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Tears and Heartache At Miguel Louw Funeral

[News24Wire] It was tears and heartache in Sydenham on Saturday as slain 9-year-old boy Miguel Louw was laid to rest after being found in Phoenix last week. (AllAfrica)

Manhunt Launched for Four-Year-Old Child Following a Hijacking

[News24Wire] Police have launched a manhunt for a four-year-old girl after four men hijacked her father on Saturday morning in New Germany, KwaZulu-Natal, driving off with her still in the car. (AllAfrica)

Homeless People's Uphill Battle Applying for Grants

[News24Wire] More than one million people in South Africa receive a disability grant from the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa). But if you're homeless, it can be particularly challenging to get this support, GroundUp reports. (AllAfrica)

DA Delays Naming Western Cape Premier Candidate

[News24Wire] The DA on Saturday has delayed announcing who its candidate will be in its most coveted province, the Western Cape. (AllAfrica)

Some Zimbabweans Still Waiting for Permits As Deadline Looms

[News24Wire] Some Zimbabweans who have applied for their Zimbabwe Exemption Permits (ZEP) are anxious about the slow progress processing their permits. Without a valid permit to show, they find their bank accounts frozen, face difficulties registering their children at education institutions and even lose their jobs. (AllAfrica)

Kolisi Lauds Springboks' Courage and Belief

[News24Wire] Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has lauded the self-belief and courage of the team after the South Africans scored an epic victory over the All Blacks on Saturday in Wellington. (AllAfrica)

Hawks Arrest 7 Alleged Illegal Miners

[News24Wire] Various authorities including the Hawks on Saturday bust seven alleged illegal miners in Ellerton at a rehabilitated mine in the Hlaniki village. (AllAfrica)

Africans Live A Decade Longer Than in 1990, But...

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The level of human development in Sub-Saharan Africa, judged by how long people live for, how well they are educated and how much they earn, has improved by more than a third in the past three decades, according to a United Nations report published today. (AllAfrica)

Red Ants Back in Hermanus As Land Demand Lingers

[News24Wire] The Red Ants had to be called to Hermanus again in the past three weeks, following an apparent "land invasion" involving around 400 structures, the Overstrand Municipality said on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Is MTN Being Shaken Down By Buhari's Government?

[ISS] Nigeria's costly claims against the South African company raise questions about investment security in Africa's largest economy. (AllAfrica)

Robbers Nabbed Within Hours

[News24Wire] Police have nabbed three alleged cash-in-transit robbers mere hours after they attacked a pension payout point in Lady Frere in the Eastern Cape. (AllAfrica)

'We Are Heartsore,' Says Dad of Missing Hout Bay Fisherman

[News24Wire] The parents of Hangberg fisherman Deurick van Blerk still do not have closure over what happened to their son, who allegedly went overboard during a poaching swoop in Hout Bay last month. (AllAfrica)

Parents Must Know Where Their Children Are - Bheki Cele At Memorial for Miguel Louw

[News24Wire] Police Minister Bheki Cele didn't mince his words in Durban on Friday when he called on parents to be more vigilant about the whereabouts of their children during the memorial service for nine-year-old Miguel Louw. (AllAfrica)

South Africans Come Off Second Best As Politicians Play Havoc With Coalitions

[The Conversation Africa] For the past two years political party coalitions have become the "new normal" in South African politics. They became a key feature in 2016 after the main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), wrested power from the governing African National Congress (ANC) by forming coalitions in three key metropolitan - Nelson Mandela Bay, Tshwane and Johannesburg. (AllAfrica)

Cape Town Mayor Looks to Apartheid's Legacy to Curb Climate Change

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] SAN Francisco -"To reduce carbon emissions, you have to deal with the spatial planning of your city" (AllAfrica)

US Warns Citizens Travelling to SA, Following Latest Crime Stats

[News24Wire] The US Department of State on Wednesday issued a travel advisory to its citizens travelling to South Africa, following the release of the annual crime statistics by the SA Police Service. (AllAfrica)

