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Community hall set alight in Cape Town

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A community hall has been torched and vehicles stoned as authorities moved to rein in a protest in Cape Town.

Lion bone export quota in SA 'a done deal'

56 minutes ago

The Department of Environmental Affairs is poised to officially announce a government-approved annual export quota of 800 lion bone skeletons.

DA wants investigation into 'Minister Gigupta' extended

2017-06-26 22:32

The DA wants the portfolio committee on home affairs' investigation into state capture to be broadened to include how the Gupta's obtained sensitive, confidential state-owned information on some of their loudest critics.


2017-06-01 11:58

Emails between the Gupta family and their associates has blown the lid off revelations about how deeply entrenched they are in government dealings. See the details here.

Warring Mamelodi communities to meet - City of Tshwane

2017-06-26 22:05

Police have left Mahube Valley Extension One in Mamelodi, where residents have been clashing with residents of an informal settlement next-door over illegal electricity connections.

Police officer shot at Cape Town shooting range

2017-06-26 21:43

An investigation has been opened after a police officer was shot and wounded at a shooting range in Atlantis, north of Cape Town.

If Fransman is sorry, he must accept his suspension - Western Cape ANC

2017-06-26 20:32

Western Cape ANC secretary Faiez Jacobs says suspended provincial chairperson Marius Fransman needs to accept his punishment if he wants to play a constructive role in the party.


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#GuptaLeaks may be biggest crisis to hit democratic SA - Nzimande

2017-06-26 21:59

The leaked Gupta emails may well be the biggest crisis South Africa has experienced since the dawn of democracy, SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande says.

Silence is a betrayal of the movement - Ramaphosa

2017-06-26 21:21

ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa has urged other organisations in the tripartite alliance to continue speaking out when mistakes are made.

3 people were present when Thembisile Yende was murdered - court hears

2017-06-26 20:17

Three people were present when Eskom employee Thembisile Yende was murdered, the investigating officer in the case has testified in the Springs Magistrate's Court.

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Dog devours Durban man's face

2017-06-26 19:08

A dog has ripped and devoured the flesh on an elderly man's face in Tongaat, north of Durban, paramedics say.

City of Cape Town warns of further, intensified water restrictions

2017-06-26 16:38

The City of Cape Town is preparing for the imminent implementation of intensified water restrictions, water and waste services mayoral committee member Xanthea Limberg has said.

Western Cape ANC dissolves Cape Town leadership

2017-06-26 15:55

The Western Cape ANC's provincial executive committee has resolved to disband the party's Cape Town metro leadership.

No jail time for parents of gravely beaten twin babies

2017-06-26 14:28

A mother and father who have been convicted of being accessories to the attempted murder and serious assault of their two-month-old twin babies, resulting in the severe brain damage of one, will not be facing jail time.

Viral photos of prison 'strip-show' drive Facebook users up the pole

2017-06-26 13:15

Photographs which surfaced over the weekend of a seemingly raucous "family day" at the Johannesburg Correctional Centre, showing scantily-clad women dancing with prisoners, have been confirmed as authentic.

Wellington fire: The mystery over Sunita's cellphone

2017-06-26 12:32

The wife of a Paarl principal arrived at the home where Jacques and Sunita van Dyk had burnt to death and removed her late friend’s handbag and bank card, but her phone is still missing, it has emerged.

Injured teen spends night on Hout Bay mountain

2017-06-26 12:26

An injured teenager has been extracted after being injured near the Myburgh Ravine and spending the night on mountains near Hout Bay.

Coffin case transferred to high court

2017-06-26 10:41

The case against two men who allegedly forced Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin and threatened to pour petrol over him, was transferred to the High Court in Delmas.

Director of Public Prosecutions to decide on Coligny case

2017-06-26 10:13

The case against the two men accused of killing a 16-year-old boy in Coligny has been postponed to August for a decision on whether the case should be transferred to a regional or high court.

