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Prepare to fork out more millions for Nkandla upgrades

The government is gearing up to lavish more taxpayer funds on President Jacob Zuma’s controversial Nkandla homestead‚ which has already been upgraded at a cost to the country of R246-million‚ the Sunday Times newspaper reported.

Has anyone seen this thief?

A Durban restaurateur has warned others to look out for two thieves after CCTV footage showed a man stealing a cellphone at the busy restaurant on Friday and then leaving with his accomplice.

Son of suspended KZN top cop dies in car crash

Suspended KZN police commissioner Mmamonnye Ngobeni’s son‚ Bryan‚ was killed in a car accident in Durban on Sunday morning.

The opposition “will not set the agenda” of the ANC‚ says KZN leader

Leader of the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal‚ Sihle Zikalala‚ is adamant that no member of the party will vote for President Jacob Zuma’s removal.

Radical economic policy does not mean theft of ‘government things’‚ says Zuma

President Jacob Zuma has assured South Africans that the ANC is not going to “steal government things” through its radical economic transformation policy.

HuffPost SA editor Verashni Pillay resigns after damning ombud ruling

Huffington Post SA Editor Verashni Pillay has resigned following a scathing ruling by the press ombudsman and severe criticism over the publication of a blog which called for white men to lose their voting rights.

Eleven people arrested in Limpopo on charges of arson and public violence

Police in Limpopo have arrested 11 people on charges of arson and public violence in connection with an attack earlier this week by community members of Zaaiplaas outside Groblersdal in which the homes of the parents of a murder suspect were burned down.

Fact that Malikane accompanying Gigaba on US roadshow a concern‚ says DA

The fact that Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has allowed Professor Chris Malikane to accompany him on his US investor roadshow raises serious questions‚ not only about his judgement but also about whether he can be trusted to act in the best interests of South Africa‚ the Democratic Alliance says.

New Sports Minister Nxesi committs to R4.6bn Olympic training centre in Bloem

The new Minister of Sport and Recreation‚ Thulas Nxesi‚ has revealed that his department has committed to funding for the establishment of a R4.6 billion National Training and Olympic Preparatory Centre (NTC) to be based in Bloemfontein.

Mantashe warns ANC about ‘giving masses the middle finger

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has warned the ruling party against “giving the masses the middle finger” and still expecting popular support.

Motorist who shot hijacker dead 'saved by his spare firearm magazine'

A Cape Town motorist returned fire during an attempted car hijacking and killed one of his four attackers‚ the City of Cape Town law enforcement division reported on Saturday.

Durandt’s son‚ Damian‚ inconsolable on death of boxing legend‚ says: ‘I am a shadow of my father’

Nick Durandt’s son‚ Damian‚ broke down uncontrollably contacted on Saturday after the death of his father on Friday‚ and could only breathe the haunting words: “I am a shadow of my father.”

Stormers crash to record defeat in Christchurch

A tepid first-half performance condemned the Stormers to a record 57-24 defeat against the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday.

Baxter says Kaizer Chiefs’ unbeaten run will not count for much in their quarterfinal against SuperSport

SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter says his successor at Kaizer Chiefs deserves a pat on the back for turning Amakhosi around this season.

Case of culpable homicide opened after horrific minibus taxi crash

The morning after the lives of 18 school children were brutally cut short in a horrific crash near Bronkhorstspruit‚ life for some is continuing as normal.

SABC interim board putting together financial rescue package for public broadcaster

The SABC’s recently-appointed interim board says it is determined to fulfil the tasks it was appointed to undertake and that since its appointment it has been working with the Department of Communications to put together a package to ensure the financial rescue of the corporation.

Messages of condolence pour in for families of 20 killed in horror taxi crash

Messages of condolence pour in for families of 20 killed in horror taxi crash

Lions know they will need to be mentally tough for Aussie tour

Lions captain Warren Whiteley has urged his team-mates to be mentally prepared for their Australian tour when they are scheduled to play against the Force‚ Rebels and Brumbies in the coming three weeks.

Akani Simbine obliterates Wayde van Niekerk in Potch

Akani Simbine underlined his class as he obliterated friend and Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk to regain the South African 100m crown in Potchefstroom on Friday night.

Picture of the day: Black Coffee shows off his fancy R3.7 million Bentley to his mom

DJ Black Coffee‚ who is a self-confessed “mommy’s boy” decided to spoil his mom with a spin in his Bentley.

Melo finds a home in her first love

Boitumelo Maoka, also known as Melo, has found a home in radio.

Expect a new sound, new chapter, says Da L.E.S

Hip-hop artist Leslie Jonathan Mampe, better known as Da L.E.S, has a new strategy to spice up his music career.

Matlaila staying in the right lane on road to stardom

As actress Thandy Matlaila marks 12 years in the entertainment industry this year, she reflects on what has led to her longevity.

Prison skills come handy

When Motlatsi Mokwane leaves Boksburg Prison next month, the world will be his to conquer.

