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AS IT HAPPENED: Forensics brought into question in #VanBreda trial

2017-10-18 09:52

Witness for the defence Dr Antonel Olckers faced tough cross-examination in the stand over forensic data in the ongoing trial of Henri van Breda in the Western Cape High Court.

'Most wanted' alleged fraudster arrested in Cape Town hideout

2017-10-18 22:23

A suspected fraudster who has apparently evaded arrest for years has been tracked down and arrested in Milnerton by a team including a private investigator from Johannesburg.

Rescue underway for Carltonville miner trapped for four days

2017-10-18 21:26

Rescue operations are currently underway at the AngloGold Ashanti Maponeng mine in Carltonville, in the western part of Gauteng, for a miner who has been trapped.

IPID investigating alleged assault during Vanderbijlpark police raid

2017-10-18 21:17

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate has confirmed that it is investigating allegations of assault against police who were involved in an altercation with foreign nationals in Vanderbijlpark.

Rohde murder trial: Expert under fire over 'battered woman syndrome' comment

2017-10-18 20:18

The government pathologist who suggested that Susan Rohde may have been a victim of 'battered woman syndrome' has come in for a severe tongue lashing in the Western Cape High Court.

Life Esidimeni MD: 'Doctors failed to speak out'

2017-10-18 19:19

Relatives of Life Esidimeni patients have sobbed as they heard how the former managing director begged the Gauteng health department for information about where the patients were going.

 
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Charges dropped in Chief Justice office break-in

2017-10-18 19:49

Charges against a man, believed to be the mastermind behind a break-in at the Office of the Chief Justice, have been dropped after authorities declined to prosecute.

Sexual assault is too much for my 7-year-old, weeps Soweto mom

2017-10-18 19:32

The mother of a Grade 2 pupil who is among the 87 girls who were allegedly sexually assaulted by a school guard has been left shattered by the pain and trauma her little girl has suffered.

Bongani Bongo sworn in as state security minister

2017-10-18 19:04

Freshly sworn in Minister of State Security Bongani Bongo wants to assure South Africans that he will provide the leadership required by legislation.

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#News24 ICYMI: Mandela memoir hits the shelves; Remembering Lucky Dube And Sisulu takes on Mantashe, Mthembu

2017-10-18 18:00

Dumped 3-day-old baby rescued, Springbok legend Juan Smith retires, massive data leak engulfs SA and another attempted hit on suspected gang leader Jerome 'Donkie' Booysen.

Magaqa knew his name was on hit list, Moerane Commission told

2017-10-18 18:35

Slain former ANC Youth League secretary general Sindiso Magaqa knew he was on a hit list of Umzimkhulu Municipality officials, the Moerane Commission has been told.

Cape Town taxi driver crashes car while chasing clients who mugged him

2017-10-18 17:05

A Cape Town meter taxi driver has crashed his car after chasing two clients who mugged him of his belongings in Goodwood, police say.

Outsider jolts leader race as ANC risks split

2017-10-18 16:00

The ANC has held power in South Africa since Nelson Mandela won the first post-apartheid elections in 1994, but the battle to be its new leader threatens to split the party apart.

SABC board chair steps down from Zuma's wife's foundation

2017-10-18 15:47

New SABC board chairperson Bongumusa Makhathini has stepped down from his role as chairperson of the Bongi Ngema-Zuma Foundation.

Massive data leak could be from a credit bureau

2017-10-18 14:50

Sensitive private information of 30 million South Africans, contained in a massive data breach, appears to have been hacked from a credit bureau.

Dumped 3-day-old baby found covered in soil... but alive

2017-10-18 13:46

A three-day-old baby boy has been found alive in KwaDwesi after he was dumped and left covered in soil, Eastern Cape police say.

Applications for the Chivas Venture 2018 are now open in South Africa!

