Cape Times (160)

Dulcie September Travelling Exhibition kicks off in Mitchells Plain

A moving exhibition honouring the life of anti-apartheid activist Dulci September is making its way across the Peninsula.

LOOK: Arson attacks continue at CPUT

The Cape Pensinsula University of Technology said one of its lecture theatres was alight in Cape Town just before lunchtime on Wednesday during student protests.

LISTEN: Two killed, one injured after truck overturns in Cape Town

Two people were killed and another seriously injured after a truck overturned on the N1 highway coming into the Cape Town city centre at the Koeberg interchange on Wednesday morning.

#MoeraneCommission: 'Greed, factionalism are causes of political violence'

Former KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu says greed, the manipulation of party lists and factionalism within the ANC are some of the causes of political violence

Man, 46, to appear over R3m tax fraud after 6-year hunt

A 48-year-old man is due to appear in the Bellville Magistrate's Court on Wednesday for income tax fraud of several million rand.

Two killed in N1 container truck crash

Two occupants of a sedan were killed when a truck overturned and its container landed on the passenger vehicle, crushing it.

Cricketers clueless on fatal attack

The two officials from the cricket franchise Multiply Titans, who barely survived the horrific attack at the Laudium Cricket clubhouse, have no idea what happened.

Pastor accused of raping girls during prayer sessions gets bail

Pastor Confidence Monyela, 32, who is accused of raping young girls during one-on-one prayer sessions, is out on R12 000 bail.

Sanco calls for government, business to blacklist #KPMG

Call follows the resignation of a number of the international audit firm's senior SA executives and withdrawal of so-called Sars rogue unit report.

Phiyega's Farlam challenge cost taxpayer R600 000

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has defended the payment of legal fees amounting to almost R600 000 for Riah Phiyega to challenge the Farlam Commission.

SAPS: Cops fatal shooting in Hanover Park is fake news

Bongani Mkongi is disappointed by fake reports saying two police officers were shot and killed in Hanover Park, his office said in a statement.

Working at Bell Pottinger showed me how good people can end up doing bad things

"We're discussing the scandal that finally sunk the PR house after it was caught inciting racial hatred in SA on behalf of the Gupta family."

'Strip Gigaba of all his powers to appoint PIC members'

Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba "must be stripped of all unilateral powers he has to appoint board members of the Public Investment Corporation".

Cape's 'fine squasher' con artist strikes again

Couple paid bogus traffic cop R2200 to squash tickets; now he's vanished and they still have to pay the fines.

South Africa's big 4 banks remain profitable - PricewaterhouseCoopers

The big four South African banks remained profitable despite South Africa's economic uncertainty, a PricewaterhouseCoopers report found.

WATCH: Mugabes are toxic parasites, says Biti after Rolls-Royce splurge

Tendai Biti expressed outrage over Zimbabwe's free-spending first family's latest extravagance: two Rolls-Royce Ghosts worth an estimated R70m.

Lucky escape for commuters after train hits diesel tanker

The crash derailed the train, leaving 10 people injured, including both drivers, and hundreds delayed for hours last night.

Assaulted woman dies after being dropped at hospital by mystery duo

Family members of deceased make-up artist Ntombozuko Peter are asking anyone with information to come forward after she was viciously beaten.

City has no plans to restore springs

Following a petition calling for the mayor to restore all local springs for public use, a Mayco member said the City had investigated the issue.

Firefighter truck damaged by stone-throwers in Nyanga

Firefighters called to douse a fire in Nyanga were targeted by residents, who pelted their truck with stones on their way back to their base.

32 cases of murder on Metrorail trains, stations over 2 years

Western Cape police were investigating 32 cases of murder either on Metrorail trains or railway stations in the past two financial years, a written reply to a question in the provincial legislature revealed on Tuesday.

Albinism Awareness Month: Treat albinos with dignity

In Albinism Awareness Month, Hape Peshoane, 30, from UWC, organisations and activists are raising awareness about the life experiences of albinos.

Tutu artwork causes traffic pile-up

A project to celebrate Desmond Tutu caused traffic congestion in the CBD yesterday morning when a crane was used for parts of the construction.

De Lille reflects: A book to take a leaf out of

Mayoral committee members, friends and supporters attended Mayor Patricia de Lille and Craig Kesson's book launch at the Civic Centre yesterday.

