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25 dead on SA roads since Sunday

The death toll in reported road accidents countrywide since Sunday has reached 25. more ...

TB Joshua invites victims’ families for Christmas

Nigerian preacher TB Joshua is flying the families of the victims of his church's collapse to Lagos to spend Christmas and the new year with him, the Synagogue Church of All Nations said on Monday....  more ...
Woman in court over prisoner escape
A woman accused of smuggling a gun into court to help prisoners escape appeared in the Mthatha Magistrate's Court on Monday, Eastern Cape police said.... more ...
Suspect killed in Mpumalanga farm attack
A suspect was shot and killed, and another was arrested following an apparent farm attack near Amersfoort in Mpumalanga on Sunday afternoon.... more ...
Johannesburg robber shot dead by police
A suspected robber was shot dead by police in Roodekop, east of Johannesburg, on Monday, Gauteng police said.... more ...
Avoid wild mushrooms, says expert following deaths
Consumers should avoid wild mushrooms and opt for commercially cultivated mushrooms, the South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association (SAMFA) said.... more ...
Beachgoers must watch out for sharks – City of Cape Town
Beachgoers must be on the lookout for sharks during the summer season, the City of Cape Town warned on Monday.... more ...
Code of conduct for KZN’s planned nudist beach
KwaZulu-Natal Naturist Association has set up a code of conduct for the planned nudist beach in Trafalgar, KwaZulu-Natal.... more ...
Woman and baby killed by lightning
A woman and a baby boy were killed during a severe thunder storm, while a number of others were injured, in the Nqutu area in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday.... more ...
Man dies after jumping from Yeoville building
A man died after jumping off a building in Yeoville, Johannesburg, on Monday morning, the third such incident in the CBD this month, emergency management services said.... more ...

Ford’s new Focus RS on its way

Ford confirmed it will be launching an all-new Focus RS – the ultimate performance version of the world's best-selling global nameplate. ... more ...

Ntsiki Mazwai pens open letter to Fikile Mbalula

Writer and musician Ntsiki Mazwai wrote an open letter on Friday lambasting Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula.... more ...

Man arrested for car theft

A man was arrested for alleged possession of a stolen car in Jabulani, Soweto, Gauteng police said on Monday.... more ...

Kaizer Chiefs could face reigning champions

Kaizer Chiefs will play Botswanan side Township Rollers in the preliminary qualifying round for the group stages of the 2015 CAF Champions League.... more ...

Johannesburg robber shot dead by police

A suspected robber was shot dead by police in Roodekop, east of Johannesburg, on Monday, Gauteng police said.... more ...

Wanda Commercial makes trading debut in Hong Kong

Chinese shopping mall developer Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties made its trading debut in Hong Kong Tuesday after raising $3.7 billion in a record-breaking initial public offering. more ...

Six killed as lorry ploughs into Glasgow Christmas shoppers

Six people were killed and eight others injured in Glasgow, Scotland on Monday when a bin lorry ploughed into crowds of Christmas shoppers in what appeared to be a tragic accident. more ...

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene meets SAA board

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has held an introductory meeting with the SA Airways board of directors, after National Treasury took control of the state-owned company, the finance department said on Monday....  more ...
Rosneft scraps purchase of Morgan Stanley’s oil trading business
Russian oil major Rosneft, hit by US sanctions over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, said Monday it had to abandon plans to purchase the oil trading business of US bank Morgan Stanley after failing to win regulatory approval.... more ...
Copper theft decreases in November
The cost of copper theft decreased to R13 million in November from R13.2m in October, according to the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (Sacci) Copper Theft Barometer.... more ...
Russia’s troubled Trust Bank placed under state supervision
Russia's central bank said Monday it had placed the troubled Trust Bank under supervision and would bail it out with 30 billion rubles (430 million euros) to avoid bankruptcy.... more ...
Zimbabweans suspicious of new ‘bond coins’
Zimbabwe's new "bond coins" are trickling onto the market -- but locals are still suspicious that they represent a stealthy return to the old Zimbabwe dollar.... more ...

China promises medical care for HIV-positive boy: state media

Beijing has pledged to provide medical treatment and a living allowance for an HIV-positive 8-year-old boy who was last week threatened with expulsion from his village, state media reported Monday....  more ...
Spainish lottery pays out 2.2 bn euros
Spain's Christmas lottery El Gordo, considered the world's richest in prizes, shared out 2.2 billion euros ($2.7 billion) on Monday in a country fighting to recover from years of recession.... more ...
Dutch ‘tractor girl’ returns from Antarctic mission
When Dutch actress and adventurer Manon Ossevoort arrived with her tractor at Novolazarevskaya Station, Russia's Antarctic research base, its inhabitants did not rate her chances of driving the machine to the South Pole and back too highly.... more ...
Russia to impose customs controls to limit cereal exports
The Russian government said it was bringing in customs barriers on Monday to limit the export of cereals in the hope of reducing domestic prices sent soaring by the collapse of the ruble.... more ...
S.Korea nuclear plants stage drill against cyber attack
South Korea's nuclear power plant operator launched a two-day drill Monday, testing its ability to thwart a cyber attack, after a series of online information leaks by a suspected hacker.... more ...

Dale Steyn poised to pass Makhaya Ntini

Fresh off a six wicket haul against the West Indies in the first Test in Centurion on Saturday, Proteas fast-bowler Dale Steyn is poised to overtake Makhaya Ntini as the second-highest wicket-taker, in Tests, for South Africa....  more ...
2014 a speed bump for the Springboks
Following two years of steady improvement, the Springboks hit a speed bump this year, showing signs of decline a year out from the Rugby World Cup in England. ... more ...
Cricket Women on the up in 2014
The Proteas Women cricket team made major strides towards turning professional, with 14 players awarded national contracts in 2014.... more ...
Chad le Clos ascends to swimming throne
Two years after emerging as the crown prince of the pool at the London Olympic Games, Chad le Clos has finally ascended to the throne.... more ...
Exhilarating run for dominant Kaizer Chiefs
Kaizer Chiefs go into the end-of-year break with a 15 point advantage over their nearest rival, Mamelodi Sundowns, at the top of the Premiership standings.... more ...

10 pop culture moments that defined 2014

This year, pop culture did as only pop culture can, taking us on a roller coaster ride through some interesting highs and lows. ...  more ...
Ntsiki Mazwai pens open letter to Fikile Mbalula
Writer and musician Ntsiki Mazwai wrote an open letter on Friday lambasting Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula.... more ...
Renowned British actress Whitelaw dies aged 82
British actress Billie Whitelaw, famous for her intense collaboration with playwright Samuel Beckett who wrote several roles for her, died on Sunday aged 82, her son told the BBC.... more ...
Fantasy epic ‘The Hobbit’ casts spell on box office
Tolkien epic "The Hobbit" weaved its magic at the North American box office this weekend, signaling a farewell to the blockbuster fantasy franchise, industry estimates showed Sunday.... more ...
Elton John to wed David Furnish after 21 years together
British pop legend Elton John will marry long-time partner David Furnish on Sunday, the ninth anniversary of their civil partnership, with a ceremony in Windsor, home of the castle beloved by Queen Elizabeth II.... more ...