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SA's first 'open mosque' open to all

2014-09-19 21:58

South Africa's "first open mosque" held its inaugural prayer session amid criticism of its representation as a Muslim institution.

WP mindful of Griquas threat

2014-09-19 13:59

Western Province coach Allister Coetzee says they are wary of Griquas' ability to beat "any side on any day".

Supergirls challenge men at Killarney

2014-09-19 10:13

Andrea Bate and Tasmin Pepper will be giving male competitors a tough challenge during the VW Cup to be held at the Killarney race track on September 27.

WP kickers thrive under Vlok

2014-09-19 07:48

New WP kicking coach Vlok Cilliers is happy with the improvements the team's kickers have displayed in this year's Currie Cup.

State concludes case in cop's graft trial

2014-09-18 21:54

The State has concluded its case against a Cape Town police constable charged with corruption and drug trafficking.

City was right to evict pensioner - ConCourt

2014-09-18 20:48

The City of Cape Town is right in evicting a pensioner from her home because of illegal activity on her property, the Constitutional Court has ruled.

Special 'township' paper for Cape

2014-09-18 16:55

A newspaper for Western Cape townships will be launched at the end of September, it has been announced.

Ex-accountant admits guilt 'to a certain degree'

2014-09-18 08:20

An accountant accused of embezzling almost R10m from the Raya Hotel Group, has admitted guilt "to a certain degree" in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court

Sanlam CT Marathon brings economic boost

2014-09-17 20:42

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon could bring great economic benefits to the Mother City by attracting athletes from around the globe and boost city tourism.

Mixed reaction to Parly's #knowyourspeaker campaign

2014-09-17 18:13

Parliament has started a "know your speaker" campaign on Twitter, following the opposition parties' defeat in a vote of no confidence in Speaker Baleka Mbete.

Official languages case dismissed

2014-09-17 16:55

A legal bid to have legislation published in all official languages has been dismissed by the Equality Court in Cape Town.

Mbete ready to be president

2014-09-17 14:36

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete, who survived a vote of no confidence, says she is ready to be South Africa's next president.

11 rescued after rubber duck floats out to sea

2014-09-17 10:04

Eleven men were rescued after their rubber duck inflatable boat was swept out to sea at Gansbaai, near Hermanus, the NSRI says.

MPs reduced to name-calling, finger-pointing

2014-09-16 21:39

The debate over the motion against Speaker Baleka Mbete has been filled insults as MPs took personal jabs at each other during the sitting of Parliament.

Charges laid after schools closed

2014-09-16 19:33

Criminal charges have been laid against protesters in Grabouw following the closure of five schools in the area because of protests.

Opposition MPs stage walkout

2014-09-16 18:59

Members of opposition parties have staged a walkout in the National Assembly in defiance of a ruling that the ANC be allowed to amend a motion of no confidence in Speaker Baleka Mbete.

Louw blow for Springboks

2014-09-16 17:30

Springbok flank Francois Louw has been ruled out of the remainder of the Rugby Championship with a pinched nerve in his neck.

Power, privileges committee on EFF postponed

2014-09-16 16:08

Parliament has postponed the first meeting of its investigation into the protest the EFF staged to demand that President Jacob Zuma repay state funds spent on his Nkandla home.

Motion against Mbete rejected - As it happened

2014-09-16 15:06

Get the latest highlights from Parliament as the debate on a no-confidence motion for Speaker Baleka Mbete goes ahead.

Mbete no-confidence debate draws crowds

2014-09-16 14:16

The debate around a no-confidence motion for parliamentary speaker, Baleka Mbete, has drawn crowds outside of Parliament.

Tear gas used to disperse Grabouw protesters

2014-09-16 14:01

Police have used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse protesters throwing stones on the N2 between Pineview North and The Orchards in Grabouw.

Rubber bullets fired at Grabouw protesters

2014-09-16 12:09

Members of the public order policing unit have fired rubber bullets at protesters in Grabouw, while 13 people have been arrested for looting shops during the protest.

Grabouw remains tense amid protests

2014-09-16 08:34

The situation remains tense in Grabouw and the N2 is still closed, after violent service delivery protests broke out in the farming town.

WP prep for life without Siya

2014-09-15 23:18

WP coach Allister Coetzee is preparing for the possibility that Siya Kolisi could be out for the rest of their Currie Cup campaign.


