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  • UN gravely concerned at South Sudan's 'food security crisis'

    11 August 2018 4:30 PM 21

    The UN Security Council is expressing grave concern at the "food security crisis" in war-torn South Sudan. The council said in a statement after closed-door briefings on Friday that ongoing fighting in the country's five-year civil war "is one of the main direct causes" of food insecurity. UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock mentioned possible famine

  • Cyclist airlifted after being shot in Krugersdorp

    11 August 2018 4:13 PM 21

    A 51-year-old cyclist was airlifted to hospital on Saturday morning, after being shot in a suspected robbery in Krugersdorp. Police spokesperson, Captain Appel Ernst, said passersby apparently found the seriously injured man next to the road, near Letamo Estate in Kromdraai. Three unknown men apparently robbed the cyclist of his bicycle and shot him in the back, she said. Netcare

  • NSFAS administrator to be appointed

    11 August 2018 2:53 PM 22

    An administrator to oversee the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), is to be appointed imminently, the Department of Higher Education and Training said on Saturday. "The board agreed," ministerial spokesperson Lunga Ngqengelele said about the administrator appointment. This follows the resignation on Thursday of chairperson Sizwe Nxasana

  • Two boys dead, mother injured after crash in heavy fog near Hopefield

    11 August 2018 1:49 PM 25

    A mother lost two sons in a horror crash in thick fog on the R45 in the Western Cape on Saturday morning. Western Cape Traffic Chief, Kenny Africa, said the woman, who had been driving a Mitsubishi SUV, collided with a Hyundai light delivery vehicle on the R45, roughly 10km outside of Hopefield, around 08:40 on Saturday. Africa said it was believed that the Hyundai

  • Driver killed after car smashes through fence in Sunningdale

    11 August 2018 11:39 AM 22

    The driver of a BMW X5 SUV died after his vehicle crashed through a boundary fence of a home in the Sunningdale area in Durban on Saturday morning. Crisis Medical spokesperson, Kyle van Reenen, said emergency services responded to the scene around 04:20 on Saturday. "Reports from the scene indicate that the driver lost control of the vehicle on Umhlanga

  • Western Cape taxi talks to continue, call for space to build on progress made

    11 August 2018 7:10 AM 20

    ANC members of the Western Cape legislature and the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) have appealed to commuters to give them space to continue discussions, after meetings on Friday failed to deliver conclusive results. The talks follow after a taxi strike in the province, over a leadership dispute, was provisionally called off on Tuesday. On June 6, the Western

  • Kenya former governor charged over corruption

    10 August 2018 6:58 PM 51

    A Kenyan court on Thursday charged former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero with corruption and wasting public funds, following a new crackdown on public graft. Kidero, who lost in 2017 polls to the ruling coalition, was charged by the Special Economic Crimes Court with attempted fraud and mismanagement of public funds, relating to property transactions

  • 13 die in fiery inferno as digger hits bus in Nigeria: police

    10 August 2018 5:58 PM 59

    Thirteen people burnt to death when a bus burst into flames after a head-on collision with a digger near Nigeria's oil hub of Port Harcourt, police said on Friday. "A pail loader (digger) skidded off the road and had a head-on collision with an oncoming bus," Rives state police spokesperson Nnamdi Omoni told AFP. He said the bus had left Port Harcourt

  • BREAKING: ConCourt to hand down judgment on Shaun Abrahams' position

    10 August 2018 12:55 PM 27

    The Constitutional Court will on Monday announce its decision on whether Shaun Abrahams' appointment as head of the NPA was unconstitutional or not, News24 has reliably learnt. Earlier this year, the Constitutional Court heard an application to confirm two declaratory orders of constitutional invalidity, made by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

  • Man accused of attacking cop during Zwelihle unrest granted bail

    10 August 2018 11:37 AM 56

    A man accused of attacking a police officer during unrest in Zwelihle, Hermanus succeeded in his bid for freedom after the Hermanus Magistrate's Court released him on bail on Friday. Niekeer Patroos, who has also been charged with public violence, allegedly attacked the officer on the evening of July 12. The violence in the area was sparked by the arrest