Calling on all South Africans who have a life-changing business idea to enter the fourth year Chivas Venture 2018 - a global search for the next generation of business trailblazers that want to change the world for the better - for a chance to win their share of $1 million.

Dare not Linger: Mandela's 'new' memoir offers unique insights

2017-10-18 14:27

If there was ever an anticipated book to hit the shelves, it is former president Nelson Mandela’s second memoir, Dare not Linger. Mandla Langa, who completed the book after Madiba's death, speaks to Alet Janse van Rensburg about it.

'We have no progress update' - Sassa, social development dept ditch Parliament

2017-10-18 11:17

The portfolio committee on social development waited patiently for a progress update on Sassa's obligations to the Constitutional Court, but they have been stood up by both the agency and the department.

Children with disabilities battle to find schools

2017-10-18 08:01

According to government figures there are more than 2 000 children with disabilities waiting for schools in the Eastern Cape.

Constitution 'glue that holds us together'

2017-10-18 10:03

After the euphoria of the birth of our new democracy had died down, the Constitution became the glue that holds the core of South Africa together, says Zelda la Grange.

After effects of Durban storm stink up tourism at port

2017-10-18 11:30

According to the Durban Point Yacht Club, the sewerage spillage in the Durban Port will negatively affect tourism in the harbour.

WATCH: Another escaped lion returned safely to Kruger

2017-10-18 10:20

A lioness spotted on the N4 near Marloth Park in Mpumalanga was spotted by a tour guide and safely returned to Kruger National Park.

New requirements to visit Robben Island ahead of tourist season

2017-10-18 10:36

New requirements have been implemented for those who wish to visit during the upcoming high season.

Nuclear: 'Mahlobo may be the bulldozer Zuma needs'

2017-10-18 07:59

The most crucial Cabinet move is David Mahlobo’s appointment to the energy ministry, according to Anne Fruhauf, vice president at New York-based risk adviser Teneo Intelligence.

Concerns about Zuma connections of SABC board chair, deputy

2017-10-17 22:25

Concerns have been raised about the political affiliation of President Jacob Zuma's choices for chairperson and deputy chairperson of the SABC board.

ANC councillor sacked for allegedly illegally selling land

2017-10-17 22:04

The integrity committee of the ANC's greater Johannesburg region has removed Ward 92 councillor Leepile Motsumi for allegedly selling land illegally, the party has announced.

Umzimkhulu SACP leader released without charges over firearm

2017-10-17 20:56

Illegal firearm charges against the South African Communist Party's Umzimkhulu secretary have been withdrawn without him having to appear in court.

Court hears of challenges in Lamoer investigation

2017-10-17 20:16

A senior police commander, who investigated former Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer and his co-accused, has told the High Court of the challenges he faced probing his colleagues.

Life Esidimeni - We did our level best - NGO

2017-10-17 19:43

The owner of Precious Angels, Ethel Ncube, says despite her “level best” to look after the Life Esidimeni patients who were transferred to her centre, 23 of them died.

Kwaito star Brickz's leave to appeal sentencing in rape case dismissed

2017-10-17 19:39

A magistrate has ruled that a higher court will not come to a different finding in the case of kwaito star Sipho 'Brickz' Ndlovu, dismissing his application for leave to appeal.

11% of government departments may not be able to operate in future - AG

2017-10-17 17:47

Auditor General Kimi Makwetu has revealed in Parliament that 11% of government departments face 'material uncertainty' about their ability to continue operating in future.

Zuma's reshuffle threatens alliance and govt stability - Mantashe

2017-10-17 16:22

President Jacob Zuma second reshuffle of his Cabinet without consulting the ANC's top six is likely to deepen fractured relations within the party leadership and further threaten the relationship with tripartite alliance partners.

Dodgy gun takes centre stage in Lamoer trial

2017-10-17 15:29

An unlicensed gun that was discovered in a raid on a Cape Town woman's house, and allegedly sold on with help from a top police officer, has been the focus in the trial-within-a-trial of former police commissioner Arno Lamoer.

