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Woolworths: Pig’s head incident appalling

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Retailer Woolworths says it is appalled by the actions of Congress of SA Students members who placed a pig’s head in the kosher section of the store’s Sea Point, Cape Town, branch.

Gambling board blew R4m on trips

54 minutes ago

The suspended National Gambling Board has spent R4.1m on foreign travel in the past three years, almost a quarter of it on a trip to Las Vegas.

Man found guilty of using k-word

2014-10-24 14:06

A Cape Town man has been found guilty of hate speech in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court for racially insulting his girlfriend's domestic worker, according to reports.

Pistorius judgment not well reasoned - expert

2014-10-24 13:40

The judgment in the Oscar Pistorius trial may not stand up to constitutional scrutiny and can be appealed on a question of law, a law professor believes.

Cosas protesters put pigs heads in Woolies kosher section

2014-10-24 13:22

The Congress of SA Students has provoked anger after members protested Israel’s actions in Gaza by placing the heads of pigs in the kosher section of Woolworths stores.

Court orders Motsoeneng's suspension

2014-10-24 12:00

The Western Cape High Court has ordered that SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng be suspended with immediate effect pending the outcome of a disciplinary hearing.

10 held for copper cable theft in North West

2014-10-24 10:36

Ten people have been arrested at a disused mine in the North West for allegedly stealing copper cables.


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Magistrate gets more security after hit attempt

2014-10-24 12:01

A Benoni magistrate has received extra security after a man whose attempted murder case she presided over allegedly tried taking a hit out on her.

NPA hasn't yet decided on Pistorius appeal

2014-10-24 11:30

The NPA says it has not decided yet if it will appeal the Oscar Pistorius sentence, after it emerged that prosecutor Gerrie Nel had asked a law professor for his advice on the matter.

Secret nuclear deal talks held in KZN

2014-10-24 09:25

Twenty of Vladimir Putin’s top nuclear experts have pitched for South Africa's biggest-ever deal - with an estimated R1 trillion price tag - at a secret meeting in the Drakensberg, The Witness reports.

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Cops in the dock for killing protesters

2014-10-24 05:53

Two police officers will appear in the Brits Magistrate's Court for allegedly shooting dead three protesters in Mothutlung, North West, in January.

Lwandle mass evictions illegal - Sisulu

2014-10-23 22:31

The mass eviction of more than 800 families from Sanral land in Lwandle near Somerset West earlier this year was illegal, Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says.

Premier condemns burning of OR Tambo statue

2014-10-23 20:53

Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle has condemned the burning of ANC stalwart Oliver Tambo's statue at the heritage site in Nkantolo village in Bizana.

Cosatu: No decision taken on Numsa

2014-10-24 07:37

Cosatu did not vote on Numsa being expelled from the trade union federation and the issue will be discussed at a later meeting, says a spokesperson.

SABC chair interdicts Parliament

2014-10-23 19:04

SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala has obtained an interim interdict in the Western Cape High Court halting an inquiry into whether she lied about her academic qualifications.

Alleged Diepsloot killer threatened, court hears

2014-10-23 18:00

Alleged child killer Ntokozo Hadebe had to be smuggled out of the Diepsloot police station in an armoured vehicle to save him from an angry crowd, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

ANC votes down motion to call Zuma over Nkandla

2014-10-23 17:03

The ANC has voted down an opposition motion in Parliament that President Jacob Zuma must be called to appear before the ad hoc committee mulling reports on misspending on his Nkandla home.

Gauteng serial rapist gets 120 years

2014-10-23 15:45

A serial rapist has been sentenced to eight life terms for eight rapes and 120 years for six robberies by the Vereeniging Regional Court.

DA welcomes KZN municipal manager suspension

2014-10-23 15:23

The DA in KwaZulu-Natal has welcomed the suspension of Mtubatuba municipal manager Siyabonga Ntuli, pending a probe into allegations of tender fraud.

Tongaat mall businessman wants Sisulu apology

2014-10-23 14:07

Durban businessman Jay Singh wants Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu to apologise for claiming that the ill-fated Tongaat mall is partially financed by her department. boss Marcel Golding suspended over alleged ‘gross misconduct’

2014-10-23 07:13 boss Marcel Golding has been immediately suspended over allegations of "gross misconduct" according to Hosken Consolidated Investments.

