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Joburg's M2 freeway to reopen on November 4

Joburg's M2 freeway to reopen on November 4

The newly refurbished M2 highway in Johannesburg will be reopened to commuters on November 4, City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba announced this week.

Two female hawkers arrested after assaulting Joburg metro police

Two hawkers who were selling their goods to children outside a school in Doornfontein have been arrested, the Johannesburg metro police department said on Friday.

Union calls for disbandment of elite unit after claims of cops killing cops

The South African Policing Union called for the immediate disbandment of the specialist National Intervention Unit after claims its members killed fellow policemen.

Durban man escapes as car bursts into flames on freeway

A Durban man was lucky to escape after his car caught alight on the N2 freeway on Friday afternoon.

Pupil loses his eye after stabbing at school over argument about milk

A  grade 11 pupil from Shobiyane Secondary School in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, has lost his eye after he was allegedly stabbed with a bottle by a fellow pupil over milk from the school-feeding scheme on Wednesday.  Benedict Ngomane,18, who wants to be a lawyer, was visited by Mpumalanga MEC for education Bonakele Majuba on Friday at Rob Ferreira Hospital in Mbombela where he told Sowetan that he was stabbed by a class monitor after they had an argument over the milk at school.

Report calling for me to step down is not the Bible - DA leader Maimane

DA leader Mmusi Maimane, whose future hangs in the balance as party leaders meet this weekend, says the controversial review report that calls for him to step down is not the Bible.

Woman arrested at luxury Umhlanga hotel after man stabbed to death

A 31-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly stabbing to death a 51-year-old man in the corridors of the upmarket The Capital Pearls, north of Durban.

Young lovers arrested for faking kidnap in bid for R1m ransom

A young couple who came up with up a kidnap-for-ransom scheme to tap her mom for R1m have been arrested, despite an attempt to foil police by swopping a sim card.

Matric IT exams run smoothly despite load-shedding

The matric Information Technology (IT) exams went smoothly with only minor disruptions caused by load-shedding, the Gauteng department of education said on Friday.

Tribunal probing Judge Hlophe to resume a year after postponement

A tribunal investigating gross misconduct by the Western Cape's Judge President Hlophe is set to resume this month, over a year since it was last postponed.

After fatal stabbing, parents demand end to 'bombing' tradition at school

Parents and the community of Eastwood in Pietermaritzburg are urging the KwaZulu-Natal education department to deploy extra security at Eastwood Secondary School.

Diepsloot-based NPO gets R1.2m cash boost to fight gender-based violence

A non-profit organisation focused on assisting victims of gender-based violence in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg, has received a cash injection of more than R1m to further its cause.

SA man arrested for hotel murder in Alaska confesses to 2nd killing

An Eastern Cape man has confessed to a prior murder of a woman in Alaska - and shown police where he dumped her body.

Drugs, apologies & a life sentence - Five chilling moments from Nicholas Ninow's court appearance

Nicholas Ninow was handed a life sentence after being found guilty of raping a seven-year-old girl at a Dros restaurant in September 2018.

Joe Thloloe reflects on the state of journalism

From atop a hill at his home in Constantia Kloof in Roodepoort, veteran journalist Joe Thloloe has been observing a storm sweeping through the media in the comfort of his study room.

Jacob Zuma delays Zondo showing

Former president Jacob Zuma is expected to appear before the state capture inquiry for the second time next month.

DA councillor in Tshwane AWOL for months

The City of Tshwane is investigating a councillor who has been absent for months without leave yet enjoying his full R45,000 a month salary.

DA leaders throw their weight behind Athol Trollip

Helen Zille cannot rely on her longtime ally, Western Cape DA leader Bonginkosi Madikizela, to support her bid to replace James Selfe as the new federal council chairperson.

Calls to end schools violence grow louder

There is a growing concern over increased incidents of violence in schools, which in most cases claim the lives of pupils across the country.

Helen Joseph wins case against asylum seeker

An urgent application brought by an Ethiopian asylum seeker who wanted to force a Johannesburg hospital to give her medical care has been dismissed.

Rape victim (6) dies a week after attack

"We had accepted that she was raped and she would subsequently recover to live with the gruesome experience for the rest of her life ... but her death has cut deep into our hearts."

'She had blood on her chest'

A neighbour of a woman who was doused with petrol and set alight, allegedly by her boyfriend, says the deceased ran down the corridor while engulfed in flames.

List of brutal GBV murders leave Mpumalanga top cop worried

Mpumalanga police commissioner Lt-Gen Mondli Zuma is worried about the growing amount of gender-based violence crimes in the province.

Waiting to exhale: The story of Alexandra township

A bird’s eye view of Alexandra in northern Johannesburg from the top of Alex Mall tells the story of how the 1913 Native Land Act changed the landscape of the City of Gold.

Jail was veteran scribe’s second home

Prison cells hold both good and bad memories for Joe Thloloe’s lifelong career in journalism.

Celebrating her blackness - how Rosie Motene found her roots again

For many black people the process of acquiring the perfect sleek hair comes in many burdensome forms.

Greg Maloka: The music maestro

“What business are we in,” he is said to have asked a rightfully perplexed room that duly informed him it was a radio business. “I said, ‘Okay, well, that’s good. But from today, we’re not in the radio business.’”

Feather in the cap of Mihlali Ndamase as she scoops award

Bombshell Mihlali Ndamase continued on her winning streak after being crowned Socialite of the Year at the 2019 Feather Awards last night. The beauty influencer ruffled the feathers of TV presenter Musa Mthombeni and HHP’s widow Lerato Sengadi to win the award. The LGBTIQ awards were a star-studded and fabulous affair hosted by The Queen co-stars Moshe Ndiki and Rami Chuene in Johannesburg.

JMPD officer killed in Marlboro crash was a married mom of three

The Johannesburg metro police officer who died on Thursday morning after being run over by a motorist on Marlboro Drive has been identified as Nothando Mboneni.
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