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SA girl, 4, found alive in Nigeria church building collapse

A four-year-old South African girl was found alive at the collapsed Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria, the Gift of the Givers (GOTG) said on Friday. more ...

Generations Actors Guild ask CCMA for help

The Generations Actors Guild (GAG) has filed papers with the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) for re-instatement....  more ...
Western militaries scramble to aid Ebola-hit west Africa
Western militaries readied aid missions Friday to help Africa's Ebola-hit nations battle an epidemic which has sparked killings in panicked southern Guinea and forced a nationwide shutdown in Sierra Leone.... more ...
Cape Town to appeal Sanral toll order
The City of Cape Town will appeal a court order that effectively seals most documents ahead of a review hearing on the N1/N2 Winelands Toll Highway project, it said on Friday. ... more ...
Murder up, but some serious crimes down
The murder rate has increased despite overall serious crime declining slightly by 0.4 percent, according to the 2013/2014 crime statistics released on Friday. ... more ...
Ruthless rhino poaching syndicate rounded up by Hawks (video)
The alleged kingpin of one of South Africa's biggest and most violent rhino poaching syndicates, accused of obtaining 84 rhino horns via illegal means, was arrested on Friday morning in front of the Pretoria North Magistrate’s Court.... more ...

Ruthless rhino poaching syndicate rounded up by Hawks (video)

The alleged kingpin of one of South Africa's biggest and most violent rhino poaching syndicates, accused of obtaining 84 rhino horns via illegal means, was arrested on Friday morning in front of the Pretoria North Magistrate’s Court.... more ...

10 South Africans identified in Nigeria church building collapse

Ten of the 67 South African citizens killed in the building collapse at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Nigeria have been positively identified, government said on Thursday.... more ...

Nigerian church building collapse was not the first (video)

A building collapse at The Synagogue Church of All Nations (Scoan) in Nigeria, which killed 67 South Africans, was not the first, according to information on the church's website.... more ...

Meet the Big Brother Africa Hotshots housemates (videos)

Big Brother Africa Hotshots has started to slowly reveal the housemates who will be taking part in the latest edition of the popular reality show.... more ...

SA girl, 4, found alive in Nigeria church building collapse

A four-year-old South African girl was found alive at the collapsed Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria, the Gift of the Givers (GOTG) said on Friday.... more ...

Zuma cracks whip over municipalities

President Jacob Zuma has issued a no-nonsense, back-to-basics call to struggling municipalities, a third of whom can now be described as dysfunctional....  more ...
Retail robberies up 30 percent – CGCSA
Retail robberies increased by almost a third in a year, the Consumer Goods Council of SA (CGCSA) said on Friday. ... more ...
Drugmaker GSK fined $490 mn in China graft probe: Xinhua
A Chinese court on Friday fined British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline 3.0 billion yuan ($490 million) following a nearly year-long bribery probe, state media said.... more ...
Pound hits two-year high against euro on Scotland results
The British pound surged to a more than two-year high against the euro Friday, while it also rallied against the dollar as early results suggested Scotland will vote against independence from the United Kingdom.... more ...
Microsoft axes 2,100 as job cuts continue
Microsoft on Thursday said that it axed 2,100 jobs in a second round of cuts which were announced earlier this year.... more ...

Zambian president: ‘I am not dead’

Zambia's elusive President Michael Sata made a rare public appearance Friday, opening a new session of parliament and declaring "I am not dead."...  more ...
Scottish independence leader Alex Salmond to step down
Scottish independence leader Alex Salmond says he is to step down following his party's referendum defeat.... more ...
‘Miracle’ panda triplets open their eyes in Chinese zoo
A set of panda triplets, known as the world's only surviving trio, have opened their eyes for the first time more than a month after their birth in a Chinese zoo.... more ...
Kremlin to ‘protect Russian cyberspace from unpredictable West’
Russia is considering measures to protect its cyberspace from the "unpredictable" West, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said on Friday after a newspaper said Moscow was contemplating unplugging the Internet during protests or war.... more ...
Indian TV sacks newsreader over ‘Eleven Jinping’ blunder
Pronouncing foreign leaders' names is a headache for newsreaders the world over but on Friday it proved the downfall of one Indian newscaster, who mistook the visiting Chinese president's name for the Roman numeral XI, calling him "Eleven Jinping" on air.... more ...

Throwback: MTN8 Final

The 2014 edition of the MTN8 competition is drawing to a close, with Kaizer Chiefs taking on Orlando Pirates on Saturday in a Soweto derby final in Durban. The Buccaneers have won nine top eight finals, while Chiefs is the most successful side in top eight history, winning it 14 times. ...  more ...
Injury blow for Lions
The Lions suffered a late setback when hooker Malcolm Marx had to be withdrawn from their bench ahead of Friday night's Currie Cup match against the Pumas.... more ...
Alonso tops opening practice for Singapore GP
Fernando Alonso ended Mercedes domination of opening practice on Friday when he topped the times for Ferrari in the first free session ahead of this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.... more ...
WP welcome in-form Griquas
Although Griquas are a fearsome side in their own backyard, the Kimberley outfit have shown of late that they can also be giant-killers away from home.... more ...
Bulls, Sharks in make or break battle
The Blue Bulls and the Sharks, traditionally two of South African rugby's powerhouses, are both in a precarious position fighting to keep their dreams of reaching the Currie Cup playoffs alive.... more ...

Meet the Big Brother Africa Hotshots housemates (videos)

Big Brother Africa Hotshots has started to slowly reveal the housemates who will be taking part in the latest edition of the popular reality show....  more ...
Jolie to direct film about Kenya conservationist
Angelina Jolie is to direct a "sweeping epic" film about veteran Kenyan conservationist Richard Leakey's fight with ivory poachers, the studio behind the movie said Friday.... more ...
At 80, Leonard Cohen meditates on spirituality and war
Releasing a new album near his 80th birthday, Leonard Cohen cheekily addresses his age in the very first song, intoning, "It's not because I'm old ... I always liked it slow."... more ...
Bala Brothers: making music a family business
It's been a while since we heard from the Bala Brothers. But the trio – made up of Zwai, Loyiso and Phelo Bala – are making a comeback.... more ...
New literary festival in Parkview
The inaugural ParkWords Parkview Literary Festival takes place from 10am to 5pm on Wednesday 24 September in seven venues on or around Tyrone Avenue.... more ...