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Weather Update: Severe thunderstorms in the Highveld, very hot weather in the Lowveld

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The SA Weather Service has alerted those in the Highveld region of Mpumalanga to the possibility of severe thunderstorms on Saturday, while those in the Lowveld can expect extremely hot conditions.

Mahumapelo hits back at Malema over attempt to 'sow confusion' in ANC

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Former North West premier and ANC chairperson Supra Mahumapelo has accused EFF leader Julius Malema of "cheap political stunts" and trying to take advantage of disagreements within the ANC.

#StateCaptureInquiry: Zondo calls for evidence of claims that Nombembe leaked Gordhan's statement

2018-11-16 18:54

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has called for evidence from those alleging that the commission's head of investigations, Terence Nombembe, was responsible for leaking Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan's statement.

Malusi in the middle: Treasury report fingers Gigaba in Transnet train deal

2018-11-16 18:05

Malusi Gigaba "acted outside his authority" when he advised Transnet to go ahead and order locomotives worth billions of rand while he earlier "compromised the procurement process" says a bombshell Treasury report.

 
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#News24 ICYMI: Top Eskom exec resigns after suspension; Kim Porter, Diddy's former girlfriend and mother of 3 children dies; at least 42 killed in Zimbabwe bus fire

2018-11-16 18:39

Former president Jacob Zuma joins Thales in seeking permanent stay of prosecution on corruption charges, President Cyril Ramaphosa corrects his National Assembly reply on his son's links with Bosasa, and Nomgcobo Jiba said 'we need to cut our losses' in famous 'Amigos' case, an NDPP candidates tells the panel.

Moyane tackles Gupta tax refunds, ‘enmity’ with Gordhan in new affidavit

2018-11-16 18:08

The "enmity" between Public Enterprises Minister Gordhan and former SARS commissioner Tom Moyane is one of the issues the latter mentions in his latest ConCourt document.

Apology to AfriForum for 'no solutions' claim in land column

2018-11-16 17:45

The Press Ombudsman of South Africa, Johan Retief, has directed News24 to apologise to AfriForum for misleadingly stating in a column that the organisation's deputy CEO, Ernst Roets, did not offer a single solution to the issue of land restitution.

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Mashaba asks Ramaphosa for more powers to fight crime

2018-11-16 17:32

Joannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba is calling on national government to give his municipality extra powers to have its own courts and prisons.

De Lille saga: Intrigue continues as Limberg lays charge over SMS

2018-11-16 17:27

The High Court has set aside the findings of a damning internal report against former Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille while mayoral committee member Xanthea Limberg has laid a charge against De Lille.

Ramaphosa corrects his National Assembly reply on his son's links with Bosasa

2018-11-16 17:10

President Cyril Ramaphosa has requested that the Speaker of the National Assembly correct a response he recently gave to a question regarding a payment made to his son, Andile Ramaphosa

Proposal to discontinue birth certificates to children born to foreign parents comes under fire

2018-11-16 15:19

The public has an until the end of Friday to make submissions on proposed changes to legislation by the Department of Home Affairs, which could lead to children born to foreign parents not being issued with birth certificates.

Gauteng education dept jumped the gun on school feeder zones - Fedsas

2018-11-16 14:49

The Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools, which acts on behalf of member School Governing Bodies says the Gauteng Department of Education jumped the gun when publishing new feeder zones.

#StateCaptureInquiry: Vytjie Mentor does an about turn on Fana Hlongwane

2018-11-16 13:39

Former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor has admitted that she may have incorrectly identified a man she was introduced to by Duduzane Zuma as Fana Hlongwane during her testimony at the Zondo commission into state capture.

WATCH: City of Cape Town pours nearly 12 000 litres of alcohol down the drain

2018-11-16 12:24

City of Cape Town law enforcement officers have popped open more than 16 000 cans and bottles of liquor, pouring the nearly 12 000 litres of alcohol down the drain to make space at the law enforcement storage depot in Ndabeni.

Postbank: State bank eyes customers at the bottom of the pyramid

2018-11-15 23:05

With double the required amount of capital in hand, Postbank says it’s ready to be a fully fledged bank, able to offer loans to a largely ignored market segment.

