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Today β€” May 14th 2021News24 Top Stories

News24.com | Two Gauteng cops face charges in human trafficking case

May 14th 2021 at 03:54
Two police officers have been arrested in connection with a human trafficking case in Gauteng.

News24.com | Powerships: How the multibillion-rand tender was (legally) rigged

May 14th 2021 at 03:53
Karpowership SA, the Turkish-led consortium tipped as a preferred bidder for an estimated R225-billion energy deal, was dealt an extraordinary series of aces during the tender process.

News24.com | There has been a sharp increase in farm attacks, says AfriForum, ahead of release of crime stats

May 14th 2021 at 03:16
AfriForum says it has recorded a sharp increase in farm murders countrywide in the last year.

News24.com | FRIDAY BRIEFING | Broken: SA's crime fighting crisis as budget cuts start to bite

May 14th 2021 at 01:57
In our crime-ridden country, can we afford to have our crime-fighting units' budgets cut?

Yesterday β€” May 13th 2021News24 Top Stories

News24.com | ANALYSIS | Liquid asset: What is South Africa doing to safeguard its water resources?

May 14th 2021 at 01:30
If we want a water secure country by 2030, everyone - including government, the private sector and society - must look closely at how we use this finite resource, writes Henry Roman.

News24.com | Sun International begins construction of R500m mall

May 14th 2021 at 01:22
Sun International's subsidiary and the developer of Nicolway and Menlyn Maine announced that they will be building building the R500 million Boardwalk Mall.

News24.com | John Steenhuisen | The ANC must be treated like any other tax delinquent

May 14th 2021 at 01:18
John Steenhuisen writes that, if all South African citizens must pay taxes or face the law, then so, too, should the ANC and its allies.

News24.com | WATCH | Cannabis is the new tobacco: Malawi's president

May 14th 2021 at 01:02
Malawi's President Lazarus Chawera warned on Wednesday that tobacco is in terminal decline and called for a switch to high-growth crops like cannabis.

News24.com | Thoko Didiza says 'land restitution continues to be a matter of concern' for her dept

May 13th 2021 at 18:09
Finalising labour tenants' land claims will be the top priority this year for the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development.

News24.com | Magashule serves papers on ANC on step-aside rule

May 13th 2021 at 18:07
Suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has served papers on the ANC, arguing the rule forcing him to step aside from his position is unconstitutional.

News24.com | How Cogta budget debate was marred by electioneering

May 13th 2021 at 17:42
It was evident the local government elections are months away because the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs' budget debate descended into electioneering.

News24.com | Agriculture dept to start issuing hemp production permits in October, says Didiza

May 13th 2021 at 17:35
About high time, some will say, but the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development will begin issuing and monitoring permits for the production of hemp in South Africa.

News24.com | Nursing unions worried about vaccine rollout: 'It is going to be a mess'

May 13th 2021 at 17:17
Nursing unions have raised concerns about the readiness of provinces to rollout Covid-19 vaccinations next week.

News24.com | PICS | Eastern Cape cop nabbed for allegedly using state vehicle to escort dagga convoy

May 13th 2021 at 16:54
Three people, including a police officer, were arrested in Makhwaleni Village, near the Eastern Cape town of Lusikisiki, for dealing in dagga.

News24.com | Human trafficking trial: 'No one forced you to work at the factory' - defence tells witness

May 13th 2021 at 16:34
The lawyer representing seven Chinese nationals, accused of human trafficking, told a witness his clients will deny they kept him at their Johannesburg factory against his will.

News24.com | Zondo Commission: Zwane says India trip in 2012 was paid for by agriculture department, not Guptas

May 13th 2021 at 16:23
Former Free State agriculture MEC Mosebenzi Zwane says his trip to India in October 2012 was paid for by the department.

News24.com | Cabinet hails SA-born billionaire's bid to boost local vaccine production

May 13th 2021 at 16:03
Cabinet welcomed biotech billionaire Dr Patrick Soon-Shiong's R3 billion commitment to transfer technology for the production of vaccines.

News24.com | Ombud spotlights 'fairness' on eve of cricket transformation hearings

May 13th 2021 at 15:58
CSA transformation ombudsperson Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza said fairness would be central to hearings that begin on Monday.

News24.com | SA regulator seeks legal advice on WhatsApp's new privacy policy

May 13th 2021 at 15:52
South Africa's Information Regulator said on Thursday it was seeking legal advice to get messaging platform WhatsApp to revise its privacy policy in the country to align with standards used in the EU.

News24.com | Marikana trial: Cop tells court of tense stand-off with miners 3 days before the massacre

May 13th 2021 at 15:47
Warrant Officer Daniel Pieter Kuhn concluded his testimony in the Marikana trial taking place in the North West High Court in Mahikeng.

News24.com | Overberg man in the dock for allegedly participating in child sex chat room

May 13th 2021 at 15:46
A Overberg farmer has appeared in the Swellendam Magistrate's Court for allegedly participating in a secret US child sex chat room.

News24.com | Your weather: Pleasant skies continue on Friday, maximum temperatures to reach high 20s

May 13th 2021 at 15:31
A fine and warm Friday is expected across the country, with heavy rains forecast for parts of the Western Cape from Saturday, according to the South African Weather Service.

News24.com | Long lines, little physical distancing at Durban vaccination site

May 13th 2021 at 15:18
Hundreds of health workers gathered outside one of Durban's most popular private hospitals, where the vaccination of essential workers was taking place.

News24.com | Piet Koen named as Zuma trial judge, amid rumours of defence bid to oust Billy Downer

May 13th 2021 at 14:41
Judge Piet Koen has been confirmed as the judicial officer who will determine whether former president Jacob Zuma and French arms company Thales are guilty of corruption.

Before yesterdayNews24 Top Stories

News24.com | I am going to fix Prasa, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula tells Parliament

May 13th 2021 at 01:12
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said those who were guilty of misconduct at Prasa would be punished and that he was working to get the rail agency back in shape.

