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SOUTH AFRICA NEWS HEADLINES.......As Reported by Dailies FOR Nov 16, 2017

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This Thursday, November 16, 2017, Some of the News headlines in SOUTH AFRICA Today will shock you and others thrill you.  Remember that with Headlines, you read less and see more.

Starting with Politics - Are you aware that America will soon send 'Zuma' to Space?  Zuma calls urgent SADC meeting to discuss Zimbabwe; Five killed, four injured in KZN crash, The situation in Zimbabwe persists as power slips away from Mugabe and Grace; First Lady Grace escapes to Zambia, Mugabe under house arrest.  


On the social table - Did you know that SA girls are trafficKed for prostitution in Malaysia? - 15 suspected human trafficking victims rescued and Durban serial rapist sentenced to 319 years in jail, wait for this - 16 adult, 26 stillborn corpses stranded in open trailer on Joburg highway

We present the major Newspaper headlines for this Thursday with a promise that as you will be glad you did.


Here are the headlines:


South Africa
Train robbery hero learning to walk again, sights set on Paralympics

Left with a disability after trying to stop a train robbery, Darryn August now has his sights set not only on walking, but emerging victorious on a different platform - the Paralympic Games.
3 months after being stabbed and thrown from a train, Darryn August in high spirits
Despite odds, Darryn August hopeful he will walk again

Americans to send 'Zuma' to space
In a galaxy far, far away US President Donald Trump might call Kim Jong-un of North Korea Rocket Man, but the US government will be launching a payload named Zuma into space.
Lift-off for Trump's bold space plans may have to wait
SpaceX's Musk unveils plan to reach Mars by 2022
SpaceX wants to recycle more Falcon 9 rockets

Zuma calls urgent SADC meeting to discuss Zimbabwe
President Jacob Zuma, in his capacity as SADC chairperson, has called an urgent meeting to discuss the unfolding political and security situation in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabweans haven’t been this happy since 1980 independence – Zimbabwean MP
Life carries on as normal in Zimbabwe – citizens

Gerrie Nel looking to privately prosecute 'person in Zuma's inner circle'
Former prosecutor Advocate Gerrie Nel has set his sights on an unnamed person in President Jacob Zuma's inner circle for private prosecution.
Duduzane Zuma to be prosecuted by Gerrie Nel
Family wants justice, not money - Gerrie Nel about Mugabe case
Gerrie Nel: AfriForum will take on state capture if NPA won't act

President Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: What kind of leader would she make?
The highly qualified, effective technocrat? The progressive, principled activist? The un/accountable minister? A magnet for (at least some) of the ANC's most notorious figures?
NDZ 'not for turning' on radical economic transformation
3 scenarios for SA's immediate future
NDZ in early KZN lead

Senior police officers promoted without security clearance, Parliament hears
The police have admitted that in the past senior officers have been promoted without security clearances being conducted.
Officer investigated for fraud was nominated for trip to France

National Disaster Centre declined to help thirsty Beaufort West – province
The National Disaster Management Centre has declined the request to provide drought-stricken Beaufort West with emergency funding but negotiations continue, the Western Cape Local Government Department says.
Boreholes for drought relief
Western Cape appeals for Zuma's help with drought
Residents celebrate as rain hits Western Cape towns

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I did not send my son to school to die - Michael Komape's dad
The father of Limpopo schoolboy Michael Komape, who died after falling into a pit toilet in January 2014, said government officials should have stepped in to help the family.
'It still hurts me,' says father of son who drowned in school's pit toilet
Mother tells court how she found her son dead in school toilet
Parents of child who drowned in a pit toilet seek justice

Mentally ill patients received compromised healthcare – assessor
A quality assurance assessor an NGO has admitted that she, along with others, compromised the quality of the healthcare provided to mentally ill patients by taking on more patients.
Taking in more patients 'was an order and there is nothing we can do'
Gauteng health department 'wanted to create a crisis'
Undesirable, dehumanised and tortured - expert speaks of Life Esidimeni trauma

Five killed, four injured in KZN crash
Five people were killed and four others injured when two vehicles collided near Shongweni, outside Durban, paramedics say.
KZN motorists warned to behave after crashes kill 13
Five killed in Durban accident
2 killed in Pinetown crash

