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GUILTY OF MURDER:  The sisters of slain school teacher Gill Packham are relieved that justice was meted out to her husband Rob after he was convicted of killing her and attempting to defeat the ends of justice by setting her car and body alight. (Jaco Marais, Netwerk24)

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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.

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.

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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.

PIC inquiry: R5.2 billion Karan Beef deal 'in limbo' amid whisteblower claims

2019-05-21 15:38

Claims of price inflation by an anonymous whistleblower have hindered the finalisation of a major proposed investment by the Public Investment Corporation.

Police hunt man in shootout during attempted cash-in-transit heist

2019-05-21 14:27

Police are urging anyone who has information of the whereabouts of a gunshot victim, who was involved in the attempted robbery of two cash-in-transit vehicles in the North West, to come forward.

Calls for unity as Dugmore prepares to lead ANC Western Cape MPLs after troubled week

2019-05-21 13:15

The ANC in the Western Cape, through its newly appointed leader in the provincial legislature has pledged to serve the people, play a constructive role as an official opposition, and to hold the DA accountable.

Stop 'playing cat and mouse' games, Ford Kuga inquest judge warns legal teams

2019-05-21 12:25

The inquest into what caused the late Reshall Jimmy's Ford Kuga to burst into flames with him inside started with a severe dressing down from the judge to the lawyers for "playing cat and mouse" over evidence.

WATCH: Zuma back in court for second day of proceedings

2019-05-21 09:38

Former president Jacob Zuma's fight for a permanent stay of prosecution against him is set to continue on Tuesday.

Mama Nomvula will still be close to the Action as chair of chairs

2019-05-21 05:07

While the ANC's announcement that Nomvula Mokonyane will take the position of chair of chairs in Parliament is a clear-cut indication that she will not make it into President Cyril Ramaphosa's cabinet, it does not mean she will be out of the sphere of influence.

'Spy tapes' rehashed: Zuma is the victim here, says lawyer

2019-05-20 17:17

Jacob Zuma's lawyers have argued the Spy Tapes prove the disdain in which he was held and therefore suffered extreme prejudice from those seeking to prosecute him.

Constantia businessman Rob Packham found guilty of wife's murder

2019-05-20 15:34

The Western Cape High Court on Monday found Constantia businessman Rob Packham guilty of killing his wife Gill in February 2018 and attempting to defeat the ends of justice by setting her car and body alight.

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.

Two convicted of killing former Naspers’ financial director in brutal house robbery

2019-05-21 16:24

'It's a very, very big step forward,' said an emotional Sannie Wiese in the Western Cape High Court, following the conviction of her husband Eric's killers.

Two arrested for Laudium cash-in-transit heist

2019-05-21 16:21

Police have arrested two suspects for their alleged involvement in the recent cash-in-transit heist at a Standard Bank branch in Laudium, security company SBV Services has confirmed.

Judge killed by black mamba lauded: 'Wonderful human being', 'man of integrity'

2019-05-21 15:52

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has joined others in sending condolences to family and friends of Cape Town Labour Court Judge Anton Steenkamp, who died after being bitten by a black mamba in Zambia.

Good's national chairperson resigns

2019-05-21 14:48

Good party national chairperson Nthabiseng Lephoko has resigned from the party as party leaders prepare to be sworn in as members of the National Assembly.

4 suspected abalone poachers arrested after R1m bust

2019-05-21 12:44

Four suspected abalone poachers are to appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court soon, after they were caught with the loot estimated at R1m.

'Justice has been done' - Gill Packham's sisters

2019-05-21 12:00

The sisters of slain school teacher Gill Packham are relieved that justice was meted out to her husband Rob after he was convicted of killing her and attempting to defeat the ends of justice by setting her car and body alight.

AS IT HAPPENED: Zuma and Thales should not be granted permanent stay of prosecution, application must be 'dismissed with costs', State argues

2019-05-21 15:30

Former president Jacob Zuma's fight for a permanent stay of prosecution continued with submissions from French arms company Thales, and the State is expected to argue against the applications when proceedings resume on Thursday.

South African Teachers Union threatens to boycott Grade 4 curriculum

2019-05-21 10:58

Parents have been up in arms since it was reported that the new Grade 4 curriculum would include classes on masturbation and gender nonconformity. It appears that teachers are just as against the inclusion of these subjects...

SA may find partners for $1 billion South Sudan oil block

2019-05-21 10:23

South Africa’s Strategic Fuel Fund is welcome to bring in partners to help it execute a $1bn agreement to drill for oil and build a refinery and pipeline in South Sudan, the central African nation’s oil minister said.

Apartheid laws and conspiracies: 'You can't conspire to charge an innocent citizen like Zuma'

2019-05-21 06:15

Former president Jacob Zuma in a speech following court proceedings in Pietermaritzburg on Monday took a swipe at the National Prosecuting Authority, saying prosecutors had been "ambitious" to charge him.

WATCH: Step inside Joburg's first plastic-free packaging store

2019-05-21 05:33

The Refillery, Johannesburg’s very first plastic-free grocery store is helping South Africans fill their pantries, while addressing the plastic pollution crisis.

Western Cape ANC welcomes Cameron Dugmore appointment as leader of official opposition in legislature

2019-05-20 22:32

Dugmore's nomination was supported during a Provincial Executive Committee held last Friday and was forwarded to the National Executive Committee of the party, which resolved to accept and endorse his nomination.

Well-known Labour Court Judge dies after black mamba bite in Zambia

2019-05-20 22:02

Judge Anton Steenkamp was doing what he loved, touring Africa with his wife, Catherine, when he was bitten by the snake on Monday.

Ace warns government to act fast on election promises

2019-05-20 23:53

Ace Magashule says drastic policy changes proposed at the last national conference, including the nationalisation of the Reserve Bank and land expropriation without compensation, would not form part of the government's priorities in its first 100 days

Three street racers nabbed in Cape Town

2019-05-20 19:05

The Ghost Squad has arrested seven drivers for reckless and negligent driving and three for driving under the influence of alcohol during an operation in the Athlone and Mitchells Plain area.

Five quotes that sealed Rob Packham's fate

2019-05-20 17:40

Constantia businessman Rob Packham has been found guilty of killing his wife Gill in February 2018 and for attempting to defeat the ends of justice by setting her car and body alight.

State security minister's office silent about spy allegations

2019-05-20 16:38

State security minister, Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba's office has remained silent following allegations 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.

WATCH: Quad biker arrested for assaulting elderly man in PE road rage incident

2019-05-20 15:54

Police have arrested a 26-year-old quad biker in connection with the assault on an elderly man in Port Elizabeth.

Vrede dairy farm: DA feels 'vindicated' by court ruling on Public Protector

2019-05-20 14:36

The DA says it feels vindicated after the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ruled that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane had failed in her duties to investigate and report on the controversial Vrede dairy project in the Free State.

Zuma should have been charged in 2005 with Shaik - defence

2019-05-20 14:18

Former president Jacob Zuma should have been charged in 2005 alongside his financial advisor Schabir Shaik, his defence teams has argued in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg.

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