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Henning killers can appeal life sentences

2014-04-24 21:00

Convicted killers Ambrose Monye and Andre Gouws have been granted leave to appeal by high court in Pretoria against their life sentences for the contract murder of Chanelle Henning.

Ramphele: ANC can be defeated

2014-04-24 16:38

The African National Congress can be defeated, Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele has told supporters in Temba near Hammanskraal.

Bakkies misses 'boer' life

2014-04-24 12:35

Springbok and Toulon lock Bakkies Botha has admitted to feeling a bit homesick and missing life on the farm.

Land reform process lawful - Zuma

2014-04-23 22:16
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The land reform process is being done according to the law and the Constitution, says President Jacob Zuma.

Quotas will not be imposed

2014-04-23 18:46
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A 60-40 quota favouring black players would not be imposed on anybody, sport minister Fikile Mbalula has confirmed.

Ailing SANDF needs resuscitation

2014-04-23 14:33

The decline of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) needs to be urgently turned around, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says.

Matfield handed Bulls reins

2014-04-23 13:08

Victor Matfield will captain the Bulls in the absence of the suspended Flip van der Merwe when they face the Force.

Bulls must restore SA pride

2014-04-23 12:13

Now minus their banned captain, the Bulls have heavy, twin responsibilities when they tackle the Force, writes Rob Houwing.

Limpopo textbooks: Court won't rule on intimidation

2014-04-22 22:09

A high court judge in Pretoria has refused to draw any conclusions on allegations that Limpopo school principals who reported textbook shortages, are being intimidated.

Date set for Flip's hearing

2014-04-22 13:44

Bulls captain Flip van der Merwe will hear his fate later this week after being cited for foul play against the Waratahs.

Bulls' skipper Flip cited

2014-04-20 09:32

Bulls skipper Flip van der Merwe has been cited for alleged foul play during their Super Rugby match against the Waratahs.

As it happened: Waratahs v Bulls

2014-04-19 11:20

LIVE scoring and interactive commentary on today's Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and Bulls in Sydney.

Hotel property industry could pick up

2014-04-17 17:00

Three hectares of land in Irene, Pretoria, have been made available for the development of a hotel, offices and a conference centre.

Drivers to undergo fitness tests - Peters

2014-04-17 05:30
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Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says clamping down on unfit drivers would help reduce road deaths, adding that some drivers would have to undergo fitness tests every six months.

'Downs hold onto top spot

2014-04-16 22:04

An early strike from Elias Pelembe secured victory for Mamelodi Sundowns over Black Aces in their PSL encounter.

Centurion returns to normal after protest

2014-04-16 17:00

The DA says the situation in Olievenhoutbosch, Centurion, returned to normal following service delivery protests in the area.

SA going backwards under Zuma - Zille

2014-04-16 14:34
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South Africa is going backwards under President Jacob Zuma's leadership, Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said on Wednesday.

Folau back for Bulls clash

2014-04-16 13:46

Fullback Israel Folau is back in the Waratahs team for their Super Rugby clash against the Bulls in Sydney.

Oscar: All might not be lost says expert

2014-04-16 10:26

A former State prosecutor says Oscar Pistorius's defence, which plans to call up to 17 witnesses, can still make it hard for the prosecution to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the Paralympian killed Reeva Steenkamp on purpose.

IEC: One candidate objection upheld

2014-04-15 20:53

Only one objection to candidates on political parties' lists has been upheld, the Electoral Commission of SA says.

Marikana's Mr X to testify in camera

2014-04-15 13:59

A police witness, dubbed Mr X, will testify in camera, from a remote undisclosed location to the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, retired Judge Ian Farlam has ruled.

Protesters block roads in Gauteng

2014-04-15 11:16

Residents of Olievenhoutbosch in Centurion and Kliptown, Soweto, have blocked roads during protest action, according to Gauteng police.

Farlam to rule on Marikana's Mr X

2014-04-14 20:05

Clarity will be given on whether a Marikana police witness, dubbed Mr X, will be allowed to testify in camera, from an undisclosed location.

Oscar takes the blame for Reeva's death

2014-04-14 15:26
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Oscar Pistorius has told the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria that he blames himself for shooting dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Potgieter's S15 season over

2014-04-14 14:09

Bulls flank Dewald Potgieter has been ruled out for the remainder of the S15 tournament after undergoing an operation.