News24.com | 20 years later: Pick n Pay’s failed retail pharmacy strategy

May 13th 2021 at 01:09
Pick n Pay entered the retail pharmacy space earlier than most, but this week admitted defeat and sold its last 25 pharmacies to Clicks.

News24.com | Mcebisi Ndletyana | Dealing with the megalomaniac that is Ace Magashule

May 13th 2021 at 01:07
Mcebisi Ndletyana writes that the ANC, rather than deal decisively with Ace Magashule, has opted for a truce which might cost the party later on.

News24.com | We have not hit third wave yet - health department on Mkhize's SOS to provinces

May 12th 2021 at 18:41
The national health department says despite an increase in Covid-19 cases, the country is not in the third wave of the disease yet.

News24.com | 'Koeberg is no Chernobyl' – Mantashe punts importance of nuclear power in Parliament

May 12th 2021 at 18:19
Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe said Koeberg is critical to the supply of energy in SA and is reliable in terms of capacity and power availability.

News24.com | R80K in the bag for 5 Daily Lotto players!

May 12th 2021 at 18:02
The Daily Lotto jackpot was won by five players on Wednesday, each winning R80 235.

News24.com | Police officer impregnated prisoner, Parliament hears

May 12th 2021 at 17:43
The Department of Correctional Services had four cases of sex between officials and inmates reported, resulting in the dismissal of three female officials while two cases are still pending.

News24.com | 'We are in the 3rd wave. Buckle up' - Health Minister Zweli Mkhize's SOS to provinces

May 12th 2021 at 17:21
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has warned provinces that the country is currently in the third wave of Covid-19.

Businessinsider.co.za | Videos show Israeli airstrikes levelling Gaza apartment buildings amid escalating violence

May 12th 2021 at 17:19
Israel's defense minister said "buildings will continue to crumble." He said the strikes on Gaza won't stop until there's "total, long-term quiet."

News24.com | Moon not sighted, Eid-ul-Fitr will be on Friday - MJC

May 12th 2021 at 17:16
Eid-ul-Fitr will take place on Friday after the Muslim Judicial Council announced that the new moon had not been sighted.

News24.com | Here are your Lotto and Lotto Plus results

May 12th 2021 at 17:02
Here are the winning Lotto and Lotto Plus numbers from the Wednesday, 12 May, draw.

News24.com | Covid-19: Two top Gauteng schools closed after recording 17 positive cases

May 12th 2021 at 16:18
St John's College and Krugersdorp High School jointly registered 17 positive cases of Covid-19.

News24.com | Of the 1.3 million pensioners in Gauteng, less than a quarter have registered to be vaccinated

May 12th 2021 at 15:28
The Gauteng health department has promised to thoroughly engage with elderly citizens sceptical about the vaccine.

News24.com | SSA: Monies were used to fuel political tensions and fund ANC faction, Zondo Commission hears

May 12th 2021 at 14:58
The Zondo Commission has heard how money was allegedly stolen from the State Security Agency (SSA), with no one held accountable.

News24.com | Sascoc seeking 'clarity' on role it should play in status of national federations

May 12th 2021 at 14:56
Sascoc on Wednesday sought "clarity" from parliament on the role it should play in the awarding and stripping of the status and funding of national federations.

News24.com | Corruption-accused JB Marks mayor resigns with immediate effect

May 12th 2021 at 14:31
The executive mayor of the JB Marks Municipality, Kgotso Khumalo, has officially resigned.

News24.com | People on traditional land should get title deeds, says Mabuza

May 12th 2021 at 14:26
People living on traditional land should be entitled to title deeds, Deputy President David Mabuza said in the National Assembly while answering questions.

News24.com | Petra Diamonds to pay R85 million after claims of human rights abuses in Tanzania

May 12th 2021 at 14:00
A report by Rights and Accountability in Development detailed cases of at least seven deaths and 41 assaults by security personnel at the Williamson Mine.

News24.com | Deputy finance minister asks Iqbal SurvΓ© to prove claims of grand conspiracy

May 12th 2021 at 13:53
Deputy Finance Minister David Masondo has asked businessman Iqbal SurvΓ© to back up his allegations of a grand conspiracy against his companies.

News24.com | Marikana trial: 'Who instructed that police fire teargas, stun grenades?'

May 12th 2021 at 12:27
Who gave the instruction that gave police officers the green light to fire teargas and stun grenades at Marikana mineworkers on 13 August 2012?

News24.com | MONEY CLINIC | Should I pay off my home sooner, or lower my tax bill and save for retirement?

May 12th 2021 at 01:08
A Fin24 reader recently started a better-paying job, affording him the opportunity to pay extra towards his home loan. He seeks the advice of an expert on whether he should invest more into his retirement annuity or pay off his home sooner.

News24.com | OPINION | Is justice for survivors of gender-based violence in South Africa a pipe dream?

May 12th 2021 at 01:06
Marike Keller asks why, in a country with some of the most robust and highly regarded pieces of legislation and policies addressing GBV in the world, are things going wrong in South Africa?

News24.com | PICS | Cape Town protesters call on Ramaphosa to 'stand up' for Palestinians

May 11th 2021 at 18:11
Cape Town protesters have called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to "stand up" for Palestinians, following days of violence in Gaza and Israel.

News24.com | WATCH | 63-year-old man arrested at Lebombo border post in R32m drug bust

May 11th 2021 at 17:55
A 63-year Mozambican national is expected to appear before the Komatipoort Magistrate's Court on Wednesday for possession of drugs worth R32 million.

News24.com | Daily Lotto: 2 players bag R221K jackpot

May 11th 2021 at 17:49
The Daily Lotto jackpot goes to two players on Tuesday, each winning R221 800.

News24.com | Caster Semenya gets 50 hours of community service after pleading guilty to reckless driving

May 11th 2021 at 17:26
Olympic champion Caster Semenya is expected to complete 50 hours of community service after she was arrested for alleged reckless driving in Lyttleton, Centurion.

