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“I keep asking God why? Why Lord? Please help me understand.” Connie Ferguson penned a heartfelt letter after Shona's death.
Posted: August 1, 2021, 9:34 am
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern issued a sombre state apology on Sunday to the Pacific community for racially targeted immigration raids in the 1970s that resulted in deportations and prosecutions.
Posted: August 1, 2021, 9:22 am
The mastermind behind a 2019 attack that killed 40 Indian paramilitary troops has been killed in a shootout with security forces, Indian police in Kashmir said on Saturday.
Posted: August 1, 2021, 9:02 am
Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is on Sunday announcing the launch of online applications for grades 1 and 8 for the 2022 academic year.
Posted: August 1, 2021, 7:54 am
Dung beetles from a North West game farm have provided the first evidence that city lights leave nocturnal animals in the dark.
Posted: August 1, 2021, 6:59 am
A teacher has been fired after a disciplinary hearing was told he made his wife and a schoolgirl pregnant simultaneously.
Posted: August 1, 2021, 6:57 am
Ghana's first openly transgender musician has released a song to boost the morale of the West African nation's LGBT+ community as it faces a crackdown by authorities and a rise in homophobic persecution.
Posted: August 1, 2021, 6:56 am
Groups of participants who collected donated winter clothing put tickets on the items, hung them on trees and walked away, leaving them for people in need.
Posted: July 31, 2021, 2:01 pm
President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated Olympic gold medallist Tatjana Schoenmaker and her coach Rocco Meiring on “smashing the world record” at the Tokyo Games.
Posted: July 31, 2021, 1:56 pm
A Cape Town harbour worker frantically tried to warn a truck driver about a crane falling on his cab, public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan has revealed.
Posted: July 31, 2021, 1:49 pm
A retirement village's refusal to refund residents when they left was part of a well-organised scheme to confuse vulnerable older people, a lawyer has told the Johannesburg high court.
Posted: July 31, 2021, 1:20 pm
Haitian police on Friday outlined fresh accusations against a former Supreme Court judge over her links to the assassination of President Jovenel Moise earlier this month.
Posted: July 31, 2021, 1:10 pm
Counterfeit cigarettes valued at R6m have been seized by SA Revenue Service officials in a raid on numerous traders in Cape Town.
Posted: July 31, 2021, 12:37 pm
The Special Investigating Unit has denied that it did not give the son of health minister Zweli Mkhize, Dedani, a chance to clear his name in the controversial Digital Vibes saga.
Posted: July 31, 2021, 12:32 pm
Black men are getting taller thanks to the fruits of democracy. But whites remain 5cm taller than blacks‚ on average.
Posted: July 31, 2021, 11:10 am
Five men arrested for the murders of two North West police officers have appeared in court.
Posted: July 31, 2021, 10:58 am
Kenya's health minister said the government had suspended all in-person meetings and public gatherings to try to contain Covid-19, whose spread in the country he now attributes to the more infectious Delta.
Posted: July 31, 2021, 9:59 am
Donald Trump suffered twin setbacks on Friday when the Justice Department cleared the way to release his tax records and disclosed a memo showing he had urged top officials last year to falsely claim his election defeat was "corrupt."
Posted: July 31, 2021, 9:56 am
Suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has accused the Johannesburg high court of “actual and/or perceived bias” in its judgment that dismissed his application to set aside his suspension from the party.
Posted: July 31, 2021, 8:42 am
Four journalists have died in SA of Covid-19 related complications.
Posted: July 31, 2021, 6:51 am
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said in an update on Friday evening that 13,025 new Covid-19 cases had been identified in SA.
Posted: July 31, 2021, 6:29 am
Transnet will lift its force majeure declared after port operations were disrupted by a cyberattack.
Posted: July 31, 2021, 6:23 am
'I categorically deny ever receiving R3.8m.'
Posted: July 30, 2021, 5:52 pm
The five men implicated in the murder of Rhythm City actor Dumisani Masilela were all found guilty for a raft of charges including the actor’s murder.
Posted: July 30, 2021, 5:21 pm
School governing body members face fraud and corruption charges over a security tender worth R3.1m in the Western Cape.
Posted: July 30, 2021, 4:43 pm
The police have opened an inquest docket after the gruesome discovery of three bodies in a Durban men's boutique that was set alight during civil unrest in the province two weeks ago.
Posted: July 30, 2021, 4:07 pm
The highest court on Friday declared Qwelane's 2008 column amounted to hate speech after a 13-year legal battle started in the Equality Court by the SAHRC.
Posted: July 30, 2021, 3:15 pm
Filmmaker, producer and actor Shona Ferguson has died.
Posted: July 30, 2021, 2:30 pm
The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) said it is pleased with the speed and turnaround time it took to conclude its investigation into the controversial Digital Vibes contract.  Speaking at a Black Business Council webinar on ‘The Fight Against Corruption’ on Friday, SIU head Adv Andy Mothibi said they managed to find irregularities with how the contract was procured.
Posted: July 30, 2021, 2:01 pm
The department of water and sanitation said on Friday coastal rains had boosted water levels but not made a significant effect in the catchment areas.
Posted: July 30, 2021, 1:46 pm
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