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#GuptaLeaks: How MultiChoice paid the Guptas millions

2017-11-24 12:23

MultiChoice, the pay-TV company that owns DStv and M-Net, made a questionable payment of R25m to the Guptas' controversial ANN7 channel, the #GuptaLeaks show.

Jubilation and tears as Panayiotou is sentenced to life

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Christopher Panayiotou, convicted of the murder of his wife Jayde, has been sentenced to life imprisonment, while his co-accused has been jailed for life plus 15 years. A third accused has been jailed for 15 years for conspiracy to commit murder.

AS IT HAPPENED: Police called out for #BlackFriday shopping

2017-11-24 06:02

The mega shopping phenomenon known as Black Friday, which originated in the US, has taken SA by storm, with people braving long queues since midnight to get massively discounted goods.

Shembe church leader dies of 'natural' causes

2017-11-24 11:27

The leader of the Nazareth Baptist Church (Shembe), Inkosi Vela Shembe has died, his spokesperson says.

PICS: 'Outgoing president' Zuma meets with all 7 ANC presidential hopefuls

2017-11-24 08:41

President Jacob Zuma has met with all seven ANC presidential hopefuls ahead of the party's fiercely contested December elective conference.

I took SARS to the cleaners, says Malema

2017-11-24 07:37

EFF leader Julius Malema says he used to be under the impression that an employer was the one responsible for ensuring tax compliance.


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AS IT HAPPENED: Panayiotou, one co-accused sentenced to life imprisonment

2017-11-24 09:25

Christopher Panayiotou and co-accused Sinethemba Nenemba have been sentenced to life imprisonment in the Eastern Cape High Court in Port Elizabeth for the murder of his wife, Jayde.

No progress in reblocking Imizamo Yethu since devastating fire

2017-11-24 08:14

There has been no progress towards reblocking Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay since the fire in March that left several thousand people homeless.

Oscar Pistorius to know his fate in sentence appeal

2017-11-24 05:31

Former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, convicted of the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, is expected to find out whether he has to serve more time behind bars.

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Top cop prepared to revisit Dlamini-Zuma protection saga

2017-11-23 23:12

The policy used to grant former AU chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma police protection was never contested when presented before the portfolio committee on police in Parliament, the newly-appointed national police commissioner says.

Malema: ANC's conference will be for the party's tombstone unveiling

2017-11-23 22:29

When the ANC goes to its elective conference in December, it will be the unveiling of its tombstone because the party died a long time ago, says EFF leader Julius Malema.

'There’s more to him than what’s in the media' - Panayiotou's sister

2017-11-23 20:25

The sister of murder accused Christopher Panayiotou has asked the Eastern Cape High Court in Port Elizabeth to spare her brother from being sentenced to life imprisonment.

Why weren't ANC top dogs invited to The Gathering - ANN7 owner

2017-11-23 19:55

ANN7 owner Mzwanele Manyi has lambasted organisers of the Daily Maverick's The Gathering for apparently failing to invite ANC representatives.

Presidential hopefuls have been protecting Zuma - Holomisa

2017-11-23 19:07

United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa says South Africans can no longer pin their hopes on the ANC and its presidential hopefuls.

Ramaphosa leading Western Cape ANC nominations

2017-11-23 17:58

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa appears to be leading the African National Congress presidential nominations in the Western Cape, according to preliminary figures.

Sexual assault claims at primary school: Lesufi slams principal

2017-11-23 16:17

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has reprimanded senior management officials at a primary school in Diepsloot for only alerting him to alleged cases of sexual misconduct after he received enquiries from the media.

Battered woman's body found in dense bush in KZN

2017-11-23 15:05

The battered body of a woman has been found in dense bush in Ulundi, northern KwaZulu-Natal, say police.

Water tanks supplying Joburg water outage areas stolen

2017-11-23 14:30

Two water tanks that had been placed in areas affected by water outages in the northern parts of Johannesburg have been stolen.

