SABC News - Pretoria


Mothotlung victims testify in police shootings trial

Friday 22 May 2015 17:40

The defence is continuing to cross examine the first victim of the Mothotlung police shootings that claimed the lives of three residents in January last year.


Health MEC visits Gauteng hospitals

Friday 22 May 2015 14:43

Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu left Jubilee Hospital in Temba furious, after paying a surprise visit to the health facility in Hammanskraal north of Pretoria.


The 89-year-old ANC stalwart Ruth Mompati will be given a special official funeral on Saturday.
Zuma hails Mompati’s legacy

Thursday 21 May 2015 20:26

President Jacob Zuma has described the late ANC stalwart Ruth Mompati as an exceptional freedom fighter and a disciplined activist.


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.


Burundi dominates PAP debate on peace and security

Wednesday 20 May 2015 19:20

The AU has come under fire from a senior leader in the Pan Africa Parliament for failing to take action against Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza.


ANC considers listing Eskom on JSC

Wednesday 20 May 2015 16:03

The ANC says it is currently discussing the possibility of partially listing Eskom on the JSC to ensure that it is kept running.


Mdluli and co-accused back in court

Wednesday 20 May 2015 10:20

Suspended crime intelligence boss, Richard Mdluli and a police colonel, Heine Barnard are expected to appear in the Pretoria Commercial Crimes Court this on Wednesday on fraud charges.


Former tennis champion Bob Hewitt will be back in court on 19 June.
Hewitt's victims disappointed he is not in jail

Tuesday 19 May 2015 16:00

Former tennis champion Bob Hewitt's victims are disappointed that he will not be going to prison yet.


'You empower a girl, you empower the nation'

Tuesday 19 May 2015 10:15

Minister of Women's Affairs Susan Shabangu says the empowering of girl child is the empowering of the nation.


Tshwane to prioritise service delivery

Monday 18 May 2015 08:24

Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa says the city has initiated a programme titled ‘Re aga Tshwane’ in an attempt to bring basic services such as running water and decent shelter to its residents.


 President Jacob Zuma and President Uhuru Kenyatta are expected to meet in Pretoria on Sunday.  
Zuma hosts Kenyatta at Mahlamba Ndlopfu

Sunday 17 May 2015 19:55

President Jacob Zuma will welcome Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta at his official residence Mahlamba Ndlopfu on Sunday evening.


 Minister Jeff Radebe says 'Operation Fiela' will rid townships of crime.
Government to intensify 'Operation Fiela'

Sunday 17 May 2015 14:30

Government has denied that ‘Operation Fiela’ the deployment of police backed by the army to selected areas country-wide, is targeting foreign nationals.


South Africans warned against H3N2 strain

Sunday 17 May 2015 08:31

Global health authorities have cautioned that current flu vaccines may not prevent a severe new strain of influenza, namely the H3N2 strain.


No decision on Eskom privatisation: ANC

Sunday 17 May 2015 06:53

The African National Congress (ANC) says no decision has been taken to privatise Eskom.


ANC NEC likely to discuss organisational issues, Eskom

Saturday 16 May 2015 11:20

The ANC will be holding a two-day national executive committee meeting in Pretoria this weekend.


Oscar trial wins newsmaker of the year

Saturday 16 May 2015 07:32

National Press Club has declared the Oscar Pistorius criminal case as the 2014 Newsmaker of the Year at the function held at CSIR in Pretoria on Friday noight.


A report shows that South African scientists and academics are on track in terms of research and innovative ideas.
SA scientific research, technological innovation on the rise: Report

Friday 15 May 2015 19:51

South Africa's scientific research and technological innovation is on the rise.


Two Zimbabwean nationals accused of the murder of farmer Mauritz Oberholzer are due to appear in court Monday.
NW murder suspects appear in court on Monday

Friday 15 May 2015 17:59

The High Court in Pretoria has adjourned until Monday the trial of two Zimbabwean nationals accused of the murder of a North West farmer.


Justice Ministry workshop tackles xenophobia, racism

Friday 15 May 2015 14:29

The Justice Ministry is hosting a consultative workshop in Pretoria, on its National Action Plan (NAP) about xenophobia and racism.


The SA government says it supports the AU principle which rejects unconstitutional means of grabbing or holding onto power.
SA joins condemnation against Burundi coup attempt

Friday 15 May 2015 14:07

South Africa has joined other countries in Africa in condemning the coup attempt in Burundi earlier this week.


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