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AS IT HAPPENED: Forensics brought into question in #VanBreda trial

2017-10-18 09:52

Witness for the defence Dr Antonel Olckers faced tough cross-examination in the stand over forensic data in the ongoing trial of Henri van Breda in the Western Cape High Court.

Life Esidimeni: Some patients were walking around naked

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The first relative to testify at the Life Esidimeni hearings says her father’s last wish before he died was that someone look after her mentally ill brother.

Massive data leak could be from a credit bureau

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Sensitive private information of 30 million South Africans, contained in a massive data breach, appears to have been hacked from a credit bureau.

Soweto school guard accused of sexual assault hears girls are traumatised

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A security guard who allegedly sexually assaulted at least 87 school girls at a Soweto primary school has heard that the case is set to move slowly as some of the victims were really traumatised.

Massive data leak could be from a credit bureau

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Sensitive private information of 30 million South Africans, contained in a massive data breach, appears to have been hacked from a credit bureau.

Dlamini, Sassa face possible summons after no-show in Parliament

2017-10-18 13:40

The Portfolio Committee on Social Development will take legal advice on the possibility of summonsing Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, her department and Sassa, following another no-show in Parliament. 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.


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Dumped 3-day-old baby found covered in soil... but alive

2017-10-18 13:46

A three-day-old baby boy has been found alive in KwaDwesi after he was dumped and left covered in soil, Eastern Cape police say.

Western Cape ANCYL welcomes axing of 'distracted' Nzimande

2017-10-18 12:32

The ANC Youth League in the Western Cape has welcomed President Jacob Zuma's axing of SACP secretary general Blade Nzimande in his latest Cabinet reshuffle.

Dare not Linger: Mandela's 'new' memoir offers unique insights

2017-10-18 14:27

If there was ever an anticipated book to hit the shelves, it is former president Nelson Mandela’s second memoir, Dare not Linger. Mandla Langa, who completed the book after Madiba's death, speaks to Alet Janse van Rensburg about it.

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Two life terms plus 35 years in prison for Solik couple’s killer

2017-10-18 13:45

There was seemingly a “great measure of rage and venom” in the way the killers of Nottingham Road couple Christine and Roger Solik conducted themselves, a judge has found.

Cape Town airport hit on alleged gang boss could be revenge for Stellenbosch club killing

2017-10-18 10:51

Revenge attacks and an intricate gang battle over turf apparently led up to the shooting of suspected gangster boss Jerome "Donkie" Booysen at the Cape Town International Airport, as well as the double murder at a Stellenbosch nightclub last week.

Ramaphosa in Lesotho for post-elections national dialogue

2017-10-18 12:07

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as SADC facilitator to Lesotho, is expected in Maseru on Wednesday, to attend the country's landmark post-elections national dialogue.

PICS: Taxi, car crash leads to roof collapse in Cape Town

2017-10-18 09:17

A main road was temporarily closed in Cape Town after a car was involved in an accident with a minibus taxi and crashed into a building, causing a roof to collapse.

Zwane to Parliament: Am I being investigated?

2017-10-18 10:08

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has told MPs that he looks forward to answer questions on state capture to clear his name once and for all.

Cabinet reshuffle: Zuma 1 Critics 0

2017-10-17 22:50

In the United States of America, talk is that when a US president’s popularity ratings start to wane, they would find a new war somewhere in a third world country they can win to distract attention from themselves and get the country to unite behind

Millions of South Africans' personal information may have been leaked online

2017-10-17 19:31

Personal information of more than 30 million South Africans from what appears to be a government agency has apparently been leaked online in a major data breach.

Soweto school guard accused of sexual assault to appear in court

2017-10-18 05:34

A security guard accused of sexually assaulting up to 87 girls at a Soweto primary school where he worked is expected to appear in the Protea North Magistrate's Court.

REACTION: #CabinetReshuffle a ploy to take revenge on SACP

2017-10-17 12:30

President Jacob Zuma latest Cabinet reshuffle is drawing widespread criticism. Get all the news, insight and analysis here.

Nzimande's removal 'long overdue' - Limpopo ANCYL

2017-10-17 22:17

The ANC Youth League in Limpopo has welcomed the removal of former minister of higher education Blade Nzimande from Cabinet.  

Zuma's Cabinet reshuffle confuses court

2017-10-17 22:23

The latest Cabinet reshuffle has momentarily delayed and confused the court as former home affairs director-general Mkuseli Apleni, who is challenging his suspension, now has a new boss.

Bail granted to Pretoria KFC assault accused

2017-10-17 20:34

Three of the men accused of assaulting a couple at a KFC drive-through in Pretoria have been granted bail after successfully appealing a ruling by a magistrate’s court.

Zuma seems to position Mahlobo to 'push through' nuclear deal - Steve Friedman

2017-10-17 19:54

President Jacob Zuma's appointment of David Mahlobo to the energy portfolio can be seen to be linked to the contentious nuclear deal with Russia, explains political analyst Steve Friedman.

