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A woman has been rushed to hospital by helicopter after being found with an apparently self-inflicted crossbow injury, paramedics say.

Zuma, Guptas lead SA's shadow criminal state - Maimane

2017-05-28 16:02

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says that leaked Gupta emails published in the weekend papers amounted to concrete proof of a “shadow criminal state in South Africa" which is led by the Gupta and Zuma families.

Jumpy drug smuggling suspect bounces away from cops using trampoline

2017-05-28 15:02

A suspected drug runner has made a literal leap of faith - over a wall and using a trampoline - to evade approaching Metro Police officers.

Black SA women know that black lives don't matter - Makgoba

2017-05-28 14:29

Black women in South Africa know on many levels that "black lives do not matter," Thabo Makgoba, the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, said in a sermon delivered in Germany on Sunday.

Suspected sex slave found in locked room during raid

2017-05-28 13:03

Metro Police officers say they discovered a suspected sex slave locked in an outside room during a safety and security operation in Parow.

Supervisor arrested for allegedly raping employee

2017-05-28 12:28

A supervisor has been arrested for allegedly raping an employee at his workplace after she asked if she could borrow money from him to use a taxi.

 
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'Politically motivated' emails leaked to influence ANC NEC - Gupta lawyer

2017-05-28 13:11

The Gupta family's lawyer Gert van der Merwe says it appears potentially damning emails leaked to Sunday newspapers were specifically timed to influence the African National Congress's National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting this weekend.

Two suspects in custody in connection with murdered Maties student's hijacked car

2017-05-28 11:07

Two suspects are set to appear in the Stellenbosch Magistrate’s Court for allegedly being found with a car hijacked from a Stellenbosch University student who was found murdered on Saturday.

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4 burnt beyond recognition in horror collision

2017-05-28 10:07

Four occupants of a car were burnt beyond recognition, and a fifth was also killed, early on Sunday in a collision just before Riversdale.

Cosatu: The centre is not holding

2017-05-28 06:00

Cosatu is appealing for ANC national executive members to use their “conscience” to remove President Jacob Zuma.

Trading in finance to become a teacher

2017-05-28 06:05

Volunteer tutor Anelisa Dyonase decided to set aside his dream of working in the financial sector and become a teacher after witnessing the smiles on the faces of the pupils he had helped to pass maths.

Treasury, builders disagree

2017-05-28 06:01

Treasury and the construction industry are at odds over whether it is allowed to pay tender winners in advance, for work not yet done.

More in the pocket

2017-05-28 06:05

New Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba was not the only ANC minister who actively worked for Gupta interests, or was allegedly pressurised into doing so. Others did too, states the report into state capture released on Thursday.

‘Suicidal’ prince fakes abduction

2017-05-28 06:05

The abaThembu royal family is worried that Prince Mthandeni Mankunku Dalindyebo, jailed king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo’s brother, may be suicidal after he lost the battle to lead his nation to his nephew Azenathi, who is now acting king.

BREAKING: Leaked Gupta emails expose Zuma

2017-05-27 21:46

A trail of emails between the Gupta family and their employees has blown the lid off how they have managed to do business with government, ingratiate themselves with senior officials, and help move President Jacob Zuma and his family to Dubai.

Cops rescue Ethiopian businessman lured from OR Tambo airport

2017-05-27 20:15

Three men have been arrested after allegedly luring an Ethiopian businessman into a trap and then demanding a ransom from his family, Gauteng police have said.

SA online gamblers busted, winnings confiscated

2017-05-27 17:40

The trade and industry department has announced the confiscation of the winnings of online gamblers in SA.

Law enforcement officials throw apples at men

2017-05-27 17:00

In what could be regarded as "police brutality", several municipal law enforcement officers made four men stand along a road at a mountain edge near Villiersdorp and threw apples at them.

Council of Churches report on state capture can be used in NEC discussions - Mantashe

2017-05-27 16:20

ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe says it might not have placed the SA Council of Churches report on state capture on their agenda, but it could be used in debates.

Man nabbed after detectives' office torched

2017-05-27 14:09

A man who allegedly stole two laptops and set alight the police detectives’ offices in Dullstroom, Mpumalanga in search of a docket is expected to appear in the local magistrate's court on Monday.

Zuma recall not on NEC agenda - Mantashe

2017-05-27 12:18

The recall of president Jacob Zuma is not on the national executive committee's agenda says African National Congress Secretary General Gwede Mantashe.

Special task force, police crack down on Cape clubs in extreme underworld intervention

2017-05-27 09:26

Armed police officers, from various branches including the special task force and national intervention unit from Johannesburg, have clamped down on popular Long Street in Cape Town.

ANN7 makes dramatic claims against treasury

2017-05-26 22:58

The African News Network7, in what it called a “Big Expose: Treasury’s fall from grace,” has blamed a former finance minister and his administration for the alleged failure of a project called the Integrated Financial Management System.

Criminalising sex work is ineffective – WLC expressing disappointment

2017-05-26 21:58

The Women’s Legal Centre voices its disappointment at the long awaited South African Law Reform Commission which has recommended that sex work be fully criminalised.

