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Cyril 'swaps Happy Meal for humble pie' – DA

46 minutes ago

DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen has joked that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who owns a stake in McDonald’s SA, swapped his Happy Meal for humble pie after the ANC lost support in the August 3 local elections.

EFF 'collaborated with the enemy' - new Ekurhuleni mayor

50 minutes ago

Newly-elected Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina says ANC members have forgotten who fought for their liberation, while criticising the EFF for siding with the DA in hung municipalities.

Memorial service planned for 10 soldiers killed in bus crash

2016-08-24 07:05

A memorial service is to be held in Bloemfontein for the 10 soldiers killed in a bus crash on the R712 near Golden Gate in the Free State last week.

DA mayor gets extra security after bloody bag left on his lawn

2016-08-24 07:05

Newly-elected Saldanha Bay Mayor Marius Koen says he is feeling jittery after a bag containing a knife, a sheep's head, and a live tortoise was left outside his house.

Public Protector committee expected to pick final candidate

2016-08-24 07:05

Parliament's ad hoc committee tasked with finding a new Public Protector is expected to decide on a candidate to replace Thuli Madonsela.

Sars probes Gordhan era tenders

2016-08-23 21:39

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is not only facing possible arrest by the Hawks – the SA Revenue Service has also launched a massive new forensic probe into deals concluded during his tenure.

 
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DEAL:  Deputy Defence Minister Kebby Maphatsoe speaks to journalists after having reached a settlement with ex-minister Ronnie Kasrils in a defamation case. (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

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Sars wars: DA fears arrest of Gordhan

2016-08-23 20:33

The potential arrest of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan would be a disaster for South Africa, warns the Democratic Alliance.

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Gordhan seeking legal advice over Hawks

2016-08-23 19:48

Treasury has confirmed that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was contacted by the Hawks, according to a report.

Kasrils to give R500K defamation money to Khwezi

2016-08-23 19:20

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils will give his R500 000 defamation suit settlement to President Jacob Zuma's rape accuser Khwezi and her family.

Bloemfontein gangsters' murder case postponed

2016-08-23 18:36

The case against members of the Born To Kill gang arrested for allegedly killing two of their own members has been postponed, say the Hawks.

Alleged pension fund robbers in dock

2016-08-23 17:56

A cash van driver has pointed out one of the men who attacked him, during the trial of three alleged robbers in the Pietermaritzburg High Court.

Deputy minister settles with Kasrils, extends apology to SA women

2016-08-23 17:29

MKMVA chairperson and Deputy Defence Minister Kebby Maphatsoe has reached a settlement with former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils, and has apologised to him and all South African women for his "false, offensive" statements about President Jacob Zuma's rape accuser.

Please make sure my daughters are OK - alleged wife-killer property mogul

2016-08-23 17:13

There was no warrant presented for the arrest of Geffen International Realty Franchises CEO Jason Rohde, his lawyers say.

Negative narrative about Zuma hurt ANC at polls - Mantashe

2016-08-23 16:13

A constant "negative narrative" about President Jacob Zuma, including the issue of his Nkandla homestead, hurt the ANC in the local government elections, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

Allegations against me have put my life in danger, Kasrils tells court

2016-08-23 15:30

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils says that since being called counter-revolutionary and an enemy of the state, he feels his life is in danger.

Ekurhuleni council elects ANC speaker

2016-08-23 14:59

ANC councillor Patricia Kumalo has been elected speaker of the Ekurhuleni council, beating DA councillor Shadow Shabangu

Police officer among 5 killed in Mpumalanga shoot-out

2016-08-23 14:21

Four suspected robbers and a police officer have been killed following a shoot-out in Secunda, Mpumalanga, say the Hawks.

Calm restored to Inchanga as 41 are expected in court

2016-08-23 12:54

Police are on high alert in Inchanga as 41 people arrested on charges of public violence are expected to appear in the Camperdown Magistrate's Court.

EFF remains defiant on 'Die Stem' at first eThekwini council meeting

2016-08-23 12:52

Newcomers to the eThekwini Metro council, the Economic Freedom Fighters, have refused to sing along to the Afrikaans portion of the national anthem.

