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Pretoria man killed and stuffed under his bed, girlfriend arrested

Police were called to the scene and arrested the woman after she could not explain the circumstances that led to the man's death. (

Three Entangled Whales Rescued Off Western Cape Coast

[News24Wire] Three whales have been assisted off the coast of Cape Town after they became tangled in separate incidents. (AllAfrica)

Over 300 People Tested for Coronavirus With 18 Quarantined - Zweli Mkhize

[News24Wire] More than 300 people have been tested for the coronavirus, while another 18, who were in contact with the only diagnosed South African, have been quarantined, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Pepper Spray and Punches - South Africans Ready for Women's Day

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Johannesburg -South African women are gearing up for International Women's Day on Sunday with pepper spray pop-up stalls and rape prevention workshops so that they feel safer on their daily commutes. (AllAfrica)

'No South African in China Is Infected With Coronavirus'

[News24Wire] China's ambassador to South Africa, Lin Songitan, has confirmed that none of those waiting to be repatriated are positive with coronavirus. (AllAfrica)

Govt Denies Army Unwilling to Participate in Wuhan Repatriation

[] Government has dismissed reports contained in a Mail & Guardian article that South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers are not willing to travel to Wuhan, China, to repatriate citizens. (AllAfrica)

Coronavirus - SA Teacher Quarantined in South Korean Hospital After Testing Positive

[News24Wire] A South African English teacher based in Daegu, South Korea, is in quarantine after testing positive for the Covid-19 virus. (AllAfrica)

Police Hunt for Man Who Defrauded Drought-Stricken Farmers

[News24Wire] Limpopo police have launched a manhunt for an alleged fraudster preying on drought-stricken farmers. (AllAfrica)

What Is South Africa's Place in Africa's Growth Story?

[ISS] Between now and 2040, almost every second person born worldwide will be African, and the continent will account for more than 60% of growth in the world's working-age population. Africa has boundless potential. And yet the income gap between Africa and the rest of the world has been growing since the 1960s. (AllAfrica)

CPUT Closed After Night of Violence Which Saw Vehicles Torched, Four Protesters Arrested

[News24Wire] The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) closed on Friday after food trucks were torched on the Bellville campus and four people were arrested in the latest wave of violence that has hit university campuses across South Africa. (AllAfrica)

Five Accused of Killing Woman for R80 000 Insurance Payout Case Postponed

[News24Wire] The Barberton Magistrate's Court in Mpumalanga on Friday postponed the case of five people accused of plotting to murder a 62-year-old woman for her R80 000 life insurance payout. (AllAfrica)

Coronavirus Patient Stable, Family Unaffected

[] South Africa's first confirmed Coronavirus patient is in a stable condition at Grey's Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, where he is being treated. (AllAfrica)

Peac Meeting to Focus On Reindustrialisation

[] South Africa's reindustrialisation programme is set to come into sharp focus at the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) meeting held at the Union Buildings on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Coronavirus - Who Urges Speedy Response

[] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on Coronavirus affected countries to work with speed in dealing with the virus. (AllAfrica)

Three Arrested for Cash Heist, Police Murder

[] The Minister of Police, General Bheki Cele, has commended the Hawks and the Special Task Force rapid response team that arrested five cash heist suspects, who also allegedly shot and killed two officers in Mahikeng, North West. (AllAfrica)

Fear and Uncertainty in Neighbourhood of SA's First Coronavirus Patient

[News24Wire] Residents of Hilton in KwaZulu-Natal have expressed fear and uncertainty after a member of the community contracted the deadly coronavirus. But they have different views about how to handle the news and what to expect from the government. (AllAfrica)

Three Nabbed for Robbing Vodacom Store in Khayelitsha

[News24Wire] Three men have been arrested after being caught with cash and cellphones during a robbery at a Vodacom outlet in Harare, Khayelitsha. (AllAfrica)

Inspectors Discover Unsafe Conditions at Atteridgeville School

[] Inspectors from the Department of Employment and Labour have prohibited learners at Saul Ridge High School in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria, from using eight classrooms and toilets due to the facilities not complying with the Occupational Health and Safety Act. (AllAfrica)

Speaker Orders Removal of Brigadier Who Obstructed Journalist and MPs

[News24Wire] National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise has given instructions for a senior police official to be booted from the parliamentary precinct after she prevented MPs from entering the National Assembly ahead of last week's budget speech and obstructed a journalist from doing his job. (AllAfrica)

Mpumalanga Man Gets Two Life Sentences for Raping Two Young Girls

[News24Wire] A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment for kidnapping and raping two young girls, one of whom was suffocated to death in 2018. (AllAfrica)

Fisherman Drowns After Falling Into Umzimkulu River in Port Shepstone

[News24Wire] A 25-year-old man drowned after falling from the dollosse while fishing at the Umzimkulu River mouth in Port Shepstone on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Dros Rapist Asks for Leave to Appeal, Says Rape Was Not Premeditated

[News24Wire] Convicted child rapist Nicholas Ninow has approached the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria for leave to appeal his rape conviction and sentence, arguing that Judge Mokhine Mosopa erred in finding that the crime was premeditated. (AllAfrica)

Three Men Killed in Germiston Shooting

[News24Wire] Three men have been killed in a shooting in Germiston. (AllAfrica)

De Kock - Other Batsmen Taking a Lot Off My Back

[News24Wire] Proteas captain Quinton de Kock admits that other batsmen scoring runs in the ODI series against Australia has taken a lot of pressure off of him. (AllAfrica)

PSL 'Suspends Shaking of Hands' Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

[News24Wire] The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has taken the necessary precaution following South Africa's first positive case of Covid-19 coronavirus by suspending the "shaking of hands" before matches. (AllAfrica)

Prasa Ordered to Pay Security Companies Plus Punitive Costs

[GroundUp] On Friday in the Western Cape High Court, Judge Thandazwa Ndita ordered that PRASA pay the security companies it fired in November 2019. It also ordered PRASA to give the court reasons for its non-compliance with the court order set down by Judge President John Hlophe on 19 November 2019. (AllAfrica)

HIV/Aids - New Power, Old Problems

[Daily Maverick] UNAIDS takes stock 25 years on from the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action for advancing the rights of women and girls and gender equality. (AllAfrica)

The Public Health System and Individual Hygiene Practices Must Be Primed to Deal With the Coronavirus

[Daily Maverick] Parliament also needs to take the initiative and appoint a Standing Commission on Health Security to provide oversight of government measures in preventing, detecting, mitigating, responding to and assisting community recovery from all catastrophic events. (AllAfrica)

Three Men Sentenced for Murder

[SAPS] The Ntuzuma Regional Court has on 02 March 2020 sentenced Nkosinathi Patrick Madondo (38) to 30 years imprisonment whilst his co-accused Sibusiso Blessing Khuzwayo (34) and Khayelihle Ndlovu (24) were each sentenced to a jail term of 20 years imprisonment. This was after the court heard of their role in a kidnapping, murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances incident. (AllAfrica)

Murdered Hout Bay Boy's Family Plead With State to Hand Over His Body

[News24Wire] Family members of the Hout Bay child who was murdered, allegedly by a local basketball coach, say they are frustrated as the State has yet to release the boy's body to them for burial. (AllAfrica)

Grade 12 Pupils Rushed to Clinic Following Gas Leak in Classroom

[News24Wire] A gas leakage in a Consumer Studies class resulted in four Grade 12 pupils from Soshanguve East Secondary School in Tshwane being rushed to a local clinic on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)