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#StateCapture: 'Even the Pope would have been corrupted' – Agrizzi

2019-01-23 06:18

So intense was the heat at the coalface of the Bosasa bribery empire "even the Pope would have been corrupted", according to Angelo Agrizzi.

A fight for life and death: Ostrich farmers battle as drought cripples Karoo

2019-01-23 05:21

Ostrich farmers in the Little Karoo have lost an estimated R1bn and have had to lay off 15% to 20% of their workforce as the crippling drought enters its fourth year.

Peter Marais - from corruption and sexual assault claims to dreams of surfing over transvestites and naked women

2019-01-22 21:03

There is little in South African politics the FF Plus candidate for premier in the Western Cape hasn't done yet - from serving in Apartheid's sham Tricameral Parliament, a few months with Cape Town's mayoral chain, a few months in Leeuwenhof, allegations of corruption and sexual harassment, and dreams of surfing over transvestites and naked women.

 
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LOW NUMBERS:  IEC KwaZulu-Natal provincial electoral officer Mawethu Mosery raised concerns about the low number of young first-time voters on the KZN voters' roll for the upcoming general elections. (Mxolisi Mngadi, News24)

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MOST WATCHED: Shocking BMW crash grips SA, Kulula flight chaos and beer bonanza makes a comeback

2019-01-22 21:34

Here is a wrap of some of our most popular videos of the day with a mix from the past.

Giant in SA health, who fought against quackery, dies at 63

2019-01-22 21:22

South Africa has lost a prominent doctor, activist and scientist, who campaigned against quackery and for better health regulations.

Meet the judge, the ex-Reserve Bank boss and veteran stock-broker overseeing the PIC inquiry

2019-01-22 21:16

Fin24 profiles thee three commissioners heading the inquiry into alleged impropriety, mismanagement, abuse of whistle-blowers and information leaks at state-run asset manager the Public Investment Corporation.

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Rameez Patel to hear his fate soon as discharge application ruling looms

2019-01-22 20:00

"Misleading" is the word a prosecutor has used to describe the heads of argument the defence team representing murder accused Rameez Patel have submitted in their application for his discharge.

Wednesday's weather: Temperatures rise in the north of SA

2019-01-22 19:22

Very hot conditions are expected over the central interior and along the northern border of SA on Wednesday but extremely high temperatures are expected in the northern interior.

#News24 ICYMI: Lights out for SA economy if Eskom fails, warns World Bank, drama on Kulula flight; and did this ad bring Charlize Theron and Brad Pitt together?

2019-01-22 18:14

Coligny murder witness changes his story again, "I was just so shocked to see five policemen all urinating in a row in peak morning traffic," says incensed mom and Heyneke Meyer says there was no better human being in his Bok squads than Pat Lambie.

Use central application system to enrol at universities, unplaced students urged

2019-01-22 17:25

Higher Education Deputy Minister Buti Manamela is encouraging students to use the Central Application Clearing House instead of applying in person at universities.

'He was an enemy of Bonteheuwel' – ire as Cele visits alleged gang leader’s family

2019-01-22 16:45

Police minister Bheki Cele faced the ire of Cape Flats community members who demanded to know why he visited and sympathised with the family of a suspected gang leader.

ANC rethinking Zuma

2019-01-22 15:25

Former President Jacob Zuma, who was billed to play a key role in the ANC elections campaign in KwaZulu-Natal, could be relegated to the sidelines following damning claims that he received bribes from the politically connected company, Bosasa.

Mantashe warns of fake Facebook account offering a 'business proposal' in his name

2019-01-22 16:24

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has taken to Twitter to warn about a social media account impersonating him and offering people a business opportunity.

IEC KZN concerned about low number of first-time voters

2019-01-22 16:08

The Electoral Commission of South Africa in KwaZulu-Natal has raised concerns about the low number of young first-time voters on the KZN voters' roll for the upcoming general elections.

