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Search for missing Cape Town teacher in Vietnam to spread to rural areas

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The family of a South African teacher who has been reported missing in Vietnam plans to spread its search deeper into the the rural areas outside Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) this week.

Mkhwebane confident in her report, welcomes Ramaphosa's decision for review

2019-07-21 21:09

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says she is confident that her findings in her report into funds relating to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ANC presidential campaign are factual, rooted and in sound application of the law.

Monday's weather: Cold and windy start to the week ahead of another intense cold front

2019-07-21 19:04

Fine to cold conditions are expected across most of the country on Monday, ahead of an intense cold front that is expected from Tuesday.


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SANCO to picket outside Potchefstroom court as Thandi Modise appears for animal cruelty case

2019-07-21 20:26

The South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) in the North West plans to picket in support of National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise when she appears in the Potchefstroom Magistrate's Court.

Ramaphosa to take Public Protector's 'fundamentally flawed' report on urgent court review

2019-07-21 19:25

President Cyril Ramaphosa has decided to take Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report into his campaign finances, which found he had violated the executive code of ethics, on an urgent judicial review.

One killed, 2 injured as bakkie collides with car on R43 in Hermanus

2019-07-21 19:30

One person has was killed and two others injured after a head-on collision on the R43 near Baken hoogte in Hermanus in the Western Cape on Sunday.

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AS IT HAPPENED | Ramaphosa takes Public Protector's 'fundamentally flawed' report on urgent court review

2019-07-21 17:55

President Cyril Ramaphosa is briefing the nation on Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report on allegations that he violated the Executive Ethics Code of conduct related to a Bosasa donation.

'We will stop at nothing' - Sitole after arrest in Cape Town cop killing

2019-07-21 14:45

National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole has vowed to stop at nothing after a man was arrested in connection with the murder of a police officer in Delft south, Cape Town.

WATCH | A Khayelitsha resident's daily commuting nightmare

2019-07-21 10:00

As the MyCiTi N2 express service remains suspended, thousands of commuters have had to find alternative transport, but it's taking its toll on their pockets and their time. WATCH NOW.

EFF's Floyd Shivambu and his secret Johann Rupert rendezvous

2019-07-21 08:00

EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu spent an afternoon at an exclusive wine estate in Stellenbosch discussing potential business plans with one of South Africa's richest men, Johann Rupert.

Your weather update: A frosty Sunday in store for parts of SA, but no snow

2019-07-20 20:26

Widespread frost is expected over most parts of the Free State, Northern and Eastern Cape as well as the central and southern half of the North West on Sunday morning, according to the South African Weather Service.

Man arrested a year after Piketberg woman's body found under bed

2019-07-20 18:57

A fortuitous break in a year-long case resulted in a man finally being arrested for the murder of Sharon van Rooyen, a year after her body was found under a bed in Piketberg.

Ramaphosa vs Mkhwebane: ANC backs president to fight corruption, disunity despite Bosasa report

2019-07-20 22:06

The ANC has backed President Cyril Ramaphosa following Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report which found he violated the executive code of ethics by not declaring donations to his presidential campaign in 2017.

CR17 funds probe 'unlawful', 'out of Public Protector's jurisdiction' - Ramaphosa

2019-07-20 12:05

President Cyril Ramaphosa told Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane in his submissions to her that her office's investigation into funds relating to his ANC presidential campaign was "out of her jurisdiction".

100-year-old man gets a house after waiting 22 years

2019-07-20 07:17

Dipabalo Boy Mohedo, 100, and his wife Johanna Nsibande have been presented with a new home.

Court bid to halt N2 Express negotiations fails amid MyCiTi dispute

2019-07-19 19:53

In filing court papers, the Cape Organisation of Democratic Taxi Association (Codeta) told the court that its objection was with Golden Arrow Bus Service and its affiliates "as a result of widespread irregularities".

Zuma: I was targeted on the presidential jet several times

2019-07-19 18:00

Former president Jacob Zuma has made another revelation in an address to his supporters, saying he had survived several assassination attempts on the presidential jet, Inkwazi.

WATCH: 12 SANDF vehicles head out to gang hotspots around Cape Town

2019-07-19 17:45

The second wave of SANDF troops has re-entered troubled areas on the Cape Flats, with soldiers seen headed to what is believed to be the next operation in Khayelitsha.

Absa: We did not refuse to comply with Mkhwebane on Ramaphosa probe

2019-07-19 18:07

Absa has rejected Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's assertion that she had subpoenaed the bank to provide bank account information relating to Mkhwebane's investigation into President Cyril Ramaphosa.

SEE: SA politicians and celebs get in on FaceApp fun

2019-07-19 17:14

South Africans have warmed up to the app, as they continue to share their "old-age photos" even with the threat that the app now "owns over 150 million people's faces and names".

'Unfortunate' my response wasn't given 'due consideration' - Ramaphosa responds to Public Protector's findings

2019-07-19 16:05

The Presidency says it is "unfortunate" that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane seemingly did not "give due consideration" to President Cyril Ramaphosa's response to her enquiries before reaching her findings in the Bosasa matter.

AS IT HAPPENED | Zuma retracts decision to withdraw from the Zondo commission

2019-07-19 09:34

Former president Jacob Zuma is back at the state capture commission of inquiry following an impasse between his legal team and that of the commission.

Mkhwebane: I'm keeping mum on Gordhan court review bid

2019-07-19 15:33

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has said she is not intending to comment on Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan's 'frivolous' court challenge to her report on him.

Constitutional Court to rule on Public Protector, SA Reserve Bank matter

2019-07-19 14:24

The Constitutional Court is set to rule in the matter between Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and the SA Reserve Bank, according to a tweet from the country’s apex court.

