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eThekwini mayor's R25m programme criticised

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The Democratic Alliance in eThekwini has criticised Mayor Zandile Gumede's R25m mayoral parlour programme, which has been approved by the city's council.

Fees Must Fall activist Mcebo Dlamini has eye on plea bargain

2017-11-22 18:54

Student activist Mcebo Dlamini's lawyer has until January 9 to send a plea bargaining proposal to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court has heard.

Alleged gunman who terrorised KZN community arrested

2017-11-22 18:53

An alleged gunman who is thought to have terrorised the community of Amandawe in Ixopo has been arrested, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

DA lays corruption charges against State Security Minister Bongani Bongo

2017-11-22 18:29

DA chief whip John Steenhuisen has laid charges against State Security Minister Bongani Bongo for allegedly trying to bribe the evidence leader of Parliament's Eskom probe.

Zuma conceded to R17m 'bribe' of former NPA boss, says FUL

2017-11-22 17:08

The concession made by President Jacob Zuma over the "unlawful" golden handshake paid to former National Director of Public Prosecutions Mxolisi Nxasana has painted a confusing picture of the case, say the applicants.

 
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Zuma appoints new national police commissioner

2017-11-22 16:54

President Jacob Zuma has appointed General Khehla John Sitole, the divisional commissioner head of protection and security services, as national police commissioner, it was announced .

Zimbabwe: The struggle is not over

2017-11-22 15:45

The struggle is not over for Zimbabwe as the victorious mood inspired by the resignation of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe looks set to be short-lived.

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AS IT HAPPENED: 'Vital findings' excluded from second autopsy report, court hears in #Rohde trial

2017-11-22 09:20

Chief pathologist Dr Diedre Abrahams has told the High Court she agreed with State pathologist Dr Akmal Coetzee-Khan's finding that Susan had been manually strangled, and that the ligature mark on her neck occurred after her death.

Political analysts weigh in on Makhosi Khoza's 'new party'

2017-11-22 13:52

Makhosi Khoza's plans to head a merger of various local political parties to contest the 2019 general elections nationally might be too ambitious, analysts say.

No Mugabe asylum request yet – Dirco

2017-11-22 14:04

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation has not received a formal request for asylum from ousted Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, Parliament has heard.

'Dad misses you' - Henke's message to Oscar Pistorius on his 31st birthday

2017-11-22 10:35

Even though he’s behind bars for his 31st birthday, it’s still a special day for Oscar Pistorius and his family.

How a Soweto father of 7 became a convicted mandrax smuggler

2017-11-22 10:08

Almost a year ago a father of seven agreed to transport drugs to Cape Town on behalf of an acquaintance. Today he is serving a jail sentence. It was his first brush with the law.

There won't be much change under Zanu-PF - Zimbabweans

2017-11-22 11:30

Despite the celebrations that followed the resignation of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe, there is still uncertainty among Zimbabweans about the country's future under ruling party Zanu-PF.

LIVE: We all saw an Eskom downgrade coming in 2015 - Brown

2017-11-22 10:11

Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown, one of the highest profile witnesses called before Parliament's Eskom inquiry, has said there was a feeling in early 2015 that a downgrade was imminent at Eskom.

African leaders must smell the coffee – Mbete on Mugabe's resignation

2017-11-22 07:44

Speaker and ANC chairperson Baleka Mbete says she is relieved that Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe chose to resign, rather than face the humiliation of being impeached.

Zuma no longer going to Zimbabwe

2017-11-22 07:31

President Jacob Zuma will no longer be travelling to Zimbabwe, in the wake of the resignation of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe.

Woman's body found floating in KZN river

2017-11-22 06:03

A woman's body has been found floating in the Umkomaas river mouth, and KwaZulu-Natal police say an inquest docket has been opened.

#News24 ICYMI: Mugabe resigns; Springboks losing shine? and Beyoncé is the highest-earning woman in music

2017-11-21 22:10

President Robert Mugabe has ceased power in Zimbabwe, the ANC has extended the deadline for branches to hold nomination meetings and the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearing stalls.

Former NPA head left willingly, court hears

2017-11-21 21:37

Former National Director of Public Prosecutions Mxolisi Nxasana willingly vacated his office after he was "seduced" with a settlement agreement, an NPA lawyer says.

KZN ANC dismisses rumours over slain branch chair

2017-11-21 19:00

The ANC in KZN has disputed rumours that one of its members, who was gunned down, was the only delegate in the Umkhambathini local municipality's Ward 7 expected to attend the elective conference.

Expert panel proposes alternative 'direct' grants scheme

2017-11-21 17:18

As if the social grants saga is not complicated enough, an expert panel reporting to the Constitutional Court has proposed a late, alternative scheme to deliver social grants.

Mahlobo unapologetic about visiting Russia

2017-11-21 17:15

Energy Minister David Mahlobo tells members of Parliament he won't apologise for having visited countries like Russia during his tenure as Intelligence Minister.

