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Agang asks ConCourt for secret Zuma vote

2014-12-19 05:00

Agang SA has filed papers in the Constitutional Court asking that a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma be voted on by way of secret ballot, the party says.

Madonsela: Gauteng dept mismanaged water project

2014-12-18 21:02

The Gauteng department of infrastructure development mismanaged public funds in the Suikersbosrand water project, the public protector says in a report.

Man in court for stabbing toddlers

2014-12-18 20:32

Police have arrested a man accused of stabbing and wounding two small children and their mother in Dobsonville, Soweto.

Ten held for illegal arms

2014-12-18 20:32

Ten men have been arrested in Braamfontein for illegal possession of firearms, Gauteng police say.

Protector: JMPD wrong to post fines by ordinary post

2014-12-18 19:13

The Johannesburg metro police department acted improperly when it sent fines by ordinary post instead of registered mail, the public protector has said in a report.

Three OD near Randburg mall

2014-12-18 17:11

Three women have apparently overdosed on an unknown substance at a mall in Randburg, Johannesburg, paramedics say.

Man shot dead trying to fix his car

2014-12-18 16:08

A man has been found shot dead next to his car on the M2 highway near Denver, south of Johannesburg, metro police say.


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Man arrested for 17 mall robberies

2014-12-18 18:33

A man has been arrested in connection with a spate of mall robberies in Gauteng, police say.

Madonsela: Owners of hijacked building lost everything

2014-12-18 16:37

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has said that the City of Johannesburg must consider buying a building after it failed to terminate services to the “hijacked” building.

Six armed men kill Mossel Bay farmer

2014-12-18 14:41

Police in Mossel Bay have appealed to residents to help with information that could lead to the arrest of six men who killed a farmer.

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Robertson farm manager acquitted of assault

2014-12-18 13:49

A Robertson farm manager who was accused of assaulting Flippie Engelbrecht in 2008 has been acquitted, it has been reported.

Govt: Limpopo textbook deliveries on track

2014-12-18 13:22

The basic education department is confident "great progress" has been made in solving Limpopo's problems with supplying textbooks to school pupils.

Lenasia land fraudster gets house arrest

2014-12-18 12:20

Former City of Johannesburg employee Sifiso Handsome Litau has been handed a five-year sentence for fraud, wholly suspended for five years, for illegally selling state land in Lenasia.

Eastern Cape cop arrested for stolen car

2014-12-18 12:21

A policeman was among 25 people arrested for various crimes in the Eastern Cape, provincial police say.

No arrests yet for Soweto toddlers' stabbings

2014-12-18 10:41

No arrests have been made in connection with the stabbing of two small children in Dobsonville, Soweto, Gauteng police say.

Lenasia land scammer to be sentenced

2014-12-18 08:50

A former City of Johannesburg employee is expected to be sentenced at the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court for his involvement in the illegal sale of state land in Lenasia.

Derby-Lewis's wife warns SACP, Hani's wife

2014-12-17 21:54

Clive Derby-Lewis's wife Gaye has warned the SACP and Chris Hani's widow against making claims about "wider conspiracies" involved in Hani's murder.

Wait almost over for ex-Blue Bulls player

2014-12-17 21:54

Former Blue Bulls rugby player Phindile Joseph Ntshongwana is days away from being sentenced by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court for hacking four people to death with an axe.

AfriForum lays charges against Malema

2014-12-17 17:26

AfriForum has laid criminal charges against EFF leader Julius Malema for his land grab comments at the party's congress in Bloemfontein.

MEC condemns Dube clan leader killing

2014-12-17 17:26

KwaZulu-Natal community safety MEC Willies Mchunu has condemned the killing of chairperson of the Dube clan Hendrick Phila Mahlawula.

7 arrested for Kraaifontein murders

2014-12-17 15:51

Seven men have been arrested following the murder of six men whose bodies were found near a farm outside Kraaifontein, Cape Town police say.

Fears of serial killer loose in Cape Town

2014-12-17 14:42

The bodies of five women have been found naked and buried in shallow graves near Century City train station leading Western Cape police to suspect a serial killer is on the loose.

