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3 arrested in Port Elizabeth for stripping torched ambulance

2020-02-20 22:59

Three people were arrested for stripping an ambulance that was torched during a protest in Port Elizabeth, police spokesperson Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana has said.

SOPA: 1 100 new cops in the Cape not enough, says Winde

2020-02-20 21:41

Despite an additional 1 100 new police officers being deployed in the Western Cape, the province still does not have enough men and women in blue, Premier Alan Winde has said.

UPDATE | Malema apologises: Attack on Ramaphosa 'a desperate act of personal defence'

2020-02-20 19:42

EFF leader Julius Malema followed President Cyril Ramaphosa's cue on Thursday, offering an apology to the first citizen and South Africa over domestic abuse claims that surfaced in Parliament and admitting he should have known better.

 
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Correctional services to probe Facebook activities of Hannah Cornelius' jailed killers

2020-02-20 20:44

The Department of Correctional Services is investigating apparent prison Facebook posts by two of the people sentenced for the murder and rape of Hannah Cornelius and the brutal attack on her fellow student, Cheslin Marsh.

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Ramaphosa puts looters on notice: They will 'face the full might of the law'

2020-02-20 18:34

In what could be considered as a warning to the fightback campaign against his reforms, President Cyril Ramaphosa warns that "those who continue to steal from the people" will face the full might of the law.

AS IT HAPPENED | #SONADebate: Ramaphosa apologises to Malema for ANC MP claims he abused his wife

2020-02-20 15:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa has responded to the debate on his State of the Nation Address following two days of pressure from opposition parties vigorously debating his speech in the National Assembly.

3 alleged illegal miners arrested with gold-processing equipment worth R5m

2020-02-20 14:13

Three alleged illegal miners arrested with gold-processing equipment worth R5m are expected to appear in the Westonaria Magistrate's Court in Gauteng for illegally processing gold.

Kieswetter: No legal proof Zuma supports Public Protector's tax subpoena - report

2020-02-20 11:48

SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter says there is no legal proof that former president Jacob Zuma supports Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's subpoena for his tax records.

Six-year-old hides in classroom after gran allegedly uses axe to attack him

2020-02-20 09:21

A 6-year-old boy has been found hiding alone in a classroom at his school, near Ermelo in Mpumalanga, where he hid allegedly to escape from his abusive grandmother.

SONA debate: Sonke Gender Justice wants 'remedial' action against Mamabolo, Malema

2020-02-20 08:27

Lobby group Sonke Gender Justice wants "appropriate remedial steps" to be taken against ANC MP Boy Mamabolo and EFF leader Julius Malema for their "politicisation" of gender-based violence during the debate on the State of the Nation Address.

Ambulance, courier van torched in Port Elizabeth

2020-02-19 23:38

In a statement, police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu said a metro ambulance was on its way to Vastrap when a petrol bomb was thrown through its window on Standford Road near Qunu.

Uitenhage students close down college, demand NSFAS allowances

2020-02-19 21:37

More than 100 boycotting students have stormed out of the High Street and Park Avenue campuses at the Eastcape Midlands TVET College in Uitenhage.

Satawu blasts commuters after attack on woman train driver

2020-02-19 20:14

The SA Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) says it is not the fault of train drivers that Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) infrastructure is dilapidated and causing delays.

PICS | Little puppy Lulu rescued after cries heard coming from garbage bag

2020-02-19 19:38

Tossed out with the rubbish and left for dead in a garbage bag, little Lulu whimpered as she lay surrounded by household waste on a field in Eastridge, Mitchells Plain... until she was rescued.

Clipping wings of corruption at SAA: Zondo commission digs in over 'invasive' security vetting

2020-02-19 18:02

A witness appearing before the commission of inquiry into state capture struggled to detail how an "invasive" vetting exercise of South African Airways executives and officials reduced the potential for corruption within the entity.

Mkhize says MPs 'went too far' on domestic violence at SONA

2020-02-19 14:01

Gender-based violence was used as a weapon to "hurt, throw stones and shoot at each other" at the debate on the State of the Nation Address, Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and People with Disabilities Hlengiwe Mkhize has said.

Crashed plane was supposed to be replaced in 2018. Did aviation authority drop the ball?

2020-02-19 01:40

Had the Civil Aviation Authority replaced the crashed aircraft in 2018, Captain Tolo, Lekalakala and Mnguni may not have died.

Labour department warns company for employing ‘too many black women’

2020-02-19 01:40

A family business in Kempton Park that manufactures luxury Belgian chocolate, has been scolded by the labour department because it employs too many black women and it was told to employ more black men.

