IOL Two arrested for trying to bribe cop Two men were arrested for attempting to bribe the Diepsloot station commander with R5 000, Johannesburg police said. Child car seats to be compulsory? Proposed Western Cape legislation aims to end ‘senseless’ child road deaths. ‘I killed my mom’ Had they acted sooner. Had they not ignored the signs. These are the thoughts haunting Dorina Sihlali’s neighbours. ANC thanks Tlakula for service The ANC says Pansy Tlakula served the people of South Africa with dedication during her tenure at the IEC. Killers ‘don’t deserve mercy’ A Pretoria businessman’s killers could not ask mercy from the court when they had shown no mercy to their victim, the State has ... Two held over damaged bus Eight people were arrested for allegedly setting two trucks alight and damaging a bus in Mfuleni, Cape Town. Pretoria Telkom store robbed A Telkom store at Kolonade Mall in Montana, Pretoria, was robbed of electronic goods worth over R200 000. Man held for cop’s hijack, murder A man has been arrested for allegedly hijacking and killing a police officer in Meadowlands, Soweto. UP’s ‘blackface’ probe ongoing An investigation into the conduct of two students who were photographed in domestic worker outfits and smeared with black paint is still ongoing, ... A tale of drug use, robbery and murder A 19-year-old youth told the court how he and two school friends used dagga before bludgeoning and strangling a 56-year-old man to death ... iAfrica Dept 'obstructing' Sisulu probe The Department of Defence has been accused of obstructing an investigation into chartered flights taken by then Minister of Defence Lindiwe Sisulu. We won't be threatened - EFF The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has launched a stinging attack on National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete. Team to probe Gauteng mall robberies Gauteng Police Commissioner Lesetja Mothiba has confirmed a national team of detectives will help investigate a spate of violent mall robberies in Gauteng. Tlakula resigns from IEC The Independent Electoral Commission has confirmed that it’s head, Advocate Pansy Tlakula, has resigned from her position. 'Modise benefited from arms deal' Former defence minister Joe Modise benefited from the arms deal, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry heard. 'Disruptions won't be tolerated' National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has warned MPs that disruptions in Parliament won’t be tolerated. SAPS gets leave to appeal in AA case The SA Police Service (SAPS) has been granted leave to appeal by the Constitutional Court regarding an affirmative action case. Griekwastad teen to appeal sentence Don Steenkamp, the Griquatown teen recently convicted of murdering his family, is set to appeal his conviction and sentencing on Tuesday. Krejcir transportation questioned Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir’s legal team has questioned the way the police have been transporting him to court following an accident. JZ stalls on Dalindyebo removal President Jacob Zuma will not act on a request to remove abaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, the presidency said. News24 News24.com | Robbers hit another Gauteng mall A Telkom store at Kolonade Mall in Montana, Pretoria, has been robbed of electronic goods worth over R200 000 – the sixth mall robbery in ... News24.com | Maqubela to appear for pre-sentencing Thandi Maqubela, who was convicted of killing her husband Patrick Maqubela, will appear in the Western Cape High Court for pre-sentencing proceedings. News24.com | 6 to appear for KZN decapitation Six people, including a traditional healer and three minors, will appear in the Durban Regional Court in connection with the murder of a woman who ... News24.com | Phiyega: Police will act when attacked Police will not hesitate to act when they are being attacked or when property is being destroyed, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega has said. News24.com | SAPS welcomes Barnard ConCourt ruling The SA Police Service has welcomed the ruling of the Constitutional Court which found the institution had not acted unfairly or discriminated anyone. News24.com | EFF: Tlakula was a threat to democracy The EFF has welcomed IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula’s resignation and said her departure was in the interests of democracy. News24.com | Child rapist gets life in prison The Northern Cape High Court has sentenced a man who raped a five-year-old child to life in prison, police say. Times Live Putin and Poroshenko discuss ways of ending Ukraine crisis Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko discussed steps needed for a ceasefire and ways to end the conflict raging in eastern ... Arno Carstens drunk driving trial resumes The drunken driving trial of musician Arno Carstens is expected to resume in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. Piers Morgan confirms CNN departure Piers Morgan has confirmed he is