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Opposition and Ramaphosa to meet after truce fall out

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will meet with opposition political party leaders on Monday in an attempt to resurrect a collapsed parliamentary truce. more ...

Power supply remains tight

The electricity supply is expected to be constrained during the week, Eskom said on Monday....  more ...
NFP leader Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi health improving
National Freedom Party leader Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi is likely to be discharged from hospital in the next few days, her spokesman said on Monday.... more ...
Lack of water drainage caused Duduzane Zuma’s crash – lawyer
Lack of water drainage caused an accident involving President Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane, in which a woman died, an inquest heard on Monday.... more ...
Key points disclosure puts security at risk – state
Disclosing the list of South Africa's national key points will put the country's security and defence at risk, the High Court in Johannesburg heard on Monday.... more ...
Protesters gather outside court over toddler’s death
Hundreds of protesters converged on the Chatsworth Magistrate's Court in Durban on Monday to demand that the grandmother of a dead two-year-old girl be denied bail.... more ...
Reports of Oscar’s special treatment on birthday are false – Aimee
Aimee Pistorius has denied reports that her brother paralympian Oscar Pistrorius received special treatment for his 28th birthday at the Kgosi Mampuru prison in Pretoria.... more ...
Nkandla fence report inaccurate – Betafence SA
A report in the Sunday Times regarding the security fence around President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home was factually inaccurate, Betafence SA said.... more ...
Shocking toddler assault goes viral (video)
A shocking video of a housekeeper assaulting a toddler in Uganda has gone viral, prompting anger from social media users.... more ...
Department of Education raises pass marks
The basic education department on Sunday said it had raised the pass mark for Grades 7, 8 and 9 for 2014.... more ...

UPDATE: Find your load shedding schedules here

Want to know when your suburb will experience load shedding. Find out more with the following load shedding schedules.... more ...

Shocking toddler assault goes viral (video)

A shocking video of a housekeeper assaulting a toddler in Uganda has gone viral, prompting anger from social media users.... more ...

Vincent Bones scoops the Idols SA title

Vincent Bones, the 30 year-old worship leader from Pietermaritzburg, has been crowned as the SA Season 10 winner. ... more ...

UPDATE: Granny to appear in court for toddler’s murder

A 55-year-old woman is expected to appear in the Chatsworth Magistrate’s Court on Monday for the murder of her two-year-old granddaughter.... more ...

No clarity on whether Senzo Meyiwa was 30 or 27

Neither Safa nor the home club of slain Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa were able to provide clarity on a Sunday Sun report that he had lied about his age.... more ...

Dewani ‘improbabilities’ highlighted

Western Cape High Court Deputy Judge President Jeanette Traverso was asked on Monday to look at all the improbabilities surrounding the evidence presented during the trial of British businessman Shrien Dewani. more ...

Man to appear in court for Joburg murder

A man accused of stabbing another man to death will appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, Gauteng police said. more ...

Pensioners face leaner times

A more conservative drawdown approach could go a long way to ensure a sustainable level of retirement income in an environment of lower expected returns....  more ...
Mining giant BHP outlines plans to cut costs
BHP Billiton on Monday outlined plans to cut costs further as the world's biggest miner battles falling commodity prices, pointing to its planned demerger as helping to drive productivity gains.... more ...
SAA acting CEO has no degree – report
SA Airways acting chief executive Nico Bezuidenhout is the latest in a series of high-profile executives and politicians who have been exposed for overstating their qualifications.... more ...
Brazil slams media ‘manipulation’ on Petrobras scandal
Brazilian authorities Saturday blasted a news magazine for media "manipulation" as the government of President Dilma Rousseff battles an escalating kickbacks scandal at state-owned oil giant Petrobras.... more ...
TV startup Aereo in bankruptcy after US court defeat
Television startup Aereo, which lost a US Supreme Court test of its system to bypass cable with tiny, personalised antennas, announced Friday it was filing for bankruptcy protection.... more ...

US police shoot dead boy, 12, holding toy gun

Police in the US city of Cleveland shot and killed a 12-year-old African American boy waving around what turned out to be a toy gun at a playground, officials and reports said Sunday....  more ...
‘About 100′ massacred in DR Congo’s restive east last week
About 100 people were slaughtered last week in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the latest massacre in the restive region, regional deputies told AFP on Monday.... more ...
Advanced cyberspying tool dates from 2008
A highly sophisticated cyberspying tool has been used since 2008 to steal information from governments, businesses and others, security researchers said Monday.... more ...
Australian mother charged after baby survives five days in drain
An Australian mother was Monday charged with attempted murder after her newborn baby was found crying at the bottom of a roadside drain in Sydney, where police believe he survived for five days.... more ...
Protesters demand indictment of policeman in Ferguson shooting
More than 100 protesters marched through St Louis, stepping up pressure on a grand jury to indict a white police officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager.... more ...

‘Striker’ becomes first jockey to ride 5 000 winners in SA

Piere Strydom, 48, has achieved a milestone unmatched by any jockey in the history of South African horseracing – 5 000 career wins....  more ...
Tim Clark joins SA charger for Golf Challenge
Tim Clark will make his fifth appearance in the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club from December 4 to 7, and at the end of a year where he has been arguably South Africa's top performer on the international stage.... more ...
Legendary Soviet ice hockey coach Tikhonov dies
Legendary Soviet ice hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, who led his team to three Olympic gold medals but also oversaw the shock "Miracle on Ice" defeat to the US, has died at the age of 84.... more ...
Bucs intensity has returned – Vermezovic
Orlando Pirates have regained their fighting spirit, according to head coach Vladimir Vermezovic, after his side clawed their way back from a goal down to beat SuperSport United on Sunday.... more ...
Rosberg will bounce back, predicts Mercedes boss
Mercedes Benz team chief Toto Wolff forecast that Nico Rosberg will bounce back stronger next year from his desert duel defeat by Lewis Hamilton in Sunday’s title showdown Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.... more ...

Kelly Khumalo to tell all

Slain Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa's girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo, will be doing "a tell all" on Tuesday at Universal Records in Rosebank, Johannesburg....  more ...
One Direction, Taylor Swift shine at American Music Awards
Boy band One Direction took home top prizes at the American Music Awards as chart-topper Taylor Swift used the platform to deliver a staunch defense of traditional album buying.... more ...
Vincent Bones scoops the Idols SA title
Vincent Bones, the 30 year-old worship leader from Pietermaritzburg, has been crowned as the SA Season 10 winner. ... more ...
NxGen GT-R now the fastest car in SA (video)
The mission: become the fastest full going road car over the 1km mark. The date: 22 November 2014. The venue: ODI Raceway. The car: NxGen Alpha 16 Nissan GT-R 35... ... more ...
Dynamo visits South Africa (video)
In an exclusive video, the the Magician Impossible star, Dynamo,illusions for The Citizen. The British magician is currently in South Africa promoting the fourth and final season his television show. ... more ...