A 30kg, 3.8 metre Burmese python has been found lying outside her enclosure after causing consternation when she disappeared a day ago.
If the ANC wins the Western Cape in the May 7 general election, Cosatu will ask it to fire more than half the white senior civil servants.
Day 25 of the Oscar Pistorius trial at the High Court in Pretoria started with a stern reprimand by Judge Thokozile Masipa.
The DA is seeking legal advice on a piece of land presented to the party by abaThembu king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo in Mthatha.
Police have turned their focus to catching more druglords along with the average petty drug dealers, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has said.
Rescuers fought rising winds and waves as they searched for hundreds of people, mostly teenage schoolchildren, still missing after a South Korean ferry capsized more than 24 hours ago.
Oscar Pistorius’s trial will resume at the High Court in Pretoria today with defence expert witness Roger Dixon returning to the stand.
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National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu for at least setting up the ad hoc committee to consider the president’s submission on the Nkandla matter. His ANC colleagues wanted the issue buried and forgotten, but Sisulu has ensured it will be transparently considered by a multiparty committee, even if the ANC has a majority in Parliament.Not:
Clearly a high-profile individual accused of murder deserves high-class treatment from our government. The R2.9 million spent on a private jet to fly Shrien Dewani to the country from the UK shows the justice department paid way too much. We all want justice in this matter, but several cheaper options could have been explored.
Police constable Beauty-Queen Nchabeleng donned a school uniform and posed as a pupil to catch a brutal serial rapist in Limpopo. She was among the winners at the SAPS’ annual National Excellence Awards late last week – a well-deserved honour for an officer who went above and beyond to remind us just how much good cops can achieve.Not:
Shinawaaz Ahmento and Kyle Fredericks, both 21, were convicted and sentenced this week for
the rape and murder of young Eldorado Park mother Tracey-Lee Martins. The two posed for
reporters outside court, grinning proudly as though they were at a party. Criminals as self-made
Female leaders in the ANC don’t often publicly challenge the sexism that’s endemic across the political spectrum. Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula deserves praise for defending Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. She criticised those in the alliance who decried Madonsela’s “big nose”, saying Madonsela’s detractors should play the ball, not the woman.Not:
Reading up on a subject lends credence to anyone who wants to speak with authority on a matter. So ANC parliamentary chief whip Stone Sizani should have known better when he called a press conference to discuss Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report on Nkandla spending. Sizani had not read the report.
During the course of the Nkandla investigation, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela was stymied, bullied, insulted and threatened by governing party leaders and supporters.
She stood her ground and proceeded to fulfil her duties of safeguarding the public interest. South Africans are fortunate to have someone of her integrity and courage in that office.Not:
How does one begin to describe Thulas Nxesi? Puppet? Suck-up? Manipulator of truth?
As the frontline man in the defence of the Nkandla plunder, Nxesi has dreamt up wild stories that would make residents of the Weskoppies mental institution envious. He is really working hard to hold on to his R2 million salary.
We think the ANC needs more elders like Ben Turok, who was bold enough to question the party’s inclusion of the likes of Dina Pule on its parliamentary candidate list despite damning findings against her by the Public Protector and Parliament’s ethics committee. Turok has challenged the ANC to uphold the best standards of ethical conduct.Not:
A year ago, the Mkhondo municipality in Piet Retief dug holes for toilets but left them open. The
incessant rain filled the open holes and two-year-old Innocent Mambane drowned in one this week. Whatever answer the municipality supplies as to why it left the holes open, it will never bring back little Innocent.
“It’s a victory for common sense,” was DA leader Helen Zille’s reaction after the Icasa’s Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) granted a postponement to the SABC, provided that the DA’s “Ayisafani” advert is flighted by the SABC in the meantime.
President Jacob Zuma left behind agitated residents of Malamulele, who booed and threw their hands in the air when the ANC leader said their grievances would be attended to.
Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has embarked on a “door-to-door campaign” to convince companies to offer college graduates internships.
Two men convicted of assaulting DA members putting up election posters in Shatale, Bushbuckridge, did not belong to the ANC, the party has said.
DA leader Helen Zille has urged the youth to remember where the country came from and to use their votes to help shape the future.
Just over 75 000 applications for special votes have been approved so far, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has said.
Disgruntled Mpumalanga ANC members have taken their complaints about Premier David Mabuza’s leadership style to secretary-general Gwede Mantashe.
It’s a victory for common sense.
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- ANC should fire white civil servants in Western Cape – Cosatu: http://t.co/YLpLSnYX5N 3 hours ago
- MT @debora_patta: #OscarPistorius Now talking about photos of prosthesis which Dixon didn't bring - he says he can fetch it 3 hours ago
- MT @debora_patta: #OscarPistorius Dixon: I'm not like rest of the world - I don't have TV, I don't listen to radio & I do not buy newspapers 3 hours ago
- Missing python found in pet shop: http://t.co/z6UZpnsphe 3 hours ago
- MT @debora_patta: Dixon: Not trying to mislead court. Nel: Why would you not ensure person on his knees is same height as #OscarPistorius 3 hours ago