Giant snake removed from car in Parktown

2017-11-23 14:48

A man has posted a picture on Facebook of a massive reptile being extracted from his bonnet after he parked his car in Parktown, Johannesburg.

ANCYL leader's killers pretended to be cops - KZN police

2017-11-23 12:18

KwaZulu-Natal police say the gunmen who shot dead an ANC Youth League leader in his home had pretended to be policemen.

SA 'dangerous' for Mugabe and wife Grace - report

2017-11-23 14:41

Zimbabwean ex-president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace could face serious trouble if they seek refuge in South Africa, as some rights activists could "hound them for crimes" they allegedly committed in both countries.

Bryanston, Marlboro, Morningside water supply reconnected

2017-11-23 11:10

Water supply pipes in Bryanston, Marlboro and Morningside have been reconnected, although residents should expect low water pressure, says Johannesburg Water.

AS IT HAPPENED: #Rohde adjourns early for defence to prepare for cross examination

2017-11-23 10:08

The murder trial of property mogul Jason Rohde has adjourned early in the Western Cape High Court to allow the defence time to prepare for the cross examination of chief pathologist Dr Diedre Abrahams.

Crash tests for SA cars: The NCAP safety conundrum

2017-11-23 10:03

'If we know better why don’t we buy smarter?' asks Lance Branquinho as the AA and Global NCAP have given South African motorists some reference for car crash safety.

List of senior employees leaving SARS grows

2017-11-23 09:36

The list of experienced SARS employees who are leaving the institution appears to be continuing unabated, with the latest resignation coming from a senior manager in the criminal investigations of the tax and customs enforcement unit.

5 things you may not know about the new police commissioner

2017-11-23 06:08

While much has been said about newly-appointed national police commissioner Lieutenant-General Khehla Sitole, there are a few facts that people may not know.

Process of appointing top cop Khehla Sitole slammed

2017-11-22 23:16

While the Institute for Security Studies has welcomed the appointment of Khehla Sitole as new police commissioner, they insist the selection processes for the position remains flawed.

Life Esidimeni hearings told of rape at facility

2017-11-22 23:08

A witness has told the Life Esidimeni arbitration panel that her 36-year-old sister was raped at one of the facilities that mentally ill patients were moved to.

Brown’s only answer to state capture is denial, Gordhan tells Eskom inquiry

2017-11-23 06:51

Pravin Gordhan has said Minister Lynne Brown's only answer to state capture allegations is "denial, denial, denial", as Parliament’s Eskom inquiry again continued late into the night.

Police nab women suspected of recruiting young women for Nigerian pastor

2017-11-22 22:51

Two women, believed to have acted as recruiters of young women for alleged sex pest pastor Timothy Omotoso, have been arrested.

Key ANC ally seeks to limit Zuma's powers on Cabinet reshuffle

2017-11-22 15:58

Trade union federation Cosatu is seeking to alter the balance of power in its alliance with the ANC, and wants the party to change its constitution to limit President Jacob Zuma's power.

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.

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.

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!

Man on trial for kidnap, murder of Cape Town woman

2017-11-23 23:19

The Western Cape High Court has heard dramatic evidence of a fight during the trial of the man accused of the kidnap and murder of Cape Town woman Noluvo Swelindawo.

Cwele to represent Zuma at Zimbabwe inauguration

2017-11-23 22:49

Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Siyabonga Cwele is to represent President Jacob Zuma at the inauguration of the new president-elect of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, the Presidency says.

Manamela admits to errors during transfer of Life Esidimeni patients

2017-11-23 22:39

Suspended Gauteng director of mental health Dr Makgabo Manamela has conceded that she handed a licence to a non-compliant facility to care for mentally ill patients.

'I won't bow to political pressure', vows new police commissioner

2017-11-23 22:18

Newly-appointed national police commissioner General Khehla Sitole says he will not bow to political pressure or interference.

