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Teen accused of assaulting granny asks for bail as he prepares to write exams

Cape Town teenager Luvo Ngqaza, who was caught on camera allegedly beating his elderly grandmother, appeared in the Kuils River magistrate's court on Friday for his bail ...

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Seven get hefty sentences for burning sisters to death for ...

Seven people are each facing two life terms for pooling money to buy petrol and burning to death two women they believed were witches.

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NPA considering legal steps over VBS affidavit 'leak'

The National Prosecuting Authority has condemned the “leak” of an affidavit in the VBS Mutual Bank corruption case.

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Police officer hijacked, state vehicle stolen

A Nelson Mandela Bay police officer was hijacked by five men as he parked his state-owned vehicle in the yard of his Kwazakhele home on Thursday evening.
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'How we looted VBS': Tshifhiwa Matodzi details how the now-defunct bank collapsed

As the chairperson of the VBS board, Matodzi was involved in falsifying financial records, misleading the board and ...

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Ipid probes shots fired at businessman, nine cops arrested

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate has arrested nine police officers for allegedly firing shots in the ...

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'More must be done to help in times of crisis': Gift of the Givers as storms wreak havoc ...

The government needs a co-ordinated, simple structure to cut out bureaucracy and respond efficiently to the needs of ...

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BCM back in grip of financial squeeze

Despite Buffalo City Metro having a financial recovery plan in place, and mayor Princess Faku taking to national TV ...

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The Enyobeni Tavern tragedy

Ongoing coverage of the impact of the Enyobeni Tavern tragedy, where 21 Eastern Cape children died.

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UFH ranked among world's top 2,000 universities for 2024

SPONSORED | The University of Fort Hare showed a remarkable ascent in the latest URAP World Rankings measuring academic ...

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Mnquma to host mass homecoming celebration

The Mnquma Municipality will be hosting a homecoming ceremony for 100 graduate initiates who have undergone the ...

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Graduation of 466 nursing students a momentous milestone, says MEC

A sense of pride and accomplishment filled Abbotsford Christian Centre as 466 nursing graduates walked across the ...

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Burnt body of missing woman found in Makhanda township

The body of a missing Dikeni woman, burnt beyond recognition, was found in the Ebakhwetheni area in Joza township ...

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Officials involved in R15m Lesseyton stadium must face prosecution, report says

The Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality has been given 14 days since the tabling of the forensic report on the ...

Local Heroes

No cat or puppy too ill or feral for intrepid East London trio

“No-one wants to handle them or go near them.”  For years, three women have been dedicating their lives to saving ...

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Bulldogs fail to move kickoff time against Kavaliers

The Border Bulldogs’ bid to move the kickoff time of their Saturday Carling Currie Cup First Division clash against ...

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Five robbery suspects arrested, firearms and cellphones seized

A tip-off from the community led to the East London police arresting five suspects linked to a string of robberies in ...

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South Africa to redouble its efforts in fight for Palestine — Ronald Lamola

International relations and co-operation minister Ronald Lamola has committed to redoubling South Africa’s efforts and ...

Green light for Hlophe the first major failure of unity government

In what must surely be one of the greatest acts of political irony, the National Assembly this week sent a disgraced former judge, whom it impeached just six ...

Why BCM introduced new electricity meter tariffs

The recently, and unexpectedly, introduced electricity meter tariffs (as from July 1) have, not surprisingly, caused considerable consternation among residents ...

Failure to consult erodes trust in local government

Involving communities in municipal processes is not simply a matter of courtesy, it is encouraged through various pieces of legislation. It allows residents to ...

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‘We want to win everything’: midfielder Aubrey Modiba as he reflects on life at Sundowns

In the 26th episode of the Arena Sports Show, presenter Clauiee Grace Mpanza and regular guest Sizwe Mabena are joined by Mamelodi Sundowns and Baana Bafana star midfielder Aubrey 'The Postman’ Modiba. Modiba speaks about his ’inverting ...

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LISTEN | Foundation calls for individual ...

Government should not interfere with people's lives.That is a view of Free Market Foundation CEO David Ansara.

LISTEN | NSPCA has serious concerns over ...

Amid the heated discussion over the export of South African livestock, Wednesday was a bustling day at the harbor in ...

