A heated debate turned into a violent racial altercation when black staff and management at the Centurion licensing centre apparently assaulted a white women filming an assault.
“I went with my father to the Centurion licensing offices. One of the … Read the rest
The Economic Freedom Fighters’ land-grab policy kicked off in Pretoria yesterday when local party leaders led an invasion of council-owned land earmarked for low-cost housing.
The executive committee of the party’s Nellmapius ward 86 delivered local people to “Malemaville” but … Read the rest
A Moroccan diplomat accredited to South Africa has been reportedly killed and his lifeless body was found in a pool of blood at his home in Pretoria on Tuesday.
According to Morocco’s Embassy in South Africa, the victim, M. Noureddine … Read the rest
Protesting students of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), formerly the Pretoria Technikon, have set alight at least 18 cars belonging to the institution, police said on Saturday.
Several campuses shutdown as Tshwane University of Technology clamps down on violence … Read the rest
African Aerospace and Defence show drew exhibitors from Russia, China, Germany, the UK, India and the US to Pretoria this week.
Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula opened the Pretoria event on Wednesday declaring that South Africa needed to upgrade aging and … Read the rest
America’s prime cultural export, Nicki Minaj won’t be gracing the inaugural TribeOne Dinokeng Festival with her presence. Her appearance was cancelled on Thursday because of disappointing ticket sales and poor planning.
The festival was to have been held at the … Read the rest
The charred remains of a woman bring to three the number of murders in the black township of Mamelodi near Pretoria in a week.
Police spokeswoman Captain Doniah Mothutsane said the body was found on Wednesday at 8am inside a … Read the rest
A vote of no confidence in Mamelodi East police has been passed by local community members as looting of shops, and injuring and killing Somali shop owners entered its third week.
The residents said they had lost all faith in … Read the rest
82-year-old Mrs Hannetjie Bezuidenhout was attacked in her bed at 03h30am at her Roodeplaat, Pretoria home by four young black males who tried to cut off her lips and slice through her throat with a knife. However, Mrs Bezuidenhout fought … Read the rest
Residents of Soshanguve, a black township northwest of Pretoria, have burnt down a municipal councillor’s house, according to the South African Police Service.
“The fight erupted after metro police removed people who were occupying RDP houses illegally,” said Colonel Noxolo … Read the rest
Although the Gauteng legislature has recognised Kleinfontein, a white Afrikaner-only settlement outside Pretoria, as a cultural community, the City of Tshwane won’t declare it a separate development.
The legislature’s decision comes after an investigation by its portfolio committee on community … Read the rest
A statue of Nelson Mandela will be unveiled at the Union Buildings by the end of the year, President Jacob Zuma said on Monday.
This would be part of the marking of the building’s centenary.
Zuma was speaking in Houghton, … Read the rest
Shots were fired at protesters at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Tuesday, police said.
“A shooting did take place at the Union Buildings where some people were injured,” said police spokesperson Tsekiso Mofokeng.
No further details were immediately available.… Read the rest
Five men accused of kidnapping, raping and killing two toddlers from Diepsloot appeared briefly in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
The matter was postponed to November 1 for further investigation. They remained in custody.
The courtroom was packed to … Read the rest