SABC News - Pretoria


Fifteen DRC coup plotters set free

Friday 28 November 2014 18:49

Fifteen of the 20 men accused of plotting a coup against the Democratic Republic of Congo government are free.


Baby L’s parents’ cross-examination continues

Friday 28 November 2014 06:11

The State will on Friday continue cross-examining the mother of severely handicapped Baby L in the Pretoria High Court.


More calls for Basson’s severe punishment

Thursday 27 November 2014 20:33

More calls were made on Thursday for embattled Cape Town cardiologist Wouter Basson to be handed a severe punishment.


SA committed to two-state solution in Middle East

Wednesday 26 November 2014 20:31

South Africa says it remains committed to the two-state solution where states of Palestine and Israel live side by side in peace.


Basson a disgrace to the medical profession: Prosecution

Wednesday 26 November 2014 19:46

Proforma complainants in the professional conduct matter against Dr Wouter Basson have argued his conduct as head of chemical warfare programme was disgraceful to the medical profession.


SA, Palestine sign bilateral agreements

Wednesday 26 November 2014 17:14

Efforts to bring peace to the Middle East have formed part of discussions between President Jacob Zuma and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.


Nellmapius residents vow to continue with shack erections

Wednesday 26 November 2014 15:03

Disgruntled residents of Nellmapius, east of Pretoria, have vowed to continue erecting shacks on land belonging to the Tshwane Metro.


‘Mashego’s attack not politically motivated’

Wednesday 26 November 2014 11:25

The City of Tshwane municipality has dismissed speculation that the violent attack on the political chief of community safety as well as MMC Terrence Mashego was politically motivated.


Tensions erupt in ‘Malemaville’

Wednesday 26 November 2014 11:13

Tensions have erupted once again at the so-called Malemaville in Nellmapius, east of Pretoria, between Tshwane Metro Police and residents who are illegally erecting shacks on vacant land.


Eskom employees arrested for fraud

Wednesday 26 November 2014 08:53

At least two Eskom employees have been arrested in connection with fraud that could have resulted in the power utility loosing billions of rand, the Hawks said on Wednesday.


Mogoeng warns against disregard for judiciary

Wednesday 26 November 2014 08:16

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says the country will lose its constitutional democracy if the judiciary continues to be compromised.


The woman is out on bail while the man is in custody.
Child abuse case continues in Pretoria

Wednesday 26 November 2014 07:08

The trial against a 21-year-old mother and her boyfriend who allegedly abused the woman's two-year-old toddler, known as Baby L, continues in the Pretoria High Court on Wednesday.


Basson's unprofessional conduct sentencing to begin  

Wednesday 26 November 2014 06:06

The sentencing hearing of Dr Wouter Basson before the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) is expected to begin on Wednesday in Pretoria.


Saving the rhino campaign gets a lifeline

Tuesday 25 November 2014 19:45

The campaign to save the rhinos received a significant boost when a land cruiser vehicle and trailer containing X-ray and surgical equipment were donated to Saving the Survivors Initiative.


Doctor Lorraine Du Toit Prinsloo has testified at the North Gauteng High Court regarding the bruises the two year-old sustained.
Bruises on Baby L indicate child abuse: Expert

Tuesday 25 November 2014 13:21

A forensic pathologist has told the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria that the bruises on Baby L indicate the child was abused.


'Unite4Mandela race was super successful'

Tuesday 25 November 2014 08:30

Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula says he is happy that people from all walks of life responded positively to the call to take part in the Nelson Mandela Sports and Culture Day.


The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria heard about when the toddler was brought to the emergency room at the hospital on 30 December in 2013.
Court hears grim details in child abuse case

Monday 24 November 2014 20:56

An emergency doctor at the Akasia hospital in the North of Pretoria did not think a 2-year-old toddler would survive her alleged abuse.


Motsoaledi raises concerns around hand washing

Monday 24 November 2014 14:12

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says only 20% of individuals around the globe have committed themselves to washing their hands in protecting themselves from deadly viruses.


DA will never win in Gauteng: Mantashe

Saturday 22 November 2014 20:28

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has dismissed claims by Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille that her party can win metro municipalities in Gauteng in 2016 local government elections.


SADC facilitator, Cyril Ramaphosa, is overseeing developments in Lesotho
Ramaphosa hails Lesotho officers' departure

Saturday 22 November 2014 15:14

The departure of three senior Lesotho police and army officers from the country was welcomed by SADC facilitator and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday.


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