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Girl (14) traumatised after months of rape by stepdad

The family members of a 14-year-old Limpopo girl who was allegedly raped several times by her stepfather have had their lives torn apart since the abuse came to light.

SABC wants TV licence price to rise

The SABC wants to hike TV licence fees by 5%.

Zuma pays tribute to deputy minister Bavelile Hlongwa at Durban memorial

Before her death, deputy minister of mineral resources Bavelile Hlongwa requested a sit-down meeting with former president Jacob Zuma to pick his brain on some of the country's issues.

Woman out on bail after video showing her beating a child goes viral

A Mpumalanga woman has appeared in court after being accused of assaulting a teenage boy to an extent that he suffered a broken arm apparently after the victim had a quarrel with her child. Matshidiso Mtsweni, 35, from Phola Park Section of Ogies outside Emalahlani, was granted bail of R500 by the Ogies magistrate's court on Wednesday.

Land on which Sandton Gautrain Station was built bought irregularly - Herman Mashaba

The land on which the Sandton Gautrain station sits was irregularly acquired, City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has claimed. Mashaba, who tomorrow will be in court with the station’s landlord Cedar Park Properties 39 to defend the decision to cut the water supply to the station, has made startling allegations against the company.

14 arrested for pulling off a heist on a train heading from KZN to Gauteng

Fourteen people were arrested and have appeared in court after pulling off a heist on a Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) goods train near Estcourt, in central KwaZulu-Natal.

Amy’Leigh 'was not well looked after' during ordeal, says cop

“Not even an animal would have survived in the place that child was kept.”

Repo rate remains unchanged at 6.5%

The bank’s monetary policy committee made the decision against a backdrop of looser monetary policy globally

Man accused of killing Sam Holdings depot manager remanded in custody

The bail application of Phindokuhle Eugene Nkosi, accused of assassinating Sam Holdings depot manager and long time friend of businessman Sam Chabalala, has been postponed for further investigations.

Unizulu students nabbed for allegedly stealing books and laptops

Twelve University of Zululand students will appear in court after allegedly breaking into the university's book store, stealing a number of goods and attempting to sell them to a local buyer.

Man accused of killing car guard pleads not guilty

The man accused of killing a car guard in the Johannesburg inner city has pleaded not guilty to the crime.

Babsie Nobanda 'happy to be home' after landing at OR Tambo airport

Tears flowed at the OR Tambo International Airport on Thursday as Nolubabalo “Babsie” Nobanda returned home after a eight-year stint in a Thai jail.

Four Durban teens accused of killing schoolmate set to apply for bail

Four Durban teenagers accused of killing a Sastri College pupil are expected to make a bid for bail on Friday.

How the Amy'Leigh 'kidnapping' plot was hatched

Tharina Human went as far as planning her own kidnapping or that of anyone close to her father to pay off Nigerians she owed money to, the Vanderbijlpark magistrate’s court heard on Thursday afternoon.

'We heard the gunshots,' says aunt of Grade 6 pupil killed outside Katlehong school

Rethabile Rapuleng was alive and 'fighting for life' when her aunt rushed from her home in a vain bid to help her after a shooting outside a Katlehong school.

Grade 6 pupil was killed by stray bullet

A grade 6 pupil, shot dead outside a primary school in Ekurhuleni, was killed by a stray bullet, fired as attackers gunned down their intended target, an elderly man

Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba on xenophobia: 'There is nothing to apologise for'

Herman Mashaba said the xenophobic attacks were 'bound to happen'

WATCH | Durban pupils trash school furniture in protest at principal's retirement

Pupils at Isipingo Secondary School, south of Durban, launched desks and chairs off the second floor of one of the school's buildings on Wednesday, angered by the fact that their principal was retiring.

Babsie's sister excited to be reunited after 8 long years

The wait is finally over Nolubabalo “Babsie” Nobanda's family as she lands in Johannesburg on Thursday.

'Babsie' flies home a changed person

As Makhanda's Nolubabablo “Babsie” Nobanda returns to SA on Thursday, the Thai resident, Henk Vanstaen, who has supported her throughout her incarceration in the kingdom believes she has learnt a lot.

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