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Alleged stolen car used in cash-in-transit heist at O.R. Tambo airport

The Mercedes-Benz used in Thursday morning’s cash-in-transit heist close to OR Tambo International Airport which left three people injured, was allegedly stolen, police said. more ...

Fire erupts as motorist drives off with petrol pump in tank (video)

An investigation is underway to determine the cost of damage after a fire erupted at an Engen filling station in Springs on the East Rand....  more ...
‘Pigeon racing has not been banned’ – department
Pigeon racing has not been banned, the environmental affairs department clarified on Thursday.... more ...
SABC’s Ellen Tshabalala interdicts parliament
SABC chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala on Thursday obtained an interim interdict in the Western Cape High Court halting an inquiry into whether she lied about her academic qualifications.... more ...
Gauteng serial rapist jailed for 120 years
A serial rapist was sentenced to eight life terms for eight rapes and 120 years for six robberies by the Vereeniging Regional Court on Thursday, Gauteng police said.... more ...
Limpopo ‘victim’ wants Julius Malema chastised (video)
A Limpopo man wants EFF leader Julius Malema punished following a brawl at a take-away outlet in Limpopo, AfriForum deputy chief executive Ernst Roets said on Thursday.... more ...

Truckers who killed – SA not alone (video)

With road carnage related to trucks in the spotlight following the horrific N12 accident, The Citizen looked at international cases where truck drivers were sentenced following crashes that resulted in fatalities.... more ...

Oscar Pistorius ‘cried himself to sleep’ on first day in prison

The Correctional Services department on Thursday declined to comment on a report that convicted paralympian Oscar Pistorius wept himself to sleep on his first day in prison.... more ...

Confusing Diwali celebration date corrected

The erroneous date to celebrate Diwali (or Deepavali) issued by the SA Maha Sabha has caused confusion amongst the Hindu community.... more ...

Another truck crash on the N12

A truck pulling a trailer lost control and hit a house next to the N12 near the Kliprivier off-ramp, south of Johannesburg, on Wednesday, metro police said.... more ...

Alleged stolen car used in cash-in-transit heist at O.R. Tambo airport

The Mercedes-Benz used in Thursday morning's cash-in-transit heist close to OR Tambo International Airport which left three people injured, was allegedly stolen, police said.... more ...

Murray downs Fognini to reach Valencia last eight

Andy Murray eased into the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open on Thursday with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Italian Fabio Fognini. more ...

Alleged Diepsloot killer threatened

Alleged child killer Ntokozo Hadebe had to be smuggled out of the Diepsloot police station in an armoured vehicle to save him from an angry crowd gathered outside, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Thursday. more ...

Two deaths in third quarter – Amplats

Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) had two fatalities at its operations in the third quarter of 2014, the company said in its production report released on Thursday....  more ...
Cabinet approves SAA apointments
Two people have been appointed to the SA Airways board and six resignations accepted, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said on Thursday.... more ...
Eskom injection positive – Moody’s
Government's announcement of the package of solutions to support electricity utility Eskom was positive, rating agency Moody's said on Thursday.... more ...
HCI suspends Chairman Marcel Golding
Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI), which owns broadcaster e.tv, has suspended its executive chairman Marcel Golding, the company has said.... more ...
MTBPS not radical – Numsa
The 2014 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) presented by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene is not radical in any way, Numsa said on Thursday.... more ...

US-led air strikes in Syria ‘kill 553 in first month’

Air strikes by the US-led coalition in Syria have killed 553 people since their launch a month ago, the vast majority of them jihadists, a monitoring group said on Thursday....  more ...
UN watchdog faults Hong Kong on reforms
A United Nations rights watchdog on Thursday pressed Hong Kong to enact democratic reforms, saying moves so far fell short of what was needed.... more ...
Lesotho extradition hearing postponed
The extradition hearing of Lesotho national Lehlohonolo Joseph Scott, accused of chopping up two people and boiling the heart of one of them, was postponed in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Thursday.... more ...
Police expand presence in Jerusalem after car attack
Jerusalem police vowed a "zero tolerance" policy towards violence Thursday after a Palestinian rammed his car into a crowd, killing a baby and triggering clashes across the city's annexed eastern sector.... more ...
Schumacher will need years to recover says doctor
A French doctor treating stricken former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher said Thursday that the German ace was making progress, but will need years to recover.... more ...

Proteas understand conditions

Proteas vice-captain, Hashim Amla, feels his team will have a better understanding of the conditions in the second one-day international (ODI) against New Zealand at the Bay Oval in Tauranga on Friday (SA time, 11.30pm on Thursday night). ...  more ...
New Night Racing season around the corner
Turffontein Racecourse’s much anticipated Night Racing season returns on Tuesday, 28 October and has welcomed the media partnership of The Citizen newspaper.... more ...
Lions name unchanged starting XV
Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann has announced his team for Saturday's Currie Cup final against Western Province in Cape Town. ... more ...
We need a result against Cobras – Davids
Titans captain Henry Davids says his side are targeting two wins in a row in the domestic one-day series, with their first assignment against the Cobras at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday. ... more ...
Barker facing the sack
University of Pretoria coach Steve Barker might soon be without a job. more ...

Connie Ferguson returns to Generations

Generations producer Mfundi Vundla placed himself in a professional pickle when he fired 16 core members of his soap opera's cast, thereby depriving his storylines of some major characters....  more ...
The Lo Down: Make your own face masks
For those who don’t have the time (or money!) to escape to a spa for a monthly facial or skin treatment, a homemade face mask is your next best option.... more ...
Joey Rasdien debuts fresh material
Joey Rasdien is performing his new show, The Here After, at the 1 200-seater Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City for one night only on November 15.... more ...
Jenny Crwys-Williams bids farewell to radio 702
After 22 years with 702, Jenny Crwys-Williams has made the decision to leave her popular afternoon show and move on to what she hopes will allow her more time in the day to do the things she most enjoys.... more ...
Big-name collaborations on new Rebecca Malope album
Rebecca Malope has pulled out all the stops for her 35th album. more ...