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ANC disappointed by 'alien tendencies' at violent NW list conference

2018-12-11 22:37

All involved in a violent brawl that broke out during an ANC list conference registration and verification process in Potchefstroom in the North West must be hauled before the disciplinary committee, says the ANC.

Free State officials in court for allegedly defrauding municipality

2018-12-11 21:54

Four senior officials and a director of a private company have appeared in the Phuthaditjhaba Magistrate’s Court for allegedly defrauding the bankrupt Maluti-a-Phofung municipality in the Free State.

Now you can booze while you cruise on William Nicol... or can you?

2018-12-11 21:42

The apparent launch of a pop-up 'drive-through bar' on William Nicol Drive in Johannesburg has been greeted with much scepticism on social media.

Magistrate lashes out at lawyer for comments in case of serial rapist

2018-12-11 19:37

A Roodepoort magistrate has lashed out at a lawyer representing a convicted serial rapist for arguing that the impact of rape varied for victims of different ages.

 
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Fake death claims of R1.13bn: Most dishonest provinces revealed

2018-12-11 21:07

Death claims worth R1.13bn were found to be irregular and therefore not paid out in 2017, according to The Association for Savings and Investment SA.

UPDATE: Top ANC man Danny Msiza linked to VBS scandal resigns

2018-12-11 20:46

Embattled ANC Limpopo treasurer general Danny Msiza has stepped down from his position just hours after court papers were filed showing how he personally benefited from wide-scale fraud at VBS Mutual Bank.

Communications committee invites nominations to fill SABC board amid turmoil

2018-12-11 20:19

Amid the turmoil of four recent resignations from the SABC board, the Portfolio Committee on Communications is asking for nominations to fill eight vacant posts.

Tomorrow's weather: Cool to warm along the coast, hot in the interior

2018-12-11 19:36

Temperatures are expected to be cool to warm along the coast, increasing towards the interior of the country, while heat wave conditions have been predicted for several provinces on Wednesday.

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WATCH: Chinese national shot and wounded, cash stolen in Johannesburg

2018-12-11 18:11

A Chinese national was apparently shot and wounded and cash was stolen out of his vehicle when several armed robbers pounced on his car south of Johannesburg yesterday. Watch.

WATCH: 'I have been doing wonderfully for SABC' - Hlaudi Motsoeneng

2018-12-11 16:28

Axed SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng says he has done 'wonderful' work at the broadcaster and that he is not to blame for its woes.

Looted VBS cash paid for top ANC man’s R9.5m home - court papers

2018-12-11 15:29

New evidence before the high court shows that ANC Limpopo treasurer general Danny Msiza allegedly personally benefited from the wide-scale looting of VBS Mutual Bank, despite his denials.

Pule Mabe takes leave, pending outcome of sexual harassment inquiry

2018-12-11 12:42

Pule Mabe's former personal assistant alleges he sexually harassed her on more than once occasion while they worked together.

Omotoso's lawyers preparing to go to ConCourt

2018-12-11 11:57

Pastor Timothy Omotoso's legal team says they are preparing to approach the Constitutional Court, after the Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed their application to have the judge overseeing the case recuse himself.

'Abominable': The 7 quotes that cut Moyane's court bid down to size

2018-12-11 12:35

Axed SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane's application to have his dismissal overturned in the North Gauteng High Court was dismissed on Tuesday morning. In a damning judgment, Judge Hans Fabricius cut Moyane's court bid down to size, dismissing his application with costs. Here are his top 7 quotes.

Qedani Mahlangu, Brian Hlongwa told to step down from ANC Gauteng PEC

2018-12-11 10:27

The ANC's national working committee has endorsed a recommendation that Qedani Mahlangu and Brian Hlongwa step down from the Gauteng ANC's executive committee.

ANCWL calling for Pule Mabe’s suspension following sexual harassment allegations

2018-12-11 08:54

The ANC Women's League says it has noted the 'disturbing reports' alleging that Mabe had sexually harassed his personal assistant.

SA will have to assume Eskom debt - Rothschild

2018-12-11 11:38

SA faces no choice but to assume some of the debt of Eskom, said Martin Kingston, the CEO of Rothschild & Co's operations in the country.

BREAKING: Court dismisses Moyane's bid to overturn his dismissal

2018-12-11 10:15

The North Gauteng High Court has dismissed axed SARS commissioner Tom Moyane's bid to have his dismissal overturned.

No load shedding for Tuesday, but risk still high

2018-12-11 09:31

Eskom says there is no load shedding scheduled for Tuesday, but there is still a high risk because the system remains vulnerable.

