Putin and Xi unite to berate US ‘aggression’
China and Russia pledge to deepen their already close military ties in a snub to Washington
MK party gets 1.4% in North West by-election
The ANC won the ward with 70% of the vote, compared to the 57% it received in the 2021 municipal election
Keeping a lid on promises now may serve Labour well in future elections
The promises are ambitious. The issues riddled with complexities. The stakes, high.  
Poll shows ANC could get close to 50% in election
This is seemingly due to the absence of load-shedding and the emergence of veterans in the ANC’s election campaign
News24 | Treachery in Mtubatuba revealed in letter to IFP leaders as party tries to regain control with EFF help
Political plots and treachery in the beleaguered Mtubatuba Local Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal have been revealed in a letter frustrated IFP members have written to party president Velenkosini Hlabisa and the
News24 | Elections 2024: ANC routs EFF, Zuma’s MK Party in by-elections on the platinum belt
In the last by-election before the general election main event, the ANC retained a ward by trouncing both its former president Jacob Zuma’s uMkhonto weSizwe Party and the EFF on
Teens could be recruited as train drivers under new plans
People as young as 18 will be able to get behind the controls of a train as part of a government proposal aimed at boosting staff. 
Gauteng premier seeks to fix funding crisis at social development department
But Panyaza Lesufi has warned that the reversal of budget cuts will not mean all organisations will get the full amounts they requested
NEWS ANALYSIS: By-election results predict how May 29 vote will go
These have also picked up the explosive arrival of the MK party in KZN and the recent plateau of the party’s momentum
ANC walks political tightrope over coal plant shutdowns
In a ward the ANC won handily in local government elections three years ago, party campaign worker Poppy Vilakazi has been getting a decidedly frosty reception lately.
News24 | Lesufi to the fore (just like last year), to address Gauteng social development funding crisis
Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi met with non-profit organisations on Tuesday. He told them he is directly intervening to solve funding issues with the provincial Department of Social Development, according to
What are Labour’s pledges for government?
Labour is promising to “make a real difference to people’s lives” if it wins the next general election – expected later this year.
What will the election mean for investors?
One analyst says coalition talks between the ANC and EFF or MK party would lead to a ‘knee jerk’ sell-off of SA assets
News24 | Learner robbed in Newlands on Wednesday leads to increasing Claremont police patrols
San Souci Girls’ High School has issued an alert to learners and parents after a robbery incident yesterday (Wednesday 15 May) morning.
News24 | WATCH | Pretoria’s only state-run crematorium is closed and it’s costing residents time and money
Pretoria residents say the City of Tshwane has no respect for the deceased because the only state-run crematorium has been closed for almost a year.
News24 | Two men arrested for murder of 5-year-old Ditebogo Junior Phalane
Gauteng police have arrested two people in connection with the murder of 5-year-old Ditebogo Junior Phalane during a hijacking at his Soshanguve home on 10 May.
France declares state of emergency as riots rock New Caledonia
Four die in protests on French-ruled island over electoral reform
DINNER PARTY INTEL: Diamonds may not be forever
Welsh diva Shirley Bassey, who famously sang about diamonds in the title track of a 1971 James Bond film, is selling some of her sparklers
Stellantis plans R3bn Peugeot plant for Gqeberha
Multinational motor company set to start building its Landtrek bakkie assembly plant
A bad week for Helen Zille
The DA federal chair’s attempt to defend an advert depicting the South African flag going up in flames has backfired
Simmering fuse in the Middle East
Despite White House assertions that there is no widening war in the Middle East, an increasing number of players seem to be entering the fray
Opening salvoes in the Amazon vs Takealot battle
The price war between the online rivals appears to be happening mostly behind the scenes
Pivoting to save South Africa
The DA says its new free-market economic plan would create 2-million jobs and save the country from its low-growth trap. The blowback from labour has been predictable, but even industry
Silver salvage fee sinks in court
Finders may not be keepers of treasure from the deep, rules top UK court
Formulating a new battle plan against the NHI law
Lawyers discuss concerns and objections of two organisations that intend to challenge the legislation in court
No Netflix twist on May 29
Showtime: after the DA’s manifest failure to openly embrace a nonracial future, how likely is the black middle class to bite the ANC hand that feeds it?
The UK is ‘not a safe country’, frightened asylum seekers say
In June 2022, Kidus, 30, from Eritrea, came to the UK in a small boat with around two dozen other people.
‘High risk’ prisoners ‘let out of jail’ under early release scheme – despite PM assurance
Prisoners who have been assessed as “high risk” are being let out of jail under the government’s early release scheme, a serving probation officer has told Sky News.
Labour launches selection process to replace Jeremy Corbyn at general election
Labour has launched the process to select a general election candidate to replace Jeremy Corbyn in the London seat of Islington North.
Soap, shampoo and toothpaste considered ‘luxury items’ in UK
Children in the UK are suffering “the highest levels of poverty in living memory” – with basic toiletries including shampoo, soap and toothpaste now considered “luxury items”, Gordon Brown has
New ‘death by dangerous cycling’ offence after MPs back law change
Dangerous cycling that causes death could land people up to 14 years in prison after the House of Commons backed a proposed change to the law.
