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Have your say on sex work: Masutha calls for comments on changes to law

The public will get the chance to have their say on whether adult prostitution should be legalised after the Department of Justice released a report by the South African Law Reform Commission on Friday.

Water and sanitation department finances 'messier than a pit latrine'

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane’s budget vote very nearly didn’t get the buy-in from the portfolio committee — it’s financial state was describe as “messier than a pit latrine” by one opposition MP.

I don't do state capture‚ declares Gigaba

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has denied involvement in state capture.

Double life sentence for Kimberley man who raped‚ strangled‚ stabbed and bit girlfriend

When police found Margaret Olyne she had been raped‚ stabbed‚ strangled and there were bite marks on her face‚ torso‚ arm and back.

WhatsApp helpline for desperate moms who abandon their babies

Child activists have launched a WhatsApp line to help despairing mothers thinking of abandoning their children.

Stoan Seate joins Power FM

Veteran radio and TV personality Stoan Seate has found his new radio home.

Recalled Rantie will get slap on the wrist for going Awol from Bafana

Recalled Bafana Bafana striker Tokelo Rantie will escape with a simple telling-off‚ having once been threatened with the full might of Safa’s disciplinary force‚ for a now-show in October 2016.

Mmusi Maimane wants to return to Zambia

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane wants to go back to Zambia‚ from where he was deported on Thursday‚ to show his support for jailed opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema.

Deputy competition commissioner robbed at gunpoint

Deputy competition commissioner Hardin Ratshisusu was robbed at gunpoint on Thursday night as he was returning home from OR Tambo International Airport‚ officials said on Friday.

Bafana coach Baxter ropes in Manchester United scout to spy on Nigeria in France

Stuart Baxter has done his research on Nigeria while juggling two jobs‚ and knows he will need it with the Super Eagles having camped in France for three weeks ahead of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Bafana Bafana.

Princess loses bid to be the queen - Masindi sought to unseat her uncle as Venda monarch

A Venda princess has lost a protracted battle to claim the kingship of her people at the expense of the incumbent, King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana.

Mayor held on to his faith during capture

The North West mayor who was held hostage for eight hours on Wednesday night says his belief in God kept his spirits high during his ordeal at the hands of his captors.

Robin Thicke to join Tory Lanez at Durban July pre-party

US R& B star Robin Thicke is headed to Mzansi where he will join Tory Lanez at the official Vodacom Durban July pre-party.

Tumi to dish out a good treat at Samas

Queen of comedy Tumi Morake is more than ready to take on music's biggest night in South Africa tomorrow at the 23rd South African Music Awards (Samas) at Sun City.

Orlando Pirates could be biggest losers

The Absa Premiership title race may be over but there's still a lot at stake heading into the final day of the season tomorrow.

'You get wiser, recognition by playing in CAF'

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has highlighted the benefits of playing in the CAF Champions League ahead of what would be a must-win against Highlands Park at Makhulong Stadium tomorrow (3pm).

Picture of the day: K Naomi graduates after four years of hard work and dedication

K Naomi graduates after four years of hard work and dedication. "Hey I'm A Graduate! My Queen this one's for you! Two days before I lost my mom, she asked my sister to please make sure I study and have something to fall back on," posted the 25-year-old starlet.

Makwetla hijackers arrested

The police have made a breakthrough in the hijacking and kidnapping of deputy justice minister Thabang Makwetla‚ arresting four suspects.

Popular soap actor arrested in brothel sting

A 21-year-old actor from a popular eTV soap is among a group of suspected human traffickers who were arrested in Springs in the East Rand today.

No shortage of financial backers for the 2017 NBA Africa Game

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) added new corporate partners to their list of financial backers at an event held at Melrose Arch‚ Johannesburg‚ on Thursday.

Unemployed Umlazi man wins R34.4m in Lotto

No job‚ in his 30s. But now a Durban man is “beyond happy” after winning a R34.4 million Lotto jackpot.

Former Rwandan general Nyamwasa’s refugee status set aside

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein on Wednesday formalised an agreement setting aside the refugee status of former Rwandan army general Faustin Nyamwasa.

Baby's chopped up corpse found at church in Thokoza‚ south of Johannesburg

A two-month-old baby was found dead by police in Thokoza on Thursday morning.

Eskom inquiry will cover all contracts from 2007 - including coal procurement contracts in state of capture report

The inquiry into Eskom’s procurement that Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown plans to institute will cover all contracts dating back to 2007 including the coal procurement contracts which were the subject of the state of capture report of former public protector Thuli Madonsela.

It is official - the Inkatha Freedom Party has captured Nquthu

The ANC and the NFP are the biggest losers in the Nquthu by-elections‚ losing three seats and one seat respectively in comparison to what they attained in last year’s local government elections before the troubled council was dissolved.

