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06/28/2017 06:54 AM | ANC snatches back control of Mogale City from DA-led coalition
The ANC has won back control of Mogale City, with Speaker Patrick Lipudi being elected as mayor.

06/28/2017 06:54 AM | Paramedics praised for delivering surprise triplets
A Port Shepstone mother who gave birth to triplets has heaped praise on two paramedics who helped deliver the healthy babies safely.

06/28/2017 06:47 AM | Home takes Gauteng health department to court over R2m debt
A home for the mentally challenged is seeking a contempt of court order against the Gauteng Department of health and Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa.

06/28/2017 06:42 AM | Polokwane maternity patients forced to sleep on hospital floor
Frustrated patients have complained that conditions at Polokwane’s regional hospital are unbearable, with expectant mothers having to sleep on the floors of overcrowded maternity wards.

06/28/2017 06:39 AM | Hackers post gory images, message on basic education website
Hackers have gained access to the Basic Education Department’s website and post gory photos and a message addressed "to the government, the American people and the rest of the world".

06/28/2017 06:25 AM | Stormers may give Willemse a go
Stormers coach Robbie Fleck faces an interesting dilemma at flyhalf as he prepares to name his team for the Super Rugby derby showdown against the Cheetahs.

06/28/2017 06:18 AM | Van Niekerk sets new world record for little-run 300m
Wayde van Niekerk had promised to get "ridiculous" and the tyro hailed as Usain Bolt's likely successor did just that when sprinting to a world record in the rarely-run 300m.

06/28/2017 06:01 AM | Condoleezza Rice: Trump understands 'value of alliances'
Former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice is giving President Donald Trump a vote of confidence on international diplomacy.

06/28/2017 05:30 AM | How artificial intelligence is taking on ransomware
Artificial intelligence is taking on ransomware, but getting protections onto computers presents its own challenges.

06/28/2017 05:21 AM | Balaclava-clad gunmen kill two in 'underworld' shooting
Two men have been killed in Pinelands in a shooting said to be linked to an escalating underworld turf war.

06/28/2017 05:19 AM | Security police, medical practitioners and judiciary were against justice - Bizos
Human Rights lawyer George Bizos has laid bare how security police, the judiciary and some individuals from the medical profession worked together during apartheid to prevent the administration of justice.

06/28/2017 04:18 AM | Super Rugby: Weekend teams
Dates, venues, kick-offs time and line-ups for Round 15 (South Africa) of the 2017 Vodacom Super Rugby tournament.

06/28/2017 04:14 AM | Naholo back as injuries force All Blacks changes
The All Blacks have recalled Waisake Naholo for the second Test against the British and Irish Lions in Wellington as they look to wrap up the series.

06/28/2017 03:49 AM | How 50 medical experts separated Kenyan conjoined twins in 23-hour surgery
Successfully separating conjoined twins is a complex operation that depends on how they are joined as well as the experience and skill of the surgical team, writes Joseph Kimani Wanjeri.

06/28/2017 02:59 AM | The series starts tomorrow – Elgar
The Proteas amp up their Test match preparation with a three-day warm-up match against the England Lions starting at New Road in Worcester.

06/28/2017 02:59 AM | PE's T20 Global League owner outlines franchise plans
T20 Global League team owner, businessman and media mogul Ajay Sethi, has expressed his delight and satisfaction at being the owner of the PE franchise

06/28/2017 02:42 AM | Durban man crashes car, dies after complaining of chest pain
A 33-year-old man who suffered a medical condition, died when he lost control of the car while driving with his wife, and crashed into a wall in Escombe, Durban.

06/28/2017 02:36 AM | South African held by al-Qaeda in Mali is 'well' - father
Stephen McGowan, the South African who has been held hostage by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011, is alive and well, his father says after having received information from a recently released Swedish captive.

06/28/2017 02:21 AM | Four alleged robbers held after 'wild shootout' at Cape Town mall
A group of alleged armed robbers has run out of luck when they tried to hit a cellphone store at Riverside Mall, just a few hundred metres from the Rondebosch police station in Cape Town.

06/28/2017 02:09 AM | Education dept must enforce ban on corporal punishment - SAHRC
Corporal punishment at schools may be prohibited, but it remains a sad reality in South Africa, according to a report launched by the South African Human Rights Commission.