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Simba accident details and charges

The driver of a vehicle that crashed into that of television presenter Simbarashe “Simba” Mhere would be charged with culpable homicide, Johannesburg metro police said on Saturday. more ...

Rubber bullets fly in Diepsloot

Police fired rubber bullets at a group of protesters in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg following an attempted land grab in the area on Saturday....  more ...
Lightning kills 6 in KZN
Three people died after being hit by lightning near Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday, paramedics said. Another three were killed in Colenso. ... more ...
Hong Kong protesters to return
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters will rally on Hong Kong's streets Sunday for the first time since mass demonstrations shut down parts of the city for more than two months.... more ...
Celebs mourn Simba, leave J&B Met
Celebrities were out in their numbers at this year’s J&B Met.  Most were hosted at the luxurious J&B VVIP marquee where the flowed freely. But the mood changed instantly when news of Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere’s death broke on social networks. ... more ...
8 killed in Joburg accident
Eight people were killed when the bakkie they were travelling in rolled on the N3 near the Marlboro onramp, Johannesburg metro police said on Saturday.... more ...
Still no arrests Stellenbosch family murder
No one has been arrested in connection with an attack on a family in Stellenbosch in which three people were killed, Western Cape police said on Saturday.... more ...
Selebi mobilised youth in struggle: Peters
Former police commissioner Jackie Selebi was instrumental in mobilising the youth in the fight against apartheid, said Transport Minister Dipuo Peters at his funeral on Saturday.... more ...
Malamulele residents to hold meeting
Residents of Malamulele in Limpopo would hold a meeting on Saturday to plan a way forward following an announcement that the area does not qualify for its own municipality.... more ...
UPDATE: Cops shot during hostage situation
In the early hours of Saturday morning, two police officers were shot and killed in an alleged hostage situation at the Johannesburg Central Police Station. ... more ...

Simba accident details and charges

The driver of a vehicle that crashed into that of television presenter Simbarashe "Simba" Mhere would be charged with culpable homicide, Johannesburg metro police said on Saturday.... more ...

Confirmed: Simba Mhere has passed away

Owen of Owen S Management told The Citizen that the news of his passing came as such a shock. ... more ...

Live Report: Tunisia vs Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea and Tunisia battle for a spot in the semifinal of the Africa Cup of Nations. ... more ...

Remembering Simba Mhere

Radio reports say a polo collided Simba Mhere's car, killing him and a friend instantly. A man believed to be his father survived. We look at some of the highlights in his career.... more ...

Celebs mourn Simba, leave J&B Met

Celebrities were out in their numbers at this year’s J&B Met.  Most were hosted at the luxurious J&B VVIP marquee where the flowed freely. But the mood changed instantly when news of Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere’s death broke on social networks. ... more ...

EU, US look for ‘fresh start’ in trade talks

US negotiators travel to EU headquarters in Brussels Monday to jumpstart talks on the world’s biggest-ever free trade deal, which after nearly two years remain bogged down by public opposition. more ...

Djokovic bids to remain unbeaten in Aussie final

Novak Djokovic attempts Sunday to keep his formidable record intact in the Australian Open final, while Andy Murray is bidding to end a tormenting run of three losses in the Melbourne decider. more ...

SOCs must stand on own legs – Nene

Finance minister Nhlanhla Nene made it very clear on Friday that state-owned companies (SOCs) have to stand on their own legs financially and government won’t use taxes or loans to bail them out....  more ...
Alibaba’s Ma meets top China regulator after fakes row
Alibaba founder Jack Ma has met with the head of a powerful Chinese regulator, days after authorities accused the e-commerce giant of allowing "illegal" actions on its multi-billion-dollar online shopping platform.... more ...
Panasonic closes TV plant in China, to sell Mexican factory: report
Panasonic has closed its last remaining TV manufacturing factory in China and is to sell its plant in Mexico as part of a restructuring plan aimed at stemming losses, a newspaper said Saturday.... more ...
Increased mining and lower inflation
Namibia will see a 5.7 percent economic growth this year, low inflation and higher mining output coupled with foreign investment, a local investment group said Friday. ... more ...
SAA group revenue up 12 percent
SA Airways group revenue grew 12 percent to reach R30.3 billion, according to its financial results for the year 2013/2014 released on Friday. ... more ...

LA counts its homeless people

Notebook in hand, Ana Alvarez walked along the streets of Skid Row, the downtown Los Angeles district that's sometimes called the homeless capital of America....  more ...
Greece running out of money
The decision by Greece's anti-austerity government in Athens to refuse fresh EU-IMF loans has set economists guessing how long Greece's meagre finances can last.... more ...
Hong Kong protesters to return
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters will rally on Hong Kong's streets Sunday for the first time since mass demonstrations shut down parts of the city for more than two months.... more ...
Chadian aircraft ‘bomb Nigerian town in anti-Boko Haram raid’
Chadian aircraft on Saturday bombed the Nigerian town of Gamboru in a raid targeting Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, security sources said.... more ...
Russia’s economy to shrink by 3% in 2015: minister
Russia's economy minister on Saturday said GDP is expected to shrink by three percent in 2015 with oil prices at $50 a barrel, while capital flight is estimated to be $115 billion.... more ...

Bulls thump Saracens

The Bulls have comprehensively beaten Saracens 39-26 at Allianz Park on Saturday evening, effectively ending the losing run of both the Sharks and Western Province on the outskirts of London....  more ...
Live Report: Tunisia vs Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea and Tunisia battle for a spot in the semifinal of the Africa Cup of Nations. ... more ...
Mashele, Mokoka target world cross country champs
Training partners Precious Mashele and Stephen Mokoka have set their sights on solid performances at the World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China, in March after dominating the national trials in Kagiso on Saturday.... more ...
AFCON not a tragedy – Shakes
Shakes Mashaba is defiant on his analysis of Bafana Bafana's display at this year's Africa Cup of Nations.... more ...
McIlroy leads by four in Dubai
Rory McIlroy gave the field a sliver of hope as he unexpectedly struggled on the back nine of his third round Saturday, but even then he will go into the final day of the Dubai Desert Classic leading by four shots.... more ...

New book lifts lid on court of Britain’s Prince Charles

A new biography of Britain's Prince Charles reveals how his inner circle is riven with backstabbing and infighting, according to extracts published by The Times newspaper Saturday....  more ...
Timberlake and Biel are expecting
American singer and actor Justin Timberlake took to Instagram on his 34th birthday to announce that he and his wife, actress Jessica Biel, are expecting their first child.... more ...
Bobbi Kristina Brown found unconscious
The daughter of late singer Whitney Houston was pulled unconscious from her bathtub Saturday at her Georgia home, in an eerie echo of her mother's tragic death three years ago.... more ...
Remembering Simba Mhere
Radio reports say a polo collided Simba Mhere's car, killing him and a friend instantly. A man believed to be his father survived. We look at some of the highlights in his career.... more ...
Rap mogul ‘Suge’ Knight in deadly hit-and-run: media
Notorious rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was involved in a hit-and-run in Los Angeles that left one man dead and another person in the hospital, US media reported.... more ...