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#OscarPistorius: SCA to hand down judgment on Friday

It's exactly three weeks after the prosecution argued its case before the SCA, calling for a harsher sentence than the six year jail term he is serving.

VIDEOS: Zimbabwe is witnessing 'unfolding full democracy' - Mnangagwa

They waited under the scorching for hours, waiting for their hero, Zimbabwe's incoming leader, Emmerson Mnangwaga to arrive.

Brown hits back after Gupta collusion allegations at inquiry

"I never consulted with anyone on my executive functions. Not Tony Gupta or Salim Essa or anyone else. Why would I hand over my functions?"

'Dismantle system, values and culture Mugabe bequeathed us'

Zimbabwe's former deputy prime minister, Arthur Mutambara, says the systems which sustained the 93-year-old for almost four decades are yet to be dismantled.

Brown denies Zuma instructed her to remove Eskom officials

At Eskom inquiry, she was questioned about alleged instruction said to have emanated from meeting including president and ex-SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni.

Mnangagwa: Stone-faced securocrat who pulled rug from under Mugabe's feet

Ousted vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to be sworn in as President of Zimbabwe soon following Mugabe's resignation.

Mantashe: ANC taken aback by military coup in Zimbabwe

There were no discussions or alerts between Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF and the ANC regarding the removal of Robert Mugabe as president.

MP reveals some not-so-sweet tactics as sugar tax bill passed

Carrim tells of threats, harassment and spying from those opposed to the tax

Sweet potato casserole

Spread the topping over the sweet potatoes and place the dish in the oven, and bake for about 30-40 minutes until it bubbles.

Stop the killing​ of wonderful creatures

Maybe some day we humans will learn to respect the wonderful creatures with which we share this ailing and ravaged planet.

Writing is on the wall for Zuma

Our President Jacob Zuma should be watching the events in Zimbabwe with fear and horror.

Probe into Retreat, Hanover Park shootings

Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said police found two victims, 14 and 22 years old, with gunshot wounds in Retreat.

Cop couple found dead in Delft home

According to an anonymous source, neighbour accounts of the event detailed the husband shot and killed his wife before committing suicide.

Suspected murder-suicide after cop couple found dead

Neighbours of a married couple, who were both police officers, just heard loud music playing for hours at their house, not realising the two were dead.

Beware 'The Crocodile' Mnangagwa

From one thieving and murdering despot to another in Zimbabwe.

African Union lauds Mugabe's decision to quit

AUC chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said Mugabe would be remembered as a fearless pan-Africanist who had dedicated a lifetime of service to Zimbabwe.

Time to tap into water technology

We need to unlock more water resources and drive efficiency in our existing supplies to stimulate the economy and job growth.

Jason Rohde recollection of night wife went 'ballistic'

He said as Jason Rohde tried to leave, Susan became physical by pulling at his collar and restrained him, trying to block him from leaving.

Water testing stepped up in response to residents' concerns

As a result of this process, residents might notice changes in the taste and colour of their tap water, but the water remains safe to drink.

Suspension cloud over three top City officials

Speaker confirmed council unanimously resolved City's audit and performance committee appoint an independent investigator to look into allegations.

Ex-Eskom board chair 'threatened by Gupta to report him to uBaba'

"The impression he gave me distinctly is that he had a very close relationship with Baba," Tsotsi said in the parliamentary inquiry.

Durbanville Hills wins best restaurant award again

Restaurant manager Dirk Steyn said it was the drive and expertise of the culinary team that led the restaurant to take the title of best restaurant in the whole country for 2017.

MeerKAT radio telescope to go live in April

The advanced radio telescope will be able to detect radio waves from objects millions, or even billions, of light years away.

Explosive testimony implicating Zuma at Eskom inquiry

Former Eskom board chairperson Zola Tsotsi implicated President Jacob Zuma and his ally, former SAA board chairwoman Dudu Myeni, in interference.

City has made great strides in delivering sanitation services

According to national government metrics, City of Cape Town has achieved 100% access to adequate sanitation, compared with national average of 43%.

SKA radio telescope project to create jobs for 50 years

This followed concerns expressed by residents over the fact that not everyone in the community had gained employment through the project.

