IOL Limpopo textbook delivery ‘progressing’ The delivery of textbooks in Limpopo for the 2015 academic year was progressing well, the provincial education department said. Illness delays child murder, rape case A man accused of murdering his lover’s eight-year-old daughter and then raping her afterwards was rushed to a doctor after complaining that he ... Few irregularities in matric exams: dept Despite threats of protests in some parts of the country, the matric exams were conducted smoothly, the department of basic education said. Three Pakistanis held for Ermelo knifing Three Pakistani men have been arrested for stabbing a Bangladeshi man to death in Ermelo, Mpumalanga. Asylum seeker violence condemned Government has condemned the destruction of property by asylum seekers at the Customs House building in Cape Town. Petition to remove ‘biased’ Dewani judge A petition was launched to have the judge in Shrien Dewani’s murder trial recused because of her “biased conduct”. High court to decide on teen rape trial A high court will decide whether two siblings accused of raping a 17-year-old girl will face trial. Beitbridge warehouse fire destroys goods Goods worth up to US5 million have been destroyed in a fire at a customs warehouse on the Zimbabwe side of the ... Govt mulls rush hour traffic restrictions The transport department is looking at restricting heavy vehicles during these times – a move likely to hearten Gauteng commuters. No matric dance for vandals Thirty-eight Durban pupils were allegedly barred from attending their matric dance after vandalising school property. iAfrica SA court frees DRC plotters A group of Congolese nationals accused of plotting to assassinate Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila were acquitted in a South African court Friday. EFF to take Parly ban to court The EFF has confirmed that it will go to court to challenge the suspension of its Members of Parliament. Govt denies bodies for arms deal The government has denied a report that it brokered a weapons deal with Nigeria in exchange for the bodies of the Lagos collapse victims. SA man held for NZ triple stabbing A South African man appeared in a New Zealand court on Friday over the stabbings of his ex-wife, step-daughter and her boyfriend. Petition launched to remove Dewani judge A group on Friday launched a petition lobbying for the removal of Judge Jeanette Traverso, who’s hearing the Shrien Dewani trial. Pinetown driver sentenced The driver whose truck crashed into six vehicles, killing 24 people in Pinetown last year, has been sentenced at the Durban High Court. UCT student facing even more charges In addition to assault, attempted murder and crimen injuria charges, an accused in the Claremont cleaner attack is facing even more charges. Osrin to plead guilty? Kenilworth resident Tim Osrin, accused of attacking a domestic worker after mistaking her for a prostitute, plans on entering a plea bargain. Hawks court ruling welcomed A Constitutional Court ruling which strengthens the independence of the Hawks unit has been welcomed. ANC spent R429m on polls - report The ANC spent over R420-million on the 2014 polls, according to the Mail & Guardian, making it the "most expensive election" for the party. News24 News24.com | DA withdraws from Limpopo municipality The DA has decided to withdraw from political activities in Mogalakwena Municipality in Limpopo. News24.com | Limpopo textbook delivery 'progressing well' The delivery of textbooks in Limpopo for the 2015 academic year is progressing well, the provincial education department says. News24.com | Govt condemns asylum seeker protest The government has condemned the destruction of property by asylum seekers during a protest at the Customs House building in Cape Town. News24.com | Three held for stabbing Mpuma man Three men have been arrested for stabbing another man to death in Ermelo, Mpumalanga. News24.com | Few irregularities in matric exams - dept Despite threats of protests in some parts of the country, the matric exams have been conducted smoothly. News24.com | Office needs resources, own budget - Mogoeng Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says the office of the chief justice needs to be equipped to efficiently expedite justice. News24.com | High court to decide on rape trial A high court will decide whether two siblings accused of raping a 17-year-old girl will face trial. Times Live Suspension notices, fines sent to EFF: Parliament Letters of suspension and notices of fines have been sent to several Economic Freedom Fighters MPs, Parliament said on Friday. No guns-for-bodies trade with Nigeria: government The Mail&Guardian has defended its report that Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe promised Nigeria weapons in exchange for the repatriation of the bodies of ... Justice4Anni Facebook group wants Dewani judge recused A petition was launched on Friday to have the Western Cape High Court judge in British businessman Shrien Dewani’s trial recused because of her “biased ... SA franchise players pay tribute to Hughes Players from the six franchise teams involved in Friday’s Ram Slam T20 Challenge matches will pay tribute to Australian cricketer, Phillip Hughes by wearing black ... Ferguson cop who killed unarmed teen leaves force The Missouri police officer who killed an unarmed black teen sparking months of protests in the city of Ferguson will never return to policing, his ... Ailing Pele improving but still on dialysis: