IOL TUT, SRC reopen talks Tshwane University of Technology management and the student representative council have re-opened talks to resolve ongoing protests, the SRC said. Residents beat armed robber to death Residents of Meriting, near Rustenburg, killed a man who was part of a group that allegedly robbed a Somali shop owner at gunpoint. Violence erupts after Grabouw meeting Violence erupted in Grabouw in the Western Cape after an unsuccessful meeting to try to end a service delivery protest. 16 illegal aliens escape from custody Sixteen undocumented immigrants have escaped from Rustenburg police station where they were being held, North West police said. Hotel accountant back in dock An accountant accused of embezzling at the Raya Hotel Group, owners of the Capetonian Hotel, admitted guilt “to a certain degree” when she ... Cope ex-treasurer’s fraud case delayed A private investigation into new aspects of fraud charges against Hildagrade Ndude, former parliamentary national treasurer of Cope, delayed the court proceedings. Guard in court for boy’s rape A man from Zibokwane in Mpumalanga, accused of raping an 18-year-old youth, appeared briefly in the Tonga Magistrate’s Court. Gauteng ANC’s conference to go ahead The ANC in Gauteng has reached the 70 percent quorum of branches allowing it to proceed with its provincial conference. ConCourt to rule on pensioner’s eviction The Constitutional Court will rule on whether leave to appeal against an eviction order served on a Western Cape pensioner should be granted. Two sentenced for rape, kidnapping A man and a boy have been sentenced to 18 and 12 years’ imprisonment respectively for raping and kidnapping a Lichtenburg woman. iAfrica Malema, Shivambu asked to leave The EFF’s Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu were ordered to leave Parliament during a question and answer session with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Pinetown crash case postponed The case involving a Swazi man, whose truck ploughed through a Pinetown intersection, has been postponed. 'Focus on childhood to stop violence' A focus on early childhood development could curb violence, the Institute for Security Studies said. 2 in 3 think Oscar's guilty of murder According to a survey, two in three South Africans believe Oscar Pistorius meant to kill his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Fire station set alight in Grabouw More violence erupted in Grabouw on Wednesday when protesting residents set fire to the town’s fire station, torching most of the equipment. Pinetown truck driver to plead guilty The driver whose lorry crashed into four taxis and two cars in Pinetown will be pleading guilty to the State’s culpable homicide charges. Malema backs pastor after Lagos tragedy Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has extended his support to Pastor TB Joshua following the collapse of a hostel at Joshua’s Synagogue Church of ... Minister set to release crime stats Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko will release the country’s crime statistics for 2013/14 on Friday. ANC denies Grabouw violence claims The African National Congress in the Western Cape has denied claims that it was responsible for violent protests in the troubled town of Grabouw. Child rapist's life term welcomed The National Prosecuting Authority has welcomed the life sentence handed down to a 51-year-old man who raped his friend’s daughter. News24 News24.com | EFF undermining Parliament - ANC The Economic Freedom Fighters is committed to undermining Parliament through chaotic conduct, the ANC says, after leader Julius Malema was ordered out of the House ... News24.com | TUT lifts suspension of SRC Management of the Tshwane University of Technology have lifted the suspension on the institution’s Student Representative Council. News24.com | ANC Gauteng goes ahead with conference The ANC in Gauteng has reached the 70% quorum of branches allowing it to proceed with its provincial conference. News24.com | SA negating Ebola role - expert SA should have played the leading role in the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa, Frans Viljoen, director of the University ... News24.com | 5 in court for burning man to death Five men who allegedly killed a man by assaulting and burning him have appeared in the Mtubatuba Magistrate’s Court, KwaZulu-Natal. News24.com | ConCourt to rule on eviction case The Constitutional Court will rule whether leave to appeal against an eviction order served on a Western Cape pensioner should be granted. News24.com | Man, teen sentenced for rape, kidnapping A man and a boy have been sentenced to 18 and 12 years’ imprisonment respectively for rape and kidnapping by the North West High Court. Times Live EFF keeps undermining parliament: ANC The Economic Freedom Fighters were committed to undermining Parliament through chaotic conduct, the ANC said on Wednesday. Tiny galaxy harbours black-hole surprise Astronomers using the Hubble orbital telescope found a “supermassive” black hole lurking at the heart of the only dwarf galaxy ever observed to host one, ... TUT management and students re-open talks: SRC Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) management and the student representative council (SRC) have re-opened talks to resolve the ongoing protests at the university, the SRC ... Government did not delay the announcement: Minister Government did not take long to announce the deaths of South Africans in the Nigeria church building collapse, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said on ... Scotland braces for a historic independence vote The campaign for Scotland’s independence referendum went down to the wire on Wednesday ahead of a knife-edge vote that will either see Scotland break away ... Pistorius can expect a cool reception from the Paralympics If Oscar Pistorius manages to avoid a lengthy prison sentence and returns to the track, he can expect a cool reception from Paralympic organizers. Joost has