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Mahikeng remains calm after violent protests

2018-04-22 22:40

Mahikeng remains peaceful following three days of violent protests by residents to remove North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo.

EFF, Sanco call on Mkhwebane to probe Supra’s alleged cattle gift to Zuma

2018-04-22 21:09

The EFF has called on the Public Protector to investigate allegations that North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo gave former president Jacob Zuma a herd of cattle worth R1.5m as a gift using public funds.

ADeC welcomes Khoza’s resignation, registers 'displeasure'

2018-04-22 19:02

The African Democratic Change has welcomed the resignation of its former president Makhosi Khoza, slamming her leadership style.

Bus strike set to intensify - unions

2018-04-22 19:17

The national bus strike will enter its sixth day after parties failed to reach a wage agreement during a two-day meeting with the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration.

Beaten Moses Mabhida stadium guard 'seriously injured, but stable'

2018-04-22 15:04

A security guard who was beaten up during a violent breakout at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban was seriously injured, but in a stable condition, paramedics say.

Tutu dismisses another fake 'death' story

2018-04-22 13:20

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has dismissed a fake news report that he had apparently died, his family spokesperson has said.


CHAOS:  Police react to crowd violence during the Nedbank Cup Semi Final match between Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars at Moses Mabhida Stadium. (Anesh Debiky, Gallo Images)

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Gigaba launches 'war on queues' at home affairs

2018-04-22 14:03

Some of the first short-term actions to reduce the length of time waiting in queues at Home Affairs are scheduled to roll-out, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has announced.

Hawks to investigate Supra's alleged cattle gift to Zuma

2018-04-22 12:03

The Hawks have confirmed that an investigation into allegations that North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo gifted former President Jacob Zuma with cattle worth R1.5m - allegedly brought with public funds - was underway.

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2018-02-12 13:46

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Sports Minister Xasa 'appalled' by Moses Mabhida stadium chaos

2018-04-22 10:52

Minister of Sport and Recreation Tokozile Xasa has strongly condemned the violent scenes seen at Moses Mabhida Stadium following a Nedbank Cup semi-final tie.

Youth league looks to clean house

2018-04-22 06:00

Daggers have been drawn in the strongly divided ANC Youth League (ANCYL), prompting a wave of frantic pleas for an early sitting to elect a much younger and more appealing leadership before the 2019 election campaign kicks off.

Limpopo Premier stalls on corruption report

2018-04-22 06:00

Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha has been accused of not acting on a report that could have led to criminal charges against senior government officials.

This team works for doctor and mum

2018-04-22 06:00

With insurance liability costs for private obstetricians pushing close to R1m annually, innovative programmes are being created to retain the specialists in the sector.

Sweet dreams have a bitter end

2018-04-22 00:03

Three Mpumalanga farmers believe the state sold them out by using them as surety and fronted them for the benefit of a giant sugar company.

Boksburg man flips reverse gear with hijackers

2018-04-21 22:49

A group of men who tried to hijack a couple on the East Rand in Gauteng had the tables turned on them when the owner of the nearly hijacked vehicle smashed into their getaway vehicle.

Three Limpopo taxi bosses found guilty of murder

2018-04-21 21:46

Three Limpopo taxi bosses have been found guilty of murder by the Limpopo High Court after they shot and killed a fellow taxi association member, apparently over the association’s funds.

Cele's police engagement continues at Ngcobo

2018-04-21 21:03

Police minister Bheki Cele embarked on a ministerial engagement at Ngcobo on Saturday, as part of a follow up with the community who were affected by the massacre at the police station in the town.

Ramaphosa: North West violence would have concerned Skweyiya

2018-04-21 18:25

President Cyril Ramaphosa says late ANC struggle stalwart Dr Zola Skweyiya would have been concerned by the violent protests that have seized the North West in the last few days.

WATCH: Calm restored in Mahikeng - police on high alert

2018-04-21 16:30

Calm has returned to Mahikeng in the North West province following violent protests, with residents slowly picking up the pieces. WATCH.

Makhosi Khoza retires from politics

2018-04-21 15:00

Dr Makhosi Khoza, who resigned from the ANC last year and formed her own political political party, the African Democratic Change, has announced she is retiring from politics.