Helicopter used in rescue after light aircraft makes emergency landing

2017-05-26 21:39

Two injured passengers of a light aircraft have been found lying next to it after they had to make an apparent emergency landing on the mountains between Wakkerstroom and Dirkiesdorp, paramedics say.

Nepal bans SA Everest permit dodger for 10 years

2017-05-26 20:40

Nepal has said a South African who tried to climb Mount Everest without a permit can go home without paying a $22 000 fine, but banned him from mountaineering there for 10 years.

SA has no clear strategy on prostitution - Masutha

2017-05-26 19:30

South Africa still does not have a clear strategy to deal with the complexities of adult prostitution, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha has said.

'Stop harming women' - ANCYL KZN

The ANC Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal has called on the public to protect women and “not harm them anymore”.

Sharp objects, cellphones seized in Mpuma prison raid

2017-05-26 18:00

Sharp objects, cellphones, earphones, and money are among the items seized during a raid at the Barberton prison.

Security guards, armed gang on the run after coal theft

2017-05-26 17:46

Eight men have been arrested, while 10 others, including three armed security guards, are on the run after a robbery at the Wonderfontein coal mine near Belfast, Mpumalanga police say.

R20m ORT heist vehicle found, court hears

2017-05-26 17:04

A vehicle that was allegedly used in the multi-million rand OR Tambo International Airport heist has been found two weeks ago, the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court hears.

Six motorists on 'top 100' list nabbed for outstanding warrants

2017-05-26 16:18

Six people on the City of Cape Town’s top 100 warrant evaders list have been nabbed for failing to settle fines totalling over R600 000.

EXCLUSIVE: Confidential info leak in stolen cop guns case involving 3 028 dockets

2017-05-26 15:02

A highly sensitive investigation diary, and records that may expose details of an informant, have apparently been leaked in a mammoth firearms smuggling case involving 3 028 police dockets linked to stolen guns.

Maimane was in Zambia to undermine judiciary - High Commissioner

2017-05-26 12:54

DA leader Mmusi Maimane was deported from Zambia because he intended pressurising the courts to release Hakainde Hichilema, the country’s High Commissioner Emmanuel Mwamba says.

IPID launches urgent application against police chief

2017-05-26 12:47

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has launched an urgent High Court application against the acting police commissioner, in a bid to stop any SAPS members with a personal interest in cases from investigating the police watchdog’s members.

ANC stalwarts, veterans call on NEC to wake country from ‘nightmare’

2017-05-26 12:19

ANC stalwarts and veterans have pleaded with the party’s national executive committee to show leadership over serious state capture concerns.

Zuma not opposed to 'state capture' inquiry

2017-05-26 11:06

President Jacob Zuma is not opposed to a commission of inquiry into allegations of 'state capture', but his legal team has said that the Public Protector had no legal or constitutional right to tell him what to do, according to the Presidency.

Breyten Breytenbach honoured in Poland

2017-05-26 11:06

South African writer and anti-apartheid activist Breyten Breytenbach has received the 2017 Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award, named after the anti-communist Polish poet and philosopher, at a ceremony in Warsaw, Poland.

4 suspected criminals killed in Benoni shootout

2017-05-26 09:58

Four suspected criminals have been killed in a shootout on the N12 highway in Benoni, according to Gauteng paramedics.

Parents fear dilapidated shack built for day care may collapse on their children

2017-05-26 08:00

A dilapidated three-roomed shack is all that 76 children in Isilatsha Village in Mooiplaas outside East London have as a day care centre.

ANC NEC debate over Zuma's future continues

2017-05-28 08:53

A long drawn out battle over President Jacob Zuma's future is set to continue when the ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting continues on Sunday.

Overhaul colonial education system

2017-05-28 06:00

Mo Ibrahim says more relevant skills are essential for Africa to move into the future. He speaks to Hopewell Radebe.

Dlamini-Zuma’s off on her presidential crusade

2017-05-28 06:00

Female empowerment, radical economic transformation and expropriation of land without compensation are at the heart of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s campaign to be the next ANC president.

More volunteers needed to test new HIV vaccine

2017-05-28 06:00

The Vaccine Advocacy Resource Group would have liked to see many South Africans volunteer to participate in the country’s ground-breaking HIV vaccine trial, known as HVTN 702, but stringent global standards to enlist participants are slowing the process.

When taps run dry

2017-05-28 06:00

Cosatu warns of war and deaths as the Western Cape suffers its worst drought in more than 100 years.

‘I am not JZ’s buddy...’

2017-05-28 06:00

Construction magnate Philani Mavundla insists that he is a self-made businessman and that his success has nothing to do with President Jacob Zuma or the ANC.

How SABC blew R300m

2017-05-28 06:05

The new advertising management system introduced at SABC radio last year has bled the broadcaster of about R300m to date, making it one of the biggest contributors to its current financial crisis.

