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Chief Kekana denies getting Hammanskraal eviction order

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Chief Lleka Jacob Kekana of the Amandebele-A-Moletlane tribe, which owns the land under dispute in Hammanskraal, has denied allegations by the City of Tshwane that he obtained a court order to evict people from his land.

Ex-Mamelodi Sundowns player helps change Zim street kid's life

6 minutes ago

A heart-warming Facebook post from a former Mamelodi Sundowns player about his attempt to change a Zimbabwean street child's life has touched hundreds of readers.

Lily Mine to resume operations after R171 Canadian investment

7 minutes ago

Lily Mine's top executive Mike McChesney has confirmed that operations will resume following a R171m investment from a Canadian company.

Mandela's will: Who gets what

2016-05-27 20:20

Former president Nelson Mandela’s entire inheritance has been allocated to his beneficiaries as he requested in his will, former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke says.

Two white rhino killed, dehorned in Rietvlei Nature Reserve

2016-05-27 21:32

Two white rhino have been killed and dehorned at the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, the City of Tshwane has confirmed.

Dagga worth R500 000 found in man's shack

2016-05-27 19:02

A 26-year-old man has been arrested after R500 000 worth of dagga was found in his shack in the Northern Cape village of Maremane, police say.


LAST WISHES:  Close friend and legal advisor to former president Nelson Mandela, George Bizos, arrives for the public announcement of the distribution of all cash bequests made in terms of the anti-apartheid icon’s will. (Gianluigi Guercia, AFP)

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Man gets 10 years for killing wife with broomstick

2016-05-27 21:31

A 26-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for murdering his 24-year-old wife with a broomstick, Northern Cape police says.

Treasury would do better without 'noise' surrounding Gordhan - director general

2016-05-27 19:05

We should make sure that our discourse does not undermine our ability to attract investment, National Treasury Director General Lungisa Fuzile has told News24.

Working on Fire says it is ready for Free State winter blazes

2016-05-27 17:29

More than 600 firefighters in the Free State are ready to fight veld fires during the winter season, Working on Fire says.

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Political parties condemn SABC 'censorship'

2016-05-27 17:31

Political parties have condemned the SABC's decision to limit the broadcasting of protests.

Mandela shares R22m with his former employees, schools

2016-05-27 14:50

Millions of rands of former president Nelson Mandela's estate have been distributed to beneficiaries listed in his will, including staff members and schools and universities he attended.

Committee 'will pick best candidate for Public Protector job'

2016-05-27 13:43

ANC MP Dr Makhosi Khoza, who will lead the committee to find Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's replacement, says they will "select the best individual" for the position.

Zuma's wives' cars: Presidency to review benefits

2016-05-27 12:14

President Jacob Zuma will be reviewing the transport benefits of his wives after it was revealed that the SAPS has spent R8.6m buying luxury cars for them in the last five years.

Body of SA-born climber retrieved from Everest

2016-05-27 12:14

Rescuers have been able to retrieve the body of an SA-born climber who died on Mount Everest and fly it to Nepal's capital.

Daughter of 'Springs monster' set to testify

2016-05-27 11:48

The eldest daughter from the so called 'Springs house of horrors' will begin to give her testimony on Friday in the North Gauteng High Court.

SABC will no longer broadcast destruction of public property

2016-05-27 10:42

The SABC says it will no longer broadcast footage of people destroying public property during protests as this will encourage other communities to do the same.

Breadwinner killed in Hammanskraal was trying to earn R150

2016-05-27 10:13

A Soshanguve man who was killed during protests in Hammanskraal was his family's breadwinner and was hoping to earn just R150 that day.

Capetonians' generosity warms up the city's homeless this winter

2016-05-27 10:13

The generosity of thousands of Capetonians means that many of the city’s homeless will get to spend at least a few nights this winter in a warm bed with food in their stomachs.

We have just finished killing him - Hammanskraal residents answer victim's phone

2016-05-27 08:03

The brother of one of the two men killed in Hammanskraal has described how a community member answered his phone and said they had just finished killing him.

SA deploys 301 firefighters to Canada

2016-05-27 05:41

Working on Fire says 301 South African firefighters are heading to Canada to assist in fire suppression efforts in Alberta, where wildland fires have been raging for weeks.

SA won't end up like Venezuela - Gordhan

2016-05-26 22:24

South Africa will not turn into “another Venezuela”, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has said in Parliament.

First Ferrari in SA resurfaces: It's worth R160-million!

2016-05-27 07:56

After it 'went missing' for years, the first-ever Ferrari in South Africa made a surprise appearance at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este in Italy. It's valued at R160-million!

Talks to end instability in Vuwani continuing

2016-05-26 21:47

Talks to end unrest in Vuwani, Limpopo have not collapsed, the Ministry of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs says.

DA's bid to regulate online gambling fails

2016-05-26 21:16

The DA's proposed law to regulate online gambling has been rejected in the National Assembly.

Info regulator vote postponed

2016-05-26 20:08

A vote on whether to appoint former IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula as chair of the newly-formed information regulator has been postponed by the National Assembly.

