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PE mother now faces murder charge after dumped newborn baby dies

The mother of a newborn baby boy who was found alive at a dump site in Port Elizabeth five days ago is now facing a charge of murder after the infant died.

Attorney who marched on Mantashe's mining meeting charged

Richard Spoor, who together with residents opposes an application for a mine in Xolobeni, has appeared in court after he was arrested at the weekend after marching with community members.

Cops hunt for shooters who killed Bedfordview man in his Porsche

Gauteng police are searching for two men after they opened fire on a Porsche driver in Johannesburg, killing him.

Constantia man on trial for wife's murder makes first High Court appearance

The Constantia man accused of murdering his wife has made his first appearance in the Western Cape High Court.

KZN triple murder: Accused 'faints' while in holding cells

A suspect in the triple murders of a Phoenix mother and her two daughters has been placed on a drip after apparently fainting in a holding cell.

Land expropriation: Mbeki slams ANC for deviating from non-racialism

Former president Thabo Mbeki has lashed out at the ANC, saying its new policy to expropriate land without compensation is a deviation from its policy of non-racialism.

Black rhino making a comeback in Chad thanks to relocation from SA

The black rhino may be making a comeback in Chad after nearly 50 years, thanks to a relocation programme involving South African rhino.

Home Affairs announces new visa amendments in a bid to boost tourism

In a bid to boost tourism to the country, South Africa is finalising a number of visa waiver agreements with other countries, allowing travelers to enter the country without a visa.

Does this UN statue look like Nelson Mandela? These tweeps don't seem to think so

Not everybody is impressed with the new statue of former president Nelson Mandela that was unveiled at the UN.

WATCH: Scuffle in Nelson Mandela Bay council after 'new' councillor's presence ruled illegal

A scuffle has broken out in the Nelson Mandela Bay council after Speaker Buyelwa Mafaya ruled that there was an illegal councillor in the chamber.

Travel rules relaxed for foreign parents travelling with children

While documentation proving parental consent for a minor to travel is no longer a requirement, it is strongly recommended that travellers carry this documentation, says the Department of Home Affairs.

Ramaphosa in US: Rest assured, SA will solve its own problems

The US president should have gone to more trouble to obtain the correct information before attacking South Africa on Twitter about land grabs and farm murders, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.

SA visa changes: We will not contribute to child trafficking and required travel consent remains for SA children

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has announced a number of key visa changes, including the easing of travel requirements for foreign children travelling to South Africa.

WATCH: 127 inmates receive qualifications at inspirational graduation ceremony

The Department of Correctional Services handed out 127 qualifications, including one master's degree, to graduating offenders. Watch.

8 people arrested in Cape Town 'total shutdown' protest

Eight 'Western Cape Total Shutdown' protesters have been arrested for public violence following an altercation with police in Cape Town.

Graça Machel urges world: put egos aside and end violence

Nelson Mandela's widow has challenged world leaders celebrating his life to put their egos and partisan politics aside and honour his legacy by ending the "senseless violence" plaguing too much of the world.

General elections before the end of May next year, Ramaphosa hints

President Cyril Ramaphosa has hinted that next year's general elections would take place before the end of May.

Cape Town keeps 'shutdown protest' under control

Protesters appear to have had a limited impact on disrupting Cape Town roads with a planned "shutdown".

Government announces memorial and funeral service dates for Edna Molewa

Government has announced the dates for the official memorial and funeral services of late Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.
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