Mixed feelings about Zimbabwean 'coup'
South African political parties had mixed feelings about the apparent military 'coup' in Zimbabwe that has resulted in President Robert Mugabe being put "under house arrest".
It is now his time to go, says Zimbabweans about Mugabe
Army's attempt to remove Mugabe from office not enough – activist
African Union says Zimbabwe crisis 'seems like coup'

Draft Education Bill attempts to 'fix what is not broken' – WCED
2017-11-15 19:39
While Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has labelled criticism of the draft Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill "apartheid nostalgia", the Western Cape Education Department has raised serious concerns over a bill it says aims to "fix what is not broken".
Comment on education bill awaited
Hear our pleas, and the pleas of our struggling parents, Dr Nzimande!
Parents who lie to schools must go to jail - proposed law

Political tension has reached boiling point in Zimbabwe with the military usurping power from President Robert Mugabe to crack down on corrupt leaders.
Britain urges no violence in Zimbabwe
Zuma slams unconstitutional takeover of Zim
Zim universities hold off lectures as army takes control

15 suspected human trafficking victims rescued
Fifteen suspected trafficking victims, aged between 16 and 30, have been rescued, with three arrests made, according to the Hawks.
Pastor's human trafficking case postponed
Landmark human trafficking, sexual slavery judgment upheld
South African woman rescued from sex-trafficking ring in Malaysia

Durban serial rapist sentenced to 319 years in jail
A 47-year-old serial rapist has been sentenced to 319 years in jail for a series of rapes committed over a period of more than seven years.
KZN security guard jailed for rape
Guard arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting 54 primary school girls
Soweto school guard accused of sexual assault 'seemed like an angel'

Rohde lawyer raises 'link' between Urbanol, Stilnox and suicide
2017-11-15 15:03
Susan Rohde's doctor had prescribed Urbanol and Stilnox to her, without taking into account the drugs' potential links to suicide, her murder-accused husband Jason's defence lawyer has claimed in the Western Cape High Court.
Susan Rohde traumatised, but not suicidal says couple's counsellor
Suicide Squad download cited as evidence in Rohde trial
Susan Rohde said she wanted to die - court hears

IPID's ongoing battle with North West SAPS over Phahlane heats up
2017-11-15 13:53
IPID is urgently trying to interdict a team of North West police officers from investigating their officials who are probing the former acting police commissioner for corruption and money laundering.
IPID officers, O'Sullivan and Trent charged with 'racketeering'
R5bn in contracts allegedly paid to company accused of buying Phahlane cars
Reports on 'planned raid' at IPID offices 'outrageous' - Phahlane

Threat against City of Cape Town cop arrested in R2m mandrax case
2017-11-15 13:37
A City of Cape Town law enforcement officer arrested in Bellville South last week, after nearly R2m worth of mandrax was allegedly discovered in a vehicle at his home, says he fears for his safety as he has been threatened while in police custody.
Hawks arrest Cape Town law enforcement officer found with 'gang-linked' mandrax
Hawks investigation could reveal if officials on gang payroll
More guns seized in 'underworld' firearms clampdown in Cape Town

Life carries on as normal in Zimbabwe – citizens
Life for most of citizens in Harare appears to be carrying on normally, despite a heavy military presence and President Robert Mugabe's "house arrest".
If you’re looking for info on the Zim ‘coup’ – don’t follow this Twitter account . . .

Escaped awaiting trial prisoner arrested
Limpopo police say they have arrested an awaiting trial prisoner, who escaped from police custody after he appeared in court for murder.
Limpopo police launch manhunt after alleged farm attacker escapes from custody
Doctor killed, family injured in Limpopo farm attack
Farm attack leaves suspect dead, while farm manager fights for his life

Durban court ruling keeps Zuma pal sitting pretty

Eight companies that have supplied lucrative security services to the Durban council over the past 13 years under a series of controversial contract extensions have booked yet another ride on the gravy train.
Durban security contract hints at political interference
eThekwini municipality at breaking point amid corruption - DA, IFP
ANC must open a case against 2 eThekwini bodyguards caught on video cocking AK-47 - Malema

I was at the core of 'slate politics' ahead of Polokwane - Mkhize
ANC Treasurer General Zweli Mkhize has expressed some regret for participating in slate politics and admits there were some disappointing moments under President Jacob Zuma’s leadership.
I am prepared to lead, says Mkhize as he calls for unity
WATCH: News24 Frontline - in conversation with Dr Zweli Mkhize
Zweli Mkhize barred from meeting at his ANC branch

