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New review of Nkandla report

Parliament will today announce a new ad hoc committee to look into Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s Nkandla report, which is widely expected to say how much money President Jacob Zuma must pay back.  more ...

Rhodes, colonial symbols protests spread

What started as a protest against a statue of Cecil John Rhodes on the University of Cape Town (UCT) campus has grown into a national debate on transformation at universities and apartheid and colonial symbols in post-1994 SA. ...  more ...
ANC stalwart chides eThekwini leaders
One of South Africa's liberation struggle stalwarts, Eric Mtshali – who spent more than 60 years in various positions across the tripartite alliance – expressed concern about ongoing power struggles in the ANC's eThekwini region, saying the wrangling has the potential to destroy the party if not promptly addressed. ... more ...
No bomb found on Nelson Mandela bridge
The Nelson Mandela bridge in Braamfontein was reopened on Thursday afternoon following a bomb scare earlier, the Johannesburg metro police department said.... more ...
South Africa’s war over rhino horn: day two  
Pro and no traders continued to fire shots across each others bows with their submissions to the committee of enquiry appointed to look into the feasibility, or not, of legalising trade in rhino horn. ... more ...
Judgement expected in Luke Tibbetts trial
Judgment is expected to be handed down on Friday in the case of the man accused of killing Westbury toddler Luke Tibbetts, at the High Court in Johannesburg sitting in Palm Ridge.... more ...
Judgement expected in Eskom CEO suspension
The Labour Court in Johannesburg is expected to deliver judgment on Friday in the challenge by Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona to have his suspension reversed.... more ...
Cause of massive Durban fire to be investigated
The cause of the large fire that broke out at a cooking oil factory and spread to an adjacent paint factory in the south of Durban yesterday is still unknown and will be the subject of an investigation, the eThekwini Municipality said.... more ...
UPDATE: Induna’s killers sentenced
Two of the three men accused of killing an induna (tribal councillor) in Kranskop, KwaZulu-Natal have been convicted and sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment each.... more ...
Shock in Europe after ‘deliberate’ Germanwings crash
The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight appears to have "deliberately" crashed the plane after locking his captain out of the cockpit, French officials said Thursday, in revelations that sparked global shock and prompted some airlines to review their cockpit policies.... more ...

Cricket quota shock

The Proteas will fly home to a barrage of boardroom bouncers after losing to New Zealand in the World Cup semifinal in Auckland yesterday.... more ...

Meet the Big Brother Mzansi 2 housemates (gallery)

Meet the Big Brother Mzansi: Double Trouble housemates who are guaranteed to entertain audiences. ... more ...

Foreigners must go home – King Zwelithini

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has called for the deportation of foreign nationals living in the country, saying it was unacceptable locals were being made to compete with people from other countries for the few economic opportunities available. ... more ...

How ‘Moruti wa Tsotsi’ Senyaka died

Kwaito star Senyaka Kekana has been confirmed dead by his business associate Danny “Kamazu” Malewa. ... more ...

Girl, 16, raped by brother-in-law

A 27-year-old man has been sentenced by the Durban Regional Court to 10 years in prison for raping his sister-in-law.... more ...

Your bank account could be frozen

If your bank statements are still being posted to an address that is no longer your residence, your bank account could be frozen, according to the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC), which has urged South Africans to update their personal details with their bank....  more ...
Ukraine’s Russia debt threatens IMF rescue
A default by Ukraine on $3 billion in debt to Russia this year could threaten the International Monetary Fund's lifeline to the embattled country, an IMF spokesman said.... more ...
Repo rate unchanged
The repo rate will remain unchanged at 5.75 percent, SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago said on Thursday. ... more ...
80% of domestic workers without UIF
Eighty percent of domestic workers in South Africa are without an Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF).... more ...
Telkom workers on go-slow protest
The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has extended its solidarity with Telkom workers who have embarked on a go-slow in protest of the outsourcing of its call center, supply chain and IT departments.... more ...

Shock and anger after ‘deliberate’ Germanwings crash

The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight appears to have deliberately crashed the plane after locking his captain out of the cockpit, French officials said, with the "unimaginable" development sparking global shock and anger among victims' loved ones....  more ...
Amanda Knox’s fate in hands of Italy’s top court
Amanda Knox will discover Friday if she is to be definitively convicted of murder as Italy's top court resumes a hearing on the 2007 slaying of British student Meredith Kercher.... more ...
Saudi strikes Yemen rebels as Iran warns of ‘dangerous step’
Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition kept up raids against Huthi Shiite rebels Friday in support of Yemen's embattled president, who headed to an Arab summit to garner support as Iran warned the intervention was "dangerous".... more ...
Italy offers Neapolitan pizza for UNESCO heritage menu
Italy has chosen Neapolitan pizza as its candidate for protection under UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list, Italian media report.... more ...
Nineteen hurt as blast, then fire bring down New York buildings
Nineteen people were hurt when three New York buildings collapsed and a blaze tore through another in what preliminary indications suggested was a gas-related explosion.... more ...

Follow Dr Mokone’s footsteps – Jordaan

Safa president Danny Jordaan has called on young players to follow in the footsteps of the late Dr Steve “Kalamazoo” Mokone in balancing their football career and academic. ...  more ...
Nightmare start for Hamilton at Malaysia Formula One GP practice
Lewis Hamilton got off to a nightmare start at the Malaysian Grand Prix when mechanical problems forced him out of the opening practice session on Friday.... more ...
Sunshine Ladies Tour primed for action
Lee-Anne Pace, Ashleigh Simon and Paula Reto tee off in the Kia Classic on the LPGA Tour tonight, a bevy of Sunshine Ladies Tour campaigners are duelling against the cream of the Ladies European Tour in the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco, while U lrika van Niekerk will fly the lone South African flag in the Symetra Tour’s Florida’s Natural Charity Classic at Lake Wales Country Club on Friday.  ... more ...
Gorlei keeps Sanlam SA Women’s Stroke Play bid on course
Cara Gorlei claimed her third podium finish this season when she edged out local favourite Lizzie Currie by two strokes for the KwaZulu-Natal Stroke Play Championship title at Beachwood on Sunday. ... more ...
Mixed emotions for Mashaba after Swazi win
Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba is happy with his team’s 3-1 victory over Swaziland but has some concerns ahead of Sunday’s friendly against Nigeria.... more ...

Royalty Soapie Awards recognises female villains

Every good soapie needs a great villain and the days when this role was reserved for men are long gone....  more ...
Opel Mokka rockets onto the scene
Opel have dived into the baby SUV market with their Mokka – Opel's first sub-compact SUV world wide.... more ...
Miss World visits Leeuwkop correctional services
Her whirlwind reign as Miss World 2014 has seen Rolene Strauss jet to Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, the Caribbean, Australia and the United States, but that doesn't mean she doesn't visit her projects back home.... more ...
DJ Sbu and Forbes Africa squash cover beef
Following a spat between Forbes and DJ Sbu, the magazine said yesterday saying that “the matter has been resolved to the satisfaction of both parties.”... more ...
Simba Mhere’s alleged killer not charged
The driver of the VW Polo that crashed into the vehicle in which Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere and a passenger were travelling in January has not been charged with culpable homicide.... more ...