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SABC to appeal Labour Court order

42 minutes ago

The SABC will reportedly appeal the Labour Court order that it reinstate four journalists that were recently dismissed, and will not allow them back into their offices.

Dinosaur fossil found in SA finally gives up its secrets

2016-07-27 07:11

A remarkable dinosaur discovery made by a South African palaeontologist in 2005 has finally revealed its secrets after being scanned with high-powered X-rays in France.

Police minister to brief media on political killings

2016-07-27 06:56

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko is expected to brief media on the work of the task team probing recent politically-motivated killings.

'It’s the grace of God,' says principal whose kids survived bus crash

2016-07-27 06:56

A Southern Cape high school principal believes the “grace of God” ensured his pupils survived a collision between a school bus and a car.

Eskom works to restore power after rain and snow hits SA

46 minutes ago

Extreme weather has caused power outages for some South Africans around the country, while Eskom said it had capacity to provide electricity amid a spike in power usage.

Cops rescue 57 child trafficking victims in North West

2016-07-26 22:23

Fifty-seven children who had been smuggled into Mahikeng in an unventilated delivery truck from Malawi have been rescued by police officers.

'I am fed up with the ANC' - Trollip

2016-07-26 22:39

DA Nelson Mandela Bay mayoral candidate Athol Trollip is fed up with the ruling party, he told supporters on Tuesday.

 
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Fransman in court bid to get his job back

2016-07-27 05:53

Marius Fransman will bring an application in the Western Cape High Court in a bid to get back his job as the ANC’s provincial leader.

DA 'wolves' stealing Mandela's legacy - ANCYL in Gauteng

2016-07-26 22:39

The ANCYL in Gauteng is disgusted with some of the DA's new election posters and claims the party is trying to "steal" former president Nelson Mandela's legacy from the ANC.

Traffic cop commended after rescuing girl from alleged rapist

2016-07-26 22:39

Cape Town traffic officer Girschen Grobbelaar saved a 14-year-old girl who had been beaten and raped when he pulled over a taxi driver for driving without its headlights on.

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DA too comfortable in Cape Town - ANC candidates

2016-07-26 21:26

The DA has become too comfortable in the City of Cape Town, ignoring important issues like gentrification, homelessness and inequality ANC candidates say.

Gugu Zulu hailed as hero at memorial

2016-07-26 21:24

Gugu Zulu was a hero and a professional, according to many who have paid tribute to the South African car racing legend at his memorial service.

KwaZulu-Natal death toll climbs as rain takes another life

2016-07-26 19:03

Four people have died as a result of heavy rain and flooding in KwaZulu-Natal, the province’s co-operative governance and traditional affairs department has said.

Ramokgopa rubbishes opposition service delivery promises

2016-07-26 18:30

Outgoing Tshwane Mayor Sputla Ramokgopa has used his end-of-term speech ahead of the August 3 local government elections to rubbish service delivery promises by opposition parties.

Frederiksen's former lawyer allegedly bribed witnesses - State

2016-07-26 17:24

Alleged genital mutilator Peter Frederiksen's former lawyer Luthando Tshangana allegedly bribed two witnesses to testify in his favour, the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court heard on Tuesday.

People injured as roof at Tembisa mall collapses during storm

2016-07-26 17:12

The roof at Phumulani Mall in Tembisa has collapsed, causing injuries to an unknown number of people, the mall's management has said.

It wasn't cold outside the SABC, says journalist after court victory

2016-07-26 15:26

One of the four axed SABC journalists, who the Labour Court ruled had to be reinstated, says the support he and his colleagues got from South Africans and others in his profession was tremendous.

'We will deal with them harshly' - MK vets on killers of ANC members

2016-07-26 14:30

The ANC’s military veterans say they want to help the authorities stop the political violence in KwaZulu-Natal that has so far claimed the lives of 12 party members.

More than 200 Western Cape teachers charged with assault on pupils - MEC

2016-07-26 13:11

More than 200 teachers have been charged with assault by the Western Cape Education Department in the past year, education MEC Debbie Schafer has confirmed.

