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Mpumalanga student 'drugged, raped and left naked in park'

22 minutes ago

Police are investigating an attack on a Mpumalanga student who says she was kidnapped, drugged and then raped, before being left naked in a park.

Our human rights are violated - Khoi and San chair

22 minutes ago

Chairperson of the Gauteng Khoi and San council John van Rooyen has accused government of neglecting their communities.

Lesotho special permit on track - Gigaba

22 minutes ago

South Africa will grant a moratorium on deporting Lesotho nationals until December 2016, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has announced.

Zuma's son denies Panday ties

2015-11-25 13:56

President Jacob Zuma’s son, Edward, has distanced himself from controversial Durban businessman Thoshan Panday.

I nearly ran straight into a lion, KZN jogger claims

2015-11-25 13:56

A northern KwaZulu-Natal businessman insists that he encountered a lion on a recent morning jog - but Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife are not convinced.

Ex-pro soccer player nabbed for fraud

2015-11-25 12:46

A former professional soccer player has been arrested in Orange Farm for fraud and theft.


DEMANDS:  Retired teachers, nurses, police, soldiers, social workers and support staff, who were once employed by the former government, protest at the Union Buildings to demand their pensions. (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

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Police reservist arrested in stolen vehicle with pistol under seat

2015-11-25 13:56

Cape Town metro cops have found a stolen vehicle and a gun under the driver's seat after pulling over a police reservist and his two male passengers.

Durban mourns slain cop

2015-11-25 13:56

Hundreds of police officers have paid homage to slain Durban cop, Warrant Officer Ashok Ramsakkan, with a police procession.

ANC acts on 'anti-Indian sentiment'

2015-11-25 10:31

The ANC has tasked a special committee to focus on the perceived growing anti-Indian sentiment across KwaZulu-Natal.

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Visa rules apply to all, even superstars - Gigaba

2015-11-25 12:13

If President Jacob Zuma has to respect the country's visa regulations, then surely a superstar such as Idris Elba, has to respect them too, says Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.

It's just my job, says hero cop who pulled woman from river

2015-11-25 11:06

A Port Elizabeth policeman has described how he went back to where a woman was presumed drowned after apparently jumping off a bridge, hoping that she was still alive.

Auditor General to release 2014/15 audits

2015-11-25 06:04

Auditor General Kimi Makwetu will release his 2014/15 audit results during a media briefing in Pretoria.

Parliament takes the gloves off in Nehawu strike

2015-11-24 21:15

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has vowed to crack down on striking Nehawu workers if they disrupt any of its business again.

Police fire rubber bullets at striking Pikitup workers in Joburg

2015-11-24 20:27

The unprotected strike by Pikitup waste management company workers in Johannesburg has turned violent after police fired rubber bullets at looting strikers.

We will be quiet if we get electricity - Tsunami resident

2015-11-24 19:37

Tired of asking for new houses and flush toilets, about 100 residents of the Tsunami informal settlement in Cape Town have marched to the Western Cape legislature, demanding electricity.

Scores loot truck after KZN accident

2015-11-24 18:48

A minor accident that saw a truck overturn has attracted scores of looters on the R56 highway, in Umkomaas, south of Durban.

Parliament's programme extended by 2 days because of strike - ANC

2015-11-24 18:18

Parliament’s National Assembly programme will be extended by two days to make up for time lost, the ANC has said, after striking workers stormed meetings and disrupted a House sitting.

Teen drowns in Durban public pool

2015-11-24 17:40

A teenager has died after drowning in a public pool in KwaMashu, Durban, paramedics say.

Govt must take responsibility for Marikana - DA

2015-11-24 16:56

Government must take responsibility for the Marikana shootings and compensate the families of the victims, DA leader Mmusi Maimane says.

'Animal cruelty' principal says he loved his childhood dog

2015-11-24 16:18

A principal who was sentenced for animal cruelty has told how much he learnt from environmental ethics workshops held at his school by the Humane Education Trust.

Drought in numbers - what provinces need

2015-11-24 16:18

The department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has received emergency funding requests from five drought-stricken provinces. News24 breaks down the numbers.

