08:28 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, August 23, 2014
Legal teams representing the DA, President Jacob Zuma and the National Prosecuting Authority have agreed on an arbitrator to review the record of the spy tapes.
The tapes were used by the NPA to drop criminal chargs against president Jacob Zuma.
Last March the Supreme Court of Appeal ordered the NPA to lodge a record of the documents on which it had based its decision, with the registrar of the high court.
The Nationa... read more
08:26 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, August 23, 2014
Government say the EFF's disruption of proceedings in the National Assembly on Thursday was tantamount to bringing Parliament into disrepute.
Acting Government Communication and Information Service CEO Phumla Williams said in a statement that militant confrontation and attitude
between MPs and supporters of political parties were not in the best interest of the country and were futile.
She said it was a display of anarc... read more
14:02 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 22, 2014
Five suspects have been shot dead by police in a foiled cash-in-transit robbery at Hennenman in the Free State.
Hawks spokesperson, Paul Ramoloko, says in addition to the deceased suspects, six more have been wounded and a total of eight arrests have been made.
Ramoloko says more suspects are currently being pursued by the Hawks following this morning's foiled heist.
He could not confirm how many are still on the run.... read more
11:28 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 22, 2014
The SA Medical Association Trade Union says its becoming increasingly dangerous for doctors working in South Africa.
The Association was commenting following a recent report quoting the World Health Organisation which said a staggering 53 million cases of "needle-stick injuries" were reported in South Africa.
SAMA trade union president, Dr Phophi Ramathuba, says these "needle-stick" injuries place med... read more
09:27 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 22, 2014
Three tourists escaped unhurt when an elephant flipped their car on the banks of the Sable Dam in the Kruger National Park yesterday.
Sanpark's William Mabasa says the three were on their way to the Letaba rest camp at the time of the incident.
He said the elephant was drinking water and then crossed the dam and attacked the tourists in their car parked on the other side.
It turned the car onto its roof but became... read more
06:50 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 22, 2014
A 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit Johannesburg in the early hours of Friday morning.
The quake, which happened around 1am, is the second in South Africa in less than three weeks.
It occurred 12 km from Orange Farm, South of Johannesburg.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.
Earlier this month a 31-year-old man was killed near Orkney in North West when a 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck the region.
At... read more
06:08 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 22, 2014
Parliament is set to establish a committee to probe the conduct of the Economic Freedom Fighters and a possible censure for the party's members who disrupted proceedings in the National Assembly on Thursday.
The announcement came from National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete on Thursday evening after she had to adjourn the House following a stand-off between her and EFF members.
"The feeling among members of Parliamen... read more
16:41 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, August 21, 2014
The SA Human Rights Commission says in a report released on Thursday that the number of schools in South Africa declined by 2534 between 2000 and 2012.
The report, a review of school infrastructure spending and delivery, found that of the 26 789 public ordinary schools in 2000, only 24 255 remained in 2012.
In the Free State 47% of schools had closed - 31% had closed in North West, 12% in Mpumalanga and 10% ... read more
16:03 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, August 21, 2014
The South African Department of Home Affairs will discontinue the issuing of temporary passports as an interim travel document from September 1st.
Department spokesperson, Mayihlome Tshwete, says the decision comes after the turn-around time for issuing passports valid for ten years, has been improved drastically by the department.
"The need for a temporary passport has now become redundant due to the advanaced te... read more
15:36 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, August 21, 2014
The humanitarian aid agency, Gift of the Givers, is preparing to travel to Gaza to assist with relief efforts this weekend.
It's been been granted permission by the Egyptian Government to enter the region through the Rafah border to help thousands of Palestinians affected by the latest conflict between Israel and Hamas.
A cargo aircraft will carry the 16 tons of supplies to the enclave.
The foundation's Imtiaaz Soo... read more
07:18 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, August 21, 2014
Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Police has expressed concern about the shooting in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.
Chairperson, Francois Beukman says they want to know how and where the two suspects managed to get hold of a gun while being kept in a holding cell.
Two awaiting-trial prisoners opened fire in the court on Tuesday, grazing a court orderly's back and shooting a police officer in the head.
The two pris... read more
12:41 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Two court orderlies have been shot and injured in the Pretoria Regional Court.
According to reports an accused in a robbery case apparently shot a court orderly in his side when he went down to the cells to take him up to the courtroom.
When a second court orderly ran downstairs to investigate, a second accused opened fire, seriously wounding him.
Both suspects escaped from the building and are still at large.
... read more
10:55 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The death toll in the Alberton town-house collapse disaster has been revised from nine down to seven.
It was still unclear on Tuesday how many people remained unaccounted as emergency services personnel continued to sift through the rubble.
Emergency services spokesperson William Ntladi said so far, 11 people have survived, eight have been hospitalised and seven are confirmed dead.
Part of the house in the Me... read more
07:21 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The family of Inkatha Freedom Party MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini said he had decided to end his long battle" with cancer at the weekend.
Oriani-Ambrosini died at his home in Cape Town in the early hours of Saturday morning at the age of 53.
According to one media report, Oriani-Ambrosini, shot himself.
His family said they respected his decision.
"This choice was made not out of weakness, fear or despa... read more
13:03 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, August 18, 2014
Five people have been killed and seven others injured when parts of a house under construction in Alberton, collapsed.
Netcare 911 says paramedics and other services are currently on scene in Meyersdal.
Spokesperson, Santi Steinmann, says upon arrival on scene paramedics found several people were injured after the house collapsed.
Nine people were believed to be trapped under the collapsed house.
Rescuers wer... read more