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NDPP independence to be argued in court

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The independence of the National Department of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) will be argued at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Zuma must investigate Brian Molefe's military appointment - SASFU

2017-11-20 05:27

The South African Security Forces Union has called on President Jacob Zuma to investigate and reverse the military's appointment of Brian Molefe.

Bongani Bongo can't be trusted with classified information, says Saswu

2017-11-19 23:12

State Security Minister Bongani Bongo is a security risk who can’t be trusted with classified information, the South African Security Workers Union has said.

Is David Mabuza really in control of Mpumalanga's vote?

2017-11-20 06:59

Weekend Rallies by CR17 and NDZ camps saw thousands of supporters from various regions attending each event, indicating that not everyone may agree with Mabuza's way.

ANC has been captured by a dominant faction, says Mbeki

2017-11-19 19:42

Former President Thabo Mbeki has described a political party he once led as captured and asked ANC stalwarts, its alliance partners and the country to help liberate the party.

Police hunt for killer of toddler in PE

2017-11-19 12:59

A manhunt has been launched to track down an apparent gang member who killed a 2-year-old boy in Helenvale, police said on Sunday.

 
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Zweli Mkhize: 'ANC will not survive 2019 if it doesn't change'

2017-11-20 06:33

ANC treasurer-general and presidential hopeful Zweli Mkhize says the ANC stands a chance of losing the 2019 national elections if the party continues to "tear itself apart".

Durban weekend accidents claim two lives, dozens injured

2017-11-19 19:13

Rescue Care paramedics say two people have died in a collision, while in two other separate accidents involving taxis, dozens were left injured.

KZN child, allegedly kidnapped, found alive

2017-11-19 12:40

A 7-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped has been found alive in the Verulam area, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Sunday.

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Double tragedy as two boys drown in separate incidents

2017-11-19 10:36

Two boys, one aged 10 and the other 13, have drowned in two separate incidents in Durban and Hermanus, the National Sea Rescue Institute reported on Sunday.

#City Press ICYMI: US, China knew of Zim coup, Molefe joins army

2017-11-19 22:43

China and the US tacitly approve the coup in Zimbabwe, Brian Molefe becomes a colonel in the army and the Gupta TV's contract may not be renewed.

Sachs heads to Gauteng

2017-11-19 05:58

Treasury’s disillusioned budget head says he could not, in good conscience, lead the 2018 budget process.

Brian Molefe joins the army

2017-11-19 05:58

The beleaguered Brian Molefe has managed to progress from alleged Gupta lieutenant to a highly paid military colonel.

ANC battle for numbers hots up

2017-11-19 05:58

Dlamini-Zuma supporters claim the Ramaphosa camp is using underhand tactics to make it appear that he’s leading the race.

News analysis: Who is Ms Brown?

2017-11-19 05:57

In Bob Marley’s song Mr Brown, the reggae maestro asks: “I want to know who is Mr Brown? Is Mr Brown controlled by remote?” South Africans were left asking the same questions about Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown

Mpumalanga ANC branch breaks ranks

2017-11-19 05:58

An elite Mpumalanga ANC branch, whose members have broken ranks with Premier David Mabuza’s call for unity and nominated Cyril Ramaphosa, has lodged a complaint against manipulation of nomination processes and fraud.

Child grant is not enough

2017-11-19 05:58

One in three children are not living with their biological parents, indicative of the fragmentation of families in SA.

National heritage site in ruins

2017-11-19 05:58

A national heritage site lies ravaged. The Transvaal Bantu Normal College, which counts Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Pan Africanist Congress president Stanley Mogoba among its first students, is in ruins.

Queer power on display

2017-11-19 05:58

The queers of the City of Gold came out in their numbers to the brand-new Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre in Forest Town on Wednesday night to celebrate a small miracle. The Gay and Lesbian Archive (Gala) turned 20 years old.

Support Zimbabweans, Zuma tells South Africa

2017-11-18 20:05

President Jacob Zuma has called on South Africans to support the people of Zimbabwe, adding that he is cautiously optimistic that the situation will be resolved amicably.

