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Man accused of killing teen he 'thought was stealing litchis' in bid for bail

40 minutes ago

The bail application of a farm tenant accused of murdering an 18-year-old jobseeker he allegedly thought was stealing litchis is expected to continue in the Nkomazi Magistrate's Court.

Judgment expected on whether state should continue to foot Zuma's legal bills

2018-12-13 05:23

A landmark judgment regarding whether the state should continue to foot the bill for former president Jacob Zuma's defence costs is expected to be handed down.

 
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Moyane’s legal bills pile up as he forges ahead with 'unnecessary' court battles

27 minutes ago

Axed SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane faces a growing legal bill as he heads to the Constitutional Court again. Here's how much his legal battles could be costing.

State's 'fundamental ineptitude' behind acquittal of child rape accused – rights group

2018-12-12 21:50

The "fundamental ineptitude" of personnel involved in the case against a former AB Xuma Primary scholar patrol guard accused of abusing young girls warrants that they be assessed and urgently retrained, says Women and Men Against Child Abuse.

Pilot association bolts to SAA CEO's defence

2018-12-12 21:18

The South African Airways Pilots’ Association credits South African Airways CEO Vuyani Jarana with addressing challenges at the carrier's technical and operations divisions.

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We never asked mosque to stop call to prayer - City of Cape Town

2018-12-12 20:09

The City of Cape Town has announced that it will assist a mosque in Strandfontein with sound management measures after a resident complained about the 'noise' during the daily call to prayer.

#News24 ICYMI: Danny Msiza and his R164m empire; Naka Drotské in 'critical' condition; and Cameron Van der Burgh hangs up his goggles

2018-12-12 18:56

Artist Ayanda Mabulu arrested over 'blame it on the boers' painting, Alleged serial murderer Mongezi Mcunukelwa rearrested after high court escape, and Karlien van Jaarsveld speaks out after social media drama over 'missing' kids.

UPDATE: Ayanda Mabulu warned not to return to scene exhibiting 'blame it on the boers' artwork

2018-12-12 20:42

Gauteng police say controversial artist Ayanda Mabulu was not arrested but was merely removed from outside the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, following a display of his artwork stating, "blame it on the boers".

Strangled, chained and made to sleep on wet floor - alleged ISIS-linked murder accused tells court

2018-12-12 18:30

Murder accused Sayfudeen Aslam Del Vecchio, who is allegedly linked to ISIS, says he was strangled, chained on his feet and made to sleep on a wet floor while in custody at Westville prison.

Zuma's decision on SADC Tribunal unconstitutional, unlawful and irrational - ConCourt

2018-12-12 17:17

The South Africa Litigation Centre has welcomed a Constitutional Court judgment confirming a High Court ruling that former president Jacob Zuma's decision to suspend the operations of the SADC Tribunal was unconstitutional, unlawful and irrational.

'Cannibal case': 2 KZN men who killed woman for body parts get life sentences

2018-12-12 17:08

The two KwaZulu-Natal men convicted of killing a woman for her body parts in the infamous 'cannibal case' have been sentenced to life in prison.

Debit order fraud: Capitec beefs up fight to stop unauthorised deductions

2018-12-12 16:06

Capitec has lowered the minimum value that triggers an SMS notification for clients to be made aware of small debit orders from their accounts in an effort to fight unauthorised transactions.

Are you experiencing 'nightmare' delays with getting your driving licence cards? ‘Apply for temporary cards,’ motorists urged

2018-12-12 15:53

Motorists have been advised to apply for temporary driving licences while the Department of Transport battles a licence printing backlog caused by strike action.

Hawks bust 7 in Cape Town for fraudulent learner's, driver's licences

2018-12-12 14:44

Seven workers at the Khayelitsha Drivers Licence Testing Centre in Cape Town were arrested on Wednesday morning for alleged fraud and corruption.

SAHRC to investigate Andile Mngxitama's alleged hate speech

2018-12-12 14:03

The SA Human Rights Commission has received multiple complaints through its social media and traditional platforms about comments made by BLF leader Andile Mngxitama.

'Menace to society' serial rapist handed fourteenth life sentence

2018-12-12 12:55

Convicted serial rapist and former taxi driver, Lebogang Gift Mokoena who is currently serving 13 life terms and 340 years, has received another life sentence plus 35 years.

Mother asked to 'sell' baby to unknown man at Pretoria mall

2018-12-12 08:20

A Pretoria woman was reportedly asked to sell her 11-month-old baby to an unknown man at a Centurion mall.

