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Air Zimbabwe flight cancelled at OR Tambo

2017-08-18 23:12

An Air Zimbabwe flight departing from OR Tambo International Airport has been cancelled, but the airline’s operation in South Africa has not been grounded, News24 has reliably learned.

My mom cried when she heard I got my PhD - EFF spokesperson

2017-08-18 21:30

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said his mother "wept" after he received a letter from Witwatersrand University stating that he’d been awarded his PhD in political studies.

No racism charges for KFC assaulters, court hears

2017-08-18 20:33

No allegations related to racism and crimen injuria have been laid againsyt the KFC accused, but rather charges of attempted murder, intent to cause grievous bodily harm and pointing of a firearm.

Political party funding: Share your thoughts

2017-08-18 14:43

Parliament is reviewing the issue of political party funding right now. Is public funding too little? How open should private funding be? Take this opportunity to have your say.

DA confident after presenting its case against Guptas' former PR firm

2017-08-18 18:57

The DA on Friday presented its case against the Guptas' former public relations firm Bell Pottinger reiterating its call that they must declare all funds from their Gupta accounts.

 
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HELPING HAND:  Ex-State prosecutor Gerrie Nel, who now heads a private prosecuting authority, says they will represent Gabriella Engels in the case against Grace Mugabe. (Jeanette Chabalala, News24)

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GuptaLeaks.com: A collaborative investigation into state capture

2017-07-21 17:44

See our special site, in conjunction with amaBhungane and the Daily Maverick's Scorpio, containing all you need to know about the #GuptaLeaks emails.

Greed, competition among reasons for KZN political killings, commission hears

2017-08-18 18:36

Lack of equal distribution of resources, greed, and competition among Africans are some of the underlying causes that lead to political killings in KwaZulu-Natal, Professor Sihawukele Ngubane says.

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Arrest Grace Mugabe, demands DA

2017-08-18 18:18

Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe is a "massive flight risk" and must be arrested over allegations she attacked a model in Johannesburg, says the DA.

1 killed, 3 injured in Olievenhoutbosch shooting

2017-08-18 19:08

A man has been killed and three others injured during a shootout with police in Olievenhoutbosch township near the R55, Centurion.

Only NEC can replace me as ANC disciplinary chair - Hanekom

2017-08-18 17:52

ANC NEC member Derek Hanekom says only the party's national executive committee can replace him as chairperson of the party's national disciplinary committee.

ANC strangling the truth - Makhosi Khoza

2017-08-18 15:17

Dissident ANC MP Makhosi Khoza says she feels like a spouse in an abusive relationship with the party, hoping things will get better.

Magistrate in O'Sullivan's trial accused of being Edward Zuma's aunt

2017-08-18 13:46

Randburg Magistrate Ndivhuwo Sethusha has dismissed an application to recuse herself from a criminal trial against forensic investigator Paul O’Sullivan.

Jon Qwelane found guilty of hate speech

2017-08-18 12:44

Former ambassador to Uganda Jon Qwelane has been found guilty of hate speech, and ordered to offer an unconditional apology to the LGBT community within 30 days.

Janusz Walus' fate back in Masutha's hands

2017-08-18 11:36

Justice Minister Michael Masutha has 90 days to reconsider whether Chris Hani's killer Janusz Walus should be released on parole, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled.

10 Norkem Park High girls suspended for fighting over boys

2017-08-18 16:09

Ten girls have been suspended and two boys face expulsion for their involvement in violence at Norkem Park High School, in Kempton Park.

No judge allocated yet for Jason Rohde's murder trial

2017-08-18 11:30

A Western Cape High Court judge has not yet been allocated to preside over the murder trial of millionaire businessman Jason Rohde.

Zim's first lady Grace Mugabe remains out of sight amid assault claims

2017-08-18 12:30

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has remained out of sight, several days after a young model claimed Grace Mugabe whipped her with an extension cord in a luxury hotel in South Africa.

Gordhan was right, ministers can’t force banks to act - judgment

2017-08-18 11:44

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan was legally correct not to intervene on behalf of the Guptas, whose bank accounts had been blacklisted by South Africa’s top four banks.

#ShockWildlifeTruths: 'Self-defence' leopard kill in Eastern Cape charged as illegal hunt

2017-08-18 11:59

A vermin control officer is set to be be criminally charged for allegedly hunting and killing what is believed to be the 'largest leopard in the Eastern Cape'.