hospital Brazil football legend Pele’s health is improving but he is still receiving an intensive treatment known as hemodialysis for a urinary infection, the hospital treating ... Hougaard, Hendricks nominated for IRPA Try of the Year South Africa’s Francois Hougaard and Cornal Hendricks were on Friday named among the five nominees for the International Rugby Players’ Association (IRPA) Try of the ... Black Friday may be followed by blackout Saturday, Sunday: Eskom Eskom is urging South Africans to switch off geysers, pool pumps and all non-essential appliances as the power supply will be constrained this weekend. SABC News Raped and stabbed Durban girl in hospital A 10-year-old girl from Inchanga, west of Durban is fighting for her life after she was raped and stabbed. Justice4Anni seeks retrial The social network group, Justice4Anni Dewani, wants a retrial. Protests affect South African tourism negatively The service delivery protests in some areas across South African have negatively affected the tourism sector, which is far from recuperating, says to tourism-related SMME’s ... Technical, vocational colleges should be well resourced Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says technical and vocational education training colleges should be well resourced so that they could help bridge the country’s massive skills ... Stern warning issued to motorists Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has issued a stern warning that motorists speeding or driving while under the influence would finds themselves behind bars. Families of Fields Hill horror crash welcome Mays sentence Families of the 24 victims who died in the horror Fields Hill accident last year have welcomed the 8-year-10-months sentence given to truck driver Sanele ... Eskom warns of weekend power cuts Eskom says rotational power cuts will be implemented this weekend in a bid to increase Eskom’s water and diesel reserves. Google South Africa Don't wait on God's help - Zuma - iAfrica.com News24 Limpopo textbook delivery 'progressing well' - News24 News24 UN Women chief 'seriously concerned' Afghan women's gains may be reversed - Deutsche Welle Deutsche Welle Office needs resources, own budget - Mogoeng - News24 News24 The DA rejects the report on the 20 EFF MPs - Annelie Lotriet - Politicsweb Times LIVE Cosatu: ANC intervention not at risk - Eyewitness News Times LIVE Man found guilty of racially abusing domestic - Eyewitness News Independent Online Moneyweb Lethabo power station drowning in ash – exclusive pictures Eskom blames lightning. South African Express seeks state approval for emergency funding After entering insolvency and being unable to pay debts. Petrol price to drop By 5.2% on December 5. Eskom to implement power cuts over the weekend To augment its water and diesel reserves. South African disease lab on frontline of Ebola As the disease has so far killed more than 5 000 people in West Africa. SA Breaking News Petrol Price To Drop By 69c Motorists can breathe a collective sigh of relief of Wednesday as the price of petrol falls by ... High Risk Of Power Cuts This Weekend – Eskom This weekend will see a very high risk of load shedding as the power system remains constrained, said ... Wildlife Abducted From Hwange National Park For Chinese Zoos by Adam Cruise The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force (ZCTF), a non-profit wildlife organization , has issued a disturbing ... Man Arrested For Dousing Ex With Acid A 28-year-old man has been arrested for pouring acid over his ex-girlfriend, 22-year-old Ines Antonio, reported the Star ... Pinetown Horror Crash Driver Sentenced A truck driver has been sentenced to an effective 8-years and 10 months in prison for crashing ... Mail & Guardian M&G dismisses government's denial on Nigerian bartering The government denies the Mail & Guardian’s findings of bartering by Minister Radebe, but editor Angela Quintal underlines that the paper has proof. EFF to go to court over MPs' suspensions The EFF said it would go to court over the suspension of 12 of its MPs from Parliament after they chanted "pay back the money" ... Nigeria church collapse: Govt denies arms for bodies deal The government has denied an M&G report suggesting Jeff Radebe may have promised weapons to Nigeria in return for the repatriation of the bodies. Pinetown truck driver sentenced to eight years and 10 months Sanele Goodness May pleaded guilty to: culpable homicide, fraud, entering SA illegally, being in possession of fake licences and two other charges. Blade: No enemy of Afrikaans - but it can't dominate tertiary institutions The education minister criticised the domination of Afrikaans in teaching – and called on former Afrikaans universities to enrol more black students. The Star Assault victim thanks nurses, 10 years later On the 10th anniversary of his miraculous recovery Bradley Silberman decided to give back to the nurses who saved his life. ‘Operation Vala’ to deter prison breaks Correctional Services has launched “Operation Vala” (Lock Up) to prevent inmates from escaping during the festive season. Police nab horror acid attack suspect A reader of The Star has led police to the hideout of Jan Pieterse, who allegedly poured acid over his ex-girlfriend. Bully’s punch puts schoolboy in ICU A probe was launched after a 16-year-old boy was knocked unconscious in an incident that was captured on camera. Parly report clashes with witness accounts Parliament’s draft document on riot police action in