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Nigerian church building collapse was not the first

A building collapse at The Synagogue Church of All Nations (Scoan) in Nigeria, which killed 67 South Africans, was not the first, according to information on the church’s website. more ...

Abandoned newborn baby found alive in veld

Police are searching for a woman whose new-born baby was found alive in a veld in Middelburg, Mpumalanga....  more ...
Ipid backs NPA’s decision not to prosecute Riah Phiyega
The Ipid on Tuesday expressed support for the NPA following their decision not to prosecute national police commissioner, Riah Phiyega.... more ...
TUT students won’t return to class – SRC
Classes would not resume at the Tshwane University of Technology as scheduled by the institution's management, TUT's suspended SRC said on Tuesday.... more ...
Mbete motion defeated after opposition walkout
After an insult-laden debate, opposition leaders walked out of Parliament on Thursday leaving the ANC to easily defeat their vote of no confidence in Speaker Baleka Mbete.... more ...
Google snubs SA govt data requests
Google has denied several requests from the South African government to obtain user data as well as requests to remove content, it showed in its recent transparency report. ... more ...

Cooler temperatures expected over weekend

Cooler temperatures were expected in Gauteng and other parts of the country over the coming weekend, the SA Weather Service said on Tuesday.... more ...

Oscar verdict could be overturned – expert

The possibility that Oscar Pistorius's culpable homicide verdict may be overturned and replaced by a murder conviction has not been ruled out by experts.... more ...

Google snubs SA govt data requests

Google has denied several requests from the South African government to obtain user data as well as requests to remove content, it showed in its recent transparency report. ... more ...

67 South Africans killed in Nigeria building collapse

Sixty-seven South Africans have died in the building collapse that occurred at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Nigeria, President Jacob Zuma said in a statement on Tuesday. ... more ...

Attacks on judge pure ignorance

When the Oscar Pistorius murder trial started, we stated that not only was the Paralympian on trial, but the South African justice system too. ... more ...

Eskom not complying with order – Westinghouse

Eskom had failed to comply with a High Court order that it hand over documents related to the awarding of a R4 billion tender to Areva NP Proprietary, Westinghouse Electric Company said on Tuesday....  more ...
Eskom announcement positive – Moody’s
Government's announcement on a funding package for Eskom was positive but lacked sufficient details to show how the power utility's financial profile could be improved, ratings agency Moody's said on Tuesday.... more ...
Airbus signs alliance with SA companies
Leading global aircraft manufacturer Airbus has signed a memorandum of understanding with two South African companies in what is hailed as a bid to further bolster the local aviation industry.... more ...
Eskom must reveal Koeberg tender docs – DA
Eskom acting chief executive Colin Matjila must reveal all the documents on a tender for the replacement of steam generators at the Koeberg power plant, the DA said on Tuesday.... more ...
Major banks performed well – PwC
The four major banks in South Africa posted combined headline earnings of R27.8 billion, an increase of 13.1 percent in the six months ending June 2014, PwC said on Tuesday.... more ...

Obama: Ebola crisis ‘spiraling out of control’

President Barack Obama issued a global call to action to fight West Africa's Ebola epidemic on Tuesday, warning the deadly outbreak was unprecedented and "spiraling out of control," threatening hundreds of thousands of people....  more ...
Argentina summons US diplomat over ‘default’ comment
Argentina summoned the acting American ambassador over his comments on its failure to repay debt tied up in a US legal battle, protesting his use of the word "default" and accusing him of trampling on the country's sovereignty.... more ...
Wildfires rage across drought-hit California
As many as 6,000 firefighters were battling a wave of wildfires raging across California, which is gripped by a historic drought and near-record temperatures.... more ...
Media reaping profits from Internet: study
The Internet is no longer draining profits from media and entertainment companies, which have learned to make online services pay, a new study shows.... more ...
Embattled French government scrapes through confidence vote
France's crisis-hit government on Tuesday narrowly won a crunch parliamentary vote of confidence in its economic reform path, in a rare respite for the deeply unpopular President Francois Hollande.... more ...

Watch this space, says Chiefs’ boss

Kaizer Chiefs' head honcho Jessica Motaung is not getting carried away with the team's impressive form and has reserved judgment until the end of the season....  more ...
Banyana Banyana team to play Cote d’Ivoire
With just four weeks left before the South African women's national team, Banyana Banyana, take on Cameroon in their opening group match of the African Women's Championships in Windhoek, the team's preparations for the championships have now entered the home stretch.... more ...
APOEL next in Messi-inspired Barca’s firing line
Barcelona begin their Champions League campaign at home to Cypriot champions APOEL Nicosia on Wednesday in fine form having romped to the top of La Liga with three consecutive wins to give Luis Enrique a dream start to his reign.... more ...
Light The Lights to shine brightly at Durbanville
When asked to describe Light The Lights before the running of his last outing trainer Glen Kotzen made the statement: “He is a proper racehorse “.... more ...
Louw blow for Boks
Springbok flank Francois Louw has been ruled out of the remainder of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship with a pinched nerve in his neck.... more ...

Idols SA: Learning from the best

The top 11 contestants on the tenth season of Idols SA have finally been revealed. And by the look of things, this year's winner is going to be young and energetic with a unique take on music....  more ...
Trailer released for Kebble killers’ ‘tell-all’ documentary
The self-confessed killers of mining magnate Kebble are expected to give first-hand accounts on the murder in a documentary to be released later this year.... more ...
Microsoft’s message to SA ahead of Xbox One launch
Ahead of the Xbox One's arrival in South Africa, Graeme Boyd of Microsoft has sent a message welcoming local fans to the Xbox family. ... more ...
Ballet contributors to receive awards
The opening night of Joburg Ballet’s new production of The Nutcracker Re-Imagined at the Joburg Theatre on Friday 19 September will also be the occasion of the presentation of three awards in recognition of services to Joburg Ballet.... more ...
Streaming TV: out of sight for the masses?
A South African online streaming entertainment hub was launched last week.  more ...