'Nowhere to hold my brother's funeral,' says pensioner waiting for a house
2017-11-15 07:20
Pensioner Mirriam Zondi says that when her brother, Mthokozisi, died "neighbours had to donate bricks so that I had a shelter to accommodate mourners".
'I’m 83 years old and I will die homeless'
Community protest - demand ‘the R15 million’
64-year-old Duncan Village resident has to walk 1km to the toilet

Thembisile Yende's alleged murderer back in court
2017-11-15 05:20
David Ngwenya, who has been charged with the murder of Eskom employee Thembisile Yende, is to appear in the Springs Magistrate's Court.
DNA results will exonerate Thembisile Yende's murder accused – defence lawyer
Thembisile Yende's alleged murderer due back in court
Yende's murder accused 'does not have exceptional circumstances' for bail

ALERT: Seasonal shoals increase shark risk along Cape Town shores
2017-11-15 11:18
Great white shark activity has increased along Cape Town’s beaches, with the City of Cape Town warning summertime beachgoers to heed the risks.
Teen kayaker says shark attack was like everything in 'Jaws'

SADC chair Zuma expected to speak on Zim crisis
2017-11-15 10:29
President Jacob Zuma is expected to address the nation on the current situation in Zimbabwe.
LIVE: Mugabe has negotiated for Grace to leave Zim - senior source
Mugabe under 'heavy guard' as situation deteriorates in Zim
Military on streets near Zimbabwe capital as treason claims fly

Is the ANC really ready for its national conference?
2017-11-15 06:35
The party's secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says 70% of all BGMs have been completed, but what about those disputing their outcomes?
ANC to intervene in 3 'troubled' provinces over branch meetings
Rumours of my suspension are 'fake news' - Mantashe
No calls for Mantashe to be suspended - ANC

'Vibrant and robust' relations between arms of state good for democracy – Mbete
2017-11-14 22:37
The "more vibrant and robust" relations between the three arms of state are helping to strengthen South Africa's constitutional democracy, says Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete.
Baleka Mbete not a ‘Zuma person’
'Mbete and Sisulu on their own' - ANCWL's Bathabile Dlamini
Maimane wants ad hoc state capture inquiry by end of October

Alleged farm assault victim, 9, living in fear, says father
2017-11-14 22:35
The father of a 9-year-old girl, who was allegedly handcuffed to a tree, beaten and shot at by two farmers, is claiming that his daughter now lives in fear of white people.
Violence breaks out after farmers accused of assaulting 9-year-old granted bail
Two more suspects appear in KZN court for murder of 10-year-old boys
Dozens arrested for public violence in suspected metered taxi strike

Creating a 'random cut-off time' for sexual assault victims is irrational - Frankel 8 lawyer
2017-11-14 22:16
South Africa should never have a situation where perpetrators of sexual offences do not have their day in court because of provisions in the law, the lawyer for the Frankel 8 argued in the Constitutional Court
'Whatever difficulties we faced are now worthwhile' - Frankel 8 victim
Government argues that amendment should only be confined to children - Frankel 8 hearing
Cape Town paedophile loses bid to appeal 8-year prison sentence

'It still hurts me,' says father of son who drowned in school's pit toilet
2017-11-14 21:01
The father of a Limpopo school boy, Michael Komape, has testified in court how he was forced to erase photos that were taken of the pit toilet that his son had drowned in.
Mother tells court how she found her son dead in school toilet
No apology from department for death of boy who drowned in pit toilet
Parents of child who drowned in a pit toilet seek justice

Best of HuffPost on 14 November: 7 stories you shouldn't miss
2017-11-14 19:14
State capture inquiry cracks down on Lynne Brown, ANC NEC special meeting reports back and World Diabetes Day.
March to Eskom against nuclear power station build
ANC to intervene in 3 'troubled' provinces over branch meetings
Rumours of my suspension are 'fake news' - Mantashe

Sheriff seizes more furniture, equipment from Gauteng health department
2017-11-14 18:39
More furniture has been seized from the Gauteng health department to settle debts owed to companies, says the DA.
Sheriff seizes '2 truckloads' of furniture, equipment from Gauteng health dept - DA
BREAKING: NPA seizes half a billion rand in assets from corrupt official
Gauteng health department the worst performing - finance MEC

