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Israel vote deadlock confirmed by near-complete official results

The results from Israel's election committee showed Gantz's centrist Blue and White with 33 seats out of 120 and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud with 31.

WATCH LIVE: Zondo Inquiry keeps focus on law enforcement

Hawks investigator Kobus Roelofse continues with his testimony as the Zondo Inquiry looks into state capture within law enforcement.

Asia's first Rugby World Cup to kick off as game seeks broader reach

The tournament promises to be one of the most open in history, with at least five or six teams capable of preventing favourites New Zealand from winning an unprecedented third consecutive title.

Stellenbosch University to contribute to Clarissa Lindoor's funeral

Clarissa Lindoor was beaten to death on Nietvoorbij Farm over the past weekend after she apparently got into an argument with her partner.

Man slapped with 19-year sentence for raping boy (12)

Yandisa Jonas was sentenced on Thursday in the Butterworth Regional Court.

Most open World Cup in years good for game - All Blacks' Hansen

The All Blacks’ decade-long reign at the top of the world rankings came to an end in recent weeks.

Pandor to meet African Diaspora representatives over xenophobic attacks

She's to meet with representatives of the African Diaspora in Pretoria today. Twelve people died in the violence.

Students begin global climate strike with message for governments: Do your job

Similar protests, inspired by the 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, are planned in some 150 countries on Friday.

Police deployed to Roodepoort as protesters burn tyres, block traffic

The police's Nonhlanhla Khumalo has urged motorists to avoid the area as most routes have been blocked off with rocks and burning tyres.

Alleged middleman in Jayde Panayiotou murder expected back in court

Luthando Siyoni, who worked as a bouncer for Christopher Panayiotou, allegedly found the hitmen who kidnapped and killed his boss’ wife.

Springboks told World Cup victory 'most important' for Rainbow Nation

Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa delivered his message personally on Friday when he met the players on the eve of their opening clash against reigning champions New Zealand in Yokohama.

Summer maintenance but no power cuts planned, says Eskom

Eskom has rubbished the Democratic Alliance (DA)’s claim that it’s issued warnings to municipalities about the possibility of load shedding at the end of this month and October.

Federer happy for China to host Laver Cup

Roger Federer said he would be happy for the Laver Cup to be played in China in the future, ahead of the tournament’s third edition starting on Friday in Geneva.

Joburg residents urged to use water sparingly as reservoirs running low

Joburg Water's Isaac Dhludhlu has once again urged residents to use water sparingly as some reservoirs are sitting below 50%.

Bavelile Hlongwa dreamed of becoming ANC president, memorial service told

African National Congress (ANC) Women’s League president Bathabile Dlamini paid tribute to the late Bavelile Hlongwa, describing her as an inspiration to young women.

Lesufi: Police must hunt down criminals who shot Rethabile Rapuleng

Rethabile Rapuleng, who was a grade six pupil at Mogobeng Primary School, was shot outside the Izibuko Primary School while waiting for a friend on Wednesday.

Suspects in Elsies River shooting expected in court

An 18-year-old man and three children were killed when gunmen stormed a wendy house on Tuesday night.

Post Office takes ‘urgent steps’ after R14m Sassa card fraud

The company recorded a loss of R14 million since January through fraud involving the new Sassa cards.

NZ, SA among favourites for Oktoberfest sevens in Munich

The 15-a-side Rugby World Cup gets underway in Japan this weekend, but the world's top sevens team will clash at Munich's Olympic Stadium against the backdrop of the world-famous beer festival.

Man Utd, Arsenal, Rangers all claim Europa League wins

Last season's runners-up Arsenal romped to an impressive 3-0 victory at Eintracht Frankfurt in their Europa League opener on Thursday as Mason Greenwood spared Manchester United's blushes and Rangers got the better of Feyenoord.

Amy’Leigh De Jager kidnapping: Accused's mission was well planned, court told

Investigating officer Clayton Motloung told the court that considering that the accused kidnapped a minor and tried to extort money from her parents, they were likely to get hefty sentences if convicted.

Eugene de Kock theft used as excuse to steal from state, Zondo Inquiry told

The state capture commission has heard how former Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza instructed the investigation of former Crime Intelligence head Richard Mdluli to be stopped because he allegedly claimed that Vlakplaas murderer Eugene de Kock was allowed to steal from the state during apartheid and it was their turn now.

WC plan to fight crime to include targeting cheap alcohol, youth employment

The provincial government is investing more than R1 billion into the training and deployment of 3,000 new law enforcement officers.

EWN exclusive: 231 Joburg firefighters suspended

Eyewitness News is in possession of suspension letters listing the names of firefighters under investigation.

