Citizen

Rhodes will likely fall

The University of Cape Town (UCT) senate voted yesterday that the statue of Cecil John Rhodes should be removed from campus entirely. more ...

Titans all-rounder Wiese undermines the Knights

David Wiese hammered a brisk century to lift the Unlimited Titans to 452 for nine declared and then claimed two cheap wickets to undermine the Chevrolet Knights’ reply on the second day of their Sunfoil Series match at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday....  more ...
EFF wins elections at VUT
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) took all the 15 contested seats with its presidential candidate scoring 2389 at the Vaal University of Technology.  ... more ...
Disciplinary investigation following ‘drunk cop’ video
KwaZulu-Natal police have launched a disciplinary investigation against one of their own, after a video showing a seemingly drunk officer went viral on social media.... more ...
Suspected child abuse case under investigation
Child Welfare is investigating a case of suspected child abuse in Mountain View, Johannesburg.... more ...
Oil spill in harbour contained after Durban fire
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) on Friday contained oil which spilt through canals from a cooking oil factory to the South Coast harbour in Durban following yesterday's fire on the premises.... more ...
20 000 pupils fell pregnant last year
Despite the various school-based educational programmes aimed at discouraging pupils from engaging in unprotected sex, the Department of Basic Education remains concerned about teenage pregnancy. ... more ...
Ill child passes away after reaching for his dream
The Tshwane Metro police department is saddened by the death of Given Sibanyoni, 8, whose dream came true last year when he wanted to become a Metro police officer for a day.... more ...
No arrests in Pretoria restaurant murder case
Police are yet to make an arrest following the fatal shooting of a patron by an unknown man in the Coco Bistro Restaurant in Erasmuskloof, east of Pretoria, last week.... more ...
Germanwings crash probe turns on ‘depressed’ co-pilot
The Germanwings co-pilot who flew his Airbus into a French mountainside, killing all 150 aboard, suffered serious depression, a German newspaper reported Friday, raising new questions over how he was cleared to fly.... more ...

Cricket quota shock

The Proteas will fly home to a barrage of boardroom bouncers after losing to New Zealand in the World Cup semifinal in Auckland yesterday.... more ...

How ‘Moruti wa Tsotsi’ Senyaka died

Kwaito star Senyaka Kekana has been confirmed dead by his business associate Danny “Kamazu” Malewa. ... more ...

Meet the Big Brother Mzansi 2 housemates (gallery)

Meet the Big Brother Mzansi: Double Trouble housemates who are guaranteed to entertain audiences. ... more ...

Girl, 16, raped by brother-in-law

A 27-year-old man has been sentenced by the Durban Regional Court to 10 years in prison for raping his sister-in-law.... more ...

Foreigners must go home – King Zwelithini

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has called for the deportation of foreign nationals living in the country, saying it was unacceptable locals were being made to compete with people from other countries for the few economic opportunities available. ... more ...

Saudi pounds Yemen rebel camps, Arab allies gather

Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed rebel camps in Yemen Friday in a second day of strikes as embattled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi arrived in Egypt for talks with Arab allies. more ...

Soyuz spacecraft with Russian, US astronauts blasts off to ISS

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three crew, including a US astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut who will be the first to spend an entire year on the International Space Station, blasted off on schedule Friday, Russian mission control said. more ...

US economy slows in fourth quarter

The US economy slowed in the final quarter of 2014, with a sharp gain in consumer spending driving growth, but the outlook for the first quarter is even dimmer....  more ...
Joburg Public Safety dept owed R132 million
DA shadow member of Mayoral Committee for Public Safety in Johannesburg, Michael Sun, has called on the department to get a working plan after a sum of R132 million in revenue had still not been collected.... more ...
Capitec keeps focus on the little guys
Capitec Bank CEO Gerrie Fourie says opportunities abound in the secured credit market with unsecured loans.... more ...
Ukraine’s Russia debt threatens IMF rescue
A default by Ukraine on $3 billion in debt to Russia this year could threaten the International Monetary Fund's lifeline to the embattled country, an IMF spokesman said.... more ...
Yahoo boosts share buyback plan by $2 billion
Yahoo on Thursday told US regulators that it will spend another $2 billion buying back shares as the pioneering US Internet search firm continues an effort to re-invent itself.... more ...

Germanwings crash probe turns on ‘depressed’ co-pilot

The Germanwings co-pilot who flew his Airbus into a French mountainside, killing all 150 aboard, suffered serious depression, a German newspaper reported Friday, raising new questions over how he was cleared to fly....  more ...
Saudi pounds Yemen rebel camps, Arab allies gather
Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed rebel camps in Yemen Friday in a second day of strikes as embattled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi arrived in Egypt for talks with Arab allies.... more ...
Italy’s top judges burn night oil mulling Knox fate
Judges at Italy's top court worked into the evening Friday mulling whether to uphold the murder conviction of Amanda Knox in what could be the final act of an eight-year legal drama.... more ...
US, Iran warn ‘tough’ choices needed for nuclear deal
Iran and the US warned Friday that "tough" decisions were still needed, days before a deadline to agree a deal that world powers hope will thwart any Iranian attempt to acquire nuclear weapons.... more ...
Power supply restored after cut at Amsterdam Schipol airport
A massive power cut caused chaos in and around the Dutch capital Amsterdam on Friday, including temporarily halting all flights at Schiphol International Airport, an airport spokeswoman and news reports said.... more ...

Quotas will help SA cricket – Lorgat

In the aftermath of South Africa’s exit from the ICC Cricket World Cup after their semifinal loss at the hands of co-hosts New Zealand there’s been a lot of talk of the future....  more ...
Alexander lauds Bafana teammate Mokotjo
Cole Alexander has described Kamohelo Mokotjo as “different class” after the two played together in central midfield for Bafana Bafana in Wednesday night’s 3-1 friendly win over Swaziland. ... more ...
Lions make history in Brisbane
The Lions became its franchise’s most successful team Down Under when they recorded a nail-biting 18-17 win over the Reds in Brisbane on Friday morning. ... more ...
Route change confirmed for Two Oceans
The Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town next week will be run along the alternative Ou Kaapse Weg route for the first time in 12 years. ... more ...
Hamilton unbeatable despite car woes
World champion Lewis Hamilton was unbeatable even in a misfiring car as he topped practice at the Malaysian Grand Prix despite mechanical problems on Friday.... more ...

Cassper accuses Kanye West of ‘stealing’ Kwaito

Cassper Nyovest took to Twitter this week to voice his frustration about Kanye West stealing kwaito from South African artists. ...  more ...
Top Five movie review (trailer)
American audiences adore Chris Rock and think he is funny.  more ...
Sophie, Teko and Zizo make headlines
Another week has gone by and there's so much that happened this week in celebrity news. ... more ...
Opel Mokka rockets onto the scene
Opel have dived into the baby SUV market with their Mokka – Opel's first sub-compact SUV world wide.... more ...
Royalty Soapie Awards recognises female villains
Every good soapie needs a great villain and the days when this role was reserved for men are long gone.... more ...