Man killed during Randfontein robbery

2014-10-23 12:49

A man has been shot and killed by robbers on his smallholding in Randfontein, on the West Rand.

Robbers blow up Booysens ATM

2014-10-23 11:29

Six robbers have blown up an ATM in a supermarket heist in Booysens, Johannesburg. The group fled in a BMW 3 Series.

AfriForum to lay assault charges against Malema

2014-10-23 11:25

Criminal charges will be laid against EFF leader Julius Malema for allegedly assaulting a Limpopo man at a fast food outlet, AfriForum says.

Family sues cops for not responding to calls

2014-10-23 09:32

Members of a Johannesburg family are reportedly suing the police for over R770 000, claiming they did not respond to numerous calls for help during threats of violence by an estranged husband.

Love letter from Orkney to CT arrives 50 years late

2014-10-23 09:32

The postal strike has caused the delay of many a package but the arrival of a love letter written in 1964 from a suitor in Orkney to his sweetheart in Cape Town takes the meaning of snail mail to another level.

No closure until bodies back from Nigeria - pastors

2014-10-23 07:20

Families of more than 80 South Africans killed in a building collapse in Nigeria will not find closure until the bodies are brought back, the Mahikeng Ministers Fellowship says.

SABC’s Tshabalala heads to court - report

2014-10-23 05:41

SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala has approached the Western Cape High Court to stop a parliamentary process intent on suspending her, the Mail & Guardian reports.

Diepsloot man denies child murders

2014-10-22 22:33

Alleged child killer Ntokozo Hadebe has denied that he had anything to do with the gruesome murders of three Diepsloot toddlers who were found dumped in a rubbish bin and a public toilet.

Nhleko orders IPID probe into Grabouw crime

2014-10-22 21:00

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate has been ordered to investigate crime in the Western Cape town of Grabouw, the police ministry says.

Madonsela calls for more funding

2014-10-22 20:11

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has called on Parliament to provide her office with funding proportional to its workload.

Stones block Bloemhof main sewer

2014-10-22 20:11

A blocked pipeline resulted in sewage flowing into the Bloemhof Vaal River, the DR Ruth Segomotsi District Municipality has said.

State: Farm killers should get life sentences

2014-10-22 20:11

The two men who murdered Ixopo farmer Peter Hackland in his home qualified for life imprisonment on two counts - he was killed during a robbery and they acted with common purpose.

Free State man gets life for rape of child

2014-10-22 18:59

A 25-year-old man has sentenced to life imprisonment for rape by the Free State High Court, the National Prosecuting Authority says.

Accountant convicted of R9m fraud

2014-10-22 18:59

A mother of young children faces a minimum prison sentence of 15 years for embezzling R9m from the Raya Hotel group, the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court, has heard.

No bail for Alberton trucker - State

2014-10-22 17:59

It is in the interests of justice and motorists' safety that truck driver Isaac Maruding, accused of killing three people, stay behind bars, the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court has heard.

Water disruptions in parts of Tshwane

2014-10-22 17:59

A burst pipe has caused water supply interruptions in Valhalla, south of Tshwane.

Funding of Tongaat mall questioned

2014-10-22 16:57

The inquiry into the Tongaat mall collapse has been postponed amid questions over whether the government had partially funded the mall.

Oscar spent first night in single jail cell

2014-10-22 16:31

Oscar Pistorius has spent his first night in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in, Pretoria.

Policies not followed in ministry appointments - PSC

2014-10-22 16:05

Departmental policies and procedures are not being used when appointments are made in government ministries, the Public Service Commission says.

Alberton driver was acquitted of culpable homicide

2014-10-22 15:04

The driver accused of killing three people when his truck ploughed into 48 vehicles in Alberton, has previously been acquitted of culpable homicide, the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court has heard.

IFP wants premier's 'sweetheart' removed

2014-10-22 13:31

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu must remove his wife from her post as uThungulu district mayor, the IFP has demanded.

Alberton truck driver a flight risk - State

2014-10-22 13:31

The driver of a truck that ploughed into early morning traffic in Alberton last week, killing three people, is a flight risk, the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court has heard.

