News24.com | Durban motorist who killed 2 cyclists seeks bail, pending appeal

News24.com | Durban motorist who killed 2 cyclists seeks bail, pending appeal

Omesh Ramnarain, the motorist who was sentenced to for crashing into and killing two cyclists, wants to be released on bail, pending an appeal against his sentence and conviction on two counts of culpable homicide. He was sentenced on May 25 and, while granting him permission to appeal, Durban Regional Court Magistrate Anand Maharaj ordered that he begin serving his sentence immediately. The accident occurred on the M4 leading out […]

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Sport24.co.za | Serena hands Sharapova victory with shock withdrawal

Sport24.co.za | Serena hands Sharapova victory with shock withdrawal

Paris – Serena Williams announced her shock withdrawal from the French Open on Monday with injury just minutes before her scheduled fourth-round clash against long-time bitter rival and fellow Grand Slam icon Maria Sharapova. The 23-time Grand Slam champion added that she would stay in Paris for scans on the injury to find out how long she will be out of action. She was unable to say whether or not she […]

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News24.com | ‘Zanu-PF will still be in power after elections,‘ says Mnangagwa

News24.com | ‘Zanu-PF will still be in power after elections,‘ says Mnangagwa

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly declared that his ruling Zanu-PF party will still be in power after the July elections.  According to , Mnangagwa also described the opposition parties as “barking puppies” who would not mount any significant challenge to Zanu-PF. Speaking to thousands of Zanu-PF supporters at Pfupajena stadium in Chegutu, Mnangagwa claimed that he had already won the election. “Zanu-PF is in power. Let it be known that […]

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Sport24.co.za | Haste a threat to Rassie all over again?

Sport24.co.za | Haste a threat to Rassie all over again?

Cape Town – The dangerous possibility of a “domino effect” from the distant Springbok exercise against Wales could come into play for Rassie Erasmus in his preparations for the first Test against England at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday. Eyebrows were rightly raised about the wisdom of travelling some 13,000 kilometres for an experimental – and his baptism as head coach – match in Washington DC, only a week after […]

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News24.com | Trump says he has ‘absolute right‘ to pardon himself

News24.com | Trump says he has ‘absolute right‘ to pardon himself

US President Donald Trump declared Monday that he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself, but added he had done nothing wrong, asserting his presidential power as the White House is sharpening its political and legal defenses against the special counsel Russia probe. Trump‘s comments on Twitter came a day after attorney Rudy Giuliani played down the possibility that the president could pardon himself, suggesting he might have that authority […]

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News24.com | WATCH: Off-duty policeman involved in shootout after argument in taxi

News24.com | WATCH: Off-duty policeman involved in shootout after argument in taxi

A video has emerged on Facebook of a shooting that took place in Berea, Durban, over the weekend. In the video, a group of men can be seen walking on Sparks Road when a man – who has been identified as an off-duty policeman – can be seen across the road. He then takes out a gun and begins shooting at the other group of men across the road. One […]

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News24.com | Emfuleni mayor resigns after municipality placed under administration

News24.com | Emfuleni mayor resigns after municipality placed under administration

Emfuleni mayor Jacob Khawe has resigned with immediate effect after being in the position for just six months. Emfuleni municipality includes the towns of Vereeniging and Vanderbijlpark in Gauteng. At least two sources have confirmed to News24 that his resignation is in retaliation to a decision to place the struggling municipality under semi-administration. The sources said the decision was confirmed by the ANC Provincial Executive Committee that met this past […]

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News24.com | 3 now confirmed drowned after car plunges into Eastern Cape river – NSRI

News24.com | 3 now confirmed drowned after car plunges into Eastern Cape river – NSRI

The National Sea Rescue Institute confirmed on Monday that the number of people who died, when their vehicle veered off the road and plunged into a river at Kenton-On-Sea, has risen. NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said the body of a 10-year-old girl had initially been recovered, but that the bodies of a toddler and an adult female were later found in the wreck, bringing the death toll to three. Read:  […]

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Sport24.co.za | Boks drop to No 7 in World Rugby rankings

Sport24.co.za | Boks drop to No 7 in World Rugby rankings

Cape Town – Wales have leapfrogged the Springboks in the official World Rugby rankings after winning their one-off Test 22-20 in Washington DC on Saturday. Wales’ third consecutive win over South Africa was worth 1.05 rating points, enough to lift them above the Springboks and Scotland into fifth place, their highest ranking since February last year. South Africa, who fielded seven debutants in an experimental starting line-up, drop one place […]

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News24.com | Gauteng sports MEC‘s hijacked vehicle recovered, 4 arrested

News24.com | Gauteng sports MEC‘s hijacked vehicle recovered, 4 arrested

Four suspects have been arrested and a Mercedes-Benz ML 500 that was hijacked from the bodyguard of the Gauteng MEC for sports, arts, culture and recreation Faith Mazibuko on Saturday has been recovered, police said on Monday. “The suspects will be charged with hijacking, kidnapping as well as possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition. They will appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate‘s Court in due course,” said Gauteng police spokesperson Captain […]

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News24.com | #News24 ICYMI: Serena announces shock withdrawal; State of emergency called as Guatemala volcanic eruption kills 25; and Cele’s plan to reduce crime

