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All you need to know: Van Breda profiles

2017-03-26 08:00

He was painted as a suspect from the start, but it took police almost a year-and-a-half to arrest Henri van Breda and charge him with the murder of his parents and brother.

S'bu Ndebele's charges to be dropped

2017-03-26 06:00

The corruption case against S’bu Ndebele ­appears set to be dropped after he ­complained to President Jacob Zuma about political interference in his prosecution.

Zuma comes out guns blazing

2017-03-26 06:00

Quelling dissenters, the president stands firm on calls for land expropriation without compensation – and on Andile Lungisa.

Maimane gets tough on Zille

2017-03-26 06:00

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has said he considered comments made, to the effect that he was scared to act against former party leader Helen Zille, as racist.

DA councillor ‘roughed up’ over ANC docs

2017-03-26 06:00

A DA councillor was allegedly assaulted and her foot was injured when she questioned why municipal resources were being used to print ANC documents.

Zuma’s judicial musical chairs

2017-03-26 06:00

Is the president trying to get rid of members of the Judicial Service Commission who appeared in cases that didn’t go his way? That seems to be the case, and his replacements don’t all cut the mustard.

Parmalat hides bacteria infections

2017-03-26 06:00

Dairy giant Parmalat had repeated and serious infections with the dangerous bacteria types Salmonella and Listeria, but hid this information from their biggest supermarket clients and later made a single employee the scapegoat instead.


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Legal action will traumatise my child

2017-03-26 06:00

Nico Viljoen should thank his lucky stars after the woman he allegedly verbally assaulted at Spur at The Glen Shopping Centre last Sunday rejected offers from law firms to take legal action against him on her behalf.

EFF’s former treasurer refuses to be bullied

2017-03-26 06:00

Former Economic Freedom Fighters treasurer-general Magdalene Moonsamy says that she will not be dictated to on who she may or may not associate with.

Ipid probes ejection of EFF from Parliament

2017-03-26 06:00

Police watchdog the Independent Police Investigative Directorate has requested Parliament to furnish it with footage of the removal of Economic Freedom Fighters MPs from sittings in the legislature.

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Beaten schoolboy ‘died of cancer’

2017-03-26 06:00

An Mpumalanga school principal, who is facing disciplinary action for beating a pupil who died this weekend, may escape a murder charge.

Fake Mantashe letter used in campaign

2017-03-26 06:00

An ANC leader in the Northern Cape has been linked to an election disinformation campaign that used the name of the governing party’s secretary-general, Gwede Mantashe.

Newsmaker: A lone voice in Eldos

2017-03-26 06:00

One woman has taken it upon herself to help fight the drug scourge in her community.

How can we solve fees crisis?

2017-03-26 06:01

The chair of the Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training, Judge Jonathan Heher, faces a mammoth task as he needs to consolidate information into a report for President Jacob Zuma within the next two months.

'This place saved me'

2017-03-26 06:01

High on drugs, he committed his first murder at the age of 14 to prove his bravery in an initiation ritual to become a member of the Ugly Americans gang.

Strong winds postpone Cape Town Fashion Week

2017-03-25 19:00

The Mercedes Benz Cape Town Fashion Week has been postponed after strong winds disrupted it for a third day.

Manhunt for gang who stole Maserati after kidnapping drivers

2017-03-25 17:00

Gauteng police are looking for five armed men who kidnapped two car dealership employees and stole a Maserati in Bryanston.

Gauteng MEC receives report on Charlotte Maxeke roof collapse

2017-03-25 14:21

Gauteng Infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo says he has received a report into the roof collapse at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital and will reveal the finding by the end of the month.

Some taps may run dry in Tshwane - warning

2017-03-25 11:17

Tswhane residents should expect water disruptions this weekend due to the theft of a key component of one of its bulk water pipeline valves, the city has warned.

Teen found hanged near Cape Town rail line

2017-03-25 11:58

Police have discovered the body of a 13-year-old boy hanged along a railway line near the Netreg Train Station in Kalksteenfontein, Cape Town. It is not clear if he committed suicide.

Durban firefighters still battling warehouse blaze

2017-03-25 09:38

Firefighters have been working through the night to try to contain a fire at a Transnet warehouse in Rossburgh, Durban paramedics say.

Street lights don’t work in Mdantsane

2017-03-25 10:20

Most of the new street lights recently installed in Mdantsane, Eastern Cape, do not work.

2 arrested after couple attacked, woman gang-raped - police

2017-03-24 20:54

Two people have been arrested after a couple were robbed and the woman gang-raped after they were hijacked on the R511 near Atteridgeville, Pretoria police have said.

'We are not trying to hide evidence' - Spur on play pen footage

2017-03-24 20:13

Spur has denied claims that it tried to conceal evidence about the angry exchange between two parents at its Texamo outlet in Oakdene, Johannesburg.

Philippi pupils reject shipping container classrooms

2017-03-24 19:22

Philippi High School pupils have protested outside the Western Cape legislature for proper classrooms, instead of the shipping containers they currently use.

Patients stranded in Limpopo as workers vow to continue strike

2017-03-24 18:12

The Limpopo department of health says it will be approaching the Labour Court for an order to have its striking officials report for duty.