Durban's Santa transforms broken toys into shiny gems

2018-12-12 07:29

One man's trash is another man's treasure - this is the motto Durbanite Shiven Gopi lives by as he fixes broken toys to donate to children's homes over the festive season.

Moyane heading back to ConCourt, challenges judge's 'abominable' remarks

2018-12-12 11:41

Axed South Africa Revenue Service commissioner (SARS) Tom Moyane will again turn to the Constitutional Court and appeal the North Gauteng High Court’s dismissal of his application to overturn his sacking.

EXPOSED: The PE student behind a fake celebrity job scam

2018-12-12 06:02

A network of Facebook groups impersonating South African celebrities has been used by a scammer to dupe its 575 000 members into visiting his websites.

'I will only be happy when Qedani Mahlangu is in jail' – Life Esidimeni family member

2018-12-12 05:31

A family member of a deceased Life Esidimeni patient says she will only be happy once former Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu is thrown in jail for her role in the tragedy.

ANC disappointed by 'alien tendencies' at violent NW list conference

2018-12-11 22:37

All involved in a violent brawl that broke out during an ANC list conference registration and verification process in Potchefstroom in the North West must be hauled before the disciplinary committee, says the ANC.

Now you can booze while you cruise on William Nicol... or can you?

2018-12-11 21:42

The apparent launch of a pop-up 'drive-through bar' on William Nicol Drive in Johannesburg has been greeted with much scepticism on social media.

Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka facing complaint of attempted extortion

2018-12-11 18:50

A complaint of attempted extortion has been laid against Magda Wierzycka, CEO of asset management company Sygnia, by African Equity Empowerment Investments Limited.

Fake death claims of R1.13bn: Most dishonest provinces revealed

2018-12-11 21:07

Death claims worth R1.13bn were found to be irregular and therefore not paid out in 2017, according to The Association for Savings and Investment SA.

Magistrate lashes out at lawyer for comments in case of serial rapist

2018-12-11 19:37

A Roodepoort magistrate has lashed out at a lawyer representing a convicted serial rapist for arguing that the impact of rape varied for victims of different ages.

WATCH: Chinese national shot and wounded, cash stolen in Johannesburg

2018-12-11 18:11

A Chinese national was apparently shot and wounded and cash was stolen out of his vehicle when several armed robbers pounced on his car south of Johannesburg yesterday. Watch.

WATCH: 'I have been doing wonderfully for SABC' - Hlaudi Motsoeneng

2018-12-11 16:28

Axed SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng says he has done 'wonderful' work at the broadcaster and that he is not to blame for its woes.

Looted VBS cash paid for top ANC man’s R9.5m home - court papers

2018-12-11 15:29

New evidence before the high court shows that ANC Limpopo treasurer general Danny Msiza allegedly personally benefited from the wide-scale looting of VBS Mutual Bank, despite his denials.

MyCiTi bus driver still in hospital after petrol bombing

2018-12-12 20:10

A passenger, who was injured when a MyCiTi bus was petrol bombed in Cape Town, has been discharged from hospital but the driver of the bus is still receiving medical attention, according to the City of Cape Town.

Water tankers dispatched in parts of Tshwane as pump issues dry up reservoirs

2018-12-12 19:39

Issues with at one of Rand Water's pump stations have led to reduced water supply in the western parts of Tshwane and several reservoirs are dangerously close to running dry.

News24 editor-in-chief to lay charges against EFF supporter after death threat

2018-12-12 19:24

News24 editor-in-chief Adriaan Basson says he will be opening a criminal case against an EFF supporter who tweeted a call for "action to kill white people like you".

Miguel Louw murder accused appears evasive, inconsistent on the stand

2018-12-12 18:53

The only accused in the murder of 9-year-old Miguel Louw has come across as nervous, evasive and inarticulate during his bail hearing in the Durban Regional Court.

Artist Ayanda Mabulu arrested over 'blame it on the boers' painting

2018-12-12 17:40

Controversial artist Ayanda Mabulu was arrested outside the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, following a display of his artwork stating, "blame it on the boers".

Cope's Lekota, Steve Hofmeyr unite against 'fascist formation' BLF

2018-12-12 17:11

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota has labelled the BLF a fascist formation, insisting that its leader, Andile Mngxitama, be imprisoned and rehabilitated for making a call for the killing of white people in South Africa.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng gears up to launch his own party: 'You know, I'm the best leader in SA'

2018-12-12 16:36

Controversial former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has his eye on the presidency and will announce the creation of his own party as a "vehicle to get into Parliament" soon.

