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Tutu awards prize to US school shooting survivors

A group of young Americans, who campaigned against gun violence after surviving a deadly shooting at their Florida school, have received a prize from former South African archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Deconstructing Gordhan's testimony: Everything you need to know

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan spent a second day on the witness stand at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture; and continued to dissect the anatomy of capture.

2 suspected house robbers shot dead in Durban North

Two suspected house robbers have been killed in a shootout with security guards in Durban North.

IPID investigating Soweto cop for rape and CPF member for murder

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate has launched two separate investigations - one for murder and one for rape - against a Gauteng police officer and a member of the Community Policing Forum.

Cape Town borrows R1.3bn from German bank for wastewater projects

The City of Cape Town has signed a R1.3bn loan with the German government-owned KfW Development Bank for urban wastewater management, according to Mayor Dan Plato's office.

ANC NWC talks tough on members linked to VBS scandal, reiterates support for state capture inquiry

ANC members, who are found guilty of wrongdoing in the VBS Mutual Bank scandal, must face the full wrath of the law, says the party's national working committee.

'Today, business won' - Bo-Kaap residents fail in their bid to keep a crane out of the area

Public Order Police have escorted cranes into the Bo-Kaap despite residents' best efforts to keep the machines out.

Cyclist rides to nearby doctor with knife stuck to his skull after attack

Pictures of a cyclist with a knife stuck in his skull have gone viral on social media.

'Fighters, be ready' - Malema gets ready to go to war with Pravin Gordhan

EFF leader Julius Malema has declared that the political party has decided to fight Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan.

Cape Town transport boss, 10 others charged in gang drug case

Rudi Lakay's company offers round-the-clock transport for staff, wedding and party goers and pupils going to matric balls, but the State believes he and 10 others may have been operating a criminal enterprise involving drug dealing.

Manhunt for man who escaped from Pretoria Magistrate's Court

Police have launched a manhunt for a suspected house burglar who escaped from the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.

Man killed in glider crash near Gariepdam

Police are investigating a case of culpable homicide after a male pilot died in a glider crash near the Gariepdam aviation field in Smithfield in the Free State.

Mashaba orders audit to establish legal status of those occupying City property

City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says he has ordered an audit into the legal status of those occupying City properties.

Weather Update: Heavy rains move eastwards, high fire danger in the Northern Cape

The heavy rainfall that hit Gauteng on Tuesday is expected to move eastwards, leading to thundershowers in parts of Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday.

Vaal River pollution: 'There have been challenges to compliance', Sasol says

Petrochemicals giant Sasol has denied that it is responsible for pollution in the Vaal river.

#News24 ICYMI: ‘I have nothing to fear' - Gordhan; Momentum to pay out R2.4m claim; and This local barber has a long list of celebrity clients

Nugent has no authority to recommend Tom Moyane's firing says Zuma, another court loss for Supra Mahumapelo and his PEC, and huge pay day for AB at Pakistan Super League draft.

2 pupils at top KZN school given marching orders after cannabis oil episode at school

As legislation around the personal use of cannabis is being defined, a KwaZulu-Natal school has taken a no-nonsense approach to two pupils who had cannabis oil at school.

OVERVIEW: Malema addresses crowd outside #StateCaptureInquiry as Gordhan concludes testimony

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan continues with his testimony at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture after scratching the surface in detailing incidents of malfeasance within government.

WATCH: IPID probes case of police brutality after woman's arrest

IPID is investigating a case of police brutality after a Pretoria West woman was pulled by her hair and violently shoved into a police van. In a video of the incident which occurred two weeks ago, two female police officers can be seen arresting a woman. Watch.
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