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Blatter defends anti-corruption record ahead of FIFA vote

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter on Friday defended his actions battling corruption ahead of a vote to decide on whether he remains as president of football’s beleaguered world body. more ...

‘If I was Phiyega, I’d worry’

President Jacob Zuma would have little choice but to appoint a board of inquiry to determine whether national police commissioner Riah Phiyega is fit to hold office if the Marikana report reveals she lied under oath. ...  more ...

Give public time to comment on Agricultural Land Bill – DA

South Africa’s main opposition party the Democratic Alliance on Friday said more time was needed for public comment on the Agricultural Land Bill. more ...

Woman found dead with bullet hole between the eyes

Three suspects are expected to appear in the Scottburgh Magistrates’ Court in KwaZulu-Natal today for the alleged murder of a woman thought to have been in her early 30s. more ...

Kaizer Chiefs to speak on Khune, Mashamaite contracts

Kaizer Chiefs will to hold a press conference this week to clear up speculation surrounding the futures of Itumeleng Khune and Tefu Mashamaite.... more ...

Elite SA troops stuck in Uganda

An entire battalion of South Africa's crack 121 Battalion are stuck in Entebbe, Uganda, after their flight was refused permission to land in South Africa.... more ...

EFF interrupts Zuma in National Assembly again

MPs from the Economic Freedom Fighters protested silently but visibly as President Jacob Zuma tabled his budget vote in the National Assembly on Tuesday.... more ...

Missing Ipeleng Moholane found dead in Midrand

Condolences continue to spread on social media after the discovery of missing student Ipeleng Moholane’s dead body on Monday.... more ...

Find your load shedding schedules here

Want to know when your suburb will experience load shedding? Find out your schedule here. ... more ...

Myanmar navy finds 727 migrants packed in boat

Myanmar’s navy found 727 people crammed on a fishing boat in its waters, the Ministry of Information said in a Facebook post Friday, adding the would-be “Bengali” migrants had been towed to an island. more ...

FIFA votes amid corruption crisis: LIVE REPORT

11:44 GMT – UK fraud office – The UK’s Serious Fraud Office says it is actively assessing “material in its possession” relating to Fifa corruption allegations, the BBC reports. more ...

Get a black Broederbond

Is it possible that people can battle with a simple economic concept such as Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) as we have for so long?...  more ...
Greece looms large over final day of G7 meeting
Greece's fate in the euro area continued to cast a shadow over the second and final day of a Group of Seven finance ministers meeting in Dresden Friday with still no sign of a deal in sight.... more ...
African Bank issues new R1.65bn bond to “good bank”
African Bank, which almost collapsed in 2014 under a mountain of bad debt, said on Friday it would issue a 10-year R1.65 billion domestic medium-term bond to be traded on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange as part of its debt-restructuring agreed with lenders to transform it into a “good bank”.... more ...
S. Korea industrial output slumps further in April
South Korea's industrial output declined for a second straight month in April, reflecting weak exports, government data showed Friday.... more ...
Struggling Metmar confirms takeover offer from Traxys
Mining group Metmar Limited confirmed a “firm but conditional” offer for 100 percent of its share capital from its larger global competitor Traxys as it reported lower revenues despite volumes having increased by 15 percent in the year to February.... more ...

Buhari vows to tackle Nigeria’s problems ‘head on’

Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari pledged to tackle the nation's problems "head on" and an intensified fight against Boko Haram in his inaugural speech after taking the oath of office on Friday....  more ...
Cameron meets Polish PM on EU reform tour
British Prime Minister David Cameron met Poland's premier in Warsaw on Friday on a whistlestop European tour to gather backing for EU reforms amid implacable Polish opposition to proposals to limit benefits for immigrants.... more ...
Scientists restore lost memory in mice, shedding light on amnesia
Researchers have gained new understanding on the workings of amnesia through research that used light to revive lost memories in mice, a study reported.... more ...
Suu Kyi sidesteps Rohingya migrant crisis for political pragmatism
Aung San Suu Kyi was once an unassailable champion of Myanmar's powerless. But the opposition leader's refusal to speak up for a persecuted Muslim minority at the heart of a migrant crisis has cast doubt over her moral force -- and even earned a gentle rebuke from fellow Nobel laureate the Dalai Lama.... more ...
18 labs may have received live anthrax samples: US officials
A total of 18 laboratories may have accidentally received live samples of anthrax shipped out by the American military, US authorities said.... more ...

Bomb alert at FIFA congress in Zurich: police

Zurich police confirmed Friday they were responding to a bomb alert at the venue where FIFA is hosting its widely-watched annual congress, amid a massive corruption scandal rocking world football's governing body....  more ...
Platini still haunted by Heysel disaster, 30 years on
UEFA president Michel Platini said Friday he is still haunted by memories of the Heysel Stadium disaster on the 30th anniversary of the tragedy during which 39 football fans died.... more ...
Rain delays second England-New Zealand Test
Rain delayed the scheduled 11:00am local time (1000 GMT) start in the second Test between England and New Zealand at Headingley on Friday.... more ...
Wenger, Arsenal eye FA Cup history
Arsene Wenger would love to silence his critics by making history when holders Arsenal take on Aston Villa in the FA Cup final on Saturday.... more ...
Stats XV review: Round 15
A superb individual performance that includes a brace of tries earned DHL Stormers wing Dillyn Leyds a place in the Vodacom Rugby App’s Stats XV team for the week.... more ...

Former Muvhango star joins Generations

The cast of Generations: The Legacy is growing.  more ...
The Rewrite movie review
Hugh Grant hasn't made a decent film in a long time.  more ...
Ferrari 488 GTB sets new benchmark
The Ferrari 488 GTB has made its official debut at a private preview held at the new Scuderia South Africa premises and is said to set a new benchmark for the sports car sector.... more ...
Lloyd Cele’s new single takes top spot
Lloyd Cele’s single, Best I’ve Ever Had, has taken the top spot on Gagasi FM. ... more ...
Less South Africans go to bed hungry – survey
As the world marks World Hunger Day today, it should be encouraging to know less South Africans are going to bed hungry each night, but as a country, we are still facing server problems in this regard.... more ...