Dlamini-Zuma on Grace Mugabe incident: The law must take its course

2017-08-18 11:06

The AU Commission's former chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has reportedly said that women are capable leaders, adding that the bahaviour of one woman should not be allowed to taint all women.

Zweli Mkhize could well be the deputy president that most of the ANC can live with

2017-08-18 09:08

Although ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize's name has been thrown into the presidential race, it seems he has no intention of going after the big prize. Instead, he's strategically positioned to claim the title of deputy president.

Grace Mugabe assault may not be deemed 'serious enough' - expert

2017-08-18 09:56

Immigration attorney Gary Eisenberg, who has worked on a number of extradition cases, suggests Grace Mugabe's alleged assault may not be 'serious enough' to potentially spoil diplomatic relations between SA and Zimbabwe, if prosecution were sought. Watch.

Armed robberies, murdered son lead to dad selling hardware store

2017-08-18 05:10

The Dick and Allsop Mica hardware store in Wellington, in the Western Cape, holds many happy memories for the Fourie family. But it has also become a source of pain.

No confidence vote: Email Baleka Mbete

2017-07-21 06:00

Use this tool to send an email to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete indicating whether you think she should declare the vote secret or open.

ANC vs ANC: ‘Rebel group’ certain of victory

2017-08-17 18:48

The rebel group who dragged the KwaZulu-Natal ANC’s provincial executive committee to court to challenge their legitimacy is certain of victory even as they await the court judgment.

#Declassified: Apartheid Profits - the sanctions busters toolkit

2017-08-18 07:15

Open Secrets, in its third instalment on the Declassified: Apartheid Profits series, unpacks some of the ways the private sector colluded with the apartheid government to bust sanctions.

City of Johannesburg still using speed cameras to issue fines

2017-08-17 21:38

The City of Johannesburg says it will continue to issue traffic fines based on the evidence caught on speeding cameras, despite the contracts of speed camera service providers coming to an end.

We no longer need the ANC if it does what apartheid did – Makhosi Khoza

2017-08-17 20:53

ANC MP Makhosi Khoza has said it’s time for the country to move past the ruling party, barely an hour after she was removed as chairperson of the portfolio committee on public administration.

Mbalula aims to make reporting gender based crimes less traumatic

2017-08-17 20:21

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has said that he is aiming his efforts at ensuring that all gender based violence crimes are made easier and less traumatic to report to the police.

Psychiatric care in Gauteng in a dire state - Bloom

2017-08-17 20:14

Psychiatric care in Gauteng is in a dire state due to unsuitable infrastructure and a shortage of psychiatric wards, DA MPL Jack Bloom says.

‘He thinks he’s above the law’ – Durban family shot at by angry stranger

2017-08-17 16:13

Blake tried to drive away but the man came after them, shooting at their car. One bullet hit his sister in the shoulder while his mom was hit in the thigh.

Khoza pays price for criticism

2017-08-17 19:02

Dissident ANC MP Makhosi Khoza paid the price for her criticism of Jacob Zuma when she was fired as the chair of the portfolio committee on public service and administration.

#NEWS24 ICYMI: Makhosi Khoza under fire, Grace Mugabe update and Khanyi Mbau sheds light on her skin

2017-08-17 18:14

The Guptas to sue Bank of Baroda, Arsene Wenger on the chopping block if billionaire Aliko Dangote takes over Arsenal and see some amazing pictures of SA's winter wonderland.

MaNtuli looks ahead as Hawks confirm Zuma poison plot probe is done

2017-08-17 17:45

President Jacob Zuma’s wife, Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma, who remains a suspect in a case involving an alleged plot to poison her husband, just wants the matter to be finalised.

Maimane wants change, and he wants it now

2017-08-17 16:42

DA leader Mmusi Maimane urged South Africans to imagine a post-ANC South Africa, adding that the party is united behind "smallanyana" skeletons.

Mugabe’s alleged assault victim offered bribe - AfriForum

2017-08-17 15:53

Grace Mugabe’s alleged assault victim has been offered money to drop charges against the Zimbabwean first lady, minority rights organisation AfriForum alleges.

Grace Mugabe assault case a diplomatic crisis - experts

2017-08-17 15:23

The assault case against Zimbabawe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, needs to be handled with care because it could have disastrous implications for SA/Zimbabwe relations, experts say.