News24.com | Here are the Powerball and Powerball Plus results

May 11th 2021 at 17:04
Here are the winning Powerball and Powerball Plus numbers from the Tuesday, 11 May, draw.

News24.com | Hawks nab ex-SARS auditors for tax fraud worth over R320 million

May 11th 2021 at 16:59
The Hawks in Johannesburg have arrested two former SARS auditors for alleged tax crimes worth some R321 million.

News24.com | More affidavits filed in Kinnear hand grenade accused's case

May 11th 2021 at 16:41
The case file in Amaal Jantjies' bail application on allegations of being involved in a hand grenade plot against AGU detective Charl Kinnear grew with more affidavits.

News24.com | Cele admits police 'not out of the woods yet' on forensic backlog, which stands at over 200 000 cases

May 11th 2021 at 16:24
Police Minister Bheki Cele admitted that the police's forensic case backlog – which now stands at 208 291 cases – is giving the police sleepless nights.

News24.com | Elections: If there's another lockdown, 'we must find different ways to speak to voters' - Steenhuisen

May 11th 2021 at 15:51
The DA has vowed to fire on all cylinders during the upcoming local government elections, despite the impending Covid-19 third wave.

News24.com | Prince Simakade denies claims he is setting his sights on the Zulu throne

May 11th 2021 at 15:48
Zulu Prince Simakade Zulu has quashed rumours he is challenging King Misuzulu kaZwelithini's claim to the throne, according to a statement read by Mangosuthu Buthelezi.

News24.com | WATCH | Quick-thinking Joburg man thwarts phone snatching at petrol station

May 11th 2021 at 15:32
A quick-thinking Johannesburg man left an unsuspecting phone snatcher empty-handed after he chased him down and recovered his colleague's phone.

News24.com | Bosasa: Jared Watson accused of leaking evidence to Kevin Wakeford who tried to use it at Zondo inquiry

May 11th 2021 at 15:30
The liquidators for Bosasa have accused Gavin Watson's nephew, Jared, of leaking evidence from an ongoing secret and confidential inquiry into Bosasa to businessman Kevin Wakeford who attempted to introduce it during his testimony at the Zondo Commission last week.

News24.com | Sephaku Cement boss Pieter Fourie in hospital after stroke

May 11th 2021 at 14:47
The company says Fourie is receiving treatment and Duan Classen, the Operations Executive, will act in the position during his absence.

News24.com | Four people shot dead in Richmond, KwaZulu-Natal

May 11th 2021 at 14:07
Three Richmond brothers and their relative were shot dead in Richmond on Tuesday afternoon.

News24.com | ANC 'hopeful' Magashule will apologise by the end of the week

May 11th 2021 at 13:18
Jessie Duarte said Ace Magashule's letter of 'suspension' to President Cyril Ramaphosa had to be retracted.

News24.com | SIU investigating PPE corruption worth R14.2bn

May 11th 2021 at 13:14
The Special Investigating Unit is investigating alleged corrupt PPE contracts worth R14.2 billion – close to half of the money spent by government on PPE procurement.

News24.com | North West couple arrested for allegedly planning CIT heist

May 11th 2021 at 12:24
A couple have been arrested for allegedly plotting a cash-in-transit heist and being in possession of stolen cars, according to the North West Hawks.

News24.com | Security guard who allegedly fled with company's millions to apply for bail

May 10th 2021 at 18:32
A security guard, who allegedly stole several millions of rands belonging to his employer, is expected to bring a formal bail application this week.

News24.com | WATCH | Cop dog 'Mufasa' helps nab 3 suspects in possession of suspected stolen vehicle

May 10th 2021 at 18:25
The Gqeberha K9 unit apprehended three suspects and recovered a suspected stolen vehicle in the early hours of Monday.

News24.com | Alleged smuggler granted R100k bail over gold pieces worth R11m

May 10th 2021 at 18:02
Tashinga Nyasha Masinire was travelling from Zimbabwe to South Africa - and was found in possession of 23 pieces of gold, worth R11 million.

News24.com | Great start to the week for 5 Daily Lotto players

May 10th 2021 at 17:32
It's a lucky Monday for five Daily Lotto players who won R78 395 in the draw.

News24.com | Claims I bought R36 million in properties through Prasa are lies, Lucky Montana tells Zondo

May 10th 2021 at 17:14
Former Prasa group CEO Lucky Montana denied that he owned any properties bought with ill-gotten funds.

News24.com | Adapt CEO takes leave after report of violent attack

May 10th 2021 at 17:13
Adapt IT CEO Sbu Shabalala has taken a leave of absence following a report that he was allegedly involved in ordering a violent attack.

News24.com | Former MTN boss Phuthuma Nhleko to chair JSE board

May 10th 2021 at 17:13
Nhleko, a former CEO of MTN, led the company during its expansion into the continent, a period that cemented its position as Africa's leading mobile telecommunications service provider.

News24.com | UPDATE | 7 killed, 30 injured in fiery gas tanker crash in KwaZulu-Natal

May 10th 2021 at 16:14
KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services spokesperson Robert Mckenzie confirmed that seven people were killed in the deadly crash.

News24.com | UN agency roped in to break public sector wage deadlock as nationwide strike looms

May 10th 2021 at 16:00
It is still unclear how the 2021/22 wage facilitation process between government and public sector unions will pan out.

News24.com | Covid-19: WHO labels B.1.617 variant a 'global concern', but says vaccines do work against it

May 10th 2021 at 15:29
The World Health Organisation said on Monday that the B.1.617 variant first identified in India was being classified as a variant of global concern.

News24.com | Funeral parlour grouping accuses Home Affairs of 'undermining' them, threatens to shut head office

May 10th 2021 at 14:29
While the Department of Home Affairs says it has "fulfilled its promise" to the Unification Task Team (UTT), the grouping of funeral associations and forums have threatened to shut down the department's head offices in Pretoria.

