Mom of toddlers says police had the wrong man

2014-12-19 13:24

The 20-year-old woman stabbed along with her mother and two toddlers in Dobsonville, Soweto, says they told police they had arrested the wrong man.

Soweto brewer chases township roots

2014-11-18 06:00

While craft beer has found an audience among affluent whites, one microbrewer reckons he can bring it to a new market: the growing black middle class.

Man arrested for raping mentally disabled teen

2014-11-07 08:14

A man has been arrested for allegedly raping a mentally disabled teenage girl who lived next door to him, Gauteng police say.

Delivery truck rams into Soweto girl, 4

2014-11-03 08:00

A 4-year-old girl has been killed after a delivery truck rammed into her while she was standing outside a gate in Dobsonville, Soweto, Gauteng police say.

Child safe after Soweto hijacking

2014-10-06 10:37

An 8-month-old boy, who briefly went missing after his mother's silver Volkswagen Polo was hijacked in Phiri, Soweto, has been found safe.

Money lender loses ConCourt appeal

2014-10-03 18:52

The Constitutional Court has dismissed an appeal by a lender who wanted to claim damages from the government for cancelling a building contract.

Jazz Maniacs in Soweto

2014-09-17 13:15

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No to e-tolls from Soweto residents

2014-09-16 07:02

Soweto residents, including government workers, have spoken out against the e-tolling system at a public hearing aimed at analysing the socio-economic impact of the tolls.

5 suspects bust with semi-automatic rifles

2014-09-09 13:00

Gauteng police say five suspects who were arrested in Brixton and Doornfontein are being investigated for possible links to ATM bombings, taxi violence, and business robberies.

Woman arrested for fraud while in bank

2014-09-03 13:09

A woman with an ID linked to other fraud cases has been arrested while trying to open a savings account in a bank, Gauteng police say.

SA a broken nation, thanksgiving service told

2014-08-15 13:06

South Africa is a traumatised nation due to the violent and dehumanising history that preceded democracy, Father Michael Lapsley has told a thanksgiving ceremony to celebrate 20 years of freedom.


Mbuyisa Makhubu was just 18-years-old during the Soweto uprising, and was famously photographed carrying a dying Hector Pieterson. He has been missing since, his family tells us where they think he might be. Watch.

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Bodies may still be trapped in Soweto building

2014-08-05 09:50

Emergency officials believe there may still be more bodies trapped in the rubble of a Soweto building which collapsed over a month ago, after the discovery of three more bodies.

Robber killed in shoot-out with cops

2014-07-28 08:43

A man has been shot dead and two others arrested after they opened fire on police officers who stopped their car after a robbery, Gauteng police say.

DJ claims girlfriend tried to stab him

2014-07-16 13:22

Radio DJ Donald Sebolai has denied stabbing his girlfriend, stating during his bail hearing that she grabbed a knife first and was stabbed while they both struggled for the knife.

Soweto building collapse: 5th body found

2014-07-12 14:10

A fifth body has been recovered in Soweto where a building collapsed last month, Gauteng police say.

Protesters burn cars at Eskom depot

2014-07-03 12:37

Residents have allegedly damaged 22 cars at Eskom's Soweto depot during a protest over the lack of electricity in the area, police say.

4th body retrieved from collapsed Soweto building

2014-07-02 10:45

The body of a fourth person has been retrieved from the ruins of a collapsed building in Soweto, as police arrested four people for stealing scrap metal from the premises.

Building collapse: 2 more bodies retrieved

2014-06-27 13:10

The bodies of two of the four people killed in a Soweto building collapse have been retrieved from the wreckage, Johannesburg emergency services say.

Protesters in Johannesburg throw rocks at passing vehicles

2014-06-17 11:42

Johannesburg metro police have advised Soweto residents to use alternative routes after residents of Mofolo started burning tyres and throwing rocks at passing vehicles.

SA commemorates Youth Day

2014-06-16 07:24

South Africa is set to mark the 38th anniversary of the 1976 Soweto student uprising amidst ongoing questions about the quality of education in the country.

Shot twins still alive, but critical

2014-06-08 15:47

The two sisters, who were shot by a police constable in Emdeni, Soweto, are still alive after being resuscitated, police say.

Cop shoots 2 sisters to death, kills self

2014-06-08 09:04

A 27-year-old police constable has shot and killed two sisters, one of them his girlfriend, before shooting himself in Emdeni, Soweto, police say.


