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  • Police searching for parents of week-old baby who was found next to railway line

    08 January 2019 7:18 PM 95

    The Pinetown family violence child protection and sexual offences unit in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, is searching for the parents of a week-old abandoned baby. The baby was found on December 29, 2018, by a passer-by who heard cries from the bushes next to a railway line in Embo. "He decided to check where the cries were coming from and, to his surprise

  • Wednesday's weather: High temperatures for the central interior of SA

    08 January 2019 6:08 PM 60

    Hot to very hot conditions are expected for the central and north-central interior of the country on Wednesday. Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the central and northern parts of the Northern Cape and the extreme western parts of the North West. Severe thunderstorms are expected over the northeastern interior of the Eastern Cape. Gauteng

  • CLARIFICATION: Jacob Zuma's 24-year-old fiancée says the Twitter account in her name is fake

    08 January 2019 6:05 PM 281

    Former president Jacob Zuma's fiancée, who is the mother of his youngest son, has confirmed on Instagram that the controversial Twitter account in her name is fake. The account in 24-year-old Nonkanyiso Conco's name was created on January 7 and is using the handle @MrsConcoZuma. The first tweet was used to wish South Africans a prosperous 2019 and to highlight

  • ALERT: Persistent rainfall, flooding expected for Gauteng

    08 January 2019 5:14 PM 61

    The SA Weather Service has issued a watch for persistent rainfall which may lead to flooding in parts of Gauteng on Tuesday night. It indicated in a tweet that these conditions are expected from 19:00 to 23:00. The weather is also expected to impact on flights at OR Tambo International Airport, tweeted Vincent Lessing, who is accredited in Civil Aviation

  • Shutdown continues as Unisa and disgruntled Sasco members fail to reach agreement

    08 January 2019 4:52 PM 62

    The University of South Africa (Unisa) has failed to reach an agreement with disgruntled South African Students Congress (Sasco) members in an effort to end the shutdown at its Sunnyside campus in Tshwane. The institution's management met with members of Sasco from 09:00 until about 15:00, but could not find common ground on some of the grievances raised

  • Crowdfunding campaign launched to get Northern Irish visitor home after he was robbed

    08 January 2019 1:23 PM 261

    The family of a Northern Irish visitor, who is understood to have been robbed of his belongings before he was found disoriented in Edenvale in Ekurhuleni, has started a crowdfunding campaign to help him get back home. Caitlin Currie said that after her grandfather had been found on Monday, they needed to raise money for him. She said he had been mugged

  • Former Mozambique finance minister claims arrest at OR Tambo airport was unlawful

    08 January 2019 12:41 PM 78

    Former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang is to remain behind bars after briefly appearing in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. Through his lawyers, the 63-year-old argued that his detention was unlawful and that his extradition, if carried out, would also be illegal. Chang was on his way to Dubai when he was arrested on December

  • Ramaphosa reassures past party leaders during #ANC107 celebrations

    08 January 2019 11:58 AM 75

    Ramaphosa touches on the recent matric pass rate, particularly in KZN, saying it is a cause for celebration. Ramaphosa also mentions the free education provided for primary school children, as well as the feeding schemes providing the necessary nutrition for these children. Ramaphosa: "Every day, we feed 9 million children. There is not a single country

  • EFF Students Command demands fee-free registration at universities… or else

    08 January 2019 9:11 AM 66

    The Economic Freedom Fighters Students Command (EFFSC) has vowed to take to the streets if the government does not meet its demand for fee-free registration at universities. The organisation believes that charging registration fees excludes many students. EFF Students Command national president, Peter Keetse, explained that many students were accepted

  • SA's foot and mouth disease-free status temporarily suspended following outbreak

    08 January 2019 8:38 AM 77

    An outbreak of foot and mouth disease has led to the temporary suspension of South Africa's FMD-free status, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced on Tuesday. "The matter has been reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on Monday (January 7, 2019)," said spokesperson Khaye Nkwanyana. "As a result of this development