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Power cuts will last all weekend – Eskom

Power cuts are scheduled to take place throughout the weekend, Eskom said on Friday afternoon.  more ...

Twitter not really free-for-all – Legal expert

Watch your words when posting on social media because it could have a devastating backlash, legal experts have warned. ...  more ...
Nigerian building collapse DNA samples difficult to match
Genetic testing to identify the remains of 84 South Africans killed in the Nigerian building collapse was extremely difficult.... more ...
Maimane warns ANC over 2016 polls
DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane has called on the ANC to brace itself for a tough electoral battle in preparation for the 2016 local government elections. ... more ...
Candidates for IEC commissioner submitted
The names of eight candidates for the post of IEC commissioner have been submitted to the parliament, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng said on Friday.... more ...
South Africa prepares to move rhino
The rhino crashes forward, pounding the earth with its broad feet. Then, as a dart's sedative takes hold, it staggers and slouches to the ground, where South African rangers prepare to move the over-sized beast by truck to an area they hope is safe from poachers.... more ...
Suspect arrested in botched Joburg hijacking
A suspect arrested following a botched hijacking in Johannesburg has been charged for murder and perjury, police confirmed.... more ...
Boksburg taxi shooting claimed father-to-be
Gauteng transport MEC Ismail Vadi on Friday condemned the killing of taxi operators and commuters after five people were killed in an alleged taxi violence incident in Windmill Park, Boksburg, on Thursday. This included Stanley Madonsela whose girlfriend Boitumelo Molefe is five months pregnant with the couple's first child. ... more ...
Kelly’s back after Senzo tragedy (video)
Kelly Khumalo is starting to find her feet after Senzo Meyiwa’s death, performing on Live Amp and taking to Instagram to thank her supporters.... more ...
Relatives identify Zim church stampede victims
Relatives were helping the police identify the victims of a church stampede in Zimbabwe's central mining town of Kwekwe on Friday, the state ZBC radio reported. ... more ...

UPDATE: Find your load shedding schedules here

Want to know when your suburb will experience load shedding. Find out more with the following load shedding schedules.... more ...

Power cuts will last all weekend – Eskom

Power cuts are scheduled to take place throughout the weekend, Eskom said on Friday afternoon. ... more ...

Load shedding to start at 9am today – Eskom

Eskom declared an emergency on Thursday morning and warned that power cuts would start at 9am.... more ...

UPDATE: Granny to appear in court for toddler’s murder

A 55-year-old woman is expected to appear in the Chatsworth Magistrate’s Court on Monday for the murder of her two-year-old granddaughter.... more ...

Boksburg taxi shooting claimed father-to-be

Gauteng transport MEC Ismail Vadi on Friday condemned the killing of taxi operators and commuters after five people were killed in an alleged taxi violence incident in Windmill Park, Boksburg, on Thursday. This included Stanley Madonsela whose girlfriend Boitumelo Molefe is five months pregnant with the couple's first child. ... more ...

SCA rules on NAFCOC leadership battle

The Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday put an end to a long-running leadership battle in NAFCOC in a ruling discounting the legitimacy of a previous president’s appointment. more ...

Gunmen execute 28 on Kenya bus near Somalia border

Gunmen seized a bus in northeastern Kenya near the Somali border early Saturday and executed 28 non-Muslim passengers, police said, blaming the attack on Shebab Islamic extremists. more ...

Bank fills funding gap in affordable housing

South Africa's housing backlog of 2.1 million homes was rising despite generous government subsidies and creative banking initiatives, warned Nolwazi Nzama, head of affordable housing at Standard Bank....  more ...
TV startup Aereo in bankruptcy after US court defeat
Television startup Aereo, which lost a US Supreme Court test of its system to bypass cable with tiny, personalised antennas, announced Friday it was filing for bankruptcy protection.... more ...
China central bank cuts interest rates in surprise move
China's central bank on Friday unexpectedly cut benchmark interest rates for the first time in more than two years, as authorities seek to prop up flagging growth in the world's second-largest economy.... more ...
HSBC says Swiss unit charged in Paris with money-laundering
HSBC Private Bank, the Swiss subsidiary of British banking group HSBC, said Friday it has been charged in Paris with money-laundering.... more ...
Inflation increased ‘more rapidly’ – survey
Inflation over the past year increased "more rapidly" compared to the previous five years, according to a survey released on Friday. ... more ...

‘From Syria With Love': state TV claims world record

A youth channel owned by Syrian state television claims to have broken the record for the longest non-stop chat show ever broadcast, airing a programme that ran 70 hours....  more ...
Battling Ebola: the worst of humanitarian missions
An invisible, murderous enemy that puts caregivers in almost unbearable working conditions, Ebola is a gruelling test for even the most experienced humanitarian.... more ...
Obama extends US combat role in Afghanistan: report
Barack Obama has extended the combat role for US troops in Afghanistan for another year, in a classified order he signed in recent weeks, the New York Times reported Friday.... more ...
New setback for Cosby as Vegas show cancelled
Embattled US comic Bill Cosby suffered a new setback Friday as a live performance in Las Vegas was cancelled, just days after the plug was pulled on two TV projects.... more ...
Jihadists launch major attack on Iraq’s Ramadi
The Islamic State group launched a major attack on the Iraqi city of Ramadi Friday, attempting to seize one of the last urban pockets under government control in troubled Anbar province.... more ...

No slacking off for Springboks in Italy Test

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers said today in Padua that just because they face Italy tomorrow doesn’t mean they had any less of a tough week in preparation....  more ...
Ten, Radionova lead in Bordeaux
Kazakh Denis Ten upstaged Japan's Tatsuki Machida to head Friday's men's short programme as Russian teen Elena Radionova led the women's event at the Trophee Eric Bompard.... more ...
Rosberg desperate for Williams lifeline
Nico Rosberg hopes that the much-improved Williams team can throw him a world championship lifeline in Sunday’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.... more ...
‘Beat up’ England eager for Samoa, says Rowntree
England forwards coach Graham Rowntree said the side had been "beating themselves up" ahead of Saturday's clash against Samoa at Twickenham as they seek a first win of the November international campaign.... more ...
Federer bloodied but not bowed after Davis Cup shocker
For a player who had just endured his worst ever Davis Cup defeat on Friday, Roger Federer sounded surprisingly upbeat.... more ...

Mixed reactions over SA’s Hottest MCs list

K.O is South Africa’s 'hottest MC' according to a controversial Top 10 list by MTV Base....  more ...
Dynamo visits South Africa (video)
In an exclusive video, the the Magician Impossible star, Dynamo,illusions for The Citizen. The British magician is currently in South Africa promoting the fourth and final season his television show. ... more ...
AMG compact-performance-car day
Mercedes-Benz SA decided it would be a great idea to head off to the Red Star Raceway just outside Delmas and let us motoring journalists have some fun with their 45 range of compact performance cars and the tight and tricky 4km circuit.... more ...
The Lo Down: A reason to smile
If you think that orthodontic braces are just limited to your teenage years: think again.... more ...
‘Don’t compare me to Ray Rice’, Peterson
Adrian Peterson expressed remorse for injuring his 4-year-old son with a switch but said people shouldn't put him in the same category as Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice.... more ...