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Abandoned newborn baby found alive in veld

Police are searching for a woman whose new-born baby was found alive in a veld in Middelburg, Mpumalanga. more ...

Water supplies restored as reservoirs fill

Water supply has been sporadic or non-existent in parts of Johannesburg and the West Rand over the past two days....  more ...
Recommended suspension of Ellen Tshabalala welcomed
The decision by Parliament's communication portfolio committee to recommend the suspension of SABC board chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala on Tuesday was welcomed by the Democratic Alliance.... more ...
Cooler temperatures expected over weekend
Cooler temperatures were expected in Gauteng and other parts of the country over the coming weekend, the SA Weather Service said on Tuesday.... more ...
KZN woman ‘raped’ by neighbour
A suspect remains in police custody while awaiting his bail hearing after being arrested for the alleged rape of a woman at communal hostels in Mobeni, KwaZulu-Natal.... more ...
Five arrested after man burnt to death
Five men were arrested on Monday after a 20-year-old man was burnt to death at Nkanini, KwaZulu-Natal, police said.... more ...

Buttocks, bulldust can’t protect JZ

Perhaps the vocabulary of Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane needs some sanitising.... more ...

If Pistorius was poor, would he have been guilty?

If Oscar Pistorius was a poor man, would he have been found not guilty of murder? For me this was the most troubling question about his trial.... more ...

Oscar verdict could be overturned – expert

The possibility that Oscar Pistorius's culpable homicide verdict may be overturned and replaced by a murder conviction has not been ruled out by experts.... more ...

Use buttocks to defend Zuma – Nomvula Mokonyane

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says ANC members and Cabinet ministers will use their buttocks to defend President Jacob Zuma. ... more ...

‘Buttocks’ remark is Sepedi idiom

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane's "buttocks" comment was a Sepedi idiom used to describe the extent she would go to in order to protect President Jacob Zuma.... more ...

Door closes on Pickvest victims

It may be too late for investors who bought property syndications from Pickvest (formerly PIC Syndications) to lay complaints with the financial advisory and intermediary services (FAIS) ombud....  more ...
Airbus signs alliance with SA companies
Leading global aircraft manufacturer Airbus has signed a memorandum of understanding with two South African companies in what is hailed as a bid to further bolster the local aviation industry.... more ...
Eskom must reveal Koeberg tender docs – DA
Eskom acting chief executive Colin Matjila must reveal all the documents on a tender for the replacement of steam generators at the Koeberg power plant, the DA said on Tuesday.... more ...
Major banks performed well – PwC
The four major banks in South Africa posted combined headline earnings of R27.8 billion, an increase of 13.1 percent in the six months ending June 2014, PwC said on Tuesday.... more ...
More jobs but fewer skills among blacks
The rate of employment creation has increased since 1994 with black people benefiting the most, the presidency said on Monday.... more ...

China ups its medics in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to 174

China will send more medics to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to help boost laboratory testing for the virus, raising the total number of Chinese medical experts there to 174, the UN said Tuesday....  more ...
Fresh travel disruption as Air France pilots extend strike
Passengers faced a second day of travel disruption on Tuesday as Air France pilots extended a strike in protest at the airline's plans to expand its low-cost subsidiary.... more ...
Lesotho to hold early election to end political crisis
Lesotho's leaders are planning to head to the polls early in a bid to restore political order following an attempted coup and stalled peace talks between deadlocked political parties, a South African official said Monday.... more ...
China’s Xi heads to Sri Lanka to promote ‘maritime silk road’
President Xi Jinping was Tuesday due in Sri Lanka where he will launch construction of a Chinese-backed $1.4 billion port city as he promotes his vision of a "maritime silk road" in the face of growing competition from Japan and India.... more ...
Season’s first dolphins killed in Japan: activists
The first dolphins of the season were slaughtered on Tuesday in the small Japanese town of Taiji, campaigners said, commencing an annual cull repeatedly condemned by animal rights groups.... more ...

Khuzwayo has Masilela’s backing

Kaizer Chiefs defender Tsepo Masilela has dismissed talk that stand-in goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo is the team's 'weak link' and says he has confidence in the young shot-stopper....  more ...
Sharks in desperate position: Mtembu
Sharks' captain Tera Mtembu admits that the defending Currie Cup champions have slumped into a "desperate" position in their bid to defend the title.... more ...
Letsholonyane defends Chiefs strikers
Having seen his personal tally reach six goals this season, Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane has come out in defence of Chiefs' strikers who have so far struggled to find the back of the net.... more ...
Kings shuffle backline
Injuries have forced EP Kings coach Carlos Spencer to make several changes to the team to take on the Free State Cheetahs in Port Elizabeth in a Currie Cup match on Saturday.... more ...
Blitzbokke to face Kenya, Wales in Oz
Commonwealth Games gold medallists, the Blitzbokke will face African rivals Kenya, Wales and American Samoa in the opening round of the Sevens World Series at Australia's Gold Coast on October 11 and 12.... more ...

Idols SA: Learning from the best

The top 11 contestants on the tenth season of Idols SA have finally been revealed. And by the look of things, this year's winner is going to be young and energetic with a unique take on music....  more ...
Trailer released for Kebble killers’ ‘tell-all’ documentary
The self-confessed killers of mining magnate Kebble are expected to give first-hand accounts on the murder in a documentary to be released later this year.... more ...
Microsoft’s message to SA ahead of Xbox One launch
Ahead of the Xbox One's arrival in South Africa, Graeme Boyd of Microsoft has sent a message welcoming local fans to the Xbox family. ... more ...
Ballet contributors to receive awards
The opening night of Joburg Ballet’s new production of The Nutcracker Re-Imagined at the Joburg Theatre on Friday 19 September will also be the occasion of the presentation of three awards in recognition of services to Joburg Ballet.... more ...
Streaming TV: out of sight for the masses?
A South African online streaming entertainment hub was launched last week.  more ...