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SA urged to help broker Gaza ceasefire

2014-07-22 15:21
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MPs have called on government to play a more active role in trying to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.

Table Mountain cableway closes for annual maintenance

2014-07-22 13:47

Table Mountain Cableway has announced it will be closed from Monday 28 July to Sunday 10 August for scheduled annual maintenance.

Body found floating in Cape Town canal

2014-07-22 12:36

A man's body has been found floating in a storm water canal in Cape Town, Western Cape police say.

Fans pick all-time Stormers XV

2014-07-22 07:56

With their team out of Super Rugby, Stormers fans have kept themselves busy by voting for their favourite XV of all time.

Selebi costs yet to be determined - Phiyega

2014-07-21 22:30

The process to determine how much fraud-convicted former police chief Jackie Selebi owed the taxpayer in legal bills is at an "advanced" stage, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega says.

Ex-Cope treasurer in court for money laundering

2014-07-21 21:14

An ex-Cope member has appeared in a Cape Town court on charges of fraud, theft and money laundering.

Nearly 12 million pupils attend public schools

2014-07-21 18:02

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says more than 11.9 million pupils attend public schools across the country.

Fowler triumphs in WCape kart championship

2014-07-21 15:37

Round 5 of the WP Regional Kart Championship was filled with upset and action at Killarney racetrack on Saturday.

Cape evictees were enraged backyarders - councillor

2014-07-21 15:34

A city councillor says people who erected shacks on Sanral-owned land in Lwandle, Cape Town, are enraged "backyarders" who are tired of unfulfilled service delivery promises.

Entries open for CT 10s

2014-07-21 11:52

Cape Town 10s, the world’s biggest Tens tournament have opened entries for rugby and netball players for the 2015 event!

Baby dies, 10 hurt as taxi, car collide near Cape Town

2014-07-21 08:50

A baby has died and 10 people have been injured when a minibus taxi collided with a car in Silversands near Cape Town.

R20m in relief aid handed out by Cape Town

2014-07-20 22:27

In the 2013/14 financial year, the City of Cape Town has distributed more than R20m in sociel relief aid across Cape Town.

1 in 4 Khayelitsha toilets don't work - SJC

2014-07-19 22:33
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Over a quarter of toilets inspected in four Khayelitsha informal settlements are not in working order, the Social Justice Coalition says.

Man dies in Cape Town fire

2014-07-19 16:08

A man has been killed in a shack fire in Phillipi, while three others have been displaced following a separate fire, the City of Cape Town says.

Zuma's delay excuse for Nkandla report bizarre - DA

2014-07-18 22:47
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DA says the explanation that President Jacob Zuma's response to the Nkandla report is delayed because he is overseas is unacceptable.

Shoppers evacuated from Cape Town mall

2014-07-18 19:18

Cape Town shoppers had to be evacuated from a mall after a fire broke out in one of their storeroom.

Abalone worth R3.8m seized in Cape Town

2014-07-18 10:56

Abalone with a street value of about R3.8m has been seized at a farm warehouse outside Cape Town following a tip-off, police say.

Mbalula to invest in schools

2014-07-17 22:00

Sport and recreation minister Fikile Mbalula has pledged to spend a quarter of his department's budget on school sport development.

Woman appears for cloned bank cards

2014-07-17 21:54

Two separate cases involving a Cape Town woman who allegedly went on two spending sprees with cloned bank cards, may be combined into one, the Bellville Commercial Crimes Court has heard.

Govt launches R34m patriotism drive

2014-07-17 20:16
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The government will spend R34m to have the South African flag flying at every school and teach everyone to sing the national anthem, the arts and culture ministry says.

De Lille unhappy over SAHRC toilet report

2014-07-17 18:58

An SA Human Rights Commission report into sanitation in Cape Town's informal settlements has numerous shortcomings, the city's Mayor Patricia de Lille says.

Delay of Nkandla report unacceptable - DA

2014-07-17 18:10

The DA says it is untenable that more than three months after the Nkandla report was published, Parliament still had no full explanation from the president.

Fire destroys 2 houses in Betty's Bay

2014-07-17 11:07

A fire which was fanned by strong winds and which destroyed two homes in Betty's Bay has been extinguished, officials say.

