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UPDATE: Jackson Mthembu doing ‘well’ after shooting

ANC MP Jackson Mthembu remains in hospital after having been shot at close range in the chest, the party confirmed. more ...

Zuma’s Nkandla backers should rather ‘help the needy’

President Jacob Zuma's backers should rather donate money to the needy than attempt to bail him out, the IFP said on Monday. ... more ...
Sergeant-at-arms ‘pleaded with Malema’ to leave House
National Assembly sergeant-at-arms Regina Mohlomi pleaded with Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema and his fellow MPs to leave the House on August 21, MPs heard on Monday. ... more ...
Anni wanted out of marriage, says cousin
Slain honeymooner Anni Dewani wanted out of her marriage to British businessman husband Shrien in 2010, her cousin told the Western Cape High Court on Monday. ... more ...
UPDATE: Man ‘blown to pieces’ in Pretoria explosion (video)
A man has been declared dead, while another was seriously injured following a cannon explosion at a property in Pretoria West this morning.... more ...
Xolile Mngeni’s death blamed on state
One of Anni Dewani’s killers, Xolile Mngeni, would have died a peaceful and dignified death if he was a former ANC activist, had a huge bank balance and was politically-connected, the National Freedom Party Youth Movement (NFPYM) said on Monday.... more ...

ANC’s Jackson Mthembu shot and wounded

ANC MP Jackson Mthembu has been shot and wounded, The Citizen learnt on Monday. more ...

14 rhino poachers arrested in Kruger over weekend

Fourteen rhino poachers have been arrested in the Kruger National Park since the start of the weekend, SANParks said on Sunday. ... more ...

SA Post Office on the brink of collapse, MPs told

The cash-strapped, strike-hammered SA Post Office (Sapo) is on the brink of collapse, MPs heard on Wednesday.... more ...

New footage shows N12 crash as it happened

Video footage of the deadly N12 crash in Alberton, which shows the point of impact during the incident, has been released by Imperial Logistics.... more ...

UPDATE: Man ‘blown to pieces’ in Pretoria explosion (video)

A man has been declared dead, while another was seriously injured following a cannon explosion at a property in Pretoria West this morning.... more ...

Nene likely to revise forecasts in Mini Budget

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's first medium-term budget is likely to contain revisions of the country's fiscal debt, growth, inflation and debt forecasts, as well as hints on potential tax changes, Investec said on Monday. ...  more ...
16m social grants cost R109bn – minister
Just under 16 million South Africans were receiving some form of social security grant from government last year, according to Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini. ... more ...
Accountant in court for R9.7m fraud
An accountant who admitted guilt "to a certain degree" on multiple fraud charges involving the Raya Hotel Group appeared in court in Cape Town on Monday. ... more ...
JSE winners, losers
On 18 September, the FTSE/JSE All Share Index closed at 51 547.  more ...
IBM reports quarterly profit plunge on disposal of chip unit
IBM reported a collapse of its third-quarter profits Monday because of the $4.7 billion cost of offloading its micro-chip business to GlobalFoundries.... more ...

Ebola tops EU meeting with warnings crisis is at ‘tipping point’

European foreign ministers gather in Luxembourg Monday to try and formalise a joint EU response to combat the Ebola virus amid diplomatic warnings the crisis has reached a "tipping point"....  more ...
Climate talks told to ease rifts as heat busts record
Fresh UN climate talks opened in Bonn on Monday with a plea for nations to overcome rifts as scientists reported record global temperatures for the month of September.... more ...
‘Social activist’ Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter
Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern whose relationship with then-president Bill Clinton led to his impeachment, on Monday joined Twitter, quickly earning thousands of followers.... more ...
Turkey says aiding Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross into Kobane
Turkey on Monday said it was assisting Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters to cross its borders to join Syrian Kurdish forces battling jihadists for the Syrian town of Kobane.... more ...
Australia abandons controversial niqab segregation plan
A controversial plan to make women wearing the burqa or niqab sit in separate glassed public enclosures at Australia's Parliament House due to security concerns was abandoned Monday after an outcry.... more ...

South Africa rejects hosting Africa Nations Cup

South Africa is not ready to host the Africa Cup of Nations in January if Morocco withdraws because of the Ebola epidemic, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula said Monday. ...  more ...
Chiefs’ success starts at the back – Masilela
Though much of the attention has been on Kaizer Chiefs' prowess in front of goal so far this season, Tsepo Masilela says the Amakhosi's defensive efforts deserve plenty of praise. ... more ...
Conditions not ideal, Miller needs time in the middle
While the Proteas will be eager to use their upcoming tour of New Zealand as a dress rehearsal for the World Cup next year, they should not expect anything close to the conditions they will experience in just under four months time. ... more ...
KZN pair make waves at Sun City (video)
Durban teenagers ruled the roost at the Dis-Chem Swim at Sun City on Saturday by claiming both the men’s and women’s 3 000m titles. ... more ...
Raven Klaasen back in world’s top 20
South African doubles player Raven Klaasen moved up two places in the ATP world tennis rankings on Monday to 20th position. ... more ...

Rhythm City revival

Rhythm City is trying hard to win back the viewers it lost earlier this year.  more ...
New medicine to combat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
A new drug will be made available to people who suffer from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, a pharmaceutical company said on Monday. ... more ...
Claire Allen says goodbye to MasterChef
'All three chickens taste the same," judge Benny Mase-kwameng complained, bringing Claire Allen's MasterChef journey to an end.... more ...
Queen guitarist rocks out with Victorian 3D photos
Queen guitarist Brian May on Monday launched an exhibition from his collection of Victorian 3D photographs, united for the first time with the famous paintings they tried to recreate.... more ...
The Lo Down: It’s all in the eyelashes
After a few seasons of beauty focus on nail art, I am pleased to report the latest beauty trend is shifting upwards: to the eyes. ... more ...