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Zuma 'not answerable to EFF, UDM and Cope'

2016-10-22 09:22

President Jacob Zuma says he will not respond to the EFF, UDM and Cope until the court grants the parties’ permission to oppose his application to interdict the release of the state capture report.

Robbers shoot at praying Alexandra priest - and miss

2016-10-22 09:05

A priest was shot after he continued praying when 10 robbers barged into his Alexandra, Johannesburg, church, police say.

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Condolences are pouring in for Tshwane University of Technology student leader Lesego Benjamin Phehla, after he was killed when a car ploughed into protesting students.

Don’t be a celebrity – Mantashe tips Mkhwebane

2016-10-22 08:50

ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe has cautioned new public protector Busisiwe Mkhewebane from trying to be a media darling, but instead suggested she should focus on her work.

State capture report won’t divide the ANC – Mantashe

2016-10-22 06:44

There is no reason for former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s state capture report to divide the ruling party says ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe.

EFF, UDM and Cope to oppose Zuma's 'state capture' case

2016-10-21 22:20

The EFF, UDM and Cope will now approach the high court to oppose President Jacob Zuma’s application to interdict the release of the “state capture” report.

ANC wants Nhleko to apologise for McBride comments

2016-10-21 22:20

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko must retract his criticism of Parliament over its handling of Ipid head Robert McBride's inquiry, the ANC said.


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Fireworks, stinkbombs disrupt Wits tests

2016-10-21 22:20

Several lectures and two tests were disrupted at Wits University when fireworks and stink bombs were set off in lecture rooms.

Malema blessed with a new bundle of joy

2016-10-21 20:19

Politics will no longer be the only thing keeping the EFF’s firebrand leader, Julius Malema, up at night.

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ICC exit disregards rule of law - Freedom Under Law

2016-10-21 20:19

The South African government’s decision to exit the ICC shows it is increasingly contemptuous of, and brazen in its disregard for, the rule of law, Freedom Under Law said.

No reason for Pravin to step down - Mantashe

2016-10-21 19:36

Pravin Gordhan can continue being finance minister and still deal with the fraud charge against him, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Friday.

SA ambassador to Israel should be recalled - deputy minister

2016-10-21 19:33

International Relations Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers says South Africa's ambassador to Israel Sisa Ngombane should be recalled for recent remarks he made at a press conference.

Des van Rooyen withdraws 'state capture' interdict application

2016-10-21 17:46

Co-operative Governance Minister Des van Rooyen has withdrawn his urgent application to interdict the release of the public protector’s “state capture” report.

WC pupils protest over conditions at schools

2016-10-21 17:19

Pupils from around 30 Western Cape protested to get Premier Helen Zille to take their demands for safe schools seriously, Equal Education said.

Confusion over McBride's R2m legal fees

2016-10-21 16:02

Parliament’s police committee has called for confusion over a R2m debt, incurred for Ipid head Robert McBride’s legal fees, to be resolved.

Patel may have cleaned wife's blood off his clothes, court hears

2016-10-21 16:02

The clothing Rameez Patel wore on the day he allegedly killed his wife Fatima had no blood on it and appeared to have been washed, the Limpopo High Court in Thohoyandou heard on Friday.

Nhleko's statements on McBride saga 'unwarranted' - Parliament

2016-10-21 14:39

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's statement on Parliament's handling of his request regarding Ipid head Robert McBride is "unprecedented, unwarranted and unfortunate", says the institution.

Panayiotou defence attorney clashes with witness over 'borrowed' phone

2016-10-21 14:04

There were 27 phone calls between Christopher Panayiotou and the alleged middleman accused of arranging his wife Jayde's murder, using a phone Panayiotou supposedly borrowed from an employee, the High Court has heard.

SA's withdrawal from ICC not being done legally - ISS

2016-10-21 14:04

The government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court should have gone through Parliament first, and is a "political smokescreen", the Institute for Security Studies says.

35 UWC students denied bail

2016-10-21 13:21

Thirty-five UWC students have been denied bail and will remain in Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison in Cape Town.

TUT student leader dies after motorist crashes into protesters

2016-10-21 12:11

Police are investigating a case of culpable homicide in the death of TUT student leader Lesego Benjamin Phehla after he was hit by a car at a protest, say police.

More than 10 000 exam markers appointed in KZN

2016-10-21 11:43

More than 10 000 people have been appointed to mark papers for the upcoming matric examinations in KwaZulu-Natal, the education department says.

UKZN students claim police brutality during arrest

2016-10-21 11:28

A group of protesting students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Westville campus have claimed that police assaulted and verbally abused their leader during a dramatic arrest this week.

Next-level crime fighting in Diepsloot

2016-10-21 11:10

Diepsloot police are making use of an innovative home alarm system and a mobile app to help them respond to crime faster.

