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11 hospitalised after Joburg fire

Eleven people were taken to hospital on Friday after being rescued from a burning seven-storey building in central Johannesburg, emergency services said. more ...

Giraffe hitting head on bridge goes viral

The tragic story of the giraffe that was killed when it hit its head under a bridge in Pretoria on Thursday has gone viral across the globe. ...  more ...
Brutal murder shocks East Rand residents
Residents on Gauteng’s East Rand remain in shock following the brutal murder of a woman whose body was found in a local dam.... more ...
No decision on Frikkie du Preez
No decision was taken on the parole of Frikkie du Preez, one of the so-called Waterkloof Four, after the correctional supervision and parole board met, the correctional services department said on Friday.... more ...
Employment Equity Amendment Act commences
President Jacob Zuma has declared that the Employment Equity Amendment Act, 2013 will come into effect on Friday, the presidency said.... more ...
Life sentence for girlfriend killer
A Pretoria High Court judge on Friday quoted a Zulu woman's struggle song from the 1950s before sentencing a man to life imprisonment for murdering his girlfriend and unborn child.... more ...

Giraffe hits head on bridge, dies

The surviving giraffe of a pair transported in an open truck along the N1 freeway on Thursday, are "doing well".... more ...

Kaizer Chiefs to give visitors a hard time

Kaizer Chiefs will try to ensure that clubs who play them on their home ground this season are in for a difficult time, captain Itumeleng Khune said on Thursday.... more ...

Attempts to calm panic among South Africans over Ebola

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has sought to quell panic over the deadly viral hemmoragic outbreak which has caused 730 deaths in West Africa.... more ...

Shark attack at Muizenberg

A 20-year-old man was bitten by a white shark while surfing at Muizenberg Beach, Cape Town, on Friday, the National Sea Rescue Institute said.... more ...

Porsche Macan changes the game

An SUV is an SUV? It has some extra space, has some extra ride height, handles okay and goes not too bad for an SUV. Right?... more ...

Soldier’s ‘selfie’ raises questions over Moscow’s role in Ukraine

Photos taken by a Russian soldier have sparked controversy after it was revealed they may have been taken in Ukraine, despite Moscow’s denials that its troops have intervened in the conflict across the border. more ...

Petkovic downs Venus to reach Stanford semis

Eighth-seeded German Andrea Petkovic held on for a three-set win over Venus Williams on Friday that scuppered a potential All-Williams Stanford semi-final. more ...

Learning money lessons one rand at a time

For the month of July, South Africans were introduced to a peculiar hero: the One Rand Man – a regular middle class guy with very middle class spending habits, forced to live his life using only one-rand coins for the whole month....  more ...
No power cuts in the Free State
Eskom has agreed to suspend the disconnection of bulk electricity to Free State municipalities, the power utility said on Friday.... more ...
Apple closes acquisition of Beats music
Apple said Friday it closed its $3 billion deal for Beats, the high-end audio equipment and streaming music service, a tie-up that could allow the iPhone maker to reach new audiences.... more ...
New vehicle sales drop in July
New vehicle sales dropped by 1.5 percent in July, compared to July last year, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa) said on Friday.... more ...
Medunsa strike violence costs almost a million
The total amount of damage done by protesting students at the Medical University Of South Africa campus in Ga-Rankuwa on Wednesday, has tallied up to around R800 000, the University said.... more ...

Fragile Gaza truce shatters as Israeli shells ‘kill 27′ in Rafah

Intensive Israeli shelling killed at least 27 people and wounded more than 150 in southern Gaza on Friday, medics said, shattering a fragile truce only hours after it began....  more ...
Brief Facebook outage prompts complaints on Twitter
A brief Facebook outage on Friday prompted a flurry of complaints and comments on Twitter less than two months after a similar incident affecting users worldwide.... more ...
Poles in silent homage 70 years after Warsaw Uprising
Poland's capital ground to a halt on Friday and television and radio stations fell silent nationwide for 70 seconds as air-raid sirens wailed to mark seven decades since Polish insurgents launched the doomed Warsaw Uprising against the Nazis.... more ...
Comet surface is dark and crusty, deep-space probe suggests
A European probe approaching a comet in deep space has found the body's surface to be relatively warm, suggesting it has a mostly "dark, dusty crust," mission controllers said Friday.... more ...
Kerry challenges India’s Modi over WTO stance
US Secretary of State John Kerry told Narendra Modi that India's stance on a key WTO trade deal sent the wrong message, as he met the country's new prime minister for the first time on Friday.... more ...

Kaizer Chiefs to give visitors a hard time

Kaizer Chiefs will try to ensure that clubs who play them on their home ground this season are in for a difficult time, captain Itumeleng Khune said on Thursday....  more ...
Anderson and Jadeja cleared by ICC
England's James Anderson and India's Ravindra Jadeja were both found not guilty on Friday of breaching the International Cricket Council's code of conduct, the global governing body announced in a statement.... more ...
Momoti withdraws from RWC opener
Springbok women's flank Lamla Momoti was forced to withdraw from the team's opening Women's Rugby World Cup clash against Australia on Friday, the SA Rugby Union announced. ... more ...
Vermezovic wary of tricky SuperSport
Orlando Pirates are hoping to right the wrongs of last season and will start with an MTN8 quarter-final clash against tricky SuperSport United in Soweto on Saturday. ... more ...
Sundowns return to MTN8 tournament
Having missed out on MTN8 participation in 2013, Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says his team is looking forward to returning to the first cup tournament of the season. ... more ...

Sam Cowen: losing leads to winning

'After I fell pregnant, I picked up a lot of weight. Let's just say I got fat, because that's what I was," explains Samantha Cowen, co-presenter of the Breakfast Express on 94.7 Highveld Stereo....  more ...
Amanda du Pont: big screen and beyond
Amanda du Pont is nothing like her character in Between Friends (a local movie which premieres in cinemas next month).... more ...
Brickz wants rape case dropped
Kwaito musician Sipho Charles Ndlovu, accused of raping a 17-year-old girl, wants the case withdrawn, the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court heard on Friday.... more ...
Lorde tasked with ‘Hunger Games’ soundtrack
Pop sensation Lorde is pulling together the music for the next installment of "The Hunger Games," due out in November, the film's producer Lionsgate announced Thursday.... more ...
The Lo Down: Thinking about going natural?
Johannesburg-based lifestyle blogger, Wisaal Anderson, made the decision to ‘go natural’ with her hair just under three years ago and is now well-known in the South African beauty world for her insights on kinky, curly textured hair.... more ...