departing CNN after rejecting a new two-year deal to host ”40 interview specials”. French mum reunited with daughter taken by alleged jihadi father A young French mother whose daughter had been smuggled by her father out of the country arrived home with her two-year-old daughter after they were ... Police will act when attacked: Phiyega Police will not hesitate to act when they are being attacked or when property is being destroyed, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega said. Obama sends 350 more troops to Baghdad President Barack Obama ordered about 350 more US troops to Baghdad to safeguard American diplomats in the Iraqi capital, increasing the US military presence to ... Google working on super-fast 'quantum' computer chip Google said it is working on a super-fast “quantum” computer chip as part a vision to one day have machines think like humans. Should naked photo hacking be considered a sex crime? Already hounded by paparazzi on their doorsteps, celebrities face a new battle to protect their privacy from hackers willing to splash their most intimate behind-closed-doors ... SABC News No intention of introducing death penalty: Zuma President Jacob Zuma says government has no intention to call for a referendum on the re-introduction of the death penalty for serious crimes. Hawks pounced on bogus cops The Hawks have bust a gang of robbers who posed as policemen. Police will act when attacked: Phiyega Police will not hesitate to act when they are being attacked or when property is being destroyed, says national police commissioner Riah Phiyega. Eight held for Cape Town bus damage Eight people have been arrested for allegedly setting two trucks alight and damaging a bus in Mfuleni, Cape Town police said. AbaThembu king rejects postponement on Zuma case AbaThembu king, Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, has rejected the state attorneys’ request to postpone the urgent hearing of his application to interdict President Jacob Zuma. Pretoria Telkom store robbed A Telkom store at Kolonade Mall in Montana, Pretoria, was robbed on Tuesday evening of electronic goods worth over R200 000, police said. Steenkamp to appeal his sentence and convictions Eighteen-year-old Don Steenkamp, who was sentenced to an effective 20 years’ jail for the triple murder of his family in Griekwastad, will appeal against both ... Google South Africa Tlakula was a threat to democracy: EFF - Sowetan Sowetan Two arrested for trying to bribe cop - Independent Online Independent Online Call for probe into costs of freeway project - BDlive BDlive Service provision on the rise: Lehohla - Independent Online Independent Online 'Joe Modise benefited from arms deal' - Eyewitness News Independent Online Mbete: Parliament's integrity intact - Mail & Guardian Online Mbete: Parliament's integrity intactMail ... Film deal for murder that captivated SA - Independent Online Independent Online Moneyweb Sanral will not present at tolls panel On e-tolls and their socio-economic impact. SA more and more dependent on imported petrol and diesel Four billion litres of diesel and 1.2bn litres of petrol were imported last year. Joburg Zoo banned from animal trade after antelope deaths Eight sitatunga antelope were euthanized because they were dehydrated, traumatized and injured. Acsa appoints first female GM of OR Tambo Bongiwe Pityi is an attorney of the High Court in SA and has 14 years experience in the aviation industry. "E-toll is a time bomb" - NGO Mass demonstrations, incorrect billing, and payment defaulting since e-tolls were implemented. SA Breaking News Another Journalist Beheaded By IS Militants A second Islamic State (IS) video which allegedly shows the beheading of a US journalist Steven Sotloff ... Baby Born At N2 Accident Scene A baby girl was born in the back of an ambulance on the N2 near Amanzintoti, KwaZulu-Natal on ... Bryan Habana To Become Springbok Centurion No 4 Bryan Habana will on Saturday become the fourth Springbok and 33rd player overall to play in ... Tlakula’s Resignation Should Serve As A Lesson – Holomisa “Let this be a lesson to other people in high places who believe they are ... IEC Chair Pansy Tlakula Hands In Her Resignation Independent Electoral Commission Chairperson (IEC), Pansy Tlakula resigned on Tuesday, said the IEC in a statement. The ... Mail & Guardian Mbete: Parliament's integrity intact Baleka Mbete said she is aware of her responsibility to impartiality, despite controversy around handling of the recent EFF fracas in Parliament. What a chop! Jacob Zuma shows off his karate moves Rising at the chance to showcase his own martial art skills, the president confirms his attendance at the Karate World Cup. The nation is thrilled. Tiny mouse-steps on the path to new organs Scientists make a living and working organ from cells reprogrammed outside the body. Zuma's architect demands SIU hand over Nkandla documents President Zuma’s architect has filed a court notice, asking the SIU to hand over 40 documents relating to the