This is no weekend special‚ Mbalula tells crime-ridden Elsies

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula on Thursday told members of the Elsies River community on the Cape Flats that renewed efforts to increase policing in the area was not a “weekend special".

Pretoria police hunt for three female rapists

A Pretoria man says he has been left severely traumatised following a three-day rape ordeal by three women last weekend.

READ: Spur CEO lays into union boss for supporting restaurant boycott

Spur CEO Pierre van Tonder accused Solidarity of trying to score “political points” on Thursday after the union’s chief executive penned an open letter saying he had “lost his appetite” for the restaurant franchise.

Our leadership has no morals‚ no ethics‚ no justice - Motlanthe

Recent events at state enterprise Eskom show the extent to which public resources are being abused‚ former president Kgalema Motlanthe said on Thursday.

Cost-cutting steps changed: National Treasury does somersault

The National Treasury appears to have watered down cost-cutting measures introduced during axed finance minister Pravin Gordhan's tenure because they were "impractical to implement" and posed "difficulties to ensure full compliance".

Opinion: As we mark Africa Day let's reflect on how we can be even better

Today marks the 54th anniversary of African Liberation Day.

Mining boss calls for judicial inquiry on state capture

The outgoing president of the Chamber of Mines has backed calls for a judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture.

Sundowns rule over Vita in Kinshasa

Mamelodi Sundowns have made amends for their poor start in the CAF Champions League by beating AS Vita Club 3-1 Stade des Martyrs in Kinshasa yesterday.

DA retains Beaufort West

The DA secured its grip on Beaufort West in the Western Cape after the party attained 56.9% of the vote in a by-election on Wednesday.

How SA was stolen by 'Zuma's silent coup'

South Africa has experienced a silent coup that has removed the ANC from its place as the primary force for transformation in society.

Joburg billing glitch affects more than 500 000 accounts

The City of Johannesburg has been struck by a crippling failure of its billing system‚ with more than half its April bills affected. This might result in a R1.3bn cash shortfall.

Will Baxter opt for continuity?

As Stuart Baxter names the Bafana Bafnaa squad to face Nigeria in Uyo on June 10, we look at the options ahead of his announcement (11am today).

North West mayor released after hostage drama

A hostage drama at the Ditsobotla municipal offices in the North West has ended after the mayor was held up by residents for hours‚ police said on Thursday morning.

Proteas outbatted, outbowled, outfielder by England

Cape Town - It needed something special from South Africa’s batsmen after their bowlers blew their chances to win the first one-day international against England at Headingley in Leeds on Wednesday.

Poor bowling, fielding could cost SA in first ODI against England

Cape Town - South Africa’s bowlers and fielders have plenty of homework to do before their Champions Trophy examination.

Courtney's mother on the verge of a nervous breakdown

The mother of murdered three-year-old Courtney Pieters was on the verge of a nervous breakdown as angry community members marched to her house on Wednesday demanding answers.

ANC MP asks for Guptas to be summoned as parliament grapples with state capture

ANC MPs are increasingly losing patience with the Gupta family’s sphere of influence in procurement deals of state-owned companies — such that they are considering summoning them to parliament.

Cops swoop before gunmen can ‘cleanse’ themselves for criminal actions

A gang of heavily armed men – who police say orchestrated a spate of crimes in KZN – were collared in a police swoop while undergoing a traditional cleansing ceremony.

Residents of North West village vow to continue with schools’ shutdown till grievances are addressed

Residents in the North West village of Madibogopan have shut down schools and vowed that they will only be reopened when government addresses their service delivery demands.

Motshekga exonerates SADTU in jobs for cash scandal

Basic Education minister Angie Motshekga has shifted blame for the teaching jobs for cash scandal to district officials in provincial education departments‚ saying members of the trade union SADTU had not been linked to it by evidence at her disposal.

Joburg experiences serious glitch with April accounts

The City of Johannesburg has announced a “serious failure” in its customer statement delivery system with regards to April accounts.

Joburg climber waits for break in weather in bid to summit Mount Everest

Climber Saray Khumalo was forced by extreme weather to retreat on Wednesday to a lower camp on Mount Everest.

Gangs rough up victims for dreadlocks

Former Democratic Alliance (DA) youth leader Mbali Ntuli has taken to social media about a bizarre crime incident in which her uncle was roughed up and his dreadlocks were cut off with a pair of scissors by a group of five men.

Peace breaks out after vandalism forces Cape Town to scrap work on 2‚000 new homes

A Cape Flats community whose vandalism forced the City of Cape Town to abandon work on 2‚000 new homes has pledged to allow the work to go ahead peacefully.

Unpaid civil servants protest in KZN capital

A supposed “technical glitch” in the Msunduzi Municipality’s electronic payroll resulted in thousands of city employees not receiving a salary.

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