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Jackson Mthembu shot in face during ATM robbery

African National Congress MP Jackson Mthembu was shot in the face while withdrawing money at an ATM in Witbank at the weekend, Mpumalanga police said on Monday.

Zuma compares Nkandla with George airport, built for PW Botha

President Jacob Zuma has compared the construction of George airport for apartheid head of state PW Botha, and his own home in Nkandla, according to a report.

Mantashe slams Gauteng ANC

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has lashed out at the Gauteng ANC, warning they must not use the upcoming national general council (NGC) as a "scarecrow" to threaten the party on issues, the City Press reported on Sunday.

South Africa's number one chicken story 'misleading': presidency

The article published in the Sunday Times about President Jacob Zuma's parliamentary obligations is incorrect and grossly misleading, the presidency said on Sunday.

KwaZulu-Natal construction tycoon offers to pay for Nkandla

He is polygamous like the president and has a homestead which rivals Nkandla in size.

Hot topics

Arms inquiry cautions detractors

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal hit back at its detractors on Thursday, warning that insults against it were "criminal".

EFF can't rule out the possibility of an armed struggle: Malema

The Economic Freedom Fighters may take up arms if their "peaceful revolution" is met with violence from the state, party leader Julius Malema said on Thursday.

No Dalai Lama means no Nobel summit: de Lille

The 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, due to be held in Cape Town later this month, will be moved to another city, mayor Patricia de Lille said on Thursday.

Black mark for BEE

Black entrepreneurs are fed up with the "failed" state-sponsored affirmative action policy and want to go it alone.

Energy department must be transparent about nuclear plans

The energy department's commitment to complete transparency over the nuclear agreement with Russia is an empty promise, the Democratic Alliance said on Wednesday.

Lawyers advising government should act in SA's interest

Lawyers advising government on matters relating to the work of the Public Protector should do their jobs in a manner that builds the country, Thuli Madonsela said on Wednesday.

'I'll back the people on e-tolls'

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has committed to standing by the residents of the province when the e-toll review panel delivers its findings at the end of next month.

'JZ lives in Nkandla, we live in hell'

The mention of President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead has driven a group of 10 unemployed men "crazy".

Malema's fraud trial postponed

EFF leader Julius Malema faces the prospect of hitting the 2016 local government election with a cloud of criminal charges hanging over his head.

Local government

Barn owls to take front line in war on Johannesburg's baby-eating rats

The City of Johannesburg has included barn owls in a R2.5 million plan to fight a rat infestation, the municipality said on Tuesday.

Water restored in joburg, except Hursthill

Water has been restored in all areas of Johannesburg, except those supplied by the Hurst hill reservoir, Johannesburg Water said on Wednesday.

Joburg without water

Large parts of the City of Joburg are still without water following a power cut from last night which disrupted water supply in various areas of the city.

Support for councillors to increase

Gauteng Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs will, over the next 30 days, review the role, responsibilities and support for ward councillors to enable them to work better.