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  • SA concerned over Saudi journalist believed to be killed in Turkey

    17 October 2018 1:58 PM 30

    South Africa has joined the world in voicing concerns over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) said on Wednesday. "The South African government joins the international community in expressing its concern regarding reports about the disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist

  • De Lille approves R4.5m for annual festive lights switch-on event

    17 October 2018 12:42 PM 28

    Outgoing Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has approved a budget of R4.5m for the city's annual switching on of the festive lights, which sees residents and tourists gathering for performances to mark the start of the festive season. De Lille’s spokesperson Zara Nicholson told News24 that the amount was recommended by the City's special events committee

  • Rain, thunder to lash Gauteng, KZN, Mpumalanga this weekend

    17 October 2018 11:10 AM 25

    A strong high pressure system south of South Africa is expected to produce heavy thundershowers and rain over the eastern parts of the country over the weekend. According to data from the South African Weather Service (SAWS), the rain is expected to affect KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, the eastern parts of the Free State and northern Lesotho

  • WATCH LIVE: Cheryl Zondi takes the stand for a third day

    17 October 2018 7:44 AM 28

    GRAPHIC/TRIGGER WARNING: This testimony may contain graphic detail that may be triggering to viewers. Cheryl Zondi, the first witness in trial of Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso, will again take the stand on Wednesday in the Eastern Cape High Court in Port Elizabeth. The defence team will continue its cross-examination of the 22-year-old in the trial

  • MyCiti bus strike enters third day

    17 October 2018 7:27 AM 38

    A "wildcat" strike by MyCiti bus drivers entered its third day on Wednesday with some routes disrupted in Cape Town. Amid disgruntled and frustrated comments from commuters, the MyCiti social media accounts announced around 07:00 that the following routes were currently operational: T03, T02, X02, D01, D02, D03, D04, 101, 102, 103, 105, 114, 107, 110, 215, 231, 232, 233, 234, 236 and 237. Around

  • Miguel Louw's alleged killer to appear in court

    17 October 2018 6:07 AM 26

    The man accused of kidnapping and murdering 9-year-old Miguel Louw will appear in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Wednesday. In August Mohammed Ebrahim was granted bail of R2 500 as the State had failed to bring further evidence since his arrest on July 28. "The State says that there was information [gathering] and tracking in finding him," defence

  • Floods in Niger claim 45 lives since June: UN

    17 October 2018 3:43 AM 20

    Forty-five people have died in the arid west African country of Niger in flooding since June, and nearly 209 000 have been affected, the UN said on Tuesday. The rains destroyed nearly 17 400 homes, killed more than 33 000 livestock and damaged crops, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said. Nearly 8 000 hectares of millet

  • Kessie Nair to appear in court for hurling k-word at Ramaphosa

    17 October 2018 3:08 AM 34

    The former Durban businessman who called President Cyril Ramaphosa the k-word in a Facebook video is expected to appear in the Verulam Family Court on Wednesday. Kessie Nair has been charged with six counts of crimen injuria and two of incitement of public violence for the use of the word in the viral video. At his last court appearance in September

  • Boy, 10, rescues mother, cousin from shack fire

    16 October 2018 8:20 PM 27

    A 10-year-old rescued his mother and 2-year-old cousin from a shack fire in which his infant nephew, Athaluve Sixakwe, died in the early hours of Monday. The fire left 70 people homeless in Kwa 5, Doornback informal settlement, opposite Dunoon near Milnerton, Cape Town, GroundUp reported on Tuesday. The Sophakama Primary School pupil, Aphelele Ntsukumbini

  • Man hospitalised after cops allegedly shoot him during violent Stutterheim protest

    16 October 2018 8:02 PM 24

    A man was hospitalised after police allegedly shot him with a rubber bullet during a protest in Stutterheim near East London in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday. An estimated 100 community members took to the streets to protest against unemployment. Police spokesperson Lieutenant Siphokazi Mawisa said that three Amahlathi municipal buildings had been burned