A decade of Jacob Zuma has made South Africans more desperate but also more wary of politics and receptive to Siya Kolisi's brand of sincere, lived-in pragmatism, writes Cecelia Balfour.
Former post office worker Luyanda Botha will serve life in prison for the rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana, in terms of a plea and sentencing agreement heard in the Western Cape High Court.
The court heard how the accused threatened the child not to tell anyone about what had happened and gave her R30 to keep it a secret.
As allegations of sexual assault against a former teacher at Grey College in Bloemfontein pile up following a co-published podcast series with News24, several former pupils have come forward with similar claims.
Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Mongameli Bobani was likened to infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar by the DA in a debate about violent crime in the National Assembly.
One suspect has been arrested and unlicensed firearm and ammunition, cellphones, cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of cash recovered after police pounced on a gang allegedly involved in a spate of armed robberies at several filling stations in Johannesburg.
Career policeman André Kay’s 81-year-old mother heard 10 shots being fired outside their Bishop Lavis home. When she went to investigate, she came across her son’s bullet-ridden body in their driveway.
The bodies of two missing girls - aged 4 and 5 - have been found in an unused freezer, Northen Cape police say.
A senior Cape Town police officer has been shot dead outside his home in Bishop Lavis.
Grey College, one of the country's most prestigious all-boys' schools, has denied knowledge of allegations of sexual misconduct against a former teacher, but has notified the provincial education department about the matter.
A man who killed his 15-month-old baby and his wife's grandparents has been sentenced to three life terms in prison, the NPA says..
The prosecution will be relying on the testimony of 16 State witnesses in its bid to prove its case against Luyanda Botha for the rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana. Watch Friday's proceedings, live from the Cape Town High Court here.
The boyfriend of a 17-year-old girl who went missing on November 8 has appeared before the Boschfontein Periodical Court in Mpumalanga for her murder.
A high-speed car chase involving the police and suspected drug dealers led to the arrest of two people in Phuthaditjhaba, the Free State, who are believed to have been operating a multimillion-rand lab, the police say.
The Hawks have secured warrants of arrest for Zwelinkosi Mdletshe and Robert Sherriff "in the wake of an apparent elaborate plot" to allegedly kidnap and murder members of Popcru's top brass.
The man was found in the Pride of India Crescent in Wavecrest, Jeffreys Bay after an official from a private company forced open one of the doors to the house.
The body of an unidentified man has been found in the boot of a vehicle used as a getaway car by suspected supermarket robbers in Uitenhage, police say.
The Supreme Court of Appeal has set down a date for later in November to hear Jason Rohde's appeal of a high court decision not to release him on bail while he waits to appeal his murder sentence and conviction.
According to her mother, Amy'Leigh has never been afraid of people, which she is now, she doesn't trust easily - even her parents.
The boyfriend of murdered teacher Allison Plaatjies on Wednesday abandoned his bid for bail when he appeared in the Clanwilliam Magistrate's Court.
The person of interest wanted in connection with the murder of Jesse Hess and her grandfather has been arrested for the rape of another Cape Town teenager.
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