Real crunch from Saudi Arabia's oil outage has yet to be felt

While it carries out repairs, the world’s biggest oil exporter has promised to keep the physical crude market supplied from its inventories held in the kingdom and abroad, estimated to have been about 180 million barrels in July.

Zuckerberg meets Trump, senators; nixes breaking up Facebook

Zuckerberg's visit comes as Facebook faces a myriad of regulatory and legal questions surrounding issues like competition, digital privacy, censorship and transparency in political advertising.

Ex-IMF's Lagarde: Global growth 'fragile,' 'under threat'

Policymakers should work together to 'try to reduce the fragility and ... resolve the uncertainty,' facing the global economy, Christine Lagarde told the media during an interview.

Traditional beliefs, rituals fuel tensions over Mugabe's funeral

Those requests have been part of a dispute over the final burial of Mugabe, who died 6 September almost two years after a coup ended his increasingly autocratic 37-year rule.

Amy'Leigh De Jager father: She hasn't been the same since kidnapping

Amy'Leigh De Jager was snatched outside the Laerskool Kollegepark earlier this month while being dropped off by her mother.

Gauteng residents warned to prepare for rising hot weather conditions

The province simmered in hot conditions this week with temperatures peaking between 34 and 35 degrees in some areas.

I want justice, says Mother of slain Katlehong pupil (12)

Rethabile Rapuleng, who was a grade 6 pupil at the Izubuko Primary School, was struck by a stray bullet outside the school on Wednesday.

Media ethics: Right of reply is crucial, says advisor after Primedia inquiry

The inquiry followed allegations of censorship and editorial interference lodged by former 702 host Karima Brown against her former station manager.

‘The River’ up for an Emmy

The show earned the nod in the Best Telenovela category on Thursday.

A first for WC: Law enforcement officers to train investigators

The plan involves training and deploying 3,000 law enforcement officers; for every 1,000 officers, there will be 50 investigators.

Markram and Mulder shine as SA A dominate India A

The pair shared in a 155-run sixth-wicket stand as the tourists responded to the hosts’ 414 with 400 all out at the Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadeyar Ground.

US accuses Afghan govt of not fighting corruption, cuts aid

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US was taking back $100 million committed for a major energy project, saying that Washington would instead fund it directly rather than sending the money to Afghan authorities.

Qawe twins hungry for first national women’s rugby debut together

The twins have made a good impact as a duo in a series of big matches this year currently and are in Port Elizabeth preparing for the Test against Spain this weekend.

Tunisia's ex-president Ben Ali dies: foreign ministry

"We had confirmation of his death 30 minutes ago," the ministry said, without giving further details. Ben Ali was 83

Cabinet discussed Mboweni's economic growth paper - Mthembu

Minister Jackson Mthembu said the document, which had been criticised by some in the ANC alliance, only came before Cabinet this week to give interested parties an opportunity to make inputs.

Murder charges against Mdluli should've been pursued, Zondo inquiry hears

Richard Mdluli appeared in court on Thursday where sentencing proceedings against him and co-accused Mthembeni Mthunzi were postponed until November.

Post Office: R14m lost through Sassa card fraud since January

It said the contactless function on the cards, which were issued by the South African Social Security Agency, was abused by people who withdrew more than the limit of R200.

Zidane found wanting as Madrid are ran ragged in Paris

The defeat in Paris may ultimately not prevent Real from reaching the last 16, but their performance contrasted sharply with two seasons ago.

Firefighters threatening a go-slow will be in breach of contract: CoCT

The City of Cape Town has responded to threats by the South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu).

CT traffic officials make several arrests, impound taxis in various operations

Officers on Tuesday arrested two suspects along Jakes Gerwel Drive, one for driving under the influence of alcohol, while another was busted for outstanding warrants.

Accused confessed to kidnapping Amy’Leigh De Jager - prosecutor

Tharina Human, Laetitia Nel and Pieter van Zyl were in court on Thursday to apply for bail.

Kenya cuts 2019/20 financial year spending plans by 2.1%

The former finance minister Henry Rotich was criticised for raising spending in June and imposing additional tax measures on already squeezed taxpayers.

DA calls on Eskom to come clean about 'looming load shedding'

The DA said it had received reliable information that the power utility warned municipalities about the possibility of load shedding at the end of this month and October.

Stellenbosch University ‘saddened’ by Clarissa Lindoo's murder

Twenty-seven-year-old Clarissa Lindoor was beaten to death on Nietvoorbij Farm over the weekend after she apparently got into an argument with her partner.

Repo rate to remain unchanged at 6.5%

The repo rate is the rate at which the central bank lends money to commercial banks.

Beyond the Touchline: Routines and rituals of Springbok players

How do rugby players prepare for a bruising test match? How do they steel themselves for battle on the highest stage? In the episode of Beyond the Touchline we explore pre-game habits of Springbok players

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