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13 dead after car ploughs into minibuses in South Africa

Transport authority spokesperson Hilary Mophete told eCNA that a driver allegedly drove off the road, sideswiping a minibus and then colliding head on with a second bus.
Malusi Gigaba

South African minister in leaked sex video rejects calls to quit

South Africa's embattled home affairs minister said Sunday he would not resign after the country's public standards watchdog said he lied under oath and following the leaking of a private sex video.
The Constitutional Court building on Constitution Hill in the Johannesburg inner city is now 10 years old. (Image- South African History Online)

South Africa legalises private use of marijuana

The ruling came after a provincial high court in 2017 found out that the use of cannabis in private space should be allowed because laws against it were inconsistent with the country’s constitution.
Gauteng police spokesperson Lt Col Lungelo Dlamini

Police: Three killed in Soweto violence

The Police on Thursday said three people were killed during looting in Johannesburg’s sprawling Soweto township.

South African boy kidnapped for bitcoin found

A South African teenager was found Thursday four days after he was kidnapped by a gang who demanded a ransom in bitcoin cryptocurrency worth about $123,000 (105,000 euros), police said.

South Africa to announce decision on Jacob Zuma

South African state prosecutors will announce in two weeks whether they will reinstate corruption charges against former president Jacob Zuma, eNCA television reported on Monday.

UK warns of Islamic State attacks on foreigners in South Africa

Britain has warned of a threat of attacks by Islamists on foreigners in South Africa after two British nationals were kidnapped in a small town there.

Gunmen kill 5 police in attack on South African police station

Gunmen killed six people in an attack on a police station in a small South African town on Wednesday, stealing quantities of weapons and a vehicle in what police were treating as a robbery.

Cyril Ramaphosa: It’s time to review cabinet make up

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa said on Tuesday it was time to consider the make-up of his cabinet, amid growing speculation about whether Finance Minister Gigaba would keep his job.

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma clings on in face of uncertainty

South Africans were facing political uncertainty on Wednesday after the ruling ANC party cancelled a meeting that could have removed embattled President Jacob Zuma from office.

950 miners trapped in South Africa after power outage

About 950 gold miners were stuck underground in South Africa on Thursday after a power cut, the mine’s owner said, though the workers were not reported to be in immediate danger.

South Africa’s ANC to force Zuma to resign

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) said on Saturday it would work for close coordination between the party and the government, declining to comment on a report its executive planned to force Jacob Zuma to step down as president.

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma seeks leave of court to appeal ruling on influence-peddling inquiry

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa sought leave of court to appeal a ruling ordering him to set up a judicial inquiry into influence-peddling in his government, local eNCA television reported.

Zimbabwe’s Morgan Tsvangirai returns to South Africa for medical treatment

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is reportedly back in South Africa for medical attention, just a few weeks after his last trip.

SABC apologises to Dlamini-Zuma for using ‘Zuma ex-wife’ title

South Africa's public broadcaster has apologised to Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a leading politician, for referring to her as President Jacob Zuma's ex-wife rather than using her name.

Grace Mugabe has not handed herself over to police

Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe has not handed herself over to police after she allegedly assaulted a 20-year-old model with an extension cord in Sandton at the weekend.

South Africa minister in court on assault charges

A South African deputy minister appeared in court Thursday on assault charges for allegedly kicking and punching two women at a nightclub in northern Johannesburg at the weekend.

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