South Africa

R15 for a delivery: The battle of 3 desperate men who deliver your food

2018-06-19 10:10

Immigrants working as independent contractors for food delivery companies such as Uber Eats, MrD Food and OrderIn, say they are exploited.

Quick-thinking driver foils North West cash-in-transit heist attempt

2018-06-19 08:48

An attempted cash-in-transit heist has been foiled in Mooinooi in the North West after the driver managed to get himself and his armoured car to safety after coming under fire, according to police.

'It's dirty here but I feel safer' – township residents relocate to city to escape violence

2018-06-19 07:50

"My child was raped, my husband was stabbed with a panga, the gangsters stole my bag twice, says Nomhle, an illegal occupier who refuses to go return to her former home in a township.


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Fan dies in parking lot after watching Boks beat England

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A rugby fan who watched the Springboks beat England in Bloemfontein died a few hours later after an alleged freak accident.

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Shashi Naidoo: I copied and pasted a response in an attempt to appear smart

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Local TV personality and model Shashi Naidoo has taken to social media to "explain what happened" regarding her recent pro-Israeli comments on social media.

The ANC must first lead us but if it fails, we will opt for legal action - Eastern Cape member

2018-06-19 06:20

The ANC has no right to prevent its members from seeking court intervention in party matters, says an Eastern Cape ANC member who is a complainant in the "festival of chairs" matter.

JMPD officer to appear in court following crash that claimed 3 lives

2018-06-18 22:25

"We will not tolerate our JMPD officers to be on the wrong side of the law or allow any unethical conduct," Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Public Safety Michael Sun has said.

Three men sentenced to life for murder of Cape Town police officer

2018-06-18 22:16

Three young men accused of killing a police officer for his service firearm were sentenced to life imprisonment by the Western Cape High Court.

Cape Town dam levels rise, but too soon to relax

2018-06-18 20:08

While rainfall in the province over the past weeks has increased the city's dam levels, residents have been asked to keep water consumption low as it is too soon to know what supply levels are needed to safely navigate the 2019 summer season.

Plan for further load shedding, warns Eskom

2018-06-18 21:30

While consumers were spared load shedding on Monday, the power utility has cautioned South Africans to remain on the alert for further power cuts.

Rugby test pickpocketing: Four men to appear in court

2018-06-18 17:29

Four men, who are suspected of targeting spectators at big sports events across South Africa, are to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court for the alleged possession of stolen cellphones worth R50 000.

'Mkhwebane hellbent on protecting ANC corruption' - DA fires back at PP on Vrede report review

2018-06-18 16:52

The DA has fired back at Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane after she said in court papers that the party's challenge of her report on the Estina dairy farm project was "steeped in politics".

Mental state of Camps Bay murder-accused Novella brings trial to a halt

2018-06-18 14:40

The Western Cape High Court has heard that Diego Novella is suffering from derealisation (feeling that surroundings are unreal) and depersonalisation (feeling numb, detached or unreal).

Protesters hijack truck and block R59 in Meyerton

2018-06-18 12:22

Gauteng police have used rubber bullets to disperse protesters who had blockaded the R59 in Meyerton, Gauteng, and were stoning vehicles.

State refuses to disclose parts of 'Project Sunday Evenings' docket to SARS trio

2018-06-18 11:14

The State has provided no reasons for why certain parts of a docket cannot be disclosed in its case against three former SARS employees accused of spying on the Scorpions and NPA.

Missing Cape Town baby found unharmed, babysitter arrested

2018-06-18 09:40

Members of the public who added 'eyes and ears' to the police search to find the baby and the woman have been praised by the police.

Minister expresses satisfaction after visit to condom factory

2018-06-17 21:01

Health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and KZN Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo expressed their satisfaction with operations at a condom factory situated at Dube TradePort, near the King Shaka International Airport.

Over 1 000 international delegates gather in Cape Town to find ways of adapting to global climate change

2018-06-18 06:34

Scientists, policy-makers, business leaders and members of civil society from 87 countries and 230 organisations are gathering to share ideas and try to find solutions through dialogue.