Prayers for slain Durban cop

2015-11-24 15:41

Veteran Durban police officer Ashok Ramsakkan, who was shot and wounded by AK47-wielding gunmen in KwaMashu last week, has died.

Drought continues to push up food prices

2015-11-24 15:41

Food prices are going up, and up due to the drought. This emerged when the Department of Agriculture presented a report to a parliamentary committee.

Water-shedding is a health threat – UCT expert

2015-11-24 14:21

University of Cape Town’s civil engineering Professor Kobus van Zyl says although water-shedding may save water in the short term, it badly affects water quality.

I declined nomination - Cosatu woman leader

2015-11-24 14:21

At some point women will take their rightful place in the Cosatu leadership as president and general secretary but that time is not now, the federation's second deputy president Zingiswa Losi says.

Free State taxi driver shot dead

2015-11-24 13:21

A taxi driver has been shot and killed in Bloemside Extension 5, near Dewetsdorp Road, Free State police say.

'Animals deserve life', says principal sentenced for animal cruelty

2015-11-24 13:21

Khayelitsha school principal Manono Makhaphela, sentenced two years ago for instructing two staff members to bury a stray dog alive, says his time at an ethics workshop has made him look at animals differently.

10 reasons why News24 users love and loathe banting

2015-11-24 12:42

While the HPCSA continues its hearings on whether Professor Tim Noakes acted unprofessionally by giving unconventional advice on breastfeeding, many News24 users have described why they believe his diet works.

Fireworks in court as Panayiotou's new bail application is withdrawn

2015-11-24 11:56

Christopher Panayiotou's defence attorney Terry Price and state advocate Marius Stander have gone head to head over whether Panayiotou would be lodging a new bail application.

Suspected hijacker killed in showdown with cops

2015-11-24 11:25

A suspected hijacker has been killed and another has been arrested following a dramatic morning showdown with police officers in Durban.

Bulwer farmer shot during attack

2015-11-24 09:58

A Bulwer farmer has been shot in the arm during an attack by unknown gunmen on his farm.

Noakes doesn't have qualifications to give dietary advice - expert

2015-11-24 15:25

Professor Tim Noakes doesn't have the necessary qualifications to dole out advice to breastfeeding mothers, a dietary expert has said at his HPCSA hearing.

Panayiotou's legal team to argue for release of his docket

2015-11-24 06:10

The application brought by murder-accused Christopher Panayiotou to have the State hand over his case docket is to be heard by Magistrate Abigail Beeton in Port Elizabeth.

Alliance is still relevant - Zuma

2015-11-23 22:45

The tripartite alliance between the ANC, SA Communist Party and Cosatu, is still relevant today, President Jacob Zuma says.

Five of six Cosatu leadership positions uncontested

2015-11-23 21:56

Five of Cosatu's top six leaders have been nominated unopposed for their positions. Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini is set to stay in his position.

Workers won't go back until demands met - Nehawu

2015-11-23 20:32

Attitudes have hardened among Parliament's striking Nehawu workers as they dismissed the percentages proposed for performance bonus calculations.

My son is not an ISIS terrorist - Durban mom

2015-11-23 18:33

A Durban mother has denied her son is an ISIS fighter, after a picture was posted on Twitter of his driver’s licence, which was found on the body of an unidentified terrorist in Iraq.

Pigs scream in 'inhumane' gas pits before slaughter - NSPCA

2015-11-23 17:35

The National Council of SPCAs has described filming pigs that scream in anguish and try to escape from a pit while being gassed before their slaughter at a Pork Packers abattoir on the East Rand. WARNING: Video may upset sensitive viewers.

Mom who tried to sell baby on Gumtree expected to enter plea

2015-11-23 16:24

A 20-year-old woman arrested for trying to sell her baby on Gumtree for R5 000 is expected to enter a plea in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrates Court next week.

Flabba would have killed her - girlfriend's lawyer

2015-11-23 15:28

If Sindiwe Manqele hadn't killed Nkululeko "Flabba" Habedi, she would been the one "in the body bag", her lawyer says,

'Cheaper' black doll a display error, not racism - Shoprite

2015-11-23 14:47

Shoprite, one of South Africa’s largest supermarket chains has clarified what it says turned into “a racial storm on social media” after people assumed a black toy doll was priced cheaper than a white one.