R20m statues of Madiba, Tambo: eThekwini metro to consult families amid furore

2019-01-22 15:45

The eThekwini municipality will first speak to families and follow other vital points of protocol before making announcements on statues of ANC stalwarts in the city, says Mayor Zandile Gumede.

AYO business was introduced to PIC by ex-CEO Dan Matjila

2019-01-22 16:04

The proposal for investment into AYO Technology Solutions came from the PIC former chief executive Dan Matjila, according to evidence presented on Tuesday.

Radio host shot, drives to safety

2019-01-22 13:41

After being seriously wounded in what’s believed to have been a botched hijacking in Edendale, a bleeding Ukhozi FM radio jock, Sbu Buthelezi, managed to drive about three kilometres to get help.

VIDEO: New footage shows devastation after high-speed BMW crash on N1 in Cape Town

2019-01-22 12:20

New footage of the crashed BMW on the N1 in Cape Town has emerged on social media, this time showing the aftermath of the incident.

OVERVIEW: #MokgoroInquiry - 'We had a very cordial relationship' - MacAdam on working with Jiba

2019-01-22 15:30

The Mokgoro Inquiry into the fitness of advocates Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi to hold office wrapped up its second day with testimony from Advocate Raymond MacAdam.

More than 900 arrested, 20 taxis impounded in Gauteng at the weekend

2019-01-22 08:16

The suspects were arrested for crimes including murder, rape, robbery, hijackings, possession of unlicensed firearms, dealing in drugs, possession of stolen motor vehicles, theft, and drinking-and-driving.

How Bosasa's bribes mutilated South Africa's Constitution

2019-01-22 07:45

When the Bosasa wolves started paying bribes to members of parliament, the Constitution of our country was trampled on, dragged into the mud and left for dead.

Guptas’ old TV building stripped of valuable contents

2019-01-22 00:03

The sale of the former Gupta building that once housed the defunct ANN7 news channel and The New Age newspaper in Midrand is hanging in the balance, amid claims that the building is being stripped of valuable contents.

The curious case of David Mabuza’s fake niece

2019-01-22 00:03

Further startling details are emerging about the woman who caused a storm after she implicated Deputy President David Mabuza in an assassination plot.

Double-murder accused Rameez Patel applies to be discharged over technicalities

2019-01-21 21:52

Double-murder accused Rameez Patel's lawyers have applied for his discharge in the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane, arguing that some of the witnesses who have testified since the start of the trial were not sworn in properly.

Ramaphosa must convince Davos that SA has changed course, say analysts

2019-01-22 07:32

Davos will give the president a platform to make his case for increased investment in SA, but he must be ready to answer questions about SA Reserve Bank, the SA Revenue Service, and how he intends to Eskom, according to analysts.

Accidental blast in Yemen kills two South Africans

2019-01-21 20:08

Two South Africans are among five people who were killed in an accidental explosion in Yemen while transporting mines and explosives to be destroyed, their employer says.

Ukhozi FM presenter survives shooting in Pietermaritzburg CBD

2019-01-21 18:59

Ukhozi FM on-air personality Sbu Buthelezi is recovering from gunshot wounds in hospital after he was shot by unknown men on Sunday night in a suspected attempted hijacking.

#News24 ICYMI: Welcome to SA - from bribe bonanza to a hiker's paradise; and Pat Lambie struggles to accept retirement

2019-01-21 18:27

A Coligny murder witness reportedly lied in court about the death of 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu, shocking footage shows BMW crash in an illegal drag race in Cape Town and South Africa turns down a R16bn loan request by Zimbabwe.

Karoo town asked to reduce water use to 50 litres a day amid drought

2019-01-21 17:27

Residents of the Karoo town of Zoar have been urged to drop water consumption to 50 litres a day as the region struggles with "unacceptably high" consumption during a drought, the Western Cape government has said.

