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Zuma’s family ‘don’t use military choppers’

President Jacob Zuma’s family do not use military helicopters to travel between Durban and Nkandla, the presidency said on Sunday. more ...

DNA from 78 Germanwings crash victims found

Forensic teams have isolated 78 distinct DNA strands from body parts at the Germanwings crash site in the French Alps, while investigators continued their grim task in the arduous mountain terrain....  more ...
Alps crash captain shouted ‘open the damn door’
The captain of a passenger jet that investigators believe was deliberately crashed into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, shouted at the co-pilot to "open the damn door" as he desperately tried to get back into the locked cockpit, a German newspaper reported Sunday.... more ...
Nigeria in tense vote count after second day of polling
Nigeria counted ballots in a closely fought general election Sunday after failures in controversial new technology pushed voting into a second day, with President Goodluck Jonathan facing a stiff challenge from ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari.... more ...
‘Be frank about possibility of national blackout’ – Maimane
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa must provide the country and Parliament with a comprehensive report on the state of Eskom, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday.... more ...
We don’t need these boardroom shenanigans – Vavi
Secretary General of Cosatu Zwelinzima Vavi has announced that he will not resign, and that he “will return full time being the organiser of a workers’ fight-back strategy as per the 11th National Congress resolutions”.... more ...
3 cops shot during Joburg highway shoot-out
A section of the N3 south in Modderfontein has been blocked off completely after three SA police service officers were shot at by unknown suspects, the Johannesburg metro police department said on Sunday.... more ...
Bonang Matheba wins at the Kids Choice Awards
Congratulations to Bonang Matheba who Won Favourite South African Radio DJ at the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards.... more ...
Isibaya wins big at the Royalty Soapie Awards
With an impressive seven awards – including the nights most prestigious award for Outstanding Soapie – Isibaya reigned at the 2015 Royalty Soapie Awards, held at the Durban ICC on Saturday night. ... more ...
‘Minister after me': Eskom chairman
Eskom chairman Zola Tsotsi fingered Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown for orchestrating moves to remove him from the board.... more ...

Meet the Big Brother Mzansi 2 housemates (gallery)

Meet the Big Brother Mzansi: Double Trouble housemates who are guaranteed to entertain audiences. ... more ...

3 cops shot during Joburg highway shoot-out

A section of the N3 south in Modderfontein has been blocked off completely after three SA police service officers were shot at by unknown suspects, the Johannesburg metro police department said on Sunday.... more ...

Cassper accuses Kanye West of ‘stealing’ Kwaito

Cassper Nyovest took to Twitter this week to voice his frustration about Kanye West stealing kwaito from South African artists. ... more ...

CSA speeding up quotas

South African cricket franchises will be forced to field six players of colour and at least three black players across all competitions in the new season, Cricket SA (CSA) said on Saturday.... more ...

Cricket quota shock

The Proteas will fly home to a barrage of boardroom bouncers after losing to New Zealand in the World Cup semifinal in Auckland yesterday.... more ...

Papua New Guinea hit by 7.7-magnitude offshore quake: USGS

A 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea Monday, US seismologists said, with “hazardous” tsunami waves possible within 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) of the epicentre. more ...

Japan industrial production falls 3.4% on-month in February: govt

Japan’s factory production in February fell by a worse-than-expected 3.4 percent month-on-month, turning down from a solid rise in January, according to official data released on Monday. more ...

Cocoa king Ivory Coast wants to cash in on chocolate

Ivory Coast reigns as the world's top cocoa producer but it wants to sell more than the beans, turning them into the even more lucrative chocolate, from breakfast spread to candy bars....  more ...
Ruble bounce rare ray of sunshine for crisis-hit Russian economy
It's been a torrid time of late for the Russian economy as the fallout from Ukraine and tumbling oil prices have plunged the country into financial crisis.... more ...
Consumers need to tighten belts
With the petrol price to increase by R1.62 per litre on Wednesday, South Africans will need to watch their spending and tighten their budgets in the next few months, economists and experts warned.  ... more ...
Joburg Public Safety dept owed R132 million
DA shadow member of Mayoral Committee for Public Safety in Johannesburg, Michael Sun, has called on the department to get a working plan after a sum of R132 million in revenue had still not been collected.... more ...
Capitec keeps focus on the little guys
Capitec Bank CEO Gerrie Fourie says opportunities abound in the secured credit market with unsecured loans.... more ...

