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Judgment in sex workers’ murder trial set down for March

A decision in the rape and murder case against Sifiso Mkhwanazi has been set down for the 13th of next month. The 21-year-old is accused of raping and killing six sex workers whose decomposing bodies were found at his father's panel beating shop in Johannesburg in 2022. Closing arguments in the trial wrapped up yesterday. The defense questioned the motive behind Mkhwanazi's father's decision to testify against his son. It […]

todayFebruary 29, 2024 10


Malema slams SA’s DRC mission, says rebels undermined soldiers

EFF leader, Julius Malema, has echoed calls for the more than 2 000 South African troops, currently stationed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to be recalled. The call follows the death of two South African soldiers and the injury of three others amid the escalating conflict in that region. The soldiers were deployed to beef up the Southern African Development Community's (SADC) peace-keeping force that has taken over […]

todayFebruary 16, 2024 46


Ramaphosa adamant South Africans’ lives are much better since ’94

President Cyril Ramaphosa says it's an undeniable fact that the lives of millions of South Africans have changed for the better since 1994. He was replying to MPs after the two-day SONA debate.The President says the transformation that's happened under the ANC's governance is a reality everyone must accept, whether they like it or not. His remarks came amid a public debate over his fictional character dubbed a child of […]

todayFebruary 15, 2024 20


US orders sanctions on Israeli settlers in occupied West Bank

The United States has imposed sanctions on some Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, as the war in the Gaza Strip continues. On Thursday, the US President issued sanctions on four Israeli men it accused of being involved in settler violence in occupied Palestinian territory. The sanctions come as President Joe Biden conceded that the level of violence against Palestinian civilians in the West Bank was getting out of […]

todayFebruary 2, 2024 11


Universal Music pulls music from TikTok amid spat over ‘bullying’ and ‘greed’

The world's biggest music company, Universal Music Group, has started pulling its music off TikTok, following a breakdown in talks between the two companies.Universal is set to take its full music catalogue, including around 3 million recorded music tracks, off the platform as it struggles to negotiate a new licensing agreement.If the two companies fail to reach a new agreement, artists including Drake, Sza, J.Cole and Taylor Swift could be […]

todayFebruary 1, 2024 16


Pandor ramps up pressure on Israel, asks global community to ensure compliance

International Relations Minister, Naledi Pandor, says┬áthe countries of the world must closely consider what action will be taken against Israel if it fails to heed the International Court of Justice's ruling, ordering Tel Aviv to prevent acts of genocide in the Gaza Strip. On Friday, the UN top court found plausible evidence to suggest that Israel's action in the war-torn Palestinian territory could amount to genocide.In December, South Africa hauled […]

todayFebruary 1, 2024 7


Drake butt of jokes after losing R13mln bet

Canadian Rapper, Drake, lost a whopping $700 000 (R13.3 million) after placing his bet on defending UFC champion, Sean Strickland, to win the coveted UFC middleweight title. The American MMA champion faced a fall from grace on Sunday after Dricus Du Plessis made history as the first South African to win the championship.Ahead of the fight, Drake took to Instagram, showing off his bet ticket. The "God's Plan" hitmaker was […]

todayJanuary 26, 2024 51 1 4


Khumalo could be called to discredit ‘hit’ claims: Legal analyst

Legal analyst, Mpumelelo Zikalala, says despite new evidence implicating singer Kelly Khumalo in Senzo Meyiwa's murder, it's unlikely she'll be called to testify at this stage of the trial.Yesterday, two men accused of the murder of the soccer star named Khumalo as the mastermind behind his killing. According to an affidavit brought by the lead investigator in Meyiwa's murder case, Bongani Gininda, Muzi Sibiya and Bongani Ntanzi said Khumalo had […]

todayJanuary 25, 2024 29


Parents of home-schooled matrics accuse SACAI of irregularities

A storm is brewing between the parents of home-schooled matriculants and private assessment body, the South African Comprehensive Assessment Institute (SACAI). The irate parents are accusing the body of irregularities within the marking and capturing process of the recent matric results. YNews has been reliably told that some learners who had been getting 70% in the Math assessment dropped as low as 17% in some cases in their final 2023 […]

todayJanuary 24, 2024 86