News24.com | Stellenbosch University Vice-Chancellor denies English-only policy as SAHRC inquiry starts

May 10th 2021 at 13:57
Stellenbosch University Rector and Vice-Chancellor Wim de Villiers has reiterated his denial that Afrikaans is banned on the campus.

News24.com | WATCH | ANC NEC orders Ace Magashule to apologise for 'suspending' President Cyril Ramaphosa

May 10th 2021 at 13:24
Suspended ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule has been ordered to apologise for the β€œletter of suspension” he wrote to President Cyril Ramaphosa last week, in response to his own suspension.

News24.com | Western Cape police: No new developments to report on inquest in Anele Tembe's death

May 10th 2021 at 12:38
Police in the Western Cape are mum about footage portraying an allegedly "violent" Keenan Forbes, known as AKA, and Anele Tembe.

News24.com | ATM turns to the supreme court in battle for secret vote of no confidence against Ramaphosa

May 10th 2021 at 12:32
The ATM's battle to have a secret vote on a motion of no confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa continues.

News24.com | Uber says it will assist police after missing Yolandi Botes' body found in Vaal River

May 10th 2021 at 12:02
E-hailing app platform Uber says it is saddened to learn the news of Yolandi Botes' death. She went missing after allegedly hailing a ride with the service from OR Tambo International Airport on 26 April.

News24.com | WATCH LIVE | President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers closing address after ANC's NEC meeting

May 10th 2021 at 11:40
President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to deliver the closing address following the ANC's national executive committee meeting on Monday. Watch the proceedings live.

News24.com | Embattled North West delivering better services, audit outcomes improving – Tito Mboweni

May 10th 2021 at 11:10
The North West Health Department may not have improved its audit outcomes for 2019-20, but there's been an improvement in healthcare services quality.

News24.com | Magashule due to face charges for his defiance over suspension - sources

May 10th 2021 at 10:36
Suspended ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule is expected to face charges within the party for his defiance of his suspension.

News24.com | VIP Protection Unit cop from Eastern Cape in court for triple murder

May 10th 2021 at 07:47
A VIP Protection Unit police officer from Mthatha is in court on charges of triple murder and attempted murder after he allegedly gunned down three people.

News24.com | 'I gave it my all' : Please Call Me inventor pins hopes on latest attempt after 20-year tussle with Vodacom

May 10th 2021 at 01:45
'Please Call Me' inventor Nkosana Makate, who believes he deserves more than R10 billion in compensation, says he has given all that he could in his 20-year battle with Vodacom and has pinned all his hopes on the courts ruling in his favour.

News24.com | Former Spur CEO Pierre van Tonder has died

May 9th 2021 at 18:42
Van Tonder has been in a critical condition in a Cape Town hospital for a week.

News24.com | West Brom relegated from Premier League after Arsenal defeat

May 9th 2021 at 18:05
West Bromwich Albion were relegated from the English Premier League after a 3-1 loss away to Arsenal on Sunday.

News24.com | ANC branches in KZN call for special conference amid Magashule's suspension

May 9th 2021 at 17:58
ANC branches in the eThekwini region have called for the immediate reinstatement of secretary-general Ace Magashule.

News24.com | Man arrested at OR Tambo for allegedly trying to smuggle gold worth R11m into SA

May 9th 2021 at 17:11
SA Revenue Service officials have nabbed a man for allegedly attempting to smuggle 23 pieces of gold into South Africa.

News24.com | Gauteng family pleads for financial help to repatriate daughter's body from China

May 9th 2021 at 17:04
The family of a South African student who died in China has pleaded for Good Samaritans to help bring her remains back home.

News24.com | SA star Garrick Higgo falls just short of Ernie Els record: 'I was trying to shoot 30-under'

May 9th 2021 at 17:00
South African golfer Garrick Higgo admitted that he was looking to shoot 30-under as he cruised to the Canary Islands Championship title.

News24.com | Njozi the cheetah back at nature reserve after going 'AWOL' for 5 days

May 9th 2021 at 16:59
Njozi, the female cheetah who escaped from a nature reserve, has been spotted.

News24.com | Eastern Cape premier to take action against Magashule over stolen money claims

May 9th 2021 at 16:22
Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane has slammed embattled ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule amid claims that money stolen from municipalities were allegedly deposited into his bank account.

News24.com | Zulu kingdom: Buthelezi says he is not aware of new contender to the throne

May 9th 2021 at 16:06
Zulu traditional prime minister Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi has denied any knowledge that Simakade Zulu, the son of late monarch Zwelithini, was a contender for the Zulu throne.

News24.com | Monday's weather: Pleasant start to the week with fine conditions expected

May 9th 2021 at 14:58
Monday will be a fine and cool to warm day across the country, according to the South African Weather Service.

News24.com | SA's latest golf prodigy Garrick Higgo powers to historic victory on European Tour

May 9th 2021 at 14:36
South African golfer Garrick Higgo became the fastest South African to claim three European Tour wins, cruising to victory at the Canary Islands Championship.

News24.com | Man United keep Man City waiting for title with Villa victory

May 9th 2021 at 13:34
Manchester United put Manchester City's Premier League title celebrations on hold after coming from behind to win away to Aston Villa.

News24.com | Emergency services could be withdrawn due to attacks on staff in Gauteng

May 9th 2021 at 13:28
Violent communities in Gauteng could be left without essential emergency services due to attacks on EMS personnel.

News24.com | ANC looking at retrenching 50% of its staff members

May 9th 2021 at 13:27
During the ANC's national executive committee (NEC) virtual meeting, its treasurer-general, Paul Mashatile, said the party was now mulling cutting its staff by 50%.

News24.com | John Curran murder: Accused faces 18-year sentence for killing Irish aid worker in plea deal - report

May 9th 2021 at 13:22
A nightclub employee has admitted that he killed Irish aid worker John Curran in Cape Town in 2018 and faces 18 years behind bars.

