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Cape Town, WC, South Africa

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Wednesday's weather | Thundershowers, warm conditions expected across SA

Warm weather is expected over much of the country on Wednesday, with the South African Weather Service warning of severe thundershowers for some provinces. → Read More

Children, illegal workers found during raid at Chinese factory in Joburg

Children believed to be aged 15 were found during a joint operation by the Hawks and Department of Labour when they conducted a raid at a Chinese factory in Johannesburg. → Read More

Siya Kolisi and the African Bombers: The rugby club that raised a captain

The African Bombers Rugby Club in Zwide, Port Elizabeth, is a huge part of Springbok captain Siya Kolisi's story. → Read More

Fresh probe rocks Grey High hostel over embarrassing 'white glove' practice

The investigation forms part of discoveries made following allegations of assault at the school's hostel - Meriway House - after seven Grade 12 pupils were hauled before a disciplinary hearing at the beginning of the month for meting out "whacks" to Grade 8 pupils. → Read More

More than 60 shacks go up in flames in Kempton Park, scores of people displaced

Emergency services said the owner of the shack where the fire is believed to have started is nowhere to be found. → Read More

Suspects open fire during failed jewellery heist in Cape Town CBD, guard escapes injury

According to the police, two armed suspects attempted to rob the business but fled empty handed after firing a shot at the security guard. → Read More

Man stabbed to death, friend injured in Clifton beach stabbing

The man and his friend apparently come under attack at around 21:30. → Read More

Corruption watchdog calls for public participation in key leadership position appointments

In an effort to ensure clear checks and balances before public representatives are appointed, lobby group Corruption Watch has launched a survey for public participation. → Read More

Man, 20, charged with murder of UKZN student Sinethemba Ndlovu

A man arrested in connection with the murder of University of KwaZulu-Natal student Sinethemba Ndlovu is expected to apply for bail next week, according to the National Prosecuting Authority. → Read More

Firefighters engaged in 'misinformation campaign' about overtime pay

The City of Cape Town says threats by firefighters to "withdraw" their services over alleged unpaid overtime is part of a "misinformation campaign". → Read More

Cape Town firefighters demand overtime pay, deliver warning to City ahead of fire season

The South African Municipal Workers Union has warned the City of Cape Town that, with fire season fast approaching, it will have to make do with less firefighters if it is not prepared to pay them for overtime. → Read More

Woman falls 25m to her death while climbing in the Drakensberg

The body of a 40-year-old woman, who slipped and fell 25 metres while hiking Gray's Pass in the Drakensberg, has been recovered from a narrow gully. → Read More

Justice Cameron elected Stellenbosch University's new chancellor

Justice Edwin Cameron was voted in during an electoral college gathering. → Read More

UPDATE: UKZN student, 22, dies in hospital after being stabbed

22-year-old KwaZulu-Natal student Sinethemba Ndlovu has died in hospital after being stabbed in Msinga, police say. → Read More

Fatal Ou Kaapse Weg crash: Driver 'located' in hospital, say police

The driver of a construction vehicle which rolled several times, killing 10 people on Ou Kaapse Weg in Cape Town, has been located at a 'local hospital', Western Cape police say. → Read More

6 killed, several injured in KZN multi-vehicle crash

Six people have been killed and several injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Cato Ridge, Durban, ER24 paramedics say. → Read More

Winde's R1bn safety plan: 3 000 new law enforcement officers, 150 investigators

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has acknowledged that his new safety strategy for the province will cost a lot of money – R1bn – but he says levels of crime have left him with no other choice. → Read More

Water department ropes in divers to resolve Queenstown water supply issues

The services of a diver have been procured to go deeper into the dam and release the valve that will allow for the right pressure to release water to Queenstown. → Read More

Winde to continue fight for Western Cape police unit

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says he won't be giving up the fight to have a provincial policing unit which would answer to national government. → Read More

Another life line for Jason Rohde as SCA grants appeal for refusal of bail judgment

The Supreme Court of Appeal will hear Jason Rodhe's application for leave to appeal the Western Cape High Court's refusal to grant him bail at a date yet to be determined. → Read More