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Deadline for Zuma set

President Jacob Zuma now has until April 15 to file his affidavit in response to the DA’s application for a review of the withdrawal of corruption charges against him after the National Prosecuting Authority responded on Tuesday. more ...

April Fools’ joke claims Bheki Cele was shot

Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Bheki Cele, is not perturbed by an April Fools’ joke that he had been shot in a house in Bloemfontein....  more ...
Robbery suspect shot dead in Johannesburg
A case of armed robbery has been opened, along with another one of murder against the victim who shot a suspect during a robbery in Bezuidenhout Valley Park, Johannesburg.... more ...
Pretoria land claim ‘chief’ shot dead
Controversial land claimant and self-proclaimed tribal chief Velaphi Victor Lekhuleni, who last year filed a massive land claim involving large parts of the Tshwane Metro, has been killed in Mamelodi, in the east of Pretoria.... more ...
Mbeki calls Hofmeyr’s conspiracy claim dated
Former president Thabo Mbeki on Wednesday termed claims in court documents implicating him in a plot to thwart Jacob Zuma’s political rise as dated.... more ...
No arrests following the death of a deputy principal
An unconfirmed number of suspects are still at large after the deputy principal of Esselen Primary School in Phoenix, KwaZulu-Natal died after he was assaulted in a hijacking.... more ...
Fourways woman shot and injured during armed robbery
Cases of attempted murder and armed robbery have been opened after an unidentified woman was shot and injured in a driveway in Fourways, north of Johannesburg.... more ...
Gauteng Liquor Board ignored Court orders, lawyer says
There was a growing tendency for organs of state, including the Gauteng Liquor Board, to simply ignore court orders, a Pretoria attorney has told the High Court in Pretoria.... more ...
Anton Heunis leaves the SABC
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) said it remains unapologetic in appointing women in top positions, while welcoming new Enterprise Executive, Nomsa Philiso.... more ...
Foreigners forced to camp outside KZN police station
Foreign nationals living in Isipingo, south of Durban, have been forced to camp outside the Isipingo Police Station in a bid to ensure their safety following alleged xenophobic attacks and looting of their businesses.... more ...

Has Khune signed a pre-contract with Sundowns?

Speculation is rife that Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune will leave Amakhosi at the end of the season to join rivals Mamelodi Sundowns.... more ...

King Zwelithini buys Orlando Pirates

The Zulu monarchy has confirmed that King Goodwill Zwelithini, who is known to be a staunch supporter of Orlando Pirates, has acquired 100% of the shares in the club.... more ...

YFM reveals 2015 line up

YFM’s programming manager, Tshepo Pule, revealed new changes to the station’s line up, effective from April 01, with a new afternoon drive show, and new DJ personalities for the 2015-2016 programming year.... more ...

Woman flung from car in M7 truck crash

A woman has died after she was flung from the car she was driving when it hit a truck on the M7 eastbound just before the Bellville Road bridge in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday.... more ...

Foreigners under attack in KZN

Violence erupted on Tuesday morning in Isipingo, south of Durban, after locals claiming to be acting on the instructions of Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, went on a rampant, looting foreign-owned shops, mugging and assaulting foreign nationals living in the area.... more ...

Rebels seize Syria-Jordan border as IS storms Damascus

Rebels backed by Syria’s Al-Qaeda affiliate seized control Wednesday of the last border crossing with Jordan that had been under regime control, dealing a major blow to President Bashar al-Assad. more ...

Zarif says ‘seize the moment’ as Iran talks hit final stretch

Iran’s foreign minister Wednesday told world powers to “seize the moment” and drop “excessive demands” as marathon high-stakes nuclear talks headed into another long bruising night of hard bargaining. more ...