Land Expropriation: EFF brings ANC's recommendation to constitutional review committee

2018-11-15 21:13

The EFF has put forward a recommendation on the amendment of the Constitution that is identical, word for word, to a proposal submitted earlier by the ANC in a move an opposition MP has called "a convenient alliance".

Basa urges protection of property rights in expropriation move

2018-11-15 20:57

The Banking Association of South Africa has urged government to protect property rights as Parliament adopted the report recommending the Constitution be amended to allow for expropriation without compensation.

SA-born handbag designer Lana Marks is the new US ambassador to South Africa

2018-11-15 20:23

President Donald Trump has nominated Lana Marks, the CEO of the Lana Marks Collections design firm which caters to celebrities, to be the new US ambassador to South Africa.

Time up for the Guptas? Parliament approves extradition treaty with UAE

2018-11-15 17:19

The National Assembly has approved the signing and ratification of an extradition treaty with the United Arab Emirates, which could see the Gupta brothers brought to book for state capture allegations.

'Amend or don't amend' - quips exchanged as MPs vote for land expropriation

2018-11-15 15:35

After a morning of quips over who would "move, then shake" the proposal, the recommendation to amend the Constitution to allow expropriation of land has been adopted by the Parliament's Joint Constitutional Review Committee.

Missing KZN girl's body parts found in 2 pit toilets, relative arrested

2018-11-15 14:49

A relative of a missing eight-year-old girl has been arrested for murder after police were led to two pit toilets in Driefontein, Ladysmith, where the child's body parts were found.

West Rand municipality emergency vehicles locked inside yard as employees refuse to work

2018-11-15 13:56

Those who find themselves in emergency situations on the West Rand could be in more trouble than they think because protesting municipality workers are preventing critical services from being carried out.

Trading 'limited' at V&A Waterfront following fire

2018-11-15 11:52

The V&A Waterfront is partially open for business, a day after a suspected electrical fault caused a fire that resulted in an evacuation, according to the mall's management.

WATCH: Senior lawyer dragged into car and kidnapped 'for department's R80m budget'

2018-11-15 11:02

Charity Nzuza, executive officer of the National Forum on the Legal Profession, and two colleagues were kidnapped outside her home in Centurion this week.

‘Massive’ fuel price drop on the cards for December - AA

2018-11-15 11:36

The Automobile Association announced on Thursday that, based on current oil prices, SA motorists could expect substantial drops in the prices of petrol and diesel for December.

Journalist Thandeka Gqubule gives EFF one week to prove apartheid spy claims, or pay up

2018-11-15 10:41

Veteran journalist, and one of the "SABC 8", Thandeka Gqubule has given the EFF one week to prove allegations that she and Anton Harber were apartheid-era Stratcom spies.

OVERVIEW: #StateCaptureInquiry adjourns until Monday for Pravin Gordhan's testimony

2018-11-15 10:30

The judicial commission of inquiry into state capture resumed briefly to deal with legal applications and has adjourned until Monday, when Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan is set to appear.

EFF vs ANC: Two parties vie for financial sector attention

2018-11-16 17:26

The ANC and the EFF are expected to vie for the attention of stakeholders in Gauteng's financial sector on Friday evening as part of their consultations for their manifestos ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Jiba said 'we need to cut our losses' in famous 'Amigos' case - NDPP candidates tells panel

2018-11-16 17:01

Suspended deputy prosecutions boss Nomgcobo Jiba allegedly told then KZN acting director of public prosecutions of Simphiwe Mlotshwa that they should "cut their losses" with regards to some witnesses in the infamous Amigos case, an NDPP candidate has claimed.

VBS blindsided us, admits local government body

2018-11-16 15:40

The South African Local Government Association was not aware of VBS's issues until it was too late, national executive committee member Bhekumuzi Stofile has told Parliament.

Zuma joins Thales in seeking permanent stay of prosecution on corruption charges

2018-11-16 15:35

The National Prosecution Authority in KwaZulu-Natal has confirmed that former president Jacob Zuma has filed an application seeking a permanent stay of prosecution in his corruption charges.