Cabinet mum on diplomatic immunity for Grace Mugabe

2017-08-17 14:05

Cabinet did not discuss if Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe is entitled to diplomatic immunity following her alleged assault of a woman in Johannesburg, says Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo.

'Red alert' for Grace Mugabe at SA borders - Fikile Mbalula

2017-08-17 13:23

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula says police have put out a "red alert" at South African borders for Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, in case she attempted to leave the country.

Enviroserv officials in the dock over 'big stink'

2017-08-17 12:39

Waste management company EnviroServ's CEO and four other officials are now personally facing criminal charges relating to allegations that their Hillcrest landfill site is causing a noxious "big stink" in the area, west of Durban.

Shaun Abrahams takes front stage after emerging from hibernation

2017-08-17 11:08

National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams, who has adopted an almost hermit-like existence of late, has finally emerged in public.

Blue light convoy crash causes chaos on M1

2017-08-17 09:31

A blue-light convoy has been involved in an accident on the M1 south, near Marlboro Drive in Johannesburg, causing traffic chaos.

Cops probe possible arson at century-old children's centre in Bloemfontein

2017-08-17 06:35

A forensics team is investigating possible foul play after a fire at a child and youth care centre in Bloemfontein caused almost R2m in damage, Free State police say.

#NEWS24 ICYMI: I'm not a racist, says Graeme Pollock, vivid accounts of Spain attacks and Jon Qwelane guilty of hate speech

2017-08-18 17:57

An international 'Steroid King' is killed in Cape Town, Shaun Abrahams gets tips on how to probe #Guptaleaks and find out what it really means to find work with a criminal record in SA.

SAHRC welcomes guilty verdict against Jon Qwelane

2017-08-18 17:19

The hate speech verdict against "gay is not okay" columnist Jon Qwelane will ensure that freedom of expression is not used as a veil for hate speech, the SA Human Rights Commission has said.

Janusz Walus parole decision must consider Hani's widow - SCA

2017-08-18 15:36

Justice Minister Michael Masutha must take a victim impact statement by Limpho Hani into consideration when deciding anew if her husband’s killer, Janusz Walus, should be released on parole, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled.

DA won't let go of Faith after Khoza's axing

2017-08-18 14:13

The DA's Mike Waters says the ANC's "disgraceful firing" of Makhosi Khoza will not mean that the Minister of Public Service and Administration, Faith Muthambi, will escape accountability.

Residents stage service delivery protest in Hout Bay

2017-08-18 13:41

A small group of residents blocked the road leading to the Hout Bay harbour in apparent dissatisfaction over service delivery, the City of Cape Town says.

Gardener in court for allegedly killing Pringle Bay employer

2017-08-18 12:26

A gardener accused of killing a Pringle Bay woman he worked for has made his first appearance in the Caledon Magistrate’s Court.

Khoza alienated her ANC colleagues - Mthembu

2017-08-18 11:30

ANC MP Makhosi Khoza insulted some of her colleagues to the point that they no longer wanted to work with her, party chief whip Jackson Mthembu has said.

Online rhino horn auction goes to court

2017-08-18 12:03

An application to clear the way for rhino owner John Hume to sell 264 rhino horns in an online auction will be heard in the High Court in Pretoria.

International 'Steroid King' shot dead in Cape Town home in possible hit

2017-08-18 10:50

A convicted steroid smuggler, at one stage on Interpol's wanted list and previously found guilty in Ireland for selling illicit steroids worldwide, has been shot dead in his Constantia home.

Hjiackings, #TaxiStrike: Top 10 motoring stories of the week

2017-08-18 13:57

It has been an eventful few days in the automotive world, as we bring to you the top 10 motoring stories.

Men in KFC assault due in court for bail application

2017-08-18 08:08

Three of the five men accused of assaulting a couple at a KFC in Pretoria are expected back in the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court for their bail application.

Luthuli House is blundering - Turok

2017-08-18 07:35

The ANC’s decision to discipline MPs who admitted to supporting the no-confidence motion in President Zuma is a desperate attempt to show it still has control, says former ANC MP Ben Turok.

Cape Town reveals sites of proposed new water desalination plants

2017-08-18 05:10

Cape Town's Granger Bay, Hout Bay and Dido Bay may soon be home to three proposed new desalination plants that the city intends commissioning to make extra drinking water for its residents and visitors.

