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The N3 toll route was closed to traffic at the top of Van Reenen's Pass on Sunday due to an ongoing protest by community members who are allegedly demanding the release of a murder suspect, which police suspect could be to exact mob justice.
Posted: May 28, 2023, 2:13 pm
It was business as usual when Tadu Nare returned to claim a dominant win in the second Spar Grand Prix race in Gqeberha on Saturday.
Posted: May 28, 2023, 1:14 pm
Stage 5 loadshedding will be implemented from 4pm on Sunday afternoon until 5am on Monday, while stages 4 and 5 will be implemented during the week.
Posted: May 28, 2023, 12:45 pm
Gauteng MEC Matome Chiloane will on Monday visit the school and family of a 17-year-old grade 12 pupil, Palesa Malatji from Ntsako Secondary School in Soshanguve, Tshwane, who was brutally raped and murdered on Thursday.
Posted: May 28, 2023, 12:39 pm
After tough negotiations to reach a tentative deal with the White House on the US borrowing limit, the next challenge for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is pushing it through the House, where it may be opposed by both hardline Republicans and progressive Democrats.
Posted: May 28, 2023, 12:34 pm
Saudi Arabia and the US called on Sunday for the extension of a ceasefire deal that has brought some let-up in a six-week war between military factions but little humanitarian relief for civilians.
Posted: May 28, 2023, 12:30 pm
Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro says he predicted the formation opponents Sekhukhune United would utilise, though not their aggressive high press, as Bucs negotiated another fiery encounter to win the Nedbank Cup final on Saturday night.
Posted: May 28, 2023, 12:23 pm
Khartoum was calmer on Saturday as a seven-day ceasefire appeared to reduce fighting between two rival military factions although it has not yet provided the promised humanitarian relief to millions trapped in the Sudanese capital.
Posted: May 28, 2023, 11:46 am
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni said late on Saturday there had been casualties during an attack by Somalia's Islamist group Al-Shabaab on a military base manned by Ugandan peacekeepers in the Horn of African country on Friday.
Posted: May 28, 2023, 11:25 am
Britain's health minister, Steve Barclay, said on Sunday that the government would not negotiate on pay with the nurses' union, as the threat of further strikes looms.
Posted: May 28, 2023, 10:55 am
Four ringball clubs played friendly games against each other on Saturday at Toti High in Amanzimtoti, south of Durban.
Posted: May 28, 2023, 10:38 am
The biggest crowd for any final in the Mother City had descended on Cape Town Stadium but the intoxicating carnival atmosphere around the precinct and just before kickoff made way for something far more sobering in the United Rugby Championship (URC) final on Saturday.
Posted: May 28, 2023, 9:47 am
President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed a three-member independent panel to inquire into the circumstances of the docking of the Russian vessel Lady R in Simon's Town in December.
Posted: May 28, 2023, 9:44 am
Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber named 10 players who featured in the United Rugby Championship (URC) final in his group of 33 for a preparation camp in Durban from Monday to Wednesday.
Posted: May 28, 2023, 8:52 am
The SA Weather Service (SAWS) expects widespread thundershowers over parts of the Free State, Northern and Eastern Cape on Sunday, spreading to the Western Cape on Monday, where there is a possibility of heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in places.
Posted: May 28, 2023, 8:43 am
Kenya's President William Ruto on Friday accused the tax collection agency's staff of cutting government revenue by engaging in corruption, colluding with tax evaders and taking bribes.
Posted: May 28, 2023, 7:57 am
Terrence Dvzukamanja completed what's been a memorable and a better season for Orlando Pirates when he scored a last-gasp winner in the Nedbank Cup final to beat Sekhukhune United 2-1 at Loftus in Pretoria on Saturday.
Posted: May 28, 2023, 7:00 am
Bayern Munich snatched their 11th consecutive Bundesliga title in dramatic fashion with a final day 2-1 win at Cologne on Saturday courtesy of Jamal Musiala's 89th minute goal, grabbing the trophy from the hands of rivals Borussia Dortmund.
Posted: May 28, 2023, 6:59 am
It was streetwise road warriors Munster who, in a match of thunderous hits and bone rattling intensity, again prevailed over the Stormers at a packed Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.
Posted: May 28, 2023, 6:58 am
Police have launched a manhunt after a Limpopo EFF councillor was shot dead by unknown gunmen at his home in Ga-Botha village outside Marble Hall.
Posted: May 27, 2023, 3:09 pm
A Free State maths and physical sciences teacher who kissed a grade 8 pupil has been fired and declared unfit to work with children.
Posted: May 27, 2023, 3:06 pm
St Francis College has won the inaugural Sowetan-SA Home Loans School Quiz title after going head-to-head with Inkonjane Junior Secondary School in the finals on Saturday.
Posted: May 27, 2023, 2:47 pm
South Africa hopes its new price edge over major global maize producers will help it secure a share of China's huge grain market, GrainSA has said.
Posted: May 27, 2023, 12:07 pm
Free State police arrested a Mozambican national wanted for theft of cellphone tower batteries this week.
Posted: May 27, 2023, 11:28 am
A Northern Cape woman has been found by police in Lephalale, Limpopo, after being missing for 10 days.
Posted: May 27, 2023, 10:34 am
Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed they have parted ways with Andile Jali after five successful years that were marred by controversy towards the end of his time at Chloorkop.
Posted: May 27, 2023, 10:29 am
Former president Jacob Zuma was yet again “playing for time” in launching another baseless application for the removal of Adv Billy Downer, as the lead prosecutor in his arms deal-related corruption and fraud trial.
Posted: May 27, 2023, 10:22 am
Four suspects have been arrested in connection with a murder emanating from a mob justice incident at Kgautswane village outside Burgersfort in Polokwane.
Posted: May 27, 2023, 9:46 am
The Confederation of African Football president Patrice Motsepe remains cagey about when the Fifa-backed African Super League will commence amid reports that Saudi Arabia are talking to Caf about backing the competition to the tune of $200m (R3.9bn).
Posted: May 27, 2023, 9:38 am
Brazil will play friendlies against two African nations as part of an anti-racism campaign in support of their Real Madrid forward Vinicius Jr, who has been racially abused in Spanish League games this season, the Brazilian FA (CBF) said on Friday.
Posted: May 27, 2023, 9:27 am