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#ThingsLongerThanOscarsSentence tops Twitter trends

Twitter continues to buzz following the five-year sentence handed down to Oscar Pistorius in the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, with the top trending topic being: #ThingsLongerThanOscarsSentence. more ...

Two more military projectiles found near Pretoria school

Two more military projectiles and one mortar were found near Pretoria West High School on Tuesday morning, police said.... more ...
Diwali ‘bang fireworks prohibited’ – SA Hindu Maha Sabha
Given that the exact date to celebrate Diwali has been corrected, the SA Hindu Maha Sabha issued the Diwali fireworks guidelines, urging celebrators to be safe.... more ...
SADC cops to talk about mall tech robberies
Tracing cellphones stolen during a spate of mall robberies across South Africa will be discussed at talks between Southern African Development Community (SADC) police chiefs, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega said on Tuesday. ... more ...
Oscar processed and placed in cell
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been processed and placed in his cell in the hospital wing of the Kgosi Mampuru II prison, the facility's area commissioner Zebilon Monama said on Tuesday.... more ...
Jackson Mthembu is ‘recuperating’ – ANC
ANC MP Jackson Mthembu is recuperating and is still in a Witbank hospital's intensive care unit, the party said on Tuesday.... more ...

LIVE VIDEO FEED: Oscar Pistorius sentencing

Watch the live feed from the Oscar Pistorius trial where Judge Thokozile Masipa will start handing down sentencing today... more ...

Oscar Pistorius sent to jail for 5 years (gallery)

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment, for culpable homicide, and a further 3 year term (suspended for five years) for firing a gun in public, Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled on Tuesday in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. ... more ...

Confusing Diwali celebration date corrected

The erroneous date to celebrate Diwali (or Deepavali) issued by the SA Maha Sabha has caused confusion amongst the Hindu community.... more ...

14 rhino poachers arrested in Kruger over weekend

Fourteen rhino poachers have been arrested in the Kruger National Park since the start of the weekend, SANParks said on Sunday. ... more ...

Live Twitter Feed: Oscar Pistorius sentencing

Follow live updates from Oscar Pistorius' sentencing here or follow @CitiReporter on Twitter throughout the day.... more ...

Cambist staff face retrenchment

Cambist investment platform's parent company, OneLaw, is cutting staff through a rightsizing exercise and is looking at new revenue streams due to a decline in the number of garnishment orders, or emolument attachment orders (EAOs), in the market....  more ...
NUM signs De Beers wage agreement
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has signed a three-year wage agreement with De Beers after tough negotiations, the union said on Tuesday. ... more ...
Nhlanhla Nene needs to get tough in first budget
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has little room to manoeuvre in his maiden mid-term budget speech and may have to get tough on state-owned entities and civil servants in a way that will earn him little political popularity, observers predicted.... more ...
No problems with DTI – Zulu
There have been no problems between the department of trade and industry (dti) and the new small business development department as it establishes itself, Minister Lindiwe Zulu said on Tuesday. ... more ...
SA economy stuck – DA
South Africa's economy is stuck in low gear and teetering on the brink of very serious trouble, the DA said on Tuesday. ... more ...

MSF charity fetes ‘1000th Ebola survivor’ in west Africa

Medical charity MSF, at the forefront of the fight against Ebola in west Africa, said Tuesday it had saved a 1000th patient from the deadly epidemic....  more ...
Italian police say discovered huge 1.7 bn corporate fraud
Italy's financial police on Tuesday said they had broken up a ring of companies they believe used false accounting to defraud the state of 1.7 billion euros ($2.2 billion) of tax.... more ...
Paralysed man walks again after breakthrough spinal treatment
A paralysed Bulgarian man can walk again after receiving revolutionary treatment in Poland in a breakthrough hailed by one of the British scientists responsible as "more impressive than a man walking on the Moon".... more ...
Total chief executive De Margerie killed in Moscow plane crash
Russian and French experts were investigating Tuesday a plane crash at a Moscow airport which killed the CEO of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, whose private jet struck a snowplough on takeoff.... more ...
High-stakes Russia-Ukraine-EU gas talks begin in Brussels
Russia, Ukraine and the EU began crunch gas talks on Tuesday to resolve a bitter price dispute and end fears that Moscow could halt crucial energy supplies to Europe this winter.... more ...

Blow by blow: Orlando Pirates vs Black Aces

Mpumalanga Black Aces host Orlando Pirates at the Mbombela Stadium for their Absa Premiership match. AmaZayoni beat Swallows 3-2 over the weekend to extend their unbeaten run to five matches. Ezimnyama got back to winning ways against Free State Stars on Saturday. ...  more ...
Sharks season no failure: Brad
Sharks coach Brad Macleod-Henderson says despite not winning a trophy this season, the overall outlook was still positive for the Durban franchise.... more ...
Captaincy has helped De Villiers flourish
Proteas captain AB de Villiers says the satisfaction of leading from the front has been the driving force behind his match-winning performances for the Proteas this year. ... more ...
Lions coach ignores Currie Cup final mind games
Mental games are part and parcel of the build-up to Absa Currie Cup finals, but Lions coach Johan Ackermann said today the fact that Province are calling the Lions favourites is a bit far-fetched. ... more ...
Chiefs to keep eye on the ball — and not the stats
Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter hopes his team will not get carried away by the hype of setting a new Premier Soccer League record, when they host Moroka Swallows on Wednesday night.... more ...

David Meulen embarks on a solo career

'I don't have many memories of my life before music," says David Meulen.  more ...
Designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82: US media
Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, famous for the classic lines of his formal wear, has died at 82, US media reported Monday.... more ...
New medicine to combat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
A new drug will be made available to people who suffer from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, a pharmaceutical company said on Monday. ... more ...
The Lo Down: It’s all in the eyelashes
After a few seasons of beauty focus on nail art, I am pleased to report the latest beauty trend is shifting upwards: to the eyes. ... more ...
Rhythm City revival
Rhythm City is trying hard to win back the viewers it lost earlier this year. more ...