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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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

 
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SHOT:  The rubber bullet marks from one of the protesters are seen in Mahikeng. (Iavan Pijoos, News24)

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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.

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2018-02-12 13:46

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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.

Gupta-owned mines' rehabilitation fund case postponed

2018-04-19 20:29

All parties involved in an urgent court application by the Gupta-owned Optimum and Koornfontein coal mines have agreed to postpone the case to May 31 and June 1.

Ramaphosa cuts short UK visit to resolve Mahikeng chaos

2018-04-19 19:36

President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his visit to the UK to hold an urgent meeting with ANC leaders over the protests in Mahikeng, which have centred around dissatisfaction over premier Supra Mahumapelo's leadership.

Ramaphosa to bestow National Orders on 'exceptional' South Africans

2018-04-19 19:20

Veteran actress Lillian Dube, former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke and Proteas star Hashim Amla will be among those receiving South Africa’s top honours at the National Orders ceremony,

#News24 ICYMI: Tensions in Mahikeng; AfriForum piles pressure on NPA over Malema prosecution; and the very real world of WWE

2018-04-19 18:10

Commuters are set for another day of pain as the countrywide bus strike rolls on, DJ Dino Michael and his wife Janine are granted bail and banks are free to choose their own auditors, says the SA Reserve Bank in the aftermath of a KPMG scandal.

Apartheid's bankers to face official OECD complaint

2018-04-19 17:38

"Belgium's Kredietbank and its Luxembourg subsidiary (KBL) helped facilitate up to 70 percent of illegal arms transactions for the South African state."

Fraser mum on new post during budget meeting in Parliament

2018-04-19 15:57

New correctional services commissioner Arthur Fraser has declined to comment on questions, from MPs and journalists, around his abrupt transfer to the department.

Biko's son back in court on assault charges

2018-04-19 15:10

The son of Black Consciousness icon Steve Biko has appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court in connection with an alleged assault.

Woman knocked down and dragged by taxi: ‘My life would have been so different’

2018-04-19 10:19

It’s been seven years since the ordeal that stripped Kim McCusker of skin and muscle, her chosen career and her independence, but she’s still experiencing the fallout.

'Bring it on bloody racists... I'm born ready!' - Malema on AfriForum's decision to privately prosecute him

2018-04-19 11:13

EFF leader Julius Malema has told lobby group AfriForum to "bring it on", after it announced that it would pursue charges of fraud and corruption against him.

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.

Kouga mayor loses 9-year battle with cancer

2018-04-19 21:20

Kouga Mayor Elza van Lingen has died, at the age of 68, after a nine-year battle with breast cancer.

Two nabbed after 4-year-old girl shot dead in 'gang crossfire' in Cape Town

2018-04-19 20:14

Two people have been arrested for the murder of a four-year-old girl in Uitsig, Cape Town, while police are searching for suspects in a double murder, committed in the same area.

Businessman Vivian Reddy secures interdict against disruption of multi-billion rand projects

2018-04-19 19:34

Durban businessman Vivian Reddy has secured an interdict stopping two controversial "economic empowerment" groups from shutting down construction sites on three projects worth more than R5.5bn.

Bus strike expected to continue on Friday

2018-04-19 16:31

Commuters stranded by the nationwide bus strike will be forced again to make alternate plans, as talks at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) are not expected to get drivers back behind the wheel, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) says.

Shutdown: Rubber bullets and blocked entrances as protests rock Mahikeng

2018-04-19 15:17

The main road into Mahikeng, in the North West, has been blocked and rubber bullets have been fired, as protests against premier Supra Mahumapelo brought the town to a standstill.

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo suspends health dept HOD over Mediosa contract

2018-04-19 14:39

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has suspended the health department's HOD, Dr Andrew Thabo Lekalakala, over a contract given to Gupta-linked healthcare company Mediosa.

Cape Town NGO helping disabled youth dream big

2018-04-17 06:00

A local community organisation in Salt River, Cape Town, is helping young disabled people realise their dreams.

'I have consistently' tried to settle with Danny Jordaan - Jennifer Ferguson

2018-04-19 10:42

Former ANC MP and singer Jennifer Ferguson has said she has 'consistently' offered soccer boss Danny Jordaan the opportunity to engage with her outside of formal legal action, following her rape complaint against him.

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