Mkhwebane leaves Zuma interdict in hands of the court

The new public protector says she will leave the dispute over the state capture report prepared by her predecessor Thuli Madonsela in the hands of the court.

Week two: Panayiotou murder trial roundup

The second week of the Panayiotou murder trial was filled with technical evidence and some of the state’s key witnesses were left fumbling for words as the defence cast doubt on their credibility.

Minister’s ICC move ‘unconstitutional‚ unlawful’ - Lawyers for Human Rights‚ Freedom Under Law

The Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) has added its voice to concern about South Africa’s intention to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

'Chemical incident' shuts down London City airport

Hundreds of passengers and staff were evacuated from London City airport on Friday following a "chemical incident" that left some travellers feeling "unwell", the fire service said.

Germany refuses to print new bond notes for Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is scrambling to find someone to print the country’s new bond notes after a German company rejected a request to help.

Van Rooyen suddenly withdraws his interdict

In another twist involving the public protector’s office‚ the Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Des van Rooyen has withdrawn his urgent application to stop the state capture report from being released.

Juju welcomes baby Munzhedzi to the world

It looks like Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema and wife Mantwa have welcomed their first child together.

Most provinces fail to test wannabe school principals

Just 7% of candidates for school principal posts around the country have undergone competency testing.

Why have the most recent waves of protest at SA’s tertiary institutions been so violent?

Factors that fuel male aggression are key to understanding this worrying phenomenon.
Burundi's President Nkurunziza embraces his South African counterpart Zuma as he departs after an Africa Union-sponsored dialogue in an attempt to end months of violence in the capital Bujumbura

Justice interrupted: The true cost of SA rejecting the ICC

Burundi announced on Wednesday it would withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC)‚ making it the first country to do so. A day later‚ South Africa delivered a notice to the United Nations expressing it would do the same.

Stepmother revisits scene where ‘slapped’ teen died in Mauritius

The stepmother of a 17-year-old school pupil who died of a head injury after an altercation has taken part in a police crime scene reconstruction at a hotel in Mauritius.

New public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane changes channel to Gupta TV

New Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane reportedly instructed her staff during her first week in office to change the TV news feed from eNCA to ANN7.

Baleka Mbete takes police minister to task

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete is displeased with Police Minister Nathi Nhleko‚ who criticised Parliament for failing to institute an inquiry into Robert McBride‚ head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid).

Bonang's 'leaked' messages are an attempt to frame Pearl Thusi

Bonang Matheba's team has investigated a number of supposed "leaked" messages made in the star's name.

Back again! #OpenUpTheIndustry resurfaces following Bonang's sudden MAMA gig

While some fans have been calling for Phat Joe to host the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) after the shocking announcement of Trevor Noah's withdrawal from the awards show, others took the opportunity to resurrect a topic that has created a firm divide in Mzansi, insisting that established famous faces should #OpenUpTheIndustry.

Can its new console Switch things up for Nintendo?

Nintendo offered a sneak peek of its new gaming system on Thursday, leaving us both excited and a little underwhelmed.

Missing European craft 'crashed' into Mars: ESA to AFP

A tiny European craft despatched to Mars for a trial touchdown Wednesday "crashed" into pieces on the Red Planet's surface instead, a European Space Agency mission manager told AFP on Friday.

R7.9 million heroin bust at Mozambique border post

Heroin wrapped in yellow parcels and valued at of R7‚9 million were sniffed out at the Lebombo border post by the South African Revenue Service (Sars) and police narcotics detector dogs.

Government’s attitude to justice questionable - Southern Africa legal centre

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) has added its voice to a growing list of rights and legal organisation that have condemned South Africa’s plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Independent Media’s exit from Press Council ‘plays into hands of those in power’

The Press Council has questioned Independent Media's decision to appoint its own ombudsman and abandon its membership with the regulatory body.

Critically injured man freed from bakkie

A man was critically injured this afternoon when a bakkie rear-ended a truck on the N1 north highway before the Botha turn-off in Centurion‚ Gauteng.

'Napflix' aims to bore viewers to sleep

A Spanish video platform called Napflix, designed to put people to sleep with dull content, was launched this week and its founders are on the lookout for more "monotony and repetition."

Jobfeed apologises for using Facebook photo of nurse in advert

Plucking a photograph off somebody’s social media page and using it in an advertisement could land you in serious trouble.

Twitter, Spotify disrupted as internet provider reports attack

Major internet services including Twitter and Spotify suffered outages on Friday as a US internet provider said it had come under attack.

Millions missing from East Cape health coffers

Millions intended to be spent on the health needs of Eastern Cape residents have gone missing from departmental coffers‚ with employees failing to disclose company interests in 19 tenders worth more than R10.5-million.

Gauteng bus contracts to be reviewed

Contracts for buses signed with the Gauteng department of roads and transport will be reviewed to improve the service provided to commuters.

Currie Cup trophy next on Bulls coach Marais' wish list

When former Blue Bulls and Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer asked a 35-year-old Nollis Marais what he wanted to achieve as a rugby coach‚ the answer was simple – to win trophies.

Right2Know 'advertises' intelligence inspector job

Candidates hoping to become the next inspector general of intelligence have a week to apply for the position.

Panayiotou's employee 'felt bad' about handing cellphone to police

A recording of a phone call a witness initially denied making‚ was played to him in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Friday.
Child opening Christmas present.

Budget-friendly toys top SA children's Christmas wish lists

The “must-have” toys on children’s Christmas wish lists this year include merchandise linked to animation movie blockbusters‚ most of which are fortunately friendly to parents' wallets.

Trio of Cheetahs to watch in Currie Cup final

The Free State Cheetahs go into the Currie Cup final as favourites against the Blue Bulls. Here are three Cheetahs players to look out for in the final.