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SA not sending troops to Lesotho

The South African government was not immediately sending troops to Lesotho following claims that the neighbouring country had been taken over by the military, the department of international relations (Dirco) said on Saturday.  more ...

Malema: No opposition, no Parliament

EFF leader Julius Malema on Friday night called on National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete not to push the party to shut down Parliament. ...  more ...
Shabangu demands apology from eNCA
Women Minister Susan Shabangu wants an apology from broadcaster eNCA for reporting that she called Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa a liar, her office said on Saturday. ... more ...
Lesotho PM confirms coup, tells BBC he fled to South Africa
Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane confirmed Saturday that the military had seized power in a coup and that he had fled to neighbouring South Africa in fear of his life.... more ...
Explosion causes Ekurhuleni power outages
Power supply was interrupted in parts of Ekurhuleni on Saturday due to an explosion of an incoming circuit breaker, the municipality said. ... more ...
Rustenburg pair to appear for stolen platinum
Two people found in possession of 208kgs of suspected stolen platinum are expected to appear in the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court on Monday, North West police said.... more ...

Julius Malema urges Speaker to withdraw EFF MPs suspension notice

EFF leader Julius Malema warned National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete in a letter on Friday that unless she withdrew plans to suspend him from Parliament by Sunday noon, he would launch a court challenge.... more ...

Blow by blow: Orlando Pirates vs Polokwane City

Orlando Pirates travel to the Peter Mokaba Stadium in search of a win from hosts Polokwane City.... more ...

Blow by blow: Kaizer Chiefs vs SuperSport United

Amakhosi (Kaizer Chiefs) host Matsatsantsa (SuperSport United) at the FNB Stadium. United are without a coach after Cavin Johnson was fired. ... more ...

Shabangu demands apology from eNCA

Women Minister Susan Shabangu wants an apology from broadcaster eNCA for reporting that she called Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa a liar, her office said on Saturday. ... more ...

PSL to announce MTN8 final venue this week

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) will announce the venue and kick-off time for the final of the MTN8 later this week, communications officer Luxolo September said. ... more ...

230 injured as police clash with protesters in Islamabad

At least 230 people were wounded in clashes between police and protesters in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, hospital officials said Sunday, as a fortnight-long political impasse took a violent turn. more ...

First openly gay NFL draftee Sam released by Rams

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player selected in the National Football League Draft, was released Saturday by the St. Louis Rams in final roster cuts before the season begins. more ...

Abil hangover to hit car sales

Car buyers will have to struggle harder to access car finance in the wake of African Bank's collapse as broader lending criteria tighten, says Dr Johan van Zyl, president and chief executive of Toyota SA Motors....  more ...
SAB revives Fransen Street brewery
SA Breweries (SAB) has revived the Fransen Street brewery to launch a speciality beer brand, the company said on Friday.... more ...
R6.8 billion trade deficit in July
South Africa recorded a trade deficit of R6.88 billion in July, according to data released on Friday.... more ...
MTN and Solidarity to meet over layoffs
Cellphone network service MTN and trade union Solidarity would meet over the company's plans to retrench managerial staff in South Africa, Solidarity said on Friday.... more ...
Household credit growth slows
The year-on-year growth in the total value of R1395.5 billion in outstanding credit balances within the South African household sector slowed to 4.1 percent at the end of July, Absa said on Friday.... more ...

Lesotho military denies coup, spokesman tells S. Africa TV

Lesotho's military on Saturday denied it had seized power, a spokesman told South African television, despite the prime minister's claims of a coup....  more ...
Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking
Liberia on Saturday said it would deny permission for any crew to disembark from ships at the country's four seaports until the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa was under control.... more ...
Ecuador women turn to boxing to fight sexual violence
After surviving a harrowing rape attempt, Any Hurtado took up boxing -- and found herself surrounded by other Ecuadoran women using their fists for protection in a country torn by sexual violence.... more ...
Germany’s ‘Sir Vival’ pushes limits of extreme travel
He has crossed deserts, jungles and oceans alone, wrestled pythons and survived 25 armed robberies -- in his native Germany, veteran adventurer Ruediger Nehberg is better known as "Sir Vival".... more ...
EU leaders seek riposte to Russia
European Union leaders gather in Brussels Saturday to thrash out a response to Russia's deeper involvement in war-torn Ukraine and to bring new faces to key EU posts.... more ...

Hunt happy with win despite ‘ugly’ display

Wits coach Gavin Hunt was a relieved man following the Johannesburg outfit's comfortable 3-0 Premiership win over Moroka Swallows at Bidvest Stadium on Friday. ...  more ...
Aces, Tuks share the spoils
Mpumalanga Black Aces and Pretoria University settled for a share of the points in a goalless draw in Nelspruit on Saturday evening.... more ...
Amakhosi too strong for hapless Supersport
Kaizer Chiefs made their best start to a Premiership season since 1996 as Mandla Masango and Kingston Nkhatha guided the Soweto giants to a 2-0 win over SuperSport United at FNB Stadium on Saturday evening.... more ...
Blow by blow: Kaizer Chiefs vs SuperSport United
Amakhosi (Kaizer Chiefs) host Matsatsantsa (SuperSport United) at the FNB Stadium. United are without a coach after Cavin Johnson was fired. ... more ...
Stars share the spoils with United
Free State Stars and Maritzburg United played to a 1-1 stalemate in their Absa Premiership encounter at Goble Park on Saturday afternoon.... more ...

Generations viewership suffering as standoff drags on?

The stand-off between the national broadcaster and the 16 Generations actors fired by production company MMSV was still no closer to being resolved on Friday....  more ...
Al Pacino on performing with cats in Venice
Al Pacino may be one of the greatest actors of all time, but he confessed Saturday that he was helped in his latest films by performing alongside a cat and throwing his acting skills out of the window.... more ...
Russian train-surfers, extreme sport or social problem?
Since he was 10, Sasha has taken the train everyday between Moscow and his home in the suburbs. Only instead of sitting inside with the other passengers, he runs on its rooftop as the train hurtles along.... more ...
A tantalising retreat for Joburg residents
Anyone who lives in the concrete jungle that is Johannesburg will tell you that getting away from the city every now and then is a necessity.... more ...
Lewis Pugh becomes first person to swim the Seven Seas
Renowned endurance swimmer and United Nation’s Environment Programme (UNEP)’s Patron of the Oceans, Lewis Pugh has become the first person to swim the Seven Seas.... more ...