Van Breda’s application for leave to appeal dismissed

20 August 2018, 3:44 PM
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says if convicted axe murderer, Henry van Breda, goes to the Supreme Court of Appeal for leave to appeal, it will also oppose his application there.
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Gouritz River catchment a big concern 20 August 2018, 4:17 PM

The Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs says the state of the Gouritz River catchment area, which includes sections of the Karoo, is a big concern

Mcebo Dlamini’s warrant of arrest cancelled, case postponed 20 August 2018, 3:14 PM

Student activist Mcebo Dlamini had a warrant of arrest issued and then cancelled after he arrived late for his case in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court.

Initiates
Customary Initiation Bill seeks to regulate traditional initiation schools 20 August 2018, 12:10 PM

Public hearings on the Customary Initiation Bill are under way in Limpopo at Moses Mabota in Fetakgomo. Parliament's Co-operative and Traditional Affairs Committee is conducting the hearings nationwide.

Van Breda loses triple murder appeal plea 20 August 2018, 11:10 AM

The High Court in Cape Town has dismissed Henri van Breda's application for leave to appeal his conviction and sentencing.

Gavel
Zimbabwean national to appear in court for allegedly killing his girlfriend 20 August 2018, 11:05 AM

A 35-year-old Zimbabwean national is expected to appear in the Mogwase Magistrate's Court in the North-West on Monday morning.

Anton Harber wants to clear his name in Stratcom claims 20 August 2018, 11:03 AM

Former Wits University lecturer Professor Anton Harber is launching a legal bid to clear his name after late African National Congress (ANC) struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela named him and SABC Economics Editor, Thandeka Gqubule as part of Stratcom's propaganda campaign.

United Nations former Secretary General, Kofi Annan
Mandela Foundation reflects on legacy of Kofi Annan 20 August 2018, 11:00 AM

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has joined the world in sending deepest condolences to the family of former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan.

State capture inquiry requests Zuma to testify 20 August 2018, 9:27 AM

The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC) says it is in former President Jacob Zuma's best interest to voluntarily appear before the State of Capture Inquiry rather than wait to be forced to testify.

Key witnesses expected to testify in state capture inquiry 20 August 2018, 7:20 AM

The hearings into the allegations of state capture in South Africa will begin on Monday morning in Parktown Johannesburg.

Mpumalanga Premier ‘not welcomed’ by KaNyamazane residents 20 August 2018, 6:05 AM

Angry KaNyamazane residents chased Premier Refilwe Mtsweni away last week and embarked on protest action which disrupted schooling in the area.

Van Breda awaits appeal ruling on triple murder conviction 20 August 2018, 5:54 AM

Judgment is expected in an application for leave to appeal the conviction and sentence of triple axe murderer, Henri van Breda.

Platfontein mother pleads for missing girl’s safe return 19 August 2018, 9:55 PM

The mother of a missing eight-year old Platfontein girl near Kimberley, has made an anguished appeal for her daughter’s safe return. Melissa Kanguya was last seen on Thursday. Her mother, Mariana Kanguya says she was an active little girl who loved playing in the veld near their San settlement. She now fears for her daughter’s […]

Bheki Cele at SABC
Police minister promises action on cross-border crime 19 August 2018, 8:53 PM

Police Minister, Bheki Cele, says security agencies are working tirelessly to combat cross-border crime.

Yellow crime scene tape
Three bodies found in house; two-year-old lives 19 August 2018, 8:34 PM

KwaZulu-Natal Police are investigating a murder case after they discovered the remains of a family of three at a home at Mariannhill west of Durban.

Angolans pay tribute to SA military veterans 19 August 2018, 8:29 PM

As a sequel to a ground-breaking trip by veterans of 61 Mechanised Battalion Group to Angola in May to remember fallen comrades and extend the hand of friendship to their former enemy, an Angolan delegation has laid wreaths at the annual 61 Mech memorial in Johannesburg. General Fernando Mateus, former commander of the People’s Liberation […]

Cows at the Vrede dairy farm
“Beneficiaries” of Vrede dairy project make demands 19 August 2018, 8:24 PM

Beneficiaries from the controversial Estina dairy farm project, are demanding a portion of the farm for grazing. They say they have not benefitted since the inception of the project.

Cedric Frolick in parliament
Parliament satisfied with state capture probe 19 August 2018, 7:44 PM

Parliament says it's satisfied that it's done all it could to get answers on alleged state capture within government, this, on the eve of the start of the Commission of Inquiry into state capture led by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.

Three initiates sitting
Kuruman residents raise concerns on Customary Initiation Bill 19 August 2018, 7:32 PM

Residents of Kuruman in the Northern Cape have questioned government's proposal to regulate initiation schools.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga
Over 500 000 children with disabilities not attending school 19 August 2018, 6:37 PM

The National Conference on the provision of quality education for those with special needs is continuing in Polokwane.

Emergency workers are still busy clearing the scene.
Three people die in Cape collision 19 August 2018, 12:21 PM

The busy N7 on the Cape West Coast is still closed to traffic following Sunday morning's head-on collision between two passenger vehicles just outside of Cape Town in which three men have died.

72 hour action plan to catch Cape cop killers: Cele 19 August 2018, 11:21 AM

Police Minister Bheki Cele says a 72 hour action plan has been put in place to catch those responsible for the murders of two policemen in the Western Cape.

Family robbed at Durban shopping centre 19 August 2018, 10:44 AM

Unknown gunmen have opened fire on a family and robbed them as they were leaving the Pavilion shopping centre west of Durban on Saturday.

Shabangu urges beneficiaries to use new Sassa card system 19 August 2018, 10:25 AM

Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu says she is aware that Cash Paymaster Services is continuing to issue illegal green cards to social grant beneficiaries.

WATCH: Funeral Service of Linda “Prokid” Mkhize 19 August 2018, 8:31 AM

Linda 'Prokid' Mkhize will be laid to rest on Sunday at the Westpark Cemetery.  Prokid died on Wednesday, August 8 after suffering a seizure.

Black and white picture of Magnus Malan
Magnus Malan’s family breaks their silence 18 August 2018, 10:10 PM

The family of the apartheid era Defence Minister Magnus Malan has broken their silence.

Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza SC remembers Annan 18 August 2018, 9:22 PM

Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza, who was assigned by the former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to investigate the conflict in Darfur, remembers the great diplomat.

Zweli Mkhize
Mkhize appeals to former apartheid police 18 August 2018, 9:09 PM

Former Umkhonto weSizwe Commander Dr Zweli Mkhize has appealed to former apartheid police.

Soldiers of the SANDF
SANDF claims progress in dealing with cross border crimes 18 August 2018, 8:08 PM

South African troops deployed along the South Africa-Mozambique border are making progress.

Mark Minnie’s family hires independent forensic investigator 18 August 2018, 5:28 PM

The family of Mark Minnie has confirmed hiring independent forensic investigator, Dr David Klatzow to investigate circumstances surrounding his death.

People walking on the side of the road
Human Settlements addresses land grabs in Gauteng 18 August 2018, 5:10 PM

The Gauteng Department of Human Settlements says they are in conversation with some of those responsible for the so called "land grabs" in the province amid efforts to accelerate housing delivery.