SOPA: The Western Cape can become emerging market leader in renewable energy – Winde

2020-02-20 18:20

The Western Cape has some of the world's best solar and wind resources and has the ability to become the emerging market leader in renewable energy, Premier Alan Winde has said in his State of the Province Address.

Limpopo premier backs down, reinstates govt spokesperson over EFF leak claims

2020-02-20 18:11

The premier of Limpopo has now agreed to reinstate government spokesperson Phuti Seloba. The bargaining council ordered that his earlier suspension be lifted and he be reinstated but the premier initially refused.

Nafiz Modack and co celebrate acquittal at Grand Café - the restaurant they were accused of extorting

2020-02-20 17:15

Alleged underworld figure Nafiz Modack and his co-accused - Colin Booysen, Ashley Fields and Jacques Cronje - had faced a litany of charges - from extortion to money laundering - in relation to an alleged racket which targeted the nightclub and restaurant security industry in Cape Town.

WATCH | Ramaphosa apologises to Malema after ANC MP claims he abused his wife

2020-02-20 16:50

President Cyril Ramaphosa apologises to both Julius Malema and South Africa for "the political back-and-forth of domestic abuse claims" in Parliament which "trivialised" a national crisis.

WATCH | Former UKZN student offers R10 000 reward for finding protester who assaulted professor

2020-02-20 16:17

A former University of KwaZulu-Natal student is offering a R10 000 reward for finding a protester who assaulted a professor during ongoing protests this week.

PIC | 3 KZN cops, two staffers help to deliver baby at police station

2020-02-20 14:44

Three KwaZulu-Natal police officers and two Folweni police station staffers have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help deliver a baby.

ANC member shot dead during branch meeting in the Vaal

2020-02-20 13:50

An ANC member has been shot and killed in Rustervaal, outside Vereeniging, at a meeting held to elect a candidate for the upcoming by-elections.

Second man arrested for murder of Durban pensioner Jinsee Ram

2020-02-20 11:17

Police have made a second breakthrough in the investigation into the murder of 72-year-old Chatsworth pensioner Jinsee Ram, with the arrest of a 33-year-old man in Ndwedwe, north of Durban.

SONA debate: Lamola lays into 'megalomaniac' Malema for 'I'm in charge' comments

2020-02-20 08:56

The second of day of the SONA debate ended with Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola lighting up the ANC benches after lambasting EFF leader Julius Malema for claiming he is "in charge" in a democracy.

Geneva gaffe: I meant France, explains Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams after merciless trolling

2020-02-19 21:50

Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has explained she meant to say France when she said she went to Geneva, not Switzerland, with her husband in a televised interview over the controversial trip.

Pauw gives Rampedi a 24-hour cease-and-desist notice over 'molester', 'liar' claims

2020-02-19 19:41

Journalist Piet Rampedi has 24 hours to retract and apologise for statements he posted on social media calling fellow journalist and author Jacques Pauw a "molester".

SONA debate: MPs should apologise for using domestic violence for politicking - Lucas

2020-02-19 18:48

Deputy chairperson of the NCOP Sylvia Lucas says gender-based violence should not be reduced to politicking, in a speech on the second day of the debate on the State of the Nation Address.

Communities urged to 'cherish, protect and care for schoolchildren'

2020-02-19 17:11

The broader community, law enforcement agencies and organisations need to step in and assist the education department in tackling issues facing schools.

Mpumalanga man jailed for five years for trying to kidnap teen

2020-02-19 13:37

A Mpumalanga man convicted of attempting to kidnap a 13-year-old girl has to spend five years behind bars for the crime, according to the Hawks in the province.

‘Unsubstantiated’ abuse allegations have affected entire Malema family – lawyer

2020-02-19 12:40

The “unsubstantiated allegations” of gender-based violence against EFF leader Julius Malema could have grave effects, particularly on his young children, says his legal representative Ian Levitt.

Mpumalanga cop loses finger as chainsaw-wielding protester aims for his belly

2020-02-19 10:11

A police officer monitoring a protest at the Boschfontein Periodical Court in Mpumalanga, has lost a finger while trying to fight off a protester who allegedly used a chainsaw to attack him.

ANC, opposition parties condemn 'proto-fascist' EFF in SONA debate

2020-02-19 09:17

The 'proto-fascist' EFF has been roundly condemned as their disruptions at the start of Thursday evening's State of the Nation Address cast a pall on the SONA debate.

How a Durban woman ended up serving 7 years in a Turkish prison for dagga

2020-02-19 01:40

She never thought that going to a Benoni-based church with a man she met through friends would end up with her being imprisoned in a Turkish prison for seven years.

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