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2017-11-18 Heavily Armed Men Gun Down Five People in Shopping Complex
[News24Wire] A group of heavily armed gunmen shot and killed five people and injured two more when they stormed the Vulindlela shopping complex in KwaDlangezwa near Empangeni on Friday evening.

2017-11-18 Granting Mugabe Asylum Is a Hot Potato
[News24Wire] With pressure mounting against President Robert Mugabe to step down, the issue of where he would seek asylum has become a hotly contested issue, with many saying South Africa is the obvious choice.

2017-11-18 Mugabe 'Must Go Today, Not Any Other Day', Protesters Chant At #anti-Mugaberally
[News24Wire] Zimbabweans have on Saturday started gathering at the Highfields sports ground in Harare, calling for President Robert Mugabe to step down.

2017-11-17 Press Outlets Awarded for Work on #GuptaLeaks
[News24Wire] News24, AmaBhungane and Daily Maverick were crowned overall winners of the Vodacom Journalist of the Year (VJOY) awards in Midrand on Thursday evening.

2017-11-17 'Political Leader Chris Hani's Killer Still Shows No Remorse'
[News24Wire] Chris Hani's killer Janusz Walus has not shown enough remorse for murdering the SACP leader, Justice Minister Michael Masutha said on Friday.

2017-11-17 KwaZulu-Natal Gets First Black Woman Neurosurgeon
[News24Wire] Dr Nomusa Shezi knew as early as Grade 3 that she wanted to be a doctor: she remembers writing in an English essay as a little girl that she wanted to be the first person to find a cure for HIV/Aids.

2017-11-17 Not My Problem, Says President Zuma On His State-Funded Legal Fees
[News24Wire] It is the DA's fault that the state has to keep coughing up for his defence in court, President Jacob Zuma told the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on Thursday.

2017-11-17 Ruby - Boks Look to Give Van Graan Winning Send-Off
[News24Wire] The Springboks are looking to give assistant coach Johann van Graan the perfect send-off before he heads to Irish club Munster.

2017-11-17 South Africa Hosts Sectoral Joint Meeting of SADC Ministers, 20 to 24 Nov
[Govt of SA] South Africa to host SADC Ministers responsible for Environment and Natural Resources, Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Tourism

2017-11-17 Security Guards Assaulted With Rifles in Botched Cash-in-Transit Heist
[News24Wire] Two security guards were seriously injured in a botched cash-in-transit heist on the N4, between Nelspruit and Matsulu, in Mpumalanga on Friday morning.

2017-11-17 President Jacob Zuma Arrives in Botswana for the 4th Session of SA-Botswana Bi-National Commission
[Govt of SA] President Jacob Zuma has this evening arrived in Botswana to participate in and co-chair the 4th Session of the South Africa- Botswana Bi-National Commission (BNC).

2017-11-17 Minister Edna Molewa - Launch of Africa Alliance On Circular Economy On the Side-Lines of Cop23
[Govt of SA] Speech by Minister of Environmental Affairs at the launch of the Africa Alliance on Circular Economy on the side-lines of COP23 in Bonn, Germany

2017-11-17 Cricket - SA Umpire Promoted to ICC International Panel
[News24Wire] Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday congratulated Allahudien Paleker on his promotion to the ICC International Panel of Umpires with immediate effect.

2017-11-17 Zuma Acts Without Fear of Consequence
[Democracy Works] In the past two weeks, we have heard Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba explain that we are choking in debt but that somehow social programmes will not suffer in future. He told us that as long as the economy is growing we should not be too concerned about gross national debt at 60%.

2017-11-17 Victory for Community Organisations in Mining Charter Battle
[GroundUp] On 14 November 2017, the Pretoria High Court ruled that several mining community organisations may intervene in the Chamber of Mines' application to review the Mining Charter of 2017. This is a small but significant victory for mining affected communities who argue that they have been largely excluded from discussions on the transformation of the mining sector. The decision comes only a few weeks before the recently published Mining Charter will come under the spotlight in court proceedings on 13 and 14 De

2017-11-17 Afriforum's Private Prosecution Plan Under Way With Jiba in Sights
[Daily Maverick] When AfriForum announced that it was setting up a private prosecutions unit to take on cases that the state declined to prosecute, there was much scepticism. There still is - but there's no doubt that the group is really going for it. On Thursday, AfriForum revealed that the latest target in its sights is former acting NPA head Nomgcobo Jiba, less than a month after stating that President Zuma's son Duduzane is being pursued. Whether these attempts are successful or not, the fact that it's come to this is

2017-11-17 Minister Jeff Radebe Addresses Annual Township Entrepreneurs Alliance, 18 Nov
[Govt of SA] Minister Radebe to deliver a keynote address at the Annual Township Entrepreneurs Alliance

2017-11-17 Analysis - With ANC Struggling to Perform, the DA Hopefuls Compete for Gauteng Leadership
[Daily Maverick] In a country consumed by current political contest of the ANC kind, another long-term race that could have long-term implications will climax this weekend. It is sometimes forgotten that there is such a thing as provincial politics in the DA, partly because it has never been particularly important. However, such is the terrible recent record of governance in Gauteng by the provincial ANC that there is now finally something to play for. It is looking more and more likely that the ANC will lose Gauteng in 20

2017-11-17 Beacon Bay Community Takes Protest to Mayor
[GroundUp] Showdown looms as residents demand timeframes but Xola Pakati refuses to give any.

2017-11-17 How Farm Dwellers in South Africa Think About Home, Land and Belonging
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's unemployment rate puts it in the bottom ten countries in the world. Hunger levels are growing. It has what Berkeley geography professor Gillian Hart calls a "population surplus to the needs of capital" that must find ways to survive despite living a "wageless existence."

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