Traffic officials, driving school boss arrested for licence fraud

2017-03-24 16:43

The Hawks say they have arrested nine North West traffic officials, along with the owner of a driving school and his employee, for licence fraud.

Divide between 'old guard' and 'new guard' cops detailed in court

2017-03-24 16:03

Friction between the so-called "old guard" and "new guard" of the police - which apparently still exists - is a focal point in a mammoth case playing out in the Western Cape High Court.

Judge delays decision on Van Breda trial livestream

2017-03-24 15:28

Judgment in an application by Media24 to livestream Henri van Breda's murder trial will be handed down shortly before his the case starts in the Cape Town High Court.

Stolen car returned 21 years later

2017-03-24 13:25

A woman whose car was stolen in Johannesburg 21 years ago could hardly believe her ears when police told her it had been found in KwaZulu-Natal.

NPA concerned about 'Hollywoodising' Van Breda trial

2017-03-24 13:10

The Western Cape High Court is grappling with the effect that social media could have in the Henri van Breda trial as Media24 applies for permission to livestream it.

Man dies in Soweto taxi shooting

2017-03-24 12:40

A man has been shot dead while another has been critically wounded in a shootout at the Makhetha Shopping Centre in Soweto.

Charges against OR Tambo airport heist suspect withdrawn

2017-03-24 12:40

The State has provisionally withdrawn charges against two men allegedly involved in the multi-million-rand OR Tambo International Airport heist, but then re-enrolled charges against one of them.

Farmworker who poisoned milk 'could have killed 2 000 people'

2017-03-24 12:01

The herbicide which a Western Cape farmworker allegedly poured into a milk tank on his employer's farm could have killed up to 2 000 people, an expert has said.

PICS: Durban building on fire

2017-03-24 11:04

One worker has been injured in a warehouse fire in Durban, paramedics say. Firefighters are on the scene trying to extinguish the blaze.

Reason for AARTO? More than 6-million traffic infringements in Tshwane, Joburg

2017-03-24 11:23

'South Africa has been singled out as one of the countries with the highest number of road crashes and fatalities in the world,' says Transport Minister Dipuo Peters.

DA caucus about Zille tweets 'tense and emotional'

2017-03-24 08:06

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille’s tweets on colonialism were in the spotlight for more than four hours during a “tense and emotional” DA caucus meeting, sources say.

Mark Scott-Crossley back in court

2017-03-24 07:44

Mark Scott-Crossley is expected back in the Lenyenye Magistrate’s Court in connection with an alleged racist attack.

Legality of Muslim marriage a religious, human rights issue - divorcee

2017-03-24 06:42

Nasrin Hoosain* has joined a class action case calling for Muslim marriages to be declared legally valid, to ensure women like her will not be left destitute if the union dissolves.

Van Breda axe murder house sold

2017-03-24 06:10

The luxury Stellenbosch home in which the Van Breda couple and their son were murdered with an axe two years ago has been sold for R5.8m.

Reclaim the City vows to fight Tafelberg sale

2017-03-23 22:59

Reclaim the City intends fighting the Western Cape government’s decision to sell the Tafelberg property, in defiance of calls to develop it into low-income housing.

Protect Cape Flats aquifer, says campaigner

2017-03-23 22:59

The Cape Flats has a secret weapon against drought - an aquifer in Philippi that has been watering the city's vegetables for more than 200 years.

Alleged Uber attackers head to High Court for trial

2017-03-23 21:54

Four men who allegedly attacked, robbed, and raped several Uber commuters will go on trial in the High Court in Johannesburg.

ANC set to do battle with print, social media

2017-03-26 06:00

The ANC sees itself under attack not only from what it regards as a hostile print media, but also from social media, and its communications policy discussion document calls for its members to flood the space with the party’s own agenda and narrative.

KZN not united on party’s presidential candidate

2017-03-26 06:00

This week’s pronouncement by the ANC’s eThekwini region that it was backing a female candidate for the party presidency may further fracture the province, rather than uniting it behind that candidate at the party’s national elective conference in December.

Xolobeni incensed over toll road meeting snub

2017-03-26 06:00

The Xolobeni community has described Sanral chief executive officer Skhumbuzo Macozoma’s failure to honour an invitation to meet as insensitive and rude.

Geeks unite

2017-03-26 06:01

The Africa Teen Geeks programme, which offers free coding classes, has instilled a passion for computer science in scores of children.

Zuma criticises corporal punishment at teacher awards

2017-03-25 21:00

President Jacob Zuma condemned corporal punishment, saying action would be taken against those who broke the law at the 17th annual National Teachers Awards at Gallagher Estate, Midrand.

SABC 8 welcomes ConCourt decision to dismiss application

2017-03-25 19:00

The so-called SABC 8 has welcomed a Constitutional Court decision to dismiss their application.

'Fire contained, but stay indoors' – eThekwini municipality warns residents

2017-03-25 15:30

Although a fire which broke out at a Transnet warehouse in Rossburgh, Durban has been contained, residents have been urged to stay indoors and avoid any direct contact with the smoke outside.

