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Zuma's kids hospitalised after crash

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Three of President Jacob Zuma's children and a cousin are in hospital following an accident in Pietermaritzburg.

SA mesmerised by baby-snatching case

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The case of an abducted baby, who was reunited with her parents after 17 years, has mesmerised South Africa and there has been a public outpouring of support for the biological parents.

8 held in Bekkersdal protest

54 minutes ago

Eight people have been arrested for public violence during a protest in Bekkersdal.

Rapist jailed for 20 years

54 minutes ago

A 21-year-old man has been jailed by the Willowvale Regional Court for raping his 59-year-old relative, Eastern Cape police has reported.

Public should not see all - Parliament

2015-03-06 16:46

Not everything the public finds interesting about activities in the parliamentary chambers are in the public interest, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Court hears Parliamentary film policy unconstitutional

2015-03-06 15:58

Parliament's policy on the use of a wide-angle shot of the Chamber during grave disturbances and unparliamentary behaviour is patently unconstitutional, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Woman killed in East Rand crash

2015-03-06 15:13

A woman has died and seven people injured when a truck and a car collided on Atlas Road in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg.


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DA hopes to have Zuma debate before recess

2015-03-06 16:09

The DA hopes to have its motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma debated before the end of the parliamentary term in late March, but the ANC does not believe the matter is urgent.

We were not a threat, say pupils hit by stun grenades

2015-03-06 15:13

The leader of the pupils who were hit by stun grenades during a protest in Cape Town says they are just pupils and were not armed or posing a threat to authorities.

Alleged baby snatcher ordered to cut contact with girl

2015-03-06 13:17

A woman who allegedly kidnapped a newborn baby at Groote Schuur hospital 17 years ago has been ordered to have no contact, direct or indirect, with girl.

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GALLERY: Pupils protest in Cape Town

2015-03-06 13:08

Police have used stun grenades to disperse pupils who were protesting to demand better classrooms and more textbooks outside the Western Cape education department. See the photographs here.

Pretoria school to test for banned substances

2015-03-06 12:22

Rugby players at Menlo Park High School in Pretoria will be tested regularly for banned substances, a report says.

Stun grenades used against protesting Cape Town pupils

2015-03-06 11:40

Police have used stun grenades to disperse pupils who were protesting outside the Western Cape education department, with one pupil reportedly fainting after one of the devices hit her on the leg.

5 children injured as vehicle overturns

2015-03-06 11:15

Five children and two adults have been injured when their vehicle overturned in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics say.

Madonsela, Malema dismiss 'rubbish' spy claims

2015-03-06 09:27

Spy claims against Thuli Madonsela, Julius Malema, Lindiwe Mazibuko, and Joseph Mathunjwa have been dismissed as rubbish.

Shop owner arrested for illegal firearm

2015-03-06 08:52

A foreign national has been arrested in Soweto for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, Johannesburg police have said.

Durban named SA city with highest quality of life

2015-03-06 10:50

Durban beat both Cape Town and Joburg to the title in a recent survey of world cities by Mercer.

Accused baby kidnapper expected in court

2015-03-06 05:38

A woman who allegedly stole a newborn baby at Groote Schuur Hospital almost 18 years ago is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

Candidates shortlisted for judicial positions

2015-03-06 05:00

The Judicial Service Commission has shortlisted candidates for three judge president and four judge positions.

4 killed in Free State crash

2015-03-05 22:32

Four people have been killed and seven injured when a minibus taxi and a bakkie collided on the R30 near Bultfontein in the Free State.

Paroled rapist jailed for repeat offence

2015-03-05 21:05

A Mpumalanga rapist who has been released on parole in 2012 has been sentenced to another 17 years in prison after pleading guilty to raping two women six months after being freed.

EFF yet to receive court papers by suspended MPs

2015-03-05 19:39

The EFF says it had not yet received papers lodged by four of its suspended MPs in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

Cabinet's role in arms deal questioned

2015-03-05 18:23

Arms procurement parastatal Armscor should have played the leading role in the arms deal acquisition process, but decisions were made by Cabinet, arms deal critic Richard Young says.