Security foils Soweto mall robbers

2014-12-17 11:19

A group of seven men have tried to rob the Pick n Pay at Maponya mall in Soweto, Gauteng police say.

Man pours pot of boiling food over baby's face

2014-11-27 11:33

A man has been arrested after he allegedly poured a pot of boiling chicken over the face of an 8-month-old baby, Gauteng police say.

Man held for kidnapping, raping girl, 14

2014-11-12 13:16

A man has been arrested in Zola, Soweto for allegedly kidnapping and raping a 14-year-old girl, Gauteng police say.

Missing 5-year-old Soweto boy found

2014-11-03 12:49

The 5-year-old boy who was abducted, allegedly by a man and two women at the weekend, has been found at his home in Bram Fischerville, Soweto, police say.

3 killed as car hits pylon, catches fire

2014-10-13 08:10

Three people have died after the car they were travelling in crashed into a tree and then an electrical pylon on the N14 and caught fire, Johannesburg metro police say.

Child safe after Soweto hijacking

2014-10-06 05:00

An 8-month-old boy, who briefly went missing after his mother's silver Volkswagen Polo was hijacked in Phiri, Soweto, has been found safe.

Man arrested for raping girl, 12

2014-09-29 12:08

A 23-year-old man has been arrested after locking a 12-year-old girl in his house and raping her, Gauteng police say.

Petrol tanker hijacked, emptied

2014-09-16 11:50

A truck transporting 35 000 litres of petrol has been hijacked in Johannesburg - and found empty a few hours later, Soweto police say.

Chippa clip Birds' wings

2014-09-14 17:32

Chippa United have taken full advantage of a red card to beat Moroka Swallows in a clash at the Dobsonville Stadium.

Girl, 13, shot dead in Soweto

2014-09-06 12:22

A 13-year-old girl was shot dead by two men in Protea Glen, Soweto, police say.

Ex-cop rented out uniforms to criminals

2014-08-22 10:51

An ex-policeman has been arrested for allegedly renting out police uniforms and blue lights to criminals, Gauteng police say.

DJ's murder case to be heard in high court

2014-08-13 12:41

Radio presenter Donald Sebolai has appeared briefly in the Protea Magistrate's Court, where he was told his case would be postponed for further investigation.

Strong tremor felt in parts of SA

2014-08-05 12:34

An earth tremor has been felt in Johannesburg and other parts of the country, according to reports. This is a developing story.

Eskom rebuilds collapsed pylons

2014-07-31 07:49

Eskom says the electricity pylons that collapsed in Soweto as a result of the theft of structural components have been rebuilt, with damage estimated to have cost R2.5m.

Teen stabbed to death in Gauteng

2014-07-27 17:27

A 16-year-old girl has been killed when she was stabbed several times in Dobsonville, Soweto, Gauteng police say.

DJ murder case back in court

2014-07-16 05:45

A radio DJ accused of killing his girlfriend is expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court in Soweto.

DJ on the run for murder arrested

2014-07-08 12:04

A radio DJ who had been on the run since last week after being suspected of killing his girlfriend has been arrested, Gauteng police say.

Man’s body found days after slaying wife

2014-07-03 10:45

The body of a husband and father of three has been identified days after he threw himself in front of a bus after hacking his wife to death with an axe, a report says.

Soweto woman stabbed to death

2014-06-29 15:47

A 32-year-old woman has been stabbed to death, allegedly by her boyfriend in Jabulani, Soweto police say.

Man hacks wife to death with axe

2014-06-25 07:17

Gauteng police are searching for a man who allegedly killed his wife with an axe after their children had left the house to go to school.

7 REALLY authentic things to do in Jozi!

2014-06-24 09:16

From bicycle tours, to an abundance of galleries, Jozi has grown a fierce, yet inviting attitude that has proven that there is so much the city has to offer...

Protesters throw rocks at passing vehicles

2014-06-17 06:46

Johannesburg metro police have advised Soweto residents to use alternative routes after residents of Mofolo started burning tyres and throwing rocks at passing vehicles.

Soweto murder, rape case postponed

2014-06-09 15:16

A man accused of murdering and raping two teenage girls has appeared in the Protea Magistrate's Court, police say.

285 arrested in Soweto

2014-06-08 15:34

A total of 285 people have been arrested around Soweto over the weekend, with at least three being held for rape, police say.

Baby dies as oxygen equipment fails

2014-05-31 19:58

A newborn baby has died at a clinic as a result of non-functioning machinery at the Itireleng Clinic in Dobsonville.

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