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Farm Attack Suspect Arrested, Search Continues for Remaining Suspects

[SAPS] The Police in Vaalwater outside Lephalale have made a major breakthrough for arresting a 33 year old man for a house robbery that occurred during a farm attack. (AllAfrica)

Six Die As Car Overturns Near Maccasar

[News24Wire] Six people died in a fatal car accident near Macassar during the early hours of Saturday morning. (AllAfrica)

Amajimbos Positive After Cosafa U-17 Championship Draw

[SAFA] Head coach of the South African U17 Men's National Team (Amajimbos), Molefi Ntseki is positive about his side's chances after the draw of the COSAFA U17 Championship was conducted in Polokwane. (AllAfrica)

Ten Die On Kwazulu-Natal Roads in One Night

[News24Wire] At least 10 people have died on KwaZulu-Natal roads following multiple fatal accidents during the course of Friday evening. (AllAfrica)

Botswana Win Group B, Face Zimbabwe in Last 8 of Cosafa Cup

[SAFA] Botswana ensured they finished top of the standings in Group B at the COSAFA Cup in Polokwane on Friday, 1 June at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium as they romped to a record 6-0 win over Mauritius and a total of seven out of possible nine point from their three matches. (AllAfrica)

Govt Wants to Make History Compulsory at School. But Can It?

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's minister of Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has released a report from a ministerial task team that recommends a major overhaul of the history curriculum at schools. Most of the debate around the report has focused on its main recommendation - to make history compulsory in the final three years of high school from 2023. (AllAfrica)

Govt Needs to Reverse Corporate Capture of Agricultural Policy

[The Conversation Africa] South Africans are embroiled in heated debates about the expropriation of agricultural land. But very little space is being devoted to how the country's scarce arable land could and should be used once it has been acquired. (AllAfrica)

Shots Fired As AKA Releases New Single #Beyonce

[allAfrica] So AKA dropped some major files on twitter just in time for the release of his new singles, and Twitter went crazy.  When Rapper Kiernan AKA Forbes took to Twitter to express how he feels about love, we were not ready for what came next. Many speculated and some instantly knew that he was talking about his recent relationship with Bonang Matheba. Then he dropped a major rock, I mean bombshell. AKA claimed in his tweet that he found rocks tied up in a plastic bag in his bedroom.  So does this mean (AllAfrica)

Govt Aims for 'Zero Carbon' Buildings in Green Push

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Cape Town -Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana knows how much cash going green can save. (AllAfrica)

'Cancer Treatment in the North West Is Impossible'

[Bhekisisa] Activists say that at least one patient has been trying to get treatment since 2013. (AllAfrica)

Local Government Is in Crisis. How It Can Be Fixed

[The Conversation Africa] Most of South Africa's 257 municipalities are in a disastrous financial position. According to the country's Auditor General, only 33 (13%) are in full compliance with the relevant legal requirements, and produced quality financial statements and performance reports. (AllAfrica)

Train Fire - Critically Injured Mom 'Wasn't Supposed to Take That Train'

[News24Wire] A Cape Town mother, who was critically injured when the train she had been travelling in caught alight, was never meant to be on that line, her bereft mother said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Father Killed in Front of His Children During Botched Hijacking

[News24Wire] A KwaZulu-Natal man was shot and killed in front of his children during a botched hijacking on Thursday afternoon, Crisis Medical paramedics said. (AllAfrica)

I've Never Committed Any Crime - Former President Zuma

[News24Wire] Former president Jacob Zuma insists that he has never committed any crime. (AllAfrica)

Botched Hijacking Death - Police Minister Says Final Suspect Will be Arrested

[News24Wire] The final assailant on the run, following the killing of Sadia Sukhraj, is a hardened criminal who will be caught, Police Minister Bheki Cele says. (AllAfrica)

Guptas Have Five Days to Return Plane to Lanseria Airport

[News24Wire] 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. (AllAfrica)

SA Young Gun Ready for Junior French Open

[News24Wire] Rising South African tennis sensation, Philip Henning , will get his Junior French Open campaign underway on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Miner Dies At Sibanye Mine in Carletonville

[News24Wire] 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. (AllAfrica)