City to meet with mosque over notice to stop 'noisy' call to prayer

2018-12-11 06:09

The City of Cape Town is expected to meet with the representatives of a Strandfontein mosque after a complaint that its daily call to prayer is too noisy.

Female scrap collectors put their lives at risk to make money

2018-12-11 05:20

Nomvalo village has become home to a number of women who sleep out in the open as they wait for trucks to take them where they can sell scrap metal.

Inside the Eskom crisis: Why the lights keep on going out

2018-12-10 23:01

Poor-quality coal, Medupi and Kusile’s design flaws and unplanned repairs are just some of the crises adding to the already broke Eskom woes.

DA not basking in the New Dawn in its 2018 review

2018-12-10 18:45

There is no good ANC and a bad ANC, there is only the ANC. This is the message DA leader Mmusi Maimane and chief whip John Steenhuisen have as they review President Cyril Ramaphosa's and Parliament's 2018 performance.

#News24 ICYMI: We fact check DA claims over Bosasa/Ramaphosa; Racism still dominates SAHRC complaints; and The queen intervenes in Meghan and Kate’s rumoured drama

2018-12-10 18:03

Former PA accuses ANC's Pule Mabe of sexual harassment, Uber launches 24/7 call centre ahead of festive season, and Victor Matfield cites family and SuperSport job as reasons for saying no to Bulls coaching role.

'Tis the season: Ramaphosa's stimulus package provides major health sector jobs boost

2018-12-10 17:24

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has announced the implementation of a presidential stimulus package which will help boost the health sector with the creation of more than 5 300 jobs throughout the country.

ATM blasts: Two men sentenced to 24 years for dealing in explosives

2018-12-10 16:17

The Burgersfort Regional Court in Limpopo has sentenced two men, caught in possession of explosives meant for ATM blasts and cash-in-transit heists, to 24 years behind bars.

Mashaba seeks meeting with new NPA head Batohi

2018-12-10 15:34

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says he wants to meet with newly appointed NPA head Shamila Batohi to deal with alleged corruption and fraud cases that the City has opened against individuals linked to the municipality.

DA Women's Network calls for SAPS overhaul

2018-12-10 15:10

As the 16 Days of Activism campaign against gender-based violence comes to end, the DA Women's Network has called for a South Africa Police Service overhaul to improve the policing of issues affecting women and children.

Ramaphosa to receive Jiba, Mrwebi inquiry report by March 9

2018-12-10 14:33

A report on whether former deputy prosecutions boss, Nomgcobo Jiba, and her colleague, Lawrence Mrwebi, are fit to hold office is expected to be provided to President Cyril Ramaphosa by no later than March 9, 2019.

FACT CHECKED: DA claims over Bosasa/Ramaphosa contract denial misleading

2018-12-10 13:48

The DA claims that African Global Operations – previously known as Bosasa – denied it had any contract with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s son, Andile. We check the facts.

TAC thanks Constitutional Court as it celebrates its 20th anniversary

2018-12-10 12:21

The TAC is celebrating 20 years of existence by leading a symbolic march to the Constitutional Court to thank it for what it has done for people living with HIV.

ANC strengthens support, but remains under 60% - SAIRR poll

2018-12-10 11:29

A new SA Institute of Race Relations poll shows the governing ANC's support has increased ahead of the 2019 general elections, while the DA and EFF have lost ground.

Omotoso rape trial postponed to the new year

2018-12-10 10:24

The rape trial of controversial pastor Timothy Omotoso has been postponed pending the outcome of a Supreme Court of Appeal decision on his application for Judge Mandela Makaula's recusal.

Specialised police unit 'looking into Mngxitama statement'

2018-12-11 19:15

The Serious Organised Crime unit is looking at whether or not it can investigate and charge Black First Land First leader Andile Mngxitama, say senior police sources.

Matric exam markers arrive drunk or smelling of alcohol

2018-12-11 18:06

Eight people who were hired to mark the all-important 2018 matric exam papers have been caught arriving at marking venues drunk or smelling of alcohol, it has emerged.

Mystery surrounds Zuma’s 'secret' visit with top officials

2018-12-11 17:38

Former president Jacob Zuma was spotted at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall on Monday.

Ramaphosa: Arrest govt officials 'with their hands in our cookie jar'

2018-12-11 16:25

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for the arrest of local government officials who "put personal greed ahead of the interest of our people".

Police ordered to pay R100K to Prophet Mboro for unlawful arrest

2018-12-11 14:52

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has ordered the Ministry of Police to pay self-proclaimed Prophet Paseka 'Mboro' Motsoeneng R100 000 in damages for unlawfully arresting and detaining him in 2011.