#News24 ICYMI: SA waits anxiously on 2023 RWC call; What guns seized in Cape Town reveals; and Coup threat in Zim
2017-11-14 18:00
A Blue Bulls rugby player allegedly beat up a man, are SA's anti-corruption crusaders racist? and Ezra Miller talks to Channel24 about The Flash.
Train driver comes under attack for refusing to jump red signal
Residents celebrate as rain hits Western Cape towns
'I want to get on with my life', judge says after another postponement in Van Breda trial

ANC to intervene in 3 'troubled' provinces over branch meetings
2017-11-14 17:34
The ANC’s national executive committee is to intervene in branch general meetings in three provinces over nominations of presidential candidates for the upcoming national elective conference.
Rumours of my suspension are 'fake news' - Mantashe
Mantashe faces heat as ANC locks horns over Eastern Cape 'festival of chairs'
ANC branches drag their feet over preferred leadership candidates

Metrorail Western Cape to get R8bn injection - minister
2017-11-14 17:01
Metrorail services in the Western Cape are due to get no less than R8bn in new investment to improve ailing infrastructure, says Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi.
City of Cape Town intends to take over Metrorail
Metrorail costs Cape businesses millions - survey
Looming Metrorail collapse a 'civic emergency' - Cape Chamber

DA withdraws charges against Mbali Ntuli who 'liked' Facebook post calling Zille a racist
2017-11-14 16:30
The charges against former DA youth leader Mbali Ntuli for liking a Facebook post calling Western Cape Premier Helen Zille a racist, have provisionally been withdrawn.
Ntuli charge could put Maimane against Selfe
DA official faces charge after anti-Zille Facebook like
DA don’t all dance the same

Winnie Rust murder accused will not testify
2017-11-14 16:00
Winnie Rust's daughters sit behind the men accused of murdering their mother as they hear that the men will not testify.
Rust death scene 'very neat', says cop
Judge hears of 'buy one, get three free' tik special in Winnie Rust case
Winnie Rust likely to have been killed by two people - expert

Residents celebrate as rain hits Western Cape towns
2017-11-14 14:59
Rain has hit parts of a drought-stricken Western Cape, with residents taking to social media to share videos and images of the downpour.
Only half of Cape Town putting 'efforts into saving water' - De Lille
Beaufort West 'Day Zero' drought claims not true - Western Cape government
Rural areas at risk as water levels drop in massive US aquifer

Train driver comes under attack for refusing to jump red signal
2017-11-14 14:59
Angry train passengers rounded on a female train driver who refused to jump a red signal in KwaZulu-Natal, the United National Transport Union has said.
Unite Behind activists blame corruption for Cape's poor train services
WATCH: Cape Town train surfers risk their lives 'for adrenaline'
Prasa says it's on top of security problems

Two more suspects appear in KZN court for murder of 10-year-old boys
2017-11-14 13:58
A foreign national man and a woman have appeared at the Durban Magistrate's Court, accused of murdering two 10-year-old boys.
Woman appears in court for murder of 2 Durban boys
UPDATE: Second missing Durban boy found dead
Police search for missing boy, 10, after friend's body is found

EFF accuses Northern Cape ANC official of corruption
2017-11-14 13:35
Former ANC Youth League firebrand and current EFF MPL Shadrack Tlhaole has claimed that he has damning evidence against a Northern Cape ANC official and government officials which proves corruption.
ANC Northern Cape conference results challenged in court
Union plans mass action against Northern Cape government over corruption
Threat of legal action against Northern Cape ANC

'I want to get on with my life', judge says after another postponement in Van Breda trial
2017-11-14 12:48
Judge Siraj Desai says he wants the Henri van Breda murder trial completed by the end of November, adding: "I want to get on with my life."
AS IT HAPPENED: I want to get on with my life - Desai in Henri #VanBreda trial
Henri van Breda spends weekend in hospital after seizure
Another possible defence witness expected in Van Breda trial

KZN motorists warned to behave after crashes kill 13
2017-11-14 12:02
KwaZulu-Natal motorists have been warned to adhere to the rules ahead of the festive season, following the death of 13 people in two separate accidents.
Five killed in Durban accident
2 killed in Pinetown crash
Man dies after car catches fire

Mother tells court how she found her son dead in school toilet
The Chebeng community has turned out in force at the Limpopo High Court for the first day of the damages trial being brought against the state by the family of Michael Komape.
No apology from department for death of boy who drowned in pit toilet
Parents of child who drowned in a pit toilet seek justice
Government is 11 years past deadline to end bucket system