Weather Update: It is going to be a fine day

2018-06-17 19:14

A fine day is predicted for most of the country, but overcast conditions and light rain is expected in places on the Western and Eastern Cape coast.

Cops seize explosives, R200 000 in counterfeit money

2018-06-17 17:57

A man and woman have been arrested after being found in possession of explosives and counterfeit money totalling R200 000 in Vosloorus.

Supra must 'pay back' Denel money for son's bursary - DA

2018-06-17 14:03

The Democratic Alliance in the North West has welcomed the decision to investigate those responsible for awarding a R1m bursary to the son of the former premier, Supra Mahumapelo, as well as the allocation of a tender to his brother.

Government goes high-tech to bust illegal initiation schools

2018-06-17 12:19

As the law cracks down on unlawful schools, local governments get ready to deploy drones to search forests and mountains.

Mashaba critic faces DA axe

2018-06-17 10:01

The DA’s federal legal commission has recommended that former member of the mayoral committee of finance in Johannesburg Rabelani Dagada's membership be terminated after he failed to toe the party line at a council meeting last month.

Woman knocked over and killed on Welkom road

2018-06-17 21:20

A woman, believed to be in her 30s, has died after she was knocked over by a light motor vehicle on the Koppie Alleen Road in Welkom.

Contestations aplenty ahead of ANC Limpopo's conference

2018-06-17 06:04

After intense lobbying, ANC Limpopo chairperson Stan Mathabatha looks set to retain his position, despite indications earlier on that he could be challenged.

Denel chief falls over bursary for Supra's son

2018-06-17 06:04

Denel's new board has confirmed that the parastatal’s bosses acted irregularly when they awarded a bursary to former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo’s son so he could become a pilot.

ANC veteran Andrew Mlangeni warns ANC on land

2018-06-17 00:00

ANC veteran Andrew Mlangeni has warned that if government is not careful in how it resolves the land redistribution issue, things can get out of hand.

Drastic drop in bottled water sales, as Capetonians become more self-sufficient

2018-06-16 21:44

The massive spike in Cape Town’s bottled water sales, which increased by 118% in December and January after the announcement of Day Zero, has dropped drastically and some outlets are selling stock at half-price to clear the shelves.

We need to talk more about economic legacy of apartheid – Ben Turok

2018-06-16 17:53

African National Congress stalwart and former member of parliament Ben Turok says South Africans need to have more discussions on the legacy of apartheid.

'Racist' Pretoria cop to appear in court

2018-06-19 06:51

A police captain who is facing a charge of crimen injuria for allegedly calling his subordinates the k-word, is to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court

Research shows Ramaphosa is right - South Africans do want land reform

2018-06-19 08:47

New research from the IJR shows most South Africans believe land reform is important to address inequality and further reconciliation, writes Mikhail Moosa.

FW De Klerk Foundation fears anarchy if land expropriation plans are accepted

2018-06-18 21:08

The FW de Klerk foundation had released a statement to announce that it too has made a submission to Parliament's Constitutional Review Committee.

3 teachers hijacked outside Cape Town primary school

2018-06-18 20:48

Teachers at a school in Strand have fallen victim to armed hijackers, prompting Western Cape MEC for Education Debbie Schäfer to call for increased police visibility.

Unlicensed medical doctor released on R10 000 bail

2018-06-18 17:56

One of the six people arrested in Cape Town for allegedly practicing medicine without valid licences has been granted bail in the Philippi Magistrate’s Court

'Nothing to hide' - NPA explains refusal to disclose full 'Sunday Evenings' docket

2018-06-18 17:49

The National Prosecuting Authority has explained its refusal to fully disclose the docket against three former top SARS officials in the "Project Sunday Evenings" case – denying that it has anything to hide.

ANC NEC cancels all Gauteng regional conferences set for weekend

2018-06-18 17:02

The ANC's national executive committee has decided to halt all regional conferences which were due to take place in Gauteng this weekend.