UCT interdict against ‘Shackville five’ was too broad - SCA

2016-10-21 07:43

The terms of the final interdict granted against five people involved in UCT’s “Shackville” protest were too broad, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled.

Cross-examination of Panayiotou's ex-employee to continue

2016-10-21 05:38

The cross-examination of a man who used to work for murder-accused Christopher Panayiotou, and who claimed he found R30 000 in a bag meant for a hit on his wife Jayde, is set to continue.

Khayelitsha man disappears in surf

2016-10-20 21:16

A search is underway for a man who disappeared in the surf while swimming at Monwabisi Beach in Cape Town, the National Sea Rescue Institute said.

Panayiotou worker who found alleged blood money fired for stealing

2016-10-20 21:16

An ex-employee of murder-accused Christopher Panayioutou waited nearly a year to hand police his cellphone, which his boss allegedly used to arrange the hit on his wife Jayde, the Port Elizabeth High Court heard.

UCT health sciences suspends undergrad classes

2016-10-20 20:15

UCT’s health sciences faculty has announced it would suspend all undergraduate face-to-face classes for the year, due to ongoing and widespread disruptions.

Hlaudi offered R10 000 ‘sweetener deal’ to staff - DA

2016-10-20 20:15

SABC executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng has allegedly promised an extra R10 000 to each staff member as a "sweetener deal", the DA claims.

Industry-funded research profoundly biased - Noakes

2016-10-20 19:05

All published research literature on nutrition is funded by industry and is profoundly biased, Professor Tim Noakes has said.

Warring KZN families told to 'disown hitmen'

2016-10-20 19:05

KwaZulu-Natal Transport MEC Mxolisi Kaunda has issued a stern warning to two warring KwaZulu-Natal families to "disown hitmen which were terrorising the community".

Councillor unresponsive to Imbali residents' lack of water

2016-10-20 16:29

Residents in Imbali, who have been without running water since February, are protesting against a councillor who they say has ignored their plight while "she has water in her house".

New job for Thuli Madonsela

2016-10-20 15:42

Former Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela will continue her fight for justice when she joins Stellenbosch University in 2018.

Gordhan makes it into Zuma's education task team

2016-10-20 14:45

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has been added to the ministerial task team on higher education, more than a week after it was established by President Jacob Zuma.

Poor turnout for R2K march in Durban

2016-10-20 14:30

A peaceful march in Durban hosted by the Right2Know campaign, which had hoped to attract students in their numbers, has attracted a crowd of less than 40.

Banting books not written for the poor - Noakes

2016-10-20 13:08

Professor Tim Noakes has admitted that his banting books were not written for poor people, during cross examination at a conduct hearing by the Health Professions Council of SA.

Police fire rubber bullets at Wits students disrupting tests

2016-10-20 13:02

Protesting students at the University of Witwatersrand have clashed with police after they disrupted classes and tests.

Deputy minister slams own dept for making drug trafficker an ambassador

2016-10-20 13:01

Deputy Minister of International Relations Luwellyn has slammed his own department and the State Security Agency for allowing a former convicted drug trafficker to become an ambassador.

Defiant Fees Must Fall protesters vow to march to Union Buildings without permission

2016-10-20 12:23

Fees Must Fall protesters in Tshwane have vowed to go ahead with their march to the Union Buildings despite not having permission to do so.

Government not listening to students – Defence Minister

2016-10-20 08:14

Government has failed to listen to students’ demands for free, quality higher education, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has said.

Alleged Cape Town paedophile to be deported to US

2016-10-20 06:14

A man who allegedly exchanged sexually explicit images and videos of children online will be deported to the USA to stand trial.

KZN police catch alleged serial rapist

2016-10-21 19:38

A man suspected of being KwaZulu-Natal’s most wanted serial rapist has been arrested, provincial police have said.

Man arrested with heroin worth R3.9 million

2016-10-21 19:35

A 21-year-old man has been arrested at Lebombo border post in Komatipoort, Mpumalanga, with heroin with an estimated street value of R3.9m, the Hawks have said.

ANC in Parliament ready to carry out ICC decision

2016-10-21 18:02

The ANC in Parliament has welcomed the decision by Cabinet to withdraw South Africa from the International Criminal Court.

Pupils protest on N2 near Somerset West

2016-10-21 17:18

A group of protesters have blocked the N2 near Somerset West, says the Western Cape traffic department.

Please take the pain away, burnt teen screamed

2016-10-21 16:02

A bad burnt teenager has screamed for the pain to stop as he arrived in hospital after his shirt caught fire.

BLF threatens to take 'captured' Gordhan to court

2016-10-21 16:02

The Black First Land First movement has threatened to take Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to court to prove that he has been "captured by white monopoly capital".

ICC withdrawal marks a sad day for human rights - SALC

2016-10-21 14:39

The South African Litigation Centre says it is disappointed by the government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court.

ICC laws inconsistent with ours - SA government

2016-10-21 14:04

The South African government says a move to withdraw from the International Criminal Court is part of ensuring that the country's international law obligations are aligned with domestic law.

