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3 police officers arrested for alleged corruption, armed robbery

2018-09-21 21:44

Three police officers who tried to solicit a bribe from a complainant are expected to make an appearance in the Bela-Bela Magistrate's Court.

Cape Town man shot and killed on bus to cemetery

2018-09-21 20:47

Police are investigating the circumstances around the fatal shooting of a man from Bishop Lavis on a bus that was en route to Maitland cemetery.

'They write what they like' – UJ dialogue discusses impact of cyberbullying

2018-09-21 20:45

"There's a sense of safety that people have when they are behind the keyboard. They think that because they are behind the screens of their cellphones they can do and say whatever they want," says an activist.

KZN robber sentenced to 25 years for cash-in-transit heist

2018-09-21 19:50

A 50-year-old man implicated in a cash-in-transit heist has been sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment for robbery and 10 years' imprisonment for attempted murder.

Weather Update: Warm but wet weekend for the east of SA

2018-09-21 19:39

Rain and increased temperatures are expected over most of the eastern parts of the country, while temperatures continue to rise in the north over the weekend.

 
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Success of Ramaphosa’s agriculture stimulus plan depends on land reform outcome – economist

2018-09-21 20:55

Current land reform discussions and the direction the policy takes will be key determinants of the success of President Cyril Ramaphosa's proposed action points for stimulating the South African agricultural economy, says agricultural economist Wandile Sihlobo.

PSA takes government departments to Labour Court over 'unsafe' Civitas building

2018-09-21 19:46

The Public Servants' Association of South Africa has taken its fight with two national departments over the occupation of the Civitas Building in Pretoria to the Labour Court in Johannesburg.

Too early to panic about SA land - SARB deputy

2018-09-21 21:30

The ANC's plan to make it easier to take land without compensation could impact financial-sector stability, but it’s “too early to panic", says the deputy governor of SARB.

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EFF Student Command wins elections at DUT, MUT

2018-09-21 19:38

The rallying of students behind the EFF is a sign that the political party is a government-in-waiting, says Fees Must Fall activist and EFF student leader Bonginkosi Khanyile.

#News24 ICYMI: Gordhan: Stimulus plan all about implementation; McBride off the hook after IPID investigator resigns; and Miss Universe speaks at the UN General Assembly

2018-09-21 18:48

President Ramaphosa has announced the names of his 10-person advisory panel on land reform; The man accused of descending on Capitec's administrative offices, gun in hand, has appeared in court; and a 31-year-old rugby player Kyle Barnes has died after he was left on life support following a freakish head and neck injury.

KZN task team issues identikit in ANC candidate councillor murder probe

2018-09-21 17:54

The task team investigating political killings in KwaZulu-Natal has released an identikit of a man believed to be behind the 2016 murder of an ANC candidate councillor.

Stimulus recap: What Ramaphosa announced on Friday

2018-09-21 19:27

A look at seven key points President Cyril Ramaphosa made when he announced a package of economic reforms and spending plans in an effort to kick-start SA's sluggish economy.

Groups clash as suspects face court

2018-09-21 15:45

Matters threatened to get ugly outside the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday as two ANC groups pelted each other with stones, eggs and corn cobs.

Historic wall toppled

2018-09-21 15:45

The Laager Wall in Howick, a historic site and popular tourist attraction, has been accidentally knocked down by workers building a retail outlet.

Man in court for Wonderboom Airport attack, police search for his son

2018-09-21 15:34

A man who allegedly assaulted a Wonderboom Airport security guard supervisor has appeared in court while his son - who has also allegedly been implicated in the attack - is in hiding.

McBride off the hook after IPID investigator resigns, agrees to withdraw complaints

2018-09-21 15:17

Police watchdog head Robert McBride is off the hook after an Independent Police Investigative Directorate investigator agreed to withdraw complaints lodged against him.

Alleged human traffickers appear in Cape Town court

2018-09-21 14:45

Two men have appeared in the Bellville Regional Court for the alleged human trafficking of a woman from Johannesburg to Cape Town.

Asylum seekers allege their passports are withheld until they buy tickets to Zim

2018-09-21 14:39

Rejected asylum seekers have accused home affairs officials at the Desmond Tutu Refugee Centre in Marabastad, Pretoria, of refusing to return their passports unless they showed a Zimbabwe-bound bus ticket first.