News24.com | #News24 ICYMI: Serena announces shock withdrawal; State of emergency called as Guatemala volcanic eruption kills 25; and Cele’s plan to reduce crime

Skolopad collapses and is carried out of Samas on a stretcher, falling North West meteor is not out of the ordinary says expert, and the DA can‘t have it both ways says Advocate Dali Mpofu. Here are today‘s top stories: The DA needs to finish the disciplinary process it started against Patricia De Lille, rather than finding “contrived ways” to get rid of her, advocate Dali Mpofu has argued in […]

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News24.com | Local govt service delivery improved in 2016/17 – Stats SA

News24.com | Local govt service delivery improved in 2016/17 – Stats SA

The number of people receiving services from municipalities increased between 2016 and 2017, Statistics South Africa has found. “For the period under review, the highest percentage increase was recorded in the provision of sewerage and sanitation (3.8%), followed by solid waste management (2.6%), water and electricity… (2.1%),” said Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke in his report on the release of the non-financial census of municipalities for the year ending June 30, 2017. […]

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Sport24.co.za | Rabada ‘grateful and humbled‘ by CSA awards

Sport24.co.za | Rabada ‘grateful and humbled‘ by CSA awards

Cape Town – Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada says he is “honoured” to have at the annual Cricket South Africa (CSA) awards function in Sandton on Saturday. Rabada insists that all his Proteas team-mates contributed towards his success. READ: In what proved to be a magical evening for the 23-year-old, he won no fewer than six awards. These included the South African Cricketer of the Year, SA Players‘ Player of […]

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News24.com | ‘Susan was not naked,‘ Rohde insists, despite handyman‘s testimony

News24.com | ‘Susan was not naked,‘ Rohde insists, despite handyman‘s testimony

Both murder accused Jason Rohde and maintenance man Desmond Daniels saw Susan Rohde‘s dead body in the bathroom of the Spier hotel room the morning she was found. But one contends that she was naked, and the other insists she was dressed in a gown. In the Western Cape High Court on Monday, Rohde maintained that his wife had not been nude when her corpse was found suspended from a […]

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News24.com | Police Minister Bheki Cele outlines plan to reduce crime

News24.com | Police Minister Bheki Cele outlines plan to reduce crime

Police Minister Bheki Cele vowed on Monday to combat the plague of serious and violent crime, mainly aggravated robberies, that continue to grip the country.  Cele said the department would introduce a high-density stabilisation intervention. He was speaking at a media briefing at the South African Police Service training academy in Pretoria. This will include high density and visibility of uniformed police officers on foot and police vehicles, supported by […]

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News24.com | DA can‘t have it both ways, De Lille charges must be tested – Mpofu

News24.com | DA can‘t have it both ways, De Lille charges must be tested – Mpofu

The DA needs to finish the disciplinary process it started against Patricia De Lille, rather than finding “contrived ways” to get rid of her, advocate Dali Mpofu has argued in the Western Cape High Court. The Democratic Alliance and Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille met in court on Monday for the first day of her long-awaited review of her supposed resignation from the party. The DA on May 8 […]

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News24.com | Cape Town storm: Two healthcare centres remain closed after flooding

News24.com | Cape Town storm: Two healthcare centres remain closed after flooding

Two community healthcare centres are expected to remain closed on Friday after overnight flooding, according to the Western Cape health department. The Parow and Belhar community day centres were submerged after heavy rain fell overnight, which caused extensive flooding in the areas and in Goodwood, Ravensmead and Bellville South. READ:  “Alternative arrangements have been made to accommodate clients seeking medical attention at these facilities,” department spokesperson Maret Lesch said in […]

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News24.com | Guptas have 5 days to return plane to Lanseria airport

News24.com | Guptas have 5 days to return plane to Lanseria airport

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg found some of the Gupta family to be in breach of a court order, after the same court ordered the family return the now infamous Bombadier Global 6000 to a Canadian bank. High Court Judge Fayeeza Kathree-Setiloane said on Friday that Atul Gupta and his wife, Chetali, as well as Westdawn and Oakbay Investments, were in breach of the same court‘s order earlier […]

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News24.com | Miner dies at Sibanye mine in Carletonville

News24.com | Miner dies at Sibanye mine in Carletonville

A miner was killed in the early hours of Friday morning at Sibanye-Stillwater‘s Driefontein Hlanganani shaft in Carletonville in western Gauteng, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said. NUM national spokesperson Livhuwani Mammburu said the miner died following a rock fall. According to Mammburu, the mineworker was one of three mineworkers trapped while working the night shift. The other two survived the incident. “The fatalities that are happening at Sibanye-Stillwater […]

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Sport24.co.za | WATCH: ‘All Blacks WERE poisoned in 1995‘

Sport24.co.za | WATCH: ‘All Blacks WERE poisoned in 1995‘

Cape Town – A former South African police commander stands by his claims that the All Blacks were poisoned before the 1995 Rugby World Cup final against the Springboks. Rory Steyn, who was chief bodyguard to former president Nelson Mandela, suggested a few years ago that betting syndicates sought to poison the All Blacks in order to make huge money from an upset, with New Zealand the favourites heading into […]

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