No progress in toddler killing case

2014-12-17 13:55

There was no progress in the case of a man accused of killing 3-year-old Cuburne van Wyk, of Reiger Park on the East Rand, the State says.

ANC regions in KZN elect new leadership

2014-12-17 12:20

Three African National Congress regions in KwaZulu-Natal have elected new leadership, the provincial secretary says.

Security foils Soweto mall robbers

2014-12-17 11:19

A group of seven men have tried to rob the Pick n Pay at Maponya mall in Soweto, Gauteng police say.

Three killed after car crashes into truck in KZN

2014-12-17 09:25

Three people have been killed after the car they were travelling in burst into flames after hitting a truck on the N2 near Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal.

Man goes missing at Jeffreys Bay beach

2014-12-17 07:24

A 20-year-old man has gone missing after he allegedly disappeared while swimming at Main Beach, Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape.

DA: Ramaphosa must answer over power cut threats

2014-12-16 22:01

The Democratic Alliance has called on Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to clarify Eskom's latest threat of further rolling blackouts.

SA government condemns Pakistan attack

2014-12-16 20:48

The South African government has condemned a terrorist attack in Pakistan which killed 130 people, mostly children, the department of international relations says.

Waterkloof 4 killer released on parole

2014-12-16 20:48

One of the so-called "Waterkloof four", convicted killer Christoff Becker, has been released on parole, correctional services say.

FF Plus: Recognise Afrikaners' contribution

2014-12-16 19:40

The contribution of Afrikaners in building South Africa's infrastructure as it stood in 1994 must be recognised, FF Plus leader Pieter Mulder has said.

Six dead in Limpopo crash

2014-12-16 17:35

Six people died in a head-on collision on the N1 south near Ysterberg, Limpopo, on Tuesday afternoon, paramedics said.

Soweto man arrested for dagga, arson

2014-12-16 16:16

A Soweto man arrested for dagga possession is wanted for allegedly petrol bombing a house, Gauteng police say.

EFF wants compulsory military service

2014-12-16 13:47

A year's compulsory military service for the youth and free legal services for the poor are among the proposals heard at the EFF's elective conference in Bloemfontein.

Cape Town airport poo protest case postponed

2014-12-16 13:42

Nine men accused of dumping faeces in Cape Town International Airport's departure terminal have had their cases postponed by the court to next year, The Star reports.

Acid attack trial set for January

2014-12-16 11:24

The trial of a Johannesburg man who allegedly threw acid over his ex-girlfriend will begin in January, The Star newspaper reports.

EFF back in assembly after day of disruption

2014-12-16 09:34

EFF members have returned to plenary for the final day of the party's first national assembly, following a disruptive day for leader Julius Malema.

EFF fighters revolt against Malema

2014-12-15 22:18

Open revolt has erupted in the Economic Freedom Fighters’ national people’s assembly in Bloemfontein as at least two popular leaders declined nominations for leadership positions.

Tutu urges pope to meet Dalai Lama

2014-12-15 21:45

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has appealed to Pope Francis to reconsider meeting the Dalai Lama.

State land con: Sentencing postponed

2014-12-15 21:57

The sentencing of a former City of Johannesburg employee for illegally selling state land in Lenasia has been postponed by the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court.

EFF tensions boil over

2014-12-15 20:52

Disgruntled delegates from Gauteng have stormed out of the hall of the Economic Freedom Fighters' national people's assembly to nominate additional members to the party's command team.

Emotions run high at EFF conference

2014-12-15 19:40

Emotions have run high as the EFF's national peoples assembly nominated additional members to the party's command team.

High impact fall killed Williams, court hears

2014-12-15 18:38

Former Royal Marine Brett Williams died of an "unbroken fall" due to his possibly being drunk, not from an assault, the Durban Regional Court has heard.

Driver dies as truck crashes into building

2014-12-15 18:38

A man has died after his truck crashed into a building on a farm near Bloemfontein, paramedics say.

6 held for R23m gold bust

2014-12-15 16:39

Six men, including four cash-in-transit company employees, have been arrested near Pretoria for possession of gold worth R23m, the Hawks say.

