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Sebolai ‘lied’ to court, says cop

Testifying yesterday in the South Gauteng High Court, sitting in Palm Ridge, Sergeant Moses Hlabathi denied murder accused Donald Sebolai’s claim he was on his way to the nearest police station when he was arrested.  more ...

Curro principal, teacher fired for ‘racial segregation’

Gauteng Education department confirmed that the principal and the teacher from the embattled Curro Primary School in Roodeplaat involved in the recent racial furore were fired....  more ...

Are we treating our women right?

The date today is the 4th of August. Actually, it is not so much the date that is important, but rather the month, and that is because we are now in Women’s Month.... more ...

Sophie Ndaba’s tips for becoming the next Miss SA

Regional judging for Miss SA 2016 kicked off in Port Elizabeth  last  weekend and will move on to Cape Town on August 15 and Johannesburg on August 22 and 23. Miss SA judge, Sophie Ndaba will be present at all the auditions and will be joined by current Miss South Africa Liesl Laurie on a few of them.... more ...

VIDEO: Two men chase down remote jammer

CCTV footage has emerged showing two men chasing suspects who attempted to steal from a parked vehicle in Boksburg, on the East Rand. ... more ...

Killing animals: the Cecil outcry

Cecil the lion is no more. Millions of people around the world who had never heard of him are gathering in a cyber-mob ready to lynch the dentist who took his life. ... more ...

Gadaffi to leave Generations: The Legacy

Vuyo Dabula will be leaving Generations The Legacy, and it's unsure how his character Gadaffi will exit the plot.... more ...

Stokvel shoulder big credit burden

The financial services sector needs to learn from stokvel savings clubs and adopt the benefits they offer of easy access, transparency and simplicity, says Old Mutual research manager Lynette Nicholson. more ...

‘Krejcir was a dangerous man’ – witness

Murder accused Radovan Krejcir was a “psychopath” and a “dangerous man who would kill everyone who crossed him”, according to statements by the Czech Republic’s Milosh Potiska, a possible section 204 witness against the Czech fugitive. more ...

Stokvel shoulder big credit burden

The financial services sector needs to learn from stokvel savings clubs and adopt the benefits they offer of easy access, transparency and simplicity, says Old Mutual research manager Lynette Nicholson....  more ...
New car sales crash 6.1% in July
New car sales fell 6.1 percent in July compared to July last year in the biggest year-on-year drop so far this year, recorded for both passenger vehicles and heavy trucks, suggesting a slowdown in both consumer spending and infrastructure investment spending.... more ...
SA should promote inclusive growth to fight poverty – Davies
South Africa should raise the economic growth rate and promote inclusive growth to win the fight against poverty, inequality and unemployment, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said.... more ...
Govt must announce plan to tackle loss of jobs – DA
The Democratic Alliance on Sunday urged government to come up with a “serious plan” to tackle the loss of jobs.... more ...
AG to probe Prasa financial mismanagement allegations
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has asked the auditor general’s (AG) office to conduct a forensic investigation into allegations of financial mismanagement at the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (PRASA).... more ...

Kerry in Egypt on first leg of Mideast tour

US Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Egypt on Saturday to relaunch a strategic partnership with Washington's longtime ally, at the start of a regional mini-tour, a correspondent said....  more ...
Migrant bids to reach Britain fall as security tightened
French police said Saturday around 300 migrants in Calais attempted to reach Britain via the Channel Tunnel overnight, a significant drop from previous nights after security in Calais was beefed up.... more ...
North Iraq urges PKK to leave as Turkish strike toll mounts
Turkey has killed 260 Kurdish militants in a week-long air offensive on targets in northern Iraq, official media claimed Saturday, as regional Iraqi authorities said it was time the rebels pulled out with concerns growing over civilian casualties.... more ...
Wing part arrives at French lab for probe into MH370 link
A piece of Boeing 777 wreckage washed up on an Indian Ocean island and suspected to belong to missing flight MH370 arrived Saturday at a French laboratory for analysis.... more ...
New Taliban leader urges unity in ranks in first audio message
New Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour called for unity in the movement Saturday in his first audio message since becoming head of the group that faces deepening splits following the death of longtime chief Mullah Omar.... more ...

Latest ATP rankings released – Anderson 14th

South Africa’s Kevin Anderson returned to his career-high 14th in the latest ATP singles tennis rankings released on Monday....  more ...
Bell sees England to Ashes series lead over Australia
Ian Bell delighted a capacity crowd at his Edgbaston home ground with a sparkling unbeaten fifty as England defeated Australia by eight wickets to win the third Test on Friday.... more ...
Positive signs on Springbok injury front
Up to nine injured players could be back in contention this week as the Springboks resumed their Castle Lager Rugby Championship campaign in Durban on Monday.... more ...
Toyana expects big things from Lions fringe players
Bizhub Highveld Lions coach Geoff Toyana said on Monday that he expects big things from the fringe players for the coming season following the departure of several players from the Sunfoil Series champions and the likelihood of international call-ups for others.... more ...
Komphela praises Ncikazi
Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela spoke highly of his successor at Maritzburg United, Mandla Ncikazi. The two will come up against each other in the MTN8 on Wednesday at the FNB Stadium.... more ...

Proverb confirms wife did cheat

TV personality Tebogo Thekisho, popularly known as Proverb confirmed on social media after various media reports that his wife Onalerona Thekisho has been having an affair....  more ...
Sophie Ndaba’s tips for becoming the next Miss SA
Regional judging for Miss SA 2016 kicked off in Port Elizabeth  last  weekend and will move on to Cape Town on August 15 and Johannesburg on August 22 and 23. Miss SA judge, Sophie Ndaba will be present at all the auditions and will be joined by current Miss South Africa Liesl Laurie on a few of them.... more ...
Bongani Fassie disses AKA, Slikour, Cassper Nyovest
Lately, the Twitterverse has been receiving beef in abundance, with celebrities throwing jabs at each other.... more ...
Gadaffi to leave Generations: The Legacy
Vuyo Dabula will be leaving Generations The Legacy, and it's unsure how his character Gadaffi will exit the plot.... more ...
Come to the church of cheeses
Later this month Johannesburg-based foodies will join the holy trek to Montecasino, where they will find cheeses - and enter the gates of heaven.... more ...