SA seeks normalised ties with Rwanda after Lindiwe Sisulu 'prostitute' insult

2018-12-11 13:04

South Africa remains committed to normalising diplomatic relations with Rwanda, but insulting Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu isn't helping the cause as it only serves as a distraction, says Sisulu's spokesperson.

Law society condemns attack on female advocate

2018-12-11 12:07

The Law Society of South Africa says it is deeply concerned about increasing 'criminal behaviour' in and around court buildings and against legal practitioners.

SCA dismisses Omotoso's bid for judge's recusal, trial to proceed

2018-12-11 10:35

The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed rape-accused pastor Timothy Omotoso's bid to have Judge Mandela Makaula recused as the judge presiding over his trial.

Ensure load shedding stops – alliance political council

2018-12-11 10:11

The alliance political council has resolved to “convene relevant deployees” to consolidate a coherent response on ensuring sustainable energy security, it has said after meeting at Luthuli House in Johannesburg.

SA has most progressive judiciary in the world – anti-abuse group

2018-12-11 08:30

A number of "very positive rulings" have shown that South Africa does indeed have the most progressive judiciary in the world, rights group Women and Men against Child Abuse has said.

Elon Musk tweeted that SA's first Tesla showroom could open in 2019

2018-12-11 10:17

Tesla owner Elon Musk, who was born in South Africa, tweeted that his electric car company could open its first store in Africa by the end of 2019.

World of Birds robbery: Nature lovers open wallets to help

2018-12-11 07:37

Locals and people from around the world have generously donated money since news of the devastating robbery at World of Birds in Hout Bay broke.

Bus driver seriously burnt after Cape Town petrol bomb attack

2018-12-11 06:20

A bus driver sustained serious burn wounds while a passenger was also injured after a MyCiTi bus was petrol bombed in Woodstock, City of Cape Town fire services have confirmed.

Motlanthe 'offers to help end Zimbabwe's political impasse' – report

2018-12-11 08:15

Former president Kgalema Motlanthe has reportedly offered to mediate between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC leader Nelson Chamisa in attempts to remedy a political impasse in that country.

D-day for Moyane as court to decide his fate

2018-12-11 07:15

Former South African Revenue Services boss Tom Moyane will on Tuesday learn his fate, as the North Gauteng High Court delivers judgment on his bid to have his dismissal overturned.

Land expropriation: DA readies court papers

2018-12-10 22:13

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says the party is readying its court application to have the Joint Constitutional Review Committee's report on section 25 of the Constitution reviewed.

'I was absolutely humiliated' – DA councillor candidate after alleged toilet interview

2018-12-10 21:08

Despite being "absolutely humiliated" by being interviewed for a position as a DA councillor in the toilet of an East London golf club, Ntombenhle Rulumeni refuses to turn her back on the party she is suing for R12.9m.

BLF leader in hot water over 'kill whites' comments

2018-12-10 18:36

The DA says it has reported Black First Land First leader Andile Mngxitama to the South African Human Rights Commission and taken him to the Equality Court for comments he made over the weekend which it said "incites violence" against white South Africans.

Award-winning children’s author stabbed 14 times

2018-12-10 17:27

About 15 people gathered outside the Wynberg Magistrate's Court to protest at the bail hearing of the man accused of attacking 63-year-old children's author Dianne Case, GroundUp reports.

Paramedics robbed again in Cape Town - for the 56th time this year

2018-12-10 15:30

Two paramedics have been robbed in Seawinds near Muizenberg, making it the 56th such attack in the Cape Town area this year, the city's emergency services spokesperson says.

Fransman consulting lawyers to 'better understand' NPA decision to charge him

2018-12-10 12:18

Former ANC Western Cape leader Marius Fransman says he will consult his lawyers after hearing that the NPA intends bringing charges of crimen injuria and sexual assault against him.

'I'm still living everything that happened, it doesn't go away' - Ex-convict 'Jub Jub' leads SA road safety campaign

2018-12-10 13:40

'I did what I did. I went to prison for it, I came out. I'm still living everything that happened since 2010, it doesn't go away. So if that's the lifestyle you want to live then go ahead,' says Molemo 'Jub Jub' Maarohanye as he leads a new road safety campaign.

'Help, help, help!' - robbers target World of Birds, tie up owner, 81

2018-12-10 11:37

The wildlife sanctuary in Cape Town, which is struggling financially, just had its first good weekend in six months when robbers overpowered its elderly owner and made off with all the takings.

Limpopo ANC chair Stan Mathabatha promises to deal with VBS linked cadres before elections

2018-12-10 08:25

Limpopo premier and ANC provincial chairperson Stan Mathabatha has said that those who are corruptible should not be called members of the ANC.

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