Top midwife ‘angry’ at ‘wholly insufficient’ progress two years after key report
A maternity expert behind a key 2022 report has told Sky News she is “angry” over government inaction after a landmark inquiry found good care “is the exception rather than
Infected blood scandal: Those responsible should face prison, says Burnham
Those responsible in the infected blood scandal should face prison, the mayor of Greater Manchester has said.
Sunak and Starmer facing historic unpopularity with ethnically diverse communities, polling suggests
Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer are both facing a historic lack of popularity among ethnically diverse communities, new polling suggests.
People on bail carry out 900 sex offences in 3 years – as charities warn of ‘broken courts’
Almost 900 sexual offences were committed between 2020 and 2022 by people on bail, according to statistics from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).
Starmer to give key election speech as he announces ‘first steps’ for Labour government
Sir Keir Starmer will outline his “first steps” for a Labour government in a key election moment for his party ahead of this year’s vote.
News24 | Zuma trial scheduled for April to September 2025 – 20 years after Arms Deal charge
KwaZulu-Natal High Court Judge President Thoba Portia Poyo-Dlwati has scheduled dates between April and September 2025 for former president Jacob Zuma to finally face trial – 20 years after he
‘Let us celebrate’: Eskom marks 50 days without load shedding but warns that darks days are not behind us
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Suspects linked to spate of cash-in-transit heists killed in Camperdown, KZN
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Lance Witten: Beware the rise of Fascism
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Don’t dump your medical yet, says Health Minister after NHI Bill signed into law
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News24 | Six people killed in two shootouts with KwaZulu-Natal police
Six people have been killed in two separate shootouts with KwaZulu-Natal police – one in Camperdown and the other in Mariannhill.
News24 | Policing politics: Western Cape govt accuses Cele of using crime imbizo to drum up support for ANC
The DA-led Western Cape government has accused Police Minister Bheki Cele of using a community crime imbizo to garner votes for the ANC.
News24 | Two men arrested for murder of 5-year-old Ditebogo Junior Phalane
Gauteng police have arrested two people in connection with the murder of 5-year-old Ditebogo Junior Phalane during a hijacking at his Soshanguve home.
News24 | Students face an uncertain future as SA’s unemployment rate climbs to 32.9%
Students are worried about entering a job market in which people are losing jobs, especially because they selected their careers based on the prospect of employment opportunities.
News24 | Four suspected cash-in-transit robbers killed in shootout with police outside Pietermaritzburg
Four suspected cash-in-transit robbers have been killed in a shootout with police in Camperdown, outside Pietermaritzburg.
News24 | Labour department probes Gqeberha steel plant after two employees burn to death in furnace
The Department of Employment and Labour has launched an investigation after two employees fell into a furnace and burnt to death at a Gqeberha steel plant on Tuesday.
News24 | Over 20 years and 5 elections, DA got 6 seats in Free State legislature. It is now aiming for 9
With few coalition partners, DA Free State leader Roy Jankielsohn has admitted getting over the 51% mark to govern the province is a long stretch.
News24 | ‘We had hope until the last moment’: Heartbreaking waiting game faced by families of George tragedy
Last week, the five-storey building under construction came crashing down, with 81 people on site. Sixty-two people have been pulled from the rubble – 33 are dead, with 15 still
News24 | ‘We’re not friends’: Mbete tells residents not to vote for MK Party, says Zuma has ‘gone crazy’
Former deputy president and Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, during a door-to-door campaign in Palm Ridge, Ekurhuleni, said the MK Party was established by a man who had
News24 | ‘Don’t listen to the doomsayers,’ Joe Phaahla urges healthcare workers as he defends the NHI
Health Minister Joe Phaahla has pleaded with healthcare workers to ignore “doomsayers” spreading fear that the implementation of the freshly signed National Health Insurance Act will collapse the health sector.
News24 | Accuracy of pinging platform allegedly used to track late detective Charl Kinnear questioned
It took two Google searches by Zane Kilian’s lawyer to disprove a ping platform developer’s claim his device was more accurate than conventional cellphone tower triangulation.
News24 | Elections 2024: You live worse than prisoners, Malema tells Gqeberha residents
Prisons are more luxurious than the average South African household as they have consistent flowing water, flushing toilets, and no load shedding.
News24 | AKA, Tibz murder: ‘The prejudice is immense’ – accused plan to appeal bail denial
The five men accused of killing rapper Kiernan “AKA” Forbes and his friend, chef and businessman, Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane, plan to appeal a court ruling which denied them bail on
News24 | Corruption Watch survey report finds majority do not believe govt doing enough to tackle corruption
A Corruption Watch survey report has found 81% of the people they interviewed believe the government is not doing enough to address corruption in the provision of basic services.
News24 | WATCH | Joburg school in mourning after 2 pupils die a week apart
The family of a matric pupil who died during a classmate’s memorial service is still in shock.
News24 | ‘She punished children because of a man’: Pretoria mom gets 10 years in jail for killing her 2 children
A 29-year-old woman from Pretoria has been sentenced to an effective 10 years’ imprisonment after she murdered her two minor children because she said her husband was cheating on her
News24 | WATCH | Johannesburg’s thirst for progress: Multimillion-rand splash to quench water woes
After years of water outages, Johannesburg Water is finally working to extend the ageing Commando System.