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‘Bad attitude’ keeps Khune out of goal

Kaizer Chiefs are not fielding a fit-again Itumeleng Khune because the club are not happy with their number one goalkeeper’s attitude. more ...

Soweto stabbing case back in court

After claims that the man arrested in connection with the stabbing of a Soweto family had been released, he appeared in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Friday....  more ...
Pretoria mob attacks alleged robber
Pretoria police came to the rescue of an alleged robber when community members took turns beating the man on Friday morning.... more ...
Minister to consider Eugene de Kock parole recommendation
Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha will consider a recommendation by a correctional services council on whether apartheid-era assassin Eugene de Kock should be granted parole.... more ...
Axe murderer Joseph Ntshongwana gets 5 life sentences
Former Blue Bulls player and convicted axe murderer Phindile Joseph Ntshongwana was sentenced to five terms of life imprisonment in the Durban High Court on Friday.... more ...
KZN man gets 20 years jail term for hijackings
The Kokstad Regional Court has convicted and sentenced a man to 20 years' imprisonment for hijackings and theft of motor vehicles.... more ...
SA embassy to investigate Ireland deaths
South African embassy officials in Ireland are investigating the deaths of an expat couple there, the international affairs department said on Friday.... more ...
Stormy weather conditions expected in parts of SA
Holiday makers who are travelling to their respective destinations from Friday, going into the weekend, should exercise extra caution as roads are expected to be slippery due to wet weather conditions, the SA Weather Services has warned.... more ...
Dancing smash-and-grabbers target Joburg motorist
A woman sustained injuries after being targeted by dancing smash-and-grabbers in Bruma in northeastern Johannesburg.... more ...
KZN man arrested for infant son’s murder
A man was arrested on Thursday and will appear in court soon after the alleged murder of his four-month-old son in Inanda, KwaZulu-Natal, police said.... more ...

Meet the new Miss South Africa

Usually when a beauty pageant title is handed over to a runner-up it is admidst great scandal, from leaked nude pictures to bigoted remarks. ... more ...

No leads on Senzo Meyiwa case

Although the police have confirmed that there is no solid lead to make an arrest in the murder case of Bafana Bafana Captain Senzo Meyiwa, they are hoping for an immediate arrest, Gauteng Police Commissioner Lieutenant-General Lesetja Mothiba said on Thursday. ... more ...

Zuma’s year in a flash

Unusually, 2014 was a year President Jacob Zuma didn’t marry anyone. He managed to keep reasonably busy, so much so that he was suffering from exhaustion midway through the year.... more ...

Metro cops wrong to post fines – Madonsela

The Johannesburg metro police department acted improperly when it sent fines by ordinary post instead of registered mail, the public protector said in a report released on Thursday. ... more ...

TB Joshua’s church building ‘had no permit’

A town planner who worked for influential Nigeria preacher TB Joshua told an inquest Thursday that the building which collapsed at Joshua's church, killing 116 people, did not have planning approval. ... more ...

ConCourt rules on insolvency appeal

All employees, including household staff, must be informed if their bosses are declared insolvent, the Constitutional Court ruled on Friday....  more ...
Oil price creating volatility – economist
The low oil price should be a positive for the rand and South Africa, but in the short-term was creating substantial global financial market volatility and negatively affecting the rand, an economist said on Friday.... more ...
Asian markets extend gains after Fed statement
Asian markets rallied for a second straight session Friday, boosted by another strong performance on Wall Street while renewed confidence helped push the dollar back towards the 100 yen mark.... more ...
Apple suppliers accused of poor treatment of workers
Workers in Chinese factories making Apple products are poorly treated, with exhausted employees falling asleep on their 12-hour shifts, British broadcaster the BBC found in an investigation broadcast.... more ...
Namibia’s mining slacks in third quarter
Namibia's mining sector performed weaker during the third quarter of 2014, as production of diamonds, uranium and zinc concentrate decreased, the country's reserve bank said Thursday. ... more ...

Conflicting loyalties among Afghans at Mullah Omar’s mosque

At the mosque where Mullah Omar founded the Taliban movement 20 years ago, villagers are weighing up whether to side with the insurgents or the government as the United States ends its long war in Afghanistan....  more ...
50 insurgents killed in Pakistan strike back after school massacre
Pakistani security forces killed more than 50 suspected militants Friday as operations against insurgents intensify in the wake of a Taliban school massacre that killed 149 people.... more ...
Mozambique legalises abortion to stem maternal deaths
Mozambique has legalised abortion, making it one of the few countries in Africa to allow women to terminate unwanted pregnancies.... more ...
Skeleton from Greek mystery tomb to be identified next month
Details on the identity of a mystery skeleton found in a massive tomb dating from the era of Alexander the Great in Greece are to be revealed next month, the culture ministry said Friday.... more ...
Bay of Pigs veterans feel ‘abandoned again’ by US
When the United States failed to overthrow Fidel Castro in the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, CIA-backed Cuban fighters said they were gravely disappointed.... more ...

5 ‘what just happened’ sporting moments in 2014

The Citizen unpacks the top 'what just happened' sporting moments of 2014.  more ...
Barker – we can beat Chiefs
Clive Barker believes history can repeat itself against Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday and that MP Black Aces can inflict a first league defeat of the season on Amakhosi.... more ...
Ecclestone returns to F1 board
Formula One's commercial ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone has rejoined the board of the Formula One group which runs the sport after stepping down to fight his bribery case in Germany.... more ...
SA v West Indies, day 3 – lunch
An opening stand of 72 nicely teed up the West Indies’ reply before both openers were dismissed and they reached lunch on 110 for two on the third day of the first Sunfoil Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday.... more ...
‘I just wanted to get past 10′ – Stiaan van Zyl
By the end of his career, there will probably be anthologies written about all the elegant runs Hashim Amla has scored, but from 22 yards away he could really appreciate the value of just a single run. ... more ...

Azania Mosaka leaves Power FM

Another radio host has left Power FM following a number of presenters who have left the talk radio station....  more ...
This little boy is ‘exasperated’ by his mom’s news (video)
Watch and find out why little Trey is so exasperated by his moms' big news. more ...
2014 SA Hip Hop Awards winners (video)
The South African Hip Hop Awards 2014 were held last night at The Lyric Theatre last night.... more ...
Pet Shop Boys in SA
The Pet Shop Boysare in South Africa for the first time this month. more ...
Actor ‘Babes’ Mphatseng dies while going to hospital
A memorial service will be held for TV, radio and stage actor Modisa Gaorekwe "Babes" Mphatseng at the Civic Theatre this afternoon.... more ...