Claims are a malicious attack on my integrity - De Lille

2017-11-23 21:03

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille says scathing allegations against her, which became public after a confidential special council meeting on Tuesday, are a malicious attempt to attack her as a whistleblower.

Support Ramaphosa and we will not see a downgrade - Gordhan

2017-11-23 19:58

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan has endorsed Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, saying he should be given a chance to implement his "New Deal" proposal.

Self-confessed middleman in Jayde Panayiotou's murder loses immunity

2017-11-23 18:57

Luthando Siyoni, the self-confessed middleman who helped Christopher Panayiotou plan the murder of his wife Jayde, has had his immunity as a section 204 witness revoked.

'Why did you chuck patients out?' - Manamela grilled at hearing

2017-11-23 16:40

Suspended Gauteng director of mental health Dr Makgabo Manamela has been grilled by Justice Dikgang Moseneke during her second day of testimony at the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearing.

'South Africa would suffer the effects of Zimbabwe's implosion' – Tendai Biti

2017-11-23 14:24

Former Zimbabwean finance minister Tendai Biti has warned South Africans not to distance themselves from the events in their neighbouring country.

Shortlist of Hawks head candidates must be made public - DA

2017-11-23 14:09

The DA wants Police Minister Fikile Mbalula to make the shortlist of candidates for a new permanent Hawks head public, so as to avoid any "surprise announcements".

4 zama zamas shot dead, 15 others arrested after shootout with police

2017-11-23 14:09

Four illegal miners have been shot and killed during a shootout with police on an open field in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni, police have announced.

Sisulu, Mkhize, Dlamini-Zuma pull out of Daily Maverick event

2017-11-23 12:16

ANC presidential hopefuls Zweli Mkhize, Lindiwe Sisulu and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma have pulled out of Daily Maverick's The Gathering event.

AS IT HAPPENED: #Panayiotou sentencing deadline set

2017-11-23 09:46

Christopher Panayiotou and fellow accused have appeared for sentencing in the murder of his wife Jayde Panayiotou.

KZN ANCYL leader 'brutally assassinated in front of family'

2017-11-23 10:33

An ANC Youth League deputy secretary in KwaZulu-Natal's Moses Mabhida Region has been shot dead, the provincial ANCYL has said.

Contralesa suspends top brass over misconduct claims

2017-11-23 10:28

The Congress of Traditional Leaders of SA has confirmed that it has suspended its president, general secretary and treasurer pending an investigation into financial misconduct.

R25k reward for info on electricity and water saboteurs

2017-11-23 08:23

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is offering a financial reward for the arrest and prosecution of people who tamper with water and electricity connections.

Protesters demand equal distribution of police officers

2017-11-23 07:42

Protesters march to Parliament, demanding equal police distribution, saying that poor, working-class communities with high crime rates have not been prioritised.

Ramaphosa set for presidential nod from ANC in Gauteng

2017-11-23 05:29

The ANC in Gauteng looks set to officially nominate Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa when the province holds its provincial general council next weekend.

Pathologists battle it out in Rohde murder trial

2017-11-22 23:10

The pathologist who conducted a second autopsy on Susan Rohde, at the request of her husband’s legal team, has omitted or missed vital information that pointed to manual strangulation, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Zuma's Watergate: What did the president know? And when did he know it?

2017-11-23 06:51

Former Eskom chairperson Zola Tsotsi blew open the innards of state capture in Parliament. The president needs to account, writes Pieter du Toit.

Mixed feelings over new police commissioner

2017-11-22 22:55

IPID and Parliament's police portfolio committee have expressed confidence in newly-appointed national police commissioner Lieutenant-General Khehla Sitole, but the DA is less enthused.

eThekwini mayor's R25m programme criticised

2017-11-22 20:29

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.

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.

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.

As it happened - Brown grilled by MP's about Guptas, state capture

2017-11-22 10:11

Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown was grilled by MP's about an alleged meeting with Tony Gupta at her home (which she denied), state capture and the suspension of four Eskom officials in 2015 during another long day at Parliament's state capture inquiry.

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.

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