Saturday, Sep 22


News24.com | 'The country is poorer without Edna Molewa' - Tributes pour in for late environmental affairs minister


Tributes have poured in for the late Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molowa who passed away on Saturday after a short illness.

News24.com | Eight Afghan children killed playing with unexploded mortar shell


Eight children, including four siblings, have been killed in Afghanistan when a mortar shell they were playing with exploded, relatives have said, adding to the ever-growing civilian toll in the 17-year war.


News24.com | Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run on N1 in Joburg


A pedestrian has been killed after being hit by a vehicle on the N1 South near Maraisburg in Johannesburg, paramedics have confirmed.

News24.com | SEE: Family house devastated after tornado touches down


After a tornado touched n the Ottawa community of Dunrobin, Ben and Jess Rousseau gazed at their damaged home they say is now “unrecognizable.”

News24.com | North West province pays tribute to Edna Molewa - its first female premier


The leadership of the North West province has reacted in shock and sadness at the news of the passing of its first female premier Edna Molewa.


News24.com | Trump holds on to diplomatic 'success' in North Korea


More than a year after President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with "fire and fury like the world has never seen," the US leader now boasts of his relationship with North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un.

News24.com | Man killed after being hit by train


A man has been killed after being hit by a train at a railway crossing in Heathfield, Cape Town, paramedics have confirmed.

News24.com | WATCH: Survivor found inside capsized Tanzania ferry; toll hits 209


A survivor has been found inside a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the disaster on Lake Victoria, an official has said, while coffins arrived for at least 209 victims and counting.

News24.com | Egypt court upholds corruption conviction of Mubarak, sons


Egypt's highest appeals court has rejected a motion by former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to overturn their conviction on corruption charges

News24.com | AU calls for eSwatini to end ban on political parties


African Union election observers have urged eSwatini to lift a ban on political parties and allow candidates to campaign freely in the tiny country, which went to the polls this week.

News24.com | US airstrike kills 18 al-Shabaab after US attacked in Somalia


The US military says it has carried an airstrike that killed 18 al-Shabaab extremists after US and local forces came under attack in southern Somalia.

News24.com | WATCH: Astronaut says psychology of being far from Earth will impact Mars missions


It will be difficult for crews exploring Mars to define their identity "as some of the most distant explorers in human history," says an experienced astronaut.

News24.com | 3 killed, 3 injured in collision in Carletonville


Three people have been killed, while 3 others were injured in a pedestrian collision on East Driefontein road in Carletonville.


News24.com | 3kg dagga? Nope, you dope - 'police document' on legal amount is fake


The SAPS in Limpopo has distanced itself from a document instructing police that 3kg dagga is a legal amount to carry on one's person.


News24.com | Baby, 5 others killed in horror truck crash in Mpumalanga


Six people - among them a baby - have died when a coal truck and a vehicle collided on the R546 Standerton road between Evander and Embalenhle.

News24.com | ICC will not investigate post-poll violence in Gabon


The International Criminal Court will not open a formal investigation into claims of post-election violence following the disputed 2016 presidential election, an ICC prosecutor has said.


News24.com | Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO


Alcohol kills 3 million people worldwide each year - more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization has said, adding that men are particularly at risk.

News24.com | From teacher to minister: Molewa's life was one of service


Since the 1970s, Molewa lived a life of service to South Africa and its people.


News24.com | 'A devastating loss to our nation' - tributes pour in for Edna Molewa


Tributes poured in on social media following the death of Environmental Affairs Minister Edma Molewa.

News24.com | WATCH: Survivor found inside capsized Tanzania ferry; toll hits 167


A survivor has been found inside a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the disaster on Lake Victoria, an official said on Saturday, while coffins arrived for at least 167 victims and counting.

News24.com | Iran parade attack: 24 dead, foreign minister blames 'US masters'


Iran's state-run IRNA news agency says 24 people are dead and 53 wounded in an attack on a military parade in the country's oil-rich southwest.

News24.com | Cholera outbreak in Nigeria claims nearly 100 lives


A cholera outbreak in north-eastern Nigeria has claimed nearly 100 lives over the past two weeks, the United Nations has said.

News24.com | Seasonal plague kills two more in Madagascar


Madagascar's seasonal outbreak of pneumonic plague has killed two more people, taking the death toll to four, the health ministry ha said.

News24.com | DA launches 2019 elections campaign


Corruption, crime, jobs, immigration and service delivery will top the DA’s agenda ahead of the upcoming national polls.


News24.com | #RIPFreeTwitter trends as MTN pulls plug on free service


A furore erupted on Twitter on Saturday after MTN announced that its free Twitter service will come to an end.

News24.com | BREAKING: Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has died


Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa has died in a Pretoria hospital "after a period of illness".

News24.com | 15 people injured in KZN bus fire


Fifteen people have been injured when the bus they were travelling in on the M25 near the Ntuzuma offramp in KwaZulu-Natal caught alight.


News24.com | The United Nations that Kofi Annan served pays tribute


2 secretaries-generals and diplomats from the world that Kofi Annan served for nearly 45 years paid tribute to him at the UN, but the most moving words were from his wife and son who urged people to continue his fight for a fairer and…

News24.com | Raw sewage in streets: Cholera is Zimbabwe's latest crisis


Raw sewage flows freely in some streets of Zimbabwe's capital, posing a deadly challenge to the recently elected president who has promised the troubled country a new dawn.

News24.com | Pablo Escobar museum in Colombia closed down


A museum dedicated to late and notorious Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar has been shut down in Medellin, according to local authorities.