Strong emotions outside Cape Town ‘open’ mosque

2014-09-19 16:02

Cape Town residents have exchanged strong words about "open religion" outside what proclaims to be South Africa's first gender-equal, non-sectarian mosque.

Cape Town to appeal Sanral secrecy ruling

2014-09-19 12:29

The City of Cape Town has decided to apply for leave to appeal after studying the judgment in the secrecy applications of Sanral and Protea Parkway Consortium.

Reader: '50 Shades of...Audi?'

2014-09-19 08:50

Wheels24 reader NAZLI CARIEM found a new appreciation for cars, especially Audis, after reading the popular erotic novel '50 Shades of Gre'y.

Windies bad guy spices SA tour

2014-09-18 22:31

Watch out this season, SA ... here comes that intimidator in the spin department Sulieman Benn, writes Rob Houwing.

Politicians not sufficiently reprimanded - Hartley

2014-09-18 20:48

South Africa has seen a number of corruption scandals since 1994 because politicians are not sufficiently reprimanded at the time, former Sunday Times editor and author Ray Hartley says.

CT Airport contributes to community

2014-09-18 18:27

The Cape Town International Airport invests in various community driven programmes, with a focus on the airport's neighbouring communities.

Notshe, Geduld start for WP

2014-09-18 13:42

Sikhumbuzo Notshe and Justin Geduld will make their first Currie Cup starts for Western Province when they tackle Griquas.

ConCourt to rule on eviction case

2014-09-17 21:07

The Constitutional Court will rule whether leave to appeal against an eviction order served on a Western Cape pensioner should be granted.

Grabouw meeting ends in violence

2014-09-17 18:36

Violence has erupted in Grabouw in the Western Cape after an unsuccessful meeting to try to end a service delivery protest.

EFF gives Ramaphosa the finger

2014-09-17 17:36

EFF MPs Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu labelled Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa a murderer and gave him the finger shortly before they were ordered to leave the National Assembly.

De Jager denied leave to appeal

2014-09-17 16:55

Former motor mechanic Johannes Christiaan de Jager, jailed for killing two teenagers, cannot appeal his conviction and sentence, the Western Cape High Court has ruled.

Bistrot Bizerca

2014-09-17 13:35

You will find classic French dishes and traditional cooking methods at work here at Bistrot Bizerca, but also many new dishes created with the influences picked up during our years in Australia.

Court views footage of undercover operation

2014-09-16 21:38

The Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court has viewed video footage of a police agent in action to trap an alleged corrupt police official involved in drug trafficking.

Mbete motion defeated after opposition walkout

2014-09-16 19:30

After an insult-laden debate, opposition leaders walked out of Parliament leaving the ANC to easily defeat their vote of no confidence in Speaker Baleka Mbete.

Grabouw violence organised guerilla-style - MEC

2014-09-16 17:54

Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato has described the rioting, stone throwing and violence in Grabouw as organised guerilla-type tactics.

EFF: Mbete seems conflicted

2014-09-16 17:07

The EFF says embattled Speaker Baleka Mbete appears conflicted, saying while her independent intellect tells her what is objective to do, her heart subjectively tells her to toe the party line.

I Play Fair takes to the road

2014-09-16 15:16

The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport has partnered with Sport Science Institute SA by entering ‘I Play Fair – Say No! To Doping’ relay and celebrity teams into this year’s Sanlam Cape Town Marathon.

WP's Ntubeni raring to go

2014-09-16 14:41

Western Province hooker Scarra Ntubeni is fit an raring to go ahead of their Currie Cup encounter against Griquas.

'Heart eater' case postponed

2014-09-16 14:01

A man accused of cutting out and eating another man's heart has appeared in the Athlone Magistrate's Court in Cape Town.

2 held for attacking Cape Town metro cops

2014-09-16 12:09

Two people have been arrested for attacking two metro police officers in Philippi, the City of Cape Town says.

Grabouw protesters light fires next to N2

2014-09-16 10:37

The security situation in protest-hit Grabouw has deteriorated to such an extent that not even the fire brigade is allowed in, officials say.

'Heart eater' cannibalism case resumes

2014-09-16 05:25

The case of a man accused of cutting out and eating a man's heart will resume in the Athlone Magistrate's Court in Cape Town.

Grabouw protests spiral out of control

2014-09-15 21:45

Police are trying to clear the N2 after protesters in and around Grabouw, in the Western Cape, started fires on the highway after earlier pouring oil on the road. Shops owned by foreigners are also being looted.

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