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Derby-Lewis apologies are lip service, court told

Justice Minister Michael Masutha acted in accordance with the law when he denied terminally-ill convicted killer Clive Derby-Lewis parole, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Monday. more ...

10 best songs for Africa Day

On this day in 1963, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), presently known as the Africa Union (AU), was founded. ...  more ...

No planned load shedding today

There will be no planned load shedding on Monday, Eskom announced. more ...

USA mother found pushing dead son on a swing

A woman was found pushing her dead three-year-old son on a swing on Friday morning in a Maryland Park, USA.... more ...

Bill Cosby sued

Janice Dickinson is suing Bill Cosby for "defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress"... more ...

I feel for Jayde’s parents – June Steenkamp

Port Elizabeth residents are once again emotionally battling following the gruesome murder of yet another woman within the close-knit community.... more ...

Find your load shedding schedules here

Want to know when your suburb will experience load shedding? Find out your schedule here. ... more ...

US fighter jets scrambled for French flight to NY

An Air France jetliner heading from Paris to New York was escorted by US fighter planes for the last stretch of the trip Monday because of a bomb threat against the flight, the airline and a US official said. more ...

Tunisian soldier kills 7 in barracks rampage

A Tunisian soldier the authorities say had psychological problems seized a gun at a barracks on Monday and killed seven comrades before being shot dead himself. more ...

‘All hands on deck’

South Africa suffers from a tremendous trust deficit, Ralph Mupita, CEO of Old Mutual Emerging Markets (OMEM), says....  more ...
Rhodes Foods grow profits
Rhodes Food Group said on Monday that profit after tax was up by 52.6% to R58.1 million in the six months to March 29.... more ...
Illovo predict tough times to come
Illovo Sugar on Monday pointed to the company’s diversification strategy, which was bearing fruit, as it reported a 12.3% decrease in operating profit from R1.89 billion to R1.66 billion on largely steady turnover and production for the year to March.... more ...
Tongaat Hulett shifts focus
Tongaat Hulett said it would continue to focus on expanding local markets as it reported operating profit of R2.1 billion, 12% lower than the R2.4 billion recorded last time, on slightly higher revenue of R16.2 billion (R15.7 billion) in the year to March 31.... more ...
Famous Brands increase revenue and restaurants
Famous Brands said on Monday it had raised revenue by 16% to R 3,3 billion while opening a record 258 new restaurants across their franchise brand portfolio in in the year to February.... more ...

Tunisian soldier kills 7 in barracks rampage

A Tunisian soldier the authorities say had psychological problems seized a gun at a barracks on Monday and killed seven comrades before being shot dead himself....  more ...
Malaysia finds 139 grave sites in migrant trafficking camps
Malaysian police said Monday they had found 139 grave sites and 28 abandoned detention camps used by people-smugglers and capable of housing hundreds, laying bare the grim extent of the region's migrant crisis.... more ...
‘Outraged’ voters shake up political landscape in Spain local polls
Spain faced a dramatically changed political landscape on Monday after voters in local elections abandoned traditional parties, with an anti-austerity protest movement topping polls in Barcelona and possibly taking power in Madrid.... more ...
Syria regime ‘launches 15 air raids around Palmyra’
Syrian government aircraft launched at least 15 strikes in and around the ancient city of Palymra on Monday, following its fall to the Islamic State group, a monitoring group said.... more ...
Israel ex-PM Olmert gets 8 months for corruption
Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to eight months in prison for corruption on Monday, the latest legal blow in a spectacular fall from grace.... more ...

Blatter lied about leaving, says Platini

UEFA president Michel Platini on Monday backed Prince Ali bin al Hussein's bid to unseat Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, accusing the football leader of lying to him about seeking a new term....  more ...
Nel confident ahead of Ostrava meet
Wenda Nel is quietly confident that she will again perform well in the 400-hurdles in the 54th Ostrava Golden Spike Meeting on Tuesday.... more ...
Drogba, Ayew make emotional farewells
African football legends Didier Drogba and Andre Ayew made emotional farewells at the weekend from clubs they have served with distinction, as most European leagues ended.... more ...
Mashaba blames PSL coaches
Shakes Mashaba would like to see the question of Bafana Bafana’s misfiring ways directed at club coaches and not him. That problem reared it’s ugly head again in the surprise defeat to Botswana 7-6 in penalties at Moruleng Stadium after the match finished goalless.... more ...
ASA pays hurt athlete, saves office
Athletics South Africa (ASA) faces a mountain of debt, but the sports organisation's administrators remain confident they can dig their way out.... more ...

Grow your furniture from trees

Deep in the English countryside, there's a bizarre sight: rows of trees being grown into upside-down chairs, slowly taking shape over years of careful nurturing....  more ...
Prison Break director takes on Madiba film project (audio)
Taking on a project like this is no mean feat – South Africans, in fact the whole world, love Nelson Mandela so much there are sure to be many armchair critics waiting to take the series' creators to task.... more ...
Climbing Kilimanjaro for girls’ freedom
While climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for a purpose gives you added motivation to succeed, it doesn't reduce the amount of physical exertion and strength of mind needed to complete the task.... more ...
Zimbabwe’s comedians draw tears of laughter in troubled times
With Zimbabwe’s economy on its knees and life a daily struggle for most people, there is one luxury that many can surprisingly still afford -- laughter.... more ...
Challenging perceptions: The Body Image Movement
Is there such a thing as the perfect body? Will women ever be satisfied with the way they look?... more ...