Dlamini-Zuma blames hackers after tweet blames DA for North West chaos

2018-04-21 10:59

Minister in the Presidency, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has distanced herself from a tweet on her official Twitter account that accused DA members of bribing individuals to cause chaos in the North West province.

Mahikeng reeling from the aftermath of violent protests

2018-04-21 09:36

A relative calm has descended on the town of Mahikeng on Saturday, as residents take to the streets and evaluate the damage following days of violent protest action.

Family of slain SANDF officer shot in Mahikeng wants answers

2018-04-21 06:58

The family of Thato Motale, who was shot dead in Mahikeng on Thursday night during a high-speed chase, is disputing the police's version that he was a robber on the run.

Warders accused in 'Sun City' jailbreak granted bail

2018-04-20 21:44

Two correctional officials accused of helping inmates break out of Medium A Johannesburg Correctional Centre have been granted bail.

Ramaphosa promises speedy but rational decisions on Mahikeng matters

2018-04-20 21:11

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday evening assured residents of protest-stricken Mahikeng and the greater North West that government and governing party officials were working with urgency to resolve the issues that had been raised.

ANC vows to work around the clock to resolve political impasse in Mahikeng

2018-04-20 19:48

The ANC has vowed to try and resolve the political impasse that has seen violence erupt around Mahikeng, in the North West as calls for embattled Premier Supra Mahumapelo's removal gain momentum.

'Sun City' escape arrests praised, but more work needed on 'loopholes' in system

2018-04-20 19:34

The ANC and the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice have welcomed the arrest of two people linked to the escape of 16 inmates from the Johannesburg Correctional Centre, also known as "Sun City".

One killed, 2 injured after shooting at Gauteng mall

2018-04-20 15:05

One person has been killed and two others injured during a shooting at a mall in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, Gauteng paramedics say.

WATCH: Protesters demand punishment for Steinhoff culprits

2018-04-20 13:57

A small protest has been staged outside the Cape Town International Convention Centre, where Steinhoff's annual general meeting was live streamed. Watch.

Whistleblower spills the beans on alleged dirty tricks used by waste management company

2018-04-20 11:54

A whistleblower within waste management company Enviroserv is said to have turned on his bosses and spilled the beans on alleged dirty tricks the company has used in its fight with Hillcrest residents over a "big stink" coming from its landfill site in the area.

Trapped in Bholobholo settlement without a toilet for 10 years

2018-04-20 10:08

In Bholobholo informal settlement, Mfuleni, 16 families live without toilets. They share one water tap with local braai meat vendors and draw electricity from nearby houses.

Mashaba fiddles as roads agency burns

2018-04-20 09:28

The dire state of Johannesburg's roads is not news to any resident of the city, but mismanagement and dodgy contracts at the city’s roads agency, and a lack of political will to tackle those problems, are only making matters worse.

Car sales by province: Where are South Africans buying cars?

2018-04-20 07:47

The statistics show that Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Western Cape are the provinces where the most cars are being sold in South Africa.

Bus strike enters third day

2018-04-20 05:08

Bus companies including Putco and Golden Arrow and Cape Town's MyCiTi bus service have confirmed that they will still not be operating.

Intelligence watchdog's Dintwe is misleading the public, says Arthur Fraser

2018-04-19 22:47

Former director general of the State Security Agency Arthur Fraser says Inspector General of Intelligence Setlhomamaru Dintwe must still undergo a process to obtain full security clearance.

Couple attacked on North West farm

2018-04-19 22:33

A couple has survived an attack on a farm in the North West after robbers assaulted them and made off with their firearms, cellphones and a car.

2 officials arrested for allegedly helping 16 inmates escape from 'Sun City'

2018-04-19 21:46

Two correctional services officers have been arrested for allegedly helping 16 inmates escape from Medium A Johannesburg Correctional Centre almost two weeks ago.

His way or no way

2018-04-22 06:00

The last time Mahikeng saw protest and looting of this magnitude to oust its leader was in March 1994 when residents demanded that president of Bophuthatswana Lucas Mangope resign.

The race for the Hawks' top job

2018-04-22 06:00

Today the position is being re-advertised because the first advertisement was not worded correctly and found to be unconstitutional.

AS IT HAPPENED: Ramaphosa urges Mahikeng residents to stay calm while issues are being addressed

2018-04-20 18:49

President Cyril Ramaphosa is meeting with structures of the ANC and alliance partners to try to find a solution to the protests in Mahikeng, says ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe.

