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Car jammed as miners attacked us - Lonmin guards

2014-07-23 22:29

The car of two Lonmin mine security guards would not start during an attack from armed, protesting mineworkers, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Bongi has fight on his hands

2014-07-23 14:53

Bulls hooker Bongi Mbonambi's move to the Stormers will boost depth in the No 2 jersey for the Cape side.

Cops must halt Marikana linked murders - Farlam

2014-07-23 13:15

Police must stop the murders of people linked to the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, commission chairperson retired Judge Ian Farlam says.

Bulls snap up Blitzbokke star

2014-07-23 10:32

The Bulls have acquired the services of Blitzbokke star Jamba Ulengo who will join them from next year.

Early Currie Cup blow for Bulls

2014-07-23 08:25

The Blue Bulls will be without wing Bjorn Basson when they start their challenge to the Currie Cup against the Golden Lions.

Inquest ordered into Anika's murder

2014-07-22 18:54

A magistrate's court has ordered a judicial inquest into the death of Anika Smit, the 17-year-old Pretoria schoolgirl whose hands were cut off in her 2010 murder.

Farlam Commission continues

2014-07-22 06:26

The cross-examination of a police witness known as Mr X is expected to continue at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria.

Marikana inquiry enriching lawyers - SACP

2014-07-21 21:14

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the events at Marikana in August 2012 is enriching lawyers and should be wrapped up without further delays, the SA Communist Party says.

Mr X insulted by Mpofu's accusations over mental state

2014-07-21 16:35

A police witness, known only as Mr X, has hit back at lawyers casting aspersions on his mental state at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria.

Mom of boy taken in hijacking overjoyed at return

2014-07-21 14:27

The mother of a 5-year-old boy who was kidnapped during a hijacking almost a week ago says she is overjoyed that her son had been found unharmed.

Marikana Mr X discards muti for Christ

2014-07-21 14:27

A police witness, known only as Mr X, has converted to Christianity, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

'Downs not resting on laurels

2014-07-20 16:46

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes the reigning PSL champions must constantly be an evolving side.

Oscar hit on Reeva lookalike weeks after shooting

2014-07-20 09:10

Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius has stunned guests at a private party shortly after the Valentine’s Day shooting of his girlfriend when he openly hit on a Reeva Steenkamp lookalike.

Somali teen to receive treatment

2014-07-18 19:52

A gravely ill 12-year-old Somali girl will receive the medical treatment she needs for a heart condition after a settlement was reached in court.

Marikana widows return to commission

2014-07-18 13:51

The widows of those killed at Marikana in August 2012 have returned to the chamber where the Farlam Commission is sitting after staging a walk-out.

No facts to support arms deal allegations - Mbeki

2014-07-18 05:00

For the past 16 years, there have been no facts supporting allegations of mismanagement in the arms deal, former president Thabo Mbeki has told the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

Murdered Lonmin guards pleaded for their lives - Mr X

2014-07-17 21:54

Two Lonmin security guards have apologised and pleaded for mercy before protesting mineworkers killed them, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana's Mr X begs for forgiveness

2014-07-17 20:16

Mr X has repeatedly apologised for his role in murders at Marikana, at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria.

Andre puts 6700km on bike - in a car

2014-07-17 19:00

Cycling 6700km on a spinning bike doesn't seem that difficult, but try doing it in a parked car like SA's serial record breaker and AIDS acitivist Andre Van Zijl. All this for charity, the late Madiba and his mom.

Mbeki irritated by 'offensive' remarks

2014-07-17 18:23

Former president Thabo Mbeki has taken exception to what he called "offensive" comments made by Advocate Paul Hoffman at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

Mbeki quizzed on Mo Shaik at arms inquiry

2014-07-17 14:08

Former president Thabo Mbeki did not know why Mo Shaik was sent to Hamburg, Germany, to be the consul-general for three months in 1998, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Flip focused on 2015 RWC

2014-07-17 12:25

Flip van der Merwe is only expected back on the field next year, but he's already focused on next year's Rugby World Cup.

Mr X to testify at Marikana inquiry

2014-07-17 07:28

A police witness, known only as Mr X, is expected to testify at the Farlam inquiry into the 2012 unrest in Marikana, after earlier testifying via video link.

Andre puts 6700km on bike - in a car

2014-07-16 12:58

Cycling 6700km on a spinning bike doesn't seem that difficult, but try doing it in a parked car like SA's serial record breaker and AIDS acitivist Andre Van Zijl. All this for charity, the late Madiba and his mom.

Serial record breaker to cycle 6 700km sitting in a car

2014-07-15 22:24

Serial record breaker Andre van Zijl, who has broken 43 different world records of the less common variety, is at it again as he seeks to cycle 6 700km on a spinning bike while sitting in a car.

