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Mokotjo aims to restore pride

2014-09-02 20:01

Kamohelo Mokotjo believes Bafana Bafana owe it to South Africans to qualify for major tournaments around the world.

Security stepped up after 'brutal attack' on nurse

2014-09-02 14:35

The Gauteng health department has beefed up security measures at Helen Joseph Hospital after an attack on a nurse.

Why Joburg is the strangest city

2014-09-02 12:00

In most big cities, one drives to the dry cleaners, parks, runs in, picks up the clothes, and runs out again. In Jozi- not so much.

Former Scopa chair to testify at Seriti Commission

2014-09-02 06:22

Former chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) Gavin Woods is expected to testify at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

Zoo looking into sitatunga debacle

2014-09-01 19:03

The Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo is investigating how eight sitatunga antelope were brought to South Africa from a zoo in the Czech Republic.

Two armed mall robberies in Joburg

2014-09-01 17:34

Two malls in Johannesburg were the target of armed robberies, Gauteng police say.

New vehicle sales drop by 1.3%

2014-09-01 17:25

New vehicle sales have dropped by 738 in August, compared to the same month last year, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA says.

Metro police: Calm restored in Ennerdale

2014-09-01 15:35

Ennerdale, south of Johannesburg, was quiet following service delivery protests by residents earlier, metro police have said.

A third of voters will be ‘born frees’ by 2019

2014-09-01 14:40

The 'born-free' generation will make up a third of the voting population by the 2019 general election, a survey has found.

Krejcir involved in car accident

2014-09-01 13:09

A police Nyala transporting Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir has been in an accident, SABC news reports.

Rand opens week on back foot

2014-09-01 09:47

The rand has opened the week on the back foot as investors worry about Ukraine/Russia tensions and weakness in the local economy

Man low-flies at 224km/h, 'testing engine'

2014-08-31 22:19
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A 36-year-old man apparently testing the engine of his car has been arrested for driving at 224km/h on the N1 near Midrand, Johannesburg metro police say.

Shakes upbeat about Amajita

2014-08-30 22:27

Shakes Mashaba has vowed to make the country proud when Amajita take on Cameroon in their African Youth qualifying match.

Pumas target away victories

2014-08-30 18:04

With the Pumas having kept their home record in tact in the Currie Cup, coach Jimmy Stonehouse will be targeting away victories.

Hunt happy with 'ugly display'

2014-08-30 15:15

Wits coach Gavin Hunt was a relieved man following the Johannesburg outfit’s PSL win over Moroka Swallows.

Malema: We will shut down Parliament

2014-08-30 07:30
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EFF leader Julius Malema has called on National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete not to push the party to shut down Parliament.

Cosas condemns use of education to protest

2014-08-29 21:06

The Congress of SA Students has condemned the use of education as a lever during protests.

SA first to tackle sexual orientation discrimination, judge

2014-08-29 17:20

South Africa is the first country to include no discrimination based on sexual orientation in its Constitution, Judge Edwin Cameron says.

Woman gives birth on Randburg road

2014-08-29 14:33
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A 25-year-old woman is recovering in hospital after giving birth to a baby girl on the side of the road in Randburg after she was allegedly turned away from a clinic.

No bail application for Westbury accused

2014-08-29 11:39

The man who allegedly fatally shot 3-year-old Luke Tibbetts has appeared briefly in court, where an expected bail application failed to materialise.

Woman killed as car hits tree in Carletonville

2014-08-29 10:24

A woman died and a man was critically injured when their car hit a tree in Carletonville, Gauteng paramedics have said.

Desperate dad protests to see child

2014-08-29 10:24
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A desperate Midrand father has taken to illegally protesting outside his baby’s mother’s workplace every day in a bid to get her to agree to let him see his child.

Nkandla committee starts work

2014-08-29 06:22

The ad hoc committee that will deliberate on President Jacob Zuma's response to investigations into public spending at his Nkandla home will meet on Friday.

Can the name calling stop - Madonsela

2014-08-28 22:37
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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has called on the ANC to contain the tension between the party and her office.

 

Rubber bullets fired at Tembisa protesters

2014-09-02 16:42

Gauteng police say they are monitoring the situation in Tembisa after firing rubber bullets to disperse residents during a housing protest.

