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Protests flare up as Mandela Bay deputy mayor addresses evicted residents

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Hundreds of residents of the Ikamvelihle settlement in Nelson Mandela Bay have barricaded roads and demanded to see Deputy Mayor Mongameli Bobani.

Hawks nab suspect after guns, bullet proof jacket and blue light seized

24 minutes ago

An abandoned luxury Jeep parked at a fast food outlet in Sea Point in April, which was discovered with two guns, ammunition and tactical jackets in it has led to the arrest of a suspect.

28 arrested in Cape Town gangland swoop

2017-08-22 20:40

A total of 28 people have been arrested in a massive swoop by police and the NPA around Cape Town, including in the gang stronghold of Ravensmead.

ANC Joburg scores DA-led coalition 20% for performance

2017-08-22 20:21

The ANC greater Johannesburg region has expressed a lack of confidence in the performance of the City of Joburg’s DA-led coalition government.

Dlamini-Zuma chased out of Marikana because of 'unresolved issues' - ANCWL

2017-08-22 19:19

The ANC Women’s League says its presidential candidate, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, was chased out of Marikana because of "unresolved" issues between AMCU and the government.

Political party funding: Share your thoughts

2017-08-18 14:43

Parliament is reviewing the issue of political party funding right now. Is public funding too little? How open should private funding be? Take this opportunity to have your say.

 
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SEEING RED:  There has been a standoff between police and a group of people as the Red Ants demolished illegal, unoccupied structures in Pine Valley, Wolseley. (Supplied)

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SA's Qwelane 'directly contributed' to Uganda’s anti-gay laws, university says

2017-08-22 19:47

Former Ugandan ambassador Jon Qwelane "directly contributed" to the formulation of anti-homosexuality laws in Uganda, the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Human Rights alleges.

GuptaLeaks.com: A collaborative investigation into state capture

2017-07-21 17:44

See our special site, in conjunction with amaBhungane and the Daily Maverick's Scorpio, containing all you need to know about the #GuptaLeaks emails.

EFF shuts down Unisa's Gandhi Square campus

2017-08-22 19:04

The EFF student command at the Unisa's Gandhi Square campus in Johannesburg has locked down management offices, saying their demands must be met within seven days.

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Girlfriend raped, boyfriend shot in Midrand attack

2017-08-22 19:04

A woman was repeatedly raped and her boyfriend shot and wounded when he tried to run away, Gauteng police say.

Police minister not liable for shooting of woman by reservist boyfriend, ConCourt hears

2017-08-22 19:04

The minister of police should not be held liable for damages suffered by an Eastern Cape woman who had been shot by her reservist boyfriend, because it was "a domestic setting", the Constitutional Court has heard.

#News24 ICYMI: Fury over Vodacom's data disaster; hundreds confess to eating human flesh; and John Legend is coming to SA!

2017-08-22 18:42

Clients furious over Vodacom's data "glitch", Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma gets a frosty welcome in Marikana, Lindiwe Sisulu says President Jacob Zuma should face an inquiry, and see how a scooter rider plunges into a huge sinkhole.

Bapo Ba Mogale royal house endorses Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

2017-08-22 16:56

The royal house of Bapo Ba Mogale in the North West has backed ANC NEC member Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's presidential ambitions.

SABC board: Committee agrees on 36 names for interviews

2017-08-22 16:02

Parliament's portfolio committee on communications has shortlisted 36 names to be called in for Parliamentary interviews for a position on the permanent SABC board.

Mokonyane blames dept's financial woes on municipalities' R7bn debt

2017-08-22 14:52

Water and Sanitation minister Nomvula Mokonyane has laid the blame for her department's ailing finances on ill-equipped municipalities that could not implement their projects.

Horn of contention: Behind the controversial rhino horn auction

2017-08-22 12:44

The Department of Environmental Affairs has shown it has neither the political will, the necessary clout nor the resources to properly regulate the domestic trade in rhino horn.

Police investigating attempted murder case against former minister Ramatlhodi

2017-08-22 12:00

North West police have said they are investigating a case of attempted murder against former minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi, after he allegedly poured boiling water over a man.

Communications committee to investigate state capture and alleged liars

2017-08-22 11:43

The portfolio committee on communications will also investigate state capture, after being informed that the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse has submitted a report on state capture to Parliament.

Man in court over KZN town murders

2017-08-22 11:18

One of the four people arrested for the murders of four Mbongolwane residents has appeared in the Eshowe Magistrate’s Court, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Boycott ANN7 and The New Age - EFF

2017-08-22 09:15

The EFF has reiterated its call for South Africans to boycott the ANN7 news channel and The New Age newspaper following their sale to former government spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi.

Wits students stand up for gay rights

2017-08-22 06:13

Students at universities who identify with the LGBTQ+ community still face daunting challenges even though these institutions are viewed as liberal and progressive.

Gauteng and Mpumalanga ANC try to find consensus on leadership battle

2017-08-21 23:41

Leaders of the ANC in Gauteng and Mpumalanga have met in an attempt to find consensus on the leadership battle that appears to be tearing the party apart.