Final push for ANC branches to nominate leaders as some miss deadline

2017-11-21 15:05

At least four provinces have still not completed their crucial branch general meetings to nominate leaders ahead of the fiercely contested ANC elective conference in December.

'Confidential' council meeting to discuss City of Cape Town corruption allegations

2017-11-21 12:18

Tender irregularities, disciplinary action against senior staff members and the shutdown of a forensic investigation are being discussed at a 'confidential', special City of Cape Town council meeting.

AS IT HAPPENED: Defence, State pathologist disagree over ligature marks on Susan Rohde's body

2017-11-21 10:11

In an exchange in the Western Cape High Court over marks found on the back of Susan Rohde's neck, Jason Rohde's defence and State pathologist Akmal Coetzee-Khan remain in disagreement over the cause of ligature marks.

3 prisoners escape from Polokwane holding cells, manhunt launched

2017-11-21 10:42

Three awaiting trial prisoners – including a man on trial for allegedly helping businessman Rameez Patel murder his mother – have escaped from police holding cells in Polokwane, Limpopo police have said.

Man confesses to killing cousin, burying body

2017-11-21 06:01

A 19-year-old man has appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court in Cape Town after he allegedly killed his cousin and buried him in the backyard of the house.

Tumi Morake did not bash whites, BCCSA rules

2017-11-21 11:17

The radio host might think the absence of retribution for apartheid is unfair, but she never okayed violence, the Broadcasting Complaints Commission found.

V&A Waterfront Clock Tower a 'disgrace'

2017-11-21 06:00

One of the most iconic buildings at the V&A Waterfront has been dubbed “a disgrace” by an international shipping author and ­historian.

Live, illegally connected wires electrocute 2-year-old boy in Chatsworth

2017-11-21 05:32

A two-year-old boy has been electrocuted at Sukamumva informal settlement in Chatsworth, after slipping and landing on illegally-connected live wires.

Tweets over ID book validity false - Home Affairs

2017-11-20 21:19

The Department of Home Affairs has dismissed as false, tweets claiming that the barcoded South African identity book was reaching the end of its lifespan.

'We didn't plan for anyone to lose their lives', says Manamela

2017-11-20 20:17

Former health MEC Qedani Mahlangu was informed her department wasn't ready to transfer Life Esidimeni, testified suspended Gauteng Director of Mental Health Makgabo Manamela.

City of Cape Town investigating train fire

2017-11-20 17:02

The City of Cape Town's fire and rescue services department is investigating the circumstances surrounding a fire that damaged three Metrorail carriages near Century City.

2 prisoners run extortion scam from inside Pretoria prison

2017-11-20 16:26

Two prisoners have given new meaning to the term "inside job" after they were caught running an extortion scam from inside the Odi Correctional Centre in Pretoria.

Life Esidimeni: Manamela's late application for postponement dismissed

2017-11-20 15:01

Justice Dikgang Moseneke has dismissed an application by suspended Gauteng Director of Mental Health Dr Makgabo Manamela to postpone her giving testimony at the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng on his plans to 'sue the SABC'

2017-11-22 14:10

Following his dismissal from the SABC, Hlaudi Motsoeneng has spoken to DRUM, reiterating that "you can't compromise on local content".

Johannesburg Water undertaking largest repair job in its history

2017-11-22 13:22

Utility company Johannesburg Water is currently dealing with the largest repair of a burst pipe in the entity's history, the City says.

'Bullying' De Lille wanted alleged tender irregularity report to 'go away' - executive director

2017-11-22 12:34

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille had planned to publicly discredit a senior city staffer who questioned alleged tender irregularities, her executive director has alleged in an explosive affidavit.

Sassa feedback still lacks 'significant details' - Black Sash

2017-11-22 11:38

Black Sash has welcomed Cabinet's intervention in delivering a preliminary agreement between the South African Post Office and Sassa, but says the report back on the arrangement still lacks crucial details.

Suspected drug mule nabbed as police tackle crime at the airport

2017-11-22 09:43

A suspected drug mule has been arrested at OR Tambo International Airport, as authorities collaborate to combat crime at the airport.

Family of boy who died in school pit toilet 'denied justice'

2017-11-22 08:10

The family of five-year-old Michael Komape, who died in a pit toilet in 2014, has been denied justice because no one has been held accountable for his death, the Limpopo High Court has heard.

Local artist turns surfboard into beautiful art piece for a very good cause

2017-11-22 10:39

Jake Aikman is one of the artists taking part in the annual Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival's art board exhibition. See his work here!

Alleged bogus advocate nabbed in Prieska

2017-11-22 07:06

A Prieska man, who allegedly posed as an advocate and defrauded people of tens of thousands of rands, has appeared in court for fraud.

Zimbabweans celebrate in SA years after fleeing Mugabe

2017-11-22 08:57

Hundreds of Zimbabweans who fled their homeland for South Africa during the despotic rule of Robert Mugabe have taken to the streets of Johannesburg to celebrate the resignation of the hated president.