More than 100K Google searches for FaceApp in one day in SA

2019-07-19 12:43

Internet users in Mzansi have generated quite a lot of Google searches, looking for information that ranged from former president Jacob Zuma's state capture inquiry testimony to the death of two well-known South African personalities.

Jiba and Mrwebi have 10 days to tell Parliament why they should be reinstated

2019-07-19 11:38

Fired senior prosecutors, Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi, have 10 working days to inform both houses of Parliament why they should be reinstated in their positions at the National Prosecuting Authority.

Mathabatha comes out in defence of Ramaphosa, slams ANC 'wedge drivers'

2019-07-21 17:42

Limpopo premier Stan Mathabatha has come out in defense of President Cyril Ramaphosa after the Public Protector's scathing report into a R500 000 donation to his ANC presidential campaign by Bosasa.

Former minister's staff claim Zuma lied to Zondo about Maseko 'call' - report

2019-07-21 16:20

Former members of late minister Collins Chabane's staff have accused former president Jacob Zuma of lying to the Zondo Commission of inquiry into state capture, a report says

Eskom's R17bn emergency funding in spotlight as Parly considers appropriations bill

2019-07-21 18:01

The National Assembly this week will consider the 2019 Appropriation Bill, which includes emergency funding of R17bn for Eskom, authorised by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni in April.

Ramaphosa to brief the nation on Public Protector's Bosasa report

2019-07-21 11:07

President Cyril Ramaphosa will brief the nation on Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report on allegations that he violated the Executive Ethics Code of conduct related to a Bosasa donation.

Lenasia residents, alleged land invaders face off

2019-07-20 22:03

Police have resorted to firing rubber bullets to disperse alleged land invaders in Lenasia, South of Johannesburg, while other residents marched to call for an end to land grabs in the area.

Woman murdered in her doorway by man pretending to look for help

2019-07-20 20:48

The police are investigating a case of murder after a man - pretending to be looking for help at a house in Centane, the Eastern Cape - shot and killed a 29-year-old woman who had opened the door offering assistance.

WATCH | Let it snow! Cape mountain ranges deliver winter wonderlands

2019-07-20 13:21

Cold fronts moved into the Western Cape, bringing wet, windy, and decidedly chilly conditions with it. But that didn't keep these locals in doors, as they took full advantage of the winter wonderland.

WATCH | 'He told us he's proud of us' - kids at Red Cross Children's Hospital take Ramaphosa's message to heart

2019-07-20 10:04

Young patients at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town were delighted by the opportunity to see and interact with President Cyril Ramaphosa on Mandela Day, who told them that he was proud of their resilience.

Hawks rescues 19 Ethiopians in raid on Johannesburg house

2019-07-19 20:08

Nineteen Ethiopians, who had allegedly been kept against their will at a house in Mondeor, Johannesburg, have been rescued by the Hawks.

Former model agency boss Dawie de Villiers sentenced to life for rape

2019-07-19 19:20

After being on trial since 2015, former model agency boss Dawie de Villiers was sentenced to life imprisonment for rape and 162 years for 24 other counts he faced, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has said.

Malema on Public Protector's report: 'We will act decisively against Ramaphosa'

2019-07-19 18:10

EFF leader Julius Malema Malema tweeted a video of himself speaking at the State of the Nation Address debate seemingly warning of things to come in light of the findings of the latest report from the Public Protector.

Public Protector demands donations made to CR17 campaign be made public

2019-07-19 17:31

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has said President Cyril Ramaphosa should publish all the donations he had received during his 2017 ANC presidential campaign, finding he had breached the executive ethics code by failing to disclose the donations.

AS IT HAPPENED: Public Protector claims 'millions' of rands flowed through Ramaphosa's campaign account

2019-07-19 13:00

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has released a report on President Cyril Ramaphosa and found that he deliberately misled Parliament when he failed to divulge the details of campaign donations he received, in particular a payment from Bosasa.

FIRST TAKE: Ramaphosa delivered body blow by Mkhwebane as political tectonic plates collide

2019-07-19 14:33

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's findings against President Cyril Ramaphosa will have enormous consequences for a head of state that constructed his whole campaign on fighting graft, rolling back capture and restoring faith in the rule of law.

Jacob Zuma backtracks on decision to withdraw from state capture inquiry

2019-07-19 14:24

Former president Jacob Zuma has backtracked on his decision to withdraw from the state capture commission of inquiry.

High-end businesses in Cape Town CBD targeted as armed robberies hit 'unprecedented' levels

2019-07-19 13:59

Criminals have turned their sights to high-end businesses in the Cape Town CBD, which has resulted in "unprecedented levels" of armed robberies, according to the Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID).

WATCH LIVE: Zuma to continue testifying at state capture inquiry

2019-07-19 12:59

Former president Jacob Zuma's legal team has told the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture that he will be withdrawing from the commission.

Public Protector finds Ramaphosa 'deliberately misled' Parliament over R500 000 Bosasa payment

2019-07-19 11:34

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found that President Cyril Ramaphosa "deliberately misled" Parliament when he responded to a question about a R500 000 donation from Bosasa.

Lenasia South, Ennerdale residents protest over land occupations

2019-07-19 10:37

Fed-up residents have blocked roads leading into parts of Ennerdale, Zakarriyya Park and Lenasia South in Johannesburg while protesting against the occupation of land in the area.

Gang wars: Winde lays out plans for when the army leaves

2019-07-19 06:05

With the SANDF on the ground to support the police in Cape Town's gang and crime hot spots, Western Cape Premier Alan Winde explains what the province is doing to help curb the violence.

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