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06:04 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Oscar Pistorius to learn his fate After a seven-month trial, paralympian Oscar Pistorius will find out his fate on Tuesday in the High Court in Pretoria after his model and law-graduate girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead in his house. Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to hand down her sentence, after finding him guilty of culpable homicide last month. During sentencing closing arguments on Friday, prosecutor Gerrie Nel argued that only a jail sen... read more
13:13 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 20, 2014
 ANC's Jackson Mthembu shot in the face during armed robbery   ANC-MP Jackson Mthembu was shot while withdrawing money at an ATM in Witbank at the weekend. Mpumalanga police spokesperson, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala says Mthembu was using the ATM on Mandela Street yesterday, when an armed man approached him from behind and pointed a firearm and instructed him to draw all his money from his account. When Mthembu turned around, a shot went off and hit him in the cheek. Mohlala ... read more
10:25 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 20, 2014
Latest on Ebola in West Africa   Pretoria, 17 October 2014 -There is still NO suspected or confirmed case of Ebola in South African or its neighbouring countries. This is while the total number of 8997 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in seven affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain, and the United States of America) up to the end of 12 October. There have been ... read more
06:15 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 20, 2014
Dewani murder trial set to continue British businessman Shrien Dewani's trial, for the murder of his wife Anni, will resume in the Western Cape High Court on Monday. Dewani is accused of masterminding the murder of his wife during their honeymoon in Cape Town and offering local men R15,000 to carry out a hit, on November 13, 2010. Xolile Mngeni, serving life in jail for pulling the trigger, died on Saturday in custody at the Goodwood Correctional Centre h... read more
10:52 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, October 19, 2014
Professor Tim Noakes has changed the status of dairy products from "all-you-can-eat" to eat "with caution" after dieters complained that they weren't losing weight quickly enough. The Sunday Times reports that Noakes admitted that cream and yoghurt had been "quietly removed" from the green list on the Real Meal Revolution website. Noakes told the newspaper that the changes were made by the c... read more
07:45 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, October 19, 2014
One of Anni Dewani's killers dies in prison hospital The Department of Justice and Correctional Services says one of Anni Dewani's killers, Xolile Mngeni has died. Minister Michael Masutha says he died while the monitoring of his medical condition was underway. Mngeni, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Anni Dewani, passed away yesterday afternoon whilst in custody at the Goodwood Correctional Centre hospital in Cape Town. He was diagnosed with a b... read more
07:13 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, October 18, 2014
Five suspected rhino poachers arrested Five suspected rhino poachers were arrested in the Kruger National Park on Friday. SA National Parks spokesperson, Paul Daphne says the five were arrested during a joint operation with the SA Police Service. He says two vehicles, suspected of being involved in rhino-poaching activities in the Kruger National Park, were stopped and searched. A .375 hunting rifle, silencer, ammunition and other poaching-related equipmen... read more
07:11 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, October 18, 2014
Prisoners attempt daring escape near Pretoria Gauteng police have launched a manhunt, following a daring escape of prisoners while they were being transported from the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate's Court on Friday. Spokesperson, Captain Doniah Mothutsane says the suspects shot at the police truck and forced open the truck door to let the prisoners out. She says the truck was transporting 28 prisoners from the Court to New Lock Prison. Mothutsane says after the suspect... read more
07:07 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 17, 2014
Closing arguments in Pistorius trial Closing arguments in the sentencing proceedings of Oscar Pistorius are set to be delivered in the Pretoria High Court on Friday. This week the State called two witnesses, Reeva Steenkamp's cousin, Kim Martin, and the acting national commissioner of correctional services, Zach Modise. The defence called four -- Pistorius's psychologist Lore Hartzenberg, his manager Petrus van Zyl, Correctional Services Department social w... read more
06:52 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 17, 2014
Death crash driver a The Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court heard yesterday that the driver of the truck which ploughed into 45 vehicles and another heavy duty truck near Alberton on Tuesday, was a repeat offender. Isaac Maruding had been arrested for reckless and negligent driving in 1996. He was sentenced a year later to 18 months in prison but this had been suspended for four years. In 1999, he was arrested again on a charge of culpable homi... read more
15:47 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 16, 2014
 Sparks fly outside Pretoria High Court A self-confessed killer and former boxer Mikey Schultz has denied swearing at Oscar Pistorius's sister Aimee,shortly after the North Gauteng High Court adjourned for lunch on Friday. The athlete's brother Carl allegeded that Schultz mouthed vulgarities at their sister,bringing 25-year-old Aimee to tears. Schultz  along with Jared Mortimer  who Oscar recently had an altercation with in a Sandton club, have bee... read more
13:10 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 16, 2014
Cosatu continues protests against e'tolls Cosatu in Gauteng says government has not listened to the people of the province regarding e'tolls and that it will continue its protest action in opposition to the system. Provincial secretary Dumisani Dakile told reporters in Johannesburg that the trade union federation will stage a protest on Saturday along with the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance and the National Taxi Alliance. He said they planned to hand over... read more
13:03 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 16, 2014
Tiger Brands recalls rice product Tiger Brands' grains division has recalled certain Tastic Simply Delicious products after tests found traces of colorants in them. The company says in a statement that these colorants can make food unsafe because of the possible toxicity and carcinogenic properties of such compounds. It says its temporarily withdrawn the Simply Delicious product from all supermarkets as a result of the findings. "The Simply Delic... read more
11:02 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 16, 2014
AA predicts big drop in fuel price The Automobile Association of South Africa says the heavy drop in international petroleum prices have outweighed a recent spike in the exchange rate. The AA was was commenting on unaudited fuel price data released at mid-month by the Central Energy Fund. It says based on the mid-month data, the petrol price is heading for a month-end decrease of ten to 15 cents per litre, while the picture for diesel is rosier: an estim... read more
07:42 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 16, 2014
New twist in EFF parliamentary saga Parliament’s Powers and Privileges committee has agreed to call witnesses in the disciplinary case against 20 EFF MP's. The MP's are charged with disrupting proceedings during President Jacob Zuma’s question time in the national assembly. The EFF MP's face 50 charges between them, including suspension. The party, however, is not represented in the committee because it walked out of the committee earlier t... read more
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