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Leaders must be responsible when tackling xenophobia – Makhura

Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Tuesday appealed to leaders from across the political spectrum to refrain from making inflammatory statements on xenophobia. more ...

UPDATED: One dead, at least 240 injured in train crash

Rail Safety Regulator (RSR) confirmed that 92 people were injured and one security guard died after a business express train hit another train at the Denver Station, south east of Johannesburg this morning. The number of injured people has now reached 240, with two in a critical condition. ...  more ...
Aid begins to reach desperate quake-hit Nepal villagers
Hungry and desperate villagers rushed towards relief helicopters in remote areas of Nepal on Tuesday, begging to be airlifted to safety, four days after a monster earthquake killed nearly 4,500 people.... more ...
Dlamini’s Hitler comment ‘racist and offensive’
Wits vice-chancellor and principal, Adam Habib, labelled Wits SRC president Mcebo Dlamini's comments on Adolf Hitler as "racist and offensive in the extreme".... more ...
Close to 3,000 foreign nationals repatriated after xeno attacks
A total of 2767 foreign nationals have so far been repatriated to their home countries since the outbreak of xenophobic attacks in April, South African MPs heard on Tuesday.... more ...
Three arrested for raping and killing nun
Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the rape and killing of a Catholic sister who was found dead in Ixopo two weeks ago, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Tuesday.... more ...
Nearly 700 killed on SA roads this year
Almost 700 people died on South Africa’s roads in the first three weeks of April, the Road Traffic Management Corporation said on Monday.... more ...
SACP, Cosatu call for removal of Israeli ambassador
The South African Communist Party, Cosatu and Boycott Divestment Sanctions SA on Monday demanded that the government expel the Israeli ambassor to Pretoria in response to Israel’s denial of a visa to Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande.... more ...
‘Hundreds’ found dead as fresh Boko Haram violence hits Nigeria
Hundreds of people have been found dead in the northeast Nigerian town of Damasak, apparently victims of the Boko Haram insurgency, as details emerged on Monday of fresh attacks by the militants.... more ...
Stormers move to the top in SA
It was a weekend of drama and excitement in South Africa as the DHL Stormers moved to the top of the local Vodacom Super Rugby log and the Emirates Lions kept alive their dream of reaching the top six.... more ...

Zuma: Why are other Africans not in their countries

Other African nations were responsible for the influx of foreign nationals to South Africa and their criticism of the government over the recent wave of deadly xenophobic unrest was misplaced, President Jacob Zuma said on Monday.... more ...

Dineo Ranaka’s ‘open letter’ to SAns on xenophobia

The feisty business woman and reality TV star took to Instagram to express herself over the recent xenophobic attacks happening in parts of the country.... more ...

Police and army lock Hillbrow down

More than 100 police members, Home Affairs officials, and South African National Defence Force members have locked central Hillbrow down. ... more ...

Malema claims to know who is bankrolling Zuma

Economic Freedom Fighter Commander-in-Chief Julius Malema has claimed to have first-hand knowledge of who has been bankrolling President Jacob Zuma.... more ...

50 foreign nationals arrested in JHB

Police assisted by soldiers over the weekend arrested 50 illegal immigrants in Johannesburg, police spokesman Lungelo Dlamini said on Monday.... more ...

SARS rogue unit ‘harmed public confidence’

The SA Revenue Service rogue unit has harmed the public’s confidence in the revenue collector, an advisory board said on Tuesday. ...  more ...
Apple profit soars on iPhone, China sales
Apple on Monday reported a sharp rise in its quarterly profit, lifted by robust sales of its iPhones and a jump in revenue from China.... more ...
Honda’s annual profit slumps 8.9% as recall costs soar
Honda said Tuesday that its fiscal-year net profit fell 8.9 percent to $4.4 billion as Japan's number three automaker grapples with soaring recall costs, including from an exploding airbag crisis linked to at least five deaths.... more ...
Yahoo unveils new online video series
US Internet giant Yahoo said it was expanding its online offerings, unveiling 18 new video series with which it hopes to attract a larger audience and advertisers.... more ...
Deutsche Bank co-CEO in dock on false testimony charges
Deutsche Bank co-CEO Juergen Fitschen is one of five defendants in a trial starting Tuesday accused of giving false testimony in a long-running legal battle with the defunct Kirch media group.... more ...

Aid begins to reach desperate quake-hit Nepal villagers

Hungry and desperate villagers rushed towards relief helicopters in remote areas of Nepal on Tuesday, begging to be airlifted to safety, four days after a monster earthquake killed nearly 4,500 people....  more ...
Baltimore deploys National Guard as riots erupt
Thousands of police and National Guard troopers were ordered to back up beleaguered officers in Baltimore on Tuesday after riots triggered by anger over the death of a black man in police custody.... more ...
US, Japan widen defense ties in historic sea change
The United States and Japan unveiled new rules for defense cooperation in a historic move that will give Japanese forces a wider global role amid concerns over China's rising sway.... more ...
Russian stores pull Holocaust graphic novel ahead of WWII anniversary
Russian bookstores were hastily removing an award-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust from their shelves on Monday, reportedly because its cover shows a Nazi swastika.... more ...
Auschwitz commander’s barber, Jozef Paczynski, dies at 95
Former Auschwitz prisoner Jozef Paczynski, who was barber to the Nazi German death camp's infamous commander Rudolf Hoess, has died at the age of 95, local media said Monday.... more ...

Two Springbok training squads named

The national selectors have named two squads on Sunday of 44 players each – including 19 uncapped and a number of currently injured players – for the Springboks’ first two training camps of the season, in Johannesburg and Cape Town....  more ...
Indonesia gears up for executions as families wail in grief
Indonesia made final preparations Tuesday to execute eight foreigners by firing squad, as family members wailed in grief during last visits to their loved ones and ambulances carrying white coffins arrived at the drug convicts' prison.... more ...
Bartlett – We’re going big or we’re going home”
Golden Arrows coach Shaun Bartlett has made his intentions clear: go big or go home. The former Bafana star, who was handed the difficult task of guiding the Durban side back to the top flight after they failed to beat the drop last season, wants automatic promotion to the Absa Premiership this season and nothing else.... more ...
Kaizer Motaung – Shoes was like a son to me
Kaizer Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung has paid tribute to John ‘Shoes’ Moshoeu and compared him to Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.... more ...
Bournemouth on brink of promotion to Premier League
Bournemouth are on the verge of sealing promotion to the Premier League for the first time in the club's history after Monday's 3-0 victory over Bolton.... more ...

Jay Z says Tidal streaming to stay ‘for long haul’

Rap mogul Jay Z has defended his Tidal streaming service as viable and a boon to artists after a much-criticized start to the revamped company....  more ...
Musicians sue US film studios for outsourcing
A musicians union has filed a lawsuit against Hollywood studios for outsourcing scores for films including the blockbuster "Interstellar."... more ...
Elvis’s planes staying put at Graceland
Elvis Presley's two personal jets are staying at Graceland, his estate said Monday, ending months of jitters among his legion of fans that they were about to be sold off.... more ...
Polo GTI is superior engineering
Volkswagen have introduced a new version of the Polo GTI sporting a 1.8 litre TSI engine and delivering 141kW. ... more ...
Legend McCoy’s box office appeal not enough in final ride
Riding legend Tony (AP) McCoy bowed out for the final time on Saturday finishing third on Box Office at Sandown Park.... more ...