Mossel Bay man gets 20 years for raping girl, 8

2016-05-26 19:33

A 63-year-old Mossel Bay man has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars for raping an 8-year-old girl, the NPA says.

Cabinet praises Zuma as ratings agencies ponder 'junk'

2016-05-26 17:24

Cabinet has praised President Jacob Zuma for his interventions to boost economic growth as the country moves to avoid being downgraded to “junk status”.

Fitch warns SA of 'quick fixes' ahead of elections

2016-05-26 13:58

South African authorities should avoid populist measures such as introducing a minimum wage in the run up to local elections in August, says ratings agency Fitch.

State agencies can't be used for political battles - Cosatu

2016-05-26 17:59

The Congress of SA Trade Unions has said it was opposed to state agencies being used to fight political battles.

Cosatu takes aim at some Cabinet ministers

2016-05-26 17:25

The Congress of SA Trade Unions says some Cabinet ministers have a "troubling pattern of behaviour", accusing them of targeting the federation's affiliates in public.

Mchunu recall 'carelessly' handled - Cosatu

2016-05-26 16:52

Cosatu has expressed its reservations about developments in KwaZulu-Natal and the recall of its premier Senzo Mchunu.

Probe into Zuma cartoon still continuing despite school's apology – MEC

2016-05-26 15:49

An investigation into a Grade 6 test paper that had questions about a Zapiro cartoon of President Jacob Zuma will continue despite the school's apology, says Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi.

Northern Cape man arrested for copper cable theft

2016-05-26 15:49

A 41-year-old man has been arrested for possession of suspected stolen copper cable with an estimated street value of R13 000, Northern Cape police say.

Teens accused in Parys vigilante killings case get bail

2016-05-26 14:22

Four people, including a matriculant from Potchefstroom Gimnasium, have appeared in the Parys Magistrate's Court in connection with the alleged vigilante killing of two men they suspected of involvement in a farm attack. Three of them were released on R10 000 bail.

Cabinet did not discuss possible arrest of Gordhan

2016-05-26 13:55

Cabinet did not discuss the possible arrest - or not - of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, says Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.

Cabinet calls on police to solve Hammanskraal murders

2016-05-26 13:30

Police should redouble their efforts to find and punish those responsible for the deaths of two security guards in Hammanskraal, says Minister Jeff Radebe.

Man shoots boss, himself

2016-05-26 11:55

The peaceful Byrne Valley settlement in KZN has been rocked by a tragic murder and suicide that left a well-known museum owner and his colleague, who carried out the fatal shooting, dead.

PICS: The village cricket team with just 'a slab of concrete and sheer passion'

2016-05-26 11:08

The Oaks Cricket Club is a rural club for teens. The equipment is scarce, but they make the most out of their situation using their "desire and passion to play". View pics of the club in action here.

Limpopo village cricket team takes field of dreams to YouTube

2016-05-26 11:21

A chance drive near the rural village of Ga-Sekororo, in Limpopo, has exposed a burgeoning passion for cricket in a community that lives on very little.

Parys vigilante murder accused get bail

2016-05-26 08:47

Three accused men, who appeared in court for the vigilante killings of two farm workers in Parys, have been granted R10 000 bail each. A fourth accused, a minor, will remain with his parents until the next court appearance.

Joburg karate kids' dream could take off thanks to you

2016-05-26 07:41

The dreams of three young karate practitioners from Eldorado Park in Gauteng wishing to take part in a tournament in Germany might just come true, thanks to generous News24 readers.

R100m plant a boost for Limpopo tomato farmers

2016-05-25 17:49

Tomato farmers in the Mopani district of Limpopo are set for a huge boost following the launch of a R100m processing plant in Modjadjiskloof, Tzaneen by Dursots-All Joy.

13 sexual violence cases reported at UCT in 4 months

2016-05-26 05:52

A sexual assault response team established by the University of Cape Town has reviewed 13 cases of sexual violence so far this year, according to a report.

'Jobs for cash' probe recommends limiting unions at schools

2016-05-27 15:49

Teachers and principals could be banned from being office bearers in unions and political parties if recommendations following the "jobs for cash" probe are carried through, Parliament has heard.

2 die in Gauteng taxi head-on collision

2016-05-27 15:05

Two people have been killed in a head-on collision between two minibus taxis in Meyerton, Gauteng, paramedics say.

Zuma v Gordhan narrative is 'toxic' - Presidency

2016-05-27 14:55

The Presidency has condemned what it called a "toxic narrative" in the media about a war between President Jacob Zuma and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Jayde's note: 'I don't know how much more I can take'

2016-05-27 14:50

Christopher Panayiotou's version of events following his wife's murder has come into question in court, while notes written by Jayde have revealed her deep unhappiness in her marriage.

Judgment reserved on media's bid to access Nkandla hearings

2016-05-27 13:42

Judgment has been reserved in a high court bid by the media to access the disciplinary hearings of govt officials fingered by the SIU over their role in the building of Nkandla.

Hawks raid alleged clitoris collector's gun shop

2016-05-27 12:14

More than 1600 firearms have been seized by the Hawks at a gun shop in Bloemfontein, owned by Danish national Peter Frederiksen who is accused of collecting women's genitals and storing them in his freezer, say Free State police.

