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News24.com | Constantia businessman Rob Packham to be tried for wife's murder early next year

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Constantia businessman Rob Packham is expected to be tried for the murder of his wife Gill Packham early next year.

News24.com | LIVE: 'The Constitution must protect me like it protects others' - Zuma addresses the crowd

Former president Jacob Zuma has appeared in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg for corruption-related charges, where the judge has ordered a postponement in the matter.

News24.com | Post Zim election violence: Rights groups raise concern over Motlanthe-led commission

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The Kgalema Motlanthe-led commission of inquiry into Zimbabwe's August 1 shootings has concluded its work, but rights groups have expressed concern over the lack of transparency on how it handled evidence.

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News24.com | Court dismisses AfriForum's urgent bid to interdict Parliament's land expropriation report

AfriForum's urgent application to interdict the adoption of the Constitutional Review Committee's first report into land expropriation without compensation has been dismissed.

News24.com | LIVE: 'Krugersdorp killer' Marinda Steyn describes her first murder as 'exciting' and an 'adrenaline rush'

The trial continues for Cecilia Steyn, Zak Valentine and Marcel Steyn for the murder of 11 people.

News24.com | Cape Town households to shoulder bigger share of water restrictions so economy, business can recover

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Cape Town households will shoulder a bigger share of the new water restrictions to make more water available for the region’s economic drivers of agriculture, industry and tourism.

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News24.com | Former Bok Naka Drotske shot, loses 'almost a third' of his blood

It's understood Naka Drotske was shot at least three times when a group of five men stormed a smallholding outside Pretoria.

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News24.com | Little that can aid Moyane's desperate attempts to save his job

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It is difficult to understand an argument that President Cyril Ramaphosa did not act rationally when he fired Tom Moyane. The evidence concerning the demise of SARS under Moyane is too damning, writes Serjeant at the Bar.

News24.com | Krugersdorp killings: Court hears that child-like voices emerged from 'possessed' accused

A convicted murderer has refused to co-operate with instructions from a High Court judge, who asked her to reveal the names of the "children" who spoke through a possessed Cecilia Steyn – one of the alleged Krugersdorp killers.

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News24.com | Bastards and bloody agents: Tracking the relationship between the media and the EFF

The EFF and the media have had a fraught relationship ever since the party was established in 2013. But journalists are also copping flak for seemingly being too soft on the party in the past, writes Pieter du Toit.

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News24.com | Moyane 'not entitled' to lead SARS, Zuma's support 'irrelevant' - Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa says he has completely lost confidence in Tom Moyane, who has 'shown no respect' for his office.

News24.com | #TotalShutDown urges Johann Rupert to cancel Chairman's Conversation appearance over Mkhari's assault allegations

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The #TotalShutDown movement has written to businessman Johann Rupert asking him to cancel his appearance on Power FM's Chairman's Conversation over allegations that Given Mkhari, the chairperson of the station's parent company, assaulted…

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News24.com | DRC's Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history, WHO says

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DRC's deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastating west Africa outbreak that killed thousands a few years ago, the World Health Organisation says.

News24.com | WATCH: Top World news videos for today

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Here are the top World news videos for today. WATCH.

News24.com | The spectacular unravelling of Julius Malema

There was a time when Julius Malema used to call me with tip-offs. My whiteness wasn’t an issue when Malema gave me stories in our common pursuit to expose corruption, writes Adriaan Basson.

News24.com | UN climate talks need compromise, not stubbornness - UN chief

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged leaders at the UN climate conference kicking off next week to set aside stubbornness and instead compromise to seal a deal on implementing the Paris climate accord.

News24.com | Another day in court for former president Jacob Zuma

It will be a busy morning for former president Jacob Zuma as he makes yet another appearance for corruption-related charges in Pietermaritzburg.

Thursday, Nov 29

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News24.com | #StateCaptureInquiry: 'It was shocking where SAA ended up under Gigaba' – Carolus

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Former SAA chairperson Cheryl Carolus has told the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture that it was "shocking" where SAA ended up under Malusi Gigaba as public enterprises minister.

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News24.com | AfriForum 'justifying violent dispossession' with 'embarrassing' court bid – Ngcukaitobi for Parliament

AfriForum came to court to "justify violent dispossession" in its bid to review the Joint Constitutional Review Committee's report recommending expropriation without compensation, Parliament's counsel, advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, has…

News24.com | Actor Gola seething after alleged 'monkey' slur in Cape Town bar

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Actor and writer Lazola Gola says he was called a "monkey" by a computer developer on Wednesday night at a trendy Cape Town bar after a fight over a chair.

News24.com | 'We thought we would never get justice' – survivor of Parktown Boys' sexual assault

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A 17-year-old survivor of sexual assault by convicted former Parktown Boys' High School water polo assistant coach says he is happy with the "unexpected" sentence handed down to his abuser.

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News24.com | ANC, EFF vote to defer Tshwane city manager suspension to 2019

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Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga's bid to have the City's council issue a notice of intention to suspend the city manager has failed with the ANC and EFF voting to defer the matter to 2019.

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News24.com | Weather Update: Rain for most of the central interior and the east of SA

Afternoon showers and thundershowers have been predicted for most parts of the central interior and the eastern parts of SA on Friday. Meanwhile, temperatures are expected to rise countrywide.

News24.com | 'Reasonable and moderate chastisement' is not abuse, ConCourt hears in 'spanking' case

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Freedom of Religion SA says that a judgment banning reasonable and moderate chastisement as a defence in court should be overturned.

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News24.com | #News24 ICYMI: Parents speak on Parktown sex assault case; Ethiopia overtakes Dubai as a gateway to Africa; and Meghan and Middleton reportedly not getting along

Firm that won R1bn Joburg fleet contract paid Malema-EFF 'slush fund', City of Cape Town's guidelines for Level 3 water usage, and Government should urgently plan for massive cyclone storm damage in SA, says a Wits researcher.

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News24.com | Oprah Winfrey recalls the time she spent 10 days, 10 nights and 29 meals with Nelson Mandela

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Media Mogul Oprah Winfrey recalls how the dream of her academy began during a 10-day visit to Nelson Mandela's home in Qunu, Eastern Cape.

News24.com | Justice must be seen to be done in state capture cases

Top of the new NDPP's priority list must be to ensure that justice is not only done in state capture cases, but that justice is also seen to be done, writes Mandy Wiener.

News24.com | Tragic week for UWC after two students commit suicide, one dies in shooting

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The University of the Western Cape is in mourning following the death of three students within the last week.

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News24.com | #StateCaptureInquiry: Gigaba's push for Jet Airways and SAA to collaborate was 'peculiar' – Carolus

Former SAA chairperson Cheryl Carolus has described how the relationship between then minister of public enterprises Malusi Gigaba and the SAA board had deteriorated, adding that Gigaba was quite persistent to assist Jet Airways and SAA …

News24.com | 'That's hectic stuff' - parents speak about hearing details in Parktown sex assault case

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The parents of the victims of former Parktown Boys' High assistant coach Collan Rex have relayed the emotional turmoil that they endured as the details of what happened to their sons emerged in court.