Treasury budget chief Michael Sachs to join Gauteng govt

2017-11-18 15:26

National Treasury's outgoing deputy head of budget, Michael Sachs, has accepted an offer to join the Gauteng provincial government.

SABC condemns harassment of journalist at Zimbabwe border

2017-11-18 14:46

The South African Broadcasting Corporation has condemned the harassment of one of its journalists by police at the Beit Bridge border to Zimbabwe.

Granting Mugabe asylum in SA a hot potato

2017-11-18 13:01

With pressure mounting against President Robert Mugabe to step down, the issue of where he would seek asylum has become a hotly contested issue, with many saying South Africa is the obvious choice.

Mother killed, son airlifted after home invasion in Brakpan

2017-11-18 10:32

Police have launched a manhunt for at least three armed robbers who allegedly shot a mother and her son in Brakpan during a house robbery.

Court likens private estate's 'repressive' domestic worker rules to apartheid

2017-11-17 21:52

The Pietermaritzburg High Court has found that rules for domestic workers at Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate are repressive and reminiscent of apartheid.

Corpse and robbers: 5 in court for stealing from mortuary

2017-11-17 20:13

Four men and a woman have appeared in the Welkom Magistrate's Court for robbing a mortuary in Thabong, Free State police say.

Bedridden woman burnt to death in Cape Town house fire

2017-11-17 19:41

The tireless efforts of neighbours and passers-by to rescue a bedridden woman whose council flat was ablaze were not enough to save her from burning to death.

#News24 ICYMI: Another missed Sassa deadline; Mugabe given an ultimatum and Miss Caroline not slamming the brakes on driving lessons

2017-11-17 17:58

Severe weather conditions shut SA and Lesotho border; Zimbabweans remain hopeful and the Springboks go into Saturday's Test against France in Paris having not played in the country since 2013.

Robbery at Durban home of Consul-General of India

2017-11-17 17:29

Police are investigating a case of robbery after the house of the Consul-General of India in Durban had been ransacked by eight armed suspects, police say.

Pauw anticipates second wave of action to clamp down on his book

2017-11-17 16:24

Author and investigative journalist Jacques Pauw has said that for about 10 days, some of those who have threatened legal action against him have been silent, but he thinks this is because they are coming up with new strategies on how next to confront him.

KZN farmer, 65, fights off bush knife-wielding attacker

2017-11-17 14:44

A 65-year-old farmer who fought off a bush knife-wielding attacker is nursing his wounds in hospital following a farm attack on his farm in Paddock, south of KwaZulu-Natal, say police.

Security guards assaulted with rifles in botched cash-in-transit heist

2017-11-17 14:44

Two security guards have been seriously injured in a botched cash-in-transit heist on the N4 between Nelspruit and Matsulu in Mpumalanga on Friday morning.

Police tried to get warrant for my arrest - Jacques Pauw

2017-11-17 12:28

Author and investigative journalist Jacques Pauw has said he heard that a police officer tried to secure a warrant for his arrest in Pietermaritzburg, but a magistrate did not authorise it.

'Red Zone' declared after attempted robbery of ambulance crew

2017-11-17 11:30

Ambulances entering the Mfuleni area in Cape Town are being escorted by police, after it was declared a "red zone" following an attempted armed robbery of a crew as they entered the local day hospital.

AS IT HAPPENED: No parole for Chris Hani killer Janusz Walus

2017-11-17 10:30

Justice Minister Michael Masutha has announced his decision to deny Chris Hani's killer Janusz Walus parole, saying his application 'was not approved'.

COP23: SA's Environment minister throws shade at Trump, developed countries

2017-11-17 12:32

The South African Minister of Environmental Affairs reiterated that the Paris Agreement wasn't up for negotiation, and berated developed countries for not honouring their pre-2020 pledges.

Masutha to announce decision on Walus parole

2017-11-17 07:00

Justice Minister Michael Masutha will announce his decision on whether or not Chris Hani's killer Janusz Walus will be released on parole.

Vital Eastern Cape clinic has only 1 doctor twice a month

2017-11-17 05:43

Close to eight villages in Nxarhuni outside Mdantsane in East London depend on Newlands Clinic, which has only one doctor who comes in twice a month, says a report.