No confidence vote: Email Baleka Mbete

2017-07-21 06:00

Use this tool to send an email to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete indicating whether you think she should declare the vote secret or open.

Zuma should face ANC inquiry - Sisulu

2017-08-22 07:49

The ANC should initiate disciplinary action over allegations that President Jacob Zuma and members of a family in business with his son have looted state coffers, says Lindiwe Sisulu.

Regulatory body to look at gender-based violence in media

2017-08-21 22:27

The Film and Publication Board plans to review its current classification guidelines, and look specifically at how the media affects gender-based violence.

Three arrested for Richards Bay School violence

2017-08-21 21:44

KwaZulu-Natal police have arrested three pupils after two videos of school boys fighting with weapons emerged on social media.

Businessman kidnapped on his way home from work

2017-08-21 20:33

A Bangladeshi businessman has been kidnapped by four men while heading home from his fast food outlet in Lenasia, say Gauteng police.

KZN premier promises support to families of victims of horror crash

2017-08-21 21:51

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies Mchunu has promised the support of the provincial government to the families of the 19 people who died in a minibus accident in Msunduzi.

#NEWS24 ICYMI: 'Woman raped, killed and eaten'; only 4 in 10 of working age have a job and Pierre Spies says goodbye

2017-08-21 18:15

Only 4 in 10 people of working age have a job, according to a report, Hlaudi Motsoeneng says he is staying put at the SABC and there is more on the Grace Mugabe uproar.

Man stabbed to death during altercation over his Uber ride

2017-08-21 17:38

A man has been stabbed to death in Hillbrow after a group of men tried to take his cellphone during an altercation over an Uber ride, police say.

Curveballs Ramaphosa will face in Parliament

2017-08-21 17:06

The secret ballot, Guptas, embattled state-owned enterprises and unemployment are some of the hot topics Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will have to deal with when he answers questions in the National Assembly.

Zikalala faces backlash after 'half-hearted' apology

2017-08-21 14:19

ANC KwaZulu-Natal chairperson Sihle Zikalala has been criticised following his "half-hearted" apology over comments seemingly related to Advocate Thembeka Ngcukaitobi.

Khoza hits back at claims that she 'insulted' ANC colleagues

2017-08-21 13:28

ANC MP Makhosi Khoza has denied insulting ANC colleagues following a boycott of a meeting she chaired, saying she was responding to their initial taunts.

Man kills woman outside Pretoria nightclub

2017-08-21 11:48

A 30-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly shot and killed a woman outside a nightclub in Sunnyside, Gauteng police say,

SEDA boss takes personal loans to pay staff salaries

2017-08-21 11:17

In a shocking disclosure, the CEO of eThekwini’s Small Enterprise Development Agency, Protas Madlala, says he was forced to take several personal loans to keep the organisation afloat.

Four people - including baby - killed after car crashes off bridge

2017-08-21 08:48

Four people, including a baby girl, have died after their car crashed off a bridge outside Hendrina in Mpumalanga, paramedics say.

Grace Mugabe dominates news headlines

2017-08-21 08:22

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has dominated headlines, with almost 45% of reports last week focusing on the alleged assault case.

Cape Town – worst traffic in SA: Here’s what the city is doing about it

2017-08-21 10:03

Cape Town has the worst traffic in South Africa. Part of the city's plan is to roll out special video-equipped traffic wardens to alleviate the congestion...

Solidarity takes Jeff Radebe to court

2017-08-21 05:16

Solidarity will bring a case of racial discrimination against former justice minister Jeff Radebe over the promotion for magistrate Martin Kroukamp to a senior magistrate at Alberton Magistrate's Court in 2014.

President Mugabe owes Engels an apology - Madonsela

2017-08-20 22:23

Former public protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela says Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe should have issued an apology on behalf of his wife, Grace, for allegedly assaulting South African woman Gabrielle Engels.

Zulu warriors to battle the British Army

2017-08-22 19:04

Zulu warriors, armed with traditional spears and shields, will get to battle the British Army on their own battlefield when they arrive in Cardiff, Wales.

Manyi: 'No jobs on the line at ANN7, The New Age'

2017-08-22 18:57

Staff at former Gupta owned ANN7 and The New Age are reportedly upbeat following news of a takeover by former government spin doctor Mzwanele Manyi.

Inside the State’s case against alleged trafficking, extortion ring

2017-08-22 17:28

Kidnapping and trafficking minors, running a brothel in Cape Town and extorting two clients of almost R3m. These are some of the crimes a group of people allegedly committed over four years before they were confronted by the Hawks.

Another week without Faith in Parliament

2017-08-22 16:21

Another week will go by without Minister of Public Service and Administration Faith Muthambi having to account to Parliament for the public funds allegedly used to fly her friends and family to Cape Town for her budget speech.

Wellington fire: Toxicology report could take as long as 8 years

2017-08-22 14:52

The family of Jacques and Sunita van Dyk, who died in their farm house, may wait up to eight years to find out whether the couple took any narcotics on the fatal night.

