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Sweet-talking kidnapper nabbed in KZN

32 minutes ago

A woman who allegedly stole a day-old baby at a taxi rank after using her gift of the gab to sweet-talk a new young mother, has been arrested, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Rhodes University appoints first ever harassment and discrimination officer

41 minutes ago

The institution has come under the spotlight after one of its students, 23-year-old Khensani Maseko, committed suicide after she was allegedly raped by her then boyfriend.

 
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JUSTICE:  Siphesihle Zokufa, mother of murdered 2-year-old Oyingcwele Zokufa is seen outside the court where the man accused of her child's murder elected not to apply for bail. (Jenni Evans, News24)

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Denel seeks equity partners to revive funds

11 minutes ago

Denel is seeking equity partners along the lines of its relationship with Germany’s Rheinmetall Waffe Munition as the state arms maker seeks to recover from a liquidity crisis.

WATCH: Dr Esther Mahlangu wows Joburg high schoolers with painting masterclass

2018-09-19 19:46

Multi-award winning South African artist Dr Esther Mahlangu had pupils at the National School of the Arts flustered but excited when she had them replace their traditional paint brushes with feathers on Wednesday. Watch.

We want more money - KZN traditional leaders

2018-09-19 18:55

KwaZulu-Natal traditional leaders are not happy about the monthly "stipend" they receive from the government, saying that it's not enough for them to support their families.

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Eastern Cape taxi strike disrupts social grant payments

2018-09-19 17:56

Social grant payments have been disrupted in parts of the Eastern Cape as taxi associations went on strike, blocking roads and pulling passengers out of vehicles.

'These are the guys making millions' - Hawks after busting alleged rhino horn syndicate

2018-09-19 15:48

Six members of a suspected rhino horn trafficking syndicate, that allegedly ran its own intelligence operation with at least two police officers in its ranks, have been arrested in Mpumalanga.

Being high on the highway – can you dope and drive?

2018-09-19 15:04

Since the decriminalisation of dagga for personal use, there have been a range of questions regarding the practicalities of the Constitutional Court ruling.

'I have not committed any offence' - euthanasia advocate Sean Davison on murder charge

2018-09-19 14:13

Founder of right-to-die organisation DignitySA, Sean Davison, maintains he has not committed an offence, after making his first appearance in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

Egypt lifts SA fresh goods ban as listeriosis threat subsides

2018-09-19 14:07

Egypt's government has lifted its temporary suspension of fresh fruits and vegetable imports from South Africa, a precaution to prevent the spread of listeriosis there.

Incoming Cape Town mayor Dan Plato raises questions about police's probe into Liyaqat Parker kidnapping

2018-09-19 11:00

A multimillion-rand ransom payment for the release of Cape Town businessman Liyaqat Parker has led incoming Cape Town mayor Dan Plato to raise several questions about the police's investigation of the kidnapping.

Founder of euthanasia organisation Sean Davison arrested for murder

2018-09-19 09:29

The founder of right-to-die organisation, DignitySA, Sean Davison, has been arrested on a murder charge in Cape Town, a colleague and co-founder has confirmed.

Nine-year-old circumcised at school by 'mistake'

2018-09-19 06:37

A health team has been suspended after a child was circumcised by mistake at a Pietermaritzburg school.

SAHRC to conduct hospital inspection after Klebsiella pneumonia outbreak

2018-09-19 05:08

The SA Human Rights Commission is expected to conduct a site inspection at Thelle Mogoerane Hospital in Vosloorus, Johannesburg, where six newborn babies died following a Klebsiella pneumonia outbreak.

Here's why dagga can be dangerous if you have a mental disorder

2018-09-19 10:41

More and more countries are now legalising the use of marijuana. Here's why dagga may be dangerous if you have a mental disorder.

PICS: Tourists fork out R960 000 for 4 nights in Clifton - in low season

2018-09-19 07:31

A group of international tourists decided it is worth paying a total of R960 000 for four nights in Cape Town's high-end Atlantic Seaboard suburb of Clifton.