39 held in Soweto for various crimes

2014-09-02 12:58

Thirty-nine people have been arrested in Soweto for various crimes, Gauteng police have said.

Man nabbed for 2011 murder

2014-09-02 08:48

A 26-year-old man wanted in connection with the murder of Thabane Mcube three years ago has been arrested in Germiston.

Amajita trio delights Ngcongca

2014-09-01 22:23

Anele Ngcongca has welcomed the decision to include three members of the South Africa under-20 team in the squad.

Mashaba hits out at critics

2014-09-01 18:52

Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has hit out at sections of the media whom he believes have a vendetta against him.

Principal mum on racism allegations

2014-09-01 17:34
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Mondeor High School principal Vangelia Nicolaou has declined to comment on a report about alleged racist remarks made against black pupils at the school.

5 injured in Rosettenville robbery

2014-09-01 16:19

Five people have been assaulted during a shop robbery in Rosettenville, south of Johannesburg, paramedics say.

Boksburg's power being restored

2014-09-01 15:11

Power in Boksburg CBD is being restored to all areas that experienced outages over the past two days, the Ekurhuleni municipality says.

Judgment expected in SAPS affirmative action case

2014-09-01 13:09

The Constitutional Court will hand down judgment in the application by the SA Police Service for leave to appeal against a ruling on affirmative action.

Man killed after running across Joburg highway

2014-09-01 11:15

A man has been hit by a car and killed when running across the N12 highway in Mondeor, south of Johannesburg.

Case opened against Gauteng metro cops

2014-09-01 09:32
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A criminal case has been opened at the Edenvale police station against two Ekurhuleni metro police officers who allegedly shoved and punched a motorist and his wife, Gauteng police have said.

Roads closed for Zoo Lake concert

2014-08-31 10:10

Roads in Parktown, Johannesburg have been closed ahead of the Jazz on the Lake concert held at the Zoo Lake, metro police say.

Chiefs remain in pole position

2014-08-30 22:25

Kaizer Chiefs have made their best start to a PSL season since 1996 after they beat SuperSport United at FNB Stadium.

Parts of Ekurhuleni without power after blast

2014-08-30 16:00

Power supply has been interrupted in parts of Ekurhuleni due to an explosion of an incoming circuit breaker, the municipality says.

Policemen shot in court itching to get back to work

2014-08-30 10:15

The two policemen shot in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court are doing well and can't wait to get back to work, says national police commissioner Riah Phiyega.

SIU is slow - communications committee

2014-08-29 22:31

The Special Investigating Unit is slow in its investigations, the portfolio committee on telecommunications and postal services says.

Matrics used chickens as rugby balls - witness

2014-08-29 19:17

The SPCA has visited Mondeor High School after reports of two chickens being kicked to death by five matric pupils at the school.

Home affairs studies Lindela detention ruling

2014-08-29 17:20

The home affairs department is studying the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg's ruling that detaining migrants for an extended period at the Lindela Repatriation Centre is unlawful.

Tembisa protesters hand over memorandum

2014-08-29 14:33

The Ekurhuleni mayoral committee says it has received a memorandum of demands from residents of the Sophiatown informal settlement in Tembisa, after a service delivery protest disrupted traffic.

ASA upholds consumer complaint

2014-08-29 13:09

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a consumer's complaint that advertising on Fourways Gardens Plumbing's website is misleading.

Car crash causes Gautrain disruption

2014-08-29 11:30

The Gautrain train service has been disrupted after a car crashed into an Eskom pylon, operator Bombela Concession Company says.

12 arrested for 'cat and mouse' protest

2014-08-29 10:24

A main road in Sophiatown informal settlement in Tembisa has been reopened and 12 people have been arrested following a protest in the area, Ekurhuleni metro police say.

Tembisa residents barricade roads

2014-08-29 07:28

Residents of Sophiatown informal settlement in Tembisa, east of Johannesburg are protesting and have barricaded roads, Ekurhuleni metro police say.

Let Madonsela do her work - Tutu

2014-08-29 05:40
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Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Reverend Mpho Tutu have appealed for Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to be left alone to do her work.

Madonsela not fazed by attacks from ANC

2014-08-28 21:01

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says she is not disconcerted by attacks on her by ANC members.

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