Cold snap grips SA: How to drive in ice and snow

2017-08-18 07:52

Heavy snowfall blanketed parts of South Africa as a cold snap continues to grip the country. Here's are how to drive in ice and snow affected roads.

Gordhan: Why so much corruption in SA?

2017-08-18 07:11

It is time for SA to reflect on why there is so much corruption in the country and what to do about it, former finance minister Pravin Gordhan has told the BBC.

We just want leaders to be elected in a credible way - ANC KZN 'rebels'

2017-08-17 22:29

Members of the ANC who have taken the party to court over allegations of irregularities relating to its 2015 provincial elective conference say they just want to see their party produce leaders through credible processes.

ANC's factions breaking Parliament - opposition on Khoza's firing

2017-08-17 21:26

The removal of outspoken ANC MP Dr Makhosi Khoza as chairperson of the portfolio committee on public service and administration is an indication of how the ANC’s factional battles are hampering the work of Parliament, opposition parties say.

Let police from outside KZN investigate political killings, commission hears

2017-08-17 20:44

An intervention by police from outside of KwaZulu-Natal is needed to investigate politically related killings in the province, the Moerane Commission has heard.

Rift between Trollip and deputy mayor Bobani takes centre stage

2017-08-17 20:17

What was supposed to be a celebration of the Democratic Alliance led coalition’s first year in office, was overshadowed by the blatant rift between executive mayor Athol Trollip and deputy executive mayor, Mongameli Bobani.

Cape Town isues first tender to produce extra 500Ml of water

2017-08-17 20:12

The City of Cape Town has advertised its first tender for the desalination of water as part of a R2bn initiative to produce an extra 500 million litres (Ml) for the drought-stricken city.

Ex-soldier found guilty of girlfriend's murder

2017-08-17 19:37

A former soldier who reported his girlfriend missing after killing her and setting her body alight, has been found guilty of murder by the High Court in Johannesburg.

In-fighting escalates at crime intelligence

2017-08-17 18:24

In-fighting and accusations at the police crime intelligence unit have intensified following a fallout over a lack of security clearance of its acting head Major General Pat Mokushane.

Family wants justice, not money - Gerrie Nel about Mugabe case

2017-08-17 18:05

The family of Gabriella Engels who was allegedly assaulted by Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe is not interested in money, only justice, AfriForum's advocate Gerrie Nel has said.

AS IT HAPPENED: Judgment reserved in ANC 'rebels' challenge against KZN provincial leadership election

2017-08-17 12:00

Legal counsel for both sides have concluded their arguments in the matter brought by the ANC 'rebels' who want the results of the KZN ANC 2015 provincial elective conference declared null and void, and judgment has been reserved.

Still no sign of man allegedly killed by farmer in Majakaneng

2017-08-17 14:50

Police are still searching for a 24-year-old man who was allegedly shot and killed by a farmer for stealing oranges in Majakaneng, North West.

Journalists stage walk-out from Sassa briefing after waiting two hours for minister

2017-08-17 13:41

Disgruntled journalists have staged a walk-out after Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini was two hours late for a media briefing in Polokwane.

'Impossible' for Grace Mugabe to have a diplomatic passport - international law specialist

2017-08-17 12:25

It is impossible for Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe to invoke diplomatic immunity if a diplomatic passport was not gazetted in advance of her trip, an international law specialist has said.

D-Day for Bell Pottinger as hearing set to kick off

2017-08-17 13:09

DA spokesperson Phumzile van Damme will testify at the disciplinary hearing into Bell Pottinger in the UK on Friday, the political party has confirmed.

Gerrie Nel: AfriForum will take on state capture if NPA won't act

2017-08-17 10:33

Advocate Gerrie Nel says he and AfriForum's private prosecutions unit won't allow the controversial Gupta family and President Jacob Zuma to get off scott-free.

Angry ANC KZN chair hits out over EFF lawyer representing ANC members

2017-08-17 08:25

A visibly annoyed ANC KwaZulu-Natal chair Sihle Zikalala has hit out at some of his party comrades following the first day of a case to have the provincial conference where he was elected in 2015 nullified.

Court case challenging ANC KZN policy conference outcome set to continue

2017-08-17 05:07

A court case pushing for the scrapping of the KwaZulu-Natal’s ANC's 8th provincial elective conference in November 2015 is expected to continue in Pietermaritzburg High Court.

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