Police fire rubber bullets to disperse striking Dis-Chem workers

2018-11-16 15:50

Gauteng police have used rubber bullets to disperse about 2 000 workers belonging to the National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers, who were protesting outside Dis-Chem's offices in Midrand.

2 chief directors in North West premier's office suspended over R240m fraud allegations

2018-11-16 13:18

Two chief directors in the office of North West Premier Job Mokgoro have been suspended for allegedly defrauding the province of almost a quarter of a billion rand over a two-year period.

Malusi Gigaba named in bombshell Treasury report on rot at Eskom, Transnet

2018-11-16 10:37

National Treasury has released a bombshell report of more than 600 pages detailing the extent of rot at Transnet and Eskom over the last six years – and says Malusi Gigaba compromised the procurement process of controversial new Chinese locomotives.

Right2Know marches to demand an end to Joburg protest fees

2018-11-16 12:22

Advocacy group Right2Know is expected to march to the offices of the Johannesburg mayor and Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) to demand the scrapping of protest fees and an end to what they call unlawful protest practices.

5 killed in Limpopo after truck tries to overtake 2 vehicles

2018-11-16 10:32

Five people have died after a truck tried to overtake two vehicles on the R33 near Doringfontein on the Vaalwater road, Arrive Alive says.

Zuma expected to file papers seeking a permanent stay of prosecution

2018-11-16 07:53

Former President Jacob Zuma is expected to file papers in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court seeking a permanent stay of prosecution in his corruption case.

10 questions about expropriation without compensation answered

2018-11-16 06:25

The Joint Constitutional Review Committee has adopted a recommendation that the Constitution should be amended to allow for expropriation without compensation. News24 tries to answer some questions which might arise from this development.

VBS scandal: Cosatu branch vows to hold ANC, SACP leaders to account

2018-11-15 22:51

Cosatu in Limpopo has vowed to continue to exert pressure on ANC and SACP leaders to take action against politicians and officials implicated in the VBS Mutual Bank scandal.

KZN head of prosecutions faces tough questions at NDPP interview

2018-11-15 22:05

A 2013 decision to lay charges against a Durban judge only to withdraw them a year later and be sued for R900 000 has come back to bite NPA head candidate advocate Moipone Noko.

WATCH: Crash, booze, bang in Cape Town as nearly 12 000 litres of alcohol go down the drain

2018-11-15 20:58

City of Cape Town law enforcement officers popped open more than 16 000 liquor cans and bottles on Thursday as the City prepares for the upcoming festive season. WATCH:

EFF mum on AfriForum case loss, defamation case

2018-11-15 20:45

The EFF is yet to comment on its court losses to AfriForum and whether it will apologise to veteran journalist Thandeka Gqubule for calling her and Anton Harber apartheid-era Stratcom spies.

Zuma corruption case: Thales wants charges quashed

2018-11-15 18:23

French arms company Thales, which has been charged along with former president Jacob Zuma in his corruption case, is seeking a permanent stay of prosecution so the charges against it can be reviewed and set aside.

Questions raised over whether Jaap Cilliers should have recused himself from NDPP interview

2018-11-15 17:25

Concerns have been raised about whether advocate Jaap Cilliers SC should have recused himself from interviewing prosecutor Andrea Johnson for the position of National Director of Public Prosecutions.

Land: Committee adopts report recommending expropriation without compensation

2018-11-15 11:30

The Joint Constitutional Review Committee has adopted a resolution that Section 25 of the Constitution be amended to allow expropriation without compensation.

Agri SA says adoption of resolution on land expropriation will damage economy

2018-11-15 12:22

The federation of agricultural organisations says the adoption by a committee of Parliament of a resolution to alter the Constitution to allow for expropriation without compensation will hurt investor confidence.

'It was my honour and privilege' - Gigaba resigns as MP

2018-11-15 10:28

Malusi Gigaba has resigned as a Member of Parliament, saying it was his honour and privilege to serve as a MP for the African National Congress.

Fourth suspect arrested for shooting of man in Welkom mall parking lot

2018-11-15 08:56

Police say more arrests are expected in connection with the murder of a Welkom man who was shot at close range while sitting in his car in a shopping complex parking lot.

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