New SABC CEO slams 'chaos' critics

2016-08-23 11:53

New SABC CEO James Aguma has denied that there’s “chaos” at the public broadcaster, while a board member told MPs there is no financial crisis.

Limpopo health dept clears R623m in wasted spending

2016-08-23 12:10

The R623m in questionable spending the Auditor General found in the Limpopo health department was not wasted, says the department.

Newly elected Rustenburg ANC mayor 'shocked' at result

2016-08-23 11:51

The ANC's newly elected mayor in Rustenburg, Mpho Khunou, was just as shocked as the opposition after his re-election on Friday, he says.

Daughters 'traumatised' after CEO arrested at home

2016-08-23 11:29

The three teenage daughters of murder-accused businessman Jason Rohde are reportedly traumatised after he was arrested at their home in Johannesburg.

CEO arrested for wife's Spier murder

2016-08-23 10:02

The husband of Susan Rohde, whose body was found in a bathroom of an upmarket Stellenbosch hotel, has reportedly been arrested in connection with her murder.

Child hanged, 2 family members shot in brutal KZN murder

2016-08-23 07:26

KwaZulu-Natal police have appealed to the public for information after a woman and teenager were shot dead and an 8-year-old child was hanged.

Parly to discuss SABC, election violence, public protector

2016-08-23 05:45

Violent protests, pre-election killings, and the selection of the new public protector will be in the spotlight in Parliament this week.

DA, EFF relationship will help Parliament – Steenhuisen

2016-08-22 20:11

DA chief whip John Steenhuisen thinks the party’s new-found co-operation with the EFF will have an impact on their relationship in the National Assembly and will be good for the country.

ANC councillor dies during Joburg mayor vote

2016-08-22 18:40

Moments after the nominations were announced for mayor of the Johannesburg City Council, an ANC councillor had collapsed and later died.

KZN speedster slapped with a R18 000 fine

2016-08-22 17:43

A motorist has been slapped with a R18 000 speeding fine for clocking 220km/h in a 120km/h zone along the South Coast, the KwaZulu-Natal department of transport says.

Cape Town teen electrocuted

2016-08-22 16:30

A 17-year-old Philippi boy has been electrocuted, allegedly while attempting to make an illegal electricity connection, the City of Cape Town says.

2 dead as ANC, SACP tensions spill out onto the streets of Inchanga

2016-08-22 13:45

Ongoing tensions between members of the SACP and ANC have spilled out onto the streets of Inchanga, outside Durban, with two people having been killed in two days.

EFF will regret voting with DA if things go wrong - Parks Tau

2016-08-22 11:29

ANC mayoral candidate Parks Tau has said although he accepts the decision taken by the EFF to support a DA candidate in Johannesburg, he believes the party will regret it if progress in the city stalls.

Long road ahead for Durban's Jesus Dome faithful

2016-08-22 11:35

Members of the Durban Christian Centre, whose iconic Jesus Dome was razed to the ground by fire, will have to resign themselves to worshipping in a tent for the next two years.

Search for missing Umdloti bather continues

2016-08-22 10:51

The search continues for a missing Johannesburg man, who is presumed to have drowned while swimming at Umdloti, KwaZulu-Natal.

Eskom under fire as Ingula costs said to balloon to R36bn

2016-08-22 13:13

Eskom’s board is facing calls to appear before Parliament with documents relating to the Ingula pumped storage scheme, which has allegedly seen costs spiral from R8.9bn to R36bn.

Spirit of Krotoa returned to the Castle of Good Hope

2016-08-22 09:21

Traditional and religious leaders have celebrated the life of Krotoa, a Khoi woman who was an instrumental interpreter and negotiator alongside Jan van Riebeeck.

Who are your five remaining Public Protector candidates?

2016-08-22 07:55

Five candidates will now be vying for the Public Protector position after the list was cut down last week. But who exactly are they? We break down their credentials.