never met with faith healer Joshua Former Springbok rugby player Joost van der Westhuizen has never met faith healer TB Joshua, a family representative said on Wednesday. Businesses merely pay lip service to social development: Cosatu Private companies are not doing enough for social transformation, Cosatu said on Wednesday. SABC News Grabouw remains volatile amid clashes with the police It was a third day of protests in Grabouw in the Overberg and the situation remains tense as residents continue to clash with the police. Smiles Mad run for a good cause Twenty-two Children will be afforded their God given right to smile. This after over R150 000 was raised through the Cipla Miles for Smiles Mad ... SA govt to dispatch an advance team to Nigeria International Relations Minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, says government is always on hand to assist families of victims in the event of disaster incidents similar to the ... Bucket toilet system on the rise: Report The recent Statistics SA figures in Municipal Census Report indicates that while more homes are receiving basic municipal services, use of bucket toilet system continues ... Police must present stategy with the crime statistics: ISS Police must present a clear strategy on how to deal with crime regardless if there is to be a drop in any of the numbers ... Woman granted R450 000 in pothole case The Umngeni municipality must pay R450 000 to a woman seriously injured when a pothole caused her car tyre to blow and the vehicle plunged ... Judgement delivered for Southern Cape dentist in sexual assault case The parents of a 15-year-old Pretoria school boy, who was sexually assaulted by a dentist and family friend at George in the Southern Cape, say ... 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Eskom is over-stating its financial need – IEUG And not getting Nersa’s message that must become more efficient. SA Breaking News Zimbabwe Prison Cells Unfit For Human Habitation Say Lawyers Prison holding cells in Zimbabwe are filthy and uninhabitable, said president of the Law Society of Zimbabwe, ... New Year’s Day Rapist Sentenced To 10 Years Behind Bars A 28-year-old man was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on Tuesday for the rape of a 79-year-old ... Lion On The Loose Shot Dead In Limpopo A lion on the loose as been shot dead in Matikiring near Tolwe in Limpopo, said police spokesperson ... Parly’s #KnowYourSpeaker Campaign Fails On Twitter A campaign aimed at getting to know National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete drew some unwanted attention on Wednesday ... Malema Butts heads With Ramaphosa In Parliament Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema and MP Floyd Shivambu were both ordered out of Parliament ... Mail & Guardian EFF: Ramaphosa has blood on his hands EFF leaders were ejected from the National Assembly as they refused to withdraw statements that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is a murderer. Parliament backs Mbete in Twitter campaign Parliament launched a #KnowYourSpeaker campaign, championing Baleka Mbete after a walkout handed the ANC success in a vote of no confidence in her. Malema, Shivambu thrown out of Parliament - again The two EFF leaders have been thrown out of Parliament for a second time after calling Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa a murderer. South Sudan backtracks on foreign worker policy The government has reversed its announcement that only nationals can work in the country, saying employment regulations "will be discussed later". English FA to restrict imports of foreign players The Football Association wants to reduce the number of non-EU players in England’s leagues by half to foster local talent and boost the national side. The Star MEC points fingers over damaged RDP homes Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Jacob Mamabolo has blamed unnamed political parties for the vandalisation of RDP houses. Increase in robberies, violent crime: ISS The Institute for Security Studies made several predictions about South Africa’s latest crime statistics. Auditor killing: ID parade planned An ID parade may determine if a second man held over Lawrence Moepi’s death was there at the time of the incident. CAA confirms 22 close calls in SA airspace If you’re about to board a plane, you probably don’t want to know what an “airprox” is. UCT shines in global rankings The University of Cape Town has moved up four places on an international ranking of tertiary institutions. The Argus Followers stand behind ‘prophet’ Support for the popular preacher at the helm of the doomed Nigeria church has not wavered. Who is Prophet TB Joshua? Temitope Joshua, 51, commonly referred to as TB Joshua, was born in Nigeria – apparently after a 15-month pregnancy. Grabouw remains ‘volatile’ Two government buildings were damaged as protests continued for the third day in Grabouw. DA motion against Mbete is defeated The ANC put on a show of force during the debate on an opposition motion of no confidence in Speaker Baleka Mbete. Schools closed as protests sweep Grabouw All but one of Grabouw’s 13 schools were closed as violent protests in the town continued for a second day. Cape Times Business not embracing transformation: Cosatu Private companies are not doing enough for social transformation, Cosatu said. Violence erupts after Grabouw meeting Violence erupted in Grabouw in the Western Cape, after an unsuccessful meeting to try to end a service delivery protest. Malema sent out for Ramaphosa comment EFF leader Julius Malema and his Chief Whip Floyd Shivambu were ordered to leave the National Assembly after accusing Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa ... Parly starts #KnowYourSpeaker campaign Parliament started a “know your speaker” campaign on social networking site Twitter, following the opposition parties’ defeat in a vote of no confidence ... Creative narrative of our city This past Saturday was one of the most