Aspiring rapper gets 22 years for murdering employer

2018-09-21 14:05

A 22-year-old man with dreams of becoming a rapper has been slapped with an effective 22-year sentence by the Western Cape High Court for the robbery and murder of his employer.

Limpopo bus crashes: Transport department blames drivers and border officials

2018-09-21 13:03

The Limpopo transport department is laying the blame for 21 deaths from two bus crashes this week on cross-border authorities and bus drivers.

Government failures and greed - Moerane Commission report's damning findings

2018-09-21 09:21

Nearly two years after KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies Mchunu established the Moerane Commission to investigate political killings, the finalised report pointed to several government failures, provincial politics and ultimately, material greed.

Sun City prisoners accuse staff of cheating them out of canteen money

2018-09-21 08:37

Inmates at Johannesburg's "Sun City" prison have accused staff of profiting at the expense of inmates and withholding profits from canteen sales meant for the prisoners' sport and recreational facilities.

Ramaphosa: New visa reforms 'to boost tourism' as part of #StimulusPackage

2018-09-21 11:33

In President Cyril Ramaphosa's statement on the Economic Stimulus and Recovery Plan for South Africa, he highlighted the changes to visa regimes approved by the cabinet on Wednesday.

Roadworthiness certificate syndicate 'mastermind' sentenced to 10 years in jail

2018-09-21 07:27

A 33-year-old businessman in the motor vehicle industry has been sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment by the Belville Magistrate's Court for his role as mastermind of a roadworthiness certificate syndicate.

D-Day for Ramaphosa's economic stimulus plan

2018-09-21 07:26

The president will announce a package of reforms at the Union Buildings he hopes will get the economy back on track and create jobs after two quarters of negative economic growth.

Constitutional review committee to ask for extension for its work on section 25

2018-09-20 21:36

After a meeting that was marked by questions around a company tasked with handling the written submissions to the committee, MPs have asked for an extension of their deadline to report to Parliament.

Ajay Gupta: Mcebisi Jonas is painting 'a false picture' of me

2018-09-20 20:59

The patriarch of the Gupta family says he was nowhere near the family's Saxonwold compound when the former finance minister claims he was offered a ministerial position.

ANC sends, then retracts SARB monetary policy statement

2018-09-20 21:20

A retracted statement by the ANC ahead of the SARB interest rate decision, claimed the party believes monetary policy is a "critical legislative instrument".

Baby Jamie's mother found guilty of her murder, other charges for abusing her siblings

2018-09-20 19:44

Patricia Kershnee Ishwarlall has been found guilty of the murder of her 3-year-old child and a raft of other child abuse charges – crimes which she committed with her mother who has died of natural causes.

#News24 ICYMI: Ajay Gupta says Mcebisi Jonas is lying; Gavin Davis resigns as DA MP; and Hansen questions Boks' transformation policy

2018-09-20 19:13

Some of Supra Mahumapelo's most vocal detractors will have to work with him as part of a provincial task team; The Presidency is said to have plaid a central role in economic stimulus package rollout; and Banyana Banyana have booked their place in the 2018 Cosafa Women's Championship final.

Now is the time to rise – Cosatu president Zingiswa Losi to affiliates

2018-09-20 18:56

Cosatu's newly elected office bearers will do their best to work with each other and the leaders of the federation's affiliates, says its president.

EFF notice debacle delays court challenge to Riotous Assemblies Act

2018-09-20 18:36

A procedural mishap, involving a notice the EFF filed at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, has led to a delay in the party's challenge to the constitutionality of the Riotous Assemblies Act.

Suspended Hawks official says Jonas defeated the ends of juctice

2018-09-20 18:13

Former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas has been slammed by a senior official in the Hawks for allegedly being negligent and tardy in cooperating with the police's elite corruption-busting unit in its Gupta investigation.

Kessie Nair mum as he appears in court for Ramaphosa K-word video

2018-09-20 17:57

Former Durban councillor and convicted fraudster Kessie Nair has appeared in the Verulam Family Court on charges of crimen injuria and inciting public violence after calling President Cyril Ramaphosa the K-word in a Facebook video.

