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3kg dagga? Nope, you dope - 'police document' on legal amount is fake

The SAPS in Limpopo has distanced itself from a document instructing police that 3kg dagga is a legal amount to carry on one's person.

Baby, 5 others killed in horror truck crash in Mpumalanga

Six people - among them a baby - have died when a coal truck and a vehicle collided on the R546 Standerton road between Evander and Embalenhle.

From teacher to minister: Molewa's life was one of service

Since the 1970s, Molewa lived a life of service to South Africa and its people.

DA launches 2019 elections campaign

Corruption, crime, jobs, immigration and service delivery will top the DA's agenda ahead of the upcoming national polls.

'A devastating loss to our nation' - tributes pour in for Edna Molewa

Tributes poured in on social media following the death of Environmental Affairs Minister Edma Molewa.

#RIPFreeTwitter trends as MTN pulls plug on free service

A furore erupted on Twitter on Saturday after MTN announced that its free Twitter service will come to an end.

15 people injured in KZN bus fire

Fifteen people have been injured when the bus they were travelling in on the M25 near the Ntuzuma offramp in KwaZulu-Natal caught alight.

BREAKING: Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has died

Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa has died in a Pretoria hospital "after a period of illness".

Suspect 'known to family' arrested for Phoenix triple murder of mom, daughters

A suspect 'known to the family' has been arrested for the triple murder of a Phoenix mother and her two daughters who were killed in their home.

Ramaphosa off to UN in New York in first visit as SA president

President Cyril Ramaphosa will join a number of world leaders in New York as he leads a delegation on a working visit to New York for the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Government, stakeholders to meet over rising levels of violence in schools

A series of shocking incidents involving students targeting teachers with violence have been reported at schools across the country.

Rhino poaching in SA by numbers

Here are 10 things you should know about rhino poaching in South Africa.

Corruption in the courtroom: A sordid tale of sex, gambling, poachers and payoffs

Rhino killers and other criminals have allegedly been bribing court officials in KwaZulu Natal. It's a sordid tale of sex, gambling, poachers and payoffs. But there are three heroines (and one tainted hero).

3 police officers arrested for alleged corruption, armed robbery

Three police officers who tried to solicit a bribe from a complainant are expected to make an appearance in the Bela-Bela Magistrate's Court.

Cape Town man shot and killed on bus to cemetery

Police are investigating the circumstances around the fatal shooting of a man from Bishop Lavis on a bus that was en route to Maitland cemetery.

'They write what they like' - UJ dialogue discusses impact of cyberbullying

"There's a sense of safety that people have when they are behind the keyboard. They think that because they are behind the screens of their cellphones they can do and say whatever they want," says an activist.

I am prepared to go to that commission - Magashule

Ace Magashule says testifying at the commission would give him the opportunity to "relate many other stories".

SA man on quest to rescue abused animals from Ukraine

The issue of performing animals in Ukraine's circuses has been controversial for years.

KZN robber sentenced to 25 years for cash-in-transit heist

A 50-year-old man implicated in a cash-in-transit heist has been sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment for robbery and 10 years' imprisonment for attempted murder.
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