charges the unit brought against him. Zuma: State will provide free medical care for all President Jacob Zuma has reiterated government’s commitment to get the National Health Service into operation – despite drawing criticism in the past. The Star Cop shop theft caught on camera [VIDEO] The last place you’d expect to have your belongings stolen is at a police station’s front desk… ‘I killed my mom’ Had they acted sooner. Had they not ignored the signs. These are the thoughts haunting Dorina Sihlali’s neighbours. Parties elated as Pansy quits Parties in Parliament have welcomed and noted the “inevitable” departure of IEC chairwoman Pansy Tlakula. Disbelief as suspended principal returns It’s been six months since Soweto principal Lebo Mashuga was charged for alleged misconduct and the misuse of funds. SA to help restore Thabane to power The feuding leaders of Lesotho’s coalition government appear ready to reverse the military coup in the kingdom. The Argus Child car seats to be compulsory? Proposed Western Cape legislation aims to end ‘senseless’ child road deaths. A seatbelt is legal - and humane Buckling up is not a choice: it’s not just drivers whose lives are at risk, but those of others, writes Hector Eliott. ‘My life is in here and it is ruined’ A 1963 MK2 Jaguar and a Jaguar limited-edition Super V8 were ruined when a water pipe burst in Cape Town. Cops out in force after bus attacks Police and metro cops are escorting buses in and out of Nyanga to avoid a repetition of the previous day’s violence. Winde takes visa laws petition to Parly Western Cape MEC Alan Winde has formally petitioned Parliament to suspend the new visa regulations. Cape Times Bolt says AB de Villiers is "super quick" Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt says Proteas one-day captain AB de Villiers is “super quick” and could challenge the multiple record-holder in a ... Carstens drunk driving trial resumes The drunken driving trial of musician Arno Carstens is expected to resume in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court . Police will act when attacked: Phiyega Police will not hesitate to act when they are being attacked or when property is being destroyed, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega said. Defeated ex-officer to turn to UN A former senior white policewoman who failed to be promoted because of her skin colour, is to seek international remedy, after her nine-year ... Demand for probe of ECape municipality A local government watchdog in Grahamstown is demanding an investigation into allegations of maladministration and corruption that have led to the collapse of ... SowetanError fetching feedPretoria News Parties elated as Pansy quits Parties in Parliament have welcomed and noted the “inevitable” departure of IEC chairwoman Pansy Tlakula. Training college cop a sex pest - student A high-level probe is underway into allegations that a senior colonel at a SAPS Training College sexually harassed a student. Newborn stuffed into locker: mom wins suit The Limpopo Health MEC is to pay R70 000 damages to a mom whose newborn baby died after it was stuffed into a ... Rape victim claims R10m from police A student stabbed and raped by the “Tukkie-rapist”, has lodged a R10.6m claim against the police and NPA. The great Tshwane property sell-off Tshwane is set to sell 33 properties in Sunnyside, including heritage houses, a theatre and the House 22 Pub and Grill. Daily News Women teachers urged to enhance skills Female teachers should further their studies in order to compete with males for top posts in the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education Deplorable conditions close blood bank SANBS has closed its blood bank at Stanger Hospital, citing the deplorable state of its offices Former cop jailed for murder Durban – Jury out on health impact of e-cigarettes Llack of empirical research into the health impacts of electronic cigarettes on passive smokers could stand in the way of implementing a blanket ... Court steps into municipal matter Former deputy Msunduzi municipal manager who refused to hand in his ruling regarding a disciplinary inquiry ordered to do so by the PMBg ... IT Web Altech Netstar buys FleetPro Altech Netstar has bought FeetPro, a fleet and asset management solutions provider, which it says will enable it to offer… MTN intros new contract data price plans MTN has lowered voice rates on My MTNChoice from R1.95, to R1.20 per minute. MTN SA has expanded its… Telkom talks turnaround Telkom’s turnaround process is an indefinite process that will see the company continually reinventi… Customer interaction strategies evolve Good customer experience, driven by customer behaviour and increasingly competitive markets, is becoming one of the top strategic priorities for… Software-defined data centres boost efficiency Businesses are at a crossroads where IT departments are faced with a choice between software-defined data centre or hardware-defined data… TechCentral Telkom store latest hit in crime