Ex-Blue Bull player’s father pleads for leniancy

2014-12-15 14:27

The father of former Blue Bulls rugby player Phindile Ntshongwana has urged the KwaZulu-Natal High Court to ensure his son was kept in a prison hospital.

Waterkloof 4 killer to be released

2014-12-15 12:20

One of the so-called "Waterkloof Four", convicted killer Christoff Becker, will be released on parole as previously ordered by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, correctional services has said.

Meyiwa investigation continues

2014-12-15 12:03

The investigation into the killing of Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa is continuing, Gauteng police say.

Marine Brett Williams case resumes in KZN

2014-12-15 08:30

The trial of Blayne Shepard, accused of beating former Royal Marine Brett Williams to death, is expected to resume in the Durban Magistrate's Court.

EFF top six re-elected unopposed

2014-12-15 07:22

The Economic Freedom Fighters top six have been elected with Julius Malema retaining his position as party president.

SA hails Obama’s US-Cuba initiative

2014-12-18 12:45

South Africa has hailed US President Barack Obama's announcement of moves to 'normalise' his country's diplomatic ties with Cuba.

Kids horror as SA couple kill each other in Ireland

2014-12-18 11:27

The children of a South African couple living in Ireland have been orphaned after the parents allegedly knifed each other.

Court to decide on assault case against farm manager

2014-12-18 11:39

The Worcester Magistrate's Court is expected to decide whether prosecutors have a strong enough case against a farm manager on trial for assaulting a farmworker's son in a wine cellar.

Roodepoort teen held for killing gran with sword

2014-12-18 08:50

A Roodepoort teenager has been arrested for murdering his grandmother with a sword at his family’s house.

Limpopo transport head hands himself in for murder

2014-12-18 07:39

The former head of transport for Limpopo has handed himself over for cases of murder and attempted murder, Limpopo police say.

90 E Cape schools win R81m case

2014-12-17 21:54

The Eastern Cape High Court in Grahamstown has ordered the education department to reimburse 90 Eastern Cape schools R81m they had paid for teachers' salaries out of their own pockets since 2011.

DA: Less pressure on Zuma after Tshabalala quits

2014-12-17 18:38

The DA has welcomed SABC board chairperson Ellen Tshabalala's resignation and said that it alleviated the pressure from Zuma to suspend her.

Ex-cop spokesperson to be sentenced in 2015

2014-12-17 17:26

Former police spokesperson Vincent Mdunge will know his fate in February once police have explained to the Durban Magistrate's Court how they determined the amount of his fraud.

ANC preparing for return of EFF members

2014-12-17 15:51

The African National Congress has called on its members and leaders to ready themselves for the return of EFF members to the ruling party.

Car smashes into accident scene, 1 dead

2014-12-17 15:51

One person has died and seven others have been injured after a car smashed into an accident scene in Boksburg, paramedics say.

Tshabalala quits as SABC board chair

2014-12-17 13:02

Ellen Tshabalala has resigned as chairperson of the SABC board and also quit the board, the presidency announced.

Woman dies after being hit by train in KZN

2014-12-17 12:54

A woman died when she was hit by a train near Mariannhill, KwaZulu-Natal, paramedics have said.

Pretoria cop kills ex-girlfriend, lover

2014-12-17 11:19

A policeman has shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend, critically wounding his 2-year-old son, and then turned the gun on himself in Temba, north of Pretoria.

Boys, aged 2 and 3, stabbed during robbery

2014-12-17 09:25

Two boys, aged 2 and 3, have been stabbed during a robbery in Dobsonville, Soweto, Gauteng police have said.

Toddler’s alleged killer back in court

2014-12-17 08:04

The man accused of killing 3-year-old Cuburne van Wyk, from Reiger Park, Ekurhuleni, is expected back in the Boksburg Magistrate's Court.

Malema: I am not a dictator or a cry baby

2014-12-16 22:01

EFF leader Julius Malema has said in Bloemfontein that his leadership style is not dictatorial.

