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Police watchdog investigating 'baffling' death of sex worker while in custody

The Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce, Sisonke, the National Movement of Sex Workers and Triangle Project have called for an investigation into the apparent suicide of Elma Robyn Montsumi. → Read More

Lockdown: Public still trusts Ramaphosa, but NDZ not so much, according to latest research

A large proportion of South Africans are borrowing money and dipping into savings to stay afloat, while four in 10 people have made arrangements for later payment, and 25% have cancelled non-essentials such as car insurance, research shows. → Read More

PICS | Thieves tunnel into Joburg liquor store, steal booze worth R300 000

A Shoprite LiquorShop in Johannesburg has been robbed in bizarre fashion by thieves who tunnelled through a solid concrete floor to gain access. → Read More

Ramaphosa makes senior appointments at NPA

President Cyril Ramaphosa appoints advocates Ouma Rasethaba and Rodney de Kock as deputy national directors of public prosecutions with effect from Monday. → Read More

Reports that Wuhan 'repatriation pilot' died of Covid-19 untrue

News24 has spoken to various sources who have indicated that Nakedi Tebatso Ntshane has not died of coronavirus-related causes. → Read More

Cyclist killed when struck by a truck near Vereeniging

A man believed to be in his 30s has been killed when he was struck by a truck while cycling on the M61 in Redan near Vereeniging. → Read More

Man bust in KZN for possession of heroin worth R1.4m

A 38-year-old man, allegedly in possession of heroin worth more than R1.4 million, was arrested in Durban on Saturday. → Read More

Covid-19: Ramaphosa consults with traditional leaders on lockdown

President Cyril Ramaphosa is meeting with traditional leaders to discuss the national response to the Covid-19 pandemic and matters related to the lockdown. → Read More

Covid-19: Another Eastern Cape police station closes after cop tests positive

The Fort Beaufort police station in the Eastern Cape has been closed after one of its officers tested positive for Covid-19. → Read More

Lockdown: Calls to mental health and suicide helplines have more than doubled

The national coronavirus lockdown and its effects have led to an increase in depression, anxiety and suicide thoughts among South Africans. → Read More

'Housebreaker' screams for help after getting stuck in Klerksdorp home's window

A would-be house robber found himself in a tight spot when he got stuck in a window while attempting to break into a house outside Klerksdorp. → Read More

KZN horror crash that killed 7: 'Car could have been shot at'

A preliminary investigation into the accident on the N2 near Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, that claimed the lives of seven people and critically injured another, has taken a sinister twist after a bullet hole was found on the vehicle. → Read More

Young woman missing from Joburg tracked to police safe house

A woman who went missing from her mother's dwelling in the Booysens informal settlement south of Johannesburg has been found living in a safe house under police protection. → Read More

Coronavirus: Hairdressers plan brush with the law to reopen salons during lockdown

Hairdressers have been forced to go underground as lockdown regulations stifle their livelihood and job security. For some, bootlegging has been 'life-saving'. → Read More

Cele apologises for police's blasphemous comment about Prophet Mohammed during mosque bust

In a video, police are seen entering what appears to be a mosque, seemingly hurling abuse at congregants who are ordered to lie on the floor. A man asks congregants: "Are you bigger than the president? Is Mohammed bigger than the president?" → Read More

Free State MMC arrested for 'unlicensed guns, ammunition and attempted bribery of cops'

A Free State mayoral committee member is in police custody for allegedly offering police a bag of cash after they found unlicensed firearms at his home. → Read More

Northern Cape man in court for allegedly raping 2 teens he met at tuck shop

A 31-year-old man from Boichoko in Postmasburg in the Northern Cape is expected to appear before the Postmasburg Magistrate's Court for allegedly raping two teen girls, aged 16 and 17. → Read More

Former Botshabelo security guard arrested for his girlfriend's murder

A 33-year-old former security guard from Botshabelo in the Free State is in police custody for the alleged murder of his 32-year-old girlfriend. → Read More

Tshwane Metro cops make alleged cigarette sellers' plans go up in smoke

Members of the Tshwane Metro Police Department in Onderstepoort, Pretoria, have smoked out four men for allegedly selling cigarettes in contravention of lockdown regulations. → Read More

Deon Wiggett, News24 bag prestigious international award for 'My Only Story' podcast

Johannesburg-based advertising copywriter Deon Wiggett gains international recognition for his serialised podcast, My Only Story. → Read More