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Mental state of Camps Bay murder-accused Novella brings trial to a halt

Determining Guatemalan national Diego Novella’s mental state and his fitness to stand trial may delay his case in the Western Cape High Court for an “indeterminate amount of time”, Judge Vincent Saldanha said on Monday. A week ago, Novella was declared

WATCH: Explosion, gunshots in cash-in-transit heist 200m from police station in Cape Town

Western Cape police have confirmed there was a cash-in-transit heist on Jakes Gerwel Drive, near Hanover Park in Cape Town, on Monday morning. “At this stage I can confirm that there was a [cash-in-transit heist], but we are still gathering more

Government goes high-tech to bust illegal initiation schools

Unscrupulous traditional surgeons (iingcibi) and unregistered traditional nurses (amakhankatha) be warned: big brother is coming for you. In a bid to curb the ever-increasing number of initiate deaths, government is looking at introducing technological devices such as drones to uncover hidden

Woman and man die as car crashes into tree in KZN

Two people have been killed and one was injured when the vehicle they were travelling in crashed into a tree off the N3 in Umshwati, in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands on Sunday evening. The accident occurred near the Wartburg turnoff shortly after

Minister expresses satisfaction after visit to condom factory

Health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and KZN Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo expressed their satisfaction with operations at a condom factory situated at Dube TradePort, near the King Shaka International Airport. Motsoaledi and Dhlomo paid a visit to the factory, which

Woman and friend

Gugulethu police are searching for a 32-year-old woman and her friend’s two-month-old baby girl who have disappeared, Western Cape police said on Sunday. Sinovuyo Nodali and the baby were last seen at Kiki Hostels in Gugulethu, Cape Town on Saturday morning.

Government needs to stop seeing civil society as an enemy – Makhura

Gauteng premier and acting ANC provincial chairperson David Makhura has admitted that had his government listened to civic organisations, the Life Esidimeni tragedy would not have happened. Makhura delivered a closing address at the Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation’s three-day inaugural inclusive growth

Woman thrown off plane for allegedly calling pilot the K-word

A woman was reportedly removed from a Kulula flight on Friday evening, after another passenger heard her call the pilot the K-word.   Nadine Watkins, who was on the fight, tweeted that the plane had turned back to O.R Tambo, after

When there are no fathers

It was a newspaper article he read three years ago that convinced radio personality Rams Mabote to do something. In the interview, a man who was convicted of raping and beating his girlfriend, was asked how he arrived at that point.

Transnet must

A damning draft report recommends that Transnet lay corruption charges against four key players in state capture: its former group chief executive Brian Molefe, former chief financial officer Anoj Singh, board subcommittee chairperson Iqbal Sharma and Gupta lieutenant Salim Essa. All