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Weather Update: No relief yet from the heat in the north west

19 minutes ago

The heatwave will persist over the eastern and north-eastern parts of the Northern Cape, Free State and North-West until Monday and Gauteng remains hot.

'Rise in kidnapping of women and children is concerning'

2018-11-18 17:24

An increase in the kidnappings of women and children in Gauteng is concerning, provincial Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane said.

WATCH: Politics unusual as Patricia de Lille forms new party

2018-11-18 16:26

Patricia de Lille will continue her lifelong fight for a just, fair and caring society by forming an as yet unnamed political party, the former mayor of Cape Town announced.

Molefe mum on Zondo commission invite

2018-11-18 15:02

Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has not confirmed whether he has been invited to appear before to the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture.

 
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CAMPAIGNING:  Deputy President David Mabuza campaigns in Mpumalanga (Tshidi Madia, News24)

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BREAKING NEWS: South Africa’s top restaurant was just named, and it's not the one you're thinking of

29 minutes ago

Food24 Content Producer Katy Rose attended the event and brings us all the results, directly from the audience.

Could Bosasa payment impact on 2019 elections?

2018-11-18 16:41

How far the possible influence of Bosasa extended following a payment to Cyril Ramaphosa’s 2017 ANC President campaign remains a key issue and one that could affect voters at the 2019 election, according to one analyst.

'I'm back, and I'm good' – Mabuza speaks after return from sick leave in Russia

2018-11-18 14:37

Deputy President David Mabuza says he is in good health after returning from his trip to Moscow where he sought medical treatment.

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Petrol pain: Govt needs to recoup about R2bn for fuel subsidy

2018-11-18 15:56

The state will likely recoup the R2bn that it subsidised the fuel price with in November over two months rather than taking it all back in December, says an economist.

Family heads to court after man with 51% share of multimillion-rand company dies broke

2018-11-18 12:15

The family of Joseph Madiehe has headed to court after Madiehe, who was a majority shareholder at a multimillion rand company, died a pauper.

Shamila Batohi tipped for NDPP post - report

2018-11-18 10:54

Advocate Shamila Batohi is apparently President Cyril Ramaphosa’s top pick for the national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) position, it has been reported.

Mihalik murder: What we know so far

2018-11-18 10:15

Cape Town lawyer Pete Mihalik was shot dead in broad daylight 19 days ago. Here's what we know so far.

Protecting South Africa's borders: Rocky roads and unrelenting conditions

2018-11-17 17:13

Despite unrelenting terrain, the beating sun and vast tracks of land to patrol, South African Defence Force soldiers have still managed to apprehend more than 6 000 people - allegedly for trying to illegally enter South African from Mozambique since January.

Bosasa saga: 'The President didn't declare it because it's dirty money' - Maimane

2018-11-17 15:51

DA leader Mmusi Maimane used his party's Gauteng East campaign launch ahead of the 2019 elections to take aim at President Cyril Ramaphosa, saying that the president didn’t declare a Bosasa payment because it is dirty money.

Ramaphosa celebrates his 66th birthday in Ethiopia

2018-11-17 13:02

President Cyril Ramaphosa will most likely be celebrating his 66th birthday in Ethiopia after arriving in the country on Saturday morning for the 11th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU).

Cash stash: Questions raised about how Anoj Singh funded his lifestyle

2018-11-17 10:46

For three years former Transnet and Eskom chief financial officer Anoj Singh's substantial salary accumulated in his bank accounts, with no monthly payments or debit orders.

Eskom Confidential: Koko, Daniels, Ngubane and the Gupta email account called Business Man

2018-11-16 22:16

A Gupta-linked email account called Business Man has landed three former Eskom executives in hot water for allegedly sharing confidential information with third parties – namely the Gupta family and their associates.

Education dept expels Soweto pupil who threw a stone at teacher

2018-11-16 22:08

The Gauteng education department has expelled a Soweto pupil who threw a stone at a teacher, causing the teacher to suffer minor injuries.

Market underestimates 'noise and tension' over land expropriation - analyst

2018-11-16 21:00

The market underestimates the amount of "noise and tension" likely to follow the Joint Constitutional Review Committee's recommendation that the Constitution be explicitly changed to allow for expropriation without compensation.

NPA top job interviews: Final candidate describes organisation as 'a house on fire'

2018-11-16 20:44

Advocate Shamila Batohi, the final candidate to be interviewed for the position of National Director of Public Prosecutions, has described the the office of the National Prosecuting Authority as a house on fire.

Gigabye: 5 times Malusi Gigaba showed how seriously he took Parliament

2018-11-16 20:34

This week Malusi Gigaba resigned as Minister of Home Affairs, tendering his resignation as MP shortly thereafter. While Gigaba said it was an "honour and privilege" to serve as an MP, there were times when he didn't always act like it.

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

2018-11-16 19:34

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.

#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.

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.

Eskom said to base executive restructuring on consultant work

2018-11-18 16:54

Eskom is proposing executive job cuts and a reorganisation of management units in an effort to improve its financial position, according to a document seen by Bloomberg.

ANC's Thuma Mina campaign turns violent in Mpumalanga

2018-11-18 13:31

The ANC’s Thuma Mina campaign has taken a violent turn, after three people were stabbed in a clash between party members in Mpumalanga.

WATCH: Mabuza, back from sick leave, campaigns for ANC in Mpumalanga

2018-11-18 11:15

Deputy president David Mabuza has emerged in Piet Retief, Mpumalanga after he went to Russia for a routine medical trip after taking sick leave last month.

City Power responds to Eskom loadshedding

2018-11-18 13:48

Stage 1 rotational loadshedding has been implemented from 12:15 and is likely to continue until 22:00 Sunday to preserve emergency resources, says Eskom.

Ramaphosa thanks South Africans for birthday wishes

2018-11-18 10:01

A beaming President Cyril Ramaphosa has thanked South Africans for their 66th birthday wishes, in a video filmed in Ethiopia where he is attending the AU Summit.

'Why are you fighting with the Gupta family?' - A tale of Eskom's capture

2018-11-18 08:03

Former head of generation and once upon a time acting group chief executive at Eskom, Matshela Koko, intervened in a dispute over coal test results, came out to bat for the Gupta team, a forensic report has shown.

Concerns raised around increase in municipalities adopting unfunded budgets

2018-11-17 16:32

Parliament's Select Committee on Appropriations (SeCOA) has expressed serious concerns over the increase in municipalities that adopted unfunded budgets for the 2018/2019 financial year.

Meerkat Project wins award for counter-poaching technology in KNP

2018-11-17 14:28

The Meerkat Project Team based in the Kruger National Park has bagged the South African National Parks (SANParks) Kudu innovation award for their work on counter-poaching.

IEC approaches court to postpone Witzenberg Municipality by-election

2018-11-17 12:46

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is expected to find out on Monday whether its urgent court application to postpone the by-election of Ward 9 in the Witzenberg Municipality, Western Cape was successful.

Singing Israeli national anthem part of our heritage – Herzlia

2018-11-16 21:42

Herzlia Middle School says that singing the Israeli national anthem is an expression of its connection to Jewish heritage after it condemned two pupils for kneeling during the anthem.

Unisa: Fake news staffer under investigation

2018-11-16 21:05

The University of South Africa says it has initiated an investigation into an employee implicated in fake news websites Allnews.co.za and Mzansistories.com.

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

2018-11-16 19:34

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.

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.

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.

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