News24.com | Hamilton secures victory in thrilling Spanish GP to extend 2021 F1 championship lead

May 9th 2021 at 13:19
Lewis Hamilton executed a Mercedes pit-stop gamble by passing championship rival Max Verstappen with just six laps remaining to win a breathless Spanish Grand Prix.

News24.com | Zulu royal family's security has not been withdrawn, say police

May 9th 2021 at 12:50
The police have rubbished a statement by Zulu traditional prime minister Mangosuthu Buthelezi that they have withdrawn protection services for new Zulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini.

News24.com | Man United lose R4bn kit sponsorship with e-commerce company over protests

May 9th 2021 at 11:52
Manchester United's US owners are continuing to see fallout from a botched plan for a new European Super League, losing a kit sponsorship deal valued at almost R4bn. One online fan group launched a campaign against the club’s biggest partners, including Adidas, TAG Heuer and Cadbury.

News24.com | Kerr hails TTM's Nedbank Cup title as 'great achievement after the season they've had'

May 9th 2021 at 11:38
TTM head coach Dylan Kerr credited his squad for their outstanding achievement in lifting their first-ever trophy in the Nedbank Cup in the face of adversity.

News24.com | Siya Kolisi is getting 'better and better', says Sharks boss Everitt

May 8th 2021 at 17:45
Sharks coach Sean Everitt said Springbok captain Siya Kolisi is building up a gradual head of steam that bodes well for the national team.

News24.com | SA condemns attack on Palestinian worshipers at al-Aqsa Mosque

May 8th 2021 at 16:14
The South African government has condemned the attack on Palestinian worshipers at the al-Aqsa Mosque by Israeli soldiers.

News24.com | ANC NEC meeting characterised by deep 'hate' between members

May 8th 2021 at 15:34
There appeared to be little hope of reconciliation between the two squabbling lobbies within the governing ANC at the start of a national executive committee (NEC) meeting earlier described by one leader as a "watershed moment".

News24.com | Zwelithini's siblings pledge loyalty to new Zulu king Misuzulu

May 8th 2021 at 15:02
The late King Goodwill Zwelithini’s siblings have pledged their loyalty to the new king, Misuzulu kaZwelithini.

News24.com | UPDATE | Ace Magashule decries removal from virtual NEC meeting

May 8th 2021 at 13:19
Speaking to News24, Magashule said when the ANC's NEC meeting began, deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte informed it he had appealed his suspension.

News24.com | A record-setting run! Lewis Hamilton takes 100th pole of his F1 career in Spain

May 8th 2021 at 12:42
Lewis Hamilton made history at the Spanish Grand Prix on Saturday as he came from behind to clinch his 100th pole position in Formula 1.

Businessinsider.co.za | Aircraft will soon be voice-controlled in the next step towards self-flying planes

May 8th 2021 at 12:12
Aviation is moving away from buttons and dials in cockpits by introducing touchscreens and now voice-controlled systems.

News24.com | North West man kills girlfriend hours before he is found dead

May 8th 2021 at 11:36
Police are investigating a case in which a man killed his girlfriend in the North West, hours before his body was found in nearby bushes.

Businessinsider.co.za | Elon Musk is only the second billionaire CEO to host Saturday Night Live – after Donald Trump

May 8th 2021 at 11:25
The only other billionaire CEO to host the show in its 46-year history was former president Donald Trump, who hosted in 2004 and 2015.

News24.com | Western Cape storm: Malgas still cut off due to floods

May 8th 2021 at 11:12
The storm that brought persistent rainfall battered some of areas in the Cape Winelands and Overberg.

News24.com | Copper, iron ore hit records as demand surges

May 8th 2021 at 10:58
Copper and iron ore prices hit record highs Friday as demand for the key commodities surges on the back of a powerful recovery in the global economy, though Asian equity markets struggled to maintain an early rally.

News24.com | Pollard still playing rugby is 'a near-miracle' - former Cheetahs centre

May 8th 2021 at 10:55
Former Cheetahs centre William Small-Smith says he is amazed at the bounce-back ability of Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard.

News24.com | Reds clinch Super Rugby AU title after last-gasp try sinks Brumbies

May 8th 2021 at 10:44
Flyhalf James O'Connor scored a try after the hooter to enable the Reds to beat the Brumbies in the Super Rugby AU final in Brisbane.

Businessinsider.co.za | Chess legend Garry Kasparov is making fun of Ace Magashule’s game

May 8th 2021 at 10:36
Asked about the (disputedly) suspended ANC secretary general's strategy, one of the most famous chess players in the world was not complimentary.

News24.com | Eastern Cape abaThembu royal sentenced to life for raping of teen family members

May 8th 2021 at 10:22
AbaThembu royal family member Avelile Sakhisizwe Mtirara has been jailed for life for raping two teen relatives.

Businessinsider.co.za | Most dogecoin enthusiasts wish Amazon would accept the meme coin as payment, study shows

May 8th 2021 at 10:17
One in four people believe "dogecoin is the future," and the same ratio expect it to hit $1 per coin sometime in 2021.

News24.com | IPID finds no misconduct in Sassa water cannon incident

May 8th 2021 at 09:00
IPID has found that police officers fulfilled their duties in terms of the law when they used a water cannon to disperse a crowd of Sassa beneficiaries who failed to practise social distancing.

News24.com | Africa wants its own vaccine plants to avoid missing out on shots

May 8th 2021 at 08:11
While developed nations are well advanced with their rollouts, most African countries are almost out of initial supplies and Africa accounts for 2% of global administered shots

Businessinsider.co.za | What it's like to get Covid-19 after a vaccine, according to people with 'breakthrough' infections

May 8th 2021 at 07:46
Karlee Camme, 24, was not sick enough to suspect she had Covid-19 after getting fully vaccinated. She only got tested when she lost her sense of smell.