Weather Update: More rain for Cape Town, snow showers over the Western Cape's mountain peaks

2018-09-18 19:15

More rain has been predicted for Cape Town on Wednesday, bringing with it the hope of a further increase in dam levels, and snow is expected for the province's mountain peaks.

#News24 ICYMI: Nzimande rubbishes Zuma's views on state capture; Parliament will consider introducing dagga bill; and Trevor Noah rub shoulders with A-listers at the Emmys

2018-09-18 18:11

Radio station Power FM has officially terminated the services of Onkgopotse JJ Tabane as Power Perspective Host; The Bulls have confirmed that they have parted ways with director of rugby John Mitchell; and First National Bank declined to attend a meeting called by an inter-ministerial committee to discuss the closure of the Guptas' accounts.

'This is petty politics' - Lesufi on FF+ charges against him

2018-09-18 17:57

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the Freedom Front Plus's insinuation that he wants to abolish Afrikaans at schools is nothing more than "petty politics".

No bail for Uber driver in airport parking row tragedy

2018-09-18 17:00

The Uber driver now accused of the murder of a 71-year-old man following a row over parking will remain in custody until his next appearance.

UKZN corruption report to remain under wraps

2018-09-18 16:15

The forensic report into the alleged "places for sale" scandal at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's medical school is to remain under wraps for now.

Giraffe calf dies during relocation after attack on mother and son

2018-09-18 15:58

The giraffe cow involved in the attack on Dr Katy Williams and her son Finn has been successfully relocated, but her two-month old calf did not survive.

Land plan has some upside, big risks, says IRR

2018-09-18 17:37

The plan to expropriate land without compensation will benefit a small number of citizens if successfully implemented but will be disastrous for most people if it goes awry, the Institute of Race Relations warns.

Slain ANC activist’s family hire team of lawyers

2018-09-18 15:45

The family of slain ANC Midlands activist Musawenkosi “Maqatha” Mchunu have hired a team of lawyers to represent them as an affected party in the murder case.

Incoming CT mayor Plato has colourful history with informants, intelligence

2018-09-18 14:32

A high-ranking police officer has previously accused Cape Town mayoral candidate Dan Plato of using public funds to pay informants and of conducting intelligence operations in his capacity as MEC for Community Safety in the Western Cape.

Maimane will not stand as DA's candidate for premier of the Western Cape

2018-09-18 14:03

DA leader Mmusi Maimane will not be his party's candidate to become Western Cape premier after next year's election.

Sadia Sukhraj murder case postponed for DNA analysis

2018-09-19 17:14

The only suspect linked to the hijacking and murder of 9-year-old Durban girl Sadia Sukhraj appeared a vastly different figure in the Durban Magistrate's Court.

DA WC premier candidate Winde shrugs off race questions, wants to build a team

2018-09-19 16:43

The DA's Western Cape premier candidate, Alan Winde, views his biggest strength as the ability to put a team together - and that is going to be his starting point in campaigning for next year's election.

Water to northern Joburg being restored

2018-09-19 15:51

Water is being restored to large parts of northern Johannesburg, after an unknown problem left residents without water.

Faction of 'white South African guards' promoted apartheid at Iraqi army base - report

2018-09-19 14:45

An investigative report into a US air base in Iraq has uncovered a number of irregular and sinister practices, including a racist 'apartheid' culture perpetrated by South Africans employed as guards.

Cape Times staff 'shocked' after journalist arrested for allegedly raping girl

2018-09-19 15:36

The staff at daily newspaper Cape Times are in shock after a journalist was arrested for the alleged rape of a seven-year-old girl.

WATCH: Former Durban councillor Kessie Nair says he called Ramaphosa k-word to 'get attention'

2018-09-19 14:09

Former Durban councillor and convicted fraudster Kessie Nair says he called President Cyril Ramaphosa the k-word in a Facebook video to "get the nation's attention".

Euthanasia murder accused Sean Davison granted R20 000 bail as 'new info' comes to light

2018-09-19 11:05

The founder of DignitySA, Sean Davison, has been granted bail after he was arrested on a murder charge in Cape Town, while a State prosecutor says he "might have committed other similar offences".