Mahumapelo and his detractors to work together on ANC North West task team

2018-09-20 17:28

Some of Supra Mahumapelo's most vocal detractors are going to have to work with him as part of a provincial task team seeking to rebuild a fractured organisation ahead of the 2019 elections.

Young man left blind in one eye after attack in restaurant

2018-09-21 16:14

A 24-year-old man from Vereeniging, Gauteng, who was attacked in a restaurant in Vanderbiljpark earlier this month, may lose his sight in one eye after it was penetrated by glass during the incident.

Parliament concerned about SA medical students in Cuba, Russia

2018-09-21 18:14

A multiparty delegation from Parliament is currently in Cuba and has "unanimously agreed that an intervention is required to address the concerns raised by South African medical students studying in Cuba".

KZN cyclist dies in hit-and-run accident

2018-09-21 17:27

A man believed to be in his 40s has been killed in a hit-and-run accident in Kloof, KwaZulu-Natal.

Moerane hits hard

2018-09-21 15:45

The fight over political positions that allow individuals to enrich themselves through the irregular awarding of municipal tenders and cushy jobs is the main reason behind KZN’s political killings, the Moerane Commission has found.

eThekwini criticised over Glebelands hostel

2018-09-21 15:45

The Moerane Commission that investigated political killings in KZN has lambasted the eThekwini Municipality for allowing the notorious Glebelands hostel, where violence has claimed more than 120 lives, to be turned into a hit men’s hideout.

Accused Capitec gunman appears confused, disoriented in Cape Town court

2018-09-21 15:23

The man accused of descending on Capitec's administrative offices in Bellville, Cape Town this week, gun in hand, has appeared in the Bellville Regional Court.

Have your say on Home Affairs officials refusing to marry same sex couples

2018-09-21 15:36

An amendment to the Civil Union Act aims to stop Home Affairs marriage officers from refusing to marry lesbian and gay couples. Have your say.

Residents of Marikana informal settlement in limbo as matter still in court

2018-09-21 17:25

A year after the Western Cape High Court ordered City of Cape Town to buy the private land on which Marikana informal settlement is situated, the matter is still in court. Residents say they are tired of living in limbo.

Tutu backs euthanasia as policy after arrest of right-to-die advocate Sean Davison

2018-09-21 13:15

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has come out in support of euthanasia after Sean Davison, founder of right-to-die organisation DignitySA, was arrested for murder.

'Baby killers get no bail' – 4 accused of Ocean View shooting to remain behind bars

2018-09-21 13:02

Four of the five people accused of murdering six-month-old Zahnia Woodward, and attempting to murder 11 others, have been denied bail in the Western Cape High Court.

UPDATE: Road reopens following deadly Limpopo bus crash

2018-09-21 11:15

One of the lanes of the N1 southbound, outside Polokwane, Limpopo, where 10 people died after a bus overturned, has been reopened.

Ramaphosa’s ‘new deal’ plan will invest billions in agriculture, townships and infrastructure

2018-09-21 09:49

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a package of economic reforms and spending plans on Friday morning in an effort to boost South Africa's sluggish economy.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng loses CCMA case against the SABC

2018-09-21 05:23

The SABC has welcomed the CCMA's decision against Hlaudi Motsoeneng's bid for reinstatement as group executive for corporate affairs.

'Always remember these fine men' – munitions blast families, friends mourn

2018-09-20 20:17

The families of the eight men who died in an explosion at the Rheinmetall Denel Munition factory have been honoured at a memorial service attended by more than 1 000 people.

Job-seeking Red Bull thief gets wings clipped with 3-month suspended sentence

2018-09-20 20:06

A man who stole nine cans of Red Bull energy drink from Checkers because he needed money to cover his job-hunting costs has been sentenced to a three-month term in jail, wholly suspended.

'We are going to fight back' - DA vows after losing bid to overturn Trollip ousting

2018-09-20 18:21

The DA's Eastern Cape leader Nqaba Bhanga vows that the party will fight back after losing its bid to overturn the ousting of Athol Trollip as Nelson Mandela Bay mayor.

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