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Another Kruger elephant poached

News of a second elephant poached cast a pall over World Ranger Day celebrations being held at Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga. more ...

Dead whale washes up on Toti beach (video)

An unidentified adult whale was found washed up on the beach in Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday morning....  more ...
EFF threatens mass march over overalls
EFF leader Julius Malema on Thursday vowed to shut down central Johannesburg with a protest against the Gauteng legislature's decision to bar his party's members from wearing their red uniforms.... more ...
Gauteng Education MEC announces budget
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi today announced a R32.8 billion budget for his department in 2014/15.... more ...
Witkoppen shootout leaves driver in hospital
Police are investigating a shootout and high speed chase between police and a suspected stolen vehicle on Witkoppen Road, Fourways on Thursday morning.... more ...
NPA probe into Jackie Selebi case
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is conducting an internal probe into the prosecution of convicted former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi.... more ...

Woman strips naked at Nelson Mandela statue in Sandton

A woman caused a commotion when she stripped naked and caressed the statue of former president Nelson Mandela in Sandton.... more ...

Thabo Qalinge joins Orlando Pirates

After much speculation about his move, Mpumalanga Black Aces have sold enterprising winger Thabo Qalinge to Orlando Pirates. ... more ...

Pretoria University confirms suicide on campus

Investigations are underway following a suicide incident at the University of Pretoria (UP) in Hatfield, Pretoria this morning.... more ...

Tuks, Menlyn suicides worries depression group

A total of 23 suicides occurred daily in South Africa, with more than 230 attempted suicides reported every day.... more ...

Security guard allegedly jumps to death at Menlyn mall

No foul play is suspected in the alleged suicide of an on-duty security guard at Menlyn Shopping Centre in Pretoria.... more ...

Home maintenance levels slipping – survey

Levels of home maintenance by owners are slipping, according to First National Bank’s 2014 Second Quarter Estate Agent Survey, released on Thursday. more ...

Uganda judges debate bid to overturn anti-gay law

Ugandan state lawyers sought on Thursday to dismiss a petition by activists at the constitutional court seeking to overturn anti-gay legislation condemned by rights groups as draconian. more ...

Neasa to continue lock-outs despite threats

The National Employers' Association (Neasa) of SA's members will continue their lock-out of workers who participated in the recent metal industry protest, despite threats, it said on Thursday....  more ...
Eurozone unemployment, inflation data paint mixed picture
Eurozone unemployment and inflation data painted a mixed economic picture Thursday, with the jobless rate edging down while softer prices raised question marks over consumer demand, clouding the outlook.... more ...
Transnet pensioners can sue
Two Transnet pensioners were on Thursday given leave to institute an R80 billion class action suit against the parastatal and their pension funds.... more ...
Loan defaults decline, says TransUnion
The rise in defaults on loans taken out by consumers has decreased significantly since 2013, when lenders went through the bad debt write-off cycle, TransUnion CEO, Geoff Miller, says.... more ...
Sibanye reports robust results
Mining giant Sibanye Gold has reported robust operating and financial results for the first half of this year.... more ...

Robert Mugabe’s wife joins fray over Zimbabwe succession

The surprise nomination of President Robert Mugabe's wife to head the ruling party's powerful women's wing has injected new intrigue into the fight to succeed the 90-year-old strongman....  more ...
Ebola-hit Sierra Leone declares state of emergency
Sierra Leone leader Ernest Bai Koroma declared a state of emergency on Thursday and cancelled a planned trip to the US-Africa summit as the country struggled to contain the deadly Ebola epidemic.... more ...
Ukraine military announces day-long halt to offensive in east
Ukraine's military on Thursday announced a day-long pause to its brutal offensive to oust pro-Russian rebels in the east, following a plea from the UN for a truce to allow a stalled probe into the downing of Malaysian flight MH17 to go ahead.... more ...
Rescuers battle rains after India landslide, 150 feared dead
Rescue workers dug through deep mud and debris on Thursday in search of victims of a major landslide in western India that buried homes, with the death toll expected to reach 150.... more ...
George W. Bush writes bio of his US president dad
Former US president George W. Bush has written a "personal biography" of his presidential father, said Crown publishers Wednesday, which announced it will release the book in November.... more ...

Makola sets his targets

If there is one player who must have been tortured by Orlando Pirates' campaign last season, it is Mpho Makola, above. ...  more ...
Matsatsantsa chasing silverware – Johnson
SuperSport United coach Cavin Johnson says this is the season for Matsatsantsa to win trophies. ... more ...
Coetzee cautious about Etzebeth
Caution will have to be exercised before Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth returns to the national fold.... more ...
Young Guns firing as sun sets on Clairwood
There may be the odd tear shed when Saturday’s race meeting at Clairwood comes to a close as it will signify the end of racing at the course. ... more ...
Deon Stegmann to lead Vodacom Blue Bulls
Blue Bulls coach Frans Ludeke on Wednesday confirmed Deon Stegmann's captaincy for his team's upcoming Currie Cup campaign and named a strong 26 man squad for Friday's warm-up match against the Pumas in Nelspruit.... more ...

Thando Thabethe is searching for the next master of spin

They are two of the most prominent club DJs in the country and she is a radio host who has been dubbed "a rising star". ...  more ...
The Lo Down: Thinking about going natural?
Johannesburg-based lifestyle blogger, Wisaal Anderson, made the decision to ‘go natural’ with her hair just under three years ago and is now well-known in the South African beauty world for her insights on kinky, curly textured hair.... more ...
Penny Lebyane opens up to Khanyi Mbau
Khanyi Mbau is a very busy woman these days.  more ...
Spoek Mathambo: composing the Future Sounds of Mzansi
According to a report from the International Music Summit, South Africa is responsible for the largest consumption of electronic music worldwide.... more ...
Take a #CakeBossSelfie and you could meet Buddy
Think you're the next 'Cake Boss' in training? Well Buddy Valastro and The Citizen team are going to put you to the test with a #CakeBossSelfie.... more ...