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Nigeria silent on fatal church building collapse probe

Nigerian officials were tight-lipped on Tuesday about the scope of a probe into a fatal church building collapse in Lagos that killed 115, as anger mounted against the popular preacher in charge.  more ...

Activists petition to have alleged poachers denied bail (video)

Concerned members of the public have created a petition to have the bail of alleged rhino poaching kingpin Hugo Ras and the nine co-accused belonging to his syndicate denied....  more ...
Derby-Lewis medical parole case heads to UN
Right-wing political party Front National will approach the United Nations' (UN) Human Rights Commission over the handling of Clive Derby-Lewis's medical parole application, it said on Tuesday.... more ...
Ekurhuleni air quality worst in SA
Air quality within the boundaries of the Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality is the worst in South Africa, National Air Quality Officer Thuli Mdluli said on Tuesday.... more ...
Govt abandoned us after earthquake – Khuma residents
Residents of the township of Khuma near Orkney say they feel abandoned by government as they try to pick up the pieces of their damaged houses and rebuild more than a month after an earthquake hit the area.... more ...
Tribe-One Festival will happen – Tshwane mayor
There was confusion on Tuesday on why the Dinokeng Tribe-One Festival supposed to have been held in Cullinan, 30km east of Pretoria, was cancelled.... more ...

Ruthless rhino poaching syndicate rounded up by Hawks (video)

The alleged kingpin of one of South Africa's biggest and most violent rhino poaching syndicates, accused of obtaining 84 rhino horns via illegal means, was arrested on Friday morning in front of the Pretoria North Magistrate’s Court.... more ...

No SA visa for TB Joshua after building collapse – ANCYL

The South African government should not issue a visa to Nigerian preacher TB Joshua, the ANC Youth League said on Tuesday.... more ...

Parly and media serve same boss – Mbete

Parliament and the media both have the responsibility to work correctly for the same "boss", National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete said on Tuesday.... more ...

Kaizer Motaung’s tribute to Chiefs fan

Kaizer Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung today delivered a hearty tribute to Kaizer Chiefs supporter Samuel ‘Mguyo’ Temane, who passed away last week.... more ...

University responds to latest blackface student scandal

Stellenbosch University (SU) has confirmed that the latest blackface images circulating on social media on Tuesday depicted a number of its students, and said it would investigate the matter.... more ...

Microsoft TV plug-in gadget mirrors mobile screens

Microsoft on Tuesday put its spin on Google’s Chromecast with a device that lets people mirror what’s on Windows-powered tablets or smartphones on their television screens. more ...

Liverpool survive Boro shoot-out marathon

Liverpool reached the English League Cup last 16 after an extraordinary third round tie saw them beat second-tier Middlesbrough 14-13 in a penalty shoot-out on Tuesday, while Southampton knocked Arsenal out of the competition. more ...

New Sars commissioner welcomed

The tax industry welcomed the president's appointment of Tom Moyane as SA Revenue Service commissioner, the SA Institute of Tax Professionals (SAIT) said on Tuesday. ...  more ...
BNP Paribas chairman Baudouin Prot to resign: source
The chairman of BNP Paribas plans to resign in the aftermath of the French bank's record $8.9 billion fine for violating US sanctions, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday.... more ...
Jill Watts appointed General Healthcare Group CEO
Jill Watts has been appointed the CEO of General Healthcare Group (GHG), the company said on Tuesday.... more ...
CEO resignation leads to drop in PPC shares
The resignation of the PPC's CEO had resulted in a rapid fall in the company's shares, the Black Management Forum (BMF) said on Tuesday. ... more ...
Zuma appoints Sars Commissioner
Thomas Swabihi Moyane has been appointed commissioner of the SA Revenue Service, the presidency said on Tuesday.... more ...

Ebola cases to explode without drastic action: WHO

The Ebola epidemic is set to explode unless the response is radically intensified, the WHO said Tuesday, warning that hundreds of thousands could be infected by the end of the year....  more ...
Obama: Syria strikes show US not alone in fighting IS
President Barack Obama said Tuesday that air strikes the United States and its Arab allies unleashed against the Islamic State group in Syria showed that America is not alone in confronting the jihadists.... more ...
Vatican launches proceedings against ex-ambassador in sex abuse case
The Vatican has put its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic under house arrest in the first case of its kind, following accusations he sexually abused children, a spokesman said Tuesday, insisting it was Pope Francis who had called for swift action.... more ...
EU warns Russia not to use gas as weapon in Ukraine crisis
The European Union warned energy giant Russia on Tuesday not to use gas supplies as a weapon in its standoff with Ukraine over the fate of its neighbour's separatist east.... more ...
Spain justice minister resigns over abortion reform
Spain's Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon announced Tuesday he was resigning after the government ditched a controversial plan he championed to limit women's access to abortions.... more ...

Masalesa could move to Ajax

Lehlohonolo Masalesa could sign for Ajax Cape Town in the January transfer window....  more ...
Congo squad to face Bafana announced
Claude Le Roy has named a 24-man Congo-Brazzaville squad to take on Bafana Bafana in next month’s 2015 African Nations Cup qualifiers. ... more ...
Bulls’ Beyers off the hook
Fullback Ulrich Beyers has received amnesty after just one game for his undisclosed disciplinary offence and been included in the Blue Bulls starting XV for their Absa Currie Cup match against the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Friday.... more ...
First tee offers intimidating start to Ryder Cup
Already bringing intense pressure from first shot to last, the Ryder Cup is taking greater care to make the opening tee area an intense spectacle for golf's elite players.... more ...
Jan Serfontein itching for ball
Springbok centre Jan Serfontein says he is itching to see more of the ball when South Africa welcome Australia to Newlands, in Cape Town, on Saturday. ... more ...

Nakhane Touré: Cresting the wave

Nakhane Touré's fans are in for a treat this spring.  more ...
SA may say yes to Node
Barely a week after the Times Media Group (TMG) launched the first South African online movie streaming service offering both subscription and rental options, yet another contender for the reinvention of home entertainment took to the stage.... more ...
Paris fashion takes to catwalks
Flamboyant designer Jean Paul Gaultier's last ready-to-wear show will provide an emotional highlight of nine days of fashion collections due to get underway in Paris on Tuesday.... more ...
Lion King is best-selling production of all time
Blockbuster musical "The Lion King" was on Monday named the most successful production in history, raking in $6.2 billion at the box office -- more than any other stage show or movie.... more ...
British cult TV hit ‘Downton Abbey’ returns
"Downton Abbey", the British period drama that has attracted a cult following worldwide, is back this week, with 8.4 million Britons watching the first episode of the new series.... more ...