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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.

 
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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.

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".

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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.

Focus on farm murders shows 'distance we need to travel' to reconciliation, equality - Ramaphosa

2019-07-18 21:54

President Cyril Ramaphosa, replying to the budget vote debate for the Presidency, made it a point to note that every life in the country had equal value and every murder, every violent crime must be equally and unequivocally condemned.

Dlodlo wants to rebuild SSA image, but 'Zuma's spy' Dlomo still at the agency

2019-07-18 20:50

State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo's first priority is to work tirelessly to rebuild the image of the State Security Agency (SSA). However, controversial spy and former ambassador Thulani Dlomo, remains a member of the agency.

Former state pathologist found guilty of stealing organs to be sentenced

2019-07-18 19:50

Former state specialist forensic pathologist Dr James Blair Mwesigwa was found guilty of stealing organs from a dead body on Thursday and will be sentenced in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court.

Ramaphosa 'willing and able' to appear before Zondo commission

2019-07-18 17:49

President Cyril Ramaphosa took on the challenge DA leader Mmusi Maimane's posed to him by stating that he is "willing and able" to appear before the Zondo Commission into state capture.

'Never lose hope' - Ramaphosa's Mandela Day message to kids at Red Cross

2019-07-18 17:44

President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged young patients at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital to never lose hope, assuring them that opportunities are out there for people living with disabilities.

Basics before bullet trains - Winde on bid to take over Western Cape trains

2019-07-18 17:31

The Western Cape government intends taking over the province's rail network from national government and to license private operators to get systems running reliably instead of focusing on "bullet trains", Premier Alan Winde says.

PICS: Alleged drug dealers arrested in KZN, contraband worth almost R2m seized

2019-07-18 16:33

"The police officers raided premises suspected to be manufacturing drugs in Phoenix. Three suspects aged between 30 and 48 were arrested and will appear in the Verulam Magistrate's Court soon."

Protesters wanted for torching truck near Magaliesburg

2019-07-18 16:21

Gauteng police are searching for a group of protesters who set a truck alight near the Orient Hills informal settlement outside Magaliesburg.

Trial date set for man who allegedly attacked pastor for wearing EFF party regalia

2019-07-18 15:46

The case of a man who allegedly punched an EFF member and called him the k-word for wearing an EFF cap, has been set down for trial in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court.

Lectures continue at UKZN, despite disruption of classes

2019-07-18 15:06

Despite the disruption of classes at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Westville campus, lectures are continuing as normal.

Relief on the way for Western Cape's overstretched post-mortem facilities

2019-07-18 14:31

Besides the space limitations at the salt River mortuary, which only allows for a maximum of 18 cases per day, lighting and ventilation at the facility are also poor.

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.

Man dropping off niece at school arrested for allegedly being five times over legal alcohol limit

2019-07-18 22:19

A 34-year-old man, who was allegedly five times over the legal alcohol limit, has been arrested while dropping off his niece at school.

R6bn police budget cut would be 'disastrous' - DA

2019-07-18 21:30

National police commissioner Khehla Sitole has told the select committee on justice and security that the National Treasury had recently asked the police to work on a R6bn budget cut, reports News24.

'There is a price tag on Floyd's head' – Malema claims assassination plot

2019-07-18 21:00

EFF leader Julius Malema has claimed that the party leadership has "hardcore evidence" that there is a plan to assassinate the deputy president of the party, Floyd Shivambu.

Private funding for NPA not 'a foregone conclusion' - Lamola

2019-07-18 20:39

Private funding for the National Prosecuting Authority is not cast in stone, more thought on it is needed to ensure the NPA's independence, Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola said.

WATCH: 'Vang die varke' – SANDF receives hero's welcome in Manenberg

2019-07-18 20:37

Seven days after the announcement that the SA National Defence Force would be deployed to Cape Town's gang-ravaged areas, soldiers on Thursday received a hero's welcome when the army carriers slowly made its way through Manenberg and Hanover Park.

'Bring it on! Let’s meet on the streets' - Malema challenges SACP, civil society groups

2019-07-18 19:27

EFF leader Julius Malema has dared the SACP and other civil society organisations, which are threatening to protest against the Public Protector, to meet the party on the streets.

We will not abandon B-BBEE - Ramaphosa

2019-07-18 20:17

President Cyril Ramaphosa has told MPs that while the pace of investment and economic transformation has been slow, it has not been insignificant, and the African National Congress-led government will not be abandoning B-BBEE.

Trigger-happy killer handed life sentence for 2017 murder, robbery of security guard

2019-07-18 18:33

The Gauteng High Court sitting in Johannesburg has handed a man found guilty of murdering a security guard and robbing him of his service pistol in Krugersdorp in 2017 a life sentence for the crimes.

Zuma's 'Maharani Hotel takeover plot' taking shape - SACP

2019-07-18 18:27

The plans discussed during a meeting at the Maharani Hotel to allegedly usurp President Cyril Ramaphosa are now being implemented, SACP leader Solly Mapaila claims.

'He was a big legend on and off the field' - final farewells for James Small

2019-07-18 17:57

While it was his passion and drive on the rugby field that turned former Springbok James Small into a legend, it was his off-the-field antics that immortalised him in the hearts of those who knew him well, mourners at his funeral has heard.

Magashule speech takes aim at Reserve Bank, again

2019-07-18 18:36

ANC secretary general Ace Magashule on Thursday condemned "gatekeepers", whom he said censured him for his remarks about the ownership and mandate of the South African Reserve Bank.

CONFIRMED: Zuma back at Zondo inquiry after impasse

2019-07-18 17:33

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

Free State brothers arrested for allegedly killing grandparents, setting house on fire

2019-07-18 17:18

Two men have been arrested in connection with the death of their grandparents and arson after they set the couple's house on fire in Thaba Nchu.

SSA operatives fighting 'threat to the state' posed by gangsterism in W Cape

2019-07-18 16:50

The State Security Agency is involved in the current anti-gang operation in the Western Cape as part of an integrated approach to fighting the scourge, Deputy Minister Zizi Kodwa says.

Western Cape govt mulling court action over control of SAPS in province

2019-07-18 16:22

The Western Cape government is considering court action against Police Minister Bheki Cele in its battle to get extra police officers for the province, Premier Alan Winde says.

Ramaphosa backs Gordhan: Let the law take its course

2019-07-18 16:26

President Cyril Ramaphosa said the office of the Presidency would not be used as an executive hit squad to remove politicians that some MPs did not like, especially when those officials were fighting in court to clear their names.

Peppering of snow expected for Eastern Cape amid cold snap

2019-07-18 15:50

A dusting of snow has been forecast for parts of the Eastern Cape over the weekend amid a cold snap, according to data from the SA Weather Service.

WATCH: First wave of SANDF troops enter the Cape Flats

2019-07-18 15:31

The first troops of the South African National Defence Force have finally landed in the Cape Flats - with members of the army seen patrolling the suburbs of Manenberg and Hanover Park.

SANDF headscarf case: Muslim major may get interim relief as policy talks continue

2019-07-18 14:22

A determination is under consideration to allow female Muslim members of the SA National Defence Force to wear headscarves under their berets while the dress code policy is revisited.

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