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Application to nullify ECape ANC conference dismissed - report

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An application by 11 disgruntled ANC Eastern Cape members to nullify the province's elective conference was dismissed by the Eastern Cape High Court in Grahamstown in Tuesday, according to reports.

The ANC must defend itself from members with nefarious intentions - Mahlobo on Free State court action

2017-12-12 09:30

The ANC is within its rights to defend itself from members that have nefarious intentions, Energy Minister and member of the party's NEC, David Mahlobo, has said.

STEALING SUNFLOWERS: Watch News24's documentary on race relations in Coligny

2017-12-12 09:13

News24 visited Coligny in the wake of the death of a 16-year-old boy, involving two white farmers, when resultant violent protests threatened to split the town along racial lines. Watch.

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2017-11-28 10:30

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No need to panic about baby milk in SA

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A global baby milk recall due to salmonella contamination doesn't affect South Africa.


SELFIE:   Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma takes a 'selfie' during her final campaign at the ANC Kwazulu-Natal rally in Clermont township, south of Durban, on December 9, 2017. (RAJESH JANTILAL / AFP)

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Dispossessed Salem community has rights to land – ConCourt

2017-12-12 08:07

The Constitutional Court has ruled a black community holds a right to certain portions of the Salem Commonage in the Eastern Cape and was dispossessed of the land due to past racially discriminatory practices.

High Court expected to hear Mpumalanga ANC 'unity' vote matter

2017-12-12 06:12

A court application by ANC presidential hopeful Mathews Phosa to stop Mpumalanga branches that nominated "unity" for the ANC's top six positions from attending the party's national elective conference is expected to be heard in court.

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Ramaphosa vs Dlamini-Zuma: Mpumalanga's 223 votes the magic number

2017-12-12 06:11

It is believed that the 223 abstentions from Mpumalanga are being held for Premier David Mabuza as a bargaining ticket to sway an already neck-and-neck presidential race.

Midrand strikers may be getting jobs back after 23 years

2017-12-12 07:04

Nearly 24 years down the line, a number of former Midrand municipal workers who were controversially sacked after a strike in 1994, may be getting their jobs back as both general workers and drivers.

Ramaphosa remains popular choice among ANC and opposition – survey

2017-12-11 14:48

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa remains the “popular choice” to lead the ANC to a victory in the upcoming 2019 elections, according to the figures collected by technology based research company, Ratepop.

Zuma's days in court far from over

2017-12-11 22:10

The conclusion of the court case relating to President Jacob Zuma's removal of Mxolisi Nxasana as NDPP, which found against Zuma, does not mean that the presidential schedule has been cleared of court proceedings.

#News24 ICYMI: Pauw and News24 journalist’s lawyer demands full disclosure; Caster and Violet celebrate two years of bliss; and Metrorail services remain suspended

2017-12-11 19:00

President Jacob Zuma’s deadline extended by Shaun Abrahams; New York rocked by pipe bomb explosion and The Blitzboks have slipped behind New Zealand to second on the overall World Rugby Sevens Series standings.

Men accused of killing Coligny teen go on trial next year

2017-12-11 17:18

The two men accused of killing a 16-year-old in Coligny, after he was caught allegedly stealing sunflowers, will go on trial in March next year.

Northern Cape police captain arrested for fraud, money laundering

2017-12-11 16:25

A police captain and a former administrative officer at the Springbok SAPS have been arrested on charges of fraud, money laundering and theft, the Northern Cape Hawks say.

Shaun Abrahams extends Zuma's deadline for representations on corruption charges to end of January

2017-12-11 12:18

The deadline for President Jacob Zuma to submit his fresh representations to the NPA on corruption charges against him has been extended to the end of January.

Roy Moodley in spotlight in court over alleged affair

2017-12-11 10:53

Roy Moodley, controversial KwaZulu-Natal racehorse owner and friend of President Jacob Zuma, is again in the spotlight in a KZN court battle.

Ramaphosa is facing a dilemma - and he knows it

2017-12-11 06:56

Realpolitik might force Cyril Ramaphosa to abandon the moral high ground by next Sunday if it looks like he might need the support of a character like David Mabuza.

Child rapist gets 3 life sentences

2017-12-11 11:37

Randy Tango, the man who raped and strangled 11-year-old Stacha Arends, has been sentenced to three life terms in jail.

OR Tambo 'airport-following' suspect killed in shootout

2017-12-11 08:21

One man has been killed and two others arrested following a car chase and shootout on the N3 highway near the Marlboro offramp in Johannesburg.

Gift of the Givers to unveil aquifer project in drought-stricken Beaufort West

2017-12-11 05:24

Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers is expected to unveil its Beaufort West Witperd aquifer development project in the drought-stricken town.

