South Africa

3 men arrested for murder of 15-year-old girl in KZN

2019-11-12 22:10

KwaZulu-Natal police have arrested three men who allegedly murdered and burned 15-year-old Cebisile Luphondwe's body, and buried her in a shallow grave outside a farm in Glencore.

WATCH | Shot security guard airlifted to hospital after Hurlingham house robbery

2019-11-12 21:55

A security guard who was shot in the head by four alleged house robbers in Hurlingham, Sandton was airlifted to hospital. He was said to be responding to an alarm. A police officer was also wounded in the same incident.

DA can't ignore race - interim leader candidate Gana in letter to federal council

2019-11-12 20:24

The contender for interim DA leader, Makashule Gana, has urged delegates of his party's federal council to take a more progressive stance on South Africa's "historical albatross" of race, and challenged the party to be less "hypocritical" in attracting black voters.

IPID to investigate shooting of actor Patrick Shai during protest in Dobsonville

2019-11-12 20:09

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) says it has received a complaint of discharging of firearms after actor Patrick Shai was struck by 11 rubber bullets during a protest in Dobsonville.

 
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Justice department dismisses fake advocate accused of fraud

2019-11-12 21:33

The Department of Justice has dismissed Bina Masuku from its employ after it emerged she had posed as an advocate, was appointed Master of the High Court in Mpumalanga and then allegedly stole more than R1.7m of claimants' money.

Refugee sit-in: Demonstration not illegal, say the police

2019-11-12 20:18

The police believe refugees who are staging a protest outside the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) offices in Pretoria are exercising their constitutional rights and that the gathering is not illegal.

Wednesday's weather: Scattered thundershowers across SA

2019-11-12 19:50

Thundershowers are expected across South Africa on Wednesday, with the SA Weather Service warning of severe storms over parts of the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.

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Leeuwkop prisoners vs Correctional Services could be precedent-setting

2019-11-12 19:50

Electroshocks under running water, dog attacks, forcible restraint, beaten with batons and brutal assaults. In 2014, 20 inmates at Leeuwkop prison in Johannesburg claimed they were the victims of a surge of mass torture at the hands of prison officials and emergency security team members.

'I hereby repent' - Angus Buchan cancels 'Jewish and Afrikaans nations' meeting

2019-11-12 15:26

Evangelist pastor Angus Buchan has cancelled his planned meeting with an emphasis on the so-called "Jewish and Afrikaans nations" after he was met with an angry backlash over his statement that only these groups shared a "covenant" with God.

PICS | Truck driver burnt beyond recognition in horror Western Cape crash

2019-11-12 14:49

A truck driver has been burnt beyond recognition following a head on collision between two trucks on the R60, outside Swellendam, Western Cape traffic services have confirmed.

Will govt choose flying over food? asks drought-stricken farmers

2019-11-12 14:07

As the drought across South Africa continues to threaten farmers, food security must remain the number one priority, with agricultural organisations appealing for relief.

Madonsela: Social injustice a great threat to democracy

2019-11-12 08:27

The judiciary has performed admirably as the ultimate guardian of the Constitution, at times "clutching us from the brink of catastrophe", says former Public Protector Professor Thuli Madonsela.

Angry PE residents block rugby offices after Boks ditch tour in northern areas

2019-11-11 20:31

Disgruntled fans from Port Elizabeth's northern areas are calling on the Springboks to make a return visit after they failed to pitch up during the Webb Ellis Cup tour on Sunday.

Another Muslim grave vandalised, this time at foot of Table Mountain

2019-11-11 19:02

The chairperson of the Cape Mazaar Society, Mahmood Limbada, says the vandalised gravesite of Auliya Syed Abdul Haq Al Quadri is the work of "Satanists" and people with "sick minds".

ANC youth task team warned Hammanskraal was 'predisposed to violence' ahead of fatal rally

2019-11-11 17:59

The ANC national youth task team has admitted it received a letter warning against hosting its cadre assembly in Hammanskraal ahead of a fatal shooting at the weekend.

Tributes pour in for poet, activist Sandile Dikeni

2019-11-11 17:18

Tributes are still coming in for renowned South African writer, activist and poet Sandile Dikeni who died over the weekend.

Shooting of top Hawks cop may affect, delay major PetroSA corruption cases

2019-11-11 15:41

Hawks Colonel Christelle Stemmet, who was shot and killed at her Cape Town home, was leading probes into major corruption scandals at state-owned petrochemical company PetroSA.

SIU Special Tribunal receives first cases in bid to claw back SA's 'stolen' billions

2019-11-11 15:01

The SIU's Special Tribunal has announced that it has received its first batch of cases to commence with civil proceedings against government departments and state organs in an effort to recover the billions looted from the state.

Mabuza under fire for Uganda remarks about anti-homosexuality bill

2019-11-11 10:30

Deputy President David Dabede Mabuza has come under heavy criticism following his comments in the National Council of Provinces that “we must be decent enough to keep our mouth shut” about reports that the Ugandan Parliament was considering reintroducing an anti-homosexuality bill.

