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Answer on Eskom finances by September – Lynne Brown

Eskom will know by September how government plans to help it remain financially sustainable, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown told MPs on Tuesday. more ...

Nelson falls and donates some DNA (gallery)

With a sickening thud, the approximately 25-year-old elephant finally topples on to its side....  more ...
Electricity pylon not yet rebuilt – Eskom
An electricity pylon that collapsed in Slovoville, Soweto, may only be reconstructed by the end of the week, and power cuts will continue until then, Eskom said on Tuesday.... more ...
Don’t rely on your political name – Gwede Mantashe
Politicians' children should not depend on their name to get ahead in life, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Tuesday.... more ...
Three children dead after eating rat poison
An inquest docket has been registered for further investigation following the deaths of three children who died after allegedly eating rat poison.... more ...
Thandi Modise farm manager denies threatening NSPCA
National Council of Provinces chairwoman Thandi Modise's farm manager has denied threatening two NSPCA inspectors with violence, claiming he saved them from harm at the hands of farmworkers.... more ...

Porsche road rage video sparks outrage

Video footage of a man allegedly assaulting a driver in northern Johannesburg during a suspected road rage incident has sparked outrage, with an electronic manhunt launched for those involved. ... more ...

Numsa strike in metal sector over

The indefinite strike in the metals and engineering sector led by Numsa has been called off, the union's general secretary Irvin Jim announced in Johannesburg on Monday afternoon.... more ...

Watch as motorcyclist smashes car mirror (video)

A motorcyclist was caught on video driving recklessly at high speed, smashing a car's side mirror in what appeared to be a race with other vehicles along the N1 North over the weekend.... more ...

King Zwelithini marries sixth wife (gallery)

Zulu monarch King Goodwill Zwelithini has married his sixth wife in Ulundi, KwaZulu-Natal.... more ...

Zuma wishes Muslims Eid Mubarak

President Jacob Zuma wished the Muslim community Eid Mubarak on Sunday. more ...

R300bn a year on road carnage

South Africa could add as much as 1.5% to the growth of its gross domestic product (GDP) if it reduces road accidents by one third, according to data from insurance group Discovery....  more ...
Miner dies at Harmony Gold Mine
A miner died in a fall of ground accident on Tuesday at the Doornkop mine near Krugersdorp, Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited said.... more ...
Numsa, Solidarity sign wage deal with Seifsa
Unions in the metal and engineering sector, including Numsa and Solidarity, signed a wage agreement with an employer body on Tuesday.... more ...
Big Brother or little bother?
A great deal of financial regulation comes down to one quite disturbing question: do people need to be protected from themselves?... more ...
Unemployment rate increased – Stats SA
The unemployment rate increased by 0.3 percent between the first and second quarters of 2014 to reach 25.5 percent, Statistics SA said on Tuesday.... more ...

Karzai cousin killed in Afghan ‘turban bomb’ attack

A suicide attacker killed an influential cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday, officials said, raising tensions during a dispute over election results that will determine the country's new leader as US-led troops withdraw....  more ...
Dozens ‘killed and injured in terror attack’ in China’s Xinjiang
Dozens of people were killed and injured in a "terrorist attack" in China's far western Xinjiang region, home to the mainly Muslim Uighur minority, state media reported Tuesday.... more ...
China’s former security chief Zhou facing disciplinary probe
China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang is under investigation, the official Xinhua news agency said Tuesday, in a move targeting one of the ruling Communist Party's most powerful men.... more ...
Iran’s supreme leader accuses Israel of Gaza ‘genocide’
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Tuesday accused Israel of committing "genocide" in Gaza and called on the Islamic world to arm Palestinians fighting "the Zionist regime".... more ...
Chinese officials cut corners with rectangular running track
Chinese officials painted a rectangular running track at a stadium as they rushed preparations for a visit by their superiors, state media reported Tuesday.... more ...

Ajax rebuilding for the future

It may be through necessity rather than choice, but Ajax Cape Town are once again hoping that their youth academy can provide the seed for success in seasons ahead. ...  more ...
Lubabalo Mtembu first black captain for Sharks
Lubabalo Mtembu became the first black captain of the Sharks after the franchise confirmed his appointment on Tuesday. ... more ...
Unchanged Proteas test squad for Zimbabwe test
Cricket South Africa (CSA) named an unchanged Proteas squad on Tuesday for the one-off Test against Zimbabwe on August 9 in Harare. ... more ...
Cricket: ICC warns England’s Ali against repeat of Gaza protest
England's Moeen Ali has been warned by world cricket chiefs not to wear wristbands declaring his support for the people of Gaza during international matches after being photographed with them on during the third Test against India.... more ...
Nigerian weightlifter in doping shock at Commonwealth Games
Nigerian teenage weightlifter Chika Amalaha has been provisionally suspended from the Commonwealth Games after testing positive in a doping test taken after she won gold in the women's 53kg category, the Commonwealth Games Federation announced Tuesday.... more ...

Isidingo’s headaches

It seems the folks at Endemol, the producers of Isidingo, are throwing everything but the kitchen sink at the programme in an attempt to restore money-making ratings to the show....  more ...
Skukuza Airport open for business
It hardly seems credible that it now only takes 45 minutes to fly from Johannesburg to the Kruger National Park.... more ...
Soapie Watch: This week on Muvhango
Here’s what to expect this week on SABC 2's popular soapie Muvhango. more ...
WATCH: First trailer for Ridley Scott’s Halo: Nightfall
Director Ridley Scott is producing the live-action series Halo: Nightfall. more ...
Take a #CakeBossSelfie and you could meet Buddy
Think you're the next 'Cake Boss' in training? Well Buddy Valastro and The Citizen team are going to put you to the test with a #CakeBossSelfie.... more ...