News24.com | ANC Women's League hangs Magashule out to dry after Bathabile Dlamini loses control of meeting

May 8th 2021 at 06:24
The ANC Women's League has issued a statement, distancing itself from ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule after a league meeting on Friday night descended into chaos.

News24.com | What defiant Magashule had to say about split ANC: 'The soul and character of the ANC have changed'

May 8th 2021 at 03:15
Suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has dug in his heels, saying he is "going nowhere".

News24.com | Protecting mental health will be key for Gatland's Lions in South Africa

May 7th 2021 at 18:14
Warren Gatland says looking after the mental health of his British and Irish Lions players could be his toughest challenge as they prepare for up to 10 weeks in a coronavirus bubble.

News24.com | Fuming Kaizer Chiefs fans planning 'peaceful' protest after dreadful league form

May 7th 2021 at 17:13
The fans of Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs are planning a protest and will march to the clubs famous Naturena headquarters on Friday, 14 May.

News24.com | Suspended, but defiant: Ace Magashule vows to attend NEC meeting

May 7th 2021 at 17:10
Ace Magashule says he remains the secretary-general of the ANC and has assured branches that he is going nowhere.

News24.com | Prince Misuzulu Zulu named as the preferred new Zulu king

May 7th 2021 at 16:25
The announcement was made on Friday evening when the will of the late Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu was read out by her lawyer after her memorial service.

News24.com | Joburg Metrobus strike rolls on with intimidation, suppression claims abound

May 7th 2021 at 16:00
While Metrobus accuses the Democratic Municipal and Allied Workers' Union of SA of strike violence and intimidation, the union says it is being suppressed.

News24.com | Covid-19: 'We are now in the third wave' - Free State health dept

May 7th 2021 at 15:47
The Free State health department appealed to communities to remain cautious, to avoid the spread of the virus.

News24.com | Eastern Cape ANC suspends 3 leaders for violating party's constitution

May 7th 2021 at 15:47
The members are OR Tambo municipality council speaker, Xolile Nkompela, the deputy mayor, Robert Nogumla, and the municipality's former chief whip, William Ngozi.

News24.com | Victory for pilots as SAA ordered to cough up for 6 months' salaries and meals

May 7th 2021 at 15:01
SAA is liable not only to pay certain outstanding salaries of members of the SAA Pilots' Association, but also claims for meal allowances.

News24.com | NPA 'on the brink' of significant inroads into state capture cases - Batohi

May 7th 2021 at 14:40
The National Director of Public Prosecutions, Shamila Batohi, addressed the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services on Friday.

News24.com | Rand rockets to best level in 16 months ahead of Moody’s review

May 7th 2021 at 13:59
The local currency received support from rallying commodity prices, the weaker dollar and the better-than-expected state of SA government finances.

News24.com | Western Cape storm claims 2 more lives

May 7th 2021 at 13:50
This week's massive storm in the Southern Cape has claimed two more lives. It brings the number of deaths, as a result of the storm, to four.

News24.com | UPDATE | Eskom suspends senior manager after SIU freezes R11 million in bank account

May 7th 2021 at 13:47
The Special Investigating Unit has been granted an interim order to freeze R11 million held in a bank account linked to a senior Eskom manager.

News24.com | Cape storms: City of Cape Town assessing measures to curb flooding, mudslides

May 7th 2021 at 13:29
The City of Cape will be implementing measures to prevent mudslides, flooding, and debris landing up on roads as winter approaches.

News24.com | Mabuyane threatens university with court action after failing to get into master's programme

May 7th 2021 at 13:29
The University of Fort Hare said it is prepared to defend its decision to exclude and deregister Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane in a court of law.

News24.com | Gauteng expecting third Covid-19 wave in three weeks

May 7th 2021 at 12:38
The Gauteng province warns the third Covid-19 wave might start in three weeks, as cases in Emfuleni rise.

News24.com | Gauteng teacher suspended for allegedly using 'k-word'

May 7th 2021 at 12:20
The teacher accused of racism at Northriding Secondary School has been suspended, the Gauteng education department said on Friday.

Businessinsider.co.za | Govt just published new draft rules on fracking with 5km exclusion zones for springs and towns

May 7th 2021 at 12:15
All kinds of water sources, including at-risk dams, will get protection under the unwieldily-named Regulations for the Use of Water for Exploration and Production of Onshore Naturally Occurring Hydrocarbons that Require Stimulation Including Hydraulic Fracturing and Underground Coal Gasification to Extract and any Activity Incidental Thereto that may Impact Detrimentally on the Water Resource.

News24.com | Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu’s will to be read on Friday afternoon

May 7th 2021 at 12:15
The Zulu royal family is due to meet on Friday afternoon to discuss the will of the regent of the Zulu nation, Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu, who died last week.

News24.com | Charlotte Maxeke fire: Hospital poised to reopen on Monday

May 7th 2021 at 11:24
Two units will reopen at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital from Monday.

News24.com | Zondo Commission: Kevin Wakeford says Agrizzi was 'greedy and narcissistic'

May 6th 2021 at 17:58
Businessman Kevin Wakeford appeared at the State Capture Inquiry to respond to testimony which implicated him as a facilitator in some of Bosasa's untoward business dealings.

News24.com | Daily Lotto: Four players win jackpot

May 6th 2021 at 17:43
Four Daily Lotto players walked away with the jackpot in Thursday's draw.

Businessinsider.co.za | SAB’s first empowerment scheme turned R100 into R77,518. Its successor opens on 28 May.

May 6th 2021 at 17:31
SAB's Zenzele Kabili empowerment scheme will open on 28 May. Here's what you need to know about it, and how to buy in.

News24.com | WATCH: Ramaphosa dodges questions over Magashule's 'suspension' letter

May 6th 2021 at 17:29
President Cyril Ramaphosa was attending an Iftar on Thursday, along with members of the Muslim Judicial Council, in Cape Town.

