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Drug kingpin El Chapo sentenced to life in US prison

Drug kingpin El Chapo sentenced to life in US prison

Once one of the world's most powerful and notorious criminals, Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced to life imprisonment Wednesday - the mandatory punishment for a host of crimes spanning a quarter-century.

US senator calls for investigation into Russia-made FaceApp

The chart-topping Russian-made FaceApp, which allows users to see how they will look as they age, found itself in the eye of a political storm in the US Wednesday, with one senator urging an FBI investigation into its "national security and privacy risks".

IMF to begin search for new leader as Lagarde resigns as of Sept 12

Christine Lagarde will resign from the International Monetary Fund on September 12 as she awaits final word on her nomination to the presidency of the European Central Bank, she announced Tuesday.

Woman dies after couple shot in Musina

A woman died after armed suspects attacked and robbed a couple in Musina, Limpopo, on Wednesday morning.

'We will burn them alive': PE residents fed up with crime want better policing

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of residents of Booysens Park and nearby areas in Port Elizabeth shut down their neighbourhoods on Wednesday.

Grateful graduate gives UCT R18m to find new life-saving drugs

It’s more than 50 years since Neville Isdell graduated from the University of Cape Town, but he’s remained forever grateful.

Police yet to put the brakes on man who clocked 322km/h in Joburg

The motorist recorded on video travelling at more than 300km/h on a Johannesburg highway is yet to be identified.

Raped girl's letters were a cry for help

Stepfather 'abuses' kid (11) for 2 years.

Resurrection duo's case withdrawn

We have been vindicated: Lukau

Probe into missing R8m meant to benefit local business on West Rand

A mill plant which was supposed to start working in 2017 in Randfontein to help grow the agricultural and retail sector on the West Rand is still not functioning.

Mpumalanga ANC in turmoil over PEC decision to disband two regions

The ANC provincial executive committee (PEC) of Mpumalanga has again failed to disband its Bohlabelo and Ehlanzeni regions following disagreements on who to lead the regional task team (RTT).

S.A not co-operating in arrest of genocide suspect: UN court

The chief prosecutor of a UN tribunal on Wednesday accused South Africa of failing to co-operate in the arrest of a fugitive sought over his role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide.

Growth of Zulu in China a watershed

The introduction of Zulu lessons at a university in China will go a long way in enabling indigenous languages to be treated as academic languages.

Miffed Zuma lawyers crash state capture hearing

Since he began giving his testimony at the state capture commission of inquiry on Monday, former president Jacob Zuma's lawyers have complained about the attitude they have received from the commission's legal team.

Probe into state capture in abeyance as Zuma may to pull out

Former president Jacob Zuma's continued participation in the state capture commission hangs in limbo as he might not return to the stand that's meant to "bury him".

Chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng blasts graft

The narrative on the perception of corruption being associated with black people will have to be eradicated in order to overcome the scourge.

Inmate stabs prison's female chief

Stabber is a lifer and member of notorious 26s gang

Lindiwe Sisulu defends Nomvula Mokonyane: 'SA did not invest enough in infrastructure'

Minister of human settlements, water and sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu has weighed in on the claims that former minister Nomvula Mokonyane left the department in shambles.

Bantu Holomisa to Cyril Ramaphosa: 'Please conduct a workshop for new ministers'

Holomisa suggests that Ramaphosa's ministers needs some training.

Legendary musician Johnny Clegg laid to rest in Johannesburg

Renowend musician Johnny Clegg has been laid to rest.

'Of course, you are racist against Indians,' Jackson Mthembu lashes EFF MPs

Minister Jackson Mthembu has accused the Economic Freedom Fighters of being racist towards South Africans of Indian origin.

Mom arrested for allegedly chaining her disabled daughter to a chair

Limpopo police arrested a mother for allegedly chaining her disabled daughter to a chair in a locked room on Tuesday.

Gordhan has 'bona fide' dispute against Mkhwebane: Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa believes that public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan has a bona fide case against public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and has thrown his weight behind it.

'Be accountable like Mandela,' Mkhwebane tells Ramaphosa's cabinet

Politicians should follow in Nelson Mandela’s footsteps “by submitting themselves to accountability processes whenever their conduct is under the scrutiny of constitutional institutions”.

Ramaphosa should be defined by actions not words: DA's Mmusi Maimane

President Cyril Ramaphosa was no "doer of deeds". Instead, he was was a missing in action despite projecting himself as "the man in the arena".

State capture inquiry adjourns after complaints from Zuma's lawyers

Earlier, Zuma’s legal team raised concerns about Zuma being brought into the commission under false pretences.

Don't provoke soldiers‚ defence minister tells Cape Flats criminals

Defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has warned Cape Flats residents not to provoke the army when soldiers are eventually deployed to help the police.

Residents warned after a baboon is spotted running around in Gauteng

Johannesburg residents have been urged to exercise extra caution after a baboon was spotted in NorthCliff, Johannesburg, on Wednesday.

Loyiso Basso left a life of drugs and gangs to open a restaurant

Loyiso Basso says he left a life of drugs and crime after he realised he was wasting his life and making his mother suffer.
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