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There will be no load shedding Monday – Eskom

State power utility Eskom said on Sunday that it was working hard to restore its power supply systems to normal to avoid further load shedding on Monday. more ...

Reports of Oscar’s special treatment on birthday are false – Aimee

Aimee Pistorius has denied reports that her brother paralympian Oscar Pistrorius received special treatment for his 28th birthday at the Kgosi Mampuru prison in Pretoria....  more ...
Nkandla fence report inaccurate – Betafence SA
A report in the Sunday Times regarding the security fence around President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home was factually inaccurate, Betafence SA said.... more ...
High Court to hear R2K application on Key Points
The High Court in Johannesburg will hear an application on Monday for a list of South Africa's National Key Points to be made public. ... more ...
Shocking toddler assault goes viral (video)
A shocking video of a housekeeper assaulting a toddler in Uganda has gone viral, prompting anger from social media users.... more ...
Department of Education raises pass marks
The basic education department on Sunday said it had raised the pass mark for Grades 7, 8 and 9 for 2014.... more ...
NFP leader kaMagwaza-Msibi remains in hospital
National Freedom Party leader Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi was still resting in a Durban hospital on Sunday.... more ...
Couple convicted for trafficking girls
The sentence meted out to a couple convicted of trafficking Mozambican girls was welcomed by the DA on Sunday.... more ...
No clarity on whether Senzo Meyiwa was 30 or 27
Neither Safa nor the home club of slain Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa were able to provide clarity on a Sunday Sun report that he had lied about his age.... more ...
Rules flouted in prison for Oscar’s birthday
The correctional services department has denied that paralypian Oscar Pistorius was receiving special treatment at the Kgosi Mampuru prison in Pretoria, but said recent claims would be investigated.... more ...

UPDATE: Find your load shedding schedules here

Want to know when your suburb will experience load shedding. Find out more with the following load shedding schedules.... more ...

Shocking toddler assault goes viral (video)

A shocking video of a housekeeper assaulting a toddler in Uganda has gone viral, prompting anger from social media users.... more ...

No clarity on whether Senzo Meyiwa was 30 or 27

Neither Safa nor the home club of slain Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa were able to provide clarity on a Sunday Sun report that he had lied about his age.... more ...

Vincent Bones scoops the Idols SA title

Vincent Bones, the 30 year-old worship leader from Pietermaritzburg, has been crowned as the SA Season 10 winner. ... more ...

There will be no load shedding Monday – Eskom

State power utility Eskom said on Sunday that it was working hard to restore its power supply systems to normal to avoid further load shedding on Monday.... more ...

School and cops, turn blind eye to school bullying

Teachers of Hoerskool Elspark in Ekurhuleni and police officials allegedly failed to intervene when two siblings were bullied and assaulted on the school grounds. more ...

Mining giant BHP outlines plans to cut costs

BHP Billiton on Monday outlined plans to cut costs further as the world’s biggest miner battles falling commodity prices, pointing to its planned demerger as helping to drive productivity gains. more ...

SAA acting CEO has no degree – report

SA Airways acting chief executive Nico Bezuidenhout is the latest in a series of high-profile executives and politicians who have been exposed for overstating their qualifications....  more ...
Brazil slams media ‘manipulation’ on Petrobras scandal
Brazilian authorities Saturday blasted a news magazine for media "manipulation" as the government of President Dilma Rousseff battles an escalating kickbacks scandal at state-owned oil giant Petrobras.... more ...
TV startup Aereo in bankruptcy after US court defeat
Television startup Aereo, which lost a US Supreme Court test of its system to bypass cable with tiny, personalised antennas, announced Friday it was filing for bankruptcy protection.... more ...
China central bank cuts interest rates in surprise move
China's central bank on Friday unexpectedly cut benchmark interest rates for the first time in more than two years, as authorities seek to prop up flagging growth in the world's second-largest economy.... more ...
HSBC says Swiss unit charged in Paris with money-laundering
HSBC Private Bank, the Swiss subsidiary of British banking group HSBC, said Friday it has been charged in Paris with money-laundering.... more ...

UK police chief claims ‘4 or 5′ terror plots foiled

British police have foiled four or five suspected terror plots this year, the country's most senior police officer said ahead of a week-long campaign to enlist the public's help in countering the threat....  more ...
Time runs out for Iran nuclear talks
Time runs out Monday for the biggest chance in years to resolve the Iranian nuclear standoff, as Tehran and world powers make a final push for a deal but with a risky extension looking likely.... more ...
Global warming could undermine poverty fight: World Bank
Climate change could undermine efforts to defeat extreme poverty around the globe, the World Bank warned Sunday.... more ...
20 Iraq Kurd fighters killed in Diyala operation: commander
Twenty Iraqi Kurdish fighters were killed in clashes and by bombs during an operation on Sunday to retake two areas in Diyala province, one of their commanders said.... more ...
Netanyahu warns of ‘grave mistake’ if France recognises Palestine
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Sunday that France's parliament would be making a "grave mistake" if it recognises a Palestinian state in a vote on December 2.... more ...

Switzerland wins Davis Cup, tears of joy for Federer

Roger Federer gave Switzerland and himself a first Davis Cup title on Sunday in Lille, pounding Richard Gasquet of France in straight sets to ensure the winning point....  more ...
Rosberg will bounce back, predicts Mercedes boss
Mercedes Benz team chief Toto Wolff forecast that Nico Rosberg will bounce back stronger next year from his desert duel defeat by Lewis Hamilton in Sunday’s title showdown Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.... more ...
Boks release Senatla to join Blitzboks
Western Province wing Seabelo Senatla has been released from the Springbok touring squad at the request of the Springbok Sevens and will return to South Africa on Sunday.... more ...
Bucs hit back to beat 10-man Supersport
Sifiso Myeni struck in second-half injury time as Orlando Pirates fought back from a goal down to secure a 2-1 win over 10-man SuperSport United in Polokwane on Sunday.... more ...
Woeful Liverpool suffer more pain at Palace
Liverpool suffered more Selhurst Park misery as struggling Crystal Palace came from behind to clinch a shock 3-1 win over the lacklustre Reds on Sunday.... more ...

Vincent Bones scoops the Idols SA title

Vincent Bones, the 30 year-old worship leader from Pietermaritzburg, has been crowned as the SA Season 10 winner. ...  more ...
‘Hunger Games’ gobbles up box office top spot
North American cinema-goers had plenty of appetite for the latest "Hunger Games" movie, with the sci-fi survival flick debuting in the weekend box office's top spot, industry estimates showed Sunday.... more ...
NxGen GT-R now the fastest car in SA (video)
The mission: become the fastest full going road car over the 1km mark. The date: 22 November 2014. The venue: ODI Raceway. The car: NxGen Alpha 16 Nissan GT-R 35... ... more ...
Keeping the samba drum beating in Ireland’s ‘Little Brazil’
In a gym in a sleepy town in the west of Ireland, Jobert Marinho is training hard to hone the martial arts skills of his native Brazil, hoping to win a major national title for his local club.... more ...
Dynamo visits South Africa (video)
In an exclusive video, the the Magician Impossible star, Dynamo,illusions for The Citizen. The British magician is currently in South Africa promoting the fourth and final season his television show. ... more ...