Man kills one robber, injures two others

2017-12-10 22:32

A Johannesburg man has shot and killed one man and injured two others after they allegedly tried to rob him at an ATM near Oriental Plaza.

Meet Hennie De Klerk - an SA privateer taking on the gruelling 2018 Dakar race

2017-12-11 07:34

Hennie de Klerk is a South African privateer who will be making his way to the most gruelling off-road race in the world - the 2018 Dakar race.

11 people injured in head-on collision in Pietermaritzburg

2017-12-10 21:32

Eleven people have been injured after a taxi and a car collided head-on just outside of Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal.

Shaun Abrahams: Meet the man behind the headlines

2017-12-08 15:19

When Abrahams first hit headlines last year, YOU set out to discover more about him. Here’s what we discovered.

Military Veterans expresses confidence in Sisulu

2017-12-10 19:27

The Military Veterans under the banner of MK National Council in the Western Cape have expressed confidence in the ANC presidential candidate, Lindiwe Sisulu, to lead.

Cape Town schoolgirl collapses and dies in Vietnam

2017-12-10 17:02

A Cape Town school girl has collapsed and died on a history tour to Vietnam, the Western Cape Department of Education confirms.

Seventh arrest in Glebelands crackdown

2017-12-10 13:03

A seventh person has been arrested in a police crackdown on violence linked to the notorious Glebelands Hostel in Umlazi, south of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Sunday.

Relaxed Ramaphosa heads for final stretch

2017-12-10 05:53

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa tells Setumo Stone he cannot be blamed for not acting sooner against the spread of state capture.

Markus Jooste: High life, big fall

2017-12-10 05:53

How the man behind SA’s largest corporate scandal is less than beloved by his neighbours after refusing to let them pass by his seaside plot.

Battle over Abrahams’ exit

2017-12-10 05:53

While the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) insists that its national director Shaun Abrahams remains in his job, civil society bodies who beat him in court this week are taking their fight to the next level.

Living our rights

2017-12-10 05:53

Losing her school blazer would change 15-year-old Nomsa Mboneli’s life forever. At Constitution Hill last weekend, Vukile Dlwati met her and other young debating stars to get a sense of what the Constitution means in young South Africans’ lives.

Dlamini-Zuma maintains decorum in final speech before Nasrec

2017-12-09 22:00

Presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma keeps her jabs at a minimal at her final public appearance before the 54th elective conference in Nasrec next weekend.

Advertorial: Do you qualify for UIF benefits?

2017-12-10 06:10

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Motlanthe praises 'good listener' Laloo Chiba

2017-12-09 19:18

The young people of the ANC have new role models and have absolutely no time to listen to the likes of Laloo Chiba, former president Kgalema Motlanthe has said at the stalwart’s funeral.

Scopa wants Steinhoff execs to account to Parliament

2017-12-11 20:12

Parliament's oversight committee on public accounts says it intends to call the executives of global retailer Steinhoff before Parliament "early in the new year".

SABC staff to resume strike over wages

2017-12-12 05:14

South African Broadcasting Corporation staff are due to resume strike action over wage disputes, the broadcaster has announced.

Saftu slams Abrahams' extension of Zuma's deadline for representations on charges

2017-12-11 22:19

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has slammed the decision of NPA head Shaun Abrahams to extend President Jacob Zuma's deadline to submit his new representations on corruption charges.

'I don't want to talk about sex now, I want to talk about the conference,' Mantashe says after alleged sexting

2017-12-11 21:09

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has laughed off claims that he has been engaging in WhatsApp conversations with a student as alleged in a article.

Mahlobo: Corruption is corruption

2017-12-11 19:22

The ANC's subcommittee on peace and stability says corruption is a "cancer" and it will be one of the issues discussed at the party's upcoming national elective conference.

Metrorail services on Cape Town central line remain suspended

2017-12-11 17:29

Metrorail has announced that its central line train service remains suspended until further notice as commuters struggle to get to and from work using alternative modes of transport.

Silicosis: we’re close to a deal with the mines, says miners’ attorney

2017-12-11 16:59

A settlement between thousands of sick gold miners and the mining industry is possible before the end of the year, according to one of the attorneys for the sick mineworkers.

‘Recognise us’ – Khoisan Chief vows to camp at Union Buildings until Zuma agrees to meet

2017-12-10 21:59

With the nine-metre high Nelson Mandela bronze statue towering over them, four men clad only in animal skin covering mainly their private parts, sit on the Union Buildings lawn around a long eland horn from which herbal essence is burning.

Conference will go ahead, despite court challenge - Free State ANC

2017-12-11 15:39

The ANC in the Free State has dismissed the threat of yet another court battle over the legitimacy of its provincial congress, and says it will push on with its second day of conference.

