SABC News - Pretoria


Mbeki blames lack of leadership for Africa's ills

Thursday 26 May 2016 06:25

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki says Africans need to document and teach their own history in schools. Mbeki was speaking at a event to mark Africa Day in Pretoria.


Paul Mashatile visited the Hammanskraal township, north of Pretoria on Wednesday.
Mashatile promises to solve Hammanskraal crisis

Wednesday 25 May 2016 19:17

Gauteng MEC of Co-operative Governance Paul Mashatile says agreement has been reached with Hammanskraal residents to stop violent protests.


GigNet App: Making entertainment simpler, more streamlined    

Wednesday 25 May 2016 17:36

South Africa’s first and only fully integrated entertainment networking platform, GigNet Mobile App is about to change the way mobile users get their ‘entertainment fix’.


The Lions travel to Loftus Versfeld to try and break the Bulls unbeaten home streak.
Bulls to face Lions on Saturday’s derby

Wednesday 25 May 2016 16:23

The Bulls will face the Lions this upcoming Saturday in a game expected to be a physical Super Rugby clash.


Former SARS officials trial continues

Wednesday 25 May 2016 15:18

The state in the trial involving former SARS Risk Manager Mandisa Mokoena and eight other people has told the High Court in Pretoria all the accused should bear the brunt of their acts.


Moore motors to Wingate Challenge lead after two rounds

Wednesday 25 May 2016 07:11

A random bogey at 17 cost Teagan Moore a share of the lead on day one of the IGT Tour’s Wingate Challenge on Tuesday.


The soldiers were placed on leave for marching to the Union Buildings in 2009.
SANDF recalls soldiers on special leave since 2009

Tuesday 24 May 2016 20:52

Five-hundred and nine soldiers placed on special leave after marching to the Union Buildings in 2009, are being recalled.


Residence of Sekampaneng in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria have threatened to make the area ungovernable if the Red Ants continue to destroy their shacks.
Situation remains tense in Hammanskraal

Tuesday 24 May 2016 20:06

Violence broke out on Monday when a company contracted by the Tshwane Metro, the Red Ants, began to carry out demolitions and evictions.


The minister of police says all investigations conducted by the Hawks are not politically motivated.
Nhleko lashes out against criticism at public officials

Tuesday 24 May 2016 19:43

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko has lashed out against heavy criticism levelled against public officials including police and other state institutions.


Hammanskraal still hostile as eviction protests continue

Tuesday 24 May 2016 12:06

Scenes of violence are playing out in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria, as residents of the Sekampaneng community are again barricading streets with burning tyres.


Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says the National People's Ambassadors are “political non-starters”.
EFF unfazed by treason charges against Malema

Monday 23 May 2016 20:13

The EFF has dismissed a criminal case opened against party leader, Julius Malema, by the newly formed National People’s Ambassadors party.


Three buses were set alight, with nearby residents later scavenging steel from the wreckage.
Chaos in Hammanskraal as two Red Ants killed

Monday 23 May 2016 19:08

It was complete mayhem and the situation remains tense in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria, following violent protests which claimed the lives of two Red Ants employees.


Trial continues on Tuesday after springs couple pleads not guilty to all 22 charges of child abuse.
Springs couple plead not guilty to 22 charges of child abuse

Monday 23 May 2016 15:30

The Springs couple have pleaded not guilty to 22 charges including child abuse, assault, attempted murder, rape and sexual assault.


 Police say no arrests have been made in attacks.
Fighting erupts between Zimbabweans and locals in Pretoria squatter

Sunday 22 May 2016 21:37

Pretoria police have sent reinforcements to a squatter camp, east of the city, after fighting erupted between Zimbabweans and locals.


Pretoria shacks transformed into double-storey houses

Sunday 22 May 2016 21:03

The Lighthouse Project initiative is aimed at narrowing the housing backlog by transforming shacks into double-storey houses and has begun delivering to Mamelodi.


Sundowns sign off in style with 1-0 win

Saturday 21 May 2016 18:27

Mamelodi Sundowns signed off their Absa Premiership campaign in style when they beat Platinum Stars 1-0 in their final league match of the season at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday afternoon.


Out of the 15 countries the index examined that South Africa is placed in the middle with the organisation saying it needs to improve its migration policies.
There’s room for SA to improve its governance of migration: IOM

Friday 20 May 2016 17:04

The International Organisation for Migration says there's room for South Africa to improve on its governance of migration.


The Hawks controversy involves reports that the unit were going to arrest the Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan about an alleged spy unit in SARS.
Hawks' controversies damaging police image: ISS

Thursday 19 May 2016 18:53

The ISS says that the perception that the Hawks can be politically manipulated is damaging the image of the police.


Police are still investigating the cause of the collision.
13 people injured following taxi, bus collision in Pretoria

Wednesday 18 May 2016 09:49

Thirteen people were injured when a bus and a taxi collided head-on on the R513 road near Mamelodi, east of Pretoria.


Alleged racist attacker gets bail

Monday 16 May 2016 12:23

A man who allegedly called a black off-duty Randfontein Magistrate the K-word before smashing the windows of his car with a hammer, has been granted bail by the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court.


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