Student hospitalised after fire at UCT res

2016-07-26 12:00

A student has been hospitalised after he was found unresponsive following a fire at a UCT residence, Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services say.

Family support Gugu Zulu's wife, daughter at emotional farewell

2016-07-26 12:24

Gugu Zulu's one-year-old daughter has started crying as her racing driver father's memorial service got under way.

OR Tambo hit by thunderstorm delays

2016-07-26 12:34

Heavy rain and extreme weather conditions are wreaking havoc across the country and causing major travel delays on roads and in the sky.

Stop deifying Mandela to promote own interests - Nzimande

2016-07-26 11:00

People should stop deifying former president Nelson Mandela to promote their own interests, says SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande.

Zuma seeks clarity on land expropriation bill

2016-07-26 12:37

President Jacob Zuma has asked parliament to explain the process it followed in passing a bill allowing state expropriations of land to redress racial disparities in land ownership.

Avoid high risk flooding areas – eThekwini mayor

2016-07-26 10:22

eThekwini Mayor James Nxumalo has cautioned all Durban residents to avoid high risk flood areas following heavy rains.

Minister Siyabonga Cwele threatens to sue Icasa

2016-07-26 06:00

The telecoms and postal services minister plans suing the local communications regulator over its auctioning off of spectrum for high-speed broadband.

RTMC warns motorists during stormy weather

2016-07-25 23:02

Motorists have been urged to drive carefully in the stormy weather that covered large parts of the country on Monday, the Road Traffic Management Corporation says.

Local Elections 2016: Poster Wars

2016-07-25 21:07

With the upcoming municipal elections just over a week away, rival political parties are stepping up their campaigns in the race to win over undecided voters.

DA wants Beaufort West to be 'jewel of the Karoo'

2016-07-25 21:07

The DA in Beaufort West feels it has a real chance of taking the municipality from the ANC, its mayoral candidate Koos "Jordge" Maloy says.

ANC hoping to retain majority in Karoo

2016-07-25 22:22

The ANC's Central Karoo constituency office in Beaufort West is a hive of activity as it makes its final push in what is expected to be a tight contest in the August 3 municipal elections.

Krejcir's Playboy mistress arrested

2016-07-25 17:21

Marissa Christopher, one-time Playboy cover girl and mistress of Czech criminal Radovan Krejcir, has been arrested for allegedly aiding and abetting him in one of his many escape attempts.

SABC judgment to be handed down in Joburg

2016-07-25 16:09

Judgment in the case of four axed SABC employees will now be handed down in the Labour Court in Johannesburg, as opposed to Cape Town, says trade union Solidarity.

Bloemfontein man in court for murder of 73-year-old

2016-07-25 14:26

A man who allegedly killed a 73-year-old Bloemfontein resident has appeared briefly in the town’s magistrate’s court, where his case was postponed, Free State police say.

Bail application of terror-accused twins postponed

2016-07-25 13:26

The bail application of terror-accused twins Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie has been postponed in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court.

Fransman is not back - Mantashe

2016-07-25 12:05

No one - including President Jacob Zuma - has the right to endorse Marius Fransman as ANC Western Cape leader, until the party's integrity committee makes a decision, secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

PICS: WOW! Parts of SA blanketed in heavy snow

2016-07-25 12:45

The SA Weather Service has issued a snow alert for various passes between the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal - with extremely cold conditions expected to continue until Tuesday.

More than 1 000 arrested in Cape Town in past week

2016-07-25 10:56

More than 1 000 people have been arrested over the past week in two operations in Cape Town, Western Cape police say.

KZN farmer scrambles to save freezing calves

2016-07-25 11:19

Heavy snowfalls in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands have had farmers scrambling to rescue animals at risk of succumbing to the cold.

Student union threatens year-long shutdown over free higher education

2016-07-25 10:02

Students are prepared to go on a year-long holiday should President Jacob Zuma not institute free education from next year, says South African Union of Students president Avela Mjajubana.