‘Do your bit, switch off your lights for Earth Hour,' Eskom urges South Africans

2017-03-25 13:30

Eskom is urging South Africans to join the global community in raising awareness about climate change by switching their lights off during Earth Hour.

ANC defers divisive land debate to a special NEC

2017-03-25 09:38

The ANC will hold a special National Executive Committee meeting to discuss the divisive land issue, also expected to be used as a rallying call ahead of its December elective conference.

Baboon hands found dangling from Cape Town home's wall

2017-03-25 06:52

Baboon limbs have been found hanging from the wall of a home in Belville, Cape Town, allegedly to protect it from intruders, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA says.

Residents near Transnet fire urged to evacuate

2017-03-24 20:54

Residents and businesses near the burning Transnet warehouse in Rossburgh, Durban, have been urged to evacuate.

Anglican Archbishop calls for water activism

2017-03-24 20:13

People must become activists for the protection of water sources to prevent a future with no clean water, Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has said.

Alleged mastermind behind Chief Justice burglary arrested

2017-03-24 20:00

After waiting for more than two hours at the Boschkop police station, the alleged mastermind behind the Office of the Chief Justice burglary has been arrested.

Carl Schoombie's brother relieved justice has been served

2017-03-24 19:00

Carl Schoombie's brother has expressed relief that Brent Henry and Juane Jacobs have been found guilty of his murder by the Western Cape High Court.

Burning Transnet warehouse contained wax, plastic

2017-03-24 17:43

The Transnet warehouse in Rossburgh that is engulfed in flames contained large amounts of wax and plastic, the Ethekwini municipality says.

Autistic teen rape puts KZN special needs school back in spotlight

2017-03-24 17:04

A bus driver has been arrested for allegedly raping a 13-year-old autistic girl from a special needs school in KwaZulu-Natal.

Alleged mastermind behind Chief Justice burglary speaks

2017-03-24 16:18

Nkosinathi Msimango, the alleged "mastermind" behind the Office of the Chief Justice burglary, said he had been waiting in the reception area at the Boschkop police station for two hours, in the hope of speaking to a constable in connection with the case.

3 arrested in connection with Joburg taxi rapes - MEC

2017-03-24 15:58

Three men have been arrested in connection with a spate of rapes by an alleged gang travelling in a Quantum minibus around Johannesburg, says Gauteng's community safety MEC.

DA's federal executive must decide on Zille hearing - Breytenbach

2017-03-24 15:22

DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach says her investigation into whether Helen Zille should be charged over her latest tweet saga is done, but the final decision lies with the party's federal executive council.

EXCLUSIVE: Fake numbers, addresses for Mogoeng break-in suspects

2017-03-24 13:10

A News24 investigation into the identities of the three men arrested for the break-in at the office of the Chief Justice has revealed fake employment histories, a string of non-existent telephone numbers and residential addresses that don't quite add up.

Support for Lungisa grows ahead of NEC meeting

2017-03-24 13:08

The ANC needs newly-elected Nelson Mandela Bay regional chairperson Andile Lungisa to win the city back, say his supporters.

Magician on trial for Cape Town woman's murder may cut deal

2017-03-24 12:40

A man accused of killing a Cape Town woman on her 21st birthday might cut a deal with the State, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Police hot on the heels of Johannesburg taxi gang

2017-03-24 12:29

The Gauteng government says police are close to making a breakthrough in their investigation of the gang rapes and robberies of several women in minibus taxis in Johannesburg.

Cold war: I will go sell ice-cream if Mantashe stops damaging ANC - Fransman

2017-03-24 12:01

The war of words between suspended Western Cape ANC chairperson Marius Fransman and party secretary general Gwede Mantashe has taken yet another turn.

Scott-Crossley trial date set

2017-03-24 12:01

The attempted murder case against Limpopo farmer Mark Scott-Crossley has been transferred to the regional court for trial.

Suspect arrested for KZN cop's fatal shooting, robbery

2017-03-24 10:19

A 29-year-old suspect has been arrested for allegedly killing a police officer and robbing him of his service pistol in Folweni, south of Durban last month, according to the Hawks.

Zuma considers designating 3 new JSC members

2017-03-24 09:17

President Jacob Zuma is considering designating three new members of the Judicial Service Commission, says the Presidency.

Eastern Cape school children sent home to use toilets

2017-03-24 09:04

Teachers at Colchester Primary School in the Eastern Cape are sending their pupils home to use the toilets as the school’s own facilities have been repeatedly stripped.

TB patients dying without dignity as drug resistance soars

2017-03-24 10:26

As people around the globe are commemorating World TB day today, South Africans in particular should be concerned, as drug resistant TB is growing in sub-Saharan Africa.

Alleged OR Tambo Airport heist suspects back in court

2017-03-24 05:20

Two men allegedly involved in the multi-million-rand OR Tambo International Airport heist are expected back in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court.

Taxi alliance concerned owners could be punished for bad drivers

2017-03-23 22:59

The National Taxi Alliance is concerned that a new amendment bill currently before Parliament could penalise taxi owners for the behaviour of individual drivers.


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