KZN family massacre accused appears in court

2017-10-17 15:10

A 24-year-old KwaZulu-Natal man has appeared in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court on charges relating to the massacre of a family of five in Marianhill.

Nzimande's removal regrettable – Higher Education Transformation Network

2017-10-17 14:31

While the removal of Blade Nzimande as the Higher Education and Training Minister is regrettable, it was not unexpected, says the Higher Education Transformation Network, following President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet reshuffle.

INFOGRAPHIC: Zuma's reshuffled Cabinet

2017-10-17 14:31

Keep track of who's in and who's out of President Jacob Zuma's new-look Cabinet in the aftermath of his most recent unexpected reshuffle.

Who is new State Security Minister Bongani Bongo?

2017-10-17 12:50

President Jacob Zuma has appointed a little known MP from Mpumalanga to be the political head of the country’s State Security Agency. Who is Advocate Bongani Bongo?

Code of Conduct for SA auto industry - your rights as a car owner

2017-10-17 13:24

The Competition Commission has gazetted a draft code of conduct for the South African automotive industry. Have your say!

Not enough to prove another person in Van Breda home - State

2017-10-18 18:46

There is not enough evidence to prove that foreign peaks found in DNA samples from the Van Breda family murder scene could point to another person being in the luxury home at the time of the axings, the State has argued.

'We are afraid of the recent developments' - KZN SACP

2017-10-18 17:28

Responding to rumours that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa could be the next to be recalled, SACP in KwaZulu-Natal said the possibility could not be ruled out.

Police investigation of KFC assault accused still ongoing

2017-10-18 17:04

Police are still busy with their investigation of the five men accused of assaulting a couple at a KFC drive-through in Montana, the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court has heard.

Sisulu: 'I didn't question Mantashe's struggle credentials'

2017-10-18 16:36

ANC presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu has responded to comments of party leaders Gwede Mantashe and Jackson Mthembu following a spat that played itself out in the media.

State reopens 'Springs house of horrors' case

2017-10-18 15:53

The North Gauteng High Court is to hear a psychologist's testimony on Stockholm Syndrome - believed to be a condition one of the accused suffered from.

Life Esidimeni: Some patients were walking around naked

2017-10-18 15:25

The first relative to testify at the Life Esidimeni hearings says her father’s last wish before he died was that someone look after her mentally ill brother.

Soweto school guard accused of sexual assault hears girls are traumatised

2017-10-18 14:35

A security guard who allegedly sexually assaulted at least 87 school girls at a Soweto primary school has heard that the case is set to move slowly as some of the victims were really traumatised.

Dlamini, Sassa face possible summons after no-show in Parliament

2017-10-18 13:40

The Portfolio Committee on Social Development will take legal advice on the possibility of summonsing Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, her department and Sassa, following another no-show in Parliament.

Western Cape ANCYL welcomes axing of 'distracted' Nzimande

2017-10-18 12:32

The ANC Youth League in the Western Cape has welcomed President Jacob Zuma's axing of SACP secretary general Blade Nzimande in his latest Cabinet reshuffle.

Two life terms plus 35 years in prison for Solik couple’s killer

2017-10-18 13:45

There was seemingly a “great measure of rage and venom” in the way the killers of Nottingham Road couple Christine and Roger Solik conducted themselves, a judge has found.

Cape Town airport hit on alleged gang boss could be revenge for Stellenbosch club killing

2017-10-18 10:51

Revenge attacks and an intricate gang battle over turf apparently led up to the shooting of suspected gangster boss Jerome "Donkie" Booysen at the Cape Town International Airport, as well as the double murder at a Stellenbosch nightclub last week.

Ramaphosa in Lesotho for post-elections national dialogue

2017-10-18 12:07

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as SADC facilitator to Lesotho, is expected in Maseru on Wednesday, to attend the country's landmark post-elections national dialogue.

