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108 Christmas babies

More than 100 babies were born in Gauteng by Christmas afternoon, the provincial health department said on Thursday. more ...

Two arrested for robbery with a toy gun

Two teenagers were arrested for allegedly robbing a shop in Zola, Soweto, on Thursday with a toy gun, Gauteng police said....  more ...
I extend our best wishes to you all – Ramaphosa
Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa wished South Africans a peaceful holiday season on Wednesday.... more ...
Zuma misunderstood – Presidency
A Zulu idiom used by President Jacob Zuma at an event for senior citizens was misunderstood, the Presidency said on Wednesday.... more ...
A cow and an apology for Zuma
AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo visited President Jacob Zuma at his Nkandla residence to apologise for his "recent utterances", the presidency said on Wednesday.... more ...
Woman granted bail for possession of drugs
A 32-year-old woman who was arrested when she collected a consignment of drugs from a courier company was granted R30,000 bail in the Cape Town District Court on Wednesday.... more ...
Boy drowns in Ficksburg
A boy, 10, drowned at a municipal swimming pool in Ficksburg, Free State, on Wednesday, paramedics said.... more ...
7 arrested for attempted murder
Six men and a woman were arrested in Crossroads near Cape Town on Wednesday for attempted murder and possession of an illegal firearm, Western Cape police said.... more ...
Limpopo crash kills three
Two adults and a baby, about a year old, were killed in a head-on collision in Dendron road, about 50km outside Polokwane on Wednesday, paramedics said.... more ...
Parents outraged by illicit photos
A Pretoria couple has been left shaken after they spotted a man, believed to be of Middle Eastern origin, taking photographs of their son on St Micheal’s Beach in KwaZulu-Natal last weekend.... more ...

JZ adopts an Mbeki habit

Have you noticed how Jacob Zuma has picked up another strange habit of the man he ousted, Thabo Mbeki?... more ...

Credit card scammers caught on camera (video)

Super Spar owner Lex Hollmann has shared video footage showing how credit card scammers go about their crimes in Malelane, Mpumalanga.... more ...

A cow and an apology for Zuma

AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo visited President Jacob Zuma at his Nkandla residence to apologise for his "recent utterances", the presidency said on Wednesday.... more ...

Parents outraged by illicit photos

A Pretoria couple has been left shaken after they spotted a man, believed to be of Middle Eastern origin, taking photographs of their son on St Micheal’s Beach in KwaZulu-Natal last weekend.... more ...

Helicopter crash lands on N12 Highway

A helicopter was forced to make a crash landing on the N12 Highway, just before the Snake Road off ramp in Benoni in Gauteng’s East Rand on Tuesday night.... more ...

Google and Microsoft stand with Sony against hackers

Google and Microsoft joined forces with Sony on Wednesday, using their online might to release "The Interview" film to online audiences despite threats from hackers....  more ...
Saudi projects big deficit in 2015 after oil price drop
Saudi Arabia, the world's largest crude exporter, on Thursday announced a 2015 budget with a huge $38.6 billion deficit due to the sharp decline in oil prices but still raised spending.... more ...
Citigroup selling its Japan retail bank business
Citigroup said on Thursday it was selling its century-old Japanese retail banking operations to major lender Sumitomo Mitsui as part of an effort to shrink its consumer business globally.... more ...
Facebook teams with NFL to score with online video
Facebook said Thursday it had teamed with the National Football League to show ad-sponsored video clips at the leading social network.... more ...
Uber hits roadblock as CEO charged in S. Korea
South Korean prosecutors brought charges on Wednesday against the founder and CEO of controversial smartphone taxi app Uber for operating an illegal cab service, the latest roadblock for the California-based firm.... more ...

Pope calls for greater empathy in Christmas Eve mass

Pope Francis urged people to have greater empathy towards family and friends with problems in his Christmas Eve mass on Wednesday, saying the world "needs tenderness" and warmth....  more ...
Russian crackdown on Navalny could backfire amid economic crisis
Russian authorities' attempts to jail Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and intimidate his supporters could backfire and trigger new political protests amid the most serious financial crisis of Vladimir Putin's rule.... more ...
Things to do in Joburg this festive season
If you're one of the luckless few not packing your bags and jetting off to the coast this year, don't be glum.... more ...
Ex-president Bush spends another night in Texas hospital
Former president George H. W. Bush greeted Christmas Day Thursday in a Texas hospital, where he remained for a second night after experiencing breathing problems.... more ...
Pope to address world’s woes in Christmas message
Pope Francis will offer his annual Christmas blessing on Thursday, traditionally an occasion to appeal for remedies to the world's woes.... more ...

Peterson in doubt for PE test

Proteas spinner Robin Peterson is in doubt for the Boxing Day Test in Port Elizabeth against the West Indies after picking up an injury during a fielding session on Tuesday....  more ...
Sign up for a Peace Pact
Act Of War has been profitable for most punters (and the war industry) but a Peace Pact is better for the soul and hopefully for punters yesterday as trainer Mike Bass’s charge looks very hard to oppose in race 7, a MR 72 Handicap over 1400m at Kenilworth.... more ...
Saints sign Dutch winger Elia on loan
Southampton have agreed to sign Werder Bremen's Dutch international winger Eljero Elia on loan until the end of the season.... more ...
Absent Ronaldinho threatened with sack
Two-time world footballer of the year Ronaldinho has been threatened with the sack if he doesn't return as soon as possible to his Mexican club Queretaro, the team's president said on Tuesday.... more ...
The Heat is on as LeBron returns to Miami
LeBron James plays in Miami for the first time since leaving the Heat for Cleveland when the Cavaliers visit Thursday to highlight five Christmas holiday NBA clashes being televised globally.... more ...

The art (and pitfalls) of diplomatic gift-giving

Christmas shoppers who struggled to buy something for the man who has everything should spare a thought for those whose daily job is finding the right gift for the world's most powerful leaders....  more ...
Top 10 first week album sales of 2014
As album sales continue to dwindle on account of increasing illegal downloads and free streaming, albums performed dismally on the Billboard chart this year.... more ...
New BMW M6 to blast into town
The new BMW M6 Coupe, BMW M6 Gran Coupe and BMW M6 Convertible allow BMW M GmbH to restate its leadership in the high-performance luxury segment.... more ...
Who pulled the plug on North Korea’s Internet?
North Korea's Internet was on the fritz for a second day Tuesday. But the US is staying silent on whether it launched a cyber attack as payback for the hacking of Sony Pictures.... more ...
MINI John Cooper Works gets green light
The new Mini John Cooper Works , with the most powerful engine ever fitted in a serial production model, hits SA outlets next year. ... more ...