'That will teach you not to f*** with us' - witness recalls words of Carl Schoombie's killer

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A Rondebosch resident has described how she woke to the screams of two women and saw a person delivering blows to Carl Schoombie's body outside her complex building in 2015.

Libyan 'hell' driving new migrant surge

2017-02-27 17:28

Nightmarish conditions in Libya are helping to drive a surge in the numbers of migrants attempting to reach Italy in the depths of winter, humanitarian officials and asylum seekers say.

Edenvale school withdraws immigration letter

2017-02-27 17:23

During a week of renewed xenophobic sentiment in Gauteng, a letter from Eastleigh Primary School telling parents to ensure their immigration documents are in order has caused controversy.

Drone being used in bid to rescue boy in Boksburg mineshaft

2017-02-27 16:59

Efforts are underway to rescue a 5-year-old boy trapped inside a disused mine shaft in the Jerusalem informal settlement, Boksburg.

WATCH: 'Mother' of South Sudan calls for President Kiir to stand down

2017-02-27 16:38

South Sudanese politician Rebecca Garang and widow of SPLM founder John Garang has called on President Salva Kiir to resign, saying he has failed to lead the people of the east African country.

One person arrested after Jeppestown violence

2017-02-27 16:29

Police have arrested one person following looting, malicious damage to property and public violence in Jeppestown on Sunday.

UN suspends Gaza staffer amid allegations of Hamas ties

2017-02-27 16:21

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees has suspended a Palestinian employee following Israel allegations that he was elected to a leadership position with the Islamist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

DA's Western Cape caucus chair resigns from legislature

2017-02-27 16:01

The Democratic Alliance's caucus chairperson in the Western Cape has resigned from his post in the province's legislature.

Murdered Matie graduate’s brain injury normally only seen in car accidents

2017-02-27 16:01

A man who died after being dragged from an Uber taxi and attacked, had brain injuries usually only seen in people killed in car accidents, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

'We are packed like sardines' - Gugulethu pupils, teachers

2017-02-27 15:33

Teachers, parents and schoolchildren from Mseki Primary in Gugulethu, Cape Town, say classrooms are overcrowded and that some teachers have not been paid this year.

 

Western Cape dams now only 31% full - MEC

2017-02-27 17:40

Dams in the Western Cape are now only 31% full, says MEC Anton Bredell.

Algeria president 'doing well' after health scare: party chief

2017-02-27 17:28

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is "doing well" despite a health scare last week which forced him to postpone a meeting with the German Chancellor, the general secretary of his party said.

German hostage beheaded by Philippine Islamists

2017-02-27 17:18

Islamic militants in the Philippines have beheaded the German hostage they were holding for ransom.

Drought, hunger push Somalis to flee amid fears of famine

2017-02-27 16:38

Thousands of desperate people are streaming into Somalia's capital seeking food as a result of a prolonged drought, overwhelming local and international aid agencies.

Uber, Airbnb set scene at CT e-commerce conference

2017-02-27 16:32

If you are not thinking of disrupting your business, someone else is and this disruption never ends, delegates are told at an e-commerce conference.

Give us a chance - Maimane on Mangaung campaign trail

2017-02-27 16:29

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has called on residents of a Mangaung ward not to wait until 2019 if they want change and to vote for his party in a by-election on Wednesday.

Kings name squad for Sunwolves showdown

2017-02-27 16:04

Southern Kings coach Deon Davids has named a 25-man squad that will travel to Singapore to tackle the Sunwolves.

Police condemn Limpopo mob justice

2017-02-27 16:01

Authorities have condemned the murder of two men who were burnt and stoned to death by a mob in Mecklenburg, Limpopo.

Attacking immigrants not patriotic or revolutionary – Mbeki

2017-02-27 15:33

Former president and newly elected chancellor of the University of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, has expressed concern over violent attacks targeting African migrants in the country.

US diplomat 'reluctantly comments' on Mugabe's Trump remarks

2017-02-27 15:31

United States ambassador to Zimbabwe Harry Thomas Jnr last week reluctantly commented on President Robert Mugabe's recent comments on President Donald Trump's nationalistic views, a report says.

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