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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 ...

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 ...
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 ...
Lawyers advising government should act for SA’s interest
Lawyers advising government on matters relating to the work of the Public Protector should do their jobs in a manner that builds the country, Thuli Madonsela 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 ...
NPA denies Malema “interference” claim
The NPA on Wednesday denied claims by EFF leader Julius Malema of interference in his corruption case.... 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 ...

Striking Generations cast fired

The producers of South Africa's most popular soapie Generations has terminated the contracts of the show's striking cast members.... more ...

Julius Malema trial postponed to August 2015

The trial of Julius Malema and his co-accused was postponed by the Polokwane High Court on Tuesday.... more ...

Mbalula, Malema twar ‘embarrassing’ – SA Twitter users

Twitter continued to buzz this morning following a twar (Twitter war) between Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula and Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema.... more ...

Return of SCOAN bodies will take a long time – Minister

It is likely to take "a considerable amount of time" before the bodies of the South Africans killed in the church building collapse in Nigeria are flown home, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said on Sunday. ... more ...

Jihadists advance near Syria’s Ain al-Arab: monitor

Islamic State (IS) group fighters have advanced further towards the Syrian Kurdish town of Ain al-Arab, a monitoring group warned early Thursday, as local fighters retreated from one of the area’s fronts. more ...

Ronaldo leads Real comeback in Bulgaria

Cristiano Ronaldo helped Champions League holders Real Madrid survive an early scare in Bulgaria and come away with all three points from a 2-1 win over Ludogorets Razgrad in Sofia on Wednesday. more ...

Electricity price shock coming straight to you

Households and commercial consumers will have to shoulder an electricity tariff increase of 12.68% – more than 50% higher than originally expected – next year, the National Electricity Regulator of SA (Nersa) has decided....  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 ...
No apologies for affirmative action – Riah Phiyega
Government and business should never be apologetic about implementing affirmative action, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega said on Wednesday.... more ...

Hong Kong demos throw Beijing propaganda machine into overdrive

Fearful of comparisons to the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, Beijing has launched a dual effort to suppress news of swelling pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong while giving a heavy spin to what information it allows to get through, analysts say....  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 ...
Blasts in Syria’s Homs kill 18, most children: state media
Twin car bomb explosions in the central Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday killed at least 18 people, mostly children, and wounded 40 others, state news agency SANA reported.... more ...
‘Ten civilians killed by shells’ in Ukraine’s Donetsk
Ten civilians died in attacks in Ukraine's rebel-held city of Donetsk on Wednesday, including from a shell that hit a school on the first day of class, regional authorities said, blaming pro-Russian rebels.... more ...
Backed by strikes, Kurds battle to defend key Syria town
Kurdish fighters backed by US-led coalition air strikes were locked in a fierce battle Wednesday to prevent a key Syrian border town from falling into the hands of jihadists.... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Boks need to close down critical moments: Matfield
Springbok stalwart Victor Matfield believes South Africa needs to close down crucial moments if they want to bring New Zealand's unbeaten record of 21 victories to an end in their Rugby Championship in Johannesburg on Saturday.... more ...
SA netball making great strides
Australia's longest serving netball captain, Michelle den Dekker, says netball in South Africa has made great strides in the past 15 years.... 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 ...
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 ...
Ai Weiwei meditates on freedom in Alcatraz show
Alcatraz is perhaps the world's most famous prison. And Ai Weiwei is arguably China's best known artist. Now they have come together in a viscerally powerful show in the notorious former jail.... more ...
Once ignored, violinist Bell plays Washington public encore
More than seven years ago on a cold January morning, virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell stood in an entrance to a Washington metro station disguised as a street performer and played his heart out.... more ...