Kraaifontein land invaders challenge eviction order

2018-04-21 21:49

The occupiers of a block of flats in Kraaifontein, Cape Town will only know if they can remain on the premises on May 11, after an application regarding an eviction order against them was postponed.

'We urge congregations to pray for peace in Mahikeng' - pastor

2018-04-21 21:20

Congregations across South Africa should pray for peace in Mahikeng and the North West province in their services on Sunday, a regional pastor said.

Parliament to continue disciplinary against suspended secretary Mgidlana

2018-04-21 17:13

Parliament will continue to pursue the disciplinary processes against its suspended secretary Gengezi Mgidlana, following a Western Cape High Court decision to dismiss his bid to interdict the process.

'SANDF help comes at dire time' - North West health welcomes aid

2018-04-21 15:30

The North West department of health has welcomed the timely intervention of the Military Health Services wing to the province's health facilities amid violent protests, particularly around Mahikeng.

Maimane: We stand with the people who say Supra must go

2018-04-21 14:05

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has added his party's voice to those calling for North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo to be removed.

Ramaphosa says ANC disappointed Skweyiya, commits to do better

2018-04-21 12:17

In a moving tribute to Zola Skweyiya, who had dedicated his life to serving others, President Cyril Ramaphosa apologised for the way the ANC veteran had been treated in his later years.

SANDF to assist in North West medical crisis

2018-04-21 10:26

The South African Military Heath Service have been deployed to the North West to reinforce the medical care capacity at the Provincial Health Hospital.

Meet Jacob Zuma's 7th bride: 5 things we know about Nonkanyiso Conco

2018-04-21 06:30

As might be expected of a junior-wife-to-be, she's a staunch defender of Zulu cultural practices.

Another top cop probed for corruption

2018-04-20 21:38

Reports say Lieutenant General Adeline Shezi allegedly used money linked with a police contractor for construction work at her house.

Prosecutor in Siam Lee case suggests she may have been killed at suspect's home, court hears

2018-04-20 19:45

Prosecutor Surekha Marimuthu has told the court that Siam Lee was killed at a house on Controversy Road, Assagay, where her suspected killer lived and was arrested.

Sanef slams Independent Media group's 'Stratcom' smear of journalists

2018-04-20 14:18

The SA National Editors' Forum says it was deeply concerned by the labelling of prominent journalists and editors as "Stratcom" agents in front-page articles published by all major Independent Media-owned newspapers.

#BusStrike: Metrorail train services resume, as bus driver talks continue

2018-04-20 13:09

The power failure which halted Metrorail's Cape Town train services during the national bus strike has been fixed, as unions representing striking bus drivers continue negotiations.

Duduzane Zuma 'likely to be found guilty', say legal experts

2018-04-20 14:09

"There is a good case against him. They were supposed to go ahead with with prosecution a long time ago," says a lawyer.

Beaufort West one of the fastest growing Airbnb destinations in SA

2018-04-20 14:32

Airbnb shared some insights into the growth of the travel sharing website at the World Travel Market in Cape Town.

3 dead, 3 wounded in Cape Town shooting

2018-04-20 10:22

Three people have been shot dead and another three have been injured in a shooting at a taxi rank in Delft, Cape Town.

More shops looted, building and cars torched overnight in Mahikeng

2018-04-20 09:53

Police say the situation in Mahikeng has improved even as more shops were looted, and two cars were set alight overnight.

Metrorail delays hit Cape Town commuters, as bus strike continues

2018-04-20 08:15

Commuters in Cape Town who are already in the midst of a bus strike, also have to contend with a near breakdown of train services, as Metrorail experiences massive delays across its network.

Western Cape ANC to march in solidarity with Palestine

2018-04-20 05:35

The Western Cape ANC will march for Palestine on the same day the US President Donald Trump has declared he will move the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Winnie touted but no decision yet on new name for Cape Town airport - ACSA

2018-04-20 06:18

Many names have been suggested - among them Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela - and after a process of consultation, Cape Town International Airport will be renamed, says Airports Company SA.

Police will protect Malema, Sitole assures EFF MP

2018-04-19 22:02

National Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Khehla Sitole says a threat assessment has been conducted following allegations of a plot to assassinate EFF leader Julius Malema.

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