Christmas Eve killing: Husband, accused of murdering wife, gets bail

2019-01-21 16:51

A 53-year-old man charged with the murder of his 65-year-old wife, who was found dead in a bathtub in their home on Christmas Eve, has been released on bail.

Millions of Zimbabweans living in SA 'must help resolve conflict back home' – ANC

2019-01-22 20:04

The ANC has called upon the millions of Zimbabweans who had made South Africa their home to get involved in turning around their country.

P****d-off mom to lay complaint against peeing cops

2019-01-22 15:25

Five police officers who hopped out of their vans to take a leak across from Scottsville Primary School have incensed a local mother.

Ramaphosa says lift Zimbabwe sanctions

2019-01-22 16:39

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says his country favours the lifting or easing of international sanctions on neighbouring Zimbabwe, whose new government has cracked down on protests over a dramatic rise in fuel prices.

PICS: 20 injured in 'total chaos' car pile-up on Durban M7

2019-01-22 16:11

A collision involving two trucks, four taxis and 14 cars has left about 20 people injured on the M7 on Durban's south coast.

Workers protest outside 'unsafe' Civitas Building, while another building is shut down

2019-01-22 17:21

Workers at the Civitas Building in Tshwane, which houses the national Department of Health, have staged a protest outside its headquarters against structural challenges in the building.

World Bank says Eskom simply too big to fail

2019-01-22 14:01

'It is just too big to allow it to disintegrate, and fixing all these pieces will be costlier than trying to reform it', the bank’s country director for SA said at a media briefing in Johannesburg.

Mthethwa shocked by alleged theft of R8m from 'living legends' account

2019-01-22 08:27

The Department of Arts and Culture has said it is shocked by reports from the Living Legends Legacy Programme executive committee that R8m has allegedly been stolen from the organisation.

Mbalula: I had nothing to do with plan to syphon millions from SAPS

2019-01-22 00:03

Fikile Mbalula has distanced himself from any activity that involved his former adviser, Bongani Mbindwane, who has been implicated in a plan to syphon millions of rands from the crime intelligence division of the SA Police Service.

Why the Limpopo Marula Festival is important for SA heritage - and why you should go

2019-01-22 12:00

The Limpopo Marula Festival will be taking place in Phalaborwa from 23 February to 2 March 2019.

Jiba 'eager' to testify at the state capture commission – lawyer

2019-01-22 05:18

Suspended Deputy National Director for Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba says she is willing to appear before the Zondo commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture should she be given a chance to do so.

Full STEAM ahead: Quality basic education needed for country to grow and develop - Ramaphosa

2019-01-21 21:12

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the education sector to ensure children excel in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics - otherwise known as STEAM.

Mokonyane feels 'betrayed' by Zondo commission for not giving her access to contents of Agrizzi's testimony

2019-01-21 21:06

Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says she has not been afforded the opportunity to make representations before the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture.

PICS: Pangolins in peril: The world's most illegally traded mammal

2019-01-21 20:26

Rhino Revolution has formed an alliance with the African Pangolin Working Group to provide a rehabilitation service and centre for pangolins being seized from poachers in the Lowveld.

Father mourns after his twin boys die in Cape Town fire

2019-01-21 17:42

The father of twin boys who died in a fire in their Kleinvlei home in Eerste River has taken to social media to express his grief.

Gordhan says he was unaware of Nene's meetings with the Gupta family

2019-01-21 19:00

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan has distanced himself from former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene’s meetings with the Gupta family, reiterating that he never arranged or agreed to direct meetings with the Guptas himself.

Armscor CEO granted special leave to prepare for state capture inquiry

2019-01-21 17:20

Armscor CEO Kevin Wakeford has been granted special leave following revelations at the state capture commission of inquiry, says the company.

PIC business model in the spotlight on first day of inquiry

2019-01-21 17:43

The process, headed by former president of the Supreme Court of Appeal Lex Mpati, heard, among other things, how the PIC conducts due diligence, valuates investments and identifies conflicts of interest among members of its board.

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