SABC News - Johannesburg


Police have launched a fully-fledged operation to track the hijackers.
Four gunmen at large after Soweto robbery

Thursday 21 May 2015 20:28

A manhunt is underway for four gunmen who shot and wounded a police-officer in Soweto during a robbery on Thursday.


 Daniel Zwane and Micheal Letsosa died of smoke inhalation in the early hours of Sunday.
Fire-fighters memorial service turn to defiant

Thursday 21 May 2015 20:20

A memorial service for two fire-fighters who died in the line of duty turned defiant on Thursday.


Former SA president Thabo Mbeki's was addressing the Pan African Parliament in Midrand.
Stop illicit flow of finances from Africa: Mbeki

Thursday 21 May 2015 16:40

Former President Thabo Mbeki has called for pressure to be put on governments in Africa to take the necessary steps needed to stem the illicit flow of finances from the continent.  


It was widely expected that the Reserve Bank monetary policy committee will keep the repo rates unchanged
Repo rate remains unchanged

Thursday 21 May 2015 16:00

The Reserve Bank has decided  as expected to leave the repo rate unchanged at 5, 75%, but the bank has voiced concern about Eskom's request for a massive 25% tariff increase.


Communication Workers Union are demanding for a 10% salary increase and a 16 % bonus.
CWU, MTN to meet over wage talks

Thursday 21 May 2015 15:23

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) and MTN will meet on Thursday to further discuss wage increases.


Reiger Park toddler murderer found guilty

Thursday 21 May 2015 12:43

The man accused of killing three-year-old Reiger Park toddler Cuburne van Wyk has been found guilty in the High Court sitting at the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court in Ekurhuleni.


Most train accident victims ‘out of danger’

Thursday 21 May 2015 12:35

The Eastern Cape Health Department says most of the people injured in the fatal train collision outside Bhisho on Wednesday have been treated and discharged.


SABC set to bring news throughout Africa

Thursday 21 May 2015 12:00

The 24 hour news channel 404 will from Friday broadcast throughout Africa.


African creatives celebrate Africa Month

Thursday 21 May 2015 11:15

As Africa Day draws nearer and Africa Month coming to an end, South African creatives are coming together and using their talents to celebrate Africa.


'Gauteng govt has listened to e-toll concerns'

Thursday 21 May 2015 11:05

Gauteng government spokesperson Thabo Masebe says they are convinced that the price changes in the e-toll tariffs has addressed the concerns of Gauteng motorists.


RTMC extends road safety awareness campaign

Thursday 21 May 2015 10:28

The Road Traffic Management Corporation has taken a new approach which is to make the Road Safety Awareness Campaign active throughout the year.


Swallows claim crucial 2-0 win over Leopards

Thursday 21 May 2015 10:17

A Vuyisile Wana brace helped Moroka Swallows to a vital 2-0 win over Black Leopards in their PSL promotion/playoff match at Dobsonville Stadium on Wednesday evening.


Science Wrap, May 21

Thursday 21 May 2015 09:59

In this week’s science wrap we look at the new regulations by the SA Civil Aviation Authority over the operation of drones.


SAPS set to recruit former officers

Thursday 21 May 2015 09:22

The SA Police Service (SAPS) is set to recruit former officers who left the organisation, it said on Thursday.


Cosatu to discuss e-tolls at CEC meeting

Thursday 21 May 2015 09:05

Congress of South African Trade Unions says it will discuss the new e-toll dispensation at its Central Executive Committee meeting next week.


Power to the fans in Carling Black Label Cup

Thursday 21 May 2015 08:45

The Carling Black Label Cup is in many ways celebrating the success of Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and a chance for the two biggest clubs in South Africa to connect with their supporters.


Metrorail probes Eastern Cape train accident

Thursday 21 May 2015 08:01

Metrorail is investigating the cause of a train accident in the Eastern Cape.


Union gives MTN seven days ultimatum

Thursday 21 May 2015 08:00

Communications Workers Union has given Mobile operator MTN seven days to respond to its demands.


Outa slams e-toll link to license renewal

Thursday 21 May 2015 06:25

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) say linking the e-tolling system to car license disc renewals will have a number of unintended consequences.


Illicit financial outflows in Africa worries PAP

Thursday 21 May 2015 05:37

The Pan African Parliament (PAP) has expressed concern about the impact of illicit financial outflows in Africa on development and economic recovery.


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