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‘We don’t want revenge’ on Pistorius, says Steenkamp’s mother

The mother of Oscar Pistorius’s girlfriend said Wednesday she did not want “revenge”, a day after the disgraced South African athlete began serving a five-year jail term for shooting her daughter dead. more ...

Another truck crash on the N12

A truck pulling a trailer lost control and hit a house next to the N12 near the Kliprivier off-ramp, south of Johannesburg, on Wednesday, metro police said.... more ...
Woman saves daughter (6) from kidnapper
A Polokwane woman has saved her six-year-old daughter from an attempted kidnapping after seeing the child being led down a road by an unknown man.... more ...
ANC not in favour of Numsa expulsion
The ruling party was not in favour of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA being expelled from Cosatu, deputy ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday.... more ...
Pigeon racing and trading is illegal – NPSCA
The breeding, trading and racing of pigeons is now illegal, the NSPCA said on Wednesday.... more ...
‘I’m not guilty’ – N12 crash truck driver
The driver behind the wheel of the truck which caused last week's horror accident on the N12 highway is planning to plead not guilty. ... more ...

Confusing Diwali celebration date corrected

The erroneous date to celebrate Diwali (or Deepavali) issued by the SA Maha Sabha has caused confusion amongst the Hindu community.... more ...

N12 crash driver back in court

The driver of the truck that ploughed into more than 40 cars on the N12 near Alberton east of Johannesburg last week will appear in court today for a formal bail hearing.... more ...

Oscar Pistorius sent to jail for 5 years (gallery)

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment, for culpable homicide, and a further 3 year term (suspended for five years) for firing a gun in public, Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled on Tuesday in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. ... more ...

Man held for murdering his wife

A man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his wife to death in Swaneville near Krugersdorp on Tuesday morning, Gauteng police said.... more ...

Three arrested not linked to Jackson Mthembu shooting – police

Three men arrested in Limpopo could not be linked to an armed robbery in which ANC MP Jackson Mthembu was shot and wounded, Mpumalanga police said on Wednesday.... more ...

‘Goodfellas’ actor sues ‘The Simpsons’ for $250 mn

“Goodfellas” actor Frank Sivero is suing Fox Television for $250 million for allegedly ripping off his wise-guy cinematic character and using it on “The Simpsons.” more ...

‘Flash’ cuts no dash with England boss

Consistency rather than a fondness for the “flash stuff” has been the guiding principle behind England coach Stuart Lancaster’s selections at fly-half for next month’s internationals at Twickehham. more ...

Abil loans under fire

Documents in Business' possession suggest African Bank issued two loans to the same customer despite her having a volatile income and being already indebted....  more ...
Mini-budget: Job creation remains a priority
The employment tax incentive, introduced at the beginning of this year and widely criticised by labour unions, appears to have improved job prospects for young workers, according to Treasury. ... more ...
Mini-budget: Economic growth expected to slow to 1.4%
South Africa’s economic growth is expected to slow down significantly to 1.4% this year. ... more ...
Mini-budget in a nutshell
Below are some of the key figures and proposals from Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s mini-budget, tabled in parliament on Wednesday.... more ...
Economy at turning point – Nhlanhla Nene
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene on Wednesday announced firm new measures to check South Africa's worsening debt outlook, warning that the country has reached an economic turning point.... more ...

Canada parliament locked down after soldier shot

Canadian police backed by armored vehicles surrounded parliament in Ottawa on Wednesday after a soldier was shot while guarding a nearby monument....  more ...
Nine hurt as car rams pedestrians in Jerusalem ‘terror attack’
Israeli police shot and wounded the driver of a car who rammed a group of pedestrians in Jerusalem Wednesday, injuring nine, in a suspected "terror attack."... more ...
India’s forgotten widows defy taboos to celebrate Diwali
As the early autumn sun begins to set on the Yamuna river, hundreds of Indian women swathed in white and carrying traditional earthenware lamps file through winding streets to the edge of the holy waters.... more ...
Two die in Sierra Leone riot sparked by Ebola tests
Two people died in a riot in Sierra Leone sparked when health workers struggling to contain the Ebola epidemic tried to take a blood sample from an elderly woman, doctors told AFP on Wednesday.... more ...
N. Korea says Kim Jong-Un freed US detainee at Obama’s request
North Korea said Wednesday that "criminal" US detainee Jeffrey Fowle was freed on the orders of leader Kim Jong-Un following "repeated requests" from President Barack Obama.... more ...

Blow by blow: Kaizer Chiefs vs Swallows

Soweto Giants Kaizer Chiefs host cross town rivals Moroka Swallows at the FNB Stadium. Amakhosi looking to extend their unbeaten run tonight, while Fani Madida's Birds look for a win after five matches. ...  more ...
Chiefs held by plucky Swallows
Moroka Swallows surprisingly ended Kaizer Chiefs’ winning streak yesterday, holding Amakhosi to a 1-1 draw in an Absa Premiership match at FNB Stadium.... more ...
Comrades general manager resigns
The Comrades Marathon general manager, Chris Bruwer, will be moving on after only one year at the helm of the race, and seven months before the 90th running of the ultra-marathon.... more ...
5 points about the Currie Cup Final
In search of their first victory in a home final at Newlands since 2001, Western Province will have to tame a rampant Golden Lions side on Saturday.... more ...
Killua Castle, Tommy Gun The Citizen’s Charity Mile hopefuls
The field of 16 runners for this year's Emperors Palace Charity Mile, already matched up with their respective celebrities and charitable organisation's, found out which gate they'll jump from on November 1 at the barrier draw on Wednesday.... more ...

Jenny Crwys-Williams bids farewell to radio 702

After 22 years with 702, Jenny Crwys-Williams has made the decision to leave her popular afternoon show and move on to what she hopes will allow her more time in the day to do the things she most enjoys....  more ...
Nothing ‘bold’ about YOU magazine bald issue
An outrage over celebrities 'digitally' shaving their heads in support of breast cancer in You magazine's latest issue, has resulted in members of the public labelling the publication insensitive.... more ...
LNN is about more than just laughs
'Late Night News With Loyiso Gola is the first South African television show to do satire and really get it right."... more ...
David Meulen embarks on a solo career
'I don't have many memories of my life before music," says David Meulen. more ...
New medicine to combat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
A new drug will be made available to people who suffer from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, a pharmaceutical company said on Monday. ... more ...