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Mwasa supports Generations negotiations with axed actors

The Media Workers’ Association of SA (Mwasa) on Saturday welcomed the SABC and production company MMSV’s decision to negotiate with the actors who were dismissed from the SABC1 soapie, Generations. more ...

Window for removal of Kruger Rhinos passed

Rhino at the Kruger National Park will not be moved this year, SA National Parks said on Saturday. ...  more ...
Missing head found in Chatsworth
The missing head of a woman who was killed in Chatsworth, KwaZulu-Natal has been found, police said on Saturday. ... more ...
60 held for drunk driving in JHB
As part of commemorating woman's month, female police officers arrested 60 drunk drivers during roadblocks around Johannesburg, metro police said on Saturday. ... more ...
18 injured in Walkerville accident
Eighteen people were injured in a head-on collision between a taxi and car in Walkerville, south of Johannesburg on Saturday, paramedics said. ... more ...
Two killed in Maphumulo accident
Two people were killed in an accident near Maphumulo on Saturday, said the KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services. ... more ...

‘I feel betrayed’ – Generations’ Mfundi Vundla (video)

Mfundi Vundla felt betrayed by some Generations soapy actors who allegedly painted him as an avaricious exploiter, he said on Friday.... more ...

Striking Generations cast fired

The producers of South Africa's most popular soapie Generations has terminated the contracts of the show's striking cast members.... more ...

Katsande warns Chiefs

Willard Katsande has warned his Kaizer Chiefs teammates not to be complacent ahead of their MTN8 semifinal, second leg match against Platinum Stars.... more ...

Orlando Pirates out for victory against Wits

Midfielder Daine Klate says Orlando Pirates will take nothing for granted when they meet Wits on Saturday in the second leg semi-final of the MTN8 at Orlando Stadium. ... more ...

Why Generations actors were axed – Mfundi Vundla (audio)

As the news broke that 16 actors from popular local soapie Generations had been fired, the show's executive producer Mfundi Vundla took to radio to explain the decision. Listen to what he had to say.... more ...

Merkel urges Ukraine truce as Russia convoy returns home

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed for a new ceasefire in crisis talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday, as a controversial Russian convoy returned home. more ...

Libya Islamist militias say they have taken Tripoli airport

Islamist fighters in the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition said on Saturday they have captured Tripoli airport after 10 days of clashes with nationalist militiamen. more ...

You may have to work until you die – a sobering thought

In South Africa, the average retirement age is between 60 and 62, and people qualify for government old age grants from age 60, which seems pretty reasonable, given that average life expectancy is a mere 61.2 years....  more ...
ECape woman wins DAFF Entrepreneur award
A woman from Mzamo in the Eastern Cape has won the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) Female Entrepreneur of 2014 award, the department said on Saturday.... more ...
Satinsky 128 sues WesBank for R20 bn
The owner of Satinsky 128, the company taken to court over the R699 car sales scheme, wants to sue WesBank for R20 billion, Beeld reported on Saturday. ... more ...
Draghi ‘confident’ ECB measures will boost economy
European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said Friday he is "confident" the ECB's recent policy measures will help get the eurozone economy back on its feet.... more ...
Fitch leaves ratings for five big SA banks unchanged
Fitch on Friday said the failure of African Bank would not see it lower its ratings for South Africa's five biggest banks as the likelihood of contagion was limited. ... more ...

Israel strike kills Gaza family as Egypt readies new talks

Israel kept up the pressure on Hamas in Gaza on Saturday, carrying out multiple air strikes that killed seven Palestinians, three of them children, as Egypt prepared to convene new truce talks....  more ...
France’s economy minister slams German austerity measures
French Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg on Saturday criticised German austerity measures and warned France would no longer "be pushed around" by the EU's economic powerhouse.... more ...
Two Galileo satellites lose their way
Two European Galileo satellites launched as part of a navigation system designed to rival GPS have failed to locate their intended orbit, launch firm Arianespace said Saturday.... more ...
Police chief, BBC boss face grilling over Cliff Richard search
The director general of the BBC and a police chief constable have been summoned to give evidence before the Home Affairs Select Committee over the police raid on singer Cliff Richard's apartment.... more ...
SpaceX rocket explodes during test flight
A SpaceX rocket exploded in midair during a test flight, though no one was injured, as the company seeks to develop a spacecraft that can return to Earth and be used again.... more ...

Stuart Baxter facing selection poser

Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter says he will weigh up whether or not to make sweeping changes to his line-up when the Soweto outfit host Platinum Stars in the return leg of the MTN8 semifinals on Sunday. ...  more ...
Bulls beat EP Kings for first win of the season
 The Vodacom Blue Bulls beat the EP Kings 30-25 at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday for their first win of the 2014 Absa Currie Cup season.... more ...
Ogier crashes out of Rally of Germany
World champion Sebastien Ogier pulled out of the Rally of Germany on Saturday after writing off his Volkswagen in his second crash of the day.... more ...
Rosberg takes Belgian GP pole ahead of Hamilton
World championship leader Nico Rosberg secured his fourth pole position in succession on Saturday when he topped the times ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in a tense and wet qualifying session for Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix.... more ...
Kemboi abandons Gauteng marathon plans
Shadrack Kemboi of Kenya will not return for next month's Gauteng Marathon, according to his manager, after he was allegedly poorly treated following his impressive victory in last year's race. ... more ...

‘I feel betrayed’ – Generations’ Mfundi Vundla (video)

Mfundi Vundla felt betrayed by some Generations soapy actors who allegedly painted him as an avaricious exploiter, he said on Friday....  more ...
Annual Joburg Art Fair enjoys successful opening night
The packed aisles during the opening night of the FNB Joburg Art Fair on Thursday night suggested this whole "recession" lark has been blown out of proportion. ... more ...
The Hundred-Foot Journey is a film to feast on
This wonderful, heart-warming film delicacy is a pleasure from beginning to end. It is one of those films you actually don't want to end. ... more ...
China independent film festival shut by authorities
A Chinese independent film festival was closed by authorities on its opening day, organisers said Saturday, the latest sign that free expression is being increasingly targeted in the tightly-controlled country.... more ...
Hollywood stars light up TV, reverse is lacking
Television is increasingly opening its doors to Hollywood stars, as Monday's Emmy Awards will attest, but TV royalty still struggle to make the transition to the silver screen.... more ...