Legalised pot spots: A rarity around the world

2018-09-19 10:10

A ruling by the Constitutional Court legalising the private use of dagga puts SA on course to become one of only a few countries to legalise dagga for recreational purposes.

Despite dagga being legalised in SA, it's still 'illegal to smoke weed and drive on our roads' - Arrive Alive

2018-09-19 11:27

Despite the Constitutional Court legalising smoking dagga on private property it's still illegal to smoke weed and drive, says Arrive Alive.

ANC in Cape Town takes 'dim view' of soon-to-be mayor Dan Plato

2018-09-18 22:23

There is no hope that things will change for the better in the City of Cape Town under the leadership of Dan Plato, says the ANC in the City.

Sugary drinks tax nets almost R800 million

2018-09-19 10:47

The tax on sugary drinks amounts to 2.1 cents per gram of sugar. It represents an 11% increase on a can of Coca-Cola.

SA has lost 96 million abalone to poaching since 2000 - new report

2018-09-19 07:28

Researchers believe the only way to protect the species from going extinct, and not lose the income legally fished abalone generates, is international collaboration.

Military chopper makes hard landing during air demo in Limpopo

2018-09-18 20:44

A military helicopter has made a hard landing during an air capability demonstration at Roodewal Air Force Base in Limpopo.

SEE: How the SA Bobsled team from Benoni won this year's edition of the Red Bull box cart race

2018-09-19 06:49

After an eight-year hiatus, an eventful, action-packed day saw team SA Bobsled from Benoni electrify the 25 000-strong crowd and the esteemed judging panel to win the Red Bull Box Cart Race 2018 in spectacular fashion.

New era in the legal profession as voting starts for new regulatory body

2018-09-18 20:14

The Black Lawyers Association and the National Association of Democratic Lawyers have joined forces to avoid vote splitting in the upcoming elections for the Legal Practice Council.

110 families in Mfuleni have no taps, toilets, electricity or even rubbish bin bags

2018-09-18 22:18

A community leader says authorities had no relocation plans for backyarders who lost their backyard shacks when RDP houses were built on the yards in which they were staying.

Plato to be Cape Town mayor for a second time

2018-09-18 18:17

Dan Plato is to be the holder of Cape Town's mayoral chain for the second time after the DA announced that he will be replacing former mayor Patricia de Lille.

Ex-Transnet board member fails to prove Gordhan was racist to dismiss him

2018-09-18 18:35

An application by former Transnet director Seth Radebe to set aside Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan's decision to remove him, has failed.

Cop finds python in boot of Golf after arresting alleged car thieves

2018-09-18 17:49

An off-duty Eastern Cape officer sprang into action in Berea after two men allegedly stole a VW Golf GTI - and in the boot of the car he found a slithery passenger.

High praise from the Rastafarian community after ConCourt's dagga ruling

2018-09-18 16:38

The Rastafarian community has high praise for the Constitutional Court after it decriminalised the use of and cultivation of dagga in a private space.

Former security branch officer seeks stay of prosecution for Timol murder

2018-09-18 15:49

The man accused of involvement in the murder of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol wants to apply for a permanent stay of prosecution so that he won't be tried for the activist's death 47 years ago.

WATCH: EMS official accused of transporting alcohol under investigation for ambulance misuse

2018-09-18 15:40

A video has gone viral on social media after a resident recorded a confrontation with an EMS official in which they accused her of "dropping alcohol off in a government vehicle". Watch.

DA lays criminal charges against Gauteng MECs over Joburg buiding fire

2018-09-18 16:28

The DA has laid charges of culpable homicide against three Gauteng MECs and heads of four provincial government departments for their "negligence" that led to the deaths of three firefighters in a fire in the Bank of Lisbon building in Johannesburg.

North West murder accused charged for 'death threats' against witnesses

2018-09-18 14:33

Amanda Mey and George Janse van Rensburg had been married for a mere four months when she was murdered on June 24, 2014.

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