NMMU to get SA's 10th medical school

2016-07-25 09:21

South Africa’s tenth medical school will be opened at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth.

Judgment in SABC four case expected on Tuesday

2016-07-25 09:00

Judgment in the case of the four SABC employees who were fired will be handed down in Cape Town on Tuesday, trade union Solidarity says.

Mdluli expected back in court

2016-07-25 07:20

Former Crime Intelligence boss Richard Mdluli and his co-accused are expected to appear in court on charges relating to a 1999 kidnapping and murder.

Krejcir due back in court

2016-07-25 05:49

Convicted drug dealer Radovan Krejcir and four others are expected to appear in the Johannesburg High Court as the murder trial of Lebanese national Sam Issa is set to continue.

Hawks swoop on police killers

2016-07-24 22:21

Seven alleged ATM bombers aged between 33 and 47 have been arrested following a botched business burglary that left a police constable dead.

Volunteer beach clean-up planned for Durban

2016-07-26 21:24

A clean-up operation is being planned for Durban's beaches after torrential rains lashed KwaZulu-Natal, raising river levels and leading to tons of flotsam, debris and litter washing up.

Tembisa Mall roof collapse - three people injured

2016-07-26 19:09

Paramedics say three people have been injured after the roof of Phumulani Mall in Tembisa collapsed due to a heavy storm.

SABC would be foolish to oppose our case - union for 3 axed journalists

2016-07-26 19:03

On the heels of the victory of four of the axed SABC journalists in the Labour Cour, three of their other dismissed colleagues now effectively have a winning chance as well, says their union Bemawu.

Durban woman tells of being saved by 'guardian angel' from sinking car

2016-07-26 18:08

A mother of three who nearly drowned during Durban's torrential rains says she has a young "guardian angel" to thank for getting her to safety.

More than 9 000 affected by flooding in Cape Town

2016-07-26 17:24

More than 9000 people have been badly affected by flooding and inclement weather, the City of Cape Town's disaster risk management unit said on Tuesday.

Fransman to face Mantashe, Ginwala in court battle

2016-07-26 17:23

Marius Fransman is up against Gwede Mantashe and Frene Ginwala in the Western Cape High Court, as a “last resort” in his struggle to regain his position of ANC Western Cape leader.

ConCourt approves R7.8m Zuma must pay for Nkandla

2016-07-26 15:26

The Constitutional Court has approved the amount of R7.8m President Jacob Zuma must pay for non-security related upgrades at Nkandla.

Mantashe vs Fransman: A tale of two ANCs

2016-07-26 21:24

Election 2016 is not yet in the bag, but the ANC's leadership struggle for 2017 is already out in the open.

Tow truck companies kept busy during Durban floods

2016-07-26 12:20

Tow truck companies in Durban have been inundated with requests for assistance following heavy flooding in the city.

Body of a Durban mudslide victim found

2016-07-26 13:11

The body of a man has been pulled from the mud after a landslide destroyed several shacks in Cato Manor in Durban.

DA a Trojan Horse of apartheid, says ANC

2016-07-26 11:30

The ANC has once again slammed the DA's "appropriation" of former president Nelson Mandela for its election campaigns, describing the party as a "Trojan Horse of apartheid".

State's case on alleged genital mutilator weak - lawyer

2016-07-26 12:01

The State's case on alleged genital mutilator Danish national Peter Frederiksen is not as strong as it was first presented to be, the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court has heard.

Battle won, but war must go on - Solidarity on SABC

2016-07-26 11:50

The Labour Court’s ruling that four of the axed SABC journalists must be reinstated is the first victory in a larger battle against those who feel that the Constitution does not apply to them, trade union Solidarity says.

Man held at knifepoint knocks out mugger, takes selfie

2016-07-26 11:14

A mugger held a knife to a man’s chest in Stellenbosch, but his would-be victim knocked him out and took a selfie with the defeated assailant instead.

Snow, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms forecast across SA

2016-07-26 05:30

Severe weather conditions are expected to intensify across the Western and Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and North West.

SAA requires a whole new board - Gordhan

2016-07-26 12:00

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says South African Airways requires a whole new board and "we must do political homework to get credible people on board".

