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Announcing Nigeria building collapse deaths was not delayed

Government did not take long to announce the deaths of South Africans in the Nigeria church building collapse, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said on Wednesday. more ...

Cyril Ramaphosa declares R76m; rest confidential

The 2014 Register of Members' Interests, tabled at Parliament on Wednesday, reveals Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is a very wealthy politician....  more ...
TUT and students reopen talks – SRC
Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) management and the student representative council (SRC) have re-opened talks to resolve the ongoing protests at the university, the SRC said on Wednesday.... more ...
16 illegal alliens escape custody
Sixteen undocumented immigrants have escaped from Rustenburg police station where they were being held, North West police said on Wednesday.... more ...
Joost van der Westhuizen never met TB Joshua
Former Springbok rugby player Joost van der Westhuizen has never met faith healer TB Joshua, a family representative said on Wednesday.... more ...
Parliament starts #KnowYourSpeaker Twitter campaign
Parliament started a "know your speaker" campaign on social networking site Twitter on Wednesday, following the opposition parties' defeat in a vote of no confidence in Speaker Baleka Mbete.... more ...

Nigerian church building collapse was not the first (video)

A building collapse at The Synagogue Church of All Nations (Scoan) in Nigeria, which killed 67 South Africans, was not the first, according to information on the church's website.... more ...

TB Joshua prophecies: hit and miss? (video)

The Synagogue Church Of All Nations' Prophet TB Joshua has apparently correctly foreseen a number of international disasters.... more ...

Prophet claims ‘small plane’ caused Nigerian church collapse (video)

Nigerian preacher TB Joshua has linked the collapse of his church building to a small plane that was seen flying overhead shortly before the building fell.... more ...

Prophet Joshua under fire over fatal church collapse

A popular Nigerian preacher and televangelist was under mounting pressure on Wednesday to co-operate with the authorities after a fatal building collapse in Lagos that claimed at least 67 lives.... 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 ...

Independence would hit Scotland’s key whisky sector: bank

Independence will likely have a negative short-term impact on Scotland’s emblematic whisky industry, according to a study by Dutch lender Rabobank released on the eve of Thursday’s crucial vote. more ...

Dovish Fed holds policy unchanged

The Federal Reserve stuck to its forecast for an initial interest rate rise in 2015 on Wednesday but cut its forecast for US growth slightly. more ...

Eskom ‘overstating financial woes’

Eskom is being disingenuous by pegging its revenue shortfall at R225 billion – an overstatement of 100% – a grouping of its biggest industrial customers that consume about 45% of its output has claimed....  more ...
Business not embracing tranformation – Cosatu
Private companies are not doing enough for social transformation, Cosatu said on Wednesday.... more ...
De Beers warns diamonds aren’t forever
The De Beers diamond cartel warned Tuesday that global production will decline from 2020, a trend that could spell pricier bling for consumers.... more ...
Kate O’Regan steps down as ASA president
Former Constitutional Court Judge Kate O'Regan has stepped down as Advertising Standards Authority of SA president, the ASA said on Wednesday.... more ...
Sanral asked to speak to Makhura on e-tolls
Sanral requested a meeting with Gauteng premier David Makhura on e-tolling before he set up a review panel, it said on Wednesday.... more ...

Obama: Ebola crisis ‘spiraling out of control’

President Barack Obama issued a global call to action to fight West Africa's Ebola epidemic on Tuesday, warning the deadly outbreak was unprecedented and "spiraling out of control," threatening hundreds of thousands of people....  more ...
Shooting, blast at college in Nigeria’s Kano
Gunshots and an explosion hit a college in the north Nigerian city of Kano on Wednesday and multiple casualties were feared, witnesses said.... more ...
China’s Xi makes maiden India visit, seeking to reset ties
India's new prime minister rolled out the red carpet for Xi Jinping in his home town on Wednesday, as the Chinese president began a maiden visit with both sides seeking to reset the relationship between Asia's rival superpowers.... more ...
Russian tycoon’s arrest sparks fears of ‘second Yukos’
The detention of billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov on money-laundering charges sent shock waves through Russia's business and political circles on Wednesday and prompted comparisons with past crackdowns on powerful oligarchs.... more ...
Virginity worth $5,000, Chinese court rules
A Chinese woman who sued a man for "violating her right to virginity" after he wooed her with false promises has been awarded nearly $5,000 by a court, reports said Wednesday.... more ...

Chiefs weigh up attack v defence against Buccaneers

Stuart Baxter says Kaizer Chiefs will have to overcome the difficult balancing act of eliminating Orlando Pirates' attacking threat, while at the same time providing a threat on goal of their own in Saturday's MTN8 final....  more ...
Hartley continues to make history
After winning South Africa's first medal in an Olympic event at the Canoe World Sprint Championships in Moscow in August, kayaker Bridgitte Hartley believes the best is yet to come.... more ...
Van der Burgh has a need for speed
In attempting to expand his repertoire, Cameron van der Burgh's performances in his specialist 50m and 100m events were negatively affected, the Olympic gold medallist admitted on Wednesday.... more ...
Pace set for title defence in Spain
Lee-Anne Pace of South Africa will launch her title defence in the Tenerife Open de Espana Femenino on the Tenerife Island on Thursday.... more ...
Vermezovic on the other side as MTN8 title awaits
Three years after his hopes of an MTN8 trophy were dashed while in charge of Kaizer Chiefs, Vladimir Vermezovic finds himself on the opposite side of the fence and at the helm of the very team which snatched victory at the FNB Stadium.... more ...

Strictly Come Dancing: crowning the king and queen

Leandie du Randt remembers the first dance of her life as if it were yesterday.  more ...
Maggie Benedict back on Generations
Maggie Benedict's fans were more than a little excited when the actress appeared on Generations last night.... 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 ...
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 ...