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Nigerian president vows to investigate SCOAN collapse

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan visited the collapsed guesthouse at a mega-church in the economic capital of Lagos on Saturday, vowing to investigate the cause of the tragedy which left at least 86 dead. more ...

Generations off air from October 1

The contingency plan the SABC had in place to deal with the lack of new Generations episodes will come into full effect on October 1 – when the show is pulled off the air....  more ...
Diner en Blanc event abandoned due to hail and lightning
The 2014 Diner en Blanc Johannesburg event was abandoned after a hailstorm, accompanied by lightning, swept through Braamfontein, where revellers were gathered.... more ...
MTN8 final ticket tout arrested
Police arrested a man on Saturday, for selling fake tickets ahead of the MTN8 Cup final in Durban, the Premier Soccer League (PSL) said in a statement.... more ...
More water shortages in Gauteng
More water shortages are expected in and around Johannesburg due to depleted water supply in four reservoirs, Johannesburg Water said on Saturday.... more ...
Bail denied in rhino poaching case
An attorney arrested as part of the rounding up of one of South Africa's biggest rhino poaching syndicates had an urgent bail application heard and overturned at the Pretoria High Court on Saturday morning.... more ...

Nigerian president vows to investigate SCOAN collapse

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan visited the collapsed guesthouse at a mega-church in the economic capital of Lagos on Saturday, vowing to investigate the cause of the tragedy which left at least 86 dead.... more ...

Ruthless rhino poaching syndicate rounded up by Hawks (video)

The alleged kingpin of one of South Africa's biggest and most violent rhino poaching syndicates, accused of obtaining 84 rhino horns via illegal means, was arrested on Friday morning in front of the Pretoria North Magistrate’s Court.... more ...

Chiefs hit a perfect ten

The Kaizer Chiefs steam-rolling train claimed it's 10th victim, in front of a sold-out Moses Mabhida Stadium crowd, to win the MTN8 final 1-0 at the expense of their arch-rivals Orlando Pirates.... more ...

Blow by blow: Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates

Moses Mabhida Stadium hosts the clash of the Soweto giants, when Kaizer Chiefs go up against Orlando Pirates in the MTN 8 Final. ... more ...

10 South Africans identified in Nigeria church building collapse

Ten of the 67 South African citizens killed in the building collapse at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Nigeria have been positively identified, government said on Thursday.... more ...

Hur grabs share of LPGA lead in Alabama

South Korea’s Hur Mi-Jung fired a five-under par 67 to grab a share of the lead alongside Paula Reto after three rounds of the LPGA Yokohama Tire Classic. more ...

G20 finance chiefs confident growth goals achievable

Finance chiefs from G20 nations wrap up a two-day summit on Sunday confident that boosting their combined growth by at least an extra 1.8 percent is achievable, and even better if sufficient reforms are made. more ...

Zuma cracks whip over municipalities

President Jacob Zuma has issued a no-nonsense, back-to-basics call to struggling municipalities, a third of whom can now be described as dysfunctional....  more ...
Retail robberies up 30 percent – CGCSA
Retail robberies increased by almost a third in a year, the Consumer Goods Council of SA (CGCSA) said on Friday. ... more ...
Drugmaker GSK fined $490 mn in China graft probe: Xinhua
A Chinese court on Friday fined British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline 3.0 billion yuan ($490 million) following a nearly year-long bribery probe, state media said.... more ...
Pound hits two-year high against euro on Scotland results
The British pound surged to a more than two-year high against the euro Friday, while it also rallied against the dollar as early results suggested Scotland will vote against independence from the United Kingdom.... more ...
Microsoft axes 2,100 as job cuts continue
Microsoft on Thursday said that it axed 2,100 jobs in a second round of cuts which were announced earlier this year.... more ...

‘Keg is tapped’ — Oktoberfest opens to toast millions

Germany's world-famous Oktoberfest kicked off Saturday with the traditional tapping of the first barrel of beer, as millions of revellers are set to soak up the frothy atmosphere in the 16-day annual extravaganza....  more ...
White House evacuated after man jumps fence
A man triggered an evacuation at the White House late Friday after he scaled a fence and made it into the building before being captured.... more ...
Security upped at Vatican over attack fears
Security has been tightened in Saint Peter's Square after intelligence services intercepted a possible plan to attack the Vatican, Italian media reported Saturday, increasing fears Pope Francis could be in danger.... more ...
Iran has ‘role’ in fighting IS militants: Kerry
Washington's arch-foe Iran has a role to play in tackling Islamic State militants who have overrun large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, US Secretary of State John Kerry said.... more ...
Drunken hunter fights off Australian croc with an eye-poke
A tipsy goose hunter said Saturday he lived to tell the tale of being attacked by a two-metre-long crocodile in northern Australia after poking the beast in the eye.... more ...

Chiefs hit a perfect ten

The Kaizer Chiefs steam-rolling train claimed it's 10th victim, in front of a sold-out Moses Mabhida Stadium crowd, to win the MTN8 final 1-0 at the expense of their arch-rivals Orlando Pirates....  more ...
Blow by blow: Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates
Moses Mabhida Stadium hosts the clash of the Soweto giants, when Kaizer Chiefs go up against Orlando Pirates in the MTN 8 Final. ... more ...
Sharks beat Bulls in Pretoria
The Sharks kept their Currie Cup hopes alive by overcoming the Blue Bulls 26-15 at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday.... more ...
Wozniacki reaches Pan Pacific Open final
Second seed and US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki outplayed Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final of the $1 million WTA Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.... more ...
IOC chief to demand ‘sustainable’ Games
Olympic boss Thomas Bach Saturday said future Games hosts would have to prove their "sustainability" as he heralded a shake-up of the bidding criteria.... more ...

Meet the Big Brother Africa Hotshots housemates (videos)

Big Brother Africa Hotshots has started to slowly reveal the housemates who will be taking part in the latest edition of the popular reality show....  more ...
Roger Goode likes to live on the wild side
Meeting Roger Goode for the first time, you'd think the radio DJ was totally mad.... more ...
At 80, Leonard Cohen meditates on spirituality and war
Releasing a new album near his 80th birthday, Leonard Cohen cheekily addresses his age in the very first song, intoning, "It's not because I'm old ... I always liked it slow."... more ...
Bala Brothers: making music a family business
It's been a while since we heard from the Bala Brothers. But the trio – made up of Zwai, Loyiso and Phelo Bala – are making a comeback.... more ...
New literary festival in Parkview
The inaugural ParkWords Parkview Literary Festival takes place from 10am to 5pm on Wednesday 24 September in seven venues on or around Tyrone Avenue.... more ...