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Identity of abducted teen to be protected - court

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The North Gauteng High Court has granted an urgent application against all major media groups in South Africa to protect the identity of a Cape Town girl who was abducted at birth.

Two men used murdered Blom's bank card at airport, court hears

20 minutes ago

The bank card of Dustan Blom, the man found dead in the boot of his car at Montecasino in September 2013, was used three days after his death, a Johannesburg court has heard.

Eastern Cape cops to learn Mandarin

20 minutes ago

Eastern Cape police will be learning how to speak Mandarin, in an effort to bridge the communication divide experienced when policing Chinese communities.

Sithole's family want his killers jailed for life

19 minutes ago

The family of slain Mozambican national Emmanuel Sithole say they are shattered by his murder, and have called for his killers to be imprisoned for life.

SANDF to be deployed in all volatile areas - minister

30 minutes ago

The SA National Defence Force will be deployed to any region the police believe to be volatile, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says.

Foreign couple survives shooting in their Alexandra home

30 minutes ago

A foreign couple has been shot and injured inside their home in Alexandra, in the latest spate of xenophobic violence, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says.

 
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City of Cape Town slams ‘thuggish’ violence

19 minutes ago

City of Cape Town councillor JP Smith has condemned the transport protests that have taken place in Nyanga, after 2 buses and a large delivery vehicle were set alight.

Roodepoort school reopens under tight security

30 minutes ago

Pupils and teachers at Roodepoort Primary School in Davidsonville have returned to class after the school reopened, the Gauteng department of education says.

Hawks boss quits

37 minutes ago

Lieutenant General Anwa Dramat has officially resigned as head of the Hawks, police commissioner Riah Phiyega has announced.

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Protests will cripple SA, experts warn

2015-04-21 15:35

Xenophobic violence and a host of service delivery protests threaten to bring the South Africa to its knees, say experts.

Dying Louka spills beans on Lolly Jackson murder

2015-04-21 15:35

A dying George Louka has started to give his version of the murder of strip club boss Lolly Jackson in 2010.

Just the right time for army deployment - minister

2015-04-21 14:24
181 comments

The deployment of the army to quell the xenophobic violence that has left seven people dead was happening at "just the right time", Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says.

Mapisa-Nqakula: Perception is we're not protecting foreigners

2015-04-21 13:49
122 comments

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says it was necessary to send the SA National Defence Force into Alexandra and other areas hit by xenophobic violence.

Cops hunt for killers of 86-year-old Austrian nun

2015-04-21 13:06

A hunt is under way for the attackers who robbed, strangled and possibly raped an 86-year-old nun in Ixopo, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

'We want to see them,' Alex residents demand at court

2015-04-21 12:18

Dozens of angry community members have lined a passage inside the Alexandra Magistrate's Court to get a glimpse of the alleged killers of Mozambican national Emmanuel Sithole.

2 Golden Arrow buses set alight in Cape Town

2015-04-21 11:48
95 comments

Numerous roads in Nyanga, Cape Town, have been closed after two Golden Arrow buses were set alight in the area.

SA travellers cautious as xenophobia bleeds across Mozambique borders

2015-04-21 12:08

A South African family, with long weekend road trip plans to Mozambique, say they have been warned about retaliation attacks due to the recent xenophobic scourge that took place in SA.

Man critical after Kempton Park shooting

2015-04-21 09:50

A man believed to be in his 50s is in a critical condition after he was shot in Nimrod Park, Kempton Park, paramedics say.

Hijackers gun down mother in front of children

2015-04-21 07:22

A woman has been shot and killed in front of her two children during a hijacking outside her daughter's school, Gauteng police say.

Court to rule on Louka's treatment

2015-04-21 06:07

Strip club owner Lolly Jackson's alleged killer, Cypriot national George Louka, is expected to learn if he will receive medical care for his lung cancer or continue to get treatment behind bars.

Most xenophobic attacks are spontaneous - Malema

2015-04-20 22:02

EFF leader Julius Malema says in most cases xenophobic attacks are spontaneous, but people using a knife had the intention to commit a crime.

ANC protects white privilege - Malema

2015-04-20 19:24

EFF leader Julius Malema has told Alexandra residents to “go ask the ANC for a job” as he embarked on a door-to-door campaign against xenophobia.

Disabled Somali trader aims to help injured countrymen

2015-04-20 18:48

Abdikader Shukri was left paralysed after two men shot him outside his grocery shop in Gugulethu during a spate of xenophobia attacks three years ago. But Shukri considers himself lucky.