News24.com | WATCH | Solly Msimanga 'beaten up' over relative's debt - DA MPL

May 6th 2021 at 17:22
A video showing DA Gauteng leader Solly Msimanga bleeding from the lip, and blood trickling from the left side of his face, has surfaced on social media.

News24.com | WATCH | Dramatic footage emerges of Nafiz Modack's arrest

May 6th 2021 at 16:57
Nafiz Modack faces charges of attempted murder, reckless driving and a charge of resisting arrest - related to the car chase captured in the footage.

News24.com | India's 'variant of concern' has not yet been detected in SA - Western Cape health head

May 6th 2021 at 16:36
South Africa is considering quarantine for international travellers amid heightened vigilance for anything that could worsen the anticipated third wave of the virus.

News24.com | Cheetah escapes from Tshwane game reserve

May 6th 2021 at 15:35
The City of Tshwane says the cheetah was introduced by the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) as part of a project to increase numbers countrywide.

News24.com | Sibanye posts record profit of almost R20bn in just three months

May 6th 2021 at 15:31
The Johannesburg-headquartered company is the world's largest primary producer of platinum.

News24.com | 'I don't want to raise my kids in America, it's unsafe' - Lindsay Myeni wants SA citizenship

May 6th 2021 at 15:26
The wife of Lindani Myeni wants to raise her kids in SA because she does not believe it is safe for black children in the United States.

News24.com | The ANC is not withdrawing from local government elections, Ramaphosa tells Parliament

May 6th 2021 at 14:38
President Cyril Ramaphosa says the ANC has no plans to withdraw from the forthcoming local government elections.

News24.com | Western Cape storm: 2 dead, 2 missing, evacuations and rescues ... 'it was complete chaos'

May 6th 2021 at 14:13
Heavy winter storms continue to take a toll on the Western Cape, with two people reported missing and the evacuation of 30 farm workers currently underway in Riviersonderend.

News24.com | Covid-19: There is 'potential for a surge' in Africa, warns WHO

May 6th 2021 at 13:33
The World Health Organisation has warned that, with increasing cases on the continent, the humanitarian disaster happening in India may soon occur in Africa.

News24.com | A step closer: Prime-of-life Kolbe v rising star Rees-Zammit

May 6th 2021 at 13:03
Cheslin Kolbe pitting his wiles against wunderkind Louis Rees-Zammit could be a cracking feature of the Lions series, writes Rob Houwing.

News24.com | 'He was a pure soul' - Lindani Myeni remembered by friends and family

May 6th 2021 at 12:23
Friends and family of slain SA-born Lindani Myeni have described him as a gentle giant, who had a warm heart.

News24.com | Chief Justice Mogoeng's 'long leave' owed to him, it's not unusual, says his office

May 6th 2021 at 12:04
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng requested that Justice Sisi Khampepe be appointed as acting deputy chief justice, effective from 1 May 2021.

News24.com | Graeme Smith says AB's return an 'ongoing discussion', door open for free agents

May 6th 2021 at 11:51
CSA's director of cricket Graeme Smith said AB de Villiers' retirement from the international game could complicate his return to the Proteas for the T20 World Cup.

Businessinsider.co.za | Illegal miners will get licences and help under a new govt plan – if they're South African

May 6th 2021 at 11:37
The draft Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Policy suggests that illegal operators should be given a route to formal mining, where co-operatives will receive special support.

News24.com | Western Cape storm: Air support grounded as weather wreaks havoc

May 6th 2021 at 11:30
The storm caused significant flooding in areas of the Overberg and Cape Winelands.

News24.com | Ace Magashule 'suspends' Ramaphosa - but ANC says it is not possible

May 5th 2021 at 18:37
Embattled ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule is appealing his suspension from the party and has in turn, sought to suspend President Cyril Ramaphosa.

News24.com | Mabuyakhulu pleads to cross-examine PwC forensic auditor, says his testimony has inconsistencies

May 5th 2021 at 18:01
The former ANC deputy chairperson in KwaZulu-Natal, Mike Mabuyakhulu, has told the Zondo Commission he wants to cross-examine PwC forensic auditor Trevor White.

News24.com | US will support Covid-19 vaccine patent waiver, which could allow SA to develop vaccines

May 5th 2021 at 17:42
President Joe Biden said he plans to back a World Trade Organisation waiver for vaccine intellectual property and would talk about it later in the day.

News24.com | Saldanha Bay mayor Marius Koen considers legal action amid claims he lied about his qualifications

May 5th 2021 at 16:58
Saldanha Bay Mayor Marius Koen has set the record straight about his qualifications amid claims he lied about his qualifications.

News24.com | Is court the next move for UDM after ANC, DA reject weighted voting system for Mkhwebane's impeachment?

May 5th 2021 at 16:24
The ANC and the DA are not in favour of the UDM's proposal for a weighted voting system to handle Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's impeachment.

News24.com | Gauteng power system is overloaded, Eskom warns

May 5th 2021 at 15:54
Eskom in Gauteng has warned customers of significant rise in network overloading.

News24.com | Lamola hopeful Zondo Commission will wrap up in June amid cash squeeze

May 5th 2021 at 15:24
Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has told Parliament the Zondo Commission was squeezing the department's finances as R75 million had to be reprioritised to fund the last leg of its work.

News24.com | Naledi Pandor in Covid-19 scare after meeting with Indian counterpart at G7 meeting

May 5th 2021 at 15:06
India is currently in the grip of a severe Covid-19 resurgence, with its health system struggling to cope.

News24.com | SA gets new acting chief justice as Mogoeng takes 'long leave'

May 5th 2021 at 14:59
Sisi Khampepe is the first woman to occupy the position.

News24.com | Unions not backing down as Eskom asks them to lower 'unaffordable' demands

May 5th 2021 at 14:57
Eskom has tried to temper expectations of major wage increases as negotiations with unions kicked off this week. But unions are not backing down.