Housebreaking Suspect Arrested Within Minutes in Walmer

[SAPS] Fighting crime is a shared responsibility between the police, the community and security companies. Quick reaction by a private security company resulted in the immediate arrest of a housebreaking suspect. (AllAfrica)

Third Suspect in Durban Attempted Hijacking Nabbed

[News24Wire] A third suspect has been arrested in connection with the attempted hijacking of a Durban father, who was shot and killed in full view of his family, police have said. (AllAfrica)

Two Armed Robbers Killed Following Kwamashu Shootout

[SAPS] At 06.30 this morning, police officers who were on the trail of armed robbers responsible for robberies at Avoca yesterday where involved in a shootout with the suspects at KwaMashu. Police who were tracking the movements of the suspects the whole night spotted the vehicle at the KwaMashu Hostel. The suspects attempted to flee from police and crashed their vehicle into a house. There was an exchange of gunfire between police and the armed robbers at the scene and two of the suspects were fatally wounded in (AllAfrica)

Jennifer Ferguson Slams Sunday Times for 'Unethical' Reporting On Rape Docket

[Daily Maverick] Singer Jennifer Ferguson says she will approach the Press Ombudsman over a Sunday Times report which contained graphic details of her alleged rape at the hands of South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan. The newspaper obtained the details from a confidential affidavit submitted by Ferguson to police as part of her case against Jordaan. (AllAfrica)

Deputy President David Mabuza Arrives in Kenya to Attend Madakara Day Celebrations

[Govt of SA] Deputy President David Mabuza has this evening, 31 May 2018, arrived in Nairobi in the Republic of Kenya on a Working Visit that also coincides with the Madaraka Day (Freedom Day) celebrations, marking the day when Kenya attained internal self-rule in 1963 from Britain. (AllAfrica)

MEC Dikgang Moiloa On Vandalism and Burning of Property During Violent Protest in Mohlakeng

[Govt of SA] MEC for Departments of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) and Human Settlements, MEC Dikgang Uhuru Moiloa, condemned vandalising and burning of government institutions and other property during the recent violent protest in Mohlakeng. (AllAfrica)

The Provincial Commissioner Embarks On an Imbizo in the Modimolle Cluster

[SAPS] In an attempt to give back and restore the morality of the community, the SAPS Limpopo Provincial Commissioner, Lt.General Nneke Ledwaba has today on Friday 1 June 2018 embarked on an Imbizo at Mokgoopong Stadium in the Modimolle Cluster. (AllAfrica)

Western Cape Social Development Celebrates International Children's Day During Child Protection Week

[Govt of SA] International Children's Day: Child Protection Week calls on us to end child abuse (AllAfrica)

Revenue Service Releases Trade Statistics for April 2018

[Govt of SA] The South African Revenue Service (SARS) today releases trade statistics for April 2018 recording a trade balance surplus of R1.14 billion. These statistics include trade data with Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS). The year-to-date (01 January to 30 April 2018) trade balance deficit of R17.65 billion is a deterioration on the surplus for the comparable period in 2017 of R8.52 billion. (AllAfrica)

Porsche Panamera 4s Sport Turismo - the Best of Both Worlds?

[Daily Maverick] It's more than 5m long, weighs in at around 1.9tons, yet dashes from standstill to 160km/h in 10sec. Plus it has plush seating for four, a huge boot, and the road manners of a sports car. Meet the Porsche Panamera 4S Sport Turismo ... (AllAfrica)

Minister Angie Motshekga - Launch of History Ministerial Task Team Report

[Govt of SA] Speech by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, MP, at the Launch of the History Ministerial Task Team Report held at Freedom Park, Pretoria (AllAfrica)

MEC Lebogang Motlhaping - Motor Vehicle Renewal Licence Relocation Launch

[Govt of SA] MEC Lebogang Motlhaping's, Launch of relocation of renewal of motor vehicle licence (AllAfrica)

Suspect in Cash-In-Transit Heist Allegedly a Cop

[News24Wire] News24 has reliably learnt that one of the seven men arrested after the cash-in-transit in Boksburg, in the East Rand is a police officer. (AllAfrica)