the House does not identify the DA as being involved. The Argus Could hayfever be giving me flu-like symptoms? Dr Darren Green says this seems to be one of the worst ever allergy activation seasons in a long time. Opening doors: the priceless Gift of Hearing A collaboration is changing young lives in Cape Town, writes Nontando Mposo. Majority of SA’s seafood exported Much of the hake consumed by South Africans between 2000 and 2010 was imported, with more than 95% coming from Namibia, report said. LeadSA: report abuse of women and children LeadSA, an initiative that inspires South Africans to active citizenry, believes it will take more than 16 days of awareness to change a ... Small-scale fishers up in arms Fishermen claiming that the interim relief system was playing havoc with the lives of small-scale fishermen voiced their complaint to the Daff. Cape Times Australia in deep pain over Hughes Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke said the team were in deep pain at the death of Phillip Hughes, as former skipper ... Rodgers aims to get Liverpool back on track Brendan Rodgers has challenged his Liverpool players to kick-start the club’s spluttering campaign against Stoke on Saturday. Few irregularities in matric exams Despite threats of protests in some parts of the country, the matric exams were conducted smoothly, the department of basic education said. Suspension notices sent to EFF MP's Letters of suspension and notices of fines have been sent to several Economic Freedom Fighters MPs, Parliament said. Curtain call From ballet and drama, to musicals , the curtains are up on stages around the city. Here’s what you’ll find at theatres this ... Sowetan Illness from dirty water MANTSOPA local municipality will have to explain the alleged contamination of water in Ladybrand to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC). Tycoon shakes hands with his would-be killers THERE was drama at the Malamulele Magistrate’s Court as well-known Limpopo businessman Goddard Mugwena shook hands with two men who had been hired to kill ... Residents live in fear of gangsters THE township of Bekkersdal on the West Rand has been rocked by gang violence. And there’s no reprieve soon for the residents, after they were ... Pretoria News ‘You took Baby L’s life away’ A judge has turned down the mother of Baby L’s request for a discharge, saying she has a case to answer. Power outages: ‘tough two years ahead’ Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has warned of tough times ahead as Eskom battles power constraints. Attacked council bigwig ‘recovering’ The City of Tshwane Terrence Mashego was recovering well after being attacked by intruders in his Mapobane home. Man held in huge steroid bust A 25-year-old man has been arrested after illegal steroids worth R80 000 were seized from a flat in Benoni. I loved Baby L as my own – boyfriend Baby L was happily helping her mother’s boyfriend unpack groceries; next thing she was in a deep coma, he told the court. Daily News Another M13 fatality Tragedy struck again on the M13 on Field’s Hill after an elderly woman died when her car was crushed by a truck Fields Hill truck driver pleads guilty Plea is part of a plea and sentencing agreement Man guilty of assaulting domestic worker Andre van Deventer will be sentenced on December 12 SA man held for smuggling drugs into UK Appears in a London court for allegedly using cats to smuggle heroin worth R13 million into the UK SA man tries to flee NZ Allegedly stabbed ex-wife, stepchild IT Web ICASA releases Limpopo call quality report Operators have previously questioned ICASA’s testing methodology. Accessibility and retention of voi… Backup and archiving conundrum Backup and archiving is probably one of the most boring topics out there. 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Protesters Stop Exhibit B 'Human Zoo' Performance At Paris Theatre [RFI]Protesters stopped the controversial Exhibit B performance at a Paris theatre on Thursday evening, accusing it of being racist and exploitative. The theatre’s management, backed ... 'You See Yourself Vanishing and You Think - I'm Going to Die' [GroundUp]Andaleeb Rinquest remembers the moment she accepted, with certainty, the imminence of her own death. Honouring the Madiba Legacy [The Journalist]Tata Madiba’s name flips glibly over many tongues today. Government Condemns Violent Reaction By Asylum Seekers [SA Govt]Government is concerned by the unwarranted destruction of public property and the provocative confrontation by asylum seekers towards members of the police that occurred ... SA Good News A HIV Shot of Hope The search for the next positive hero begins on 1 December when the HIV epidemic gets a shot of hope with the launch of The ... 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This year’s winners, announced on Wednesday, SA Rugby Mag Eight Springbok stats and facts For the Test against Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday. ‘Cardiff result is crucial’ Jean de Villiers says the result at the Millennium Stadium will determine the success of the Springboks’ 2014 season, reports JON CARDINELLI in Cardiff. Brodie Retallick interview Total Rugby talks to the All Blacks lock and 2014 World Rugby Player of the Year. ‘Wales will win by four points’ What the Welsh newspapers are saying ahead of the clash at the Millennium Stadium. Big Twickers win would get third spot All the World Rugby ranking permutations for this weekend's Test matches.