AS IT HAPPENED: I want to get on with my life - Desai in Henri #VanBreda trial
The defence in the Henri van Breda murder trial is expected to call Dr James Butler as a witness after Van Breda was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.
Henri van Breda spends weekend in hospital after seizure
Another possible defence witness expected in Van Breda trial
Henri van Breda accused of 'selective memory loss'

EXCLUSIVE: Gupta 'negotiator' and the R4bn Transnet IT deal
2017-11-14 07:00
The value of a Transnet contract awarded to information technology (IT) company T-Systems ballooned from just under R1.7bn to nearly R3bn after known Gupta associate Salim Essa allegedly became a backchannel "negotiator" for the German multinational.
Guptas want back into Transnet pension
The capture mind-set
GuptaLeaks: Kickbacks for Transnet crane contracts

Ramaphosa urges ANC to correct its ways to revive economic growth
2017-11-14 11:30
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the governing African National Congress must restore investor confidence and avoid populist policies in order to revive the economy.
Ramaphosa to woo Treasury's budget chief to return
Ramaphosa proposes a New Deal for South Africa
Ramaphosa has edge in SA leadership race, analysts say

DA to lay charges of corruption against SSA's Fraser
2017-11-14 05:28
Following the explosive allegations made by author Jacques Pauw in his book, the DA will lay charges of corruption against State Security Agency director-general, Arthur Fraser.
Principal Agent Network created to get ANC back in power in WCape - Pauw
SSA boss' family demands retraction from Pauw
Jacques Pauw 'potential' SSA witness

Ramaphosa to woo Treasury's budget chief to return
2017-11-14 07:30
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has said it is most unfortunate that long-time budget head Michael Sachs has decided to resign from the Treasury.
Resignation of Sachs of 'enormous concern' - BLSA
Magda Wierzycka: Good people in government need to stay the course
Zuma's populist faction has given up on pacifying ratings agencies - Silke

Rohde trial judge calls defence out over courtroom tactics
2017-11-15 19:49
The judge presiding over Jason Rohde's murder trial has called out the defence's treatment of his wife's doctor during a gruelling session of cross-examination in the Western Cape High Court.
Suicide Squad download cited as evidence in Rohde trial
Susan Rohde said she wanted to die - court hears
Susan Rohde showed warning signs of suicide - defence

Army to be deployed to gang-ridden areas by Christmas - Mbalula
By Christmas, the army will be deployed to areas worst affected by gang activity, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has promised.
'I'll take my chances with the army. There is a war, and they are bloody soldiers' - Manenberg mom
Mbalula's call for help from the army means cops are failing - union
Army necessary to stop gang-fuelled 'genocide' in Cape Town - residents

Officer investigated for fraud was nominated for trip to France
Instead of suspending a high-ranking police officer, who is under investigation for fraud, the police wanted to send her on a trip to France, the Portfolio Committee on Police has heard.
SA needs a permanent police commissioner - Parliament
Acting police commissioner Mothiba to oversee crime intelligence
Crime intel boss investigated for security clearance, misuse of funds

Four nabbed for mass murder in Cape Town
2017-11-15 17:35
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has confirmed that four of five suspects linked to the Marikana mass murders in Cape Town are behind bars.
Dead man in coffin was a suspect in Cape Town killings - Mbalula
Mbalula got it dead wrong: Cape Town shooting suspects innocent
Thugs are in charge, say Marikana patrollers

16 adult, 26 stillborn corpses stranded in open trailer on Joburg highway
Coffins containing the corpses of 16 adults and 26 stillborn babies have been left stranded on the M1 highway in Johannesburg, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department has said.
Gruesome images ‘unparalleled’
Unsupervised post-mortems conducted in WC due to overwhelming workloads - claim
5 bodies released after Gauteng Health MEC intervenes

Zuma deploys special envoy to Zimbabwe
President Zuma, who says he spoke to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, has deployed a special envoy to that country amid military intervention described by analysts as a coup.
DA calls for fresh elections in Zim, says Mugabe must resign
'It's a coup, despite what Zim military says' – analysts
Zuma slams unconstitutional takeover of Zim

