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Mystery Oscar statement preempts report

A press statement was issued by paralympian Oscar Pistorius’s family and legal team on Wednesday in attempt to forestall a pending news report, apparently relating to electronic communications devices.  more ...

Ebola misinformation spreads online

South Africans were quick to dispel misinformation circulating online following claims that a man infected with the deadly Ebola virus, had travelled from the country to Dallas, Texas in the US....  more ...
Cable theft disrupts Gautrain service
There were delays in the Gautrain train service between Hatfield and Park stations on Thursday morning due to cable theft, operator Bombela Concession Company said. ... more ...
Desmond Tutu bashes govt over Dalai Lama
Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Wednesday criticised the government for allegedly refusing a visa to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. ... more ...
Roadblocks for your own safety – JMPD
Johannesburg motorists and communities have been urged to bear with roadblocks in the cause of fighting crime, metro police said on Wednesday.... more ...
Suspected robber disappears in crocodile-infested lake
The search for the body of a suspected house robber is set to continue after the man dove into the crocodile-infested Lake Sontwayo in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal during a police chase.... more ...

Roadblocks for your own safety – JMPD

Johannesburg motorists and communities have been urged to bear with roadblocks in the cause of fighting crime, metro police said on Wednesday.... more ...

Life after Generations

The Generations saga – the most popular television series in South Africa being pole-axed by labour disputes, a major strike, a mass firing of actors and more – has been headline news for months. ... more ...

Generations: gone but not forgotten?

The removal of Generations from the SABC1 schedule on Wednesday creates an interesting space to fill, given that, unlike a show like Egoli, which aired its final episode in 2010, Generations has a planned comeback deadline in December.... more ...

Military “accidentally discharged” Brakpan mortar – police

Police have confirmed that the mortar projectile, which seriously injured a Brakpan woman when it crashed through the roof of her house, was fired by the military.... more ...

Suspected robber disappears in crocodile-infested lake

The search for the body of a suspected house robber is set to continue after the man dove into the crocodile-infested Lake Sontwayo in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal during a police chase.... more ...

Investec: what crisis?

Suggestions in a recent Wall Street Journal article that problems in South Africa's unsecured lending market are amounting to a "subprime-loan crisis for the country" are incorrect, according to Capitec Bank CEO Gerrie Fourie....  more ...
Philips ordered to pay $467 mln in Masimo patent trial
A US jury ordered Dutch electronics giant Philips to pay $466.8 million to the American corporation Masimo for violating two medical device patents.... more ...
SARB ordered to repay Shuttleworth R250m
The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Wednesday ordered the SA Reserve Bank (SARB) to repay entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth R250 million plus interest in a case about exchange controls.... more ...
Vehicle sales up in September – NAAMSA
New vehicle sales increased by 11.5 percent in September 2014, compared to September 2013, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa) said on Monday.... more ...
GM sees Europe profitable, better US margins in 2016
General Motors Wednesday said it will return to profitability in its European division and reach a key profit target for its US division in 2016.... more ...

Protesters press HK leader to quit, China tells US to back off

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters demanded that the city's embattled leader meet a deadline to resign on Thursday, as China warned the United States against meddling in its "internal affairs"....  more ...
EU, Ukraine plot next move in gas war with Russia
Crisis-hit Ukraine and the European Union will try on Thursday to forge a joint stance at crunch talks with Russia in the latest gas war with its westward-leaning neighbour.... more ...
Mexico captures most-wanted ‘drug-cartel kingpin’
Mexican soldiers have captured Hector Beltran Leyva, one of the country's most-wanted men and a suspected drug-cartel kingpin who had a bounty of more than $7 million on his head, prosecutors said.... more ...
35,000 walruses mass on Alaska beach ‘due to climate change’
At least 35,000 walruses have beached themselves on a remote Alaskan coastline in a phenomenon blamed on the melting of arctic ice due to climate change, experts said on Wednesday.... more ...
Russia to develop cyberspace ‘security’ without ‘total control’
President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Russia must increase its cybersecurity but pledged not to impose total control over the Internet, amid fears Moscow is mulling whether to limit access to the worldwide Web.... more ...

Meeting with chairman nothing unusual: Vermezovic

Orlando Pirates coach Vladimir Vermezovic has described his meeting on Monday with club chairman Irvin Khoza as nothing unusual amid growing concerns about the security of his job....  more ...
Tora Tora burning bright
It is often amazing how one good run by a specific runner changes the complexion of an entire race. ... more ...
Wallaby star Beale in bust-up with team official: reports
Wallaby back Kurtley Beale is under investigation by the Australian Rugby Union over a bust-up with a team official on a flight to Argentina, reports said Thursday.... more ...
Springboks give Duane Vermeulen time
If No 8 Duane Vermeulen is cleared to play, the inclusion of Bismarck du Plessis at hooker will be the only change to the Springbok team that beat Australia by 28-10 in Cape Town last weekend for this weekend's All Black Test at Ellis Park.... more ...
PH McIntyre in the lead at Vodacom Origins of Golf
A late charge from PH McIntyre saw him cruise into the lead following the first round of the Vodacom Origins of Golf presented by Samsung event at Vaal de Grace.... more ...

Life after Generations

The Generations saga – the most popular television series in South Africa being pole-axed by labour disputes, a major strike, a mass firing of actors and more – has been headline news for months. ...  more ...
Failing sense of smell strong predictor of death, study tells
A declining sense of smell in older people is a strong predictor of death within just five years, according to new research.... more ...
Facebook makes peace with gays over ‘real names’
Facebook on Wednesday vowed to ease its "real names" policy that prompted drag queen performers to quit the social network and sparked wider protests in the gay community and beyond.... more ...
Louvre, Versailles, Musee d’Orsay to open every day
The Louvre, the Palace of Versailles and the Musee d'Orsay - France's top three most visited museums - will open seven days a week, the government said Wednesday.... more ...
New One Direction single available
In just four years on the scene, One Direction have had a record-breaking run of hit singles and sold over 46 million records.... more ...