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Zuma’s inauguration Airbus flypast cost R200 000

It was over in less than a minute, yet the flypast by a SAA Airbus A340-600 during President Jacob Zuma’s inauguration in Pretoria earlier this year cost taxpayers well over R200 000. more ...

Giraffe dies from head injury

A giraffe died after it hit its head while being transported on a truck on the N1 in Centurion on Thursday, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) said....  more ...
Court silences Ramphele fraud claims
The Western Cape High Court has ordered that Agang SA's new leaders must refrain from implicating former party leader Mamphela Ramphele in fraud allegations, her attorney said on Thursday.... more ...
Search continues for missing boy
Police are searching for the body of a seven-year-old boy who went missing at the Vaal dam near Deneysville, Free State police said on Thursday.... more ...
Sanral secrecy bid worries NGOs
Two non-governmental organisations raised concerns on Thursday about Sanral's application for certain court documents and court hearings to be kept secret.... more ...
267 teachers fired in last two-and-a-half years
A total of 267 public school teachers have been fired over the past two-and-a-half years, says Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.... more ...

Woman strips naked at Nelson Mandela statue in Sandton

A woman caused a commotion when she stripped naked and caressed the statue of former president Nelson Mandela in Sandton.... more ...

Thabo Qalinge joins Orlando Pirates

After much speculation about his move, Mpumalanga Black Aces have sold enterprising winger Thabo Qalinge to Orlando Pirates. ... more ...

Pretoria University confirms suicide on campus

Investigations are underway following a suicide incident at the University of Pretoria (UP) in Hatfield, Pretoria this morning.... more ...

Security guard allegedly jumps to death at Menlyn mall

No foul play is suspected in the alleged suicide of an on-duty security guard at Menlyn Shopping Centre in Pretoria.... more ...

Tuks, Menlyn suicides worries depression group

A total of 23 suicides occurred daily in South Africa, with more than 230 attempted suicides reported every day.... more ...

Powerful Taiwan gas explosions kill 20, injure 270

Gas leaks triggered a series of powerful explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, killing at least 20 people and injuring up to 270, officials said Friday, warning that the toll is expected to rise. 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 ...

Neasa to continue lock-outs despite threats

The National Employers' Association (Neasa) of SA's members will continue their lock-out of workers who participated in the recent metal industry protest, despite threats, it said on Thursday....  more ...
2014 trade deficit R48bn at end of June – SARS
South Africa's cumulative trade deficit for this year up to the end of June was over R48 billion, according to figures released by the SA Revenue Service on Thursday.... more ...
Eurozone unemployment, inflation data paint mixed picture
Eurozone unemployment and inflation data painted a mixed economic picture Thursday, with the jobless rate edging down while softer prices raised question marks over consumer demand, clouding the outlook.... more ...
Transnet pensioners can sue
Two Transnet pensioners were on Thursday given leave to institute an R80 billion class action suit against the parastatal and their pension funds.... more ...
Loan defaults decline, says TransUnion
The rise in defaults on loans taken out by consumers has decreased significantly since 2013, when lenders went through the bad debt write-off cycle, TransUnion CEO, Geoff Miller, says.... more ...

WHO, African states to launch $100mn Ebola response plan

The head of the World Health Organization and presidents of the West African countries suffering the world's worst-ever Ebola outbreak are to meet in Guinea on Friday to launch a $100 million (75 million euros) emergency joint response plan, WHO said....  more ...
Facebook unveils Internet app, starting in Zambia
Facebook on Thursday unveiled an app to allow people around the world with mobile phones but no Internet access to access online services for health, education and basic communications.... more ...
Gaza ‘miracle baby’ dies over complications, power cuts
A premature baby rescued by Gaza doctors from her dead mother's womb last week has died due to complications and power cuts affecting the intensive care unit where she was treated.... more ...
Russia has case to answer in Litvinenko death: UK inquiry
Russia has a case to answer over the death of a former spy poisoned with radioactive tea in London, a British judge said Thursday as he opened a public inquiry into the highly sensitive affair.... more ...
SA special envoys urge Gaza ceasefire
South Africa's two special envoys to the Middle East, Aziz Pahad and Zola Skweyiya, on Thursday called for an unconditional ceasefire in Gaza, before they headed to Qatar to meet Hamas.... more ...

Makola sets his targets

If there is one player who must have been tortured by Orlando Pirates' campaign last season, it is Mpho Makola, above. ...  more ...
Estancia looks best
Every year there is at least one boom horse going into the Grade 2 Emerald Cup. more ...
Le Clos joins exclusive club
Olympic gold medallist Chad le Clos returned from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games on Thursday as the joint most-decorated South African swimmer at the multi-sport event. ... more ...
Matsatsantsa chasing silverware – Johnson
SuperSport United coach Cavin Johnson says this is the season for Matsatsantsa to win trophies. ... more ...
Coetzee cautious about Etzebeth
Caution will have to be exercised before Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth returns to the national fold.... more ...

Thando Thabethe is searching for the next master of spin

They are two of the most prominent club DJs in the country and she is a radio host who has been dubbed "a rising star". ...  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 ...
Penny Lebyane opens up to Khanyi Mbau
Khanyi Mbau is a very busy woman these days.  more ...
Spoek Mathambo: composing the Future Sounds of Mzansi
According to a report from the International Music Summit, South Africa is responsible for the largest consumption of electronic music worldwide.... more ...
Take a #CakeBossSelfie and you could meet Buddy
Think you're the next 'Cake Boss' in training? Well Buddy Valastro and The Citizen team are going to put you to the test with a #CakeBossSelfie.... more ...