DA to go to court over ICC withdrawal

2016-10-21 13:40

The Democratic Alliance says it will approach the courts to have the government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court set aside.

Ekurhuleni EFF cheers illegal land occupation

2016-10-21 13:14

The EFF in Ekurhuleni will continue to support the illegal occupation of vacant land in spite of the city's resolve to oppose this at every turn.

Panayiotou court adjourns for private playing of key phone call

2016-10-21 11:43

A recording of a conversation between Jayde Panayiotou's mother-in-law and a key witness in her murder trial will be heard behind closed doors in court.

Dolphin dream comes true for terminally ill PE boy

2016-10-21 11:10

A 7-year-old boy with terminal cancer has fulfilled his long-held dream of touching and feeding a dolphin, despite medical challenges along the way.

Treasury finds Guptas attack on Gordhan ‘peculiar in the extreme’

2016-10-21 11:46

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan did not make any “pronouncement or interpretation” on the FIC report he included in his affidavit in a case centred on the Guptas, his office says.

As it happened: Panayiotou's trial postponed for cellphone records to be studied

2016-10-21 09:30

The case against Christopher Panayiotou Sinethemba Nenembe and Zolani Sibeko has been postponed until Monday after more testimony from a former employee regarding Panayiotou using his cellphone.

SA starts process to withdraw from International Criminal Court

2016-10-21 06:16

South Africa has set in motion the process to withdraw from the International Criminal Court following a dispute last year over a visit by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

NMMU South campus declared a 'no-go' zone

2016-10-20 22:39

Running battles between protesters and police entered the third day at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University on Thursday.

I was shot in a targeted attack on students - ex-Wits SRC leader

2016-10-20 21:16

Police watchdog Ipid will investigate the shooting of former Wits SRC leader Shaeera Kalla who was shot 13 times in the back "at a very close range in a targeted attack on students".

Foreign funding claims a 'blatant lie' - Madonsela

2016-10-20 21:16

Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has denied that her office received direct funding from foreign donors or that it had used consultants.

Declaring national drought disaster not a quick fix - minister

2016-10-20 20:15

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says she does not have sole authority to declare the drought plaguing eight provinces a national disaster.

Mkhwebane 'too sensitive' about spy claims - DA

2016-10-20 19:05

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is being too sensitive about claims that she worked as a spy, the DA said.

Krejcir lawyer says extradition bid letter was doctored

2016-10-20 19:05

A letter claiming to be Radovan Krejcir’s offer to turn State witness against top police officials was partially doctored, the lawyer who wrote it said.

AS IT HAPPENED: UCT suspends some undergrad classes

2016-10-20 07:44

UCT's Faculty of Health Sciences has suspended undergraduate classes in years one to three for the rest of the year.

UCT students released on bail after week in Pollsmoor

2016-10-20 17:00

UCT student activist Masixole Mlandu and four other students have been released on bail after spending a week in Pollsmoor Prison.

Busisiwe Mkhwebane unsure of state capture court case

2016-10-20 15:43

Newly appointed Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says she is still not sure whether she will oppose or agree with the applications filed at the High Court on the state capture report.

Ex-Panayiotou employee found R30 000 in bag

2016-10-20 15:27

An ex-employee of murder-accused Christopher Panayiotou found R30 000 in a bag meant for one of the men allegedly involved in his wife Jayde’s murder, the Eastern Cape High Court in Port Elizabeth heard on Thursday.

Wits student leader shot at close range

2016-10-20 14:38

Former Wits University SRC leader Shaeera Kalla is being treated at hospital after she was shot at least nine times with rubber bullets by police, the university has confirmed.

Fees Must Fall march to Union Buildings gets underway

2016-10-20 12:38

A group of Fees Must Fall protesters has started marching to the Union Buildings in Pretoria calling for free tertiary education.

Transport dept clerk in court on fraud, theft charges

2016-10-20 10:50

An Oudtshoorn transport department clerk has appeared in court on charges of fraud and theft worth R600 000, the Hawks say.

Soweto man’s house sold behind his back for R100

2016-10-20 09:24

Solomon Nhlapo, 65, is squatting in the Soweto house where his mother lived since 1965 after Nedbank bought it at a sheriff's auction for R100, despite the fact that it was paid up.

Panayiotou, co-accused back in the dock over wife's murder

2016-10-20 07:57

The trial of Christopher Panayiotou, accused of the murder of his wife Jayde, is set to continue in the High Court in Port Elizabeth on Thursday.

As it happened: Wits curfew shifted to midnight - student leader

2016-10-19 10:35

A curfew for students at Wits University has been extended to midnight tonight, a student leader says.

Man to apply for bail in Cape Town metro cop murder case

2016-10-19 23:00

A man accused of killing a Cape Town metro policeman is expected to apply for bail in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court.

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