Mthembu shooting: Trio not yet cleared

2014-10-22 11:55

Three men arrested in Limpopo have not yet been cleared of involvement in an armed robbery in which ANC MP Jackson Mthembu was shot and wounded, Mpumalanga police have said.

Bloem principal sacked over old SA flag

2014-10-22 11:55

The principal of Wilgehof Primary in Bloemfontein, where the old South African flag and pictures of Julius Malema alongside monkeys were displayed in a class, has been fired.

Muthambi tells ANC MPs not to interfere - report

2014-10-22 09:36

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has told ANC MPs not to interfere in her department's affairs after they told her to show leadership, according to a report.

Durban duo get 20 years for rape

2014-10-22 08:53

Two men have been sentenced to 20 years behind bars for rape by the Durban Regional Court. The men had forced a woman into bushes and attacked her.

Diepsloot child murder trial starts

2014-10-22 07:47

The trial of a man accused of killing three children in Diepsloot is expected to start in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Post Office workers attacked in Krugersdorp

2014-10-21 22:49

Three Post Office workers have been injured in Krugersdorp when they were attacked while working at the mail centre.

Maseru Security Accord signed

2014-10-23 22:52

The Maseru Security Accord, a new deal aimed at promoting security in Lesotho, has been signed in the country Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

SA facing another toxic water danger

2014-10-24 10:01

The possible development of a coal mine near a pump station in the Vaal could threaten water supply to millions of people in northern South Africa, it has been reported.

Eskom R43m New Age deal stirs controversy

2014-10-24 09:20

Eskom interim CEO Collin Matjila has raised eyebrows over a R43m contract to sponsor The New Age's breakfast briefings, according to a report.

KZN killer jailed for 20 years

2014-10-23 20:00

A Durban electrician who woke a sleeping woman and helped strangle and rob her has been jailed for an effective 20 years by Judge Jerome Mnguni in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.

3 jailed for life for kidnapping, murder

2014-10-23 19:04

Three men have been sentenced to life in prison by the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane for kidnapping and murder.

Pigeon racing not banned - dept

2014-10-23 18:00

Pigeon racing has not been banned, the environmental affairs department has clarified.

EFF: AfriForum defending racists

2014-10-23 16:05

The Economic Freedom Fighters have lambasted AfriForum for defending “racists” after the civil rights organisation released a video supposedly showing EFF leader Julius Malema assaulting a man.

DNA analysis starts on church collapse victims

2014-10-23 15:23

DNA samples of the 116 victims of the church building collapse in Nigeria have arrived at a laboratory in SA for analysis, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says.

SA steps up Ebola screening

2014-10-23 14:07

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says SA has upped its screening of arriving travellers in an effort to stop Ebola haemorrhagic fever entering the country.

Lesotho extradition hearing postponed

2014-10-23 14:07

The extradition hearing of Lesotho man, accused of chopping up two people and boiling the heart of one of them, has been postponed in the Durban Magistrate's Court.

Malema: Man at fast food outlet was a bully

2014-10-23 13:10

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema says he was “attending to a bully” when he was caught on CCTV footage having an altercation with a man at a fast food outlet in Limpopo.

About 30 explosives found in Pretoria

2014-10-23 12:49

About 30 explosive devices, including grenades and mortar bombs, have been discovered near a shallow dam in Bultfontein, north of Pretoria.

Lesotho extradition hearing continues

2014-10-23 11:29

The extradition hearing of Lesotho national Lehlohonolo Joseph Scott, accused of chopping up two people and boiling the heart of one of them, resumes in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Three injured in OR Tambo Airport heist

2014-10-23 10:11

Three men have been injured in a heist at OR Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park, Johannesburg.

KZN Judge President to be charged

2014-10-23 09:32

KwaZulu-Natal Judge President Chiman Patel will be charged with crimen injuria and is expected to appear in court next month, according to a report.

Oscar cried himself to sleep in prison - report

2014-10-23 08:12

The correctional services department has declined to comment on a report that convicted paralympian Oscar Pistorius cried himself to sleep on his first day in prison.

Madonsela can help to repatriate bodies

2014-10-23 06:35

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says she can intervene if families of the victims who died in the Nigerian church disaster need further assistance, the SABC reports.

EFF welcomes dismissal of Bloem principal

2014-10-23 05:00

The EFF has welcomed the dismissal of the principal of a school in Bloemfontein, where the old South African flag and pictures of party leader Julius Malema were displayed alongside monkeys.