delightful, inspiring days I have spent in the Mother City in a while. Sowetan South Africa negating Ebola role: Expert South Africa should have played the leading role in the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa, Frans Viljoen, director of the ... Cosatu shocked BY Nigeria deaths The deaths of dozens of people, including 67 South Africans, in a building collapse in Nigeria was shocking, Cosatu said on Wednesday. Woman granted R450, 000 in pothole case The Umngeni (Howick) municipality must pay R450, 000 to a woman seriously injured when a pothole caused her car tyre to blow and the vehicle ... Pretoria News Ex-judge in bid to halt JSC probe Judge Ntsikelelo Poswa has turned to the court in an attempt to stop the JSC from investigating complaints against him. Assaulted for taking pics of ill mom When he took photos of his mom – after finding her unattended to more than 15 hrs after he left her at the hospital – ... Court escaper nailed One of the two suspects who shot their way out of the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court, has been killed. ‘African women bear brunt of war’ Top African women have reminded the world of the need to bring back the schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria. She major-general turns out to be a he She almost fooled them all. Only “she” was actually a he. And, he wasn’t the major-general from the SAPS either. Daily News R1.8bn expansion for Durban casino R1.8 billion expansion of Durban’s landmark Suncoast casino has been given the nod. Kwikspar heist targets ATM, safe Suspects make off with an undisclosed amount of money after bombing a safe and cutting open an ATM inside a supermarket ‘Parents were drunk when toddler fell’ The parents of a two-year-old who was rescued from the tracks at a railway station were reportedly drunk at the time of the ... 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The … Virtualisation boosts govt IT processes Virtualisation can help government transform and increase operations – solving service delivery struggles, reducing inefficient use of hardware (including the… TechCentral The show will go on, Cell C vows Cell C will survive with or without “asymmetry” in mobile termination rates, but there is a principle involved that must be defended, the mobile operator’s ... Holroyd to act as iBurst boss Thami Mtshali has stepped down as CEO of iBurst parent Wireless Business Solutions (WBS), with financial director Clinton Holroyd being named acting CEO. WBS nonexecutive ... Vodacom talks up fibre, reveals pricing Vodacom has announced plans to launch fibre-to-the-business (FTTB) services in South Africa, starting with selected business parks in Gauteng, Cape Town and Durban, which will ... Gov’t to tackle copper theft scourge While the ongoing theft of copper cable continues to cost the economy billions of rand a year, government says it has placed tightening laws to ... EOH lifts revenue by 42% JSE-listed technology services group EOH has turned in a solid performance in its 2014 financial year. In the 12 months to 31 July 2014, it ... AllAfrica South Africa Sends Rescue Team to Lagos [SAnews.gov.za]Cape Town -Government has dispatched a search and rescue team to Lagos to assist in the recovery of the remains of South Africans that were ... South African Move On Child Trafficking [IRIN]Johannesburg -The announcement yesterday that parents would have another nine months to comply with new regulations for travelling into and out of South Africa with ... Hold Your Noses and Ratify Europe Trade Deal [The Trade Beat]Before they went away on the one truly ‘religious’ festival in the EU calendar – the month-long summer vacation each August – EU ... GM - Mixed Messages From Woolworths [The Journalist]Woolworths has announced that it intends to cut back genetically modified or GMO products by 50 percent but food activists are sceptical. Biko Walls of Memory - A Multi Living Hip Hop Human Being [The Journalist]Hip Hop Film artist Vuyisa “Breeze” Yoko, aka “Khasi” who directed this piece called “Biko’s Children”, said in the opening of this film, if ... SA Good News Does Good News "trend" in South Africa? Mention the words, “good news” or “positive news” and you will invariably be accused of sunshine journalism by many sclerotic journalists. Talk of the ... Woolworths to reduce number of GM modified products by 50% In keeping with our commitment to remove or replace ingredients from genetically modified crops in our foods where possible, Woolworths has announced plans to reduce ... SA's energy-efficient buildings are good investments Energy-efficient commercial buildings in South Africa deliver better returns for their owners, and as a result are better investments, according to a new study conducted ... Introducing FNB business innovation awards FNB Business in partnership with Endeavor South Africa has announced the launch of the FNB Business Innovation Awards to recognise and celebrate companies that continue ... Adoption story made into a music video campaign to help children This is Nicole Olivier’s story that started as a tragedy, but has become an inspiration to help children. 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 ... Rugby - SA Rugby Mag Boks call up Burger Schalk Burger has replaced injured Francois Louw in the Springbok squad for their last two matches of the Rugby Championship. Australian school sensation Kalyn Ponga has signed to play for the Cowboys in the NRL. Rugby union's loss, rugby league's gain. Ashley Johnson’s intercept try for London Wasps The former Springbok loose forward scored the first five-pointer of the match as Wasps beat champions Northampton in the English Premiership. Celebrating our latest Bok centurions Bryan Habana and Jean de Villiers are on the cover of the new issue of SA Rugby magazine, on sale now. Sharks to counter Bulls kicking The Sharks will look to capitalise on any aimless kicking from the Blue Bulls at Loftus on Saturday. BRENTON CHELIN reports.