Dagga valued at R500k seized in Gauteng raid

2016-08-22 07:55

Tshwane metro police officers have arrested five men and seized over 20kg of dagga with an estimated street value of R500 000 in a raid in Hammanskraal.

Rescue mission mounted for gravely ill sailor

2016-08-21 21:42

A gravely ill sailor on a bulk carrier ship has been rescued by NSRI volunteers and paramedics in Port Elizabeth.

PE lawyer finally sentenced for trust fraud

2016-08-21 21:42

Attorney Pumla Silinga – the fugitive wife of Coega CEO Pepi Silinga – has been sentenced to an effective six years’ imprisonment on charges of fraud.

Arrest in murder of DA councillor who was lured into death trap

2016-08-21 15:58

The Hawks have arrested a man in connection with the murder of Northern Cape DA councillor Johannes Baaitjies who had allegedly been lured into a death trap.

Robber shot in leg after gang opens fire on police

2016-08-23 19:20

An armed robber has been shot in the leg while his accomplices escaped after a shootout during a heist at an Mfuleni shop, Western Cape police have said.

Hawks summon Pravin Gordhan - report

2016-08-23 18:38

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has been ordered to report to the "Hawks" over allegations relating to a rogue tax unit, reports the Daily Maverick.

15 arrested for politically motivated murders - Hawks

2016-08-23 18:35

Fifteen people have been arrested for political killings nationally, Hawks head Lieutenant General Berning Ntlemeza has told Parliament's police committee.

ANC retains Ekurhuleni, despite complaint

2016-08-23 17:24

The ANC has retained Ekurhuleni Metro after its mayoral candidate, Mzwandile Masina, was re-elected with 117 of the votes.

ANC members in KZN threaten violence over 'imposed' councillors

2016-08-23 16:22

While the voting process for the office bearers for the eThekwini metro takes place, some members of the ANC have expressed their dissatisfaction about councillors who they believe have been imposed on them.

Senior managers 'running the ship' in wake of CEO's arrest for murder

2016-08-23 14:49

Sotheby's International Realty South Africa has noted the arrest of one of its top executives for the murder of his wife, but says it cannot comment further at this time.

Durban man survives hijack horror ride

2016-08-23 14:21

A Glenwood man was taken on a horror ride after hijackers ambushed his family in their garage, says a security company.

Early ANC elective conference not a bad idea - Mantashe

2016-08-23 12:54

The possibility of an early ANC elective conference is currently being discussed within the ruling party, secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

EXCLUSIVE: SABC allegedly pays executive millions in settlement agreement

2016-08-23 12:52

A Gauteng TV sales account executive at the SABC has allegedly been paid a multi-million rand settlement after he was suspended last year.

Hlaudi lashes out at opposition MPs over SABC 'noise'

2016-08-23 13:16

The SABC is not apologetic and won’t be stopped by “the noise”, chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has told a parliamentary briefing.

Partner of slain Northern Cape DA councillor declared brain dead

2016-08-23 12:07

The business partner of slain Northern Cape DA councillor Johannes Baaitjies, who was wounded in the attack in which Baaitjies was shot dead, has been declared brain dead.

Singing, dancing at peaceful Ekurhuleni council meeting

2016-08-23 11:56

Ekurhuleni's first council meeting, where a new mayor and speaker are expected to be elected, is proceeding smoothly, with joyous singing and dancing by political party supporters.

Lawsuit drama in Shaw murder

2016-08-23 10:48

The violent death of Susan Shaw on a remote country estate in 2007 is again under scrutiny in the high court due to a multi-million rand law suit by her husband, Hilton.

'How do we forgive?' black Stellenbosch student asks Kathrada

2016-08-23 11:09

ANC stalwart Ahmed Kathrada has told students that as difficult as it may be, South Africans can't live a life of bitterness, revenge and hatred, and have to forgive.

'The EFF is threatening me' – Rustenburg councillor

2016-08-23 09:02

Botho Community Movement (BCM) founder Ofentse Kombe has accused the EFF in Rustenburg of first offering him a R3m bribe and then threatening him after he sided with the ANC.

Mti still at work in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro

2016-08-23 05:45

Heads were not rolling yet in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro, as some in the newly DA-controlled municipality had feared.

