Citizen

Mbalula’s tough stance on transformation

Five national federations will sign a memorandum of understanding next month as the government continues to push sports bodies to focus on transformation, according to sports minister Fikile Mbalula. more ...

Cosatu to decide on Vavi’s fate today

While trade union federation Cosatu Central Executive Committee (CEC) is currently under way at Cosatu House in Braamfontein. ...  more ...
Centurion man shot in attempted hijacking
A Centurion man has been shot and injured in an alleged hijacking attempt in Pretoria.... more ...
Police officer shot near Kempton Park cemetery
Yet another police official is in hospital after being shot by armed thugs. more ...
Transnet pensioners march for R79 billion (video)
Transnet pensioners marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Monday in order to hand over a memorandum of petition to the Presidency, pleading for funding that was promised but never given.... more ...
Wake-up call for teaching
A recent study by the Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE), suggesting a lot of work needs to be done in terms of teacher training at school foundation levels and key subjects such as mathematics and languages, should be a wake- up call.... more ...
No scheduled load shedding for today – Eskom
There are no scheduled power outages for Monday, Eskom said. more ...
Hewitt rape survivor ready to ace life again
If Bob Hewitt were to receive 15 years for each of the rapes he committed as a tennis coach and ran concurrently, it would equal the amount of time the two women he raped have lived with his actions.... more ...
Killer released from jail after saving guard
A convicted murderer who was once regarded as such a danger to society he was sentenced to indefinite imprisonment has saved a prison guard's life.... more ...
NFP leaders are lazy, says party president
National Freedom Party (NFP) president Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi, who has been ill since November, yesterday launched a stinging attack on her party's top leaders, accusing them of failing to keep the fledgling party afloat during her absence.... more ...

Meet the Big Brother Mzansi 2 housemates (gallery)

Meet the Big Brother Mzansi: Double Trouble housemates who are guaranteed to entertain audiences. ... more ...

3 cops shot during Joburg highway shoot-out

A section of the N3 south in Modderfontein has been blocked off completely after three SA police service officers were shot at by unknown suspects, the Johannesburg metro police department said on Sunday.... more ...

Serero can’t sleep over Milan move

Thulani Serero says he does not want to think about the possibility of a move to AC Milan, because if he does he starts to “lose sleep.”... more ...

Baby born with the number “12” on forehead

When Hanru van Niekerk was born on November 11, 2014, he came with his own numeral surprise.... more ...

‘Be frank about possibility of national blackout’ – Maimane

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa must provide the country and Parliament with a comprehensive report on the state of Eskom, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday.... more ...

Top five insurers earn 28.4bn in 2014

South Africa's top five long-term insurance companies recorded total earnings of R28.4 billion last year, according to the latest PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Insurance Industry Analysis survey....  more ...
UnitedHealth buys Catamaran for $12.8 bn
UnitedHealth said Monday it is acquiring Illinois-based group Catamaran for $12.8 billion, in a move which would boost the US giant's pharmacy services.... more ...
Total sells Nigerian oil field stake for $569 mn
French oil giant Total said Monday that it has sold its stake in a Nigerian oil field to a local company for $569 million (523 million euros).... more ...
Anchor ends Contego deal
Allegations that Cobus Kellerman is involved in a massive Ponzi scheme have hit the local financial services industry hard, with JSE-listed Anchor Group terminating its agreement to purchase Contego Holdings.... more ...
Apple CEO Tim Cook slams US ‘dangerous discrimination’ laws
Apple chief Tim Cook slammed what he called a wave of "dangerous" laws in several US states that he said promote discrimination and erode equality, in an editorial published Sunday.... more ...

Nigeria awaits tense presidential poll results

Nigerians on Monday awaited the first results of a closely fought general election, despite protests over the conduct of the vote and calls for calm given fears of a repeat of post-poll violence....  more ...
Another blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh
A Bangladeshi blogger was hacked to death in Dhaka on Monday, the second such attack on a critic of religious fundamentalism in the mainly Muslim country in less than two months.... more ...
‘Yes or no’ time in crunch Iran nuclear talks
Foreign ministers from major powers raced against the clock Monday on the eve of a deadline to nail down the final pieces of a framework deal they hope will put any Iranian nuclear bomb out of reach.... more ...
Hunt resumes for Alps plane crash DNA, black box
Investigators sifting through the wreckage of the doomed Germanwings plane in the French Alps were forced Monday to resume the hunt on foot as bad weather hampered helicopter flights.... more ...
Solar Impulse aircraft departs Myanmar for China
Solar Impulse 2 took off from Myanmar's second biggest city of Mandalay early Monday and headed for China's Chongqing, the fifth flight of a landmark journey to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun.... more ...

International Cricket Council names World Cup XI

New Zealand may have been thrashed by Australia in the World Cup final but they dominate the International Cricket Council's team of the tournament released Monday with Brendon McCullum named captain....  more ...
Rugby coach White pens pre-contract to extend Montpellier stay
South African coach Jake White has signed a pre-contract to extend his stay with Top 14 side Montpellier until 2017, sources close to the club confirmed on Monday.... more ...
Rooney says England have regained fear factor
England have regained the fear factor following a run of "aggressive" wins since the World Cup last summer, skipper Wayne Rooney has said.... more ...
Tiger Woods out of golf world top 100
Former number one Tiger Woods has dropped out of the world top 100 for the first time in his career as he continues his battle against injuries and loss of form.... more ...
Ertijaal failed to handle the going
While Guineas Day belonged to Piere Strydom, Classic Day at Turffontein on Saturday was all about Sean Tarry. ... more ...

EFF goes Afrikaans

Comic legend Nik Rabinowitz is stirring all the right pots with his show What the EFF?, which will start its run later this week at the Afrikaans art holy grail, the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees ( KKNK)....  more ...
Kruger Park anticipates Easter frenzy
Holidaymakers who have not yet made bookings at Kruger National Park (KNP) for the Easter weekend may find it nearly impossible to find themselves a spot, as all the main rest camps, luxury lodges, bush lodges, bush camps have been fully booked for this period. ... more ...
Royalty Soapie Awards honours legends (gallery)
Muvhango's Cynthia Shange and 7de Laan creator Danie Odendaal received Lifetime Achievement awards at the Royalty Soapie Awards – two worthy winners who have each produced many "firsts" in the industry.... more ...
Nyong’o at home in East Africa for Disney production
After a film about a king of Scotland, Ugandans are getting excited over a new movie about a "queen", starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o.... more ...
The Lazarus Effect movie review
It starts off as a good idea but eventually plunges headlong into a morass of cheap thrills and hackneyed horror devices.... more ...