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Former Denel CEO drops bombshell about meetings with Guptas

Former Denel CEO drops bombshell about meetings with Guptas

In a startling testimony before the state capture inquiry on Wednesday‚ former Denel group CEO Riaz Saloojee has placed former minister Malusi Gigaba‚ Duduzane Zuma and someone who was introduced to him as "Ace Magashule's son" at the Gupta family's Saxonwold home in 2012.

Cop's son implicated in Themane murder claims self-defence in separate stabbing case

One of the six teenagers accused of killing Thoriso Themane told the Polokwane Magistrate's Court on Wednesday that he was acting in self-defence when he allegedly stabbed a fellow pupil last year‚ the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has confirmed.

SRC suspended following violent protests at UKZN Westville campus

The student representative council (SRC) of the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Westville campus has been suspended.

Gauteng man arrested for rape of two young girls‚ including a 9-year-old who died

Gauteng police have vowed not to leave any stone unturned as they investigate the apparent rape of two girls‚ aged nine and 13‚ in Sebokeng on Wednesday.

Cyril Ramaphosa signs proclamation to establish corruption-busting 'new Scorpions'

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed a proclamation that officially establishes the “new Scorpions” - a new investigating directorate to be based at the office of the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) - which will investigate high-profile cases including state capture.

Public protector tackles state security minister over secret Sars 'rogue unit' report

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has laid a counter charge against state security minister Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba over a classified report relating to the so-called “rogue unit” at the SA Revenue Service (Sars).

Electoral commission to 'spare no cent' to get lights on voting day

The electoral commission has had to activate an expensive contingency plan to ensure voting stations have electricity on voting day due to load-shedding.

Art auction raises a staggering R100 million

Collectors from America and Europe are scouring Cape Town’s booming art scene in search of deals as diverse as an expressive oil painting by South Africa’s Irma Stern or a sculpture assembled from bottle caps by Ghana’s El Anatsui.

Help southern Africa cyclone victims, says pope

Pope Francis expressed his pain Wednesday at the devastation wrought by Cyclone Idai in southern Africa and called for "comfort and support" for victims of the disaster. "Great floods have sown grief and devastation in various regions of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi," he said, addressing thousands of the faithful in Saint Peter's Square.

Early celebrations as Syria war on IS holdout wraps up

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) delivered the killer blow to the last vestige of the Islamic State group's "caliphate" this week and the end of the bruising six-month-old operation is now within touching distance.

Load-shedding & water cuts: Joburg makes plans for 'worst-case scenario'

Contingency plans to ensure the provision of essential services are being drawn up by the City of Johannesburg as it tries to mitigate the crippling impact of rolling blackouts.

'Eskom is lying to us': Power cuts already near stage 5‚ warns energy expert

Despite assurances that Eskom is not planning to ramp up load-shedding‚ the embattled power utility was a hair's breath away from stage 5 blackouts on Monday.

Indian girl, 12, 'raped and killed' by brothers, uncle

Sanghi said the autopsy had confirmed the victim was gang-raped and subjected to "unnatural sex".

Mozambique starts three days of mourning after cyclone kills hundreds

Mozambique starts three days of mourning after cyclone kills hundreds

Seven nabbed for braai party with stolen spoils in Free State

Seven suspects are on Friday expected to file a bail application after being caught red-handed enjoying allegedly stolen "expensive alcohol" and braai meat in Hoopstad, Bloemfontein. 

Perfect parody

If mediocre actress Pearl Thusi is the highlight of any show, you know it was rough. But she did a decent job with her parody of Babes Wodumo and Nomzamo Mbatha. Gurl dragged fake social activist Nomzamo to filth. Meow! She closed the night with a ratchet twerk.

SA Air Force helicopters help rescue 167 people in flood-ravaged Mozambique

At least 167 people were saved and reunited with their families on Tuesday following a successful rescue operation undertaken by members of the SA Air Force.

Taxi strike brings Vereeniging to a standstill

The taxi association on Wednesday morning brought the Gauteng town of Vereeniging to a standstill.

Syrian refugee father and son laid to rest as New Zealand burials start

Their younger son Zaid, 13, was also injured in the attack and attended the funeral in a wheelchair.

Father jailed for life for murdering baby with pickaxe

A father has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the high court in Polokwane for murdering his daughter with a pickaxe. 

'It's not something that will be solved next week': CEO on Eskom crisis

Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe spoke to Radio 702's Clement Manyathela on Tuesday about what the power utility is doing to solve the current spate of power cuts implemented by Eskom.

Liquidators regain control of Bosasa companies after court ruling

Liquidators will be back in charge of the affairs of African Global Operations group of companies.

Record 48 parties on the ballot paper for national elections in SA

South Africans will get to choose from a record 48 parties for the national elections on May 8

'You want the lights back on, vote out ANC,' Mmusi Maimane tells voters

DA leader Mmusi Maimane on Wednesday took full advantage of the power crisis engulfing the country by urging voters to snub the ANC on May 8.

36 political parties vie for Gauteng votes

There are 46 parties contesting the national elections, with 36 bidding for votes in the economic hub of Gauteng.

Ishmael Vadi engages Soweto residents

Commuters bear the brunt after MEC closed taxi ranks.

Man arrested for allegedly raping and strangling woman to death in Free State

A 36-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly raped and strangled a woman to death in Bultfontein, Free State, police said on Wednesday.

Prophet's 'shocking' dying wish

Man asked his family to bury him after 50 days

Eskom powerless over blackouts - fixers in the dark

Brace yourself for at least two more weeks of darkness as the government scrambles to find a solution to the country's energy crisis.
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