South Africa Independent

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:55:31 +0200
Sadtu accuses Motshekga of targeting union
The report into the alleged selling of teaching posts has reignited tensions between the Sadtu and the Minister of Basic Education.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:36:09 +0200
Church was bulwark against brutality
St Mark’s church is where the triumphs of the people of District Six can be celebrated and where their heartbreaking sadness can find comfort.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:28:00 +0200
Hunt for robbers after horrific Claremont attack
Cops are searching for robbers who attacked a Claremont couple in their home, the latest in a string of horrific assaults in the area.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:21:29 +0200
Woman caught in Aids drug theft raid
A woman believed to be linked to an ARV theft syndicate was netted when she was caught with more than R300K worth of medication.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:20:00 +0200
Ramaphosa car crash: Blue light use legal
The blue lights of Cyril Ramaphosa's cavalcade were switched on when one of the vehicles was involved in a crash - but while controversial, it was legal.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:05:00 +0200
Armed robbery at Cavendish Square
A group of armed robbers terrorised Trigg Jewellers’ customers at Cavendish Square in Cape Town.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:59:02 +0200
Expectant mom in dead baby ordeal
A pregnant Joburg woman allegedly carried the corpse of her baby girl inside her womb as hospital staff delayed assisting her.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:46:59 +0200
Man ‘high on drugs’ jumps off two-storey
It took more than five men to restrain an injured man believed to be under the influence of drugs after he jumped from a two-storey building.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:31:46 +0200
‘It’s never too late to fall in love’
Clifford, 92, and Pam Foster, 85, fell head over heels in love after a quiz night.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 17:02:12 +0200
Rhino fitted with first-of-its-kind leg cast
Shannon the rhino has been fitted with a unique cast after a rhino’s bullet shattered her leg.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 16:51:55 +0200
Masi fire leaves 1 000 homeless
Another fire blazed through embattled Masiphumelele, razing around 250 shacks and leaving about 1 000 people homeless.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 16:38:54 +0200
Paramedics call for better protection
Joburg paramedics are often the victims of violent crimes while on duty, but they say they have to pay for trauma counselling out of their own pockets.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 16:30:22 +0200
Jail ‘causes brain damage’
Inmates at the Pollsmoor Remand Detention Facility could easily suffer from stunted mental development and added trauma because of the poor conditions.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 16:24:00 +0200
Shocking reality of conditions at Pollsmoor Prison
A court case focusing on Pollsmoor Prison has lifted the lid on appalling conditions inmates have been forced to endure.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:44:10 +0200
Tow truck war threats drag in top company
Fresh death threats have surfaced in a tow truck war in Cape Town involving industry representatives and a major insurance company.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:57:06 +0200
Stellenbosch agrees to keep Afrikaans
Afrikaans has returned to Stellenbosch University as a medium of instruction after a court dispute withAfriForum Youth was settled.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:58:00 +0200
Missing mom hands herself over
Linda Rowe, who disappeared while on holiday in SA, has come forward after her family launched an international search.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:44:20 +0200
Declare Lily Mine a national disaster: Amcu
The collapsed Barberton mine should be declared a a national disaster, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union said.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:34:00 +0200
Yengeni’s blood under legal microscope
The results of a blood test and the contents of a police note book were in the spotlight during the drunk-driving trial of ANC NEC member Tony Yengeni.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:04:17 +0200
Procedural clashes halt Yengeni trial
ANC stalwart Tony Yengeni’s drunk driving trial ground to a halt as his lawyer clashed with the prosecution over procedure.