Xenophobic attacks disrupting education - Naptosa

2015-04-20 18:49

Foreign children attending school in South Africa have been affected by the recent xenophobic attacks, the National Professional Teachers Organisation of SA says.

We must be ashamed - Malema

2015-04-20 18:07

EFF leader Julius Malema has told Alexandra residents that he is totally ashamed and called for peace after deadly xenophobic violence claimed 7 lives.

Xenophobic violence could spark more African boycotts of SA businesses - ADF

2015-04-20 17:48

The xenophobic violence taking place in South Africa possibly meant other African countries would boycott South African business interests across the continent, the Africa Diaspora Forum says.

SA suffering from four crises - Vavi

2015-04-20 17:38

South Africa was suffering from four crises, with xenophobia taking place within the context of those crises, expelled Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has said.

Signal jamming in Parliament must be declared unlawful - media houses

2015-04-20 17:12

Media houses want a court to find that the signal jamming device used during President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address was unlawful and violated the right to an open Parliament.

Crowds gather ahead of Malema's Alexandra visit

2015-04-20 16:53

A few hundred people have gathered near the Women’s Hostel in Alexandra ahead of the arrival of EFF leader Julius Malema who is due to go on a door-to-door campaign against xenophobia.

'Barbaric' xenophobic violence does not represent South Africans - Vavi

2015-04-20 16:48

The "barbaric" xenophobic violence that has taken grip in South Africa does not represent the majority of South Africans, expelled Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says.

Montecasino murder accused's text messages read out in court

2015-04-20 16:26

A series of text messages between the two people accused of killing Dustan Blom, then dumping his body at Montecasino, have been read out at the South Gauteng High Court, sitting in Palm Ridge.

Dustan Blom died of asphyxiation - forensic pathologist

2015-04-20 15:47

A forensic pathologist found that widower Dustan Blom died as a result of asphyxiation, but could not conclude that he had been strangled before his body was found in a car boot at Montecasino, the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court has heard.

Buthelezi cheered at anti-xenophobia imbizo

2015-04-20 15:47

IFP leader Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi has received loud cheers from the crowd as he took to the podium to welcome Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini at an anti-xenophobia imbizo in Durban.

Power cuts after fire breaks out at Joburg substation

2015-04-20 14:48

A fire broke out at the Roosevelt substation in Johannesburg, causing power interruptions in some northern suburbs, City Power says.

Amcu official shot dead in Rustenburg

2015-04-20 14:30

An Amcu regional official has been gunned down at Luka village outside Rustenburg, the union says.

Imbizo crowd boos non-Zulu speakers

2015-04-20 13:09

The crowd at the anti-xenophobia imbizo in Durban spearheaded by King Goodwill Zwelithini booed anyone who tried to address the crowd who was not Zulu, a News24 reporter there says.

Zuma establishes xenophobia task team

2015-04-20 12:30
103 comments

President Jacob Zuma has established an inter-ministerial task team to help quell the attack on foreign nationals, the presidency says, confirming the death toll is now standing at seven.

North West dairy farmer guilty of animal cruelty

2015-04-20 12:00

A North West dairy farmer now has a criminal record after admitting to charges of animal cruelty, the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) says.

King Zwelithini calls for end to violence - As it happened

2015-04-20 10:06
637 comments

King Goodwill Zwelithini has concluded his anti-xenophobia address at an imbizo held at Moses Mabhida stadium, Durban. Get all the details here, as it happened.

5 killed, 50 others injured in head-on collision

2015-04-20 09:30

Five women have been killed and at least 50 others, mostly children, injured in a head-on collision between a bus and car on Welverdiend Road near Carltonville, paramedics say.

Marli van Breda returns to crime scene for first time

2015-04-20 08:44
93 comments

Marli van Breda, who survived a brutal axe attack on her family in January, has reportedly visited the Stellenbosch house where the attack took place to collect personal belongings.

Former Bafana player in court for bail hearing

2015-04-20 05:42

Former Bafana Bafana player Lebohang Morula and two other men will appear in the Boksburg Magistrate’s Court for their formal bail hearing.

Government moves to quell xenophobic tensions

2015-04-19 21:04
96 comments

Fears that xenophobic attacks in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng could spiral out of control and have an adverse impact on the country saw the government pull out the stops in a bid to quell tensions.