Hundreds confess to eating human flesh

2017-08-22 12:06

A community meeting following the arrest of four Estcourt men for allegedly killing a person and eating human flesh saw at least 300 residents allegedly confess to having eaten human body parts procured from one of the accused.

ALERT: Eastern Cape to expect snow as second cold front hits

2017-08-22 12:17

The Eastern Cape is bracing for a second cold front that is expected to barrel across the region from Wednesday, 23 August.

'White men' blog was not hate speech - panel

2017-08-22 10:32

Former HuffPost SA editor Verashni Pillay has won her appeal against a Press Ombudsman ruling that a blog published on the site constituted hate speech.

Man dies after motorcycle crashes into cow

2017-08-22 10:12

One man has died and a second man sustained minor injuries after their motorcycle crashed into a cow in Pietermaritzburg.

Acting police commissioner Mothiba to oversee crime intelligence

2017-08-22 08:34

Acting national police commissioner Lieutenant General Lesetja Mothiba has taken on the role of overseeing the functions of the crime intelligence unit.

Clashes in Khayelitsha following land occupation

2017-08-22 08:04

Disputes over housing in Khayelitsha have spilled over when people set alight and vandalised a community centre that contains the local ward councillor's office.

Woman wants damages after reservist boyfriend shot her

2017-08-22 05:13

An Eastern Cape woman wants the minister of police held liable for damages she suffered after her reservist boyfriend shot her in the face.

Ramaphosa deserves to be president - ANC KZN Lower South Coast

2017-08-21 22:56

The ANC KwaZulu-Natal Lower South Coast region is backing Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma at the party's December elective conference.

Vodacom to reimburse customers struck by data glitch

2017-08-22 08:12

Vodacom will reimburse customers affected by Monday night's billing issue, after scores of customers took to social media sites to complain when a network glitch stole data from users, leaving them without access to the internet.

Durban city official gets his job back a day before Labour Court battle

2017-08-21 22:08

An eThekwini Municipality official who was suspended for what became an 'embarrassing' same-day cancellation of a social cohesion conference is back at his desk.

Western Cape dam levels still low

2017-08-21 21:10

The average level of the Western Cape's dams is a mere 30,89%, which is still alarmingly low compared to the 57,95% average of 2016, the Western Cape government has said.

Midrand SPCA robbed

2017-08-21 19:31

The SPCA in Ivory Park, Midrand, has been robbed of cash, laptops and an oven, Gauteng police say.

Coffin assault victim's life never in danger, defence argues

2017-08-21 17:54

There is no likelihood that coffin assault victim Victor Mlotshwa could have died by being forced into a coffin by two men, the High Court sitting in the Middelburg Magistrate's Court has heard.

Steady progress in Khayelitsha 3 years after Commission of Inquiry - Premier's Office

2017-08-21 17:23

Additional detectives and the establishment of a monitoring and oversight committee is among the progress made in improving policing in Khayelitsha, the Office of the Premier says.

No plans to hold Nkoana-Mashabane to account over Grace Mugabe - yet

2017-08-21 14:44

There are no plans to call in Minister of International Relations and Co-operation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane before Parliament just yet, portfolio committee chairperson Siphosezwe Masango has said.

10 suspects bomb cash van in Benoni

2017-08-21 12:54

Ten suspects have bombed a cash-in-transit vehicle in Benoni and made off with a substantial amount of money, police have announced.

'I'm tired of eating humans'

2017-08-21 10:49

One of three suspects arrested for allegedly raping a woman, killing her, cutting her up and then eating her, apparently told police he was tired of eating human flesh.

AS IT HAPPENED: Coffin assault accused 'don't think they did anything wrong'

2017-08-21 09:42

Defence advocate Wayne Gibbs has argued that the coffin assault accused, Theo Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen, don't think they did anything wrong when they forced Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin and threatened him. Judgment is expected to be delivered on Friday.

AS IT HAPPENED: Van Breda trial postponed, bail extended

2017-08-21 10:01

The trial of triple-murder accused Henri van Breda has been postponed to September 11 after Judge Siraj Desai found favour in the State's application for postponement, following the unavailability of the State's final witness.

Gupta exit may save ANN7 and The New Age from banking crisis

2017-08-21 11:47

The sale by the Guptas of The New Age and ANN7 to Mzwanele Manyi may allow the firms to keep operating after the decision by banks to stop dealing with companies linked to the Guptas.

How Net1 will make money after social grant contract ends

2017-08-21 07:12

The accounts of social grant beneficiaries who have EasyPay Everywhere (“green” card) accounts will remain active after the contract between Sassa and CPS comes to an end in March 2018.

WATCH: Man downs bottle of booze in one go

2017-08-20 23:02

Downing a bottle of booze in one go not only is a sign of emotional problems, but also very dangerous, doctors warn after video surfaces of man apparently doing just that.

Cyril Ramaphosa: Can 'Mr Nice' be a decisive president?

2017-08-21 07:26

Some say Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa lacks decisiveness, including in pursuit of his own interests.

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