Crystal meth worth R4.5m intercepted at Joburg airport
2017-11-15 13:53
A customs official has intercepted 15.1kg of crystal meth, worth an estimated R4.5m, the South African Revenue Service says.
Two OR Tambo airport staff nabbed with R5.2m cocaine
Massive drugs stash seized at OR Tambo airport
Brazilian woman becomes 4th drug mule nabbed in one month

Father of slain Durban 10-year-old speaks out
2017-11-15 13:37
The father of one of two 10-year-old boys recently found dead in Durban has spoken out, saying that he was romantically involved with one of the people accused of the murders.
Woman appears in court for murder of 2 Durban boys
Two more suspects appear in KZN court for murder of 10-year-old boys
UPDATE: Second missing Durban boy found dead

Defence adamant DNA will exonerate Thembisile Yende murder accused
2017-11-15 12:03
The defence attorney for David Ngwenya, who stands accused of killing Eskom employee Thembisile Yende, remains adamant that the outstanding DNA results will exonerate his client of the charges.
DNA results will exonerate Thembisile Yende's murder accused – defence lawyer
'I am still in pain' - Thembisile Yende's mom
Yende's murder accused 'does not have exceptional circumstances' for bail

Hawks investigation could reveal if officials on gang payroll
2017-11-15 11:09
A Hawks investigation could reveal whether officials, including those from the City of Cape Town, have been working with gangsters and assisting them in various activities including drug trafficking.
Hawks arrest Cape Town law enforcement officer found with 'gang-linked' mandrax
Hawks underworld crackdown - fourth arrest in Camps Bay restaurant shooting
Hawks arrest 2 in 'underworld' security firearms case

'Peace and love over everything' - Robert Mugabe Jr
Amidst heightened tensions in Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe's son, Robert Mugabe Jr, has posted an archive video of his father denouncing military takeover.
LIVE: ZANU-PF youth leader, Deputy Director of Central Intelligence Organisation arrested
Zim universities hold off lectures as army takes control
Mugabe under 'heavy guard' as situation deteriorates in Zim

DA calls for fresh elections in Zim, says Mugabe must resign
The Democratic Alliance has called for Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe to resign and the country to hold fresh elections, as the security situation in that country deteriorates.
LIVE: 'Don't provoke the army' says Evan Mawarire #Zimbabwe
Profile: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe
Mugabe under 'heavy guard' as situation deteriorates in Zim

Zuma slams unconstitutional takeover of Zim
President Jacob Zuma has denounced any unconstitutional take over of government in Zimbabwe.
LIVE: Zuma calls for calm in Zim crisis
WATCH: This 'implosion' is good for the people of Zimbabwe - residentsWATCH
'Peace and love over everything' - Robert Mugabe Jr

I am prepared to lead, says Mkhize as he calls for unity
2017-11-14 23:05
ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize says it will do the ANC no good to go into its 54th national elective conference in December divided.
Zweli Mkhize barred from meeting at his ANC branch
ANC has been 'grappling' with corruption - Mkhize
'Mkhize to be backed as deputy president to Ramaphosa'

EXCLUSIVE: Zuma's free education adviser was a spy
2017-11-13 17:22
Morris Masutha, who dated President Jacob Zuma's daughter and is the chief architect of Zuma's blueprint for free higher education, worked for the SSA before moving to Zuma's office.
#FeesMustFall: Zuma goes for broke
EXCLUSIVE: Intelligence and IPID probe whether secret service account funded #FeesMustFall
Zuma blamed for varsity protests

'South Africans will face heavy fuel price hikes' - AA
2017-11-15 10:56
The SA Central Energy Fund (CEF) is forecasting a sharp jump in the fuel price at the end of November. Petrol is set to rise by 74-cents per litre!
SA petrol price outlook: Fuel 'will be more expensive in November'

More guns seized in 'underworld' firearms clampdown in Cape Town
2017-11-14 22:38
Firearms have been seized from the owner of a Cape Town security company - the latest in a string of actions clamping down on apparent underworld activities.
Hunting rifles, drugs and child suspects: What seizure of guns in Cape Town reveals
Stolen guns fuel hits
How police guns have been fueling KZN's taxi and political killings and CT's gang wars

Zuma’s allies are once again gung-ho about nuclear. Will they get their way?
2017-11-15 09:03
The nuclear build programme seems to be back on the agenda after earlier indications that it was dead. Recent comments by President Jacob Zuma and minister of energy David Mahlobo, signal a final push to bag the nuclear deal, writes Keith Gottschalk.
Zuma: I'm not obsessed with energy
Mahlobo instructs officials to fast-track SA's energy plan
Nuclear: 'Mahlobo may be the bulldozer Zuma needs'

