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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.

Ntseki concedes Bafana need to bounce back against Sudan

Bafana Bafana need to bounce back against Sudan on Sunday‚ coach Molefi Ntseki conceded after his team got off to a 2-0 defeat at the start of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign against Ghana on Thursday.

'Careful what you ask for, Bopape'

Outspoken Free State boxing promoter Lebo Mahoko says dogs always bark at moving carts.

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.

Khoza: PSL has asked for meeting with Safa on refereeing

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has asked for a meeting with the SA Football Association to discuss the matter of referees‚ league chairman Irvin Khoza has said.

Weak welcome for MSL at Newlands

But for the road closures and the glowing floodlights‚ few would have known there was a game on at Newlands on Thursday.

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.

Better rate hints at improved top scorer tally

The impressive scoring rate this season seems to suggest that the the race for the Absa Premiership Golden Boot will be closely contested and that the elusive 20-goal barrier could be broken this season.

'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

Djokovic’s hopes crushed as Federer serves up a masterclass

Roger Federer lit up the O2 Arena with a dazzling 6-4 6-3 defeat of Novak Djokovic to hand the Serb an early ATP Finals exit and wreck his bid to end the year ranked number one on Thursday.

DC bans Cape Town City midfielder Mpho Makola for six months

Cape Town City midfielder Mpho Makola has been handed a stiff sentence of a six-month ban for a push on the referee in his team’s penalties Telkom Knockout defeat against Kaizer Chiefs last month.

No troubles for Bafana catching their plane despite SAA strike

Bafana Bafana are on their way back from Ghana as their South African Airways (SAA) flight from Accra left as scheduled on Friday.

Ntseki says Bafana ‘could have had a draw’ against Ghana

Bafana Bafana “could have had a draw” against Ghana‚ coach Molefi Ntseki said after his team’s 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations defeat in Cape Coast on Thursday night.

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.

Hamilton waiting on Wolff ahead of 2021 contract talks

Lewis Hamilton intends to stay in Formula One beyond 2020 but he said on Thursday he wanted to know Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff’s personal plans before agreeing any new deal.

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.

Artistic dancer Lulu Mlangeni recognised

Choreographer and dancer Lulu Mlangeni's dedication and compassion for her work has paid off after she received the biggest recognition in her career.

Soweto derby a motivation for reserves

Kaizer Chiefs MultiChoice Diski Challenge (MDC) skipper Sabelo Radebe, 19, is confident Amakhosi reserves can still beat their rivals Orlando Pirates even without their coach Arthur Zwane.

SA U-23s will resist playing for a draw against Nigeria‚ says Notoane

Coach David Notoane says it will be a battle between a physical Nigeria and his more technically gifted South Africa when the teams clash in a winner-takes-all Group B encounter at the Africa Under-23 Cup of Nations on Friday night.

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