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Confirmed: Simba Mhere has passed away

UPDATE: Cops shot during hostage situation

In the early hours of Saturday morning, two police officers were shot and killed in an alleged hostage situation at the Johannesburg Central Police Station. ...  more ...
Still no arrests Stellenbosch family murder
No one has been arrested in connection with an attack on a family in Stellenbosch in which three people were killed, Western Cape police said on Saturday.... more ...
Selebi mobilised youth in struggle: Peters
Former police commissioner Jackie Selebi was instrumental in mobilising the youth in the fight against apartheid, said Transport Minister Dipuo Peters at his funeral on Saturday.... more ...
Malamulele residents to hold meeting
Residents of Malamulele in Limpopo would hold a meeting on Saturday to plan a way forward following an announcement that the area does not qualify for its own municipality.... more ...
J&B Met: battle of champions
The R2.5-million J&B Met, Cape Town's premier race, will be run at Kenilworth this afternoon and the stage is set for an electrifying duel between champion four-year-olds Louis The King and Futura.... more ...
10 quick Eugene de Kock facts
Former Vlakplaas commander Eugene de Kock, dubbed “Prime Evil”, was released on parole on Friday, January 30th 2015.... more ...
5 things that happened this week
From De Kock and Derby-Lewis to Bafana Bafana and all the way to Zimbabwe, list of events that shook South Africa this week.... more ...
Eight children hit by car in Durban
Eight school children were injured when a car struck them outside their school in Reservoir Hills, Durban, on Friday, paramedics said. ... more ...
Teen fatally stabs robber
A 17-year-old boy has stabbed a suspected robber to death after he broke into his home in Waterloo Crescent in Pinelands, KwaZulu-Natal, yesterday.... more ...

NPA reneges on Carl Pistorius’ prosecution

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has reneged on charging Carl Pistorius, brother of convicted Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, for reckless and negligent driving following a head-on collision in August last year.... more ...

10 quick Eugene de Kock facts

Former Vlakplaas commander Eugene de Kock, dubbed “Prime Evil”, was released on parole on Friday, January 30th 2015.... more ...

Big Brother Mzansi season 2 auditions open

Good news!  Big Brother Msansi returns for another season following the outstanding success of last year’s show which saw beloved spaza shop owner Mandla Hlatshwayo walk away with fame, fortune and romance!... more ...

VUT students protest over NSFAS

Irate students from the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) have again went on the rampage today demanding among other things, for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to pay out monies meant for the needy. ... more ...

UPDATE: Cops shot during hostage situation

In the early hours of Saturday morning, two police officers were shot and killed in an alleged hostage situation at the Johannesburg Central Police Station. ... more ...

SOCs must stand on own legs – Nene

Finance minister Nhlanhla Nene made it very clear on Friday that state-owned companies (SOCs) have to stand on their own legs financially and government won’t use taxes or loans to bail them out....  more ...
Alibaba’s Ma meets top China regulator after fakes row
Alibaba founder Jack Ma has met with the head of a powerful Chinese regulator, days after authorities accused the e-commerce giant of allowing "illegal" actions on its multi-billion-dollar online shopping platform.... more ...
Panasonic closes TV plant in China, to sell Mexican factory: report
Panasonic has closed its last remaining TV manufacturing factory in China and is to sell its plant in Mexico as part of a restructuring plan aimed at stemming losses, a newspaper said Saturday.... more ...
Increased mining and lower inflation
Namibia will see a 5.7 percent economic growth this year, low inflation and higher mining output coupled with foreign investment, a local investment group said Friday. ... more ...
SAA group revenue up 12 percent
SA Airways group revenue grew 12 percent to reach R30.3 billion, according to its financial results for the year 2013/2014 released on Friday. ... more ...

Merkel rules out debt reduction for Greece

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday rejected the prospect of debt relief for Athens, adding to tensions between the radical new Greek government and its international creditors....  more ...
Japan says hostage negotiations ‘deadlocked': report
Japan's deputy foreign minister has said negotiations with the Islamic State group threatening to execute a Jordanian pilot and a Japanese journalist have become "deadlocked," local media reported Saturday.... more ...
Kiev hopes for stalled truce talks despite separatist vow
Kiev's pro-Western leaders hope to hold truce talks on Saturday with pro-Russian separatists despite the rebels' vow to push their latest offensive in eastern Ukraine if the negotiations should fail.... more ...
Jihadists increasingly wary of Internet, experts say
After having used the Internet profusely for propaganda and recruitment, jihadist organisations have realised that investigators are gleaning crucial information online and are increasingly concealing their web presence, experts say.... more ...
Aircraft set for minute-by-minute tracking
All commercial flights worldwide could soon send out an automated signal every minute in times of distress to help rescuers find downed aircraft more easily.... more ...

Highveld Lions hammered by Knights

Little went right for the bizhub Highveld Lions as they were hammered by seven wickets with 12 overs to spare by the Chevrolet Knights in their Momentum One-Day Cup match at the Wanderers on Friday night....  more ...
Conca signs with Shanghai SIPG in ‘$11m deal’
Argentine star Dario Conca has signed with Shanghai SIPG, the Chinese Super League club said Saturday, in a deal reported to be worth almost $11 million a year.... more ...
Highveld Lions v Knights, 1st innings
The bizhub Highveld Lions meandered to 229 for nine in their 50 overs after a terrible batting display in which they never got out of first gear before falling away badly in the middle overs in their Momentum One-Day Cup game against the Chevrolet Knights at the Wanderers on Friday.... more ...
Pakistan lean heavily on Afridi, Misbah
Shahid Afridi and Misbah-ul-Haq lifted an underdone Pakistan to 210 after being sent into bat first against New Zealand in their opening one-day international in Wellington on Saturday.... more ...
Pellegrini doesn’t fear Chelsea title knockout blow
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini insists a defeat in Saturday's crunch clash against leaders Chelsea wouldn't be a fatal blow to the champions' chances of retaining the Premier League title.... more ...

New book lifts lid on court of Britain’s Prince Charles

A new biography of Britain's Prince Charles reveals how his inner circle is riven with backstabbing and infighting, according to extracts published by The Times newspaper Saturday....  more ...
Rap mogul ‘Suge’ Knight in deadly hit-and-run: media
Notorious rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was involved in a hit-and-run in Los Angeles that left one man dead and another person in the hospital, US media reported.... more ...
Thuso Mbedu is truly blessed
Though new to the industry, Thuso Mbedu is no stranger.  more ...
US entertainer Joel Grey comes out as gay
Oscar-winning American entertainer Joel Grey, best known for his star turn in the 1972 big-screen version of the musical "Cabaret", came out as gay.... more ...
Baby Fresh on the way
It seems 2015 is going to be a great year for DJ Fresh (Thato Sikwane) and his wife, Thabiso Sikwane.... more ...