Witness in murder trial 'made mistake in statement'

2015-03-05 17:32

A witness in the trial of a man facing multiple charges, including the murder of toddler Luke Tibbetts, says he had made a mistake in a statement about one of the charges.

Firefighters battle flames as wind picks up - As it happened

2015-03-05 20:15

Current estimates are that the infrastructure damage in the National Park alone, since the fires started is already more than R5m, according to SANParks

Tongaat mall was always going to collapse - Singh

2015-03-05 15:57

The Tongaat mall was always going to collapse, even if the concrete had the required strength and steel bars, Durban businessman Jay Singh has told a commission of inquiry.

Ex-SA soldiers 'playing major role in fight against Boko Haram'

2015-03-05 16:05

Former South African Defence Force soldiers are reportedly playing a major role in the fight against Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria.

Independent Media loses another editor

2015-03-05 14:33

Saturday Star editor Cecilia Russell has resigned from her post, Independent Media has reported.

New legal aid legislation welcomed

2015-03-05 13:12

New legal aid legislation will ensure access to justice and the realisation of the right to legal representation, Legal Aid SA says.

Most municipalities dysfunctional - Solidarity

2015-03-05 13:12

More than a third of local municipalities are dysfunctional, trade union Solidarity says.

Mpuma municipality 'buys' back seized assets

2015-03-05 12:03

The Thaba Chweu municipality in Mashishing , Mpumalanga, has "bought" back furniture, computers, and two vehicles the sheriff seized from its offices, a report says.

Pregnant woman airlifted over Cape fires to give birth

2015-03-05 11:54

A Noordhoek man has told how he took to social media to ask for help after realising he and his heavily pregnant wife were cut off by the fires raging in the area earlier this week, and wouldn't be able to get to hospital for their baby's scheduled birth.

Cape Town firefighters monitoring 2 hotspots

2015-03-05 10:37

Cape Town Disaster Risk Management says the Muizenberg fire that broke out over the weekend is under control, and firefighters are dealing with hotspots in Clovelly and Constantia north.

Cholera confirmed at SA, Zim border

2015-03-05 09:55

Zimbabwe has confirmed eight cases of cholera, including two on the border with South Africa, a report says.

DA goes to court over police in Parliament

2015-03-05 07:36

The DA is to challenge legislation allowing for the arrest or removal of people who create a disturbance in the National Assembly, and also submit questions about the police's activities during the State of the Nation address.

Couple's killers to hear fate next week

2015-03-05 07:36

Three Winterveld men who were found guilty of gunning down an elderly couple in a busy Soshanguve street three years ago will be sentenced next week.

Cosatu shocked by ANC KZN move

2015-03-05 06:43

Cosatu in KwaZulu-Natal has reacted with shock at the ANC provincial leadership's decision to nullify the party's eThekwini regional conference.

JMPD chase druggie to death

2015-03-04 23:06

A suspected drug peddler dropped dead in Northgate Mall after being pursued by Johannesburg metro police.

2 000 fight Cape fires

2015-03-04 22:30

More than 2000 people are helping to quell the fire near Cape Town that broke out over the weekend.

Rhino gunsmith in court

2015-03-04 21:03

The case of a man arrested for allegedly stealing ammunition and illegally altering firearms for poachers has been postponed.

February roads - one death per hour

2015-03-04 19:58

Over 650 people have died on South Africa's roads in February, the Road Traffic Management Corporation says.

Ramaphosa: Signal jamming sub judice

2015-03-04 18:48

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has been accused of hiding behind the sub judice rule when he declined to answer a question in Parliament on signal jamming.

Cop in court over shooting

2015-03-04 18:49

A policeman has appeared in court for allegedly shooting and injuring his girlfriend, also a police officer.

Civil servants warned against lying about qualifications

2015-03-04 16:51

An increasing number of civil servants are lying about their qualifications, the communications department says.

Rain welcomed as firefighters battle blaze

2015-03-04 15:54

The rain in Cape Town is helping firefighters battling the blaze in Muizenberg, the city's disaster risk management centre says.

DJ accused of extorting money from murder accused

2015-03-04 14:13

A DJ who was allegedly shot by murder accused Lindrey Khakhu has been accused of trying to extort money from him.