Mantashe disses 'royal' Sisulu as irrational

2017-10-17 19:05

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has hit back at presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu, dismissing her 'royal tendencies', after she questioned his struggle credentials.

Call for Zuma to urgently release Fees Commission report

2017-10-17 18:35

The Higher Education Transformation Network has urged President Jacob Zuma to release the final report of the Fees Commission.

I’m not here to attack the State - Van Breda expert

2017-10-17 17:34

Henri van Breda's DNA expert has undergone lengthy questioning over her refusal to sign a required confidentiality agreement when she accepted police forensic laboratory documents.

DA calls for commission of inquiry into school sexual abuse in Gauteng

2017-10-17 15:53

The DA in Gauteng has written to the government demanding that a commission of inquiry be established into the increase in sexual abuse at schools in the province.

EXCLUSIVE: I have the experience, claims new state security minister

2017-10-17 13:49

New State Security Minister Bongani Bongo says he is certain that he has the experience to run the State Security Agency, despite his professional background primarily as a lawyer.

Tripartite alliance now 'on brink of disintegration' - SACP on reshuffle

2017-10-17 13:42

The SA Communist Party has lashed out at President Jacob Zuma's latest Cabinet reshuffle, calling it an attack on the tripartite alliance.

Reshuffle more for energy deal than good governance – Maimane

2017-10-17 13:21

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has called the latest reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma an attempt to reinforce a nuclear deal with Russia.

Winnie Rust murder trial delayed, accused changes lawyer for the fourth time

2017-10-17 13:22

The Winnie Rust murder trial has been delayed for a week because one of the accused has changed his legal representation for a fourth time.

Power FM defamation case: Questions were 'tainted with accusation'

2017-10-17 12:12

Power FM presenter Thabiso Mosia’s interview with Stadium Management South Africa CEO Jacques Grobbelaar was "tainted with accusation", court papers have revealed.

3 children, 3 adults killed in Cape Town blaze

2017-10-17 12:35

Six people, including three children, have been killed in a devastating blaze in Philippi, City of Cape Town fire and rescue services say.

See latest Cabinet ministers

2017-10-17 12:31

President Jacob Zuma has announced changes to his national executive. See which ministers have assumed new roles.

BREAKING: Zuma reshuffles Cabinet

2017-10-17 10:46

President Jacob Zuma has announced changes to his national executive, in a surprise second Cabinet reshuffle in less than seven months. Here is his full statement.

Life sentences for 2 KZN men caught raping woman

2017-10-17 11:37

Two KwaZulu-Natal men, who police officers caught in the act of raping a young woman, have been sentenced to life imprisonment, police have said.

Brits prison official kills herself after intimate photos with inmate go public

2017-10-17 09:40

A correctional services official at the Losperfontein Correctional Centre in Brits has committed suicide after pictures of her kissing an inmate surfaced.

Prasa says it's on top of security problems

2017-10-17 08:28

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has responded to the damning letter written by Ernest Hendricks, regional security manager of the Western Cape.

'Guaranteed to kill traffic demons' - These road ads poke fun at SA's Prophet of Doom

2017-10-17 09:20

'Guaranteed to kill 99.9% of all traffic demons' - A campaign by the RTIA mocks motorists who seek out prophets and traditional healers to resolve traffic violations.

Winnie Rust murder accused back in court

2017-10-17 07:15

The trial of two men accused of robbing and killing Afrikaans author Winnie Rust is expected to resume in the Western Cape High Court.

'We have no progress update' - Sassa, social development dept ditch Parliament

2017-10-18 11:17

The portfolio committee on social development waited patiently for a progress update on Sassa's obligations to the Constitutional Court, but they have been stood up by both the agency and the department.

Children with disabilities battle to find schools

2017-10-18 08:01

According to government figures there are more than 2 000 children with disabilities waiting for schools in the Eastern Cape.

Constitution 'glue that holds us together'

2017-10-18 10:03

After the euphoria of the birth of our new democracy had died down, the Constitution became the glue that holds the core of South Africa together, says Zelda la Grange.

After effects of Durban storm stink up tourism at port

2017-10-18 11:30

According to the Durban Point Yacht Club, the sewerage spillage in the Durban Port will negatively affect tourism in the harbour.

WATCH: Another escaped lion returned safely to Kruger

2017-10-18 10:20

A lioness spotted on the N4 near Marloth Park in Mpumalanga was spotted by a tour guide and safely returned to Kruger National Park.

New requirements to visit Robben Island ahead of tourist season

2017-10-18 10:36

New requirements have been implemented for those who wish to visit during the upcoming high season.

Nuclear: 'Mahlobo may be the bulldozer Zuma needs'

2017-10-18 07:59

The most crucial Cabinet move is David Mahlobo’s appointment to the energy ministry, according to Anne Fruhauf, vice president at New York-based risk adviser Teneo Intelligence.

