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Transgender prison inmate fights for right to express female gender identity

Jade September's lawyers say she has been denied the right to express her gender through her hairstyle, dress and use of small amounts of makeup while incarcerated in a male corrections facility. → Read More

WATCH: Cape Town motorist slams into cars to escape hijackers

A Cape Town motorist's quick thinking enabled her to evade would-be hijackers by reversing and smashing into other cars. Watch. → Read More

Worshipper killed, imam shot in Cape Town mosque attack

A 30-year-old man has been shot and killed, and an imam was injured in an attack on a Cape Town mosque. → Read More

VBS scandal: DA opens criminal case against EFF leaders

The DA has opened a criminal case against EFF leaders Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu, Shivambu's brother Brian, and Malema's cousin, Matsobane Phaleng, for alleged criminal offences in relation to the looting of VBS Mutual Bank. → Read More

Protesting Bo-Kaap residents claim small victory as crane leaves, charges dropped

Bo-Kaap residents cheered and waved as a crane belonging to construction company Blok left the neighbourhood. → Read More

MyCiTi strikers released from Cape Town civic centre after tense police stand-off

Striking MyCiTi workers have been released from the Cape Town civic centre, after the building was placed on lockdown when protests began on the ground floor. → Read More

UPDATE: Four arrested after Bo-Kaap protesters block crane from entering area

Four people have been arrested as a group of protesting Bo-Kaap residents, many of them elderly, attempted to block a developer's crane from entering the area and later clashed with police. → Read More

Our school is not racist or discriminatory – Rustenburg Girls' Junior head

The head of Rustenburg Girls' Junior School says that despite recent negative publicity, the school promotes diversity and is forward-thinking. → Read More

Singing Israeli national anthem part of our heritage – Herzlia

Herzlia Middle School says that singing the Israeli national anthem is an expression of its connection to Jewish heritage after it condemned two pupils for kneeling during the anthem. → Read More

'We don't have water, we don't have houses, we have nothing' – Vredenburg protester

On the outskirts of the Western Cape town of Vredenburg, the residents of Ongegund informal settlement live in filth and without basic services. → Read More

'Let's hope we don't get shot' – witness in extortion trial of alleged underworld kingpin

A brand manager of upscale restaurant the Grand Café says he lived in fear when he was unable to pay alleged underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack and three others for security, the Cape Town Regional Court has heard. → Read More

Two 'high-ranking gangsters' among mourners at Pete Mihalik’s funeral

At least two alleged high-ranking gangsters have paid their respects at the funeral of slain Cape Town lawyer Pete Mihalik at St Mary's Cathedral. → Read More

'Susan suffered in silence' – judge in finding Jason Rohde guilty of wife's murder

Susan Rohde's "ill-fated discovery" of her husband's infidelity was followed by "harrowing" months of trauma and suffering leading up to her murder, says the Western Cape High Court. → Read More

Courtney Pieters murder: NPA to seek two life sentences for Mortimer Saunders

The NPA says it will seek two life sentences for Mortimer Saunders who has been found guilty of raping and murdering Courtney Pieters, 3. → Read More

Courtney Pieters' murder was 'vicious, brutal, inhumane’ – judge's damning verdict

Mortimer Saunders’ behaviour during the rape and murder of Courtney Pieters was "vicious, brutal, inhumane and ruthless", Judge Babalwa Pearl Mantame has said in the Western Cape High Court. → Read More

Mortimer Saunders found guilty of rape, murder of 3-year-old Courtney Pieters

The Western Cape High Court has found Mortimer Saunders guilty of the rape and murder of three-year-old Courtney Pieters. → Read More

Rustenburg Girls' School: Concerned parents slam dept's transformation comments

Concerned parents at Rustenburg Girls' Junior School have slammed the Western Cape education department's response to the public outcry following the resignation of a black teacher at the school. → Read More

Kimberley Boys' High School suspends pupil who threw water at teacher

The Kimberley Boys' High School pupil seen throwing water in his teacher's face in a viral video on Twitter, has been suspended by the school. → Read More

KZN inmate shoots dead one, injures four others

An inmate awaiting trial has allegedly shot and killed another inmate and injured four others at Isipingo police station in Durban. → Read More

Listeriosis: Cape Town woman hospitalised but cases taper off

Sporadic cases of listeriosis continue to affect South Africans even after the outbreak that killed 180 people was declared over earlier this year. → Read More