Tongaat mall always safe - Singh

2015-03-04 14:13

Durban businessperson Jay Singh has told the commission of inquiry investigating the Tongaat Mall collapse that the building site was always safe.

Farm size limit a negotiating tactic, says minister

2015-03-04 14:17

The government's proposal to limit farm size is a "negotiating tactic" as it tries to redistribute land to black farmers, says Minister of Agriculture Senzeni Zokwana.

24 children hurt in KZN minibus crash

2015-03-04 13:09

Twenty-seven people, including 24 schoolchildren, have been injured when a minibus overturned in Mount Edgecombe, north of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal emergency services says.

Smoker son loses out on inheritance

2015-03-04 10:53

The son of a Pretoria businessman has been left out of his father's will because he refused to quit smoking, The Star reports.

UFS mulling over R1m damages claim

2015-03-06 13:17

The University of the Free State and its Rector Professor Jonathan Jansen are engaging with lawyers on a R1m damages claim from two former students.

Becker sues Masutha for R2.5m

2015-03-06 12:22

Justice Minister Michael Masutha has noted a report that one of the Waterkloof four, Christoff Becker, is suing him and three other officials for R2.5m, his office says.

Boy arrested for sawing off puppy's ears

2015-03-06 11:15

A 14-year-old Free State boy has been arrested for allegedly cutting off a dog's ears, and attempting to saw off its tail, according to a report.

Chapman’s Peak still closed, stop-go at Boyes Drive

2015-03-06 09:34

The City of Cape Town has said a stop-go system is in place on Boyes Drive, but Chapman's Peak Drive remains closed because it is ‘unsafe’ for road users.

Tongaat Mall owner must wait until May

2015-03-06 08:52

Jay Singh, the man behind the ill-fated Tongaat Mall, will have to wait until at least the end of May before he finds out who might be prosecuted in connection with the mall's collapse.

Two women killed in Pietermaritzburg crash

2015-03-06 08:52

Two people have been killed and thirteen others injured in a road accident in Pietermaritzburg, paramedics say.

Cape fires contained at this point - spokesperson

2015-03-06 07:28

The fires that have plagued Cape Town's south peninsula this week are currently contained, but officials are still monitoring various hotspots.

Khakhu named as shooter in Tibbetts's murder trial

2015-03-05 22:32

Three witnesses have testified in the trial of a man facing multiple charges, including the murder of toddler Luke Tibbetts, at the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in Palm Ridge.

Rhodes students get financial boost thanks to vice chancellor

2015-03-05 22:32

Financially struggling Rhodes University students will get an extra boost thanks to newly inaugurated vice chancellor, Dr Sizwe Mabizela, who makes a “salary sacrifice” towards a bursary fund.

Hostel rape, assault case postponed

2015-03-05 21:05

The case of four Northern Cape schoolboys, accused of raping and assaulting a fellow pupil, has been postponed in the Jan Kempdorp Magistrate's Court.

Spy claims against Madonsela, Malema - report

2015-03-05 21:05

Allegations of espionage against Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and certain political leaders made on social media will be investigated, the state security department says.

University serial killer victim dies

2015-03-05 17:32

The last remaining victim of the alleged University of Venda serial killer has died after months of battling to heal from attack wounds and emotional scars.

Search under way for abducted baby

2015-03-05 17:08

Limpopo police are looking for a woman who allegedly stole a 1-month-old baby boy from his grandmother at a shopping centre in Polokwane.

News24 launches newswire to replace Sapa

2015-03-05 16:11

Media24’s digital division,, has announced the launch of a new start-up newswire, News24Wire, on 1 April, the day after Sapa closes.

Firefighting scaled back

2015-03-05 15:37

The firefighting efforts in the South Peninsula have been scaled back, the City of Cape Town says.

Teen accused of murdering stilt walker awaits psych bed

2015-03-05 14:33

A teenager accused of killing Cape Town stilt walker Rosemary Theron is still waiting for a bed at Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital, the Western Cape High Court had heard.