My son is unstable, says father of son accused of domestic worker rape, sex acts with dogs

2017-12-11 14:16

A 41-year-old man who allegedly raped a domestic worker several times and forced her to perform sexual acts with his dogs is mentally unstable, his father contends.

Application brought to prevent ANC Free State delegates from attending national conference

2017-12-11 12:45

Lawyers for disgruntled Free State ANC members have brought a court application seeking to both nullify the provincial congress and to stop the province's delegates from participating in the national elective congress.

Sassa: Clock ticking for Post Office to deliver, says Scopa

2017-12-11 12:10

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts has welcomed the deal struck between Sassa and the South African Post Office to deliver social grants, but has warned that "time is short".

Fire at KZN packaging factory

2017-12-11 12:06

A fire at a packaging factory in Durban has been brought under control, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics say.

SA's rot starts at the top - The Economist

2017-12-11 12:58

If the ANC is to survive, it should ditch President Jacob Zuma, because under his governance the State has been failing, reports The Economist.

Metrorail suspends all train services on Cape Town central line

2017-12-11 10:18

Metrorail Western Cape has suspended all trains running on the central line, which services areas such as Khayelitsha, Philippi, Mitchells Plain, Bishop Lavis and Langa, until further notice.

Don't be afraid of white people making noise - Ace Magashule on the media

2017-12-11 09:03

Attacks on the media and white monopoly capital form part of the political report delivered by ANC Free State chairperson Ace Magashule.

OUTA wants to see new welfare grants deal

2017-12-11 11:08

It is official, the South African Post Office will now be in charge of distributing SASSA grants, but OUTA wants the details of the new deal to be made public.

Western Cape EMS threaten Red Zones after crew gets robbed

2017-12-10 22:43

The Western Cape emergency services have warned that staff won’t be able to enter some areas should they be declared Red Zones.

Threat of split looms as ANC readies to pick new leader

2017-12-11 07:49

As ANC delegates gather this week to pick a new leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma, they face a challenge that’s threatening to overshadow the contest: to stop the party from splitting.

10 years since Polokwane: How the ANC has declined

2017-12-11 06:11

The ANC, a vastly different party than the one that went to its 52nd national conference in December 2007, will this week prepare for a leadership contest every bit as divisive and acrimonious as the one before Polokwane.

SANDF: Helicopter crashed after assisting in training exercise

2017-12-10 18:25

The South Africa Air Force has confirmed that an Oryx helicopter crash landed on the Worcester side of the Huguenot Tunnel near Cape Town while assisting a training team.

Post Office-Sassa deal will cost the same as CPS - CEO

2017-12-10 13:30

South African Post Office CEO Mark Barnes says government's new hybrid model for the social grants scheme will cost the same as the current deal with Cash Paymaster Services.

It's official: Post Office, banks to deliver grants in hybrid model

2017-12-10 11:15

The South African Post Office will handle core functions of a new social grants system, while commercial banks will play an increased, direct role for more than 2 million beneficiaries.

Zuma, Mkhize meet ahead of conference

2017-12-10 05:53

President Jacob Zuma, presidential hopeful Zweli Mkhize and the KwaZulu-Natal provincial executive committee have met on the eve of the ANC’s elective conference to discuss what could be a realignment of slates.

How they robbed Mandela

2017-12-10 05:52

There is little hope the school from hell will receive a much-needed upgrade, after the Eastern Cape government blew millions in social infrastructure grant money on Nelson Mandela’s funeral.

Should it be CR or NDZ? What ANC leaders say

2017-12-10 00:43

ANC leaders have come out swinging for their preferred presidential candidates. City Press speaks to minister Nomvula Mokonyane and deputy minister Bheki Cele.

Cyril rejects Zuma's deal

2017-12-10 05:53

ANC presidential candidate Ramaphosa insists that the president’s suggestion that the losing contender deputise has ‘never gained traction’.

National medical care in a crisis

2017-12-10 05:53

A shortage of key medical and administrative staff has put Mpumalanga’s 13 district hospitals in dire straits, according to a report from the provincial legislature’s health portfolio committee.

Why our kids can’t understand what they read

2017-12-10 05:53

Lunga Siquku* finds it difficult to answer questions written in his home language, isiXhosa. He is among 78% of South Africa’s Grade 4 pupils who cannot understand what they read.

Advertorial: Investing responsibly, creating jobs, developing the economy

2017-12-10 06:10

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is, by law, mandated to provide unemployment, illness, maternity and other benefits to its millions of contributors when they are out of work. But the UIF is also using its R139 billion accumulated assets to invest in various sectors of the economy

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