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Police: Hawks break-in done by regular visitors

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Police believe that a break-in at the offices of the Hawks and Interpol was done by people who regularly visit the building.

DA wants full-scale probe into KZN gang-rape

57 minutes ago

The Democratic Alliance called for a full-scale investigation into the alleged gang-rape of a high school girl after a matric dance.

Road rage murder accused wants speedier case

57 minutes ago

A motorist accused of shooting dead a motorcyclist in an alleged road rage incident has asked the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court to wrap up the case against him.

Pretoria female vendors allege police harassment

57 minutes ago

Female members of informal traders’ organisation, the Tshwane Barekisi Forum, have accused the Tshwane metro police of targeting them and robbing them of their only source of income.

Temporary passports discontinued

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The department of home affairs has said that they will no longer be issuing temporary passports, as of September 1.

Porsche road rage case postponed

2014-08-21 10:48

The case against a man accused of a road rage assault in Fourways has been postponed to next month in the Randburg Magistrate's Court.

26 injured in Benoni as taxis collide

2014-08-21 10:48

Twenty-six people, including young children, were injured when two taxis collided in Benoni on Johannesburg's East Rand.

 
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RAGE ON THE ROAD:   Gregory Kleinhentz, accused of a road rage assault in Fourways, exits the Randburg Magistrate's Court. He allegedly attacked a motorist on Witkoppen Road in July. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Burglars target Interpol HQ - again

2014-08-21 10:48

Thieves have broken into the Pretoria building that houses Interpol and the Hawks for the second time in three weeks.

Bikers gather for road rage murder case

2014-08-21 10:48

Bikers have gathered outside the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court ahead of the appearance of a man accused of shooting dead a motorcyclist.

Quiet in Daveyton after protests

2014-08-21 09:33

Calm has returned to Daveyton following days of protests that resulted in looting and barricading of roads.

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Claim: Durban teacher made porn with boys

2014-08-21 09:33

A top Durban teacher has been arrested for allegedly getting young boys to make pornographic movies, it has been reported.

Ex police spokesperson in court

2014-08-21 08:02

Former KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Vincent Mdunge, accused of fraudulently presenting a fake matric certificate when he joined the police, is expected to appear in the Durban Regional Court.

Porsche passenger back in court over road rage

2014-08-21 05:43

A man accused of a road rage assault in Fourways north of Johannesburg, is expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court.

Gautrain bus drivers end wildcat strike

2014-08-21 08:30

Gautrain bus drivers have agreed to return to work, ending a wildcat strike, according to a Bombela Concession Company spokesperson.

Campaign for assisted suicide heads to ConCourt

2014-08-21 05:00

Campaign group Dignity SA has revealed plans to take the debate over legalising assisted suicide to the Constitutional Court. News24 finds out more.

Ex-Hawks cop seemed nervous, court hears

2014-08-20 22:02

Former Hawks captain Siyaza Patrick Siyale appeared nervous after police approached him moments after he allegedly received a bag containing cash, a Cape Town court has heard.

Madonsela's report on Motsoeneng binding - lawyer

2014-08-20 21:17

The remedial action Public Protector Thuli Madonsela set out in her report on SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng is binding, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Madonsela, Muthambi tackle SABC appointment

2014-08-20 18:57

A way to address the alleged irregular appointment of SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been agreed upon, the public protector and communications minister say.

Mabe qualifies to stand as ANCYL president

2014-08-20 21:18

Former ANC Youth League treasurer and fraud accused Pule Mabe qualifies to stand for league president, the national task team says.

3 appear for raping, killing granny

2014-08-20 18:57

Three men accused of raping and killing an 83-year-old Limpopo woman have appeared in the Tiyani Magistrate's Court.

ANCYL answers on missing millions - sort of

2014-08-20 17:43

The ANC Youth League’s investment arm, Lembede Investments, was legally sold to advocate Dali Mpofu, league co-ordinator Mzwandile Masina has revealed.

Pretoria court escapees still not caught

2014-08-20 17:43

The two awaiting-trial prisoners who opened fire in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court, wounding two people, have not yet been arrested, Gauteng police say.