Ramaphosa Assures Diplomatic Community on Land Reform

[News24Wire] Land redistribution is necessary to correct the injustices of South Africa's apartheid history, President Cyril Ramaphosa told the diplomatic community in Pretoria on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Parliamentary Official Shoots Himself at Work

[News24Wire] A parliamentary official committed suicide on the Parliamentary precinct shortly after midday on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Scourge of Acid Attacks Which 'Burn Your Skin Off'

[Bhekisisa] In the wake of acid attacks, victims -- often women -- can feel hopeless. Now, women around the world fighting back. (AllAfrica)

Cash-Strapped Public Broadcaster to Consider Retrenchments

[News24Wire] The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) management is planning to embark on retrenchment processes, an internal memo shows. (AllAfrica)

Student Arrested at Airport with U.S.$630,000 in Backpack

[News24Wire] South African Revenue Service (SARS) officials have arrested a South African student who allegedly had US dollars to the value of almost R10m in her hand luggage when she boarded a flight at OR Tambo International Airport. (AllAfrica)

Blue Bulls Down Pumas in Currie Cup Thriller

[News24Wire] The Blue Bulls took a major step towards the Currie Cup semi-finals on Friday night with a 39-29 win against the Pumas at Loftus. (AllAfrica)

Why There's Resistance to Coal Mining At a World Heritage Site in South Africa

[The Conversation Africa] There are fears that new mining operations in the north east of South Africa could threaten communities, tourism and the environment. (AllAfrica)

Armed Robber Killed in Shootout

[SAPS] eThekwini Inner North Cluster members were conducting an operation at C Section in KwaMashu last night aimed at eradicating serious and violent crimes, when they spotted a vehicle that was stolen from Eagle Hill in Yellowwood Park earlier on the day. Police instructed the four occupants in the vehicle to stop but they sped off whilst firing shots at police. Police officers returned fire and a 35-year-old suspect was fatally shot whilst three suspects managed to flee during the shooting. (AllAfrica)

Don't Panic About Zuma's Second Coming

[Daily Maverick] The last week or so has been dominated by political talk around a newly active former President Jacob Zuma. To many it was apparent that he was getting restless and preparing for a comeback of sorts. To others, he was just out to get and politically damage President Cyril Ramaphosa. (AllAfrica)

Mashaba 'Shocked, Disappointed' After Mbalula Blames Him for Firefighters' Deaths

[News24Wire] City of Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says he is shocked and disappointed in the ANC's head of elections Fikile Mbalula who called for him to take political responsibility for the deaths of three firefighters who died in a blaze last week. (AllAfrica)

IPID Probing Alleged Police Assault of Cape Town Teens

[News24Wire] The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is investigating allegations that police officers assaulted four teenagers in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, earlier this week. (AllAfrica)

'Fake Food' in South Africa - Myths, Misinformation and Not Enough Data

[The Conversation Africa] Owners of small shops in South Africa - in most cases foreigners - have been accused of stocking counterfeit food and food that's past its sell-by date. The issue has been caught up in xenophobic violence, with shop owners targeted by South Africans . There is very little hard data about what's referred to as "fake food" in both the formal and informal sectors. This means the issue is politically charged and dominated by opinions, not evidence. The Conversation Africa's Ina Skosana asked Jane Battersby-Len (AllAfrica)

Rapist Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Raping Disabled Girl

[SAPS] Fochville Regional Court took a firm stance on Wednesday, 12 September 2018 in a rape case. (AllAfrica)

Wolwerivier Gets First Medical Facility Thanks to Swedish Family, Who Lost a Loved One in Cape Town

[News24Wire] A "healing" bond has been forged between the residents of Wolwerivier relocation camp, north of Cape Town, and a family living in the Scandinavian country of Sweden more than 10 000km away, whose son was knocked down and killed a few years ago. (AllAfrica)

Ajay Gupta Only Willing to Offer Video Testimony - Report

[News24Wire] Ajay Gupta was not prepared to return to South Africa in order to appear before an inquiry into state capture - but was willing to offer testimony via video link from Dubai. (AllAfrica)