TimesLIVE SARS refers enquiries about ‘hostage drama’ to Hawks 2016-10-27T18:00:21.000000Z The South African Revenue Service has referred any enquiries regarding reports that a senior SARS official was held hostage in a boardroom for several hours by the Hawks to the law enforcement agency itself. DA accuses ANC of waging coordinated campaign to disprupt metro council meetings 2016-10-27T17:41:37.000000Z A coordinated campaign on Thursday from the ANC in the council meetings of Nelson Mandela Bay‚ Johannesburg and Tshwane to disrupt the business of the day has undermined democracy and exposed the ANC’s true colours as a party of lawlessness‚ the Democratic Alliance has charged. SA’s diplomatic system ‘hamstrung’ - Masutha on ICC withdrawal 2016-10-27T17:32:50.000000Z Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha says South Africa’s exit from the International Criminal Court (ICC) was prompted less by perceived bias and more by “the legal difficulties primarily that we experienced in dealing with the court”‚ especially around diplomatic immunity. Kriel and Du Plessis out of Bok tour 2016-10-27T16:36:34.000000Z The Springboks were dealt another blow shortly before their tour to Britain and Italy with the news on Thursday that openside flank Jaco Kriel and tighthead Jannie du Plessis have been ruled out. New 3D printed microscope lets kids "play" microbiology 2016-10-27T16:28:06.000000Z Playing classic video games like Pac-Man with living single-celled microbes thinner than a human hair is now possible thanks to an interactive microscope developed by bioengineers at Stanford University. Renowned historian and author Tim Couzens dies 2016-10-27T15:55:22.000000Z Internationally respected historian and author Tim Couzens has died‚ according to the Nelson Mandela Foundation. He was 72. Wits reports fire in library on Thursday and arrest of one student 2016-10-27T15:36:11.000000Z A fire was started in the Library on the Wits Education Campus on Thursday morning resulting in the burning of a shelf of books‚ but the fire was extinguished quickly and the damage was minimal‚ the university said. SARS deputy director Vlok Symington has opened a case of kidnapping‚ Ipid confirms 2016-10-27T15:05:55.000000Z The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has confirmed that South African Revenue Service ( SARS) deputy director of law Vlok Symington has opened a case of kidnapping with it. Eskom goes undercover to catch ‘Izinyoka’ or electricity thieves 2016-10-27T14:52:15.000000Z In its bid to curb illegal connections‚ power utility Eskom has adopted undercover investigation tactics. DA will not tolerate Zuma’s latest delay tactic on state capture 2016-10-27T14:47:43.000000Z Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane says a letter will be written to the Deputy Judge President of the North Gauteng High Court to state that the party opposes President Jacob Zuma’s new attempt to further delay the release of the ‘Final Report’ into state capture.