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‘Bad attitude’ keeps Khune out of goal

Kaizer Chiefs are not fielding a fit-again Itumeleng Khune because the club are not happy with their number one goalkeeper’s attitude. more ...

SA embassy to investigate Ireland deaths

South African embassy officials in Ireland are investigating the deaths of an expat couple there, the international affairs department said on Friday....  more ...
Minister to consider Eugene de Kock parole recommendation
Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha will consider a recommendation by a correctional services council on whether apartheid-era assassin Eugene de Kock should be granted parole.... more ...
Axe murderer Joseph Ntshongwana gets 5 life sentences
Former Blue Bulls player and convicted axe murderer Phindile Joseph Ntshongwana was sentenced to five terms of life imprisonment in the Durban High Court on Friday.... more ...
Police had the wrong man – Dobsonville stab victim
The 20-year-old woman stabbed along with her mother and two toddlers in Dobsonville, Soweto, on Friday said they told police they had arrested the wrong man.... more ...
KZN man gets 20 years jail term for hijackings
The Kokstad Regional Court has convicted and sentenced a man to 20 years' imprisonment for hijackings and theft of motor vehicles.... more ...
Stormy weather conditions expected in parts of SA
Holiday makers who are travelling to their respective destinations from Friday, going into the weekend, should exercise extra caution as roads are expected to be slippery due to wet weather conditions, the SA Weather Services has warned.... more ...
Dancing smash-and-grabbers target Joburg motorist
A woman sustained injuries after being targeted by dancing smash-and-grabbers in Bruma in northeastern Johannesburg.... more ...
KZN man arrested for infant son’s murder
A man was arrested on Thursday and will appear in court soon after the alleged murder of his four-month-old son in Inanda, KwaZulu-Natal, police said.... more ...
Court reserves judgment in SABC matter
The Western Cape High Court has reserved judgment in the matter involving the suspension of SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng. ... more ...

Meet the new Miss South Africa

Usually when a beauty pageant title is handed over to a runner-up it is admidst great scandal, from leaked nude pictures to bigoted remarks. ... more ...

No leads on Senzo Meyiwa case

Although the police have confirmed that there is no solid lead to make an arrest in the murder case of Bafana Bafana Captain Senzo Meyiwa, they are hoping for an immediate arrest, Gauteng Police Commissioner Lieutenant-General Lesetja Mothiba said on Thursday. ... more ...

Metro cops wrong to post fines – Madonsela

The Johannesburg metro police department acted improperly when it sent fines by ordinary post instead of registered mail, the public protector said in a report released on Thursday. ... more ...

Zuma’s year in a flash

Unusually, 2014 was a year President Jacob Zuma didn’t marry anyone. He managed to keep reasonably busy, so much so that he was suffering from exhaustion midway through the year.... more ...

TB Joshua’s church building ‘had no permit’

A town planner who worked for influential Nigeria preacher TB Joshua told an inquest Thursday that the building which collapsed at Joshua's church, killing 116 people, did not have planning approval. ... more ...

ConCourt rules on insolvency appeal

All employees, including household staff, must be informed if their bosses are declared insolvent, the Constitutional Court ruled on Friday....  more ...
Asian markets extend gains after Fed statement
Asian markets rallied for a second straight session Friday, boosted by another strong performance on Wall Street while renewed confidence helped push the dollar back towards the 100 yen mark.... more ...
Apple suppliers accused of poor treatment of workers
Workers in Chinese factories making Apple products are poorly treated, with exhausted employees falling asleep on their 12-hour shifts, British broadcaster the BBC found in an investigation broadcast.... more ...
Namibia’s mining slacks in third quarter
Namibia's mining sector performed weaker during the third quarter of 2014, as production of diamonds, uranium and zinc concentrate decreased, the country's reserve bank said Thursday. ... more ...
Putin promises economic recovery, digs in on Ukraine
President Vladimir Putin on Thursday tried to quell fears of economic collapse and vowed rapid recovery from the worst financial crisis of his rule but stressed that his position on Ukraine has not shifted.... more ...

Death threats to Sydney siege gunman’s lawyers, magistrate

Lawyers who defended the Sydney siege gunman on a string of charges and the magistrate who bailed him have received deaths threats, officials said on Friday, amid growing anger that he was on the streets....  more ...
Takata vows to step up airbag safety effort in open letter
Embattled Japanese auto parts maker Takata has published an open letter in major US and German media, vowing to step up its safety record after an airbag crisis hammered the company's reputation.... more ...
Umbrellas banned as China’s Xi arrives in Macau
President Xi Jinping visited a drizzly Macau on Friday for the 15th anniversary of the gambling hub's return to Chinese rule, with onlookers barred from using umbrellas -- the emblem of democracy protests in nearby Hong Kong.... more ...
Apple co-founder Wozniak skeptical on smartwatches, Google Glass
Steve Wozniak says he is no fan of smartwatches and believes Google Glass will fail as he cautioned not to expect the company he co-founded, Apple, to always lead the way into new technologies.... more ...
Eight children found dead at Australian property
Eight children have been found dead at a house in the Australian city of Cairns after a mass stabbing, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) said.... more ...

5 ‘what just happened’ sporting moments in 2014

The Citizen unpacks the top 'what just happened' sporting moments of 2014.  more ...
‘I just wanted to get past 10′ – Stiaan van Zyl
By the end of his career, there will probably be anthologies written about all the elegant runs Hashim Amla has scored, but from 22 yards away he could really appreciate the value of just a single run. ... more ...
FIFA executive meets amid corruption report storm
FIFA president Sepp Blatter opened a meeting of his 25-member executive committee on Thursday amid a storm of controversy over an inquiry into the bids by Russia and Qatar for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.... more ...
Real Madrid, Spain dominate European club scene
If, after years of unbridled success, 2014 was brutally disappointing for Spain on the international stage, it was a glorious year for the country at club level.... more ...
Musona joins Oostende
Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Knowledge Musona has joined Belgian top flight side KV Oostende on a two and a half year deal.... more ...

Azania Mosaka leaves Power FM

Another radio host has left Power FM following a number of presenters who have left the talk radio station....  more ...
This little boy is ‘exasperated’ by his mom’s news (video)
Watch and find out why little Trey is so exasperated by his moms' big news. more ...
2014 SA Hip Hop Awards winners (video)
The South African Hip Hop Awards 2014 were held last night at The Lyric Theatre last night.... more ...
Pet Shop Boys in SA
The Pet Shop Boysare in South Africa for the first time this month. more ...
Actor ‘Babes’ Mphatseng dies while going to hospital
A memorial service will be held for TV, radio and stage actor Modisa Gaorekwe "Babes" Mphatseng at the Civic Theatre this afternoon.... more ...