Taxpayers to be milked from grave

It has only one library, poor roads, just two clinics and no recreational facilities but the Moretele municipality in North West wants to use its R98-million infrastructure grant to bury councillors - past and present.

'Kill e-tolls, up fuel levy'

Unions have accused the government of pandering to the interests of a few politicians and private business as well as appeasing credit ratings agencies for going ahead with the e-tolls system.

JZ's riot squad moves in

ANC supporters in Cape Town said they would ensure a sustained visible presence in the National Assembly to neutralise the Economic Freedom Fighters.

Insurance hits medical aids

Medical aid cover could become far more expensive, Wits professor and health economist Alex van den Heever said at the Board of Healthcare Funders' conference in Durban yesterday.

Magistrate's future in the balance

A Mpumalanga magistrate is accused of 20 counts of misconduct, including sleeping in court, racking up a phone bill of R30000 at work, and rampant absenteeism.

Fight to preserve 'historic' buildings

A year after the Western Cape department of public works was ordered to stop bulldozing buildings in De Novo, near Cape Town, which is said to have historic importance, the area is still covered in rubble.

SA's early history gets stamp of approval

Three extremely rare Cape of Good Hope triangular stamps on an envelope that was posted in 1858 have been sold for R600000.

At R8m, that is a lot of bull

Cape buffaloes named Mooi Koei (Pretty Cow), and Richie, a bull, fetched R6.4-million and R8-million respectively at an auction of more than 60 animals near Bela Bela, Limpopo.

Clear paths to clever commuting

Marco Morgan has been skateboarding since he was six.

Great White fear at 'Jaws' beach

Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water, aerial footage showed an enormous great white shark lurking close to the beach where the 1975 film classic Jaws was shot.

Oodles of doodles

A picture is worth a thousand words - and some doodles are worth thousands of rands.

'Holocaust' kids' pyjamas withdrawn

Zara high street fashion shops have been forced to withdraw striped "Holocaust" children's pyjamas complete with a yellow star after Jewish protests.
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ANC rented hooligans to attack us: EFF

The EFF maintains that the ANC organised "hooligans" to attack its MPs outside Parliament despite the ANC chief whip denying this, the party said on Wednesday.

Child pornography case postponed

Sentencing of a Rustenburg man who solicited nude photographs from young daughters of divorced mothers on social media was postponed on Wednesday, North West police said.

Judgement on adultery reserved

Judgment was reserved in the Supreme Court of Appeal on Wednesday on whether adultery should be retained in South African law as a wrongful and blameworthy act causing harm in relationships.

Students protest at University of KwaZulu-Natal

Student protests erupted at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Westville campus on Wednesday afternoon.

Mother claims damages over Down's syndrome child

The Constitutional Court will hear an application on Thursday for leave to appeal a Western Cape High Court ruling against a damages claim by the mother of a Down's syndrome child.

EFF claims smell of laughter and desperation: ANC

A claim that the ANC bussed a group to Parliament to assault EFF MPs was "laughable and desperate", the governing party's Chief Whip Stone Sizani said on Wednesday.

I'm a Swazi princess, du-Pont you're no Swazi princess: Simile Dlamini

A Swazi actress has earned royal ire on social media after making lofty claims of being a princess during an interview in South Africa.

Woman dies in Polokwane land claims queue

The death of an 86-year-old woman while queueing outside a land claims lodgment site in Polokwane earlier this month is saddening, the land reform department said on Wednesday.

South African insurers won't pay for quake damage

At least five insurers will not pay for damages to houses caused by the recent earthquake that hit the country, according to a study released on Wednesday.
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