Esidimeni saga haunts parlour

The undertaker implicated in the alleged distribution of bodies of Life Esidimeni patients at parlours in Pretoria last year claims that his business has taken a knock from the saga.

Zuma stay linked to defeat at polls

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) has warned that President Jacob Zuma's continued stay in office amid growing calls for him to resign and the possibility of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma becoming the next ANC president put the ANC at risk of losing the 2019 elections.

No SA trainer came close to Nick Durandt's list of boxing champions

Nick “Mthakathi” Durandt‚ who died in a motorbike accident on Friday‚ produced more champions than any other trainer in the history of South African boxing.

'Forced marriage' case set for trial

The case of the three men accused of kidnapping and forcing a 17-year-old teenager into marriage will go on trial next month.

Pirates' defence worries Motale

Orlando Pirates may have kept two clean sheets in a row but their ever-changing defence has their ex-defender Edward Motale worried.

Pitso backs SA sides for CAF semis

Pitso Mosimane has backed SuperSport United and Platinum Stars to reach the CAF Confederation Cup semifinals, after both clubs did well to qualify for the group stages.

Baxter ignores history with Chiefs

SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter will not make the mistake of going to FNB Stadium tomorrow trying to prove a point against his former club, Kaizer Chiefs.

WATCH: Road rage shooting incident in Durban captured on cellphone camera

Cellphone footage taken by an eyewitness shows how a motorist was shot in an apparent road range incident in Durban on Thursday afternoon.

Baxter breaks his silence and explains why he hasn't been named Bafana coach yet

Stuart Baxter says he is waiting for the South African Football Association (Safa) to respond on whether he can continue coaching SuperSport United until the end of the season‚ and Bafana Bafana‚ before considering a reply to Safa’s approach to him.

Fast cars and pumping adrenaline on SKYY Vodka fan’s Out of the Blue experience

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Broad-based movement formed to remove Zuma from office

A coalition of civil society organisations‚ political parties‚ trade unions and religious groupings have announced the formation of a broad-based movement designed to remove President Jacob Zuma from office.

Killer widow 'got off lightly'

Prosecutors have lodged a fresh bid to increase a 20-year prison sentence handed to a Mpumalanga woman who hired a hitman to murder her husband for allegedly infecting her with HIV.

PAC mourns loss of struggle hero Philip Kgosana

The Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) on Thursday paid tribute to party stalwart and former student activist‚ Phillip Kgosana.

OPINION: It's futile to axe Jacob Zuma without a future plan

Leader of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) Bantu Holomisa has called for a national summit to deliberate on a vision for South Africa.

Tshwane South College principal in Mkhwebane's radar

A Tshwane South College (TSC) principal is in hot water for alleged maladministration, corruption and staff harassment.

Thandi Maqubela appeals her conviction

Thandi Maqubela, who is serving an 18-year jail term for killing her estranged husband acting judge Patrick Ntobeko Maqubela in June 2009, wants to be cleared of the murder conviction.

Billiat thanks the club’s at times notoriously fickle supporters for standing behind the team

Mamelodi Sundowns’ star forward Khama Billiat has thanked the club’s at times notoriously ferociously fickle supporters for standing behind the team through a recent slump.

WATCH: Hlaudi Motsoeneng for president? Let us first have a woman president - he says

Suspended SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng said at a media briefing on Wednesday that he believed that if he ran for president he would win‚ but he isn’t going to because he wants to see a woman get the job first.

‘I enjoyed being fired and coming back’ says Hlaudi

Suspended COO of the SABC who described himself as the only one Hlaudi Motsoeneng in South Africa is looking forward to his second disciplinary hearing‚ saying he is “gonna walk” it.

Boity to host motoring show

Boity Thulo is set to take car fanatics for a cruise into the belly of South Africa’s motoring culture.

Golden Arrows striker Njabulo Sithole graduates with a Bachelor of Law degree

All over the world, footballers are known for earning sky-high salaries and living lavish lifestyles, but later struggle to make ends meet when their careers are over.

‘I still identify as black’ says Rachel Dolezal on SA visit

Controversial American author and former head of the (National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People) NAACP in Spokane‚ Washington‚ Rachel Dolezal‚ says she still identifies as black‚ despite the backlash she has received from the public.

Racism is ANC's fault‚ says EFF ahead of anti-Zuma march

EFF spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has hit out at critics of marches against President Jacob Zuma‚ saying that allegations of racism needed to be dispelled.

Gigaba: I knew they would downgrade SA

In spite of saying that a single individual could not bring down a country’s credit rating‚ finance minister Malusi Gigaba said he knew that S& p would downgrade SA’S sovereign outlook on Friday.

BREAKING: Cosatu calls on President Zuma to step down

The time for President Jacob Zuma to step down has arrived, Congress of South African Trade Union (Cosatu) said on Tuesday.

Malema: 'Gigaba is rotten to the core'

Julius Malema‚ commander in chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) launched a scathing attack on President Jacob Zuma and the newly appointed Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

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