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I have never been a spy - State Security Minister

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State Security Minister Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba's office finally broke its silence on Wednesday, issuing a late-night statement denying claims made in a weekend newspaper that she had lived a double life for a decade, earning millions as a spy while still an MEC in Limpopo.

Conspiracy theories aside, the case against Mr Zuma is very strong - State

2019-05-23 06:13

The reason for the decision to prosecute former president Jacob Zuma on charges of racketeering, money laundering, fraud and corruption does not matter, even if it was politically motivated.

How to make education fit for the future - expert

2019-05-22 22:29

Any education that deems itself "fit for the future" needs to meet the challenges of the changing workplace, says Lee Davis of Cambridge International.

 
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PEOPLE'S PRESIDENT:  "I will be a president for all South Africans and not just the ANC," President Cyril Ramaphosa declared after being elected to high office in the National Assembly. (Supplied)

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The history behind the name change of Hoërskool Hendrik Verwoerd, and why it has taken so long

2019-05-23 05:01

The process of changing the name of Hoërskool Hendrik Verwoerd has been an ongoing process for years, the former principal of the school has told News24.

US embassy disappointed by Masutha's decision to extradite Chang to Mozambique

2019-05-22 22:35

The US embassy in Pretoria says it is disappointed by Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha's decision to have former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang extradited to his home country instead of the US.

SA Reserve Bank expected to keep repo rate unchanged following MPC meeting

2019-05-23 06:02

Governor of the SA Reserve Bank Lesetja Kganyago will announce the benchmark rate call at a media briefing in Pretoria on Thursday afternoon, following a three day meeting of the bank's Monetary Policy Committee.

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Black mamba bite: Judge died before anti-venom could be administered

2019-05-22 21:12

The African Snakebite Institute says while details of 57-year-old Steenkamp's death are still unclear, it appears that he was several hours away from the nearest major town when the incident occurred.

Former ANC WC communications head loses bid to have his sacking set aside

2019-05-22 20:52

Former ANC Western Cape political head of communication Lionel Adendorf's bid to have his sacking overturned, was dismissed by the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday on procedural grounds

Ex-PIC executives reported to Hawks over perceived 'bribery' demand

2019-05-22 20:09

A witness testifying before a commission of inquiry into the PIC has revealed that top executives at the state-owned fund manager have been reported to the Hawks over suspicion of bribe solicitation.

FIRST TAKE: Ramaphosa charms and challenges foes to rally behind him

2019-05-22 19:55

In his acceptance speech after being elected as the fifth president of a democratic South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa charmed and challenged his political opponents to work with him in improving the lives of all South Africans, writes News24's editor-in-chief Adriaan Basson.

UPDATE: Warrant of arrest issued for Free State municipal manager as Hawks nab officials for fraud, corruption charges

2019-05-22 16:47

A warrant of arrest has been issued for municipal manager Simon Mqwathi, of the Moqhaka Municipality in the Free State after he failed to hand himself over to investigators on charges of fraud and corruption, Hawks spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramovha has said.

Cele welcomes failed bail application in Sindiso Magaqa murder case

2019-05-22 16:24

Police Minister General Bheki Cele has welcomed the failed bail application of three men accused of murdering former ANC Youth League secretary general Sindiso Magaqa.

If you own a Huawei phone in South Africa, here is everything you need to know about the Google crisis

2019-05-22 15:02

Licensing restrictions imposed by the USA saw Google suspend its business relationship with Huawei – and even after the US issued a temporary licence, questions remain about the future of Android, the Google Play Store, and apps such as Google Maps on Huawei smartphones.

WATCH LIVE: MPs elect new National Assembly speaker and president

2019-05-22 14:13

South Africa's sixth democratic Parliament is expected to elect the next speaker and the new president of the country in Cape Town. Watch.

Prasa places more execs on special leave, suspension, as probes continue

2019-05-22 14:56

Prasa's board of control and Group CEO, Dr Nkosinathi Sishi have placed more executives on either suspension on special leave amid ongoing investigations at the state entity.

'Eish!' Late Mboweni sworn in with the EFF, keeps 378 000 Twitter followers updated

2019-05-22 14:21

Mboweni is known for being outspoken on the social media platform - whether he is discussing dinner plans with his followers, promising to review books like 'Gangster State', or asking Helen Zille to stop tweeting.

Boyfriend of KZN cop who was murdered and burnt gets life sentence

2019-05-22 11:58

The boyfriend of a policewoman whose burnt remains were found in a car in Nyoni, KwaZulu-Natal, in January last year has been sentenced to life behind bars for her murder.

Mabuza not sworn in as MP after he requests swearing-in postponement

2019-05-22 08:49

ANC deputy president David Mabuza's swearing in as a member of the National Assembly has been postponed at his request following allegations that he had brought the party into disrepute.

Manuel Chang to be extradited from SA to Mozambique, not US

2019-05-21 22:35

The SA government has decided to have former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang extradited to his home country and not the US, where he is also sought on fraud-related charges.

Gas leak at Cape Town recycling company claims four lives

2019-05-21 20:10

Four people have died following a gas leak at a Cape Town plastic recycling company on Tuesday, the City of Cape Town's fire and rescue services have said.

Bushbuckridge councillor allegedly involved in student training scam

2019-05-21 18:31

A Bushbuckridge municipality councillor has appeared in court for his alleged role in a scam involving the theft of more than R800 000 from students who applied to take part in a training programme.