Lawyer: DA undermining rule of law

2014-08-20 16:52
90 comments

The DA is undermining the rule of law by using legal rather than administrative processes to remove SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Cape residents brave rain for protest

2014-08-20 15:21

Despite a heavy rainstorm, around 1 000 Grabouw residents have taken part in a service delivery protest and marched to the offices of the Theewaterskloof municipality.

Schools disrupted due to Daveyton protest

2014-08-20 14:13

Schooling in Daveyton, Ekurhuleni, has been disrupted following a protest by residents trying to illegally invade land.

Suspected hijacker shot dead by cops

2014-08-20 14:13

A man has been shot dead by police who were trying to retrieve a hijacked vehicle in Dobsonville, Soweto.

Woman’s body found in Lenasia veld

2014-08-20 13:16

The body of a 20-year-old woman has been found by a passer-by in an open veld in Lenasia South, Johannesburg.

Limpopo men held for pensioner's murder

2014-08-20 12:06

Three man accused of raping and murdering an elderly woman have been arrested in a village near Elim, Limpopo police have said.

Company to fund collapse victims' funerals

2014-08-20 11:08

The construction company involved in renovating a house that collapsed killing seven people in Alberton, south-east of Johannesburg, will contribute to the funerals of those killed, it says.

Man held for strangling girl, 14

2014-08-20 11:08

A 24-year-old man accused of murdering a 14-year-old girl has been arrested in Addo near Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape police have said.

6 held for looting shops in Daveyton

2014-08-20 09:44

Six people have been arrested for looting shops owned by foreigners in Daveyton, Ekurhuleni metro police says.

Wrong patient gets heart surgery

2014-08-20 09:44
232 comments

An 83-year-old woman who was being treated for a respiratory infection in the Mediclinic Kimberley has been given heart surgery after she was mistaken for another patient.

Girl raped at top Durban gym: No arrests yet

2014-08-20 08:27
142 comments

Police have reportedly still not made any arrests for the rape at the weekend of a 15-year-old girl at a top Durban gym, despite having CCTV footage.

Man due in court over Bryanston stabbing

2014-08-20 07:28

A man arrested in connection with the death of a woman who was stabbed at least 50 times in Bryanston is due to appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court, Gauteng police say.

ANC accepts Tlakula court ruling

2014-08-20 05:00
92 comments

The ANC accepts the Constitutional Court's dismissal of IEC chair Pansy Tlakula's bid to appeal a ruling that her misconduct in 2009 warranted her removal from office.

R100 bribe lands cop in jail for 8 years

2014-08-19 22:51

A former police sergeant has been jailed for eight years by the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court for smuggling drugs into a Cape Town police station's cells in return for R100.

Marikana causes need second inquiry - Mpofu

2014-08-19 22:49

It would be unfeasible for the Farlam Commission of Inquiry to embark on a second phase probing the 2012 Marikana unrest, a lawyer says.

SABC: DA jumping the gun on Motsoeneng

2014-08-19 21:09

The DA's court application to have SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng removed from his post is politically motivated, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Cable fault leaves Pretoria in the dark

2014-08-19 21:13

Residents of Equestria in Pretoria are without power because of cable faults.

Police search for Pretoria gunmen

2014-08-19 21:09

Police were out in full force in Muckleneuk, Pretoria, after a gang of seven men opened fire at a guard during a botched house robbery.

SAPS, transport department to curb taxi violence

2014-08-19 19:52

The police and Gauteng transport department are working together to fight taxi violence in the province, provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Lesetja Mothiba has said.

Suspected dog smugglers released on bail

2014-08-19 19:52

Two Angolan men suspected of smuggling dogs have been released on bail of R5 000 each by the Springbok Magistrate's Court.

Motsoeneng was headhunted - lawyer

2014-08-19 18:24

SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng was headhunted by the broadcaster and it is, therefore, incorrect to say he misrepresented himself to obtain a position, his lawyer says.

Integrated society needed to fight crime - Nhleko

2014-08-19 18:23

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko says police, state departments, and communities need to work together to fight crime against children.

Emotional goodbyes to Ambrosini

2014-08-19 17:26

An emotional IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has told of a message by Mario Oriani-Ambrosini, who committed suicide, “I'm dying in peace and serenity surrounded by the love of my family”.