SACP wants action taken against KPMG, Sars boss Moyane

Sars commissioner Tom Moyane and auditing firm KPMG must face action for fiasco around claims of a "rogue unit" within the revenue service, says SACP.

Fun squeezed out of struggling Toys 'R' Us

Toys 'R' Us, the toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection.

SA Sign Language Charter being drafted

The charter has been drawn up to advocate for the rights of deaf people, increase public awareness of sign language and educate the public.

Fighting for women: Johansen bending African football to her will

Sierra Leone's football chief, Isha Johansen, has been called a prostitute by her peers, manhandled in public and received countless death threats.

Salif Keita: The Malian outcast who became a world icon

Musician Salif Keita also became an ambassador for albinism

Unicef concern over SA's no-show at early childhood development workshop

South Africa was invited in good time and at least three reminders were sent to enquire if any delegates would participate in the workshop.

Thulsie twins' assets frozen, names on US terror list

SA's Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie are accused of plotting a series of attacks on behalf of Islamic State against Jewish targets and US embassy.

A spicy treat for pumpkin eaters

It can be wrapped and stored at room temperature for up to five days. Once cooled, and wrapped in plastic wrap, can be frozen for up to three months.

Will Bok coach take the Louw road?

Will Allister Coetzee go back to the tried and tested in Francois Louw or will he be bold and pick a local man to fill the shoes of Jaco Kriel?

Ottis on the passion factor needed to win World Cup

At his unveiling as Proteas head coach at a press conference in Johannesburg yesterday, Ottis Gibson outlined his plans for the national cricket team.

Making a difference in the lives of those with albinism

September is Albinism Awareness Month - a chance to become better informed about needs and challenges of hundreds of thousands living with albinism.

The invisible people in sport during apartheid

The tragedy of South Africa was that white South Africans were somewhat complacent and because of that they made other people invisible.

Over 50 arrested in Nyanga during taxi strike

Community members made use of the chaotic circumstances that was brought on by the strike to loot local business in the Browns Farm area.'

Nedlac will not touch money of former head Mkhize

Nedlac has refused to clear thousands of rand deposited into its account by the wife of its former head Herbert Mkhize.

Jaco Kriel ruled out of Test season, Flo Louw to return for Boks?

Jaco Kriel's speed across the ground and high work-rate was one of the key compartments of the Bok breakdown strategy in their 23-23 draw against the Wallabies.

Ten finalists announced for 2018 SA Car of Year

Winner to be chosen in March next year after contenders put through their paces in January.

#MoeraneCommission: ANC top brass blamed for failure to end factionalism

The inquiry heard that most political murders in KZN were linked to factionalism in the ANC, and the party's failure to adequately address the issue.

Girl suspended for pouring boiling water on fellow pupil

The Gauteng Department of Education has confirmed the suspension of a pupil for allegedly poured boiling water on a fellow pupil.

Home Affairs Minister mum on DG's suspension

Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize would not divulge the reasons for the suspension of the department's director Mkuseli Apleni. The ministry announced his suspension on Monday.

Mother of assaulted SA model trashes claims that Grace Mugabe was acting in self-defence

The mother of a 20-year-old model who was allegedly assaulted by Grace Mugabe rubbished claims that Zimbabwe's first lady was acting in self-defence when she attacked her daughter in a Johannesburg hotel.

AfriForum asks court to review #GraceMugabe's diplomatic immunity

Gabrielle Engels together with Afriforum approached a court to review and set aside the fact that Grace Mugabe had received diplomatic immunity.

Sasfin ends 18-year relationship with #KPMG

Sasfin announced it had ended its 18-year relationship with KPMG as the audit firm struggles to clean up its image after being tainted by Gupta links.

Gunshots paralyse more people than car crashes on Cape Flats

For every person shot and killed in gun violence on the Cape Flats, as many as six others survive but are often left with severe disabilities. according to a study

Competition Commission refuses to hand over records to Standard Bank

The Competition Commission stopped short of calling Standard Bank arrogant for requesting the Tribunal to compel it to release investigation records.

SACP, Cosatu worried about intensifying divisions in alliance

People are increasingly turning to the courts, the mechanism of last resort, as an alternative for relief in the midst of glaring leadership failures."

SA Post Office posts financial loss of R978m

The SA Post Office continues to bleed with the entity posting another financial loss of R978m in the last financial year.