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DA wants to control Tlokwe municipality – Maimane

The Democratic Alliance (DA) wants to win the Tlokwe municipality in Potchefstroom in the North West province, party leader Mmusi Maimane said on Saturday. more ...

Deadly violence hits northeast as Nigeria president starts term

A deadly suicide bombing inside a mosque and a separate attack by Boko Haram rocked the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Saturday, a day after President Muhammadu Buhari took office vowing to crush the Islamist group....  more ...

Hotto inspires Namibia to first Cosafa title

The Namibian fans who came in four buses will be singing all the way to Windhoek from Moruleng Stadium in the over 16 hours drive, to cover more than 150km, after they were crowned Cosafa Cup champions for the first time in the country’s history. more ...

5 arrested for public violence during KZN protests

Police in KwaZulu-Natal have arrested five people on charges of public violence related to a service delivery protest in Mbazwana, police reported on Saturday more ...

Kaizer Chiefs to speak on Khune, Mashamaite contracts

Kaizer Chiefs will to hold a press conference this week to clear up speculation surrounding the futures of Itumeleng Khune and Tefu Mashamaite.... more ...

Elite SA troops stuck in Uganda

An entire battalion of South Africa's crack 121 Battalion are stuck in Entebbe, Uganda, after their flight was refused permission to land in South Africa.... more ...

EFF interrupts Zuma in National Assembly again

MPs from the Economic Freedom Fighters protested silently but visibly as President Jacob Zuma tabled his budget vote in the National Assembly on Tuesday.... more ...

Missing Ipeleng Moholane found dead in Midrand

Condolences continue to spread on social media after the discovery of missing student Ipeleng Moholane’s dead body on Monday.... more ...

Find your load shedding schedules here

Want to know when your suburb will experience load shedding? Find out your schedule here. ... more ...

Powerful 7.8 quake shakes Japan

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Japanese coast Saturday, geologists said, shaking buildings in Tokyo and setting off car alarms, an AFP correspondent reported. more ...

IS destroys infamous Syria prison as regime bombing kills scores

Islamic State group jihadists demolished a notorious government prison in the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Saturday, as barrel bombs dropped by regime helicopters killed more than 70 civilians in Aleppo. more ...

Growth and jobs figures a test for Reserve Bank

The release of economic growth and jobs figures, which both came out disappointing will test the Reserve Bank’s mettle and resolve when its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meets to set interest rates in July....  more ...
Europe pressed to resolve Greek crisis at G7 finance meeting
The United States and Japan pressed Greece and its European partners to resolve Athens' debt crisis and avoid rattling the eurozone and the global economy, as the issue dominated talks of the Group of Seven finance ministers on Friday.... more ...
Rates and tariffs increases proposed for CTown
Proposed rates and tariffs increases were one of the major areas tackled by Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille who on Friday delivered her budget speech for the 2015 / 2016 financial year.... more ...
African Bank issues new R1.65bn bond to “good bank”
African Bank, which almost collapsed in 2014 under a mountain of bad debt, said on Friday it would issue a 10-year R1.65 billion domestic medium-term bond to be traded on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange as part of its debt-restructuring agreed with lenders to transform it into a “good bank”.... more ...
S. Korea industrial output slumps further in April
South Korea's industrial output declined for a second straight month in April, reflecting weak exports, government data showed Friday.... more ...

Powerful 7.8 quake shakes Japan

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Japanese coast Saturday, geologists said, shaking buildings in Tokyo and setting off car alarms, an AFP correspondent reported....  more ...
Indian boy, 5, beheaded in suspected child sacrifice
A suspected occultist beheaded a five-year-old boy in a ritual sacrifice in northeastern India before being lynched by angry villagers, police and relatives said on Friday.... more ...
Bulgarian roads get sugar coating to ward off crashes
A Bulgarian mayor this week ordered the sprinkling of sugar on roads to ward off "evil omens" and fight a recent increase in crashes.... more ...
Cameron meets Polish PM on EU reform tour
British Prime Minister David Cameron met Poland's premier in Warsaw on Friday on a whistlestop European tour to gather backing for EU reforms amid implacable Polish opposition to proposals to limit benefits for immigrants.... more ...
Scientists restore lost memory in mice, shedding light on amnesia
Researchers have gained new understanding on the workings of amnesia through research that used light to revive lost memories in mice, a study reported.... more ...

Bulls made too many mistakes – Spies

In the wake of their 10th overseas defeat in a row in Super Rugby, Bulls captain Pierre Spies says his side made too many mistakes in their 22-16 loss to the Brumbies in Canberra on Friday....  more ...
Hotto inspires Namibia to first Cosafa title
The Namibian fans who came in four buses will be singing all the way to Windhoek from Moruleng Stadium in the over 16 hours drive, to cover more than 150km, after they were crowned Cosafa Cup champions for the first time in the country's history.... more ...
Madagascar finish third in Cosafa Cup
Sarivahy Vombola gave Botswana's Omaatla Kebatho a free lesson on finishing at Moruleng Stadium to help Madagascar finish third in the Cosafa Cup with a 2-1 win over the Zebras.... more ...
Sharks trump 14-man Rebels
The Sharks held out for a 25-21 victory over a 14-man Rebels outfit in theirSuper Rugby match at Kings Park, in Durban, on Friday.... more ...
Ronchi stars in New Zealand revival against England
Luke Ronchi marked his Test debut with a quickfire 88 as New Zealand fought back on the first day at Headingley on Friday after James Anderson became the first England bowler to take 400 Test wickets.... more ...

iStart2Sing concert in Joburg to celebrate diversity

A special concert to celebrate diversity, especially for persons with disabilities, will be held at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg on Sunday....  more ...
Treurgrond movie review (trailer)
Good as its intentions might be, Treurgrond comes across as one long advertisement – not only for the about 50 products and Afrikaner institutions placed in scenes that scream at the audience, but for ideologies and anger.... more ...
Vincent Bones is inspired by soul
When Vincent Bones met his wife several years ago, he felt it was important to make one thing clear: if he ever managed to release an album, it would be dedicated to his late mother, Dorah Bones.... more ...
Impassioned tweets gain internet acclaim
We know Twitter as the playground of mayhem and buffoonery, but today many users watched a chain of brave, passionate tweets flit across their timelines as one user professed his love for another, tagged user handles and all.... more ...
The Rewrite movie review
Hugh Grant hasn't made a decent film in a long time.  more ...