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, published by Tiso Blackstar Group in Johannesburg, is the website of the Sowetan, the English-language South African daily newspaper that started in 1981 as a liberation struggle publication and which serves a proudly South African readership who have earned the right to be in the know and on the move.



A Durban father filed an urgent application on Friday asking the high court to order the Durban North Primary School to allow his two children back into virtual classes after they were suspended for defaulting on school fees.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 6:08 pm
Gauteng department of education is mourning the death of a teacher who died after collapsing at school.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 5:32 pm
Striker Samir Nurkovic says Kaizer Chiefs will play with the fans in their hearts when the Absa Premiership returns in empty stadiums, and as leaders Amakhosi chase an Absa Premiership title in the midst of a bizarrely disrupted season.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 3:35 pm
Santaco says it will nominate a high-powered delegation to engage with transport department director-general Alec Moemi on issues relating to funding for the industry.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 3:05 pm
The 35-year-old Kgengoe died on Tuesday morning at a Johannesburg health facility after being hospitalised for breathing problems.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 3:01 pm
A factory in Durban, in which employees were locked in and forced to make surgical masks, has been slapped with a R25,000 fine.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 2:54 pm
Police in Kagiso have launched a manhunt for two men after a 17-year-old boy was allegedly raped on his way home from school.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 2:47 pm
Police are investigating the theft of 29 computers from the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Computer Education and Information Technology in Phoenix, north of Durban.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 2:35 pm
The Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association (Fita) on Friday applied for leave to appeal against the ruling by the Pretoria high court that the sale of tobacco products should remain banned during the lockdown.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 2:21 pm
The coronavirus has cast a spotlight on many social and environmental issues that you may feel strongly need to be addressed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 2:13 pm
Media personality Somizi Mhlongo's case of contravening the Disaster Management Act was on Friday postponed until July 23 for further investigation.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 2:11 pm
Eleven Durban police officers who were arrested on charges of theft and corruption - in two separate cigarette-related cases - have been granted bail.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 1:58 pm
Financials services group Old Mutual has appointed  its former chief operating officer Iain Williamson as the new CEO with immediate effect, the insurer said on Friday.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 1:57 pm
Many policyholders land up in a tug of war with their insurers over rejected claims that are not that funny.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 1:57 pm
Julian Stobbs, one half of the precedent-setting "Dagga Couple" who fought a five-year battle through the courts for the legalisation of cannabis, has been killed in a robbery near Lanseria in Johannesburg
Posted: July 3, 2020, 1:44 pm
With the Covid-19 pandemic set to reach its peak in Gauteng soon, a Johannesburg-based doctor says he fears for his and his family's lives
Posted: July 3, 2020, 1:36 pm
Irrepressible Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has never been one to back down from a fight and relished the opportunity to challenge the dominance of Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates when he joined the Pretoria side almost eight years ago. Mosimane’s passion for the game is well documented and even though he knew that stepping into the ring to exchange blows with the two Soweto sides was a daunting prospect, he never wavered in the face of the undertaking.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 1:03 pm
French appeals judges on Friday rejected a request to reopen an investigation into the 1994 assassination of Rwanda's president Juvenal Habyarimana, which sparked the genocide that killed 800,000 people.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 12:48 pm
Twenty Saudi suspects including two former aides to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman went on trial in absentia in Turkey on Friday, accused of killing and dismembering journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 12:24 pm
At midday on the June 28 1980, South Africa welcomed a new radio station that would champion the rainbow of sounds and later place itself at the centre of political debates in this country.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 11:45 am
Minister of Sport Nathi Mthethwa is assembling a team of experts to monitor and enforce health and safety compliance by sporting bodies, national teams and clubs as they return to controlled training.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 11:12 am
DA leader Mbali Ntuli has come out in defense of Khayelitsha residents after they were evicted from illegally occupied land belonging to the city of Cape Town.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:37 am
Panamanian Roberto "Hands of Stone" Duran was released from hospital Thursday after being treated for coronavirus, the six-time boxing world champion announced via social media.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 9:56 am
Since the start of the lockdown Mpumalanga has recorded a total of 730 gender based violence cases.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 9:50 am
Influential Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Themba Zwane says he is motivated by a burning desire to win a record 10th Absa premiership title with the Brazilians.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 9:48 am
Having returned for his second stint at Absa Premiership club Chippa United this week, Morgan Mammila has called for team work if the club is to be successful.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 9:44 am
Lekau Sehoana is living his dream trying to inspire and empower young people.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 9:31 am
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