six “mathletes” from South Africa will be jetting off to Thailand in July to test their mental muscles at the International Mathematical Olympiad.

Do not kill cop killers - Mpuma MEC

2015-05-22 05:43

An Mpumalanga MEC has pleaded with police and the community to not seek to avenge the death of a slain officer.

Jayde killed due to husband's affair, debt, PE court told

2015-05-21 21:06
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Jayde Panayiotou was killed as her husband's extra-marital affair was getting him deeper into debt, a court has heard.

Cop appears for protest killings in Pretoria

2015-05-21 19:30

A Soshanguve policeman, who allegedly opened fire on a crowd of protesters with illegal shotgun ammunition, has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and attempted murder.

DA wants answers on KZN mobile clinic tender

2015-05-21 19:30

The DA is demanding that the KwaZulu-Natal health department release all information related to a tender that saw the department lease a truck and trailer mobile clinic for R52m.

Dad sentenced for trying to buy perfume with cloned card

2015-05-21 19:07

A father of four, who tried to buy perfume worth R1 625 at Woolworths using a cloned bank card, has a prior conviction and is found to have deliberately planned the fraudulent transaction.

More witnesses expected in Patel bail bid

2015-05-21 19:07

More witnesses are expected to be called by prosecutors in the bail application of murder-accused Limpopo businessman Rameez Patal, the Polokwane Magistrate's Court has heard.

Stop infighting, Mtubatuba councillors told

2015-05-21 17:37

KwaZulu-Natal’s Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube has urged Mtubatuba councillors not to disappoint those who voted them in.

Grieving firefighters drown out chief's speech at memorial service

2015-05-21 17:09

Grieving emergency workers and firefighters at the memorial service of their dead colleagues sang so loudly drowning out chief's speech to show their dissatisfaction of their work environment.

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