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National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega has condemned police killings.
National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega has condemned police killings. ( )

SAPS to prioritise investigations into police killings: Phiyega

National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega says the South African Police Service is prioritising investigations into police killings to ensure sentences handed down serve as deterrents.

Kermit Erasmus has been withdrawn from today's game due to a hamstring injury
Erasmus to miss Soweto derby owing to injury
Saturday 1 August 2015 07:00
Highlights of the week's technology stories.
Highlights of the week's technology stories.

South Africa

Four officers were killed across the country this week and 53 since the beginning of the year
SAPS determined to secure harsh sentences for police killers

Saturday 1 August 2015 10:57

National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega, says the SAPS is prioritising investigations into police killings to ensure sentences handed down serve as deterrents.


A member of the French Red Cross disinfects the area around a motionless person suspected of carrying the Ebola virus as a crowd gathers in Forecariah.
Vaccine success holds hope for end to deadly scourge of Ebola

Saturday 1 August 2015 08:39

The world is on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization said on Friday, as a trial in Guinea found a vaccine to have been 100% effective.


Malaysia is "almost certain" that the debris found on the Reunion island is from a Boeing 777
Airplane debris arrives in France for Malaysia crash investigation

Saturday 1 August 2015 08:37

An Air France flight said to be carrying plane debris that washed up on the Reunion island and may belong to vanished Boeing 777 has arrived in Paris for investigators to study its origins.


The Public Protector found that the President unduly benefited from security upgrades.
Opposition parties threaten court action over Nkandla

Saturday 1 August 2015 06:36

The DA, ACDP and FF+ do not rule out the possibility of resorting to the courts if the Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is not included among the witnesses before the Ad Hoc Committee on Nkandla.


Youth urges provincial government to inject funds into their projects

Saturday 1 August 2015 06:43

The youth in the North West have urged the provincial government particularly the department of Rural, environment and agricultural development to inject more funds in their agricultural projects.


Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor.
Pandor to launch Science Week

Saturday 1 August 2015 07:17

Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor will launch National Science Week at North-West University's Mafikeng Campus on Saturday.


Mandela Bay fest marred with controversy

Friday 31 July 2015 20:06

The inaugural Nelson Mandela Bay Cultural Festival, scheduled for the weekend in Port Elizabeth, is embroiled in controversy about non-payment of artists.


Rio pledges cleaner waters for Olympics next year

Saturday 1 August 2015 07:20

Efforts to improve the water quality for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics are ongoing, Games organisers said on Saturday.


The debate over Cecil the lion should be about conservation.

Saturday 1 August 2015 10:00

Much of the attention generated by the demise of Cecil the lion appears related to the fact that he was a member of a charismatic species, that his species is threatened and the nature of his death.

National Days 2015

South Africa celebrates Youth Day on June 16 every year. Read the news and view multimedia relating to this year's events.


34 people, mostly striking mineworkers, were shot dead and over 70 wounded in a clash with police on August 16, 2012.

World Economic Forum on Africa

The 2015 World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 3 to 5 June 2015, under the theme “Then and Now: Reimagining Africa’s Future”.

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