Nigeria in tense vote count after second day of polling

Nigeria counted ballots in a closely fought general election Sunday after failures in controversial new technology pushed voting into a second day, with President Goodluck Jonathan facing a stiff challenge from ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari....  more ...
Alps crash captain shouted ‘open the damn door’
The captain of a passenger jet that investigators believe was deliberately crashed into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, shouted at the co-pilot to "open the damn door" as he desperately tried to get back into the locked cockpit, a German newspaper reported Sunday.... more ...
Arabs vow to pound Yemen rebels until they surrender
Saudi-led warplanes bombed Yemen's main international airport and a renegade troop base in the capital Sunday, as Arab leaders vowed to pummel Iranian-backed rebels until they surrender.... more ...
Grateful Singapore gives Lee Kuan Yew a hero’s funeral
More than 100,000 people lined Singapore's streets to bid farewell to its founding father Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday, officials said as a week of mourning ended in the city-state he led to prosperity.... more ...
DNA from 78 Germanwings crash victims found
Forensic teams have isolated 78 distinct DNA strands from body parts at the Germanwings crash site in the French Alps, while investigators continued their grim task in the arduous mountain terrain.... more ...

Clarke’s final flourish as Australia win fifth cricket World Cup

Michael Clarke hit 74 in his last one-day international to lead Australia to their fifth World Cup title with a seven-wicket win over New Zealand in a disappointing final on Sunday....  more ...
Zungu strikes late for Bafana
Bongani Zungu’s stoppage time strike rescued a 1-1 draw for Bafana Bafana against Nigeria at the Mbombela Stadium on Sunday.... more ...
Lions wrap up Sunfoil Series title
Hardus Viljoen took his fourth five-wicket haul of the competition as the bizhub Highveld Lions romped to an innings victory over the Chevrolet Warriors to lift the Sunfoil Series trophy in style at Bidvest Wanderers.... more ...
Blow by blow: Bafana vs Nigeria
Bafana Bafana face the Super Eagles of Nigeria at Mbombela Stadium. Shakes Mashaba's men come into this match after a 3-1 victory over Swaziland at the Somhlolo Stadium. The Super Eagles were less fortunate in their last match losing 1-0 to Uganda. This is the first friendly between the two sides this year. The Nigerians would like to record a win over Bafana Bafana as they ended the Eagles' hopes of defending their Afcon title. ... more ...
Vettel stuns Hamilton to win Malaysia Grand Prix
Sebastian Vettel stunned Mercedes' world champion Lewis Hamilton on Sunday with an audacious Malaysian Grand Prix victory which set the Formula One season alight.... more ...

Isibaya wins big at the Royalty Soapie Awards

With an impressive seven awards – including the nights most prestigious award for Outstanding Soapie – Isibaya reigned at the 2015 Royalty Soapie Awards, held at the Durban ICC on Saturday night. ...  more ...
Nyong’o at home in East Africa for Disney production
After a film about a king of Scotland, Ugandans are getting excited over a new movie about a "queen", starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o.... more ...
The Lazarus Effect movie review
It starts off as a good idea but eventually plunges headlong into a morass of cheap thrills and hackneyed horror devices.... more ...
Bonang Matheba wins at the Kids Choice Awards
Congratulations to Bonang Matheba who Won Favourite South African Radio DJ at the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards.... more ...
New streaming apps could boost citizen journalism
When three buildings collapsed and ignited a blaze in New York, a smartphone app brought the live video feed to anyone online wanting to watch.... more ...