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SARS’ Pillay faces suspension again

The SA Revenue Service (Sars) deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay faced suspension again, a day after he was reinstated, the Sunday Times reported. more ...

Heavy duty trucks collide on N12 in Alberton (video)

Two heavy-duty trucks were involved in a crash on the N12 highway in Alberton this morning, causing a traffic pile-up....  more ...
No improvement in Matlosana municipality
Matlosana Local Municipality has been put under full administration, the North West local government department said on Saturday.... more ...
Body of missing man found
The body of a 20-year-old man that went missing while swimming in Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape, was found on Saturday, the national sea rescue institute said.... more ...
118 left homeless after Cape Town fire
A total of 118 people have been left homeless after 30 shacks burned down in various parts of Cape Town, the City's Disaster Operations Centre said on Saturday.... more ...
Dagga worth R80,000 confiscated
A stash of dagga, with a street value of R80,000, has been found in a deserted shack at Skiet, an informal settlement in Butterworth, Eastern Cape Police said on Saturday.... more ...
Four arrested for bank robbery
A bank robbery in Lusikisiki was revealed to be an apparent inside job, when two bank clerks, along with two other accomplices, were arrested for the crime, Eastern Cape police said on Saturday.... more ...
Walk this road with me – Miss World Rolene Strauss
Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss on Saturday called on South Africans to support her through her tenure.... more ...
Row over possible baby elephant move
Zimbabwean authorities have maintained that they abide by international treaties when sending live animals abroad, following controversy over the possible export of baby elephants to China or the United Arab Emirates, state media reported on Saturday.... more ...
Pierre Korkie family will use donations for a ‘fresh start’
The R1.7 million that was raised to help kidnap victim Pierre Korkie and his family after his expected release in Yemen, will now assist his widow and children start afresh, a family spokesman said on Saturday.... more ...

Zuma gets a last chance

The year's close is traditionally a time for introspection – not only to dwell nostalgically on what was good, but also to identify patterns that, if extrapolated, give a plausible sense of our future.... more ...

Welcome Miss SA, Rolene Strauss (Gallery)

A radiant Rolene Strauss has been crowned Miss South Africa 2014 at a glittering ceremony held at the Sun City Superbowl. ... more ...

Mamelodi Sundowns 2 Ajax Cape Town 1 – As it happened!

Live play-by-play coverage of the game between Mamelodi Sundowns and Ajax Cape Town at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville.... more ...

Dagga worth R80,000 confiscated

A stash of dagga, with a street value of R80,000, has been found in a deserted shack at Skiet, an informal settlement in Butterworth, Eastern Cape Police said on Saturday.... more ...

RAF payout criteria is sexist – judge

A High Court judge has criticised criteria used to determine Road Accident Fund (RAF) payout amounts for widows....  more ...
Cartrack lists on JSE
Fleet management, vehicle recovery and telematics group Cartrack Holdings listed on the JSE's main board on Friday at an opening price of R9.50 a share.... more ...
Japan’s Idemitsu oil eyes $4 bn buyout
Japan's second-largest oil distributor Idemitsu Kosan is planning to acquire its smaller rival Shell Sekiyu in a deal worth an estimated $4.18 billion, a report said Saturday.... more ...
Zuma enacts public administration act
President Jacob Zuma has signed into law the Public Administration Management Act, which bans civil servants doing business with the state, the presidency said on Friday.... more ...
Oil price creating volatility – economist
The low oil price should be a positive for the rand and South Africa, but in the short-term was creating substantial global financial market volatility and negatively affecting the rand, an economist said on Friday.... more ...

Pakistan slammed for resuming executions after school massacre

Rights groups Saturday condemned Pakistan's decision to hang two convicted militants in its first executions for six years, as leaders vowed decisive action in the wake of a Taliban school massacre that left 149 people dead....  more ...
Two New York police officers ‘executed’ in Brooklyn
Two New York police officers were shot dead in Brooklyn on Saturday, officials said, in what local media called an apparent ambush.... more ...
ISS crew gets new ratchet — over email
There may be no corner hardware store at the International Space Station, but that doesn't mean the astronauts can't get what they need.... more ...
Four Afghan Guantanamo detainees repatriated, says Pentagon
Four detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay US military prison have been repatriated to Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Saturday.... more ...
Franciscan Order in ‘grave’ financial trouble after massive fraud
The Franciscan Order founded by Saint Francis of Assisi, who advocated a life of poverty, is in deep financial trouble following the discovery of massive fraud and is appealing for help.... more ...

Is this the new Free State Stars coach?

A source has informed Phakaaathi that Free State Stars are in talks with former Bloemfontein Celtic coach Ernst Middendorp and that he may be unveiled as the head coach soon. ...  more ...
Suarez opens league account, Messi at double
Luis Suarez scored his first La Liga goal and Lionel Messi netted twice as Barcelona moved to within a point of leaders Real Madrid with a 5-0 thrashing of Cordoba in their final game of the year on Saturday.... more ...
New sports stars to watch for in 2015
AFP Sports writers make their picks of who will be the new names to watch out for in 2015:... more ...
Conditions favour Act Of War
I am on my way to Cape Town today to ride Harry’s Son in the Grand Parade Cape Guineas. ... more ...
Dale Steyn delivers hammer blow as Proteas crush Windies
A devastating spell of fast bowling from Dale Steyn where he took six wickets from 7.3 overs spurred South Africa on to an innings and 220 run victory over the West Indies before lunch, on day four of the first Test in Centurion on Saturday.... more ...

Be yourself – Miss World Rolene Strauss

Young girls and women need to be themselves and not try to emulate anyone, Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss said on Saturday....  more ...
Even the French turning queasy over force-fed foie gras
Almost one out of every two French people now favour banning the force-feeding of geese and ducks to produce the national delicacy, foie gras, a survey showed.... more ...
Madonna releases new songs after leaks
Madonna on Saturday suddenly released six new songs months ahead of schedule, upset that early versions had leaked online.... more ...
European films dominate for foreign language Oscar
Six European, two Latin American and one African film have made the shortlist for the foreign language Oscar, announced in Los Angeles Friday.... more ...
This little boy is ‘exasperated’ by his mom’s news (video)
Watch and find out why little Trey is so exasperated by his moms' big news. more ...