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ANOTHER cracked silo? Eskom refuses to comment

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 by SAPA

Eskom on Thursday declined to comment on what it called rumours of a crack in one of the ...

Divided loyalties? Mayor’s wife applies for position as head of IEC

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 by SAPA

Ekurhuleni mayor Mondli Gungubele's wife Rebecca Madipoane Gungubele had to defend herself against opposition to her possible appointment ...

Man who raped, murdered 4-year-old & hid body applies for psychiatric observation

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 by A4W Contributor

Four-year-old Jasmin-Lee Pretorius was allegedly murdered by her father’s 23-year-old step brother in December last year.

PICS: Top stories of the week – Chaos in parliament, Dewani discharge, John Legend lands

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 by A4W Contributor

We’ve put together a gallery of some of the top news stories this week – from the best ...

Parly accord in tatters over Zuma debate – Opposition demands Nkandla answers

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 by SAPA

The truce between political parties broke down after ANC filibustered for hours to try to delay DA’s motion ...

Gay dad challenges maternity leave laws

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 by SAPA

A Durban man in a same-sex marriage who was denied maternity leave has taken his government employers to ...

This is where our taxes go: Municipality spent R15 million on take-aways in 1 month

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 by SAPA and staff

Around R15 million was spent on take-aways for Tshwane municipal employees in a month, The Star reported on ...

CCTV captures moment when quick-thinking business man escaped hijackers

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 by A4W Contributor

A quick thinking Pretoria business man was lucky to escape with his life after an attempted hijacking. The ...

Matric pupil in court for robbery – Terrorised community with R5 rifle

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 by SAPA

A 19-year-old matric pupil is expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on a charge ...

Constrained but stable – The latest from Eskom

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 by SAPA

The power system remains constrained but stable with high electricity usage expected at night due to slightly nippy ...

Madiba tribute statue vandalised – Artist fears for his life

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 by A4W Contributor

A sponsored tribute to Nelson Mandela in Cape Town has been vandalised by a local activist group called ...

Violent crimes by children increase – 7 kids arrested for rape, attempted murder

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 by A4W Contributor

The erosion of civil society, gang violence, and increasing exposure to chaotic home environments have led to a ...

Teachers to write competency tests before being promoted

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 by A4W Contributor

The Basic Education Department is planning to introduce competency tests for teachers applying for senior posts.

Ramaphosa insists Mbete is ‘impartial’

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 by SAPA

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has defended National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete, calling her impartial, Beeld reported on Monday.

Vendetta? Teen girl shot dead by mother’s boyfriend

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 by SAPA and staff

A man was arrested for allegedly shooting his girlfriend's 19-year-old daughter dead in Robertsham in Johannesburg, The Star ...

Mom who killed her three disabled children goes on trial in London

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 by SAPA

Tania Clarence was suffering from severe depression at the time she took the lives of her three disabled ...

Internal politics? EFF members fight dirty with bricks, pangas and broken bottles

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 by A4W Contributor

Economic Freedom Fighters members turned on each other this weekend during a conference in the Northern Cape.

“She has lost her credibility” – DA no longer recognises Mbete as Speaker

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 by A4W Contributor

The following statement was released by the Democratic Alliance on Saturday, 15 November 2014 following chaos in Parliament.

The ANC’s crisis is the people’s opportunity – Zille

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 by A4W Contributor

Head of the DA, Helen Zille sent out the following open letter on Monday morning, urging the public ...

SA’s air-traffic control system is on the brink due to racism

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 by A4W Contributor

The following statement was issued by Piet le Roux Spokesperson: Solidarity, November 16 2014.

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