Concerns about Zuma connections of SABC board chair, deputy

2017-10-17 22:25

Concerns have been raised about the political affiliation of President Jacob Zuma's choices for chairperson and deputy chairperson of the SABC board.

ANC councillor sacked for allegedly illegally selling land

2017-10-17 22:04

The integrity committee of the ANC's greater Johannesburg region has removed Ward 92 councillor Leepile Motsumi for allegedly selling land illegally, the party has announced.

Umzimkhulu SACP leader released without charges over firearm

2017-10-17 20:56

Illegal firearm charges against the South African Communist Party's Umzimkhulu secretary have been withdrawn without him having to appear in court.

Court hears of challenges in Lamoer investigation

2017-10-17 20:16

A senior police commander, who investigated former Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer and his co-accused, has told the High Court of the challenges he faced probing his colleagues.

Life Esidimeni - We did our level best - NGO

2017-10-17 19:43

The owner of Precious Angels, Ethel Ncube, says despite her “level best” to look after the Life Esidimeni patients who were transferred to her centre, 23 of them died.

Kwaito star Brickz's leave to appeal sentencing in rape case dismissed

2017-10-17 19:39

A magistrate has ruled that a higher court will not come to a different finding in the case of kwaito star Sipho 'Brickz' Ndlovu, dismissing his application for leave to appeal.

11% of government departments may not be able to operate in future - AG

2017-10-17 17:47

Auditor General Kimi Makwetu has revealed in Parliament that 11% of government departments face 'material uncertainty' about their ability to continue operating in future.

Zuma's reshuffle threatens alliance and govt stability - Mantashe

2017-10-17 16:22

President Jacob Zuma second reshuffle of his Cabinet without consulting the ANC's top six is likely to deepen fractured relations within the party leadership and further threaten the relationship with tripartite alliance partners.

Dodgy gun takes centre stage in Lamoer trial

2017-10-17 15:29

An unlicensed gun that was discovered in a raid on a Cape Town woman's house, and allegedly sold on with help from a top police officer, has been the focus in the trial-within-a-trial of former police commissioner Arno Lamoer.

KZN family massacre accused appears in court

2017-10-17 15:10

A 24-year-old KwaZulu-Natal man has appeared in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court on charges relating to the massacre of a family of five in Marianhill.

Nzimande's removal regrettable – Higher Education Transformation Network

2017-10-17 14:31

While the removal of Blade Nzimande as the Higher Education and Training Minister is regrettable, it was not unexpected, says the Higher Education Transformation Network, following President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet reshuffle.

INFOGRAPHIC: Zuma's reshuffled Cabinet

2017-10-17 14:31

Keep track of who's in and who's out of President Jacob Zuma's new-look Cabinet in the aftermath of his most recent unexpected reshuffle.

Who is new State Security Minister Bongani Bongo?

2017-10-17 12:50

President Jacob Zuma has appointed a little known MP from Mpumalanga to be the political head of the country’s State Security Agency. Who is Advocate Bongani Bongo?

Code of Conduct for SA auto industry - your rights as a car owner

2017-10-17 13:24

The Competition Commission has gazetted a draft code of conduct for the South African automotive industry. Have your say!

#WeDoTourism: New Soweto tourism monitors plan tackles safety and unemployed youth in one go

2017-10-17 14:30

Following recent events of criminality towards tourists, the Department of Tourism in partnership with Gauteng Tourism Authority has launched a National Tourism Monitors Programme.

Strongman David Mahlobo key in Cabinet reshuffle

2017-10-17 13:18

The former minister of state security is there to do one thing and one thing only: push nuclear, writes Pieter du Toit.

David Mahlobo, the nuclear deal's new best friend?

2017-10-17 13:03

New energy minister David Mahlobo will make it much easier to realise South Africa’s nuclear ambitions, several commentators have warned.

Blade Nzimande axed as higher education minister

2017-10-17 11:27

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande is the only casualty in President Jacob Zuma's second reshuffle in less than seven months.

Brickz sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for raping niece

2017-10-17 10:18

Local Kwaito star Sipho "Brickz" Ndlovu has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court, west of Johannesburg.

Duduzane Zuma to be prosecuted by Gerrie Nel

2017-10-17 11:10

President Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane Zuma will be the first person to be hauled before AfriForum's private prosecuting unit.

Zuma appoints new SABC board

2017-10-17 08:55

President Jacob Zuma has appointed the members of a new board for the SA Broadcasting Corporation.

'The plane is going to crash': Anxiety aboard flight SAA 323

2017-10-17 13:30

It was an emotionally turbulent two hours in the air for a panic-stricken passenger on a flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town - a stranger came to the rescue. Health24 digs deeper.

State Capture Inquiry Day 1: Unpacking looting at Eskom

2017-10-17 10:07

Parliament's public enterprises committee has started its first state capture inquiry, starting with allegations of corruption and capture at Eskom.

D-Day for Brickz to face rape sentence

2017-10-17 06:18

Kwaito star Sipho Charles Ndlovu, better known as Brickz, is expected to hear his fate in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court.

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