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Two life sentences for Tibbetts’ killer

Two life sentences have been handed to Lindray Khakhu for two counts of murder, including Westbury toddler little Luke Tibbetts. more ...

Baby held at gunpoint during PTA robbery

Rachel Botes was “shaken and worried” as armed robbers held a gun to her seven-­month-­old baby’s head during a robbery in Daspoort, Pretoria....  more ...
In the news this week
This week the country was saddened by the sudden death of Kwaito legend Senyaka. He was well known for his hit songs 'Romeo wa nkolota' and 'Chesa mpama'... but that's not the only thing that made headlines. ... 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 ...

Spain, England look to fresh faces in Euro 2016 bids

A rejuvenated Spain recommence their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign at home to Ukraine in Seville on Friday, while the prospect of seeing Harry Kane make his debut is the main attraction as England face Lithuania. more ...

Saudi bombs Yemen rebel camps, lashes out at Iran

Arab coalition warplanes bombed rebel camps in Yemen on Friday in a second straight day of strikes led by Saudi Arabia, which accused Iran of “aggression” across the region. more ...

US economy grew 2.2% in fourth quarter

The US economy grew at an annual rate of 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter, slowing sharply from the prior quarter, the Commerce Department said Friday....  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 bombs Yemen rebel camps, lashes out at Iran
Arab coalition warplanes bombed rebel camps in Yemen on Friday in a second straight day of strikes led by Saudi Arabia, which accused Iran of "aggression" across the region.... more ...
Iran nuclear talks head towards critical weekend
Marathon Iran nuclear talks headed Friday towards a critical weekend as Britain said its foreign minister would join his US, Iranian and French counterparts in racing the clock to pin down a deal.... 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 ...
Nigeria’s Jonathan calls for peaceful vote
President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday urged Nigerians to turn out in force to vote in this weekend's presidential election, calling for calm in the face of rising tensions and fears of violence.... 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 ...

One Direction fever hits SA

One Direction arrived in South Africa yesterday morning ahead of their concerts in Johannesburg this weekend....  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 ...