Parliament to set up new Nkandla committee

2014-08-19 17:01
96 comments

The National Assembly has resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to consider President Jacob Zuma's response to the Nkandla controversy amid protest from the DA.

Council to probe Meyersdal house collapse

2014-08-19 16:39

The National Home Builders Registration Council will investigate the Meyersdal house collapse that killed seven workers.

Power restored to Tshwane

2014-08-19 16:39

Power has been restored to areas in and around the Highveld area in Tshwane following power outages due to attempted cable theft.

Judgment reserved in protesting soldiers' case

2014-08-19 15:31

Judgment has been reserved in an appeal over whether the SANDF acted fairly in taking disciplinary action against soldiers who took part in an illegal march.

Madonsela: Nkandla now up to Parliament

2014-08-19 14:30
88 comments

It is now up to Parliament to weigh President Jacob Zuma's response to the findings on public spending on his private Nkandla home, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says.

SA doesn't want Zim land situation - Zokwana

2014-08-21 07:29
160 comments

Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana says land reform is a pressing issue that needs to be addressed, but expropriation without compensation is not government policy.

R240m for scholar transport in North West

2014-08-21 06:25

The North West department of transport has allocated R240m for a scholar transport programme, MEC Gaoage Molapisi says.

Authorities investigate KZN gang-rape video

2014-08-20 22:31

Police and the KwaZulu-Natal community safety department are investigating a video of an alleged gang-rape of a high school girl after a matric dance, the department has said.

Cracks in oversight should be a concern - Madonsela

2014-08-21 05:00

Cracks and weaknesses in public oversight should be of concern to Parliament, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's office says.

ANC chief whip's wife appears for money laundering

2014-08-20 21:17
218 comments

ANC Chief Whip Stone Sizani’s wife Portia Sizani has appeared in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court on fraud and money laundering charges.

Third man fled during court shooting

2014-08-20 21:17

A third man escaped from custody when two awaiting-trial prisoners opened fire in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court, Gauteng police say.

Maimane, Selfe joins Nkandla committee

2014-08-20 18:57
122 comments

DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane says he would personally serve on the ad hoc committee to be established to mull President Jacob Zuma's response to the Nkandla controversy.

Parly committee concerned by court shooting

2014-08-20 21:17

Parliament's police portfolio committee have expressed concern about the shooting in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.

Woman’s throat cut in Mossel Bay

2014-08-20 18:57

A man has been arrested after he allegedly cut a woman's throat in Great Brak River near Mossel Bay, Western Cape police have said.

Krejcir family bound as robbers ransack house

2014-08-20 16:49

Five armed men have ransacked the house of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir while his family, bound with shoelaces and electric cord, watched helplessly, according to reports.

Charges dropped against Marikana miners

2014-08-20 17:43

Charges against 279 miners who were arrested during the August 2012 unrest at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana have been dropped in the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate's Court.

No land claim yet from Zulu king

2014-08-20 16:50

A multi-billion-rand land claim by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini and other traditional leaders had not been lodged as yet, chief land claims commissioner Nomfundo Gobodo says.

Executed US reporter was with Anton Hammerl in Libya

2014-08-20 16:01

US journalist James Foley, who was apparently beheaded by Islamic State militants, was with SA photographer Anton Hammerl when he was killed in Libya in 2011, and said he'll "regret that day for the rest of my life".

Marathon dig in the dark to save stuck puppy

2014-08-20 15:21

Cheers and applause erupted in the middle of the night after a rescue team of 15 people managed to retrieve an 8-week-old puppy from a drain pipe.

ANCYL ready for new leadership

2014-08-20 14:11

The ANC Youth League has stabilised and is ready to elect new leadership, the national task team says.

Mamelodi protest causes bus delays

2014-08-20 14:13

Protests in Mamelodi, Pretoria, have caused bus service delays in the area, Putco says.

Bryanston stabbing suspect tries to kill self

2014-08-20 12:06

A man who allegedly fatally stabbed his wife in Bryanston, Johannesburg, has attempted to commit suicide, the Randburg Magistrate's Court has heard.