AS IT HAPPENED: Panayiotou trial - court adjourns early

2017-06-26 09:29

Court proceedings in the ongoing trial of Christopher Panayiotou and his co-accused had barely gotten underway in the Eastern Cape High Court in Port Elizabeth on Monday when court was adjourned to allow the defence time to consult.

Denosa members torch nursing council property following exam leak, intimidate staff

2017-06-26 08:16

Premises of the South African Nursing Council have been set alight, property has been damaged and staff members were intimidated, the council has said.

Man accused of murdering Eskom employee expected in court

2017-06-26 06:52

A man who has been arrested in connection with the murder of Eskom employee, Thembisile Yende, is set to appear in the Springs Magistrate’s Court.

Coffin case back in court

2017-06-26 05:00

Two men who allegedly forced Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin and threatened to pour petrol over him, are to appear in the Middelburg Regional Court.

Dlamini-Zuma: Economy, land belongs to all South Africans

2017-06-25 22:37

The economy and land must belong to all who live in South Africa, former African Union committee chair and ANC NEC member Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says.

Utterances made by ANC Western Cape PEC faction regrettable

2017-06-25 20:49

The ANC's provincial executive committee in the Western Cape says utterances made by minority of its members is regrettable and goes against the party's policies.

Reject thuggery happening in your name, Fransman tells Ramaphosa

2017-06-25 19:34

Suspended Western Cape ANC leader, Marius Fransman, has called for Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to distance himself from the alleged thuggery taking place in his name.

Mthethwa urges ANC members to avoid faction

2017-06-25 18:28

ANC NEC member Nathi Mthethwa has warned that if the ruling party cannot avoid a further split it must be ready to “kiss goodbye'' the progress it gained from the battle against apartheid.

Two dead, 25 injured in Eastern Cape initiation school fire

2017-06-25 16:21

Two initiation school nurses have been hailed as heroes after helping save lives during a fire in which two teenagers died, the Eastern Cape health department says.

ANC Western Cape deeply divided ahead of policy conference

2017-06-25 13:50

The ANC Western Cape's leadership problems have taken a new turn ahead of the party's national policy conference in Johannesburg.

Drama expected at Kabila’s state visit today

2017-06-25 06:54

DRC President Joseph Kabila is set to pay a state visit to President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria today amid questions over the timing of the meeting and suspicions that private interests could feature.

DRC's Kabila 'still has a friend in SA', says Zuma

2017-06-25 14:07

President Jacob Zuma has made it clear that his counterpart from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, still has a friend in South Africa, despite concern about violence in the central African country.

Kabila meets with Zuma amid protest threats

2017-06-25 12:15

President Jacob Zuma is meeting with DRC President Joseph Kabila in Pretoria, amid threats of protests by DRC citizens over election delays in the country.

Crime intel boss has a dodgy past

2017-06-25 06:40

New acting crime intelligence head Major General Pat Mokushane has a criminal record, allegedly ran his private companies from his office and had an affair with a subordinate officer’s wife.

Municipalities still can’t balance the books

2017-06-25 06:02

With his latest audit report having shown increasing irregular expenditure, the Auditor-General requires accountability.

Filthy: Thaba Chewu, Mpumalanga

2017-06-25 06:02

Overflowing sewerage, potholes, rubbish bins and bulging plastic bags left uncollected for days are the signature marks of Mashishing township in Mpumalanga.

Groped, doped on the train

2017-06-25 06:02

Manners are castigated and female travellers victimised as dagga smoking, gambling, drinking, groping and ejaculating go on, unchecked, in overfull carriages.

Chosen by destiny to challenge and save a city. How not to forget

2017-06-25 06:02

Renaming De Waal Drive after the man who led the 1960 protest march from Langa to the city centre is a fitting tribute, writes Tony Heard.

The UK’s new man in SA

2017-06-25 06:02

Nigel Casey’s appointment as high commissioner brings him back to a country that must maintain a strong diplomatic relationship with Britain.

Businesswoman of the Year Awards finalists announced

2017-06-25 06:02

The Businesswomen’s Association of SA’s 2017 Businesswoman of the Year Awards organisers announced the 13 finalists at a luncheon held at the new Sasol head office in Sandton.