AfriForum does not respect judicial processes – NPA

2017-11-16 22:22

Following the announcement of AfriForum's intent to privately prosecute Nomgcobo Jiba, the NPA says it is clear that the lobby group has a "flagrant disrespect for due process and judicial processes".

MAP: SA passenger car sales by province for 2017

2017-11-17 06:35

The South Africa vehicle market shows a positive trend with 35 316 new cars sold last month. Check out our map of passenger car sales by province.

Duarte: ANC needs a leader who will stand up to mining bosses

2017-11-19 10:02

The ANC needs a leader who isn't afraid of confronting mining bosses, said deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte at a campaign for presidential hopeful Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

I will not fail the people of Gauteng, vows Moodey

2017-11-19 09:19

John Moodey, who will remain the leader of the Democratic Alliance in Gauteng, says he is humbled by voters reaffirming their trust in him.

Gupta TV to be 'axed'

2017-11-19 05:58

The Gupta-founded news channel ANN7 will no longer be broadcast on DStv when its contract expires in June next year.

How could an ANC president be so rotten?

2017-11-19 05:58

“Everyone here must have grey hair or they have put on dye,” said ANC presidential hopeful Mathews Phosa at the start of the ANC veterans and stalwarts consultative conference in Braamfontein yesterday.

Moodey wins bruising DA contest in Gauteng

2017-11-19 05:58

Newly re-elected DA leader in Gauteng John Moodey is calling for party members to unite after what has been a bruising battle, as part of a bid to secure 1.5 million new votes in 2019 with a view towards governing the province.

Baleka Mbete: In for the long haul

2017-11-19 05:58

Baleka Mbete tells Andisiwe Makinana how, if elected ANC leader, she would reduce the size of government to free up cash for service delivery.

The day the town ran dry

2017-11-19 00:00

Beaufort West, one of five Western Cape towns worst hit by the drought, is now totally dependent on underground water. Gift of the Givers drills down in a last-ditch bid to save the day.

A portrait of lost power

2017-11-19 05:58

On Tuesday, on the 20th anniversary of Black Friday, Harare’s residents watched in astonishment as tanks and soldiers, armed with Uzis and semi-automatic rifles, marched into the capital.

Newsmaker: How to find viable alternatives for tertiary funding

2017-11-19 05:58

In addition to engaging with students and stakeholders such as Nsfas, the higher education minister says she keeps reminding the president of the pressing need for the impasse to be resolved.

Bra Alf’s legacy in jeopardy

2017-11-19 05:58

The legacy of apartheid photojournalist Alf Kumalo lies in legal limbo following his death, leaving his work to waste away over time.

EFF's calls for land redistribution, not vengeance - Malema

2017-11-18 22:05

When the EFF calls for the redistribution of land, they are not doing it out of vengeance, they calling for democratic processes to redistribute land, says Julius Malema.

Nzimande: SACP wants inquiry into Hani's murder

2017-11-18 21:34

SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande has called for an official inquest into the circumstances surrounding the murder of former leader Chris Hani.

Zuma vows govt will continue supporting embattled SAA

2017-11-18 17:58

President Jacob Zuma said the government will continue supporting South African Airways on its path towards renewal.

'Gauteng must become blue come 2019' - Maimane

2017-11-18 16:37

Democratic Alliance Is bringing change to South Africa, says leader Mmusi Maimane, adding that Jacob Zuma and the ANC only have 18 months of governance left.

KZN cops hunt for kidnapped 7-year-old girl

2017-11-18 15:50

The Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit are searching for a seven-year-old child who was allegedly kidnapped in the Umbilo area.

Corolla/Auris/Quest obliterates compact/medium segment in October

2017-11-18 15:00

There is perhaps no other car in this segment, or any other, that is as synonymous with South Africans as the Toyota Corolla.

Mbalula vows to end gang rule in Nelson Mandela Bay

2017-11-18 13:43

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has met with the community leaders of Helenvale, Port Elizabeth, an area engulfed by drugs and gangster violence.

Heavily armed men gun down five people in shopping complex

2017-11-18 11:29

A group of heavily armed gunmen shot and killed five people and injured two more when they stormed the Vulindlela shopping complex in KwaDlangezwa near Empangeni, police say.

