Cyclists tackle the last leg of the Cape Town Cycle Tour past Camps Bay

#Capefires make Cycle Tour half the ride it usually is

This year's ride will be a 47km circular route and is being billed as a solidarity ride as Cape Town battles fires across the southern peninsula and elsewhere in the province.

Free minutes turn into week of hell, says rape victim

Police in Mpumalanga are investigating a case in which a 36-year-old woman from KwaZulu-Natal was reportedly kept as a sex slave in Mpumalanga after falling in love with a rapist over the phone.

Government forced to warn staff that lying about qualifications is illegal

An increasing number of civil servants are lying about their qualifications, the communications department said.

Rain helps firefighters battling the Cape blaze

The rain in Cape Town is helping firefighters battling the blaze in Muizenberg that broke out over the weekend, the city's disaster risk management centre said.

Hawks rescue seven women from brothel

Seven young women have been 'rescued' by the Hawks after a raid on a suspected brothel at a block of flats in Bloemfontein central business district, police say.

Pistorius eats canned chakalaka, fears prison food may be poisoned

Former Paralympian turned convicted murderer, Oscar Pistorius is apparently so paranoid that he will be poisoned at the Kgosi Mampuru prison that he now only lives off tinned food.

'Petrol price, food price and electricity is going up and I must still pay e-tolls'

The DA was picketing in front of the Gauteng premier's office to urge him to call for a referendum on e-tolls, provincial leader John Moodey said.

Radio DJ faces legal action after saying Cassper Nyovest 'can't speak Tswana'

Cassper Nyovest has come out guns blazing after a Motsweding FM DJ slammed him for apparently declining an interview because he could not speak Tswana.

Dad disinherits smoking sons, leaving everything to his daughters

The son of a Pretoria businessman was left out of his father's will because he refused to quit smoking, according to a media report.

Marli on the mend, knows that her parents and brother 'are in heaven'

Marli van Breda, the young survivor of the Van Zalze axe murders, knows that her parents and oldest brother "are in heaven", according to a media report.

Indian guru convinced 400 to cut off their own testicles for God

Indian religious 'guru' Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh convinced 400 of his followers to cut their own testicles off in order to bring themselves 'closer to God' according to a report.

Cops find dagga in plastic container labelled 'not weed'

A Nebraska motorist was cited for drug possession after a cop discovered his marijuana stash cunningly hidden in a plastic container labelled 'not weed'.

Ramaphosa arrives in Lesotho

Deputy President and SADC facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in Lesotho on Wednesday following general elections that were held in the country.

Lesotho opposition expected to form coalition government

Lesotho's opposition parties have announced they will join together to form a coalition government, after no party got enough votes to govern alone, South African broadcaster SABC reported Wednesday.

Union proud of Western Cape firefighters

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union on Wednesday commended firefighters battling to put out the fire that broke out along the Cape Peninsula.

Sub judice hot topic in parliament meetings

Parliament's presiding officers discussed the sub judice rule in separate meetings with party leaders and the SA National Editors' Forum (Sanef) on Wednesday.

Malhobo says he cannot be blamed for signal jam

Security Minister David Mahlobo on Wednesday brushed aside an opposition call to resign over the jamming of the cellphone signal during the state-of-the-nation address, saying he could not be held responsible for an operational error.

'Rape den' initiation school branded girls with hot irons: testimony

An initiation school in Mpumalanga was used as a sex den where 21 girls aged between nine and 17 were repeatedly raped and physically abused, the Nelspruit circuit of the High Court in Pretoria heard on Wednesday.
Smoke shrouds a firefighter as a bushfire burns above Cape Town's Tokai forest

How SA's media has used tech to report on the #CapeFire

The fire sweeping across Cape Town's Southern peninsula has dominated South African headlines for three days now.

ANC eThekwini regional conference unprecedented: Cosatu

Cosatu in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday reacted with shock at the ANC provincial leadership's decision to nullify the party's eThekwini regional conference.

Suspended EFF MPs approach court to nullify elective congress

Four suspended Economic Freedom Fighters MPs on Wednesday lodged an application in the High Court in Johannesburg asking it to nullify the outcome of the party's first elective congress.
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