Presidency denies Zuma link to Sars suspensions

2014-12-16 22:01

The Presidency has criticised allegations made by DA leader Helen Zille linking President Jacob Zuma to the suspension of SA Revenue Service staff members.

Three elderly assaulted in Boksburg

2014-12-16 20:48

Three elderly people were left in a critical condition after being assaulted in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, paramedics have said.

Zuma: Reconciliation helps build a better future

2014-12-16 19:42

Reconciliation does not mean forgetting or trying to bury the painful history of conflict, President Jacob Zuma has said.

Diversify local media, says EFF

2014-12-16 17:35

The EFF will fight for the diversification of the local media, the party's elective conference in Bloemfontein has heard.

Fear xenophobia behind KZN attacks

2014-12-16 16:16

Recent arson attacks on Somali-owned shops in KwaMashu, near Durban, could be motivated by xenophobia, KwaZulu-Natal Community Safety MEC Willies Mchunu says.

Boy, 8, critical after near drowning

2014-12-16 16:16

An eight-year-old boy is in a critical condition after nearly drowning in a resort pool in Bloemfontein, paramedics say.

Mom's hospital negligence claim gets OK

2014-12-16 13:42

A mother whose daughter was born a quadriplegic with cerebral palsy can proceed with a damages claim against Mpumalanga's health MEC, the Citizen newspaper reports.

EFF stood the test of time - Mpofu

2014-12-16 12:18

The EFF has stood the test of time and survived, claims party chairperson Dali Mpofu of the party, which is just over a year old.

Police crash kills 1 in Jozi

2014-12-16 11:25

A pedestrian has been killed on the M1 south in an accident involving a police car on Tuesday morning, Johannesburg metro police said.

Follow Mandela's moral example: Ramaphosa

2014-12-16 06:51

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged all sectors of society to behave with moral responsibility in order to further the legacy of the late former president Nelson Mandela.

Western Cape road deaths down

2014-12-16 05:15

There has been a slight decrease in the number of road fatalities in the Western Cape during the first 14 days of December, compared to 2013, the province's transport MEC says.

Man hacks girlfriend to death after row

2014-12-15 21:45

A man has been arrested for allegedly hacking his girlfriend to death with an axe in Loding, Mpumalanga police say.

Man in court for vet's rape, murder

2014-12-15 21:45

The case against a Mpumalanga man accused of murdering, raping, and robbing veterinarian Rensia DeWet has been postponed to next year.

Motshekga: Woman president not discussed

2014-12-15 19:40

The issue of a woman president was not discussed at the ANC Women's League national policy conference, league president Angie Motshekga says.

Don't give us grants, give us dignity: EFF

2014-12-15 18:38

South Africans do not want grants, but jobs that will give them dignity, the EFF's political educator and policy researcher says.

Metro cop's family face 'black Christmas'

2014-12-15 18:38

Samwu has sent condolences to the family of a Johannesburg metro police officer killed in a shoot-out with hijackers in Meadowlands, Soweto.

Executors to oppose Winnie's Qunu bid

2014-12-15 16:47

The executors of former president Nelson Mandela's estate will oppose ANC MP Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's court bid to get his Qunu home, they say.

Man found dead in pool at N Cape resort

2014-12-15 16:39

A man has been found dead in a swimming pool at a resort near Kimberley, Northern Cape police say.

ANC is the bodyguard of capitalism says EFF

2014-12-15 14:00

The ruling party is the 'bodyguard of capitalism' in the country, the Economic Freedom Fighters say.

Kraaifontein deaths investigation ongoing

2014-12-15 10:04

No arrests have been made in connection with the deaths of six men found near Kraaifontein, Cape Town, police have said.

Goodman guard acquitted of assault

2014-12-15 07:39

Goodman Gallery security guard Paul Molesiwa has been acquitted of assaulting one of the men who defaced a controversial painting of President Jacob Zuma, The Citizen reports.

Malema uncontested as EFF leader

2014-12-14 23:13

EFF Julius Malema has been nominated unopposed for the position of president of his party during its elective conference held at the University of Free State's Bloemfontein Campus.


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