 

Interdict, not eviction order, used at Lwandle - sheriff

2014-07-22 15:17

The Sheriff of the High Court for the Cape Town region says an interdict, and not an eviction order, was used to remove people from Sanral-owned land in Lwandle.

Zuma must halt fracking in Karoo - TKAG, AfriForum

2014-07-22 12:49

President Jacob Zuma has been given 30 days to halt the issuing of exploration licences for fracking in the Karoo, the Treasure Karoo Action Group and AfriForum say.

Lwandle eviction hearings to continue

2014-07-22 08:36

Public hearings into the eviction of illegal shack dwellers in Lwandle, Cape Town, are expected to continue.

Ses'Khona: Not cashing in on Lwandle

2014-07-22 07:06

The Ses'Khona People's Rights Movement is not cashing in on the Lwandle land matter in Cape Town in any way they say.

Spy testifies over operation to trap crooked cop

2014-07-21 21:14

A secret agent has testified in a Cape Town court about an under-cover operation to trap an alleged corrupt police captain.

NGO recalls Lwandle's brutal, violent eviction

2014-07-21 19:14

A young man committed suicide and a woman miscarried following the eviction of illegal shack dwellers in Lwandle, Cape Town, a non-governmental organisation says.

We will raise your questions in Parliament - EFF

2014-07-21 17:59
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The EFF has called on citizens who want to ask questions of Parliament to submit these to the party.

I am qualified, insists police minister

2014-07-21 15:34
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Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has been forced to list his academic qualifications after a DA MP claimed he left school at "Standard 9".

Court date set for WP star

2014-07-21 10:28

A court date has been set for the Western Province and Stormers rugby player who was arrested for driving under the influence.

Lwandle eviction hearings continue

2014-07-21 06:04

Public hearings into the eviction of illegal shack dwellers in Lwandle, Cape Town are expected to continue into their second week.

Malema goes to court over Parly ejection

2014-07-20 14:04
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EFF leader Julius Malema has taken National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise to court in a bid to have his ejection from Parliament declared unlawful.

Ajax CT sign young striker

2014-07-19 21:18

Ajax Cape Town have completed the signing of Phathizwe Sacolo from Swedish second division side, IFK Varnamo.

Israeli ambassador must pack his bags - ANCYL

2014-07-19 16:08

Israeli ambassador to South Africa Arthur Lenk should pack his bags and leave the country, the ANC Youth League in the Western Cape says.

Cops in court for corruption

2014-07-18 21:07

A Bellville court has heard that the president of the French SA Chamber of Commerce and Industries was very distressed when a police officer asked for R10 000.

Mandela looking down from heaven - Tutu

2014-07-18 14:05
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Former president Nelson Mandela is looking down from heaven at the things people are doing to celebrate his legacy on Mandela Day, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says.

Stripper from Joost’s sex video speaks 5 years after the scandal first broke!

2014-07-18 11:05
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The stripper from the infamous Joost van der Westhuizen sex video has sat down with Huisgenoot in an exclusive interview.

7 appear for online dating scam

2014-07-17 21:54

Four men and three women have appeared in court in connection with their alleged involvement in an online dating scam.

Man killed in Cape crash

2014-07-17 21:54

A man has been killed and two other people critically injured when a truck collided with a car and a bakkie on the N1 near Worcester.

Zuma transfers functions to ministers

2014-07-17 20:16

President Jacob Zuma has signed a proclamation transferring powers, legislations and functions to various Cabinet members.

We do not choose Nakasa winners - Sanef

2014-07-17 18:11

The SA National Editors' Forum says it does not choose the winners of the Nat Nakasa award for courageous journalism, recently won by former Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois.

Chabane sets up task team on new depts

2014-07-17 14:49

A task team will be set up to tackle the establishment of new departments in government, Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane has announced.

New sponsor for CT 10s

2014-07-17 13:50

SA's fastest growing online retailer takealot.com has signed on as the official headline sponsor of the Cape Town 10s for 2015.

5 held over boy's death

2014-07-17 06:37

Five men have been arrested for the alleged murder of a 10-year-old boy in Cape Town, Western Cape police say.

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