DA calls for independent funding for Chapter 9 institutions

2014-10-22 21:00

The DA says it is time Chapter Nine institutions are funded independently of government departments.

Expert frustrates Dewani lawyer

2014-10-22 21:00

A police ballistics expert have called by the State in Shrien Dewani's murder trial seemed to cause much exasperation and frustration during cross-examination.

Man held for attempted robbery

2014-10-22 20:11

A man is under police guard at a hospital after he was shot during an attempted cash-in-transit heist in downtown Johannesburg.

Electoral court postpones Tlokwe matter

2014-10-22 20:14

The Electoral Court has postponed the case by independent candidates in the 2013 Tlokwe by-elections.

Key points from Day 8 of Dewani trial

2014-10-22 18:59

The defence in the Shrien Dewani murder trial has cast doubts over the evidence presented by a police ballistics expert. Catch up on the day's key points here.

Pigeon racing, trading illegal - NSPCA

2014-10-22 18:59

The NSPCA says the breeding, trading and racing of pigeons is now illegal.

Govt: Unknown when SA bodies will be returned

2014-10-22 17:59

There was still no news on when the bodies of more than 80 South Africans killed in a building collapse in Nigeria will be returned home, a government spokesperson has said.

Man jailed for murdering girlfried, two kids

2014-10-22 17:59

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the North West High Court in Mahikeng for murdering his girlfriend and their two children.

Mthembu remains in ICU

2014-10-22 16:57

ANC MP Jackson Mthembu remains in the intensive care unit of a Witbank hospital after being shot and wounded in an armed robbery.

AS IT HAPPENED: Dewani defence ripping into SAPS expert

2014-10-22 15:35

Get the latest updates live from the Western Cape High Court where UK businessman, Shrien Dewani, is on trial for plotting the murder of his wife Anni in 2010.

Dewani's defence blasts witness over vehicle

2014-10-22 16:05

A police official who organised the re-enactment of how honeymooner Anni Dewani was shot has admitted that the conditions did not match those in the original hijacked vehicle.

Dewani unshaken by shooting videos

2014-10-22 15:04

British businessman Shrien Dewani did not flinch as the Western Cape High Court was shown police videos re-enacting the shooting of his wife Anni in a shuttle taxi.

We don't want revenge - Reeva's mom

2014-10-22 13:31

The mother of Reeva Steenkamp has insisted she did not want "revenge", the day after the Oscar Pistorius was handed a five-year jail term for shooting her daughter dead.

Mahikeng municipal manager suspended

2014-10-22 13:31

Mahikeng's municipal manager Mokgele Mojaki has been suspended, the North West local government department says.

Ballistics expert testifies at Dewani trial

2014-10-22 13:31

A police ballistics expert has been called during Shrien Dewani's murder trial to testify about the trajectory of the bullet that killed his wife.

Sanef deputy chair resigns

2014-10-22 11:55

SA National Editors' Forum deputy chairperson Makhudu Sefara has resigned from his position and his membership, the organisation says.

Lawyer: Using a finger a less serious form of rape

2014-10-22 10:35

The father of a little Johannesburg girl has stormed out of a courtroom when the rapist’s lawyer suggested her attack wasn’t as serious because fingers were used instead of a penis.

No news on return of SA bodies from Nigeria

2014-10-22 09:19

There was still no news on when the bodies of more than 80 South Africans killed in a building collapse in Nigeria will come home, a government spokesperson says.

Agency to probe boys' fatal pipe accident

2014-10-22 08:53

The Johannesburg Road Agency will investigate the cause of the accident in which two boys were killed when concrete pipes rolled over them in Braamfischerville, Soweto.

Alberton crash driver in court

2014-10-22 05:39

The driver of a truck that allegedly caused a multi-vehicle pile-up and killed four people on the N12 East near Alberton is expected to apply for bail in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court.

Guardian, Zuma did not talk

2014-10-21 23:11

President Jacob Zuma has not had an interview with British newspaper The Guardian on the Oscar Pistorius trial or any other matter this week.

Mthembu recuperating in hosiptal - ANC

2014-10-21 22:49

ANC MP Jackson Mthembu is recuperating and is still in a Witbank hospital's intensive care unit.


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