ANC NEC meets as more members threaten to take the party to court

2018-06-18 16:32

The party's highest decision-making body is currently holding a special NEC meeting where court challenges in the Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Gauteng are expected to be discussed.

Motorist gets 10 years for death of Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere

2018-06-18 15:53

The man found guilty of culpable homicide in connection with the 2015 car accident that led to the deaths of Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere and his friend Kady-Shay O'Bryan, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

WATCH: Owner hauls would-be thief out of his bakkie

2018-06-18 15:11

A Durban man who confronted two would-be car thieves trying to steal his bakkie has told News24 he is grateful they did not have a firearm.

Durban driver jailed for cyclists' deaths fights for bail

2018-06-18 14:09

Counsel for Omesh Ramnarain has argued that the presiding magistrate had "not applied the law at all" in denying his client bail pending appeal.

Suspected cash-in-transit explosives dealers to apply for bail

2018-06-18 09:58

The Haws say two men have appeared in the Barberton Magistrate's Court on charges of dealing in, and possessing explosives, and are now being held in custody pending a bail application.

Battle for Bo-Kaap: 'Gentrification is too beautiful a word for what's happening here'

2018-06-18 09:21

Wasielah Soeker grew up playing in the cobblestoned streets of Bo-Kaap, born and raised at the foot of Signal Hill just like her mother and great-grandmother – but now her way of life is under threat.

Eskom warns load shedding to last for next ten days

2018-06-18 11:21

Load shedding is likely to take place on Monday evening, with interruptions set to last for the next 10 days, as Eskom works to stabilise its supply chain.

Case against SARS 'rogue unit' officials continues

2018-06-18 05:31

Three former South African Revenue Service (SARS) executives are expected to appear at the Pretoria Regional Court on charges of corruption.

Woman and man die as car crashes into tree in KZN

2018-06-17 22:03

Two people have been killed and one was injured when the vehicle they were travelling in crashed into a tree off the N3 in Umshwati, in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.

Man fatally shot, woman injured in Komatipoort farm attack

2018-06-17 20:07

A man has been shot dead while a woman was injured in a farm attack in Komatipoort in Mpumalanga, police said.

Government needs to stop seeing civil society as an enemy – Makhura

2018-06-17 19:15

Gauteng premier and acting ANC provincial chairperson David Makhura has admitted that that had his government listened to civic organisations, the Life Esidimeni tragedy would not have happened.

When there are no fathers

2018-06-17 12:19

Many boys live in a vacuum in which they don’t know what they can do better and they need help to learn about their role in society.

Durban arts face bleak future amid funding crisis

2018-06-17 10:01

Twelve Durban arts and culture organisations are facing a rocky future as a funding crisis hangs over them. Many are laying the blame at the door of feuding city politicians and officials, who deny the accusations.

Audio recording exposes Transnet boss in Gupta tender

2018-06-17 10:01

An audio recording of a Transnet tender subcommittee meeting reveals how a director of the state company showed apparent bias towards Gupta-linked German company T-Systems.

Lesufi wants an end to ANC devouring itself

2018-06-17 06:04

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is not known for being media shy, but for the past few weeks he has kept relatively silent on his campaign to be elected the ANC’s deputy Gauteng chairperson.

Transnet must 'lay criminal charges against Molefe', other Gupta generals - damning report

2018-06-17 06:04

A damning draft report recommends that Transnet lay corruption charges against four key players in state capture: its former group chief executive Brian Molefe, former chief financial officer Anoj Singh, board subcommittee chairperson Iqbal Sharma and Gupta lieutenant Salim Essa.

Who owns Miriam Makeba?

2018-06-17 10:01

An ugly copyright battle between Miriam Makeba’s grandchildren and her trust is being fuelled by the state and is littered with what appear to be false claims and personal vendettas, reports Charl Blignaut.

115 arrested for illegally occupying Durban police living quarters

2018-06-16 22:44

A total of 115 people, including police officers, have been arrested for illegally occupying Durban police living quarters, Brigadier Jay Naicker said.

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