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SAPS had improper deal with vehicle tracking company: Mkhwebane

Tracker "improperly benefitted" from the use of state resources as a result of its agreements with the South African Police Service, said the public protector on Tuesday.

North West University closed as violence flares up on campus

Protest are spreading across the country as the South African Union of students intensify the call for a national shutdown at public universities. North West University in Mahikeng have had to close and send students packing  following violent protests. On Tuesday, students were told to vacate the campus and it is not clear as to when they will come back again.

Thailand coronavirus cases rise to 14

Thailand announced plans on Tuesday to screen all arrivals from China for symptoms of the coronavirus and confirmed six more infections among such visitors, taking its tally to 14, health officials said.

'It’s enough - we can’t cope': Lesufi at memorial for Parktown pupil

It is becoming the norm to issue death certificates instead of matric certificates, said Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on Tuesday at the memorial of Enoch Mpianzi.

KZN education department to pay R30m to bail out schools with outstanding water and electricity bills

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education is set to pay R30 million to the eThekwini municipality to bail out schools with high municipal bills.

Woman arrested after off-duty cop stabbed to death in North West

A 33-year-old woman was apprehended by police after an off-duty constable was found in a pool of blood in Rhodes Park near Mahikeng.

Tuck shop stabbings: two arrested for attacks on pupils

Two men aged 18 and 21 were arrested on Tuesday in connection with knife attacks directed at pupils from a high school in the Northern Cape.

Motsepe apologises for his 'Africa loves Donald Trump' comments

Businessman and philanthropist Patrice Motsepe has apologised for his comments about Africa "loving" US  President Donald Trump.   “Africa loves America, Africa loves you and it's very important for America to do well. We want you to do well and the success of America is the success of the world,” he said at the time.

50 killed in militia clashes in C. Africa town

Clashes between rival armed groups in Bria, a strategic town in eastern Central African Republic, have left dozens dead, a senior official said on Tuesday.

I've not retracted my decision to suspend Mathebe and Da Gama, says Lebogang Maile

Gauteng cooperative governance and traditional affairs MEC Lebogang Maile says he has not retracted his decision to suspend DA councillors in Tshwane and Johannesburg but has given the leadership of these cities the responsibilities to deal with the two.

Mkhwebane wants parliamentary process into her removal postponed

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane wants the parliamentary process into her removal from office to be temporarily halted.

Fresh warning about ‘grape sellers’ who mug motorists when they stop to buy on N1

Buying grapes from roadside sellers along the N1 outside De Doorns is potentially dangerous.

Timothy Omotoso case to resume on February 24

Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso and his two co-accused will stand trial in February, the Port Elizabeth High Court heard on Tuesday.

Barman, accused of pulling knife, bites finger-pointing cop

Two men were arrested after they allegedly attacked police officers at a pub in Brandfort over the weekend.

Mmusi Maimane's movement aims to give SA pupils 'a fighting chance in maths & science'

Mmusi Maimane says the time for talk is over, as his movement seeks to give schoolchildren a “fighting” chance to pass subjects like maths and science.

Anto Mpianzi's grief laid bare at Parktown Boys' High School memorial service for her son, 13

Enoch Mpianzi's mother's cries echoed through the hall of Parktown Boys' High School in Johannesburg on Tuesday when she arrived for her son's memorial service

Dudu Myeni's attempt to appeal 'delinquent director' ruling crashes

The high court in Pretoria on Tuesday dismissed a bid by former SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni to appeal against an order the court made last month

Coronavirus: countries evacuate citizens from China

Thousands of foreigners are among millions of people stuck in the central Chinese city of Wuhan as the country struggles to get to grips with the spread of a SARS-like virus which has claimed 106 lives nationwide.

Weinstein accuser details assault, challenged over emails

One of Harvey Weinstein's main accusers told his rape trial Monday that the ex-Hollywood producer forcibly performed oral sex on her in a children's bedroom in his New York home.

Hawks arrest Durban men found with four elephant tusks

Two men are set to appear in the Durban magistrate's court on Tuesday for being in possession of four elephant tusks.

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