The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in KwaZulu-Natal has activated councillors and volunteers to assist affected communities after a tornado hit New Hanover, Pietermaritzburg.
A security guard who was shot in the head by four alleged house robbers in Hurlingham, Sandton was airlifted to hospital. He was said to be responding to an alarm. A police officer was also wounded in the same incident.
The Department of Justice has dismissed Bina Masuku from its employ after it emerged she had posed as an advocate, was appointed Master of the High Court in Mpumalanga and then allegedly stole more than R1.7m of claimants' money.
The contender for interim DA leader, Makashule Gana, has urged delegates of his party's federal council to take a more progressive stance on South Africa's "historical albatross" of race, and challenged the party to be less "hypocritical" in attracting black voters.
The police believe refugees who are staging a protest outside the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) offices in Pretoria are exercising their constitutional rights and that the gathering is not illegal.
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) says it has received a complaint of discharging of firearms after actor Patrick Shai was struck by 11 rubber bullets during a protest in Dobsonville.
Electroshocks under running water, dog attacks, forcible restraint, beaten with batons and brutal assaults. In 2014, 20 inmates at Leeuwkop prison in Johannesburg claimed they were the victims of a surge of mass torture at the hands of prison officials and emergency security team members.
Speaking at the Brenthurst Foundation, Mmusi Maimane said: "Institutional politics in our country needs disruption, I think there's a mistrust between citizens and the political infrastructure, and ultimately that will lead us into a crisis of governance".
The mood in Parliament was mostly congratulatory toward the victorious Springboks on Tuesday, but EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi doubled down on sentiments he tweeted after their World Cup victory when he said "die Bokke must fall" in his speech.