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Pumas target away victories

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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.

Tanzania in Banyana's sights

2014-08-28 20:12

The SA Women's national team, Banyana Banyana, is gearing up for their international friendly against Tanzania.

Date set for house collapse inquiry

2014-08-28 18:11

An inquiry into a house collapse which killed seven people in Alberton will begin in October, the labour department says.

Marques wants better defence

2014-08-28 17:32

Zeca Marques says Moroka Swallows will need to be better in defence and display more unity if they are to challenge for the PSL.

Not in public interest to leak letter - Madonsela

2014-08-28 16:39

It was not in the public interest to leak to the media her letter to President Jacob Zuma, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says.

Copper theft drops - Sacci

2014-08-28 15:00

The Copper Theft Barometer has dropped in July, says the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Whiteley back to lead Lions

2014-08-28 13:00

The Golden Lions welcome back captain Warren Whiteley for their Currie Cup clash against the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth.

Bryanston wife murder case postponed

2014-08-28 11:30

The case of a man who allegedly stabbed his wife over 50 times has been postponed in the Randburg Magistrate's Court, Johannesburg.

Barry Roux: Police inefficiency to blame

2014-08-28 09:00
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Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's lawyer Barry Roux has lashed out at police inefficiency saying they were to blame for many criminals not being convicted.

DCA establishes professional council

2014-08-28 08:04

The correctional services department has been allowed to establish a professional council for corrections.

Still no end to ANC, Madonsela spat

2014-08-27 17:54

The ANC has taken to Twitter calling for Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to name the person she believes leaked her letter on Nkandla to President Jacob Zuma.

Madonsela to clarify her position

2014-08-27 17:11

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will brief media following the war of words between her and the ANC after her letter to President Jacob Zuma had been leaked.

Dad allegedly attacks boy at rugby match

2014-08-27 14:50
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A case of assault has been opened with Gauteng police after a man allegedly beat up a schoolboy who was part of a rugby team playing against his son’s team.

Baby awaits surgery after rat attack

2014-08-27 08:24
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A 1-month-old baby whose three fingers and part of a nose were eaten by rats in Alexandra, Johannesburg is awaiting surgery as her family cannot afford it.

 

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.

Court rules Lindela detention unlawful

2014-08-28 18:55

The South Gauteng High Court has ruled that the detention of migrants at the Lindela Repatriation Centre is unlawful and unconstitutional, the SAHRC says.

Madonsela remains mum on leaker's name

2014-08-28 18:10

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says she will not name the official who leaked a letter she had written to President Jacob Zuma.

Madonsela: My powers are not limited

2014-08-28 16:59
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The powers of the office of the public protector are not limited to making recommendations after an investigation, Thuli Madonsela has told reporters.

Leaking of info problematic - Madonsela

2014-08-28 16:03

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says the leaking of confidential information by a senior politician is a big problem.

Media painted blue light driver as villain, court told

2014-08-28 14:21

The media has portrayed "blue lights" driver Joseph Motsamai Semitjie as a villain, the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court has heard.

Blue light driver depressed - psychologist

2014-08-28 12:46

The "blue light" driver accused of knocking over teenager Thomas Ferreira is depressed, the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court has heard.

Robbers wounded in Lenasia shootout

2014-08-28 10:52

Two suspected house robbers have been wounded in a shootout with police in Lenasia, Johannesburg.

Twins, 7, help convict man for rape

2014-08-28 08:33

Twin sisters aged 7 have helped to convict a man who raped their 3-year-old sister. In 2009 the man received a five-year suspended sentence for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl.

Zille to attend court for Zuma spy tapes order

2014-08-28 05:38

Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille will be at the Supreme Court of Appeal for the handing down of the "spy tapes" court order.

480 East Rand street lights vandalised

2014-08-27 17:11

A total of 480 street light poles have been vandalised in Kempton Park and the surrounding areas, the City of Ekurhuleni says.

3 playful lion cubs debut at Johannesburg Zoo

2014-08-27 16:53

Three lion cubs have made their debut, pouncing their way into a large enclosure at the Johannesburg Zoo.

Hawks deny raiding wrong house

2014-08-27 11:17

The Hawks have denied a report that it raided the wrong house in Sandton during an operation to crack down on illicit diamond trade.

Courageous women break boundaries

2014-08-27 07:23

Women have the ability to lead in any circumstances, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says.

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