13:15 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, December 10, 2013
A bail application by Nico Henning, accused of killing his estranged wife Chanelle Henning, has been postponed in the Pretoria Regional Court.
Chief magistrate Desmond Nair ruled that Henning, who is in custody, will return to court on Friday.
Henning’s lawyers had asked for a postponement to file further documents to the court.
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel did not oppose the request.
Last week, the High Court ... read more
13:12 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, December 10, 2013
President Jacob Zuma received loud boos at the memorial service for former statesman Nelson Mandela which got underway at the FNB Stadium about an hour ago - some 45 minutes later than scheduled.
Before the welcome address by ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa the crowd cheered Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and
former presidents FW De Klerk and Thabo Mbeki.
However, when Zuma's face appeared on a large scr... read more
07:28 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, December 10, 2013
All three surviving former British premiers are to join current Prime Minister David Cameron in South Africa for Tuesday' memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela.
John Major, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown will join Cameron for the service at Soweto's FNB stadium, where 91 heads of state including US President Barack Obama will pay their respects to the late anti-apartheid icon.
An estimated 80 000 mourne... read more
16:21 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, December 09, 2013
An inter-ministerial report about the security upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home will not be released this week as planned.
Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi and security cluster ministers were scheduled to release the report at a media briefing on Tuesday.
Government spokesperson, Phumla Williams, says in view of the preparations for the State funeral of former president Nelson Mandela, government is unab... read more
13:01 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, December 09, 2013
The South African Government can confirm that the following Heads of State and Government and their representatives, as well as royalty, are travelling to South Africa to join the people of South Africa in bidding a final farewell to the late Former President Nelson Mandela:
Afghanistan, His Excellency Hamid Karzai, President
Mozambique, President of Mozambique, HE Armando Emilio Guebuza
Algeria, His Excellency... read more
07:32 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, December 09, 2013
Presidents past and present, global figures and A-list celebrities are making their way to South Africa to pay the world's respects at a memorial service and state funeral for
freedom icon Nelson Mandela.
More than 80 000 people will attend an impassioned, emotional tribute tomorrow to the country's inspirational first black president at the FNB stadium in Soweto, where he made his last major public appearance for th... read more
07:51 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, December 08, 2013
President Jacob Zuma has extended condolences to the family of boxing legend Jacob “Baby Jake” Matlala.
Baby Jake died at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in Johannesburg on Saturday, after a lung problem.
He was four times a world champion in the flyweight section.
His professional career began in Port Elizabeth in February 1980 and, by the time he retired in March 2002, his record stood at more th... read more
12:54 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, December 07, 2013
South Africa began preparing on Saturday to welcome a raft of world leaders for former president Nelson Mandela's funeral, as the country readied for a future without the man who led it to democracy.
President Barack Obama was among the first to confirm that he would fly to South Africa to honour Mandela, along with his
predecessor, George W Bush.
And former US leader Bill Clinton said he would bring his family to pay ... read more
13:26 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 06, 2013
President Jacob Zuma will lead a delegation from the ANC's national executive committee to meet the family of Nelson Mandela on Friday afternoon.
The party has postponed its NEC meeting scheduled for today and tomorrow as well as its list conference planned for Sunday, following Madiba's passing on Thursday night.
A new date for the meetings will be announced in due course.
Meanwhile, a long time companion and friend ... read more
09:44 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 06, 2013
Flags will fly half at mast from today in honour of former president Nelson Mandela, who has died at the age of 95.
He passed away at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg shortly before 9 pm on Thursday, surrounded by his family.
In making the announcement of Madiba's passing, president Jacob Zuma, said he would be accorded a state funeral.
The flag will be at half mast until after the funeral.
Meanwhile Fren... read more
00:49 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 06, 2013
ANC statement on the passing of former president Nelson Mandela.
Comrades and friends,
The Mandela family,
Fellow South Africans,
“In the life of every nation, there arise men who leave an indelible and eternal stamp on the history of their peoples; men who are both products and makers of history. And when they pass they leave a vision of a new and better life and the tools with which to win and build it.”
... read more
00:25 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 06, 2013
My Fellow South Africans,
Our beloved Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the founding President of our democratic nation has departed.
He passed on peacefully in the company of his family around 20h50 on the 5th of December 2013.
He is now resting. He is now at peace.
Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father.
Although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a... read more
00:22 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 06, 2013
Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday, once the world's most
famous political prisoner, emerged from a 27-year jail term in 1990
to lead South Africa from apartheid to democracy.
His charisma, generosity of spirit, and an unwavering commitment
to the well-being of his fellow humans, earned him love and acclaim
across the globe.
It also earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.
Even after he stepped down from the pr... read more
00:19 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 06, 2013
Official statement from President Jacob Zuma on the passing of former president Nelson Mandela.
Issued by: Office of the Presidency
Attention: News Editors
For immediate release:
05 December 2013
ADDRESS TO THE NATION BY PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA ON THE DEPARTURE OF FORMER PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA 5TH DECEMBER 2013
My Fellow South Africans, Our beloved Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the founding President of our d... read more
15:20 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, December 05, 2013
Former Hard Livings gang leader, Rashied Staggie's parole has been revoked.
The Department of Correctional Services says Staggie, who is on day-parole, was taken this morning from his employer and is currently incarcerated at the Pollsmoor Correctional Centre.
Spokesperson, Manelisi Wolela says they believe he violated his parole conditions.
He said the matter was under investigation and normal procedures and pr... read more