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Committee to recommend Tshabalala’s suspension from SABC

Parliament’s communications portfolio committee has unanimously resolved to recommend the suspension of SABC board chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala, pending the outcome of a probe into her qualifications. more ...

Water supplies restored as reservoirs fill

Water supply has been sporadic or non-existent in parts of Johannesburg and the West Rand over the past two days. Democratic Alliance ward councillor Amanda Forsythe received calls from residents reporting “ first  low water pressure and then others saying they had completely ran out of water”....  more ...
Five arrested after man burnt to death
Five men were arrested on Monday after a 20-year-old man was burnt to death at Nkanini, KwaZulu-Natal, police said.... more ...
Zuma to respond to Dalai Lama furore
President Jacob Zuma will respond to the 14 Nobel laureates who wrote to him asking for a South African travel visa to be granted to the Dalai Lama.... more ...
Police fire rubber bullets at Grabouw protesters
Members of the Public Order Policing Unit fired rubber bullets at protesters in Grabouw on Tuesday.... more ...
Ronnie Kasrils also wants apology from Kebby Maphatsoe
Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils has demanded either proof or an apology over a pre-election claim by Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) Military Veterans' Association chairman Kebby Maphatsoe that he set up President Jacob Zuma for a rape charge.... more ...

Buttocks, bulldust can’t protect JZ

Perhaps the vocabulary of Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane needs some sanitising.... more ...

If Pistorius was poor, would he have been guilty?

If Oscar Pistorius was a poor man, would he have been found not guilty of murder? For me this was the most troubling question about his trial.... more ...

Oscar verdict could be overturned – expert

The possibility that Oscar Pistorius's culpable homicide verdict may be overturned and replaced by a murder conviction has not been ruled out by experts.... more ...

Use buttocks to defend Zuma – Nomvula Mokonyane

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says ANC members and Cabinet ministers will use their buttocks to defend President Jacob Zuma. ... more ...

‘Buttocks’ remark is Sepedi idiom

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane's "buttocks" comment was a Sepedi idiom used to describe the extent she would go to in order to protect President Jacob Zuma.... more ...

Faf’s form needs to continue into World Cup

Batting at number three for the Proteas in One Day cricket, the form of Faf du Plessis has been nothing short of astounding. Whether or not he can maintain it remains the burning question. more ...

Ivorian Gervinho extends deal at Roma

Roma striker Gervinho is set to remain at the club until 2018 after extending his current deal by a year, the Serie A side have announced. more ...

Door closes on Pickvest victims

It may be too late for investors who bought property syndications from Pickvest (formerly PIC Syndications) to lay complaints with the financial advisory and intermediary services (FAIS) ombud....  more ...
Airbus signs alliance with SA companies
Leading global aircraft manufacturer Airbus has signed a memorandum of understanding with two South African companies in what is hailed as a bid to further bolster the local aviation industry.... more ...
Eskom must reveal Koeberg tender docs – DA
Eskom acting chief executive Colin Matjila must reveal all the documents on a tender for the replacement of steam generators at the Koeberg power plant, the DA said on Tuesday.... more ...
Major banks performed well – PwC
The four major banks in South Africa posted combined headline earnings of R27.8 billion, an increase of 13.1 percent in the six months ending June 2014, PwC said on Tuesday.... more ...
More jobs but fewer skills among blacks
The rate of employment creation has increased since 1994 with black people benefiting the most, the presidency said on Monday.... more ...

China ups its medics in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to 174

China will send more medics to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to help boost laboratory testing for the virus, raising the total number of Chinese medical experts there to 174, the UN said Tuesday....  more ...
Fresh travel disruption as Air France pilots extend strike
Passengers faced a second day of travel disruption on Tuesday as Air France pilots extended a strike in protest at the airline's plans to expand its low-cost subsidiary.... more ...
Lesotho to hold early election to end political crisis
Lesotho's leaders are planning to head to the polls early in a bid to restore political order following an attempted coup and stalled peace talks between deadlocked political parties, a South African official said Monday.... more ...
China’s Xi heads to Sri Lanka to promote ‘maritime silk road’
President Xi Jinping was Tuesday due in Sri Lanka where he will launch construction of a Chinese-backed $1.4 billion port city as he promotes his vision of a "maritime silk road" in the face of growing competition from Japan and India.... more ...
Season’s first dolphins killed in Japan: activists
The first dolphins of the season were slaughtered on Tuesday in the small Japanese town of Taiji, campaigners said, commencing an annual cull repeatedly condemned by animal rights groups.... more ...

Khuzwayo has Masilela’s backing

Kaizer Chiefs defender Tsepo Masilela has dismissed talk that stand-in goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo is the team's 'weak link' and says he has confidence in the young shot-stopper....  more ...
Faf’s form needs to continue into World Cup
Batting at number three for the Proteas in One Day cricket, the form of Faf du Plessis has been nothing short of astounding. Whether or not he can maintain it remains the burning question.... more ...
Mcgregor hungry to finally win Fish K1 title
Triple world champion Hank McGregor has his sights set on winning the Fish River Canoe Marathon K1 title on October 10 and 11.... more ...
Polokwane to host Bafana’s Congo clash
The Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane will host South Africa's 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo Brazzaville, the SA Football Association (Safa) announced on Tuesday.... more ...
PSL warns of counterfeit tickets
The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has warned supporters about counterfeit tickets and buying tickets at illegal selling points ahead of Saturday's MTN8 final in Durban.... more ...

Idols SA: Learning from the best

The top 11 contestants on the tenth season of Idols SA have finally been revealed. And by the look of things, this year's winner is going to be young and energetic with a unique take on music....  more ...
Ballet contributors to receive awards
The opening night of Joburg Ballet’s new production of The Nutcracker Re-Imagined at the Joburg Theatre on Friday 19 September will also be the occasion of the presentation of three awards in recognition of services to Joburg Ballet.... more ...
Streaming TV: out of sight for the masses?
A South African online streaming entertainment hub was launched last week.  more ...
Robin Thicke says he didn’t write controversial hit
Robin Thicke's blockbuster but much criticized hit "Blurred Lines" grew even more controversial as the singer revealed he never wrote it, according to court documents.... more ...
Chef of the Year sizzles in Durban
Both the Junior and Senior categories of the Unilever Food Solutions Chef of the Year were won by Cape Town chefs.... more ...