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There will be no load shedding Monday – Eskom

State power utility Eskom said on Sunday that it was working hard to restore its power supply systems to normal to avoid further load shedding on Monday. more ...

Shocking toddler assault goes viral (video)

A shocking video of a housekeeper assaulting a toddler in Uganda has gone viral, prompting anger from social media users....  more ...
Two men arrested for possession of drug ingredients
Two men were arrested in Bezuidenhout Valley, central Johannesburg, for allegedly being in possession of 40kgs of ephedrine, a chemical used to make cocaine, on Sunday, metro police said.... more ...
Parliament committees to conduct oversight visits
Five of Parliament's portfolio committees will conduct oversight visits around the country this week.... more ...
Man arrested for murder in Eastern Cape
A man was arrested on Sunday for allegedly murdering a 33-year-old man in Dutywa, Eastern Cape police said.... more ...
Two convicted for rape
Two Galeshewe men convicted of rape and murder have been handed two life sentences each by the Northern Cape High Court in Kimberley, police said on Sunday.... more ...
Body of a man discovered on beach
The body of a man was recovered while another man was still missing near St Helena Bay in the Western Cape on Sunday, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.... more ...
Department of Education raises pass marks
The basic education department on Sunday said it had raised the pass mark for Grades 7, 8 and 9 for 2014.... more ...
NFP leader kaMagwaza-Msibi remains in hospital
National Freedom Party leader Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi was still resting in a Durban hospital on Sunday.... more ...
Dipuo Peters: Research is needed into fiery crashes
More research is needed to explain why vehicles sometimes catch fire in crashes, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said on Sunday.... 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 ...

No clarity on whether Senzo Meyiwa was 30 or 27

Neither Safa nor the home club of slain Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa were able to provide clarity on a Sunday Sun report that he had lied about his age.... more ...

Eskom starts power cuts across SA on Sunday

People in Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni, and Cape Town have to contend with power cuts on Sunday because Eskom lost 1800MW. ... more ...

SAA acting CEO has no degree – report

SA Airways acting chief executive Nico Bezuidenhout is the latest in a series of high-profile executives and politicians who have been exposed for overstating their qualifications....  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 ...

France, Germany to present joint economic reform plan

Germany and France plan to present a joint economic reform plan Thursday under which Paris would freeze wages and Berlin would hike public investment, a news report said....  more ...
Suicide blast at Afghan volleyball game kills around 50
Around 50 people were killed and 60 others wounded when a suicide blast ripped through crowds gathered to watch a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said.... more ...
Decaying complex shelters generations of migrants in Athens
A group of people -- Greeks, Afghans, Iraqis, Syrians, Bulgarians, Iranians, Turks -- gather around a steaming pot outside a dilapidated building complex from the 1930s set in the heart of Athens.... more ...
Israel cabinet backs bill anchoring ‘Jewish state’ in law: media
Ministers voted on Sunday in favour of a controversial proposal to anchor in law Israel's status as the national homeland of the Jewish people, at the expense of its democratic character.... more ...
German finance minister wants EU to have budget veto powers
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Sunday the European economic and monetary affairs commissioner should have veto powers over national budgets that breach eurozone criteria.... more ...

Switzerland wins Davis Cup, tears of joy for Federer

Roger Federer gave Switzerland and himself a first Davis Cup title on Sunday in Lille, pounding Richard Gasquet of France in straight sets to ensure the winning point....  more ...
Boks release Senatla to join Blitzboks
Western Province wing Seabelo Senatla has been released from the Springbok touring squad at the request of the Springbok Sevens and will return to South Africa on Sunday.... more ...
Bucs hit back to beat 10-man Supersport
Sifiso Myeni struck in second-half injury time as Orlando Pirates fought back from a goal down to secure a 2-1 win over 10-man SuperSport United in Polokwane on Sunday.... more ...
Woeful Liverpool suffer more pain at Palace
Liverpool suffered more Selhurst Park misery as struggling Crystal Palace came from behind to clinch a shock 3-1 win over the lacklustre Reds on Sunday.... more ...
Blow by blow: SuperSport United vs Pirates
SuperSport United host Orlando Pirates at the Peter Mokaba Stadium. Matsatsantsa recorded a 2 - 0 victory over the Buccaneers in a Telkom Knockout semi-final match. Pirates have lost two of their last league matches, while United has moved up to eight on the Absa Premiership table.... 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 ...
NxGen GT-R now the fastest car in SA (video)
The mission: become the fastest full going road car over the 1km mark. The date: 22 November 2014. The venue: ODI Raceway. The car: NxGen Alpha 16 Nissan GT-R 35... ... more ...
Tiny Australian town rocks to AC/DC’s new album
Thousands of AC/DC fans Sunday flocked to a small, rural Australian town for the launch of the group's first new album in six years -- and also their first without founding member Malcolm Young, who is suffering from dementia.... 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 ...
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 ...