Mom takes out loan to pay for MyCiTi bus damaged by son

2015-11-23 13:21

A mother whose unemployed son was fined R9 000 after damaging a MyCiTi bus, has taken out a loan to pay for it.

Herschelle Gibbs a no-show in court for drunken driving case

2015-11-25 12:06

Former Proteas cricket player Herschelle Gibbs did not appear for a drunken driving charge in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

PICS: Krejcir's high-security sanctuary

2015-11-25 11:10

View pics of Radovan Krejcir's luxurious high-security home in Bedfordview, which is due to go on auction this weekend.

Krejcir's high security home paints image of paranoia

2015-11-25 10:59

The high security at Radovan Krejcir's Bedfordview home, which is due to go on auction this weekend, has painted the picture of a very paranoid man.

EXCLUSIVE: Secret report reveals how Panday 'bought' the cops

2015-11-25 08:29

A secret report compiled by a leading forensic auditor has cast new insight into how controversial businessman Thoshan Panday bought off KwaZulu-Natal's top police brass and netted millions for his line of companies.

Cosatu's biggest affiliate wants Ramaphosa for president

2015-11-25 07:16

Cosatu's biggest affiliate, Nehawu, has supported a proposal that the trade union federation endorse Cyril Ramaphosa as the ANC's next president.

Former DJ Donald Sebolai to hear sentencing for murder

2015-11-25 05:38

The sentencing of former Jozi FM DJ Donald Sebolai will begin at the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court after he was found guilty of the murder of his girlfriend Dolly Tshabalala.

Metrorail terminates some trains to Khayelitsha after backlash

2015-11-24 21:15

Metrorail has announced that it has been forced to temporarily terminate trains to Khayelitsha from Mandalay station.

Banting converts lend Noakes support at HPCSA hearing

2015-11-24 21:15

Several of Professor Tim Noakes's supporters have been attending the Health Professions Council of SA hearings. Noakes is appearing before the council after being charged with unprofessional conduct.

Gift of the Givers makes contact with SA man's captors

2015-11-24 19:09

Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers has made contact with the group that took South African Stephen McGown and Swede Johan Gustafsson hostage in Mali four years ago.

2 held for allegedly holding up women with toy gun

2015-11-24 18:48

Two men have been arrested for allegedly holding up two women with a toy gun near the Kuyasa train station in Khayelitsha, Western Cape police say.

Double life sentence for man who raped, burned girl

2015-11-24 17:40

A child rapist and killer has been given two life sentences in the High Court in Pretoria for his heinous deeds.

10-year-old 'heroine' does not know twin sisters are dead

2015-11-24 17:40

Thato Mofokeng, 10, who was badly burnt in a bus fire while trying to save her twin sisters, seems to have survived the worst, but she does not know the 3-year-olds are dead, her father Sifa Johannes Mofokeng says.

Cape Town firefighters contain mountain blaze

2015-11-24 16:56

Firefighters have contained an extensive vegetation fire on the mountain slopes above Capri Village in Cape Town, the city's fire and rescue services say.

The pupils are bullying us - Roodepoort Primary principal

2015-11-24 16:18

Teachers at the troubled Roodepoort Primary School are still being insulted and bullied by pupils, Principal Nomathemba Molefe says.

Woman punched as she intervenes in domestic abuse on busy road

2015-11-24 16:18

A Pretoria woman is offering a R5 000 reward after she was punched in the face when she intervened in an incident of domestic abuse on the side of a busy road in Faerie Glen.

I am deeply disappointed - gay ex-minister on ConCourt ruling

2015-11-24 16:04

Gay former church minister Ecclesia De Lange has expressed deep disappointment at the Constitutional Court's decision to dismiss her appeal over her axing from the Methodist Church.

Sadtu backs Ramaphosa for ANC president

2015-11-24 15:41

The SA Democratic Teachers' Union has called on Cosatu to endorse Cyril Ramaphosa for the position of ANC president in 2017.

ConCourt dismisses appeal by gay ex-pastor

2015-11-24 15:36

The Constitutional Court has dismissed an appeal by former church minister Ecclesia de Lange over an arbitration agreement with the Methodist Church of Southern Africa.

