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Tripartite alliance lacks common vision – Zille (video)

DA leader Helen Zille said on Saturday said the ANC was taking more interest in the voter support of its alliance partners, while limiting their participation in policy matters.  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 ...
Bakkies Botha retires from international rugby
Springbok lock and Rugby World Cup winner Bakkies Botha has announced his retirement from international rugby.... more ...
Eastern Cape gears up for December holiday season
Road safety plans are in place ahead of the festive season, the Eastern Cape transport department said on Saturday.... more ...
Guptas to list uranium mine on JSE
The Gupta family intend listing a uranium mine on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange to raise R800 million.... more ...
Power cuts continue over weekend
Power cuts would continue across the country on Saturday, Eskom said. more ...
Weekend accidents
All the traffic accidents from the weekend. 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 ...
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Senzo Meyiwa’s killer still at large

Police are still hunting for Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa's killer. more ...

Strong Japan quake leaves 39 injured, hits popular ski resort

A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake in central Japan left 39 people injured, seven seriously, and wrecked homes in a popular ski resort, the government said Sunday. more ...

Albania opens Hoxha’s top secret Cold War nuclear bunker to public

The massive, top secret Cold War nuclear bunker of former Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha was opened to the public on Saturday, decades after it was built by the paranoid communist regime fearing an attack by the West that never came. 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 ...
Brazil slams media ‘manipulation’ on Petrobras scandal
Brazilian authorities Saturday blasted a news magazine for media "manipulation" as the government of President Dilma Rousseff battles an escalating kickbacks scandal at state-owned oil giant Petrobras.... 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 ...

Shebab Islamists claim responsibility for deadly Kenya bus attack

Somalia's Shebab Islamists on Saturday claimed responsibility for a deadly bus attack in neighbouring Kenya in which gunmen slaughtered 28 non-Muslim passengers....  more ...
Tunisians elect president for first time
Tunisians vote Sunday in their first presidential election since the 2011 revolution that sparked the Arab Spring, a ballot set to round off an often fraught transition to democracy.... more ...
Flooding fears mount in snowed-in area of New York state
Record-breaking snowfall that buried towns near Buffalo, New York, and killed at least 14 people posed a major flooding threat with temperatures forecast to rise.... more ...
Biden, Erdogan seek to ease narrow differences on Syria
US Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul in a bid to ease strains over the Syria crisis and persuade Turkey to step up its support for the coalition against Islamic State (IS) jihadists.... more ...
Still ‘no significant progress’ in Iran talks: European source
World powers and Iran have still made "no significant progress" in negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme, a European source said Saturday.... more ...

Proteas win toss and bat in 5th ODI v Australia

South Africa won the toss and chose to bat in the fifth and final one-day international against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday....  more ...
Admiral salutes Captain’s Daughter
Trainer Charles Laird holds a very strong hand in Race 8, a Conditions Plate (F& M) over 1600m at Scottsville today as his two runners Admiral’s Eye and Captain’s Daughter but it is Captain’s Daughter that could come out best.... more ...
Hamilton, Rosberg set for title duel in desert
Lewis Hamilton targets the 2014 Formula One world title on Sunday despite starting the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix behind pole-sitting team-mate Nico Rosberg, the only man who can deny him a second championship.... more ...
Doutie powers Wits to Stars win
Sameehg Doutie stole the show with an assist and goal as Wits trumped Free State Stars 2-0 in the Premiership at the Bidvest Stadium on Saturday.... more ...
Blow by blow: Ajax vs Maritzburg Utd
Ajax Cape Town face Maritzburg United at the Cape Town Stadium.  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 ...
Keeping the samba drum beating in Ireland’s ‘Little Brazil’
In a gym in a sleepy town in the west of Ireland, Jobert Marinho is training hard to hone the martial arts skills of his native Brazil, hoping to win a major national title for his local club.... 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 ...
Celebs tight lipped on J&B Met outfits
Last night The Zone@Rosebank was turned into a street of desire, where art, celebs, boozy cocktails and fashion mixed together to weave the perfect launch for the 2015 J&B Met, South Africa's oldest horse race.... 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 ...