The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
A ceiling has collapsed on pupils at Kgomba Primary School in Hammanskraal, the Gauteng Department of Basic Education said.
Police officials and officials from SARS, ACSA and airport security had responded to a tip-off and intercepted a man and a woman travelling from South America as well as a man travelling to Hong Kong.
Police officers have seized a gold-plated AK-47 and other guns and ammunition during the arrest of an alleged "notorious" drug kingpin in Phoenix, Durban.
Police Minister Bheki Cele says there is a "massive" drop in the national murder rate during this festive season, compared to the previous year.
Three suspects were arrested and various drugs, including as heroin capsules, mandrax and cocaine, were found during the raid.
EFF leader Julius Malema has urged people in the Western Cape to unite against drugs and gangs, and claims his party can end gang wars if their members "confront drug dealers".
A man is under police guard in a Durban hospital after trying to jump from the seventh floor of a building while trying to flee from the police.
A 47-year-old man is behind bars after the Western Cape Hawks uncovered an illicit dagga and magic mushrooms manufacturing facility in Cape Town.
US Bureau of Prisons to stop delivering original parcels in a bid to stop smuggling of synthetic drugs, officials say.
Taking the stand to testify in mitigation of sentence in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, Ninow told the court that since his arrest, he is still using drugs despite being incarcerated.
A woman and her son have been arrested in Vosloorus, Gauteng, for allegedly possessing and selling drugs.
Alleged Durban drug dealers who were arrested with allegedly 20 000 heroin capsules and a plethora of weapons, have licences for all their firearms, including a gold-plated AK-47 replica, says a source close to the case.
Meanwhile another search at a storage facility in Table View on Saturday led to over 23 400 Mandrax drugs and "Swazi Gold" dagga estimated at around R1.2 million.
A Hanover Park homeowner tried to destroy some of the evidence by grabbing a bag of heroin and dispersing the powder.
Drug mule Nolubabalo Nobanda may have spent her first Christmas at home in eight years but she still ate Thai food on December 25, according the Sunday Times.
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.
When drug mules conceal their loot, they usually do a good job. One man outdid himself by concealing a dagga 'parcel' inside his nose for 18 years.
A British MP who headed a parliamentary committee probing drug policies is facing a six-month suspension after a lengthy inquiry into claims he offered to pay for cocaine.
Convicted rapist Nicholas Ninow has been sentenced to life in jail in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.
Two Thai men were sentenced to heavy 16-year jail terms in Indonesia on Wednesday after swallowing a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of methamphetamine in a foiled drug smuggling bid.
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