Xenophobia: Neighbour turns on neighbour

2015-04-19 20:31
87 comments

Fearful immigrants in South Africa have said they were targeted in some cases by long-time neighbours and people who warned they would assault anyone carrying a foreign passport.

Xenophobic violence echoes deadly 2008 precedent

2015-04-19 18:16

The spate of attacks on foreigners in South Africa that has claimed the lives of at least seven people is chillingly reminiscent of even deadlier violence in 2008 that killed 62 and sent thousands seeking refuge.

Xenophobia: It's under control, says Gigaba

2015-04-19 17:37
121 comments

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has said that the government’s efforts to stop the xenophobic violence were bearing fruit.

Parties demand arrests in Mozambican death

2015-04-19 16:17
130 comments

Political parties are demanding that arrests be made in connection with the killing of a Mozambican man in Alexandra, Johannesburg.

Uncertainty over Louka court matter

2015-04-19 15:38

George Louka, the man extradited from Cyprus to stand trial for allegedly killing Teazers boss Lolly Jackson, is in poor health and may not appear in court.

Woman stabbed in her KZN home

2015-04-21 15:35

A KwaZulu-Natal woman has been found stabbed in her house, in Manaba Beach, south of Durban, Netcare 911 says.

Burry Stander’s mother ‘at peace’

2015-04-21 14:09

Burry Stander's mother says she feels "at peace" following the judgment handed down in the Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court.

Taxi driver testifies about movements of Montecasino murder accused

2015-04-21 14:24

A taxi driver, whose services were used by murder accused JP Malan and former stripper Maruschka Robinson, has testified about their movements in the days prior to the crime.

Army deployed into Alex

2015-04-21 13:23
119 comments

The army will be sent into the Johannesburg township of Alexandra, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has announced.

Lamoer suspended as Western Cape police commissioner

2015-04-21 12:43

Western Cape police commissioner Lieutenant General Arno Lamoer has been suspended, says national police commissioner Riah Phiyega.

Addo farmer murdered, 3 arrests made

2015-04-21 11:56

Three men have been arrested for the murder of an Eastern Cape farmer after they were found in his blood-stained bakkie.

Mariannhill erupts over poor service delivery

2015-04-21 10:39
100 comments

"We have no water but they have water to spray us," a protester has said after police used teargas and water cannon to calm down unrest in Mariannhill, Durban.

South Africans abroad say #notoxenophobia in powerful campaign

2015-04-21 11:05

Following a recent spate of violent xenophobic attacks across the country, South Africans living abroad are showing their solidarity to the victims in a powerful campaign.

NPA deputy head due in court for fraud and perjury

2015-04-21 09:17

The NPA's deputy head Nomgcobo Jiba is expected to appear in the Pretoria Regional Court on charges of fraud and perjury.

Four to appear for Alex stabbing

2015-04-21 06:07

Four men who allegedly killed Mozambican Emmanuel Sithole at the weekend are expected to appear in the Alexandra Magistrate's Court.

Zanu-PF rejects anti-EFF tweet

2015-04-20 23:00

A tweet in which Zanu-PF allegedly called for EFF MPs to be burnt alive for delaying a xenophobia debate is "totally fake", a party spokesperson says.

Expelled EFF MPs lose court bid

2015-04-20 20:03
77 comments

EFF members are to be sworn in as Members of Parliament after four expelled MPs lost their application for an urgent interdict.

Premier asked to intervene in Mpumalanga taxi war

2015-04-20 18:48

The Middelburg District Taxi Association has asked Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza to intervene following a taxi war that has resulted in the death of a man and the injury of a six-year-old boy.

Alexandra stabbing pic an appalling sight - Zuma

2015-04-20 18:44

President Jacob Zuma says a picture of a Mozambican national being stabbed to death in Alexandra, published on the front page of the Sunday Times is an appalling sight.

Cape Town tender fraud case transferred to regional court

2015-04-20 17:49

The matter involving a Chinese woman who allegedly submitted fraudulent tenders for the supply of refuse bags to the City of Cape Town, has been transferred to the Cape Town Regional Court.

Calm returns to Durban after Zwelethini's speech - police

2015-04-20 17:38

Calm seems to have returned to Durban after King Goodwill Zwelithini called for peace at an imbizo earlier in the day, police say

Shots fired at EFF's 'peaceful march'

2015-04-20 17:35

A planned peaceful march and anti-xenophobia campaign by the EFF has turned violent when shots were fired from a nearby hostel, injuring one person in the leg.