Eskom wants more money

Eskom is not only asking for further tariff increases for the electricity South Africans will be using in the next three financial years, it has also submitted an application to the National Energy Regulator (Nersa) for an increase for electricity used in 2013/2014....  more ...
GoDaddy races higher in Wall Street debut
GoDaddy shares surged in their Wall Street debut Wednesday, as the market welcomed the company that tries to make website hosting sexy.... more ...
Medupi tested to aid Eskom supply
Medupi Unit 6 was successfully synchronised to the national power grid for the first time on 2 March 2015, and is currently being progressively tested and optimised to enable it to join the Eskom Generation fleet as a significant contributor to the country’s constrained power supply, the media desk announced.... more ...
Philips to sell major stake in LED, car lighting arm for $2.8 bn
Dutch electronics giant Philips on Tuesday said it was selling a majority stake in its LED and car lighting arm to a consortium led by China and US-based GO Scale Capital investment fund in a deal worth $2.8 bn.... more ...
Eskom turmoil shows SA on slippery slope – AHI
The Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut (AHI) has welcomed the resignation of Eskom chairman Zola Tsotsi, but has its doubts about the appointment of Ben Ngubane as acting chairperson. ... more ...

Critical shortage of medical personnel in Yemen

More medical supplies and trained health personnel are urgently needed in Yemen as the violence there escalates, but bringing in this essential support is currently impossible, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Tuesday....  more ...
Obama unveils sanctions program to fight cyberattacks
President Barack Obama on Wednesday ordered a new sanctions program that could block assets of US and foreign hackers and of companies that seek to profit from cyberattacks.... more ...
Smartphones a lifeline for many Americans: study
Americans love their smartphones and rely on them as a key way to go online, but many find the cost too steep, a survey showed Wednesday.... more ...
German ex-cop jailed for cannibalism website killing
A court sentenced a German former police officer to eight years and six months in jail Wednesday for killing a willing victim he met on a website for cannibalism fetishists.... more ...
Iran talks stretch into the night hours before deadline
Marathon talks aimed at curtailing Iran's nuclear programme stretched into the night Monday as negotiators grappled with the remaining "tricky issues" blocking a deal with a deadline just hours away.... more ...

Shabba set for Sundowns move

Mamelodi Sundowns are set to sign Kaizer Chiefs winger Siphiwe Tshabalala, as they continue plans to bolster their squad for next season....  more ...
Ulster sign New Zealand back Piutau
Ulster have signed versatile New Zealand international back Charles Piutau on a two-year deal from July 2016, the Irish province announced on Wednesday.... more ...
ICC president quits over World Cup trophy snub
Mustafa Kamal resigned as president of the International Cricket Council on Wednesday with an outspoken attack on the world governing body after he was prevented from presenting the World Cup trophy.... more ...
Tiger plays 18 but unsure of Masters
Tiger Woods played an 18-hole practice round at Augusta National but remains uncertain if he will compete in next week's Masters, according to reports.... more ...
China closes 66 ‘illegal’ golf courses
China's Communist rulers have turned against the exclusive sport of golf with the government saying nearly 70 "illegal" courses have been closed, seemingly enforcing a decade-old ban for the first time.... more ...

Mercedes launches the Baccie

It is a sign of the times that even luxury car maker Mercedes has announced plans to launch a one-ton pickup....  more ...
UK cinemas warn over Argentine film with suicide plane crash
British cinemas are warning viewers about a new Argentine film which shows a chief steward intentionally crashing a plane -- a scene bearing eery similarities to last week's Germanwings tragedy.... more ...
Justin Bieber attends mediation session over alleged assault
Pop star Justin Bieber attended a mediation session Tuesday in Miami over a lawsuit against him in which a photographer alleges that one of the star's bodyguards assaulted him.... more ...
Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in LA
Canadian singer Joni Mitchell, one of the symbols of the Woodstock generation, was in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital on Wednesday, according to her website.... more ...
YFM reveals 2015 line up
YFM’s programming manager, Tshepo Pule, revealed new changes to the station’s line up, effective from April 01, with a new afternoon drive show, and new DJ personalities for the 2015-2016 programming year.... more ...