10 injured after bus overturns near Grahamstown

2017-06-24 22:58

Ten people are in a critical condition after a bus carrying 59 church-goers overturned on the R67 between Fort Beaufort and Grahamstown, authorities say.

#GuptaLeaks: Guptas spied on Manuel, Malema and bank bosses

2017-06-24 22:23

Emails and documents obtained through the #GuptaLeaks have shown how the family spied on prominent South Africans like Trevor Manuel, Maria Ramos; Julius Malema and FirstRand bosses Laurie Dippenaar and GT Ferreira.

National Pathology Committee rubbishes 'untrained' post-mortem claims

2017-06-24 20:08

Recent reports that untrained forensic officers have conducted post-mortems unsupervised for the past 10 years are grossly inaccurate, the National Forensic Pathology Service Committee says.

Multiple vehicle collision leaves 2 dead, 7 injured

2017-06-24 17:30

Two people have been killed and seven injured in a multiple vehicle collision on the R21 northbound before the Atlas turn off in Benoni on Saturday morning, paramedics say.

New case of avian flu confirmed on Standerton farm

2017-06-26 19:15

A second case of avian flu has been confirmed on a farm in Standerton, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries says.

Fire control companies fined for price fixing and collusion

2017-06-26 22:26

Two out of seven fire control companies have agreed to pay penalties, following an investigation, after allegations of cartel conduct on their part from 1996 to 2015, the Competition Commission says.

eThekwini mayor snubs 'angry' Abahlali shack dwellers

2017-06-26 17:31

eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede has snubbed thousands of shack dwellers who were wanting to hand over their memorandum of grievances to her personally, Abahlali BaseMjondolo says.

Police team tracking robbers wounded in attempted heist

2017-06-26 16:28

Police in Limpopo say cash-in-transit robbers were wounded during a shootout with security guards at Georges valley near Tzaneen.

Maverick 'Sun City' prison officials may be stripped of duties

2017-06-26 15:05

At least 13 prison officials are expected to be suspended after explicit photographs depicting prisoners with scantily-clad women surfaced on social media over the weekend.

Panayiotou co-accused's prize turned out to be an arrest warrant

2017-06-26 14:28

The High Court has heard how one of the co-accused in the Christopher Panayiotou case was tricked into giving his details to the police.

KZN woman shot in face, neck, chest by man she knows

2017-06-26 14:30

A 36-year-old woman is in a critical condition in hospital after she was shot several times by a man she knows in Paddock, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

No justice for animals - SPCA

2017-06-26 13:36

The Kloof and Highway SPCA claims that there is no justice for animals at the Pinetown Magistrate's Court, where virtually no animal neglect and abuse matters have been prosecuted for more than two years.

Inside SA's 'biggest' drug bust – 5 things that have emerged so far

2017-06-26 12:26

Last week a massive haul of drugs, initially thought to be cocaine worth R500m, was discovered in an Overberg town and several facts in the case have since emerged.

Pathologist 'too busy' to conduct rape kit exam on slain Soweto girls

2017-06-26 11:28

The pathologist in the case of murdered friends Popi Qwabe and Bongeka Phungula did not conduct a rape kit exam because he was busy, the Protea Magistrate’s Court has heard.

'It was like a war' - woman describes how she shot farm attacker

2017-06-26 10:24

A woman who shot and killed an attacker on her farm just outside Vereeniging has described how she went back to reload her weapon after he started firing at her.

Insider claims collusion with R378m prisons tender

2017-06-26 08:00

A whistleblower has made a series of explosive allegations against the Department of Correctional Services and the SA Security Solutions and Technologies (Sasstec) group.

Watch the dramatic moment a Ferrari crashes into Mazda in Joburg

2017-06-26 08:17

Dash cam footage shows the moment before a Ferrari 488 Spider crashes into a Mazda CX-3 in Sandton, Johannesburg.