wave A Telkom store at Kolonade Mall in Montana, Pretoria, has become the latest electronics and telecommunications store to be hit in a wave of robberies ... Spectrum policy in six months: Cwele Telecommunications and postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele has said his department will publish a final policy on so-called high-demand spectrum within the next six months. ... Gremlins still gnawing at Standard Bank Standard Bank has said that after the technical glitches that affected its customers on Monday, most of its platforms are available to customers although the ... What the Internet really looks like The Internet is a vast series of tubes, computers and devices, networked together sharing the same information. But where do all those pieces of hardware ... Armstrong promises a new Telkom Telkom’s group chief operating officer, Brian Armstrong, says the telecommunications operator is a changed company, one where customer service is not an afterthought but the ... AllAfrica Technology to Improve Service Delivery [SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services says government will use technology more effectively to improve service delivery in the country. Cricket - SA Women's Baptism By Fire [Daily Maverick]South Africa lost their opening T20 to England by nine wickets on Monday, with the gulf in class and experience being vastly evident. Still, ... Basic Services Continue to Improve [SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -Basic services offered to the people of South Africa have had an impact on poverty, says Statistics South Africa (Stats SA). Cricket - Australia's Win Exposes South Africa's Underbelly [Daily Maverick]South Africa’s bowling at the death, and their fragile middle order, was exposed on Tuesday, as they lost their first ODI of the tri-series ... Religion in Schools - Watershed Case to Ensure Teaching and Not Preaching [Daily Maverick]Far from shutting down space to engage with religion, an application filed in the Gauteng High Court by an NGO seeking to prohibit six ... SA Good News UCT Enters R252m partnership with MasterCard Foundation to help reverse African 'brain drain' The University of Cape Town has embarked on an ambitious project to help develop 300 committed future leaders from economically disadvantaged communities across sub-Saharan Africa. ... Is bad news in South Africa an event or a trend? by Steuart Pennington Bad news tends to be an ‘event’. Good news very often is to be found in a ‘trend’. The obvious example is ... FNB simplifies eBucks rewards for its customers in annual review Launched in 2000, eBucks Rewards remains a pioneering rewards programme and has paid out over R4bn to its members since inception. ... Cape Town unveils South Africa's first 'green' taxi rank The City of Cape Town has unveiled the first ‘green’ transport facility in South Africa that generates its own electricity, enabling it to operate off ... Cape Town's ARV clubs change lives The City of Cape Town is pleased with the progress of a City Health initiative to improve service delivery to residents. Since 2011, City Health, in ... SouthAfrica.info Zuma, Putin discuss ways of strengthening ties South African President Jacob Zuma and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed various ways of strengthening ties between their two countries during a meeting at the ... Land tenure to take centre stage at summit Land tenure reform in South Africa, including the issues of tenure insecurity in commercial farming areas and tenure challenges in communal areas, will take centre ... NDP to address obstacles to growth: Ramaphosa The recently released framework for implementing the National Development Plan will help tackle domestic obstacles to growth in South Africa, drive growth in productive sectors ... Banyana ready to tackle Tanzania South Africa’s women’s football team, Banyana Banyana – fresh from a 4-0 away win against Zambia – will wind up Women’s Month with an international ... R252m scholarship project to reverse Africa's 'brain drain' Around 300 “committed future leaders” from across sub-Saharan Africa will soon have the opportunity to study at the University of Cape Town, under a project ... SA Rugby Mag Habana wants memorable milestone Bryan Habana hopes to score his 10th try against the Wallabies in his 100th Test for the Springboks. Perth mission is two-fold The quality of performance will be just as important as the result when the Springboks tackle the Wallabies this Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI. Springboks change six Adriaan Strauss will start at hooker and Morné Steyn at flyhalf when the Springboks meet the Wallabies in Perth on Saturday. Lions must learn to adapt Johan Ackermann says the Golden Lions need to adjust their breakdown approach according to the referee. BRENTON CHELIN reports. Win or bust for Bulls Blue Bulls flank Jacques du Plessis says Saturday's match against the Golden Lions is a 'must win' encounter. BRENTON CHELIN reports.