Tembeka Ngcukaitobi: Act used to prosecute Malema 'part and parcel of the architecture of apartheid'

2018-12-12 16:07

An advocate has told the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria that the Riotous Assemblies Act - used to prosecute EFF leader Julius Malema - is "part and parcel of the architecture of apartheid".

Cannibal case: Mastermind behind killing of woman for her body parts found guilty

2018-12-12 15:47

The mastermind behind the killing of a woman for her body parts and one of his sidekicks were on Tuesday convicted in the Pietermaritzburg high court.

Battle for control of the ANC in KZN: Backers to push for Sihle Zikalala's premier bid

2018-12-12 15:56

ANC KZN chairperson Sihle Zikalala’s supporters are expected to use today’s provincial list conference to consolidate power in the region and pave the way for him to become premier after next year’s polls.

Day Zero 'fear-mongering' not the only factor that helped avert water crisis - City

2018-12-12 14:33

The City of Cape Town has expressed sceptism about a study which suggests that the fear associated with Day Zero was the single most successful intervention in its campaign to get residents to slash water consumption.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden curator dies after cycling accident

2018-12-12 14:30

Tributes have been pouring in for the curator of the world-famous Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Philip le Roux, who died after being injured in a cycling accident.

PICS: See how much more you're paying for fuel, veggies, clothes - and even tea

2018-12-12 14:00

Statistics South Africa on Wednesday released consumer inflation data, which ticked up to 5.2%. Here's how much you're paying for goods and services compared to a year ago.

PICS: Top ANC man Danny Msiza and his R164m empire

2018-12-12 08:05

While his political future seems uncertain, it does not appear as if former ANC Limpopo treasurer-general and VBS man Danny Msiza will be losing any sleep over his future income.

SA to feel the blow in 'no-deal' Brexit, economist warns

2018-12-12 08:25

Economist Raymond Parsons has said if the UK 'crashed out' of the EU’s trade arrangements, it would adopt the World Trade Organisation's external tariff and customs requirements - with the ripple effects hitting SA hard.

Free State officials in court for allegedly defrauding municipality

2018-12-11 21:54

Four senior officials and a director of a private company have appeared in the Phuthaditjhaba Magistrate’s Court for allegedly defrauding the bankrupt Maluti-a-Phofung municipality in the Free State.

Ramaphosa to appoint new SARS commissioner soon

2018-12-11 21:56

President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the court ruling dismissing a bid by axed South Africa Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Tom Moyane to have his axing overturned.

UPDATE: Top ANC man Danny Msiza linked to VBS scandal resigns

2018-12-11 20:46

Embattled ANC Limpopo treasurer general Danny Msiza has stepped down from his position just hours after court papers were filed showing how he personally benefited from wide-scale fraud at VBS Mutual Bank.

Communications committee invites nominations to fill SABC board amid turmoil

2018-12-11 20:19

Amid the turmoil of four recent resignations from the SABC board, the Portfolio Committee on Communications is asking for nominations to fill eight vacant posts.

Tomorrow's weather: Cool to warm along the coast, hot in the interior

2018-12-11 19:36

Temperatures are expected to be cool to warm along the coast, increasing towards the interior of the country, while heat wave conditions have been predicted for several provinces on Wednesday.

Specialised police unit 'looking into Mngxitama statement'

2018-12-11 19:15

The Serious Organised Crime unit is looking at whether or not it can investigate and charge Black First Land First leader Andile Mngxitama, say senior police sources.

Matric exam markers arrive drunk or smelling of alcohol

2018-12-11 18:06

Eight people who were hired to mark the all-important 2018 matric exam papers have been caught arriving at marking venues drunk or smelling of alcohol, it has emerged.

Mystery surrounds Zuma’s 'secret' visit with top officials

2018-12-11 17:38

Former president Jacob Zuma was spotted at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall on Monday.

Ramaphosa: Arrest govt officials 'with their hands in our cookie jar'

2018-12-11 16:25

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for the arrest of local government officials who "put personal greed ahead of the interest of our people".

Police ordered to pay R100K to Prophet Mboro for unlawful arrest

2018-12-11 14:52

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has ordered the Ministry of Police to pay self-proclaimed Prophet Paseka 'Mboro' Motsoeneng R100 000 in damages for unlawfully arresting and detaining him in 2011.

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