Border posts calm following xenophobic violence

2015-04-20 17:05

The situation at the Lebombo and Ressano Garcia Border Post remains calm following temporary closure over xenophobic unrest.

Initiation school murder accused too ill to stand trial

2015-04-20 16:48

The trial against an 85-year-old Mpumalanga initiation school owner, accused of kidnapping and murdering an initiate, has been postponed after she was declared too ill to stand trial.

Parliament is not the Jerry Springer show - lawyer

2015-04-20 16:26

Disorder in Parliament should not be broadcast to the public because it is the antithesis of parliamentary business, lawyer tells court.

Decapitated Zim woman not victim of xenophobic violence - police

2015-04-20 16:26

Gauteng police do not think that a Zimbabwean woman found decapitated in Killarney is a victim of xenophobic violence.

I had to intervene - Zwelithini

2015-04-20 15:47

King Goodwill Zwelithini says it was important for him to hold an urgent imbizo following the spate of attacks on foreign nationals in KwaZulu-Natal last week.

Love and marriage in the midst of hateful xenophobia

2015-04-20 14:56
79 comments

Not even a series of xenophobic attacks in the city of Pietermaritzburg could stop the preparations for an Ethiopian man and South African woman to tie the knot, according to GroundUp.

Ex Bafana player’s bail bid postponed

2015-04-20 14:42

The bail bid of former Bafana Bafana soccer player Lebohang Morula and two others has been postponed for further investigations in the Boksburg Magistrate's Court on the East Rand.

Media challenges Parliament's broadcasting policy

2015-04-20 13:25

Media houses and other parties are asking the Western Cape High Court to find that a clause in Parliament's broadcasting policy is unconstitutional and invalid because it does not allow the public to view all activities on the floor.

Louka case postponed for medical application

2015-04-20 12:51

The department of correctional services has applied to have murder-accused George Louka released from custody to be treated privately for lung cancer, it has emerged.

Amabutho arrive for Zulu king's imbizo

2015-04-20 12:11

Hundreds of Amabutho (regiments) clad in full traditional Zulu regalia have entered Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, where King Goodwill Zwelithini has called an imbizo.

No reports of xenophobic violence in KZN - police

2015-04-20 11:20

KwaZulu-Natal police say there were no reports of xenophobic violence in the province overnight, ahead of Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini's imbizo with traditional leaders over xenophobia.

407 Zim repatriates on way to Beitbridge

2015-04-20 10:13

The first contingent of more than 400 Zimbabweans fleeing xenophobic violence in Durban is reportedly set to reach the Beitbridge border post.

Three arrested for Sithole's murder

2015-04-20 06:16
198 comments

Three people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Mozambican national Emmanuel Sithole, Gauteng police say.

King Zwelithini to host imbizo at Moses Mabhida

2015-04-20 05:33
192 comments

Initiatives to snuff out the simmering xenophobic violence will be spearheaded by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini’s imbizo with traditional leaders in Durban.

Nhleko: King was urging govt to deport illegal immigrants

2015-04-19 19:30
426 comments

Police minister Nathi Nhleko has defended King Goodwill Zwelithini, saying that difficulties had arisen over the fact that there is no proper Zulu equivalent for the word “deportation”.

Gauteng cops announce R100k reward for info on Sithole killers

2015-04-19 18:16
131 comments

Gauteng police announced it was offering a reward of up to R100 000 for information that may lead to the arrest and conviction of those who killed Mozambican national Emmanuel Sithole.

Maimane has upper hand in DA succession race

2015-04-19 17:45
131 comments

Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane has used the platform of the Western Cape DA congress to be the first to launch his bid for leadership of Democratic Alliance.

Nhleko launches anti-xenophobic campaign

2015-04-19 16:37

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has launched the "We Are One Humanity" campaign in a bid to stop the recent wave of violent xenophobic attacks in the country.

Cosatu mourns Maphumulo death

2015-04-19 16:01

Cosatu was looking forward to Sifiso Maphumulo taking forward the working class struggle, before he died in a car crash.

Girlfriend sets ex-lover's rondavel alight

2015-04-19 15:38

In an apparent jealous rage, a women set fire to her former lover’s rondavel in Willowvale.

No busloads coming to attack foreigners

2015-04-19 13:50
139 comments

There are no busloads of people coming to attack South Africans or foreign nationals, minister says.

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