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Update: Parole for Eugene de Kock

Former Vlakplaas commander gets parole more ...

Derby-Lewis denied parole

Clive Derby-Lewis, convicted of the murder of SACP leader Chris Hani, will not be released on medical parole, Justice Minister Michael Masutha said on Friday....  more ...
Yes, no, and maybe for apartheid- era killers
The bid for parole by three apartheid-era killers got a nod, a no and a maybe from Justice Minister Michael Masutha on Friday.... more ...
Man fakes hijacking, gets arrested
A 35-year-old man was arrested and charged with perjury and defeating the ends of justice after he spun an elaborate story to cover up the loss of his employer's vehicle.... more ...
Derby-Lewis used another patient’s name – Minister
There were several problems with a medical parole bid by convicted killer Clive Derby-Lewis, Justice Minister Michael Masutha said on Friday.... more ...
De Kock asks for privacy
It was in the interest of nation-building to grant parole to former Vlakplaas commander Eugene de Kock, but Chris Hani's killer Clive Derby-Lewis will remain incarcerated.... more ...
Teen killed in Atteridgeville looting
A teenager was killed during looting of yet another spaza shop, this time in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria, national police said on Friday.... more ...
Rubber bullets fired at students
Police officers fired rubber bullets and teargas at protesting students from the Vaal University of Technology a short while ago. ... more ...
Teen hijacking suspect shot
A gun fight between police and hijacking suspects led to the shooting of a 19-year-old suspect, who is currently under police guard at a local hospital in KwaZulu-Natal.... more ...
‘Most wanted’ criminal escapes
A suspect on a police station’s top 10 wanted list escaped from the holding cells in Montclair, south of Durban.... more ...

SABC admits Generations is not doing well

The SABC on Wednesday admitted for the first time that its local soapie, Generations the Legacy, has made a bad showing in the market since its re-launch almost two months ago... more ...

5FM DJ Sol Phenduka suspended

5FM suspended DJ Sol Phenduka following comments he made about the van Breda family who were hacked to death in Stellenbosch. ... more ...

Shoot out in Bedford Centre (video)

Three men and a woman were shot and wounded in Bedfordview, east of Johannesburg, this afternoon.... more ...

VUT students protest over NSFAS

Irate students from the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) have again went on the rampage today demanding among other things, for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to pay out monies meant for the needy. ... more ...

Update: Parole for Eugene de Kock

Former Vlakplaas commander gets parole more ...

No arrests yet in KZN murder

A case of murder has been opened after a nine-year-old boy with stab wounds to his head was found lying in a yard in the Mfanefile reserve, near Melmoth, KwaZulu-Natal. more ...

Two killed as driver avoids road block

Two people were killed in a car accident on Hendrik Potgieter Road in Little Falls, Roodepoort, on Friday morning as a driver apparently tried to avoid a road block, metro police said. more ...

Optimum mine closure ‘disappointing': Uasa

Glencore's intention to retrench over 1000 employees at its Optimum Coal Mine in Mpumalanga is disappointing, trade union Uasa said on Friday....  more ...
ANC land cap irrational: Afribusiness
The African National Congress's proposed cap on land ownership is irrational and could lead to restrictions on other assets, Afribusiness said on Friday.... more ...
9 percent growth Namibian hospitality industry
The hospitality industry of Namibia experienced a record growth of nine percent in room and bed occupancy last year, according to new statistics released on Thursday.... more ...
Sarb keeps rates unchanged
 The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) has kept the repo rate at 5.75%, amidst a lower near-term inflation outlook off the back of falling oil prices globally.... more ...
Oil prices approach six-year low on high inventories
New York oil prices tumbled close to six-year lows on Thursday, as record-high US crude inventories deepened worries over the global supply glut.... more ...

26 killed as attacks rock Egypt’s Sinai

Militants fired a barrage of rockets and set off a car bomb Thursday killing at least 26 people, mostly soldiers, in Egypt's North Sinai province, where security forces are battling a raging Islamist insurgency....  more ...
Thousands of live cats from China seized in Vietnam
Thousands of live cats destined "for consumption" have been seized in Hanoi after being smuggled from China, police said Thursday, but their fate still hangs in the balance.... more ...
Malaysia declares MH370 an accident, passengers dead
Malaysia on Thursday formally declared missing flight MH370 to be an "accident" and its passengers and crew presumed dead, a step that opens the door for compensation payments but is likely to hit distraught relatives hard.... more ...
AirAsia co-pilot at controls when plane crashed
The French co-pilot was at the controls of an AirAsia plane when it crashed into the sea last month after flying through an area of towering clouds, killing all 162 people on board, investigators said Thursday.... more ...
Top comics festival honours Charlie Hebdo in France
One of the world's leading comics festival was set to open in France on Thursday under tight security as it dedicated this year's event to the murdered cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo.... more ...

Tiger Woods struggles in first tournament of 2015

Tiger Woods admitted it had been "a grind" after he labored to a 73 in the opening round of the Phoenix Open, his first full-field tournament of the season....  more ...
Bafana Bafana miss flight
Bafana Bafana’s attempt to get home from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations was stifled on Wednesday, as the charter plane they thought they were taking from Mongomo to Libreville never turned up.... more ...
Legislate scratched from Met
Time ran out for Justin Snaith, who had been battling against the clock to get Equus Horse Of The Year Legislate well in time for Saturday’s R2.5-million J&B Met.... more ...
Proteas happy with favourites tag: Domingo
Following South Africa's comprehensive 4-1 series win against the West Indies in One Day Internationals, Proteas coach Russell Domingo says his team were comfortable being labelled favourites ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup next month.... more ...
Rossouw comfortable in Proteas set up
Following his second century in the One Day International series against the West Indies, Rilee Rossouw says he feels like belongs in the Proteas team.... more ...

Rap mogul ‘Suge’ Knight in deadly hit-and-run: media

Notorious rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was involved in a hit-and-run in Los Angeles that left one man dead and another person in the hospital, US media reported....  more ...
Thuso Mbedu is truly blessed
Though new to the industry, Thuso Mbedu is no stranger.  more ...
US entertainer Joel Grey comes out as gay
Oscar-winning American entertainer Joel Grey, best known for his star turn in the 1972 big-screen version of the musical "Cabaret", came out as gay.... more ...
Baby Fresh on the way
It seems 2015 is going to be a great year for DJ Fresh (Thato Sikwane) and his wife, Thabiso Sikwane.... more ...
Selfies spreading head lice
While the "selfie" craze makes waves around the world, experts warn physical contact in group photos may lead to an increase in the spread of head lice.... more ...