 

SSU confirm Mthembu capture

2014-07-23 19:30

SuperSport United have confirmed that they have signed striker Thabani Mthembu on a free transfer after trials at the club.

Afrikaner group seeks independent state

2014-07-23 14:18
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Members of an Afrikaner group view forthcoming talks with the government as a step closer to their "right for self-determination for our own people in a peaceful way".

Cop filmed beating suspect dismissed

2014-07-23 11:11

A Pretoria police constable has been dismissed after being filmed assaulting a man and swearing at him during questioning, Gauteng police say.

Bulls to lose out on Strauss?

2014-07-23 09:32

It appears Cheetahs hooker Adriaan Strauss will make a U-turn and decide not to move from the Cheetahs to the Bulls.

Bulls set to confirm big signings

2014-07-22 21:06

The Bulls are set to confirm two big name signings and lose one top player, all in the same week.

Arrest made after man gunned down in Pretoria

2014-07-22 16:35

A man has been arrested for allegedly shooting dead another man in Wolmer in Pretoria North.

Congolese 'plotters' claim abuse in Pretoria prison

2014-07-22 05:00

A group of Congolese men have complained of abuse at the hands of prison officers while awaiting trial in Pretoria for an alleged plot to kill DRC President Joseph Kabila and overthrow his government.

Mr X lashes out at Mpofu during inquiry

2014-07-21 19:14

The cross-examination of a police witness, known only as Mr X, has become intense as the mineworker insisted he had been insulted.

'Rhino poachers' face more than 1 800 charges

2014-07-21 14:32

Eleven people, including veterinarians and professional hunters, have appeared briefly in the High Court in Pretoria on various charges relating to rhino poaching, illegal hunting and racketeering.

Seriti to decide if arms deal critic's testimony needed

2014-07-21 14:27

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry will at a later stage make a decision on whether arms deal critic and losing bidder Richard Young's testimony is needed, chairperson Judge Willie Seriti says.

Spies plots overseas stint

2014-07-21 13:21
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Injured loose forward Pierre Spies wants to make the Springbok squad for next year's Rugby World Cup before heading abroad.

Marikana lawyers rake in R5.13m

2014-07-20 12:29

Lawyers representing hundreds of miners injured and arrested during the 2012 Marikana shooting have received about R5.13m in legal fees.

Mbeki questioned on ARV expenditure

2014-07-18 21:02

Former president Thabo Mbeki has been asked to tell the Seriti Commission of Inquiry how his administration justified spending billions on the arms deal but not on ARVs.

ANC outraged by Gaza bombardment

2014-07-18 19:12

The force Israel is using in Gaza is unjustifiable because innocent civilians, including children, are being killed, the ANC chief whip's office says.

SA awaiting Flight MH17 report

2014-07-18 10:23

The department of international relations says it is still waiting for a report on the Malaysia Airlines plane that went down in Ukraine to confirm if any South Africans were on board.

Mandela was ready to kill for SA - Malema

2014-07-17 23:42
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EFF leader Julius Malema says late former president Nelson Mandela was ready to kill for this country.

Black people fooled by 'new SA' - Malema

2014-07-17 20:48
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Thousands of people, clad mostly in EFF red berets and T-shirts, have packed a hall at the University of Limpopo's Medunsa campus, situated in Ga-Rankuwa outside Pretoria to listen to Julius Malema.

Mbeki denies 'bribes' in arms deal

2014-07-17 20:16

There is no evidence that anyone received a bribe during the arms procurement deal, former president Thabo Mbeki has told the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

Mamelodi protesters disperse peacefully

2014-07-17 18:58

Around 500 residents of the Stoffelpark informal settlement in Mamelodi, Pretoria, who sat in the middle of a road in an apparent protest, has dispersed peacefully.

Zuma 'needs more info' to respond to Nkandla report

2014-07-17 18:16
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President Jacob Zuma needed more information before responding to findings on his Nkandla home, his office says after he missed a deadline to report to Parliament on the matter.

Amcu leader blamed for Marikana - Mr X

2014-07-17 13:42

Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa caused the confrontation between police officers and striking Marikana miners which left 34 people dead, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Hundreds of protesters sit in middle of road

2014-07-17 09:05

Around 500 residents of Stoffelpark informal settlement in Mamelodi are sitting in the middle of the road in an apparent protest, police say.

Govt clamps down on 'exotic businesses'

2014-07-16 18:02

Foreign businesspeople trying to start strip clubs, import used cars or set up a security company will from now on be denied business visas.

Bulls prop advised to retire

2014-07-16 10:00

Bulls prop Frik Kirsten has been advised by doctors to call time on his rugby career due to a serious neck injury.

We apologised for Marikana - Mthethwa

2014-07-15 20:16

The government has repeatedly apologised for the death of Marikana miners, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

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