De Lille's executive director accessed 'confidential forensic reports' - City manager

2017-11-22 05:30

Cape Town city manager Achmat Ebrahim has alleged Craig Kesson, the executive director in Mayor Patricia de Lille's office, got hold of confidential forensic reports without permission.

ANC extols its policies against gender-based violence despite increasing reports of attacks

2017-11-21 21:37

The ANC has extolled its policies for the prevention of gender-based violence during a debate, but opposition parties have been quick to point out that these policies are failing.

CRL Rights Commission releases initiation deaths report

2017-11-21 21:37

The Commission for the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities has released its report into the deaths and injuries at initiation schools.

Police couple in alleged murder suicide

2017-11-21 19:01

Western Cape police have launched an investigation into the deaths of a husband and wife, both police officers, who were found dead on Tuesday morning.

Police hunt for abducted Eastern Cape men's killers

2017-11-21 19:00

Eastern Cape police say they are hunting for the killers of four men, whose bodies were dumped in the bushes near Coega after being abducted last week.

Susan Rohde 'went ballistic' at Spier when she caught husband texting girlfriend

2017-11-21 16:09

Susan Rohde "went ballistic" when she caught her husband, Jason Rohde, trying to delete a message he was sending his girlfriend in the hours before Susan's death, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Life Esidimeni: Manamela threatened with arrest after no-show

2017-11-21 15:05

Suspended Gauteng director of mental health Makgabo Manamela faces a warrant of arrest should she not appear on Thursday before the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearing.

Rubber bullets fly as Walmer protesters call for more police

2017-11-21 13:03

Police and residents of Walmer township in Port Elizabeth have been in a tense standoff after protesters barricaded roads, ironically, to demand a stronger police presence in their community.

Woman's body found after crocodile dragged her into river

2017-11-21 12:18

The body of a 52-year-old woman, who was dragged into a river by a crocodile outside Thohoyandou over the weekend, has been found, Limpopo police say.

2 suspects arrested for killing 6 people in KZN shopping complex shooting

2017-11-21 11:30

Two suspects have been arrested for the murders of six people at Vulindlela shopping complex in KwaDlangezwa near Empangeni, say police.

Makhosi Khoza readying to contest 2019 elections

2017-11-21 08:32

Former ANC MP Dr Makhosi Khoza says plans are afoot in the coming weeks for her to head up a merger of various local political parties to contest the 2019 general elections nationally.

Zuma joins other regional leaders in Angola to discuss Zim crisis

2017-11-21 11:24

Four regional countries are meeting on Zimbabwe's crisis. President Jacob Zuma is joining the Angola-hosted summit of the SADC, along with the leaders of Zambia and Tanzania.

Bloem water supply to be restored after 5 day 'shutdown'

2017-11-21 09:36

Water supply in Bloemfontein is set to be restored by the end of the day after two burst water pipes left residents without water for the past five days.

Scopa to be briefed on Sassa saga

2017-11-21 07:36

The South African Social Security Agency is expected back in the spotlight over its compliance on the phasing out of Cash Paymaster Services.

ANC delegates may defy branches at December conference

2017-11-21 06:50

Analysts say delegates could be voting in accordance with their conscience rather than the slates imposed on them.

ANC accepts mayor's resignation amid teen sex grooming allegations

2017-11-20 22:32

The ANC in Gauteng has accepted the resignation of one of its mayors amid allegations that he sexually groomed a teenager.

'Zuma tried to seduce Nxasana with public money', court hears

2017-11-20 21:03

President Jacob Zuma tried to "bully" former National Director of Public Prosecutions head, Mxolisi Nxasana, out of office by using an inquiry into his fitness, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Defence force union to lay criminal charges against Brian Molefe

2017-11-20 20:20

The South African National Defence Union says it will file criminal charges against former Eskom boss Brian Molefe following his appointment as an honorary colonel.

Animal welfare inspector shot, robbed in Cape Town

2017-11-20 18:33

Hijackers have robbed and shot an animal inspector mere metres from the Animal Welfare Society in Philippi, an official has said.

State unable to connect accused to Rust murder

2017-11-20 17:14

The State has been unable to place Johannes Plaatjies in the home of acclaimed Afrikaans author Winnie Rust at the time of her murder, it has emerged in the Western Cape High Court.

Murder conspiracy and 'underworld' gun case suspects kept in custody

2017-11-20 16:56

The head of a security company and a former bouncer have both appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court in separate cases apparently linked to underworld activities.

Brian Molefe's remuneration above board - SANDF

2017-11-20 16:05

Brian Molefe is regarded as a reserve force member and is remunerated accordingly, the SANDF has said following reports that it had been paying Molefe R57 000 per month since August.

Nxasana loses bid to introduce answering affidavit over 'golden handshake'

2017-11-20 14:29

Former National Director of Public Prosecutions Mxolisi Nxasana has lost his bid to introduce his answering affidavit in a court application to set aside his R17.3m golden handshake.

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