How firefighters are battling the Cape blaze

2015-03-05 14:33

News24 spoke to a divisional commander in the Cape Town fire department to find out just how the city is co-ordinating the brave firefighting efforts against the Cape peninsula blaze.

Witness questioned in Westbury shooting case

2015-03-05 13:12

A State witness has denied naming murder accused Lindray Khakhu in his statement to police following the murder of Alton Mooi in 2013, the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

6 arrested for impersonating cops in Jozi

2015-03-05 12:03

Six men have been arrested in Langlaagte for impersonating police officers, Gauteng police say.

Cabinet condemns spy leaks

2015-03-05 11:54

Cabinet has condemned the leaking of top secret State Agency documents, which it says threatens the country’s security.

I knew she was the kidnapped girl - Cop

2015-03-05 11:16

Lieutenant Colonel Mike Barkhuizen says the first time he laid eyes on a girl at the centre of a 17-year-long kidnapping saga, he knew she was the baby kidnapped in 1997.

Man who 'used baby as a weapon' abandons bail application

2015-03-05 10:23

A man accused of killing a two-day-old baby by using her as a weapon to beat his girlfriend has abandoned his bail application at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court, the Star reports.

School evacuated as office building catches fire

2015-03-05 09:16

A Newlands high school has been evacuated after an office building in the area caught fire, as Cape Town firefighters continue to monitor unrelated wildfires which have devastated parts of the South Peninsula in recent days.

Woman injured in Limpopo shooting dies - police

2015-03-05 07:36

A woman who was injured when a gunman shot her and killed her mother in their Limpopo home has died in hospital, police say.

Bail granted in R4m gold case

2015-03-05 05:56

Three men allegedly found in possession of R4 million worth of unwrought gold have been granted bail by the Brakpan Magistrate's Court, the National Prosecuting Authority says.

Soni wanted Sewran gone

2015-03-05 05:00

Pietermaritzburg businessman Ravijee Soni wanted his former friend Dr Bhavish Sewran out of KwaZulu-Natal, as he suspected Sewran of having an affair with his wife the court hears.

Firefighters battle blaze for 4th night - As it happened

2015-03-04 19:45

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union has commended firefighters battling to put out the fire that broke out along the Cape Peninsula.

Raped for initiation in sex den

2015-03-04 22:30

An initiation school in Mpumalanga has been used as a sex den where 21 girls aged between nine and 17 were repeatedly raped and physically abused.

Mahlobo not to blame for minions jamming

2015-03-04 21:03

Security Minister David Mahlobo has brushed aside an opposition call to resign over the jamming of the cellphone signal during the State of the Nation address.

Suspended EFF MPs approach court

2015-03-04 19:58

Four suspended EFF MPs have lodged an application in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg asking it to nullify the outcome of the party's first elective congress.

Questions around old Tongaat mall design

2015-03-04 18:48

Workers building the Tongaat mall may have been using the design engineer's old drawings, the commission of inquiry investigating the structure's collapse heard.

Cable thieves arrested in Germiston

2015-03-04 15:56

Two suspected cable thieves have been arrested in Germiston, Ekurhuleni metro police says.

Join hunt for missing yacht online

2015-03-04 15:54

The public can help search for a missing South African catamaran crew through an online tool, their families says.

Young yet to testify in arms deal inquiry

2015-03-04 14:13

Arms deal critic and losing bidder Richard Young is yet to testify at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal.

Still no answers from police over State of the Nation

2015-03-04 13:26

Western Cape police could not answer questions about action taken during the State of the Nation address as it was a national operation, provincial commissioner Arno Lamoer says in Cape Town.

Overstrand battling 'out of control fire'

2015-03-04 13:19

A number of fires have broken out in the Overstrand municipality and continue to rage out of control.

Arms deal critic, Richard Young to testify

2015-03-04 10:57

Arms deal critic and losing bidder Richard Young is expected to testify at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal.

Cape Town fire's path 'like Mordor'

2015-03-04 10:53

A 23-year-old volunteer firefighter, who spent his birthday battling blazes on Cape Town's South Peninsula, has described the devastation from the destructive fires in Cape Town as being like JRR Tolkien’s Middle-earth.


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