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10 quick Eugene de Kock facts

Former Vlakplaas commander Eugene de Kock, dubbed “Prime Evil”, was released on parole on Friday, January 30th 2015. more ...

5 things that happened this week

From De Kock and Derby-Lewis to Bafana Bafana and all the way to Zimbabwe, list of events that shook South Africa this week....  more ...
Eight children hit by car in Durban
Eight school children were injured when a car struck them outside their school in Reservoir Hills, Durban, on Friday, paramedics said. ... more ...
Teen fatally stabs robber
A 17-year-old boy has stabbed a suspected robber to death after he broke into his home in Waterloo Crescent in Pinelands, KwaZulu-Natal, yesterday.... more ...
Worms found in Spar biltong
Customers have accused yet another Spar of selling rotten food. more ...
Joburg children a target for “new” drug
Anti-Drug Alliance South Africa have warned of a new drug called “Strawberry Quick”, which is apparently aimed at primary school children in the Johannesburg area.... more ...
Mpumalanga gets SA’s first e-police station
National police commissioner General Riah Phiyega launched South Africa's first e-police station in Kabokweni, Mpumalanga on Friday, during National Police Day celebrations.... more ...
2800 pupils involved in matric cheating
More than 2800 matric pupils and at least 34 teachers and principals in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape were allegedly involved in mass cheating, the education department said in Durban on Friday.... more ...
One nabbed after truck hijacking
A suspect has been arrested he was spotted driving a hijacked truck carrying computers worth R6 million on the R21 in Kempton Park.... more ...
Yes, no, and maybe for apartheid- era killers
The bid for parole by three apartheid-era killers got a nod, a no and a maybe from Justice Minister Michael Masutha on Friday.... more ...

NPA reneges on Carl Pistorius’ prosecution

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has reneged on charging Carl Pistorius, brother of convicted Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, for reckless and negligent driving following a head-on collision in August last year.... more ...

10 quick Eugene de Kock facts

Former Vlakplaas commander Eugene de Kock, dubbed “Prime Evil”, was released on parole on Friday, January 30th 2015.... more ...

Big Brother Mzansi season 2 auditions open

Good news!  Big Brother Msansi returns for another season following the outstanding success of last year’s show which saw beloved spaza shop owner Mandla Hlatshwayo walk away with fame, fortune and romance!... more ...

VUT students protest over NSFAS

Irate students from the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) have again went on the rampage today demanding among other things, for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to pay out monies meant for the needy. ... more ...

SABC admits Generations is not doing well

The SABC on Wednesday admitted for the first time that its local soapie, Generations the Legacy, has made a bad showing in the market since its re-launch almost two months ago... more ...

Jihadists increasingly wary of Internet, experts say

After having used the Internet profusely for propaganda and recruitment, jihadist organisations have realised that investigators are gleaning crucial information online and are increasingly concealing their web presence, experts say. more ...

Panasonic closes TV plant in China, to sell Mexican factory: report

Panasonic has closed its last remaining TV manufacturing factory in China and is to sell its plant in Mexico as part of a restructuring plan aimed at stemming losses, a newspaper said Saturday. more ...

SAA group revenue up 12 percent

SA Airways group revenue grew 12 percent to reach R30.3 billion, according to its financial results for the year 2013/2014 released on Friday. ...  more ...
Increased mining and lower inflation
Namibia will see a 5.7 percent economic growth this year, low inflation and higher mining output coupled with foreign investment, a local investment group said Friday. ... more ...
Namibia’s fuel prices to drop
Petrol and diesel prices in Namibia will drop by more than one Namibian dollar from next week, government announced on Friday. ... more ...
R95bn trade deficit in 2014
South Africa's cumulative trade deficit was R95.3 billion in 2014, the SA Revenue Service (Sars) said on Friday. ... more ...
Credit growth slowest since 2010
Growth in the total value of outstanding credit balances in the household sector slowed to 3.4 percent year-on-year at the end of December last year, the lowest level since early 2010, Absa said on Friday. ... more ...

26 killed as attacks rock Egypt’s Sinai

Militants fired a barrage of rockets and set off a car bomb Thursday killing at least 26 people, mostly soldiers, in Egypt's North Sinai province, where security forces are battling a raging Islamist insurgency....  more ...
Thousands of live cats from China seized in Vietnam
Thousands of live cats destined "for consumption" have been seized in Hanoi after being smuggled from China, police said Thursday, but their fate still hangs in the balance.... more ...
Malaysia declares MH370 an accident, passengers dead
Malaysia on Thursday formally declared missing flight MH370 to be an "accident" and its passengers and crew presumed dead, a step that opens the door for compensation payments but is likely to hit distraught relatives hard.... more ...
AirAsia co-pilot at controls when plane crashed
The French co-pilot was at the controls of an AirAsia plane when it crashed into the sea last month after flying through an area of towering clouds, killing all 162 people on board, investigators said Thursday.... more ...
Top comics festival honours Charlie Hebdo in France
One of the world's leading comics festival was set to open in France on Thursday under tight security as it dedicated this year's event to the murdered cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo.... more ...

United spending more than ever

SuperSport United's transfer dealings over the last two seasons have shown a change in approach and type of players they recruit....  more ...
Chiefs to benefit from Afcon campaign: Nyathi
With the Caf Champions League around the corner, former Kaizer Chiefs left-back David Nyathi says Amakhosi will profit from the experience gained by their players at the recent Africa Cup of Nations tournament.... more ...
Bismarck to skipper Sharks
Bismarck du Plessis has been retained as captain of the Sharks for the forthcoming Super Rugby season, the Durban franchise announced on Friday.... more ...
Klate returns to Supersport
Daine Klate has left Orlando Pirates and joined his former club, SuperSport United, Pirates said on their official website on Friday morning. ... more ...
Bafana Bafana miss flight
Bafana Bafana’s attempt to get home from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations was stifled on Wednesday, as the charter plane they thought they were taking from Mongomo to Libreville never turned up.... more ...

Rap mogul ‘Suge’ Knight in deadly hit-and-run: media

Notorious rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was involved in a hit-and-run in Los Angeles that left one man dead and another person in the hospital, US media reported....  more ...
Thuso Mbedu is truly blessed
Though new to the industry, Thuso Mbedu is no stranger.  more ...
US entertainer Joel Grey comes out as gay
Oscar-winning American entertainer Joel Grey, best known for his star turn in the 1972 big-screen version of the musical "Cabaret", came out as gay.... more ...
Baby Fresh on the way
It seems 2015 is going to be a great year for DJ Fresh (Thato Sikwane) and his wife, Thabiso Sikwane.... more ...
Selfies spreading head lice
While the "selfie" craze makes waves around the world, experts warn physical contact in group photos may lead to an increase in the spread of head lice.... more ...