'We are happy to be led by Mnagangwa'

Holding their country's flags, dancing, blowing vuvuzelas and singing, they gathered at Harare International Airport, eager to see the man they refer to as their hero.

We want to build a different Zimbabwe, says Tsvangirai

Movement for Democratic Change leader has pleaded with Zanu-PF members to help him build a better Zimbabwe.

Molefe disputes assertion he resigned from Eskom

Brian Molefe responded to parliamentary inquiry by saying high court would determine soon whether technically he left on pension or not.

#Nxasana told Zuma he wanted to resign, court hears

Casac, Corruption Watch and Freedom Under Law are asking the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to set aside the settlement agreement.

Household appliance maker Whirlpool accused of bullying workers

Household appliances maker Whirlpool on Tuesday said it regretted the decision by its employees to continue their two-week strike.

#MugabeResigns: 'We woke up every morning waiting for this day'

After a week of political turmoil, Zimbabweans reacted with shock, disbelief and delight after the announcement of Robert Mugabe's resignation.

Party mood reigns in Harare

Harare was one big party last night as Zimbabweans filled the streets of capital to celebrate the end of Robert Mugabe's 37-year reign as president.

Zimbabwe's parliament starts impeachment process against Mugabe

Parliament Speaker Jacob Mudenda said he received a motion to impeach Mugabe and parliament would adjourn to a hotel to start the proceedings.

Zimbabweans in South Africa celebrate Mugabe's resignation

Zimbabweans across South Africa were in a celebratory mood following the resignation on Tuesday of their long serving President Robert Mugabe.

Absa boss confirms Gupta associate's presence in R600m Tegeta deal

An Absa representative was on a phone call with Anoj Singh in December 2015 when he "understood that Eric Wood from Regiments was with him".

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe resigns

Zimbabwe's Parliament has erupted in cheers as the speaker on Tuesday announced the resignation of President Robert Mugabe.

VIDEO: Zimbabweans out in their numbers ahead of #MugabeImpeachment

Zimbaweans came out in their numbers on Tuesday to witness a historic moment in their lives...the impeachment of President Robert Mugabe.

Will 'Gucci' Grace Mugabe face the music?

Deposed dictator Robert Mugabe could leave Zimbabwe as early as Tuesday night, but military is demanding hated wife face prosecution.

Post-Mugabe regime must show respect for rights – Amnesty International

"Zimbabwe needed to usher in a new era of living up to international human rights obligations and treating its people with dignity and justice."

What to expect next in Zimbabwe?

"It seems unlikely that the country will spiral into a cycle of anarchy, but it is equally unlikely that a fairy-tale transition will occur."

Molefe denies having phone contact with Atul Gupta at inquiry

"She does not provide the phone numbers nor dates and times when calls were made. It is therefore difficult to determine the veracity of her claim."

Killers convicted for taking out life cover policies for victims

Hlengiwe Zuma, 41, and Fisani Khoza, 40, claimed over R1.3 million from different insurance companies.

Mugabe leaves Zimbabwe in economic disarray

Robert Mugabe's near four-decade reign as the strongman of Zimbabwe ended on Tuesday, when he submitted a letter of resignation to parliament.

WATCH: Zimbabweans celebrate Mugabe's resignation

The streets of Harare imploded into wild honking, cheering and singing after it was announced that Robert Mugabe has resigned.

#Zimbabwe: 'We hope whoever comes will learn from what happened'

For years Charles Chiondegwa has witnessed his politician father trying to oust Robert Mugabe but failing every time. Tonight he joined the celebrations on the streets of Harare.

SA's green ID book valid until further notice – Home Affairs

Home Affairs on Tuesday denied that it had said the country's green, bar-coded identity document was being discontinued from March 2018.

Ex-Eskom chairman accused of changing records of meeting

Zola Tsotsi appeared to have changed meeting records to dissimulate his attempt to impose a suspended employee as CEO in 2015.

Accused 'seen stamping on victim's head'

The man accused of abducting and killing 22-year-old Driftsands resident Noluvo Swelindawo was seen stamping on her head.

Don't blow your budget on #BlackFriday

While it's an opportune time to get your Christmas shopping done, it's also a gateway to overspending before the festive season even begins.