Four killed, 5 injured after ambulance and car collide

2017-11-18 10:23

Four people have been killed, among them children, and five sustained moderate injuries after an ambulance and a vehicle collided on the N17 at the Leandra Toll Plaza in Mpumalanga.

Victory for community organisations in Mining Charter battle

2017-11-18 07:09

The Pretoria High Court has ruled that several mining community organisations may intervene in a Chamber of Mines’ application to review the Mining Charter of 2017.

Man drowns at end-of-year function

2017-11-17 22:06

A 21-year-old man attending an end-of-year outing has drowned at Lamberts Bay's main beach in the Western Cape.

Elderly woman grabs mic and gives deputy minister a piece of her mind

2017-11-17 21:25

An elderly woman with a crutch, who grew tired of listening to the Deputy Minister of Human Settlements at a community meeting in Khayelitsha, grabbed a roving microphone and gave the minister a piece of her mind.

Fees Commission's contingency loan model gets more criticism

2017-11-17 20:07

The Heher Commission’s recommendation that a contingency loan model be considered to fund higher education, has been criticised from across the ideological spectrum.

Komape family haunted by their son's pit toilet death – psychologist

2017-11-17 18:42

The family of the Limpopo schoolboy who died after falling into a pit toilet three years ago suffered severe psychological trauma, the High Court has heard.

SA universities assist Zim students during coup uncertainty

2017-11-17 20:49

South African tertiary institutions are making arrangements to assist Zimbabwean students who may be affected by ongoing political uncertainty in their home country.

Gordhan positive about Ramaphosa's choice of running mates

2017-11-17 16:42

ANC NEC member Pravin Gordhan has seemingly endorsed Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's choice of running mates for the ANC's top six positions.

Still no Post Office, Sassa grants deal despite govt deadline

2017-11-17 15:33

The South African Post Office will likely have to wait until next week before an official agreement to assist with the state's social grants scheme can be reached with Sassa .

Jayde Panayiotou's murderers don't deserve the peacefulness of death - sister

2017-11-17 13:29

In an emotional address in court, Jayde Panayiotou's sister Toni Inggs has described how the family’s world had fallen apart, and how she would never be able to forgive Christopher Panayiotou.

Walus still shows no remorse for murdering a 'father and a husband' – Masutha

2017-11-17 12:11

Chris Hani's killer Janusz Walus has not shown enough remorse for "eliminating a communist who happens to be a father and a husband", Justice Minister Michael Masutha has said.

Police officer killed, 2 others wounded in KZN

2017-11-17 11:02

Two police officers have been shot and wounded in Inanda, while another was killed in Eshowe, say KwaZulu-Natal police.

2 convicted of murder for Vryheid farm attack

2017-11-17 09:41

Two men have been convicted of murder, kidnapping and robbery with aggravating circumstances following a farm attack earlier this month in Eensgevonden in Vryheid, say police.

MAP: Hijacking hotspots - Joburg and Tshwane's worst crime areas

2017-11-17 12:24

Police crime stats show 8610 incidents of hijackings were reported in the past year. We list hijacking hotspots and worst vehicle crime areas for Johannesburg and Tshwane.

Meet KZN's first black female neurosurgeon

2017-11-17 06:37

Dr Nomusa Shezi knew as early as Grade 3 that she wanted to be a doctor. Now she is one of only five black African women neurosurgeons countrywide.

Suspected car thieves arrested after Pretoria shootout

2017-11-16 22:25

Three men have been arrested following a shootout that ensued after they allegedly tried to steal a car from a church in Waterkloof, Pretoria, say police.

Mugabe to exile in SA?

2017-11-17 09:04

Zimbabwean media says that President Robert Mugabe on Thursday reportedly "agreed in principle" to step down after 37 years in power, adding that he was set to exile in South Africa.

SABC board member Kalidass not a victimised whistleblower – SABC board

2017-11-16 22:18

The new SABC board says board member Rachel Kalidass, who supposedly resigned from the board after being victimised for raising concerns, is not the persecuted whistleblower that she is making herself out to be.

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