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11 December 2018 5:39 AM Bus full of suspects arrested for public violence, malicious damage to property

A bus full of suspects was escorted to the Sandton police station on Monday after the 105 occupants, alleged to be striking workers, were arrested on charges of public violence and malicious damage to property, say Gauteng police. Spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said it was expected to take about two days to process and charge the group, suspected 17

10 December 2018 6:36 PM Hunger, lice, filth: Moroccan migrant camp shows challenges

As Morocco prepares to host the signing of a landmark global migration agreement, hundreds of migrants are languishing in a Casablanca camp rife with hunger, misery and unsanitary conditions. These sub-Saharan Africans who dream of going to Europe are a symbol of the problems world dignitaries are trying to address with the U.N.'s first migration compact 18

08 December 2018 8:27 PM SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication drop-out. The Dragon capsule pulled up at the orbiting lab three days after launching from Cape Canaveral. Commander Alexander Gerst used the space station's big robotic arm to grab the cargo carrier 51

06 December 2018 5:44 PM White monopoly capital according to Johann Rupert

Johann Rupert, South Africa's second-richest man with a $6.3bn fortune, dismissed the idea of "white monopoly capital" in a now-notorious interview with Johannesburg-based radio station PowerFM, arguing that state-owned companies such as Eskom were the true monopolies. The 68-year-old chairman of the maker of Cartier watches has sparked widespread debate 35

03 December 2018 5:21 AM 'Eskom employee' caught driving at 162km/h to 'deal with load shedding'

Four people were arrested on Sunday for driving way over the speed limit in Ekurhuleni east of Johannesburg. One speedster claimed to be an Eskom employee who was "dealing with load shedding issues". The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department's High Speed Unit arrested the four on Sunday between 05:00 and 11:00 on the stretch of the N3 freeway southbound 24

02 December 2018 7:25 AM Teen drowns in Richard Bay, toddler survives pool drowning

Two children drowned in separate incidents in Kwazulu-Natal at the weekend, according to paramedics. On Saturday afternoon, a 16-year-old boy fatally drowned at Meerensee beach in Richards Bay, Netcare 911 reported on Sunday. The teenager was reported to have gone missing while swimming in the sea. "A search for the young boy was conducted by NSRI Station 35

26 November 2018 1:07 PM India marks 10 years since Mumbai attacks; US offers reward

As Mumbai marked the 10th anniversary of attacks that killed 166 in India's financial capital on Monday, the United States made a new reward offer for information on the 2008 siege. But US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that those who planned the attack had not been convicted. He called on Pakistan to implement sanctions against those 22

25 November 2018 8:55 PM Man stabbed, robbed in Times Square subway station

New York – Police say a man was stabbed during a robbery in the subway station under New York's Times Square. The New York Police Department is looking for suspects after the assault around 05:00 on Saturday. Officers were told that an 18-year-old man was on a staircase when a group of young men approached and assaulted him. One of the assailants pulled 61

24 November 2018 12:26 PM Hunt for ex-pupils after high school teacher kidnapped, gang raped

A teacher has been found dumped on the side of a road outside Mokopane after being kidnapped and gang raped – allegedly by a group including two of her former pupils, Limpopo police said on Saturday. Spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe confirmed a “massive manhunt” has been launched to find the suspects involved in the attack on the 28-year-old woman 35

21 November 2018 11:01 AM Police officer arrested for demanding R3 000 bribe, another escapes

A Douglasdale police constable was arrested on Tuesday on charges of corruption. This follows a joint operation by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) and the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD). IPID spokesperson Moses Dlamini says a complainant had gone to the JMPD offices to report an alleged extortion incident in which 34