News24.com | Justice Sisi Khampepe appointed as acting chief justice

May 5th 2021 at 14:48
Justice Sisi Khampepe has been appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to take over the duties of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng who is on long leave.

News24.com | WATCH | Red, red wine: 50 000 litres lost after tank collapses at cellars in Western Cape

May 5th 2021 at 14:33
The collapse of a wine tank on Tuesday resulted in the loss of 50 000 litres of red wine at Darling Cellars in the Western Cape.

News24.com | SAFA reveals criteria that led to appointment of new Bafana head coach Hugo Broos

May 5th 2021 at 14:10
SAFA revealed the criteria during its interview process that led to the appointment of Belgian tactician Hugo Broos as the new Bafana Bafana head coach.

News24.com | Gold Fields to build a R660m solar plant - the size of 200 soccer fields

May 5th 2021 at 13:47
The plant will deliver a fifth of the mine's power, and save the company R120m a year in electricity bills.

News24.com | Buthelezi denies saying Queen Mantfombi was poisoned

May 5th 2021 at 13:30
The traditional prime minister to the Zulu monarch, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, has denied saying Queen Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu was poisoned.

News24.com | PICS | Cape storms: Evacuations underway in Southern Cape

May 5th 2021 at 13:12
Winter storms made landfall in the Southern Cape on Wednesday and has led to severe localised flooding in some communities in Struisbaai, Cape Agulhas and surrounding areas.

News24.com | ANC suspends secretary-general Ace Magashule

May 5th 2021 at 13:09
Embattled ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has been suspended by the party.

News24.com | Miguel Louw's killer sentenced to 34 years in prison

May 5th 2021 at 12:48
The KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban has sentenced a man to 34 years in jail for the murder and kidnapping of nine-year-old Miguel Louw.

News24.com | Bafana boss Hugo Broos: 'It's the perfect moment to build a new team in South Africa'

May 5th 2021 at 12:03
New Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos revealed his plans to focus on youth while saying now was the perfect time to rebuild the team.

News24.com | Leo Prinsloo, who foiled heist in Pretoria, under protective guard after death threats

May 5th 2021 at 11:41
Cash-in-transit driver Leo Prinsloo and his family have been placed under protective guard.

News24.com | Qaanitah Hunter | Local government elections: Damned if we do, damned if we don't

May 5th 2021 at 01:26
Qaanitah Hunter is concerned that electioneering rallies for local government elections can become super-spreader events. However, she is just as worried that postponing the elections will just increase the dysfunction we see in municipalities around the country.

News24.com | 'I pre-visualised what I was going to do' - CIT driver who foiled Pretoria heist

May 4th 2021 at 17:33
Leo Prinsloo spoke to television broadcasting channel eNCA about his ordeal after surviving an attempted cash-in-transit heist.

News24.com | Eskom Files report of alleged donation to Mabuza Foundation: DA says deputy president 'must step aside'

May 4th 2021 at 17:17
The DA will confront Deputy President David Mabuza in Parliament regarding reports that a foundation registered in his name allegedly received millions of rands.

News24.com | Mkhize lauds 'hero' nurses after fatal Limpopo hospital fire

May 4th 2021 at 17:01
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has sent his condolences to the families of the two people who died in a fire that broke out in a Covid-19 ward at FH Odendaal Hospital in Limpopo.

News24.com | Covid-19: Cargo ship from India quarantined in Durban port after 14 crew test positive

May 4th 2021 at 15:58
A bulk carrier cargo vessel from India is being quarantined at the port of Durban after 14 crew members tested positive for Covid-19, while another vessel from Kenya is under quarantine at the port of Gqeberha for the same reason.

News24.com | Former Eskom exec Koko 'aggrieved' by Zondo commission 'gossip'

May 4th 2021 at 15:31
Names abounded as former Eskom CEO Matshela Koko took to the witness seat at the State Capture Commission - before he was even asked a question.

News24.com | PPE procurement scandal: Bandile Masuku will not appeal High Court judgment dismissing SIU review

May 4th 2021 at 15:26
Former Gauteng health MEC Bandile Masuku will not appeal a North Gauteng High Court judgment that dismissed his application to challenge the Special Investigating Unit's (SIU) findings.

News24.com | 'Please Call Me' inventor Nkosana Makate wants court to determine compensation, not Vodacom

May 4th 2021 at 15:01
Nkosana Makate's legal team says if the matter of his compensation is indeed remitted to Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub, the court needs to provide clear guidelines so the CEO does not abuse his powers.

News24.com | WATCH | Gang robs Lenasia jewellery store

May 4th 2021 at 14:44
A group of men robbed a jewellery store at the Signet Terrace Shopping Centre in Lenasia, Johannesburg. They made off with an undisclosed amount of jewellery.

News24.com | ANC KwaZulu-Natal deputy chairperson Mike Mabuyakhulu steps down

May 4th 2021 at 14:25
The deputy chairperson of the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal, Mike Mabuyakhulu, has stepped down.

News24.com | Has your Steinhoff claim been submitted? As deadline nears, now is the time to check

May 4th 2021 at 14:01
Financial institutions say that now is the time for possible claimants - who may be confused by the complex process playing out in South African and Europe - to reach out.

News24.com | Denel explosion: Health and safety procedures at plant in spotlight

May 4th 2021 at 13:15
Health and safety procedures at Rheinmetall Denel Munition have been called into question at the public inquiry into the 2018 explosion in Macassar.

News24.com | Anti-Gang Unit member allegedly offered R10k, cellphone by Nafiz Modack for inside info on raids

May 4th 2021 at 13:10
An Anti-Gang Unit policeman was allegedly promised R10 000 and a cellphone to provide information to alleged gangster Nafiz Modack.

News24.com | Brrrace yourself! Heavy rainfall, gale force winds expected over parts of Western Cape

May 4th 2021 at 12:58
Western Cape residents can expect adverse weather conditions from Wednesday evening.

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