Mbete backs off plan to suspend EFF MPs

Speaker Baleka Mbete and the EFF have agreed she will not immediately proceed with plans to suspend its MPs, the chairman of Parliament's powers and privileges committee said.

Commuter chaos as Cape Town burns

Cape Town was flung into chaos at the hands of aggrieved taxi drivers this morning. Mayor Patricia de Lille believes the violence is politically motivated.

E. coli in South African water getting worse: DA

Several rural communities are facing severe water contamination, the DA said on Monday after it conducted a probe into water quality in four provinces.

Generations creator enjoying jazz in US as axed staff remain jobless

Executive producer and creator of Generations, Mfundi Vundla has taken a vacation to the USA despite an agreement not yet being reached on the country's number one soapie.

Glitches turn Standard into Stranded Bank

Standard Bank customers are now calling their bank 'Stranded Bank', after all its services crashed this morning.

Public protector must stop 'attacking ANC': Sadtu

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela must stop using her office to "attack the ANC", the SA Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu) said on Monday.

Jesus must return to cleanse everybody's sins: Zuma

President Jacob Zuma would like Jesus to return to earth to cleanse everybody's sins, according to a report.

Signatures reveal truth

Thuli Madonsela versus Jacob Zuma - a clash of personalities that can be explained by the curlicues and flourishes of their signatures.

'Ordinary people pay your salaries'

Effective public administration is not a privilege in a democratic society but a fundamental right, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said yesterday.

Peters condemns burning of buses

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Monday condemned the burning of Golden Arrow buses during a protest in Cape Town.
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Lesotho leaders pledge to restore stability following alleged coup

Lesotho's ruling parties agreed Monday to lift a suspension of parliament ordered by the prime minister in June in bid to restore normality following an alleged coup attempt.

Nigeria to receive experimental Ebola drug from Japan

Nigeria was set to receive the antiviral drug Favipiravir from Japan as a possible Ebola treatment, the Health Ministry said Monday.

State requests for a postponement

The State has asked for a postponement in the matter between King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo of the Abathembu and President Jacob Zuma, the presidency said on Monday.

Lesotho prime minister heading home after 'coup'

Lesotho's exiled prime minister is heading home, and aide told AFP on Monday, as regional mediators sought to reinstall him to power days after an apparent coup.

Nigerian army repels Boko Haram attack

Nigeria's army killed at least 59 members of Islamist terror group Boko Haram, repelling an attack on a key city in the country's north-east, local newspaper Punch reported Monday.

SADC regional bloc dispatches observers to Lesotho after 'coup'

A Southern African regional bloc Monday agreed to dispatch a team of observers to crisis-torn Lesotho following an apparent coup, while coalition leaders agreed to restore parliament which was suspended in June.
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Egypt slams Israel plan to seize more Palestinian land

Egypt on Monday denounced Israeli plans to expropriate West Bank land, saying the move violates international law and is an obstacle to efforts for a lasting Palestinian-Israeli settlement.
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'Uyanginyanyisa wena' rape accused tells judge

A Mpumalanga rape suspect believed to be mentally ill on Monday told a magistrate she annoys him.

Illegal votes in Tlokwe by-elections worry parliament

Parliament's portfolio committee on home affairs expressed concern on Monday at reports that the IEC had admitted a number of voters had voted outside their wards in the Tlokwe by-elections last year.

Sudan coach fire first warning shots to Bafana

Sudan, Bafana Bafana’s first assignment for the 2015 Afcon qualifiers have fired their first warning shots ahead of a clash against the South Africans on Friday by declaring they will not be pushovers in Group A.

Parly meetings must be open: DA

Parliamentary meetings should only be held in-camera in exceptional circumstances and this should not become the norm, the DA said on Monday.
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