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Four cops get medical attention after clashes with refugees at UN High Commission in Pretoria

About 500 refugees were removed from the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) premises in Brooklyn, Pretoria, on Thursday after being camped outside the premises since last month.

Donations to Cyril Ramaphosa a 'risk of state capture': Busisiwe Mkhwebane

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has expressed concern that donations made to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s CR17 campaign created a “risk of state capture” by those who contributed millions to his bid to become ANC leader.

Sars legal head fired with immediate effect over R420m Gupta VAT refund

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) said on Friday it had terminated the services of its head of legal, Refiloe Mokoena, with immediate effect.

SAA cancels more domestic flights as strikers vow not to back down

Airport workers affiliated to the National Union of Mineworkers (Numsa) said they will not back down until their demands for in-sourcing and for a 8% wage hike are met.

Woman shot dead in hijacking at intersection in Bramley

A woman was shot dead during a hijacking in Bramley, Johannesburg, on Friday.

Search resumes for three missing KZN flood victims

Rescue workers resumed their search on Friday morning for three people, including a 15-year-old boy, who went missing during heavy rain in the iLembe district in the north of KwaZulu-Natal.

Court orders eviction of elderly couple who lived 'rent-free' on farm for six years

The Supreme Court of Appeal has upheld an eviction of an elderly couple and their mentally disabled daughter from a farm they had occupied since July 2013, and where they had been residing rent-free since November that year.

Pule Mabe: Tito Mboweni too old to create jobs

ANC NEC member and national spokesperson Pule Mabe has urged young people to take the take leadership responsibilities in society.

SAA strike leaves national carrier - and honeymoon couple - grounded

SA Airways (SAA) check in counters at major airports were deserted as around 3,000 staff embarked on a strike on Friday saw domestic, regional and international flights being grounded by the embattled airline.

Panyaza Lesufi blasts 'condoms part of school stationery pack' as fake news

Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has denied claims that the department of basic education will make condoms part of pupils' stationery requirements in 2020.

'Is Eben Etzebeth a racist lunatic?' - MPs grill HRC's Buang Jones about Bok's racism case

The SA Human Rights Commission's handling of a racism case involving Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth came back to haunt the commission's acting head of legal, Buang Jones, when he appeared for a deputy public protector interview in Parliament on Tuesday.

'Sassa Fierce is back!' - Mzansi reacts to Bathabile Dlamini's return to public office

Human settlements‚ water and sanitation minister Lindiwe Sisulu has appointed former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini as the chairperson of the Social Housing Regulatory Authority interim board

Uyinene's killer Luyanda Botha gets three life sentences

Luyanda Botha, who confessed to the rape and murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana, has been given three life sentences.

Telkom dangles offer to buy heavily indebted Cell C

Telkom has been investing heavily to beef up its mobile operations, but there are no shortage of suitors for SA’s third-largest mobile operator

Inquest opened after missing girls found dead in deep freezer

An inquest case is under investigation after the bodies of two missing girls were found in a deep freezer in a house at Kuruman in the Northern Cape.

Julius Malema gets heat for trying to throw shade at the Springboks

Pictures of the Springboks enjoying a braai with billionaire Johann Rupert has added fuel to the EFF's disapproval of the team.

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba attacked in refugee chaos at church in Cape Town

Foreign nationals who have taken refuge at the Central Methodist Mission church, Cape Town have this morning attacked faith leaders who were addressing them on a way forward.

PODCAST | DNA solves 12-year-old cold case

This week in True Crime SA’s Spotlight minisode we reveal the details behind a 12-year-old cold case that was recently solved through the hard work of a dedicated detective and a slam-dunk DNA match. Body part discoveries were another hot topic in true crime news this week, with a skull  uncovered at a building site in Rustenburg and police divers scouring Durban harbour for a severed arm that turned out to be fake.

Municipal boss suspended after terminating contracts

A Limpopo municipal manager has been placed on precautionary suspension a month after he terminated multimillion-rand road contracts in Tzaneen that were allegedly awarded irregularly.

Late king of AmaXhosa 'strove for unity'

Shock and praise has met the news of the death of 51-year-old Xhosa king Mpendulo Calvin Zwelonke Sigcawu.

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