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The portfolio committee on social development waited patiently for a progress update on Sassa's obligations to the Constitutional Court, but they have been stood up by both the agency and the department.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 2:19 pm
The Portfolio Committee on Social Development will take legal advice on the possibility of summonsing Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, her department and Sassa, following another no-show in Parliament.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 2:18 pm
The ANC has held power in South Africa since Nelson Mandela won the first post-apartheid elections in 1994, but the battle to be its new leader threatens to split the party apart.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 2:00 pm
The North Gauteng High Court is to hear a psychologist's testimony on Stockholm Syndrome - believed to be a condition one of the accused suffered from.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 1:53 pm
New SABC board chairperson Bongumusa Makhathini has stepped down from his role as chairperson of the Bongi Ngema-Zuma Foundation.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 1:47 pm
The first relative to testify at the Life Esidimeni hearings says her father’s last wish before he died was that someone look after her mentally ill brother.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 1:25 pm
If there was ever an anticipated book to hit the shelves, it is former president Nelson Mandela’s second memoir, Dare not Linger. Mandla Langa, who completed the book after Madiba's death, speaks to Alet Janse van Rensburg about it.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 1:21 pm
Sensitive private information of 30 million South Africans, contained in a massive data breach, appears to have been hacked from a credit bureau.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 12:55 pm
This is Airbnb's first collaboration with a city in Africa!
Posted: October 18, 2017, 12:37 pm
A security guard who allegedly sexually assaulted at least 87 school girls at a Soweto primary school has heard that the case is set to move slowly as some of the victims were really traumatised.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 12:35 pm
Witness for the defence Dr Antonel Olckers faced tough cross-examination in the stand over forensic data in the ongoing trial of Henri van Breda in the Western Cape High Court.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 12:32 pm
Authorities remain adamant this is an isolated incident.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 12:25 pm
There was seemingly a “great measure of rage and venom” in the way the killers of Nottingham Road couple Christine and Roger Solik conducted themselves, a judge has found.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 11:56 am
A three-day-old baby boy has been found alive in KwaDwesi after he was dumped and left covered in soil, Eastern Cape police say.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 11:46 am
Revenge attacks and an intricate gang battle over turf apparently led up to the shooting of suspected gangster boss Jerome "Donkie" Booysen at the Cape Town International Airport, as well as the double murder at a Stellenbosch nightclub last week.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 10:55 am
CCTV footage has emerged of a heist that took place at a service garage in Johannesburg west.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 10:50 am
The ANC Youth League in the Western Cape has welcomed President Jacob Zuma's axing of SACP secretary general Blade Nzimande in his latest Cabinet reshuffle.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 10:32 am
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as SADC facilitator to Lesotho, is expected in Maseru on Wednesday, to attend the country's landmark post-elections national dialogue.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 10:07 am
The Western Cape High Court has refused a discharge application lodged by two cousins accused of the rape and murder of 19-year-old Sinoxolo Mafevuka.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:39 am
According to government figures there are more than 2 000 children with disabilities waiting for schools in the Eastern Cape.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 6:01 am