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News24’s breaking news wire service brings you the latest South African, African and international news reports and press updates from newsrooms across the country. | Mkhwebane's comments on removal proceedings show 'exceptionally poor understanding of the law' - DA

The DA says it is "unsurprised" by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's statement in which she labels the parliamentary process to consider her removal "unconstitutional". | Police bust 'excited' ivory dealers with about 17kg of elephant tusks

A sting operation by Durban police leads to the arrest of two suspected rhino horn and elephant tusk dealers in the Point area. | Parktown Boys' High will not be shut down, Lesufi says at Enock Mpianzi memorial

Parktown Boys' High School remains one of Gauteng's best schools and will not be shut down, Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has said at the memorial service for Enock Mpianzi.. | Ramaphosa says Libya, South Sudan will be AU priorities, while Pandor warns about Islamic State in Mozambique

President Cyril Ramaphosa has identified the "intractable conflicts" in Libya and South Sudan as a focus for South Africa when it will be chairing the African Union (AU) this year. | Train arson: Residents urged to have say in Western Cape police ombudsman's probe

Western Cape residents have until Thursday to have their say on how effectively the South African Police Service is dealing with train arson. | Former security branch cop describes working conditions at John Vorster Square

Describing working conditions at John Vorster Square, now known as the Johannesburg Central police station, a former security branch officer said black officers were crammed into one office while most of their white counterparts had their own offices. | Super Rugby round one: Why it’s a lottery

Given the big squad shakeups and record early start, the first round of Super Rugby 2020 presents landmines galore in forecasting terms, says Rob Houwing | We have a solid case and are not retreating - Maile wants to forge ahead against DA councillors

Gauteng Cogta MEC Lebogang Maile maintains he did nothing wrong in suspending two senior DA councillors in Johannesburg and Tshwane. | Patrice Motsepe apologises for telling US President Donald Trump 'Africa loves you'

Billionaire businessman Patrice Motsepe has apologised for remarks he made to US President Donald Trump, saying he had a duty to listen to differing views, and did not have the right to speak on behalf of anybody, except himself. | Patrice Motsepe on Trump, America and Africa's growth: 'I have a duty to listen to differing views'

Mining mogul Patrice Motsepe has apologised for a remark he made at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, where he told US President Donald Trump at a dinner that "Africa loves America". | Poorly Proteas' best format now? It's T20!

There are some blessings in Twenty20 immediately becoming a sharper focus for the SA national team on the road to next summer, says Rob Houwing. | Mkhwebane says parliamentary process to remove her is 'unlawful and unconstitutional'

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has broken her silence on the parliamentary process which seeks to remove her from office, calling it "unconstitutional" and "unlawful". | AS IT HAPPENED | If I am removed, it is 'God's will', says Mkhwebane

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will deliver investigative reports and will comment on issues affecting her office. | Leyds has unfinished business in SA, eyes Bok berth, Lions tour

Stormers utility back Dillyn Leyds has unfinished business in South African rugby and is eager to hit the ground running in 2020. | Joburg family held up by 'luxury watch gang' twice in two weeks

A family has been robbed and a female relative's luxury watch taken at gunpoint when they returned home after having dinner at a restaurant in Morningside, Sandton. | DA George caucus passes motion of no confidence against corruption-accused mayor

The DA's caucus in George passes a motion of no confidence in its mayor, Melvin Naik. | Broad fined, handed 1 demerit point after Faf obscenity

England fast bowler Stuart Broad has been fined 15% of his match fee and has picked up one demerit point after the fourth Test against South Africa. | ANC in Tshwane's bid for continuation of special council meeting on Tuesday fails

The ANC's bid to continue a Tshwane special council meeting, fails after Gauteng Cogta MEC Lebogang Maile rescinds his decision to suspend Tshwane speaker Katlego Mathebe. | Where did all these butterflies come from? Sandton residents all aflutter on Twitter

Twitter has been swarmed with tweets from people in Sandton who posted sightings of thousands of white butterflies in the Johannesburg suburb. | Mogoeng asked to urge Judges Hlophe, Goliath and Salie-Hlophe to take voluntary leave amid misconduct allegations

The Cape Bar Council has written to Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng requesting that Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe and his deputy Judge Patricia Goliath not perform their functions until there is an outcome to the explosive allegations.

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