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Mpumalanga man dies on New Year's Eve after gunman opens fire on couple

Police said the man had been celebrating New Year's Eve with his wife and family at their home when an unknown man entered their yard with a firearm. (iol.co.za)


WATCH: Yvonne Chaka Chaka denies being deported from Uganda

Ugandan police spokesperson Fred Enanga said they are hopeful Chaka Chaka will visit the country again, "when she applies for the correct visa”. (iol.co.za)


Men who impregnate girls under 16 will be charged with statutory rape - Simelane-Zulu

As of Wednesday evening, a total of 95 New Year babies had been born, KwaZulu-Natal's health department said, with the youngest mother being only 14. (iol.co.za)


Judge was aware of prisoner's HIV status before sentencing him to 13 years in jail

Ten years ago, a man known as LM was involved in the armed robbery of Protea Coin security guards at the KFC outlet in Mamelodi. Now - suffering from TB and HIV-positive - he is trying to have his 13-year jail term reduced. (iol.co.za)


Government vows to alleviate impact of drought in parts of SA

Government remains resolute in working together with affected provinces, municipalities and the private sector to alleviate the impact of on-going drought in parts of the country. (iol.co.za)


'Corruption will get worse': Doctors outraged over current NHI Bill

South African doctors strongly oppose the NHI Bill, saying they would not support the legislation in its current format as it would lead to “large-scale corruption”. (iol.co.za)


Ten-year-old boy drowns on New Year's day

A 10-year old boy drowned in the Western Cape fishing town of Gansbaai on New Year's day, one of several water-related emergencies reported by the National Sea Rescue Institute. (iol.co.za)


Cruise passenger rescued after going overboard

Footage showed a rescue boat being hauled up the side of the cruise liner using two cranes before the man walked off wrapped in a silver blanket. (iol.co.za)


Lesufi livid after Vaal high school set alight, books destroyed

The loss is estimated at approximately R4 million - with eight classrooms burnt down, including new stock that was being kept ahead of the new academic year. (iol.co.za)


Police probe murder case after Bloem man dies at initiation school

A 32-year-old man has died at an initiation school in Bloemfontein, police said on Thursday. (iol.co.za)


Four council vehicles found burnt at KZN municipality

Cogta MEC Sipho Hlomuka called for an investigation into the cause of the fire, saying reports indicated that security guards saw smoke coming from the municipal parking bays at 6am on Thursday. (iol.co.za)


Police probe attempted sexual assault on boy at Sea Point pool

The police are investigating an attempt to sexually assault an 11-year-old boy at the public swimming pool in Sea Point on New Year's Day, City of Cape Town law enforcement authorities said on Thursday. (iol.co.za)


MEC orders investigation after four council vehicles torched

KwaZulu-Natal's MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Sipho Hlomuka has ordered an investigation into the cause of a fire that destroyed four vehicles belonging to the Ndwendwe Local Municipality on Thursday. (iol.co.za)


R300 bail for Ventersdorp couple accused of beating police officer

A couple accused of assaulting a police officer was granted bail at the Ventersdorp Magistrate's Court on Thursday, North West police said. (iol.co.za)


Police commend Free State residents for citizens' arrest

The Free State police on Thursday commended residents of Makwane in Qwaqwa for apprehending a man who robbed a woman of her handbag at knife point. (iol.co.za)


Embattled DA Politician Sheila Senkubuge Resigns From Tshwane Council

[News24Wire] Transport MMC for Tshwane Metro Municipality and PR councillor Sheila Senkubuge has resigned, the party confirmed to News24 on Saturday morning. (AllAfrica)


Why the EFF Could Hold the Key to Winning Joburg Mayoral Race

[News24Wire] With the postponement of the Johannesburg mayoral council sitting on Thursday, the EFF could hold a strong hand going into this week's negotiations with the ANC and DA. (AllAfrica)


Faf Sings Praises of 'Shining Jewel' Mzansi Super League

[News24Wire] Cape Town -Proteas captain Faf du Plessis says the Mzansi Super League (MSL) is a "shining jewel" that South Africa's cricketing authorities need to take care of. (AllAfrica)


