SABC News - Gauteng


Black First, Land First protestors protest outside the Public Protector's office.
Protesters storm into Public Protector's office

Wednesday 7 October 2015 06:19

A group called "Black First, Land First" have stormed the Public Protector's office in Pretoria demanding to meet Thuli Madonsela.


The "Rhodes Must Fall" campaign which called for the removal of Cecil John Rhodes statue is one of the issues that led to a discussion on transformation in South African universities.
SA universities welcome Zuma's move on funding problems

Wednesday 7 October 2015 05:43

The leadership of South Africa's universities has welcomed President Jacob Zuma's decision to establish a task team to look into funding problems at the institutions


Orlando Pirates receive heroes welcome

Tuesday 6 October 2015 23:17

Orlando Pirates have arrived back from Egypt, after they beat Al Ahly to qualify for the final of the CAF Confederations Cup.


Tshwane mayor condemns defacing of Paul Kruger statue

Tuesday 6 October 2015 22:02

The City of Tshwane has condemned the defacing of statues - including that of Paul Kruger - and has called on people to desist from cheap politicking.


The Pretoria High Court sentenced 75-year-old Hewitt in May this year to an effective six years in jail after finding him guilty of rape.
Hewitt accusers could face perjury charges

Tuesday 6 October 2015 12:58

The three women who testified against former tennis champion, Bob Hewitt, could face perjury charges if it's proven that they colluded about their rape and sexual assault case before the trial.


The Pretoria High Court sentenced Bob Hewitt to six years imprisonment in May after finding him guilty on two counts of rape and one of sexual assault of minors.
NPA charged Hewitt despite key witness' credibility being questioned

Tuesday 6 October 2015 11:33

It has emerged that the NPA charged former tennis champion Bob Hewitt with rape and sexual assault last year despite the credibility of a key witness being called into question.


Bob Hewitt is currently under house arrest on his farm in the Eastern Cape while awaiting his appeal.
EXCLUSIVE: Hewitt’s lawyers fight to appeal conviction

Tuesday 6 October 2015 09:00

Bob Hewitt's defence team has petitioned the Supreme Court of Appeal to reconsider its decision to refuse the 75-year-old leave to appeal his conviction on charges of the sexual assault of minors.


Oscar Pistorius was found guilty in September 2014 of culpable homicide, after he fired four 9mm shots through a locked toilet door in 2013 killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day.
Pistorius’ family reacts to his parole delay

Tuesday 6 October 2015 06:35

The family of Oscar Pistorius says they will wait for a parole board report before commenting on a decision to again delay a decision to grant the paralympian parole.


Judgment expected in Sebolai murder trial

Tuesday 6 October 2015 06:02

Judgment in the murder trial of former Jozi FM Dj, Donald Sebolai, is expected in the High Court sitting in Palm Ridge on the East Rand on Tuesday morning.


EXCLUSIVE: Hewitt witnesses may have colluded

Tuesday 6 October 2015 06:01

SABC News is in possession of correspondence showing that the three women who accused former tennis champion Bob Hewitt of rape and sexual assault may have colluded prior to his trial.


Man arrested after reportedly trying to hang a boy

Monday 5 October 2015 22:31

Police have arrested a 48-year-old man after he allegedly tried to hang 10-year-old boy in Alberton, south of Johannesburg.


ANC to move ahead with establishing Media Appeals Tribunal

Monday 5 October 2015 21:02

The ANC is forging ahead with setting up a Media Appeals Tribunal.  The party says parliament will have to fast track legislation to establish the body, after this weekend's National General Council.


Popcru supports Phiyega amid calls for her to be axed

Monday 5 October 2015 19:15

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) has described calls to fire Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega as sexist and racist.


Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.
Pistorius's parole bid suffers another blow

Monday 5 October 2015 18:23

Oscar Pistorius' bid to be released on parole has been referred back to the parole board.


SA has been given until today to explain why they did not arrest Omar al-Bashir when he was in the country
'Unclear if ICC can act against SA over al-Bashir case'

Monday 5 October 2015 13:30

Senior Researcher at the Institute for Global Dialogue, Sanusha Naidu, says it’s unclear if the ICC can take action against SA if authorities fail to give reasons over the Omar al-Bashir case.


Sandton roads closed off as EcoMobility festival begins

Monday 5 October 2015 11:42

Several roads and single lanes have been closed off to traffic in the Sandton CBD, for the first official day of the EcoMobility World Festival.


Vishnu Naidoo says ratings show that level of education in South Africa is indeed dire, compared to other developed countries.
SA to celebrate World Teacher's Day

Monday 5 October 2015 10:59

As the world marks World Teacher's Day, the Department of Education needs to focus on teacher development in South Africa in order to stand any chance of major progression in academia.


Nico Henning will face charges of the murder of his estranged wife and conspiracy to commit murder.
Henning’s murder trial to resume in court

Monday 5 October 2015 06:06

The trial of Nico Henning, accused of organising the murder of his estranged wife, Chanelle, will start in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Monday morning.


D-Day for SA explanation to ICC on al-Bashir exit

Monday 5 October 2015 05:49

South Africa has until Monday to explain to the International Criminal Court why it did not arrest Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, when he attended the African Union Summit in Sandton in June.


The Black Management Forum conference is expected to attract over 500 delegates .
Zuma to address Black Management Forum conference

Monday 5 October 2015 00:17

The Black Management Forum will this week host its annual conference in Johannesburg.


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