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11:10 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, April 19, 2015
Photo supplied A Western Cape teenager who was one of two people to survive a horrific axe attack that claimed the lives of her parents and another sibling, has been discharged from a rehabilitation centre after several weeks of treatment. Sixteen-year-old Marli Van Breda and her 20-year old brother Henri are the only survivors of an axe attack in which her father Martin, mother Teresa and 22-year old brother Rudi were killed in their hom... read more
07:25 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, April 19, 2015
Mixed reception for Pres Zuma at Durban Durban - President Jacob Zuma was cheered and jeered as he attempted to calm xenophobic tensions during a quick whirlwind visit of a refugee camp in Durban. Zuma was cheered when he told the hundreds of refugees encamped on a sports field in the Westcliff area of Durbans Chatsworth suburb that the government would help them to address their concerns, whether it was to stay in the country or to return home. We are not s... read more
11:01 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, April 18, 2015
Maimane to run for DA leader Johannesburg - Mmusi Maimane, after a week of speculation, has accepted nomination to stand as the DA's leader, saying it is his chance to "restore hope" in the country's future. "It has not been an easy decision," he said in a letter sent to the DA's public representatives on Saturday morning. "I have thought long and hard about what it means for my young family. And I have had to co... read more
07:41 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, April 18, 2015
KZN premier appoints team to address xenophobia KwaZulu Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu says a team of seven people has been appointed to deal with the violent xenophobic attacks that have gripped KZN over the past few weeks.  The group will be led by former United Nations Human Rights Commissioner, Judge Navi Pillay.  Mchunu says the team has been put together with the hope of finding solutions to the situation: "We have now appointed a team who are going ... read more
15:44 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, April 17, 2015
Case against former tennis ace Bob Hewitt postponed Sentencing proceedings against former Grand Slam tennis champion Bob Hewitt have been postponed in the North Gauteng High Court. Hewitt was found guilty last month of raping two former tennis students Suellen Sheehan and Theresa Tolken and also of sexually assaulting a third woman in the 1990's. The matter was postponed on Friday to May 18 after Hewitt's counsel, advocate Terry Price, told the court that criminol... read more
13:05 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, April 17, 2015
Case against top WC cop postponed to June The criminal case against Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer and five other people, including several of his top provincial police officials, has been postponed to June in the Goodwood Magistrate's court. Lamoer and his accomplices face 109 charges related to racketeering and money laundering involving a reported R1.4m. Magistrate Shaun Lea postponed the matter to the 12 June and also granted the State... read more
07:07 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, April 17, 2015
Eskom  implements 6th straight day of load shedding Eskom resumed power cuts for a sixth straight day at six o'clock this morning when it started implementing stage one load shedding. The power utility says this is likely to continue until ten o'clock tonight. Load shedding started on Sunday and was kicked up a notch on both Tuesday and Wednesday when Eskom moved to stage 3 as it continues to battle to meet demand amid a maintenance backlog. Eskom said this mor... read more
07:05 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, April 17, 2015
 High level talks to address xenophobic attacks International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will meet ambassadors and diplomats from other African countries today to discuss the wave of xenophobic attacks in Kwazulu Natal, and more recently in Johannesburg. Five people have died during violent confrontations in KZN since last Friday, and thousands of foreigners have been displaced. Violence in the Johannesburg area appeared to be waning yesterday,  bu... read more
16:31 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, April 16, 2015
President Jacob Zuma: Attacks on foreigners shocking and unacceptable President Jacob Zuma has condemned a spate of attacks on foreigners, calling it "shocking and unacceptable". Addressing the nation in Parliament on Thursday, he said no amount of frustration or anger could ever justify the attacks on foreign nationals and the looting of their shops. He emphasised that while some foreign nationals had been arrested for various crimes, it was misleading and wrong to label or rega... read more
08:43 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, April 16, 2015
Thousands to march for peace in Durban Thousands of people from various parts of the country are expected take part in Thursday's peace march in the Durban city centre. The march will be led by e-Thekwini mayor James Nxumalo, KZN Premier Senzo Mchunu and leaders from various organisations. Ethekwini Municipality spokesperson, Tozi Mthethwa says they want to make a province-wide call for an end to the violence taking place. "Let us walk together, hol... read more
06:59 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, April 16, 2015
President Zuma calls for end to violence Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma called for an end to the killing linked to the xenophobic attacks on Wednesday that has left five people dead in the Durban area, and put parts of Johannesburg on edge. ''I think this now must stop, because we cannot continue killing one another," said Zuma in a pre-recorded message broadcast countrywide on public radio and television channels from Wednesday afternoon. &qu... read more
15:33 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, April 15, 2015
National Police Commissioner: National police commissioner Riah Phiyega says police are ready and on standby to deal with xenophobic attacks should they move to other provinces. She says just over 800 officers have been deployed to KwaZulu Natal to deal with clashes between locals and foreigners and they include reinforcements from other provinces. Eastern Cape police have also been placed on high alert. Provincial police spokesperson, Brigadier M... read more
13:16 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Trade conditions remain constrained - SACCI The seasonally adjusted composite Trade Activity Index declined by 1 index point to 47 in March. The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry says the seasonally adjusted TAI has declined by nine index points since December. Sacci says the TAI of 47 in March is also three points below the level in March last year. The national business chamber says the disruptions to the economy caused by continued strike action, most notabl... read more
10:24 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, April 15, 2015
SA bowing it's head in shame, says ANC The attacks on foreign nationals are a shameful assault on humanity, the African National Congress said on Wednesday. "As South Africans, the far vast majority of whom are deeply rooted in values of humanity, solidarity and brotherhood, we are forced to once again hang our heads in shame in the face of these misguided and misplaced assaults," national spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said. "The very real challenges... read more
14:34 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Masipa grilled over Oscar during JSC interview The handling of the Oscar Pistorius trial took centre stage during the Judicial Service Commission interviews on Monday night. In the spotlight was North Gauteng High Court Judge Thokozile Masipa, who was being interviewed for the position of Judge President of the soon-to-be launched Limpopo Division of the High Court. The high court, which is yet to be operational, seeks to bring services to Limpopo, while easing the... read more
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