 

66 injured in Pretoria bus crash

2014-04-24 19:22

Sixty six people have been injured when two buses collided in Laudium, Pretoria.

‘Spy game’ continues for Bulls

2014-04-24 14:30

For a second week in a row, the Bulls have to combat a South African informer when they play the Force in Perth, writes Rob Houwing.

Force wary of Matfield factor

2014-04-24 07:45

The Western Force are wary of the threat that veteran Bulls lock Victor Matfield could pose in their Super Rugby encounter in Perth.

Mapisa-Nqukula admits military meltdown

2014-04-23 20:36
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The SANDF is in urgent need of investment to ensure it can meet its international commitments after two decades of budget cuts have left it under-equipped, the defence minister says.

Bribery contributes to lawlessness - Peters

2014-04-23 18:26

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says bribing traffic officers contributes to the lawlessness on South Africa's roads.

Easter road deaths drop

2014-04-23 14:33

The death toll on the country's roads over the Easter weekend has dropped from 241 last year to 193 this year, according to preliminary figures announced by Transport Minister Dipuo Peters.

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Flip! Bulls captain BANNED

2014-04-23 11:26

Bulls captain Flip van der Merwe has been banned for three weeks after being found guilty of foul play.

Arms commission adjourned

2014-04-22 21:14

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal has been adjourned until Friday.

Oscar didn't take acting lessons - family

2014-04-21 21:10
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Paralympian Oscar Pistorius did not take acting lessons in preparation for his trial, as alleged by the former SA columnist, Jani Allan, his family says.

Waratahs shut out Bulls

2014-04-19 13:28
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The Waratahs have broken a eight-year hoodoo against the Bulls after they eased to victory in their Super Rugby match in Sydney.

Bulls forced into late change

2014-04-18 12:36

Ulrich Beyers will start at fullback for the Bulls against the Waratahs after Jurgen Visser was ruled out due to a foot injury.

Derby-Lewis has terminal lung cancer - wife

2014-04-17 13:53

Convicted killer Clive Derby-Lewis has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, his wife Gaye says.

DA used protest for political gain - Tshwane

2014-04-16 22:10

The DA opportunistically used a protest in Olievenhoutbosch, Centurion, for political purposes, the City of Tshwane says.

Youth must remember the struggle - Zille

2014-04-16 19:20
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Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille has urged the youth to remember where the country came from and to use their votes to help shape the future.

Blos Cafe Mother's day lunch menu

2014-04-16 16:21

Treat your Mom this Mother's day with a delicious three-course lunch meal at the beautiful Blos cafe.

Matfield to break Bulls record

2014-04-16 14:03
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Bulls lock Victor Matfield is set to become the most capped Super Rugby player for the Pretoria franchise.

Dire Straits members to Rock4Rhinos in Pretoria

2014-04-16 12:23

The Straits, boasting key members of Dire Straits, will be performing live in Pretoria in June to raise money to feed and care for orphaned and injured baby rhinos.

All not lost for Oscar - expert

2014-04-16 05:30
120 comments

A former State prosecutor says Oscar Pistorius's defence, which plans to call up to 17 witnesses, can still make it hard for the prosecution to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the Paralympian killed Reeva Steenkamp on purpose.

Strict cover for Marikana's Mr X

2014-04-15 16:23

Stringent process will have to be followed at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry when a key police witness, dubbed Mr X, testifies, retired Judge Ian Farlam has ruled.

Parents queue for school enrolments

2014-04-15 11:16

Several Gauteng parents have braved chilly weather in Pretoria and Johannesburg from the early hours to queue outside schools hoping to secure enrolments for their children.

Centurion protesters block route

2014-04-15 08:32

Residents of Olievenhoutbosch in Centurion are protesting along the R554 and have blocked the route.

Great potential between SA, Guinea - minister

2014-04-14 18:56

The relationship between SA and Guinea must be further explored as it shows great potential for mutual benefit, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says.

Minister: Call for spoilt-vote treacherous

2014-04-14 14:38
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Government says those calling on voters to spoil their ballots in next month's elections are being "irresponsible and treacherous”.

Discontent among Marikana SAPS - cop

2014-04-14 13:22

Police officers deployed at Marikana had severe grievances regarding the control of the operation, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Merafe has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

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