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Municipalities wasted R815m

Local government audit results released on Wednesday revealed R815 million in fruitless and wasteful expenditure, substantially up from the previous year. more ...

Security guard allegedly jumps to death at Menlyn mall

No foul play is suspected in the alleged suicide of an on-duty security guard at Menlyn Shopping Centre in Pretoria....  more ...
Women must claim their place – Madonsela
It is time for women in Africa to claim their place where Africa's fate is being decided, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said on Wednesday.... more ...
Man arrested for contraband cigarettes
A man was arrested after he was found transporting contraband cigarettes, with a street value of R3 million, near Lehurutshe on Wednesday, North West police said.... more ...
ANC welcomes municipal audits
The African National Congress has welcomed the progress of financial management by municipalities, as announced in the release of the 2012/13 municipal audit outcomes in Pretoria on Wednesday.... more ...
State files arguments in Pistorius case
The State has filed its final arguments in the case of murder-accused Oscar Pistorius, the NPA said on Wednesday.... more ...

Woman strips naked at Nelson Mandela statue in Sandton

A woman caused a commotion when she stripped naked and caressed the statue of former president Nelson Mandela in Sandton.... more ...

Pretoria University confirms suicide on campus

Investigations are underway following a suicide incident at the University of Pretoria (UP) in Hatfield, Pretoria this morning.... more ...

Soapie Watch: This week on Muvhango

Here’s what to expect this week on SABC 2's popular soapie Muvhango. more ...

Thabo Qalinge joins Orlando Pirates

After much speculation about his move, Mpumalanga Black Aces have sold enterprising winger Thabo Qalinge to Orlando Pirates. ... more ...

Porsche road rage video sparks outrage

Video footage of a man allegedly assaulting a driver in northern Johannesburg during a suspected road rage incident has sparked outrage, with an electronic manhunt launched for those involved. ... more ...

Microsoft challenging US on overseas data

In a case closely watched by the tech sector, Microsoft will challenge Thursday a US court order requiring it to give prosecutors electronic mail content associated with an overseas server. more ...

Woods thinking ‘win’ in return to Firestone

Rory McIlroy wants his British Open triumph to be a springboard to more success this season while Tiger Woods is seeking to jump start a 2014 campaign hindered by injury. more ...

Eskom to increase electricity prices

Power utility Eskom is expected to hike electricity tariffs by over 8 percent next year, the National Energy Regulator said on Wednesday....  more ...
Agreement death for small business
The wage agreement in the metals and engineering sector is the death knell for small businesses, the Free Market Foundation said on Wednesday.... more ...
DA calls for change to strike law
Small and medium businesses should be excluded from collective bargaining agreements to which they are not signatories, the Democratic Alliance said on Wednesday.... more ...
Lonmin enters into BEE agreement
Platinum group Lonmin has entered into binding agreements with the Bapo ba Mogale community to meet black economic empowerment (BEE) targets, it said on Wednesday.... more ...
Copper theft barometer decreases
The Copper Theft Barometer decreased for the first time last month since February, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) said on Thursday.... more ...

India fears 150 trapped in moonsoon landslide

A major landslide on Wednesday struck a village in western India following heavy monsoon rains, leaving 150 people feared trapped, a rescue official said....  more ...
Rebel chief in east Ukraine bans swearing
A top rebel chief in east Ukraine has banned fighters from swearing, saying it "spiritually demeans us and will lead our army to defeat", according to a document published on a Twitter account used by insurgents.... more ...
Almost 50 French, British nationals evacuated from Libya
France has evacuated nearly 50 French and British citizens from Libya by ship, French officials said on Wednesday.... more ...
Britain warns of Ebola virus threat
The Ebola outbreak in west Africa poses a "very serious threat" to Britain, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Wednesday, as England's public health authority warned the virus was out of control.... more ...
SA extradites German priest on sex abuse charges
A German Catholic priest accused of sexual abuse of children in his native country and in South Africa has been extradited to Germany, police said Wednesday.... more ...

Jacques Kallis retires from international cricket

South African cricket stalwart Jacques Kallis on Wednesday announced his retirement from all formats of international cricket. ...  more ...
Vermezovic impressed with possitive approach
Orlando Pirates’ coach Vladimir Vermezovic has praised the players mentality going into their MTN8 clash against SuperSport United on Saturday at Orlando Stadium. ... more ...
Thabo Qalinge joins Orlando Pirates
After much speculation about his move, Mpumalanga Black Aces have sold enterprising winger Thabo Qalinge to Orlando Pirates. ... more ...
Five SA athletes march on
Five South African athletes advanced to the next rounds of their respective events in track and field at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games on Wednesday. ... more ...
Bulls Sevens team named for World Series
Former Springbok centre Waylon Murray and Blitzbokke Ryan Nell will spearhead the Blue Bulls Sevens team to participate in the World Club Sevens series, next month. ... more ...

Skating ekasi with Project Come Closer

Myriad characters constitute the brotherhood that forms the Soweto Skate Society. ...  more ...
Spoek Mathambo: composing the Future Sounds of Mzansi
According to a report from the International Music Summit, South Africa is responsible for the largest consumption of electronic music worldwide.... more ...
Soapie Watch: This week on Muvhango
Here’s what to expect this week on SABC 2's popular soapie Muvhango. more ...
WATCH: First trailer for Ridley Scott’s Halo: Nightfall
Director Ridley Scott is producing the live-action series Halo: Nightfall. more ...
Take a #CakeBossSelfie and you could meet Buddy
Think you're the next 'Cake Boss' in training? Well Buddy Valastro and The Citizen team are going to put you to the test with a #CakeBossSelfie.... more ...