Murder, attempted murder on the rise in Gauteng
2017-11-14 22:19
Murder and attempted murder are on the rise in Gauteng, according to the 2016/2017 Gauteng crime statistics.
Why the crime stats are wrong
Crime Stats: Political interference in police is the cause of poor leadership - ISS
Crime stats don't reflect 'epidemic' scale of sexual assaults on children - expert

Western Cape appeals for Zuma's help with drought
2017-11-14 21:47
The Western Cape has appealed for assistance from national government with the drought and water crisis engulfing the province at a meeting of President Jacob Zuma's coordinating council.
Residents celebrate as rain hits Western Cape towns
Only half of Cape Town putting 'efforts into saving water' - De Lille
Beaufort West 'Day Zero' drought claims not true - Western Cape government

Taking in more patients 'was an order and there is nothing we can do'
2017-11-14 20:24
The deputy manager in the nursing department at the Cullinan Care and Rehabilitation Centre has testified how they were forced to obey orders from top officials and take in more patients from Life Esidimeni than they initially agreed to.
Gauteng health department 'wanted to create a crisis'
Undesirable, dehumanised and tortured - expert speaks of Life Esidimeni trauma
'I need no subpoena', says Qedani Mahlangu on Life Esidimeni hearing

Public Protector CEO resigns
2017-11-14 18:40
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's CEO Themba Dlamini has thrown in the towel just eight months after joining the chapter nine institution in March this year.
New CEO joins office of the Public Protector
Public Protector's website plagued by glitches
ANC MPs backtrack, pull plug on Public Protector inquiry

Man killed, another injured by Free State lightning strike
2017-11-14 18:39
A man has been killed while another has been injured after they had been struck by lightning on a construction site on a golf course in Parys, say paramedics.
Lightning strikes - one dead
One killed, 5 injured after lightning strike
Woman survives lightning strike in Johannesburg

Cape Town paedophile loses bid to appeal 8-year prison sentence
2017-11-14 17:55
A convicted Cape Town paedophile’s application for leave to appeal his eight-year sentence has been dismissed in the Supreme Court.
Convicted Australian paedophile in Cape Town appeals extradition
Paedophile gets 8 life sentences for raping young boys
Convicted paedophile liable for extradition to Australia, Cape Town court rules

DA threatens legal action against SSA's Arthur Fraser
2017-11-14 17:20
The DA has threatened to take legal action if the police or the National Prosecuting Authority refuse to prosecute State Security Agency director general Arthur Fraser.
DA to lay charges of corruption against SSA's Fraser
Principal Agent Network created to get ANC back in power in Western Cape - Pauw
SSA boss' family demands retraction from Jacques Pauw, seeks legal advice

Free higher education must be implemented – ANCYL
2017-11-14 16:57
The ANC Youth League has called on the government to "work tirelessly in ensuring that free education is implemented", in reaction to the release of the Heher report.
Higher Education Minister welcomes release of Fees Commission report
Universities, SRCs studying Fees Commission report
EFF rejects 'class segregation' proposed by Heher-report

UDM: Contingency loan model will create to debt-trapped students
2017-11-14 16:14
The UDM has rejected a Fees Commission recommendation that income contingency loans be adopted as a funding model for students, saying it will create an army of debt-trapped graduates who have not even had an opportunity to earn an income.
Higher Education Minister welcomes release of Fees Commission report
Zuma must clarify if Fees report will be implemented - DA
Universities SA concerned about proposed fees funding model

Man in coma after alleged nightclub assault by Blue Bulls rugby player
2017-11-14 15:01
A 38-year-old man is in a coma after he was allegedly assaulted by a Blue Bulls rugby player at a nightclub in Pretoria.
Referee done with rugby after being knocked unconscious by player
James Dalton in court for alleged assault
School rugby player punches opponent in the face

Hunting rifles, drugs and child suspects: What seizure of guns in Cape Town reveals
2017-11-14 14:59
The confiscation of several firearms by police in gang hot spots around Cape Town is providing some insight into the illicit gun trade, and just how entrenched the problem of illegal weapons is.
How police guns have been fueling KZN's taxi and political killings and CT's gang wars
KZN cop arrested for allegedly selling police guns, ammo to criminals
Hawks arrest 2 in 'underworld' security firearms case