Hawks colonel shot dead at Cape Town home

2019-11-11 08:31

A member of the Western Cape Hawks, Colonel Christelle Stemmet, has been shot dead at her home in Table View in Cape Town.

iPhone, gifts, promises as EFF battle gets heated

2019-11-10 22:41

EFF members are embroiled in a bitter battle in a push for their preferred candidates at next month’s national elective conference, with some leaders being accused of bribing delegates to ensure victory.

Some angry Eastern Cape Springbok fans burn tyres after not getting to see their heroes

2019-11-10 20:38

Some disgruntled Eastern Cape Springbok fans, angered at not getting an opportunity to see their heroes up close, have protested by burning tyres and old furniture.

ANC's Youth Task Team visits family of member shot dead at rally

2019-11-10 17:36

The ANC's National Youth Task Team says it's "disturbed and dismayed" at the violence which broke out at a gathering of Youth League members in Hammanskraal.

Prominent Gauteng judge Willem van der Linde dies suddenly

2019-11-10 14:13

Prominent judge Willem van der Linde, 63, has died after collapsing at gym, according to SA judiciary spokesperson Nathi Mncube.

Maimane: SA heading toward a 'crisis of governance'

2019-11-12 19:32

Speaking at the Brenthurst Foundation, Mmusi Maimane said: "Institutional politics in our country needs disruption, I think there's a mistrust between citizens and the political infrastructure, and ultimately that will lead us into a crisis of governance".

WATCH: Parliament lauds Springboks, EFF's Ndlozi booed for 'Bokke must fall' speech

2019-11-12 17:56

The mood in Parliament was mostly congratulatory toward the victorious Springboks on Tuesday, but EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi doubled down on sentiments he tweeted after their World Cup victory when he said "die Bokke must fall" in his speech.

Etzebeth case: I was quoted out of context, says SAHRC's Buang Jones

2019-11-12 16:30

His comments that Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth "got away with murder" and would be made an example of, were taken out of context, acting legal head of the South African Human Rights Commission Buang Jones says.

Inside the DA's leadership race: Why Madikizela was asked to bow out

2019-11-12 14:37

DA Western Cape leader Bonginkosi Madikizela's withdrawal in the race to become interim leader of the party was done in order to avoid splitting votes for John Steenhuisen, three sources in the DA have told News24.

WATCH | ICYMI: The Cape Town Springbok trophy tour... done in 60 seconds

2019-11-12 12:07

The Springboks, newly crowned Rugby World Cup winners, spent the day showing off the Webb Ellis Trophy to fans on the streets of Cape Town. If you missed it, here's everything you need to know, in one minute.

Trial of student who received R14m of NSFAS money postponed because of exams

2019-11-12 09:27

The court case against Walter Sisulu University student Sibongile Mani - who accidentally received more than R14m from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme and went on a spending spree in 2017 - has been postponed to allow her to complete her exams.

Hawks colonel was alone in locked room at time of death - report

2019-11-12 07:58

Western Cape Hawks Colonel Christelle Stemmet who was found dead at her home in Table View, Cape Town, is suspected to have died by suicide, according to a report.

Hawks head: We need to move quicker. The honeymoon is over

2019-11-12 05:33

Eighteen months after being appointed as head of the Directorate Priority Crimes Investigation (DPCI) unit aka the Hawks, Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya has acknowledged the honeymoon is over.

Police slam Senzo Meyiwa 'cover-up' report, claim lead investigator is still on the case

2019-11-11 20:08

National police spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo has slammed a Sunday Independent report on an alleged "cover-up" in the Senzo Meyiwa murder investigation as containing "myriad assumptions, untruths and innuendos".

Is a granny's letter to Rassie Erasmus the key to the much lauded subs strategy?

2019-11-11 19:35

Was the threat of a good "patz" from one patriotic granny perhaps the motivation for Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus to get his substitutions strategy perfect? A heartwarming letter shared on the popular Facebook group #IAmStaying might prove to hold the clue.

PICS | Faf gives Tutu a glimpse of the national underpants

2019-11-11 18:18

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu got a quick glimpse of the national Speedo made famous by Springbok hero Faf de Klerk when he met the team at the Cape Town City Hall in his usual, jovial fashion.

WATCH | 'Aweh!' Kolisi and co delight thousands in Cape Town with one-of-a-kind entrance

2019-11-11 16:32

"Aweh, ma se kind!" Springbok captain Siya Kolisi shouted to the delight of thousands of "beautiful people" who had gathered at Cape Town's Grand Parade to congratulate the Boks on their Rugby World Cup win in Japan.

53 TVs recovered as police crackdown on De Doorns truck looters continues

2019-11-11 09:24

Nine suspects have been arrested and 53 LED TVs recovered during weekend raids following a community protest in De Doorns that saw protesters taking to the near-by N1 highway attacking and looting passing vehicles.

Two people killed in KZN head-on collision

2019-11-10 15:32

Two people have been declared dead following a head-on collision in the area between Umdloti and Waterloo, north of Durban, according to paramedic services.

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