There is a common goal to try and get rid of Zuma and ANC - KZN ANC

2017-06-25 22:37

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has said there is a common goal that sought to remove President Jacob Zuma and the ANC from power but did not factor in what would happen afterwards.

Parents must stop resorting to muthi to protect criminals - MEC

2017-06-25 21:41

Parents must stop resorting to muthi in an attempt to protect criminals, Mpumalanga Community Safety MEC Pat Ngomane says.

Johannesburg taxi owner shot and killed

2017-06-25 20:46

A 43 year-old man, believed to be a Johannesburg taxi owner, has been shot and killed, the Kagiso police say.

ANC needs to examine itself ahead 2019 elections - Jeff Radebe

2017-06-25 19:34

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says the ANC needs to examine itself critically, individually and collectively ahead of the 2019 elections.

DA goes digital in tracking performance

2017-06-25 17:55

The Democratic Alliance will be holding its public representatives accountable using an online digital application, its leader Mmusi Maimane has said.

Mkhize mulls Gupta citizenship

2017-06-25 06:02

Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says she will revoke the Gupta family’s citizenship should there be concrete proof they did anything wrong.

Shiceka’s mum evicted

2017-06-25 06:02

Nomampondo Shiceka has lashed out at her former daughter-in-law for selling her late son’s house.

South Africans 'force' Bell Pottinger to lock Twitter account

2017-06-25 11:41

Anyone who wants to follow the Gupta-linked UK public relations agency Bell Pottinger on Twitter will now have to request permission.

ANC scrambles for unity

2017-06-25 06:02

In a bid to avoid a major loss in 2019, provincial bargaining is taking place to ensure all candidates are represented.

‘It’s up to the governing party’

2017-06-25 06:02

United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa says the decision to remove President Jacob Zuma, and how to do so, is now out of the opposition’s hands and up to the ANC.

Clean: Ngcobo, Eastern cape

2017-06-25 06:02

The chief financial officer of the Eastern Cape’s Engcobo Local Municipality says its clean audit, which received praise from Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu this week, was due to tight financial controls.

Clean: Midvaal, Gauteng

2017-06-25 06:02

The mayor of Gauteng’s only municipality with a clean audit believes this status shouldn’t be celebrated, but instead translated into service delivery.

Take flu more seriously

2017-06-25 06:02

If you haven’t had a bout of flu yet, consider yourself one of the lucky few. South Africa is slap bang in the middle of flu season, which starts in May and ends in August.

Justice for generations

2017-06-25 06:02

Eight brave people who survived being abused by a paedophile who is now dead have opened the doors to all sex offenders being charged – even if their crimes were committed decades in the past. Ufrieda Ho reports.

Riding as a Yibha is ayoba

2017-06-25 06:02

Formed in the early 2000s, the amaYibha group – as they fondly refer to themselves – comprise young and older male train passengers, aged between 16 and 50, who have an influence over your enjoyment or dread of riding Metrorail trains in Gauteng.

ANC factions could abuse policy conference

2017-06-25 00:00

ANC national executive committee member Lindiwe Sisulu has warned that the ANC policy conference could be rendered useless by factions in the ANC, who have prioritised the bidding of their preferred candidates over policies.

Alleged hijackers injured after rolling stolen vehicle

2017-06-24 22:38

Two alleged hijackers have been injured when a vehicle they allegedly stole rolled of the R33 in Crammond, KwaZulu-Natal, paramedics say.

Delmas man’s leg caught in harvester

2017-06-24 21:47

A man, believed to be in his 40s has sustained critical injuries when his leg got caught in a harvester on a farm in Delmas

Burgersfort guard killed as gang of 18 robs ATMs

2017-06-24 18:18

Limpopo police have been on the hunt for an 18-strong gang which killed a security guard at a bank robbery at the Twin City shopping centre in Burgersfort.

15 treated for smoke inhalation after fire in Joburg flats

2017-06-24 15:26

Residents of a block of flats in Duncanville south of Johannesburg, had to be evacuated when a fire broke out on the top floor, paramedics say.

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