Why the ANC miserably lost Nquthu

2017-05-28 06:05

About two weeks before Nquthu went to the polls, a bizarre thing happened during the ANC election campaign that – at least partially – explains why the governing party’s all-out bid to take control of the northern KwaZulu-Natal town failed

Two drown at Salt Rock in family human chain tragedy

2017-05-27 22:51

A family's swim in front of the Salt Rock Hotel, on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, has turned to tragedy after a failed rescue attempt, IPSS medical rescue has said.

Man held after teen raped at Eastern Cape traditional ceremony

2017-05-27 19:00

A man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl outside Butterworth, Eastern Cape police have said.

'Abusers are trash' - poster at anti-abuse march

About 50 people have braved the cold to take to the streets of Cape Town in a march calling for an end to women and child abuse.

Family saves boy, 2, floating in pool with CPR

2017-05-27 17:20

Paramedics have praised a Pietermaritzburg family for initiating early CPR with their 2-year-old boy who was found floating face-down in the pool.

Taxi knocks pedestrian into tree

2017-05-27 17:00

A pedestrian has been killed after being knocked into a tree by a taxi in Kwandengezi on Saturday morning.

Provincial task team probes firearms stolen from KZN police station

2017-05-27 16:02

A provincial task team is investigating the disappearance of nine firearms from the Umkomaas Police Station, KwaZulu Natal police said on Saturday.

Suspended Aguma 'central and complicit' to SABC dire straits - DA

2017-05-27 13:12

The DA on Saturday welcomed the suspension of SABC acting group CEO James Aguma, saying he was “central and complicit” to the dire straits the public broadcaster is facing.

ACM in court papers demands apology from ANCYL KZN

2017-05-27 11:09

The Active Citizens Movement has filed a court application for contempt of court against the ANC Youth League, the organisation said on Friday.

New state capture report a ‘cocktail of patronage’ – foundations

2017-05-27 06:00

Former President FW de Klerk's Foundation, Centre for Constitutional Rights and the Centre for Unity in Diversity have all weighed in on The Betrayal of the Promise report.

Jewish Board to meet school after 'anti-Semitic' chants during school play

2017-05-26 21:58

A Johannesburg school is in hot water after learners allegedly made Nazi salutes and anti-Semitic comments during a school play about the Holocaust.

Good governance non-negotiable, says Dlodlo

2017-05-26 21:15

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has highlighted good governance when she presented her first budget in the portfolio.

SA director withdraws from Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival over human rights issues

2017-05-26 19:34

A South African film director has pulled out of the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival, citing Israel's human rights violations as his reason.

SA woman doing well after Everest rescue

2017-05-26 18:08

South African Saray Khumalo, who has been rescued on Mount Everest by helicopter, is recovering well from her injuries, her spokesperson says.

Tuks holds talks with sexist poster boys

2017-05-26 17:55

The University of Pretoria has identified and held talks with the students who displayed posters with sexist slogans during a residence competition.

Violence at University of Pretoria following week of strike action

2017-05-26 17:06

Violence has broken out at the University of Pretoria's Onderstepoort campus, following a week of strike action by members of the National Health and Allied Workers Union.

We are in a crisis, no one is safe – Shabangu on abuse against women

2017-05-26 16:34

Women no longer feel safe in SA and unless communities come together to protect one another, the scourge against women will continue, Minister of Women Susan Shabangu has said.

SANDF accused of trying to illegally evict Marievale residents

2017-05-26 15:30

The SANDF is trying to illegally evict around 600 people living on a run-down military base in Marievale, Johannesburg, the chairperson of the resident's association claims.

2017 will decide ANC's revival - Ebrahim Rasool

2017-05-26 14:49

Former Western Cape premier Ebrahim Rasool believes 2017 is the ANC's last, decisive chance at a revival, and should start with President Jacob Zuma going.

Mokonyane doesn't know what a Gupta company is

2017-05-26 14:49

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane does not know the definition of a Gupta-linked company.

Competition Commission deputy held at gunpoint after landing at OR Tambo

2017-05-26 12:54

The Competition Commission's deputy Hardin Ratshisusu has been robbed outside his Midrand home after returning from OR Tambo International Airport.

Rifles, explosives recovered after deadly shootout on Benoni highway

2017-05-26 12:19

Four dead suspected robbers, recovered rifles and explosives in the boot of a hijacked vehicle – this was the outcome of what had started off as a routine patrol by the police’s flying squad in Benoni.

Boy, 12, dies after falling through school ceiling

2017-05-26 11:06

A 12-year-old boy died at a Cape Town primary school when he fell through the ceiling in the school hall.

Injured teen boy trapped with dead taxi driver after Witbank crash

2017-05-26 09:34

A minibus taxi driver has been killed, and 10 of his passengers injured, after their vehicle collided with a delivery van in Witbank, Mpumalanga, paramedics have said.

17 suspects involved in alleged human trafficking to appear in Springs court

2017-05-26 08:00

Seventeen suspects are expected to appear at the Springs Magistrate’s Court on charges of contravening the Sexual Offences Act.

OR Tambo cash heist suspects back in court

2017-05-26 06:30

Three men, including a policeman, are expected to appear at the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court in connection with the alleged involvement in the multi-million rand OR Tambo International Airport heist.

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