Limpopo police launch manhunt after alleged farm attacker escapes from custody
2017-11-14 13:58
A massive manhunt has been launched by Lephalale police after an awaiting trial prisoner - charged with the murder of a doctor who was killed during a farm attack - escaped from their holding cells, police say.
Farm attack leaves suspect dead, while farm manager fights for his life
'I don't want another family to go through this' - farm murder widowWATCH
Doctor killed, family injured in Limpopo farm attack

Unite Behind activists blame corruption for Cape's poor train services
2017-11-14 13:35
Unite Behind activists are protesting against the state of train services in Cape Town, saying dodgy tenders and corruption is draining money meant to fix issues rail commuters encounter daily.
Unite Behind activists prepare for more action
WATCH: Activists occupy NPA office to demand Zuma's arrest
Investigate corruption at Prasa or we will strike – NTM and Saftu

DEVELOPING: Violence breaks out after farmers accused of assaulting 9-year-old granted bail
2017-11-14 13:31
Angry community members clashed with police after it emerged that two farmers accused of assaulting, tying up and shooting at a 9-year-old girl had been released on bail on appeal to the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.
'I want to get on with my life', judge says after another postponement in Van Breda trial
UK child sex fugitive to appeal extradition ruling
Trio accused of murdering retired Durban principal remain in custody

Rumours of my suspension are 'fake news' - Mantashe
2017-11-14 12:03
ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says the "fake news" of his impending suspension is a desperate act in the fierce battle for leadership ahead of the ANC elective conference.
Dlamini-Zuma tops ANCWL 'slate'
Mantashe faces heat as ANC locks horns over Eastern Cape 'festival of chairs'
'Pandor will not allow ANC to be sold' - Ramaphosa campaign

Only half of Cape Town putting 'efforts into saving water' - De Lille
2017-11-14 12:02
Only half of drought-stricken Cape Town is saving water, the City of Cape Town has revealed as it appealed to residents to get on board and beat the drought.
Beaufort West 'Day Zero' drought claims not true - Western Cape government
Cape Town city manager given special powers to deal with water crisis
Nelson Mandela Bay drought: Residents warned to reduce consumption

Dlamini-Zuma tops ANCWL 'slate'
2017-11-14 10:01
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has topped the ANC Women's League slate, which includes two-thirds of the so called "premier league", known for being supporters of ANC president Jacob Zuma.
Mantashe faces heat as ANC locks horns over Eastern Cape 'festival of chairs'
'Pandor will not allow ANC to be sold' - Ramaphosa campaign
Zweli Mkhize barred from meeting at his ANC branch

Typical taxi behaviour filmed in Gauteng: Top tips for changing lanes in SA
2017-11-14 10:29
Recklessly changing lanes is not only a source of much frustration on the road it can be a threat to the safety of all road users, as a taxi in Gauteng demonstrates. Here are top tips for changing lanes.
'Silly season is here, crime is on the rise' - Safety tips to avoid hijackings
'Do drink and drive'? Dehydration can be a killer on the road

No apology from department for death of boy who drowned in pit toilet
2017-11-14 07:16
Rosina Komape, the mother of Michael Komape, 5, who died after falling into a pit toilet in 2014, has to this day had no apology or assistance from the government.
Parents of child who drowned in a pit toilet seek justice
Wounds that will not heal
Parents claim teachers were warned boy had fallen into pit toilet, but did nothing

MAP: SA braces for extreme weather
2017-11-14 10:40
Heavy rain, flooding, snow and gale force winds expected this week.
Weather Update: Cold snap bringing rain and snow hits SA this week
ALERT: Snow in November! 4 SA provinces to feel the freeze this week

The ANC's doors are open to the EFF – Zuma
2017-11-13 22:46
President Jacob Zuma says the ANC's doors are open to the EFF.
Universities, SRCs studying Fees Commission report
State capture report a 'political tool' – Zuma
SACP slams Zuma's handling of fees report release

CoP23: Climatic extremes SA's biggest climate change concern
2017-11-14 06:30
With climate change being the fastest growing threat, the number of natural World Heritage sites under threat has grown significantly in just three years.
SA participates in CoP23 international climate change talks in Germany
Weather Service: SA warming faster than the global average trend..Courtesy New24.



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