Joburg councillor devoted her life to community - ANC

2016-08-22 21:53

ANC councillor Nonhlanhla Mthembu, who died after collapsing during proceedings of the Johannesburg city council, had devoted her life to serving her community, the party says.

Joburg Mayor Mashaba: Corruption is public enemy number 1

2016-08-22 21:44

DA councillor Herman Mashaba has been named Johannesburg mayor with 144 votes during a historic council meeting.

Four 'cops' hijack Uber vehicle in Cape Town

2016-08-22 19:28

Four men have hijacked an Uber vehicle that was transporting a passenger to a Cape Town bank to deposit cash at the weekend, Western Cape police say.

Child, 9, shot in Manenberg gang violence

2016-08-22 17:18

An uneasy silence has descended on Manenberg following peace talks between warring gangs, after shootings left two bystanders injured.

I will never forget Khwezi's phone call - Kasrils

2016-08-22 17:03

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils says he will never forget the moment the woman known as Khwezi called him and said that "Jacob Zuma has raped me".

KZN sex-tape teacher victim attempts suicide

2016-08-22 16:02

One of the alleged victims of a Nquthu teacher who allegedly filmed himself having sex with students is in a stable condition after reportedly attempting to take her own life.

Cape Town man gives confused hijacker a backhand

2016-08-22 15:53

A group of hijackers who thought they would get away with a snazzy sports car in Cape Town have been left dazed and empty-handed after their victim fought back.

Kasrils' case against Maphatsoe to be heard on Tuesday

2016-08-22 13:12

The defamation lawsuit by former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils against Kebby Maphatsoe has been adjourned in the High Court in Pretoria to allow Maphatsoe's organisation, the MKMVA to join the matter.

Minister Muthambi 'distances' herself from SABC woes

2016-08-22 14:56

The Ministry of Communications has washed its hands of the SABC’s internal problems in what has been described as a move to distance itself from chaos at the broadcaster.

DA, EFF have kissed and made up in Joburg - Mashaba

2016-08-22 10:38

The leader of the DA caucus in the Johannesburg City Council, Herman Mashaba, says the party has ironed out its differences with the EFF.

Universities are not playing ball - Sasco

2016-08-22 12:27

The South African Students Congress has no sympathy with university claims that they will be financially crippled if they are not allowed to increase fees, its secretary general Tembani Makata has told News24.

Violence erupts in Inchanga

2016-08-22 11:11

KwaZulu-Natal police are on high alert in Inchanga following an outbreak of violence, including two murders in the past 24 hours.

Any increase below 8% will cripple us - universities warn

2016-08-22 10:27

Universities have been forced to put their budgets on hold pending the announcement of fee increases for 2017, warning that anything below an 8% increase would cripple them financially.

Kasrils defamation trial kicks off in Pretoria

2016-08-22 08:42

President Jacob Zuma's rape trial will be brought up again in court when deputy defence minister Kebby Maphatsoe defends a R1m defamation case brought against him by former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils.

Telkom copper thief hit with 25-year jail term

2016-08-22 10:54

Local telecommunications company Telkom has revealed that a copper cable thief has received a harsh jail sentence amid an updated criminal law.

Man arrested, rubber bullets fired in Durban protest

2016-08-21 20:38

One man has been arrested after several skirmishes between police and protesters in Chesterville, Durban, at the weekend.

Zuma/Gordhan rift over SAA is false - Presidency

2016-08-22 07:48

The Presidency has issued a statement after a report claimed that Hong Kong is about to ground all flights in the next two weeks due to the crisis at SAA.

ANC man offered us bribes for Joburg City Council votes - EFF

2016-08-21 17:08

The EFF has accused the ANC’s Dan Bovu of offering their councillors hundreds of thousands of rands in exchange for votes in the Johannesburg City Council elections.

6 buses belonging to Gcaba brothers torched in KZN

2016-08-21 15:41

The Mangosuthu University of Technology is investigating an incident of vandalism after six buses belonging to the Gcaba brothers were torched.

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