Alleged Phoenix Drug Dealers in Custody for Dealing in Drugs

[SAPS] KwaZulu-Natal -On Thursday, 28 November 2019 Hawks members from Durban Serious Organised Crime unit (SANEB) working together with Crime Intelligence, National Intervention Unit, Durban Flying Squad, Metro Police Drug Task Team, and K9 unit arrested two suspects aged 35 and 37 for dealing and possession of drugs in Phoenix area, Durban. (AllAfrica)


Two Branch Managers Arrested for Fraud

[SAPS] Yesterday, a joint intelligence driven operation involving the Provincial Commercial Crime Investigation Unit and other police units as well as Post Office investigators was conducted in EThekwini following intensive investigations with regards to fraudulent activities uncovered at two post offices. (AllAfrica)


Alleged Leader of the National Christian Resistance Movement 'The Crusaders' Arrested for Terrorism Plot

[SAPS] Pretoria -A self-professed leader of the National Christian Resistance Movement (NCRM) also known as the 'Crusaders' has been arrested for alleged terrorism by the Hawks' Serious Organised Crime Investigation's Crimes Against The State (CATS) team and National Crime Intelligence on Thursday, 28 November 2019. (AllAfrica)


Armed Robbers Smash Into Cash-in-Transit Van On Pretoria N1, Escape With Money

[News24Wire] A cash-in-transit van was attacked by three gunmen on the N1 in Pretoria on Friday, officials have confirmed. (AllAfrica)


Firearms and a Stolen Vehicle Recovered in Nyanga and Harare

[SAPS] Media Statement (AllAfrica)


Healthcare for All Is Possible

[UCT] South Africa faces "enormous challenges", but attaining widespread access to quality healthcare is not unrealistic - provided solid short-to-medium and long-term plans are enforced effectively. But not before deliberating a set of serious questions and coming up with solutions to them first. (AllAfrica)


Minister Naledi Pandor Sends Message of Condolences Following the Passing of the Saharawi Ambassador to South Africa

[Govt of SA] The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has learnt with shock and sadness of the passing of His Excellency Mr. Radhi-Sghaiar Bachir, Ambassador of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic to the Republic of South Africa. (AllAfrica)


President Cyril Ramaphosa - Eulogy At the Special Official Funeral of King Zwelonke Mpendulo Sigcau

[Govt of SA] Eulogy by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Special Official Funeral of His Majesty, King Zwelonke Mpendulo Sigcau, Nqadu Royal Palace, Willowvale (AllAfrica)


Minister Blade Nzimande On Nsfas Application Centres Opening On Saturday

[Govt of SA] The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Dr Blade Nzimande, calls for prospective National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) applicants to use the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) centres to apply for the NSFAS bursary for the 2020 academic year. (AllAfrica)


International Relations and Cooperation On UN International Day of Solidarity With the Palestinian People

[Govt of SA] This year marks 42 years since the United Nations (UN) General Assembly established the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The commemoration of this day seeks to galvanise global action towards ending the occupation of Palestine. (AllAfrica)


Police On Bravery of Westville Police Officers During a Village Market Post Office Robbery

[Govt of SA] The National Commissioner of Police, General Khehla John Sitole has applauded two police officers for their bravery, which was caught on camera, during an armed robbery at a post office in Westville yesterday. The two members, both Warrant Officers attached to the Westville Police Station, responded separately to a complaint of an armed robbery at approximately 08:30am yesterday morning at the Village Market Post Office in Westville. (AllAfrica)


Western Cape Police Ombudsman On Investigating SAPS Failure to Stop Trains Burning

[Govt of SA] The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has written to Western Cape Police Ombudsman, Mr JJ Brand, requesting an urgent investigation into the Western Cape SAPS inability to resolve the deliberate attack on railway infrastructure in the Western Cape. (AllAfrica)


Women's Land Rights Activist Nominated for Major Human Rights Prize

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Johannesburg -Land is a hot topic in South Africa, where President Ramaphosa last year launched a process to change the constitution to redistribute land and address inequality (AllAfrica)