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Pinetown horror truck crash driver back in court

The Swazi national whose lorry ploughed through a Pinetown intersection killing 24 people is expected to plead to 24 charges of culpable homicide in the Durban High Court on Friday.  more ...

Eskom signs R43m New Age breakfast deal – report

Eskom interim CEO Collin Matjila has stirred controversy at the power utility over a R43-million contract to sponsor The New Age's (TNA) breakfast briefings, the Mail and Guardian reported on Friday. ...  more ...
East Rand toddler dies after ingesting rat poison
A two-year-old girl has died, while her cousin remains in a critical condition, after the two ingested rat poison at their home in the Lindelani informal settlement near Benoni on the East Rand.... more ...
Mpumalanga pupil shot at school – police (video)
A high school pupil remains in a critical condition after being shot at the Mabande Secondary School in Mpumalanga on Thursday.... more ...
More military explosives found in Gauteng
Gauteng police have arrested three suspects who were found in possession of two mortar explosive bombs and a chemical substance in the Johannesburg CBD.... more ...
Ramaphosa holds ‘secret meeting’ with Lesotho general
South Africa's deputy president has held secret talks with a renegade Lesotho military commander, a defence official told AFP on Thursday, as an offer of partial amnesty is floated in the hope of ending a destabilising post-coup standoff. ... more ...

Oscar Pistorius ‘cried himself to sleep’ on first day in prison

The Correctional Services department on Thursday declined to comment on a report that convicted paralympian Oscar Pistorius wept himself to sleep on his first day in prison.... more ...

Make SA prosperous says Zuma

Regardless of political differences, all South Africans must work together to make the country prosperous, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.... more ...

AfriForum to lay charges against Julius Malema (video)

Criminal charges will be laid against EFF leader Julius Malema for allegedly assaulting a Limpopo man, AfriForum deputy chief executive Ernst Roets said on Thursday.... more ...

Alleged stolen car used in cash-in-transit heist at O.R. Tambo airport

The Mercedes-Benz used in Thursday morning's cash-in-transit heist close to OR Tambo International Airport which left three people injured, was allegedly stolen, police said.... more ...

Mpumalanga pupil shot at school – police (video)

A high school pupil remains in a critical condition after being shot at the Mabande Secondary School in Mpumalanga on Thursday.... more ...

Early Christmas for Transnet pensioners

Retired Transnet employees belonging to the company's two defined benefit funds are due to receive two bonuses totalling R253 million, administrators say....  more ...
Numsa still a part of Cosatu – Irvin Jim
Cosatu did not vote on Numsa being expelled from the trade union federation. more ...
Half of workforce drowning in debt
More than 9 million South Africans – half the national labour force – are battling with over-indebtedness and many are taking out more credit to pay off debt, thereby digging themselves deeper into penury, Stats SA says.... more ...
Cabinet approves SAA apointments
Two people have been appointed to the SA Airways board and six resignations accepted, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said on Thursday.... more ...
Eskom injection positive – Moody’s
Government's announcement of the package of solutions to support electricity utility Eskom was positive, rating agency Moody's said on Thursday.... more ...

The desperate struggle of Pakistan’s polio ‘martyrs’

Nadia Khan treasures two photos of her sister Sumbal: one showing her bright-eyed and smiling, the other blank-faced in death after she was gunned down by militants, a "martyr" in Pakistan's desperate fight against polio....  more ...
Australian doctors transplant ‘dead’ hearts in surgical breakthrough
Australian surgeons said Friday they have used hearts that had stopped beating in successful transplants, in a world first that could change the way organs are donated.... more ...
US tobacco giant Reynolds bans smoking in its offices
The second largest tobacco producer in the United States, Reynolds American said Thursday it will ban smoking in all indoor office spaces, bowing to smoke-free social norms.... more ...
First Ebola case hits New York: report
A doctor who recently returned to New York from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the deadly virus Thursday, US news reports said.... more ...
British police pay £425,000 to mother of spy’s child
British police are to pay compensation to woman who had a child with a man she did not know was an undercover agent, the Guardian and BBC reported.... more ...

Proteas beat N.Zealand in 2nd ODI to claim series

South Africa crushed New Zealand to claim a 72-run victory in the second one-day international on Friday, inspired by a superb century from opening batsman Hashim Amla....  more ...
Bold Inspiration inspires confidence
Like his current rider Anton Marcus, Bold Inspiration is maintaining a high strike rate of wins with five victories in his seven starts to date and should be hard to oppose in Race 7, the Michaelmas Handicap over 1900m at Greyville tonight.... more ...
New Night Racing season around the corner
Turffontein Racecourse’s much anticipated Night Racing season returns on Tuesday, 28 October and has welcomed the media partnership of The Citizen newspaper.... more ...
Lions name unchanged starting XV
Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann has announced his team for Saturday's Currie Cup final against Western Province in Cape Town. ... more ...
We need a result against Cobras – Davids
Titans captain Henry Davids says his side are targeting two wins in a row in the domestic one-day series, with their first assignment against the Cobras at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday. ... more ...

Connie Ferguson returns to Generations

Generations producer Mfundi Vundla placed himself in a professional pickle when he fired 16 core members of his soap opera's cast, thereby depriving his storylines of some major characters....  more ...
The Lo Down: Make your own face masks
For those who don’t have the time (or money!) to escape to a spa for a monthly facial or skin treatment, a homemade face mask is your next best option.... more ...
Joey Rasdien debuts fresh material
Joey Rasdien is performing his new show, The Here After, at the 1 200-seater Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City for one night only on November 15.... more ...
Jenny Crwys-Williams bids farewell to radio 702
After 22 years with 702, Jenny Crwys-Williams has made the decision to leave her popular afternoon show and move on to what she hopes will allow her more time in the day to do the things she most enjoys.... more ...
Big-name collaborations on new Rebecca Malope album
Rebecca Malope has pulled out all the stops for her 35th album. more ...