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Steinhoff International's chairperson and largest shareholder, South African billionaire Christo Wiese, is stepping down from the supervisory board after an accounting scandal engulfed the retail giant.

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De Lille suspended from party activities

The federal executive of the DA has decided to suspend City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille from party activities pending the outcome of ongoing investigations into a series of reports and an affidavit containing allegations of maladministration in the city, also asking her to give reasons why she shouldn't resign as mayor.

Martin family still seeking closure after mother's suspicious death

The family of a woman, who was the only crucial witness in a murder investigation, is still seeking closure more than a year after her death.

Dlamini files affidavit on why she should not personally pay for Sassa case

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has submitted an affidavit to the Constitutional Court to explain why she should not be made to personally pay the legal costs of the Sassa social grants court case.

Mnangagwa set to strengthen grip on power at congress after Mugabe's shock ouster

Zimbabwe's new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is expected to use a conference of the ruling Zanu-PF party to consolidate his grip on power after Robert Mugabe's shock ouster last month.

MultiChoice launches 'full-scale investigation' after rape allegations against employees

MultiChoice has launched a "full-scale investigation" after claims emerged this week that a female employee had been raped by colleagues in 2014.

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Australia failed children, abuse a 'national tragedy' - inquiry

Australian institutions "seriously failed" children in their care over decades with tens of thousands sexually abused, the final report from a five-year inquiry has found.

Don't sleepwalk into war over North Korea, warns UN boss

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has warned the world against "sleepwalking into war" over North Korea, as he called for diplomatic efforts to banish nuclear weapons from the Korean peninsula.

6 700 Rohingya killed in first month of Myanmar violence

At least 6 700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state that began in late August, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said.

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Scholar patroller to appear for allegedly sexually assaulting schoolgirls

A 57-year-old scholar patrol official is set to appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Friday for allegedly raping and sexually assaulting young primary school girls.

Mbalula to outline processes to appoint new Hawks head

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula will on Friday outline processes to appoint a new head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation.

ANC holds final state of readiness briefing for 54th National Conference

The ANC will on Friday hold a state of readiness briefing on the preparations for the ANC 54th National Conference, which will take place at the weekend in the Nasrec Expo Centre, Johannesburg.

"The waiting is killing us as a family... we want justice to be done and those responsible should be arrested."

- Hanlie Martin, daughter of Marlene Martin, 60, who died in the streets of Piet Retief , expresses her outrage that there has not been significant progress in the investigation into her mother's suspicious death.