Citizen

Oscar’s uncle points finger at state ‘shadow’

The State had tried to “force a puzzle” of premeditated murder in the case of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, who was sentenced to five years imprisonment on Tuesday, for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. more ...

Jackson Mthembu’s passport, credit cards found at dumping site

A passport and credit cards belonging to wounded ANC MP Jackson Mthembu were found at a dumping site in eMalahleni, The Citizen learnt on Tuesday.... more ...
Oscar Pistorius sent to jail for 5 years (gallery)
Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment, for culpable homicide, and a further 3 year term (suspended for five years) for firing a gun in public, Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled on Tuesday in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. ... more ...
Confusing Diwali celebration date corrected
The erroneous date to celebrate Diwali (or Deepavali) issued by the SA Maha Sabha has caused confusion amongst the Hindu community.... more ...
Sergeant-at-arms ‘pleaded with Malema’ to leave House
National Assembly sergeant-at-arms Regina Mohlomi pleaded with Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema and his fellow MPs to leave the House on August 21, MPs heard on Monday. ... more ...
Anni wanted out of marriage, says cousin
Slain honeymooner Anni Dewani wanted out of her marriage to British businessman husband Shrien in 2010, her cousin told the Western Cape High Court on Monday. ... more ...

LIVE VIDEO FEED: Oscar Pistorius sentencing

Watch the live feed from the Oscar Pistorius trial where Judge Thokozile Masipa will start handing down sentencing today... more ...

Oscar Pistorius sent to jail for 5 years (gallery)

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment, for culpable homicide, and a further 3 year term (suspended for five years) for firing a gun in public, Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled on Tuesday in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. ... more ...

Confusing Diwali celebration date corrected

The erroneous date to celebrate Diwali (or Deepavali) issued by the SA Maha Sabha has caused confusion amongst the Hindu community.... more ...

Live Twitter Feed: Oscar Pistorius sentencing

Follow live updates from Oscar Pistorius' sentencing here or follow @CitiReporter on Twitter throughout the day.... more ...

14 rhino poachers arrested in Kruger over weekend

Fourteen rhino poachers have been arrested in the Kruger National Park since the start of the weekend, SANParks said on Sunday. ... more ...

Caution on land redistribution – farmers

Government must ensure that national priorities including food security and economic stability are not jeopardised when land redistribution is rolled out, the Agri-Sector Unity Forum (Asuf) said on Tuesday.  more ...

ANC whip to sit in for wounded Mthembu

The ANC said on Tuesday one of its whips would sit in for Jackson Mthembu as acting chairperson for parliamentary portfolio committee on Environmental Affairs while he was recovering.  more ...

Nene likely to revise forecasts in Mini Budget

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's first medium-term budget is likely to contain revisions of the country's fiscal debt, growth, inflation and debt forecasts, as well as hints on potential tax changes, Investec said on Monday. ...  more ...
China’s Q3 GDP growth falls to five-year low at 7.3%, govt says
China's gross domestic product expanded 7.3 percent year-on-year in July-September, official data showed Tuesday, slumping to a five-year low despite official efforts to shore up growth in the world's second-largest economy.... more ...
16m social grants cost R109bn – minister
Just under 16 million South Africans were receiving some form of social security grant from government last year, according to Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini. ... more ...
Accountant in court for R9.7m fraud
An accountant who admitted guilt "to a certain degree" on multiple fraud charges involving the Raya Hotel Group appeared in court in Cape Town on Monday. ... more ...
JSE winners, losers
On 18 September, the FTSE/JSE All Share Index closed at 51 547.  more ...

Hong Kong leader says poor would dominate free vote

Hong Kong's leader has said open elections would result in the city's many poor dominating politics, as his government headed into talks with activists who have staged three weeks of rallies....  more ...
Stark media divergence for US conservatives, liberals
American conservatives are far less trusting of media and more reliant on a single news source than their liberal counterparts, according to a study released Tuesday highlighting increased US political polarization.... more ...
US cautiously optimistic after no new Ebola in 5 days
With no new Ebola cases in five days, US authorities were cautious but hopeful that the virus has been contained in the United States after a flawed response revealed shortcomings in the system.... more ...
‘I was Patient Zero of cyber-bulling’, says Monica Lewinsky
Monica Lewinsky said she was one of the first victims of cyber-bullying, becoming "Patient Zero" after her affair with Bill Clinton, as the former White House intern gave her first speech in 13 years.... more ...
CEO of oil giant Total killed in Moscow plane crash
The CEO of French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie died in a plane crash at a Moscow airport after his private jet struck a snow plough on takeoff.... more ...

Amanda Dlamini’s Banyana diary

Under pressure and fighting for their place at the African Women's Championships in Namibia, Banyana Banyana produced their best display of the competition on the weekend with a 5-1 demolition of Algeria ensuring their progress to the semifinals....  more ...
Marques – no blame game
Zeca Marques says he does not want to play a “blame game” after resigning this week as coach of Moroka Swallows.... more ...
Sharks defend Smit, financial issues
Claims by a former employee that the Sharks have bigger tax headaches than those which led to her dismissal have no basis, according to the chairman of the KwaZulu-Natal Rugby Union, Stephen Saad. ... more ...
Proteas thump Black Caps
South Africa cruised to a six-wicket win over New Zealand in the first one-day international at Mount Maunganui on Tuesday, guided home by a captain’s knock from AB de Villiers. ... more ...
Currie Cup XV – Week 11
This week’s XV is comprised almost entirely of players from the high-flying Lions and Western Province.... more ...

An emotional farewell as Demi Lee Moore leaves Idols SA

Demi Lee Moore couldn’t hold back her tears when she left Idols SA this weekend....  more ...
Northern white rhino on brink of extinction
As conservationists battle the demise of the black rhino, the northern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) took one step closer to complete extinction this weekend past.... more ...
Designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82: US media
Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, famous for the classic lines of his formal wear, has died at 82, US media reported Monday.... more ...
New medicine to combat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
A new drug will be made available to people who suffer from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, a pharmaceutical company said on Monday. ... more ...
Claire Allen says goodbye to MasterChef
'All three chickens taste the same," judge Benny Mase-kwameng complained, bringing Claire Allen's MasterChef journey to an end.... more ...