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ANC split over giving members vote to pick top five

The push for all ANC members to elect their president and top five leaders has pitted the party's biggest provinces against each other.

'Action against Khoza not a threat to other MPs'

ANC has dismissed suggestions that the disciplinary charges levelled against its defiant MP, Dr Makhosi Khoza, was a warning shot ahead vote.of Zuma

Gupta 'pawns' fall: Edifice of state capture cracks as pressure mounts

The Gupta empire is crumbling – day by day financial institutions are dumping President Jacob Zuma's friends. And their associates in SOEs are being pushed out.

EFF makes goodwill gesture to Zulu king

The king had some words of advice for members of the young party, who are known for being rabble-rousers in Parliament.

Hawks ditch informer after media reports

The Hawks confirmed that the prisoner alleged to have been left to languish in a derelict Potchefstroom prison is indeed an informer for the unit.

R101m private school subsidy slated by teacher unions

Teacher unions have slammed the funding, saying money should be made available to improve infrastructure and upskill staff at public schools.

Boy, 11, shot dead on his way home in Kensington

AN 11-year-old boy, carrying home potatoes, was the latest victim of gang violence in Kensington.

Plea to check initiation schools' credibility to avoid tragedy

The Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs says some parents refuse to send their children to registered initiation schools.

Table tennis hero wins gold despite stabbing setback

Theo Cogill's career had taken a major setback when he was stabbed in 2011, and doctors believed he would not walk again.

Nine cable thieves arrested on trains

Nine people have been arrested for cable theft on trains in the past six says, Metrorail said yesterday.

Transitional housing in Salt River gets nod from the City

A transitional housing development in Salt River has been approved by the city council.

Zille survives motion of no confidence

For the umpteenth time the ANC's move to unseat Western Cape Premier Helen Zille failed as a motion of no confidence was defeated.

Premier Zille, did you forget your promises?

I would like to tell you the stories of three basement rooms in Sea Point.

Mamoepa memorial: A man with work ethic, but 'kid at heart'

Those who attended the memorial service of Ronnie Mamoepa heard how the 56-year-old was actually a kid at heart devoted to his wife and children.

#TimolInquest: 'What they did was criminal'

What these people did was criminal. They were a brotherhood within the security police; they covered up for each other.'

Voices 360 Dialogue: Call for collective action to counter xenophobia

Just as South Africans act collectively against racism, they should do likewise when it comes to speaking out against xenophobia.

Two more shot dead at notorious Glebelands Hostel

A man and woman were shot and killed at uMlazi's notorious Glebelands Hostel, 10 days after commission probing political killings heard testimony.

Service providers fingered in report over attempted R10m swindle

At least three service providers have been nailed in a forensic report for attempting to swindle more than R10 million from the City of Tshwane.

Tackling issues of Islamophobia after 9/11

An award-winning one-woman show casting the spotlight on experiences of four Muslim women in Cape Town, whose lives were touched by 9/11.

Caster a shining example of tolerance

Fighting against rejection from her own sport since announcing herself to the world in 2009, Caster Semenya has become a shining example of tolerance.

#TimolInquest: 'Probe into death was substandard'

The investigation into the death of activist Ahmed Timol was poorly done in order to hide what actually happened, said investigator Frank Dutton.

Water crisis could endanger tourism revenue, says Winde

The Western Cape's continued water crisis could deal a blow to the tourism sector which has seen tourist spend increase by R4bn, says MEC Alan Winde.

Menopause symptoms strike early for 8 in 10

The menopause occurs when a woman has her last period. For decades, menopause research has centred on this point, which happens in the average British woman at the age of 52, and on the years that followed.

'Government should do more to fight xenophobia'

The government should do more to tackle xenophobic attacks in the country, say panelists discussing xenophobia at a dialogue discussion.

Fears state capture inquiries may turn into a farce

The DA believed it may merely be "an exercise in damage control rather than a real attempt at rooting out corruption".

Manhunt for motorist after would-be robber shot dead

Police say they are looking for a deadlocked motorist who shot and killed a man who tried to rob him at a notorious smash-and-grab hotspot in Cape Town.

LISTEN: DA demands Bell Pottinger hearing to be open to public

The DA has requested that the disciplinary inquiry into Bell Pottinger set for August 18 in London be open to the public.

WATCH: Metro cops gather for march to Tshwane House

Metro officers and other municipal workers decried the changes to employment conditions by the City of Tshwane implemented without proper procedure being conducted.

Index shows SA's net pay on the rise

South Africans had every reason to smile last month as real take-home pay reached a 15-month high after it increased for the fourth consecutive month by 1.3 percent.

New ARV drug a game-changer for HIV​ patients

The much-anticipated antiretroviral dolutegravir will be introduced as the first-line treatment for the HIV infected in South Africa as early as April

LISTEN: Pelican Park protest force road closures

A protest has flared up in Pelican Park forcing the closure of several main roads in the vicinity.

Capitec is overall brand leader in South Africa - report

Survey which determines the most powerful and the most valuable brands by country, says South Africa's brand value had increased by 3 percent.

Cops leave registered informer 'to rot in jail after nabbing gang'

A registered police informer has been languishing in prison for over three years despite allegedly helping the SAPS bring down a house-breaking gang.

'Gupta pals' face heat at ANC lekgotla

Ministers implicated in the Gupta emails saga could come under fire when the ANC national executive committee lekgotla meets from tomorrow.

Khoza hits back at ANC over charges​

Despite being slapped with multiple disciplinary charges, ANC MP Makhosi Khoza remained defiant yesterday and accused the party of selective justice.

Grandmother loses family of six in Phillipi fire

A Phillipi East pensioner has told of the harrowing ordeal of losing six family members, in a shack fire.

Nine Suurbraak protesters out on R1 000 bail each

Nine Suurbraak community members were released on R1 000 bail each following their arrest for public violence related to a service delivery protest

'Mother of Africa' turns 90

Veronica Sobukwe, wife of Struggle icon Robert Sobukwe, was described as a devoted wife and mother, who turned pain into ever-glowing shrine'.

Kidnapping of Zhauns owner still a mystery

It is alleged that the suspects used a Taser to subdue Sadeck Zhaun Ahmed and left the staff member unharmed.

Armed guards for central railway line

Metrorail said the move was in response to threats in operating areas, where the emergency services are prevented from attending to life-threatening situations.

Junaid turns 8 years old 'through God's grace'

Yesterday was an emotional day for the family of the little boy who has touched hearts throughout the country in his brave battle against cancer.

Couple jailed over R23m fictitious invoices

The Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court has convicted a couple on 188 charges of fraud amounting to R23 million.

Casinos lose out as online sports betting increases in Cape

Fewer South Africans are gambling in casinos, but electronic sports betting is on the increase.

Grave shortage of burial space

George Municipality says they will no longer have space at their cemeteries in the next 24 months.

Timol was in 'no state to leap to own death'

Two forensic pathologists who testified in the Ahmed Timol inquest yesterday agreed he had suffered severe injuries while being held in detention.

Strand backpacker lodge bid turned down

The City has rejected a rezoning application for a backpackers lodge in Strand after a site inspection revealed illegal structures on the two plots.

National lab service is owed R5bn

National Health Department has asked its provincial counterparts to pay about R5 billion owed to National Health Laboratory Service within seven days.

Mass march against Palestine mosque security

Thousands marched to Parliament in solidarity with the al-Aqsa Mosque in Palestine yesterday,

EFF celebrates its fourth anniversary

The EFF turned four yesterday and took its birthday celebrations to Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

Chicken Butternut and Feta Crumble

Cook smarter: Make double the crumble and save half in the freezer for next time.