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State says defence closing argument in Miguel Louw murder trial is 'smoke and mirrors'

State says defence closing argument in Miguel Louw murder trial is 'smoke and mirrors'

The state, in the case against the man accused of killing Sydenham schoolboy Miguel Louw, says the boy's uncle Mike had no motive to kill him.

'No malice, disrespect intended': Dis-Chem says sorry for black face mannequin

Dis-Chem has issued an apology for the black face mannequin which appeared as part of an “unauthorised” display promoting the brand's beauty fair in its Killarney Mall, Johannesburg, branch on Friday morning. “Our annual beauty fair promotion is a celebration of South African beauty. We strongly condemn any kind of affiliation with blackface.

Wits education students disrupt work at aid office over NSFAS allowances

Students from the University of the Witwatersrand's disrupted work at the financial aid and scholarships office on Friday, wanting to know why their their allowances from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) had not been paid.

Sam 'Mshengu' Chabalala asks for R5,000 bail

Flamboyant Mpumalanga businessman Sam “Mshengu” Chabalala has asked to be granted R5,000 bail in his latest corruption and bribery matter.

Prasa complies with Railway Safety Regulator’s directive to suspend Shosholoza Meyl

The Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) on Friday said it had complied with the Railway Safety Regulator’s directive for train service Shosholoza Meyl to stop running.

Hefty sentences for two men who defrauded Sars of millions

The Western Cape High Court on Friday sentenced two Cape Town executives to prison for defrauding Sars of more than R100m.

'No decision of this size could be done by one person': Dudu Myeni on Airbus

Dudu Myeni says she cannot understand why she is being held accountable individually for decisions made by the SAA board as a whole during her tenure as chairperson of the board.

SA is a safe haven for Dutch war criminal, magistrate regretfully rules

A war criminal has found a safe haven in South Africa, a Cape Town magistrate ruled on Friday.

KZN mother and child crushed as home collapses during storm

A mother and her child were crushed to death when their house collapsed during a storm in Mtubatuba, northern KwaZulu-Natal, on Wednesday night.

R3.7bn Eskom contract with Gupta mine Tegeta set aside: SIU claims huge win

The North Gauteng High Court has set aside a controversial R3.7-billion coal supply contract between Tegeta and Eskom, the justice department said on Friday.

Taxi driver bust driving 29 children around with no licence

Tshwane metro police on Friday impounded a minibus taxi carrying 29 pupils on the Mabopane highway near Block XX.

Local seafood industry suffers as Coronavirus-hit China halts imports

Lobster catchers in the Western Cape have become an unexpected casualty of the coronavirus after China halted imports of the West Coast rock lobster last month as part of measures to contain the outbreak.

Dischem store launches 'African beauty campaign' with blackface mannequin

The Killarney Mall branch of pharmacy chain Dis-Chem may have landed itself in hot water for a campaign launched at its store.

Mogoeng encourages promotion of indigenous languages in society

Africans cannot achieve self-respect and earn respect of others until they treasure their indigenous languages.

Dudu Myeni earned R7m in 2017 but was too poor last year to attend court, delinquency trial hears

Proceedings in the delinquency trial against the former SAA board chair, Dudu Myeni, on Friday kicked off with her explaining to the court that she didn't have financial means to attend court proceedings last year when the trial was supposed to start.

Pupil fatally stabbed, teacher in assault rap, mass 'poisoning'

A grade 10 pupil has been stabbed to death by another, a teacher has been filmed assaulting a pupil and 39 pupils were hospitalised due to suspected poisoning, all in one week

BREAKING | 'Lynch mob' torches three buildings after Tazne court appearance

A rioting crowd set fire to three buildings on Friday after the court appearance of a man accused of kidnapping and murdering eight-year-old Tazne van Wyk.

India tempers Donald Trump's hopes of 'millions' in welcome parade

It may be a misunderstanding, a translation error or his showman schtick, but Indian officials are tempering Donald Trump's expectations that millions of Indians will line up to welcome him next week.

New virus outbreaks in China and abroad rekindle concerns

An eruption of new coronavirus cases in South Korea, Iran and Chinese hospitals and prisons rekindled concerns Friday about the spread of a deadly disease that has killed more than 2,200 people.

'I am nurturing three boys to become gentlemen,' Mantoa Malema tells Cyril Ramaphosa

EFF leader Julius Malema's wife, Mantoa, on Friday accepted President Cyril Ramaphosa's apology for the allegation by  ANC MP Boy Mamabolo that she was being abused.

Lesotho PM fails to appear for murder charge on medical grounds: aide

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, who was due to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife, failed to appear in court on Friday on medical grounds, an aide said.

LISTEN | Pain medicine with codeine could soon be available only on prescription

Pain medication that contains codeine, an ingredient that is said to be addictive, may soon only be available with a doctor's prescription

Viral video prompts outpouring for bullied Australian boy

An Australian boy with dwarfism who was bullied to the point he wanted to "die right now" has received a deluge of celebrity messages and donations for a trip to Disneyland.

Fighting to preserve indigenous languages

Imagine walking into a board meeting of a multibillion-rand company, greeting everyone in Tsonga and also getting to conduct proceedings in the same language.

WATCH | Tazne crowd in near riot before court appearance of murder suspect

A near riot broke out in a Cape Town court on Friday before the appearance of a man suspected of killing eight-year-old Tazne van Wyk

Police officers fail in bid to overturn conviction for Mido Macia's murder

The Pretoria High Court has upheld a ruling that found eight police officers guilty of the murder of Mozambican national Mido Macia

'Killer' dad previously served time for murder of teen

Lucas Phasha, the man who allegedly killed his four children, was previously convicted of murder.

ANC's Boy Mamabolo apologises to Malema and wife over abuse claims

ANC MP Boy Mamabolo on Friday apologised to EFF leader Julius Malema and his wife over his “insensitive” abuse claims made in parliament

"There will be no land grabs"

President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday said that the process of land expropriation without compensation would not undermine property rights nor lead to land grabs.
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