‘Rape rape’ games: Is sex education to blame?

2014-08-20 11:41

Following reports that primary school children are playing a game called ‘rape rape’, News24 looks at sex education for pre-teens.

Farmworkers kill man with oranges

2014-08-20 11:08

Two men have been arrested after they allegedly assaulted a farmworker with oranges until he died on a farm outside Tzaneen.

Parliament to be petitioned on visa regulations

2014-08-20 12:32

Western Cape economic opportunities MEC Alan Winde plans to petition parliament to suspend the new visa regulations due to come into effect on October 1.

Pretoria girl, 5, screams hijackers away

2014-08-20 09:44
83 comments

A 5-year-old girl from Pretoria screamed so loudly during a hijacking that the robbers stopped the car and ran away, it has been reported.

Man killed as scaffolding collapses

2014-08-20 09:44

A man has died and another has been hospitalised after scaffolding collapsed in Cape Town, paramedics say.

Foreigners' shops looted in Daveyton

2014-08-20 08:27
80 comments

A number of shops owned by foreigners in Daveyton have been looted, Ekurhuleni metro police have said.

DA's court bid to remove Motsoeneng continues

2014-08-20 06:09

The DA's application to have the appointment of SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng set aside is expected to continue in the Western Cape High Court.

Board: SABC COO's appointment rational

2014-08-20 05:00

The decision to appoint SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng on a permanent basis was rational, the broadcaster's board has told the Western Cape High Court.

Mpumalanga man jailed for raping brother

2014-08-19 22:49

A mentally ill man has been sentenced to 10 years' jail by the Nelspruit Regional Court for raping his 16-year-old mentally handicapped brother.

'Native from nowhere' welcomed home

2014-08-19 21:12

Nat Nakasa's repatriation has served as a sad reminder of the harsh racial politics of the past, but also as an opportunity to celebrate SA's democratic advances, Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

North West man appears for girlfriend's murder

2014-08-19 21:09

A man has appeared in the Bafokeng Magistrate's Court for allegedly killing his girlfriend, North West police say.

Lawyer: Harder to remove Hawks head

2014-08-19 19:52

It is arguably more difficult to remove the head of the Hawks now than was the case with the now-defunct Scorpions, the Constitutional Court has heard.

Cape fishermen missing at sea

2014-08-19 21:09

Two men are missing after they went fishing in Paternoster in the Western Cape.

Police did not investigate Krejcir's Money Point

2014-08-19 19:52

Police did not investigate the pawn shop where Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir allegedly tortured his kidnap victim, the South Gauteng High Court has heard.

DA tells ANC: Attacking editor won’t help

2014-08-19 18:24
88 comments

Attacking Beeld editor Adriaan Basson will not make the scandal on the security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's private home go away, the DA says.

Power without proper review is dangerous - HSF

2014-08-19 18:23

The police minister's powers to suspend the head of the Hawks are too broad and open to abuse, the Constitutional Court has heard.

Man held for Bryanston stabbing

2014-08-19 18:23

A man has been arrested in Pietermaritzburg in connection with the stabbing of a woman in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

Daveyton protest on hold

2014-08-19 17:04

A protest in Daveyton has temporarily been suspended pending a meeting, Ekurhuleni metro police say.

Nakasa receives hero's welcome

2014-08-19 16:26

Anti-apartheid journalist Nathaniel Nakasa's mortal remains have arrived at Durban's King Shaka International Airport accompanied by Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

Krejcir lawyer wants to question cop

2014-08-19 16:39

Radovan Krejcir's lawyers want to cross-examine the investigating officer after claiming the State would protect him because he was "vulnerable" to questioning.

Decapitated body found in Durban stadium

2014-08-19 15:31

Municipal workers cleaning a Durban stadium have discovered the headless body of a prostitute.

ANC: Beeld editor campaigning against Zuma

2014-08-19 15:31
248 comments

The ANC has accused Beeld editor Adriaan Basson of campaigning to get rid of President Jacob Zuma.

Lawyer traumatised after Pretoria shooting

2014-08-19 14:29

An attorney who witnessed the shooting of a policeman and an orderly at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court says she is traumatised by the ordeal.

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