SABC News - South Africa


Apartheid-era assassin Eugene Alexander de Kock.
De Kock’s lawyer optimistic he will be set free

Wednesday 28 January 2015 16:47

The South African government is expected to announce whether it will grant apartheid-era assassin Eugene Alexander de Kock parole on Friday.


Community participation seen as key in tackling poaching

Wednesday 28 January 2015 12:00

At least 8 rhinos have been poached since the beginning of this year in various game reserves in KwaZulu Natal.


'SA can’t afford to have unstable anti-corruption agencies'

Wednesday 28 January 2015 11:50

Researcher at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), Dr Hamadziripi Tamukamoyo says state institutions like the SIU, NPA, the Hawks and SARS are critical in keeping the country safe.


Bafana Bafana a work in progress: Analyst

Wednesday 28 January 2015 08:35

Soccer Analyst, Mninawa Ntloko, says South Africans expected too much from the national team and the problem lies there.


Minister unaware of Derby-Lewis parole

Tuesday 27 January 2015 12:58

Justice Minister Michael Masutha has not been informed about the parole board's recommendation to grant Clive Derby-Lewis medical parole, his spokesperson said on Tuesday.


Derby-Lewis a free man

Tuesday 27 January 2015 11:36

The medical parole board has approved Clive Derby Lewis's application. His lawyer, Marius Coertze announced the decision in Pretoria on Tuesday.


Dramat was suspended last month in connection with the illegal rendition of Zimbabwean suspects in 2010.
Legal conflict over Hawks head escalates

Tuesday 27 January 2015 10:56

An escalating legal battle has arisen between Nathi Nhleko and the Helen Susman Foundation over the suspension of Anwa Dramat.


Govt needs to find root cause of Soweto lootings: UNHRC

Tuesday 27 January 2015 10:05

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in South Africa says it’s concerned about the recent spate of violence and looting in Soweto that mainly affects foreigners and asylum seekers.


Eskom has urged consumers and businesses to use electricity sparingly.
SA power demand to outstrip supply this week – Eskom

Tuesday 27 January 2015 06:01

South African peak electricity demand will be higher than the capacity available from Tuesday to Friday.


Police say they have arrested two women on drug possession.
Drugs worth millions seized at Beit Bridge border post

Tuesday 27 January 2015 05:52

Police have seized heroin worth R8 million at the Beit Bridge border post between South Africa and Zimbabwe.


Clive Derby-Lewis is behind bars for orchestrating the murder of SACP leader Chris Hani.
Derby-Lewis medical parole decision out today

Tuesday 27 January 2015 05:44

Clive Derby-Lewis's lawyer is expected to make an announcement in Pretoria this morning regarding his application for medical parole.


SIU head resigns

Monday 26 January 2015 20:00

Head of the Special Investigating Unit, Vas Soni, has resigned, the organisation said on Monday.


ANC condemns anarchy behaviour from alliances

Monday 26 January 2015 18:51

The ANC National Executive Committee has strongly condemned the unprecedented bloody confrontation between alliance supporters in Mpumalanga on Sunday.


Anderson could play in Davis Cup

Monday 26 January 2015 17:28

South Africa's top men's tennis player, Kevin Anderson, could be representing his country in the Davis Cup in 2015.


Man to appear in court for selling rhino horn

Sunday 25 January 2015 16:45

A man arrested for trying to sell a rhino horn in Johannesburg is expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Monday,  the Hawks said on Sunday. 


One game gave Nadal the momentum: Anderson

Sunday 25 January 2015 15:25

South African tennis star Kevin Anderson says his fourth round loss at the Australian Open to Rafael Nadal came down to a disappointing 12th game in the first set.


Foundation slams Soweto attacks, urges tolerance

Saturday 24 January 2015 20:00

The FW De Klerk Foundation and its Centre for Constitutional Rights have strongly condemned what they term "xenophobic acts of violence".


Selebi's home a hive of activity

Saturday 24 January 2015 19:10

The Pretoria home of former National Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi remains a hive of activity this weekend.


SA on drive to break drug addiction cycle

Saturday 24 January 2015 14:39

Cape Town’s Mayor, Patricia De Lille, says the drug problem afflicting South Africans can best be addressed through a holistic approach.


Eskom pleased with its power source

Friday 23 January 2015 19:29

Power utility Eskom says it's pleased that it has come through this week without any load shedding.


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