SABC 4 must be reinstated, Labour Court rules

2016-07-26 10:13

Four of the SABC journalists that were axed by the broadcaster must be reinstated, the Labour Court in Johannesburg has ruled.

PICS: Weather plays havoc in SA

2016-07-26 08:56

Large parts of South Africa have been hit by severe weather conditions. View the gallery here.

Montecasino man asked smoker for a lighter - witness

2016-07-26 07:30

A man who apparently lost R800 000 gambling at Montecasino, asked for a lighter from a smoker near one of the entertainment venue’s entrances before he set himself on fire, an eyewitness says.

'SA's lost an incredible role model' - users pay tribute to #GuguZulu

2016-07-26 09:16

Gugu Zulu's memorial service will be held at the Kyalami Racetrack today. Wheels24 users share some heartwarming moments about 'The fastest brother in Africa'.

Second woman goes missing in KZN storm

2016-07-25 23:05

Mystery surrounds the disappearance of 62-year-old Brenda Scriven, whose car was found washed from the roadway in Glen Anil on Monday night.

Two women missing after KZN storm

2016-07-25 21:30

Two vehicles have washed off a bridge in Durban, following heavy rains in KZN. A woman who was driving one of the vehicles has gone missing after being washed away by the river.

3 arrested for stock theft in the Free State

2016-07-25 21:07

Three men have been arrested after they were found in possession of stolen livestock at the weekend, say Free State police.

The IFP is ready for victory - Buthelezi

2016-07-25 16:30

IFP President Mangosuthu Buthelezi says the party is preparing for victory at the polls during the upcoming local government elections.

Fransman heads to court over ANC leadership position

2016-07-25 17:15

Marius Fransman has approached the Western Cape High Court to intervene in his struggle to regain the position of ANC provincial leader.

Karoo is ready for change - EFF

2016-07-25 16:05

EFF leader Julius Malema is yet to make the long journey down the N1 to Beaufort West in the Western Cape, but the party's municipal election candidates there are predicting a shake-up of the old order.

Cape Town teen arrested for allegedly raping 5-year-old girl

2016-07-25 14:29

A 16-year-old boy is due to appear in court after being arrested for allegedly raping a 5-year-old girl in Cape Town.

'That is life,' survivor of Lion’s Head fall says with a laugh

2016-07-25 13:08

Despite having fallen about 30m from Lion's Head in Cape Town a week ago, former Angolan child soldier Jose Maria Joao is full of life and has taken the accident in his stride.

Krejcir's ex-lawyer defending twins facing terrorism charges

2016-07-25 11:22

Annelene van den Heever - the former lawyer of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir - is representing the twin brothers from Gauteng who are facing charges of terrorism.

Heavy snow shuts 10 SA mountain passes

2016-07-25 11:36

The South African Weather Service has issued a snow alert for various passes between the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. Use the following map to plan accordingly.

PICS: Scores hurt in Durban bus collision

2016-07-25 10:20

Scores of people have been injured in a collision involving two buses on the junction of Chris Hani and Old North Coast roads in Durban.

Two elderly North West women given new homes

2016-07-25 10:02

Two elderly women who have lived in shacks for most of their lives say they can sleep peacefully after they were given new houses in Naauwpoort.

Weather Update: SA warned of extremely cold conditions ahead

2016-07-25 05:30

Following a snowy weekend across parts of the country, the South African Weather Service says cold conditions are expected to continue into the new week.

Bail application of suspected terror twins set to start

2016-07-25 08:22

The bail application of the Thulsie brothers, Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee, who were arrested on terrorism related charges, is expected to start in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court.

IFP points fingers at ANC after two of its members killed in KZN

2016-07-24 22:21

People wearing ANC t-shirts allegedly killed two IFP members in uMtshezi on Sunday the IFP said in a statement.

Durban crash in rainy weather leaves one dead

2016-07-24 23:09

A man died during a collision on the N2 North under the Inanda Road flyover in Durban on Sunday evening.

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