PICS: Taxi, car crash leads to roof collapse in Cape Town

2017-10-18 09:17

A main road was temporarily closed in Cape Town after a car was involved in an accident with a minibus taxi and crashed into a building, causing a roof to collapse.

Zwane to Parliament: Am I being investigated?

2017-10-18 10:08

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has told MPs that he looks forward to answer questions on state capture to clear his name once and for all.

Cabinet reshuffle: Zuma 1 Critics 0

2017-10-17 22:50

In the United States of America, talk is that when a US president’s popularity ratings start to wane, they would find a new war somewhere in a third world country they can win to distract attention from themselves and get the country to unite behind

Millions of South Africans' personal information may have been leaked online

2017-10-17 19:31

Personal information of more than 30 million South Africans from what appears to be a government agency has apparently been leaked online in a major data breach.

Soweto school guard accused of sexual assault to appear in court

2017-10-18 05:34

A security guard accused of sexually assaulting up to 87 girls at a Soweto primary school where he worked is expected to appear in the Protea North Magistrate's Court.

REACTION: #CabinetReshuffle a ploy to take revenge on SACP

2017-10-17 12:30

President Jacob Zuma latest Cabinet reshuffle is drawing widespread criticism. Get all the news, insight and analysis here.

Nzimande's removal 'long overdue' - Limpopo ANCYL

2017-10-17 22:17

The ANC Youth League in Limpopo has welcomed the removal of former minister of higher education Blade Nzimande from Cabinet.  

Zuma's Cabinet reshuffle confuses court

2017-10-17 22:23

The latest Cabinet reshuffle has momentarily delayed and confused the court as former home affairs director-general Mkuseli Apleni, who is challenging his suspension, now has a new boss.

Bail granted to Pretoria KFC assault accused

2017-10-17 20:34

Three of the men accused of assaulting a couple at a KFC drive-through in Pretoria have been granted bail after successfully appealing a ruling by a magistrate’s court.

Zuma seems to position Mahlobo to 'push through' nuclear deal - Steve Friedman

2017-10-17 19:54

President Jacob Zuma's appointment of David Mahlobo to the energy portfolio can be seen to be linked to the contentious nuclear deal with Russia, explains political analyst Steve Friedman.

Mantashe disses 'royal' Sisulu as irrational

2017-10-17 19:05

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has hit back at presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu, dismissing her 'royal tendencies', after she questioned his struggle credentials.

Call for Zuma to urgently release Fees Commission report

2017-10-17 18:35

The Higher Education Transformation Network has urged President Jacob Zuma to release the final report of the Fees Commission.

I’m not here to attack the State - Van Breda expert

2017-10-17 17:34

Henri van Breda's DNA expert has undergone lengthy questioning over her refusal to sign a required confidentiality agreement when she accepted police forensic laboratory documents.

DA calls for commission of inquiry into school sexual abuse in Gauteng

2017-10-17 15:53

The DA in Gauteng has written to the government demanding that a commission of inquiry be established into the increase in sexual abuse at schools in the province.

EXCLUSIVE: I have the experience, claims new state security minister

2017-10-17 13:49

New State Security Minister Bongani Bongo says he is certain that he has the experience to run the State Security Agency, despite his professional background primarily as a lawyer.

Tripartite alliance now 'on brink of disintegration' - SACP on reshuffle

2017-10-17 13:42

The SA Communist Party has lashed out at President Jacob Zuma's latest Cabinet reshuffle, calling it an attack on the tripartite alliance.

Reshuffle more for energy deal than good governance – Maimane

2017-10-17 13:21

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has called the latest reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma an attempt to reinforce a nuclear deal with Russia.

Winnie Rust murder trial delayed, accused changes lawyer for the fourth time

2017-10-17 13:22

The Winnie Rust murder trial has been delayed for a week because one of the accused has changed his legal representation for a fourth time.

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