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EFF actions brought parliament into disrepute – govt

The EFF’s disruption of proceedings in the National Assembly on Thursday was tantamount to bringing Parliament into disrepute, government said in a statement on Friday. more ...

SIU not obligated to make Nkandla report public

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) does not have to make its report on security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's home public, it said on Friday....  more ...
Arbitrator appointed in spy tape matter
Legal teams representing the DA, President Jacob Zuma and the NPA have agreed on an arbitrator to review the full-set of the so-called spy tapes records, Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said on Friday.... more ...
Diamond syndicate cracked in Northern Cape
A number of businessmen believed to be part of a syndicate dealing in diamonds were arrested in Kimberley, Northern Cape on Friday, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said.... more ...
Seven appear in court for arson
The matter against seven people accused of setting alight a church was postponed in the Pongola Magistrate's Court, in KwaZulu-Natal, on Friday, the NPA said.... more ...
12 arrested in cash-in-transit heist
Police have arrested 12 people allegedly involved in a foiled cash-in-transit heist near Virginia in the Free State, Hawks spokesman Captain Paul Ramaloko said on Friday.... more ...

EFF members disrupt Zuma (video)

Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters stood their ground and refused to leave the National Assembly after being ordered to do so by Speaker Baleka Mbete on Thursday. ... more ...

ANC Youth League vindicates Julius Malema – EFF

The ANC Youth League's statement that it is financially sound was welcomed by the EFF on Thursday because it vindicated party leader Julius Malema, it said.... more ...

Striking Generations cast fired

The producers of South Africa's most popular soapie Generations has terminated the contracts of the show's striking cast members.... more ...

Elephant overturns car in Kruger Park

Three tourists escaped with only minor injuries after their vehicle was attacked by an elephant in the Kruger National Park on Thursday.... more ...

Why Generations actors were axed – Mfundi Vundla (audio)

As the news broke that 16 actors from popular local soapie Generations had been fired, the show's executive producer Mfundi Vundla took to radio to explain the decision. Listen to what he had to say.... more ...

Toulouse hand Castres 35-6 rout

Toulouse clinched a four-try, bonus-point 35-6 win over Castres on Friday to make it two wins in two outings of the new French Top 14 season. more ...

Ten-man PSG held by struggling Evian

Paris Saint-Germain once again came unstuck against their bete noire Evian on Friday, being forced to settle for a 0-0 draw after having Yohan Cabaye sent off in their Ligue 1 clash in Annecy. more ...

Offshore investors fear rand strength

While numerous asset managers have indicated that global equities offer better longer-term investment opportunities than local stocks, others are concerned a strengthening rand could dilute offshore gains....  more ...
Fitch leaves ratings for five big SA banks unchanged
Fitch on Friday said the failure of African Bank would not see it lower its ratings for South Africa's five biggest banks as the likelihood of contagion was limited. ... more ...
R1.4Bn tugboat building project for Durban
South Africa is set to get nine tugboats, including the world's most powerful, over the next four years, and all will be built in Durban.... more ...
Complaint over Teazers’ ‘bipolar’ ad dismissed
The Advertising Standards Authority of SA has dismissed a complaint against a Teazers advertisement allegedly mocking people with bipolar disorder, the authority said on Thursday.... more ...
Soeca welcomes Eskom CEO appointment
The State Owned Entities Communicators Association (Soeca) on Thursday welcomed the appointment of Tshediso Matona as Eskom's new chief executive.... more ...

Zimbabwe cautions citizens on travel over Ebola

Zimbabweans battered by economic problems have flocked to Nigeria to visit faith healers and collect lucky charms, but their government is urging them to stay away because of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. ...  more ...
Lions lose second flyhalf to injury
Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann has been forced to withdraw flyhalf Jaco van der Walt from his side to face Western Province in their Currie Cup clash in Cape Town on Saturday.... more ...
Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘invasion’ as aid trucks move in
Ukraine on Friday accused Moscow of invading after Russia unilaterally sent the first part of its mammoth aid convoy into east Ukraine, warning against any attacks on the trucks.... more ...
Troops exit, orderly protests unfold in US town
Protests unfolded peacefully in a Missouri town, and National Guard troops withdrew, 12 days after the fatal police shooting of a black teenager that led to racially-charged unrest.... more ...
German cop in dock over cannibalism website killing
The trial of a German police officer accused of murdering a willing victim he met on a website for cannibalism fetishists starts on Friday in the eastern city of Dresden.... more ...

Mashaba names Bafana squad

New Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba named a squad of 34 players on Friday for the next two Caf Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Sudan and Nigeria....  more ...
Thompson feeling the stress ahead of the Spanish race
Former national champion Jay Thomson admits he is nervous as South African trade outfit MTN-Qhubeka prepare to line up for their historic debut at La Vuelta a Espana.... more ...
SA’s Anderson, Scheepers tough USA open challenge
The draw provided no favours for South Africa's top tennis players, Kevin Anderson and Chani Scheepers, in their quest for a first-ever grand slam quarterfinal berth at the US Open which starts on Monday.... more ...
Bulls, Kings target first victory
Following a dismal start with two devastating defeats the Blue Bulls will be desperate to salvage their Currie Cup campaign with a home victory over the Eastern Province Kings in Pretoria on Saturday.... more ...
Pirates on the cusp of another final
With Orlando Pirates on the verge of a fifth consecutive final, coach Vladimir Vermezovic selected a tried and tested line-up for their MTN8 semi-final at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday.... more ...

‘I feel betrayed’ – Generations’ Mfundi Vundla (video)

Mfundi Vundla felt betrayed by some Generations soapy actors who allegedly painted him as an avaricious exploiter, he said on Friday....  more ...
The Purge: Anarchy – not for the faint-hearted
The Purge: Anarchy is not for the faint-hearted. It is one of the most violent films you are likely to view this year. ... more ...
SA abuzz over latest Generations news
South Africa took to twitter to comment on the latest development in the Generations debacle as SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng and executive producer Mfundi Vundla gave a press briefing on Friday.... more ...
The Lo Down: Results from the SA Beauty Survey
A few months back, Leigh Crymble, together with The Citizen Newspaper, developed an online beauty survey to find out more about female attitudes and behaviours when it comes to beauty and skincare.... more ...
Gornergrat: Better vista social club
In Switzerland, the terrain – wall-to-wall mountains, bar a few exceptions – dictates trains are often the best way to get around because, via tunnels, they can get to some otherwise remote places. ... more ...