LISTEN | NSPCA raises alarm over ...

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) has raised the alarm over an infectious disease outbreak at a feedlot housing ...

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If BCM's town planning unit does not sharpen up, construction companies will migrate to municipalities that don’t take ...

LISTEN | UDM growing stronger in Eastern ...

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says he remains positive about his party’s future in the Eastern Cape and has issued a ...

Business

Capitec expects first-half earnings to be ...

An improvement in both the credit impairment charge and credit loss ratios boosted earnings in the first half

Pfizer moves forward with once-daily ...

The new drug is part of the second generation of weight-loss pills under development

Autozone in business rescue

AutoZone, one of the largest private automotive parts suppliers in southern Africa, has voluntarily applied for ...

Tesla investors in court bid to ward off ...

The amount appears ‘exceedingly disproportionate and outlandish’, Nathan Chiu, a shareholder from New Jersey, wrote in ...

R9m surfs into East London with Waveski ...

The 10-day World Waveski Surfing Championships, heading for its finale on Sunday at Nahoon Reef, has attracted over ...

Meetings Africa spurs major economic ...

SPONSORED | The business events industry’s vital role in revitalising the economy is undeniable, highlighting the need ...

Jeff Bezos to sell $5bn worth of Amazon ...

The proposed sale of 25-million shares was disclosed in a notice filed after market hours on Tuesday

Africa

LIVE UPDATES | Restaurants, hairdressers ...

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Gauteng is 13,023, with 3,716 recoveries and 87 deaths.

22,000 Edcon employees get retrenchment ...

SA's biggest non-food retailer Edcon has served 22,000 of its employees with notices of retrenchments as it blames ...

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Pre-WW2 Rolls-Royces to star at this ...

A splendid line-up of pre-World War 2 Rolls-Royce cars will be a highlight of this year’s Cars in the Park at Zwartkops ...

Gospel singer Solly Moholo gives homeless ...

"He'll be forced to turn over a new leaf as he is entering into a great path of entertaining the people through his ...

Lebo M turns 60, and gives Kwela Tebza a ...

Exotic cars parked in the hotel parking lot while guests honoured an invite and sipped expensive champagne at the venue.

Promoter Gregory Wings is gunning for ...

Failed Burna Boy concert promoter Gregory Wings is not backing down without a fight. This time around he is taking on ...

The Kiffness speaks about receiving ...

“Not the 'gotcha' you think this is. I've been very transparent about my dealings with the department."

'Where’s the dignity?': Artists blast ...

Sport, arts and culture minister Gayton McKenzie's decision to publish the names of artists and sports professionals ...

World

Storm Beryl kills three, knocks out power ...

Tropical Storm Beryl brought howling winds and torrential rain to southeast Texas on Monday, killing at least three ...

Trump predicts Biden will stay in ...

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he expected President Joe Biden to remain in the race for the White ...

Far right bids for power as France holds ...

France voted on Sunday in a parliamentary run-off election that will reconfigure the political landscape, with opinion ...

Romanian court eases travel restrictions ...

A Romanian court ruled on Friday that internet personality Andrew Tate can travel within the EU without restrictions ...

Hezbollah says its leader meets Hamas ...

Lebanon's Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah met a Hamas delegation headed by the group's deputy chief in Gaza, ...

UK’s Labour sweeps to power as Sunak ...

The Conservatives are predicted to suffer the worst performance in the party's long history with voters punishing them ...

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Boxing Mecca

BSA board delighted with McKenzie meeting

Boxing SA’s board was encouraged by the endorsement received from new sports minister Gayton McKenzie after meeting ...

Makepula promises to punch boxing back ...

Former multiple world boxing champion Masibulele “Hawk” Makepula described his appointment as a member of the Boxing ...

Thysse, Makondo eye vacant middleweight ...

Shervantaigh "SK" Koopman has relinquished his South African junior-middleweight boxing title just after two successful ...

Remembering 'fight of the century': how ...

Too little recognition is given to the sport of boxing yet a number of yesteryear boxers such as Muhammad Ali, Mpush ...

Fuzile’s deal with Berman scuppered, ...

The return of East London boxing golden boy Azinga Fuzile to Rodney Berman’s Golden Gloves Promotion (GGP) was ...