EFF would bankrupt SA within a week - Justice Malala

2016-05-27 14:18

SA would be bankrupt within a week under the EFF as the party does not realise the world is a global village, claims political commentator Justice Malala.

Durban accident leaves 1 dead

2016-05-27 13:40

A 56-year-old man, who is believed to have lost control of his car, has died in a car crash in La Lucia near Umhlanga in KwaZulu-Natal.

SA border-crossing corruption rooted out with DHA staff arrests

2016-05-27 11:42

The department of home affair's Operation Bvisa Masina, aimed at "clearing the rot from the organisation", has seen the arrest of a 74 individual including a number of DHA staff.

Man critical after being hit, dragged by train

2016-05-27 10:13

A man has sustained critical injuries after he was hit and dragged by a train at the Vereeniging Train Station, south of Gauteng, say paramedics.

Denosa outraged by handling of whistleblowers

2016-05-27 09:20

Nurses union Denosa has criticised the North West health department for disclosing the name of a whistleblower, even though the department says the nurse gave permission for her name to be revealed.

No security for Hammanskraal workers - families

2016-05-27 06:37

The families of the two men killed during the violent protests in Hammanskraal have criticised the company that employed them as casual workers for not providing adequate security.

Activists lay complaint over 'sophisticated racism' in Sea Point

2016-05-27 05:41

Supporters of affordable housing in Cape Town have lodged a “racism” complaint with Mayor Patricia de Lille over comments a ratepayers group official made about a site in Sea Point.

Jayde's fingers crushed in car boot lock

2016-05-26 21:47

Two of Jayde Panayiotou’s fingers were crushed in the lock of the car boot she was bundled into before she was driven off to be murdered, the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court has heard.

Policewoman commits suicide in Gingindlovu

2016-05-26 21:16

A policewoman has shot and killed herself in her car near the farm KwaMafutha, Gingindlovu, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Expropriation bill ready for Zuma's signature

2016-05-26 19:33

The expropriation bill, which sets out the new ways that the government can take land with compensation, has been passed with a massive majority in the National Assembly.

Gordhan pleads for united SA to help economy

2016-05-26 18:40

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has told Parliament that the weak economy can only be overcome if all role players - government, business and labour - work together.

New National Assembly rules approved

2016-05-26 18:39

MPs have approved new rules for the National Assembly. A total of 211 MPs have voted in their favour, and 61 against.

Zuma corruption charges still with NPA for decision - Nhleko

2016-05-26 18:39

The NPA is still deciding whether to proceed with corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma over upgrades to his Nkandla homestead, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko says.

Condolences in Parliament for author Winnie Rust

2016-05-26 17:25

Murdered Wellington author Winnie Rust has received a special mention in Parliament with the Inkatha Freedom Party offering its condolences.

Violence produces traumatised, desensitised generation - child counsellor

2016-05-26 16:52

Victims of domestic violence are becoming younger by the year, with mothers aged only 16 seeking assistance to escape abusive situations, says the Saartjie Baartman Centre.

Ndebele still ambassador to Australia

2016-05-26 16:15

Sbu Ndebele is still South Africa's ambassador to Australia, the commission there says after a claim in court papers that he had been recalled.

Cops probe naked burglar's link to previous stabbing

2016-05-26 15:49

An alleged burglar stripped naked by an angry mob in Musgrave may have links to a brutal stabbing during a home invasion just a day before.

Man bust with R6m in drugs at OR Tambo

2016-05-26 13:30

Sars customs officials say they have intercepted a man who claimed an unaccompanied bag containing 20kg of ephedrine at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

Police monitoring Bloem township after protest

2016-05-26 12:17

Free State police are monitoring Botshabelo outside Bloemfontein where a group of people blocked roads with burning tyres and looted one foreign-owned shop, say police.

Hammanskraal: Murdered guards forgotten as security bosses go to ground

2016-05-26 11:41

The identities of two security guards killed by a mob in Hammanskraal remain veiled in mystery, as the company that employed them has seemingly gone to ground.

New KZN Premier Willies Mchunu vows to improve service delivery

2016-05-26 11:55

After a dramatic week of political turmoil in the province, ANC provincial deputy chairperson Willies Mchunu has been sworn in as the KwaZulu-Natal premier.

Ennerdale residents block roads in protest over housing

2016-05-26 09:08

Residents of Ennerdale, south of Johannesburg, have barred all entries and exits in the area with rocks and burning tyres in a protest over housing, metro police say.

Farmers due in court for vigilante attack

2016-05-26 07:41

Three men are expected to appear in the Parys Magistrate's Court in connection with the alleged vigilante killing of two men suspected of involvement in a farm attack.

Elite mine rescue squad risks all to save lives

2016-05-26 07:41

Few make it into the elite squad of the Mines Rescue Services, which is dedicated to saving lives in a country with the deepest mines in the world.

'Springs monster' and wife back in court

2016-05-26 05:52

The trial of the man dubbed the "Springs Monster" and his wife, who are charged with abusing their five children, will continue in the High Court in Pretoria.


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