‘It was having no benefit’ - school principal who axed homework

2015-11-24 14:21

Sun Valley Primary school principal Gavin Keller says the decision to remove homework from their pupils' schedule is a logical one, and that the results have spoken for themselves.

Alliance can't break up – Nzimande

2015-11-24 14:21

The tripartite alliance cannot afford to break up, SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande says.

Police dog Bonzo nabs housebreaking suspect

2015-11-24 13:21

An alleged housebreaking repeat offender is back behind bars thanks to a quick-thinking policeman and his dog Bonzo.

Limpopo community murders wife over husband's killing

2015-11-24 13:21

A tavern owner has been shot and killed during a robbery and his wife later attacked and killed by members of the community, Limpopo police say.

Cape Town firefighters battle blaze on slopes

2015-11-24 11:59

At least 40 firefighters are trying to extinguish a blaze on the mountain slopes above Capri Village in Cape Town.

Smiling Oscar pictured with kids as he celebrates birthday

2015-11-24 11:31

A smiling Oscar Pistorius has been pictured surrounded by young children as he celebrated his birthday at his uncle's house in Pretoria.

Striking workers shut down Parliament

2015-11-24 10:56

Hundreds of striking Nation Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union members have brought Parliament to a standstill, disrupting committees and the National Assembly.

We're trying to avoid suffering - abattoir on gassing pigs

2015-11-24 08:18

The Pork Packers abattoir, which is in the crosshairs of the NSPCA over its method of gassing pigs before slaughtering them, has said its methods create less suffering for the animals. WARNING: Video may upset sensitive viewers.

Bring on the hit - murdered businessman Bozwana's colleague

2015-11-24 07:27

A business colleague of murdered North West businessman Wandile Bozwana has dared assassins to come after him following revelations of an alleged hit list.

Tim Noakes makes another appearance before health council

2015-11-24 05:34

The hearing against Professor Tim Noakes will continue after he was charged with unprofessional conduct following a complaint to the Health Professions Council of SA.

DA hits out at Shembe anti-gay remarks

2015-11-23 22:45

The DA say they are “dismayed" at the alleged remarks made by the Shembe Church leader, Mduduzi Shembe who reportedly said that gays were responsible for the drought crippling the KwaZulu-Natal province.

CPUT cancels exams due to ongoing unrest

2015-11-23 21:56

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology has cancelled exams until further notice due to prolonged protest action.

Fire at PE old age home 'could have been prevented'

2015-11-23 21:24

The fire that killed three men at an old age home in Port Elizabeth could have been prevented, its manager says.

Scheepers debugged my phone, but did not spy for me - Zille

2015-11-23 19:22

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says she only saw provincial crime intelligence police officer Paul Scheepers once, when he was debugging her phone, and did not discuss spying on the ANC with him.

Hero cop braves icy water to rescue bridge plunge woman

2015-11-23 17:35

An Eastern Cape policeman has been hailed a hero after he leaped into a river to save a woman, who had plunged 40m off a bridge, in an apparent suicide attempt.

Cosatu congress credentials adopted after heated debate

2015-11-23 16:38

A two-hour heated debate on whether or not the credentials at Cosatu's national congress should be adopted ended in a vote, with the majority in favour their adoption.

Noakes: I have been waiting for this case for years

2015-11-23 15:42

An upbeat and positive Tim Noakes says he is excited to appear before the Health Professions Council of SA after the body charged him with unprofessional conduct.

TUT shuts down Soshanguve campuses

2015-11-23 14:54

Students at the Tshwane University of Technology have been given until the end of business on Monday to vacate both campuses in Soshanguve as the institution suspends activities for the rest of the year.

9 road safety lessons the government has learned

2015-11-23 13:54

'Traffic policing to be more educational towards road users,' is one of many lessons the national transport department has 'learned' at the 2015 Global Road Safety conference.

Absa's move to drop Springboks is 'dangerous' - EFF

2015-11-23 13:18

Absa Bank needs to look at itself first before pulling out of sponsorship renewal talks with the Springboks over their slow pace of transformation, the EFF says.


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