No one hurt in Leeuwkop Correctional Centre blaze

2019-05-21 17:25

The Department of Correctional Services says it is investigating the cause of a blaze at the Leeuwkop Correctional Centre in Johannesburg.

Teen accused of kidnapping, raping 2 girls to apply for bail

2019-05-21 16:49

A teenager accused of kidnapping and raping two girls will apply for bail when he appears again in the Dennilton Magistrate's Court in Limpopo later this month.

Mysterious stomach cramps: Polokwane pupils 'bug free' after hospital stay

2019-05-22 20:57

Close to 50 pupils from a Polokwane school who were taken to hospital after suffering from severe stomach cramps have been declared healthy and bug free, the school has said.

Controversial coloured women study: Stellenbosch University VC appalled and saddened

2019-05-22 20:05

Stellenbosch University Rector and Vice Chancellor Wim de Villiers says he was "appalled" and in "disbelief" following the publication of a research article which assessed the cognitive functioning of a sample of 60 coloured women.

Makhanda, Gift of the Givers meet to resolve financial stalemate

2019-05-22 19:46

The Makana Municipality and charity organisation Gift of the Givers will be going back to the drawing board after a financial impasse forced the two apart following a 13-week partnership.

Prasa axes employment contract of another worker

2019-05-22 19:08

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has terminated the employment contract of its former company secretary - currently the general manager responsible for risk management.

Some services back on track at Bheki Mlangeni District Hospital following fire

2019-05-22 17:48

The Gauteng Department of Health says some services have been handed back to the Bheki Mlangeni District Hospital in Soweto, following a fire.

Tobacco players allowed to weigh in on BAT-Twisp merger approval - regulator

2019-05-22 17:05

Players in the tobacco industry are allowed to intervene in the merger between British American Tobacco and vaping brand Twisp, the Competition Tribunal has said.

Businessman takes PIC to task over loan fees

2019-05-22 16:14

A legal tussle has erupted between an empowerment consortium and the PIC over the payment of a R45m transaction origination fee for a housing fund with SA Home Loans.

Florence Radzilani sworn in as Limpopo MPL, Stan Mathabatha remains premier

2019-05-22 15:19

Limpopo ANC deputy chairperson Florence Radzilani, who has been implicated in allegations relating to large-scale looting of VBS Mutual Bank, was the focus of attention when she was sworn in as a member of the provincial legislature.

No reason why Reshall Jimmy could not have left burning Ford Kuga, inquest told

2019-05-22 14:46

Simulated fire tests show there was no reason the late Reshall Jimmy could not have gotten out of his Ford Kuga before a massive blaze which burnt it out, the company's US-based expert has told the Western Cape High Court.

Don't put him away forever - Rob Packham's daughter pleads with judge

2019-05-22 13:59

Convicted wife killer Rob Packham is a kind, caring and loving father who should be given the opportunity to build relationships with his grandchildren one day, his daughter has told the Western Cape High Court.

Magashule's former secretary allegedly scored R100m for CCTV cameras that don't work

2019-05-22 13:01

A company belonging to the former secretary of ANC secretary general Ace Magashule has earned more than R100m for, among other things, providing CCTV cameras to the Mangaung metro – most of which allegedly don't work or have never worked.

Dlamini-Zuma, Pandor tipped to become deputy president

2019-05-22 12:09

President Cyril Ramaphosa may elevate his former foe, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, to the position of deputy president of the country after David Mabuza's withdrawal from the swearing-in of members of Parliament.

Nomvula Mokonyane not going to Parliament due to 'family responsibilities'

2019-05-22 11:39

The ANC's chosen candidate to fill the "chair of chairs" position in Parliament, Nomvula Mokonyane, has decided to decline her nomination due to family considerations.

Mkhwebane's office blames 'mischievous' people for spreading edited photo of Public Protector & eThekwini mayor

2019-05-22 08:01

The office of the Public Protector says it has noted some "mischievous" people have been circulating a cropped picture of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane posing with eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede, giving the impression they were hanging out.

Amadiba activist facing R7.5m defamation lawsuit

2019-05-22 05:19

Controversial Australian venture capitalist Mark Caruso and one of his mining companies want to add four more claims totalling R2 million to their defamation case against South African social worker, writer and human rights activist John GI Clarke.

Eskom keeps investors in the dark as debt speculation mounts

2019-05-22 07:37

As speculation swirls about plans to deal with Eskom’s crippling debt load, one group of stakeholders hasn’t been consulted: owners of the company’s R243bn bonds.

Erik Venter bids Comair farewell

2019-05-21 21:13

The Comair board has announced that CEO Erik Venter has resigned from the company to pursue his own interests.

Watchdog to investigate Yeoville shooting after man shot dead by police

2019-05-21 21:08

The circumstances that led to the fatal shooting of a man in Yeoville, Johannesburg by two police officers will be investigated by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate.

Wednesday's weather: Cool across SA, warm in the north

2019-05-21 19:12

It will be cool across most of the country, while warm weather is expected along the northern border and northern parts of the Northern Cape.

Mom, 3 kids die in house fire after electricity box allegedly explodes

2019-05-21 18:50

A mother and three of her children, including a three-year-old, have died in a fire in Town Two Khayelitsha.

Malusi Gigaba, Baleka Mbete withdraw names from ANC's parliamentary list

2019-05-21 16:32

Former National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete and controversial former minister Malusi Gigaba will not be joining the rest of the ANC’s caucus when they are sworn in as Members of Parliament.

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