Police are investigating a murder case after three people were killed in a fire at Edlebe near Ulundi in northern KwaZulu-Natal.
Nine people were trampled to death early on Sunday after two suspects being chased by Brazilian police entered a party with roughly 5 000 people, according to a police statement.
Hong Kong police on Friday withdrew from the wreckage of a university campus damaged in weeks of clashes, as pro-democracy activists canvassed social media for support for more rallies at the weekend.
A 22-year-old man has allegedly killed his mother, a four-year-old girl and injured his two siblings by stabbing them in Sebokeng in the Vaal in the early hours of Friday morning.
With Black Friday a few days to go and the festive season just around the corner, the South African Police Service says it will increase its deployments to shopping malls and crime hot-spots in an attempt to keep criminals at bay.