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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 ...
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 ...
Roodepoort teen under assessment after sword murder
A 16-year-old boy from Roodepoort, west of Johannesburg, is being assessed by a panel of experts after he allegedly killed his grandmother with a sword, reports said on Friday.... more ...
Agang SA asks ConCourt for secret Zuma vote
Agang SA on Thursday filed papers in the Constitutional Court asking that a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma be voted on by way of secret ballot, the party said.... more ...
Experts ‘grasping at straws’ to save near-extinct rhino
So how exactly do you save an almost extinct rhinoceros? Turns out, a test tube baby rhino could be the solution, being sought by experts on three continents. But it won't be easy.... 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 ...
Man accused of Soweto stabbings in court
A man accused of stabbing and wounding two small children and their mother in Dobsonville, Soweto, was expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Friday. ... more ...
No power cuts expected
Eskom was "cautiously confident" that it would not have to implement blackouts over the festive season despite the power system being constrained, it said on Thursday. ... 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
November producer price index unchanged
The producer price index (PPI) for final manufactured goods from October to November 2014 has remained unchanged, Statistics SA said on Thursday. ... 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 ...
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 ...
Warming leads to more run-ins with polar bears
Word spread quickly: a polar bear, then two, were spotted near this remote Inuit village on the shores of Hudson Bay, about 1,800 kilometers (1,120 miles) north of Montreal.... more ...
British VIP abuse ring inquiry probes boys’ murders
An inquiry into an alleged powerful ring of child abusers in the British establishment of the 1970s and 1980s is investigating the murders of three young boys, police said on Thursday.... more ...

SA v West Indies, 1st Test, 2nd day – stumps

Stiaan van Zyl completed an express century on debut and Hashim Amla made 208 as South Africa declared on 552 for five on the second day of the first Test against the West Indies at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Thursday....  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 ...

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 ...
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 ...
The Lo Down: Festive beauty tips
Whether you’re spending the festive season at home with loved ones, going on vacation, or heading out to social gatherings and parties, you’ll want to look your best.... more ...